Driving? I much rather play sports on Mars! Jump higher (almost 3x), leap longer...
But the fact that electric car advocate geeks will take issue with the above scenario and will make endless excuses for their technology and will dismiss very legitimate practical concerns with electric says a lot about how detached from reality the electric car movement really is right now.
Poe's law strikes again.
Once you can replace an 18 wheeler's diesel engine with an electric drive system, then you've changed the world and made a real impact on emissions.
It's a pity Tesla's wireless transmission of electricity didn't work, otherwise all vehicles would be electric.
Thanks so much for the very interesting chart. It's most interesting feature is the remission from banking crises during the time of the Bretton Woods system.
The Savings and Loan Crisis was during that (supposedly-stable) period. There were likely many, many others.
If that's "cheap" what would you call https://mega.co.nz/
They offer 50GBytes for FREE...
50 / 0 = !@#%$^*&^&(*$%^&
I needed a 12 foot HDMI cable a while back. It was going to cost me $10 on Amazon, but I wanted it right now. I went to Best Buy, half a mile down the road. They wanted $40 for the same cable.
The nearest Walmart would have had one for about $15... Still more expensive than Amazon, with all those Chinese sellers doing cut-throat pricing to get your order, but reasonable. Of course it's probably the existence of Amazon that's keeping them honest.
In addition to "all of the above", the other contribution is that of the philosophical equivalent of Heisenberg: the predictions of outbreaks may have increased vaccination usage in the areas involved, which of course will have an effect of downplaying the outbreaks in those areas.
Not saying I have any evidence for that, (and I will wager it unlikely, considering the #s who vaccinate is still far lower than it should be), but a correlation study may be interesting to see.
If the point of knowledge of a possible outcome is to act to deter it, then shouldn't the actions that attempt to deter it be taken into account?
First problem, the gambler's fallacy refers to a mistaken belief that a random process that has locally shifted away from its mean somehow "owes" the universe a return to its mean. After a long losing streak, the gambler erroneously believes he has a better chance of a win.
Second, for the gambler's fallacy to apply, you need an independent random process. Specifically, if the randomness in question has a history to it, the gambler's fallacy doesn't apply as a fallacy - The deck of cards with all the non-face cards played out really does "owe" you a 20 or a blackjack (Hmm, do aces count as face cards? Whatever - You get the point).
In this case, you want something more like confirmation bias or a sunk cost fallacy - Though neither of those quite properly applies to what I described, because I haven't ignored evidence contrary to my opinion (quite the opposite, I've weighed it heavily), and I haven't needed to keep pumping more money into my BTC position to keep it afloat (again, contrary to that, I've steadily syphoned money out and what remains just keeps going up in value).
It's a zero sum game, their gain will be matched by the losses of ordinary punters like you.
You have the first clause right, though you use it as though you don't realize that makes it 2.5% per year better than USD, which systematically loses value over time.
As for the second half of that - If BTC entirely collapsed tomorrow, I've already done better than break even on my original investment. Except, haters like you don't seem to get that my "investment" consists of having fun (and $50 in electricity, but hell, I've paid more for a single concert ticket). I got to play a part in the success of the first viable non-commodity non-government currency. I got to learn OpenCL as a result of tweaking miners to squeeze every possible hash out of my GPU. I got to watch my "just for laughs" investment turn into the price of a new car (if I hadn't slowly spent most of what I had over time) - And no, I don't regret spending it at $4/BTC, at $30/BTC, at $200/BTC, because I got involved for the idea, not because I someday hoped to get rich fleecing morons out of their dollars in exchange for worthless ($0.10 each, when I started) bits in a shared transaction record.
The NSA hasn't been cancelled, or even had a major budget cut. Ergo clearly bad government programs and agencies continue. Has even one person responsible for that mess been fired?
Why would they be? The NSA "gets the job done". The job it's doing is dirty, but the fault for that lies on the feet of the people who gave it its mandate - ultimately American people.
Besides, even if the NSA was destroyed, the problem that gave it birth would still exist: taking national security to be a concern overriding all other considerations, including rights of individuals. As long as America is more important than Americans, something like the NSA will always exist.
These MS shills comparing the cost of online storage, to the cost of local storage, must think we're idiots.
Why not compare apples to apples?
Compare google cloud storage, with other cloud storage. Maybe google will win, maybe not. But at least that is a valid comparison.
You MS shills are so transparent.
There have been several recent postings about MS dumping it's price for it's OS. Why not bitch about that?
Why not compare the price of google cloud storage, with the cost of cloud storage from google competitors?
Don't you think that would be a meaningful comparison?
You know how socialized medicine works, right?
Yeah, that's where the government taxes the rich and provides healthcare to everyone, including the rich. Works great in most countries in the world, esp. when there is a semi-private system, and public institutions must compete with (subsidized) private hospitals.
The ACA is an insurance mandate, which is far more complex, because the insurance companies take the place of government bureaucracies.
I'm yet to meet someone who exists in the echo chamber who has a wonkish understanding of even these basic issues. But hey, I lived in three countries, and don't have a partisan stake in the shit-show that is politics in this country. So that puts me at odds with basically everything that happens in the echo chamber, even though I'm a conservative.