Leaving aside how ridiculous your argument is, I'll poke some holes in your math instead. To paraphrase XKCD, space is not high, space is fast. LEO is 7.8 km/s. Accelerating 118 tonnes to 7.8 km/s takes 3590 GJ, significantly more than the 232 GJ you mention.
I'm not really sure what the point of changing to curved tabs is except to make Firefox look exactly like Chrome. And I'll be pretty annoyed if this takes away the ability to enable the menu bar at all.
At least in Word there's an option after you paste to remove the extra formatting. It shows up as a dropdown at the end of your pasted text.
What issues have you had with Lasership? They haven't messed up anything from Amazon to me yet.
There's also the Norby series (apparently mostly by Janet Asimov according to Wikipedia) which I quite enjoyed as a kid.
But the Outsiders only went to We Made It because of a Puppeteer deployed starseed lure.
Most people that want to post on Elitist Jerks are fairly well behaved and well informed people to begin with (Why else would they visit the EJ forum in the first place?)
If you think this you've probably never read The Banhammer (the forum on EJ where infractions are posted) or The Thread of Ultimate Suck (where bad posts are moved, usually after receiving said infraction).
in the meantime the official forums have to handle what must be 100 times the volume with a much lower average post quality even before moderation. Just saying "Well get more moderators then!!!" probably doesn't scale well to that sort of post volume.
Moderating forums scales fairly well with more people. A major problem with the official Blizzard forums is how much you have to do before you get banned. A much harsher policy would clean the forums up tremendously. Or so I'd like to think anyways.
It's pretty clear that Blizzard either doesn't think they can or is not willing to do the level of moderating that is required to get forums of the quality found at Elitist Jerks. It's also clear that this proposed change had nothing to do with reducing forum trolling.
Are you saying then spent none? Becuase I followed the timeline and they already had like 5 different things to try within days of it happening. The problem is they should not have been forced to drill so deeply in the first place. Drilling in shallower water is MUCH safer although more politically incorrect.
Yeah, it's so much safer that the last major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was in 50 meters of water and took 10 months to stop.
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"The first and most significant change is that in the near future, anyone posting or replying to a post on official Blizzard forums will be doing so using their Real ID — that is, their real-life first and last name — with the option to also display the name of their primary in-game character alongside it. These changes will go into effect on all StarCraft II forums with the launch of the new community site prior to the July 27 release of the game, with the World of Warcraft site and forums following suit near the launch of Cataclysm. Certain classic forums, including the classic Battle.net forums, will remain unchanged."
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Well, since tax rates in the US are the lowest they've been for decades, I'm not sure what you have to complain about.
Actually, i find it's the other way around. Nobody blinks an eye when Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo brings out a new line of consoles, vendor locked-in to the max, only running apps that require their approval and signature, a process which costs tens of thousands $$. But if Apple does it for their iPhone, bring out the tar and feathers!
There's plenty of complaining about that too. Have you somehow missed the many articles on Slashdot about homebrew for the Nintendo Wii and DS? And the complaining about Sony taking away Linux for the PS3? And I'm pretty sure we had at least one cheering Microsoft for allowing indie development the XBox 360, as well as a million articles about running Linux on the XBox.