Aye, I spent some time with family up "near" southern cross, "near" kalgoorlie, where the nearest house was around 200km away. Go bush around here, and distances get epic.
You do realize medicare/medicaide is more expensive than private insurance, don't you? Sure, you may not pay for it up front when visiting the doctor or paying for your drugs, but you do pay for it in taxes, along with everyone else.
No. Not true. Study after study has shown that INCLUDING taxes, government run healthcare almost always is cheaper, more efficient and more comprehensive
British healthcare is great. Granted the bloody conservatives have been busily trying to run it into the ground (Makes the case for privatizing it easier I guess?) but its still a world class system.
He had pancreatic cancer. Its generally one of those cancers where your fucked no matter how you try and attack it. He certainly didnt help his case with the daft hippy crap, but its unlikely a full science approach would have saved him.
Pancreatic cancer is a death sentence generally.
Jobs was kind of always into the hippy shit. 60s lsd head and all that. He did realise eventually that it was time to hand it over to the pros. Unfortunately by that stage it was too late.
And the US with one of the highest crime rates in the world has one of the highest gun ownership rates.
Whats your point here?
The Australian experience of an increase in forcible rape after guns were banned.
And also before. In fact the gun ban was so devestating, that it actually went and caused rapes to increase at an even faster rate before the gun ban then after, using TIME TRAVEL.
Not only that, but HIV cases went up, and even pirate attacks in somalia.
Oh sure none of this has anything to do with a gun ban here, because we've never actually allowed the ownership of guns for self defense (nor needed it, we had a low murder rate before the ban and an even lower one after it) but hey lets throw out some random statistics to confuse and baffle people.
Yep. Pretty much any linguist worth his salt will tell you that unofficial and incorrect useage of language is largely how language evolves.
Old german didn't evolve into old english via committee, nor did old english evolve into new english via committee. It came from peasants abusing language , speaking in slang, fucking up grammar and generally speaking however felt comfortable. And here we are centuries later, with the language of academia, commerce and international relations (yeah yeah, french guys, i know, but your fighting a losing battle fellas)
No it doesn't, and if you want to look at that data. You'll see that we've been in a cooling trend for the last 10 years.
Dude, don't just make stuff up. Thats not a fair way to debate. The last 10 years have been some of the hottest on *record*, thats a non disputable fact.
Just because some specific locations have been colder doesn't mean shit. Heating over the oceans causing massive shifts on high and low pressure systems will naturally cause some places to get more wind and aerosol cooling, but that does not detract from the overall system.
Look, heres climate change explained. This isn't hard stuff, we've known how this works since scientists started warning about climate change in the 1800s. The sun beams a whole bunch of heat at earth. Some reflects, some absorbs and increases the amount of energy , in the form of thermal (heat) and kinetic (winds) and to some extent even electrical ionization (lightning). Now CO2 has a number of spectral absorbsion lines that essentially absorb infrared light as well as a number of sidebands of various importance. These where discovered I think by fourier in the 1800s (Who was quite concerned about CO2 greenhouse efffect from the coal fueled industrial era of the time. You can see these absorbsion lines when you shine light through dense CO2 and then refract the light through a prism, although you might need an infra red camera to catch it (I'm sure a chemistry dude would be able to unfumble my explination here). Well this means that its heating up, and absorbing the thermal energy at those frequencies in the atmosphere with all sorts of fun effects but notably as gasses heat up they expand and this brings high pressure areas, some of which is of course going to produce *drum roll* cold places. But none of this changes the simple calculus of how much energy is input into the system vs how much leaves. To deny a fundamental scientific fact of CO2s IR absorbsion and thus heat retention properties like this requires novel physics to be invented and namely a mechanism that somehow stops the physics working here. So far none are proposed, nor need to be, since all the *VALID* data agrees with the theoretically and empirically unescapable conclusion that humans are generating climate change.
At this stage , nobody in the sciences disagrees other than a few cranky people with padded-helmet political views. And thats really all there is to it.
Has anyone actually sat down and worked out the CO2 conversion rate (I realise theres a tonne of different variables here such as nuke or renwables, gas fired vs coal fired stations) in terms of the power used to create these "coins"?
Um, no. MVC is a design pattern (i.e. a set of concepts for programming) that can apply to any language, CSS is declarative style markup (that apparently some people think should be the next programming language) that depends upon another markup language (HTML, XML).
No. He got it right.
Done properly, HTML is semantic. Its data. Its not a neat paralllel to a model , but its in the ballpark.
CSS is the layout, its a view. It takes the model and presents it.
Now your getting it!
Yes clearly Canadas population will be angry that tax evaders will be made to contribute to the resources of other people that they consume without paying.
All seems reasonable to me. Our civil society is founded on the fact that since the government actually costs money, then people need to pay tax. Trying to hide money in bitcoin ought be seen as tax evasion, unless they are paying taxes on that money.
Libertarian types trying to sponge off the taxes of hard working tax payers via tax evasion need to stop being so greedy and stealing other peoples money.
Randomly change anything and it will probably be an improvement, is how bad it is.
Less intuitive than Dwarf fortress but roughly as engaging, is how I'd describe it.
Also: Elephants need 75 days of gameplay till your skilled enough for your dwarves to ride them, for no good reason.
Ie a total nightmare to get past the learning curve, but when you do, it's possible one of the most engaging and intricate games available.
Why is it that worshipers label all atheists as 'raging' while they play no-true-scotsman fallacy games
Because of all the talk-circut atheists racing around claiming to speak for the rest of us atheists and acting like intolerant assholes.
I might personally find christianity, islam, judaism, etc to be silly and mystical ways of viewing the world, but as long as they aint fucking with my shit, who am I to to get angry at them for believing in space ghosts?
Just like its been observed that conservatives are more obsessed with homosexuals than even homosexuals themselves, maybe us atheists need to be a little less obsessed with christianity/etc and start thinking about what *positive* things our atheism can bring to the world.