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I predict that these tracking badges will show that the employees remain at their desk hard at work throughout the workday, while the employees will continue to take breaks, visit others in the cube-farm, and take long lunches.
People are scared of radiation because they don't understand it.
Rather then educate children todays society is more concerned with protecting them.
Relevant XKCD for dosage information.
I would be interested in how many banana doses of radiation this kit contained.
Everything is radioactive, granite countertops, bananas, sea-salt, living in Denver (higher elevations), hell carbon dating works because all life is radioactive.
You may be interested in feudalism (it's basically just what you just described) it's been the norm for much longer than the recent democracy idea.
Heinlein is one of the greatest SF writers, but after the mess they made of starship troopers I am not very optimistic.
The fed controls the other governing bodies through the simple means of money.
Do you want that federal funding for your state, better not enact laws against the will of the federal masters.
Local cops want some new tech from homeland security, better have policies in place that meet federal standards. (oh and sign this NDA)
Want federal funding for interstate highways, your drinking age had better be 21.
Originally the constitution prevented this by preventing the fed from directly taxing the people, limiting the amount of money they had, the federal income tax is the source of this problem, give enough money to the fed and you give them power over every policy imaginable.
The fed may not be the ones in your face daily, but they are the ones directing a large number of locally enforced policies.
Chemical batteries are also, generally the cheapest most compact method to store electricity, which is what you need to run servers, if all you want to do is store energy, hot water is a better method.
All the other storage methods have huge losses when trying to get electricity out, requiring larger and larger storage capacity to deliver the required electricity.
If it's 24 hour semi-reliable power you want for periodic short (up to several days) grid outages than the easiest method would probably be a small generator and a stored supply of fuel. (not the most environmental but it works)
Some will suggest solar with your roof area, which you are obviously aware of, but if you want 24 hour power with that you will need a large battery bank which is going to cost you more and take up a large amount of space.
As far as heating the cost effective method is to add more insulation, and if you're running servers you have a ready made electric heat source.
Best idea ever!! It would have to have better rides though or no one would go to Evolution Land.
Ah a Kids in the Hall reference, that takes me back.
One of their greatest sketches ever...
I'm crushing your head!
It would take a lot of laser energy to destroy a good sized rock, and the moon has no shortage of rocks.
A simple work around is to alter the phone number on the card to a number you control.
Then the retailer could call the number receive the code from your accomplice and provide a valid false code.
So is Dice selling statistics on light bulbs or something, two light bulb polls in the recent past makes me wonder.
Ammonia has odd burning properties, it's combustion temperature in air is lower than its ignition temperature it won't get hot enough to keep itself burning.
To fix this you can inject a small amount of hydrogen to aid combustion, which is mentioned in the article.
Although their powers are not very impressive.