No, no, no. Not $5280. He said "half a kilometre" which is $1640.
Even if you live in the backwaters of India (redundant) you are expected to read and memorize TV Tropes before posting to Slashdot.
The truest words ever spoken on the subject were penned by Nicholas Petreley, the IT industry columnist, who opined that:
1) There should not be a "registry" or an
2) Everything needed to run $App should reside in C:\$App.
This of course would enable $App to be copied freely from machine to machine, which is probably why there is a Windows Registry.
Instead of an automatic system there should be a space capsule with a human park ranger spotter inside.
In the off-season it should be left vacant so anybody can come and live there for free.
Also check out the cable TV informercial for Nu Wave Portable Induction Cooker.
I was looking for a cheap knockoff version of Myhrvold's $800 cookbook and found On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee, $25 hardcover. All the cooking-theory topics you mentioned are covered. Tell your SO you want it for the holidays.
All I did was recalibrate my bullshit detector.
Pretty much, the quality of everything from the +5 posts to the troll posts used to be a lot higher a decade ago. Now, even the trolls lack imagination and much of the "insightful" posting is just parroting whatever group think is en vogue at the moment.
Someone who's nearly the millionth user, number 940851, shouldn't be commenting on the "good old days". (Neither should I, but I'm not doing that.
If you're an uppity reporter, or a family member or friend of an uppity reporter, carry lots of hard drives and DVDs full of random 1s and 0s, so NSA, GCHQ etc. can expend resources attempting to decrypt them.
> Be grey, keep your head down, express no strong views. Do nothing of note have friends who do nothing of note.
Another solution: Have nothing to lose.
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Structures made of light are less sturdy than those made of straw, or bricks, nevertheless they are immune to being blown down with mere huffing and puffing.