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Create a new account for them which doesn't have admin access, and then change the admin password. Even if you give them the admin password, at least they will think twice before installing malware
Steam, Google Playstore and Apple Appstore are taking out the middle-men.
They are just replacing the middle men and making it a bit easier to publish, they still take their ~30% cut
For the most part, they already do
D&D was all about the DM
The answer is "too many"
Not just can be, it usually is faster. At least, once it's been JITed. We just ran some XML serialization/deserialization tests, and the java implementation was much faster than the C++ one...eventually.
What about pure numerical stuff? I'm wondering how say, a Java implementation of FFT would fair against the FFTW library (coded in C).
Of course you could make a native call to the FFTW library (MATLAB does this) through Java, but thats missing the point.
Countries prepare war games involving invasions to or from nearby countries all the time.
True, but Switzerland takes it up a level. Permanent tank traps in farmers fields, hidden military installations all over the country, bomb shelters, and a huge military reserve with regular training.
All purely defensive measures, which for a small country that hopes to repel potential invaders, while retaining their neutrality and not having rely on "allies" to bail them out, seem pretty reasonable.
Magnetism, actually. The magnetosphere (all the best names have been taken by old discoveries, btw) keep solar winds from stripping away the atmosphere of a planet. That and, you know, gravity to keep the air stuck to the surface.
OTOH, you have Venus, whose atmosphere 100x denser than that of Earth despite having almost zero magnetic field.
There is plenty of room going down 280, not to mention all the public lands adjacent to it.
And 280 is far away from the population centers in the Valley. If you were planning on making feeder lines, I don't this system is designed to support cars entering and exiting the tubes frequently .
Unless you willing to go underground, there's no where to build it, and they already a rail line from SJ to SF - CalTrain. The bullet, which has ~5 stops between SJ and SF takes ~1 hour. Yes, they could improve on this, but its not worth it. SJ to SF is more of a regional system where you are going to have to stop frequently anyway, in order to get enough passengers
I don't think there would be enough traffic to justify a SF to Sacramento only route.
Not everyone cares about sightseeing. Alot of people just want to get from A to B as quickly as possible and with as little hassle as possible. Look at how many take the red eye flying from the West Coast to the East Coast.
Venus already has a really effective 'shade' - the bond albedo (percentage of light from the sun it reflects) is 0.9 (90%). Compared to ~0.3 for Earth
Venus is so hot at the surface mostly because the atmosphere is incredibly dense at the surface (93 times earth). In geneneral, as pressure increases in a planets troposphere, so does temperature. If you go deep enough into the gas giants (even Neptune), you will find very hot temperatures, at high pressures.
On Venus at 1 bar pressure, the temperature is actually not that far off of Earth http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/vel/1918vpt.htm - (about 50 C = 122 F), hot, but not unmanageable if we could somehow put a floating colony there. You would have to seal the habitation anyway because the atmosphere is about 95% CO2.
Uany economist will tell you its the used car market that seriously hurts our fossil fuel numbers, currently the USA averages 14MPG and that is because of all the poor folks in used cars on the road.
No, its because of all the trucks, SUVs and otherwise inefficient cars on the road. I just bought a used 1996 Toyota Carolla with 230k miles on it. I checked my gas mileage (mixed city/freeway) at 26 MPG on my last fill up.
My friend who drives a 2008? BMW M3 told me gets 23 MPG.
And a " Romy sans-barrel AK kit: $200"
And a "Barrel blank: $30"
And at least couple hundred in welding tools, grinders, etc.
Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.