You will once Windows starts enforcing a touchscreen interface.
with security guarantees from a Western power, when those guarantees are broken so easily?
This has implications for many other conflicts. For example Israel/Palestine - the US offered Israel security guarantees due to the vulnerable borders it would have after a withdrawal, and I'd expect the Palestinian leaders want some protection from extremists who reject peace with Israel and would assassinate any leader who agreed to it (as happened in Egypt after it signed a treaty with Israel). Now, I can't imagine either side respecting such a guarantee, which makes a peace agreement that much further away.
The same is true with regard to India/Pakistan (another nuclear weapons situation), Bosnia, Kosovo, and many other areas of crisis.
The lesson is, don't make promises if you (and all your successors in office) don't plan on keeping them.
Or maybe the "Renaissance".
...beyond the fact that someone wants to deny evolution.
What answers are being changed, on what test?
Why bother to give the test at all if you don't like the material on it? Is it a government-required test? For what purpose? Is the government really OK with these arbitrary changes by the school?
The summary is pretty horrible, in terms of journalism, and the original article not much better.
US invaded Iraq, tried to reform the government, and eventually left.
Russia invaded Crimea, and may soon attempt to annex it.
That's a big difference, legally and morally.
It's like the difference between hunter2 and hunter2.
According to bitcoinexchangerate.org right now, a bitcoin is trading for $496, that means that Mt.Gox is reporting a theft of $369 million.
That's a lot of money.
Did the Mt Gox admins ever consider that, say, locking your door is not a sufficient precaution when you have $369 million under your bed? That your default install of Linux Mint might not be a sufficient precaution against hackers when you have $369 million on your hard drive?
But why should they have cared? It wasn't their money that was stolen. The theft was an externality. And if there's something we know about free markets, they are great EXCEPT when they involve externalities.
Most of those states are either isolated islands or European city-states. Both are under the effective protection of countries with militaries - either major sea powers like the US, or large European states like Italy.
The only states not in those categories are Costa Rica, Panama, and Haiti. Each of these countries is relatively isolated (no more than one border with a country that has a military), without oil or other resources to fight over, and to some extent under the shadow of the US military.
So this is not really a model that most countries can follow.
Islam is a religion not a race. Hence the term Muslim, which means a follower of Islam, is not a racial term.
It's not quite that simple in practice. In Lebanon the main communities are Sunnis, Shiites, Christians and Druze. Each community includes many non-religious people and some who would describe themselves as atheists. But if you were born into the Sunni community, then your family is Sunni, the militia defending you is Sunni, and the militias attacking you are probably Shiite or Christian. That's your identity, regardless what you think about theological issues. It may not be a "race", but it's certainly an ethnicity. Not just a belief or point of view.
But why limit it to modern technology? Is a knight a human-armor-horse hybrid? Is a caveman a human-spear hybrid? I can't imagine how describing things this way leads to a deeper level of understanding.
Remember when Apple was the company that came out with revolutionary new products and the rest of the industry followed them?
Apparently, now it's Google.
(Oh, and who would trust Steve Jobs' company to make their medical devices? Yes I am speaking both to his general approach to ethics, and the circumstances of his death.)
The course we are on is unsustainable at our current rate of energy consumption. Tom Murphy's excellent essay "Galactic-Scale Energy" made the case rather well (and it deserves its own Slashdot entry if it hasn't already had one -- I'm too lazy too look it up). About 1400 years from now (which is less time into the future than we are from the fall of the Roman Empire) we will be using more energy than is currently produced by the entirety of the sun if we don't back off on the growth of our energy consumption, which is showing no signs of easing up.
This is completely false. US energy consumption per capital has actually fallen in recent years, and is currently no higher per capita than it was in 1970. Other developed countries have a similar trend.
Or better yet, write down PART of each password you use in your wallet. And memorize the rest of the password (it can be as little as a couple letters, the same couple letters for each site). That way, you only have to remember a couple letters once (and never change them), and get security from the complicated part of the password which is written down.
Cuba is a totalitarian police state. The problem is not too little infrastructure, it's too much oppression. And I don't see how an initiative like this could change the situation.