Many, many years ago I was a temp doing data entry for the sub-sub contractor for military night-vision goggles. the company was making the high-voltage power supplies. they had a QA spreadsheet in Lotus 123 that the results of QA test failures were supposed to be entered into, and because of bad 'programming', only the first 20 tests failures were tabulated, giving them results which showed a lower failure rate the more units they made. I pointed this out, was ignored, complained, was fired, tried to blow the whistle, got no response. But the company has since gone out of business..ha ha ha, they deserve worse.
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Actually, that's only sort-of true. I started with MCC interim release, but couldn't get it to work properly. So then I spent a few days downloading SLS and it worked just fine - well, as good as you could expect with only 4MB of ram. But I didn't notice any alignment issues, and I wasn't instructed to reinforce the floor so I didn't. I had problems with overheating during compilation though, which I fixed by a powerful floor fan pointed at the air intake of the PC. I later fixed this more gracefully with a home-made triple-sized heat sink. Maybe that's what NASA should do, build a giant heat sink onto it.
race to the bottom...which series is more idiotic?
When I was last shopping for a car (two years ago), I had narrowed it down to either a used Prius or a use VW TDI. I chose the VW only because I found a good one available locally at a decent price. I did a hair amount of research on the issue of battery reliability. What I found is...batteries are lasting far longer than their warranties, which are pretty long. I also found out that it's likely that a single cell will fail before the whole pack. The dealer may tell you that you need a whole new battery and want $10,000 for it, but often, for less than $50, you can just replace the faulty cell. Also, if you search for non-dealer entire battery pack replacements, they can be had for $1200 new. What's interesting about this is that there are ten year old Priuses out there for sale 'parts only, battery needs to be replaced', for reasonable cost. The reasons I didn't go this route was because I didn't have garage space to work on it, and I needed a car quickly and the cheap Prius I was seeing were kind of far away.
It's worth noting that the price of electricity makes this economy variable. The place I live now just had electric rates rise by 30% because they shut down a nuclear power plant. In other, more responsible areas of the US or in other countries, the situation may be better (or worse).
until you meet someone who really is, and who isn't a primadonna.I've had the pleasure of meeting a few.
Do you know why they switched the site from Aqaba? They could have used the waste heat from the plant to desalinate the seawater.
I already knew about this, but glad to see it posted here. I am sad that it has to be a Russian one instead of a US/Japan or French one, and wish it could be Thorium instead of Uranium, but those aren't available yet. They originally were going to build it at Aqaba, their only sea access, to make use of the seawater for cooling and also desalinate it with waste plant heat. I wonder why they moved it.
Who let the Green party run the place? All sorts of demands. What if I want a skylight? What if I want traditional roofing? No freedom of choice on how to make my home.
and anyhow, I am more interested i the design and standardization of street signs.
Really...how about Rhode Island? It's a small enough place, so it should be easier to secure.
i AM the dark side of the net!
communication is not language. Language requires the ability to be infinitely expanded.
I mean, really...
my comp keeps crashing before I can paste all of my assumptions, but I see a typial rural person as pay an addition $8.10 per week with this tax. that's probably 3/4 - 4/5 an hour of wages, and is enough to make a basic dinner for a family of 4. Think of that.
Agreed. But hey, how about taxing the super/ultra high-octane gas that the rich put into their speedsters and limos? They always buy premium because they feel their expensive car needs quality, gourmet fuel.