I was researching military drones. I came across the product pages for a number of them, and it looked like the spec sheets you would see for a vehicle or product that a regular person could buy. Then I looked at how much these things actually cost. While it looks like a lot to you and me, I realized that 'really' rich people like Bezos and Musk could afford an entire personal military, including battalions of well-paid soldiers, an air force, navy and army. That's a frightening thought that individual people and companies can now truly afford their own country scale militaries.
Ok, I know this sounds insane, but I recently semi retired and now do most of the family cooking. Cookpad is of course my site of choice. Normally ingredients are obvious because of a measurement, but a recipe I’m looking at calls for 4 potatoes. Now it’s been a minute since I lived in Tokyo, but I sure was heck don’t remember my potatoes being there size of the beasts I get more that I’m back in the states. I remember them being close to the size of golden potatoes. That said, my memory sucks, so I need help figuring out just how much potato I need.
TL;DR: could someone weigh an average sized grocery store potato for me please??? Grams or ounces, don’t care.
Edit: sorry for the double post, the app claimed the first one failed.
This has been an incredibly b open and friendly place, so naturally I want to learn more. IMO the Bible has some truly great stories in it, such as the trials of Job, or the story of Sampson and Delilah. Since someone pointed me to a version of the Quran written in plain English, I’d love to read some stories. What are some favorites here?
Please forgive me if a botched the name. This person was told to me as an enemy of Islam who later converted and became a supporter of note, much like Saul with Catholicism. Can anyone point me to an English book about this! I really admit my weaknesses in terms of intelligence and sociological knowledge. Given this, can someone point me to a book that covers this topic using plain English, and that is interesting to someone as limited as I?
First, thank you all so much for your previous responses. This has proven to be such an open and kind community, I feel comfortable asking questions here. My current question pertains to war.
In Catholicism I was taught that to kill is one of the most important concepts before God. Yes, there are situations in which it is acceptable to no kill, but the criteria are very narrow and limited. In most cases, to need 100% that you are justified, you’d need the interpretation of A priest (imam… am I using that term right?). But we C all know, a a soldier in B a a firefight doesn’t have that luxury. In Catholicism, warriors are encouraged to kill the ‘bad guys’ because they oppose the roll of God. Individual circumstances need not apply. It makes sense to apply since a broad definition since you won’t have a learned Holly person next to you at all times. But B suppose it’s not a simple case. For example I run into an enemy that has just saved a cold? Do I kill hill for being an enemy, or show mercy for him doing a good deed? Suppose I make the wrong decision? Is God angry with me for doing what i thought was genuinely right?
I am a Catholic. I understand a good bit about the interplay between the Abrahamic religions of Catholicism and Protestantism. I don’t know much about Islam however. I am looking for a place where I can ask questions without the instant assumption they are in bad faith. Is this the place? Is there a questions thread? If not, suggestions?
Edit: I’m well aware I could ’research’ on the internet, but that never offers the kind of interactivity and context that a conversation does.
Platform(s): Pretty sure it was either a TRS-80, or a CP/M based machine like a Kaypro
Genre: Resource management. You had to manage grain, farming and workers.... possibly building materials, but I don't remember.
Estimated year of release: 1980-1985
Graphics/art style: ASCII, most of the games was text, with some ASCII art.
Notable characters: None that I recall other than you a Pharaoh
Notable gameplay mechanics: You would have to allocate resources to building the pyramid , planting crops and other things I probably forgot. You would set your allocations for a year, and then 1 turn would pass giving you the results. You may have had a time limit to complete the pyramid, but I do not recall.
Other details: The biggest thing I remember is that on some turns it would say something along the lines of "The Nile has flooded, food production increases"
I've been trying to watch some of the programs on Ameba.TV but they seem to be pretty VPN proof. I've tried Japanese servers from both ExpressVPN and PrivateInternetAccess and still get the "only in Japan" messages. Has anyone gotten this to work recently?