I like that "on a technicality." Perhaps you should read the court appeals docket instead of relying on wikipedia mangling everything like it usually does relating to law.
Same with housing. Building with concrete or steel is expensive, and will turn your house into an E-Z Bake Oven as well. That would increase electricity needs for running AC, which would lead to more pollution, which would cause more deaths.
You mean building with wood turns your home into an E-Z Bake Oven, right? In Europe we like to build our external walls with an autoclaved aerated concrete core because that stuff is great at thermal insulation. Add some proper (ie. double- or triple-pane) windows with insulated frames and appropriate doors and you get a house that is a lot more resistant to outside temperature than one made out of wood. There is a reason why A/C is much less popular in Europe than in the States: It's simply not as useful if the house stays cool on its own if you lower the blinds and only open the windows briefly to let in fresh air.
Of course AAC isn't as strong as regular concrete and it probably can't be reinforced. Even if you go with normal concrete, though, you should be able to acheive superior insulation and thus less need for A/C during summer by using appropriate doors and windows. And even if the concrete has greater thermal leakage you can always add mineral wool. It's not like thermal insulation is a poorly-understood black art.
Or you could go with a hobbit-style house: Take a dome-shaped concrete shell and put earth on top. Sow grass. Use double- or triple-pane windows as appropriate. As far as I have heard the result is very good at thermal insulation. Concrete dome shells (aka monolithic domes) are quite storm-resistant. Even geodesic domes are fairly good at it. You need to make sure that the local building code allows it, though.
Sure, that's all much more expensive than putting up a few wooden beams, nailing boards across them and calling the result a wall. But then again you have to expect increased power consumption due to A/C and decreased building survivability in case of disaster if you decide that what's cheapest in the short term must be the best possible solution.
In short: Concrete walls aren't hot during summer (not if planned and built properly) and if you decide to build a house that can't withstand a severe storm in an area known to be subject to severe storms it's your own fault if your house collapses.
Had to check the price of TF2.
I'll definitely try it out once I've got a decent computer
Guess I can wait for Haswell to arrive now when I'm so freaking late anyway but real soon now hopefully
Note that "superior" does not mean "the best possible", it just means "better". Either you know (but didn't bother to mention) that 40 years ago weather prediction was so significantly more precise that your single anecdote is sufficient to illustrate that fact or you believe (as I have asserted in the first paragraph) that the prediction in your anecdote was literally the worst possible weather prediction imaginable, which would make it very likely that predictions were more accurate 40 years ago. Neither position makes a lot of sense.
For the sake of my amusement I shall assume that you indeed consider the prediction to be the worst possible because of your irrational hatred of things that are one foot long.
One thing to remember about people who create scandals for personal gain. If there's already one on the go, they'll simply hold off until it passes. The last one was an attempt by a millionaire to get the TO mayor thrown out office because he broke some rules regarding donations received for a kids team. In turn the OCA threw the case out, with a harsh statement to the guy. Not forgetting that the person who sued has been throwing a hissy fit for months before hand because he didn't like that Ford was elected in the first place.
Also, try to remember that here in Ontario that there was a whole pile of Somali's running scams here not that long ago(about 10 years) doing pretty much the same thing and targeting business owners and private citizens, with blackmail and extortion.
Why do Muslims feel solidarity with all the world's Muslims? My understanding of secular modern life is...
Short answer: Because with muslims, they're muslims first and last. Anything else is non-relevant, oh and secular modern life is haram, much like free speech in most cases. Especially with the rise of islamo-fascism. Never mind that the UK has quite a problem with muslims, I mean "asians" and their sex grooming gangs too. Well whatever, they'd rather turn to political correctness over an issue then look at the actual problem.
Some developers like liberal copyright licenses too.
"I WAS HERE!"
No-one said it was shocking?
However the drivers for the open-source OS is good. Not only for the proprietarian one. That's nice.
Did you know that you can run steam and source engine games on ubuntu now?
Number of games limited.
Anyway what I wanted to say was: Did you know you can also run them on other distributions than Ubuntu?
As in OpenSUSE 12.3 here. Not that I've got anything to play on it. But Steam runs.
Pretty sure we elected them. After all, the Liberals were actually caught disrupting the vote.
Never mind that the Liberals did exactly the same thing back in the 90's, but them being "left-wing" means it's okay. Never mind that the Liberals did pretty much the same thing here in Ontario(see the power plant scandal, ornge, and e-health scandals) as well. In order to win the previous election as well.
You're just a bit too much a programmer, and a tad too sharp an entrepreneur.
Become somewhat more a manager and factor in some 'fat' -- both in the invoices you charge your customers, and in the time you allocate your contractors. Remember, crap happens. If it doesn't, and your contractors manage to deliver bug free code ahead of time, give them a 'performance' or 'quality' bonus (i.e. payment for the full time allocated). Do not chase profit maximisation like big shops do. They have adequate manpower buffers to beat you at your own game.
Alternatively, hire someone skilled --- but don't be cheap. Remember, if you chase cost reduction like the small shops, your employee obtains the hunger (he already has the skills) to beat you at your own game.
Funny you mention that, because police here in Canada have been warned to watch for natives doing this in order to disrupt the country. It's been an on-going warning since the 1980's.
Please find 1 example of number 5.
Half the butchers at my local market do, though they all own their own small shops they can send any meat off to a major processing facility to have it done. Then again, I live in Canada...where the fear of "irradiating" things is pretty much moot.