Well, if I'm a shill, I am very poorly paid. I have noticed a lack of bees in my yard this year, too. Usually they would be all over the cherries and early bulb plants. But I have also noticed that it is cold out, except for one nice day where (surprise) the bees and wasps came out to play. The weather has since returned to "highs in the low 50s" and the bees seem to be chilling out.
And the unusual weather has nothing to do with it?
This assumes linear speed of progress, which hasn't been the case for well over half a century. Exponential progress means you are barely making any progress at all then you are suddenly done.
There was no formal declaration of war, yet few would claim that it was not a war. That was my point. I'm not sure why Article I can be used to justify the bloodiest war in our history, but not the wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, etc.
You just listed an Article I power of congress.
I see you still cling to a 19th century definition of "war". Shall the troops wear little white gloves and felt feathered hats?
You said "a processor that was introduced 7 years ago" when it clearly has no such thing. If you meant "a brand that was introduced 7 years ago", then so be it - but it totally changes your dismissal of that portion of the laptop: few people will care about the age of the brand.
There is, officially, a war in Pakistan - the same authorization that congress gave Bush the power to invade Afghanistan also gives authority to wage war in Yemen and Pakistan (and anywhere else even tangentially related to 9/11). It's a very broad authorization, now being used to bomb ISIS. Whether it is a good idea to pass such an open-ended war authorization is another discussion - but it is all "official".
You're right, that is pedantic, and completely tangential to the conversation. If you only call it "war" when it is declared by men in 19th century outfits with a written declaration, then go right ahead.
You don't seem like a troll or an idiot - why are you still insisting that that laptop has a 7-year-old chip? It is thoroughly state-of-the-art, for a laptop. Even desktops only got a bump in January.
Yeah, lots of guys sitting in jail for friendly fire, you sure have done your research.
Don't forget our big one: The Confederate States of America.
Where have you been?