Can the Ares Program Be Salvaged?
Yes, you can go to France and employ people easily provided you do not break any French laws, like not paying them enough. France has laws yet employers still discriminate based on things like your last name. For examples, if it doesn't sound French, you will not get a job.
Anyway, I don't know WTF you are talking about. You can go to France and start a business just like you can start a business in US.
Income taxes, and taxes in general are there to reduce monetary supply. Gov't, though the Fed, increase monetary supply. To make things balance and so *your* money retain value, there are taxes. Without taxes, USD would get railroaded.
Why should I work my ass off to make more money, and increase demand for employees, if I have to pay more taxes on what I make? That's robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Utter bullshit. It is called disposable income. If you earn $20k/year you will spend that money for local stuff because you have to live. If you earn $300k/year, you will not spend all of the money on necessities of life! You can afford to subsidize services that the $20k/year person uses.
And it is utter BULLSHIT to say that $20k/year works 15 times less than a $300k/year employee. By that definition, wouldn't the bankers earning $20m/year work 1000x times more than teh $20k/year concrete worker?
Your salary is not an absolute gauge of your input labor! The $20k/year concrete worker or a farmer that manager to just stay afloat may be working 1000x more than a $2 million a year trust funder, yet you would rather support that trust funder and kick the farmer and the concrete worker in the ass because they are not working enough for their services (ie. paying less taxes then services they get). Sorry mate. Rich people don't really care how much taxes they pay. Only the "I want to be rich too but I am not so I will blame government for it" people care.
Pain-Free Animals Could Take Suffering Out of Farming
You are a complete moron to not even being able to google stuff like this before forming your opinion in 2 seconds.
No pain is a very serious genetic disorder.
"Those people, who do not feel any pain at all, usually die before they turn 25"
"A lot of parents would be happy to have a baby, who does not wake them up at night."..."When Ashlyn's teeth started growing at the age of six months, the girl shredded her own lips with them."
âoeSome people would say thatâ(TM)s a good thing. But no, itâ(TM)s not,â says Tara Blocker, Ashlynâ(TM)s mother. âoePainâ(TM)s there for a reason. It lets your body know somethingâ(TM)s wrong and it needs to be fixed. Iâ(TM)d give anything for her to feel pain.â
The untreatable disease also makes Ashlyn incapable of sensing extreme temperatures â" hot or cold â" disabling her bodyâ(TM)s ability to cool itself by sweating. Otherwise, her senses are normal.
So yes, your opinion is quite stupid.
Canadian Hate-Speech Law Violates Charter of Rights
Harper's politics in a minority are not his politics if he had a majority. Plain and simple.
At least I can say that Joe Clark had balls. I would vote for Joe Clark just because I know what the guy brought to the table based on his proposed budget. On the other hand, Harper just wants to manipulate public opinion to get majority. Then his real self will come out. Just look at his first appointments to the cabinet - a never-ever elected buddy he appointed to the senate just so he can make him a minister!!
I would not vote for someone like Harper because he's a megalomaniac. No one in his caucus dares to fart without his permission, never mind talk openly.
Trudeau had some shitty ideas about governance. But Harper is even worse.
Space Shuttle To Be Replaced By SpaceX For ISS Resupply
Exactly. Plus you are missing a few,
Galileo - Jupiter - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_(spacecraft)
Cassini & Huigens - Saturn & its moon titan - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiniâ"Huygens
Spirit & Opportunity - Mars landers
then we have a whole slew of satellites for observing sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon and Mars. Just go to nasa.gov for overview. There is also that fast flyby by Pluto - the only planet not yet observed closely.
Has the Rate of Technical Progress Slowed?
I think you are referring to Standard Model?
No particles "created" there. Just because you don't understand the basic idea there is not the physic's or universe's fault.
Serious Design Failure At USAspending.gov?
Yes, because the current system of "Sorry, the procedure recommended by your doctor was not deemed appropriate by Accountant #24 of your health insurance. We wish you luck with your blocked arteries. The procedure would result in more payout from us than we can recoup from you. Oh, and we can't renew your insurance for next year if you still live. Cheerios!"
Serious Design Failure At USAspending.gov?
Old, crappy systems gets maintenance and continue to function, barely. What's next? Donuts have fat in them? People die of heart attacks?
It doesn't matter if what they have is old or can be now made with rails or whatnot. It matters that it does the job. And you examples of failure have nothing to do with website. They have to do with how data is stored on the backend. And if people are not reporting their data, how is it the fault of the website???
Garbage in = garbage out. All data management systems can only report the data that they have, not the data that they should have or ought to have.
NVIDIA Predicts 570x GPU Performance Boost
Look at nVidia's website. They already provide HPC solutions,
# of Tesla GPUs 4
# of Streaming Processor Cores 960 (240 per processor)
Frequency of processor cores 1.296 to 1.44 GHz
Single Precision floating point performance (peak) 3.73 to 4.14 TFlops
Double Precision floating point performance (peak) 311 to 345 GFlops
Floating Point Precision IEEE 754 single & double
Total Dedicated Memory 16 GB
Memory Interface 512-bit
Memory Bandwidth 408 GB/sec
Max Power Consumption 800 W
System Interface PCIe x16 or x8
Software Development Tools C-based CUDA Toolkit
Maybe point your quantum mechanics simulations people to HPC specific nVidia solutions, not commodity hardware not designed for HPC (ie. no RAM, limited cores, etc.)
The Sun Has First Spotless Month Since 1913
Yes, stay in your magic fluff land in-spite of reality.