I find it odd that the article mentions absolutely NOTHING about the implications of this discovery as it pertains to life on other planets.
Lego sets of the past decade or so have been mostly build-it-once kits, and then you have a toy that the kid either plays with or leaves on the shelf.
That would be the decade before the previous one. They've sort of got their act together a bit recently.
I know because I've been looking at some today. Sadly I'll have too be patient, hog junior is still at the duplo stage.
Teknikally, any words with "c" kould be replased with "s" or "k" depending on which prounsiation of the letter you are using. If we kould kompletely eliminate konfusing letters like that, it would make our words easier to pronounse.
Then again, it kould be harder to program in sea or sea++, or to identify a P-See from a Mak. But we kould kope, I suspekt.
The folks who work on KDE would love to see this, because their spelling of everything now makes sense, except Konkeror of kourse.
So there's two letters we kould kompletely eliminate.
"Z" is also similar to "s" in pronounsiation, so we kould probably drop it and have little konfusion. There'd be a little, but it would be klose to sero.
Three letters eliminated with no losses to clarity of the language. Suksess!
If you're dealing with freestanding bookcases, the extra three and a fraction inches doesn't usually make a big difference on most walls. But there are times when that extra can mean that you have to go to a smaller bookcase.
If you are dealing with built-in bookcases, it can be critical, assuming that you have competent contractors and carpenters.
Also, I don't know about you, but I like to listen to the radio while driving.
Every car radio I have ever seen had an EXTERNAL antanna.
My new Honda Odyssey supposedly has it built into the windshield, although I can't spot it.
It's not as if they are somehow helpless to prevent fraud. Based on a $600 cost for the phone, I figure if they can keep fraud below 97%, they save money. Considering that insurance fraud is a serious crime, it takes a great deal of contempt and/or spite to believe that after their best efforts to prevent fraud and given the severe penalties if fraud is discovered that over 97% of all claims of serious disability requiring an assistive device will be frauds.
"Was it a real windows 2000 cd, or just a pirated cd? "
Wouldn't matter, necessarily....
IIRC, late-90's computers didn't alway allow for booting off of the CD, albeit it was becoming more common.
Haha! That's a good one. Although I'm sure the developers of the 250 games that have shipped with Unity probably care somewhat.
The Soviets successfully made becoming a Physicist or Radiologist desirable and even "sexy" objectives for several decades.
You mean when they weren't killing people for disagreeing with "approved" science ?
And, pray tell, becoming a physicist and certainly becoming a radiologist was magnitudes more popular outside the soviet "union" than inside. It seems to me Europe and America were the force pushing Russians to accompolish more, by setting an example, rather than the reverse.
Here you can find one of many Soviet repressive science disasters.
Communists kill scientists, and science. I can't say I understand why, but the Soviets did it. Mao did it. Kim Jong Il does it. Several South American states did it. There can be no real doubt, given history, something in communism (possibly the one-party-system and "necessary" imposed economic science) destroys science and makes people kill scientists.
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.