The original Magna Carta is 799 years old; even after all that time, the concepts in it are far from universal even today.
pingback and trackback [...] are quite usefull to boost the popularity of your website
A DDOS just means that your website is *very* popular at the moment. So those under attack should be extremely happy, right?
United Air Lines: 700 planes, $100K each, that's $70 million. Their total profit last year was $400 million; so you're asking them to fork over 18% of their total profit, for *zero* additional revenue, and virtually zero benefit.
I'd rather them spend $100k per plane on safety improvements to help prevent planes from crashing in the first place.
these are also the people most knowledgeable on the subject and have the most to contribute.
How true. Most people don't realize that I am a demi-god with an IQ of 324; only I can add those unique facts to my Wikipedia page.
The aircraft manufacturer is Boeing. The fact that it went boing is news. What's beoing?
I always get much more out of a lecture if the instructor is actively diagramming on the blackboard. Maybe I'm old fashioned.
Yes. But why hand out slides? Why have slides at all? You've already learned more than the slides contain; what will slides add?
If you like notes, you were taking notes during the talk - which are more useful than slides would be.
How dull do you have to be to pay someone to do this for you?
Most corporations have entire departments of employees, who they pay just to install programs. And yes, the work is quite dull - but it is best to not annoy or insult your IT people like that.
You mean like Google Maps??
The regular Keurig machine makes filtered coffee; it is not an espresso machine. It makes coffee under pressure - more pressure than a drip machine, obviously, but much less than a proper espresso machine.
Yeah, I used to be a coffee snob too. The convenience of having a fresh, hot cup of coffee within a minute of stumbling downstairs every morning is worth a lot; not having to clean the grounds out of a french press is worth a lot too. Tastes vary, but with 50 or more varieties, there's usually something worth drinking. And, hey, convenience is what sells today; otherwise people would wait to get home to make their phone calls.
If I'm stuck using a Windows box, first thing I install is MKS Toolkit. That gives me a decent shell, vi, and grep - which will find anything in any file. No need for special search tools.
(And yes, I know about Cygwin; MKS is vastly superior to Cygwin, since everything just works in a standard DOS shell, it doesn't require it's own special environment).
Ethernet may work all the time - but there are no guarantees on packet latency. The basis of ethernet is that all traffic is equal; nobody has priority.
Which, to me, sounds all wrong. I'd much rather the packet from the collision-avoidance system to the brake system saying "holy shit stop NOW" gets higher priority than the next packet of Justin Bieber headed to the back seat.
If you are in BestBuy and you talk to an employee, you're doing it wrong.
Amazon.com is insanely popular in part because they have *no* sales associates, and they never try to up-sell you anything.
Whole Foods has many products that regular grocery stores do not. I go there, buy the product I want, and leave. Yes, there are some aisles full of oddness, but I just skip those ones. In the end, it's just a store; buy what you want, leave what you don't.
It's kind of like Best Buy; just because Monster cables are such a stupid overpriced quasi-religion doesn't mean I shouldn't go to Best Buy; it just means I shouldn't buy those cables.
Heroin has already become massively popular as a recreational drug; so there is no downside to using it in medicine.
A brand new drug meant solely for medical use - e.g. oxycontin - *will* become a street drug. There are many pharmacies that have been robbed or broken into just for the oxycontin; it is so bad in this area that many of them prominently display signs saying "We do not fill Oxycontin prescriptions - no Oxycontin on the premises". I think the point here is not to create another drug that will cause the same problems.
Can be used for good, can be used for bad.
Both heroin and cocaine were originally developed as medicine. Turns out that their potential for misuse far, far outweighs any medical benefit.
As far as new pain medicines go - why not just go back to using heroin? Cheap to make, easily available in generic form, and it's side effects are well known.