Senators are in charge of a lot of things the general public is only vaguely aware of.
Your confusing cost with wealth redistribution. Everything they spent either went into wages, or bought goods that paid somebodies wages and generated profits that were distributed to stockholders. Being an overt Commie redistributionist is a bad thing(tm), being a covert Republicrat or Democan redistributionist is a economic stimulis package.
Not necessarily, anyone can contact the software authors and negotiate license terms; it can become more difficult as the number of authors increase and probably exponentially more difficult. MySQL for an example had multiple licensening options, one was the GPL.
The reason what licensor actually said that counts is because the licensor is the entity that initiates legal proceedings to remedy perceived violations of the licence. Any way the terms of the GPL are essentially a non-concern until you distribute.
You guys are all fucking zero-sumers, you want more water in an area that is desert, build a couple nuclear power plants and run some desalination plants. News flash, Southern California is in the horse latitudes, that means desert, just like almost every desert on the planet is in the horse latitudes.
Oh noes! We broke teh fuckin' planet! We broke the goddamned planet!
Thave us, Algore! Thave us!
We didn't break teh fuckin' planet; just Kaliphornia, and that was because Feinstein voted with the Republicans and Hell froze over. When you disturb the natural order there are consequences.
It doesn't matter what the aurthor of the GPL meant, it's what the licensor actually said that counts
If your an actor, hired to be in a historically based film protrayal of a particularly decadent period of Roman Civilization, when ruled by a Ceaser who was discribed as
sources focus upon his cruelty, sadism, extravagance, and sexual perversity, presenting him as an insane tyrant. Caligula
and produced by Bob Guccione, it's hard to be sympathetic to complaints that it turned into a porno.
Could windmills have an effect? How much energy are windmills taking out of the system? Maybe the windmills interact in a butterfly type effect, short-circuiting some necessary precursor of tornadoes.
As a dyed in the wool denier, I can unequivocally say that windmills remove an immeasurable amount of energy from the planetary system and have no effect on the frequency of tornadoes or any other storms.
Weather is an instance of climate, if weather is chaotic, then climate is chaotic; self-similarity is a harsh mistress. You alarmists all seem to confuse Chaotic systems with erratic systems; chaotic systems often appear well ordered, while being unpredictable.
However, for some reason unknown to me, the visible matter in our solar system perfectly describes how the planets orbit the sun, how the moon orbits the earth, and how hard I hit the ground when I try to fly. So where is this dark matter, all this extra gravity? Shouldn't I hit the ground a lot harder than we can explain just based on the mass of our planet?
I assume that because this so called dark matter, if it really exists, is pretty homogeneous at scales of planetary systems so all of the gravitational pulls at infinitely different angles just cancels out.
If you've gotten a "tetanus" shot since 1949 you've some form of pertussis vaccine as well.
The manufacturer's product liability insurance company.
If God didn't want me to go to prison, he wouldn't have permanently brain damaged my kid with measles and that stupid measles shot wouldn't have stopped him anyway!
I just saw on the TV (Detroit market) that to get the philosophical exemption, the parents will have to have a face to face meeting with a public health official who will explain both the risks and benefits of vaccination, which should help reduce the numbers of frivolous exemptions. Additionally I think parents should be held personally responsible for their children's health i.e. if you opt of a vaccine for religious or philosophical reasons and your kid gets that disease, you go to prison for criminal child neglect. I wouldn't be opposed to kids not vaccinated for religious/philosophical reasons being segregated so they don't pose a threat to kids who are unable to be vaccinated due to bona fide medical conditions.
Still not going to get much, even Stirlings need a good bit of log-deltaT to work well enough for a ROI.