Because after 20 years of killing Nazis, I still haven't bought the full version of Wolf3d.
If the bugs weren't written by their peers, they'd be features.
Wolfram Alpha and Google equate 39 Manhattans to the following:
- 1,310 square miles
- 3,393 square kilometers
- 634,079.63 American football fields
- 475,193.28 Association football fields
- 0.85 Rhode Islands
- 1.7 Area Flattened By The Tunguska Event(s)
- 1.0 Acres Designated and Managed As Wilderness In The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- 1.0 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
- 1.0 Non-tidal watershed below Waterville on the Kennebec River, ME
That's just the SJ Sathanis in the background
Pshaw, sure they do. Work 80 hours a week and never take vacations so you have a nice fat paycheck? You stole that $500,000 house and that $70,000 car (even though you were entitled to spend your money on them). Sadly, a lot of people feel this way about people who have more than them.
Amazon collects tax in 20 states, covering roughly 190 million residents (as of July 2013 pop. estimates), or a little over 60% of US residents. That's a pretty significant amount.
I'm pretty sure he cemented himself as a "good guy" in history books twenty or thirty billion donated dollars ago.
"There's plenty left to dislike MS for without twisting the truth."
How many more generations until we forget about Microsoft Bob? How many!?
I think you've seen far, far too many movies if you think silencers quiet it nearly enough to bring the volume down to a level that a cell phone could replicate.
I think you grossly underestimate the difference between the maximum volume of a cell phone (or laptop or even most desktop speakers) and the volume of even a relatively small firearm going off.
There's a name for the effect, which I can't recall, but we tend to project our current self into our past self's shoes. When someone in their 40s thinks about when they were a teenager, they remember it as if they had the experience and wisdom that they have in their 40s, not as they actually were in their teens. This is one of the main reasons older generations talk about how kids these days are dumber, etc... because they don't accurately remember how kids were in their day, just how they would have been if they had decades more life experience.
TL;DR: You were just as dumb as a kid as the "kids these day" are that you're complaining about... you're just too dumb to account for the decades in between.
"Paper maps don't go flat"
My paper maps are pretty flat to begin with... actually, all of my paper is.
It's also plausible that GPS will outlive us all. The Matrix, Terminator, Bambi, seen them?
According to this timeline of GPS, the first to market with a hand-GPS was the Magellan NAV 1000 in 1989.
However, in 1990, the DoD decreased the accuracy of the system - before the start of the First Gulf War.
In 1994, the FAA and Clinton tells the worldwide (commercial) airline industry that GPS is free for them to use for the "foreseeable future"
1995 was when the first GPS constellation was finally complete, so that at least 4 satellites were always visible from any point on at Earth.
I have no doubt that one of them was a great actor, but I'm not so sure about the other one's saxophone skills - did Reagan ever even touch a sax?