CNN ran a spot on a minor earthquake in Los Angeles several years ago with black-and-white video surveillance of a grocery to demonstrate the severe shaking that took place. Nothing moved. Nothing fell off the shelves. The camera didn't even shake. I guess California moved a hair closer to falling into the Pacific Ocean. Oh, well. Maybe next time.
Breathing is a pyschological illness. That explains all the nut jobs around me.
The Dilbert Principle comes into play when someone gets promoted to associate producer in the video game industry. At that point, their role is to be the associate producer's little bitch to fetch coffee.
I worked as a video game tester for six years. A fellow tester would get promoted to assistant lead tester, lead tester, and supervisor. Those who become supervisors think they're the best testers out of the whole bunch. Not exactly. One supervisor became the QA manager and discovered to his PHB chargin that the best testers got 50% raises. None of the supervisors have ever gotten a 50% raise. I've gotten two 50% raises as a tester and made more money than the guy who became the QA manager years earlier even though we got hired at the same time.
I think it was the wealth effect, where people perceived themselves as being richer than they really are. Californians love to brag about their real estate prices, especially when it goes up as it did before the Dot Com Bust (2001) and the Great Recession (2009).
My roomate and I lived in a rented duplex during the real estate run up prior to the Dot Com Bust in Silicon Valley, where we had a bed of dead petunias in the front yard. An elderly woman walking her dog told us that our dead petunias cost her $25,000 on the value of her house. I asked her if she was selling her house. She said she wasn't. I asked her how did she know that she lost $25,000 without an appraisal. She walked off in a huff.
AFAIK, The proposal isn't fully fleshed out yet. He probably reserved space for a school, library, park and shopping mall. That's usually how these developments are packaged to get approval from the local government.
"[Crap!] There goes the planet!" - Spaceballs
He's a billionaire. Puny millionaires can't touch him.
These are known as capsule hotels in Japan.
If demand for bus services go up in a particular area, I'm sure the county transit authority will change "infrequent" to "frequent" for that one line and/or add more lines.
Where do I signed up for my government-issued iPhone? I heard that the government hands these out like candy.
You don't have enough mathematics to convince conservative people today for the need to fix 50,000+ bridges in the U.S., much less get them to believe that man-made global warming is a real issue.
Building the San Francisco-Oakland bridge was nothing in comparison to building the world's longest suspension bridge in 1937 over the treacherous Golden Gate strait. Until it built, no new if it could be done. The new Bay Bridge span took 11 years to build, has numerous structural defects and may cost more to fix.
As my late father liked to say, "The Golden Gate Bridge could never be built today."