He doesn't know any better. He probably even carries an umbrella.
I'm not from Seattle -- 90 miles north of it. Anyway, I lived in Santa Barbara for one year and I went absolutely berserk. It rained only in January -- the rest of the time it was totally cloudless, and I hated it. The most boring weather ever. I couldn't get out of there quickly enough.
Where I live, there is always something happening in the sky and I love it. Besides, without clouds, you can't have interesting sunshine -- the type where the air itself seems to turn gold -- requires the just the right level of recent drizzle, thick cloud cover, sun peeping in from a shallow angle above the horizon -- you get the most amazing super-saturated colors. It's like living inside some special effect.
In contrast, bright garish light washes every color down to some shade of gray. And gives you cancer.
Telstra didn't need to be bought off. The option existed for the NBN to install its own ducts and pits. This however would have been ridiculously expensive
Because Telstra were threatening legal action.
The problem is for the vast majority? To use a car analogy its like using a top fuel funny car to go to the store for milk, they have more power than they can possibly use.
Take my dad for example, he is the perfect "Joe Average" user. he uses social media, watches videos, uses his bookkeeping software, the kind of everyday tasks the majority do daily. When the price dropped on the Phenom IIs to make way for the FX I thought "Well it has been awhile since I built him that Phenom I quad so maybe its time for an upgrade" and ran a usage monitor for a week to see how bad he was hitting the CPU,what did I find? 35%. That is the average amount of usage that quad was getting. Sure he'd get occasionally over 50% but that was only for a few seconds.
And THAT is why its really not gonna matter to Joe and Jane average, because their systems already idle more than they run and the prices are already crazy cheap. I mean I just got dad a quad core Android tablet for Xmas.,..think he'll EVER come up with enough to do to peg all 4 cores enough that an upgrade would help? Not likely. Hell I was the guy that built a new system every other year with a major overhaul on the odd years,now? My system is 4 years old and I have zero reason to upgrade to a new one. Why should I? I have a hexacore, 8Gb of RAM, 3TB of HDD, the only thing I upgraded was my HD4850 for an HD7750 and even that was about lowering heat and not performance.
Lets face it, Moore's Law made systems several orders more powerful than the work the masses can come up for them to do. Who cares if Moore's Law finally winds down when the systems are so powerful they spend more time idling than anything else?
Please please please -- do your level best to convince Californians how great Texas is. I'm sure many Washingtonians would even pay you for your efforts.
It depends. If you're talking about average GDP growth by term, then Reagan is 0.2% better than Carter.
But if you measure by presidency... Well, go see for yourself. I've posted the very recent study elsewhere in this thread.
It never sets as early as 3 pm. Even today, it didn't set till after 4, but that just means more time to enjoy a hot milky drink, like cocoa or a latte, while sitting by a stove or fireplace.
When France supported the United States in the Revolutionary War, I'm sure there were some criminals in the US.
The Assad regime was a brutal dictatorship. The opposition to Assad is made up primarily of people who are not at all jihadists. In fact, the freedom fighters have in many cases fought the Al Qaeda forces who came into Syria to exploit the violence.
When Thatcher and Reagan supported the apartheid white minority government in South Africa, they were doing so to preserve apartheid.
Mrs Thatcher profited directly from apartheid, since her husband had extensive investments in white South Africa during apartheid.
What is YOUR answer to that?
It's always better to oppose unjust, undemocratic regimes. 20th century American history is littered with occasions where the US supported the unjust regime and came to regret it later, in sometimes devastating ways. Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central America, South America, Africa, Cuba...the list goes on.
The subject matter never actually mattered did it? You just wanted to wank to the reaction of somebody that had a strong opinion on something didn't you?
And thick wooly socks.
I'm not being snide -- it's very comfy -- love it.
If you average the GDP growth by term, Reagan comes out 2 tenths of a percent ahead.
If you average the GDP growth by presidency, Carter comes out ahead.
I've posted a link to the very recent study elsewhere in this thread. Look for figure 1b.