The claim that they're granted with a similar algorithm to titles of nobility and are only useful to the rich or well connected due to the associated costs?
To be fair, the purpose of a manned mars mission isn't really science, and the propaganda effect is more than a little undermined by starting out by telling half of the population to give up on the dream of even having a chance at being part of the mission.
You should be able to do this, but politics gets in the way. People have an idea of what a bag of ice is "worth" and may be willing to wait hours for it, but won't adjust their internal valuation without long-term pricing pressures and will react strongly to the idea that they're being "ripped off."
It's easy to forget that you're not buying ice. You're buying ice in a remote location in the desert where a lot of other people are also present, but no appreciable infrastructure is in place
Why not just bring more ice, then?
If that's the case, then the workers are poisoning the business and preventing it from reaching it's full profitable potential. The hourly wage should be scrapped in favor of a share of the the revenue.
Never been to burning man, but why so many different products? I'd think that single bags of ice would be suitable for pretty much any purpose the ice is needed for even if not ideal for some purposes. Why not just sell singles and one size of bundles.
Pounds are units of both mass and force, which is a problem with the "standard" system of weights and measurements. Usually there is a distinction made if it is ambiguous and matters (lb_f or lb_m). It's my understanding that this is because the unit was named before the concepts of mass and weight were observed to be different, but that may be apocryphal.
The tragedy is that Europeans are apparently determined to screw up a perfectly good unit system by adding back the ambiguity in the creation of the kilograms-force unit (kg_f).
The joke is that those very arguments of specificity are often made about the second amendment, while other clauses and amendments are assumed to be broadly protective of the people's liberty.
Which they would then do absolutely nothing about, because it's completely legal and rational. In fact, it's the mechanism the government relies on when they use tax policy to manipulate you towards their various economic and social behavioral goals.
If they want people to stop doing something, they should demonstrate that you can still get other things done without doing the thing they want people to stop doing.
I doubt Europe as a whole would cut off trade over it, and probably wouldn't even reduce trade by a noticeable amount, but is it so difficult to imagine that the Chinese would simply not care at all about whether or not Marco Polo visited them, and would care somewhat about not offending guests and traders?
This still sounds like a place where cleverness is needed. For instance, is it possible to divide up the work in a different way that takes better advantage of parallel primitive instructions? Maybe separate the flailers and fighters first and then run one vector fight routine and one vector flail routine on each of the respective lists.
If the transistors are there, there ought to be some clever way to get them to do what they want. If they aren't, there's got to be a clever way to throw out the parts of the computation that are least noticeable to create something that is both "good enough" and possible.
Carmack's team didn't whine to the press about shitty FPU performance.
That sounds like a pretty stupid idea if they aren't able to leverage the GPUs to accomplish it....
I think sapphire is used for the Apple watch will require much less material.
Because the watch has smaller area, or because the only people who will be buying it are the fanboys because it's a watch.
Maybe, unless they cared more about trading with the europeans than offending them.