I can't help but wonder how long until nobody flies, goes to public events, or even leaves their fucking house.
Way to go. Stay home! Shut up! Do not attract attention! When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will.
Water shortages aren't making headlines
where you live. Just because you are not aware of something does not mean it's not happening. Just saying.
(same equipment as 2 years ago, I think)
Not quite, according to salon.com, "uncertified, 'experimental' software patches have been installed on machines in 39 counties of the key swing state."
a gold-backed (or silver-backed, etc.) economy ignores several fundamental problems with doing this.
Sure, but your post does not help much as to what they are and how they could be solved. Then again, you seem to suggest to just keep printing new money (which is what is happening globally, cause we're still in a financial crisis, where we will remain, because the system suggests to be held in a 'crisis state', since that increases the interest of those that hold huge values). Without going into too much detail, how bout this: backing your currency with anything but just "let there be money" out of nowhere wouldn't be so bad, would it?
Then again, this doesn't even remotely touch the basic things that are wrong with the global economies and the financial markets, so it's probably a moot point... .
Without followers, evil cannot spread. -- Spock, "And The Children Shall Lead", stardate 5029.5
Ninety-three percent of the heat trapped by increasing greenhouse gases goes into warming the ocean, not the atmosphere. So taking the ocean's temperature is the most comprehensive way to monitor global warming.
Not to defend Zero Hedge or "truthers", but if you assume that the wikipedia definition of conspiracy theory is accurate, the official version is just that: a conspiracy theory.
A conspiracy theory explains an event as being the result of an alleged plot by a covert group or organization
> to update their business model
As long as there's no real incentive for "them" to do just that because they just buy the laws prolonging their outdated business model (SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, SKMYBLS et al.) and as long as it remains profitable to just sue file sharers, there is no "best hope". I wish it were that easy...
> sueing the clouds for bad weather.
Hmmmm... I see a business model there...
The submission mentions "price versus performance", and for that reason, even though I'd like to own some SLR, I still stick with my Canon Powershot (SX100, was ranked "superzoom" when I bought it for its 10x optical zoom). And I'm still happy with it. Point-and-shoot + manual modes/settings for experienced users + CHDK firmware mod for (lots of) additional features. IMHO. if you go for CHDK support you'll definitely get a decent camera at a decent price, with the added feature that if you really get into it and need more/better/more flexible features and settings, CHDK will keep you busy for a Long, Long Time.