Correction: Ubuntu WAS doing more than anyone to bring Linux to the desktop. There, fixed that for you.
The hardest thing is keeping myself from choking the living shit out of some corporate manager who desparately needs it due to changing the requirements every other day or so.
OK, I'll look it up. According to Websters: "Pandemic: occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population"
I don't think any of those you listed fits the definition. Just saying.
Never heard of the RIAA huh?
Yes the lead bird works harder but in fact does benefit from the V formation behind them. Mythbusters was able to measure the effect.
Unless you are off the grid and have your own wind farm you do not get all of your electricity from wind. Oh, the power company may charge you more but those electrons on the transmission system can't tell which houses are paying extra for wind power and which aren't. I'd bet most of your power either comes from coal or nuclear plants. (Yes, I work for a power company.)
Promote him! Seems like that's what happens where I work.
Tell this to Capt. Sully. When you are travelling over 200 MPH the closing speed is so fast you can't really react fast enough. Um, tell it to the Geese too!
An airline pilots job is hours of boring flights punctuated by moments of shear terror.
Come on! Everyone knows the first French fries were made in grease...
I've called Xerox support. It's not working! Clueless management must be their hallmark.
Umm, civilised people don't require the death penalty. However we don't live in a completely civilised society.
I lost hearing in my right ear several years ago from sudden hearing loss. I'd give almost anything to get it back. I have tinnitus in that ear so bad it almost hurts sometimes. Plus you have no idea how frustrating it is to hear a sound and NOT be able to tell where it came from. PLEASE fix it!
I returned my brand new Galaxy SII due to the horrid battery life. The large screen sucked the battery life down to about 6 hours with all widgets removed and an all black background, WIFI and bluetooth turned off! Since I need to carry a phone for work it just didn't cut it. My first smart phone lasted about 5 days of use before needing a recharge (Chinese iPhone clone). My next (Nokia N900) lasted about two days between charges and that is with many widgets, active backgrounds, WIFI, and bluetooth all enabled! Now I've gone back to another Nokia N900 since my first one had an unfortunate hot-tub incident. Plus having a real keyboard is so much nicer to use than the on-screen ones. Plus I have a full development environment on my N900! Can't do that on either iPhone or Android no matter how big the screen is.
I worked at Ball Aerospace years ago and found out the real story. NASA cut the budget for Hubble so that a final optical train alignment task was never done. The engineers had designed a laser test to check the optical path but NASA wanted to save the $50000 the test would take. So until it was turned on, in space, they had no clue how bad it was. Working with NASA was tough mostly due to their arrogance.
The one time I wish I had moderator points to mod you up! I keep pointing out this little inconvenient truth too.