Nice to see Australian politicians are getting back to their ancestral criminal roots.
That leads to my question- are you posting from Pyongyang?
Yes, yes I am. After spending years scouring the Internet, my small team of l88t Haxors realized that only one account, on one site, had the propaganda value we needed. It was DoofusOfDeath@slashdot.org. We're sure to get a second serving of rice balls for this exploit! Long live the god Kim Jung Un!
Why should we believe anything the "senior intelligence officials" tell us? They have a profound record of lying.
Let me try cleaning up your post for you, Senior Fussypants:
Dear original poster,
"STEM" is a very broad category of studies. Most of us who have jobs that could be called "STEM" jobs find that we're highly interested in some topics in this category (for example, software development), but not others (e.g., microbiology). Many of us are sufficiency interested in a broad cross-section of "STEM" topics to read about them on Wikipedia / Science Daily / EETimes / etc. But one thing is true of most of us: we're so interested in our particular corner of "STEM" topics that we've invested lots an and lots of time studying it and/or doing it as a hobby.
So when we hear you asking about "STEM" work in general, rather than something specific such as organic chemistry, that raises a few alarm bells in our minds.
First, if you're still thinking in such broad categorical terms as "STEM", it makes us think you're not particularly fascinated with any one particular subject area, such as organic chem or computer science. We fear for you: there's a long, hard path to proficiency in any of these areas, and we're concerned you lack the level of innate interest needed for you to succeed and to be happy.
The second alarm bell is that "STEM" is a buzzword du jour of politicians and educators who think of it as pixie dust. "STEM helps our economy!" "STEM workers make more money!" "Everyone can (and should) code, because STEM is great!" Those persons strike us as outside interlopers who are likely to damage our community and our productivity, because they have political power but not understanding. And so, when you use similar language, we're concerned that either (a) you've fallen for their foolish thinking, or (b) are a snowflake in the avalanche we fear is coming from their foolishness.
Please don't misunderstand us: if you're interested in putting in the time to learn the ropes, and you also have the right kind of mind, perhaps a number of different "STEM" jobs would suit you well. But you should expect to put in a lot of hours learning, and you should do a gut-check about whether or not you're really interested in spending 40 hours/week on it, year after year.
You might ask why your American governments don't afford you the same freedoms.
So it's okay for me to go live in Switzerland without any documentation? Sweet!
Because it's impossible to secure 3,000 miles of border, and he would just sneak back in if that's all we did.
Not if they're dead.
Seriously - why do we allow this? If illegal immigrants consider the penalties to be acceptable, the problem is the penalties aren't strong enough to persuade them.
It's not like the penalties are an entrance fee, where once you pay it, we're all good.
the Western world has to ask itself it can tolerate this dangerous ideology to spread within our societies
Please tell me you can see how dangerous a concept this is?
Your right! the GP's idea is dangerous and cannot be tolerated!
So, the cheapest TV stick imaginable has a Cortex A9 processor, so reading about the A9 processor in development by Apple is something that doesn't inspire much in the way of excitement up front for me. But it looks like Apple's A5 is more / less the Cortex A9 with some tweaks, so now we literally have two similar products with the same name that are generations apart.
I know of their technical strength in the low-power scene, and the MIPS/Watt race, ARM still leads by a mile, but ARM could also really stand to have some standards for naming the variants in a semi-consistent way so that the merely technically proficient have a chance of keeping up. And, (dare I say it?) this is what trademarks are for and why they exist.
Buses do nothing when they're stuck in the same traffic everyone else is.
I would take exception to this!
1) Time spent on a bus is time not spent concentrating on traffic. Relax, read a book, maybe do some work.
2) Every person on a bus is a car not on the road, and that results in sharply lighter traffic.
I honestly have no idea why buses aren't free. Putting a bit of economics behind the problem can make a dramatic difference, even eliminating traffic jams completely.
What do you mean I don't own it? I can burn a CD and keep physical copies. Plus I can also get a new copy from Apple if I lose both the physical version and the digital version on my computer/iPod.
I've got a much better record buying from them than I did in previous years buying physical media that, once broken, borrowed, or lost, didn't have a replacement.
Islam is a peaceful religion, that's why followers just went out of their way to do this.
There are about 500,000 Muslims in Australia.
1 of them is committing this crime.
And there seem to be about 499,999 who claim terrorists don't represent true Islam, but don't clearly, publicly articulate why the terrorists' theology is less supported by the Koran than their more peaceful interpretations.
It's a fun site, though some of the entries are so far off I lean toward assuming they're jokes/spam rather than real. (Then again, someone above claimed they heard "pet shark" for "best shot" so maybe anything really is possible.) Good way to spend some time, though.
Reminds me of the old quest catchphrase "Committed to Service Inaction" that you'd hear on TV commercials.
The next version of the commercial they changed the pacing so that it was "Commited to. Service.
The next version of the commercial, they either dropped the phrase or changed it entirely. It just wasn't possible to say it clearly.
I tried playing that one without the benefit of a manual. I didn't even know what I was looking at, to know what things would kill you or were safe - I remember reloading and just walking around waiting to see if/when/how I died. I'm pretty sure I didn't know I needed to use a second joystick, so that may have made things much worse. In my memory it's the most frustrating Atari game I ever played, and this is coming from a guy who beat and replayed E.T.
There's a sort of reverse Mondegreen at the end of Queen's "One Vision" where they sneak in some funny words that most people pass off as more normal words. After repeating the title phrase frequently in the song, at the very end they sneak in a "fried chicken!" It's easy to miss, and was put in as a joke. I cracked up a bunch of college friends by pointing it out to them. They had to listen to it half a dozen times to believe it was really in there.