The one that drives me crazy is removing the ethernet port on MacBooks. Which wouldn't be too bad if Apple's USB or Thunderbird ethernet adapters lasted more than 6 months before breaking, but I'm on my 5th in slightly over 2 years now... finally bought a third party one in the hopes that it will be less frail.
Do you really think that most "highly skilled" jobs are exportable? All H1Bs I know (including myself) are academics - I am a university professor. I'm pretty confident that this job won't be outsourced.
Best. Comment. Ever.
So of course, no mod points.
Aha, you have conclusively proven that no civilization has ever collapsed!
Except that if the star was captured by the Milky Way, that already tells you that it was moving at less than the escape velocity, while these are moving faster than the escape velocity.
Still, it would be interesting to see if they share orbital elements with known satellites or streams...
I disagree - being an academic takes all your time, and being an administrator also takes all your time. I'd like my administrators to have enough time to be good administrators!
Now, I think that all administrators ought to have once been academics, otherwise they don't actually understand the problems that they need to deal with, but not that they still are active researchers.
That's valid if you're driving for 30 minutes. Several times a month, I do an 11.5 hour drive in one day. There the extra 10mph saves me 1.5 hours, which is well worth it!
Yes, indeed. Impacts on me:
- My wife works for an organization that operates a federal facility on behalf of the NSF. She is on furlough. (actually, even worse - she has to work on a project that's deemed essential, but she's not going to get paid this month if the money from the NSF doesn't flow before payday. Yes, she will probably get back-pay, but that doesn't help when this month's bills are due!).
- Oh, and our daughter's daycare is also on-site. It is being run privately out of someone's house during the shutdown.
- Processing of my green card application is on pause until after the department of labor is up and running again.
- I am hiring a researcher with funds that are partly coming from NASA. Some of the money is in my account, but the next payment is expected in a week. Fortunately, some of the money for that position is coming from another source, so I can pay him for about 6 months before I need the NASA money, but if that weren't true it would be about 1 month.
- I have grant proposals under review from both the NSF and NASA. The review process is on pause and no one knows how long it'll take before we know whether we can do research next year...
- When I teach, I regularly make use of things on NASA websites, which are not running so my students have to listen to me instead of seeing examples.
So, yes, this is hitting my very directly in a lot of ways.
Partisan gerrymandering has been explicitly approved by the Supreme Court. What's not allowed is racial gerrymandering.
Casinos sell a product - entertainment. In particular, the thrill that you might win some (a lot) of money. People go and pay to experience that thrill. If you want to be entertained by something different, that's fine, but it's not stupid to like a little thrill and be willing to pay a little for it.
Bertolli got an ad out pretty quickly:
Bertolli did one better:
Cayenne pepper for me.