If you assume reality is a simulation, which is not altogether ridiculous, it makes you wonder about life after death. Your consciousness, your "soul" is just ones and zeros and twos (in my head the simulating computer uses ternary logic), so why can't something happen to it after your simulated meat body dies? Maybe you wake up in the "real world." Maybe nothing happens. Maybe heaven and hell are parts of the program.
The only reason the 3rd amendment is still in force is because Halliburton would get pissed if they lost barracks construction contracts.
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But but but...STEM shortage! That's why we need all these indentured servants, because people like you don't exist!
My pitchfork is ready. Anybody got torches?
I think that would have been possible before everybody including your grandma was on the Internet. One of the great resources we have in this battle is the mob. Geek culture has become mainstream culture with everybody walking around with an internet-connected computer in their pockets, spending their meal times staring at the screen and their evenings browsing the web, playing games, and watching streaming services. Once the masses see their pretty devices become less useful and their services more encumbered, they will start complaining. This is how we beat SOPA, and we can beat the next atrocity, too.
...Ford is making the transportation gap worse by producing vehicles that the poor can't afford, and I am making the car analogy gap worse by making car analogies people who don't read Slashdot can't see.
Does she have a neckbeard?
Must have been...15 years ago or so, there was an SNL skit involving chat rooms in which a naked and hairy Chris Elliot pretended to be "Clair the filthy slut," a 16 year old cheerleader. Whenever I see anyone online claiming to be a young girl, I immediately think of a naked and hairy Chris Elliot.
That's what I'm saying. It's not actual compensation. It's a token effort, and an insulting one. It's like saying, "Yes, we realize you should be compensated. Here's an insultingly small amount." I don't know why this is so hard for you to understand. It's basic reading comprehension.
You cut off quoting me before you got to the part about the dollar value Chevron gave being very, very low. That's a token, insulting gesture. It would be better if they had done nothing and just said "we're sorry."
No, "we've fucked up here's pizza" is worse than nothing, because it basically puts a dollar value on the damage done, and they estimated that value as "very little." Reminds me of a movie I saw about the french revolution, and to show how heartless the royals were, their stagecoach runs over some kid and they flip a coin to the parents. "Sorry your kid's dead or crippled, here's a buck for your troubles."
They should have just made a pledge to clean up the damage and brought in some extra engineers.
Real men build their own chip fabrication facilities.
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We had similar cold weather in the south last year. Basically what's happened is two years ago massive, massive amounts of polar ice broke off and melted. This means that there is now water farther north in the atlantic and pacific than there has been. The warm air over this warm water creates a high pressure system. The jet stream is the band of cold air that circles the north pole. Its path has been disrupted by these high pressure systems, so now it squeezes between the high pressure system and the pole and then shoots down into the states. It happened last year, it's happened this year, it'll happen next year. At the same time, Australia was baking in record heat. July in the northern hemisphere will also be hot as fuck.