I semi-agree. I think the worst part is that when I wrote the test "What do you do at a stop sign?" and "How much do speeding fines increase in a construction zone?" counted for *exactly* the same. One of those should be an insta-fail.
I remember those ads for HSBC bank (but I forgot the name of the bank as soon as I left the hallway, and I was in that airport twice a week for months).
And I remember thinking "wow, that bank must make a great deal of profit on every customer... I don't really want to be one"
That's an interesting point. The test files for our software include 100% random files of 1k, 2k...2^n k bytes, which I imagine is exactly what random noise could look like on the hard drive.
And who knows what they would've been able to trade for food (which is the standard model for an expedition landing in a less technologically advanced area). At an antelope for a metal bar, they could survive quite a while (try building metal bars with Y-150K technology).
> though easier at the end of the series than the begining
That bothered me too, my best explanation is that the Marines would normally have police-style bullets (slower, emphasis on not ricocheting) to put down mutinies on an aircraft carrier. As the show progressed (especially after meeting Pegasus) they could be replaced with armour piercing bullets when needed.
90% of China is so different from the west that comparing city sizes is near-pointless.
I had a similar problem, the first "daylight" bulb in 2007 (from amazon.com) is far and away the most glorious bulb in the house (and it comes on instantly). The 3 "daylight" bulbs I got in 2008 from different companies were uniformly cruddy.
I wonder if the me-too vendors of crappy lightbulbs caught on that "daylight" was a word without a clear definition that would confuse people.
I AM MODERATING YOUR POST.
Of course here we have the observation changing the experiment: you can't moderate after commenting and you can't take a second candid picture (and many of my best shots are candids) if this works.
I imagine breaking the speaker is even easier than that. This is even sillier than DRM where you need to build something (or at least get something working) to break it.
But on the plus side, it ruins candid photos.
"unless you limit public urination to pissing in someone's mouth, it really isn't anywhere near as hygenic as breast-feeding is."
I'm having a hard time deciding where I stand on this. Can someone put it in a car analogy?
I think the key (at least in the public example) is how much good is done by the action. Even if you are offended by public nudity, you'd make an exception to allow a paramedic to rip off a woman's shirt to stop bleeding from a gunshot wound.
And I imagine most people agree that the nutritional needs of babies come above the emotional needs of occasional uber-prudes.
Not that any of that applies to the facebook example.
Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984