The first and second versions had i5 processors. this third one has an Atom. trying to make battery life numbers and heat dissipation better?
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OS/2 failed because:
It didn't come pre-installed on all the brand name computers, even IBM's own. You couldn't order a Thinkpad with OS/2 out of the box, only with Windows.
in the fair tax book which explains the proposed system, they explain that the initial rate is designed to be revenue neutral. adjustments that you suggest are for future revisions.
some degree of debt/deficit is not automatically bad. debt/deficit is degrees of bad depending on what it's spent on and what % of revenue it represents. current levels are bad but automatically precluding any would be bad in its own way.
Plenty of people think the government gives them money every month already because it does. At least in the case of the fair tax, it be for a good cause (making the tax code fair).
Taxing "profit" ? Surely you jest...
How about a "consumption tax" that exempted food, clothing and medical expenses? Everything else would be subject to a sales tax.
Because as soon as you have an exemption, politics will put severe pressure to add more excemptions. This is why the Fair Tax plan just gives everyone a rebate based on typical low income consumption of essentials but sales taxes everything.
Yes, obviously. My post was mainly to inject some mildly ironic humor.
You know what makes even more sense than that? Putting solar panels on fucking rooftops or on the ground.
It's a vicious circle; Have you not seen the pictures from Beijing? There isn't much solar energy getting through the existing smog for panels to cut down on the coal power to cut down on the smog....
"SCIgen uses a "context-free grammar" to create word salad that looks like reasonable text from a distance"
This is great for students who have lazy professors. Write a good introduction on page 1, a good conclusion on page 52, and use SCIgen on pages 2-51.
The government should fund a program to encourage more girls to choose airline pilot as a career.
I thought they were desperately needed as computer programmers.
Make the attackers go through the school district's purchase order approval process to get their money. The computers will be restored in a few months with no payout.
Congrats, you win the Internet Reductio ad Absurdum prize for at least several weeks with that one.
I use the stylus like a little pen. But my handwriting is still awful.
There should have been a flag officer in charge of the sector based at the station, and the station was woefully under-equipped when the show started
Except the locals who owned it weren't a member state for most of the series; they just contracted out station management to starfleet. What flag officer wants to be the space equivalent of a local franchise Securitas manager?
he went from being the slow kid with the helmet to being an accomplished physician
By the time you're a slow kid with an apparent problem it's waaaaaay too late for genetic engineering. That stuff needs to be done at the time of fertilization.
A billion dollar program to tell screeners that the Arab guy or black guy who is shaking like a leaf, mumbling "allah-ackbar" over-and-over under his breath, and wants to check a huge bag should maybe be singled out for additional screening.
This is why the ACLU is involved. To imply Arab guys mumbling "allah-ackbar" with one way tickets might need extra screening is clearly just racism.