Why does the US have jurisdiction here?
If you're going to spend $30Bn on a pipe to Seattle, build a Hyperloop instead!
The Coati (a small member of the raccoon family native to Brazil) is also known as the Brazillian aardvark. The reason that it's known as the Brazillian aadvark is that someone made the phrase up and added it to Wikipedia - but the coinage gained traction, because journalists copied it, and this led to a citation for that name being added to the article. Now wikipedia is in a quandary... there are, thanks to lazy journalists, people who know the coati as the Brazillian aardvark, because they read that in a newspaper... so is the hoax now true?
Does it become true if the dord of references to that name reaches a certain level?
Does it become false even though people do use the term, just because the etymology of the word was a hoax?
Rent it for $100 for an hour, or $69,900 for 100,000 years.
Or, sell dealerships for $69,900 with a demonstrator car included.
Is there anyone outside M$ who didn't see that coming?
Virus and antivirus suppliers have a symbiotic business relationship, each requires the other to continually make slow progress, rendering their old product useless, so they can sell their new product. If either side 'won', then they would cease being able to sell upgrades, their business model requires then not to win.
This was tried in Athens. What actually happens is that 2 car families who have the option no longer take the smaller, less polluting car half the time, and lots of 1 car families buy a really cheap clapped out, much more polluting car to use on alternate days.
After Bing and Zune, I think they'll continue with the 'rejected 60s Batman fight scene captions' theme, and it'll be Splork, Zoing or possibly Ptoink.
If you're going to edit an article, don't just cut out the least significant words, or you'll be left with nonsense.
According to the summary, this laser somehow generates power instead of consuming it, and it generates "3.2 million watts of power", which is "more than 1 petawatt".
Rather badly, I guess?
While English in the British Isles used to have mutually incomprehensible dialects, the influence of received pronunciation has drastically lessened this, so I'd argue that it is coalescing.
Most people I know who have strong regional accents have the ability to switch to a neutral accent and cut out dialect words when they are in formal situations - an ability my father's generation learned from radio, my generation learned from radio and television, and my children's generation will learn from radio, television and internet. If you ask a Hebridean Scot to give a transcript of two Cockneys talking in a pub, or vice versa, they will struggle, but if you arrange a conversation between a Hebridean Scot and a Cockney they will simply both 'talk like the people on the telly' and understand each other perfectly well.
English was able to fragment because in the past, you rarely had to communicate with people from far away (which is how we ended up with prominent Americans who can't even say their own names properly... yes, Jay-ZED, I'm looking at you!) The internet changes all this, we now have regular interactions with people worldwide, so speaking or writing in a mutually incomprehensible way has penalties.
Perhaps we should consider the benefits of formalising 'correct' English, lest we be doomed to forever be re-translating Wikipedia into 'current' English?
No, I have a television that does that for me.
So, it's pretty much exactly the same as the $40 Korg Nanokey 2 I've owned for years, but it's waterproof and costs $99?
Why exactly am I meant to be impressed?
We also have land mines, fully autonomous killing machines with no discretion at all. At least with killer robots there's a chance that they might decide not to kill you, or understand that a war is over.
Here's a chess playing program in 14 bytes, written in BBC Basic.
1 P."I Resign"