Not to be argumentative, but executions deter who exactly? By this logic Ohio should have an exceptionally low crime rate...
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I'm one of those... if I lost 150lbs, 20lbs would have to dissapear from the universe! Which would have been cool to see, if I were still alive...
I'd mod you up if I could. I've dealt with this attitude many times. Useless and idle are very different things!
I've shot some projects on 16mm with both an old Aaton camera and a small Bolex. The Bolex was quite small and handy, but has some major drawbacks. (Although cool as hell to play with.) One of the issues most people seem to gloss over or ignore is the effective resolution of the film stock itself. Namely 16mm will give you a good 1080p conversion, 35mm somewhat higher than 1080p and 70mm, I'm not entirely sure, but greater than 4k. Notice all those WWII in HD footage on the history channel? That was all 16mm news footage transfered to HD. I ramble a little, but the point is, there is an element of future proofing what you've shot when you do it on film. Don't want >1080p now, no problem, but shoot it on a 1080p camera now and you're screwed later. Shoot it on 35mm and your good for 2K later. Trouble is, it's expensive, not that renting a Red camera that shoots at 4k is cheap either.
Have a look at the CANDU reactor. It's a heavy water reactor that fissions natural uranium, which cannot sustain a chain reaction if things go terribly wrong. Low pressure heavy water (deuterium-oxide) is the moderator and coolant, and again, if the primary coolant loop stops and it evaporates away, the reaction stops because it's the moderator. It is an inherently safe design, much safer than the light water reactors that seem to be used by Japan in those plants. The CANDU is not without its problems, but name a large industrial process with no problems.
Nope. You can't get legal fines discharged, nor secured loans, like student loans. I've looked into it in the past, bankruptcy in Canada isn't the holy grail people think it is. At least thats whats been explained to me in the past.
We spanned HG Wells (Time Machine) through Larry Niven (Ring World). A lot of it depends on how the material is presented. My prof at the time was a repressed poet, and went into the deep meaningful relationships in Heinlein's "Double Star" and swore that the author was seeing a shrink while writing the book. We also went through the original Foundation trilogy where the prof kept pointing out how the administrators of the planet were going through a feminization and had an oral fixation. During the discussion of "Dune" (and again later in "Ring World") there was pointing out of the male fear of falling into a hole - especially a hole with teeth.
Personally, I would look at the older scifi (golden age, 30s-50s) for technology that they proposed and see how long it took to actually implement. Then look at technology mentioned in contemporary scifi and see how close we are to getting there.
Well, then go back and read this site from 2001/2.
But in the case where you declined completely to use Windows the trialware companies would be entitled to a refund also.
Not unless the trialware companies can show good cause that they can't make their products compatible with Wine.
Just wait until the next episode where they inadvertantly anger a powerful league/race/empire of beings who will dog their trail at every step.
I thought the same thing, however this could leave a nice opening for a scene in the future when someone thinks about that and realizes that because of their impaired thinking they didn't think of it in time. Perhaps a nice drunken fit scene with lots of breaking stuff, and someone else can come in and comfort said person(probably one of the smarties).