So, I'm still in the second semester of Med School but I have already tried a few things. iPad fails completely. Notebook does as well. Actually, even pen and paper do fail if you don't use them properly. What you should do is write what is really important down. Like stuff that you know might be hard to find on a book. You can get verbatim copies of everything your teacher has said from your colleagues, since there'll always be the one who writes everything down. But this material will be of limited usefulness when you're desperate before a test. What is actually rare is decent condensed material. You will seldom get this from your peers. Most people don't realise how important it is to figure out during the class what's important and what's not. If you know that, you'll get good grades and be a successful professional. It is useless to force every bit of useless crap down your memory if you won't remember it when you need it. It is far better to focus on what's important so you can properly retain it and study the bulky useless crap only close to tests as needed. If you really get the core of the subject, it'll be far easier to understand and memorize the rest anyway.
What is really different in this case is that customers have a choice. They cannot choose whether to buy or not from the app store when it comes to iOS devices.
Problem is that when you look at a country such as Brazil you have union leaders going around by helicopters while the ones who they represent can barely pay for their food. Heck, the current ruling party even got elected because of support from unions and the ones who they have most benefited are bankers and corporations. Point being that unions can be corrupted by corporations as much as politicians. Corruption arises from people. Countries which are culturally more ethic tend to be a lot less the corrupt. The right way of fixing the problem is from bottom to top, not from the top to the bottom.
There's always morbidity.
Thalidomide was a fucking medication. It was said to be safe. We're not talking about deregulation of health products. Thing is: If you want to take an unproven possibly dangerous chemical, that's your problem. Shit is that 'health agents' claimed thalidomide was safe. And really, nowadays you're much better off buying research chemicals from a reliable vendor, because you know what you're getting and the purity is good compared to street vendors. Of course, they sell pretty dangerous stuff as well. Now, that's the user's problem to find out what's gonna fuck them for a high and what is hather harmless. On a related note, LSD is a lot safer than stuff like acetaminophen. Do you know how many thousands of people die each year because of paracetamol-induced liver failure?
My teacher, who has a PhD in Radiobiology, once did an experiment on the subject. He had two groups of mice. One of the groups was exposed to laser radiation. The other one was a control group. Both groups were then subjected to high energy ionizing radiation. Guess what: the ones who were exposed to the laser had a high survival rate than the ones who were not. So there is this belief that very low levels of radiation might actually activate your body's repair system without doing much damage. The caveat may be an increased incidence of mutations. We do not have many reliable methods to quantify that.
Well, while is is true that the descartian way of thought closes some doors, it opens many more. People are too willing to have faith in some treatment because they want it to work. Often belief is enough for it to present results, but you don't need an elaborate placebo "science" for that. Some german doctors were even prescribing placebo/vitamin pills to patients who thought they were sick and obtained great results (I believe there was a slashdot article about it). Unfortunately I happen to be studying medicine in one of the few serious institutions around the world that include homeopathy as an obligatory subject in medicine. And whenever I bring up the subject, someone claims that homeopathy works because they know someone whose symptoms were cured and improved. People really do underestimate the placebo effect.
Don't mean to troll, but... Those who say that kind of thing are people who live in relatively cold places. Come live in really warm places and see how much of a difference global warming is making.
It is closer chemically to gold, therefore gold would be a good starting place.
I love Apple so much. I guess Craig will finally be able to ship my Pandora with the money he's going to get from the suit against Apple.
Hardware costs? The only real difference is the hard drive and I don't really believe hard drives are that much expensive. In the third world, it might actually be harder to cope with the increased internet usage demanded by this type of system.
Brazilian newspapers say that the power plant was offline for like 10min, although the main problem was an issue with the distribution lines.
I find it highly unlikely that the power plant with the second highest generation capacity in the world can be totally shut down from the internet.
Not if they have been politically appointed, something very common in brazilian state-run companies.
Give me 1/10 of that and I'm out of Google forever and ever.