I'm sure that's what the Saurian dinosaur astronomers told their people.
Look, just operate under the general assumption that we live in a Police State that makes Eastern German Stasi look like kindergarten cops.
Then you'll be a good serf.
Is it unconstitutional and illegal?
Will they do anything about it that actually changes anything?
(obligatory Star Trek reference)
Obelix is fun at parties, unless he gets stoned, but Oberon can bring a party down.
Not true. Climate change alters basic acidity of oceans, revives ancient diseases trapped in polar ice, and the interconnected nature of society and trade may result in conflicts where one person decides to start a nuclear war as billions are forced to migrate or die.
Look, I love that you civilians think it's not a problem, but you've never had to deal with what people pushed to the edge actually DO when they either leave their nation state or die. They will do whatever they have to, and that is very very dangerous. When people think they're trapped, they do amazing things.
I for one have *never* been afraid of asterisks.
I'm far more worried about Oberon than about Asterisk.
Man-made climate change, which is 120 percent of all GHG emissions worldwide (yes, I said more than 100 percent), is an actual risk.
If humans die from a giant asteroid, nobody will notice we're gone.
The impact of actions like this is many many many times greater than any impact from the stupid waste on spying on Americans for the War on Terror.
The only spying that has worked has been that actually done in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other real threats.
So, about time.
Outsouring over time starts to create its own bureaucracy bloat. It’s the modern corporate version of one of the observations of C. Northcote Parkinson: “Officials make work for each other.” As Clive describes, the first response to the problems resulting from outsourcing is to try to bury them, since outsourcing is a corporate religion and thus cannot be reversed even when the evidence comes in against it. And then when those costs start becoming more visible, the response is to try to manage them, which means more work (more managerial cost!) and/or hiring more outside specialists (another transfer to highly-paid individuals).
Energy officials and executives are pushing toward machinery that would reach 360 to 460 feet high. That would increase the wind development potential in an additional 700,000 square miles — more than a fifth of the United States — bringing the total area to 1.8 million square miles. The potential expansion would affect areas where wind farms already exist and bring areas into the market. The main regions where height would increase potential wind production include the Southeast, Northeast, states around the Ohio River valley and the Great Lakes, and parts of the interior West and Pacific Northwest. In all, the DOE report "Enabling Wind Power Nationwide" says, land-based and offshore wind could produce 16,150 gigawatts of electricity a year, more than 10 times the country’s consumption (PDF). Wind installations now account for 65 gigawatts, just under 5 percent of national demand. “We’ve proven out as an industry in Europe, with a fair number of turbines in Europe at 120 meters,” says Tom Kiernan. “By going to 100 or 110 meters, we can open up all 50 states."
But the press didn't show that.
Just like they did after WW II, pretending that all the superheroes who were women went "home".
Adapt. Because change is coming regardless.
oh, wait, no, those were just account stealing gold pirates and people using bots.
God those are so annoying.
Way to go, Blizz!
I see you didn't read 2.
There are measures for each of these, but each is controlled by a different set of actors.
But hey, let's have a long discussion and not invite the people that actually need to change to it, that will work.
You're in an automated car, driving home from a party.
Patch Tuesday rolls up and it's a bad one. 30 patches, which if all applied at the same time will brick your car for 30 minutes and reboot 5 times.
You're on a cliff road and the car is at the speed limit.
Do you wish you had windows now?