>> First off, does that even mean anything? What units is the "scale" of a universe expressed in?
Well, I had the same question, so I RTFA'd a bit
The zoom-factor of universe in the article is defined thusly, not too unreasonably, IMO:
The scale of observable universe divided by Plank Length (the smallest length, by some definitions.)
And, this is "only" 65 orders of magnitude. Whereas, they have zoomed in the Mandelbrot by some 200 orders, finding the same features and self-similarity even after so much zooming in.
The main ingredient is inertia, custom and history (which the constructed language does not have).
Everything else is secondary.
While the Government of India may be trying to ban it and the some conservative rednecks of the country hold crazy views, it seems that the majority doesn't..
It is the same Indians that are mass-protesting in response to rapes, to corruption, and want safe streets for themselves and their women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
It is the same Indians that are drawing attention to this problem in the first place, through documentaries like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
While its society and people have ways to go to catch up with the West, India is like an oasis in the fucked-up desert of a region it is surrounded by. A culture of male-dominance and women hiding their own rapes - in shame - is endemic pretty much everywhere outside of West. It is again nice to see this society trying to challenge and change it.
Problems like these exist and have always existed. The poorer the country, the more prevalent they are. It is actually nice to see the
In other words, we can think of one monolithic India and take this time to mock their poor for lacking running water and shitting in the open... Or, instead, we can stand with and encourage those Indians that are trying to highlight these problems...
Especially outside of West, corruption is the
Through all this, it is heartening how the people of India demand a secular, safe, corruption-free, democratic society and are, by and large, very "Westernized" in their views.
Also, do you know that it was FBI that posed undercover as the blackmailers as well as the executors. That every single hit that was ordered against a fictional entity, in response to blackmails by fictional entities, and carried out by a fictional entity as well.
Browsing the comments, military workers are quick to defend against generalizations when any anyone calls them out for serving in a "killing machine."
Yet, at the same time, the whole headline is a generalization.
You can't have it both ways.
Sure, tenure makes no sense for schools.
But, what I'm really wondering is: Just what was the creative logic that the
> [Bay Area... hard to rent without proof of income]
How about we ask for some laws to address this problem? Seems like a good idea, right? Let's make more laws to try to solve a problem that was caused in the first place by... wait for it, previous bad laws!
Do you know why things are that way in the Bay Area? It's because do-gooders made it very hard to evict a deadbeat tenant, and a host of related bad laws..
Interfere with the free market, and the consequences will come back and bite us all. Of coures, then we can ask for more bad laws... till the cows come home.
And this is why you don't install third party "goodies" on your linux workstations (unless you are looking for just a play machine.).
There's a reason distros separate things into free/nonfree or main/universe. The first thing everyone does is go out and get 'multiverse.' Heck, if that's what you want, you might as well stick with windoze...
This will happen time and again. If not Intuit, it will be industry X buying government on issue Y because it benefits them.
You can blame Intuit all you want, but that's like blaming sand for flowing downhill. Legal lobbying for your best self-interest is what we all do.
The real problem is not Intuit, but it's the Government. It should not be "buyable." Its purpose was to provide national security and law and order, that's all. The more functions and power it takes on, the more the lobbying goes up..
Think it's not bad enough? Heck, a 30-mile circle outside DC is populated mainly by lobbyists.