Why is it taking people "years" to "learn to code"? That's the part that seems wasteful. You don't need to be a "computer scientist" to write useful code.
there's light-years long queue out of here of people who would gladly accept to get shit upon their faces to get a job
Maybe if you're a burger flipper. How about developing your skillset so that you're not just another drone? There are people who are highly sought after. My wife for example was made redundant at a Fortune 500 and another large company called her the minute they found out (about a week after her notification) to offer her an even better position. She didn't have time to work on her CV before she was on a plane to do the interviews. Needless to say she got the job. And there is no question of her working from home when she wants to.
wholesale gun violence in the united states as a manifestation of the permanent race based caste and class system inequality in the united states..
Once Obama finally becomes President, that will be solved and the racial healing can begin.
It's not about any other country. The goal of the regulation is to prevent Americans from having access to 3D printed guns and to intimidate any American who would design one of these guns.
The best answer is for people outside the US to create these designs and post them online.
Next season the "History Channel" will be running shows discussing possible extraterrestrial influences on Herbert's writings.
If they're showing it next year, then it has been in production for about 6 months already, and they've probably finished main filming already. I wonder if they had the gonads to film at Armageddon (modern Meggido). Or more likely an important question - whether they had the budget for it.
The implications of deciding one way not the other were a million dollars worth of ironmongery (9.925in OD liner pipe) being run and cemented into the hole. That operation occupied a rig crew of 90-odd people for 8 days while I was on leave. When we drilled ahead, it became clear that I had been wrong. Total unnecessary cost was about 2 million dollars.
These days, I don't lose sleep for less than ten million. The fact that I still do work for the client suggests that they figure it's better to have me around than not.
A couple of years ago I got some grief for pointing out a problem on day 10 of a job, which people upstairs from me decided wasn't likely to be a problem. So they shelved the problem, told me in writing to shut up, and continued with the well. 3 months of work later, we'd made a beautifully-tuned geo-steered well
someone want to tell me how launching from NZ, apart from political issues, is in any way advantageous over launching from the US?
If you're a non-US company (shockingly, there are such people!) then that may be a sufficient reason already. Before you even get into politics.
I see elsewhere that Rocket Labs have "recently become a US company, for VC reasons" (paraphrasing). Shrug. That'll make them harder to deal with for some customers. Say - an Indian telecomms company wanting to put up a series of satellites. Dealing with your (relatively near) neighbours instead of people on the other side of the world could be a very good start for a commodity like launch facilities, even if you're only using it as a bargaining chip to argue down the price with your in-country launch facilities.
Anyways, a couple of paragraphs from wikipedia:
More interesting to me from the same article (probably), is the compositions listed : zirconium, beryllium, titanium, copper, nickel, and more recently aluminium and niobium. From a health-effects and recyclability point of view, I'd watch out for the nickel and beryllium in particular. I don't have a nickel sensitivity myself, I think, but I've had enough contact with people who do have a bad response to anticipate problems, for a moderate proportion of users.
Which isn't a show-stopper, but it's an issues some people might need to be careful of.
Protect the screen of my smart phone? Isn't that why I put it in a fibre-board and PVC phone case? Oh yes, so it is. And does that protect my phone when it falls out of my pocket while I'm cycling down the road at 25kmph? So far, yes. And it cost a whole 2 Beers (in internationally translatable costs).
Interesting product. No sale though.
The motor wouldn't start by jagging it (power/ air on and off repeatedly). Still wouldn't start after filling the inlet line with lube oil and jagging it (this is what the weekly runs in the "mothball" section of the manual were intended to achieve).
Final solution, which got it working, was jagging it while tapping with the shaft of a hammer on the visible bearing housing, in the direction of the shaft. That put enough vibration into the bearings that the applied force from the air (and lube oil) on the motor vanes started to shift the vanes by a degree or two
I fucking hate people who don't READ the fucking manual after I've gone to the effort to WRITE the damned thing. Do they think I'm typing for the good of my fingers, or something?
The same trick will often work with a stuck bolt or gas fitting : apply spanner in the undo direction (and CHECK if it's left or right-hand thread !! We have enough L-H threads that you learn to check, but now you can't claim you weren't warned!) and keep a steady pull on it ; hit the head in the direction of the bolt shaft repeatedly while keeping hand tension on the spanner. Easing oil helps (not fucking WD40). Spending 20 minutes like this is better than having to deal with a sheared-off fitting which invalidates the Explosion-Proof rating of the enclosure.
Lots more about what isn't the answer. But what is the answer? And why should anyone believe Greece will implement whatever you think is the answer?