OMG! How did I not know about this song?! That's fucking beautiful, man. I love you Bruce.
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Now that's hot.
And it's sexy. Vintage Italian bike. 49cc, tagged for Boston. Picked it up on my last trip back east. Takes me where I need to at about 30 mp/h in style baby. Soon as the weather gets a little better, I'll be riding it all the time.
If it's so easy to use that people will actually _use_ strong encryption (end2end - who cares if there are central servers passing on the encrypted data) then yes - why not?
I fully agree with Moxie - and I'm hoping to get a lot of people to move from Skype to Wire. It might only be end2end encrypted for voice calls - not the text/group chats - but it's a lot _better_ than the alternatives, with a UI that has a chance of getting wide adoption.
More of the world's communication will be secured. That's progress.
Yes, I've used Redphone. No strange setup process needed for the calls to be secure. That's what we're discussing, right?
The first time you start up RedPhone, the app prompts you to register your phone number by tapping a button. And then you're done; that's it. RedPhone doesn't ask for passwords, logins, or even for users to create an account. The app is designed with privacy in mind, so it requires as little from you as it can.
Yeah. If only there was an easy to use end2end encrypted mobile phone application for voice calls that Moxie had been involved in creating.
Sure - but the configuration of the continents was also different which means we can draw no conclusions from that time period.
Despite their name, rare earth elements (with the exception of the radioactive promethium) are relatively plentiful in Earth's crust, with cerium being the 25th most abundant element at 68 parts per million (similar to copper). However, because of their geochemical properties, rare earth elements are typically dispersed and not often found concentrated as rare earth minerals in economically exploitable ore deposits. It was the very scarcity of these minerals (previously called "earths") that led to the term "rare earth".
The "rare" in Rare Earth Metals/Minerals says nothing about actual rarity. It's only a statement on whether they can be found in concentrated ores or not.
Nothing that mankind has control over is more likely to cause mass death than continuing to contribute to climate change
The most likely stable state the climate is going to end up in, compared to the interglacial we're in right now, is back into full glaciation.
There's no stable "hotter" state known (no matter the historical CO2 levels, which have been much much higher than we're projecting to ever reach) to science. The only question during an interglacial is whether the poles will be free of ice or not - and looking at the latest interglacial, the Eemian, we shouldn't be surprised if the arctic circle becomes ice free (still without any catastrophic effects whatsoever).
What do we need to do to get back into full glaciation?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Although - changing the albedo as proposed in the article might well bring us there sooner rather than later.
Caveat: This post reflects the current state of science accurately. Watch out for replies that don't.