Rei was born in a vast industrial wasteland where the sky glowed burnt orange at night and the odd explosion rocked the nearby houses. Rei is descended on one side from a mysterious orphaned farm boy, and on the other side from a fierce war veteran matriarch. Reis formative years involved being inducted into a mysterious local group listed in the phone directory as a satanic cult, where Rei learned to wage war and perform magic while hordes of people insisted on giving Rei expensive pieces of cardboard. Rei has spent time learning how to fly, climbing silk, building artificial intelligences determined to cover the world with carpet, swimming on the ocean floor, and occasionally hitting people with things, all while working full time and obtaining several academic degrees. Rei has trekked through the jungle, performed at the opening ceremony for the Olympics, and hugged eight incarnations of The Doctor. Over the years, Rei has ushered many people through doorways to other worlds, where they have learned to fly in Never Never Land, run a starship, saved the world from giant rocks, time travelled, and attended Hogwarts.
Should Italy quit the Euro & Eurozone? Why or why not?
As the answer to similar questions has been provided so many times, let's take a different turn.No, it shouldn't because it would be a massive violation of the desire of the Italian population.In the latest polls, the support for the EU and Euro was about 70%. The lowest we have ever seen.
. still the vast majority.
Even the right wing populist Lega, now in power, has made some interesting changes to its headquarters.Source: Repubblica newspaperHave you noticed the "Basta Euro" (enough with the euro) logo and the reference to secession (North and Padania)? They took them down this week, before the government is officially appointed.Before we even consider the suicidal economic consequences and the contractual impossibility of the solution, the Italians simply don't want to do it. Isn't that enough?For the economics part, here is a sample of the reasoning behind the economic issues:Tiziano Martinetti's answer to How likely is it that Italy will exit the Euro currency but remain in the EU zone?
Michael Heseltine says Britons are turning against Brexit as the economic and wider damage becomes clear. Is there evidence of that?
Michael Heseltine, being a typical Britain and spending all his time in pubs, shopping centres, Jobcentres and canteens, will obviously be a reliable source for the views of the common man, particularly those in the North?Michael Heseltine - WikipediaMichael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron Heseltine, CH, PC (born 21 March 1933) is a British Conservative politician and businessman. After initially making money as a property developer, he was one of the founders of the publishing house Haymarket. He was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001, and was a prominent figure in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major including serving as Deputy Prime Minister under the latter.
Heseltines ownership of Haymarket has made him a large personal fortune. As of 2013 he was ranked 311th in The Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated wealth, including shareholdings held by members of his immediate family, of 264 million.I think it would be possible to find sources who more accurately reflect the opinion of the average person.
After 10 years, who will be remembered the most - Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli?
Do you remember the 112 in the 1992 Perth Test?Do you remember the 65 in the 1996 World Cup Semifinal?Do you remember the Desert storm innings in 1998?Do you remember the 140* against Kenya in 1999 ICC World Cup?Do you remember the 673 Runs in 2003 ICC World Cup?Do you remember the 98 against Pakistan in 2003 ICC World Cup?Do you remember the 241* in Sydney 2004 Test?Do you remember the countless nervous 90s in 2007?Do you remember the 200* against South Africa in 2010?Do you remember the 148 against Pakistan in 2005?Do you remember the 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005?Do you remember the 91* in 2011 ICC World Cup final?Do you remember the 183 against Pakistan in 2012?Do you remember the 82* against Australia in ICC World T20 2016?Do you remember the 100* against Australia in 2013?Do you remember the 112 against Pakistan in 2013?Scan your brains and hearts but lets just tell which of these memories are etched forever in your life!You got your answer guys, it will always be Sachin Tendulkar, today, after 10 years and even after 100 years!!
What are your thoughts on Fox News host Chris Wallace fact checking Donald Trump and telling him that he's wrong to claim that Biden wants to defund the police?
My thoughts,That while Trump was wrong in the wording Biden used and extent to which he wants to defund police, that Wallace was also absolutely wrong.You see, two things can be true at the same time.If Wallace wants to fact check something, he damn well should be correct about it, and he wasnt. (Same goes for Trump claiming something)Biden said that he wants to shift funding from police to other programs like mental health.When you take funds from a programs budget, that is defunding. Plain and simple.Additionally, any time that it is suggested that a programs funding be frozen at current levels, or even not increased as much as expected over the previous budget, those in D.
C. always cry to the media about important programs being defunded. That means that by use of the term that Biden has used in the past, and surrounded himself with for forty years that he was talking about defunding the police.But, yes, Wallace was correct that Biden did not say abolish the police, nor did he say to completely defund them.
When i connected 4 LEDs i read 0.5 volt on my voltmeter.I added 4 more LEDs and it reads 1 volt,why is that?
Assuming they aren't connected to a power supply, probably the ambient room light is charging them up and your voltmeter is loading them down a little bit, too. LEDs work as light sensors as well as light emitters.
If you are trying to use your LEDs as light sensors, that's one thing. (A lot of methods are available there.) If you are trying to use them as a power source, that's going to be a lot more complicated (and mostly impractical except in rare circumstances where you actually know what you are doing and why.)
Regardless of any of that, you can't expect to increase both voltage and current without an external power supply. Useful power out is always less than useful power in. You can "optimize" the load point to improve the net power extracted from a solar cell (or, for gosh sake, an LED.) But that's circuit design, not a violation of physical laws.
How much have you grown as a person from the time of your first Quora answer to your most recent?
I think I have grown as a person. I like Quora because it gives me a chance to think and write on subjects that are important to me, learn and possibly, on rare occasion help someone.I get a lot of satisfaction from writing on Quora and so far I havent been trolled which I have an aversion to. I think a lot of questions have answers that are easily found elsewhere but not the qualitative kind.
I would turn off my stats if I could but I dont really want to be anonymous. My picture and name are not my own and thats enough. I am not really interested in the numbers game, just the questions and answers. I dont care about being upvoted or not. It is nice to be published and have a database that has all of my musings. It is a modern form of self-reflection or contemporary intellectual snapshot.As far as things to do on the internet there is a lot worse out there.
What is the worst personnel ratio in which wars have been won?
The battle of Auerstedt in 1806. (1:2 ratio)A single corps of the French Army defeated the entire Prussian army. The French were measly 27,000 and the Prussians were 62,000, more than double the number of French.The battle started when they collided with single divisions in morning. Both the sides started getting reinforcements piece-meal. However, the Commander of the French III corps was none other than Louis Nicholas Davout, whose superb training and stern discipline created the best fighting force of the Grand army. The Prussian Army had somewhat rotted. From the days of Fredrick the Great, the Prussians had lost their discipline.
In the end, the entire Prussian line was broken, their commanders were mortally wounded and the French were counter attacking.In an age where line formations formed and even small number of troops could be used for flanking formations, this battle can be considered epic.Another battle that comes to my mind is the Battle of Saragarhi Ratio (21 Sikhs vs. 10,000 Afghans). The sikhs fought to the last man and killed or wounded approximately 180450 Afghans. So yes its a strategic victory.Hope this helps !
Why has Norway not joined the EU?
HiNorway let its citizens decide and they voted against. Instead of that, Norway joined the EEA, and is therefore part of the European Market (including the right to enjoy and the plight to grant the Four Freedoms to other European citizens).To be a member of EEA, Norwayhad to accept the basic constitution of the single markethad to accept the jurisdiction of European Courtshas to accept new laws and regulation from the EU, to a certain degreepays substantial amounts to the European Union, without having a say in its politics and decisionsSo You might argue that itd be more clever for Norway to be an EU member. However, it would also mean giving away more juridical power, and accepting external policies (e.g. on fishing, which is much more regulated by Norway then by other EU members). At least, being a member of the single market is as valuable to Norway that theyre willing to accept all this to gain acces.
Why is Russia apparently such a big threat to the US?
Russia and the United States do not share the same agendas and have contradicting interests in regards to peace and stability. Russia isnt necessarily a threat to US national security but more of a threat to their national interests and agendas (though national security and interest do coincide).Path to U.S.-Russia CooperationAmerican Interests, Russian InterestsRecently, the Middle East has become a hot debate with the two nations conflicting agendas.
-Russia Competition in the Middle East Is BackUS and Russia Interests in Middle EastThe two nations contradicting interests heated up in UkraineThe True Interests of the US and Russia in UkraineThe Obama Doctrine and UkraineBut most of all, Syria has been the center of the two nations heated agenda rivalry, some calling it a proxy conflict between the twoSyria crisis: Where key countries stand - BBC NewsThe Syria Strike: Are the United States and Russia On a Collision Course?Russia versus the United States in SyriaRussias interests - What Russia Wants in SyriaUnited States interests - Americas Vital Interests in Syria
Some scientists often consent to this statement: "For every creation, there should be a creator." Would you deny this?
Im not sure if it was intentional, but your question commits the fallacy of begging the question. An argument begs the question when it assumes what it claims to prove. The Mona Lisa is a creation. Does the Mona Lisa have a creator? Well, of course it does. It couldnt be a creation if it didnt!Its a pedestrian truism that all creations have creators. The meaningful question is whether the natural worldor at least certain aspects of itare creations. If it can be shown that they are, then the theist has established something significant. Of course, he still hasnt proven theism. Even if the natural world has a creator, it doesnt follow that the creator is omnipotent, omniscient, morally perfect, eternal and possessed of the other properties ascribed to the theistic god. Still, it would be a nice start. But many people have proposed arguments for this conclusion and so far none has survived rational analysis.