Does Having a Green Thumb Help When Starting a Marijuana Farm?
Answer by Caroline Zelonka, advertising copywriter:
Yes. For a new marijuana business, your grower is akin to your technical co-founder. And it's not just your random green thumb—it's a marijuana-specific thumb.Marijuana cultivation has a very short history as a legitimate pursuit. Sure, there are people who have been growing large crops illegally for years and many more smaller, quasi-legal operations in Amsterdam and select other locations. But there is no LinkedIn for pot farmers; the best you can do is Craigslist, maybe through High Timesor speciality organizations.
Do Hard Work and Determination Alone Make Billionaires?
No. One of the many qualities that separate self-made billionaires from the rest of us is their ability to ask the right questions.
This is not the right question. (Which is not to say it's a bad question. It just won't get that deep part of your mind working to help you—mulling things over when you think you're thinking about something else, sending up flares of insight.)
What Happens When a Police Officer Fires His Gun While on Duty?
Answer by Tim Dees, retired cop and criminal justice professor, Reno Police Department, Reno Municipal Court, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department:
I'm assuming you are referring to a firearms discharge someplace other than the pistol range. The procedures will vary from one agency to another. Generally, they are like this:
How Incompetent Is the Empire’s Military in Star Wars?
Answer by Dan Rosenthal, U.S. Army infantry, RSTA (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition), OIF I/II veteran:
It depends on what you're considering to be Star Wars. If you're just considering the canon movies, you get a very different picture of the Empire's competence than you do in the expanded universe. You have to consider that the Empire managed to conquer 1.5 million worlds and colonize or exert governance of some kind over nearly 70 million more. That could not be done by a completely incompetent organization. The sheer size and scope were immense—tens of trillions of soldiers in the Army alone, and that's not even including the Stormtroopers.
Why Do So Many People Want to Be Screenwriters?
Answer by Ken Miyamoto, produced screenwriter, former Sony Pictures script reader and story analyst, former Sony Studios liaison:
Most of the civilized world as a whole is driven by entertainment. Two of the primary platforms of entertainment are television and film. Film and television lovers love film and television for a variety of different reasons. Those with creative minds may look at television and film as possible career platforms—how great would it be to work at something that you already love?
What Should a Buyer Look for in a Vintage Car?
Answer by Stan Hanks, If I had all the money I'd spent on cars, I'd spend it on cars:
If you can afford it, and it makes you feel good, then do it.
Do not buy a vintage car assuming:
How Large Would the Interstellar Spacecraft Need to Be for Simulated Gravity to Work?
Answer by Robert Frost, NASA engineer with specialization in spacecraft operations; orbital mechanics; and guidance, navigation, and control systems:
The idea of simulated gravity comes from substitution of the reaction force to centripetal force in place of the force of gravity. To provide this simulated gravity, thespacecraft would be rotated, causing the inner contents to be pushed against the outer edge, giving a sensation of weight. The formula for this force is: F = mω2r = mg.
What Do Marines Do Between Deployments?
Answer by Jon Davis, sergeant of Marines, fought in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, amateur military historian:
This answer is Marine Corps–specific. Different units have different rotation cycles. My group (a military unit of similar size to a regiment) consisted of four squadrons that rotated in seven-month cycles. That meant that we had about seven months in country, then a year back at home, and the rest of the time was spent in extensive training to get ready to head back. Each squadron was at a different phase of the cycle than the others, always rotating perpetually until the war was over.
What’s the Difference Between Apple Watch Models?
Answer by Mills Baker, product strategy and design at Mokriya:
Deciding which Apple Watch model to buy should run a bit like this:
- Are any of the watch cases aesthetically superior in your reckoning to any others? Are any practically superior?
- How soon will you be replacing this watch? For how long a period of time will you benefit from the improved aesthetics of your preferred case?
So, first: Are any of the cases superior to the others? It's a rare buyer who wants to spend enough to get a gold case for the first version of this product line, in my estimation. For most of us, the choice is between the aluminum sport case and the stainless steel Apple Watch case.
Why Does Anyone Want to Be a Doctor?
Answer by James Pan, med student at Stanford:
The alternatives to medicine are much easier if your primary goal is to make money. To become a doctor, and especially a specialist who earns in the top quartile of physicians, you'll need four years undergrad, four years med school, and then five-plus years of residency and fellowship training. That represents around half a million dollars in tuition and living costs on top of associated opportunity cost. You're also giving up most of your 20s and part of your early 30s in pursuit of miserable 80-plus hour workweeks.