I mean that he's being judged by modern standards. By the standards of the Spaniards, Italians, and Carib of his time, everything he did was perfectly justified (for instance, long before the Spanish arrived, it was quite common to raise money for the family in the Carib culture to sell children into slavery- the Spanish just brought a new market).
So basically another way we could raise the money to defeat King Coal would be to use Exxon's taxes?
Yep. Because he wore that funny outfit in his portrait in the article for the fun of it!
Just look at recent scholarship on Christopher Columbus.
Grosseteste was the church. The only science of the day was theology, and his model is a special case of the exact same theology that led to the theory of the Big Bang later.
Crowdsource it. At $300/stupid environmentalist, or $8 for every person on earth. The slush alone above the $50 billion you'll raise ought to be plenty.
Oh wait- $8 is more than *half the population of the planet makes in a week*.
It's either the Peter Principle or the Dilbert Principle, depending on the business. Has almost nothing to do with government, and everything to do with either promoting people past their competency or hiring sociopaths who don't know the first thing about what a man with ability looks like because they have an MBA from Phoenix.
Are you still dancing on that woman's grave? Jeez, conservatives didn't celebrate this much when Joseph Freaking Stalin died.
Didn't Hate Week sate your hatred? You know, the week after she died when you had hate parades to show just how much you hated her. No, seriously, this really happened. Hate parades.
I used to think the way you do. However, I see you haven't read any modern history books.
It is entirely acceptable and normal to sit back in your armchair and judge a medieval society for failing to uphold politically correct standards that did not exist 25 years ago. You don't believe me? Ha! Do some reading. I wish I was joking. I am not.
With a trade-off of about 3-5 times the processing power required to decode. I learned that the hard way when trying to play movies on my old netbook with an Atom N270.
That's why you offload video decoding to the GPU. A weedy Atom 230 (or even the ARM-compatible core in a Raspberry Pi) is more than up to the task of shoveling 1080p H.264 into the GPU, which handles decoding, scaling, etc. Even the lowest-end nVidia or AMD GPUs are more than up to the task. I have OpenELEC running on an Acer Aspire Revo and a Raspberry Pi, and neither have any issues with anything I've thrown at them. (A third box runs on a Core 2 Duo E8400, which would be sufficient for software decoding of just about anything, but a GeForce 210 uses less power (fanless heatsink!) and adds HDMI output.)
What's that? Your netbook doesn't have a proper GPU? Well, isn't that special?
RAID-5 uses up 1 disk worth for striping, so net space in an 8-drive array is 7-drives worth (about 27TB using 4TB drives). The problem with RAID-5 is that you are 2 disks away from failure and rebuilds often kill the disks.
RAID-6 uses 2 disks worth for striping, so net space in an 8-drive array is 6-drives worth (about 23TB using 4TB drives). Is able to survive a double-disk failure before data loss. Still has some of the same issues as RAID-5.
I use Greyhole for media and document storage. It handles disks of unequal size (currently running one 3TB and two 1.5TB drives), and you can choose the level of redundancy you need. In my case, movies, TV shows, etc. get a single copy (one file exists on one drive), while documents and photos get two copies (one file exists on two drives). If a drive goes bad, you only lose the files on that drive...and only for the files for which you selected no redundancy. With redundancy, extra file copies are recreated on the remaining drives from the surviving copies; this process is most likely less stressful on the disk set than a RAID rebuild.
My movies, TV shows, and music are backed up to BD-R, stored in a binder at work. They hold ~20GB each, as I'm using dvdisaster to guard against media errors. When a 2TB drive failed, I brought the backup (currently about 190 discs) home and restored the files that had gone missing. Backup and restore are managed by scripts, with information about what files are on what discs held in a MySQL database that gets periodically backed up off-site as well. The initial backup took several months (on and off) to finish, and the last time I needed to restore, it took about a week, but now I just burn a disc when I have about enough new data to fill one. Burning and verifying takes a few hours, but it's something you can start and walk away.
I see we are out of touch with the "human rights" crowd.
Cause and effect. People have learned that applying the "human rights" label greatly helps win whatever your argument is. Talking about actual abuse? Passe. Talking about a web browser being a human right? Absolutely on-topic. Denying the right to a web browser? Morally equivalent to ordering the People's Security Bureau to round up all suspected dissenters for 20 year prison terms.
The perspective that's lacking is yours. Get with the program. Human rights are whatever helps you win the argument of the day. That old stuff - leave it in the 80s where it belongs.
Apple wants you to use the app store for app management. If you use it, it's a simple click to update everything. Outside of that, it's an individual thing.
Apps are really mini file systems that should include all it's files. Hence, to delete, just delete the file. In reality however, some apps leave a footprint. AppCleaner does a decent (though not perfect) job. Or, just do it manually.
Ultimately, the macbook can be used as a cookie sheet.