Aristarchus (, Aristarkhos, 310 BCE – ca. 230 BCE) of Samos was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it (see Solar system). He was influenced by Philolaus of Croton, but he identified the "central fire" with the Sun, and put the other planets in their correct order of distance around the Sun. Aristarchus of Samos
It's Interesting that the heliocentric model is actually much older than people believe.
There is a strong tendency for a paper's abstract and conclusion to say what is currently expected by the political correctness cronies, even if the paper's body doesn't really support it. Any meta-studies that only examine abstracts is going to be very biased.
My primary problem with Apocalyptic Global Warming has always been in the premise that, because we can't figure out another reason for the apparent warming, it must be solely due to man-made CO2; then even the scientists admit that CO2 alone is inadequate to produce apocalyptic levels of warming and needs amplification from water vapour. That has always struck me as a position of excess hubris, I think Occam's razor applies here as the simplest explanation is the Earth's Climate is so complicated your puny models aren't good enough to even be wrong.
Soylent green was 100% algae until Hollywood got hold of it.
So clearly, Hollywood is the enemy.
Read "Make Room, Make Room" to learn all about Soylent, and for that matter catch a great story that was muddled into unrecoverability by pinheaded filmmakers.
If robots are built from standard parts -- as surely they will be -- then a maintenance robot can fix either your household robot, or another maintenance robot. Just as a doctor can fix you, or another doctor, with equal competence (not saying it's high competence, but it is the same, nonetheless.)
There's absolutely no question that the advent of general purpose robotics would drastically shift our economy around. How well we manage that shift would be the fulcrum from which we tilt forward, or backward. Add AI to the equation, and things might go entirely another way, however. Clever functional programming is one thing; an intelligent, independent entity is another. I think it really comes down to AI, or no AI; the latter will work out well for us, the former... unknown.
The CIO saying we need to reduce downtime (or whatever the current buzzword is) doesn't really -do- much to affect quality. Gee, I thought having the servers go down for an hour every month was a good thing! Instead, the engineer who implements a way of preventing that monthly downtime has actually done something to boost quality.
There needs to be a bridge between the business side of things and the tech side of things, but in most companies that role is not filled by the CIO.
Compare that to Hong Kong which has been (mostly) capitalist under British rule and it was much more prosperous (and still is!) than the rest of China.
Today, we can't even accurately tell the growth of China due to manipulated statistics, but China is undoubtedly in a bubble with manipulated statistics and fake construction ( http://www.news.com.au/business/china-building-mega-cities-but-they-remain-empty-sparking-fears-of-housing-bubble-burst/story-e6frfm1i-1226611169281 ) producing decent numbers but no wealth.
In a situation where there are other armed people, you want something that can just keep shooting, you'd just "spray and pray" something that this gun can't do. In something where you've got no chance of return fire (like in designated "gun free zones" like in Sandy Hook) it doesn't much matter because you can just walk up to someone and shoot them point blank if you want because they have no way to (effectively) defend themselves.
When it comes to kids, its important that kids learn at an early age to shoot responsibly. The problem is, too many kids get their first experience about firearms from Hollywood, from GTA and from rap music, rather than responsibly target shooting/hunting. The key is to teach them responsibility and facts, not that shooting a gun is a toy, nor that guns should be feared.
What SDR software is that?
Mix that in with people who simply don't vote, aren't informed, can't vote (due to them being under 18, or having their basic rights stripped away by government) and you've got a recipe for disaster.
You cannot vote your way out of tyranny when you have more people taking from the system than paying in.
Remind me again why Obama hasn't been impeached yet?
Because then Biden would be President.