Independence doesn't really mean anything. Objectivity does. You don't have to be independent to be objective.
I'll invest in the now lucrative broom market and make a fortune.
Why do I have an innate right to own property? Is it only because it is a cultural norm? If I lived in a culture where, say, land is so plentiful, it doesn't make sense for any one person to own it. Would I still have an innate right to own that land?
That's an interesting narrative you have there. The settlements were/are about the Treaty and nothing else. The cultural stuff is important, and it's possible for a culture to appreciate the importance of the environment around them, and also over succeeding generations, make a total mess of it.
It doesn't sound like you've read 'The Penguin History of New Zealand'. It should be required reading in schools. You should do yourself a favour and find a copy, if only the read the first two/three chapters.
Communalism != communism
Replaced by jobs in the low paying service sector. So while labour force participation has increased somewhat, real US household incomes have remained almost stationary for the bottom 80% of US workers.
The Solomon curve seems to show that the safest speed to travel is just slightly below the average speed. This doesn't make any sense. X isn't variation from average. shouldn't it be speed in mph, with 0 being the speed limit?
And, in the 50's, when the data was collated, how did Solomon accurately predict the speed the cars involved in these collisions were going at? We cant do that reliably now.
Taxonomy isn't a field that all scientists wish they could work in.
Good luck trying to get high school science students interested in the concept of biological classification.
It is possible to sleep drive in the same way you can sleep walk. A New Zealand woman drove 300 kmand operated her cell-phone while asleep.
Maybe you should hire better PM's so you don't have a 'crunch'.
Most managers are accountable to someone, and tend to balance the needs of various stakeholders, i.e. workers, internal/external customers, owners, suppliers etc.
Who is Linus accountable to? When he swears at the other devs, which stakeholders' interest is he trying to protect? The users?
There are no individual rights that aren't granted by the collective.
A recount of a paper ballot will generally give a different result.
If you have an electoral system where each vote is counted towards the composition of the government, then this is a problem.
I haven't run into a specialist yet that does any meaningful work past Wednesday. It's mostly golf the rest of the week.
Maybe the 'who ever is left' category of people who are left at the end of the week aren't so good at surgeries.
Why not just swap the battery out with a fully charged one? I guess they would be pretty heavy (the leaf battery is around 300 kg), but if you get the system in place, then you can just set up a robot arm to do the changing, and setup a car wash style conveyor belt thing?
Then, we could use the batteries that are being stored as an energy store connected to the grid (so we can make better use of some renewable connected to the grid like wind and solar), with the added benefit of only having the charge the batteries at night when power is supposedly cheaper.
I swap my propane gas bottle in this fashion. The stations around don't bother having the large tanks to refill the bottles, they just keep a dozen or full so people can swap them. You just have to build in the depreciation of the tanks into the price of the swap.