Sanders’ surge means that interest is merited about his views on particular issues. One case in point is his attitude toward the space program and NASA spending. The answer is not very encouraging for those people who value space exploration.
It's officially not released yet, and the seller linked to is in Japan and gouging anyone who can't wait another couple weeks. I'm not sure how or what stock they got a hold of.
According to Intel, list price is $377 boxed or $366 Tray. Not $540.
Imagine hundreds of world leaders and nongovernmental organizations, science groups, and United Nations functionaries gathered for a meeting heralded as the most important conference since World War II, in which "the future of the world is being decided." These officials seem to agree that institutions of "global governance" need to be established to reorder the world economy and massively restrict energy resources. Large numbers of them applaud wildly when socialist dictators denounce capitalism. Strange philosophical and metaphysical activism surrounds the gathering. And we are told by our president that all of this is based, not on fiction, but on science — that is, a scientific consensus that human activities, particularly greenhouse gas emissions, are leading to catastrophic climate change.
We don't have to imagine that scenario, of course. It happened in Copenhagen, in December 2009. It will happen again in Paris, in December 2015.
Now, none of this disproves the hypothesis of catastrophic, human induced climate change. But it does describe an atmosphere that would be highly conducive to misrepresentation. And at the very least, when policy consequences, which claim to be based on science, are so profound, the evidence ought to be rock solid. "Extraordinary claims," the late Carl Sagan often said, "require extraordinary evidence." When the megaphones of consensus insist that there's no time, that we have to move, MOVE, MOVE!, you have a right to be suspicious.
GIMP project's official statement on SourceForge's actions:
I used to flip through SkyMall just so I could laugh (or cry) at all the stupid things people invented. I couldn't fathom how someone could invent a speaker in the shape of a rock, and then sell it for 3x the price of a normal outdoor speaker. Then there were the pet accessories, tie racks, and a host of other useless crap.
I guess I wasn't alone - people didn't buy enough of it to keep the company alive.
Now I feel better as an inventor of things that can actually be useful.
I fly on average about twice a week so I have the whole safety briefing just about memorized. So while I mostly tune out because of that, I think the majority of people just tune out because a lot of the information is too obvious and most is repeated later in the flight (e.g. "The fasten safety belt indicator light has been activated. For your safety, please ensure your safety belt is security fastened and do not wander about the cabin.") It's been about ten years that I can recall a movie theater reminding me during the previews to locate the nearest exit in case of a fire. Honestly, I'd rather see the safety briefing go away and just make everyone refer to the printed handout already in front of every passenger - like with my car.
Until recently (with in-dash navigation systems warning screens) the auto industry has gotten by with using the supplemental car manuals to cover all the safety items with 98% of car owners never reading it cover to cover. I just pray the day never comes that before I drive my car, I have to watch a three-minute video on the in-dash navigation screen how to fasten my seat belt, what to do if the air bag deployment system goes off, and how there are many car model choices and Toyota thanks me for my continued loyalty and hopes that I'll drive again with them real soon. Great for catching bank robbers driving away, but horrible for escaping chainsaw maniacs and zombie hordes.
Looks like Hawaii just squeaks in since it was annexed the same year as the war, even though unrelated to it.
And, yeah, these days the US prefers to work through proxy governments.
I contemplated working out the surface area of north korea, estimating amount of available plant matter.
Then maybe doing simulations on just how much a typical poverty stricken family might have access to assuming that there wasn't some thug there preventing access...
Then I realised that I really just didn't care enough.
So, fine, whatever, maybe you're right. You're operating pretty heavily on assertions though.
Rabbits have been a fine food source in places like France for a very long time though, and a good source of protein if indeed all you have is grass and twigs.
I was using straw in a general sense hoping people would abstract â
Ok. Let's say any high cellulose greenery of which the natural world is full.
Last I checked, North Korea is not, in fact nothing but bare rock.
Things rabbits can eat that humans will extract little to no nutrients from:
Here's the thing.
North Korea actually should be able to feed itself. It is profoundly disfunctional due to its political system and therefore, well, full of wild stuff.
Rabbits can eat that. So, unless the rabbits ate the country to the ground (unlikely with hungry people around), at least there'd be *some* source of food out there that doesn't require intensive agriculture.
But, yeah, even if North Korea wasn't any good for farming, there'd still be tons of stuff for a rabbit to eat.
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