Seriously. It's bad enough with an extension to block auto playing videos, but on a computer where the videos auto play you could hook up a hydroelectric generator to all that falling water and sell the power to raise money for charity.
Well I'll call you in 100 years and we'll see who was right...
I've always thought it was "Rapey scan." I don't know how the people that named it couldn't see it that way...
I can just visualize the conference room where they decided the name of the product:
Hey guys, we need to name this unconstitutional search device that shows nude images of disgruntled people who will hate us. Any ideas?
Well we want it to sound fast so they don't blame lines on it... How about "rapid scan".
Hmm, that doesn't sound very awesome... How about "Rapiscan?"
But doesn't that look a bit like it has the word "rape" in it?
No! Get your mind out of the gutter Simmons. No non-pervert would ever pronounce it that way!
Well basically something like this:
It wasn't a failure of security that caused 9/11, it was a failure of policy. The by the book way to deal with a hijacking was to comply with the terrorists with the idea that they just wanted the passengers and plane for ransom, not to use the plane itself as a weapon. Today the pilots would intentionally crash the plane before they would allow the hijackers control over the aircraft.
They should have at least made a curved tread pattern. Those points of the chevrons are huge stress risers which makes fatigue fracture much more likely.
Yes, because actual scientists have no ideological motivations. And science is defined by the majority of other scientists. We can't start letting statisticians and people who understand math start analyzing science!
But it would require us to stop using alternative fuels like ethanol. We have been deforesting land to form new planting fields to grown corn and sugar cane in for ethanol production. That was a climate win right? How could government solutions possibly make us worse off?
Exactly. Climate change is inevitable. Humans can affect the climate. There is only one question we need to figure out... Do we want the planet to get warmer or colder? I prefer warmer myself. Other people are deluded enough to believe they can keep it the same.
In what universe is the Nobel prize not a popularity contest among peers?
You mean any studies that will never get published because they will be called "deniers"? Every claim of death and cost of global warming is hugely inflated. I have yet to see a study that shows any possible BENEFIT of global warming despite the evidence that the warmest times in Earth's history have been the times that life has been most prolific.
No, the claim is that all the scientists now learned how to do science from doing science fairs in school. They follow the same scientific method they learned there. Make a hypothesis. Form your conclusion. Find, manipulate, or fabricate data to support that conclusion. If you can't fudge the data enough, make a graph with inappropriate scale and units to make your data appear to support the conclusion.
That's what you see in science fairs, and that's all of this bullshit. Science isn't always about looking at data and being "that's funny" sometimes it's about having the scientific integrity to say "there is no clear conclusion that can be drawn from this data" or "we weren't able to isolate the variables enough to see a relationship."
I haven't read the full report, but I'm sure you won't read this rebuttal because it's from the Cato Institute. Their predictions are off, and getting farther off with each year of data.
If there's no actual investment then why do I get a yearly report from the Social Security Administration telling me how much I have in my fund? If you are agreeing that Social Security is a huge money hole where future generations pay for the retirement of the old, then who WOULDN'T opt out? Probably just the old, not the people paying for the old to retire.
You'd want to opt out of Social Security because it's a Ponzi Scheme. Or maybe because you can get better returns on your retirement dollars in a private fund. Or maybe because you'd rather buy gold for your retirement savings.
If you don't pay your mortgage than you are in violation of a contract and the bank goes to the government to bring guys with guns to kick you out as you are trespassing on the bank's property. It's still the government with the guns. Your bank can't have it's own private enforcement kick you out of their house.