Yes, yes it would.This definition -- "marked by or resulting from the unrestrained and often tyrannical exercise of power " -- from your link would define old Torvalds quite succinctly.
I love openbox. Throw some tint2 panel at it (like #! does) and it's ready to go. So fast on any machine I've ever put it on.
Any left ?
Since when is brain mass proportionate to "intelligence" (a.k.a. hardware necessary to mimic it)? Or... maybe that's why the elephants look at me condescendingly every time I'm at the zoo...
Involving the authorities means you get your servers bagged and tagged. It's pretty hard to run a business with your boxes sitting downtown with cops.
Occam's Razor? How about the fact that we know Russians *exist*? I would be the first to hope that there are non-Earth life forms out there, but since you mentioned assumptions, it seems assuming alien life actually exists is pretty far from lex parsimoniae.
Wind and solar provide variable power. Which is fine so long as you have sources of continuous power running in the background.
I'm sure I'll be annihilated for this question, but isn't the wind always blowing somewhere in the U.S., or at least in the world? It seems that a well-designed mechanism of quickly swapping sources of electricity from strategically located wind farms across the country could provide "continuous" power. If the wind isn't always blowing, then there might always be currents/tidal waves on our ocean coasts. Couple that with solar and hydro, one could fathom a nice electricity backbone. Hot-swapping technology for the electrical grid can replace past "continuous" sources.
It's fun to nay-say and triumph the dirty bad guys (coal/nuclear/fossil fuels) as our only answer, but with proper engineering, the renewables are a possibility.
No, he was saying that at the very least, everyone should have basic levels of education in certain things, and that these things include essentials (e.g. basic math such as calculus, core English literature such as Shakespeare etc).
I would in fact add a few more to the list -- basic chemistry, including physical, organic, and inorganic; basic physics, including mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics; engineering drawing; at least conversational skills in one non-native language; introduction to music theory; fundamentals of philosophy and the main schools of thought; introduction to social sciences, including economics, political theory, geography, history, law, sociology, and psychology; and finally, art.
I could point to someone like John Stuart Mill as the product of such an education...
would you stop all current cancer treatment to pay for it and let all of those people die in the pursuit of this potential payout sometime in the future?
The OP asked "Enough to explore the idea of a sort of launch loop [wikimedia.org]?"
The OR (original replier) said "Nope"
I, in turn, was saying that the exploration, whether or not it's currently happening, is worthwhile. Did I say stop anything that currently works? No.
I understand you need to direct your hate at someone, but try to RTFR and understand what others are saying next time.
Rockets are a tried, tested, and true method of getting to space.
Treating cancer is also a tried, tested and true method of saving *some* people. Why not develope a cure and save them all? Why not develop a more efficient gateway to space and save the $424 million next time?
"...our company now has a policy of not hiring anyone out of college with less than 5 years work experience"
Wow, good luck with that. So where are CS graduates supposed to get this 5 years of work experience if everyone hires like your company?
Mow after working as a programmer...
Did you just say "mow"?
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen