Secure that noise, would'ja please?
Secure that noise, would'ja please?
Niven's way ahead of you. It's a simple matter of knocking Uranus into a cometary orbit and using its gravity to move Earth further out.
I'm reading Larry Niven's "A World Out Of Time" now (after another slashdotter recomended it), and I'm almost where this is going to be explained. Good read so far, page 72 and it's already 3 million years into the future!
There's an app for that: http://dankaminsky.com/2010/12/15/dankam/
Mod+1 UP! 'Dankam' has been a godsend for many people with imperfect color vision.
I knew a guy who tested with a great aptitude for electronics, but near the end of the course realized he couldn't differentiate between the different color coded wires, instead he got work in home improvement field. This app maybe would've allowed him to pursue that electronics career.
The problem is that it re-enforces the stereotype and actually does cause certain behaviour. If you constantly tell one group they are a bunch of criminals and just assume they are probably up to no good then you shouldn't be surprised when it turns out they are.
The point of treating everyone equally is to make it clear that regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation or whatever you have the same chance, the same opportunity to make something of yourself. Of course in reality not everyone has access to good schools or good jobs, but if you keep re-enforcing that imagine it strengthens it. We still need to push to level the playing field, despite all the progress that has been made.
I learned a long time ago not to pre-judge another human being by their skin color, accent, heritage or whatever, doing that will keep you from knowing some truly wonderful people. When I meet someone I concentrate on their eyes, a person's eyes tell a lot about them at first meeting. Then talk to them. Pre-conceived notions often evaporate then, if you are open minded. Racists purposely keep themselves willfully ignorant in order to feel 'superior' to others, and they paint an entire people with the same brush. A sad, limited way to live, in my opinion.
"Currently, plans are underway for a reburial ceremony for the remains."
Well yeah, but where? Back under the parking lot where he's been resting comfortably for centuries? Another outlying low-key area where he'll be lost again until the 28th century?
That's right British people, make sure this murderer of the true heir to the English throne gets a royal burial with all the pomp and ceremony due him. In other words, dump his body in the nearest sewer.
That or it was an shitty product. I'm starting to remember the DAT/Minidisk wars..
-Ahh, that day i decided to rip my cd-collection and store the music on my computer, those where the days.
Yep, same here, never looked back after mp3s. I've even spent the last 6 months borrowing my local library's CDs and ripping them to Mp3. All that music is backed up to micro Sdcards and 64gb flashdrives, and now I have all the music I'd lost from the days of older formats, and far more. Finally it's a great time to be a music lover!
Yeah, Lance Armstrong used artificial stimulants to enhance performance. Armstrong shouldn't be punished for it, he should be rewarded, his face should be put on the 100 USD bill. The entire US economy is based on the same exact principle.
These Harward kids are doing exactly the thing that their government and the entire leadership is doing, so why all this fake outrage?
There are, believe it or not, good and honorable people in this life, they just don't make headlines like the others.
The reason you shouldn't cheat in life is this: You need to face that person in your mirror every morning, and like and respect that person. And if you can't respect that person you'd best change up your act.
You know what bugs me, in the U.S. there are all these cheating types who apologize AFTER they get caught, then go on talk shows to try to explain themselves away. Lance Armstrong saw the walls closing in from the Dept. of Justice, THEN he 'fesses up, to try to get to keep as much ill-gotten money as possible.
Sports Illustrated magazine pointed out that Armstrong waited until the five-year statute of limitations (on federal perjury charges) ran out before be confessed to Oprah: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20130118/lance-armstrong-legal-implications/
And he let Oprah interview him for damage control, since a lot of orginizations will be suing him for the money he sued them for when they said he was taking enhancing drugs. He even shed a tear on Oprah, crying for the money he might lose, not for the reason he said, his son's belief in him. He's a pathological liar who got caught in his web of lies, and he's probably convinced himself he can still get out of any future problems by lying. A sad example of greed and lust for fame, and nothing he says should ever be believed. I've known his type in my own life, con artists who think their sh*t doesn't stink,. Eventually people catch on to their game, and honorable people will have nothing to do with them, because once trust is blown, it's usually blown for good.
"The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was." -- Walt West