The reason Porsche's are known for it is as follows: With the engine in the rear, traditional Porsches typically run much wider rear tires than front tires (to a greater degree than in mid or front-engined performance cars.) This has a number of advantages, including being better suited to hard braking up to the start of (and even into) the corner, as well as massive corner exit grip under power. However, with lots of rear grip available, and even more available under power, it's easy to get into a situation where letting off the throttle reduces the amount of grip available to the rear of the car to a level below what is required to maintain the current turning pattern. This means that the rear of the car can let go, since the back tires will lose some grip when "weight" transfers to the front of the car resulting in more front grip and less rear grip.
Model S fires are extremely photogenic, but as far as I can tell, all three of these fires involved debris (or firefighters) puncturing the battery shield and hitting the battery, rather than something spontaneous. I'm not an expert by any means, but I'd hazard a guess that the results would have been similar with a gasoline powered car.
But seriously, I think Ruby on Rails will be around for a very long time since it already has a lot of momentum, and isn't entirely subject to becoming stagnant when a single company loses interest in it. For better or for worse, Rails has a lot of fanatics that are utterly devoted to the project, which can be annoying, but it also lends an air of longevity to the project.
Also, there is no such thing as a good front-end framework that does everything you want it to do, but that said I would recommend checking out backbone.js. You'll spend more time and money trying to shoehorn a UI framework into working for a large application than you would having a few good developers build and maintain your own internal framework.
A technical solution to a moral/ethical problem is doomed to failure, as someone will always be able to work around the technical "solution". Stiff penalties for abusing personal information is actually a good idea, however.
"The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere. The journey mostly zips along the Junipero Serra Freeway, a grand and remarkably empty highway" Spend some time commuting on I-280 (the Junipero Serra Freeway) and you'll soon realize that it's clogged with people doing 5 mph under the speed limit in the fast lane...
I really dislike StackOverflow now because very useful questions are discouraged, simply because they are open ended. I've been on SA since it was in closed beta, and I really do miss the discussion-oriented questions and answers that used to be the norm, rather than the exception.
... most news agencies are for-profit entertainment businesses, rather than public service organizations.
The line between "arming" and providing cheaply for sale on ebay is pretty thin
... as long as your government isn't powerful enough to force Skype to let them in the back door...
This is a great idea, and I hope trains/planes/etc start using things like this. Building beam forming devices is something of a hobby for me. (I built a simple microphone array for "steering" audio recording.)
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that lawyers would ignore the advice of the judge and pursue ridiculous sums of money with no basis.
Communism has nothing to do with the economy. Communism is a political system, not a financial system.
I highly recommend "Learn Python the Hard Way". Best of all, the online HTML version is free! (as in beer) http://learnpythonthehardway.org/