Larry Ellison doesn't love boats, he loves buying trophies, including the Americas Cup.
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If there are whales living in the rather-small man-made and reservoir several hundred miles from any ocean, I think there are bigger problems than fishing with dynamite.
On the other hand, even if it were legal to do so, I think the Corps of Engineers that manages the reservoir might have some pretty legitimate objections.
Without a smartphone or other means of Internet access, where can I find where to buy a paper map for a particular city that I will be visiting?
The same way people did for decades of motoring before the internet.
On the rare occasion that I have to get something from walmart, I use the door by their automotive service department (yes, I know, not every walmart has one). Quick in, quick out, the register at the automotive desk works just as well as the ones up front, and often with no line. The only real downside is that only works when the service department is open.
Taking off in an unpressurized small plane and flying up to that altitude (granted, starting at about 400ft) in a lot less time than 4 hours (we took about 15 minutes) didn't "get" me or the other two folks I was flying with. Then again, we didn't get out and go for a walk at that altitude either.
Roommate of mine had a couple semesters in an engineering program that on paper were 27 hours, because he tested out of some low-level humanities classes. In real life, they were more like 18 hour semesters.
Isn't it funny how when your guy wins, the election was fair and free from influence, but if the other guy wins, the election was "bought or stolen by special interests" as if special interests and bought-and-paid-for politicians are unique to one party or the other.
I don't care which figurehead wins. Either way, "big government" and "big business" win, and individuals lose.
We'd like to push stuff to production faster, but our client usually only has one window a year when we can take production systems offline for upgrades.
As for keeping it organized...hah. Two weeks of pure chaos while the hardware folks are trying to get all their upgrades and replacements in place at the same time the software guys are trying to figure out when systems will be back together so they can do their upgrades, followed by a weekend of praying that everything comes back online the way it should.
A warhead could be considered a kind of cargo on a one-way trip, signature not required. Depending on who you're talking to, a scramjet powered cruise missile might be very meaningful.
Should be called "Y-Combinator Startup News" - very little of interest unless you follow "web-fad-of-the-week" companies and have a raging hard-on for social media bullshit.
While kids using buckled footpaths as skateboard jumps is impresive, it pales in comparison to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf0l3NO-35U from Wisconsin just a few days ago.
They're doing exactly what they've been told to do by the system that politics has created. To fix our schools, you need to keep congress's nose out of the process, return responsibility to the individual states and local boards of education.
If you're listening to the radio, however, they do attribute the songs they play.
That's rare around here anymore.
OSX (macbook pro), IOS (personal phone & ipad), Windows (work), Android (work phone), Linux (work, home).
If you count versions, variations, and individual distros, the count goes way up, due to interactions with various virtualized servers.
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