>What if someone crashes a jet into a power plant with the goal of making a large area radioactive and uninhabitable? US regulations require containment buildings to be resistant to bombs and plane impacts, for good reason.
The World Trade Center buildings were built to withstand an airplane crash as well. Only the crash they were counting on was from an aircraft with the fuel capacity of a 707. The 757s that crashed carried far more fuel, which burned longer, weakening the structure to the point of collapse. Likewise the seawall at Fukushima was six feet too short, because its engineered height was based on historical data. tl;dr You only engineer for the current threat, not the future threat.
*shrug* I've never been as big fan of humanity so I don't really care about that. Gravity waves though... Flying cars, gravity gun... How can anyone resist?
But you kind of need humanity to a) develop new gravity wave technologies and b) then actually enjoy the benefits of said new technologies. Unless of course you see these new gravity wave devices as a lagniappe for your robot and AI friends.
I'm not Mormon, and frankly, I find the religion a little weird. That being said it is absurd not to put things on a relative scale. The weirdness and widely known evil of the COS is orders of magnitude worse than LDS.
I don't know about that. Scientology, for all its ills and faults, doe not try to subjugate women. LDS, on the other hand, thrives as a result of it.
Meanwhile if you had gone to business school you would be relevant forever and probably better paid.
Nope, the same applies to business. People in their 20's are willing to worker longer hours and for less money than someone who is older, has a longer resume and is worth more in salary, and is less willing to devote stupidly long hours to a career which is already established. Those industries which can make their quarterly reports look good by throwing more workers at a problem will always be inclined to hire those who work longer for less. When I think back to my 20's and what I thought was a lot of money then versus what I know I need now, I realize why I was easily exploitable. It's not because you're good and smart, it's because you might be good, you might be smart, but they'll settle for how long you'll work for as little as they can pay. If you turn out to be a rockstar, they might promote you, but more than likely they'll use you for what they can get out of you, and then hire a replacement when you get a job that pays more for fewer hours.
Not that correlation equals causality, but the fact an employee thinks it's a great idea to work hard to buy an expensive cell phone to take pictures of food from a trendy restaurant is not lost on upper management.
Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?