And you're quite right about that, barring the introduction of other predator species like wolves that have been almost entirely eliminated from most states in the name of protecting livestock. I don't have a problem with meat eating in itself, but it is true that it is far from an efficient way to produce food.
Longitude and latitude existed long before the US government was born. I doubt they can even attempt to make that claim.
Domestic animal only breed because the farmers allow it. If you want to reduce the size of your herd, you don't mix the males and the females. It's that simple. Seriously. Cows don't have calves because of magic airborne spores.
The problem is that all these reasonable things you could do with an old fashioned vehicle you cannot do with a state-of-the-art car because for everything you do there's a computer between you and the moving parts. When the computer decides to go HAL 9000 on you, there is not much you can do about it.
On the other hand, try to find a dentist who has an x-ray machine manufactured more recently than the 1980's.
Key word being "modern equipment". It's not like most dental offices are just thrilled to discard their insanely expensive, decades-old X-ray machine and buy a brand new insanely expensive machine that does the same thing.
An anonymous reader writes "An IBM patent issued in March describes multitouch floors that detect who is in the home and what they're doing – perfect for detecting intruders and falls, notes MSNBC. CEPro.com suggests the technology also could be used to replace cameras and sensor arrays typically required for gesture control, and could detect staggering teens and 'unregistered' boyfriends. The floors could have 'tremendous implications for home health technology.'"
Yes, and that's a big if. Is it, in fact, impossible to refresh them faster than they are consumed? How much funding has gone into researching this frankly vital question?
You're charging more than a stack of empty pizza boxes and an old laptop for mod points these days? Discriminatory against underprivileged royalty, I say!
Organic fertilizer is renewable, it's just that we've reduces our agricultural industry down to a single person working thousands of acres of land, who can't handle the added workload of making an actual sustainable farm. If we're going to make it through the next century we're either going to have to accept an increase in food prices, or go back to buying food as raw materials (and actually start cooking at home again) as the extra cost of food is put into healthy farming rather than making sure all food appears on store shelves as frozen pizza.
My kingdom for mod points.
Which could be viably replaced with organic fertilizer, if we were willing to put more of our food prices into growing food instead of paying middlemen to insure that it arrives on store shelves in the form of frozen pizza. The current theory of industrial agriculture is terribly and inefficient, and isn't helped by the stigma that only the stupid and uneducated should be farmers.
The main problem is that the editors chose to put the flakiest of the NIMBYers' arguments in the summary. The objection to the subsidizing of wind turbines is a very valid concern when Ontario is already nearing the brink of bankruptcy.
Exactly how many persistent jobs does a wind turbine create?