Given the Predator uses hellfire missiles that are supersonic, they're going to blow you up before it is physically possible to hear them. And the drone itself can fire from five miles away.
That's a good idea, but legally moving the money into the corporation in order to purchase the stuff gets pretty complicated tax-wise. You might want to look at something like an open trust instead. Talk to your tax lawyer. IANAL.
I agree completely with parent. There is a difference between passing an inheritance to your children and providing access. I can leave the keys to my house to my children, but that doesn't mean the legal possession of the house will pass to them. Very different concepts.
mdsolar writes in with news that Goolge has released Street View pictures from inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima disaster. "Google Inc. (GOOG) today released images taken by its Street View service from the town of Namie, Japan, inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Google, operator of the world's biggest Web search engine, entered Namie this month at the invitation of the town's mayor, Tamotsu Baba, and produced the 360-degree imagery for the Google Maps and Google Earth services, it said in an e-mailed statement. All of Namie's 21,000 residents were forced to flee after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the town, causing the world's worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl. Baba asked Mountain View, California-based Google to map the town to create a permanent record of its state two years after the evacuation, he said in a Google blog post."
The point is not the database structure, it's collecting the data to populate it. Large tax companies have teams of hundreds of people that keep track of all the local tax laws, and charge a large amount of money selling the data to large retailers. It's not trivial to keep the laws of every 10,000 person municipality in the database up to date.
But but... it didn't give us any extra light for farming. We have the same amount of light. It just made farmers feel better, I guess?
This. I have never understood either. We're not changing the amount of time each day. If you need more light, change your hours. There is a very good image here that helps to explain (the purple one): http://www.thefullwiki.org/DST
Well, kindof. Not necessarily, it depends on the legal wording in your homeowner's policy: http://www.merlinusmonroe.com/2011/01/02/insurance-policies-and-forcible-entry/ IANAL
When 99% of laptops have touchscreens, they will be cheaper than non-touch screens. Economies of scale and all that.
On a serious note, what kind of strange issues will this create with HR? Am I working in the office or not? If not, why do they say I'm not? I personally think these things are pretty hokey, but it will be interesting to see how they jive with a real office and the people in it.
Entrepreneurs have also put in a lot more personal capital. If the manager fails, even if he loses his job, he gets a new job. If the entrepreneur fails, he loses his life savings often.
The difference is that economies of scale are extremely important in the electronic device world. It's easy to drop $100 million on R&D when you can spread it across 10 million device sales. If you're only going to sell them to ten people, then you need to sell them for $10 million each just to cover R&D costs. With Ostrich boots, the "R&D" cost is one tailor for one afternoon to make the pattern, maybe a couple hundred bucks in "R&D". That means they can produce very limited quantities and still turn a profit.
Out of around 130 million different books in the world, only about 20-25 million of them have been scanned. Also, a book and the content are different things. A rare 400-year old book has a lot of intrinsic value even if the text is available in digital format. So storing physical objects in a library will be with us for a long time.
And to what extent do you avoid cutting costs? Avoid 99% of failure scenarios? 99.9%? 99.9999%? How would you justify where you cut the line? It's not a simple answer.
And where would you consider to be a "safe" area in the US that has no storms, no earthquakes, etc? And is also somewhat accessible and relatively close to a large population center?