Walmart believes "Customers want the accessibility and immediacy of a physical store." That is why their online business is doomed to fail. Yes, sometimes you just want it right now, but then you'll drive to Walmart or whatever local store will have it and buy it. But often you want the real online experience with unlimited selections and no hassle with trips. Why would I buy something online and then drive to pick it up?
Completely agree with this. At my local Walmart, if I order something for in-store pickup, I drive there, park, go inside, and then walk to the BACK of the store, where I wait for an associate. If it's something large, I have to leave, go to my car, drive around to the rear of the store and wait outside at a door until an associate comes out with my package and doesn't help me load it. Or, I can order from Amazon and have UPS deliver it to my door in a couple of days. The immediacy they're talking about kills an hour of my time.
Speaking of arrogant little fucks - yes, they DO have the right to take up a full lane of traffic. A bicycle has the same right to use the road that a car, pickup, or tractor trailer has. Exactly the same. You really need to review traffic laws.
I suppose it depends on where you live. In Texas, Section 551.103 of the Transportation Code states that "a person operating a bicycle on a roadway who is moving slower than the other traffic on the roadway shall ride as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway . . . " There are obviously exceptions, but as a general rule you don't get to ride in the middle of a lane here.
And suddenly the pieces begin to come together.
There was an article in I think Time not all that long ago, and the writeup made it sound as if notch had lost all of his drive and zeal. It sounded as if notch and the other owner were going through the motions and blowing through mountains of cash like some newly minted pop star flavor of the month with crazy expensive partying for the employees on the company dime. Seemed very dotcom.
There's some cool tech in this product, but it won't help with the most common bike collisions (#1 car pulls out in front of bike, #2 parked car door opens into bike).
Agreed. #1 is why I cut down on my biking. I would agree that bikes can be hard to see during the day, but most of the times I would commute would still be pitch dark in the morning with almost no one on the road. My bike is a rolling, blinking LED Christmas tree, and people STILL don't process it as a human being on a bicycle and pull out in front of me. Really scary. I decided that if people don't process the blinking object as a person, I was running the risk of being T-boned.
I think what they are saying is - this won't stop being hyper-competitive. Most will not end up getting that tenured professorship. But a reasonable period in academia of 4 or 5 years for a PhD should be enough to differentiate candidates and put them on that track or not, instead of leading people along for 7+ years before flushing them. Put the rest out of their misery sooner so they can go do whatever they are going to end up doing in industry.
I'm not sure most people here understand how it works to get a Ph.D. in the humanities. For example, in history the years long effort to finish a Ph.D. program happens because it takes a long time to do original research and scholarship that contributes original scholarship to the field. A history grad student can finish her coursework fairly quickly and take comprehensive exams. I have known people who had read SO MUCH and remembered SO MUCH that they were probably ready for comps day one. It's the period after comps that is so difficult. We know of history grad students who get to A.B.D. (all but dissertation) and then can never finish. The rate of history grad students who are A.B.D. and never graduate is around 75%. If you have funding in the humanities for your coursework you're a superstar, but that still does not mean you will have the resourses to finish. Usually, you can't get what you need (i.e. primary source documents) where you live, so you have to travel, sometimes for months or years, to finish. Paraphrased quote from one professor regarding this time: it's time to dig deep into your trust fund.
A wonder material that turns out to be extremely dangerous?
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I was thinking the same thing. Mesothelioma is a horrible way to go.
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