Note to the press: "Hackers" doesn't mean what you think is means.
They check all that stuff before you're cleared, and every time your clearance is renewed. I find it hard to believe that this isn't already at least partially true already.
I don't see it as very creative, but otherwise I agree
Like most things Reagan, that works right up to the point where you actually have to implement it. Increasing water resources means increasing energy usage. Which is great when you have plentiful energy, except that we don't. Energy costs money, and clean energy (the kind that doesn't pollute the "free" clean water sources we have) costs even more money and takes even more energy to get moving.
Not using a resource always costs less than converting a non-usable resource into a usable one.
Ronald Reagan was a nice old man, a great people person, and a charismatic leader. And that counts for a lot when you're dealing with people and leaders. But he was dumber than a brick when it came to economics and technology.
I though most of it came from snow melt on the western half of the continental divide.
Exporting 100 billion gallons, is, of course, utter bullshit. The only water that gets actually exported is the water weight of the exports. There is additional water lost through evaporation due to agricultural irrigation, which exceeds the non-irrigated evaporation rate. That last one is the real target, and the concern of this veginazi.
Where, exactly, so you think your drinking water comes from? Animal breath, sweat, piss, and former animal breath/sweat/piss that has already been condensed into current bodies of water on the planet, or trapped in underground aquifers from ancient animals
Water "lost" to a region is that which is directly moved when the food is harvested and trucked out of the area, or evaporation due to agriculture which exceeds the natural evaporation rate and results in dispersion outside of the local climate area.
If you're worried about drinking water, you should lament the rain which falls in the ocean.
Closer to 10% wrong. Beef cattle are rarely fed alfalfa - I say this as a former "farmer" 30 years ago as a teen. Alfalfa is twice as expensive as timothy or field grass. It does, however contain calcium, which is great (necessary) for lactating cattle a goats, which is why it's used mcuh more for dairy animals. They pretty much all get grain, though, because the energy content is higher. For Dairy, that means more calories available for producing milk, and for beef it translates to a heavier animal, which in turn is a higher dollar yield at market.
The 100 billion gallons of water in exported alfalfa, I agree, is so stupid that it basically invalidates the entire article's credibility.
I pay just shy of $1200 for 2 years here in the US and get unlimited data. Actual, real, unlimited data on LTE (~7-10Mbps). Plus more minutes than I can use (which is fairly few, admittedly, when you consider most of my minutes are free since their to same-carrier phones).
Oh, and I get a new $800 phone every 2 years included in that price. So, on balance, about $16.67/mo if you count the phone. I'd go for the "bundled" internet to get a discount, but my carrier's internet isn't all that fast. If I quit at any point, I owe about 30% of the value of the phone on the day I receive it, should I decided to cancel my service, and that drops by 1.5% every month. Not that it matters, it's not like I'm going to get better coverage or more data for less money.
Isn't this what got them in trouble - removing Indian companies who notified Google that they were violating their IP?
They could switch to opt-in only via robots, and just put a notice in the search indicating that the company has not authorized them to display particular search results, but apparently that's not good enough either : http://news.slashdot.org/story...
That's some pretty weak-sauce argument for all out censure.
I read the entire fine article, and I'm still at a loss. What was the specific harm which the Indian government is trying to correct?
That works right up to the point where Apple controls every transistor on every machine that runs iOS. Even Jony and Tim won't fuck up Apple's cash cow that badly, and they done some really stupid-as-shit things since ol' Stevie boy went toes up.
Laptops aren't just laptops these day - there are more and more hybrid devices which switch from laptop to tablet (a Sony Flip, for example). Sadly, operating systems for laptops (like Windows) are wholly inappropriate - or just very, very poorly optimized for tablet usage (yes, Windows again). Android is light years ahead of the Metro interface for tablet use. So it's better to be able to switch back and forth to get the best interface you can.
Sure you could reboot every time you wanted to switch, but you may as well go back to DOS and single threaded work. Why should we NOT want to be able to transition between the OS and application that fits the job the best?
So, like, creation. That's thousands of years old.
They think high gas prices are Obama's fault. Like he has a dial in his office that changes them. Gasoline was the largest export of the US in 2012 - the prices are high because other people are willing to pay more than we are.