That hawk video is impressive. I know just the guy for the job, smart as heck and he works on machine vision and drones, but early proposals have to be done January 6th.
Because as everybody knows, all Apple employees are special little snowflakes whose precious little lives
They are human beings who deserve a break from a rough work schedule, and again what is even the point of serving Sony's 11th hour demands when a release next week has essentially the same effect? Are you truly so daft as to imagine the physical act of release means anything next to the symbolic act of simply saying the release will go ahead?
I somehow get the sense you are that daft, and perhaps far dafter than can be discerned at first glance... I'll let you have the last response as you are quite simply batshit insane and not worthy of further correspondence.
Yeah, what the hell is this, HackerNews?
What would you think if NK released a movie about killing a US president?
They've released propaganda films about nuking us. We didn't mobilize the cyber or real armies over the matter; I guess that's the difference between a modern nation-state and one held together with a pygmy's cult of personality....
If you want malls, freeways, and fiber, live in town.
If you want wide open spaces, live out in the country.
If you insist on having a fiber line run two miles across your neighbors' pastures to reach you, the only interested customer on your road, you can get that too. That two miles of trenching and fiber work isn't going to be cheap - I've priced it.
Because if they don't, they will be viewed as cowards?
How so when it will simply come out next week. Sony already owns Coward, the other companies will put up the movie as soon as they can.
Anyway, you exaggerate the level of effort required by Apple to do the right thing.
In my world the "right thing" is not to have an Apple Employee have to take even TWO HOURS the day before Christmas to serve Sony's fickle whims.
Here's some real Tough Love - sometimes people on vacation should get to stay on vacation. THAT is the Right Thing.
> your description would paint Bush as a liberal. What with his pet project to fix Iraq, bailouts for failed corporate ventures
And indeed Bush Jr's approval rating among republicans was nearly as bad as Obama's among Democrats. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity regularly took him to task. They much preferred the elder Bush, who made a clear decision to NOT invade Iraq. I myself criticized junior on national radio, based on the argument that he was not following conservative principles.
I guess we know who was stoned out of their mind during history class. Other than me, I mean.
You might also look up "tar and feather ", a common practice at the time the republic was founded. See also "drawn amd quartered".
Here's the opening line from George Washington's announcement of the Constitution, the one that protects the rights "endowed by your creator ":
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor
The concept that the founders were liberal hippies is laughable. American liberalism, the secular movement we have today, came to America in the 1960s.
Once you have clue about American history, you can go to the hardware store and buy some hemp rope. Hemp is a fiber that os legally sold in the US. Marijuana is a drug. They are similar genetically, but not as genetically similar as Clinton and Romney are.
... it was a missed opportunity to give the "best children's book ever written" a proper adaptation.
It wouldn't work. And I'm not saying that to be cruel, but a major part of the viewing audience would have seen LotR first and quite frankly hate the Hobbit done according to the book.
This. Tolkein's story "grew with the telling"; he'd done all this imaginary mythology background stuff, epic poetry, and tales. He wrote some of it up as a childrens' book, "The Hobbit".
"The Lord of the Rings" came later. At the time he wrote "The Hobbit", he didn't realize that the ring Bilbo found was The One Ring. I'm not sure the whole "three for the elves, seven for the dwarf lords, nine for mortal men, and one ring to rule them" thing was developed in his mind at the time.
Jackson chose to adapt "The Hobbit" as a prequel to "Lord of the Rings". That decision is
Yeah, it should have been one movie, maybe two. Sauron showing up Just Does Not Work in the continuity; in LOTR, they didn't know Sauron had returned at the beginning of the story. There are a lot of things I wish Jackson had done better, or differently.
And too much Coyote Physics, way, way, *WAY* too much Coyote Physics, especially in the second movie. I enjoy Roadrunner cartoons as much as anyone, maybe more, but I don't want Coyote Physics in something more serious.
Still, my biggest beef of all with Jackson was from the original "Lord of the Rings" movies; wrecking Faramir's character was a huge blunder.
Oh, well, I still found them mostly enjoyable,
"Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my partâ
Why should Apple make people work Christmas (most core Apple employees have the week off) because Sony finally came around to the ethical course of action? Sounds like a great thing to have decided WEEKS AGO.
The Bill of Rights is a list of things the federal government isn't allowed to do. It doesn't put any limitations on you, me or Dice. You and I can do bad things, but we can't violate the Bill of Rights because the B of R is a set of restrictions on the feds.
Therefore, ONLY big government can violate your Constitutional rights. Businesses can make you mad, they can provide'poor customer service, but only government can violate your Constitutional rights. The reason for this? Because only government can send men with guns to enforce their will upon. Comcast you can simply cancel, and get Dish or Verizon instead.
Perhaps you should go to a bakery in Russia over the last months, every day prices change more than once specifically because of increase of demand with the same supply. This increase of demand is caused by the falling currency value, but the result is the same.
The big thing that is worse, I think, is economic inequality,
If everything is getter better in terms of quality of life, and economic inequality is growing, then how can you EI as bad?
At the very least it's not bad enough to matter.
I had accidentally looked at 2013 rather than 2014. The average for 2013 was 7.5%. BLS says November 2004 was 5.4%, not 5.5% - close enough. If we're trying to compare this year to ten years ago, looking at just November only is a bit misleading, though.