I thought they were fairly confident on the how much. The why from what I understand have some leads but yeah no smoking gun yet (for sure Nobel for solving that lol).
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>Even if what I said was incorrect, it doesn't make me responsible for their doing something extremely dangerous.
As Joe Shmoe poster a few dozen people see mayble. When you are the POTUS and your words are potentially seen by billions (translated anyway) there is a very high bar for using words carefully. He never should have said anything about those drugs period unless he was dead sure they are a game changer. His political fortunes should be pretty far down the list of his priorities at the moment, much as he wants this to disappear tomorrow like us all.
>There is more to science than physics, though nobody dares tell the physicists that.
And what Darwin did was very important for sure but he only finally published because someone else had already figured out his big idea. Some discoveries are huge for sure but often would have been found by peer scientists in short order anyway. Even in biology things like protein folding are based on physics.
> I suspect you can't sign away constitutional rights in the US either
No but there is few things the judicial branch in the US likes to do more than punting based on standing or jurisdiction. Worse case US government has pretty deep pockets (being able to write trillion dollar IOUs helps with that) so I wouldn't count on collecting any time soon either.
High ups in Enron went to jail but that was one of the last hoorays before late capitalism freaked and said never again. Hell of it is I bet a good number of people on here arguing about the status of corporations are the ones who defend the current system and thinks its awesome (ie the house slave syndrome, has it much better after all).
Sadly not even covering for the monumental fraud that was Enron (and World Com and Sunbeam, and and etc) is enough. Just knew they were going to find the technicality so corporations could go back to being above the law.
Yeah just remember hearing something about the NASA boffins in charge of asteroid strike statistics eventually becoming more worried about Yellowstone than asteroids. Has been 600k years since last occurrence but yeah odds still very low but when it goes it goes big as in VEI 8. USGS does measure the crap out of the area (one of their main focuses) so my guess is would get some warning at least even if. As for political leadership well um Boomers won't be here forever is what I tell myself for hope. Next generation (mine) will probably be just as bad but bit smaller and outnumbered.
Our satellites now can not only tell what is a missile launch but they can even catch meteor airbursts unnoticed on the ground as well. - https://www.space.com/bering-sea-fireball-satellite-photos.html . When this dude wrote this we were probably still catching actual physical film with aircraft from the satellites.
Just to add the optimism both Mt. Rainier erupting and the Cascadia fault causing a 9.0+ earthquake in the pacific northwest of the US are very likely in our lifetimes. Either would almost certainly cause if not a world recession at least one in the US as it will devastate Seattle, Tacoma and possibly Vancouver, Portland and Northern California. Finally if the Yellowstone hotspot flips its lid like it has done 3 times in the last two million years and covers most of North America in a foot of ash as it has also done multiple times in the past that for sure will crash the world economy. All are probably more likely to occur in our lifetimes than a big meteor strike (though Yellowstone probably on par as very unlikely).
I agree if you care about portability but you get lazy devs you have only ever developed on Linux and might just assume bash is always available regardless of default shell script. There many better examples but just pointing out plenty of existing *nix systems have virtually no GNU binaries on their file system. Granted probably won't be installing much FOSS on those either though but should be easier to do without having to import in half an OS of binaries and libraries virtually unrelated to software interested in. Guess just saying Linux in many ways has become the defacto POSIX now.
GNU/Linux and especially Red Hat going out of their way to take a dump on POSIX means even if projects care about portability it is no longer trivial to do so in many contexts. Used to come nearly for free. For example sorry not every *nix has /bin/sh/ -> /usr/bin/bash (or dash) which seems to be assumed all too often.
When the previous gig for a lot of at least the early guys (test pilot) had a 1 in 4 fatality rate at the time might as well go all out and get to see space or even better the moon if going to pull the Gs and play russian roulette every time you go up.
(edit: yep all 3 were Navy test pilots lol).
Virtually no other suicide method is as effective the first time as firearms and other methods generally give more warning for intervention. Will agree getting rid of guns won't get rid of suicides. Still seems like everyone is a good guy with a gun until them or a family member aren't or are dead. Grew up hunting in a very rural area so I have seen both sides on the issue so not big on taking people's guns or rights. That said I know first hand how a gun can make life disappear in an instant so zero desire to own one since I became parent here in a large city. Actually should get off my butt and get my 8yo to take a gun safety class just in case. Hunting with my dad was the source of some very positive memories but those days are gone (wildlife on the decline) and not a risk I would take with my own son. Live in a different world.
In the developed world assuming you are not a peace officer or soldier, if having a gun makes you statistically safer you my friend have made some bad life choices along the way. If people want guns for other reasons fine (hunting, enjoy shooting, etc) but but safety should not be one else you lying to yourself and covering for irrational fear or a tiny pecker.
2/3 of gun deaths are suicides and even higher percentage if include accidents. A large portion of the gun homicides are committed by people who live in the same house (significant others, etc). I am not a fan of gun control in general but this lie that keeping a gun in the house makes you safer is total horse shit. Best way to make sure you will never die of a gunshot wound is wait for it don't own a gun. Less into to telling others they can't own one but all for when they f**k up with one, them spending a large portion of the rest of their lives in jail.
Look if the F35 and Little Crappy Ships proved anything its that at least if we blow the money on the Russians we mostly get people into space and back. Else like the Boeing virtual border fence if we do it ourselves with so many heads in the trough we spend the vast sums of money and still haven't left the ground. Honestly with the Boomers in charge now not sure if the US could successfully go to the moon for any amount of money these days. I gots to get mine first.
Badly off topic now granted by for kicks installed i386 version instead and voila no lock up. Woot at least until they kill off the architecture but hopefully by then whatever is fubar (guessing an X video driver extension or something) in amd64 will be resolved. If I was a good netizen I would track it down, report it and give back and all that but meh I suck. Works for now will do for now.
This damn game was what I remember. I remember how much my 8yo self hated loading it and I remember how frustrated I was until I figured out you have to press the joystick button (as you know only one back then) when ball gets to your guy to catch (Madden was almost still coaching then forget in a game which came much later so sure foreign to kids today). Loved the game even though was laggy IIRC. Luckily not too long after my dad bought a floppy drive and joined some local shareware type club (read pirate disks to each other) and that era was quickly over.
(edit: Turns out it was hard to time button press to catch the ball anyway so sure that is why burned in my memory decades later).
>Roll forward...and it's all shit again. And it will always be shit. The technology works, the process doesn't.
>That's because the process includes the end users. As always, humans are the weak link.
Sure I am committing some type of logical fallacy but ergo humans are shit. No really I can buy that conclusion.
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