Actually, the internets disagree with you:
there is a HUGE difference between a 10 year old tree and a 100 year old tree
But not so much visible difference between a 400 year old tree compared to a 500 year old tree.
Also, there are two places to count clam rings - and the hinge is generally used as the better one (though opening the clam to see the hinge rings kills it), though in this case due to SOO many rings, the ones on the inner hinge were not as easy to count as the ones on the outer shell - hence some (or one in four) were missed.
It was actually named after the Ming Dynasty - which was around when the clam started life. Even with the additional 100ish years added, the name still fits as the Ming dynasty was still around at the time.
We on the other hand thought it was a glorious parody. Not amazingly well made, but the quality of the satire made up for what the movie was lacking. If anything I dare say that it might be hitting just a bit too close to home for a number of US folks to truly appreciate. For me, it was almost like being inside a ninety minute example of Poe's Law - dazzlingly brilliant in its dark undercurrent of ghastliness.
But be back with more wiseass comments in three days...
They didn't mean like horses and stuff... Wow, they like totally meant Calvary - cause that's like the most common saying ever, you know, calling in the ancient name for Golgotha, the place just outside Jerusalem. You and your horses.... cavalry indeed. Preposterous!
Even more interesting is how this will play out with caches of sites. By that I mean, site A has the eraser button in place, and everything works fine and dandy. Site B keeps caches, but doesn't let minors/users from California access it. Site B caches site A and maintains the "un-ersaed" data from the original site.
Both sites therefore work within the letter of the law, yet the information is still online.
However, you can quite easily get a family of four on a modest income to pay $10 a month for Netflix. Why this makes Hollywood brains explode I'll never know.
Hollywood brains explode because they cannot understand why you would give away so much content for so little! I mean, movies for a whole month for $10? Are you crazy!?! They sell a single DVD for like three times that! Lets say two movies are watched per night, that's a rate of $1,800 per month for goodness sake, not this measly $10...
Why is it that the first thing that connected in my mind when I read waterboard and slippery slope was a huge great big slip & slide connected to the garden hose, set up in the back yard and doing huge superman dives to see how far onto the grass you can slide off the end of it...
Instead of working something out, notifying its users, or something else, it just makes their app work poorly now.
*cough* maps *cough*
On the upside, with this cat out of the bag now, at least it is going to be brought up in court. Kim doesn't seem to be the sort of chap who will keep quiet and just let it slide. He is probably straightening his tie as we speak and about to knock on the door of the nearest court in NZ.
What I simply don't understand is why US universities are so expensive. It's gotten to the point where it seems that any sort of education can only be gotten my pretty much taking on so much debt that you will be lucky to pay it back - which then forces the government to start putting in copious amounts of scholarships/funding to keep students there.
Over here, a degree (not counting the really expensive ones like medicine) costs $15-30k and a masters $20-37k.
The average cost (excluding the notoriously expensive universities) in the US is $28k per year.
I find it so ironic that it's cute and I just want to give it a big cuddle...
That alarms privacy advocates, who say that now is the time for the government to establish oversight rules and limits on how it will someday be used.
Are these privacy advocates aware that the folks who want this most are the government that they are going to ask to curtail the ability to do it? It's like asking the playground bully to ask for permission to steal your lunch money...
I like stories like this. If something is done really well and in a clever way (whether it was really being naughty or not) the effort, cleverness and ingenuity should indeed have its merits praised. Slashdot should have more stories like this: Hey, they did a bad thing, but look at just how WELL they did it.
They must have thought Christmas had come early - he was foreign, gay *and* a being labelled as a potential terrorist.
That's not going to help the feds/governments in the long term though. The more they rough up the journalists, treat them like enemies and make their lives generally more difficult - the more they are likely to be treated in the same manner. Why go to all the trouble of being polite, redacting sensetive bits and playing by the book when you know that the next time you go through an airport, your pants are coming down and you better hope you got some lube in...
When one team starts playing hardball, the other team often starts doing the same - and the journalists will probably see these sorts of infractions nothing short of a badge of honour - but on the flipside, the potential trouble/egg-on-face for the governments just went up and up.