Apropos of nothing, just some thoughts in the shower this morning: I see people getting very upset when they hear Doom being described as "3D". "It's 2.5D!" they scream, pointing out that the maps are two dimensional albeit augmented with a height map.
GamerGate targeted the most active editors on the Gamergate Controversy article for abuse for several months. They also abused the article itself, inserting blatant violations of WP:BLP (the policy that stops the Wikimedia Foundation from being sued for libel every five minutes) During this time the trolls, in parallel, continually leveled complaints at the relevant Wikipedia admin authorities.
It's kind of annoying that when there's an active hate campaign against a group of people you're largely sympathetic to, it becomes harder to call out abuse and extremism by individuals within that group lest you play into the agenda of the hate campaign.
Another way of saying the same thing: GamerGate and similar mobs make it hard to have rational discussions about anything.
Friends and family are surely tired of my tinfoil hat, they just do not seem to care about their privacy. Many say the "I have nothing to hide" line.
This is the comic book version of what happened.
Like all esoteric fields of study, we outsiders can't understand it because we don't have The Right Stuff.
(Presumably that's something they smoke.)
Your entire elaborate argument is based on a false premise.
As I said, the road damage is exponential with the weight. It is proportional to the axle weight to the fourth power.
Fuel economy is roughly linear with weight, or even less than linear (big rigs get much better MPG per ton than smaller vehicles). Therefore, fuel taxes don't begin to recover the extra costs of heavier vehicles.
Who has made the stupidest argument you've ever heard now? You might look in the mirror.
Your hypotheses that road damage is caused solely by the pressure on the top few millimeters of the road is highly questionable. The Prius is not going to be pounding down through the structure of the concrete nearly as much as your super-duty pickup hauling a huge boat.
I do agree that big rigs should be paying drastically more in fees than they do. However, industry lobbyists will always trump common sense.
Since road damage is exponentially proportional to vehicle weight, heavier trucks *should* be paying more in fees.
Kinda. It wasn't impossible to write cross platform browser stuff in the late 1990s, when most corporations started this whole "We'll standardize on browser X" policy making, but it required a discipline that had most developers throwing their hands up in the air in disgust.
Unfortunately the situation in the late 1990s was:
- The major browsers were incompatible.
- IE4+ was the most standard. Yes, really. Those versions had a relatively complete implementation of CSS.
- IE came preinstalled with the standard operating system of that time.
That was it. That was why corporations went with it. It's why they adopted the monoculture in the first place. If Netscape had been a little quicker with Mozilla, or been more enthusiastic about CSS in Netscape 4.x, and if CSS had been a little more complete, things might have been different.
My first cynical thought was "shoot them down if they blow up". But one bomber claimed to be on board, so they could have reasonably been concerned that the planes would be hijacked and used as missiles.
Yeah. If you make threats on Slashdot you get picked up by men in white coats instead of black helicopters.
You need to go watch a local SCCA race. Lifting the inside rear wheel is normal.
Normal in a race.
Several makers, like VW and Mazda, even show their cars doing that in their ads.
"Closed course. Professional driver. Do not attempt."
On my Honda [yadda yadda rant rant]
Looks like you need to get a bumper sticker with Calvin pissing on a Honda.
Your car is trying to tell you that you're about to roll it.
I do not approve of any system that will arbitrarily override my basic controls of the vehicle,
You do realize that most cars sold in the last couple of decades have computers that can override your inputs and monkey around with your brakes whenever you're trying to speed up or slow down the vehicle?