They are talking about shutting down an order of magnitude more coal plants. Four nuclear reactors is not going to cut it.
You know that old joke
How do these bozos plan to power the lives 300+ million Americans who like to read at night, watch TV and have electric appliances do their laundry and wash their dishes.
And don't just say, "solar" or "wind" without including the cost (in $Gazillions) and time (in decades) to build out an entirely new infrastructure while inventing some way to store power for calm nights.
Nuclear? Great. Better start changing regulations and lining up money. Lots and lots of money.
To me $50 billion does not seem a reasonable figure, when you factor in something else has to be built to provide the energy the plants are currently reliably producing.
That something would take a long time to build, if in fact it could be built at all (as many locations now want nothing to do with new power plants). Any viable replacement would not meet any definition they had of being "green", unless they are OK with nuclear power which seems unlikely (and again, how many replacement nuclear plants will be built for just $50 billion)?
Isn't that the same as taking a traditional class that meets on a college campus?
Which costs a LOT of money, hence the draw for a similar model that is far cheaper - thus a lot more people could explore topics for study without spending a small fortune to find what they like, or even if pursuing further education makes sense for them.
They would not have to put out a lot, just start some seed groups in a few cities for some people taking a course to encourage them to meet somewhere central to get a study group going.
I've wondered why more online educational institutions don't try something this, real groups that meet somewhere public to work through a course together.
The aspect of being paired with a working programmer eventually is also a great advantage, but just having a group to work with would lead lot more people to have enough motivation to complete a class.
lot of time (and money) spent burning discs that you likely will never need
If you have any data, over a long enough period of time you WILL need a backup. Saying "I will likely never need this backup" is a non-sensical statement, because (a) you probably will, and (b) the cost of NOT having the backup is essentially infinite in pain and grief.
Foreign seller is a term usually misunderstood, in New Jersey, Tesla a car company incorperated in a state that is not New Jersey is a foreign corporation, wouldn't be surprised if Tesla was incorporated in Delaware. Foreign Corporations often have serious legal disavatages in a State's courtrooms so local legal representation is necessary.
They (the CIA) gave the Senators the use of CIA computers, access to specified portion of the CIA's classified network and the Senators strayed into an area they shouldn't have and aquired a file they shouldn't have. The CIA quickly discovered the event, and reported to law enforcement; I'd say the NSA could stand to take a few pointers from the CIA.
I support same sex marriage partly because it's about time the fags and lesbos feel the same pain and suffering that us breaders do, and mostly because it's none of government's business deciding who can marry whom.
For that much data over that period of time, it's cheaper than a MiFi (For Verizon the cheapest plan is $30/month - for which you get 4GB/month, but then you are paying $180/six months).
If you need a lot more data then it wouldn't be such a deal, but a car is going to use a subset of data - maps and music mostly, which should fit into the 1GB/month structure they are going for here.
I was actually thinking to post, why can't I get a plan like that for a tablet...
I have a car. I cannot use it simultaneously with my laptop, tablet, and phone.
Ask me how I know you don't drive in the U.S.
The Taliban was probably demographically significant in Afganistan, but they gave our next-door neighbors, Russians all kinds of hell on earth in Afganistan; never underestimate a motivated minority.
What a marvellous idea. You are about to lose and fate of country population is going to depend on victorious army goodwill (or at least basic decency). That's just PERFECT moment for last, monumental fuck you.
I'm not sure victorious army goodwill is something the Russian Army is known for, I have a Polish friend who learned Russian sitting under the muzzle of a soviet tank and he didn't see any victorious army goodwill.
It's not posturing, Russia has legitimate interests in the Ukraine such as a warm Water naval base, several natural gas pipelines and I could easily see how Russia would use military force to protect those interests from outside interlopers. Unfortunately using military force to protect those interests from the host nation is going to require a level of brinkmanship that is likely to be beyond even a former KGB Colonel's.