My wikipedia account is very old and I edit semi regularly too. I have my contribution revert by "asshat editor" before, but this doesn't discourage me from further editing.
Reason is I see a wiki article as a living thing and evolve over time. Something that might be accurate by the time I contribute might be outdated and removed later. I have no commitment to maintain a article forever, and if someone else maintains it, that's actually a good thing.
Remove/revert/warnings? No butt hurt. I just ignore them and move on. What's important is I contribute what afaik is correct at that time being, and that's helped other people.
Those ISIS hate gay. Shouldn't goatse be more effective in trolling them?
We nerd *know* tech, and trend to pick technically superior product. Layman pick items with seemingly better benefit-to-cost ratio(cheaper), with their limited knowledge. Just think of Firewire VS USB battle if you need example.
technical superior product(Firewire) -> higher manufacturing cost -> more expensive product -> less market share -> lose out
technical inferior product(USB) -> lower manufacturing cost -> cheaper product -> larger market share -> economy of scale+ecosystem effect -> win
TLDR: we pick a product because its better, but the same reason cause the product lose out to a cheaper competitor. Thats why we just can't have nice things.
American has it own share of assholery
And of cause the russkies shot down a few airliner themselves too.
That "divergence over time" actually occurs not that long ago. Right before WW2 everyone on the planet that use Chinese characters use the 1 and only 1 glyph, traditional Chinese. That includes China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan.
After WW2 China and Japan tries to simplify the Chinese characters in separate effort, resulting in completely different glyphs and the shitty state of CJK coding we see now.
Korea and Vietnam largely abandoned Chinese characters, may be except for person and place names for clarification reasons.
Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan all use the same pre-WW2 traditional Chinese glyphs. Thus they have no ambiguity or trouble for exchanging text at all.
FFS just use traditional Chinese glyphs if one want to exchange text with other kanji user. It is the "true" Chinese that everyone in Sinosphere understand for last 3000 years.
I wonder why the explosions are exceptionally weak too. In my experience a 1-inch long firecracker can easily crack a small gardening pot, and probably blow the gel block apart completely.
Actually you can still use gravitational assist with the sun. Burning your fuel at the perihelion will give you far more delta-V than the same burn at aphelion. Simple explanation: part of the gravitational potential energy of the fuel is converted into kinetic energy of the spacecraft; with the burnt fuel being "left-over" at a much lower orbit than before.
"cap/frag/score/win/pwn/save the princess"
I am under the impression that he frag/pwn the princess then "save" her at last.
Administration: An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. -- Ambrose Bierce