That's merely one method of turning such rankings into decisions. There are many more, from Borda Count to Condorcet.
frothy left-wingers making up all kinds of criteria to differentiate wikileaks from "real" news reporting
Sorry, no. We need an intimate familiarity with DCTs, Fourier, and hardware micro-architecture.
*raises hand*. I'm a physicist with a good deal of CS background, but any competent EE should be able to handle this.
How about also fixing the insane libel laws as well?
Okay, I can see the mechanism for striking workers starving the beast. Voters not voting just seems to be throwing away what little input and control they have.
This shouldn't be called an "embargo". They're not preventing anyone else from trading with Japan, only their own nationals, and only rare earths. It's a very very narrowly targetted export ban. The problem is, it can't be effective. Someone else buys a little more in China, sells it to someone else who sells it to someone else who sells it to someone in Japan. It's fungible.
In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.