um... it doesn't stay winter forever.
As the senior admin for such an outsourced network, I can tell you what will happen about 2 to 3 years after you migrate to an outsourced service like this.
"We're deprecating the ODBC connection as of January 1... no worries we've got a great new API and it accepts SQL!"
"To reduce system load and improve overall performance of your system we're limiting SQL requests to 100k rows"
"To enhance SLQ efficiency we've written our own proprietary query language called FU-SQL it's fantastic"
"We're aware that some of our customers are not happy with speed of FU-SQL so we've limited the number of joins you can make in a select statement to 1"
"To reduce costs for our customers we now bill our FU-SQL module separately, if you don't use it you don't have to pay for it! If you would like the unneeded additional FU-SQL feature it will bill for $150k/year"
"due to lack of interest FU-SQL has been discontinued, if you need mass access to your data please contact our professional service"
At this point they start doubling the price of their service every time you sign a new contract. Then your boss will ask you why your quote for migrating the network somewhere else was "A Metric Shitton of money"
Have fun with your outsourced network!
Have you ever met anyone in management (government or corporate) who was qualified to evaluate technology?
Our data centers on snow covered mountains are the hardest to keep cool. Snow is an excellent insulator.
Why can't my washing machine/dryer/microwave send my cellphone an alert when it's done and I'm in another room?
Why can't I turn on the lights at home from the grocery store so I don't have to carry my groceries in while it's dark?
Why can't I turn on the jacuzzi during a rough day at work so it's ready when I get home?
Why can't my DVD player turn off my lights and close my blinds when it's time to watch a movie and then turn the lights back on when I pause it to get a drink?
DVD player? What decade are you living in?
Why can't my refrigerator detect what's in it and suggest recipes and tell me what's expired?
Why can't I check to see if I forgot to turn the stove off after I left the house?
Why can't my sprinklers check the weather forcast and put off watering if it's supposed to rain?
Why can't my blinds and windows automatically open and close to regulate the temperature in the house?
Are there any other inventions of the past 20 years that you missed and want me to google for you? Or do you think you've got it now? Tech tip: Put the world "Smart" in front of whichever thing you're looking for in your search and generally the first link will be the one you want.
Of course there is. Atheism is a religion. It's a system of belief regarding the supernatural.
If you truly didn't have a belief system, you wouldn't be posting in this thread because you wouldn't care. It's important to you that people that do not share your religious beliefs be made aware of the truth that you understand... there is no god. You spend time out of your day trying to convince people. Hell, you're proven more evangelical of your faith just in this thread than most Christians I know will over their entire lives.
I personally am an Omnist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnism
I believe that there is Truth in both Atheism and Christianity. Wrap your head around that one
They deserve to be bludgeoned with the same club they use on others.
Yes, because giving people "what they deserve" has worked so well in the past. Right?
It wasn't what he lied about... it's where he lied. If that had been you or I... we'd probably just be getting out of federal prison now. It's good to be King... but even the king got some flack. Clapper didn't even get scolded.
It's pretty simple. Publish online.
What's funny is that he outranks the president. Look what happened when Clinton lied to congress... Then Clapper... and Clapper lied about important shit, many times.
As someone who's built a mud truck/rock crawler from the ground up, I can tell you that traction control cause me any problems on the trail. My truck has a 5 point long arm suspension, 6" lift, etc... etc... and I rarely turn the traction control off. About the only time I can remember doing it was when I broke a drive shaft, I was able to lock up my diff to drive away but the traction control went nuts because it thought the right tire was in a skid. I doubt the average public would ever have such a problem and I could have just gotten towed out... It's rare that I break something and don't get towed out anyway.
We can't see extra-solar civilizations because our technology sucks. We don't even know whats on the bottom of our own oceans and you're thinking Aliens that are probably millions of years more advanced that us at the very least would still use Radio waves and think of a Dyson Sphere as anything more than obserd joke? Do you think that we'll still be emitting radio waves in even 500 years time? How about 1000?
Cars are so fly by wire now it becomes difficult to do things like a burnout. You can argue the need for such a thing but some people do value it. Basically the only reason there's a button to turn off your traction control is because some people wouldn't buy the car because they couldn't do a burnout. Then, once they've disabled it and have done the burnout they are now driving around without traction control on. Solution? A button that controls the burnout, does it better than the human ever could, and then automatically re-activates safety systems. Maybe they can even keep control of the car, detect if somethings gone wrong and fail out of the burnout.
If you think atheists drive evangelical conservatives nuts, you ain't seen nothing yet.
The bible-belters have been so into denying gays & lesbians their rights they've been completely overlooking these people.
It's time for some perspective, with a side of crow.
Then think about this from the point of view of evangelical Christians. Do you think this action will do anything to change anyones mind? This plays right into what you would consider the Evangelical Christians paranoid delusion. They truly think there is a Satan, and that Satan has tricked the majority of people into denying God. And now, the Church of Satan is attacking them on an issue we'd really like them to change their mind about. This might force some bullshit legal decision that will force the monuments down, but the one thing it will not do is change anyones mind or make the kind of social progress we really need. Would Gandhi have done this? Martin Luther King?
The church of Satan IS atheist.
The Church of Satan does not "worship" or believe in Satan, nor do they believe in gods. LaVeyan Satanism follows the belief that one's self is their own "God". They do not believe in suppression of desire and human nature. In an interview with David Shankbone, High Priest Peter Gilmore stated "My real feeling is that anybody who believes in supernatural entities on some level is insane. Whether they believe in the Devil or God, they are abdicating reason". Gilmore defines the word "Satan": "Satan is a model or a mode of behavior. Satan in Hebrew means 'adversary' or 'opposer'; one who questions."
Gilmore went on to add "Satanism begins with atheism. We begin with the universe and say, 'It’s indifferent. There’s no God, there’s no Devil. No one cares!'"
Though any Christian with any understanding of the bible would say that all those who do not accept Jesus are either being deceived by or worshiping Satan.