Physicists (whether it be on the cosmos or climate change) are starting to sound like Richard Nixon spin doctors. Which is it?
The reporters who present the physicists findings are usually the ones putting a spin on it.
The Economist includes an intriguing 'print only interactive' (see the PDF) and has some tongue-in-cheek tips on how to avoid being slain:
<snip>...sit back and grow older
You're not kidding about the advice being tongue-in-cheek.
In an unrelated function I saw an array declared on the stack, getting filled up, and then a pointer to this array getting assigned to a field of an argument to this function, and then a return...
Seriously? What function?
The person who's taking you to lunch has no intention of paying.