"We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil", Donald Knuth
It's interesting that you bring up smoking. I, as an ex-smoker, have believed for a long time that adult ADHD drugs, for some people, fills the niche that smoking, before it became socially unacceptable, used to fill. I would love a minor, stimulating alternative to coffee so long as it didn't become the addiction that smoking used to be.
Statistically speaking I'm 5% closer to death. I'll put that down as marginally worse off.
That's funny, I was just looking through an old magazine that someone must have left at the house and stumbled across this letter:
Dear Penthouse Letters,
I always thought these letters where fake until it happened to me. I was working my way through college delivering pizzas and I got this call to deliver two anchovy, green pepper and olive pizzas to this dive bar down on the bad side of town. I get there and there are four people at the bar; a pasty guy who looked like he lived in his mom's basement, two middle-age women who could have been his mom, and a short fellow in a "Jesus Saves... and takes Half Damage" T-shirt.
[this goes on for three more excruciating, NSFW paragraphs and ends with the following sentence]
And that's why I don't deliver pizza any more.
Isn't "less slowly" the same thing as "faster"?
Really? People's income goes up "less slowly than inflation"? So they are earning more after inflation? That sounds like a good thing.
A friend of mine trusted the Great Ladder this holiday season trying to hang Christmas lights. He spent the Christmas weekend in the hospital with three broken ribs.
"Have a little piece of the cloud right in your own office!"
I love this line! I hope whoever is still making servers a year from now uses this.
Sorry, the 1% of the non-voters who are making a principled stand are dwarfed by the 99% of the non-voters who: 1. forgot, 2. were too busy watching Desperate Housewives of Bumfuck Wherever or 3. can't read or write. You may think your lack of participation is registering as a vote of "no confidence" but to the politicians you're just another non-entity.
Nothing makes these corrupt politicians happier than you not voting. You're not making a stand; you're just making it easier for them to do what their doing.
If this gets out the ferrets are doomed.
I'd like to second this question... anyone out there had early access to the Inkling? I'm looking for a solution that's not handwriting recognition, but simply records handwriting to a vector file. Inkling looks like a solution but the roll out keeps getting delayed...
Credit Unions have agreements with other CUs. I live 3000 miles from my CU but I have no trouble using local CU ATMs to deposit checks. The website for your CU should have a map of all the ATMs in your area that allow for deposits.
Ethanol-fueld might overstate the case, slightly, but are you saying the FBI doesn't use criminal snitches? Are you claiming that snitches don't have motivation to manufacture stories when their actual value starts to dry up? Are you sure that the FBI doesn't draw a very blurry distinction between internet blow-hards, entrapment and actual criminal plots? Are you implying that the current level of FOX/MSNBC news coverage actually does do in-depth investigations of claims by government?
It would be different if I could ride a polar bear to work, though.