The ACA is a terrible piece of law, and was meant by the Democrats to be just that from the beginning. And it's now imploding. I'm glad yesterday's vote got pulled. The current disaster remains under the ownership of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.
What's that in furlongs per fortnight, tho?
I was thinking 18 hrs per AU, personally.
It's a subsidy! This is no different than the subsidies that the government pays to oil companies.
OMG, are we going to war to prop up the Flash economy? Figures - Flash was almost dead and along comes the government to ruin our party.
I'm guessing way more than $100 is possible.
Read TFA before you spend much time on that project. Blame goes to the clickbait headline, but still.
Chris, know what else would make a superb movie from Laumer? The Long Twilight. That book is awesome fun.
It has superhumans, aliens and alien artifacts, AI constructs, alien empires, broadcast power, several quite different levels of plotting, alternate history, near-future tech, military aspects of various ages, a love story, revenge, reconciliation... and it's all reasonably doable, movie-wise.
Any Laumer fan who hasn't read it... I highly recommend it.
Yes, those would be great. I'd like to see Tau Zero done, too.
Not sure that kind of minimalist approach would work, given that Bolos are really, really fast and complex thinkers. But perhaps. That's why those people are creative movie types, and I write software.
should listen to Samsung's advice about batteries!
If your car is that fast, I think you will have more pressing matters to attend to, like staying on the planet.
Actually given the amount of air resistance and therefore friction at that speed the large plasma fireball which will surround you will make you very detectable, although not really identifiable, and your immediate problem will be avoiding instant cremation, not staying on the planet.
The xkcd, What If: Relativistic Baseball
What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?
You are assuming that anti-agapics will only prolong the productive years. What if they prolong the long, decaying years as well?
What if it only prolongs the life of rich people? 'Cause I'm pretty sure anything developed won't be made available to the unwashed masses - or even the washed ones. (Don't know which are here on
Very few animals were harmed in the making of this motion picture.
Ya, but how many people were harmed by watching it.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Sure, the blockbuster made over $850 million worldwide in spite of negative reviews
More likely, the beancounters.
First, those only stop someone from commandeering the aircraft in the circumstances that we saw in 2001 and do not necessarily address destroying an aircraft
No, they don't. And you can't, completely. You can shoot one down, and nothing at all prevents that. And the TSA doesn't do anything worth doing at all. But the problem that arose in 2001 was using the aircraft as a ballistic weapon with intelligent guidance. Everything that came about post 9/11 was in response to that. We'd had various aircraft destroyed by bombs, and no one felt we had to go anywhere near the lengths we did after 9/11. So what I was saying was that in response to 9/11, we should have done what I suggested, and that would have adequately addressed the actual issues that 9/11 brought to the table.
One of the concerns about the cockpit door is a rapid depressurization of passenger cabin might force that the door be opened.
Fine. If this is a real problem (unlikely, but possible), start building new aircraft without cockpit doors, and replacing the entire bulkhead in older aircraft. Have an external hatch access the cockpit; another the cabin. The pilots and engineer(s) don't need to be in the cabin, and the passengers and stews don't need to be in the cockpit.
Then toss the (un)PATRIOT(ic) act in the sewer where it belongs.
nd there's already like seven [Temeraire] books so they could milk it for a long time.
It is better to live rich than to die rich. -- Samuel Johnson