Those bumps on the road are so the blind can safely drive.
The most effective write in would be one that unambiguously shows your disdain for the process, this is normally done by voting for a cartoon character, say Micky Mouse or Donald Duck, but I think a more effective method would be to gather a large number of votes for a candidate that sends a very clear message to those in power who continue to violate the law in the execution of policies to increase their power.
Vote Edward Snowden for all federal elections!
It would be better if Universities, get out of the Educating Kids for Jobs market, but strict educational research path.
We need to get Organizations to recognize non-College degrees as valuable education for their work. And save your College education degree for career paths in research and education.
The Undergrad classes, should be taught not in a University setting but in a Schooling setting outside of research. Not Dumb it down, but teach it with the expectation that people will use it to go to work in industry.
Perhaps this outside of research schooling you suggest could be provided to all in a publicly funded manner, and to make it more effective should be done early in a childs life, oh wait I forgot public K-12 schooling in America has become so simplified because Johnny might feel bad about not being able to read.
A high school diploma used to be proof of basic reading and mathematics abilities needed for employment. The solution isn't to add more education later in life to prepare people for the world, if public schools were properly educating people, the HS diploma would regain value and colleges could become institutions of higher learning, instead of High School part 2 that many are becoming.
I'm guessing the northwest US.
Electric costs in the $0.06-$0.08 / kWh range (lots of cheap hydro, which is pretty green already)
Added to the incessant cloudiness/rain of the region and your PV generation rates go down too.
I ran the calcs as well and it was giving me about a 25 year break even time frame (with lots of pro PV assumptions) and most panels I saw were giving a 20 year lifetime (ie they would output less than 75% of their rated power after 20 years)
Bottom line it's not worth it in my area, unless you get some great subsidies.
"The simple fact of the matter, which so many refuse to accept, is this: you can NOT fix a corrupted system by working WITHIN that system...why? Because its corrupted silly!"
That's an assumption, not a statement of fact. If it were strictly true, then every government, everywhere, would simply slowly decline until the next revolution. I prefer to believe that the damage is not too deeply rooted to fix.
That sounds like an apt summary of history of world governments.
It's the Pax. The G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate that we added to the air processors. It was supposed to calm the population, weed out aggression. Well, it works. The people here stopped fighting. And then they stopped everything else. They stopped going to work, they stopped breeding, talking, eating. There's 30 million people here, and they all just let themselves die.
Earth is clearly for the beatles. Do you know how many species of beattles there are ~400,000 thats about 25% of all known animal life-forms.
God must love beatles.
I actually RTFA and couldn't find a list of the "180 under connected countries" but as a satellite internet customer for several years the US should be on the list.
My Stats: ~900 ms latancy, 1.5 MBit, daily cap of 300 MB download, all for 3x the price of the lowest cable or DSL plan not available in my area.
It's amazing how all the telecom companies talk about providing great service until you live a mile and a half down a dead end road they have no plan to ever run lines down (Cable), or you are too far from the nearest DSLAM for DSL.
Trust me you don't need or want this.
Based on my fun experience of satellite internet ownership, ping times range in the 800-1000 ms time frame.
At a minimum based on speed of light your ping times are going to be >250
God I need to move... note to self always check internet availability before buying a house.
...buy lots of laser pointers.
This makes me soooo want to buy laser pointers I don't need, just because I may soon not be able to.
How unsafe would a cluster of these be...
now I just need some hydrogen balloons.
And this is the problem with virtually unlimited copyrights and DRM, it removes items of popular culture from general availability.
Our culture has been monetized and taken from us, to be sold back to us.
I remember The Matrix it was a great movie, I always thought it was too bad they never made any sequels.
The correct answer is of course - everyone wins!
The world would be free from Zuckerberg and Apple would get back a new and improved zombie Jobs
As much as I hate HR, the reason they do this is because the US K-12 education is continuing to decline as 'no child left behind' and other administrative testing programs tied to funding drag down the average to the slowest student, so getting an employee who can do basic math/reading/writing requires a college degree in many circumstances.