The Chinese have to build it within 6 years or they lose the concession. The route they are using is the same as the original route that the US was going to use way back when, before the French decided they had lost too many workers to malaria in Panama and the US started funding Panamanian rebels.
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Considering the amount of sulfur that is being generated by oil production these days (http://folc.ca/sulphur_storage/waste_sulphur.htm) this could be a very good thing.
It's Honey Badgers that don't give a shit.
British badgers just aren't terribly bothered.
Agreed. In some ways you can see this happening today - what if 30 years ago a presidential candidate admitted pot smoking? What if a presidential candidate today claimed NEVER to have done it? Would you believe them?
Same is true here. The enlightened employers will get the energetic, creative young people who were willing to get out there and enjoy their lives, not the ones who wear tin-foil hats and button up their sweaters before going out for the day.
Goes down but not up? I call that batting 500!
Sigh. 1999, 2001, 2010... all passed.
WHERE'S MY FREAKING HOVER CAR?????
Mod parent up. While I completely agree that the punishment here is beyond stupid, this is no more a science experiment than many of the stunts that we all pulled as teenagers. Does it teach something about chemistry? Sure, but this is more a case of "hey, I heard that when you put this, this and this in a bottle and screw the cap on, you better run like hell!"
Trip to the principal's office and maybe a couple days of suspension, or, a more creative principal would require the student to write a 5 page essay on the chemistry involved in what she did.
Question: Why isn't this a perfect bell curve? Have scores in universities crept up that much?
I've always wondered how to first guy to drink milk from a cow was able to get the second guy to do it.
Yeah, this definitely feels like a case of "When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail".
WiFi meshes like crap. Your first responders will spend valuable time just trying to get their devices to work. While your volunteer situation is well understood, and your budget is probably pretty low, don't ask people to depend on consumer stuff for this sort of thing. A trunk radio system (and one that is not too highly loaded) or something similar is highly recommended.
Where I come from, the word "trickle" is defined:
v. trickled, trickling, trickles
1. To flow or fall in drops or in a thin stream.
2. To move or proceed slowly or bit by bit: The audience trickled in.
To cause to trickle.
1. The act or condition of trickling.
2. A slow, small, or irregular quantity that moves, proceeds, or occurs intermittently.
So, yeah, what the wealthy are getting in waves, the rest of the economy is getting in drops. Boy, that'll stimulate things!
and I thought "Damn, that must be a pretty short program.
Dr. Mann has had this sort of thing happen to him his entire professional career. Here's one from 2002
For years researchers and scientists have faced a number of hurdles while generating synthetically engineered cells. These cells frequently died before the tissue could be formed, but with the use of 3D printers, scientists were able to use sugar as a building material."
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