A sword consists of a long blade attached to a hilt. Thrusting swords have a pointed tip on the blade, and tend to be straighter; slashing swords have sharpened cutting edge on one or both sides of the blade, and are more likely to be curved.
They mail the coconuts to their snowbound relatives elsewhere. Ten years ago, on the Puna side of this island, I spent my first few nights in Hawaii sleepless and stunned.
It wasn't just the sudden transition from stark northern Europe to the lush and humid tropics that kept me awake.
And the reason it's an interesting starting point is that it's one entry point into a knot of issues that can be understood in a lot of different ways, but it might be the right entry point for the moment, because it's the one that's resonating with people.
The usual sequence of thoughts you have here is something like: "so-and-so," who's a well-respected expert, is concerned that the machines will become smart, they'll take over, they'll destroy us, something terrible will happen.
The Greens are excited, but neither the journalists or the Greens have looked at the numbers.