I currently have over a dozen passwords I have to keep memorized for accessing various systems (each with their own unique login IDs and passwords), many of which are changed every 3-6 weeks and do stringent checks on previously used passwords. That's just for work, and not including the dozen or so username/passwords I use online in my personal time. Seriously, it's time to rethink passwords because if you don't like that I write all this shit down in a spreadsheet that I print out and stuff in a binder, well, it beats the other guys post-its on their monitors.
What I find interesting is that both the vegans (Fuhrman, McDougall, Ornish) and the low-carbers (Atkins, etc) all get great results for their patients, and the common factor seems to be the elimination of SUGAR (a carb) in the diet.
I'll have to check it out, but I have a hard time believing it'll be worse than Skid Row in downtown LA. it's like the walking dead, people just milling around streets, in the streets.. yep, that's a dude pissing in the middle of the street while giving me the finger, good job man.
Maybe I should stop right there in case someone gets a bright fucking idea.
You know, a few years ago it was kinda "unheard" of that the major corps would go at each other for patent issues, due to a sort of weird MAD scenario. Everyone would cross-license and be done with it. But with the latest rounds of patent cases, you'd think the companies would start hiring small armies of researchers to not only investigate entire portfolios of their competition, but also their competitions' applications for new patents.
Thank you, Mr. Dewey, for further enlightening everyone that we are just replaceable cogs in the machines of industry. Wear it out and replace it when done.
I actually had to check precipitation rates vs. rice acreage. There are some "desert" areas being farmed, but the heaviest seems to be in actual regions with decent rainfall. I mean, you are aware that california has many different biotopes, right? Them redwoods sure don't grow well in Los Angeles.
Similarly, you should see what kind of precipitation rates those farms in the Great Plains get. If it weren't for fossil water....
I still have a stack of strategy JRPGs for the PS2 I'm working through (mostly NIS America stuff.. Currently on the Disgaea series, with the Atelier Iris series in tow).
And I still have a windows xp machine that is only for my midnight insomnia Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri runs.
Finally, World of Warcrack.
Design a big, friendly, easy to use, uncluttered interface.
This is very true. In the Indie world, it can be more amenable to the artist and I hope that the music "industry" figures out that, hey, treating artists like more than chattel can be profitable to both sides of the equation. When folks ask who does it right, I point at Dischord Records out of DC. They have a very limited focus (DC based punk/post-punk bands) and have very simple terms with all costs listed up front and full accounting. Once that number is reached, it's 50/50 after that. They don't do merchandising (bands do their own merch... and get all the profit, as well), etc. But, that's a label that's run by people passionate about the music they release and aren't trying to impress anyone with their 2000sq ft loft condo they just bought for $1.5 million and drive $150k luxury cars.
I dunno about that. A good label curates a catalog that I can use to discover "new" music, can help with setting up shows, and what not. Distributors, now that's a different story.
My only thoughts on this are the massive lawsuits that result. "AHA! YOU ADMITTED IT! IT'S TIME TO SUE!"
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I can't wait until some douchenozzle decides to remove the diffuser and blinds a bunch of people.
I now have this image of a deaf person being beaten down/arrested by a flight marshall for having a sign language conversation via video call....