Yes, his predecessors did, just you were not listening. The Vatican is one of the institutions that is the most informed on science. They have came a long way since Galileo. Numerous discoveries and leaps in science have been made by scientists within the Catholic church (priests and monks). One way to study God is to study his creation, science is one of the means to do that.
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Re: 4 cents?
It isn't the government who decide to link the electricity price to gas, it is the market. We need electricity generated by gas as it can react rapidly to fluctuations in load. Hence we need to buy electricity at the price that gas allows. Competition from other sources will not bring down the gas price, hence the price for electricity is determined by the price of gas.
Re: Hooray for Avoirdupois and pounds, shillings and pence
Auvoirdepois has nothing to do with pounds, shillings and pence. Precious metals are measure using the Troy system that has 20 ounces to the pound. That is why a pound of gold weighs more than a pound of feathers. 1GBP was originally worth a pound of gold hence 20 shillings to the pound.
Re: I agree with the Supreme Court
In Europe, individual states legislated on abortion. Many people are against abortion but recognise the democratic legislative process. That did not happen in the USA, Roe-Wade was a judicial coup that claimed the Constitution gave abortion rights in a text that never mentions abortion and was written to give legal rights to people of colour. Ever since abortion and politics have been mixed up because of this.
This has now been reset and has returned back to the 1970's where it is up to the USA to correctly legislate on this issue in the same way as the vast majority of democratic countries have done.
You can add the climate emergency to the mass hysteria list. A new world science based on computer models programmed for free by post grads who know nothing about computer science using data that has to be massaged before it can be used. Any form of conclusion relies on data 100s of years old (short-term changes are meaningless) most of which does not exist and must be filtered and modified for "good" data - so much for controlled experiments.
Before the climate crisis no one was interested in climate science now 18 year olds want to study it in order to save the world. So most of these scientists who are filtering data and creating the computer models are climate change believers on a crusade to save the earth.
All you need to add is the population on mass simply repeating what everyone else is saying and calling that "understanding science" and some grown men crying because a penguin doesn't have to suffer as cold a winter as usual and you have all the ingredients of mass hysteria
The future is hydrogen.
Very few people seem to understand just how much energy there is in a litre of petrol. There is 36MJ, in a petrol station you pump about 1/2 litre per second into your tank. That is a power of 18MW! It is okay to rely on science to solve issues in the future but you are wasting your time if you are relying on magic.
The callosal energy production requirement could be met in the future with nuclear fusion. However the electricity transfer issue will require magic. Forget batteries, the future is hydrogen powered cars.
Isn't going to happen
However you look at battery cars on mass isni going to happen. The energy on a litre if petrol is too big to replace with electricity. To produce the electricity needed we will need nuclear fusion, will happen one day. Burt the problem is the distribution and energy transfer to the car, the only way I can see to solve this is to use hydrogen.
In the Austrian case the pedestrian is definitely at fault. Until recently Navya has a bus operating where I work in Le Défense near Paris. The busses are painfully slow. On the rare occasion that you see someone inside one they appear trapped, regretting ever entering it as everyone else walks past them.
It is only at the end of the article that it is stated that the radiographers and AI results are the same when all previous scans are used. I'm not surprised by this. The neural network cannot be better than the training data and the training data relies in part on the radiographers analysis (I can imagine it is easy to create a record of radiographers false positives, but a record of false negatives would be more difficult).
Re: Don't be daft
"Religions started that 2000 years ago". What a ridiculous statement. Firstly, why should all religions suddenly start doing this 2000 years ago? Secondly, religions do not actually do anything, they are abstract concepts. It is people who put fear in other people, they may try to abuse the concepts of different religions to manipulate people for there own ends, however all ideologies and objects are vunerable to this type of manipulation why pick on religion?
"politicians pull off these days". Are you really so naive as to believe that there was ever a time when humans didn't do this?
Re: You guys are nuts
Like the UK you get what you pay for. The difference is most companies heavily subsidise a canteen (small companies share one), those that don't provide luncheon vouchers. It is very rare that people buy sandwiches, generally only if they are in a hurry (this is often considered badly by colleagues as the purpose of lunch is to share time with them) If you were eating sandwiches for lunch everyday in Paris there is a problem somewhere.
You guys are nuts
You English people are nuts, you are so used to being scr*wed you bend over at every opportunity. Here in Paris my company has two different sites, both with subsidised canteens (about £2 or £3 for a three-course meal). When we go to the other site (a 30 minute drive away) we put the lunch on expenses. This is considered normal in France, no one would consider paying for their own lunch when traveling and no one would ever consider buying a sandwich ????
"corporations will pay for private security within their own networks."
Like I said, the internet is dead, long live private networks. Today the internet only works because nearly everything connected to it is based on a small number of regulary updated OSs. IoT will kill this. I've spent 10 years trying to sell security to IoT companies. Most end customers will not spend a penny for security and don't give a s**t about security and privacy (if they did you would not be reading this on your Android phone). The automobile comparison is a false one. It involves protection against known knowns, it is economically viable for devices that cost 15000+€ not 15€ and a country can control nearly all devices connected to its road network (try stopping a rogue IoT device in another country connecting to your countries network)
Re: wait until corporate welfare is shut off...
"fully recharge in 5 minutes.". Well let's think about that: 1 litre of petrol contains 36MJ of energy, a 60 litre tank contains 2GJ. Filling that in 5 minutes requires an energy transfer of 7MW. Replace
that with electricity at 250V and that will require a current of 28kA. That is one meaty connector.
Can they achieve a charge rate equivalent to a petrol pump's delivery rate ?"
A petrol pump delivers 1/2 litre of petrol per second and there is 36MJ of energy released when burning 1 litre of petrol. Hence a petrol pump transfers energy at a rate of 18MW. This is enormous, a typical coal fired power station produces 200MW and a nuclear reactor 1500MW. So I doubt they can achieve the equivalent delivery rate as a petrol pump.
Re: re : James 51
Virtually all pedestrians will cross the road if the red man is showing and it is safe to do so. For some reason they (i.e. everybody) think the highway code does not apply to them. What is the difference between a cyclist passing through a red light when it is safe and a pedestrian (i.e. you) doing the same?
Have I understood this correctly? The UK has spent Â£6 million preventing Assange from escaping because a Swedish prosecutor cannot be arsed to get onto an aeroplane to London? The English should stick their fingers up to the stuck-up Swede and give her until the end of next week to shift her arse over here and then let Assange leave. If she can't be arsed to come here then she clearly does not consider the case against Assange to be that serious.
Re: Here's a suggestion...
"My descendants being warm and unburdened by material goods will be in a much better position to pay off my debts! Or they will just carry on kicking the can down the road and not bother doing anything about it either..."
Nothing new here, this is how national debt works. Anyway, scientists will have figured out nuclear fusion by 2200, so what is there to worry about?
Re: short range is good, but...
Water does not have a great effect on NFC. NFC uses a magnetic field not EM waves (think transformer coupling rather than radio waves). This explains both the short distance it can communicate and how it can transmit sufficient energy to power a micro-controller (NFC can do a lot more than simply read tags). UHF tags use EM waves and so can be read at a long distance, however the energy transmitted is so weak that they can only respond with an ID.
Here is a link to an image of the app, it looks harmless enough.
Men in their 20's will always be overdosing on testosterone, thereby guaranteeing the continuation of the species. It is nature dear, you can only go so far with forcing people to hide their sexuality.
Re: Phones with NFC ?
Other (future) applications perhaps?
Today the "killer" application is payment but there are God knows how many other possible applications out there. The important letter in NFC is the N, if you can thing of an application that transmits data or performs an action simply by touching another object with your telephone you have a potential NFC application.
Re: Laser scanners on reflective screens
Could it be because 1D laser barcode scanners work on reading the reflection of the laser beam so need a support that is based on reflection (e.g. paper) and not on emission (e.g. telephone screen)? However scanners that are based on a camera (some 1D and all 2D barcode scanners) will work with both reflective and emission based supports.