I was born in 1967 and was 10 when Star Wars came out - Born and raised in Vancouver. Everyone I knew had seen Star Wars. Many kids in my grade 4 class saw it multiple times. I myself saw Star Wars 13 times in the theatre and I bought every comic. I read the novelization until it fell apart.
I was also born in Vancouver (...well, okay, Burnaby) in 1967. I saw Star Wars with a bunch of my friends on opening day at the Stanley. We camped out, watched the early showing, then went back in for the matinee.
As you said, parents weren't stiflingly overprotective of their kids, back then. My friends and I were extremely free-ranging. Those were the days, eh?
typo,.. (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 25, 2015 @10:49AM (#50181561)
produce -> products
No, it's not a typo. According to the OED, produce is:
[MASS NOUN] 1 Agricultural and other natural products, collectively. Example: dairy produce
My house has the original opener that isn't rolling, it was built in 1983. Rolling code technology came out in 1993 [wikipedia.org], which really isn't that long ago considering how often you need to replace them.
Similar situation here. I have a side-by-side garage with two separate early-1980s openers manufactured by Overhead Door Company. Each opener came with two one-button remotes.
One of the openers was damaged in 1994 (a roofing contractor backed into the door with his truck), so we ended up with the old fixed-code opener on the left door and a new rolling-code opener (also by Overhead Door) on the right. The new opener came with a pair of three-button remotes. Two buttons are strictly for rolling-code openers, but the third button can do both fixed- and rolling-code. Now, I can open both doors with one remote. Very handy.
Anyway, the point is that some of these openers can last a long time. Like your opener, my remaining fixed-code example is verging on 33 or 34 years old. Considering how often it's opened and closed, it sometimes surprises me how it continues to operate so smoothly.
If you have "unfailing reliability" why change it? It's a weapon not a computer.
The reliability of the Lee-Enfield is not the issue. Rather, according to TFA, they've run out of spare parts to maintain/repair them.
Therefore, they're looking for a modern, off-the-shelf, firearm with similar reliability, accuracy, and stopping power to replace them.
Shit with these kind of stories, even the experts aren't allowed to be experts!
Well, it turns out that she isn't an expert in animal behaviour. Her specialty is zooarchaeology which is mostly concerned with how ancient people utilized animals in their cultural and dietary practices. (Disclosure: I'm an archaeologist who works on Vancouver Island where Dr. Crockford is located (University of Victoria). We hire people like Dr. Crockford to carry out studies like this for us.)
Meanwhile, she does appear to be connected to the Heartland Institute. There are lots of references to this via Google, Bing, etc. (Example: http://www.desmogblog.com/heartland-payments-university-victoria-professor-susan-crockford-probed).
There are also examples of her denialist stance from the Heartland Institute's own website (Example: http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2012/09/17/polar-bears-successfully-adapt-climate-change-scientist-says). A search of Heartland's site finds that she's quoted or cited on several of their pages, actually (http://policybot.enginez.com/results.engz?uq=crockford).
It's like comparing Kraft Mac & Chesse to your own homemade. Sure, making your own is less expensive and has more options for upgrades (bacon)... but Kraft is much more convenient if you don't want to sweat the details, has a nice box & packaged look, and a taste you cannot fully replicate on your own.
Also, something that do-it-yourself PC builders always overlook is the warranty, phone support, documentation, etc. that comes with a manufactured product (like a Mac Pro).
Those kinds of things are not free, obviously, but are almost never taken into account.
The only perfect science is hind-sight.