Indeed. You can't stress that enough. The part of labwork I hated most was working with Tritium-labels. Sure, that plastic shield holds back all the alphas, but stuff gets aerosolized and that is not particular fun.
I saw what you did there...
All the harry dresden books, for example, decided to be in a bold fond in the version I downloaded. Makes purchasing them a LOT more worthwhile (which I ended up doing for the first few, until I decided to give up on the series, but that's another story).
I saw what you did there...
Ah, the memories! Here are some of the stories I've heard and or witnessed over the years.
Hey, I have a similar story from when I was working at Dartmouth College in the mid-80's. I was on third shift with two other guys, one who knew what he was doing, and one who was, uh, not fully technology-enabled.
For some reason, one night the latter person thought it would be a good idea to clean out the cabinet of our Honeywell mainframe. With a broom. A long-handled push broom.
This was on a weekend, when we normally do a full backup (onto good old 9-track tapes), reboot the system into protected mode, verify the system integrity, and go into multi-user mode. Well, we finished the backups, and tried to reboot. Nothing was working, and the diagnostics were wonky and pretty uninformative, and we (the useful co-worker and I) spent an hour or so trying to debug what was going on. It wasn't until we asked the third guy about the machine that he mentioned his cleaning. The boot switches for the IPL were on the door, and when he was in there cleaning, the broom handle toggled several of them, leaving the machine in its unusual state.
Needless to say, we asked him to avoid cleaning mainframes with brooms in the future.
FUSCHIA I really hope that was intentional.
Of course it was... it was a setup for another poster to come along and elevate the irony level via a similarly-constructed officious-seeming announcement in order to enhance the joke and provide, hopefully, additional chuckles among the fine readers of slashdot. Instead, by observing my typo, and failing to take the opportunity to craft a joke out of it in the same vein... why that's a complete waste of a setup. Can you help a brother out and at least continue the joke when the effort of a setup has been made?
This thread, however, is a fine example of depth-first self-flamage. For those of you who were in one of the schools that failed to properly teach computer science, observe and be edified.
Yeah time-shifting is nothing new. It has existed ever since the Sony Umatic VCR released circa 1969. That VCR was too expensive, so Sony went back and created the Betamax (anc JVC copied it to create VHS) in 1975. DVR is not even the first digital recording method - that was miniDV and Digital VHS in the early 1990s. ----- People have been time-shifting for decades. All the DVR did was replace the magnetic tape storage with magnetic disk storage. Nothing revolutionary... it was an evolutionary change.
On the contrary! Using a disk to store data is completely revolutionary!
Sorry about that... couldn't help myself.
I'm not an engineer so I can't comment on the operating ceiling of the the thing but speaking as a former private pilot, 9,150 meters (FL 28, roughly) is already well above the point where the pilot-in-command would be allowed to operate without supplemental oxygen.In fact, up that high you'd be messing with the three-holer transport jets and would probably need a pretty high-quality heated flight suit.
Erm, FL 280, right?
The actual history of "going to the mattresses" comes from the Joey Gallo and the war between him and the Profaci family. The term appeared in the headlines in the early 60's in the headlines in New York newspapers.
Also, this term appeared in the book "The Valachi Papers". From what I recall, it is supposed to mean getting serious about a mob war, where the various mob soldiers would live in rented houses/apartments, sleeping on mattresses, for the duration of the war.
Their Cingular bill is going to suck.
You mean it's going to be astronomical?
(sorry; I had to)
That justifies baseless claims about the benefits of substances that have yet to be discovered? Or claims that organic farming somehow performs better at providing these hypothesized nutrients?
No. No, it doesn't. Those claims are still just as unfounded and hypothetical as they ever were.
I rarely rise to the bait presented by knee-jerk naysayers and pessimists. *sigh* Sometimes my self-restraint is overcome.
I read TFA, and didn't see a definitive list of "nutrients" they were studying. There were a few, but if the ones mentioned were the only ones studied, then yes they missed a *lot* of compounds commonly regarded as being of nutritive value.
The history of the quantitative and chemical analysis of food has been one of misunderstanding and misapplication of principles. Start by looking at Kellogg and his odd ideas of a healthful diet.
I didn't know you could win an argument by appending a "Period." after your thesis.
Actually the correct steps are: * Present your thesis. * Exclaim PERIOD! * Clamp your hands to your ears and run away shouting "lalalalalalala cant hear you!", before any counter-argument can be made. And there you go, argument won.
Rush Limbaugh?? Is that you?
as a human overlord to welcome our bacteria inhabitants
Two percent of zero is almost nothing.