Hundreds of billions sounds like a gross overestimate. Most estimates of US proven reserves are around 30B barrels.
It's part of the Tao of graduate school.
I cheated by marrying while I was a grad student. While my wife didn't have that great of a job we had food. After I finished my PhD I supported her graduate studies, an MLIS.
The human eye has it's own depth of field characteristics plus a much greater dynamic range and resolution than any large flat screen.
So your large screen is going to fall short of that illusion.
If they actually cared about what was being put into dairy cattle, they would do something about the steroids and other fun things used to massively increase production. This case is all about expanding government power and absolutely nothing to do with consumer safety.
They didn't have the science to know it was asbestos causing health problems 4400 years ago. We have the science now. We figured out that it was a bad thing. Using modern science, we would know if feeding beer waste to cattle is bad. Perhaps in a thousand years to they might have new science that shows eat steaks from beer waste fed cattle increases the likelihood of cancer by
And how many people will consider beer waste handling as an important enough issue to vote out someone? None. They're going to be more interested in big ticket items like gay rights or abortion. This is how the government stealthes in an array of regulations that eventually consume our every moment.
I don't thing NSA knew about it. Somebody would have caught the unusual requests.
Not so. For example here is the privacy statement from a well-known university:
Privacy of Information
Information stored on a computer system or sent electronically over a network is the property of the individual who created it. Examination, collection, or dissemination of that information without authorization from the owner is a violation of the ownerâ(TM)s rights to control his or her own property. Systems administrators, however, may gain access to usersâ(TM) data or programs when it is necessary to maintain or prevent damage to systems or to ensure compliance with other University rules.
Universities usually operate under some concept of academic freedom. Total access by the public to every part of your existence is clearly incompatible with this.
OK with which part? Trying to repress work of scientists for political ends or trying to preserve their work for future study?
One is the despicable work of slimeballs trying to supress scientific inquiry or just simply punish people who have ideas they don't like, and the other is the work of archivists and libraries.
Clearly we have the former going right now. Fortunately the courts came to the right conclusion.
Lots of DC-3's still in use.
Next year the Gooney Bird will turn 80.
Not even close. I have a still working HP-35.
Bought in 1973.
41 year old gizmo.
They still pop up on Ebay from time to time.
Nah. By downloading their web page to my computer they are accepting my EULA agreement.
Yes but for my laptop I don't need a 1TB SSD. 0.5 TB os available for about $250, and that's low enough a price for me to be able to afford it.
Desktops are another story. That's where I want multi TB of capacity.
What have you done to make it more painful? Do you even vote? How about writing some letters? Or giving money to a candidate?
In the end it's simple. Apathy is the ultimate enemy of freedom.