No specific arms are mentioned in the second amendment, so specific mention is a pretty specious argument. Also, cannon were regularly owned and operated by private parties at the time of the drafting of the constitution. I'm not arguing in favor of private cannon ownership, just pointing out that your argument needs work.
I don't really understand the point of "demonstrating your skills" by killing some harmless creature. That is just killing for fun which is frankly rather barbaric and certainly not very respectful of the life that was just ended. I don't object to hunting if you really need the food (not applicable for most of us) or if there are humane environmental considerations. But most hunters I know do it because they find it to be fun. They enjoy the act of killing something and sometimes they also enjoy the challenge of accomplishing that feat. But if they really wanted a challenge, why not do it with a knife or at worst a bow, up close and personal. Using a rifle that can kill at several hundred yards to hunt a woodland creature is not exactly a huge challenge. If you want to test your sharpshooting abilities, you don't need to kill something to do that. Hunting isn't evil but it frequently is pointless and cruel.
If you want to eat meat, hunting is the opposite of evil. If you are a decent hunter, you can quickly and painlessly kill an animal. So you get meat to eat from an animal that has lived its entire life free in nature. Grocery store meat comes from animals raised in high density industrial operations only to be slaughtered by the same people who previously fed them. Grocery store meat is certainly more efficient, but it's a hard argument to say it's more ethical. You only disparage hunting as pointless and cruel because you get to distance yourself from where the meat at the store comes from. It may be impractical for everyone to hunt for their own meat, but that doesn't make it unethical.
1. Fuck ghostery, its closed source nonsense.
Dismissing the claim of multiple tracking scripts on a privacy-required site because you don't like the tool someone used is a bizarre way to operate.
The reptoids will stop at nothing to prevent humans from finding their homeworld!
But seriously, bummer. Many years ago (1997!) I went to a NASA Ames / Moffet Field open house. Various working groups had set up displays showing the mission concepts they were working on. One of these was Kepler.
(Yes, I know that the Ka band is like 15Ghz wide, and that phones could work around existing devices)
Maybe not, though. Non-communication gear in bands that are mostly empty tend to shit all over their band. Especially old police kit that you just know is well maintained and calibrated.
If we locked up the big players who cheat on their taxes we might now have a nation left at all. These days business and crime are almost the same word.
Insightful typo. Imagine what this place could be with that scum removed from the top.
If you read the Mars One, you'll see that they're counting on revenue from a reality program to fund the project.
So, the candidates must not only be emotionally stable and qualified, but be photogenic and charming enough to sustain the interest of viewers.
Imagine the horror if, after three years, all of the surviving colonists turn out to be phlegmatic, agreeable, no-drama workaholics and stable family-minded folks.
"These rating are terrible! My God, it's turned into The Waltons in space! Can we ship in some ninjas or a killer robot to liven things up?"
Irrelevant anyway, because wrt the government's powers the constitution is default deny, not default allow. Nowhere is it explicitly spelled out that the federal government can restrict firearm ownership, so it doesn't have that power. The Bill of Rights is not a complete enumeration of the rights of US citizens (as stated explicitly in the ninth amendment) and is no way the source of the rights that citizens have.
Your post is yet another example of why the Bill of Rights was a bad idea.
I'm not weighing in on this "debate", but the temperatures in the UK are artificially warm because of the ocean currents. Compare the UK to other regions of similar latitude to demonstrate this. If those ocean currents are disrupted by larger climate changes, expect to see the UK and most of western Europe get much colder overall, even though the global temperatures may be higher.
Being coastal and bounded on the west by an ocean, I wouldn't be surprised if Alaska is in the same situation.
It won't change anything, really. The only traffic laws that will ever be regularly enforced are speeding and running red lights. Anything else, even if it's horribly disruptive and regularly leads to accidents will be completely ignored or even regularly practiced by police as well (like following too closely, changing lanes without signaling, etc).
While air resistance increases at higher speeds, it doesn't impact fuel economy as much as the gearing in the transmission does. If you compare two otherwise identical cars, the one that allows you to travel at 75 mph @ 2 krpm will get much better fuel economy than the one which has to run at 4 krpm (even though the former will be under higher load). The inefficiency in the engine contributes to more fuel waste than the increased air resistance.
The result is that criminals come armed and with the intention of murdering you if they feel threatened.
I really don't buy this. While some criminals may be ok with murder, it takes quite a different mindset to easily transition from simple burglary to murder. Most people don't seem to be alright with killing another person and the risk/reward is vastly different for burglary (where the case will be barely investigated by police and if they catch you, you're looking at a few years tops) to home invasion/murder (where the police will certainly investigate and you'll get life or death if caught).
If someone is ok with murdering the occupants of a house, they are just as likely to murder them anyway just for the hell of it.
The accuracy of your track is only as good as the accuracy of your microphone positioning. (You won't need surveyor grade accuracy, but you will probably need better than the three meter accuracy that WAAS/GPS provides.) You can't beamform if you don't know the relative locations of your microphones. Oh, and did I mention that sound is refracted as the temperature of the air changes? You'll have to account for that too - assuming you can get accurate enough data on current conditions.
I like solving problems and this is somewhat similar to what I do for a living, so I'll speculate...
In a similar approach to the use of a guide star in astronomy, you could use an airliner flying overhead (or a helicopter for a coarse calibration) to calibrate your microphone array and correct for changes in refraction. An airliner or helicopter will be easy to see with a camera, and of a known size, altitude, and speed.
I like working with people who get the job done, quickly and simply, and focus on functional completeness and minimizing defects. People who I can count on to tell them "here's what it needs to do" and I can know that I'll get something out that does what we need.
I don't like working with people who obsess about every line of code they produce and who worry more about documenting things internally than about getting working code out the door.
Sure, given the choice I prefer clean, maintainable code to shitty, sloppy code. But complaining about diagram quality in internal documentation? Unless you are making components for NASA or MRI machines, I think you're obsessing about things that don't matter that much.
The reason the guy in question is senior to you is because management likes people they can count on to get shit done.
I've always called it "scuzzy" as well. Apparently, it was supposed to go by "sexy" but that didn't quite happen.