Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
schemes for extracting silver from lead, for melting shavings and casting good boards from the fluid, for the discovery of a perpetual motor, for making salt-water fresh, and for making oil from sunflowers.
Maybe the author should have stuck to things which violate the laws of physics.
Speaking from the sysadmin perspective, we're looking at adding support for 410 Gone so that we can differentiate between sites that are unfound and those that we've deleted because the member cancelled their service. However, this wouldn't extend to an individual resource: We don't know which resources were there. At the moment we don't permit users to reconfigure the web server for their particular space, but that could change. When it does, user agents had better act on it.
One hundred years ago the opinion was often expressed that corporations could not succeed, because the practical difficulties inherent in that form of organization of business were too great to be counterbalanced by any theoretical advantages which it might offer.
Today, Kottke notes in passing that 51 of the world's 100 largest economic entities are corporations. Number 87 is SBC Communications. Verizon is not on the list. So there!
in 1954, President Adlai Stevenson vetoed the Republican attempt to add the words "under God" to the pledge of allegiance, declaring it against American values. "We can defeat the Soviets without recourse to petty jingoism or invoking the Almighty," Stevenson told a press conference.
We camped out in our backyard on Saturday, in preparation for the Big Event at Fahnestock.
The clouds blew away as night fell, but inside the tent we couldn't see the stars. We lay quietly and listened for strange noises. We heard cars, the pump on the pool filter next door, and the low murmur of voices.
This was the Big Sister's first time in a tent. The Little Sister went to bed, inside the house, at 19:00 EDT, so my wife spent the night inside — though she didn't sleep so well with the rest of us outside. The kids slept well.