This is correct, and an excellent car analogy.
You're technically absolutely correct, which is why I defined the sense in which I was using the word (that definition is by far the most predominant in American popular usage).
Overall, however, I prefer Ambrose Bierce's definition:
A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
You're confusing right-wing conservative nutjobs with Republican Christian nutjobs, who are neither right-wing nor particularly conservative in the sense of smaller government and more liberty.
As to your main point, you probably know a lot of third-wave feminists. Sex-positive feminism is certainly a thing, but it is hardly unopposed.
Whoa, you're right. AMD *is* screwed!
That was 1999, when the TiVo came out.
Technically, I suppose I didn't buy the game, I just bought the right to download it and play it on any computer I want without ever needing to find or fix a disc.
Not saying it isn't a trade off, I would love to be able to resell my games, however, for me and many hundreds of thousands of gamers it is a system that adds value rather than subtracting it like every other DRM system out there.
it isn't exactly a series of simple, lucid, concepts accessible to the everyman
Yes it is.
Actual science is the empirical testing of falsifiable ideas (called hypotheses) via a cyclical process of prediction, experimentation, and reassessment.
There are a lot of people and things going around claiming authority under the mantle of "Science" that don't fit this description and are not scientific.
It doesn't mean they are all "bad," but they are not science. For an example, there is no such thing as "Scientific Doctrine" beyond the basic acceptance of empiricism. (which is a philosophical decision, not a scientific one)
The real division is not between science and whatever is not science, the real divisions are between empiricism and the other theories of epistemology.
We really should bring back the term "Natural Philosophy" to refer to the general investigation of thoughts and ideas relating to the cosmos beyond us.
Sounds like using symbolic links would help you out.
I've been storing my ( >600 ) steamapps folder on another HDD for years.
by that same argument you would have to ban all time based performance metrics for any commercial drivers, since they would encourage speeding. At some point you have to let the driver be responsible for complying with the law.
When I leave home in the morning, my wife will know that 20 minutes later chances are higher than 90% that I will be driving.
...and she can reasonably expect that you will pull over briefly to read and respond to a text that she sends you, assuming you can't just wait till you arrive at your destination.
I was going to post this, but Anonymous got here first. Those guys are everywhere these days!
Anyway, I agree. It seems highly likely that the soda consumption we're seeing here is a symptom of other parental and social factors rather than a cause in its own right.
Well, it's not a failure, it just isn't enough data to draw conclusions from.
One picture is worth 128K words.