I see what you did there.
I see what you did there.
How about some proof of this 'celebrating'?
And no, the equivalent of 'We told you so' is not a celebration.
And as for the tsunami victims, as callous as it may sound, that sort of death toll is a known risk in Japan. They have been living with earthquakes and tsunamis for ages; the sheer incompetence of the TEPCO management is not something they have similar experience with.
Again, you are producing a massive amount of verbiage to cloud a fairly clear point: there is a lot of anti-science publicity coming out of the United States, and on the subject of evolution, most if not all of that is driven by the Christian Right.
Moreover, the United States is fairly unique in having such a vocal Christian Right that it keeps turning up in mainstream politics, such as setting the books to be used in schools. Even if their proposals keep getting shot down, the US is the only developed country where such religiously motivated anti-science rhetoric keeps popping up.
And even money-influenced anti-science rhetoric is mostly US-based. European opponents of AGW, for example, love to cite US sources for their theories.
Point me out one country at the same technological level as the United States where evolution is such a political hot potato that school boards seriously propose to remove it from the textbooks and I will concede my point: even though the Christian Right may be a minority, its visibility and political influence is a uniquely US problem.
A small subset of Christianity that is not so small in the US, and almost exclusively US-based. Yes, that is what we are concerned with, when it comes to the preposition that a modern society is turning away from science.
Especially because this particular kind of moronic fundamentalism is rather close to The Big Red Button.
No. Dave gets a bit testy before the big blowup, but that's something that a good professional should be able to ignore.
The proof is in the fact that those things happen almost exclusively in the US.
I didn't mind Arwen's expanded part, because it fixed two problems that any adaptation has to face:
Frankly, telescoping Glorfindel's and Arwen's roles into the character of Arwen was a perfectly sensible decision in my view, almost genius.
However, the Elves at Helms Deep, and Faramir as Boromir 2.0 was stretching adaptation beyond its limits, IMO.
Strange. Firefox gives me a nice dialog that defaults to 'Open with Document Viewer'. How is that different from a PDF opening in my browser? Or are you suggesting that Chrome does not first download the PDF to a temporary directory?
Let's say I spot you in a gay bar, and I start reporting that publicly. That can, and quite probably will materially harm you (imagine this happening to a military officer before DADT was repealed), even though it is the truth.
even have an aerodynamics research lab? How about something besides an oil rig and a desert?
Surely I don't have to be a fan of Iran to point out the idiocy of this statement? Iran is technologically one of the most advanced states in the region, probably only second to Israel.
Oh they're a Gulf state; they must be camel-riding barbarians who only know how to sell oil. I'm going to say it right out: this is not mere ignorance, it's outright bigotry.
If you discount what Iranian politicians say at political rallies, and take a good look at their actual record in foreign policy, then you should admit that Iran is acting far from bat-shit crazy.
In fact, if you go by acts rather than words, the batshit crazy powers in the Middle East appear to be the various proxies of the United States, and the US itself.
That's a particularly short-sighted thing to say. And I'm being charitable here.
Since no EPR/CRM product can be tailored to all possible business rule cases up front, any decent system will need a way to customise the way it handles business rules.
Now, whether that is done directly in source or by way of plugin modules, or with a built-in rule-build system is immaterial. In terms of what you are doing it is the same: programming.
There are so many "fuck the police" rationalists, because:
And finally, even if you were wholly right, and it's standoff between assholes and a police force with a few bad apples, it's the police who have power, so it is incumbent upon them to make the first step to change the situation.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers." -- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a particularly vivid fantasy)