I once read a concept about what would happen if a man actually did turn totally invisible. His retinas still received light… but they received it from EVERY direction, effectively rendering him blind.
They very quickly discovered the most appropriate name was “Purple People Eater”…
“Bimboing has rules?”
That was my first thought. There have been super-successful “bimbos” for eons. I never thought of a bimbo as a statement of I.Q., but a state of dress and activities. And it would seem some of the richest and most famous women around are indeed “bimbos”.
If anyone takes offense at that, my answer is, “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…” ;D
Made ’em look. ;D
Thanks Croc, Isnrchrd. Usually I can figure them out, but that one totally escaped me, about 20 feet over my head. :D
I’m glad I assked.
“Murphy’s Law rules your actions, The Darwin Society keeps score.”
I really like that. :D
Yeah, the advantage of the TI-99 4 was that it was the first home computer to cost (just under) $100. Other computers were a lot more expensive. The only trouble was that it was severely underpowered. TI made the old “Edsel” error: they misunderstood their target buyer. They thought people wanted “cheap” computers… when in reality people wanted more POWER and would pay to get it.
" By the way, do kids still have to memorize multiplication tables?"
I have been told by young friends that math is no longer stressed unless one is going to be in a mathematics field. Calculators, cell phones and tablets are so common that the need for head math is no longer perceived as essential. So now they teach math “theory” instead of memorization.
I suspect it may differ between school districts though.
I know exactly how old I am. That doesn’t mean I’m going to “remember” it when someone asks me. ; )
Similar here. The first calculator I ever saw had a price tag of $400. At the same time an LED watch (red numbers that sucked down a battery every 3 months) was $150 or more.
If car prices worked like computer device prices, I could be driving a new Porche for $1,500…