Re: Well, no
Oh? What about spearmint versus peppermint? Both are minty, but you wouldn't call them one flavor.
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But some would say that it made sense to give the most populous places like Philly then and say New York now. Why are individuals not considered so highly in this kind of system? Are they no less important than the areas in which they live?
Frankly, perhaps what's needed is some kind of Connecticut Compromise in which votes are counted more than once: say by person, by district, and by state, best two out of three. That way there is much less room to complain as three different political units are considered at once. Also reduces the power of swing states (which will exist in any single system, simply due to uneven population distribution).
"People lost their damn minds when the iMac came without a floppy drive and was all USB. "Madness!" they cried from behind their Windows PC. "Apple is going to destroy itself!""
Apple may have been a little ahead of the curve there, but not by much. By the turn USB sticks in sizes of 8MB and more showed the way forward, given they weren't as restrained by physics as magnetic disks and later optical discs.
If the software is THAT old, it was probably built against the old PowerMacs and so on and should be put in a virtual machine in any event. There's no way to run 90's DOS programs and 16-bit Windows apps natively in a modern Windows machine given the lack of things like ports and so on, so why can't virtualization be used, unless we're talking custom hardware like that lathe I read about here years back (that HAD to be XP because the custom controller board was ISA and ISA was dropped in Vista).
"I would sometimes prefer old stuff on Windows to break and fail. There are so many lazy software companies that still say "requires Internet Explorer x" or even Windows 7. Even under support contracts (niche software usually)."
Sometimes, it's a matter of the software company not existing anymore, meaning they're kinda stuck with it and lack the budget to contract a replacement.
"If it requires an app or any kind of login outside of my own network to be used... it's not being purchased."
So what happens when (not if) EVERY air conditioner requires it? And it's not like it's getting any colder on this dirt ball, meaning alternative methods of cooling may not be viable for much longer, either...
3a. One must assume one does NOT have a brain, otherwise one would require a license to use the Internet.
"Incorrect. A vaccine makes you sick and triggers an immune response."
How can a killed virus make you sick? The trick is that an immune response doesn't necessarily trigger on illness but on the presence of intruders. Otherwise, a killed virus wouldn't work. Now, it's not always possible to use a killed virus, which is why you then have to use an attenuated virus instead, but they DO caveat that such a virus has the potential to make you sick.
By that definition, even that isn't really secure, as one could probably find a way to send energy into the computer through the vault and vacuum and then read information back wirelessly.
Meaning, one of the qualifications of having a secure computer is one a person can actually put to practical use. Otherwise, one should provide a Turing-style proof that the only secure computer is one destroyed beyond reconstruction.
What about undo?
Seems to be "un" can be a bit broader: not just the absence of something (as part of an adjective) but also to create that absence (as part of a verb). Meaning uninstalling, undressing, etc. make sense as you're removing (creating the absence) of the installation, clothes, etc.
The tri-core POWER-based CPU in the Xbox 360 was relatively simple, and it was noted to be somewhat of a lightweight compared to the Cell CPU of the PS3 (both ran at 3.2GHz IIRC).
Seems to me simple isn't going to cut it with modern workloads; its versatility will be too limited.
Can't rely on the atom width at paths that small. Once you get that small, quantum phenomena come into play. Thus you have issues like quantum tunneling where subatomic particles (like electrons) suddenly appear on the other side of a barrier (which is a problem when the barrier in question is a transistor).
"You are not a real programmer unless you remember when an assembler multiplication of 200x5 could be made faster than 5x200."
Unless every little cycle counted (in a limited-resource environment, I'll grant you), the difference really wouldn't be all that great (if you take the shift-and-add approach, as both types of instructions are usually pretty cheap time-wise, you'd only need one additional shift-and-add--4+1 versus 128+64+8).
Where do you think most of the craft breweries are located? Oop North. And while craft brews are booming right now, they don't hold a candle to the sheer volume of the big boys. And given the options are out there, yet the big boys are still making a killing, they must be doing something right...as in maybe Americans don't want to get so drunk so quickly.
Retail packaging (bottles, jugs, cartons, etc.) versus foodservice packaging (in the US, a 2 1/2-gallon bag-in-box of dairy product like milk, half-and-half, creamers, etc. is common for use in bulk dispensers). At least flour keeps as long as it's dry and it's practical to repackage them; milk, owing to its sensitivity to contamination, requires extra case and may not legally be able to be repackaged.
And particularly since American taste for beer tends toward ice-cold lagers that don't have a lot of alcohol. If light beer is preferred there, it's because beer drinkers don't want to get too buzzed too soon: cool off and quench thirst first, then get drunk, and American light beers provide a good balance for the American drinker.
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