I'm sure that the "well, at least no lives were lost!" response will fly really well when a patch causes the company to lose $100,000 in worker productivity.
Many states also don't allow felons to vote. That's much more basic (and non-controversial) than gun ownership.
I have enough education to know that there hundreds of "west coasts" in the world. I also live in West Michigan, so I could easily interpret "west cost" to mean the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
However, I also have the skill of inference. Given that this is being posted on a U.S.-centric forum and the reference is being made in the context of a time of day, I was able to reason out that in this case, "west cost" does in fact refer to the Pacific timezone.
Let me guess: You're not a parent. The best parents are always the ones without children. After they have kids, they realize that their perfect ideas don't work on actual children.
Either that, or you've been blessed with an angel of a child. It happens, but it's far from guaranteed.
I'd turn that around: "Intelligence is realizing that nobody knows what the fuck they're talking about. Wisdom is realizing that you don't, either."
This isn't going to be pretty. Just as the oil industry uses FUD to create false "uncertainties" about climate science, Ken Ham misrepresents evolutionary science to make it appear that there is a debate. There is no way for a logical person like Nye (who is a mechanical engineer by training, BTW) to effectively counteract Ham's bullshit.
The very fact that this debate is happening is already a win for Ham (and not just because of the millions of dollars that AIG is raking in): The amount of media coverage that this "debate" has received creates the impression that there is a debate to be had - when the basic science is very well-understood and unambiguous. Ham's work is FUD at its finest.
What's wrong with that code snippet? It fulfills the API contract perfectly. Is it the indentation and line-breaks?
(I'm kidding. Your post is going to give me nightmares tonight. Thanks a lot.)
How often do you take cross-country trips? For me, it's at most once or twice per year - renting a vehicle for those times is no problem, especially if my daily driver is cheaper to operate. If you do take such trips frequently, then present EVs are not for you. However, you're among a small minority of the driving population.
By requiring your daily driver to be capable of any situation you can imagine - even if it occurs very infrequently - you're wasting a lot of resources, including your own money.
As long as the people are properly tagged from the farm, they won't be too concerned.
Never going to happen. Do you really think that average people will be able to manage their own bitcoin wallets with adequate levels of security and reliability?
A bank-managed payment system (i.e. debit/credit cards) will be the ultimate winner.
Because nobody in America wants 20 largish coins in their pants/wallet/purse.
Then carry a single twenty, two tens, or four fives. You should never have more than four singles at a time - if you do, it means that you neglected an opportunity to get closer to exact change.
I don't want 20 paper bills in my wallet either - it would barely fold.
What the city slicker politicians and neo-econazies don't understand is that the 100W bulbs are useful.
You do realize that those "fascist, idiot, city slicker, neo-econazie politicians" you're referring to were in the Bush administration, don't you? (the ban was passed in 2007)
I installed similar switches in our previous house. We had no issues with CFLs. Perhaps some switches are better than others?
Heat Pumps don't work when it's below freezing.
Incorrect. Heat pumps work at outdoor temperatures well below freezing. Their efficiency does get lower as the temperature drops, however - though there are advanced units that work at acceptable efficiencies at any temperature.
Finally - a "smart wallet" that would actually be more convenient to use (or at least no less convenient) than the credit cards I already have in my wallet.