By implementing Obamacare, Obama has saved more American lives than any other person in history. Fact.
But only to build his army of gay-married socialist drones.
In certain circles there's no such thing as good news.
Lets see what he does in 2032.
Right. Everybody I know cares about saving the planet from global warming until I ask them if they've started taking cold showers. Nobody needs a hot shower - they're actually quite unnatural and bad for your skin too. Yet, I've not once gotten an affirmative answer (stick a RADAR gun on how fast they can change the subject!)
We need to stop ascribing any virtue whatsoever to hypocrites who only want other people to sacrifice (and actually call them out on their ill behavior - it's harmful in aggregate).
Skip made up names and look to mythology. Greek guardians (Kerberos obviously already taken), Norse guardians (Fafnir?), etc. The best made-up names will be taken, but the mythological names might still be open for use. Especially if you get away from Western mythology.
"question of how much power does it take to make an LED light visible during the day"
Considering the sun is ~93 lumens per watt and we've got LEDs now pushing 300+ lumens per watt, not very much power, at all. One watt will put any LED brighter than even the glare on the glass.
" call me when this "glass" can last 2 winters in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, or Minnesota."
It's existed for about 50 fucking years, made by Corning. It was made in YOUR TIME and you don't even know about it?
"Don't put an unopened bottle or can of soda in a microwave"
Try again. Don't put anything with ARC-CAPABLE POINTS in a microwave. Rounded-edge steel containers (like metal bowls and cans) are typically fine to use in a microwave.
I've got a *HUGE* nichrome heating element inside my Microwave (it's a combo microwave/broiler.) That element is exposed at all times. Shit doesn't go sparking like mad or blowing up when I use the microwave.
Yeah, and if you ask most people who have an opinion on net-neutrality, "should an ISP with settlement-free peering arrangements be able to give preferential QoS service to their paying customers on congested interfaces?" most of them will have their eyes glaze over and start rambling about censorship or something.
You don't conduct a man-on-the-street interview to understand the energy of the Higg's Field, you build an LHC. Engineering and economics can work around opinion polls and popularity contests, but they sure aren't goverend by them, no matter what anybody wishes were true.
It is a great fucking company. I use it for sourcing all kinds of things. The biggest problem is that their clients quite often have a poor grasp of English. Example, I'm currently looking for a small fan. I need it to ATTACH to a T8 LED and maintain roughly the same profile.
All I get are either quotes for 80mm computer fans, or T8 LED tubes. I even include a picture of the device I have in operation, with a rigged 80mm fan and plastic ducting strapped to the end of the T8 LED tube. It's like they ignore the picture, ignore everything, and only focus on key words. This leads to some of the shittiest customer service I've ever received. I want a fan, not a light. I already have the light, can't you see in the picture?
There are some foreign companies on there with excellent English skills. Those almost always get my business because the transaction and sourcing experience is so much easier.
If Alibaba could fix that one glaring issue, they'll be eating everyone's lunch.
Where is Boeing's reusable, low-cost, kerosene (safe) launch vehicle?
Came here to ask the same. Somebody is patent-troll threatening them from testing landings on a barge offshore which was the sensible thing to do before actual land - for safety, not ease (waves). I'm planning to drive the family down for the first land landing, and it looks like imaginary -property knaves are doing their best to screw up this trip (and retard the progress of science and the useful arts, as usual).
You keep hearing about it in the news, Apple claims to do something to fix it, and more often than not it's the exact same company in the news again for illegal labor practices.
Apple is able to build their own stuff by buying machines with money saved by utilizing illegal labor.
Let's not sugar coat this bullshit any more than it needs it, okay Slashdot?
You are confusing "state capitalism" with "socialism".
Imagine if a state like Mississippi or Oklahoma had to get a system made? They'd hire a guy named Jom Bob from church to do it. They'd piss away the entire budget before they even found Jim Bob. They'd run it on index cards and toilet paper in type writers with no correction ink.
Well to be fair the deep-red state Kentucky had a very successful rollout of Obamacare (rebranded as "Kynect"), including it's own health insurance exchange AND medicaid expansion -- the whole Obamacare enchilada.
Under Obamacare, the federal insurance exchange was never intended to serve the entire country. In fact ideally nobody would have to use it, because states were supposed to set up their own exchanges that would better reflect the needs of their citizens than a federal one would. If you are forced to use the federal exhange, it's because politicians who run your state made that choice for you.
Of course some states have had their own exchange rollout disasters -- including blue states like Maryland and Oregon. If you're experienced with this kind of project you'd expect that. But others have had very successful rollouts, including a handful of red states like Kentucky.