If you follow the link, you can see how tapping the sides works. It's not waiting that prevents the overflow, it's releasing the bubbles that form on the inside surfaces of the can so they don't carry liquid up when the container is opened.
You have to tap the sides. Tapping the top doesn't help much.
That's Colonel Casey, numbnuts.
The USAPATRIOT act is a perfect example of this concept.
My switch to Linux was decided when I accidentally mistyped a url into my web browser while running Win2K and was instantly pwnd. I was dual booting at the time and I decided that Linux needed to be my daily driver to avoid being so easily attacked.
I will buy instantly a blu-ray version of the ORIGINAL Star Wars trilogy that doesn't have any of Lucas's ham fisted changes.
To be fair, every time he tries to close Guantanamo (or even transfer prisoners out), congress prevents it. I am disappointed in his follow-through, but I don't think you can blame the last one on him.
There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.
I'm saddened by this story, but not shocked. The fact that I'm not shocked makes me even more sad.
Nipped it in the BUD. And you used it incorrectly. It means, "to put an end to something before it develops into something larger."
-- Your friendly grammar nazi.
Wasn't his oath ultimately to uphold the constitution of the United States?
I run Linux on 3 desktops (2 home, 1 work), and I don't have any hardware problems. I also have Linux installed on my work laptop (Dell something or other) and everything works perfectly. I haven't had to give anything up or even work hard at getting any hardware functional. A few years ago, I would have somewhat agreed with your assessment, but not today.
The owners manual in my car suggest changing the oil every 7,500 miles. Modern oils and modern engines are much better than the ones that the 3000 mile guidelines developed from. You can "check your number" at the calrecycle web site to see the vehicle manufacturer recommendations.