any attack from such a flight will always be coming from outside the borders rather than from within the U.S.
Well, fuck, you've forgotten recent history real damn quick.
When the Brits start turning against the Yanks you know America is in trouble long term.
Lots of us already have. I've turned down two contracts there and none of my colleagues consider having a holiday there.
For the same cost they could have filled a warehouse with medical records and hired a bunch of dropouts to ride around on Segways pulling files and using a high-tech fax machine to deliver medical records on demand to doctors the world over for the next hundred years until a system of electronic medical records that isn't fraught with problems was invented.
Needs modding up!!!
The only way this concept works is if the rendering farm is running in a closet somewhere in your house.
With liquid cooling, you could pipe it to the central heating system.
But if you paid someone to mow your lawn and they goofed for an hour wouldn't you be upset?
Not if the lawn got done. There is a definite task to complete, I don't care if it takes them all day and, to be honest, I wouldn't be sitting there timing them. The quicker they do the lawn, the quicker they can go and earn more money doing someone else's lawn - more fool them if they goof off.
I, however, work hard so that the company earns more money - not me. So I don't give a shit.
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