There are ads on Slashdot???
"Ireland" can mean either the island or the country called the Republic of Ireland, which is about 80% of the island. The Republic is not part of the UK, it is a completely independent country. Northern Ireland (the northern 20%) is part of the UK. The "Irish Free State" was the name of what is now the Republic of Ireland in the 1920s and 30s and is not a term used any more.
... if I'd ever heard of MetaFilter.
If you were the maker of Bitcoin, you could afford it.
Usenet is much harder to control than web forums, so making it useless by posting endless rubbish would be attractive.
I know it will affect my future buying decisions.
But if you don't buy GM products, they will need another bailout. You have to pay them whether you like it or not.
Why does chess need a "clear and predictable yardstick for greatness"? It's a game, not engineering.
I only go to work to talk to the people there.
... is when we pass through the next one!
Given a random source, you can produce another source correlated with it.
*Unless* the other source is correlated with the random one.
This one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK14
It should be clear you've got the choices wrong when the mode is at one end. My first computer had 384 bytes of RAM. This one has 12GB.
I had assumed that "Man of Steel" was a film about Stalin.
My phone battery has a capacity of 2.1Ah. To charge it in 20 seconds would require a current of 380 Amps. What kind of charger could safely supply that?