airline black boxes should be made of the same stuff as Keith Richards. He is over 50, yet a while ago he wrecked a jet ski and fell out of a tree without the cigarette in his mouth even burning out
Obviously genomics is the study of gnome genealogies
Yes, I'm quite sure that is what
It looks like the median target of $34 which is much higher than the current price of $23.32, so you might want to consider picking some up.
The analysts have been perpetually wrong on their targets for facebook. They originally forecast that it would double in value on the day of the IPO; instead as I and many others expected it lost nearly half of its value on that day. If anything one should be placing bets on the stock to lose more value as they don't have a good path to profitability and their "smart" phone (along with several other big announcements) was a massive bucket of fail.
Our class was a half-hour of typing, followed by a half-hour of lunch, then another half-hour of typing. I would finish so far ahead of the typing drills on any given day that I would have extra time on my hands before lunch, so I would usually go write a trivial loop before leaving for lunch. Almost invariably I would get back after lunch to find that the teacher had reset my computer. This wasn't all bad, though, as it gave me something to do in the second half.
They said how to say "computer" in Navajo, but not how to say "droid". They only explained that R2D2 would be a concept along the lines of "metal thing on wheels that is alive".
Or they could have just called it R2D2. One doesn't generally translate names into a description, but into a translated name, or if none is available, then the closest phonetic match.
Sure, but our brilliant slashdot-mangled summary told us
Listen to this article and how 'computer' and 'droid' would translate.
So if someone were to click on the article and listen to it hoping to hear a Navajo expression of "droid" they would be sadly disappointed. The audio clip does give the Navajo expression for "computer" but not for "droid".
So maybe, just maybe, we've enough debt and oppression afoot to question whether this was all a swift idea, and consider an alternative.
So then why only question those amendments? Why not assemble a constitutional congress and reevaluate the entire thing? Congress has the power to do it, I think it is probably time they do so. That would probably settle things pretty quickly, as it would encourage the conservative southern states to team up and leave the union so that the north can prosper.
I for one don't expect that this country as we know it will last more than another 20 years. And I would much rather see it dissolved peacefully than violently.
The misspelling of Koch's name was deliberate, though.
Oddly enough I didn't notice the h->k substitution in your message, I had to go back to find it. That might mean I'm due to have my eyes checked again - once I can find an ophthalmology office that can correctly bill me, that is. Clearly, all the bullshit - complete with collections calls that never should have happened - is well worth it to live in a country free from evil, evil, socialism.
Giving me the money I put in social security for the last forty years back is waste to them, as is feeding the hungry, spending on scientific research, etc
The last part of that in particular is why I keep ending up voting for democrats instead of third-party candidates. If the GOP get their way I will be unemployed, so even though I don't approve of what the democrats have actually done for most of their "action", I will keep voting for democrats to try to slow down the GOP effort to destroy my ability to work and contribute to the world.
If so, they are epically slow learners then when it comes down to the greenhouse effect.
Nice, even though I was referring to the fictional future terraformed Venus in "Nobots."
I must confess to having not read every one of your recent chapters closely. Interesting fiction but I just haven't had much time for fiction lately.
That is, apart from the political fiction that permeates slashdot discussions.
Odd how every Republican President since Hoover presided over a recession or even worse economic disaster, isn't it? Or how every Republican President in almost the last half century has started a war. Even odder is how nobody seems to notice that.
Which is another argument for classifying Obama as another Republican - or at the very least, another conservative.
The only three kinds of conservatives are rich ones, stupid ones, and brainwashed ones.
I'm not entirely sure how to distinguish between the second and third types.
And while I have your ear (if you're reading this, that is), can you tell me why I never get moderator points any more? I used to get them at least once a month or so, but it has probably been two years now since I last had any points. Similarly if you could enlighten us as to why some people (apparently) receive 15 points at a time while I pretty much always received only 5, that might be interesting to hear as well.