The first space race was about satellites, and the US lost; the reason for the moon was partly because it was a sufficiently big project to make up for having lost the first round. The real technical driver on both sides was ICBMs, but a lot of ego got dragged along as well.
Now that we are searching for evidence of this hologram, and may be close to establishing something approaching 'proof', won't the folks projecting the hologram alter the program to make it more difficult for us to determine if we are living in a hologram and thus negate our findings which will lead us to do more research and in turn cause the hologram to be changed again? Rinse and repeat.
As to the 'continue anyway' button not working, I found the same thing so I did a right-click, Open in new Tab and got in.
If Yahoo keeps pulling this shit, I won't use them any more other than to comment on their stories which say, "Look at [some random star] in her hot dress!" which they insist on sticking in a Flash format.
Don't tell that to some of the people on here who will immediately whine, "But this version fixes bugs and closes vulnerabilities. Don't you think about the children?"
It's the same thing with XP. It's a great OS which satisfies the needs of 80% of the users on the planet, yet people will whine about them not jumping all over W7.
Just because something's new doesn't make it better.
Considering over $1 TRILLION was spent bailing out the banks and Wall Street, that doesn't seem too bad.
Yes, they have limitations, and want to lock you in. But iPads, like most Apple products, are designed obsessively to Just Work. Also, you get the option of having a Retina display, which may or may not be extra-helpful, depending on your dad's vision.
you want to destroy a representation of the records, but keep them in storage somewhere?
I was more imagining the records fashioned into a Wicker Man style construction, with Clapper, Alexandar et al as the soft centre. I'd be tempted to do some chanting and dancing around that
So this is like, "If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance." Got it.
Explain how it is hyperbole to state one is treated like a criminal when trying to board a plane when:
- You can't walk up to a ticket counter and pay for your ticket with cash
- A background check is run on you by the government when you purchase your ticket
- You have to remove articles of clothing to prove you aren't carrying something dangerous on the plane (leaving out the fact that a stainless steel pen makes a very handy weapon as do hands and fingers)
- You can only bring small quantities of items such as toothpaste, water and other items on board the plane
- The passenger list is sent to the government before the plane leaves to see if you're part of a criminal organization which means your entire history is checked (which is different than the above listed entry)
- You can be placed on a no-fly list for any reason whatsoever without a viable recourse to get off the list AND which the government will deny you are said list but still won't let you fly and won't give a reason why you can't fly
Now it's your turn. Explain how anything I just mentioned is either not a fact or hyperbole as it relates to one being treated like a criminal when attempting to fly.
I don't know about you, but the only time I notice the LEDs on my keyboard are when something's wrong (e.g. everything's frozen, and I look at the disk LED to see that it's just the disk busy again), and they're not very bright. This has a brighter RGB LED that gives you a wide range of colours. In practice, no, I wouldn't bother using one of these things on my laptop, because it's physically awkward; might be fun to build something like this for a desktop machine, I suppose. (OTOH, the next desktop machine I'm likely to build would be a Raspberry Pi, which has its own support for this kind of thing, and the LED could be useful because the box itself would be jammed behind the TV.)
In this case it's an Atmel atTiny85 instead of a PIC chip, and a tri-color RGB LED instead of three separate LEDs, but yeah, it's not all that complex. It also has a printed circuit board, not particularly complex, and yes, you could build it yourself on breadboard. You could also snark about how Arduinos cost ~$30 when they only have
You could also buy a Digispark for ~$9 which has a Tiny85 and a voltage regulator, and breaks out the pins for convenient access, with room for headers so you can build the equivalent of an Arduino shield. Instead of a USB socket, it uses the trick of printing traces on the PCB in a layout that acts as a USB Type A plug, so it's more compact and doesn't need a wire.
Or you could spend ~$8 for an Adafruit Trinket and add an LED; it may be a shade less convenient than the Digispark just because they put the connectors on two sides of the board instead of one (so it's harder to use an RGB LED, but you could put it on the back of the board.)
At which point we go back to the courts and show that the activist Republican Justice John Roberts was wrong in declaring this a tax since it raises no revenue and that the government cannot force people to hand over money to private companies. Problem solved.
This was never about people getting health insurance. This was about making sure those who have chosen not to take personal responsibility for themselves can leech off everyone else without changing their ways. If the President truly wanted to make us all healthier, he would have pushed for higher taxes on tobacco products, forced people to undertake exercise to keep their weight down and would have gone full bore against drug dealers.
But he didn't. Instead, he took the easy way out and made everyone a ward of state by making sure they have to keep paying and paying and pay some more for the above mentioned people without the ability to exercise conscientious objector status like the religious wackos do every time the issue of abortion or contraceptives come up. If they don't want to pay for abortions or contraceptives because of their beliefs, why can't I not pay for the medical costs of smokers, the obese, alcoholics and drug users? Those are just as much choices as a woman taking contraceptives or having an abortion.
to whine about an injustice
Thank you for confirming this is an injustice.
Except it's not a tax since it raises no revenue. It's a government mandate that I hand over my money to a private company. How is that a tax?
Then I guess they shouldn't have tried to steal someone else's property.
It's like when someone tries to steal copper wire and gets electrocuted. It might seem harsh to some (not me), but if they hadn't been trying to steal, they wouldn't be dead.
Yet somehow I don't have the free will to not hand over my money to private companies because if I don't, the money will be forcibly extracted from my bank account.