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Should autonomous cars behave like automatons or act like human drivers?

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Yep, and the 13th being never fight a land war in Asia with the most important to never trust a sicilian.
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Wow, amazing adventure, I can't imagine climbing that deep into a cave.
Caving is both the oldest of pastimes and the most uncertain. It’s a game played in the dark or on an invisible field. Deep caving demands what Bill Stone calls siege logistics. It’s not so much a matter of conquering a cave as outlasting it.
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Looks like a lot of work but worth it!
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Makes a lot of sense.
The United States and Canada are far more integrated than most people think. In fact, a merger between the two countries isn’t just desirable—it’s inevitable. We share more than just the world’s longest border. We share the same values, lifestyles and aspirations. Our societies and economies are becoming similar in significant...
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The list against will always be longer, but the items on it may be less important, or outweighed by the benefits.

A monetary union might be a great idea, but from what I understand, the two countries are quite different in their approach to a great many things, that they will be hard to merge.
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Okay admittedly gross... but 'ruined'... humm

Lets say the kid had a Big Gulp and peed 64 oz of fluid. - q Gallon.

If the reservoir is 38 million, or 38,000,000 gallons that means the pee is 38 parts per million, or PPM. Probably more like about 10 PPM.

Thats on par with the few organic compounds currently tested for in water, notably nitrates at 10 PPM.

To my knowledge, there is nothing in normal urine that is toxic to humans... it simply waste that was unused or discarded by the body - it came from a human so going into a human (at one one millionth the levels) seems harmless.

Gross yes, but to flush the whole reservoir seems to be simply panic.

Does the reservoir NOT go through a filtration system before going into the water system?

Just increase the cholrine a bit :-)
I'm reminded of all the people who love pools and hot tubs... ya think there may not be some pee in that water???
Just sayin.
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This just in, CNN is reporting breaking news regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that just in the past few hours they have confirmed, now through multiple sources, that they've determined they know with certainty that they know absolutely no more now than they have at any time in this investigation.
A full panel of experts will be speculating on what they don't know in depth at the top of the hour. CNN stresses that all scenarios are still being reported, regardless of how plausible, since no one has any facts with which to constrain them.
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I've not watched CNN for over a week but was surprised and disappointed that the bulk of its reporting this afternoon continues to be idle, pointless speculation. Really? 

#CNN #fail #turnedoff
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This would be hysterical if it wasn't so serious...

So you forcibly take over government buildings in an orchestrated ploy to destabilize a country and THEN say but don't use force to evict them (us). OMG, almost funny, if it wasn't so serious and sad.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Kyiv that if it uses force against pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine, Moscow will pull out of a multilateral conference on the issue scheduled fo...
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We seem to be very near if not at the precipice...

It seems both sides are committed to either have/not-have the coming Ukrainian elections. 

Ukraine cannot logical allow each region to have independent local AND international policy (with whom would any other country  negotiate? Who would be in charge... no one and thats Moscows goal)

Yet Moscow is bent on exactly that so the eastern Ukraine (atleast) can align the Moscow - effective independence without the name only.

Given than Crimea is now not part of the Ukrainian election (forcibly decided by Russia) it is almost certain the country as a whole will vote for policies much more closely aligned with the West, and given Moscow's recent behaviour probably even more assertively than even  months ago.

So both side are backed into a corner... Moscow can't allow a national election which would consolidate Kiev's direction towards the West... and Ukraine can't possible tolerate fully independent regions. 

There are  two likely outcomes... one side concedes to the other, or a civil war breaks out. A hope for a third option of this playing out somehow naturally and peacefully seems destined to end up in conflict. Ukraine is at a black and white moment. 

It seems literally up to Putin, one man, to decide how far to push this.

If there is conflict NATO will be pulled in given not just Ukraine but all eastern countries resulting insecurity and indeed outright threat. If Putin succeeds, there is all likelihood an further emboldened Putin will move further in his bold aggressions.

Twice in the 20th century history we saw the terrible consequences of seemingly small issues rapidly escalating driven fundamentally by one country forcibly taking over others... we're not there yet, but getting closer than since 1940's.

Here's hoping, dearly, cool heads prevail and these bellicose bullying tactics are/get stopped.
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My wife and I took their basic firearms class and found the staff and range to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. They have a wide range of equipment to try out and are eager to explain the differences and help zero in on the characteristics you like or to minimize anything you dislike in a particular firearm.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Great staff, perfect location and very nice rooms. Would definitely stay again.
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reviewed 7 months ago
Nice intimate museum about local ecology and habitat. Worth a visit especially if at Newpark
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 10 months ago
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Our local theaters. They seem to always have the first run movies we want to see, its in a great location with lots of activities after dinner (bars, food even bowling if you like :-) Ignore the old postings about them being unclean or unkept. Not sure they ever were but the past few years they have been well managed, clean and staff always courteous with always a well run counter.
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reviewed 6 months ago
If trying to get somewhere, you can do it from here :-)
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reviewed 10 months ago
Excellent fresh food creatively prepared. Very expensive though especially with drinks.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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