Stephen Hawking can only communicate at about 1 word per minute. Using morse code may be slow compared to speaking, but it still could represent a pretty substantial improvement for some people.
Exactly. It looks like the change that actually helped was that, near to intersections, they replaced a lane used for parking with a left turn lane. I don't know why anyone would be surprised that adding a traffic lane would help improve traffic flow.
The only thing that the bike lanes apparently have to do with it is that adding bike lanes was the reason why they decided to change the lane layout.
What's an extra $10-20? One or two pizzas.
Maybe I'd rather have the pizzas than waste money on something that I don't need?
A petition with 13 signatures is not worth mentioning. Any idiot can set one up.
You mean any idiot with 12 idiot friends.
Anyone and everyone that has walked in much hotter temperatures, surely would.
It's making blanket statements like this that is making you sound like an idiot. I know very few people that consider 85F to be a comfortable temperature, let along "nice and cool."
The average person finds their comfort range for room temperature to be in the low- to mid-70s; and when exerting oneself (even to a small extent), the comfortable temperature will generally be lower than that. While I'm sure there are some people that prefer temperatures as high as 85 F, they are certainly outside the norm.
Wow. So, we're modding up straight up racists now?
There is no evidence of racism in the post you replied to. It is obvious that he objects to a particular culture, not a particular race.
It's funny; I was actually looking into a replacement for my WRT54G (using DD-WRT) last night. It's been great for a long time, but during the past couple months it periodically craps out and stops responding. Unfortunately, it seems like the only router that everyone can agree on being good is the WRT54G series itself.
But there's some good leads from this post. Brings me back to the days when Ask Slashdot was actually frequently useful or interesting.
Not everyone bothers with these distinctions. To say that the debate is one rife with ignorance is to master the skill of understatement.
It's not the religious fundamentalist groups that are the ones that typically purposefully conflate the two.
Russia has had authoritarian governments for 500 years. What's the US's excuse?
Well, we haven't existed for 500 years, but give us some time -- we'll match that record!
"Why can you not see the Moon during the day?"
I'm really curious as to the answer you came up with for this question.
So they've found that encouraging students to take CS courses based on their skin color or genitals is less effective than encouraging students who have an interest or aptitude for the subject? Gee, I never would have guessed that result.
I hope this is coming from some over zealot unpaid interns, working for the congress. Not from the actual congressmen themselves.
I hope this is coming from the congressmen themselves. They're much less likely to cause damage trolling Wikipedia rather than if they're attempting to pass legislation.
The article linked in the summary requires you to answer survey questions or post it to your google+ / facebook before you can read it.
Don't put up with that crap. It's even worse than forcing you to watch advertisements before reading something. Filter out pcpro.co.uk with your hosts file or whatever other method instead.
Same here. I always press "1", which transfers to a live operator, and then I play along for a few minutes. Then I ask her what color underwear she is wearing. Most hang up at that point. but a few continue the conversation. If we all waste a little of their time, then these business will no longer be viable.
Or if you don't want to be stuck talking to them, just play along until they ask you for your credit card number, tell them, "oh, I have to find my wallet" -- and then set the phone down and do something else.
I once got one of them to waste fifteen minutes on me by picking up the phone every few minutes and making some new excuse.
do you think you should have to pay a nickle everytime you log in to the government???
Gee, I wish I had a login for the government...