From the link on the name in the summary:
Ponce is the only ship of the United States Navy that is named for Ponce in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which in turn was named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, the first governor of Puerto Rico and European discoverer of Florida.
Obviously the summary was written by an employee of a Microsoft affiliated call center in Mumbai...
"Sir, I am calling about your AT&T subscription. Your computer has been identified as homing a virus. For a small fee we can remove these virus."
Harpoon did not fire
I understand that a Greenpeace boat got in the way...
We have too many politicians and not enough leaders
There's an old Bloom County strip that always sticks in my mind when I think about politics:
Milo and Otis are sitting in the meadow and one of them says, "What the world needs now are more statesman."
To which the other replies, "Churchill once said that a statesman is nothing more than a politician that's been dead for twenty years."
And the other responds, "Like I said, what the world needs now are more statesman."
The brain is an analog computer. The notion of parallelism is fundamentally different for an analog computer... In a sense, every single neuron is operating independently and in parallel with the rest. Describing it in terms of parallel processing with digital CPUs makes no sense.
Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these analog computers...
Yes, it is true and verifiable, no matter how much the chimps try and deny they are in any way related to humans.
I admit this is speculation, but I have to wonder if the conversation went something like this:
Comcast: We're sorry, we admit those charges you're disputing are our error but there is no way for us to remove those now.
Customer: Don't be ridiculous. I've worked for Big Name Accounting Firm for years. You most certainly can reverse those charges.
Not saying that this happened, but given the customer's profession and the reason he was calling I could see the above scenario.
Someday, SOMEDAY we will discover a race of super human vegan Atlantean descendants ruled by Amelia Earhart, living inside a hollow Earth, flying UFOs powered by perpetual power from magnets, guarded by a race of super intelligent Yetis all of whom are Mensa members. THEN what are you going to do with your skepticism, huh?
Just you wait and see. Edgar Cayce will be proven correct and all you sheeple will realize it too late!!!
On one of the days when he was doing OK I told him that he was suffering from dementia and that he was talking to people that weren't really there. He was surprised and asked me to repeat that. When I confirmed that on his bad days he was talking to people that weren't really there his response was, "Well, at least I'll never have no one to talk to."
I'd think that proving the person behind the curtain was the wizard would require rather more proof than just seeing the shoes beneath the curtain move...
Believe it or not, people who study animal locomotion do actually do research on animal locomotion.
Wouldn't copying from an actual animal be considered cheetah-ing?
Thank you! I'll be here all week. Try the veal... and don't forget to tip your waitress!