How can none of these responses start off with, "Yo dawg, I herd you like password managers, so..."?
An honest question - what is different about G+'s interface or paradigm (compared to Facebook) that gets people to post content that makes you like them more? I'm intrigued, but my first thought is that people can be asshats on both platforms, overposting about their bowel problems or their political views (sometimes difficult to distinguish which is which). If there's something fundamentally different about G+, what am I missing? (Or is it just that the cool people have migrated already...)
A different spin: instead of "more than half [of 30 cleverly-chosen minor falsehoods] survived for more than two months" how about saying, "After only two months, nearly half [of 30 falsehoods written specifically to be minor and fiendishly difficult to spot] had already been reversed."
I would say that is pretty darn good, considering the millions of articles there. It's certainly a step up from the misinformation allowed to stand as truth on biased "news" sites and kajillions of unedited blogs. Obviously no serious researcher or problem-solver would accept Wikipedia info blindly, but for finding out 98% of what you'll need to know about any conceivable topic, it can't be beat.
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Let's also not forget... plenty of jobs are not office jobs, and no matter how much we automate, there will still be millions of those, far into the future. You wouldn't want to operate a big CNC machine remotely, you can't landscape somebody's yard unless you're there, you've got to be on site to move limbs if you're a physical therapist... the list goes on. Some people will need to be commuting, somehow, every day.
I agree, if he could 3D print his dong
If??? This is one of the easier files, I could have this done before cocktail hour today.
The current size of the human head is limited by the pelvic size of women
"I like big butts and I cannot lie." It's not just a preference, it's an evolutionary advantage!
Right, this whole medal-auctioning thing was sold to the public a couple weeks back as "Poor old Watson is broke because he's been a racist ass." But on $375K of retirement income, he can't be all that broke, even given New York housing prices.
That's right, there are after all only 10 kinds of people in this world (those who know binary and those who don't).
My bill for October (no heat, no AC usage) was for 987 kWh
That really is out of line. For a month and situation such as you describe, it's hard to imagine it being much more than 500 kWh. It might be worth the $25 to get a Kill A Watt device (or similar) and test out your major appliances for a few days. Your fridge might have a bad motor or an out-of-control ice maker. Your A/C (or heat) might be set to something crazy when you're off at work. Sound systems, gaming systems, and cell signal repeaters can all suck up amazing amounts of power if left on 24/7. If you live anywhere semi-urban, it's worth checking outside to make sure you don't have a neighbor helping themselves. And then of course, like you said, check the closets for pot farms!
Yeah, I had to read the last sentence three times because I thought it said, "...even more impressive octopus-like farts."
Right. I suggest presenting at a conference, something peripherally related to the Ph.D. Or, if they won't let you present, just sign up for it, attend under your own name "Joe Blow Consulting". Print up business cards with your contact info and spend every break talking to new people and handing out cards. For $1500 or so and a couple of days of time, you'll find out who's hiring for what. If the field is small enough, you might even know them already, no matter how esoteric!
No kidding. He might not have been the Michael Jordan of baseball, but even the worst AA players are far better than 99% of all players out there at any level. Statistical odds are, if you grew up in the USA, the all-time best player from your high school team was not even good enough to play single-A ball. Making AAA or the Majors requires that same level of skill and dedication, plus near-superhuman genetic blessings allowing you to avoid major injuries and recover from minor ones before you get cut. Jordan got closer than most of us can dream about.
So they say! Although it is unclear why Geddy, Alex and Neil would be weighing in on this issue in the first place.
I read somewhere (um, citation needed) that yes, the CIA sometimes keeps clocks in a location visible from solitary confinement cells. And then, as one of the many ways of breaking people down and messing with their minds, they deliberately slow or speed the clocks for hours at a time. When the fluorescent lights are on 24/7, hard to judge whether the clock is wrong or if you're just losing your sanity. Sounds pretty effective to me.