Here in the UK I bought an emergency phone for 10 pounds along with a 10 pound prepayment. The Sim will expire if I don't make a call at least once every three months, but other than that if I don't use it it won't cost anything.
If the worst that can happen is a wrong pixel in a computer game, then that's fine. But if I'm analysing data to be published in a scientific paper, dividing by zero means an error in my program, and I want to know about it and fix it. It doesn't really matter whether it gives a nice error message or a core dump, but it must be noticed.
When I go to a restaurant I want food, not music.
Most of the world calls this drug paracetamol.
My personal opinion is that business should pay absolutely no tax whatsoever. All tax should happen when people extract money from a business.
And which country should they then pay it to?
This is often asserted, and it would be nice if it were true, but is there any actual evidence for it?
... if symptoms persist, take one.
At least in the UK, the discrediting of Andrew Wakefield does seem to have worked. MMR vaccination rates have recovered, and are now at their highest ever level. Of course some people still believe him or have other reasons to continue the fraud, but the decisive judgments and associated publicity have changed public opinion back.
Yes, it's stupid, but it's optional and only exists for some ISPs. Hardly the great firewall of China.
And this is the wonderful world they created for us.
According to the article, the comment was added in revisions after peer review. It should have been caught before publication, but it's not the reviewers' fault.
One other thing: to catch this reliably, you need to have someone read through it who knows that it's the final version. Otherwise they may well assume that it's still an active question, waiting for views. And of course, you should always word your notes more politely!
We don't need social networks at all.
... there won't be any more camels.
The whole idea of inspecting the contents of arbitrary variables is a bug. Variables can contain any data the user chooses, and the fact that it happens to look like a function definition is none of the shell's business. Bash should have defined a single variable for the purpose in which all the function definitions are packaged up, or at least have defined a class of variables (e.g. BASH_FUNCTION_*) for the purpose.
There has never been a referendum on independence in Scotland before. There were two referendums on devolution: the one in 1979 was narrowly in favour but failed because it did not reach the required 40% of the electorate, and the one in 1997 succeeded, establishing the Scottish Parliament.