Did you leave out C on purpose?
Very widely used, frequently not object-oriented...
Or does it fail to meet some narrow definition of "real code"?
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"Until your wife goes into labour in the car"
So you've got the distraction of the wife in labour in the car and you want to add to that by also talking on the phone??
Rather than increasing your risk of accident, I'm pretty sure you need to hand the phone over to your wife and drive her to the hospital.
Not really a valid point: you don't have to know how a toaster works to use it.
I think what Tromos is getting at is that the creator of this "computer" implies he *knows* how the human brain works*, which is a pretty big claim.
*Alternately, he's admitting that he can't program his own device.
But if you read through the benefits, a lot of the freebies thrown in could probably end up canceling that out. (especially as it's $2500 after the first year).
Still, you know a lot of the desire for this card is simply its exclusivity and bragging rights. That's reason enough to avoid, imo.
I can't be arsed to train my dog to do anything, but he's figure out pointing on his own. It may be a learned behavior from being around me, but likewise, I'm guessing these elephants aren't straight from the wilderness, and have been around humans for some length of time.
Also, when he wants to go out, he looks at me, then quickly points towards the door in what I can only described as a "get your ass over here and let me out" motion. Definitely not something I trained him to do.
But indulgences don't let you avoid hell, or purgatory for that matter. They can lessen your time in purgatory, but that's it.
Assuming you believe any of it, of course.
Can't blame the writer for getting it wrong though. This kind of arcane information can only be found buried deep in the... well, the first paragraph of the wiki page on indulgences actually :\
A bit of googling indicates that it is a violation to have two personal accounts. Where things get fuzzy is that you can create a separate "page" as the persona of, say, your business. But it seems this still must be managed from a personal account.
Ah well, I guess part of yoof culture is to just skim wikipedia for info rather than reliably check your facts. Seems like the quiz scored well here :p
“I hope this helps inspire people everywhere to think about the really big questions: the origin of life, the natural history of our Solar System and home planet, and our relationship with time, both geological and cosmic,”
After reading the description of the art in question, I feel inspired to shout "bollocks!"
"any social requirement for ethical behavior on their part has to be implemented via external regulation"
He doesn't say this. He says they have to comply with local laws. My example of Foxconn, et al, demonstrates a scenario where American companies put pressure on their suppliers to improve the status quo *not* in response to any local law, but to public outcry. There is no law that says a company has to be ruthless to create shareholder value. (btw, lots of companies have ethics policies in place that go above and beyond the bare that is required by law.)
My point is that Gates and the rest seem to feel they get a free pass to exploit the government because, well, it's the government and nobody likes them. They would never make the same claims about exploiting human victims (i.e., if you don't like it, change the law). But money going to the government does potentially help people. Just because they've been abstracted and made faceless doesn't give corporations a free pass in my book.
ps. no need to be a dick in your replies
“It is not incumbent on those companies to take shareholder money and pay huge amounts that are not required.”
So the solution to situations like Foxconn (with their human rights abuse record) is not to improve the situation of those people - since that probably is going to cost money - but to find a better location with with more relaxed laws, where the people can be more easily exploited for less.
Is this really what the founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is suggesting?
"NOBODY pays more tax than they have to."
Not true. Mitt Romney did exactly this for the US presidential election :D
In all seriousness though, anyone who does not declare every last deduction (or take advantage of every last tax haven) is technically paying "more than they have to" - and this does happen, all the time. Kinda tired of hearing that argument thrown about when it's backed by nothing.
Many of these parts are available as puppy treats. My dog loves "bully sticks" (bull penis), tendons, bladder, cartilage, trachea, ears, tripe, hearts, lung. They're all desiccated and only marginally smelly (but hey, if they didn't stink a little, he probably wouldn't touch them). I'm pretty sure they're a more wholesome option for him than dog biscuits.
"I attacked it with my car keys with gusto but inflicted no visible damage."
Next time try dropping it from, oh, about four feet off the ground. That's what cracked mine up.
To be fair though, the phone still works great - just doesn't look so pretty any more.
I feel similarly. For music I pay $0.99 for a song that I listen to over and over again. $2.99 for a television episode I'm only going to watch once just feels like a lot. $30 for 1 season of 1 tv show could actually buy me a month of cable TV for probably about 50 channels (though to be fair, it wouldn't include HBO).
Still, it just doesn't add up.
"poor young bastards" indeed. Googling confirms that, if you're in the band anyway, you get to take off your gloves (as they would interfere with your performance, I'm guessing). Apparently typing on a keyboard is not considered harder than pressing a few valves on a trumpet.
Never mind that a uniform should allow one to have a clean look. Gloves and short sleeves just looks silly.
Ahh - but will you actually discover you have an increased risk of something? Even if your results say so, many of the studies relied on report correlation, not causation. How can you be certain it's not just statistical noise that flagged gene X for disease Y? (google "GWAS usefuleness" for more on this). Or maybe you carry a gene that cancels out the risk caused by X, but the study that identifies that has yet to be conducted.
So criticisms are not just about keeping the paranoid person with the alleged Alzheimer's risk from offing themself at 60. We still know so little about ourselves, your report could very well include misleading information.
Not as likely to be identical, what with the wind and ocean spray and all. Could be one of those Neil Armstrong flags I guess.
To be honest though, if you zoom in on the one craft, I think photoshop cloning is the preferable answer to the alternative: that the front of the hovercraft really *is* dissolving into the ocean.
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