And rake off a little as it passes by.
A lot of our problems today are the result of people in power fundamentally misunderstanding what Big Data is good for.
We used to assume it was impractical for the Government to keep records of everything we do in the public sphere. Those things have gone from possible to practical to inevitable, mostly due to Moore's Law.
Just because you have everything recorded, doesn't mean it's useful, though. Technologists who should know better talk about searching these records to find the "needle in the haystack", selling the vision of complete records + powerful search tools = Total Awareness.
What they conveniently skip over is:
* All records have inaccuracies
* If the inaccuracy rate is higher than the occurrence rate of what you're searching for, the search is not useful
Consider medical screening tests. If you have a test with a false positive rate of 1 in 1000, it is useless to use such a test to search for a condition that happens to 1 in 1000000 - 999 times out of a thousand, the test will say you're sick when you're fine.
* The error rate of address OCR
* The rate of secrets being exchanged via US Mail
Anyone in the Government who can't produce an estimate of those two numbers shouldn't be allowed anywhere near those records - it would be like giving a child a loaded gun, or a politician a Twitter account.
And why would that be?
Not everyone is wired the same way, and some of the greatest contributors to science did it out of curiosity rather than goodwill.
Personally, I think the H.L. Mencken quote sums it all up rather well.
I wish I could mod this comment up. There is nothing more joyful than giving your children the opportunities that you never had, and helping them accomplish their own success.
You can get a buff body with a reasonable workout regimen in less than a year, and many elements of your "looks" can easily be fixed (better hair, wearing contacts, getting teeth fixed, dressing more stylishly).
If you have game, then your dick size doesn't matter, because history is rife with examples of men with questionable looks and stunning women.
Ultimately, having good social skills is much more important than any of those things in getting laid.
The answer is always bitches.
You mean besides chasing cars?
Oh, I thought you were talking about dog archaeologists, not human archaeologists who study dogs.
At least dog archaeologists would know where all the bones were buried...
Most men and women enjoy mixing, as it happens.
Not when we're between 6 and 11 or so we don't! That's the age when girls have cooties!
WARNING!!! If you are a boy in this age range, you must stay away from these creatures during this time period or you could get cooties, too!
Damn, I didn't know people were so uneducated in serious medical matters like these. Stay safe, citizens!
Do you have any argument to show that the same thing would happen now?
Simply that human nature doesn't change that quickly and the separate facilities will soon be funded inequitably because of that. Show me any time in the past where that hasn't happened instead. I should think the paucity of examples where schools were funded equitably despite race and the huge number of examples where people still act like asshats because of it would convince you.
Close to where I live are large intertidal mudflats. Every other summer some tourist drives a brand new four by four out there and gets stuck. And then, of course, the tide comes in. When the vehicles are recovered two or three tides later, they are insurance write-offs - the electrics, interior, and engine are all beyond repair.
You do not want to immerse something complex and expensive in salt water unless you really, really have to.
Remember: seawater ruins everything.
One of those occasions where I wish I had mod points but don't. Mod the parent post up!
Seawater is extremely corrosive. Engineering the rocket engine to survive sudden immersion in seawater when very hot would add a great deal to the complexity and cost (and probably weight). And that's before you add the cost of engineering the rest of the vehicle to resist corrosion.