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Here in the EU, if there are terms in an employment contract that effectively mean a non-compete for X length of time after leaving that employment, they are completely unenforceable once the employment contract is terminated. The key terms are "contract" and "terminated". The contract no longer exists legally once the employment is terminated.
If a company wants non-compete methods, then they have to request that the newly-ex-employee sign a new contract to not compete with the previous employer's competitors, and in every case that I have heard of, the monetary terms for that non-compete had to be very very generous in order for the newly available employee to not work for the next 6 to 18 months in the business. Some in this situation went on training courses to stay current, others branched out into differing areas of work, all while getting handsomely paid not to work for the competitor.
Amazon have their head up their ass regarding the treatment of their employees for a long time in the US, and it'll come back to bite them. At least in the EU the employee protection legislation prevent such entities from taking that level of advantage of their employees. I'll be glad if/when karma comes back to burn Bezos and gang over their unethical actions and general mistreatment of their staff.
Another way that the US system is thoroughly broken, is the way that bills in most other countries are exactly for the purpose of the bill where in the US you have the riders and amendments that have absolutely nothing to so with the main bill.
When the free market extends into politics, it can only mean bad things for those that cannot afford to purchase their public representatives the same way that the corporates can..
One is a commuter bike piece of crap singlespeed (at least it's got 105 brakes that work) that I can leave locked up in the university overnight without much worry about theft. The next bike is my full-carbon Trek Madone 4.5 road bike, with nice upgraded Mavic Ksyrium wheels with the blade spokes. After that is a Giant Reign X1 "cross-country" mountain bike with 6.7" suspension in the rear, with some lightening done to the bike. Last but not least is my carbon Santa Cruz V10 full-on absolute top of the range 10" suspension downhill bike - which is actually lighter than my XC bike.
I try to ride at least once a week for a few hours on either the Trek or the Giant, reserving the V10 for uplift days at the local bike park or the annual trip to the Alps to take advantage of lift-serviced trails. The commuter bike is great for cycling in to meet my mates for lunch or for drinks in the evening as I won't drink and drive.
Biking is great. I get to see some lovely parts of the country, and the views at the top of the climbs are nearly worth it, but the descending really does make it all worthwhile!
Though I do need a secure shed instead of having the bikes in my kitchen..
You can have either a doubling of aperture and have the power the same, or you can have double the aperture and double the power and have the f/ratio the same.
If you have a doubling of aperture and maintaining the magnification the same, your diffraction disks (Airy disks) are half the width, and the image has 4 times the light coming through. In itself at low magnifications you may not be able to see any more detail as such, but because you now have that much more light to play with you can up the magnification and see more detail, and more contrasted details with the 12" than the 6". You'll note that I did not specify at the same magnification, only that the 12" will outperform the 6" in every way. Having 4 times the light is already performing better by one metric. Having twice the resolving capability is another metric, better utilised with more magnification.
Can you instead show a situation where a 6" scope of any type optically outperforms a well built well cooled 12"?
I recently upgraded from a 200mm Newtonian with a
As for the OP's point, you'll still be well able to see the three shadows, and Ganymede in silhouette against the cloudtops, and you'll be well able to see Io when it's in eclipse again silhouetted against the cloud tops. I've been able to see shadow transits very easily with my 70mm and 80mm ED refractors, so you should have no problem with your 110mm scope. It'll be small for sure, but still visible
I've been an observational astronomer for about 30 years at this stage, and I'm saving to get myself a nice 28" f2.7 Webster scope as my perfect scope, both for planetary and deep sky observations.
The one second per year difference is more than 3 magnitudes different to with the 35 minutes a year that solar time varies by.
The sidereal day was always much easier to time, with transit telescopes.
It was an eyeopener to see some apps that were misbehaving or just outright being illegal. My flashlight app now only controls the LED on the rear, and cannot see any of my private details - and they earned themselves a 1-star review..
Having said that - if the promise breaker made good on the restitution, I'd also make sure that everyone knew about it so that the good work done by the promise-breaker.
I bought in on the kickstarter on the assumption - validated by the original text - that there was going to be a single-player offline game mode, that did not require always-online.
I d not want a game based on an external set of servers - I want to be able to play my game at my pace, on my own computer, without the need to phone externally for in-game items, transaction etc. Frontier Developments have shot themselves in the foot here - two-thirds of those that have already paid want offline play, and one in 5 of those that have already paid have stated that they need offline.
I've a funny feeling that the consumer protection laws will apply here, as one thing was sold pre-development, and another is being delivered. You would not be happy if you pre-bought a watch only to find that the production version, while having numerals on the face, does not tell you the time; as such I am not happy at all with this development.
I intensely dislike systemd and all of its methodology - it's not the Unix way, and I really dislike the systemd developer's attitudes towards bugfixes and other problems with their processes. Systemd is a solution looking for a problem.
As an admin in a company with something like 50,000 *nix machines, of which I have root on about 10,000 of them, systemd will not be making an appearance on any of these systems and the vendors have been appraised of this fact. Any vendor that cannot provide an alternative to systemd will not be in the running for the next phase of server rebuilds.
Personally, I think I'll be migrating all my own personal servers and the servers of my University's computer society to something a lot more useful and not requiring systemd to boot. Going to be a fun time.
If you need more time in the evening, then petition your boss to have differing hours of work. There's no real reason why you can't wake at dawn, be at work shortly after sunrise, lunch at local noon, and finish work and have hours of daylight left to play with.