Modders move quite slow due to the frustrating architecture. 1.6 required a major overhaul to most mods, and 1.8 is being avoided like the plague for the same reason. There's also little incentive to upgrade, since the amount of content in the mods is orders of magnitude higher than vanilla, no ones going to switch off 60 mods in a modpack to get some horses and a biome.
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Argentina is in a bad place not because of the US or EU, but because of destruction from within by politics. It is a very dangerous place to do business in because the politics are volatile enough to turn a multi-year investment into a puff of smoke. As a result, ROI has to be really high to be worth the risk, and it creates a feedback loop that hurts Argentina in the long run.
Good post. When I read the summary, I thought it would have been snarky but somewhat truthful to revise the summary to reflect the true situation:
The European Commission has highlighted five main areas of concern in its investigation: potential bias in Google’s search results, scraping content from rival websites, agreements with advertisers that may exclude rival search-advertising services, being a US company, and contracts that limit marketers from using other platforms."
The EU selectively targets these large fines only at non-EU based companies, which I don't think is coincidence. I agree it was smart to investigate, but they haven't really produced much in terms of evidence to substantiate a $6bn fine. This isn't nearly as egregious as what MS pulled in the past, but its being treated as such.
When playing with the powered K'nex as a kid, I held the metal bits on the side to guide plugs into sockets b/c you don't have fine motor skills as a kid...and lo and behold I got jolted. While once is an accident, the stupider part was doing it again to confirm what happend and how...twice more. My IQ test around that time was in the 160's, so I don't think it was for lack of brains. Lack of common sense or lacking respect of authority, maybe.
Moral of the story: kids are stupid and will stick stuff in sockets or touch stuff stuck into sockets because they can. Also related: "Don't do it/don't touch it" doesn't work on many a child.
I finally got around to watching The Blind Side last night, good movie. There's a funny quip near the end where they're hiring a tutor, and before she's hired she admits to being a democrat, like it would immediately take her out of hiring possibilities (this took place in Mississippi). Later on, the parents joke with each other in "Who thought we'd have a black son before we were friends with a Democrat?" I got a good laugh out of it.
Living in a swing state isn't all its cracked up to be. I live in NC, which has recently become a swing state, so I've experienced both sides of the coin in the past 12 years. The calls, the scaremail, the ads, the unbearable campaigning for two years straight. Its enough to make you hate politics, and can arguably cause more apathy than living in a 90/10 state.
I don't mean to single you out, and this isn't specifically about you, but your post is a microcosm of why "Year of the Linux Desktop" is a fantasy. People that enjoy Linux and use linux see a break or error as an adventure. Unfortunately, this is also the reason everyone who doesn't think that way finds it frustrating.
I think this is a very good post, because it touches on something the others here haven't addressed: child psychology and physiology. The basic issue here is that children aren't mini-adults, there are fundamental development areas mentally that may or may not be ready for these kinds of tasks. Most parents understand this, but quite a few do not, nor do and quite a few giving advice here. This that 3 year olds find amazing and turn out to be great tools to develop their minds tend to not be what we would expect, like simply playing with and touching flubber. While 7 is quite a ways from those 3 year olds, its not even remotely close to a fully developed mind. Its impossible to put yourself into a child's shoes without first understanding where children's development is at that age. Giving a 7 year old a large programming task and classic instruction style to programming would be like asing a 10-year old to dead lift 200 pounds - their body (mind) is simply not ready.
My company has paid several million dollars in additional taxes because California won't repay their unemployment fund deficit to the government, and the number keeps rising. Their balance with the fed is more than 4 times all other states COMBINED.
Only 1 month? I'm impressed. I wish that kind of malarkey only lasted a month here. Election 'season' starts before half a term is over for our scumbags.
Just wanted to say I greatly appreciate the excellent description you gave. It made me feel like I could see and feel what you experienced. Hell of a tough job, and thanks for putting in your work for all of us.
Canadians might not say it or act like it, but they are quite nationalistic when it comes to brands and companies. What I've seen is that american brands have had trouble penetrating that market because preference goes to the incumbent local company. Target is struggling to gain acceptance, Canadian Tire is still the go-to, and even major e-tailers like Newegg have trouble over the other Canadian e-tailers. Hell, Sears seems to have won mindshare by having a little maple leaf in their Canadian logo. They may not like to hear it, but Canadians are just like Americans in that regard. A lot of people I've talked to buy Apple precisely because they see it as an American brand.
I understand the difficulty now, but maybe in 30-50 years, we'll be able to reclaim and re-use materials in space much easier than we can now. So, why not aim for middle ground? Aim to boost the ISS into a higher more stable orbit as a decommission method, to create a 'orbit landfill' if you will. I'd think it would be better than de-orbiting and burning up all that tonnage.
Maybe they could start a show on TLC called Space Hoarders and have interviews with astronauts to cover the cost of that orbit increase
This gives crab people a whole new meaning!
Have you looked at a picture of Japan lately? The country is in the shape of a string bean. Imagine telling US citizens that 20% of the best land is now off limits, good luck with that.