That was true before smartphones.
That was true before smartphones.
According to the NHTSAM, deaths per traffic mile in the US have not increased appreciably in the past 10 years. All that texting is either not deadly, or suppressing further decreases in fatalities, which is unsupportable with the current data.
But year-to-year variability is so great it's hard to judge short-term trends, which is what so many try to use to blame smartphone use for deaths.
And try to get a clear picture of trends on non-fatal accidents. That data is not well broken out for the casual investigator.
It's been my experience that lack of readily available data often means the data isn't it isn't useful for propaganda.
I was given a Programma 101 with all docs, fortunately, that just needed some repairs. It used an assembly-like language, and i managed to write a checkbook balancing routine on it. Then i gave it away.
I acquired an HP-41 soon after, that was much more fun. Balancing a checking account in RPN is simple.
To be fair, Governor Edwards is a Democrat... He succeeded Bobby Jindal, Republican.
seem to indicate that Louisiana is losing 3300 acres a year to the Gulf. about 5 square miles.
Plaquemines Parish is about 780 square miles, so if all loss were in Plaquemines, it would be losing about 0.6% per year land mass. Of course the loss is spread amongst 9 or more parishes, probably 10x the area total, the loss then becoming more like 0.06% per year.
This, my friends, is a Democrat emergency.
Mind you, this is an emergency to any family who used to live on land claimed by the Gulf, but not many do, as they are wise to the ways of water, and build differently there than elsewhere. I've played nine-ball in the Bayou. It's different there, mostly in good ways. But the Governor is certainly working this for all it is worth.
Nope. That would have been 'which one of your parents sells pork?'
Ford still seems to own 19...
Halliburton, Eli Lilly, U Michigan, Prudential, Merck are some of the more notable assignees.
Some of these must be subnetted and farmed out, but IPv4 is destined for obscurity, so why bother?
Still, reading RFCs and seeing Jon Postel's name makes me want to tear up. Miss him.
Don't we all, my friend, don't we all...
Janitor at the Ba Da Bing is a job? Your dad sells pork, right?
And I won't. Not that I don't trust them, because I don't, nor that I don't think their security is sufficient, because it doesn't matter.
I use Google passwords by default some, and not for many things. Some social sites and such I consider noncritical, and those I'll let a password manager/login helper work for, but some I cannot trust to any system.
And Facebook is proving to be untrustworthy in many areas - 'fact checking' is anything but, censorship is becoming common and biased, which it always is, and the management of my feed proves they cannot be trusted to do what I expect them to do. No surprise there.
They can't even show me what I want to see.
So no thank you, but Facebook is not trustworthy to me. And it is less and less important to me every day.
This project reeks of self-righteousness. I wonder what Ballmer's political affiliations are...
Let's guess. Or not.
Where I work, the key value is respect. This allows us to collaborate, to propose the best solution, to do what the customer wants and not what seems right to us.
Even then we struggle with egos, but respect is the most important value, and the core of the business.
When I owned a Saab, a splendid care save for the complexity and unfortunate influence of General Motors, my dealer technician was quite proud of the fact that he was trained and proficient in all repairs and maintenance, even transmission service and body work. Many auto techs are proficient in diagnosis, most engine repair, blah blah, but not in body work nor transmission repair. I was impressed.
Then I had a problem he couldn't figure out - it would stall at a stop, just die, restart fine. After weeks of thinking, diagnosis, blaming fuel, my Google searches found a candidate - and he actually had a used part to swap in and try. Bingo!
It took me a day to ask two questions:
1. How was it I found the solution?
2. How was it he had a spare part laying around to try?
Answer: He did know the problem, but could not recall it.
And my coders, bless them, are so damned good they need not test. Right.
And without testing, your post introduced a minor bug into the thread.
Fortunately it is innocuous. Some code is less equal than some other.
Every activity you pay for is a cost center. Everything that brings in revenue is a profit center.
A business is profitable when the profit centers deliver more value than the cost centers, and are able to do so sufficiently to meet the expectations of investors (if any) and sustain either growth or continuity.
None of this is new, but we do see efforts (not new either) to redefine success in business.
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.