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It depends on the cut and what kind of meat it is. I usually eat my steaks rare, but I wouldn't ask for a Waygu under medium rare - it needs to be cooked that much so that the fat gets cooked through the meat. If you cook it any less, you'll end up chewing on great lumps of fat, which isn't particularly tasty.
I hate this absolute garbage about "I need to upgrade my Graphics card every year to be able to play newer games!"
Utter, utter bullshit. How long have graphics cards like the 4870 been out for? Find me a game that doesn't run just fine on that (minus pathalogical examples like Crysis that run like crap on pretty much whatever hardware you throw at it).
If you make decent buying decisions, you should be able to stretch your video card for at least 2 1/2 to 3 years.
That, and trying to play an FPS with a controller is about as much fun as trying to pull out your teeth with a set of plyers.
"You know the commercial they'd like to do if they could, and I guarentee if they could they'd do this right here. Here's the woman's face: beautiful. Camera pulls back, naked breast. Camera pulls back, she's totally naked, legs apart, 2 fingers right here, and it just says "Drink Coke"".
Ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending...
The thing is, if you're a coder, you're also probably good at math. You can thus calculate the odds of winning said lottery, and promptly decide "I'm not going to waste my money on that".
People who play the lottery would be a pretty biased sample of the population I'd imagine.
...George Carlin's all suicide channel on cable TV?
Congratulations, you can google some numbers and stick them into a formula. You're brilliant, and it's oh so funny to come up with bullshit statistics like "only 100 times more likely than finding intelligent life in the universe".
I have always thought of programming as the art of converting caffeine into an executable. Coffee is part of the cost of doing business.
Mathematicians had the monopoly on this first, since they are devices for turning coffee into theorems.
iPods and the like are not the best, and you're kidding yourself if you think they're anywhere close. They basically pulled off a Microsoft of their own - in the right place at the right time. They got a critical mass of brand name recognition and rode that to where they are today.
Terrible stock speakers, comparitively crappy audio decoding hardware, and tying them to annoying and crappy programs (iTunes) is just the start. "Popular" does not imply "Superior".
Or in two words: sampling bias.
The sky is blue, the grass is green, and rabbits are procreating at a fast rate.
If they teach everyone to touch type, there won't be any reason to own a keyboard with no markings on the keys.
You're removing both my entertainment when anyone wants to use such a keyboard, and the knowledge that my porn collection is slightly safer!