Today I learned that Powerpoint makes bad presentations.
That's true - olympic medals are only required to contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold, and at least 92% silver. Even still, it's a an incredible price
$9.4 billion for a 28 mile road. And we're not talking through an urban area, just simple new constuction. 4 lines. 28 miles. 45000 meters long with an actual driving width of... oh, let's say 3,5 meters per lane? Not sure what's typical. So about 157500 square meters. $60k per square meter. I mean, seriously, just think about that. You could stack $1000 Louie Vitton handbags 5 layers deep across the whole road for that money. $9.4 billion for 28 miles? You could pay Russians $3 an hour to carry passengers on their shoulder at 3 miles per hour and carry 50 thousand passengers per day every day and it wouldn't cost as much as the road for nearly 20 years.
Really? That's your example of something comparable to Roscosmos embezzling 10% of its annual budget? Operation Lightning Strike which turned out to be a big entrapment op that spent years trying to convince non-key players to commit crimes that they never would have otherwise, and a link that's anything but an endictment of NASA?
This is, after all, the same country whose 28 mile road to the Olympics cost more than if they'd covered the whole road with gold medals two layers thick.
Concerning this privatization, the only question that remains is, which friend of Putin is going to get to "buy" the space agency at a " fair market value"
I mean to say 'customer' not 'company'. Sorry about my haste, there.
See what? I'm not an On-Star company, I don't know how they advertise to you.
Unless this were a story about Microsoft, then it'd be fair game.
... and completely update the software for the car?
Heh. You may have missed it but we're talking about Android, here. The software update comes when you buy a new car.
On-star is an advertising company?
Women want to have babies.
Men want to have sex.
If all things go right, women get a man who not only does the 5-minute job but also is a provider.
If all goes well for the man, he gets good sex regularly.
That's a broad simplification, but that's what it boils down to on an evolutionary scale.
It is this that determines our behaviour on a broad range, at least with the majority which are heterosexuals.
I see it every weekend when I go out Tango dancing - saw again and everywhere just this pentecost weekend on a Tango retreat in fact. Career power women who earn thrice my paygrade dressing up all girly-like and melting away in those awesome dance-teachers arms (meh!) or in mine (huzaaa!) when the best where taken. Me, an insecure geek/nerd with social issues going all manly and cool and feeling like a god, embracing women so beautyful you wouldn't believe it. It's a formalised environment where I can't go too wrong if I follow the rules.
Don't get me wrong, a huge part of the way things are is a grown culture that could use some fixing, but the essence is pretty much evolutionary biology at work. I wouldn't say it's all that bad and I wouldn't say it's a disaster if my daughter doesn't go into tech.
I would love to see it, but I won't force her.
How big is thing thing going to be?
Work-in-progress assets will not give you much of an idea about that. I've used 2 gigs of data to generate something that ends up taking less than 10 megabytes of disc-storage. Basically you start big and pair it down.
Boy did you miss the point of her character.
But at least they forced their CEO to resign because he voted against same sex marriage.
That is soooo not what happened. I'll never understand: If what Mozilla did was so wrong then why can't the people shaking their finger at them be honest about what actually happened?
He donated $1,000 to have ads like this produced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PgjcgqFYP4. We heard about it because his own employees raised the issue.
Saying he was forced to resign because of a vote he made is just plain dishonest.
So why exactly is it that they should wait until it's off-the-shelf? "It's not their job" is not an answer.