In psuedo-skeptic world a thousand peer reviewed studies aren't worth a single paid Frank Spencer pro-fossil fuel shill piece in the WSJ.
This is another GLOBAL WARMING hoax!!!!! Ice is always melting!!!!!
Argumentum ad dictionarum is at the very least an informal fallacy. Attempting to argue about what really is a specialized definition of the word "tool" with a general definition you find on Google is tantamount to a fallacious appeal to authority.
There is an actual definition of the word tool. We are under no obligation whatsoever to use your private definition.
And you're not an expert, so your criticisms are largely meaningless.
They very fact that they were banged together by an intelligent agency makes them a tool. In general you can tell by close examination whether a potential tool is simply the product of natural erosion or in fact was used as a tool.
Piracy really doesn't scare the big studios that much. What does scare them is Netflix becoming the gatekeeper to their products.
I have yet to find a site that does that.
So you missed View In Desktop mode then?
I guess you could throw each one behind some sort of NAT router; maybe something like a Raspberry Pi, so that to the actual LAN they each have a unique IP. But even going for a low end computer-on-a-stick solution, you'll need a second USB ethernet adapter, or ethernet-to-WiFi bridge, not to mention it sounds like they are still air gapped, so can you reasonably get cabling to the pumps? So you're talking here about 20-30 NAT routers plus cabling. A big cost, with some security implications that need to be thought out.
Have you thought about talking to the vendor?
Exactly. I'd argue that there was, early on, a largely Libertarian organization known as the Tea Party which was primarily concerned with sustainable and minimal government, but that it was, like Libertarian populists movements before it, taken over by Conservative interests as a vehicle for social conservatism.
Exactly. The Tea Party and similar ultra conservative factions are forcing Republicans to keep fighting culture wars that the majority of American society has already moved past. That may win Republicans votes in Congressional and state level races, but in the long term it is unsustainable. Just look at a map of Obama's 2012 victory. The Democrats are making inroads in conservative states.
The problem for.Republicans is that their own political machine is strangling them, forcing candidates on voters that voters are far less likely to vote for, or even if they do, are so noxious to voters elsewhere that it has the same effect.
If the Republicans can't figure out a way to marganilize people like Ted Cruz and prevent them from grabbing the microphonez they're doomed.
Translation: Another loser blaming everyone else for his inadequacies.
Yes, instead you create an inflexible currency system based on assigning arbitrary value to a physical commodity.
Outside of its industrial uses, gold has no more intrinsic value than a lump of dog shit. I mean, why not peg your currency to Renaissance paintings?
Since value is relative, then being the best currency means being the best currency, even with the shortcomings.
So far as I understand it the US has carried debt uninterrupted since the Civil War (maybe even before). Even in times of war and national emergency (including a few self-inflicted ones like the Tea Party trying to go kamikaze), the US Government has demonstrated its will to honor its debts and back the US dollar. It may be overvalued by some standards, but in general, I think the US dollar remains, and likely will remain for decades to come, the most important currency in the world. It really has no competitor.
No shit. The one thing bit coin seems very good at is enabling black market exchanges and corruption. We all know how Silk Road was such a warrior against criminal and corrupt activities!