One dated 2009:
Can I at least ask for some other numbers, such as the number of bird kills resulting from pollutants dumped out by the big coal fired plants in Ohio?
Are you trying to argue that it's better to kill some birds using windmills than killing some birds via the smokestacks ?
When we burn fossil fuel, we increase the amount of C02 level in the atmosphere, triggering what is called by many "Global Warming".
When we don't want to burn fossil fuel, and turn to Nuke, we end up having radioactive waste that can last very very long time.
And when we turn to the wind, the birds (including the eagles) ending up having to pay.
A much more simple way is to cut down on our wasteful lifestyle.
Do we need to turn our home into a greenhouse every winter ?
Do we need to turn the same house into an igloo every summer ?
We don't, do we ? But I have been to people's office / home in winter / summertime and boy, they sure feel like greenhouse / igloo.
And to those "electric car" fanbois, listen up.
Do we really need electric "CAR" ?
I mean, do we need a VERY HEAVY VEHICLE, even if they are electrically driven, to get us from point A to point B ?
Look at the weight of the electric cars. They are NOT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT from the fossil-fuel cars, weighting more than 1 ton.
What is the average weight of a human being ? 50/60 kilo?
Why do we need something that weight A FUCKING TON to deliver something that weight 50/60 ton ?
If you ever talk to people in the packaging industry they would tell you that the concept of having the packaging material weighting MUCH HEAVIER than the goods in it is ridiculous.
But that is what we had been doing, ever since cars (the fossil type) started rolling out of the factories.
Isn't it time for us to demand the electric car vehicle manufacturer to TOTALLY RE-DESIGN the electric cars, so that it won't weight so much ?
Less weight means less need for energy to get it going, which translates to, longer lasting battery per charge.
If we are to change towards a new thing, why do we need to stick to the old concept of clumsy cars ??
It also tells us about the way our politicians wants us to go - go in public transportation, don't think for yourself
Oooh, a chill suddenly springs up my spine
For the past decade or so I've been very puzzled by the decision of the Ministry of Education of Great Britain in teaching their students how to use Microsoft Words and Microsoft Powerpoint, instead of teaching them how to code...
Now I KNOW WHY !!
The motive is none other than to DUMB DOWN THE ENTIRE GENERATION OF PEOPLE so to make them that much more easily controllable !!
Just when you thought school is supposed to be the place to kids get educated
Many thanks for the enlightenment !!!
I remember experimenting with a C++ framework that would work somewhat similar. Lazy evaluation and such. http://sourceforge.net/projects/ditto
MUCHO KUDOS FOR THE LINK, my man !
It was also supposed to have lazy/dynamic/late-binding expressions (i.e. lazy_int a = b + c;), but it turns out you only very rarely have any use for that type of expressions. At the time, there were also far superiour C++ frameworks being developed which could do these things as a side effect of supporting more useful programming models.
This RP thing doesn't really seem to do anything more than that.
Looks like this weekend I'll be fully occupied
I need to know more about all this !
Thanks again, man !!
Bank of America is always looking for new ways to screw over their "customers", be it through fees, lying, or trying to steal their (paid off) houses through foreclosure (and blaming it on "computer error" when caught). They're probably drooling like hungry dogs over all the ways they can fleece people with Bitcoin...
I'm afraid that Bank of America is not the ONLY bank which screws their customers.
In fact, I have yet to find a bank which has failed to screw their customers.
"Reagan and Thatcher supported Apartheid", please do some research, preferably not on wikipedia, and revert.
Did they support the apartheid government?
In the Syria conflict USA/France/Britain support the "rebels" who fight against the Assad regime. Those "rebels" happened to include the Al Queda terrorists.
In conclusion, perusing your own analogy, what USA, France and England are doing is to give their support to Al Queda and all the jihadist terrorists
What is YOUR answer to that ?
... when he stepped out of the jail cell are very grateful of what he has done, not only to South Africa, but to all mankind.
Mandela, ~ unlike all other hypocritical politicians all around the world, ~ is a dude who was TRUE TO HIS WORDS.
No, I am not an African. I ain't a white, either.
As a human being, I appreciate what Mandela has achieved, and sincerely hope that the politicians (present and future, no matter where they are) can stop lying so much and start learning something from Mandela.
I thought Intel, Samsung and TSMC claim that the upcoming 350mm wafer going to bring along another round of cost saving.
Are they telling the truth, or are they blowing smoke ?
Used to that Microsoft can sell anything.
Used to that anything with the Microsoft (c) brand on it, no matter if it's the OS or mouse or keyboard or office suite, they are guaranteed to sell like hotcakes.
With one fumble after another, with more and more alternatives to Microsoft's products (of which many of them are free), Microsoft is running out of cash cows.
Right now they are so desperate that they are trying to milk Windows 8 as much while the going is still good.
China's plan is NOT sending man to moon until AFTER 2035
By then, if everything has gone according to plan, China would have a full fetch space station in the orbit which has the capability of assembling rockets (which are sent up part by part) and then launch them into whichever destination they are supposed to go to (be it moon or mars or beyond)
That is why China is not, and does not yet have any plan to build a rocket as powerful as the Saturn V rocket
I've once read an article by a guy who managed to escape a dictatorship
I escaped from the dictatorship of the CCP, I have experienced dictatorship first hand.
I do not like what the government of the United States is doing, but in this case, we gotta look WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING
That plaintiff, Dr. Rahimah Ibrahim, from Malaysia, is a SUPPORTER of a racist and fascist regime of Malaysia.
She is an avid supporter of UMNO - a RACIST ORGANIZATION which is still practicing APARTHEID in the country that it rules over (Malaysia, in this case).
UMNO is also an Islamic organization that actively supports GLOBAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.
Through the support of UMNO, the jihadists in the southern Thailand and in southern Philippines got their training inside Malaysia.
It was the Malaysian army which taught those jihadists the bomb making techniques, and taught them how to carry out terrorist attacks.
For that purpose, UMNO actually set up a secret military base inside the thick jungle in Borneo and many batches of terrorists were trained.
UMNO not only provide training to those jihadist terrorists but also provide monetary / intelligent support, as well as supply them with weapons and explosives.
All these have already been very well documented by many parties, including the United Nations.
In other words, the "victim" in this case isn't as "innocent" as she claims to be.
She is an active player in an organization which supports the global jihadist movement.
I do not know why the US government puts her on the no-fly-list, but that Dr. Rahimah Ibrahim certainly isn't an innocent party to begin with.
Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth