Probably referring to the ESA engineer with a fashion problem.
Make it into the US version of Takeshi's Castle and have the wannabe perpetrators pay an entrance fee. Whoever makes it to the innermost circle is allowed to play a round of cardboard-tank-with-mounted-water-gun against 2 members of the POTUS' security detail. Also, make sure the web-streams are pay-per-view, the nation has a deficit to cover!
a twenty-billion dollar moat that was defeated by the ex-Olympic pole-vaulter turned terrorist.
I can see the new scare campaign: "Think of the pole-vaulters!"
If the alternative is to give someone else one and cash in on it...
Never was a username more opportune...
A private entity cannot enforce anything upon the populace, nor can they promulgate laws based on their ratings.
I respectfully disagree, just think of the way copyright has been "enhanced" over the past decade(s) by private entities like the MPAA, RIAA and their international counterparts. Private entities may not _enforce_ the respective laws, but they have designed them, pushed them through, and they make sure that the "enforcers" do their job. The populace most certainly has other problems to deal with and has not called for these laws.
Nerval's Lobster works for slashdot [...] However, he can't actually directly post the articles? So he is literally paid to _submit_ articles to slashdot, but can't directly post them himself? Isn't that a little silly?
Not silly at all. Any user could filter his articles if he posted them from his own editor account. That could very well mean a few eyeballs less for the ads. By having a regular editor post the submitted articles users can't filter this specific "source".
Your in world of trouble and pain if that capsule brakes.
Imagine the pain when it accelerates!
Been spending a bit too much time on aforementioned channel, eh?
In the nineties my wife applied for a job in the public sector. Applicants were not allowed to have worked in that same sector before, but had to have at least 5 years of job experience...
Basically what you're disgusted with is inequality of talent.
I didn't read that from GP's post.
Nobody calls for a general house-building-stop when a construction worker dies, or a logging-stop when a logger dies; a lot of attention is given, though, when a person with a high-profile job dies. While I don't find this disgusting - just human nature at work - the construction worker's (and logger's) life isn't worth any less. The dead will be missed by their loved ones, regardless of their talent or skill set. Those who remain should find out what went wrong, make the process safer, and go on with life.
They must be referring to the "flawless countdown" part.
"You're smelling it wrong"...
For chrissake, talk about waking a sleeping bear...
You might have been out for a Score 5 Funny, but you also delivered a plausible explanation for the abysmal parking performance of the guy I saw earlier today.