Ah, the party line. I had almost forgotten about them.
QFA has mitigated this problem for quite some time now. Simplistically, an index is built identifying files and their relative positions on the tape. The tape is loaded and then fast forwarded to that location to restore it. I had a 4-tape capacity "mini-library" nearly 15 years ago that could do this. A small single file could be restored in a minute or two.
Selective? Spare me...
Yes, you are surrounded by good from all over the globe. How about that foreign cane sugar? That's an example. Oh, and how about you sell your labor in a different country tomorrow? You'll need a passport, a work visa, or whatever else the country you want to work in will require. Some things cross borders easy, and some don't. That is the very definition of selective.
What was actually in the requirements and what the business customer thought was in the requirements were at odds. Apparently, a change was discussed, something was put in the requirements, and the business user signed off thinking her changes were implemented in it.
I've been using MetroPCS for some time now, due to their $25/mo no contract, unlimited calling plan. It used to be $40, and that was good too, but at $25 it's hard to beat.
So, my personal belief that something is untrue without regard to evidence for or against is not unscientific, but expecting data is dogmatic and therefore for religions? Okay, then...
As long as questioning the settled science remains "Here's some interesting data that doesn't seem to fit the models. What do you make of this?" and not "The models violate my personal view of the universe and must be untrue." you are absolutely right.
A team member from Chenai asked me why a script which EXECUTEd a PACKAGE i wrote wasn't working. First thing i did was run it myself via SQL*Plus, which is did splendidly, i might add.
If I could hatch and execute a plan like this, you can bet that I would set my sights on a prize a little bigger than a few 400 dollar iPads.
What I hate is companies who focus on people looking at porn. Why is watching 4 minutes of porn worse then 4 hours of BBC news? One giggled perhaps a bit and the other did not work for half a day. To me the second is way worse.
I don't know where you are, but in the US, that can be boiled down to 3 words: sexual harassment lawsuit. Way more damaging than someone just working half time.
You sure he wasn't using in jail? My brother-in-law has been in prison for 20+ years and says that getting drugs in prison isn't a particularly hard thing to do.
Congratulations on retiring again, sir! While I do love my job, to say that I'm not even a tiny bit envious would be a lie.
Oh, God, spare me the you ain't a ham until you can do 20 WPM code holier-than-thou attitude. That's the attitude that's going to kill amateur radio, and why at age 46 I'm considered a young man by most hams. I got a no-code license and had no interest in learning Morse until I got on the HF bands and got to experience firsthand WHY it was useful. I'm still not particularly good at it, but I'm learning and hope to be really good at it one day. But if I had to learn code, I'd probably have still said "to hell with it."