Hanlon's Razor is a useful tool...but it cuts both ways. I use it sometimes myself. "Whoops, I didn't realize I was logged into production when I deployed that critical bug fix that isn't scheduled to go until next week! Oh well, at least we won't get called on the weekend about the error that was prematurely fixed..."
I'm surprised you're being modded flamebait. My first listen to the $299 version of Beats, I was certain they were actually broken. But no, I tried them at 3 different stores, and I can't for the life of my understand how they just don't sound downright bad to other people. They sound broken to me. The bass is cranked, but only in a very narrow range that makes certain notes in a bassline sound louder than others, and there's some weird kind of thing going on in the midrange that almost sounds like phase cancellation. I dunno man...
Well, my headphones were around $350, but they have significant amounts of titanium and kevlar in their construction. I think they're worth it...
I suspect it might be because her mom might end up becoming a presidential candidate soon...or am I wrong about that. I confess to being a non-American only somewhat up-to-date on the current state of US politics.
No mod points, so I'll just reply and say "me too". On the other hand, I'd consider taking one of these displays and turning it 90 degrees so I can see more of my code at once without scrolling.
Dammit, I wish I had mod points for this. It restored my faith in humanity a little bit...so thanks for that.
Ummm...unless this is a troll that went over my head, I think you need to learn how the numbering for Star Wars movies works. It sounds like you're talking about Episode IV (4), the "first" movie that was released in 1977 (when you were 7). Episode I (1) was the 1999 Jar Jar Binks showcase.
But weren't the real investments actually taxpayer dollars many years ago when the basic infrastructure of the internet was built? I don't know about in the US, but in Canada, that's what happened. Public pays for building infrastructure, private companies get it handed to them on a silver platter. Companies make huge profits, don't re-invest a dime into maintaining or improving it. Quality diminishes over time, companies get more and more nefarious as their monopoly power increases. The question I have is, why should ISPs free-ride over taxpayer funded investments?
Yeah, I think he's gotten both parts of "live long and prosper" done by now.
Damn, that has to be the best post I've seen yet for being on topic, while eloquently saying "fuck beta". Well done AC!
Thanks for that. I guess I have some more reading to do. This whole story just gets crazier every time I hear a new piece of it.
Pardon my ignorance, as I'm not American, but I'm confused about this. I thought that the two parts of the contention that you quoted were the "true" parts. Ie. that the website cost taxpayers millions, and that it was a no-bid contract. The part I thought was debunked was that there was any connection between Michelle Obama and this former classmate. Yet, you were modded insightful for calling the OP a fuckwit based on his first two premises...multiple times. What did I miss...?
So, if this contrast agent attaches to cancer cells more than normal ones, could it be used to deliver targeted death to the cancer cells?
Funny, I was going to mention this. I remember in the early 80s, holding the phone up to the speakers and sharing the latest drum pattern I'd programmed into the TR-808, or whatever. No chance in hell you could do that now. Now, I get on conference calls to do system change deployments in the middle of the night, and the guy with his radio or TV on in the background just ends up flooding the whole call with this horrible undercurrent of digital burbling. If it weren't for the insane level of compression, that would just be a bit of background music, and wouldn't matter. Compression on phones these days has made it so that I can no longer understand ANYONE speaking English as a second language to me. I never used to have that problem, and I don't have it IRL either.
Looks like "RTFT - Read The F*cking Title" needs to become the new baseline around here.