Yes, because 99 weeks of warning that the benefits would run out simply aren't enough. Hey, here's an idea that will no doubt go over well in this venue - let's just pay people indefinitely! Why should it ever run out?
Huh? If he is in his 70's, it's very likely that he never used anything like a desktop/laptop personal computer at work.
I work in a very high technology field and we didn't have anything resembling a personal computer until the early 90's - about when this guy would have been retiring.
The answer is blindingly obvious, get an iPad.
Coding for it's own sake is *easy* and boring.
Uh, what? Plate tectonics can push Mt. Everest to 29000 feet, and we are going to fix it with concrete and rebar?
This in an article that amounts to a nerdgasm over academics spending their efforts to model the climate of a fairy tale.
Even more people would sit home on their dead asses waiting for their check, while an ever-decreasing work force would have ever-increasing tax burden.
It's already like that, to some extent. Something like 50% of the population takes government handouts already, and workforce participation is as low as it has been since records have been kept.
HP-35s. Not as good as the original HP-35 u some respects, but plenty usable:
It was chosen, no-bid, to a political ally of Michelle Obama.
As long as you define "politics" as the second rate copy of DU.
Because it's HERESY, pure and simple! My indignation that someone might not believe is beyond description. Burn them at the stake!
Compared to what? 480i? If you can't tell the difference at ANY distance, you have something wrong with your equipment, or with you. It is DRAMATIC. Watch a baseball game and tell me it is the same.
Why do we care whether its from background or not? The only thing that matters is whether it will cause significant harm to anyone. If you can't tell the difference, it's probably entirely irrelevant in terms of health effects.
I.e. Clinton is just another politician, and we all know that politicians are scum. What comes to the top of society is the scum.
She is not from the "top of society", she was an activist and real estate speculator from Arkansas who hitched her wagon to an even more egregious scumbag and held on for dear life.
Her problem is that she is a liberal and a social climbing parasite, with stupid 60's hippie notions imprinted on her brain.
Features (or lack thereof) are not the problem. It's the incessant bugs, some of which have remained untouched since word 97.
I bought a car online, and I am not a broker. No big problem.