Would ASML be the shovels in your analogy? Where is ASML?
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Eliminating the breeding pool for mutation, before the mutation that is resistant to current vax appears should be everyone's goal. That means all mitigations, from masks to vax to ventilation must be deployed as widely as possible, as soon as possible and as persistently as possible. The firefighters don't leave the seen while it is still smoking. They suffocate the embers. Speculation about the spectrum of risk factors has been used too many times to rationalize atrocious public policy decisions. An especially egregious example: "Kids don't get very sick from COVID so open schools." Every risk factor that is reduced multiplies into the risk product and the time factor brings exponents into play.
Public health. Your health IS my health. There is no space for individualism here. You want extreme freedom? Go live in the woods and stay there. Alone.
It might come to "forced" but the distinction is not interesting. We understand the distinction between compulsion and coercion. Had it not been for all the demagoguery and political manipulation surrounding a public health problem, we might have achieved a high enough vaccination rate such that no coercion is necessary.
But it hasn't played out that way, the threat to all persists, and if it continues, compulsion could become the only rational solution for eliminating the threat.
Polluters are compelled to stop polluting which put all of our lives and health at risk. Unvaccinated people, as a group, are statistically guaranteed to be polluters and thus, killers - just as drinkers who drive, as a group, are statistically guaranteed to be road hazards. Thus we prohibit drunk driving. If we prohibit vaccination refusal the logic will be just as sound.
You might hate rules or government generally, and nobody likes to be told what they must do. But that is the occasional price of having a civilization.
Presumably by combining multiple mechanisms and cross-checking. But even onsumer drones have optical flow capabilities. IMUs use accelerometers and gyros. Perhaps the ground rover can also provide a supplemental navigational beacon. Astronomical references can aid in orientation in combination with time. All integrated.
Underinflated tires were blamed for a rash of accidents involved Ford SUVs that rolled over. Since then, TPMS is mandatory in US.
I like the system, although it tends to make me obsessive about keeping all the tires properly inflated. I particularly like the ability to flip on the pressure display if I roll over some debris at high speed. This once gave me early warning to exit an Interstate before losing too much pressure in one tire.
My biggest beef is with mechanics who swapped the sensors about carelessly, with subsequent ensuing hilarity as I try to adjust tire pressures.
"Get a proper 43" 16:9 3840x2160 screen. Trust me."
My $800 43" LG is this. It's like having 4 monitors I typically used in a 2x2 matrix - without the seams. It also leaves desk space for a sidecar or two of 1920x1080 for $100-200 a pop if desired.
The vertical space is good for code, horizontal for the occasional SQL table perusal. The combo for flexible image sizing placement and/or window arrangement. Huge fonts for when the eyes get tired or viewing by a group at some distance.
That thing is way too costly for the utility.
When I played with a classification API, the code told me the groundhog in my backyard is a bear. OK, fair enough. Then it told me a concrete bench is a skate park. Well, I suppose the latter classification is more accurate - in a way.
I'm reminded of push-polling except that we barely control how we ask the questions.
"For barometric altimiters don't they set 0' to correspond to the pressure reading at the airport?"
They do. In the US, the first part of an airport condition report such as ATIS contains the phrase "altimeter XX.YY (in/Hg)" so that a pilot can appropriately calibrate the pressure altimeter via the Kollsman window prior to approach.
But the pilot is typically quite relaxed anyway because they have another window in front of them that they can look through to see the runway. As long as the altimeter is calibrated reasonably, there will be adequate error margin for a precision approach with 200' AGL minimum to be clear of clouds, and a precision approach supplements vertical guidance via continuous glide slope indication. A non-precision approach will like have 500' minimums or higher. That's about a half inch of Hg slop.
"The indictment against Assange simply opens with 'Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning..'"
Yes. If the indictment opened with that assertion, perhaps for the sake of legal precision to dispel any potential confusion about identity, then referring to Chelsea Manning in the remainder of the document is sufficient and unambiguous.
It's not confusing. The person from then is now known as Chelsea Manning and she is a woman. We are speaking of her in the present about what she did in the past. She might have had long hair then or had a fondness for pastrami sandwiches that she no longer cares for, but that is of no concern.
We do not refer to someone as a child when we speak in the present about their actions at the age of ten.
We say that Mohammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston. If we say that he was then known as Cassius Clay, it is gratuitously unless we do so to make a point about which that fact is directly relevant. For example we may use the name Clay in the context of citing an event because one fight was publicized as Liston versus Clay, but the winner was the current Ali.
It's not hard.
I don't suppose you are familiar with the options available to consumers in the old days of Ma Bell? You could rent an "extension phone" for a few bucks each month. Ever heard of Carterfone? Restrictions were rationalized in the name of protecting the network from damage. Plus ça change...
And the other is my own state of NJ where I pump my own gas and have evaded arrest. But we are making progress on the braiding front...
Perhaps I can call myself an (e)ngineer, so long as I don't capitalize it. Or capitalize on it?
To the extent that there is ever a spectrum, referring to such is only meaningful within very limited context and even at that, not very useful.
Political stances of individuals are multi-dimensional. We would do well to remember this always.
Libertarianism gets a bad rap because it has come to be defined by various types of indiscriminate anti-government extremism. That's unfortunate, because one might think that some core beliefs of so-called libertarianism are compatible with social justice as characterized by those whom we might label as "left."
AirLINER autopilot (flight management) systems typically do all that good stuff. Aircraft autopilot systems of earlier vintage and lower grades can be as simple as a wing-leveler or a heading or altitude hold device and can indeed direct the airplane into a mountain or other obstacle. It is the pilot's responsibility to know well the capabilities and limitations of the specific system and supervise the operation appropriately at all times. It is also worth noting that the more capable systems require the most complex and nuanced supervision, thus requiring the most training and experience to do safely.
Yet even the simplest of such aviation mechanisms are called autopilots.
There is a distinction between the level of training, experience and certification required to operate airplanes as compared to automobiles, owing to several factors. That is a core issue. The other core issue is the regulatory environment that has allowed the deployment of these tools to insufficiently prepared drivers.
In my admittedly optimistic view there is room for a happier alternative - wherein the increasing disparity between human frailty and robotic reliability leads to higher certification standards for human drivers. Still, I might not be able to afford the insurance as a human driver.
Interesting thought. On the other hand, I would argue that only the initial purchase is covered, and some time beyond that Coinbase has fulfilled its sale obligation by crediting the customer's custodial account with the appropriate amount of cryptocurrency. If the customer does not transfer the crypto out after some reasonable period, Chase should be off the hook with regard to any protections associated with the transaction.
Also, you should be careful with your adjectives.
Yeah, this is puzzling. It's been several years since brokerages have been required to record and report basis info too. But as recently as three years ago, CC were unclassified as assets for the IRS. I guess that was the "first they ignore you stage." Now we are even beyond "then they laugh."
It's cap gains in the US according to the IRS. They are treating it like securities, not currency. This is at odds with a handful of other federal agencies who have classified it differently for their convenience, but for now, that's where the IRS stands.
"You missed other reasons it could become a bubble - if people stop using it, either because of governments cracking down against it (which is already happening) or because of a loss of confidence due to exchanges or wallets being hacked (which has happened before, and will surely continue to happen)
"Bitcoin has first mover advantage but there are no barriers to entry for similar "currencies" to exist, as Litecoin, Dogecoin and so forth have demonstrated. A crisis in confidence in those will impact Bitcoin as well, though the specific circumstances would dictate whether that leads to more or less confidence in Bitcoin."
This seem accurate. Bitcoin, interestingly, has no pretense of underlying value. Its value is purely based on abstraction, that of people's faith in its value. Ironically, that might be its greatest strength as compared to other stores of value.
"And surely the fact that BC can be mined implies that there's a system of perpetual quantitive easing in place. Since I am not familiar with the processes by which new BCs can be introduced without them devaluing the existing ones so I am prepared to be corrected here."
Surely not. The absolute cap is 21 million coins, expected to be reached in about two decades. About 60-70% have already been mined. Inherently deflationary. I assume you don't hold any.
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