Who says that the authors are trying to make a point, versus simply drawing conclusions based on observations? The derision in this thread and dismissal of the (ludicrous!) idea that any change in modern society's behaviors may be a good idea strike me as a defensive lashing-out by people who don't take climate change seriously and won't modify their behavior, humanity be damned.
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Nothing to see here, people. Move along. And could you put that Social Security Trust Fund money here before you go?
The other repliers to parent need to fall into line. Everybody hates Notes! No exceptions allowed!
I worked with and supported Notes for 10 years at IBM, and really liked the product. There were some frustrations, but I was very positive about it on the whole.
Now that I work for a small municipal agency, I miss Notes' flexibility and app development capabilities a great deal. But there's no way we can afford it for so few seats.
Until, of course, you have a situation like Fukushima.
Decentralized renewables are cheapest and safest, when all risks and external costs are factored in.
Costs are higher, but Americans are being employed and paid with tax money. Sounds like a better approach than shipping it directly to someone else's economy.
I manage IT for a small city whose police department has two patrol vehicles equipped with LPRs. Officers download an updated hotlist of expired and stolen plates daily to the PCs in those cars and have the LPR software running while they patrol and answer calls. Our official policy is to let data expire from the PCs after 40 days. While the software has the optional capability to centrally gather reads and archive them, we've never bothered to implement it. The only inquiry we've had regarding plate reads in the last three years was from the NYCLU, wanting to know our data handling policies.
That's not to say that there isn't a very creepy Orwellian aspect to the proliferation of this technology. With enough zealots in the right places, this stuff is odious.
The more that people educate themselves, the less likely they'd be to swallow the bullshit that the FSP is serving.
What do you think is "the underlying problem"?
US environmental conditions are much better, especially since we decided to offshore our toxic manufacturing needs to China.
Indeed, clean air and water will be hoarded by the "Al Gore sycophants".
The NRA IS the gun lobby. At this point, they should be considered a domestic terror organization.
Willingness to accept substandard wages?
I guess that it matters whether you're interested in the well-being of society, or of a business.
Never mind the human wreckage along the way.