large, flat, a couple of nice drawers, place to keep pens, pencils, a stapler, my kneadable eraser, and room for a teevee, good loudspeakers, and a nice computer. and a comfortable chair. now that's a nice desktop environment.
it's actually on youtube.
micrograms when measuring weights in an analytical chemistry lab.
what i've always wanted to know was why are snowflakes symmetric?
sure, a hexagonal crystal has bilateral symmetry etc. but snowflakes form long, complex arms with what can best be described as filigree. and yet, the filigree on opposite sides of the snowflake are also symmetric - that's shown even in these photos.
so what i want to know is how does crystal faces on opposite sides of the snowflake 'know' to grow symmetric filligree? what mechanism is there that allows one crystal face of a snowflake to 'know' what the other crystal faces are doing and so grow identical structures?
the dodge dart is really a fiat.
or is at least based on a fiat.
i can juggle one object.
call it soylent brown.
i wonder how many people will deep fry a frozen turkey on purpose just to see the explosion.
and for good measure, drop a pumpkin or two in the deep fryer, also just to see what happens.
as i understand it, h1-b visas are distributed by lottery, but are otherwise free.
but what if h1-b visas were auctioned? so those companies that wanted them had to bid for them pay a fee, say several thousand $ for each visa. companies complaining that they can't get enough tech employee visas could then be told to bid up the price and they could get al the visas they want. those that insist on using the visas for cheap tech labor will basically be forced to use the labor market.
it might suck for the workers on the h1-b visas who will see their wages reduced to pay for the visa.
i welcome people to speculate on how an auction for h1-b visas may affect the tech labor market and how companies use the h1-b visas.
also, if an auction is a viable option, should the auction be open or should it be through sealed bids? how should the auction be run?
is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?
considering that there are people in this country who think that dihydrogen monoxide (http://www.netreach.net/~rjones/no_dhmo.html) is a toxic chemical that needs to be regulated and that carbon dioxide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAaDVOd2sRQ) is an all natural substance that is desirable to have around, i think a semester or two of chemistry may be a pretty good idea.
i think i might pick up a light grenade. 'cause i like to pick things up and it looks like a painless way to go.
you can also effectively shield against microwaves with the wire mesh cut out from a screen door.
six of one (tripping the rift)
johnny five (short circuit)
a tatchikoma (ghost in the shell)
and that little robot boy from A. I.
i liked child of fortune and little heroes. star trek fans ought to note that he also wrote the episode 'wolf in the fold'.
spinrad's novels are generally set in decadent societies and feature lots of drug use.