Ten years ago, I predicted a "nudie button," which, instead of removing people from live video, would simply remove their clothing (through interpolation). I do not endorse the use of such a button on your TV's remote control, I merely predict its future existence.
I came up with a similar theory years ago as an excuse not to exercise, for exercising increases one's heart rate. I concluded that exercise would therefore shorten my life. My girlfriend at the time didn't buy my logic. As a step aerobics instructor and science graduate student, she assured me that exercising only temporarily increases one's heart rate and that people who exercise regularly have slower heart rates during the non-exercising parts of their lives. I hate it when people use my own logic against me.
It's the old hire the guy who hacked you scenario:
This is the same in most industries. A degree from any number of schools gets one an interview. Experience and ability gets one a job.
The proper plural of thesis is theses, with a long e sound in the second syllable.
Until reading the blurb for this Slashdot article, I have never seen anyone get this wrong.
Some people mispronounce the plural of basis. It is bases, with a long e sound in the second syllable.
What really bugs me are people who mispronounce "processes." Its singular form does not end in "is." It is not a Greek word at all. The proper pronunciation of the plural is with a short e sound in the last syllable. Too many people try to sound educated by making the long e sound in this word. Currently, it backfires and they sound less educated. As English evolves, maybe this incorrect pronunciation will win out; but it would still bug me.
The incentive to incorporate is lessened if you plan on spending all of the cash generated by the business. For then you would have to report all of the income at graduated personal income tax rates.
If you plan to leave cash in the business and not use it personally right away, then incorporating makes much more sense. Here, the amount of combined personal + corporate taxes in the near term would be smaller. The time value of money in the delay of paying taxes works in your favour. What might the business do with its retained earnings? It could invest in assets to grow its own business. It could invest in other businesses.
Now with Fire explained, children should learn about Earth, Wind, and Water.
flame : Fire
solid : Earth
gas : Wind
liquid : Water
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I have owned at least three copies of this book over the years and have never got more than a third of the way through, which however is further than most people achieve when trying to read Don Quixote.
Movie houses hook people into going to theatres The one-price-fits-all strategy tries to keep us from rejecting movies because either the price may be too high from a cost-benefit concern or the price may be too low from a quality concern. Going to a theatre becomes the event and the movie is simply a bonus.
Theatres in my neighbourhood have taken this one step further by offering premium seating, where seats are larger and further apart, as well as being assigned. The premium charged is $2, which, based on a recent interview on the Lang & O'Leary Exchange seems to be working well for them.
This contrasts with concert venues, which charge premiums for the more popular musical acts. Concert venues are less concerned with repeat business as profits are calculated after each show. Movie houses need repeat business in order to pay their enormous fixed costs, with profits calculated each quarter.
I suggest the book: Build Your Own Flight Simulator in C++
I read a version of it over ten years ago, and it helped me keep a perspective on projects.
All the code is spoon fed to you.
You might want to download the $20K font pack?
Depending on your jurisdiction, using any of the fonts commercially could open you up to a costly lawsuit.
The supplied links are now "hot" (i.e. everybody knows about them); you should not want your IP address connected to them.
I witnessed a leaf fall from a tree and alight upon the ground at the aforementioned time.
The event occurred in front of my parent's home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
I'm on my second Eee PC now. The first was a 701 (7" screen). The second is a 1001P (10" screen).
The hardware has been well supported in the various kernels because the Eee PC's were popular and ASUS was onside.
The hardest part of sourcing a new Linux-flavoured laptop used to be ensuring that all the hardware worked out of the box.
It was often best to install a Linux-flavour on an older laptop to help ensure all the hardware worked.
However, older laptops had used-battery issues and, of course, older hardware.
I welcome these new Linux-friendly laptops.
Hopefully other corporations will join the bandwagon.
With a 12C at work and a 48G at home, the only calculators I use (and I use them daily) use RPN.
Most of the people I work with don't even try to borrow my calculator(s) because they're afraid of a supposedly steep learning curve.
Please note: the learning curve is rather flat for anyone who even half-understands how calculators work.