It's called 'probability'. Yes people don't understand it well, but inventing new terminology isn't the answer.
The remaining half gets diluted by the luddites who aren't smart enough to take up the offer.
I'm a little buzzed...
and you still think it's ok to drive as long as you don't get caught?
Seriously? "Maybe 100 machines" and people here are advising you to run for the hills? Can I send this: Diagnosis to all of you? (Don't worry, it's not going to bring the internet to it's knees).
If you understand them, it's not a miracle. It might be awesome (or awe aspiring to not confuse things), but it's not:
* not explicable by natural or scientific laws
* the work of divine agency
* highly improbable or extraordinary
it may be:
* an amazing product or achievement
but that's just a tail-end definition of the word.
McCarthy was an ass but he didn't jail anybody.
Come again? HUAC sited a number of people who criticised it's tactics for contempt and sentenced them to prison terms.
Have you ever been served tea in America? You know the kind where someone has splashed some hot water in a cold cup and left the tea-bag on the side, so that by the time it gets to you all you can do is dunk the poor thing in some luke warm water and hope for some tannins seep out for some token coloration of your tepid water? I bet the reason JLP orders it that way is because that is how poor Patrick Stewart had to specify it every day to get something drinkable.
Is there an obvious follow-up question which need to be raised: What other organisations have been similarly subpoenaed but didn't or haven't been able to challenge it. Is it really realsitic that this is only about twitter?
"a RADIUS box" which replaces WPA2 for security? Yeah, let's mark that 'insightful'.
The hardware was certainly versatile. Dartmouth College built its mid-80s network infrastructure around multi-purpose network gateways around boards made by NED (makers of the Synclavier) and at the time was probably the world's largest LocalTalk network.
Confused much? EDS is HP. The customer was BskyB.
Prof. Andy Fabian's (of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and president of the Royal Astronomical Society) entertaining lecture on this very topic, entitled Serendipity's Guide to the Galaxy is available on-line in a range of formats.. Enjoy!