I guess good lubrication is important, yes?
Funny you should mention zombies and rabies in an article about a flu pandemic.
John Ringo just published a fictional book about a zombie apocalypse involving a customized rabies virus hiding in a flu stain
Under a Graveyard Sky - http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/9781451639193/9781451639193.htm?blurb
Now we know who sent the bomb
U.S. nuclear submarine fire linked to vacuum cleaner - http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/06/us-usa-submarine-fire-cause-idUSBRE8551DT20120606
So yeah, AMD is a hot mess
Exactly, back in 2006-2009 when manufacturers started coming out with low cost AMD Desktops and laptops, most fried or had to get their coolers replaced (sadly most people could only afford to do this for desktops) after a year. Heck, it was a lot worst in my country where the ambient temp is 35 degrees Celsius and 100 per cent humidity.
... the KJV Bible
Eh? Wasn't the KJV Bible published in 1611? There were still Roman Centurion's then? Or are ye refering to the Byzantine (East Roman Empire)?
Hence all the conspiracy theories I'd keep hearing about. Seriously, Illuminati? US Senate are all Jews? What the heck have my country mates been drinking?
there is no way on earth that a kidney is worth an iPad and an iPhone.
You saying the kidney is worth less than the iPad/iPhone? (GRIN)
Anyway, the case happened some time ago, so I bet the kid's crying now for the new model ipad/iphone.
Pilot V5 RT. It's the 0.5 mm Pilot V5 Rollerball in a clickable package. Ink looks great, dries much more quickly than gel ink.
Loved the V5 RT, but the metal clip keeps catching on my shirt pocket and damaging it. Nowadays I use the Pilot G2 housing with a V5 RT refill.
Or, if you're looking for a laugh, ehow says you should consider making a sculpture.
Please don't. I live in a 3rd world country where lots of us are still using C2D as primary/sole machines. And those with motherboards that can accept DDR3 would go gaga for these RAM.
Personally, I am pleased that a goverment is pro-actively taking account of new technologies and laying out a road-map.
Until recently, in my country, electric cars were not allowed to being driven on the roads (except on private land), because there was a law requiring each car to have paid road tax. That same law also stated that road tax were calculated based on engine displacement , which is not present on an electric car (duh). As such, until the law was ammended in 2010 (and set to take effect in 2011), the only ECars were golf carts and demo-cars that were ferried on trucks.
Open water piracy would take a dent as there would be no crew to kidnap, and there would be no incentive for ship owners to follow pirates' demands to reroute ships. After all, if you're going to lose a ship and its cargo either way, then might as well do it by not appeasing pirates.
Dude, methinks ye have not been reading enough sci-fic.
Piracy will still exist, as long the ship or cargo is valuable to someone. Maybe the pirates will involve the services of a hacker or insider. I can imagine boarding a ship to subvert the computer or sending false "storm avoidance orders" and ordering the ship to hangout at a certain port. Many ways to skin a cat, there is.
Most of the robot maid functions could also be covered by automated house.
Sir, I do not see myself plugging into the "wall socket"
If you've read The Diamond Age, the Primer is a good example
Even in that vision of the distant future, human intervention was required to make it work completely.
True, in that certain copies had people involved, but I guess it was more an optional feature, to allow the parent to guide or influence certain decisions, Anyway the primers for the chinese orphans were described as AIs lacking human intervention.
The differences between an AK-47 and an M-16 is that an M-16 is a finicky beast, but its also a more accurate beast - you will achieve rates of fire and accuracy with an M-16 that you wouldn't with an AK-47, but it comes at the price of higher maintenance requirements.
True true. While both designers of the AK-47 and M-16 (AR-15) were WWII veterans, work on the rifles that eventually resulted in the AK-47 started during WWII itself (SKS, Mikhtim) was started due to the designer's (Mikhail Kalashnikov) complains with their Soviet rifles, hence reliability in the field was prioritized.