Advertised broadband speeds vary from actual speeds. In North America, this is largely a result of "network overhead," and is quite modest. In Europe, however, the variation is often dramatic.
I live in San Francisco, where Comcast advertises 8Mbps. We actually get 1Mbps down. If you want the full 6Mbps, you have to live some place like San Mateo County, where they don't have insane oversubscription.
The Comcast drone I chatted with online asked me: "Would you like to avail the Comcast?" I don't even know what the F that means.
A friend of mine was high school math team captain, uses Mathematica at work every day, and owns a slide rule.
He also loves pro football.
I should have known!
Karl Marx quotation == bitter social science graduate who sold out and went into marketing.
Video of the game on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlsdNKPYw0s.
The article managed to work in a Karl Marx quotation--and it actually fits!
Dan Capra, a Fordham Law School professor, issued a statement in which he said that the fundamental question about the ruling in Safford Unified School District v. Redding, No. 08-479, is "is whether school officials will ever actually be liable for such searches."
"According to the court, the law on the subject was not clearly established, and so the officials had qualified immunity," Mr. Capra said. "But every case will be an application of law to fact. Officials now know they can't do exactly what was done in Safford. But what if there is any change of material fact in the circumstances?"
If they had called the cops, the cops would have been held to a higher standard. So any lawsuit won't win. (IMO, absurd.)
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.