Ball-shrivelingly cold, as it turns out.
funny, of course the norm for humans isn't leaders elected by votes.
Sure it is, and even dictatorships acknowledge this. What is a cult of personality or state propaganda but an attempt to persuade people to vote for the current leader and system, either formally or with their feet? What is brutal oppression other than an attempt to secure votes through intimidation?
You can't rule without the consent of the ruled, and a formal voting mechanism is simply a means of establishing who has it in a public and unambiguous way.
If you go to a community college you can get an associates degree, and then you can typically find a 4 year that will accept you, even for online classes.
And an associate degree is just as vaulable from a community college as a major school, and costs 1/10 as much. In most areas, if you are a working adult that lives in the city the college is in, you go practically for free. Once there you can transfer to a 4-year school for a bachelors and effectively save half your cost on education.
Only thing Microsoft does is handle the servers,
And Xbox One. It wouldn't particularly surprise me if this was a backroom deal to intentionally bloat the game to make it look heavier, and by extension the XO more powerful.
When you have 128 FLACs playing back at the same time, the dynamics change.
You can't stream 128 uncompressed audio streams from the HDD simultaneously, which means they have to be preloaded, which means you could just as well store them in compressed form on HDD and uncompress during loading.
yeah, but its a similar situations with politicians.
So true. How can you tell a politician is lying?
Trick question, they are never not lying.
What if a politician says: "I am lying."
A politician is always lying which means he can't be lying like he says he is. He's telling the truth. But if he's telling the truth, then saying "I'm lying" is a lie. So he's lying. But if he's lying about lying then he's telling the truth. But.... *brain explodes*
We get that too. However, when I look up the numbers of the missed calls, they are invariably reported as numbers that telemarketers or scammers use. I think that's happening is that Google Voice allows you to mark a number as spam. Someone calls you and tells you that you won a prize and just need to come down and listen to a presentation to get it. You mark it as spam. So do a bunch of other people. Google notices this and does what anti-spam filters do for e-mail: sends the call to the "spam folder" In Google Voice's case, this means you see that 555-1212 called, but it doesn't take a message.
As someone who is personally dealing with autism (my son), I can tell you that "being smart" and "being autistic" are completely different things. Yes, one group of people - those with Asperger's Syndrome like my son - can be highly intelligent, but most people with autism have normal intelligence levels. They just don't understand the "social rules" that the rest of the world seems to instinctively know and their senses can be overwhelmed by sights/sounds/smells/etc.
Imagine that you crash landed on an alien world that was a lot like Earth except that the sun appeared five times as bright in the sky, everyone talked in a shout at every moment, walls were made of a material which emitted a foul odor (which nobody but you seemed to smell), and the rules of social etiquette were completely different from any country on Earth. You'd live each day being bombarded by sights, sounds, smells, while trying to figure out the right things to say to people so as not to insult them and to fit in. You might get somewhat good at it, but it would be a hard effort to keep up and you'd need time to decompress. You'd have good days where you'd almost fit in and bad days where you just want to run screaming and hide from the world.
This is the life of someone with autism.
(Thanks to the kids' show Arthur for that "alien world" description. They did a great job in staying accurate while simplifying it down to something kids could understand.)
As someone with a son with Autism (High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome) and someone who is likely autistic himself (though not diagnosed because it just wasn't done when I was a kid), I confess that I am a bit annoyed that the AC would use "autistic" as an insult. Then again, I've also learned over the years that there are just some people whose opinions and actions aren't worth being outraged over. This AC is clearly one of those people.
Exactly. I read this and was horrified thinking that Google was shutting down Google Voice.
Awhile back, we switched our landline phone number to an extra mobile phone to save money (the $10 extra a month was cheap compared to a wired landline). We had been using Google Voice since the GrandCentral days and decided to port our "home phone" number to it. It cost $40 in one-time fees. ($20 to port the number and another $20 to keep our old Google Voice number.) Now, if someone calls our "home phone", it rings my wife's cell and my cell at the same time. We can take the call or let it go to voice mail. We can block telemarketers (mark as spam and they get a "this number no longer in service" message next time they call), but Google Voice tends to do that automagically already. (We see a number as having called us but our phones don't ring.) New features would be nice, but we're really happy with Google Voice and would hate to see it go away.
Not just tourists, but pretty much anyone. I take my kids to the playground and go to take a photo of them. I line it up just right with nobody else but then a kid runs into the shot. Do I a) Delete the photo? b) Approach the kids' mother to ask permission to keep the photo? or c) Don't care because the kid is in the background? (Hint: My answer would be c.)
What if I get home before realizing that the kid was in the shot? What if the kid was too blurry to be recognizable? Is it only the kids' face that counts? What if there's part of his arm or the back of his head? What if someone photobombs every picture I take and then refuses to give permission?
This law sounds horrible.
So, in your view, Typhoid Mary should have been allowed to continue working as a cook and making people sick because working was her right and who cares if she gets anyone sick/kills anyone? This is essentially what you are advocating. In fact, you are essentially committing your own "self-infecting with Bubonic Plague then strolling through an airport coughing on people" example. By not vaccinating, you are making yourself a potential infection vector. You are reducing herd immunity and making people get sick and die. This isn't just hypothetical. There are outbreaks of diseases that were all but wiped out in the United States and other countries because groups of people (who didn't grow up with them - thanks to vaccines - and thus don't know about the horrors of those diseases) are allowing themselves to be infected. People are dying. If you refuse vaccination, you aren't just making a decision about your own body, but are making a decision about dozens of other people whom you will come into contact with. You are deciding that people will get sick or die because of some misplaced fear of "toxins" and bad risk assessment.
It seems that these days, adding "with drones." to any old headline makes it newsworthy.
Yeah. Why would a tech site has any interest in autonomous(?) robotic couriers flying around the city? Tell me something about the sci-fi future we were supposed to have already!
Any increase in resource consumption results in an increase in price. Any increase in production results in a reduction of price. If the system gets to a point where consumption outpaces production then the price rises, and it can rise a lot! This results in people using less of the resource and finding alternatives.
The collapse results when neither the supply (because all oil fields are already producing all they can) nor the demand (because you must get stuff from place to place somehow) are elastic, and are forced past each other. At that point the resulting shocks going through the system tear it apart, and individual parts die from losing their inputs and outputs.
The problem is that developing alternatives takes time and energy; they don't simply materialize the moment you need them. But until that moment, it always makes more short-term profit to not invest in the research, so no one does. Add the enviromental groups who complain no matter what solution anyone tries, be it a nuclear plant or even a windmill, and you have a system reaching a local optimum optimizing for a dead end.
It's a great business opportunity. You can sell that land at a high price to gun nuts.
And then the gun nuts can combine work and play by selling tickets for zombie banker safaris.
"Honey? That guy who repossessed our home 20 years ago is a Chernobyl zombie now. I know where we're vacationing this year."