Sucking all the air out and keeping it airtight would be pretty spendy. Besides, water provides the effect or weightlessness (which they need to practice several of the parts of the training, such as shoveling in microgravity).... try copying that with an airless building.
This really has me wondering what on earth your Linux users are doing with their workstations. 3D rendering? Intense scientific tasks? I mean, sure, storage = $, so I can see why you'd [possibly] want to keep an AV off for storage usage, but really, how many folks use their Linux workstations to their full potential? Nobody (+/-) seriously games on Linux, very few (any?) professionally use Linux for 3D animation... a Linux server will get worked like a horse, but a workstation? This just has me really curious. I mean, I trim everything back that I can (you'll never hear that odd drumbeat when any of my computers start up, for instance), but is a little protection really worth losing, when you'll never use the computers full potential anyway? Not trolling, I'm genuinely curious...
Idiot. An organism doesn't have to gain information to evolve. It just has to survive.
hmm... then how did anything increase into a more complex structure? Survival does not imply progression.
Evolution is a theory which has yet to be proven. From a non-religious point-of-view, there is absolutely no reason that evolution should be granted any merit beyond intelligent design. If, one day, a computer program gains self-awareness, would it be correct in arguing that it simply 'came to be', and it did not have an intelligent designer? Of course not. Why are all evolution vs. intelligent design debates always really just deism vs. atheism debates? Why can't anyone consider the possibility of intelligent design without asking 'who'? After all, evolution is simply a theory, not a proven fact. What should give it any further merit over any other not-disproven theory?
Full disclosure: I am a Bible thumper, and I have friends who believe in intelligent design who are atheists. Intelligent design does not predicate a deity.
Oh yeah, and don't forget www.somefringepoliticalview.com, and while we're at it, www.theopposingpoliticalparty.com, and hey, I've heard that religious teachings are bad for kids, so how about www.christianity.com and www.jewish.com....
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - one of the best quotes ever, from Benjamin Franklin, 1775.
Glad to see I wasn't the only one left with a 'huh?'. I just kept reading, because ultimately, it's irrelevant which husband he is. Hence... who cares if it makes sense?
Oh, wait, this is slashdot...
Somebody, mod this up!
...it's Apple. Who cares? Since when did Apple mean anything but 'cute'? Hello Kitty stopped making servers. The world is feeling a tremendous loss.
What, why is everyone looking at me like that? Is it wrong for me to get excited when my home state makes it onto the news? This is a once-in-a-lifetime event!
Working in the medical field myself, I can tell you that digitizing makes things faster, not slower. Back when it was all paper, you still had to take just as many notes and chart just as much stuff... you simply had to do it with a pen, and if you made a mistake, you had to cross it out in red, file it anyway, and go get a blank chart to copy it all onto. Then there was also the travel time aspect; when patient C was issued a new RX, you had to physically walk down to records to get the medication history and allergies report for the doctor. Now you just pull it up on the console in the operatory. All notes that are required now have always been required; the only difference is that now people can enter them with a keyboard, instead of needing good penmanship. Trust me, getting a records transfer from another clinic that does not use electronic records is always a pain; do you have any idea how poorly some nurses & assistants can write?!
Somebody, mod the parent up!
Sa5m? Seriously, am I the only one who's seen Band Slam?
The two manufacturers I'm certified by (HP & Toshiba) refuse to let you tattoo most of their motherboard with anything but a floppy. I haven't the foggiest why, but such is the case. Because of that, I actually use them often enough to carry a USB floppy drive in my standard toolkit.