Now, that all being said, I still love the odd round of Unreal Tournament.
Which raises an interesting question. How would one empirically measure faith? And even if you could measure it, could it be measured in a way that has greater validity/accuracy than other measurements of internal human attributes (eg IQ)?
And as a corollary to the original question, if so, have the number of jobs traditionally been reduced (or increased) according to fluctuations in taxes on the wealthy?
My point is that American names are not necessarily part of a vast tele-service conspiracy - just short-sighted policies handed down by PHBs.
It means that if you think you have found enlightenment, you need to "kill" that thought and continue searching. Otherwise, you stop your own progression as enlightenment is a process, not a destination.
It would take over 200,000 people working 24/7 from birth till their 90th birthday at $25/hr to replace that $4T figure.
Well, good thing we have more than 200,000 people in the states then.
Currently, we have over 300 million people in the USA. Assuming at least 1/3 of them are employed it's a more manageable $40K each. Still not chump change, but it can certainly be paid off in less time than cradle-to-grave. Using your $25/hr number it'd take less than a year if they donated their entire salaries.
Assuming that our employees are instead paying a flat 20% tax, we'd need to wait for them to gross $200K before they'd have paid enough tax to cover this debt. For someone making $25/hr, that will take a little over 4 years working 40 hour weeks.
Admittedly, this plan would require (approx) a 20% increase in taxes for 4 years to pay off this debt *and* maintain our current tax-funded government plans. But while unpalatable, it's far more realistic.
I was thrilled with my Android phone because I was able to use most of my java libraries without modification. C++ is an awesome language with tons of amazing libraries, but sometimes I just want to write code without worrying about unreleased memory.
I'm sorry, the correct question is: "What is the question that would cause Alex Trebek to have to say '3'"
According to the authors, IV exists to provide a mass market for IP by acting as a clearinghouse. They purchase patents (from anyone, but that does include small-time engineers/inventors without the capital to develop their creation) and solicit other companies to license them. They also do a fair bit of inventing themselves (including some awesome environmental engineering devices intended to stop global warming and reduce the effects of hurricanes!) so it's not clear to me that they exist *only* to troll.
That being said, it *is* clear that their primary source of income is the licenses from their patents and it's *not* clear what percentage of their profitable patents are things invented in house or externally.