You are funny. I believe it is Space X that poured money into actually doing it and Blue Origin just spent money filing a patent.
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Space launches tend to go east in order to pick up the Earth's spin to reduce the speed needed by that amount. Therefore, when launching from Canaveral (or that newfangled launch pad in Virginia Beach), a sea landing is the only logical choice.
The article then goes on to describe it as being a much older word used to refer to a certain group of people:
Ste. Claire pointed me to King John, published sometime in the 1590s. One character refers to another as a craker — a common insult for an obnoxious bloviator.
What craker is this same that deafs our ears with this abundance of superfluous breath?
"It's a beautiful quote, but it was a character trait that was used to describe a group of Celtic immigrants — Scots-Irish people who came to the Americas who were running from political circumstances in the old world," Ste. Claire said. Those Scots-Irish folks started settling the Carolinas, and later moved deeper South and into Florida and Georgia.
Which these people then went on to call themselves crackers
"In official documents, the governor of Florida said, 'We don't know what to do with these crackers — we tell them to settle this area and they don't; we tell them not to settle this area and they do," Ste. Claire said. "They lived off the land. They were rogues."
By the early 1800s, those immigrants to the South started to refer to themselves that way as a badge of honor and a term of endearment. (I'm pretty sure this process of reappropriating a disparaging term sounds familiar to a lot of y'all.)
You can try to claim that it was a terrible term, but it is a term a people use to refer to themselves (to this day), and they don't believe that it is a racist term they are calling themselves.
The same fate would be rather hard to accomplish as Windows Phone has been around far longer than the iPhone.
Because many people don't understand how fashion accessory because a requirement of a smart phone.
The iPhone when it came out was far less useful than any of the windows phones, but it took off because it cost more, and did less, while being pretty.
Wow, reusing the descent interface in a computer or phone would be interesting. That game was fun to play multiplayer, but I just don't see a gaming interface being terribly useful on a phone or computer.
Bring them up on federal charges, bring them all up on charges.
Why does this have to be a partisan issue? They broke federal laws, and should go to federal prison. Ever single one of them should go to prison to stop this carelessness of the law that has started in politicians. Politicians should hold themselves up to more scrutiny than the average person, not less and less.
That article supports what I said. Or did you just read the part about Shakespearean times and totally miss the part where a portion of the population of the US called themselves crackers? You could even point to the part of that article where Jimmy Carter was called out as being of cracker origin, and it was said that if he knew, he would have called himself a cracker.
I took the book as satire of the military, maybe I read something into the book that wasn't there. I did however see the movie before reading the book, so it is possible that colored my views.
There were sequels to starship troopers as well, and they had a totally different tone.
The study apparently used whites from Italy, I am not sure if the incidence of single parenthood works out the same there, but the number of black people overall is much lower there.
I have never been very good at that grammar crap, but thank you.
Yup, my direct boss is of the African subspecies. I have no issues working with her (a woman in tech!). I am also reasonably sure that as she was the one who selected how much I make when I was hired that she is not making less than I am.
It always makes me wonder when people talk about these horrible racists if they can point to actual examples of racism, or just things they perceive must have been racism.
You should look up the history of the term cracker before assuming that it is a disparaging remark.
The study didn't go into how black people respond due to no black people being in the study as another poster above linked to the study and said.
Us white devils should all feel bad because of our white privilege and stuff...
So, broken backup system/email system crash is now equivalent to intentionally breaking records management laws?