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It's the net external debt that's important, not gross external debt so high percentages for gross debt don't mean a country is in bad shape. Countries owe debts to each other so you have to take the difference between assets and liabilities to figure out which nations are creditors and debtors. Click the NIIP% by GDP at the following link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_international_investment_positionLuxembourg with 3443% gross debt is a net creditor nation because...
Tim Cook has been proven right already:http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/adobe-flash-exploit-that-was-leaked-by-hacking-team-goes-wild-patch-now/http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/07/06/us-gov-likes-hacking-team/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/08/hacking_teamderived_0day_is_now_in_the_wild/Hacking Team is an Italian security company used by various government agencies. According to leaked emails, the US government wanted to use their tools against...
Tesla made $3.2b revenue last year. For Apple to make that with a $450 ASP, they only have to sell just over 7m units, which is just under 20k per day. Tesla's not in the Fortune 500 but not far off it, around $4b would do it and profit would be factored in. For a first year accessory (Apple hasn't claimed it to be more than an accessory) to be able to rank as a Fortune 500 company by itself is pretty amazing. Sales volume alone isn't enough, it's what sales volume can it...
Here's a rap video with someone doing one of Eminem's songs:There's a Beats1 channel on Youtube, I'm not sure if it's official but they have the Eminem interview:
It depends on what you mean by banning books e.g punishment for owning. If you mean removing from mainstream publication then there are books that I doubt you'd support:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/phillip-greaves-author-of_0_n_845795.htmlFreedom of expression allows people to express harmful commentary. It would be like having a forum where nobody ever got banned nor censored. Is that a discussion forum you'd be in favor of? You said earlier you were tired of...
You can convert text to outlines: https://bestfontforward.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/outlining-text-in-adobe-acrobat/ The text would just be like vector shapes in the document and you would avoid embedding the font. You could also rasterize pages as images but then they'd get blocky on zooming in so vector text will probably be best. This would make it hard for search engines to index so if you wanted that you'd have to hide a copy of the text in plain text somewhere in...
They've made net losses almost every year for 13 years and when they do make money, it's in the hundreds of thousands:http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/lqmt/sec-filingsValuing it at over $1b was a bit premature. They only have a handful of customers and 23 employees. $210m cumulative deficit, covered by investors. There was an article from last year suggesting they'd need to file for bankruptcy within a couple of...
You're approaching this from the point of view that race isn't any more a valid identifier than hair color so you can use a racial epithet. That's just something you decided. You can dismiss male/female identifiers the same way, they are just some biological groups and then claim to be able to use offensive terms about women.Ethnicity is a strong part of your identity. Some people assimilate an identity that is different from their native appearance. That was the case with...
The impact of words varies based on context. You can see this in a lot of different cases e.g certain people telling particular jokes, women using terms to refer to other women that wouldn't sound the same coming from men, different sexualities using words to define themselves.If you are a member of the group being described by a term then it's not as likely to be used as an attack or for separation but rather a term of affinity as in 'we're the same'. You for example...
Use of the n-word is acceptable within the black community:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1oGQWC7Y7w#t=1205The mostly white audience was shouting it too there. When the likes of Eminem uses it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMiTrpYkgQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGWarEdQc8#t=29it doesn't sit well with some people but there's more freedom in that music genre. There are synonymous words that leave different impressions. The words for female sex organs are...
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