I recently tried a couple of modern distros, very disappointing! Linux From Scratch - awful wallpaper, Arch Linux - did not recognize my Plan9 OS partition!! It's almost like I'm expected to edit configuration files or something of the sorts, preposterous!
According to a story and trivia questions in Germany, Fahrenheit actually chose the lowest air temperature measured in his hometown Danzig in winter 1708/09 as 0 F, and only later had the need to be able to make this value reproducible using brine.
The third point, 96 degrees, was approximately the human body temperature, then called "blood-heat".
So Fahrenheit vs Celsius 0-100: coldest temp at Danzig, winter 1708/09 and a "blood-heat" vs freezing water and boiling water temperatures. Are you sure the first is more intuitive?
The portrait of my granny, now deceased:
The portrait is still hanging on the wall,
While Grandma is long gone and badly missed.
On the other hand, FA claims that Russia lacks ability to produce critical component called microbolometer arrays, this claim sounds very plausible - USSR and then Russia never were good at producing things which include 'micro' in their names. Hence the old joke about modern Soviet microprocessor features - 6 contact pins and 2 heavy-duty handles. But hello, could they just get this 'microbolometer array' thingies from China?
BTW i had Ipod Classic 160GB - also on RoxBox. It was amazingly durable piece of hardware, especially considering it had an actual spinning hdd - it had outlived countless phones, laptops and another gadgets, survived numerous falls and overall very rough handling, and got snatched from me only recently. In my personal gadgetry top list it's rivaled only by nokia e71, but that is another sad story. RIP, my dear friend.
Totally off topic, but is there anything comparable to old ipod, supported by roxbox, 160+ GB capacity? Or my best bet is to buy used ipod from ebay and pray it will arrive with working hdd? I remember ipods having some strange hdd interface, not allowing an easy replacement of hdd to ssd.
China believes it can make up any rules it wants. Because China's leaders are batshit crazy, and China's citizens have been kept in the dark so long they don't know what happened at Tiananmen Square.
Nope, it's because they can. And what make you think anybody in China cares what happened in Tiananmen Square many years ago? As far as I can see Chinese government might be naturally supported by people. Yes they do annex whatever they can, islands in South China Sea, islands in some another sea, later, possibly, the Moon. Steadily increasing livings standards of country's huge population on the way. Building country's infrastructure at the crazy pace. Currently moving polluting production out of the country - yes, China is moving some fabrics offshore! So would you support this government if you would be Chinese? Do you honestly need to 'democratically elect' some tool, given that your communist, or whatever they call it now, leader works that good? Or you seriously think that annexing islands is 'not fair'?