If genius is genetically linked with a sense of humour that could best be described as "Perverted Three Stooges", I'm Einstein's smarter offspring.
...but there's a keyboard I love even more. Nothing ever made, in my humble opinion, can match the old IBM Selectric typewriter keyboard. It was wide. It was flat. The keys were well separated. And the action on it was unparallelled.
I've got big hands (one of which has undergone some fairly serious repairs) and wide, spatulate fingertips. There has never been a keyboard I could get a higher speed on. I could actually go for brief stretches faster than the funny little type-ball could keep up with.
I weep bitter tears that it never translated well to computers. One of the DasKeyBoard models is close, but no cigar. And it costs an arm and a leg, of course.
We may have to think this through. Who, after the traditional wedding feast and midnight nibblies, is hungry enough to rip open the nice little box and scarf down their piece of wedding cake?
A cynic might suspect that people inclined to such behaviour might be...how can i put this gracefully..."girthful". Excessive "girthfulness", of course, introduces another factor into the social mix: the so-called "Beer Goggles Effect". I think you'll agree that under such circumstances, rational analysis becomes difficult.
Biologists have now discovered the most powerful oxytocin suppressant on Earth.
It is known as "Wedding Cake".
Methane's effect as a greenhouse gas is roughly 25 times that of CO2.
Do the math.
There are those who believe that the best use for alcohol as a coolant is external. These people are idiots.
Yes. It's obvious Microsoft isn't making use of all that lovely data. American companies are famous for taking less than they can legally get away with. (snicker)
It is said that we only make real use of about a tenth of our brain. And it has long been well known that alcohol kills brain cells.
Darwinian natural selection takes care of the rest. The weak brain cells die off, and in due time are flushed from the body. As more and more beer is consumed, more and more weak brain cells die, until the subject is left with a relatively small number of powerful, high-functioning brain cells operating in a cruft-free environment.
And thus, genius is born.
Ebola is only a real problem in Third World communities where ignorance and superstition rule, and health care is reserved only for the wealthy.
Oh...um...sorry about that. RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY SCREAMING!!!
...monitoring will cease after Microsoft has gathered enough information to make Win 9 as user-friendly as possible.
ROFL...kicking my feet in the air and gasping for breath
You're aware, I hope, that in science, a "theory" isn't the same thing as an English prof's "theory" about whether Shakespeare was the greatest sonnet writer ever.
If you don't know the difference, please visit a site like this and find out:
Is it true your god condemns the unfaithful to die moaning in ecstasy, one bite before the end of a plate of pasta in a wine/blue cheese/garlic sauce?
Looks like those curses from god just ain't what they used to be.
I don't think you're looking at the problem the right way. There was never any doubt terrorists exist, and that there's nothing they'd like better than to kill us. There isn't any doubt lightning exists, either. It can strike anywhere, any time. This doesn't mean I'm going to give up the right to go outside whenever I damn please to be "safe" from the small chance that I'll wind up falling victim to a lightning strike.
Actions like those described in TFA and what they say about us as a society are, as far as I'm concerned, a cure that's worse than the disease. And "knowing where to stop", in my view, is something citizens should be discussing and deciding for themselves. Paramilitary organizations with an interest in increasing their power and control shouldn't be unilaterally making such decisions for all of us.
As a law-abiding Canadian citizen, my odds of being killed by a cop with an attitude problem are a lot higher than my odds of being killed by a terrorist. So to my mind, the "kooks" are those who willingly trade freedom for the illusion of security, and cede their right to decide how much freedom to trade in without even a debate.