If you think personal computers are no longer necessary, interesting, or are part of a dying industry, turn in your geek card at the door as you GTFO.
And this year is the year of the Linux desktop, right? Do you see what I did there? Yeah man, the PC market is in decline, mobile devices and on-line apps are the way ahead for the 'normals' (I'm not one either). The big black whirry box will soon be a distant memory for most people, they don't need 10k MIPS per core, they don't know they don't need it and the don't want to know. So long as they can tweet, update facebook, listen to tunes and watch youtube they don't care. You probably know all this, or I hope you do.
"A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck central Chile at 03:34 local time (07:34 CET) on Saturday 27 February 2010. The epicentre was 115 km north-northeast of the city of Concepción and 325 km south-west of the capital Santiago. The earthquake has caused significant casualties and damage in the country.
ESO expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and its sympathy and support for all those affected by the earthquake.
No casualties among ESO staff have been reported. At present, power cuts and network interruptions mean that communication may be limited. Disruption to staff travel plans within, to, and from Chile should be expected. We urge Visiting Astronomers with observations planned at ESO observatories to put their trips to Chile on hold until further notice. International flights to and from Santiago International Airport are currently either cancelled or diverted. Information about observing programmes will be provided at a later date.
Despite being the 7th strongest earthquake ever recorded worldwide, the ESO observatory sites did not suffer any damage, partly as they are engineered to withstand seismic activity and partly due to their distances from the epicentre. At La Silla, a power cut caused observations to stop during the night. Paranal Observatory, the APEX telescope and the ALMA Operations Support Facility and Array Operations Site were unaffected."
A 7.8 quake struck Antofagasta (120km north of the telescope site) in 1995 (http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso9517/).
Various other quakes in the area : http://www.eso.org/gen-fac/pubs/astclim/earthquake/his-paranal-58.html (Historic times to 2000.)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/epic/epic_circ.php allows you to get at historical quakes map up to 1994 ; 1973 to present and various other formats ; there has been plenty of data for planning quake likelihoods and the engineering responses that would be required.
Oh, you meant that you want to keep downloading stuff for free, just that you want to be immune from negative consequences?
Uhh nnooo I think he said: people who want to see dramatic copyright reform
The "respect" for copyright requires copyright in good faith. If that trust is broken, I have no respect for the law - and neither should you.
Now I think someone could, maybe should, start a campaign of publicized copyright infringement. One person won't do it, but hundreds, or thousands, offering themselves up for arrest would start to make waves.
I don't know, I've been thinking about the best way to do it for a while now. I don't know if we have the luxury of waiting much longer.
Your continuing guesswork is close.
I'm actually one of the ones who has an ulcer with an unknown cause, I take pantoprazole every day and I'm fine.
I was diagnosed using the standard urea breath test, which is around 97% accurate.
I have no A. Pylori, but if I did, I would be off the meds right now, instead having to take them indefinitely.
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