Not forgetting Volapuk - a gift from God? Or Interlingua? First, research why other efforts have failed. Second, note that text-speak and pidgin are getting closer all the time.
When I die there will be a huge pile of assorted data that is specific to me - ancestry, DNA, interests, writing style, books bought, etc etc. Next-generation associative databases should be able to trawl that in such a way that my grandchildren can still ask me questions - even if only as a 'party game'. Main concern is that someone will patent the all-too-'obvious' processes, so that you need an annual paid license to secure immortality.
Any anthropologists around? IANaA, but my theory is that in cultures where testosterone-driven men (like us?) are not allowed to socialise nicely with girls of their own standard, and are shamed into avoiding masturbation or same-sex fun, there will be outbursts of plain primitive sexual aggression. India is hardly worst, if you consider what happens routinely in some Islamic countries.
East of the Atlantic, where people know what a Yahoo is (or was), the brand could never have been taken seriously. For those of us who don't already know, Swift described a yahoo as being filthy with unpleasant habits. At least they didn't name it for the absent millionaire boyfriend of Liz Hurley, a certain Bing.
A different religion would be more suitable. Find one with preprogramed suicidal zombies, trained from earliest days to reproduce one unchangeable set of precepts (OK, call it a User Guide). Any ideas?
Remind us how much they had to write off after they'd bought EDS, whose star was already on the wane (because customers had sussed the business model). Utterly predictable.
The Ayatollah's right. You can't sustain irrationality, autocracy and extremism against a tide of information and entertainment shared worldwide and without regard to gender. That's probably what he wants to do, so his policy is wise. But it won't last, even if things have to get (very) much worse before they get better.
Not true. The Wimmin in my family consult WP daily, for likely 'facts'. But they can't post because their lifegiving-lifestyle would be 'original research', and what they want is exchange of experience (and anecdote). Things like 'MumsNet' do that well; it's not a competition.
Most employees probably have a computer at home. MS dominance ensures it will be running Windows. Nobody non-tech wants to change their mindset every day they go to work. Surprised that Win8 didn't make Linux seem easy, though.
So call it 'Bing Bong'. That should fix its reputation.
Imam - it already works well in the most desolate parts of the world, and has for hundreds of years.
It's hard, but if you are a real Pro, you will know how to fix it, and (more important) how to fix the situation that led to the failure. Then walk away, and your reputation will most certainly follow and reward you.
Thanks for one sensible answer, more than half way down the thread. Now, can we all guess what is it about Norwegian supply that is so different? Different rules for things connected? Current limitations when most distribution is overhead, or run from more distant step-down, different lengths for charging leads... or what?
Not a 'criminal', simply a 'traitor' - a traitor can have good motives (good enough for him), but we-all used to shoot a lot of 'em.
Some UK reports suggest that the 'scientists' and 'tourists' on this ship were ecofreaks seeking publicity to show that some previous explorer's route had become eco-wickedly ice-free. So... they got stuck in 'unforseen' thick ice. And so did their rescuers. And then they were evacuated thanks to an awful lot of gas-guzzling machinery - and still (today) can't leave the area. In the UK, we really do enjoy a good joke like this.