How would I go about finding out about this? That's been my main deterrent to getting my ID renewed -- 14 bucks when the only thing it's ever used for is voting is ridiculous.
Drugs are profitable precisely because they're illegal. People will pay loads of money for something if they want it bad enough, and since the supply is relatively limited...
Look at prohibition -- after it was repealed, organized crime had to go into other businesses to survive. Ones that are generally less profitable.
Exactly. A man having sex outside marriage was never punished, but a woman who was even *suspected* of not being a virgin on her wedding night was to be put to death. And let's not forget the LOVELY requirement than women marry their rapists. That, right there, is enough proof for me that basically everything in the old testament should not be used as the sole basis for something in modern society.
The thing is, schools "need" to have multi-million-dollar sports facilities and useless crap like that, and they can't do that if they can't charge people 20k/year or more. Now that the price is up, it sure as hell isn't going to come back down any time soon.
I wanna point out -- when I finally get back to school, I am more than likely going to be running a 300 dollar netbook. And in 2.5 years of schooling, I only racked up a little over 12k in loans. More than I'd like, but it's been going down now that I'm paying it off. Not everyone who goes to school is a "me-too" idiot. Some of us went to school because we liked the fact that we could learn stuff
You know that not everyone who goes for Art or History or English Composition is there because the sciences are too hard?
I just like writing, thank you very much. Makes me happy to do it.
Having structure is good, to an extent; but when everything is so compartmentalized, like it is now, that simply is not going to work. College is far too "inorganic" -- things are discontiguous. Ever hear a student complain about how a class for their major is "something they'll never need"? That's a symptom of this, among other things. If you aren't showing students how the class will help them, they have no incentive to learn outside of getting a piece of paper, except in a few students who just like everything.
I lived in the "high-end" building at my old university -- we each had separate rooms and big beds, and that was all that we got above the normal. The internet connection has *always* sucked there -- to the point you can't use Skype (which *does* have legitimate educational uses, since my ex still goes there and I use it to go over papers with her) or browse YouTube or download large files you *need* to have for a class. This is in addition to being forced into the oldest open building on campus every semester when something in the building fails miserably, and not even getting a refund for the difference.
And then the school won't help the psychology department go to a conference, but they gave thousands of dollars to the African-American organization on campus so that they could run a fashion show. And a million-dollar inflatable sports dome. And tons of other crap with money, like buildng a covered walkway for a section of sidewalk that is less than 250 feet, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars.
Actually, I think as long as they make it about a genius who happened to be gay, instead of a gay man who happened be a genius, it will work out very, very well, both in terms of storyline and in terms of what it does for people.
Don't forget that the "OMG so many partners!" thing has been more or less completely debunked.
But I think the "once you have a girlfriend they all come running" phenomenon thing is a mixture of "Well, he's a got a girlfriend, he can't be a total bastard, right?" and "Well, I'm so much better than she is, obviously, and I'll prove it by taking him."
64-bit has compatibility libraries and whatnot for 32-bit binaries. It's really useful.
"Indie" and "Amateur" are very different beasts. And one of the games from a previous bundle -- Atom Zombie Smasher -- is fantastic, even if it has simple graphics.
I have an intel 3100 graphics chip in my netbook, and a dual-core processor... frozen synapse runs great once you turn off the useless background stuff.
Actually, no, it was B has no power to force Amazon to collect their sales tax since they do not have a presence in the state; it is the *customer's* responsibility. Unless everything I've ever read on the matter is wrong, in which case, please, show me ^_^