After WWII, taxes were very high for decades to pay it off. So I guess we didn't get free again 'til, what, the 80's? Ah, yes, Reagan's tax-busting. My taxes and my friends taxes went up, but we were young and just starting out, so we didn't count. Millionaires did well, and that's what counts.
He forgot the "stay off my lawn" part.
Well sure. Once, for a report, I thought I'd get away with something by using an old, unpopular encyclopedia. I got a C for it, which meant I did adequately well on copying from an encyclopedia as most of the other students did. I learned a good lesson from that. Anyways, nothing too much different, except "on the internet".
I on the other hand use it constantly. All about the Dinosaur I just read about. A baseball players career. Comparitive stats of a B-17 and a Lancaster.
I take it w/ a grain of salt when looking up something that could be controversial or self-serving in some manner. Mostly I don't use the wiki for that kind of thing.
But for the other kind of thing, I love it.
and hold strong to your chair not to fall from it while you are laughing. There is German imperialism, "Soviet-Russian" imperialism. But no, UK is not there. Rule, Britannia..
What? from the wiki..."Although imperialist practices have existed for thousands of years, the term "Age of Imperialism" generally refers to the activities of nations such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States in the early 18th through the middle 20th centuries".
I did a quick count: 14 other references to Brit.
That was an interesting article. Thanks for the link.
To me, the strengths of the BB are: the physical keyboard, good battery life, rock-solid email.
I will be issued the new BB shortly. No keyboard: I'll adapt, I imagine. I've have an itouch, so I'm familiar w/ soft keyboards. I don't think I'll ever be as fast as with a physical keyboard. I'm a touch-typist, so the adaptive typing may not be too useful to me because I can typically type out a word faster than I can look at the choices presented. Depending on the implementation, I might find speed gains with large words that are hard to type, such as "convenience". I could see that being very, er, convenient for me.
I still expect the rock-solid email. Battery life? I expect to do like other smart phone users: Always have a charging station available. Always plug it in while in the car. Etc.
Did you ever use or become expert with the BB's with the physical keyboard? When you switched to soft-keys, how long did it take to get up to the speed that you had with the hard-keys?
I like this idea.
My firm will be issuing me a 10 shortly. I'll miss my kybd. Eh, I've used itouch, I'll get used to it.
Wait until you see what they will get to actually make it work! I will bet the correction will be almost as costly, if not more so.
Yeah, I expect so, assuming a baseline of 200 mill a yeah, prolly another 2-3 years to get all the bugs out and the functionality in; similar to any large project.
"I was told that they only get this funding once in awhile and needed to "take advantage of it.""
Yeah, uncertain revenue streams are a beach.
"only to recall them and basically admit compleet failure of the project. ".
Do all your systems and plans roll out effortlessly? Neither did this one.
What you do is analyze it and fix the issues. And roll it out again.
That's $634m to LAUNCH the healthcare.gov site. How many more hundreds of millions are they going to spend over the next year to -fix- it?
Well, extrapolating, probably another 200 mill. It will take a couple of years for the systems to be truly stable. Just like any other complex software.
You want *facebook* or *google* to handle my HIPAA compliant data?!
Why not build such solution as open source using brilliant minds who would contribute there time voluntarily to nation building.
This would be a "job-killer".
Gravity of the mission, whatever it is, has little to do with the cost of implementation. First step on the Moon was a gravely important mission, but it was easy for Neil Armstrong to do it...
That was a mission that had real gravitas.
oblig. "I see what you did there"