Or they get free advertising for having the artifacts placed in a museum and a finders fee for discovering those items.
carbon dioxide dissolved in water forms carbonic acid. Useful for respiration, but bad for the oceans (ocean acidification).
You make it sound so last century. Back in the 1990's when property owners realized that LAN connectivity was a must-have option for their portfolios, they paid contractors hundreds of dollars an hour just to haul those yellow cables through all the crawlspaces, attics, lie-ins, up and down risers, around ante-rooms, across varnished wood meeting rooms. Then they repeated the process when internet phones replaced analog switchboards. After that, they gave up on renting office space in old buildings, moved out of downtown and many buildings became discount hotels with wi-fi, where wired security wasn't important.
That would suggest that the problem is due to a lack of myelin sheathing over the neurons. Which would cause the meatware equivalent of electrical engineering "cross-talk".
My doctor says "it's unsporting to battle wits with an unarmed opponent".
Avoid those companies which have had your predecessors leave because "they weren't allowed to learn anything new", or which see the group you are working in "as a holding tank for staff to move onto other projects". In each case, they'll be paranoid to make sure you don't talk to other employees let alone visit trade shows to network and socialize.
Also avoid companies which have had layoffs. This ages a company - a company goes from being a toddler (a startup company learning how to grow), to a teenager (knows where it wants to be, but not how to get there), to an adult (got close to where it wants, but still has to pay the bills), to an aristocrat (has built up large amount of money and an empire with influence). Every time a company has had layoffs, they'll be more guarded about letting new staff on board.
Best thing is to make contacts with people in the company, so you can know the right time to apply for a position. There is nothing worse than applying for a position, passing the interview and getting the position, only to be "bait-and-switched" on day one because head office wants the brightest graduate on marketing biggest itch.
At the distance from the Earth to the Sun, 150 kilometers, solar output is about 1 kilowatt per square meter (500 watts infra-red, 500 watts visible light and 2 watts UV light). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunlight
If we were to scale that back up to the surface of the Sun and assuming a theoretical spherical distribution, that would be 4x as much energy per square meter for distance halved, so by the time you get to the surface of the sun, the energy is around 256 KiloWatts/square meter (assuming surface radius of 500,000 kilometers). If you were to scale that down to the centre of the sun, then that's 148 MegaWatts per square meter.
According to the wikipedia entry, the Sun generates 384.6 yotta watts (3.846×10^26 W) per second. 3.846 x 10^20 GigaWatts/second.
"From this financial quarter onwards, as part of our corporate strategy of reducing paper usage, all corporate division teams will be required to provide monthly publication quality reports detailing how much paper they have purchased, used and have saved in the past month. Duplicate copies should be printed out and sent to their line managers, accounting, purchasing, IT and archives. Each team should also maintain their own local archive to provide the annual report at the end of the financial year."
In some European cities, street merchants and hotels would offer an exchange service for flat cellphone batteries vs. charged batteries. Rather than you leaving your phone lying around in your room plugged into the mains (and risk being stolen), you could go to reception or the street and get a
You could get one of those gamers backlight keyboards - they have a single RGB color value that can be programmed so all the keys can be any one of 16 million colors. Some even have an itty-bitty 320x240 LCD screen that can be accessed via USB.
Makes me want to see what the RF spectrum of a city would look like from street view levels - I'm imagining seeing all the buildings in X-rays and all the noise sources looking like sparklers reflected by the steel frames, walls and signs.
Advertising banners and messages
There are so many combinations:
Does the router need to be switched on?
What if there is just a transformer and cable, but not a router?
Does the router need wi-fi enabled? In the 2.5GHz band? In the 5Ghz band?
Does the router need to be in line-of-sight, or can it be hermetically sealed in a container?
Some rural industrial estates were using their hot air from their cooling systems to grow plants.
One placed I worked in had the external parts of their air conditioning in a ground level sheltered car park. The heat was so incredible, that you could comfortably walk around in this bubble of warm air in a T-shirt or short-sleeve in the middle of Winter. The only was homeless people wandering by and building makeshift tents around one or more of the units in winter, tripping various CPU temperature alarms.
That's more to do with population demographics, home size and available spending.
Even in the 1980's and in the present, families living in council estates and working class terraced streets have less money to spend on science or computer magazines like New Scientist, BYTE or in the 1980's, World of Knowledge, Insight, the dozens of home computer magazines, let alone home computers. In all probability the local newsagents and supermarkets wouldn't see a need to stock these items. In the home, there wouldn't be the space for a home computer (requiring desk, chair, TV, shelves, desk lamp) as bedrooms would be shared. Even if there was space, there are so many other kids playing out on the street that they wouldn't have the incentive to be alone. They might even be harassed for wanting to learn.
The middle classes lived in semi-detached homes, have a bedroom for each kid, or at least a large Victorian bedroom, where there is plenty of space. They'd also have the money to buy a computer, home exercise system, and all the other things like skateboards, BMX bikes, game rigs, university text books.
Those wealthy parents (and those who sacrificed their own treats) could afford home tutors and textbooks that filled in the gaps that the school textbooks didn't.
That's Britains biggest problem - the wide variation in housing designs. And it's been deliberately created due to attempts to "solve the housing crisis" by have smaller homes.