The Athlon X2 4450e was released in April of 2008, so we are only looking at 5 years difference not 10 years. I think the more interesting comparison would be to what the Athlon FX-51 and the new Apple A7 chip look like, given they are the first 64 bit chips of their class.
In France, eating pigeon is quite normal from what I saw when I visited. I had pigeon prepared three or four times in the two weeks I was in Paris, and it was delicious every time. If I recall, pigeon was brought to the US from Europe (as it is not indigenous here) as a gourmet food.
As to why we don't eat it now, my guess would be shifting demographics, but I do not know for sure.
I would suggest looking into this book (really a textbook): "How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science" by Paula Figoni. It is designed for the baker, not the chemist, but it does explain how different ingredients react and uses 'experiments' where the student prepares food in a variety of ways with different ingrediants to see and taste the difference. I purchased it as a gift for my wife who is a bit of a geek herself and loves baking. She found it very good and informative and helpful to understand how to create one's own recipes.
One Elizabeth Lemon at your service, my good sir:
I think it might be somewhat alleviated by priority boarding/priority security lanes. I used to fly a few times a week for work, so I had status on a few major airlines. It would usually take me 10-15 minutes from arriving at the airport to being through security. Usually there was no extra scanner, just a metal detector. That combined with the other passengers knowing what to do made it a very efficent, somewhat painless process. I am guessing any politician would be going through this kind of lane.
Now if only Amazon would start letting us choose USPS over UPS for package delivery. As an apartment dweller, this would make my life much easier.
Absolutely this, I am tired of trucking my way down to the local UPS distribution center to try to get my packages. Really reduces the usefulness of Amazon. USPS on the other hand delivers my package to the rear of my apartment building. UPS gives up and puts a note on the door.
I agree with this. As a gamer myself, I am tired of how long it takes to build the game from source in Visual Studio. When will they optimize?!
Sacramentally speaking, there is no way to confess via iphone, just as it was clarified in the 1800s about telephone and telegram. Sins can be forgiven by confession, or if in neccisity you are perfectly contrite (i.e. contrite because the sin offended God, not because you are sorry because of the consequences) then your sin is forgiven you by God, and you are still required to go to confession if your spaceship doesn't burn up.
In the end grace and the sacraments are a mystery (the Easterns/Orthodox call them Sacred Mysteries which I think is an apt title) and God's grace is limitless so we would not believe that God would withold saving a person from Hell because his spaceship was burning up/died in house fire/etc if the person had intentions to go to confession and/or was perfectly contrite, etc.
(When the minister sees fit to grant absolution, then he pronounces the words of the form (supra) over the penitent. It is commonly taught that the penitent must be physically present; consequently, absolution by telegraph has been declared invalid, and when questioned in regard to absolution by the telephone the Sacred Congregation (1 July, 1884) answered Nihil respondendum.)
This is going even more off-topic, but RE: Wicked, my fiancee is a huge fan (Seen it maybe 20 times?, I've seen it about 4 of those). I don't know if it's so much the difference between productions, but between actresses. I've seen it in Chicago three times and once in NYC and the actual performances varies based on the actress playing Glinda (it varies between the main and the understudy in Chicago, etc), not so much about where it was performed. After each showing my fiancee briefs me on how well each of the actresses did and her thoughts.
Just thought you might appreciate the viewpoint of a theatre nerd, instead of the normal technie nerds