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Jesus! Someone had to pay $9M because they filed a lawsuit against someone else whom they thought were abusing elephants? What the elephant!
I have no idea if those animals were being abused, but hundreds or perhaps thousands of elephants and other animals are being brutally hacked to death for their horn, ivory, skin, etc., in the wild. At least the animals in zoos and circuses get to live longer.
I think it would be great if these protesters can spend their money and efforts towards making the lives of those animals in the wild a little more safer. May be help preserve endangered species, prevent poaching etc., instead of spending $9M to settle a case that they couldn't have possibly won.
Excerpts from my Email communication with HR of a Multinational Company for a job of "Mobile App Consultant"
"We found your name from monster.com Your profile seems to exactly match the profile we are looking for. Please send your updated CV...."
I send them my profile to see where I stand for the post.
Now read this to make your day.
"We are sorry to inform you that your experience does not match with our criteria. We are looking for 10 years experience in Android development"
I am sorry. But I still hate HR department even after a decade of professional life.
I understand exactly how mad you are. I had the same experience in arround 1980.
I've a degree in maths and physics. Ended up designing Building Services,(Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning). running contracts, ( learned All sorts of legal stuff) ended up in consultancy, getting handsumly paid as engineering expert for insurance cases.
It's a multi-dimensional, time-travelling company, obviously. From what I suspect, you're just a regular earthling born in the 20th century who hasn't yet put down a down payment on his first time machine.
What you need to do is have your future self loan you his time machine, travel back to 2008 for the initial Android release, work until the present, then time travel back to 2008 again and work for a competing company that puts your previous self's company out of business, causing a paradoxical time anomaly that can only be remedied by working as a "Mobile App Consultant" for whatever the job posting company was.
1) The number "10" is written in binary.
2) It's a test to see how you react when confronted with frustrating situations.
3) They have a secret robotics laboratory where they are building actual androids.
I've been an advocate of post-natal abortion for a number of years now. I find that questions such as "did you keep the receipt?" when introduced to other peoples little darlings tends to have a small positive effect, but I am pro post-natal abortion only up to the 67th trimester. You have to draw a line somewhere!
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
For WP8 you'll most likely be building your game with XNA. Given that I'd suggest looking for generic XNA examples for what you want to do. Most of the techniques you'll run into will probably port nicely to the phone. That's the road I went down for my WP7 games anyway.
I agree. I was there in 90-91, and the Iraqi army was nothing. All the hype about them being the world's 4th largest army was propaganda. Their equipment was mostly WWII leftover stuff.
I was on the Port of Jubail in Saudi, and we had captured thousands of Iraqi vehicles, including anti-aircraft guns. Stuff like this[^]. You're not going to shoot down a jet doing 700mph with a hand cranked gun.
They did have a million men, but they were mostly conscripts, and were poorly trained and equipped. When I read Schwarzkopf's bio he talked about the war and he mentioned that the US killed 60K Iraqis with B52 bombing raids alone. And the Iraqi leadership had no knowledge of it because they were blind & deaf from the outset. It wasn't until after the war until they realized the magnitude of their defeat.
Having said that, Schwarzkopf was still a great leader and a true patriot.
I can not disagree with being a leader (hard for me to say he was great) and a patriot. One of the greatest generals of all time, there is no way that is a valid claim since he was not given a chance to really prove his skill.
If you study history you will discover that third world countries pretty much never can compete with the super power armies, even if the super power is not trying. When the British were in India, the Indian armies would suffer thousands of fatalities while the smaller British army would suffer very few, and they were mostly Indian allies. The British probably killed more of thier own men whipping them then they lost in combat.
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