There are good physical reasons why copters usually have three blades, not one... and even not two.
Unless they mean many blades which are part of one bloc?
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First, few users modify their laptop - ever.
Second, among those who do, not many attempt to do it themselves.
Third, they usually do it once a year.
So what's the big deal?
You might as well complain that cars are built in a way that it makes it very difficult for average users to change the engine themselves...
To be sure, it is nice to see employees getting paid for a great contribution to their company. You even feel in this case, they should have gotten more...
However, I do not like the idea of having more and more expensive lawsuits between companies and employees who disagree on the exact amount they should be paid. In my ideal world, such compensation would be fixed by the law, and not subject to vague words like "outstanding benefits", whose meaning can be decided only in court.
BTW, saw today an ad for a management school:
"Ideas do not rule the world, but their management does"
How's that for an absolute statement of superiority of management over techies?
W3 0wnz j00r @$$
I dislike Putin, but I hate people who use market speak. Actually, I hate marketeers, all of them.
Putin probably understood Dell very well, he just used it as an opportunity to tell the whole western world Russia does not need them, they need Russia.
On an another note, few people are as touchy as invalids about people asking if they need help...
Au naturel is correct, as "girl in the natural way"
Well, Japan IS renowned for its dirty perverts who take pictures under the skirt and mash girls in the subway... But it's difficult to know if that is a result of porn or the reverse. Or maybe it is the traditional role of woman over there?
Of course they are bumping it. Who the hell puts links to Wikipedia? As far as I know, all Google wants to show is links people want to see. And it turns out that for most people, that is Wikipedia. And certainly not a pay site.
I for one do not regret it one bit. The Wikipedia page on whatever subject is usually all I need. It is free, and contains little publicity. True, the talk pages often contains the ramblings of fanatics - but that's information about the subject too.
And if you want accuracy, all you need to subscribe to the Britannica.
It is legal to create a porn movie which shows people getting raped. That's legal, so it apparently does not encourage citizens to rape everybody in sight. But it is illegal to draw teenagers screwing, because that will lead to child abuse?
WHO is pushing these ideas now? It's not like any of this is recent...
The longer the game stays, the more it evolves. But there is a reason WoW will ultimately fail:
Exponential expansions have an end.
A few months ago, new rules made it faster to level up to the maximum level. Of course, that was before the maximum level of 70 was changed to 80 by Wrath of the Lich King. But this hints at the main problem of WoW: They need to keep adding high-level content. This has the unfortunate, but unavoidable result that low-level areas are practically no-man's lands. The old top instances are practically unused, considering the rewards are worth next to nothing.
Blizzard has to keep generating more and more content just to retain players... in an universe which is larger and larger, but more and more empty.
The article said something about "blacken the memory of one who is dead", but did not said she was dead. So what's the relation?
By the way, is it actually possible to write (as we're talking of libel and not slander) whatever you want about a dead person, since they cannot sue you back?
If I write that Churchill slept with Hitler, can I be sued for libel (or stupidity?)
Doing that with Vuitton bags is one thing, doing that with a game console...
It's probably about impossible to do it without being the Chinese factory actually making the consoles for Nintendo in the first place, I would think? Maybe Nintendo should ask its suppliers a couple of questions?
I say, the only way to be sure is for some enterprising journalist to buy one of these "fakes", open it and compare!
" No they don't... "counterfeit" goods only exist because the "originals" have excessively high profit margins, such that it is still profitable for a third party to supply the same goods at a lower price. "
Your analysis is kind of misleading, considering it can cost millions to design a new product which can be mass-produced cheap afterward.
I admit I feel Louis Vuitton bags to be way overpriced, no matter how well they're designed. But Nintendo did have to work for a long time to design the Wii... So I believe they are entitled to make a fair profit on each console (of course, definition of "fair" vary wildly)
On one hand, I do not believe in abusing the legal system...
On the other hand, I believe it is necessary to make people responsible of what they do and say on the web. What if they had hired a real teenager to flirt with her and dump her in the worst way possible? I am fairly certain that this would be punishable.
They do need to prove who put it on the net first, IMO.
Why should the tribunal believe them and not the McPeople?
Then, suing McDonald's itself is an obvious attempt in getting the
biggest amount of $$$ possible. What was the chain supposed to do?
Tell all its employee that they should respect people's privacy?
Perform complicated psychological tests on every potential employee
to check they would not do that?
I hope they get very little cash.
1) For once, Microsoft brought us something really nice
2) Thank God, they lost interest before screwing it up
Considering the quantity of stuff that Microsoft are said to have bastardized or mutilated to the point it was unusable crap, I guess it was for the best...
...At least that's what some unreliable do-it-yourself encyclopedia tells me...
Oh, here's an official website giving the same info:
Criteria for a simple caution
9. When deciding if a simple caution is appropriate, a police officer must answer the following questions: [...]
*Is the suspect 18 years of age or older at the time the caution is to be administered? Where a suspect is under 18, a Reprimand or Warning would be the equivalent disposal, as per the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
People never have something better to do, when there's a lawyer involved...
But as for suing Microsoft for software, that will be hard, after clicking on that EULA containing "Microsoft disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose"
When you click on that, it pretty much means: I know this may be shit, but I'll eat it no matter what.
Why, when they generate as much calls as the McCain ranch is going to in the next three weeks, they'll be welcome...
Apparently, Verizon also has a contract with the Secret Service stating they must provide anything the Secret Service asks, for free (from the NYTimes article on this). AT&T followed suit on their own, saying it would be torn down after the campaign.
Very simply, they are paid as little as it takes to find somebody competent... Like all employees the world over.
"to make the hard decision and encourage that developer to explore the wider space of opportunities at other companies"
Wow, nice sentence. I prefer "give him the boot", though, it's shorter...
Compared to the bandwidth necessary for phone calls, SMS use about zero.
There are things Merkins do better than Europeans, but phone billings is NOT one of them. For example, suppose you see in an ad a mobile phone plan for $20 a month. When you examine the fine print, you see it means:
$20 per month for the "plan" itself
$7 per month for "network access fee" (needed to make phone calls)
$1 per month for "emergency number service" (to be able to call 911, and you have to take it)
$5 per month for a voicebox
$5 per month for caller ID (Also in order to cover the huge needs of bandwidth of the service)
With sales taxes and some more mysterious additions, you find the real cost is $45 a month...
The circulatory system is used to having a pulse. I doubt very much it can work properly without one. Even having a pulse which is too regular can cause health problems. With a regular flow, I would guess you would soon have accumulation of fat or dead blood cells in some corners, leading to the clogging of small arteries.
I predict a short lifespan for the first person using it. Or rather, I hope they test it on animals before. Yes, that's me putting the health of human beings before that of animals.
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