2001 Projected started just after 911.
2010 The FBI is $100 million over budget on the
2011 The FBI's upgrade of its computerized case file system has hit another snag
One of our morning talk show hosts -- who's about as conservative as they come -- devoted most of his program to SOPA and PIPA this morming. As a result, a lot of people who'd never heard of it are now very annoyed and are expressing their displeasure toward their Congress Critters.
And the Congress critters are making meaningless noises of sympathy because it's good PR. But tomorrow, they'll be back to business as usual because Congress knows full well that when folks head to the polls in November, they'll (aided by decades of gerrymandering) send the same rascals right back to Capitol Hill.
I'm actually feeling pretty encouraged this morning. It has been a while since I felt that way.
That's because you, like so many, delude yourself into thinking that this kind of one-off stunt has accomplished anything. It'll be back to business as usual for you (the generic you, not the poster to whom I'm replying) tomorrow too. You'll go back to your stupid forwards and banners and "post this to your [status|signature line]" in the false belief that a few talking heads pretending for the moment to agree to with you means you've actually accomplished something. But, as I said above, in November, in aggregate, you'll just vote for the same rascals and go back to whining when they (predictably to anyone with an IQ over room temperature) behave as they always have.
This should be the top post today. I might add that in most districts, example Lamar Smith's TX21, the primary is the election. November is just a formality. GO VOTE.
Computer Science is merely the post-Turing decline in formal systems theory.