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I think the issue not as big a problem as the article suggests. The sort of people who will be on the first journeys to other worlds will like have to fight hard to be accepted to go, and endure a hell of a lot of training. Psychological testing and training will no doubt be included along with other preparations for such a mission. That doesn't factor in such as-of-yet-undeveloped advancements like prolonged sleep (hibernation, near-constant earth communication, etc..). Plus, think of how we are communicating in modern times, we text and chat more than face to face communication, and certainly those forms could be accommodated during the voyage, more so than sailors did back in the day.
Is this the post-Jobs era of Apple we should come to expect? I have been using Macs and iPhones since around 2001, and they have been relatively stable, fast, and seemingly more secure than Windows. But lately, it seems they are just riddled with annoyances and bugs I fear will worsen as time goes by.
Note to Tim: Don't accept mediocre standards, or you will loose what has made you great. Put the features on hold! Fix Fix FIX.... Your users will be happier, and thank you.
Somebody please provide ONE case of a merger making a bad company better.
Apple bought Next. The next decade and a half was pretty awesome for the computer industry, and no one can deny Apple's (Next's) role in that.
And in general, these mergers should be allowed. I also think Comcast / TWC should not have to release any territory as a stipulation for approval.
What should be stipulated is the removal of any "anti-competitive" agreements these companies have with various municipalities restricting competition in the local broadband market. If you want great service, make the providers compete for your business, and empower consumers with choice!
Kinda depends on what/who was there first
No it doesn't. The freeway and the side-streets are public spaces, and no one living on a public street has a right to demand that anyone else not use it as they like, so long as they follow the laws of the road. If you want a private street with no traffic, live in a private neighborhood (gated community), where the builders do spread the community cost among the homeowners. The roads were paid for by taxes collected from everyone. Your taxes don't pay for the roads directly in front of your house, and therefore you have (and rightly so) no right to dictates who can use it. Most of the road-work money comes from gasoline taxes, so its fair game.
need to keep some things secret
Need to keep things secret? Who decides what is needed to be kept secret? Patriots? Those who stand with liberty and freedom certainly don't.
CaptainDork isn't implying anything. S/he says it's okay to attack the character of an individual who is skeptical of the facts, not beliefs.
Right but his sentence could be read another way (or so it did when I first read it).
Can he do that by practicing illegal discrimination? If you bothered to read the Slate article linked by CaptainDork, you'd see that Ken Ham is engaging in just that.
It is illegal, so he can't. But then, I wasn't commenting on how he builds his park, or who he hires to build it. Only whatever he wants. (so long as it passes building codes, but then again, I was really stating my principles not what is legally possible.
That's the point. Again, read the Slate article linked by CaptainDork. And if you're too lazy to do that, then here you go:
Thanks for that. But no, I did read the article. I just don't agree with Ken Ham spending public funds to build something based on his beliefs, and not our collective scientific knowledge. I don't think the government has any place paying for the support of ANYONE's beliefs, including Ken Hams. I know the article was stating that Kentucky did so, and I'm glad I am not from Kentucky. Again, I was really stating what I think is right:
I just don't want him influencing public policy or spending public funds on projects that are not based on science.