It's because of posts like these, I continue to read slashdot. Thank you.
I couldn't watch the first episode. Quit maybe 10 minutes into it. Does anyone here actually enjoy the show and think it's any good?
What if he fantasized this way about the president?
Can you cite where these records are that will show how grassy fields that have become urbanized with concrete and asphalt affect temperature readings over a 200 year period?
Interesting podcast with Joe Rogan discussing this topic with Randall Carlson. Sounds a lot like winter is coming Game of Thrones style!
I forgot to mention that the only true solution is a kill switch like they have on motorcycles that is not controlled by firmware. In fact in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course I took, they teach you to only turn off the bike using the switch so that it becomes second nature should you ever end up in an emergency.
Increasingly, newer cars do not come with gear shifts. For instance our Mercedes S550 only has a control stalk to change gears. It's no different than pushing a button. If there were a similar firmware problem, there is nothing you could do in the car. Even the ignition is keyless.
What you think is obvious is actually useless. And too many smug people don't even realize that.
What happens when we get to the point of open source plans for a thermo nuclear device that can be built with such a machine?
No government regulation needed. Just make the original owners responsible for all accidents. If criminal negligence is involved, then they go straight to jail. Let no amount of insurance protect them.
I forgot to mention I sold my ATT phone for $415 on eBay!!!
It's not as bad as you think. I spent about $100 to $110 a month with ATT before switching to Ting. (heard about it via Joe Rogan podcast)
Bought a new Sprint Iphone 5 for $500 hundred dollars from eBay.
Sprint SIM card from Best Buy for $20. (got another one free from a Sprint store after telling them I was picking one up for my friend with Sprint service.)
Switched service over to Ting. Now my bill is like $50. NO CONTRACT and you only get billed for what you use! I would have saved $400 alone last year for 4 months because I was travelling abroad.
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Switching from ATT to Ting
Don't forget snacks, water, and diapers.
Bullshit. They will get built, and they will work properly. You do things differently when your ass on the line.
The US no longer has manned spacecraft, etc. because of the Challenger disaster. How many billions was lost? How much confidence was lost? All because they went ahead with the launch to save time and money against the warnings from the engineer who said it would fail. And Boisjoley was blacklisted and destroyed for it.
Let people run things without accountability and cut corners for profit and you will always end up with a Citicorp, Fukushima, Gulf Spill, Challenger, etc. And in the long term, we will be worse off. Especially with nuclear disasters that will ruin large areas for generations to come.
To the person that moderated my post offtopic, RTFA and make the connection.
To save time and money, management made a disastrous decision. But in the case of the current article, it was narrowly avoided. The title is misleading. It wasn't a design flaw from the architect, but a stupid decision to save money on the implementation. (Which also is the reason why the Gulf spill happened.)
"But welded joints, which are
labor-intensive and therefore expensive, can be needlessly
strong; in most cases, bolted joints are more practical and
equally safe. That was the position taken at the May meeting
by a man from U.S. Steel, a potential bidder on the contract
to erect the Pittsburgh towers. If welded joints were a
condition, the project might be too expensive and his firm
might not want to take it on"
LeMessurier put in a call to his office in New York. "I spoke to Stanley Goldstein and said, 'Tell me
about your success with those welded joints in Citicorp.' And Stanley said, 'Oh, didn't you know? They were changed--
they were never welded at all, because Bethlehem Steel came to us and said they didn't think we needed to do it.'