(Something I've been waiting a long time to see happen to someone else. Long story, heh.)
Dump a glass of orange juice in his lap about 30 minutes into a long-haul flight. I recommend iced for best effect.
There are a LOT of organizations re-evaluating the idea of using linux on the server now...
There are lots of orgs thinking about switching to Linux? Well, yeah, thanks for that, Captain Obvious. Tell us something else we already know.
Those numerals originated in India, where the Arabs encountered and adopted them (and later transmitted them to Europe).
Imagine what Europe would be like if some foreign powers came in, colonised big chunks of it for a century or three, then drew borders for new countries that had nothing to do with ethnicity or language. So Milan is now the capital of the Styrian Republic, which comprises Lombardy, Styria, and most of Slovenia; the mix of languages shouldn't be a problem since we're going to educate all their kids in Korean, anyway, right? Then let's draw a nice straight line at an angle across France, and combine the part to the south of that with Catalonia. Let's call it "Franconia"--nevermind the locals already using that name for a different region of the continent--what do they know? And wouldn't it make things more convenient for us to administer if the Rhineland, the Netherlands, and peninsular Denmark were a single entity? And so on... and so on...
Now you know where the most of the national borders in the Mideast and Africa came from. And now maybe you're beginning to see why most if not all of these states are doomed to failure.
When have people from Africa appeared at the borders of any country "cap-in-hand [...] demanding their 'rights'"?
You've not read much news from Europe lately, have you?
God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Correct--there was no Big Daddy In The Sky yesterday, there isn't one today, and I'm willing to bet there won't be one tomorrow, either.
You, SirMa'amOrFido, have just earned yourself a gold star.
Sara Palin was laughed at for saying a lot of things that have been coming true.
He sounds like he works for Putin.
What do you mean, "descended" into anarchy? It fucking started that way.
I won't use a smartphone unless it has removable storage and a removable battery, one of the many reasons I keep accepting the free Samsung Galaxy phone rather than the free iPhone from my telco every 2 years.
iPhone != "most".
The US became the space leader because the N-1 failed. Had the Russian moonshot rocket worked, they would have beaten us to the moon by a week or so.
None of the N1 launches were manned, and the US had already done a manned flyby of the Moon (the Apollo 8 mission, to be exact) exactly 2 months before the first N1 test shot was made in February 1969. The US landed 2 men on the Moon 5 months after that.
So, no, there was absolutely no chance at all of that happening.
Let's talk about what it is that you're afraid of.