seersucker clad golfbag toting used car salesman marketing drone
I'm stealing this.
This was before my time, but I'm pretty sure that television nose-dived when pay-per-view came along. The television market was devised as radio + pictures, a one-way ticket as far as content. Computer networks were devised as tiers of peers, and once it's on my box, it's not yours. Pay-per-view functions, but it's fundamentally illogical. The content providers have to go through DRM acrobatics to sustain it at all. Premium channels overall make little sense. But online content is starving. Why can't we just pay artists, journalists, and FOSS programmers decent amounts of money? It's because of the seersucker clad golfbag toting used car salesman marketing drones, because some people are aggressive about making lots of money despite lacking skills that are actually useful, and I let them walk on me sometimes.
"...smelting, soldering, annealing, electroplating, sintering, alloying, low-wax casting, and many other metallurgical techniques independent of any Old World influences",
Western European belief systems, by and large, gave the okay on all sorts of conquest (for god and salvation), whereas native American mythos by and large speak of a relationship with nature. That's not to say that there wasnt plenty of millitant behavior in the pre-Columbus Americas. But it looks like overall, the natives of North and South America were more interested in making lots of food and medicine than making bigger weapons and ships.
Note: as a technical note, free persons who commit criminal acts *could* in fact be made slaves today through court action, since you may deny someone their liberty through due process of law. We just don't use this particular loophole within our justice system.
Imagine if for some reason some impoverished third world country became really attractive to rich Americans, who went there and bought up all the land and pretty soon none of the poor natives can afford to live in their own country anymore.
As far as life goes, there is a significant biome below the Earth's crust. If you were underground, you wouldn't notice anything other than low gravity and a strong Coriolis effect.
I dunno, I think that all surface water would be gone pretty quickly, and without water I don't think that life would exist even deep in the earth for more than ~300 years (given what I remember about aquifers).
let's create a whole range of "official" placebos. The "red one", the "blue version", the "green style" and so on. With fine print on label : "This is not a medicine. It is distilled water void of any active content with no effect other than potential - but not guaranteed - placebo effect
The green one always fixes my neuralgia. They say nothing in it does anything, but I think it's the green dye.
The moral is, if you want good armoring, plates of silicon carbide are the way to go.
and the problem of 0/0 = anything doesn't go away just because a progam finds it in an array operation. It's meaningful.
* here' I'm using malarkey in the proper mathematicly rigorous way