"Violent crime has gone steadily down since I was a kid so why are people are more afraid of letting their kids play unsupervised?" Crime has gone up in some areas and down in others. Down overall doesn't mean it is safe for Johnny to go play in the park outside. Don't be an idiot.
Not to mention loopholes created by the richest individuals so that they never have to pay taxes, all while the classist bullshit propaganda idiots can be happy that the "rich" are getting "taxed" at 90%
Until the past few years, most pre-orders were either free or a $5.00 down payment toward the game.
Apparently you haven't went to Drudge to discover that they, gasp, link to other news sites and do very little reporting of their own.
Just learn both systems. It isn't hard to learn both.
http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Parnassus-Apologia-Greek-Latin/dp/1882926730 Anyone with any doubts to the importance of Greek, Latin, and the classics in modern day life should read this book.
I just upgraded from 3.6 to Firefox 4. I cannot stand it. The UI is very counter-intuitive and I find that it takes longer to access things with the elimination of the File/EditView etc toolbar. I'm about to have to find another browser.
The stationary header or whatever it's properly called is driving me CRAZY. Of all the things about this I hate it the most. Honestly, I miss the TNR font and the look and feel of the old design (not the one that was just replaced, but the 2000-2006 era or however long it was around)
Reading comprehension? It means e-book sales are only 6% of printed book sales. So many people commented making the same mistake you did, I couldn't believe how many people struggled to understand that LOL
An anonymous reader writes "After more than a decade of research, Scripps Research Institute scientists have pieced together the structure of a human adenovirus—the largest complex ever determined at atomic resolution. The new findings about the virus, which causes respiratory, eye, and gastrointestinal infections, may lead to more effective gene therapy and to new anti-viral drugs."
People always forget to make this point. In fact, most are ignorant of it. It's not a corporate vs government issue--it's a market place issue. People want to have net neutrality, but giving the FEC the power to regulate will only lead to more problems in the future.
No. I should able to refuse anyone for employment for any damn reason I want.
A bit off topic but I always remember it being "an anonymous coward" not reader. I haven't been on Slashdot as religiously the past year so I hope things haven't changed.
Many businesses that reach billions of dollars in revenue often rely on government contracts and monopoly protection--patent law being the biggest of these. Without government interference in the economy businesses would probably be less likely to hit "billionaire" status. I don't doubt that there would still be some, just not as many. In the open source world this is (to some extent) playing out.
mark.leaman writes "BoingBoing has a recent post regarding Games Workshop's aggressive posturing against fan sites featuring derivative work of their game products. 'Game publisher and miniature manufacturer Games Workshop just sent a cease and desist letter to boardgamegeek.com, telling them to remove all fan-made players' aids. This includes scenarios, rules summaries, inventory manifests, scans to help replace worn pieces — many of these created for long out of print, well-loved games...' As a lifelong hobby gamer of table, board, card and miniature games, I view this as pure heresy. It made me reject the idea of buying any Games Workshop (read Warhammer) products for my son this Christmas. Their fate was sealed, in terms of my wallet, after I Googled their shenanigans. In 2007 they forbid Warhammer fan films, this year they shut down Vassal Modules, and a while back they went after retailers as well. What ever happened to fair use?"