The diesel Fiesta is one of the more fuel-efficient cars of any type that you can buy. Naturally, unavailable in the US, as the only company that seems to bother selling diesels for a purpose other than cargo is Volkswagen.
Add the convenience of no boarding issues, and city-centre to city-centre travel, and the case for trains as mass-transport begins to look stronger.
This one seems REALLY easy to fix. Abolish the TSA, save billions in government expenditure and more billions in lost time and goodwill.
That treads the iffy line between money and speech, and between corporations and people. While what the IRS did was highly questionable, it had to do with the tax status of money given to 501(c)(4) corporations, not the speech of private citizens.
I attended schools with both the line and bubble scan systems. At the time,I assumed it was just a brand differentiation thing. Since using a bubble system with rather large bubbles,I think I would prefer the line since it leaves less ambiguity as to where the mark will actually be scanned.
I think Leo McGarry had a few things to say about the correct spelling of the former Libyan dictator's name. And he's ordered airstrikes against the man's house, so he knows!
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Yeah, in that listing where everything was length and we weren't dealing with water at room temperature by the sea, those Imperial units sure were confusing!
I think the real goal would be to have all vehicles self-drive; then they can be coordinated to interlace at intersections, removing the need for stop lights and saving a ton of fuel!
He actually doesn't even get to the part about WHY cold fusion is bollocks. He explains the criteria for a reproducible experiment, states that no cold fusion experiment to date has succeeded in meeting these criteria, and then launches into a couple of ideas about how cold fusion might work before the article just kind of
Um, well, this isn't the free market at work. Regulation like this, where powerful officials make laws that clearly select winners and losers are exactly the kind of evil that small government libertarians fear from communism. In a free market, the government wouldn't have some weird power to dictate that a particular consumer good be sold in a special way
Could you enlighten the idealists among us as to the "real world" circumstances which necessitate an administration modifying press reports? While there certainly are times when temporary secrecy is needed, the current practice of no disclosure, no explanation, never, steps over the line.
On the other hand, I want to avoid a situation where for-profit companies co-opt the idea and charge people for it.
If the idea requires a level of effort to implement that only those large companies can provide, then it's probably something deserving of getting paid for. That implementation is protected by copyright. If, on the other hand, it's simple enough that other people can implement it without a great deal of work, then eventually a free (gratis) implementation will rise up. Software patents are what allow ideas to be co-opted by for-profit companies.
HBO's a-little-after-second-run movie lineup isn't why most people have it; it's the original programming. I think there's a big market for companies like HBO, AMC, etc to develop reputations based on a small number of high-quality shows. Online distribution makes it so they don't need to license a ton of filler, like AMC, or fill out a lineup with low-quality shows, like the big networks do.
I'm sure that there's a protocol you could follow to prevent catching the flu from flu patients, too, but I doubt it would be practical to practice medicine at the same time. I think that as Western medical personnel are beginning to be infected, it becomes less easy to just say "the training/equipment/conditions were the problem". At some point, we need to look at how the containment protocol interacts with the treatment protocol, and see if it actually works.
Remember, correctly executed withdrawl is just as effective a form of birth control as a correctly applied condom, but a greater share of condom users use them correctly than those who attempt pulling out.
Interpolated is correct; it means to expand specially marked parts of a string. For example, in a double quoted string, Perl will replace a word preceded by a dollar sign with the contents of the variable with that name. This operation is to "interpolate" the variable.