Dropbox starts scanning your files and prevents you from sharing what *it thinks* are copyrighted materials, and instead, you guys bitch and moan over some Hollywood-celeb-type bullshit?
97 out of 100 scientists are certain that the climate is going to become detrimental to our current society. That's enough for me.
If I didn't trust scientists, my next computer or cell phone purchase would involve the following: redevelop physics from scratch, including semiconductor, RF comms, and information theory. Build a 22nm lithography process. Test it. Otherwise, how do I know I'm not falling for a hoax?
Just because I don't understand something, doesn't mean that something doesn't exist. Yes, on the flip side, if one person tells me something, that person isn't automatically correct. That's where peer review comes in.
For the computer purchase example, I could test a new computer. That's a great solution for that scenario. But from where do we get a second earth to test Climate Change?
Yes, shutting down coal plants overnight is bad: it would cause massive chaos. That's exactly what climatologists are trying to avoid. However, we can work towards getting those plants offline, and work towards zero emission vehicles. On the off-chance all those scientists are wrong about climate change, at least our cities would have better air.
I'd go to the doctor, myself. Yes, there's probably a small percentage that are bad, so I'd probably ask a second, or even a third to see if I get a consistent answer. If I went to 100 doctors, and 97 of them said the same thing, I'd put my money there, simply because they have knowledge from looking at history. If not, I might as well believe the sun still revolves around the earth, and that if I walk too far, I might fall off the edge of the "world".
Or, if astronomers predicted a 97% chance that a meteorite would land in your town, would you take a day trip? Or stay at home? The trip is pretty cheap: drive/take a bus to family or friend in another state.
Yes, fixing CO2 emissions is much more expensive than a day trip; we can't do it all in one day. We can start though, and give future generations a little more time to figure out a good solution.
I understand wanting to regulate full-sized military-style drones, but going after small commercial entities flying go-pro carrying quad-copters is a bit much.
You would need to change your acceleration such that you never are where you were headed 30 seconds ago.
Well, I did it again.
Every gun grabber called my office yesterday screaming and crying because I posted this to our website.
Yes, I find liberal tears to be the best gun cleaner.
Now that's funny.
But you know what would really have gun grabbers dabbing their eyes with their petticoats?
If I were to run this campaign for U.S. Senate.
So let's give them something to cry about.
Today is the last day to accept donations for this period, so I need you to act NOW...
Last month visibility in Harbin dropped to below three metres because of heavy smog. On days like these, no surveillance camera can see through the thick layers of particles, say scientists and engineers.
Existing technology, such as infrared imaging, can help cameras see through fog or smoke at a certain level, but the smog in some Chinese cities is a different story. The particles are so many and so solid, they block light almost as effectively as a brick wall."
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I didn't feel like pointing out the reason they were declining coverage on the one appliance was probably because it was the only one that needed to be repaired, and twice at that. As such, it would be the most likely to fail again. And it did.
Still don't make it right though.
One set of parents did not teach their daughter how to deal with bullying, nor did they monitor her social life. Words *do* hurt, if one doesn't know how to handle bullying. We are not born with this ability.
Two sets of parents did not monitor their daughters. Not only could this protect the daughters from abuse/predators, it should've stopped the girls from abusing the victim.
Excellent thesis and a most delightful dedication!
A few salient points from this thesis, for the Slashdot crowd:
- Accumulation: knowing what to keep and what to toss
- Distribution: where/how to keep copies
- Digital stewardship: maintaining objects isn't enough
- Long term access means more than just saving bits
Convolved on this are problems with copyright, fair use, payment for archives, orphaned collections...
Then there's the cost of creating and maintaining a long term digital repository.
Librarians have done a terrific job with our printed archives. Who will become our digital librarians?
For adults learning fractions, they could use alcohol instead, but they'd just have one fraction: fifths.