Right, so, you yern for the days of an ATI Mach64 for 2d video, a pair of 3dfx Voodoo2s in SLI, and a Aureal A3d sound card, or a SB32 with WaveBlaster2 daughterboard.
Those were, indeed, good times, though some of it was through the rosy glasses of nostalgia.
If plant operators had to buy liability insurance on the commercial market, all nuclear power stations would be uneconomic.
Sure, but by the same token, there are large swaths of the continental US of A that, if residents had to buy home insurance on the commercial market, would be utterly uninhabitable.
There is also thirty or forty years of technological advancement in nuclear safety to take into account.
Other countries manage to have independent government elections monitors. It's perfectly doable.
No, the issue here is that the Constitution doesn't specify how the states vote, so there's not much for the Feds to monitor.
Well, the REAL issue here is that the US system didn't work out the way it was intended, and has evolved into a weird chimera system of 'independent states' with a powerful Federal government. But you get my point.
This is the same point I try to make a lot.
There's been a lot of research since WW2 in to what it takes to actually get somebody to be able to respond appropriately in a 'deadly force encounter.' A two day CCW course isn't it. By and large, police training isn't it, either.
Unless you're doing regular training exercises, in real life, using something like simunition, you are very likely to simply be useless when something happens.
Semmelweiss, was my reference.
"Organic," however, tends to mean 'disease, parasite and vermin ridden.' Especially 200 years ago.
Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal