Then you're children should be quarantined until such time as you agree to vaccination, and if any outbreak is ties to your children, an electric chair is awaiting you.
...The accident was a result of engineers saying no, but management overriding the decision. With this introduction, Bob makes it quite clear that when we choose not to stand up for that which we believe, it can have dire consequences.
There are some things that bother me here. (And they should bug you too)
1. The engineers did indeed stand up by saying no, but authority didn't give a fuck. In the end the engineers did not have control of the project.
2. The engineers didn't merely believe, they knew. I'm sure there were test results and rigorous math involved. Yes, I understand the terms are too often used interchangeably but it's important to know the distinction. When some yahoo stands up for his belief in, I don't know, let's say, god, there is big difference. Belief does not require proof.
When you stand up for something you can't prove, that can have dire consequences as well.
Granted, this writer is a former preacher, and it shows.
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Australia needs Rowdy Roddy Piper!
why did their civilization suddenly die out?
Are you actually serious with that question???
I believe the OP was making the common mistake of personifying the system instead of the people. That is common these days. However, the classic maya vanished before that, around 800 C.E. While the people didn't actually 'vanish', their way of life did. While it is possible that the maya became victims of their own overgrowth like the romans, subject to the law of diminishing returns, it seems more plausible they just abandoned it when it no longer served them. Perhaps the city was more a project or experiment than an exercise in domination and superiority like it was with the romans. The experiment served its purpose and then the people dispersed back into the jungle. It's unfortunate that most of what they learned and recorded during this time was destroyed by those invading peoples you mentioned.
I'm not going to bother to look it up, but I bet it is more than 40 times, a LOT more.
Let's see, eh.
Ballmer's 2009 Total Compensation:
$1,276,627 [src: forbes.com]
Microsoft factory worker in China:
65 cents x 15 hours x 24 days (people work 6 days a week there) = US$234/mo [from below post]
Ballmer makes about 454.6X a factor worker. Not really a thousand times, but getting there. Not to mention these workers have to buy their own bedding so they essentially have no benefits. None.
Need to get 275MB of archives.
After this operation, 8,425kB disk space will be freed.
Such a beautiful thing. Show me a Windows system that can do that.
Explain then, how OTR http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/ makes a man in the middle attack possible, assuming I've authenticated the person at the other end.
Besides, all the other IM protocols (AIM, ICQ, MSN, YAHOO) have been using ssl/tls for years, right?
Yeah, so? Now you can use OTR (off the record encryption) which provides all the privacy you couldn't get before. No need for protocol encryption. All with the comfort of your familiar IM client.