Note that AC specifically said, "that nothing else does quite as well," which is not quite the same as "that nothing else does." Personally I'm not aware of any bothersome differences in implementation, but I'd be interested to hear them. I want to say that one editor I've used will plop a bunch of whitespace at the end of a line if you copy and paste the uneven ends of lines, but I just tried the three at my disposal at the moment (VS, Notepad++, gVim) and none of them did that.
Here is how to do it in a bunch of different editors, by the way.
That may not be your personal point of view, but the wider "Anti-ACA" movement is not nearly as enlightened as you.
You can say that again: a Kaiser poll last year found 36 percent of people believe that death panels are part of the ACA, and 20 percent weren't sure. And people like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are still talking about them.
You have just confirmed everything I was saying. There was a political atmosphere against the ACA, and the Democrats pushed it anyway despite the fact that the result was completely predictable.
Hindsight is 20/20. Was it really predictable back then, when Democrats were cutting major provisions out of Obamacare like the government option and making it more and more like Romneycare, trying to appease the Republicans? Sure, it seems obvious to us now, but who could have predicted that they'd change their minds about things like the individual mandate and insurance exchanges?
At some point you really have to accept that "stable" is an estimation or else it's completely meaningless. The moon's orbit increases by 3.8 cm per year, which means it's stable to 1 part in 10^11. The Earth is moving away from the Sun 15 cm per year, so it's stable to 1 part in 10^13. Atomic clocks are stable to 1 part in 10^15.
I haven't seen the movie, but the original question was about the orbital decay time of the Enterprise, and one poster said to make the orbit higher. If it had started in a proper geostationary orbit, for example, drag, solar wind, and all the other sources of orbital decay would be small enough that it would take many, many years to bring it down, in which case the engines could be repaired well before reentry. In that case, calling it a stable orbit isn't even close to a bad approximation.
Guess what, no object in orbit can maintain it's orbit without propulsion.
Smartass responses aside, I wonder if there are a moon-synchronous orbits that use the tidal bulge effect to counteract drag forces. I was just reading about LAGEOS satellites, which have no altitude control but are in a "highly stable" MEO that supposedly won't decay for 8.4 million years, which might as well be forever since they'll probably be destroyed by micrometeorite/debris collisions well before they have to worry about burning up on reentry. A brief look at their orbital properties makes the moon-synchronous thing unlikely, but I wonder how they calculated that orbit lifetime.
It's not 34 distinct state exchanges. It's 1 exchange for the population of 34 states.
My point is that it *should* be 34 distinct exchanges. The thing is, the system has to refer to a database of available coverage based on the user's home state. This is one of the Republican ideals that did not make it into the final bill: people in one state cannot purchase insurance offered in another state.
Well over a million users and their site couldn't handle it? Mr President, call up Yahoo or Go-daddy... they could have your site up and running in a few minutes.
Why isn't anybody talking about the actual problem? Sixteen states have their own sites, which supposedly run just fine. This was certainly true for Colorado. But the rest of the states opted to allow the federal government to run their exchanges. So what do they do? They put thirty-four state exchanges on the same site! Who the hell thought that was a good idea? Is it really not obvious that the main site should have a map with 50 clickable states, taking you to different sites, hosted on different servers?
Not existing doesn't bother me, its the dying part I'm afraid of. That said, if it were my job to identify less horrible ways to die than by nuke, I'd be employed for life.
Depends how close you are...standing right next to one as it detonates is probably the least horrible way to die, since your brain won't even have time to register any pain before it doesn't exist anymore. If you're so lucky to be standing right on top of one, some your constituent atoms get blasted out of the atmosphere and spread across the solar system for free.
What worries me is that the site has only one passing mention of radiation, for a mission to Jupiter orbit. Aren't humans in that region going to be almost literally fried?
Wikipedia says there is enough radiation on the surface of Europa to kill a human in a single day (it's tidally locked with Jupiter, but I'm not sure if that helps the far side or not). I imagine they're headed to the subsurface ocean, if it exists, so they won't have to worry about it after they melt/drill their way through as many meters of ice as it takes (the Mars One site claims that five meters of Martian soil provides the same protection as Earth's atmosphere). But yeah, they'd definitely need to do something far more drastic than Mars One to protect the astronauts as they approach Europa until they land and get to a safe depth.
This program would cover things like: eating habits, sexual behavior, phys ed, and at least a basic program on managing money.
This sounds like trying to teach the kids something that should be taught by parents.
Maybe, but the structured way a school might approach such things could be very valuable. Eating habits, for example, are very much set by parents, but nutrition is an entire field of study. Have the students record everything they eat for a week and estimate a few key nutrition measurements like Calories, cholesterol, etc. Such an activity can and should be repeated several times a year. Telling people how they should eat is probably less effective than showing them exactly how they eat, and what problems they might have if they continue eating like they do.
+1, Should have been pointed out earlier. This point is more important than the dangers of gorilla arm syndrome, or the technical feasibility of it, or the capability/likelihood of Elon Musk to follow-through with it.
Barring a radical new piece of software with crazy amounts of automation, the utility of such a thing would be limited to design reviews. Don't get me wrong, if impressing the customer with something like this helped sell products, it would totally be worth it, but call me a skeptic when it comes to performing actual work with such an interface (at least, for the foreseeable future).
While I have an android device, it hasn't got google play/appstore, login, nor data service to it... Android 4.3's restrictions, google's no-server limitations, etc are all pushing the masses towards sheepitude...
This sounds confused. Just about the only android devices that don't have data service are e-readers,
I don't think the data service bit was a particularly important point, but I wanted to point out that there are five Android devices in my household: two phones, a tablet, an e-reader, and an Ouya...and only one of those devices has data service (the older phone is not hooked up to cell service at all, but most things work perfectly fine with just wi-fi, and I save tons of battery by keeping the cell radio off).
Space nutters... Man they are nuts.
And yet, between the ones who want to terraform Mars tomorrow (which I will note that GP is not), and the people like you who want to kick the can down the road forever, we will make progress. Just as GP said.
One important thing to note is that astronauts will need cargo for the foreseeable future. Just because it doesn't look like we'll ever be able to Sling people doesn't mean it's not useful to manned spaceflight.
See this slashdot article on how demos lower sales http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/01/17/0339230/do-game-demos-have-an-adverse-effect-on-sales
Read the comment by M1rth, which I won't quote for it's length, but its +5 rating is well-earned.
Regarding your original post I have a lot of the same issues with mine, but it's a bit early to consider it a failure. I happened to receive my Ouya the very same day that my wife had a baby, so I haven't tinkered with it much, but I agree that the game selection left much to be desired. I even downloaded some racing game that I couldn't figure out how to get to an actual race. But, the PS2 was the last console I bought on launch day; I can't remember how long it was until a game came out that actually made it worth owning, but I assure you it wasn't terribly quickly.
Anyway, for my part, the fact that there aren't many games yet is largely irrelevant. It got me into programming games again in a way that Android didn't do before -- probably has something to do with controllers -- and I heartily disagree with your demos=bad sentiment. So I'm hoping to release something on a platform where I can actually make money (the PSP homebrew scene was not so good for that).
These going away is a good reason to buy one now. The simple touch is great for rooting giving you a pretty good e-ink android tablet. I've been eyeing them on eBay for a couple weeks now. Time to pull the trigger I think.
You missed out. Yesterday the Simple Touch went on clearance at Radio Shack for $20, and the one with GlowLight was $30. The scum of the Earth, I mean, eBay resellers, will have cleaned them out by now, unless you get super lucky. I snagged the last regular Simple Touch at my local one for a grand total of $20.97 and I'm going to Nooter it this weekend..