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350,000 curies x 0.0114 gram Cs-137/curie = 3980 grams (4 kg) – of Cs-137. It decays by beta emission which in water is quickly absorbed; typically within 10mm - 15mm.
But don't let a good scare story go to waste.
Gnome's trademark includes software services involving databases and spreadsheets. How does a point of sale system work if it doesn't have some kind of database or spreadsheet to track sales, stock, etc? Further, Gnome's trademark covers software consulting. Are you suggesting Groupon would not consult with buyers of their PoS about configuration, ideal settings, etc?
I bought one of these. It took a VERY long time to arrive, and only worked for a few weeks. I contacted them for warranty repair and they simply never responded after that. I am out around $3000.
I'm not a fool or idiot. When I ordered, the marketplace was quite simple and they were the most promising option. It was only after most of us placed our orders with BFL that the trend in the market for pre-orders (and incredibly late deliveries) began, took shape and gained meaning as a deal-breaker.
The current bad actor in this is Black Arrow - and their reseller, MinerSource. They are 9 months behind on delivering Prospero X1s, and if you call or write, they tell you, "you can cancel your order, but there are no refunds. Here's a link to our non-existant terms you agreed to, which did not exist at the time."
It seems contrary of us as an audience to find so much difficulty with solving these problems. Yet at the same time we're roundly condemn Apple for their solution that has, so far, worked for over 99.999% of users. It's easy for us to throw stones, but when we look at what they have done and how they can improve it, it turns into a scrappy brawl of slashdottian proportions.
As a peanut gallery, we are a tough crowd
If they abstract the fingertip so there's a granular range of maybe 10,000 possibilities, it would have the same security as a 4 digit pin and an attacker would only have a 1:10,000 chance per attempt of hacking the fingerprint. That's within the realm of being anonymous enough to not exclusively identify, yet difficult enough to not easily reproduce. It's also a course enough granulation that a person can achieve the same result with their same fingerprint on a new phone.
It looks like we're in violent agreement
Yes, but you do still have the same fingertip. Unless you're worried about the common case of losing your phone and your fingertip at the same time.
Live there? I offer to move there and help set it up!
If you read the article and linked information, you'd know they included decommissioning costs, plus costs related to accidents and insurance costs. Also, many nuclear power stations have been fully decommissioned. A surprising number of them are now greenfield sites in the US.
If I might be so bold, bring a suit if you think you're not getting "equal protection under the law"...
I'm truly sorry for what has happened.
Many people are addressing how to communicate, but few are addressing what to communicate. At this time, your sister-in-law is tired, afraid, and a new mom. Her mental stamina is low and she is trying to heal. Making it harder, her potential to heal won't be apparent immediately, and can take several weeks or months to show.
Let her spend time with the baby. If things go badly this may be her crowning achievement, and if things go well, this may be her greatest mental uplift giving her the energy to heal.
Spend time listening as well as talking with her. Always give her comments to you priority over your comments to her. If her time is limited, there's much she will want to say - you have to let her get it out.
Just take things day by day. There will be good days and bad days. Bad days can actually be good news - healing is tiring, and while her brain swelling goes down and she recovers she will be extra tired. As parts of her brain switch back on and fumble to find their mental feet, she will sometimes seem off-balance.
Finally, given the affected area, modify your expectations of touch. Contact is important, but it should be somewhere she is connected to. If she can't move or feel her hands (which are two quite separate things) but she can move her eyelids, contact with her face might work better. Give her a say in that - she will guide you. Touch and intimacy are vital to her wellbeing.
I hope she makes a full recovery. She may well not. Take what you can get, listen to her, and do the best you can as a family to work with what you now have.
Congratulations on the new baby. I hope they will grow to know and enjoy their mother.
And a credit/debit card processor or bank won't do that?
This is exactly what BitPay does. They calculate the BTC price of your $ item, collect the BTC, convert that immediately at a known rate to $ and put it in your account.
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