/dev/null seems to have great writing performance but has terrible reading performance. I wouldn't recommend it.
That's because it blocks while waiting on zero point energy. If performance is an issue, you can use
Government only rises to greatness when faced with an external threat, e.g. war.
Wars not make one great.
I call bullshit on this one. This works for three month at a maximum, and then you are exhausted.
That's the bit that you found unrealistic? The 80 hour work week?
Not, for example, the idea of fighting off H1Bs from a 22nd Century space station?
This was the way the system used to work in the 18th century: Dr Johnson had to line up a number of sponsors before he produced his dictionary.
This is completely wrong. The Statute of Anne was introduced in 1710, when Johnson was less than one year old. And Johnson was contracted to write the dictionary by a group of London book-sellers who approached *him* for the task.
Did you just try to make a point by beginning with "I read an editorial..."?
Are you ill or something?
another one says the earth will absorb the heat Which one do you trust?
I think I'd have to go with the one that doesn't redefine "absorb" to mean "magically disappear".
Linus Torvalds has produced the Linux kernel.
Whereas you, with your sneaking, sneering faux-politeness...what have you done?
I prefer Torvalds' approach, thanks.
It's been claimed that the real reason to ban DDT is racism. DDT kills mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carry malaria.
DDT isn't banned for use against malaria. Interesting that you're trying to make our that you're so knowledgable about DDT and yet you didn't even know that...
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Pressure? Really? Photons have no mass, how are they expected to apply a pressure on the hull?
Yes, really. The wikipedia article on Radiation Pressure explains it fairly. Also have a look at the one on Solar Sails.
Ahh, I see. You were referring to the youngsters born in the 1940s
Oddly enough, I remembered the creed as "Tha mi creidsinn" but when I Googled it it said "Tha sinn" so I assumed my memory was at fault.
but in Scottish Gaelic only conservative speakers use "creididh mi" (or more idiomatically "cha chreid mi" -- I don't believe) and increasing numbers of youngsters (and learners) are saying "tha mi a' creidsinn" -- "I am believing".
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding (I will get around to around to studying languages some time!), but that doesn't seem to be a particularly new formation to me. The Nicene Creed begins, "Tha sinn a' creidsinn ann an aon Dia" and that translation has been around a while. At least since I was a child and had to learn it at school