In fairness, it's often difficult to distinguish between a human-written comment on Youtube and a poorly-written AI.
Why can't people just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet ?
Why must they bring all those hustle and bustle into one of the last quiet spaces left ?
What peace and quiet? Airline cabins are noisy (what do think noise canceling headphones were invented for?) and uncomfortable. Some of us can sleep through this after a fashion. Others would much rather get work done so they have to time to relax somewhere that is actually relaxing.
Presuming these plumes are not one off events, couldn't we send an orbiter there to sample the plumes to at least get some idea of the chemistry of Europa's ocean, if not possibly outright detect signs of life?
Yes, and according to the BBC article NASA researchers hope to do just that. However, Europa Clipper is expensive and long way off. They are hoping that a European probe due to launch in 2022 (like that is close) will do the job even though is not intended to go over the poles, which is where the plumes were seen.
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Those are why we pay taxes - to ensure that essential services are available to everyone.
Here in the US, the USPS is fast, reliable, delivers on-time almost all the time (there are rare exceptions, but 99% of the time it's on-time), and has Saturday delivery, and on top of all of that, it isn't funded by taxes at all, it's entirely self-sustaining.
Hey, don't look at us Americans. I get every letter and every parcel delivered to my door step too. And letters are usually delivered in 1-3 days, depending on how far it has to travel. In-state, it's 2 days max, frequently 1 for nearby addresses. Do letters shipped from Greece to Norway take only 1 day? Somehow I doubt that.
Do you guys hear that? That is the sound of Canadians not flipping out and loosing their shit and calling for the end of times due to reduced service.
It's quite a pleasant sound up here in Canada, unlike the noise Americans made a short while back.
What are you talking about? Here in America, the USPS isn't reducing service at all, it's increasing service by delivering parcels on Sundays. While we definitely have big problems in other areas (*cough* healthcare *cough*), our postal service is doing just fine, unlike yours apparently.
Unlikely because the key sizes are very odd. Where are you going to get it copied (or even get a blank to use to make a copy)? They don't use standard Kwikset or Schlage keys for applications like this.
So everyone else in canada should pay more for this service?
It works just fine down here in the US. The USPS still delivers packages directly to peoples' doorsteps in most places, and the rates are quite low, much lower than the private services (UPS/Fedex) for small packages, and USPS even delivers a lot of packages for UPS ("last mile").
Maybe you Canadians should take some lessons from us about how to run a government service. There's something I never thought I'd say.
Screw the few dollars saved, we're not Americans, money's not on top of our value system, quality of life is, I'll gladly spend a few more bucks for the convenience of Canada Post.
Funny you should mention us Americans. Here in the US, our postal service (the USPS) is actually doing OK, despite that crappy 75-year-pension-prefunding law. The USPS is actually a very economical service to use for shipping small packages (e.g. Ebay stuff), and they're doing well with that. They even started a new deal with Amazon to deliver Amazon's packages on Sundays. It sounds like your postal service is much more concerned with profitability than ours is, since ours has managed to keep small-package delivery rates very low, and thus is keeping a large army of postal carriers employed.
The USPS is doing a pretty good job of positioning themselves as the premier delivery service for smaller packages. Their rates for small packages (like trinkets you buy on Ebay) are very low, much lower than UPS. Over 5 pounds or so, however, UPS and Fedex start being more competitive, and also if your package is high-value (over $500), UPS/Fedex are generally a better deal because USPS won't insure anything more than that without going to their very expensive services. These days, it seems like the USPS is making most of their money from two things: junk mail, and small package delivery (including that UPS last-mile thing you referred to).
It sounds like Canada Post has really screwed up somehow, by missing out on the small package delivery market.
A Tesla Model S sitting in a garage has enough energy onboard to run a typical single family home for many days.
It would be nice if there was a cheap and easy way to hook up your electric car to power your house during blackouts.
No tablet interface shoehorned onto your desktop because Steve Ballmer says so...