What good is it to be director of the agency if he couldn't streamline their processes? Don't like frivilous reports? Give bad performance reviews to people who write them. Don't like meetings? Remove all the chairs from meeting rooms. Etc.
..because despite catering to psuedoscientists, Whole Foods tends to stock quality (if overpriced) food.
Overpriced, I'll agree with, but quality? Almost all the fresh produce has "conventially grown in Mexico" in very small print under the high price. The majority of the organic food there is in the packaged and preserved sections.
Science fiction fans say they enjoyed Starship Troopers because they haven't read Haldeman's The Forever War.
This is a common misconception; reporters are free to report anything, but must face consequences if they choose to report state secrets and that includes who gave the reporter state secrets. Lately the whole question of what makes up a legit state secret comes into play and that's become a rather serious issue. But the reporters and their sources are not like Catholic confessional.
Wait a minute, they're complaining that press freedom has dropped because of Manning and Snowden? Who exactly doesn't know about that because as far as I can tell the press ran wild with it. Seems press freedom worked rather well to uncover quite a lot.
Because modern society isn't Balkanized enough along racial lines, we desperately need these gender classifications to further assign people into labelled groups.
Not much room for lots of admirals and diplomats at the top.
Are you kidding? It seems every episode that needs an admiral has a different one. Star Fleet always seemed remarkably top heavy.
If you can convert energy to matter and have a near limitless source of energy, where's your limitation?
Creating the energy in the first place is the limitation. Where do they get all that anti-matter? And while exploding anit-matter against matter releases a lot of energy,even if the energy to matter conversion process were lossless it would take whopping piles of it to make any noticable amount of matter.Create 5 pounds anti-matter by unknown process, convert it to heck a lot of energy, converted to 5 pounds normal matter seems like a lot of hoops to jump through.
Got me a coupon for heart shaped take-n-bake pepperoni pizza, woo-hoo! She'll sure be surprised!!
You misconverted centimeters?
Because the military finds out some company is launching a satelite that can take pictures at a certain resolution and simply contracts to exclusively access that. It's a great money maker for Google or anyone else who can launch one.
The analogy is incorrect.
It's incorrect all right, but not for the reasons you mentioned. If a software developer sees the problem with the proverbial bricks at the bottom and wants to fix them, the manager will say there is no time for that right now and get to on with the project plan.
My in-laws from China are always wanting to pick mushrooms out of the yard to eat. It's amazing what living through the Cultural Revolution will do to make you save every penny and eat anything you can find not nailed down.
Are they deleting facts they don't like or opinions they don't like? Editorializing can be subtle, for people who know what to look for. Or it can be in your face if you aren't so clueless as to be able to see it.
There's no arbitrage involved at all. Arbitrage involves different prices for the same thing. In the summary's own example, a cross-city trip is the same price whether from east to west or west to east. This story is about cheating the system into thinking you are only travelling a few stops instead how far you really went. That's completely different from arbitrage.