Last week the Navy took its best shot–and it was a doozy. The shot, fired on December 10th, broke the world record for the most powerful shot, as the 23-pound aluminum projectile rocketed out of the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun at a reported speed of Mach 7, or seven times the speed of sound.
Impressive but its still doesn't even come close to this bad boy:
Yep, that's a Hiroshima/Nagasaki sized nuke.
The 16" shells of a WWII battleship had an official range of 24+ mi and just one of those conventional shells was usually enough to do the job.
Of course when one is firing a 15-20kT nuclear warhead you'd need every mile you could get.
As impressive as mach7 projectile is (and it IS impressive) one has to wonder what the terminal velocity is downrange as well as the destructive power that dart has at that speed.
Are up-and-coming companies deliberately hiring men with large johnsons to attract female staffers?
Why go through the trouble. Just put out the help wanted sign and watch them line up for blocks. At least if its a biotech company.
Alternately, could it be that men with a large phallus seeks out and find the up-and-coming companies?
Just the ones who stick a potato down there.
Is there a correlation between future financial performance and objectively measured pecker size at the company now?
Possibly. Most tech companies are full of dicks.
Are up-and-coming companies deliberately hiring hot women to attract male geek programmers?
You got something against booth babes?
Alternately, could it be that hot women seek out and find the up-and-coming companies?
If they do its not for the geek programmers. The Billionaire VCs and board members are another story.
Is there a correlation between future financial performance and objectively measured beauty of the women at the company now?
Probably. How many hottes worked at pets.com?
Throne room toy.
If Rin has his way those jobs are the first to go:
Coming to a throne room near you:
....Winner gets to please the boss first..
Step 1: Become rich
Step 2: Make it obvious
That's pretty much it unless you have exceptional DNA.
You forgot step 3 - Realize the paternity judgement you just got slapped with is to pay for some bad boy druggie drummer's seed.
They often become fat after giving birth.
Yet somehow some of those ladies continue to push out the rug rats.
Gotta wonder how many chubby chasers there are out there...
Based on the women I've seen pushing strollers your first step isn't a dealbreaker for most men.
I'm interested in hearing everyone's individual prescription.
Give one of these to each and every resident of East Palo Alto along with 10k rounds and bus the lucky recipients into Los Altos hills, Atherton, Blackhawk, etc. And Calymores, lots of claymores. Problem solved.
Bloody, violent rebellion/population culling aside how about these:
1) Dump banks for credit unions. Stop feeding the rich in the way of pointless bank fees.
2) Impose a tax on high frequency trading. Gotta hold a stock for at least 5 minutes to avoid.
3) Eliminate Prop 13
4) Tax all capital gains as normal income + 5% Its not like there's a shortage of capital out there.
5) Destroy bitcoin and its ilk.
6) Stop sending your kids to expensive universities (unless its well proven economically viable to do so)
7) Stop buying anything affiliated with professional sports. No NBA, no NFL, no NHL, no MLB. Stop giving them your money. Do NOT vote for more sports stadiums (like the SJ earthquakes - seriously, who in America gives a rats ass about professional soccer?) Support your local minor league teams instead.
8) Stop caring about celebrity gossip and stop buying overpriced crap endorsed by said celebrities. Stop giving them your money. Buy generic instead.
9) Join a union if you are not already in one. Participate in its decisions.
10) Vote in your best economic interests, not those of your masters.
11) If Rupert Murdoch or the Koch brothers owns it don't buy it.
12) Initiate a progressive war tax with anyone with assets of ~$10M or more. Tax will be waived for families that have immediate family members in combat roles.
See? Didn't mention party affiliation once!
Here's another one. If you are in the 99% keep your family size to 1-2 kids. If your religion pushes you to have more demand they provide full financial support.
IWOG how about starting your own finishing school. Give promising young American girls and boys a first class education in the art of how to woo and marry a 1%er avoiding a prenuptual in the process, then divorcing the bitch/bastard taking half his/her wealth. After a few of those honeytraps the average 1%er won't be a 1%er anymore.
Good for your wife's bankrupcy law firm too!
Somebody here has it wrong... those that do not understand deflation are in for a rude awakening.
Because those who don't understand deflation view leverage and massive debt to be the key to wealth.
Will I Reach to 100 Hundred Years of Age?
Not if your wife catches you on the Chicks with Dicks porn site again.
I hear he's a subscriber at "barnyard babes" as well.
Cyberwar? How about actual war:
Employers don't train employees because:
1. There is a glut of labor, including skilled and educated labor.
2. It's too easy to fire employees.
For some reason, soda consumption peaked 15 years ago, and is still dropping.
People have started waking up to the fact that soda is poison and perhaps the single greatest cause of the obesity epidemic.
People so fucking dumb they're paying for bottled water now.
Who would have thought?
Paying for bottled TAP water:
Now THAT' s dumb!
None of this would have to happen if America just repealed the criminal atrocities that are the 13th and 14th Amendments.
Why go through the hassle and expense of owning slaves when you can have perpetual unpaid interns? With interns you don't even have to provide food, shelter or healthcare as you would a slave.
So are russians enjoying record low unemployment?
But Anderson said leading Silicon Valley firms looking for an overseas workforce may soon begin asking, “Why do you need to go to Ireland, when you have this young, educated, really intelligent workforce in Cuba?”
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said her most recent trip to Cuba included visits to biotech firms that now may be able to partner with California companies on key ventures like diabetes research and medical product development.
Cuba already “has become a thought leader in the biopharma arena,” Anderson said. “They sell to Europe and other places, but if the U.S. is a potential market, I can tell you a lot of America’s large pharma companies are going to go there.”
What was that about a giant sucking sound?
Yet another big FUCK YOU to American STEM workers.
Looks like the supply of greater fools is slowly running out.
But not faster than the housing inventory.
When they stop believing the job market is crappy.
The job market hasn't been this good since 1982!
At least if you have your own car.
dont think I would live in any other city than Phoenix.
it's got it's plusses and minuses, but overall wouldnt want to live anywhere else.
Is brain-boiling heat a plus?
Once these lying academicians are publicly humiliated and then, defecated on by their postdocs, I'll be content.
Wow, you're letting them off easy!
Now if you give the the post-docs a feast of cuttlefish and asparagus the night before then you'll have the beginning of a proper revenge.
Spoiler alert - the administration gets punished too.
Annual odometer check. Add to annual smog and we are in business!
Then we may as well have a GPS-based system.
Different roads during different times can have different toll. This will incentivize better utilization of the infrastructure.
As if the "toll" of wasting your life in traffic wasn't enough? All you're doing is penalizing the worker.
How about incentivizing companies to switch to a 9/80 or 4/40 work week?
Or make "work from home" a reality for people whose jobs don't absolutely require a physical presence? Or at least decentralize companies with satellite offices so lucky employees can just go to whatever office works best for them?
How about encouraging commercial vehicles to avoid commuter corridors during peak commute times? Nothing snarls a freeway like a jackknifed big rig.
I really couldn't understand how she got all these ongoing loans being young with modest income and probably no meaningful credit rating.
This is why:
As I understand it the risks to the lender is much lower than for other types of loans.
Someone call for water?
Yeah, that was me.
Personally I'm LOVING this! I'm hoping for more, a LOT more, especially if most of it falls as snow on the Sierras.
Great, more unemployable college graduates.
85-95, 200% surcharge
95-105, 300% surcharge
80-90 mph, 400% surcharge
90-100 mph, 800% surcharge
You guys really know how to complicate a simple issue. Have you heard of of K.I.S.S. A gas tax is all it takes.
I was trying for sarcasm. I hate toll roads, toll bridges, toll anything.
The gas tax does make more sense. Heavier vehicles use more fuel. Leadfoods use more fuel. Here in CA at least there is a new gas tax set to go into effect in January:
So at least here you already got your wish.