Nope, I use high quality VBR MP3 for my music because a) it sounds great, b) it's supported on everything and c) it takes a lot less storage space. FLAC is for idiots who think they have superhuman hearing.
I use FLAC to rip my CDs losslessly, so if they ever break, get lost, or degrade, I'll be able to re-burn them with no loss of data. I won't pretend I can hear the difference, but I'd rather not take the chance if I have to reuse/transcode the files in the future.
Any body that is sufficiently massive enough to pull itself into a reasonable facimile of a sphere, yet not massive enough to generate energy from fusion, is a planet, whether it orbits a star or not. And there's your missing "dark matter".
Tell that to Pluto.
My university gave me the equivalent of 2 years of credits (officially starting me as a junior) for the 6 AP tests I passed. But my BS still took 4 years.
What kind of college only requires three classes per year? My understanding (as someone who has received college credit for AP tests and subsequently graduated) is that a single AP test takes the place of a single class - usually three or four credit hours. You were a junior with only 24 credit hours to your name?
"I don't think anyone will smell this fart."
I love that this one is modded "Informative."
"Do you have any weaknesses?" "Yes, I hate stupid interview questions"
I think I actually found a decent answer to this question. "I value stability so much that it sometimes acts against my best interests. For example, if I hadn't been laid off from my last job, I would've preferred to stay there as long as possible, even if it meant not looking for better jobs. The stability of an existing salaried position was too attractive to voluntarily let go."
Paraphrased, "Yeah, my weakness is that if you hire me, I'd like to work here until I die." Hey, I got the job.
Right. Because none of us know that movies like totally aren't real and shit.
I don't think the Romans cared about the "realness" of the games; that is, they didn't watch the gladiators because they personally wanted those people dead. If you're far enough removed emotionally from the participants (which the Romans certainly were), being at the Colosseum for them was like being at the movies for us.
When researchers build a rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock robot. Then I'll be impressed.
Why? It's just two more hand shapes, and the robot doesn't even need to use lizard or Spock (both rock and scissors beat lizard, and paper beats Spock).
With iGoogle shutting down in November as well, it's getting overlooked by all this talk of Google Reader. I've been using iGoogle since '04, and it coming to an abrupt end is unfortunate.
That said, it looks like Netvibes will import your iGoogle settings directly and supports the same interface. I'm going to sign up and try it out.
I switched to Netvibes as soon as I heard iGoogle was shutting down. It's doing the job perfectly, and I've never looked back.
This is why Google+ is such a failure. No one uses it because no one else uses it.
Spoken like a true ignoramus. G+ has 500 million users, nearly half of what Facebook does. It's also only been around for two years, while Facebook has been around for eight. Given its age and the fact that it's had to find its place in a market already dominated by a similar product, I'd say Google+ is a smashing success.
But most Americans prefer things very simple. They think the moon is a planet and full of resources while an asteroid is a ball of sand like you see at the beach.
I don't think most Americans believe that at all. I think it just boils down to what you said in your second sentence - putting humans on the moon is way sexier. WE want to be the ones doing the exploring, not some computerized device.
What do so many Americans have such fear/hatred of Socialism?
Because we like to think we deserve to use the money we earn in the way we choose.
"Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson