Well, of course reindeer are especially scared of power lines. They're a hazard for most low-flying objects.
Source? Everything I've seen lumps DVD-Rs and CD-Rs together in terms of longevity.
Choice can be a good thing. Besides, you never know when he might have a lady friend over who's just dying to see the Director's Cut of Midgets Take Manhattan or Dwarfs Do Debbie Doing Dallas.
CD-R/DVD-R has a shelf life of about 5 to 10 years. Beyond that, your data will probably still be readable but it's going to become hit-or-miss. Factory-stamped DVDs do have a much longer shelf life, but that's not really relevant here. Hard drives and magnetic tape should retain data reliably for 10 to 20 years, making them a better option.
The world prefers its crude shaken, not stirred.
I've found that after a bit of wine, I can't use any software. Same thing with whiskey.
Or Google's buses are really snarling traffic
*facepalm* Yes, that would be the word I was looking for. They had me answering the Helpdesk phone today, so my brain is a little fried from too much user interaction.
I'm not saying Open Source is absolutely trustworthy, but I tend to trust it more than closed source - at least for large projects with a lot of people looking at it.
I don't trust anonymous comments on Slashdot. Just look at all the nonsense (hosts files for one) that's based in this thread alone.
I'd trust code I can see from a place I don't trust more than I'd trust code I can't see from a place I like.
This could quite possibly qualify as "civil disobedience", which has a long history in the US.
If contributing to open source projects is wrong, then I don't want anybody to be right.
I found switching large photographs on my site from png to jpeg led to a noticeable loadtime increase. It's not a lot, but it is noticeable. However, I'm sticking to PNG for any non-photographic images.
That seems like the sort of thing that should have gone in the summary, because it's a vital piece of information for having the summary make sense.
The US also claims the right to prosecute its citizens for crimes committed in other countries... even if it wasn't a crime in the country it was committed.