I know if I were to setup a Linux server, Ubuntu or Mint would be my first choices. Not because they are best suited for a server environment. Because I am familiar with them on the desktop.
The Boeing 747 has its instantly recognised "hump" precisely because Boeing thought at the time of its design that it wouldn't have a long sales life as a passenger aircraft, as the future was "obviously" supersonic for passenger transport. Therefore, the design was optimised for roll-on roll-off cargo transport through the nose section, which made it a very good cargo aircraft and thus increased its forecasted sales life.
I understand the area rule had something to do with it too.
Why is AT&T showing me ads when I use AT&T's web mail when I pay then $50 a month?
Or is why Amazon, NewEgg, etc. showing me ads when I'm about to pay them money. I see ads for their competitors while shopping on their website. Have they forgotten they are the one place on the internet where people are willing to pay for their services?
Hydro? Are you insane? In 1975, an 18GB hydro-electric dam system in China failed, killing at least 170,000 people. And 11 million made homeless.
There are no safe energy sources. It's not about where the energy comes from. Energy itself is dangerous.
Ever see a wind turbine failure?
By the time you do the monthly payment plan via Verizon you're going to end up paying what you likely pay for the 2 year contract. I doubt there is going to be a substantial cost difference. Verizon already had/has plans of this nature.
I also notice they don't charge interest on those monthly payment plans. There's still some subsidizing going on...
You do understand that ocean currents are not straight lines, right? For chrissake it's taken years for the Tohoku tsunami's wreckage to make it the Pacific Northwest.
My favorite example is the shipping container full of rubber ducks that an oceanographer tracked for 15 years! We may be finding pieces for decades.
Magic Online, the digital version of the famous trading card game, is currently undergoing a kind of "economic recession".
I find this ironic as NPR recently praised the MTG team for their economic skills.
Are we just supposed to believe Microsoft when they say "Trust us, this is secure"?
Yes, it's secure because they will give all of your data to the NSA for safekeeping.
You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.