That stuff totally needs to go into a fortune file. And then be included in the default fortune files of all major distros.
The crazy thing is, even though you are right that these are low specs by modern standards, these are still basically laptop-level specs. Hell, it would beat a 2006 MacBook *Pro*:
The convergence between phones and computers is nigh. The Ubuntu Edge concept was ahead of its time, but soon enough smartphones will have enough computing power to fill 95% of people's needs. When that happens, who would want to buy a huge, noisy desktop box rather than just plug a screen+keyboard into the phone that you carry with you all the time anyway?
Same thing for laptops. How long will it take before the majority of "laptops" are actually empty shells into which you can just plug your phone?
Or maybe they don't care whether it's a total order or not, because they have things like Elo ratings to approximate that in real time.
It so happens that Carlssen has been absolutely destroying the Elo classification for years now. Fun fact: the gap between Magnus Carlssen and number 2 on the FIDE list (Levon Aronian) is equal to the gap between number 2 and number 20! (Source: http://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=men )
What a Championship gives you is "the man who beat the man". It's more a honorary title than an objective assessment of your chess capability (though historically there's been reasonable correlation between the two), but people happen to care about that stuff too.
Well, it's complicated.
Take the example of France. Broadband internet and digital TV go largely through DSL. And yes, it's pretty damn cheap. When I was there, three years ago, I was paying 30 Euros / month for broadband internet + unlimited phone calls + television with a bazillion channels (did you know that there are two channels broadcasting in frigging Aramaic?)
Now one reason why France has cheap, abundant DSL is because of massive infrastructure built by former government monopolies. But at the beginning, even though they had this infrastructure, internet was still pretty damn expensive. The few telcos that were operating the networks obviously had a very gentle concept of competition.
Then this guy came along, leased an existing network and offered much better service at much lower cost. Everybody had to align.
So it's not just about competition or government - it's both together. Also, there's competition and "competition". Competition only works if you have some outsider willing to move in and break the "gentlemen's agreements". Apparently T-mobile is kind of doing this in America with mobile phone contracts, but broadband internet is still firmly within the grip of the cable oligopoly.
Either maintain your current speed or accelerate slightly just before and during the lane change. Do not slow down, as this will cause vehicles behind you to get closer and possibly cause a collision.
After you are in your new lane, turn off your turn signal.
and yes you DO slow down and get behind other cars in the other lane, you do NOT pull the gun it, dart in and hit your brakes dooshbag maneuver.
You know what? I think you've just highlighted an important source of incorrect driving right there.
Every tenured professor is expected to train N new PhD's over the course of his career, with N >> 1.
Exponential growth, meet finite resources.
It was probably the most comfortable house arrest in history.
Yeah, after they very nearly burnt him to death, they generously agreed to keep him fed while locking him up for life. Bleeding hearts that they were.
While history has shown his theory to be correct, it is for the wrong reason. Copernicus was wrong on the parallax shifts and if they had better instrumentation he would have seen the shifts. So in a way both sides were correct at the time. The heliocentric model was correct, although that was never really disputed, but the Church was correct in that it failed the rigors of scientific proof.
BS, BS, and more BS.
From the original Papal Condemnation of Galileo:
"We say, pronounce, sentence, and declare that you, the said Galileo, by reason of the matters adduced in trial, and by you confessed as above, have rendered yourself in the judgment of this Holy Office vehemently suspected of heresy, namely, of having believed and held the doctrine—which is false and contrary to the sacred and divine Scriptures—that the Sun is the center of the world and does not move from east to west and that the Earth moves and is not the center of the world; and that an opinion may be held and defended as probably after it has been declared and defined to be contrary to the Holy Scripture; and that consequently you have incurred all the censures and penalties imposed and promulgated in the sacred canons and other constitutions, general and particular, against such delinquents."
By its own admission, the Church condemned Galileo for one single reason: he kept telling people that the Earth moves around he Sun.
You know these people who insist that the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery - even after you show them the original declarations of secession? Same difference.
It's true, and here's a case if it actually happening.
Well, no it's not. Read the article you link to. Schmeiser specifically selected the GM plants, then re-planted seeds from these plants over his whole field. There was nothing "beyond his control" about it.
The Percy Schmeiser case: thousands of anti-GMO activists worldwide join forces to defend, supporting and fund an enthusiastic GMO planter!
At that price, the Surface Pro is more or less even with the Wacom stylus-input displays (of similar size, larger ones are substantially more expensive) that don't have a computer attached to them...
Unless the pen input is totally gimped, this seems like it would be a serious competitor to those for everyone except people whose photoshopping is serious enough that the Surface's specs can't handle it. Especially if your demands are at all mobile, it's hard to justify buying the Wacom when you could get the screen and stylus input with the laptop thrown in for free. It's a pity that the Surface can't act as a monitor/input device (optionally, while charging at your desk, for example, it could go from a waste of space to an extra monitor) for more powerful computers.
Apparently the device is good enough for Mike "Penny Arcade" Krahulik:
There already is a known genetic marker for violence. In the US, bearers of this genetic marker commit 70% of all property crimes, 90% of all murders, are 9 times more likely to be imprisoned, and comprise 93% of all prison inmates.
This marker is known as "Y chromosome".
Think of that.
don't like Monsanto's sueing farmers for having their wheat in their fields when the farmers had nothing to do with that happening
Could you cite actual, neutrally-verified cases in which that happened?
Which leads to the puzzling situation in which hordes of anti-GMO folks worldwide rush to defend (and in some cases fund) enthusiastic GMO planters!
If we want to have actual heroes doing the research that will lead to such prizes, why not give reasonable career path to scientists?
THIS. With $33M a year you can fund about 8000 postdocs (NIH payscale), or 3000 professors.
Or you could directly fund your own institute, with positions that are more stable than the dreaded post-doc, but less cushy than the unfireable tenured professorship. Like Louis Pasteur [wikipedia.org] did with his Nobel money, to the enduring benefit of mankind.
Either of these would probably do much more for actual science than piling up more money on folks who are likely to have their career behind them.
American blacks average a standard
deviation lower in IQ than American whites at about 85.
AKA the IQ of an average Scotsman in the 40s, when evaluated on a modern scale.
Taking ESR seriously about anything scientific is a losing proposition. His antics on climate science are widely known (sees some piece of code that adjusts a timeseries for temperature increases, and immediately concludes that global warming is a hoax), but it's not common knowledge that he's also an HIV denialist.
How does Facebook deserve this money?
If you stay on Facebook, you implicitly acknowledge that they do, because you still judge the overall value of their service to be positive despite this added "inconvenience".
What are the 3 common points between Jan Ullrich, David Millar, Bjarne Riis and Richard Virenque?
- All of them wore the Tour de France yellow jersey at some point (Riis and Ullrich won the tour outright, Virenque won the mountains classification several times).
- All of them eventually admitted to doping.
- None of them were ever caught by the so-called "drug tests". They were found out through other evidence (drug transport interception, raid on clinic, etc.)
The simple fact is that the drug tests in the 90s were a joke. They got a bit better in the 2000s, and that's how many of the later crop of dopers were caught (Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton, etc.) They're still nowhere near 100%. Extraneous evidence is still a major factor in catching dopers.
Is Lance Armstrong one of the greatest cyclists of all times ? Yes he is - he won 7 Tours while all his competitors were loaded with drugs too!
Did he do it without doping? If you believe that, either you don't follow cycling much or you're 12.