You need an extra hour of Whoosh! this spring.
You're right I forgot we know how to put a nuclear power plant on a boat, and that it's possible to make synthetic fuel. So we'll still be going to be able to travel the world, it will just be really expensive. Like a modern version of the 19th century.
We will definitely be off fossil fuel by 2100, because we will be out of coal in 23 years http://www.dailykos.com/story/... out of oil in 50 years http://www.cnbc.com/id/4222481... and out of natural gas in 87 at the current rate http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/... (much faster assuming consumption goes up when we run out of oil and coal)
The world is going to become a very different place, in our lifetime. OK so we all have electric cars, but how do you travel to Europe without oil ? In an electric plane ? A battery powered boat ?
Even worse, if you watch their promo video - Dave mentions this at the end of his vblog - it goes actually says:
Did you know that every dead battery you've every thrown away had only used up to 20% of battery life.
That's an out and out lie.
Not true. According to E=MC^2, a single AA battery contains 0.023 kg * c^2 = 2x10^15 Joules of energy. When have you ever used more than 20% of that!!?!?!
I believe that JustNiz is the slashdot handle of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After a long hard day of writing a majority decision protecting our 4th Amendment rights, she decided to relax by reading some good 'ol nerdy slashdot stories.
Unfortunately instead of escape, she ran into this story, which understandably griefed her a bit. Now she has to put up with your meany comments about her not caring about rights.
Like many technically-minded people, I don't have a lot of time to keep up with sports.
The word you're looking for is "Nerd". It's OK to say it, it's in the title-bar of Slashdot.
In California, lack of correlation doesn't prove lack of causation.
Driving is a privilege, not a right (there's no Constitutional right to drive a car)
Please see the 9th Amendment.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
And stop construing.
my interest in the hobby is essentially gone and I've not been a visitor to my own site in well over two years.
CmdrTaco, is that you?
Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful arithmetic controlling everything. No math controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
I had a more direct conversation:
User: Are you human?
Mod Parent Up. S&P didn't just "make a perfectly valid assumption", they were given
(because they used B instead of A)
It was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979
the C++ programming language standard was ratified in 1998
So you're saying the "first iteration" took 19 years. You must use the word "iteration" differently at your shop than we do at mine.