Precisely what I find ridiculous about the situation. They want to have it both ways.
>How can she prove she is on the list when the airlines are instructed not to let the passenger know the reason why the passenger is denied boarding...
Malaysian Airlines actually provided her a copy of the letter from the DHS.
The judge, though, said that it's not a sworn statement, so it has no validity. You know, the letter that was used to block her from travelling. That one.
Yep. The Secret World is awesome.
No monthly fees, just a daily fee (more or less) to pay for double XP when you're actually playing.
But I love the classless design of it. Build your own class, via a point-based system. Make your own combos! It's great.
Yep. Well said. Path of Exile is a brilliant game.
>I actually didn't see any romantic overtones with Petra that didn't occur in the book. Rather it's that Orson Scott Card is very bad at portraying platonic love in a way that doesn't look creepy in our society. It's similar to how Frodo and Sam would look completely homosexual if that relationship was put directly into the movie without any sort of translation.
I'm somewhat amused at all the controversy over Card's anti-homosexual stance - Alai kisses Ender in the book, after all. Card probably meant for it to be platonic, but it's in there.
And the Frodo/Sam gay thing was somewhat intentional on the part of the actors - at one of the One Ring conventions they said they were well aware of it when filming.
Overall, I thought the Ender's Game movie was pretty good, given the time constraints they had to deal with. Battle school felt quite abbreviated... mostly because they really needed one more battle room fight scene in there. There's a jarring jump when Ender is given command of Dragon squad, and then it zips forward to the final battle.
Yep. Make DST permanent. I hate it when it gets dark an hour earlier when DST ends.
Yeah, in my fault tolerant systems class, the importance of physical interlocks was stressed over and over again.
You can never trust software to always work, or recover from a fault in a correct manner, so having brakes actually hooked up to brakes (or at least an override available) is a really, really good idea.
I personally experienced a Flying Dutchman in my old '84 Caprice Classic (due to a stuck accelerator cable and brakes that couldn't arrest the motion of the car), but I could still turn it off before I killed someone.
>saying the ribbon makes Office unusable is unfair.
People said you just need to get used to the ribbon. Guess what? I has been 6 years now, and I still look for various insert commands on the Insert Ribbon. Where they are not.
>This "G-sync" claims to solve that issue by making refresh rates DYNAMIC. So if my gfx card renderas at 25fps, the screen will refresh at that rate. It will be synchronized. No tearing or gfx card waiting to draw.
Well, we already have Adaptive VSYNC (if you have bothered updating your drivers in the last year), which does in fact make your GPU refresh rates somewhat dynamic to avoid the annoying 60 -> 30fps hops.
G-SYNC looks even better, though. My only worry is that it will be horrendously overpriced like a lot of NVIDIA's niche offerings.
To be fair, the famous Bridge to Nowhere was actually to connect the second largest airport in Alaska - which is on an island, since the Alaskan coastline is very rugged - with the mainland. The airport is currently serviced only by ferry, which gets shut down all the time due to high waves. It's quite bad for the tourist industry (nobody wants to risk being stuck in Alaska for an extra four days), and is also obviously bad in emergency situations.
Not that I'm necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with the federal government being involved in state-level development projects, but in this case I think it's pretty unfairly maligned. Imagine if LAX got shut down for a few days every month.
In Daggerfall, I'd level up evocation by fireballing myself. With the magic absorption trait, you don't take any damage and it recharges your mana, so you can just sit there for hours.
And no, that's not the reason why the games are amazing. =)
Bundled options are *far* cheaper than customized options. It's one of the reasons American car companies have been getting their asses kicked.
We're talking like $2,000 vs $5,000 here.
>No negotiating and no up-sell.
Which is why I *won't* use the website.
Negotiating generally will knock off 10-20% on the price of a new car. The website will undoubtedly use MSRP for a variety of reasons, and maybe allow the nationwide promotions they run to discount the price. But it'll still be quite a bit more than your local dealer.
It's not hard to say no to the up-selling. "No thanks, I'll pay in cash." "No thanks, I don't need a warranty." And so forth. *Always* negotiate based on the "out the door" price instead of the price of the car, because the dealership will add all sorts of fees and costs on top of the sale price of the car.
The really amusing thing is that turning down the extras will often result in the often abusively high prices coming down to a reasonable number. My wife got a 7 year bumper-to-bumper warranty for less than a thousand bucks, and I got lifetime oil changes and tire rotations for $400 (which has already paid for itself after 3 years).
Actually, this shutdown shows us how irrelevant the massive federal government is to our personal lives. Our governmental spending is *40%* of GDP. That's higher than Venezuela, and is on par with Socialist paradise Norway.
What do we get for that 40%?
Well, that's what the shutdown is showing. Other than Obama vindictively shutting down parking lots and overlooks (which don't cost even a percentage of GDP) to try to make the government seem relevant, we see it does nothing for us.
Think about what a comparative impact Apple has on our country, at only about 0.5% of GDP.
The proposition system here in California works reasonably well.