Wait, are we talking about the guy who made the math mistake, or the guy who didn't use the metric system?
The taste isn't diminished THAT much by cold unless you're serving it ice cold. (colder than fridge temperature).
You may taste more of warm beer, but for some (including me) this is outweighed by the fact that it's warm. I find near room-temperature drinks (or food) of any kind pretty gross. It feels like drinking from a still swamp. Ugh. It's got nothing to do with the taste.
The same observation about 'warm' beer can probably be made about anything. Probably room-temperature sorbet has more taste than frozen sorbet, but wtf wants to eat that?
In summary, eating/drinking is enjoyable not merely because of "taste", but also because of touch (texture) and temperature.
?? I always drink beer out of the can. They're much more convenient than bottles (don't break), and there are many many good beers available in cans. I've never seen or tasted any evidence that canned beer is worse than bottled.
What an abomination. I hate touchpads, and indeed disable them upon boot. They always f up my typing whenever my palms hit them. I wouldn't be able to even use this thing. And what was wrong with the old thinkpad keyboards? I don't want chiclets!
What are they going to take away next? I bet it's the matte screen...
Four years? Not in Canada - and presumably not in the US either. The department average in my program was more like 6 (I took about 6.5), and I've known people who have taken as long as 10 to complete their PhD.
From some document I found on startpage: http://careerchem.com/CAREER-INFO-ACADEMIC/Frank-Elgar.pdf
"Median time-to-completion of the PhD has nearly doubled during the last three 2 decades (from 6.5 to 11 years). "
I can't stand the Model M. The noise drives me nuts for one, and I find them very tiring to type on. The keys take more force to depress, and the travel seems much further than other keyboards. The numeric keypad is a huge waste of space on my desk (does anyone except accountants use these?), and I actually have to use my mouse to adjust volume.
"Best ever made" is highly subjective. I'll stick to my $50 thinkpad keyboard, which even comes with a trackpoint so I don't even need to lift my hands to mouse.
"Slighty less stable"? Something is either stable or it isn't. Maybe the word you're looking for is "unstable". Not sure who you deal with, but everyone I know would notice and not tolerate instability or a crash. Modern OSes are pretty reliable. Kernel panics and blue screens are so rare that when they happen, it's noticed.
The solution turned out to be quite intuitive:
sudo dpkg -r --force-all librtmp0
sudo apt-get install librtmp0
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch
Don't I feel silly...
go to www.steampowered.com in firefox.
click 'install steam'.
click 'install steam now'
choose 'open with' from the firefox popup
Error: Cannot install 'libcurl3-gnutls:i386'.
Typical linux. Good luck to Valve - they'll need it.
I would purchase them again today.
Horses are not especially more intelligent than cows.
Horse meat is also very tasty -- I like it better than beef. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to buy where I live. One restaurant offered it, but there was a huge uproar about it and I believe they've now taken it off their menu.
It's really not fair that I should have to change my diet because of a bunch of loud-mouthed activisits. Either meat is legal or it isn't, and -- except for reasons of public health -- I don't see why some species should be considered 'OK' and others not.
You sir are an idiot - of course there was harm done. An innocent, intent, driven student was arrested for no good reason other than sheer lunacy by faculty with delusions of grandeur.
I agree he was arrested without good cause, but how do you know he is innocent? There simply isn't enough information given in the article for anyone to make that call.. What were these chemicals, and what were the quantities? i.e. 50 kilos of ammonium nitrate or a large vat of nitric acid is a little different then finding a 12oz jar of saltpetre and a bag of charcoal.
Don't immediately assume fauit with the authorities (except maybe for the initial arrest, which was unjustified based solely on a drawing and odd behavior), when it may just as well be bad writing.
If you spend most of your computer time loading and closing applications, booting or rebooting, or sifting through large directories of files - then an SSD is probably a good buy.
Personally, I don't spend much of my time doing any of those things. In the morning my computer resumes from sleep in 3 seconds. My web browser is still open, and I can continue from my last session. There is hardly any disk access. My work involves a lot of writing, a lot of programming, and a lot of MATLAB. None of these things involve disk accesses, because I already started these applications a month ago when I last booted.
Occasionally I play a game. Except between levels, there are no disk accesses.
For me, given that my hard drive is hardly accessed as it is, I don't really see the point. The only time I've ever wished for an SSD is when I run out of RAM. Make sure you have enough RAM, and - at least in my experience - disk speed is rarely an issue. I have 1.5 TB in my laptop, and couldn't imagine sacrificing that space just to speed up my once-a-month boot.
Agree with most of this - but I would also add variable width fonts to the list.
I agree with your concerns, but the cats been out of the bag for years. Video cameras are ubiquitous, as are telescopes and binoculars.
I wish there was a way to block these technologies or legislate them, but practically it's not going to happen. Younger people are going to grow up in a world with much less expectation of privacy, and with fewer taboos. In some ways, maybe that's a good thing, but it's not the way I want to live.
This isn't like anything else I've seen of DRM. This is just plain handy.
Really? Are you sure you're a linux user? apt-get install game
Steam is a glorified, locked down package manager. It's a system of locks that allows you to donate money to developers, except that you must first pay a cut to Valve. I guess that's not all bad - it's no worse than paypal I'm sure.