Re: "Western governments detain people too"
Or, better yet, all the relatives of those people whom Julian specifically named in those released documents ....
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Although I agree with the sentiments, there's still too much politics involved in NASA funding for the chemical shed extras.
With that said, once Starship (and Moonship) get going, Congress will have less of a reason for politics to dictate funding directions where space is concerned (subject to military dictates).
Kind of like food service - low pay + expecting tips to make up the difference rather than decent pay + tips for exceptional service (like the original meaning of "tip" for better service).
At least with food service (restaurant style), the expectation is up front rather than behind-the-scenes accounting shenanigans.
Last article I read basically said most women astronauts prefer to keep on the birth control pill without the placebo pills.
If you ever noticed them, the package comes with 2 colors of pills - the pink normal pills and the red placebo pills; the placebo pills are only there to keep reminding them to take a pill every day so they don't miss the real pills. Menstruation happens during the placebo pill phase.
No placebo pills, no menstruation.
CNN article from 2016 that includes a link to a study of military females as well as astronauts, as well as notes on a long-term (think no daily pill) style of birth control as well.
Actually, ISTR in the beginning, Google was literally just a search engine. For about 5 years, they had no real revenue and no other business but website scraping to get links to tweak their algorithm.
But prior to going public, they were told they had to have a revenue stream before going public (and Wikipedia-style grants/donations were not an option)*.
It was only after they were almost forced to accept ad revenue that they changed from "Do No Evil" to "Don't Get Caught".
* Can't find the reference article since it's been years ago that I read it.
So we need something like 480GW generating capacity for a 1:1 replacement with ICE vehicles
By that standard - every house has a 100amp (min) power panel, with most newer ones having 200amp power panels.
Just looking at my street we're looking at 100x50=5K amps of electricity needed just to power my block.
Interesting that we don't even come close to the max rating per household at any given time.
(For those not math inclined, VxI=W 100a x 120v = 12Kw
Actually, those icons are used on the web pages coming from servers - not the browsers.
[ note to self: need to post more often to get badge level for blockquotes]
The W3C "valid" icons may be used on documents that successfully passed validation for a specific technology, using the W3C validation services.
Yep - a Robert Heinlein story. Can't remember which one, but Harriman was the protagonist, and because of his efforts he was NOT allowed to go to the moon.
A more recent example would be all of the work that Elon Musk has put in for Mars, but the company would not let him go because he was "too valuable ensuring the company makes its' goals of visiting another space body to risk himself ".
The logo you were thinking of was not really put on the moon, but he would wear a button on his jacket when he went to visit companies trying to get funding. He would then tell them "This is what your competitor's logo would look like if they get there first and put their logo on the moon".
In the 1980's, I personally could not buy a computer from a major store without also purchasing MS-DOS. IIRC, I was told that those companies could not legally sell a bare-bones computer.
Whether the legality was due to actual law or signed contract between major store and suppliers I leave up to you to search. (hint: one aspect might be related to https://www.justice.gov/atr/complaint-us-v-microsoft)
IF I was lucky, the reseller might have the option of installing some other O/S - but that was my experience.
What they all apparently forget or ignore, is that the majority of people don't want a computer - they want Office type applications, email, games, films and music.
"Office type ..." is incorrect.
"MS Office on a non-MS platform"
"Photoshop on a non-MS platform"
And the list goes on ....
"Tesla refused to cooperate with the probe." really are they allowed to do that? US justice seems a little toothless.
Minor correction - NTSB is NOT part of the justice system.
National Transportation Safety Board .
Note - Even the title shows that they're part of an investigation group, not a prosecution group.
IIRC (it's been quite a few years since I've read Heinlein), he was describing why the "Gorilla Suits" of the Marauder class of armor was designed with simple displays and controls - instead of having to spend 6 months learning what the suit does, the suit was designed so you 'just wear it' - otherwise, when you're too busy trying to figure out the technology in the middle of battle, you lose sight of the fact you're in the middle of a battle.
When that happens while you're fighting, you're so distracted trying to figure out what each control does and what the displays mean that you don't notice the caveman coming up behind you with a rock and bash your head in.
Actually, it's not _completely_ the Kingdom of Mouse's fault.
When the updated copyright was put before congress, it was to align US copyright with European (or world) copyright.
Although, If I were a betting man, I would also wager that The House of Mouse probably left some incentives behind to encourage the homogenizing of copyright between both sides of the pond (in favor of the longer side).
Not really. In most programming languages, you can specify
1) Extract the bits as hex binary, export as hex/decimal text
2) Decode text input as hex/decimal as you prefer
With python, a text string can be checked if it's a valid number before processing, and I'm pretty sure most other programming languages have a built-in/library function that can validate text input as numeric values and convert from text to int as needed.
Or - in my case - right-click on the background and the "Leave ->" option pops up, which then changes the screen to the familiar menu that you can find from clicking on the blue 'K' (which for me, is actually a white 'f' on a blue background), followed by selecting the 'Leave ->' icon on the top menu bar, followed by the screen.
Nice thing to have more than one way to get around.
With what little printing I do at home, I would end up only using about 1/2 the ink before the ink dries and the cartridge becomes useless.
For me, the laser cartridges end up being cheaper since the toner doesn't dry up over time and little use, so I end up using the whole laser toner.
For example, the last toner cartridge I bought was at least 6 months ago, with an expected use of another 12-24 months before I need to look for another one.
Actually, last time I checked, you only needed a license if you plan on driving on _public_roads_. If you own a large plot of land, then anyone you let can drive on land without a license.
Not so much because a car is complicated (only if you're a mechanic, a driver only needs to know how to make it go in forward or reverse, which pedal makes it go, which pedal makes it stop. Helpful is also where to put gas - hopefully without lifting the hood/bonnet), but because you are now on public roads where other people expect that they are not going to be run over or find out they've driven into a crash test dummy scenario.
Or it could be that Brazil (a sovereign nation) offered BIGGER envelopes on the condition they IGNORE Amazon's. After all, one classic way to beat a bribe is with a BIGGER bribe.
Unless he's an "honest" politician. You know, "An honest politician is one that once he's bought, stays bought."
In Basic - there is no labels.
10 IF x = 5 GOTO 50
20 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 20
30 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 30
40 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 40
50 PRINT "X = 5"
60 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 60
70 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 70
Now, if you delete comments at line 20 and 30:
10 IF x = 5 GOTO 50
20 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 40
30 PRINT "X = 5"
40 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 60
50 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 70
(edited for missing rem statements)
Link mistype - The link you posted for Joel's article actually goes to a register article about Russian hackers.
The correct link should be https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2005/12/29/the-perils-of-javaschools-2/
As a current Fedora user, I can say that Fedora follows RedHat with Gnome as the default. I had to specifically look for a Fedora disk that had KDE on it - otherwise it would have been a base Fedora install followed by 'dnf update' followed by 'dnf install kde*'
<quote>I just take the relatively high price as part and parcel of a western company which actually designs and manufacturers in the west too.</quote>
Actually, Lego's were created and continue to be built in Denmark. The company is currently run by the 3rd generation of it's founding family.
When I was in the Navy and stationed at a research facility back in the days of Eudora email and Windows 3.1, I was called to a department head office and asked why her computer was so slooowww.
Upon checking her computer, she had her email set to check for new email every minute.
Needless to say, 286-class computer, Windows 3.1, and new-fangled networking with email set to check every minute, .....
Her reasoning was that if someone emailed her she needed to respond Right Now (tm).
After suggesting to her that if someone needed an answer Right Now (tm) then they would use the phone sitting next to her computer.
Upon resetting her email to check every 15 minutes her computer ran fine.
Not every body dislikes systemd because of perceived keylogging or whatever. The main reason to dislike systemd is it's an init system that has grown beyond being just an init and trying to do too much. It's not 'do one thing and do it well' - it's trying to be a swiss army knife.
Not to mention the binary logs - that's another issue entirely.
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