Can we send you grackles and rock doves by the boatloads, then? They're sorta like starlings, only wimpier (and messier.)
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To be honest... wouldn't it be better to go one step further and make fuel out of waste material? Biofuels are looking more and more attractive, with newer technologies in development, such as algal filtration.
Besides, hydrogen is pretty inefficent, requiring almost as much to make it as to use it.
I've fooled around with a Panasonic Toughbook before, so I know where I'm coming from when I say that you'll want to not bother with the optionals except for the second battery. Laptops just *love* to suck the life out of your batteries.
Take it or leave it; it's just too expensive compared to a 900$ Toughbook.
Calm down, Mr. Pimpare. We believe you. In fact, I believe there are two fine reporters in that room over there. You can tell 'em everything that you've said here, and they'll make sure the right people hear the right words.
They'll be the ones in the sharp-looking black suits. Don't mind their habit of wearing sunglasses indoors--they've been spending their time indoors for quite a bit.
Amanfrommars' wording comes across very strongly of a rather robust Eliza bot--but with a twist: there's actual external user input involved, between the initial assessment and output methods.
Namely, someone's at the helm and is cherry-picking Amanfrommars' topics of choice to comment on.
The choice of wording is still peculiar, but that's not hard to hardwire into an Eliza's runcode.
"Anyone with young children knows that a “sticker chart” can be highly effective in persuading junior to stop turning up his nose at greens, stay in bed after 4.30am and stop pissing all over the duvet."
But it didn't stop me from getting into the fireplace and needing a bath afterwards. (True story. Being deaf meant that this happened far more often that I'd recall--and I still recall *none* of it, thankfully.)
"and prosecutors that (let's remember) who passed the Connecticut bar exam, one of the easier in the country (it's a good fallback for law school graduates who think it may take a few tries to pass the New York bar exam.)"
I thought Florida was easier? (I mean, we actually passed Jack " Rabid Anti-Game"Thompson through the Florida Bar before he went psychotic.)
Always digging around for tasty grubs and can't see worth a penny.
He's forgtten that we'd no sooner toss the scientific method out than willingly put out our own two eyes--because it has fundamentally proven itself consitent over the years. Even multiversal aliens will develop the same method in their own timeframe, despite (possibly) different sensory inputs/dimensions.
Magnus is correct about data--Google data is only useful in datamining. We present a theory, we run some numbers, and then let the compy number-crunch trillons of bits that would've taken us at most several *years* in physical space to come up with *some* result. Then we look at the end product, arbitrate whether or not it fits the theory, and do a little detailed back-checking.
In the end, *we* decide if a theory is valid. Not Google. Or Anderson, for that matter.
(Hume, though, is a perfectly good fellow and has plenty of good points.)
There's still plenty of hurdles regarding food security--but I agree that some policies need to stop limiting these things.
I mean, that business with not culling badgers before they go nuts on valuable dairy cows? We have a policy here in Florida that says that if a gator gets too comfty with the idea of humans not being a threat, it needs a round into its thick skull. The idea is to *encourage* them not to be stupid and take the "easy food" (ie pet dogs. Especially on the leash.)
I really do have sympathy for those in the UK. Why not use the London Undergound for shipping? You can displace a single car for local deliveries--less fuel and more people walking for a change!
He looked like he withdrew money from ONE account. Silly banker--in for seven and a half years. (Yes, I counted.)
If I was in position, I'd do a driftnet scheme over savings accounts. Do the math, and you'll find that you'll get a less than a cent past the first .00$. Now multiply that extra fragmentary change by, let's say, 10,000 accounts. You'll get a value at hundreds, but done over a sucession of months... that also adds up.
The question remains is how to funnel that fragmentary change into someplace secure.
If it was only that easy. You're preaching to, what, 1/5,000th of the US people total?
I'm not saying that you should give up--far from it. But it takes a realist to know that at large the US people just want to tell the gov to leave them alone and get on with their lives.
Apathic, really. *shakes head sadly*
I was hoping for the one that delivered beer to your desk!
Imagine the "intellectual copyright" battles the brewmakers would get into, however. Richard Stallman would become a legendary figure in THAT arena, I tell you!
Mine's the one with the code for Landshark on a CD in its inner pocket, thanks.
"I've got an NVidia GeForce 7900 GTX in my tower system, and its fan screams at top speed whenever Vista awakes from sleep mode. The only way to shut it up is a reboot. NVidia have known about this problem for over 12 months, but don't seem capable of fixing it, so I'm not surprised they're in trouble."
Not suprising it does that--quit running Vista, since the 7 series were designed deep in the XP era. I've got a 7800 myself, on a good XP machine, and it *defintely* doen't make a huge amount of noise. (I have like 5-6 hooked up in it for max cooling and nice glowy effects. Need to kill the blue one, though--that came with the power supply...)
I'm also hearing impaired, so that could be a factor, too...
"A single rogue employee perhaps could have done it, or an agent of a foreign power doing a psychop but that doesn't explain the coordinated targetting of Dr Hatfill, and certainly doesn't explain why President Bush increased it's budget the following year"
Pfffh. This is easy to explain: Monkey nature. We fear what we don't know.
The FBI was targetting Hatfill as a scapegoat, to cover their blue babboon arses in a mad scramble to suppress their monkey fears, nevermind the issue of deployment/cultivation.
Curious George Bush is just a shaved monkey--he's easily led by his monkey fear and the Big Red Phone on his desk, if someone whispers in his ears long enough.
...and believe me, it's still a *huge* upgrade from the old Stapleton-Denver Airport!
The upper floors are worth the tram issues, including the food courts.
Now let's see if you like Milan's Terminal 5... >)
( re: Adrian--they painted over those roughly a month after the unveiling. You won't find them in Denver Intl anywhere now.)
I'm thinking it'll work a little differently--it'd be like a Crown Club lounge, only with security precautions. Basically, it might go like this...
1) Passenger declares to security both dope and medical pass-of-note from certified doctor, officer checks the amount of dope to ensure that there's enought for, say, 2-3 smokes. (Pre-wrapped even better.) Security then hands passenger a ticket for passage and asks the passenger not to light up on the plane, due to saftey regulations.
2) Passenger then heads to the Ganja Lounge, gets checked in with both medical pass-of-note and security ticket, and heads in for a light.
3) Passenger then doesn't care enough to board plane.
...the MonkeySphere theory of social networking.
I mean, I know, oh, 20 monkeys--most of the time they're in pirate outfits and named Bob, that's part of the theory explaination don't ask--and if I see any more monkeys, they're pretty much strangers. Yet one of my monkeys may know THAT monkey as one of his 20 monkeys, and so on... You get the idea?
But hey, we're all monkeys in pirate suits and named Bob--it's a matter of which boat we're sailing on, anyways.
...is if the ads in question was made to *go* with the theme in general.
Let's say we choose BioShock. The ads already in it--which are very specific to the Art Deco 50's/60's feel--are a prime example for any real life ads that get inserted in it. The submersion is critical to a game--I don't want to see a glaring Matrix-like ad incongruiously placed among the classic smoke/plasmids ads there. The art team should do the design & placement for the ads themselves--they know the style and how not to disrupt the play, merely allowing the player to note the ad and perhaps admire it a bit after whatever was demanding their attention.
Am I getting this through you, or do I need to place bilboards in Spore for you?
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