When people have questions about tax law, they ask an accountant. They don't ask the clerk at the checkout stand of the local supermarket. Yet when it comes to nuclear power, people will accept the opinions of folks who are totally unqualified to have any sort of opinion other than hearsay. I spent over 10 years as a qualified reactor operator, with thousands of hours of panel time. I've got more time at the controls of a nuclear power plant than most senior commercial pilots have flying. I've been an instructor at a prototype nuclear power plant, teaching trainee operators how to do the job.
So yes, on the topic of nuclear safety I have an opinion. But my opinion is based on operational experience and training rather than hearsay. Unfortunately Mdsolar and his ilk vehemently express their opinions to a wide audience (sort of like the vaccine haters).
The idea of having a dedicated TV seems archaic to me. Displays should be stupid, with the 'Smart' portion being separate so that it can be easily upgraded or swapped out. If my hard drive gets full but the computer works fine otherwise, I don't go buy a new computer... I just buy a bigger drive and add it into my existing computer. Why should media consumpution systems (AKA TV sets) be treated as an integrated box?
Of course, it's a giant conspiracy to keep reducing the gate width, and making fin-fet transisters, and changing to EUV (and trying to design high power lasers to feed these machines) because that's sooo much easier than changing to a non-capacitive transister. Google must be in on the conspiracy, since a search for "non-capacitive transistor" doesn't return any meaningful results.
Sorry, your post is wrong in so many ways, that I don't know where to start... Maybe this will help: https://xkcd.com/386/
Living with a disability sucks. Any project that increases awareness of how a disability can inhibit an otherwise coherent individual from doing everyday tasks (like buttoning a shirt), is worthwhile in my (not so uninvolved) opinion.
As for Rush mocking Michael J. Fox, Here's his response on NBC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... As Michael states in the video, without medication he'd be frozen (Google 'Parkinson's Frozen' to see what he means by that... it's pretty freaking scary). While I lean more towards Republican viewpoints than Democrat, I find Rush's insinuations in this instance distasteful, ignorant, and hurtful.
Robin Williams committed suicide during early stages of Parkinson's, possibly due to the idea of living with this disability for the rest of his life. Not having an entire foundation at my disposal, when I get to his stage of Parkinson's, I obviously cannot expect to have as finely tuned medication dosing as Michael has.
My goal is to live my life as well as I can, as long as I can. That's all any of us can do.
Not that I personally have anything to worry about, as I always assume people are reading my emails. And being bored to tears by them.
There are a few sites that I care enough about (liliputing.com for example) to whitelist them. I don't click on their ads, but their advertising is subdued enough to avoid being obnoxious.
My main desktop PC has two mice from the MX-5500 keyboard/mouse set. These are the ultra-rare MX mice with bluetooth built in. They're so special that, while you can order the dongle or the keyboard as a repair part, the bluetooth mouse itself is not available as a repair part. Luckily, I was able to find a spare keyboard/mouse/dongle in mint condition at my local goodwill store. I have both mice on my desk, one in use and the other in the charging station. When the in-use mouse stops working, I swap the two mice. Honestly, I don't know why Logitech never figured out that selling a comfortable bluetooth mouse might be profitable... Check out the eBay listings for the MX-5500, it's crazy what people will pay for these!
Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?