The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. And you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy.
My wife and I threw the wedding we both wanted. We planned the whole thing together. It was her second marriage but my first (and hopefully only). It was huge and expensive. The food was fantastic. We invited everyone we wanted to be there. We're huge jazz nerds and we had an eighteen-piece big band. Our parents planned nothing (it was our money, after all). We're still paying for it two years later.
We loved every moment. Neither one of us would change a single thing.
We do not operate under the assumption that every day is going to be like our wedding day. We do not suffer fairy-tale delusions. Marriage is work. We're parents now. It's more work.
Don't kid yourself. People have been disagreeing with you right and left. That's the general equivalent to being downmodded.
Please, stop speaking for all geeks.
Erm, geek bride or no, most women have been planning their wedding since childhood. My lovely geek bride had no problem at all with "a day of attention seeking" as you put it. And she's plenty smart
You probably mean flair. Flare would not be a desirable characteristic of a wedding invitation.
Better question: does Greedo shoot?
Nobody in this thread suggested that it be a wholesale replacement for current energy sources. Supplementing generation capacity with alternative methods is a good idea.
"Stop innovating! It'll never work!"
The amount of anti-progress rhetoric on this topic is really staggering. I don't really understand. Why isn't it exciting that the technology exists? Why shouldn't we use it while it's getting better?
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." -- Howard Aiken