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Comment Re:The only thing out of control? (Score 1) 424

You may mean that Feinstein isn't a congresswoman.

The names are confusing.
Congress has 2 houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The people from the Senate are called senators.
The people from the House are called either congressmen or reps.

The only title a senator has is "Senator Smith".
While reps. get two.

Even though a senator is a member of a part of Congress they are not called congressman.
Even though they represent people/states they are not called represntatives.

Just to confuse things even more the word congressman isn't really capitalized unless it has a name after it.
The same with representative and senator, unless of course you are naming 1 of the 2 halves of Congress.

Congress as a whole/branch though is capitalized.
I.e. Congress or congressman or Congresswoman Feinstein.

And everything is capitalized at the start of a sentance.

And of course you may mean something else entirely and this whole post can be ignored.

The Military

United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment Re:Till... (Score 1) 35

There will come a time when everything is illegal, and it will be left to the police or the government to decide who to prosecute.

This way we can have the illusion of living in a democracy but in fact we'll be under the paw of an arbitrary power. Of course the normal guy who doesn't stand out will never notice it, but those who bother the rich and powerful will be quickly and effectively silenced, in a completely legal way. It's already happening, for example with patents and copyright.

Wasn't this how Egypt was ruled for decades?

Isn't this a reality with illegal immigrants in Europe and the US? Everybody knows they exist, everybody pretends they don't, they don't have any rights or any political weight.

Has anybody watched Lars Von Trier's "Dogville"?

Comment 1:59 as well (Score 1) 180

Last year on PI day I went out to lunch at 1pm
It took about an hour to eat - I could have film developed or glasses made.
Being Pi day I of course got the wonderful gooey food.
It was delivered to my table at 1:58 so I waited a minute to eat it.
I started at 3-14 1:59.
It just coincindence though.

Unfortuately there are no more Perkins near me anymore. :(

Comment Re:Motivation (Score 1) 529

That's one way of looking at it.

Some of the things I hate the most are unwillingness to learn and resistance to change. In a previous job I had, I worked with several people who were terrible engineers. People like that attempt to compensate their lack of skills by working very long hours.

As an example, they'd spend days doing horribly repetitive tasks. I'd spend a few hours writing a script and then those tasks would complete in minutes. And doing it all over again was just a matter of re-running the script. A few more minutes.

Guess who management loved the most. I'll give you a clue, it wasn't me. I remember having a heated argument with my then manager about lack of methodology and tools, and then he replied to me: You don't need any of that fancy stuff, anything can be done if you work long and hard enough.

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