Totally agree. And fuck Israel.
It's also amusing that you don't, are wrong, and are so smug about it.
So you equate liberty with government handouts? Bizarre, if true.
Priceless. That was simultaneously the most hilarious and sad post I've seen in a long while. Kudos.
"whole thing sounds a bit clockwork orange to me"
The Midnight Commander progress meter is for me the standard by which all others are judged, and is on my Things of Serious Fucking Beauty list. For years it has put to shame the fluctuating WAG meter in Windows. You know it if the network or something starts suddenly slowing down your move/copy - the throughput readout doesn't lie.
And tsk, tsk. What can I say, it's a battle between the young and the old internal geeks.
I also note sadly to myself that my old geek would scold, while the current enforcement mindset would encourage terrorist charges. And also noting that the fact that I would even _think about that_ is fucking sad.
"Why don't y'all take that badge and shove it up your ass. All up in your ass." I'm American.
Welcome to the forum Dr. Soong!
Joking. That post was a thing of beauty. And fwiw anon, I have mods but was moved to reply. So...damn given and thanks for reviving the old
On the whole, I would say no.
Building a reputation for quality is hard and restrictive. It restricts your ability to be lazy and make short term cash by ripping people off.
China can make high quality things right now. They just choose not to.
And though I feel it is crucial, I will leave the cultural differences between Germany/Japan and China unexplored so as not to incite a riot.
Really? Sounds like a bit more than that to me:
"While NHTSA says it has no reports of injuries or deaths linked to a counterfeit device, in its testing the counterfeit bags had "consistent malfunctioning," ranging from not deploying on impact to throwing metal shards."
Feel free to install them in your car however and re-sell the genuine ones for a bit of quick cash.
"wielding 50+ pound swords"
Swords do not weigh that much. The Wallace Sword is five feet six inches long and weighs six pounds. It's at the upper end of claymore size/weight and of swords generally.
My take is that he fully understands evolution and rejects it as a sophisticated ploy by Satan to trick us. I've met someone with this exact philosophy before and there was no reasoning with them on it. He too was an otherwise extremely intelligent person. Folks of that ilk have an impenetrable fall-back position from 'Satan did it' - it must be that God is testing us. I quickly realized that the only winning move was not to play.
Seems relevant somehow to also mention the really smart and rather wealthy guy who once told me that environmentalism was a waste of time because Jesus was going to come before things fall apart. How I wish I was making that up.
Actually, dropping that part of the sentence as false does nothing to the logic of the rest of it. The poster should have omitted it completely to begin with.
For sure, technological advancement SHOULD lead to a natural decrease in many prices over time. That isn't the case though because the money is losing value more quickly than the advancements are happening. The fact that even superior (let's say 5x) bread is now more than 30 cents per pound shows that pretty clearly.
And you made me curious too! The loaf of bread on my shelf says 1lb on the label and it was a little over $2 IIRC.