Yes, you can use something like NoScript in Firefox (and other browsers), but majority of people don't. In fact even I don't because frankly, it's pain in the ass to use.
Install NoScript and enable scripts globally in its options. I do this and it's like it's not even there, but once in a while when I'm on a shady website, it'll pop up and say that it blocked a suspected malicious script or XSS attack. Better than nothing.
Every weekday at exactly 11:00 AM, the UPS truck drives past my house. Whenever I purchase goods online, the UPS truck drops it off at 11:00 AM. What's the carbon footprint of my order? I would have to guess virtually zero.
I blame it on calculators where the evaluate button has "=" on it.
I once asked a young child who was smart in math what 4÷3 was. When he gave the answer 1.333, I said I would check it on my calculator. I punched 4/3 into my TI-89, hit =, and got 4/3 as an answer. The boy said that's not the answer and was confused that the calculator would say that. I argued that 4/3 did indeed equal 4/3, so it's a perfectly fine answer.
A calculator usually gives you an answer with a denominator of 1. For example, say a car is traveling 40 meters per 5 seconds. Enter 40/5 in a calculator, in it will tell you that it's traveling 8 meters per 1 second. It could have told you that it's traveling 80 meters per 10 seconds, and that answer would have been just as correct.
Knowing the calculator's logic is useful, because you can now enter "5 seconds / 40 meters" to know that the car is takes 0.125 seconds per 1 meter.
Actually, 75,000% of the original cost would be a 74,900% markup.
If I write a document in Microsoft Word, does Microsoft own my paper? If I use Photoshop, does Adobe own my image? If I Auto-Tune my song, does Antares own it?
I thought there was a law that prevented the makers of the tool from grabbing the rights to its user's creations.
Meanwhile, every public pool has a policy of emptying everyone if thunder is heard.
Being in or on the water in a thunder storm increases your chance of being injured or killed by lightning. When it strikes water, the current spreads out in all directions and dissipates within about 20 feet. And as the highest object on the water, you increase your risk. 13 percent of all lightning fatalities nationwide involve boats and water.
Still, the chance of injury or death is tiny. So why do people take all these precautions? The answer lies in just who these people are. If someone does get injured by lightning while swimming and the people who own or protect the beach or pool hadn't taken any precautions, they could be sued. So these people aren't taking precautions for your safety, they're taking precautions for their own good.
Sources: http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/indoor_pools.html http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/sd/annsum2005.pdf
For example, I wrote a free Gimp script for web design that helps create (what I call) a website window. I doubt it has an official name.
I would use these terms for those who create a website:
Back-End Web Developer (server-side scripts)
Web Designer (graphics)
Lisp Users: Due to the holiday next Monday, there will be no garbage collection.