Some overflow is not necessarily a problem. The old adage, The Solution to Pollution is Dilution is wrong, but not 100% wrong. It is a question of how many sigmas sewage needs to be treated. My suspicion is that in most cases three '9s' is enough. Corrections invited. But aren't the chemicals used ...Jump to post
So the question is, how will the world adapt to prevent such an economic crisis. We know that these assets on the books of oil companies are effectively worthless. This is the economic argument not to invest in new fossil infrastructure. The same way the world responded when horses where replaced b...Jump to post
In related news : https://www.politico.eu/article/hijab-promotion-campaign-council-of-europe-anti-hate-speech-protest-france/ The Council of Europe on Tuesday pulled visuals saying “freedom is in hijab” from an anti-discrimination campaign, after a backlash from France. One ad, published the previou...Jump to post
Yeah starlink looks promising (it has to, considering the number of sats being launched).
I looked at the Iridium go offer and they say it can be used to send SMS. The smartphone/tablet is connected through wifi, but you're saying that you get nothing outside the provided app, is that it ?
Do you order "the basics" or exotic stuff ? I haven't had to "pull forward" in a very, very long time. At McDonald's in times past if you waited a bit long they would give you something, like an extra hamburger, they don't do that anymore though (probably because it used to be a ...Jump to post
Yeah the only reason it can be argued he should have checked is because it's easy enough to do.
If instead he was given a prop rocket launcher, was supposed to pull the trigger, and told the rocket was a dummy, we wouldn't be arguing he should have checked the rocket or the electronics or whatever.
About trans activists asking for trans people to be on the board of companies. How big should the board be if every perceived or actual minority needs to be represented ? Especially in the US where you like to put people in all these boxes (by religion, sexuality, genre, skin color, origin, wealth, ...Jump to post
People mentioned earlier that in movie making the gun will be pointed some degrees outside of someone so as to limit risk. It's still in the general direction of that someone, though. Is it that far of a stretch to imagine that an actor, not a trained shooter, would move his arm a bit while pulling ...Jump to post
Quote today from the BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink said one of the problems is that policymakers are moving more aggressively to curb fossil fuels supply than demand. "Short-term policies related to environmentalism in terms of restricting supply of hydrocarbons has created energy inflation, ...Jump to post
The trial of the November 2015 Paris attacks is going on currently (and for months and months). The only surviving member of the commando is talking, and said today that "you live how you like here, let us live how we like there (in ISIS land...)". As if he didn't realize that he was part ...Jump to post
What do you think could happen, is it up to politicians ? Anything is possible. But a perhaps more valuable question is what are the push/pull factors that would cause the entrenched interests and clerics, which like things the way they are now in that they keep everyone in their place and the reli...Jump to post
pune : there is also Asimov's Foundation that spans millennia, and is being made as a TV series right now. I'm buying a 4K OLED TV because of all the SF TV series there are these days (and also plan to watch older stuff I haven't seen yet). For movies though I'd rather see them in a cinema (until I ...Jump to post
Is there any demand for a 76 seater outside the US ? Wasn't the E170-E175 already a US only deal, basically ?Jump to post
You're all talking about guns as in the weapons designed to kill someone. But this is a movie set, where nothing is at it seems. For all we know Baldwin might have thought the gun wasn't a real one. As flipdewaf suggested plenty of dangerous things are present on a movie set, and accidents happen al...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Hand me an open gun and verify its status, hand me closed one, be it a derringer or a howitzer, I’m gonna instinctively open it and check. What are they these amateurs?
“ Bayrou, head of the centrist MoDem party and named by Macron last year as commissioner for long-term government planning, said the problem was a brain-drain from France to the United States. Speaking on France Inter radio, he said it was "not acceptable that our best researchers, the most br...Jump to post
There is an argument that Bitcoin (I'm a maximalist) is worth nothing because it has no intrinsic value. I can't totally disagree with that. However there are other things that are selling for a lot of money, with no, or not much, intrinsic value. There is a modern art show currently in Paris, the F...Jump to post
About cars and personal transportation going electric, I think most previsions are outdated. Even in developing countries EV scooters/bikes already make more sense than gas ones. In 2040 who even will be manufacturing gas cars ? All the main manufacturers are already stopping development of engines,...Jump to post
In the story there is an American girl in a French jail. If she can get mail (she should) then can she vote in the US presidential election ? I checked how it is in France and most prisoners don't get a sentence regarding their civics rights (it's mostly for politicians screwing up) and they can the...Jump to post
Semantics aside, and even if you want/need the effect of a real gun on film, I'm sure prop guns could be manufactured/modified so it's impossible to put a complete cartridge in them. About unions, I thought they were bad, DIRECTFLT ? Isn't there some kind of strike action going on all over Hollywood...Jump to post
I find it 98% probable that neither Alec Baldwin, nor the director of photography, nor the director, had the foggiest clue about gun safety. And yet, there they were, playing with a dangerous weapon like idiots. Baldwin is a COMPLETE idiot, which is why he was so good at playing Trump. Why should t...Jump to post
I'm reading it was a single "live round". So one shot killed one and maimed another. Do you have any article saying this? “Live” could mean a blank still. Let’s leave guessing till more details are revealed. For all we know it was a blank with something stuck in the barrel that became a p...Jump to post
I found it interesting that they relocated the story from Italy to France...
Also about who can't vote, I really don't get this one : For president in the general election: U.S. citizens residing in U.S. territories
I'm reading it was a single "live round". So one shot killed one and maimed another.Jump to post
Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Algeria. I'm not familiar with all of these, but I'll comment. Algeria, already mentioned, there was a civil war with radicals (who incidentally planted bombs in France). It's basically a dictatorship of old people, with extremely high ...Jump to post
In countries where Islam is the state religion, it could come from politicians. MBS has brought some changes to Saudi Arabia for example. Islam is relatively moderate in Morocco, and has been tamed in Algeria (after a civil war against radicals) and Tunisia. If these countries, maybe with Western he...Jump to post
I don't think the average US house is insulated at all ! It may be that the heat pumps you're using are gigantic. Or are you talking about places with mild winters ? From my research (I'm looking for a house) if I had to redo the heating generation I would go with a heat pump, and a wood stove. I wa...Jump to post
I've seen the movie 2 weeks ago. For some reason it isn't out in the US yet. I liked it. I've read all the books a long time ago so I won't comment on this or that detail that wasn't respected, but I thought overall it was a good experience, I was really transported into the universe. I'm not one to...Jump to post
I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for...Jump to post
I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for ...Jump to post
I hate Putin with a passion and he's doing great harm wherever he can, but you can't really compare him with the Iraq war which has created a gigantic mess, has destabilized the whole region potentially forever, has created ISIS which is spreading everywhere, will lead to terror attacks for decades ...Jump to post
A question I personally have been pondering that came up today: If someone is so gullible to fall for the misinformation and the disinformation out there on the Covid Vaccine and the so called existence of "absolute rights".... Then are they really the kind of employee or member that a co...Jump to post
The "government not buying it" is a very strong incentive to have reasonable prices. The drug might not even get authorized otherwise, so even a rich person couldn't get it, short of travelling to a country where it is available.Jump to post
I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history. It would be difficult to discuss WW2 in U.S. high school history classes without mentioning the Holocaust. Do you learn that it was completely ignored during the war ? Or that the US didn't want to offer asylum t...Jump to post
I don't mean reform as it happened in Christianity, because the problems of Islam are very different. The Catholic Church was rigid and corrupt, Islam has no hierarchy and encompasses all kinds of practices. It seems to me the practice of Islam is often closely linked to the country where it is prac...Jump to post
I disagree. Islam is THE problem. It allows people to do these acts and the silent majority to stand by as they happen. That is a very dangerous attitude to take towards a group of 1,9bn people. The group can't be held accountable for the acts of an extremist. Never. Isam isn't a problem, extremist...Jump to post
The US being built by slaves over the bodies of native americans is also a fact, but there is a Texas law saying it isn't really the case, that's why now facts are open to interpretation.Jump to post
125,000 employees “Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boeing-tells-workers-they-must-get-covid-19-vaccine/ar-AAPr9SP?ocid=uxbndlbing Ouch. This is abrupt as the Federal requirements are brutal: https://www.saf...Jump to post
Surprisingly-On a fundamental level, I can somewhat understand it. But given that this is Texas, I’m sure they don’t have the same reasoning that I do. The issue with teaching history is that it’s very easy to just say “they were bad, they did bad things, so we went over and beat them and we’re the...Jump to post
Free markets, how dare the Dems want that ?Jump to post
In a way I'd like to be unemployed right now, I would try out some of these jobs. Operating a shipyard crane seems like fun. About minimum wage, I think it needs to depend on location. For the whole US 15$ is probably fine because it's still quite low, but at the opposite end in expensive places it ...Jump to post