To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars
The MBTA - Silver Line (Logan International Airport to South Station) in Boston is like this. Diesel near the airport, then it switches to electric for the last leg of the trip.
How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms
The keys are not as nice, but certainly not squishy. The button feel of the 48G is near perfect. The 50G tried too hard to look and feel like a TI calc. The 50G is really sluggish when responding to commands, even after the key timing fix. It will drive you mad at first, until you get used to it. I wish HP would fix this.
I have a 48G and a 50G. I bought the 50G after the 48G took a swan dive out of a third story window. It survived (I doubt the 50G would). But I didn't want to chance losing it. The 48G stays at home and the 50G stays at work now.
Your 48SX is still better. The 50G is certainly a capable calculator, but it's got a lot to live up to. The only calculator ever made that could claim to be better than the HP 48S/SX/G/GX was the HP 15C, and even that is comparing RPN apples to RPN oranges.
Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut
I thought the whole idea JMS had, was to not turn B5 into a franchise. I mean, isn't the whole point of a reboot to help milk, oops, I mean revive a dying franchise?
(I really mean milk it for all the cash they can get from the suckers. I was cynical to begin with, but I'm a lot more jaded after watching what J.J. Abrams did to Star Trek).
Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job
An example involving a chef. Granted, the chef got sued, not the restaurant.
For variety, here's an example involving a hairstylist.
Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight
If that's how they want to play it, the solution is simple. No taxpayer funding.
Wasn't "No taxation without representation" coined in (what became) the Commonwealth?
Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards
Yes, but where is that money going?
Winston Brooks, superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools, makes $250k a year as of 2013. APS teachers averaged closer to $43k last year. According to CNN Money the poverty rate (lowest 15% of income) in 2013 was on the order of $51k nationwide.
Um, according to the article you cited, $51K was the median household income in the US in 2013, not the poverty line. FTA: "Those making $23,492 a year for a family of four, or $11,720 for an individual were considered to be living in poverty."
The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence
Is that they're "alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gamblers."
SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'
In further news, the Nevada Gaming Commission claims that the games at the Vegas Casinos are not rigged in the house's favor.
Film at 11.
NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
Would have the Russians suspend all ISS related contracts.
Good for the goose and all.
Do We Really Have a Shortage of STEM Workers?
No. We do not have a shortage. The US has been shedding STEM jobs, not gaining unfilled ones. For almost 3 decades at this point.
There is a vested interest in driving down wages for those few jobs that remain however.
Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold
I'd think the batteries would be the problem. Running serious current through the wires should keep them warm even in cold weather. Plus, conductivity should go up with colder temperature.
Now the batteries on the other hand.... Batteries don't hold charge very well in the cold. It's been one of the two big problems for electric cars since the 19th century.
$499 3-D Printer Drew Plenty of Attention at CES (Video)
Didn't the Solidoodle come out at $499 years ago? Takes 1.5mm filament on a spool. I'm a little confused by this.
Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore
It's a mature technology, and once the newness wore off, it's not a very sexy one. Most research reactors (including the ones at both the Universities I attended) are basically just big tubs of water. And further, they can't really "do" anything.
Who needs a hobby that'll bring the cops, battering down your door?
But if you must build one, check out page 31
A Makerbot In Every Classroom
What do the kids learn by pressing "print?"
A Makerbot In Every Classroom
Auto shop is what got me into engineering!
A Makerbot In Every Classroom
I'd rather see a shop class in every decent sized high school in the US. Equipped with manual milling machines and lathes. WAY more useful.
MPAA Backs Anti-Piracy Curriculum For Elementary School Students
“I plead alignment to the flakes of the untitled snakes of a merry cow and to the republicrats for which they scam: one nacho, underpants with licorice and jugs of wine for owls.” - Matt Groening
Breaking Up With MakerBot
"easy to use as their 2D inkjet printer counterparts."
"PC LOAD LETTER? What the fuck does that mean?"
In a lot of ways, 3d printers already are as easy to use...
Steve Jobs Movie Clip Historically Inaccurate, Says Woz
But they did make a fairly historically accurate version. So accurate that Noah Wyle came on stage as Jobs at MacWorld one year.
And Anthony Micheal Hall was eerily good at playing Bill Gates. John DiMaggio (Bender from Futurama) was exactly like Ballmer.
Even Wozniak thought it was fairly accurate."
It was a great movie. I recommend everyone on here see it. But it's a $5 million made-for-tv movie. Not a $too_much attempt to make "The Social Network" with Jobs.
Scientists Create New Gasoline Substitute Out of Plants
Diesel cars aren't AVAILABLE in the US. I bought a new car about 2 years ago. They sell the same car in other markets with a diesel. I would have paid a premium for the diesel. Not even an option.
There are NO compact or sub-compacts sold with a diesel in the US, except for the Volkswagen Jetta (which I didn't want with any powerplant). When American's complained about getting a joke SMART car that got about half the fuel economy the Canadian diesel version got, they stopped selling the diesel versions in Canada, instead of selling the diesel in the US.
I dream about being able to buy an AWD/4WD Hatchback/Station Wagon with a diesel (like the AMC Eagle Turbo Diesel). Someday, it might be an option again. Dare to Dream.
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