Then you should try Koenji Hyakkei! All lyrics are in an invented language.
Crack open a book sometime,
While you only cracked open the book, I have read them. In fact many.
In fact if you bother to open a history book instead of the comic books you apparently feast upon for your simplistic world view, you'd find that MANY past civilizations have migrated after conditions changed where they were - this was all pre-technology. Bays receded, rivers changed - the story of people migrating to other areas because water has moved is literally as old as recorded history.
Further, it takes a certain level of technology to make use of aquifers - the level of technology that would help to enable a migration... the poor still work off shallow wells or rivers the world over.
Most of the world is unlike the fantasy world you have constructed, people are far more practical and able than you can possible imagine.
Maybe they could move to your backyard. You wouldn't chase them off with a gun or anything, would you?
Wasn't Blitzkrieg formulated by Heinz Guderian in his book, Achtung Panzer, in 1937? The invasion of Poland lasted about 4 weeks, and France 6 weeks, hardly enough time to invent a new doctrine and train everyone to use it.
> Also, some of us greenies are willing to take a second look at nuclear power tech, especially if re-use of the fissionables was on the table.
Could I interest you in a depleted-uranium coffee table?
I had a similar experience with a co-worker who had an MSc in CS (from U. of Windsor, Ontario).
"Stack, stack! What's all this about stack?" he impatiently groused to me one day during a work conversation.
I pulled him into a back room (because I was embarassed for him) and explained to him what a stack was.
Yes, it does depend on your timeframe. In 10 years, all of the now standing trees already killed by the pine beetle will be cleared, leaving western Canada (and I assume the US as well) deforested to a much larger degree.
I cut text from Finnish language websites and paste it in as comments. I don't know what it says, but it looks really cool.
Make them eat it.
Well, I just ordered a decorative thermometer from an online gift shop. It came in a box with cat stickers on it. Inside, besides my item, was an advert for "The Cat Lady Diaries",
There is some guerrilla marketing going on out there.
I was developing in OS/2 in 1989 up to 1994. It wasn't delay that killed it, it was the fact you couldn't start it from the DOS prompt like you could Win 3.0. Then you could still switch back to your DOS apps.
When debugging at the hardware level it's fairly common to fill uninitialized memory (or newly allocated in a debug version of the malloc libraries) with a value that will either cause the computer to execute a system level break ( eg: TRAP / BRK etc) or something fairly obvious such as ($BA).
If you don't like the 0's, then replace your memory allocation library.
Does that stand for 'bugger all'?
It is in Vietnam!