Energy would still have to be produced, so the jobs lost to coal mining would be made up building and servicing the nuke/solar/wind/vespene gas plants that replace the coal plants.
According to a US Energy Information Administration report, the capital cost per kW of a 2236 MW nuclear plant in 2010 is $5,335, for a total of $11.9 billion dollars. So your $50B could buy four nuke plants and you'd still have $2 billion and change for walkin' around money.
I don't think these people give a shit about being called before Congress. Clapper lied under oath to Congress and exactly dick happened to him. The intelligence agencies are in no way responsible to the people nor to the people who supposedly represent the people. Hence, no functional democracy exists in the US.
They really have no choice. She's in a heavily democratic district (yaaaa gerrymandering!) so the only person who can beat her is another democrat and the DNC won't let that happen.
Part of your choice of solutions will depend on the nature of your data. Is it changing often? At all?
I use Bacula for my backups. My wife has a photography business and her collection of images is about 6TB and is being added to constantly and occasionally edited. The Archive is about 5TB and is stuff that is unlikely to change. Then there's the Working array, which is 1.5TB (max) and generally clocks in around 700GB. This is current work that hasn't been delivered to the client yet (RAW files from recent weddings/portraits, JPEGs where the client is still picking out what they want, PSD files for current album designs, etc). Both are on RAID5 arrays, and the Working array has a hot spare. At the end of each month, the Working folders are gone over for bodies of work that have been delivered to the client and are unlikely to change. This work is then moved to the Archive, backups are burned to DVD and also copied to an external hard drive.
For the Working backups, I have JBOD on another server. I think it's 6 1TB disks. These are set aside for different Bacula pools of volumes. There's two full backup pools, two differential backup pools, and two incremental backup pools.
Every night at 5AM a Bacula job kicks off. On the first sunday of the month, a full backup of the Working array is dumped to the JBOD. Bacuala makes a backup copy of everything (~700 GB). On the other sundays of the month, a differential backup dumps everything that's changed since the previous full back up to another set of volumes on the JBOD (~80GB). On every non-sunday of the month, an incremental backup copies over everything that's changed since the previous incremental backup (or differential or full backup if it's a monday). I have two sets of these pools. On odd months, it uses Full-Pool1, Diff-Pool1, and Inc-Pool1. On even months it uses Full-Pool2, Diff-Pool2, and Inc-Pool2. This way I have two sets of backup copies of everything so I don't have to delete last month's full backup to make this month's full backup.
It works pretty well, and every morning I get an email telling me that all the backups worked fine and the arrays are stable. I know it's a little anal, but well, I couldn't imagine having to tell a bride "Hey we lost your wedding photos. Hard drive crash. Too bad." With the system I've got, unless the house burns to the ground I'm fine. And if the house burns to the ground, I've got bigger problems. I wouldn't mind an off-site solution, but I don't see how I can transfer the several TB of backup data I have at any given time someplace else, except by carrying hard drives out of the house every day, and I don't think that's something I'd be able to stick with for very long.
No. Do not attack the person. Attack the arguments.
Can't we do both?
I am so sick of the word "snooping." Snooping is what you do when you're twelve years old and you peek in mom and dad's closet to see what you're getting for Christmas. What the government does is called "spying," or "gaining illegal access" or "hax0ring ur boxen." It is not "oh you little scamp, doing your snooping tee hee!" It's FUCKING SPYING.
That is, just, just glorious.
Oh ya, drug test those peeps also so they can see what it's like for us.
Wouldn't that be great. "Pee in this cup, Senator. Yes, I have to watch you do it. Can't have you voting while you're high on smack."
If you assume reality is a simulation, which is not altogether ridiculous, it makes you wonder about life after death. Your consciousness, your "soul" is just ones and zeros and twos (in my head the simulating computer uses ternary logic), so why can't something happen to it after your simulated meat body dies? Maybe you wake up in the "real world." Maybe nothing happens. Maybe heaven and hell are parts of the program.
The only reason the 3rd amendment is still in force is because Halliburton would get pissed if they lost barracks construction contracts.
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But but but...STEM shortage! That's why we need all these indentured servants, because people like you don't exist!
My pitchfork is ready. Anybody got torches?
I think that would have been possible before everybody including your grandma was on the Internet. One of the great resources we have in this battle is the mob. Geek culture has become mainstream culture with everybody walking around with an internet-connected computer in their pockets, spending their meal times staring at the screen and their evenings browsing the web, playing games, and watching streaming services. Once the masses see their pretty devices become less useful and their services more encumbered, they will start complaining. This is how we beat SOPA, and we can beat the next atrocity, too.