Seconded. I use these every day.
And don't forget that government support of public universities has been cut dramatically over the years. Many large public research institutions ceased being "state supported" universities and instead became "state located" universities in the past two decades. It's only going to get worse as the tea baggers insist on deeper and deeper cuts to everything but the defense budget.
$20, been around for 5 years or so...
The author conflates access to information with being smarter and in the process invalidates his own theory. I'm not necessarily smarter just because I can look up a set of facts quicker now than in the past. Just because we have access to the latest physics research papers via the preprint archive doesn't mean we're all magically more intelligent. Besides, since when does knowing more about the universe translate into LESS of a sense of wonder?
Last generation's compute nodes. We keep some around for utility functions after decommissioning a large cluster.
I always knew the All Blacks were created by Saruman at Isengard.
I was an avid user of Q-Link on my C-64 with a 300 baud modem. The closest access number was long distance and I was in high school at the time. Every time the phone bill arrived I cringed imagining what my father was going to say...
The report by the independent Climate Institute found emissions were rising faster than forecast by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with possibly devastating effects.
"Greenhouse emissions are rising faster than the worst-case IPCC scenarios," it said.
The UN body may be "underestimating the risks of adverse impacts due to increased warming during this century," it said, meaning events previously considered relatively unlikely were now more likely.
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