How can a single rocket, a tube filled with fuel, cost $10 billion?
It doesn't. That $10G includes development costs.
Here's a citation: Global warming will exist., so long as there is money to be made. - Dan.
You have it backwards. Global warming will not exist, until money can be made off of it.
On a related note, they're doing a remake of a German WW2 submarine drama, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie next year. The new title? "DOS BOOT!"
1982 called. They want their joke back. (Seriously. It's older than MS-DOS.)
Any other memes care to chime in?
Hey! No talking about thermodynamics!
What are key things to keep in mind when designing a homebrew pen and paper system?
It's unlikely to be played outside your gaming group (if at all), so scratch your own itch.
Keep Godel's (First) Incompleteness Theorem in mind.
You get a really neat set of results by rolling 2d6 + 1d6*3.
No, the Oxy Moron is the person who hires an urban planner.
No, the Oxy Moron is someone who does urban planning without hiring a trained urban planner. Most of the bad results you see are the result of letting other considerations (usually short-term financial or political) override livability.
(Disclaimer: I have an undergraduate degree in geography, specializing in urban and regional planning. However, I am not a certified urban planner.)
Another Top Gear anecdote, but one method of doing that is you wrap it with clear plastic wrap, like for food stuff.
Mythbusters covered that one. It doesn't work.
COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal. -- J.N. Gray