Sharks won't fit. Mutated sea-bass OTOH...
"That non movie cable was NEVER OFFERED to be 'free of commercials?"
This is exactly wrong. I clearly recall when cable was first rolled out here in the NW and that was PRECISELY, (see whipper-snapper? I can yell too!), the advertised selling point; that, for a subscription fee, you could watch TV w/o commercials. And not just on the premium movie channels either. Sadly, it only took a few short years for that to change.
*Sigh*, now get off my Gee-Dee lawn, punks!
"(Yes, I know Hulu plus can get you other benefits, like seasons 3-5 of Quantum Leap)"
That's a benefit? [shudders]
'Transporter' is the obvious choice. With those things available we can trade sitting in traffic for standing in line at the corner transporter booth. Plus, they will once again give Superman a handy place to change out of his Clark Kent identity.
"One man's terrorist is another man's war hero."
Exactly. From the viewpoint of The Empire, Luke Skywalker was a terrorist.
Holy Crap! Who comes up with these estimates anyway? I mean, that's a swing of 114,999,999,900!!
Wonder what the odds are that the true number lies somewhere outside that range?
Everyone concerned may be better off if he were to work on Piranha R2D2!
I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu PPC on it.
However, I do like to be able to use the lite version of Logic and Sibelius, which still run on a PPC. If I go to Linux, there's very little I can do with it musically.
Maybe this might be helpful?
Hollywood rarely gets it right. It's not impossible that they'll do a good job but, based on their track record, the odds aren't great.
"However, I dread the day when someone says "Hey! Bill Gates cured Cancer!"
No one person will ever be responsible for curing cancer. There are millions of people around the world working on that particular problem. However, if my mom's cancer could have been cured before she died, I'd really give a rats ass if Bill Gates received the credit or not. If kids can grow up with a (benign) parent instead of without one, that would be an extremely small price to pay IMO.
"The craft's 46-foot sails come equipped with solar cells thinner than a human hair. When solar particles hit the cells, they generate power for Ikaros. Mission controllers on the ground will steer the craft by adjusting the sails' angles, ensuring optimal amounts of radiation are reaching the solar cells."
What could possibly go wrong?
"Most Slashdotters have already figured out how to grow moobies."
"I went to the wikipedia page on sbinet and got wiped out by a wall of text. What exactly is a virtual fence and what is it supposed to do?"
Well, I think the plan was to bury a wire all along the border. Then, you'd just need all the illegal immigrants to wear this collar, see. And then, when they try to cross where the wire is buried, they'd get a shock that would send them scurrying back to the south...
Or, maybe not.
"Couldn't that $1.4 billion have been better spent buying Valium for the rampant xenophobes in Congress?"
Yes, I couldn't agree more. The only thing coming out of Washington that is good for 'We The People', is gridlock. When they actually do stuff, it always seems to cost us more.
Bookshelves full of books look nicer than YAGLAOTKC, (yet another gizmo laying around on the kitchen counter)...