It's because it's assumed that you're just going to run the AC when it's hot out. Even doing simple things like positioning windows with respect to the prevailing winds to get a breeze going through the house isn't done either.
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Not really hijacked, but in 2003 a 727 was stolen still has not been found:
Most likely scenarios are that the plane crashed into the Indian ocean or was taken to a remote location in Africa and broken up for parts.
If anything, I've found he seems to automatically hates Korean cars, though maybe that's changed as I haven't watched the show in a while.
I don't understand how Helios Flight 522 could be related to anti-terrorism measures. The cause of the crash seems to be pretty clearly due to some horribly incompetent pilots who failed to check the state of the pressurization before takeoff, then completely failing to recognize the problem once they were in the air.
Another idea is that you make a regulation that always requires two people in the cockpit, and then redesign the system so that there are two switches that must be pressed simultaneously to lock the door that are positioned in such a way that one person can't physically trigger them both at the same time. This has its own flaws, most notably that if one person is left in the cockpit during a terrorist attack, they can't lock the door. But at the same time it would prevent a lone person from being able to barricade themselves in the cockpit and do as they please.
It's not really the "best" land so much as the "most desirable". We actually tend to like to build on land that we would be better off using to grow food, and farmland would be the kind of thing you could do with land that could be threatened by a tsunami.
I say if "None of the above" wins, then every candidate on the ballot is disqualified and the election is held again. That should make things a bit more interesting.
Still, it's the wrong solution to the problem. If the car companies were using unfair business practices to undercut dealers, why not address that problem instead of instituting a blanket ban on car companies selling directly to the public?
Yeah, I don't get all the "fully autonomous cars will be here soon" posts. Sure, I can see cars that can handle themselves on the freeway, given clear weather and no construction. We're almost there anyway with the adaptive cruise control and lane keeping systems on cars you can buy today. But we're a long way from cars that can handle construction zones, two lane highways and rural roads, poorly maintained roads, gravel roads, bad weather, and the like. If I was a professional driver I wouldn't be worried quite yet. Once you can give an autonomous vehicle any random destination in the US and it can get there on its own without any human assistance then maybe they should be worried.
Actually, I'm a bit surprised that we don't already have something like this, as there really isn't any reason why such a system couldn't be used by human-operated trucks too.
Because the stuff we were looking forward to 10-20 years ago is now mundane. Hi-def Flat screen TVs? multi-core CPU? smartphones? LED light bulbs? Meh!
The key with Venus is to not land, but build could cities about 50km up. At that altitude, you have an atmospheric pressure of about 1 atm, temperatures are a bit above freezing, you still have the Earth-like gravity, and due to the atmosphere being mostly CO2 (a heavy gas), a balloon filled with breathable air will float. You've also got plenty of solar energy (during the day, at least). It's about as close as earth-like as you're going to get without actually being on Earth. On the downside, you have the 200 MPH+ winds to deal with, the lack of a strong magnetic field, as well as the long day/night cycle.
Because of the fracking boom, we've got so much natural gas that we don't know what to do with it all, causing the price to crash, and given that you can convert coal plants to natural gas without too much difficulty that's what a lot of utilities have been doing.
Well, you could increase CO2 levels by lighting a bunch of stuff on fire. But that would actually have a cost. It's just easier to print money and pump it into the system.
However, you have enough information (the amount of fuel burned) to know how much CO2 the car emitted. They do the reverse to determine the mileage a car gets - they measure the amount of CO2 the car emits and use that to determine the amount of fuel the car burned.