I suspect thats how the habit of putting every single employee in the lab, down to the bloody janitor, on the author list of a paper came about. You get 10 staff in a lab and a whole swag of postgrads , it means that even if someones only doing the equivilent of a paper every 5 years, his name is on one or two a year (Perhaps he simply verified a dataset , or even nodded along at a meeting, or something trivial to justify it).
Its even more problematic in areas like climate change where a large portion of the population appears unable to distinguish laymans commentary from actual research by climate scientists. If people spend a lot of time looking at conspiracy theory , creationist, or other similarly themed stuff on the net, google throws lots of denial sites at them, whereas people who have more analyical interests are more likely to get articles from science sites. The problem here is that folks with the conspiracy bent end up having no way to find information that might clear up their confusion if all they are getting is wattsup or alex jones or whatever. This just feeds the confirmation biases, and thats proving really harmful to science education right now.
If you can sell them for $1 million, then by definition they are worth $1 million.
Except its *really* hard to turn bitcoin to actual coin, compared to the other way around. Most of the sites have huge waits, or pathetic maximum transferal amounts,
I live in Australia which has a hybrid UHC/Private system. Basically everyone pays for "medicare" (Which I guess would be called "medicaid" in the US) as a small addition to tax. Totally transparent, its just part of income tax and the contribution is income dependent. On top of that we have a private health system where you can get private health cover AS WELL which gives access to private hospitals (although in my experience the private hospitals are inferior to the excellent government ones, especially in emergency care). You have a choice here, but the govt system is largely excellent, however there might be waiting times to see specialists , sometimes in the months range for non essential stuff, and thats where private health cover is advisable. Fortunately private health insurance is well regulated and the doctor, not the health insurance companies , have final say in approving treatments.
Anyway, as you can imagine, when we have progressive governments, funding for the public system increases, and when you get conservative governments, that funding decreases.
But it backfires horribly to defund it, and ironically the actual costs increase.
I can giive an example. Under state labor, my local hospital had the 4 hour rule. In emergency, you would be seen within 15 minutes of ariving (or less if its urgent) , and within 4 hours either be seen by a doctor and sent home (maybe with medication or bandages or whatever) or admitted to hospital. In the case of borderline cases like Influensa, a patient would be sent to an Accute observation ward for overnight assessment. Its a great system that works brilliantly.
However in the last few years our state has had a conservative government that has systematically tried to defund the hospital. The end result is that waiting times have blown out to be multiple hours for non trauma cases in the emergency ward, and doctors are increasingly overworked and stressed out.
Last time I was admitted to emergency ward I was in with internal bleeding. Because I didn't *look* unhealthy it took 3 hours to see and diagnose me. This happened when I finally vomited blood and collapsed in the waiting room unconscious. I required surgery and a few weeks recovery. The doctor told me that if I had been diagnosed within half an hour of being admitted, it would have been a simple procedure and I would have been home within a day. As a result of underfunding, I cost the government *vastly more* in treatment costs then had I not. This is not a case of malpractice, the reality was the hospital was overworked and it took 3 hours to see me because thats how long it took to free up a doctor from all the other emergency cases.
It might seem paradoxical that properly funding universal healthcare is cheaper than not properly funding it, but it actually makes sense when you remember that prompt adequate treatment is almost always cheaper than trying to patch up some poor sod who's condition has been made worse by not treating it.
Indeed, and personally I'd rather take my chances with the CIA than russia's CIS. Those polonium umbrellas ought give anyone pause.
I recently put in an SSD on my 2011 MBP after I managed to fry my old hard drive and honestly no upgrade I've ever done to this machine has given me such a noticable and amazing performance boost.
I strongly recomend this upgrade. Macs just sing with an SSD.
When Kerry signed the Small Arms treaty, it was innocuous in itself. However, it did have a clause which allows UN troops to operate on US soil independent of the Army and police forces.
No it doesn't. UN troops can't deploy *anywhere* without the Security councils approval, and *any* decision of the security council can be vetoed by the united states. It literally has no power to deploy anywhere without the unanimous approval of the United States, China, Russia, France and England. If any one of those countries say "No", it can not happen.
The UN is just a group of representitives from each country. It has no powers beyond what those countries wish it to have. its not a government, and it has very limited powers beyond what its members give it. If it ever deployed forces into the united states to abduct or kill someone, chances are those forces would be arrested, imprisoned and perhaps even executed as a hostile foreign power. And it would not be the UN, either. That power has never existed for the UN and the US is sufficiently stand-offish with the body that it would never agree to it. And without the agreement of the US, it will never happen.
Considering it confuses inflation for deflation (hint: Bit coins are deflationary, goods cost less and less over time, so far, in otherwords, its an economy with programmed recession) leads me to think that perhaps this isn't actually a particularly competent guide.
[ ] None of the above.
Failing that, oh I don't know, maybe Ghana or Bhutan or some other country that will never have an impact on my life
GCC and a cross compiler should be fine
WXWidgets is great but its kind of shown a lot of bitrot over the years leading many to suspect its been abandoned. Apparently it hasnt. Its also had a degree of issues with dll hell in my experience, but thats more using it with python and a few non wx libraries that havent updated in millenia.
It DOES tend to look good on native platforms but you will still want to adapt things to fit UI expectations, ie the radically different menu styles of windows vs macs, and so on, as well as perhaps putting some effort into following the style guides of the various platforms. Glossy plastic and brushed steel are mac stylistic language. Smoked plastic and flat greys are windows stylistic language. 70s Brown on brown for ubuntu. Etc.
It could be worse. I remember going through this compiling and installing Minix back in the pre linux days.
And that damn thing [i]didn't[/i] compile. On purpose I think, see it was [i]educational[/i]. Hey on the upside I figured out how to write a driver for a hard drive controller nobody used (Wang) on an OS nobody heard of (Minix). Oh well, I passed the course.
"liberal fascists". Utter language abuse.
Oh slashdot, between climate denialism and nutty glen beckisms, when did this site jump the shark?
Hey I'm a peacenik amature who thinks we should spend the entire defence budget on mungbeans and weed.
But I'm OK if they built giant super-carriers that can fly into space.
i only ask because homes in the USA have them
The solution then is high powered wall penetrating lazers.
In fact the solution is always lazers. For everything.
I am not saying its a bad thing, clearly the example I give of Swaziland would be even worse off without its admirable education system. I am saying that it is not the top priority when a full quarter of the population is dying from terminal yet treatable illness.