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I would further argue that there is a special size of the hole beyond which turning a thing inside out takes less than optimal time.

I don't know the math, but empirical data seems to confirm the hypothesis so maybe someone can provide the math name of the special hole.

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You can solve the problem easily if you get hold of the cellphone data of the involved parties. If cellphones get together after date, it was successful. If cellphones spend the night in the same location, I'll call it a 5 star. The cherry on top would be that if you have GPS on both phones you can also get the bathroom moment.

Say hello to the new age of not so much privacy.

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Don't worry about economies in EU, we've done a really good job in hamstringing with "social" policies. Compared with other countries law enforcement in US is pretty decent.

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Yes it is backbreaking or you are trapped by low margins into ever increasing size of fields so you can afford technology not to break your back.

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The one thing governments are very good at is solving the violence problem. It pays off really good not to have half of male population killed by the other half.

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/163

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alexro 751 days ago | link

The whole 20th century was total mess for Europe and the East. That there were no global wars after 2000 doesn't mean 21st century will be less horrible, given the amount of warfare present.

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berntb 751 days ago | link

afaik, the number of wars are getting lower and lower. The same with really poor people.

Also, democracies are increasing in number, so there should be less wars -- the democratic peace theory seems to have good statistical support (see Wikipedia).

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alexro 751 days ago | link

I hope you are right. But back in the days with never-ending wars there were never times like ours with the possibility to blow up the world in a go.

So, the wars get smaller but have bigger impact.

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I think we should coin a term like "web architect" for designers that can code because coding is not something unrelated to your work, it's the thing that makes your work come to life. It's like an architect knows material resistance and other construction engineering stuff so he can make truly amazing buildings.

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re 1) it's very convenient for me as often shipping costs more than the book if you don't live in US or UK, not to mention the time factor.

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He designs an engine system. He scraps gearbox and transmission and replaces it with generator and electric motors. At 1:04 he says he will just stick the generator at the back and worry only about producing the required power.

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illumin8 1025 days ago | link

Right, he says you will need to have electric motors to at least assist (hybrid technology) with rapid acceleration. Apparently this engine is probably very efficient at a fixed speed/rpm, and doesn't provide the torque of an ICE.

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The article is not about bandwidth but about the amount of data you can download at a reasonable price. People are actually willing to spend more time downloading something instead spending more money.

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hxa7241 1177 days ago | link

The amount of data, when aggregated over many people, adds up to bandwidth of network needed.

An ISP's customers, all added together, are downloading a certain amount per month. That is, a certain amount of data per time period -- which is bandwidth.

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psyconn 1235 days ago | link | parent | on: Unions

I've heard an interesting argument that states education has become the number one reason for one's under-achievements in today's society (like sinning in the middle ages). The point is that education will always be bad and a LOT of people have and idea (usually wrong) about how to improve it.

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