The point is "it might just of been" ought to be "it might just have been". The incorrect "of" probably comes from the fact that the pronunciation of the contraction "might have"->"might've" sounds a lot like "might of".
drfuchs writes: `Glorification of the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster offends [our] religious feelings [which is against the law]' explained the leader of a Russian Orthodox group that joined in the melee. The Huffington Post has a `video show[ing] members of the police chasing Pastafarians through the streets, who can be recognized by the strainers on their heads.' Not to mention their otherwise generally nerdy appearance.
The Internet wouldn't even EXIST if the Ron/Randoms had been in power in the 1970's, and now they figure they have something useful to say about how it ought to work? I suppose their "Internet Freedom" must mean that they want us to be free of the Internet entirely...
But that does not mean that in all puzzles with more than 17 clues you can remove a clue and still have a unique solution. This makes the last sentence in the main post kind of meaningless; plenty of (x+1)-clue puzzles are harder than some x-clue ones.
drfuchs writes: Reed Hastings writes to Netflix subscribers that he's very sorry, and to show his contrition he's going to make things even worse! No price-rise rollback; just a jettisoning of the DVD mailing into a different business entity: "Qwikster". No shared queue, no shared website. I think he's lost his marbles.
"Why," you may ask, "was the internal wiring so insanely packed?" The length of each point-to-point wire was individually calibrated, such that all the signals to each gate arrived at the same moment, so you didn't need flip-flops to latch values in the flow of the circuits. Kind of a "just-in-time delivery" of electrons; and each layer of buffering avoided saved you delay along the pipeline. I don't think this sort of scheme was used on any other mainframe.
David Gerard writes "Stuck with that one Windows app you can't get rid of? Rejoice — Wine 1.2 is officially released! Apart from running pretty much any Windows application on Unix better than 1.0 (from 2008), major new features include 64-bit support, bi-directional text, and translation into thirty languages. And, of course, DirectX 9 is well-supported and DirectX 10 is getting better. Packages should hit the distros over the weekend, or you can get the source now."