Well around 100 years of research to get to steady-state plasma so another 100 years to develop a commercially viable power plant
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Base don this I fully expect to see the first fully developed commercial fusion power plant come online by 2130 given the track record for fusion research.
This is about the same as a large metal object ripping open your fuel tank and having the gasoline igniting save it's far more likely the fuel fire will consume the entire car quickly but on the reverse side it's probably easier to put out. The only real solution would be to not use lithium as a battery component which isn't possible at this time.
Bill Clinton seemed to run the country pretty damn well and balance the budget with a republican congress outside of the stupid impeachment because both sides were willing to negotiate on things which neither side is willing to do anymore it's all down to petty politics for the never ending re-election cycle and keeping power and perks for the political class.
A slim majority as in a few seats more than the Democrats not the 49 seat advantage they enjoy today as you're far more likely to have a small group of centrist reps willing to work with the other side then you are to get 26 members you need now to get anything done in the House. It would also help if people were willing to actually negotiate in good faith instead of grandstanding for next year mid-term election which is what is actually behind this shut down. ACA is just a convenient tool for both parties to circlejerk over in order to spin the media in hopes of gaining seats in congress and it lets both sides blame them new crazy tea party representatives for holding everyone hostage. Also anyone who thinks congress cares the people they represent and about anything but themselves and the political class and all of their corporate overlords is naive in the extreme.
Republicans are a day late and a dollar short on ACA. So many companies have already opted to drop coverage for part timers starting 1/1/2014 that if they delay implementations of it now they will basically screw them over even more so than ACA already has by getting companies to make part time jobs actually part time jobs instead of part time jobs with full time hours.
Well what do you expect no one in either party wants to negotiate they want to make media spectacles for the 2014 elections. There is no middle ground anymore theres the far left and the far right and a giant gulf in the middle with a few real centrists mixed in. Just about everyone on here will want to blame the Republicans but in reality it takes two tango and the Democrats don't want to negotiate they want to use the shut down as a political tool to improve there chances to take back the house in 2014 same with the Republicans and the Senate. We'd be better off with a slim majority republican house and senate so they can't override vetoes forcing them to negotiate with the president and dems there by making the government work as intended via checks and balances and no having one party with majorities in both chambers and the presidency is not a good thing as both parties have abused it everytime it happens.
Mantel is directly related to AMDs total ownership of the nextgen console market and it should let developers use mantel to optimize across both consoles and AMD based pc using generally one main code base with only minor tweaks for each platform but of course it screws over anyone with a nVidia gfx card who will get stuck with the lower optimized paths. This is basicaly just AMD releasing it's custom GCN based console development api for PC usage allowing develops the option to max out the games on PCs with GCN based gfx cards
The ISS lacks the required shielding to be usable anywhere other than it's current orbit so moving it's is a total waste of time and money and it would be a giant hunk of space debris for any new missions to L4/L5 points
Hmm what would be worse 2012 being the norm for us heading into global warming or this year being an indicator for this warming period of the current ice age ending?
When did he leave Google? I know he moved from the Android team but I don't recall him leaving the company
I'm pretty sure he wasn't taken out back and shot so they didn't treat him like Bin Laden reincarnated.
That was before they limited our 2nd amendment right to own tanks, drones, and suitcase nukes. Now they don't have much to fear especially with the militarized police
dont neglect the gas you dont have to buy.
... or the charging stations you can't find.
Well if you live on the west coast or Northeast corridor you've got plenty of somewhat viable options to recharge. If you live anywhere else well you're fucked so buy a Volt.