I've met several people who live in Old Lyme and they're always thrilled to tell someone it's where Lyme's disease was named after.
Oregon has no annual inspection. Multnomah county does (the area around Portland) but the rest of the state does not.
Increase your estimate to longer than it will take, even with changing requirements. Tell your boss, "this part of the spec is undefined, but in the worst case, it will take X days." When you find out a spec change will increase your estimate, tell your boss immediately.
Estimation is definitely a skill, but it's one that can be developed.
Boss: We need to implement this.
Me: Okay, but it will take at least a few additional days, and I'll need to look at it closer before I can confirm that estimate.
Boss: But we can't give you additional time, we've already allocated the budget and the customer is expecting it on time!
Me: Well the original spec doesn't have it and I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.
Boss: But sales already told the customer that we already included that feature! Do it!
Considering my experience, estimation skills are actually skills in lying in the original estimate to give yourself enough time when the inevitable spec changes occur. And without spec changes, that "double all estimates" is still good advice, but the one I do is bump it up to the next unit of time (think it will take a day? tell them a week. Think it will take a week? Tell them a month.).
Also, bosses will come with ludicrous demands sometimes. The engineers at a previous place I worked at commonly told the bosses "don't schedule more than one miracle per project". The message we were trying to convey was yes, sometimes we can pull off miracles, but that's not something to rely on.
Using more than 4GB was a big reason I upgraded from WinXP.
Other than that... well I use XP in virtual machines a lot still, and for work, and...
Humans don't eat insects much? I don't know where you live, but you need to get out more. In Mexico City there are huge sacks of grasshoppers for sale in the markets, and in Korea silkworm pupae (is that an insect? maybe I'm stretching it) is a common snack and sold everywhere.
I'm sure many people can come up with many other common examples that evade me because I don't travel everywhere in the world. Wikipedia says far more about health, nutrition, and popular examples in movies than where people eat insects.
I hear this all the time. Sweden is less population dense than the US is! Estonia is less population dense than the US is! Norway is much less population dense than the US is! Why does New York City and San Francisco (the most population dense areas in the United States) get slower and more expensive internet than rural areas in Germany? Hey, Mexico has slower and more expensive internet than the US, and it is more population dense! Maybe it's an inverse relationship after all!
If you plot population density vs internet quality in countries, I don't think you'll come up with any clear trend. And if you only look at urban environments, internet in the USA is still crappy, which is another reason not to bother considering population when wondering why US telcos charge lots of money for low quality service.
I've tried to run slashcode before.
I love perl, but there is a great example of why I think perl gets a lot of hate. It's pretty rough.
Having tried to use livejournal, reddit, and a few others, I note that the most difficult to use projects seem to use perl (Livejournal I'm looking at you).
Having said that, I think a lot of people are looking for a good place that has a slashdot-like community talking about nerd stuff. Hacker News is pretty good, but there is quite a different focus there.
it's fairly clear cut and simple to know what is piracy and what is pornography
Actually, no, no it's not, and what is piracy and pornography can be considered widely different in different places.
So explain to me why some of the most catholic countries in the world have some of the lowest birth rates in the world? Look at Italy (1.4 children/mother) and Spain (1.39 children/mother). Where as protestant Netherlands is 1.79. For an example in the Americas, Colombia (2.1 children/mother) ties the USA.
As other people are telling you, the fertility rate correlates far better to wealth and education than religion, or even what type of religion.
"Unique" - are you serious? Sorry, but the amount of nationalist conceit in that statement makes me want to barf.
I don't know what country you are from.
You can pick on the word "unique", but whether it is unique or not, I am going to hope for and work toward a government that is free from corruption. It may be a bit idealistic to do so, but I am going to argue that it is just not the way things are done here, and if they are done that way, it is broken.
If someone says "America is supposed to be unique in being a country where that is not how things work", yes it is nationalistic think that America should be unique that way, but I believe it is very important that people think that things should not work that way in their country. Because if you believe it should work that way, you won't try to change it.
And if all you see in that comment is the nationalism, not someone trying to say "hey we should be better than that", I can suggest a thousand other things to focus on. Nationalism may be used for good or ill, and I know a great many people who think it is used for ill more often than not, and a slightly nicer/less snarky comment would be "I'm from _____ -- and things are not supposed to work that way here either.
Thank you for explaining that, as I didn't even figure out that from the summary.
After a little research (karma link whoring, here I come!) I figured out the web page providing links to where other entities hosts files is here:
As far as I can tell, it is run by the same guy who runs mp3tunes.com, and is pretty well integrated, but by just going to mp3tunes.com I did not find anything what you are describing. I found it by going through his blog and reading some of his own descriptions of the lawsuits.
There is some suspicion noted at the livejournal entry claiming that someone is calling favors to hide this. With such little noise in the media (it happened yesterday) it makes me wonder. Does this bother anyone else?"