In the original Greek olympics there were only sports where the definition of victory/defeat was crystal clear (only track and field sports basically). The modern version of the olympics is the one with the judges, and which allows room for ambiguity.
I've always been surprised by the use of private security agencies to screen passengers.
You were surprised? Who should be doing it instead? Better private security than police/military with huge automatic assault rifles if you ask me.
Ireland must extradite those servers to be prosecuted in the U.S.!! We must put international mechanisms in place to make that possible.
Also a server should be able to hide in a foreign embassy to avoid extradition, and seek asylum.
What many people don't know is that over the 50 years of the Shinkansen, there has never had a fatality due to derailment or collision which is an impressive safety record considering the frequent earthquakes and typhoons in Japan (there has been a single fatality by the doors closing on a passenger trying to catch the train). Younger high-speed rail services on other countries already count fatalities.
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..base publishing on randomness. Slowly grind site's reputation to an all time low.
...all across the globe
CEO's choices halve share price over 12 year tenure..
Said CEO walks away with enough cash to buy NBA team...
What exactly is "science by conference coffee break" ?
...big financial criminals roam free! Way to go state attorney!
Of course Victorian clerks stood and moved around a lot more. They had to go bring the file from the file cabinet or go refill their Ink etc. Go light the candles on the chandelier etc. There was a bunch of different things to be done away from the desk so perhaps someone who moved around so much would consume more energy if he actually sat.
I'm surprised by people who see this and immediately think terminators and war machines. Why is it that when I saw this I thought "land transport". I imagine one of those things carrying me from home to work every day, assuming I'm sitting in an actuated capsule that compensates for the galloping. Until some issues are figured out, electric cars and high-speed rail will do the trick, but I think this is the future for land transport. Unlike electric cars these babies can JUMP at crossings thus eliminating the need to slow down or stop.
Virtual communities like open source software groups or other virtual organizations have an inherent problem with leadership. The main reason is that it's not so easy for somebody to lead unless others see him talk in person. Charismatic leaders build consensus by convincing others partly because they present strong arguments, but also because people like to watch them talk as they are effective public speakers and often of above average looks.
In a virtual community most of that body language, charisma and good looks disappears in asynchronous, e-mail based communication. So for a person to lead a virtual community effectively, he has to be super knowledgeable on the subject and have lots credit to his name. Like Linus does or.. like.. Vint Cerf or, dunno some other famous tech person.
He locked himself in a cave for 7 years to build this. Somebody should have told him that apps like these nowadays have a web based front-end. Doh! Back in the cave for another 7 years to make it web-based!
ps. I'm only kidding, kudos to him for making a very feature rich app and releasing it open-source.