At least a decade ago.
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No no no no! What makes Top Gear what it is is the 3 personalities and the constant ribbing of each other. The American ones just have no personalities. I tried watching it for 3 episodes, but just barely made it through those and then stopped.
Half our registered voters don't even want to pay for healthcare for our citizens, why do you think we would pay for this?
Mine is extremely accurate when I'm at my desk working or sleeping, usually within 1 or 2 points (mg/dL).
The trouble is when I am active. When I play basketball, the lag between blood sugar and the interstitial fluid the CGM monitors can be extreme, like my blood sugar could be 40 when the CGM thinks it's still 120. The other problems is that in cases like this, I'm not sure how fast either insulin or glucagon can be injected. I mean, it's usually easy to deal with if I play moderately intense sports like tennis or racquetball, but full court basketball or weight lifting can lower my sugar so fast, I even don't always get adjusting for it (by lowering my basal rate and eating proteins and carbs ahead and keeping my basal lower for the next 24 hours) right, even after 36 years of practice.
A valid point.
This is certainly true for some software (GUI/UX-heavy sort of applications, in my experience). Linux kernel, Apache (and the whole LAPP/LAMP stack), FireFox/Chromium, etc. are all OSS (to some extent). Yes, I think Open/LibreOffice is FAR from competitive with Word -- so I guess I'm agreeing with you, it varies a lot; but I take issue with "the quality of OSS is too bad."
You're citing the same handful of great (yes, they are) OSS apps that most proponents of OSS do, but these, in my experience, are the exception, not the rule.
After all, if the ratings agencies had done their jobs a few years ago, we wouldn't be in a lot of this mess.
Many Americans are confused and think the Bible is the basis of American law or that we are a Christian nation. Which is amazing, since everyone should learn/have learned in history class in school that we are founded on a secular constitution that specifies that religion must not be used for law making or as a test for holding any office.
Sadly, in the US it's still the other way around. Most atheists here are still in the closet due to peer pressure or simply think of them as agnostics and don't realize or care that the world around them is still controlled by religion. If we banded together to form political groups as Richard Dawkins suggest, we could have a very powerful lobby with many millions of members.
The other problem in the US is that advertisers can basically say anything. You can make an ad stating that you run a network of psychics, that your political opponent is a child molester, just about anything at all. The only retribution may be that people will complain after the fact, but that doesn't stop you from getting complete bullshit on the air. Many people will believe anything said or shown on TV as facts.
Just imagine how much less national debt we would have if religions had to pay taxes. Why do we continue to give religion special status that they earned when belief was compulsory and religion controlled politics? Oh wait, in the US, religion still does control politics. Any politician who is willing to demonstrate that he is a reasonable thinking person by publicly professing non-belief in the supernatural will likely lose elections.
And those that insist I send them faxes instead of emails in 2010?
You mean I can stop using Mosaic now?