Counterargument: what if you recorded the worst-case scenario? Accidentally viewing that video of your child being hit by a car could be devastating.
You mean something like this clip in russian car crash compilation? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=P7q1eQzjQ28#t=286s Gory detail (=impact) is not shown, but you can see the horror inside the car as they realize crash is unavoidable.
covered in the quite decent mid-90's quasi-cyberpunk film 'Strange Days'.
Nice film, with interesting idea. If it was trueI would be totally addicted on repeating the nicest moments of my life again and again. Who wouldn't?
Besides, increasing taxes has never been a road to success. Soviet union tried 100% and see where they are now. Yes, they aren't.
The law is unambiguous:
(1) Importation.—Importation into the United States, without the authority of the owner of copyright under this title, of copies or phonorecords of a work that have been acquired outside the United States is an infringement of the exclusive right to distribute copies or phonorecords under section 106, actionable under section 501. – Importation and Exportation, US Copyright Law
The case is still open, but basically one side is arguing that what ever you own, you don't own it once you take it to USA. After that point you are just a licencee. And it the US copyright owner does not approve you buying the stuff from abroad, you are violating the licence. I recommend you read the article linked at the top to get the picture.
Germany relies on coal. It's replacing its nuclear generators with coal powered generators.
The general public is a fraid of Fukushima and the radiation deaths. Nobody has mentioned the amount of deaths caused by the emissions from the coal power plants that are built to replace the nuclear power.
Coal contains trace quantities of the naturally-occurring radionuclides uranium and thorium, as well as their radioactive decay products, and potassium-40. While most of the ash is captured, tiny solid particles known as "fly ash," including some radionuclides, escape from the boiler into the atmosphere. One study estimated that 100 times more radioactivity is released from a coal-fired plant as compared to a nuclear power plant of a similar size (McBride et al., 1978) [quote from www.lung.org/assets/documents/healthy-air/coal-fired-plant-hazards.pdf ]
Still quoting the same document in regards to the effects of fine particle pollution generated by coal plants: For example, emissions from a single 1,230 MW facility in Wisconsin were estimated to account for 7 premature deaths, 100 emergency room visits, and 520 asthma attacks each year, with an annual cost of $42 million (MacIntosh et al., 2003).
Lets assume filtering technologies advance and the figures above can be halved, that's still 3.5 deaths per year. Considering nuclear power plant has some 50-60 year usage life, during that time comparable coal plant has caused some 200 deaths. Germany is replacing it's ~300TWh of nuclear power generated energy mainly to coal generated energy. Again, taking by conservative estimate as some will be replaced by non-coal sources over the time, the production would be 200 "wisconsin plants" for 50 years -> 10000 deaths.
That's safe coal power for you all...
I have already made order to be delivered on 9th June.
I use it with external USB drive and it has saved my butt couple of times. Cases where I thought the focus is in certain nautilus window, then doing Shift-delete + enter in very quick fashion and fraction of a second later realizing there was another nautilus window with focus on some directory which is now nuked... As this is just a frontend to rsync and uses hard links, there is the advantage of the backed up files being available even without the backup program as normal files within the directory structure on the backup media.
Isn't this much easier to achieve -- albeit with less accuracy -- via fuel tax? Every time the government here proposes a mileage tax, I can't help but think we already have one. Added benefit of encouraging people to drive more efficient cars.
Yes, but it's too simple a solution. There will be no hi-tech companies with their (gps) solutions that are trying to get their solution as the mandatory one. ie. No-one to offer nice "gifts" to the law makers to help them make the right decision etc...