Does this mean that if E Coli is found on the lettuce that they could do a recall on it and retroactively remove it from my system?
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Athletes are under enormous amounts of pressure to win. For the Olympics, this is doubly true. Many have sacrificed a normal life for that single shot at winning a gold medal. There's also the unspoken carrot dangling in front of them: "Win a medal, get rich from endorsement contracts."
Is it any wonder that they start taking all sorts of performance-enhancing drugs, some with serious life-long consequences, just for that one chance at winning?
Now let's say that allowing artificial limbs into competition is allowed. I'd be willing to bet that someone would deliberately have their legs replaced.
It'd probably look like this:
There would be a news report of a tragic accident. A promising athlete, cut down just as they're about to hit their prime. They were running alongside a train track, but then tripped in front of the train. Both legs lost. It's a tragedy!
But wait! In an inspiring story, new artificial legs are fitted, allowing them to compete. And what a story! They triumph and win!
Your comment makes me sad. You're missing so much really beautiful stuff that will help you in ways that you can't even imagine, and you don't even know it.
Oh, I remember the Rainbow.
Q: What's the difference between a DEC Rainbow and a bowling ball?
A: There's more software for the bowling ball.
I had Trade Wars running on my BBS back in the day.
It was a version that I wrote from scratch in Turbo Pascal, since I wasn't able to locate an official copy. It was harder to find stuff back in the pre-web, pre-search-engine days...
I still have a copy in my archives.
It wasn't the the number of species in the genus that prompted this. It was the genetic analysis of those species that revealed that they were not as closely related as people thought.
It's still Brontosaurus to me.
If someone walked down the street talking to themselves and waving their arms around, everyone else would give them a wide berth and think they had something wrong with them...
It's because so far, there haven't been any large-scale consequences resulting from the widely-publicized breaches.
Sure, a bunch of people's info got released, and some of those people had serious identity-theft issues resulting from it, but most of the people affected got new credit card numbers and moved on.
When there's a data breach that results in a bank going belly-up, or major stock fraud, or large loss of life, then a reputation for security might start to matter.
What did you say your address was?
And if you came home and found such a note on your table, what would your reaction be?
Would it be "My my, I should really double check to make sure the door was locked. Thanks, Anonymous Note Writer!"
Probably not. Most likely, it would be something like "Holy crap, who does that guy think he is coming into my house and poking around without permission?" followed by vague feelings of unease and paranoia.
Yes, the systems should have been secured better. But that still doesn't give someone permission to go poking around in them, any more than someone has permission to go poking around in your house if the door is unlocked.
I'm paying 10 cents per kWh. So at my rates, that's a whopping $3.00 per month they're saving.
How much did all that equipment cost? How long will it take to pay it off at that rate?
I'm thinking someone failed to do the cost/benefit analysis.
In a day when serious compilers cost $300 or more, most people used the free Basic that came with DOS.
Then Turbo Pascal came out at $49.95, and proved that there was more than a niche market for compilers.
In one trillionth of a second, light travels
So the receiver has to be able to not only detect that bit, but process it in time for the next bit that's right behind it.