About 10% of great earthquakes trigger a volcanic eruption, and most eruptions are fairly minor, so the volcano risk is small compared to the earthquake risk.
I live in Olympia, and I like to say that when the big one hits, Mt. Ranier is going to blow, and as the black lightning-filled clouds tower over us in the east, all of the metal bands in town will climb onto the roofs of all of the buildings with all of their equipment and it will be the most Metal day ever. But it looks like experts believe otherwise. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/...
we need a new pro-science party
A vote for me gets the IRS the microscopes they so direly need! I don't have PACS, just millions of grad students writing grants! Whatever is leftover from the campaign, I will use to build gargantuan cannons that run on superconductors, that fire invisible stuff! Also I recently read an authortative article that subverts whatever 'fact' you happen to mention at a social function.
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.
"Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol..." -- Crazy Nigel