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To identify the countries spending the most on their military, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
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Share · Print · Email. Policymakers and defense officials have recently expressed concern that defense spending is insufficient, citing the recent drop in base defense funding as proof. The use of this lower figure understates the actual taxpayer cost of maintaining the United States' global ...
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Free markets generate value, deliver diversity, and spur better ways of doing things
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EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been used to detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early universe. The new observations allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies were built up and how they cleared the cosmic fog during the era of reionization. This is the first time that such galaxies are seen as more than just faint blobs.
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We currently spend more on defense than the next 7 countries combined. Defense spending accounts for almost 20 percent of all federal spending — nearly as much as Social Security, or the combined spending for Medicare and Medicaid. The sheer size of the defense budget suggests that it should be part of any serious effort to address America's long-term fiscal challenges. National security threats have evolved over the past 50 years, changing the n...
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Is it utterly impossible to get rid of any federal program, no matter how corrupt or cronyist or useless?
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When does aging really begin? Scientists now have a molecular clue. In a study of the roundworm C. elegans, they found that adult cells abruptly begin their downhill slide when an animal reaches reproductive maturity. A genetic switch starts the aging process by turning off cell stress responses that protect the cell by keeping important proteins folded and functional. Germline stem cells throw the switch in early adulthood, after the animal star...
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For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel. High-resolution scanning a revolutionary virtual unwrapping tool revealed verses from the Book of Leviticus.
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Here's a new thing I just learned about creating a WPF User Control Library (i.e., a user control DLL file, that you can plug into some other program you're working on). If you want to add it to the Toolbox of controls in Visual Studio, you must compile it to a 32-bit DLL (i.e., x86). Otherwise when you try to add it into the Toolbox, Visual Studio complains about it - "The file 'X' is not valid". I have not got to this point yet with my own program (that I'm wanting to use the control in), but my research indicates that once you get everything up and running and you want to make your program into a 64-bit executable, then when you do that you just swap the 32-bit DLL of the control with the 64-bit DLL of the control.

Note that I'm using Visual Studio Express 2013 (the free version). I have no idea whether or not paid versions of Visual Studio have this limitation.

#csharp   #wpf   #visualstudio  #visualstudioexpress
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Atlanta, Georgia - San Jose, California - Abilene, Texas - Molalla, Oregon
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I've been programming computers since the 1970s starting as a hobby in high school, and since the 1980s professionally. I read lots of books and magazines, especially on science and science fiction. I really enjoy things like spending a nice summer day canoeing/kayaking down a river, but it's a rare time I get that kind of opportunity. I play pool - I used to play pool in a league in Eaton County, Michigan, but now just play once in a while, since I moved. I was born in Marshall, Michigan, but grew up in Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon, and I've also lived in California and Georgia, as well as Michigan. Recently I've set my sights on Florida - specifically, the Miami metro area. I had wanted to move to Arizona, but I finally realized I wanted to be not just in a warmer climate in the winter, but also close to the ocean.
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I bought a Yamaha FZ6R in June 2013 - and having an awesome time!
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Computer programming - data processing; automated processes (C/C++, Perl); database design and coding (SQL).
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