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Comment: Re:So basically... (Score 3, Insightful) 459

by verbatim_verbose (#44740831) Attached to: How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

> language never stands still, it constantly evolves, there is no standard

Yes there is. The standard is "don't look like an idiot". This may mean different things but most people would agree that writing emails like "R U going today?" on a regular basis in a business environment would qualify.

> the world changes. deal with it

No. Anyone writing emails that can't spell out three-letter words is going to look like an idiot even in the future. Sorry, but I don't see that changing.

The Military

Air Force Sets Date To Fly Mach-6 Scramjet 252

Posted by timothy
from the let's-go-dutch-this-time dept.
coondoggie writes "The US Air Force said it was looking to launch its 14-foot long X-51A Waverider on its first hypersonic flight test attempt May 25. The unmanned X-51A is expected to fly autonomously for five minutes, after being released from a B-52 Stratofortress off the southern coast of California. The Waverider is powered by a supersonic combustion scramjet engine, and will accelerate to about Mach 6 as it climbs to nearly 70,000 feet. Once flying, the X-51 will transmit vast amounts of data to ground stations about the flight, then splash down into the Pacific. There are no plans to recover the flight test vehicle, one of four built, the Air Force stated."

Comment: Re:I use a virtual card. (Score 1) 120

by verbatim_verbose (#30128676) Attached to: Senate To Air Findings In Web "Mystery Charge" Probe

Seriously, how can anyone on slashdot _not_ do this?

It's such a simple way to prevent these problems. My credit card companies let me set dollar limits and time limits on these virtual cards. You get to worry much less about fraud, as well as companies billing you when you no longer want them to.

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. -- James Michener, "Space"

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