'twas ever thus......
Indeed it was....
'twas ever thus......
Indeed it was....
= = = I strongly suspect it's the most-widely-travelled wheeled vehicle on earth actually
:) = = =
I believe Rolls Royce has some demo vehicles that have been on the road since the aughts (the 19-aughts that is, not the 20-aughts) and have visited more countries than all US Presidents combined
Unfortunate when the thieves cut your hand off to get the phone though.
I've never seen microwave popcorn burned by accident. It's always been intentional to cover up the smell of smoking pot.
They aren't hitting one guy. They are contracting with the city to guarantee that there will be at least one cop in the specified area 24/7. That actually works out to 4 or 5 cops once you figure in shifts, days off, etc.
This. FBX is terrible. The best I can say about it is that it's not quite as bad as Microsoft's OpenXML formats.
Depends on the industry. I do know a few people who only develop for the web, but that's because they work in web development. As a tools dev contractor in the game industry I have never been asked to write anything web based. Not even by my clients who are developing web games.
= = = Bitcoin is regulated. It is regulated by the users and the protocol rather than a central authority than can be corrupted or one in which sociopaths naturally gravitate to. = = =
Yeah, as I noted that system ("regulated by the users") was tried from 1500-1880. It didn't work so well, for exactly the reasons now afflicting Bitcoin.
Interesting that this is drawing so much scrutiny because it is a business. Universities - including private universities - in large cities do this all the time. I can think of three large private schools in urban areas where the "campus police" are actually PD deputies and patrol the area around the campus as city police officers as well as patrolling the campus itself. No one complains because it is a traditional "school" doing this, even though some of the large private universities are pretty big money machines.
I believe it was the Medici family which first documented the need for bank regulation in the 1500s, although it is possible that other civilizations with extensive merchant activity may have realized that earlier but not left records. Bank and banking system failures in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s led all nations with large merchant, industrial, and financial economies to pass and implement banking regulation, oversight, and auditing requirements.
It's how unions work in the USA, too. GP is an idiot, and has obviously learned everything he "knows" about unions from Libertarian ideologues.
I think other authors have done a better job with postulating advances in technology. A few examples:
Charles Stross - Accelerando - One of the more believable and compelling projections of computer tech that I've read in a long time.
Linda Nagata - Vast - Similar projections for computer tech as above, plus genetic engineering. This was a recent random find in a used book store for me, and apparently the fourth book in a series called The Nanotech Succession. I will definitely be looking for more of her stuff.
Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl - Definitely the best I've seen for projection in biotech, and it hit me in a similar way as the first time I read Neuromancer a few decades ago. Definitely not for children, though. Pump Six And Other Stories is a collection of short stories set in the same world, but I don't know how well they would hold up on their own without the deeper context that TWG provides.
But if you really want to rant, perhaps you should encourage more men to become K-6 teachers or nurses or therapists, to even out the gender gap there.
There's plenty of discussion about how we need more men in nursing and K-6 education, it's just happening on forums you aren't paying attention too. Perhaps you could pull your head out of your ass and google yourself up a bit of education on those topics. I can't speak to therapists, but then all of the relatively few therapists I've met are men.
Nobody is complaining about the paucity of male elementary school teachers.
Yes, they are, you just haven't been paying attention to the forums where those conversations are happening. A tiny bit of Googling would educate you.
Wrong. That might be the case in particular jurisdictions (LA and SF would not surprise me) but it certainly isn't that way in the whole state. All that's necessary is 30 days written notice naming the person(s) on the lease/rental agreement and however many John/Jane Does you think are necessary (it's recommended that number be generous). No need to get cops involved unless the tenant(s) refuse to vacate, but I suspect that's the case in every state.
A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. -- Alan Perlis