I gotta tell ya, my boss got me hooked on the sinus rinse stuff. I use a pressurized version (the neti pot never manages to plow through without a good couple of tries...). I feel 1000% better most of the time cuz of it. My boss sweared by it because he no longer needed allergy meds nor suffered from hay fever. Stuff is magic!
Christ I was wondering if anyone else fucking realized that. It's all a matter of inelastic vs elastic collisions (as these are the only things CHANGING in the difference between the chicken being frozen vs unfrozen), and the amount of kinetic energy lost in the collision. There's a fucking reason we fire bullets and not nerf darts out of guns meant to kill people.
When you have an unfrozen chicken it is definitely going to be much more elastic and absorb significantly more of the impact. Wheras a frozen chicken will be wholy unforgiving.
This is evidenced from when you "pack" snowballs and when you just use loose powder. Ice balls hurt like a bitch and are significantly more deadly than a loose powder ball. (same mass, relatively same velocity, different densities)
Did government help every make anything innovative? Hello? You're using it, the fucking internet.
That would _never_ have been created in a free market. Period. The value was not there (aside from defense), and no corporation would have ever spent the money to expand it the way that it was (aside from the USA's good ol military industrial complex + grants!) .
Science and creation are not entirely tied to economics. Just because we COULD wait until we completely exhausted a resource to find an alternative doesn't mean we should. That's fallacy. And what if we need that resource for something else down the line? (Like more plastics rather than more car gas...). There are many uses for many things.
I spent years trying to figure out this whole "fundie" mentality of religion myself. I think it just really stems from who is teaching and who is learning. I learned everything about Christianity and God from my grandmother (Wiccan/Catholic nun) and the jesuits at my private school in highschool. It's... very very different from everything else I've heard of.
I mean, in all seriousness, my Bible study teacher flat out said that the reason there is a creation myth in the Bible is because all the other religions had one as well. However, he did ad, that if you don't take it too literally it can work with our current understanding. None of my teachers ever once even hinted that science and religion could not get along nor go hand in hand.
Topics like Abortion were always met with a very hard handed "evil", however, well, aside from my Grandmother, who very strongly believes that no one has the right to tell a woman what she can and can't do with her body (and that ultimately it is between her and God and no one else) and I very strongly agree with her.
... and ultimately who is to say the database wont eventually be flawed because whoever programmed THAT has a workaround for the whole bloody filesystem?
The filesystem should definitely be abstracted to the point where the software does not need to do anything super special (telling the OS to manually plug in the cached writes it's insane).
Mind you, this is pretty heavy OS code, so, YMMV. Bottom line, even these guys shouldn't fucking care if you're using ext4 or fat32(just an example! and yes, there are exceptions, but general software case, you shouldn't need to) at the end of the day.
I think you should try telling that to the middle east. You know, the guys that feel the rest of the world looks down on them because they don't have nuclear capibilities...
Killzone took two years to develop. That's a million dollars extra for the game. On a platform that has less base users than xbox. And if your game flops, you are entirely and utterly done. Game over, don't pass go, don't collect $200 mil.
When was the last time you liked EVERY song on an album?
Crappy highway conditions aside, you aren't pulling up to a stopsign/red light that often on the highway. THUS, the regenerative braking can't work.
bottom line, if we keep making little features that add up, we can make an extremely efficient vehicle. Braking and shock absorption have always been energy transfer mechanisms that have just turned energy into waste heat before, now, we can do something with that energy and that is amazing!
"When in doubt, print 'em out." -- Karl's Programming Proverb 0x7