Looks like it was roughly an hour from the drop to things being back to normal, with a downswing of about 8GW and an upswing of about 13GW.
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False. Bird deaths due to wind turbines are a rounding error.
Voluntary birth control is only a temporary fix. I still see plenty of big families.
All those big families don't make up for the childless and one-child families. It's simply statistical reality.
Even with those large families, the USA is slightly below the replacement rate. According to the CIA World Factbook, The USA is sitting at about 2.01 births per woman. You need about 2.1 to keep the population constant. The only thing that is keeping population growth going is immigration.
And the almost all (France is an exception at 2.08) rest of the developed world is way the hell below that. Canada is sitting at 1.59 and the EU collectively is at 1.55. China is also sitting at 1.55, and Russia is at 1.61.
Innocent people are inconvenienced and harassed all the time by unreliable evidence and eye witness testimony. Some are even convicted. The false positive rate for familial DNA is way down in the noise level. Why not point your outrage at the harassment of blacks on the streets of every major city.
Because unlike you, we have sufficient neural capacity to walk and chew gum at the same time and thus are also able to criticize police for multiple lousy practises at once.
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512 bits isn't a very high a bar anymore.
It took 6 months and 8000 MIPS-years to factor RSA-155 back in 1999.
According to Dhrystone, the CPU in the computer I'm typing this post on could do those 8000 MIPS-years in roughly 3 weeks and you could probably knock that down to less than a day if you brought the GPU into the matter, let alone something with some real oomph.
Pros3cut0rz need to periodically run for reelection.
Not in this case. Crown Attorneys in Canada are civil employees, not elected positions.
We had one of those up here. They were a somewhat popular protest vote in the 90s. They got 0.63% of the national vote in 1993, which is better than the Libertarians or Communists have ever managed.
An idiotic voting system, gerrymandered ridings, Republicans giving the Conservatives dirty tricks lessons, and 39% of the population being idiots.
Now it's just a matter of getting the majority of Canadians to go "No I don't want this idiot again."
No, it's a matter of getting decidedly more than a majority to go like that. Harper got here with 39% of the vote, thanks to dirty tricks and this idiotic system of voting we're stuck with.
You'll need a large supermajority to get rid of him. The most recent projection shows he's still likely to form government with 32.9% of the vote.
I doubt it'll fly in Canada. For that matter, I wonder if they'll even try.
Interac has almost universal availability and their NFC version ("Interac Flash") is already available to certain Android smartphone users.
It's the government approving them and the government(s) mandating them, so it's the government paying for it if something goes wrong.
2008. The retraction of Wakefield's fraudulent study and him being stripped of his medical license didn't happen until 2010.
For that matter, the HPV shot is not recommended for adults, since most of us have probably already been exposed (unless, again, you're a nun.) It's only recommended for pre-adolescents, under the likely true assumption that the majority of them will NOT be celibate.
Actually, it is recommended for adults, at least up here in Canada. It's currently approved for men up to age 26 and women up to age 45.
It's recommended and highly desirable to administer it pre-teen, so as to get maximum protection, but even for sexually active persons, it will still give at least partial benefit, as even if you have had an HPV infection, it's damn unlikely you'll have contracted all four strains the vaccine protects against.
This is one reason I'm glad that in my country, Australia, an MMR vaccination (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is mandatory unless you have a damn good reason not to get one (and being an idiot isn't good enough).
I think that depends on what state you're in. In NSW and Victoria, "vaccines are against my religion" seems to be enough.