Office thermostats are sexist?
Have I a story for you!!!
I put white bread in my toaster and it does not like that; the toaster makes the bread come out a darker colour. I can even put wholemeal bread in, and that is not dark enough for the toaster. Even when I put some of the bread back in the toaster after it has done its thing, it comes out even darker still. My toaster is definitely racist.
The pronunciation of the Australian long "O" is easy.
Say 'fuel'. Now, drop the "ee-you-eh" sound and instead just say the "oo". It comes out as "F'yool".
Say "foot". Now, say it like "soot" (rather that "sort".)
Say "roof". Now, say it not like a dog saying "ruff", but with the "ooo" of "rooof".
Say "kangaroo". Now, say it without as "Kang-gar-Rooo" with the capitals meaning a bit more emphasis (aka "Em-far-siss", as opposed to "em-FAR-sis").
That takes you along the road to speaking "strine" (the local contraction for "Australian", as in "a- Stine").
This **is** a highly politicised post. And, I will make **no** comment on the 'political' outcome of, or machinations behind, this legislation.
It takes only a few seconds to see that the prism / microscope / binoculars / rose-tinted-glasses through which this story has been passed is distorting the image spectacularly into a politically charged version of what ever is the truth.
For someone from Australia, as I am, it takes about 1/10 that time, at most.
The authors have used no restraint in being 'political' in their framing of the post.
The SlashDot editors have used scant / little judgement in editing the two contributors' stories into one biased story. "Shame, shame, shame!"
Do some selfies at places she will know in years to come: city and local landmarks, places and things that interest you, not just the local playground where you and she have been.
Digital pics have a date/time stamp, but any printed pics in a book should have a date written on the back and under.
You will be thought about regularly, but make sure that it is always a good memory you are leaving.
Your interests and accomplishments may be of interest to any men in her life; they will more naturally associate with those, so have something to say about your 'man' interests.
Geek credibility: do the Geek Code, and add 'extensions'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...
Explain a man's understanding of love. Link it to how your lady and you got together. Add how you and she decided to have a child. She will need to understand this in order to get a rounded idea of how to choose a man in her life.
(Assuming you can) Write some HTML in a small text file that says some of the important "Dad things" things in a browser. Suggest that she can have this as a remembrance. If she runs it, okay. If not, she'll remember it anyway. Your collective 'geek' will be passed on.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.2506 (not behind paywall)
> Can you tell me the thickness of a U.S. Postage stamp with the glue on it?
A: Get a pile of stamp sheets, measure the height, and do a calculation. (You did go to school, didn't you.)
Thanks, 'j'. You got the point of this discovery. It jumped out at me in the same way. The report makes the point that the covering of the shell would have probably been green so the marking down into the white shell underneath would have made the scoring stand out. If it had only been one scratch then it would be called an incidental mark, but it went well beyond that to be a deliberate pattern.
Frankly, I am still confused as to why it's not (more simply) "circular polarisation" that has been known about since the early days of radio.
In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll