It's where a lot of refineries are located. The infrastructure there is also set up for distribution of refined products throughout the US.
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For those of you worried about patent filings in poor countries, here's a bit of an anecdote.
I'm the inventor of a technology that resulted in a product that captured 99% of the market worldwide and sales of over a billion dollars a year. Did it while working for a large multinational, so didn't get but a couple thousand dollars as a bonus.
When deciding where to patent, the decision was US, Europe, Japan, and a couple other countries. BRICS weren't even a consideration. It costs a crap-ton of money to file patents, and even billion dollar products cut cost if it can.
The logic is that you don't have to block every possible market. Just the big ones. They will ignore the small markets as if they had patents.
The correlate is dollars spent on anything beneficial to society are dollars that can't be spend on less altruistic pursuits.
That would be nuts.
Hey, you saw that poster too? Which memorabilia shop did you see it in?
To be more specific, they speculate the water on Earth did not come from Comet 67P. Instrumentation showed evidence that Comet 67P is not on Earth and has never been on Earth.
A independent panel of scientists is reviewing the data.
Chaulk that up to the dumbing down of entertainment. It's sad that the definition of entertainment is changing to only cover things that are mindless.
Yes. Entertainment doesn't have to be frivolous. They were successful because they were entertaining on many levels.
The alternative form would have been to write a white paper on the hypothetical dangers of government forms. Non-fiction.
The first rule of fiction is that it is entertainment.
The second rule of fiction is
I'm not looking for authenticity. If I were, I'd be reading non-fiction.
No, you are confusing two kinds of juries. A grand jury is more informal (jury members can ask questions, etc), one sided, and secret. Defense is not presented. The prosecutor is trying to get a group of people to agree that a crime was committed and that there is evidence for a conviction. The prosecutor can skip this step or ignore the grand jury, but it's a kind test trial. If you can't win a one sided case, you're unlikely to win in a regular trial.
If the grand jury hands down an indictment, then there is the regular jury trial you are familiar with from the movies (though much more boring and procedural).
I work for a Chinese company. So should I just think of these hackers as automatic cloud storage?
True. But I was just trying to point out that it wasn't the first infection in the US. And not just humans can get it. Reston is sort of an oddball ebola strain. We're damn lucky it is. There was some evidence it can be airborne.
Swear to God he had MS Word up and running on the login screen. Why and how, I have no idea. Just random banging on the keyboard probably.
Walked into the living room one day to see my 3 year old running a program on the windows log in screen! I've since looked it up, and it's possible. So much for my preconceptions.