"We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes" -- Leona Helmsley
Prove that you love your children or your wife?
The shortcoming or fallacy of logic is that there needs to be a proof for everything.
Knowledge is Infinite, therefore Science will NEVER be "settled."
Science is a process (journey) to reach a goal (destination).
Science is about removing Falsehood.
Gnosis is about adding Truth.
Same goal, different paths. The best way to is to combine complementary paths but the Western world is too stuck on an incomplete Materialistic perspective to understand the Strengths and Weaknesses of BOTH systems.
There are many questions outside the domain of Science. But just because Science and Scientists will NEVER be able to answer them doesn't mean that we don't have other ways to find out the answer.
Everything we know about Gravitation, Evolution, the Big Bang will be turned upside down in ~ 10 years.
Email attachments are the bane of a smooth user experience for grandma.
She probably has a web mail account, and uses a browser to access it. She's going to receive all kinds of weird attachments from friends, and she will want them all to just work. There are Power Point slideshows, Word documents, spreadsheet files, movies, embedded images, links to images on mailing lists, flash animations, PDFs, MIDIs, and more. Any of these can be in several layers of forwarded messages, or stuffed into an
To get as much of that to work as possible, need lots of software. Libre Office to handle the Power Point, doc, and spreadsheet files. But that's not enough, need codecs so Libre Office can play whatever video or audio is embedded in the Power Point. Got to have Thunderbird for the
Finally, a weak point of Firefox, and I think all browsers, is association. Firefox is quite poor at remembering which program to use to handle a particular file type. Often the user is forced to browse around in the file system. Grandma is not going to like having to slog through
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Honest Q. Where do you get that conclusion from?
> Why would he have to move/hire protection?
Blackmail and/or Gunpoint.
Your or your children/wife can't be used for blackmail, held at gunpoint, etc. if they don't know who you are.
It's a shame JPEG2000 debuted dead on arrival thanks to patent encumbrances. Creation of a superior open lossy image compression standard seems to have been left behind in favor of video. We have PNG and Theora, but nothing free that improves on jpeg.
Do you know that the quality isn't being reduced? An image manipulation program like the GIMP may not make it too clear that it's redoing the lossy part and further reducing quality even if asked to save at the same quality,
jpegtran is a command line tool that can recompress a jpeg image without changing the quality. If the original compression was poorly done, jpegtran will shrink the file. If jpegtran can shrink your camera's photos, then you know your old camera does a hasty job on the compression. Yes, it is a common issue. Lot of these compression improvers work by more deeply exploring more choices in the compression algorithm, which takes more computing. That's how 7zip improves on zip and gz files.
A recent study found that many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% saying that they thought HTML — a language that is used to create websites — was a sexually transmitted disease.
The study was conducted by Vouchercloud.net, a coupons website, as a way to determine how knowledgeable users are when it comes to tech terms.
"Technology is a huge interest for our user base, and month after month we see thousands of people visiting our site to look for coupons and deals to use when purchasing their favorite tech products," a company spokeswoman said in a statement. "It seems that quite a few of us need to brush up on our tech definitions.""
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Why go for a fixed amount per gallon? With a fixed amount, inflation eats away at the revenue. The federal gas tax has been 18 cents per gallon since 1993. It should have been a percentage all along. Why we let the oil companies get away with that one, I don't know. No doubt Big Oil lobbied hard for it, but still. Sales tax is a percentage. So is income tax. But the gas tax was allowed to be a fixed amount.
We don't need people who know quicksort vs. bubble sort
Oh yes you do. If you don't have anyone who understands basic algorithmic complexity, then you will be constantly battling performance problems with even the simplest seeming software. Even software that seemed to be fast at first can have time bombs in them, things like routines that scan an entire log file that slowly grows over time, so that after a few months, the software has slowed to a crawl. And that's if you're lucky. If you're unlucky, the software won't be just slow, it will also be wrong once in a while. It will get wrong answers in a maddening way that shows up at seemingly random times at low enough frequency that your inadequate programmers cannot reliably reproduce it. They will decide it's too hard to find and fix, and will make a mess trying to hack around the problem.
What kind of moron would do music production or video on a tablet?
And that theoretical speed is with minimal fuel, no weapons, no armor, no maneuverability, no military radios. In short,
Then there's that crap about being a jet fighter.
two eight-cylinder 4.9 litre race car engines producing 450 horsepower each
which is only half the horsepower available in real fighter airplanes 5 years later which could only manage 450 mph.
This is one of the more idiotic articles to come down the pike in quite a while.