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Birds are still around. Nature found a way in that specific case.

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Nature will find a way if it has enough room for trial and error. Say, millions of germs mutating inside millions of hosts using antibiotics, trillions of mutations trying to beat a single molecule. By the time the Cretaceous environment recovered, birdosaurs could not regain their place on the top of the food chain because that space was taken over by mammals.

So if the extinction is swift and massive enough, the ecosystem will shift and there will not be a way to be found. So you should always ask: what dreadful bloodsucking beasts will replace the mosquito ?

I would much rather prefer they breed a transgenic mosquito unable to spread dengue than try to wipe all mosquitoes off the face of the planet.

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When you look at the successes of nature you cannot help but marvel at it's ingenuity. But then you look at it's failures and you can only marvel at it's stupidity.

Nature is just like a password cracker tries all possible combinations of characters. Most tries are wrong and the clock is always ticking.

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If you are squatting heavy, as you should be doing if you are training with the goal to increase your overall strength, walking up a couple floors shouldn't be too hard of a task and I am pretty sure there are more benefits to it than it would hurt your other goals.

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I can attest to the fact that stairs are a breeze to climb if you're squatting heavy, and I'm not even squatting that heavy.

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Stairs are a breeze to climb if you are even moderately fit. (Even climbing stairs will make you fit enough to climb stairs.)

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I like the old cars/motorcycles idea. There might even be money to be made once OP achieves a certain skill level.

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not everyone can downvote.

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500? here's me hoping it's something like 20 :(

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I like IBM Thinkpads. As I haven't had the chance to test the ones built by Lenovo I'm not sure I'm a fan of them yet.

Also, Cowon build's the best portable multimedia players, and I love my Garmin handheld GPS!

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A pretty active single-forum forum I was once part of decided to divide it up into several topics. The immediate result was a major decrease in threads and posts.

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I wonder what new security measures this will lead to.

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tmux a(ttach) is the same as screen -r

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I remember a blog entry that I most likely found here. It was from a company owner who makes the rules which determine how he pays employees public to everybody. It seemed pretty fair and according to him he hasn't had any complaints so far. I will keep looking for it as it was a good read, maybe somebody has it bookmarked though.

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You're thinking of the Joel Spolsky / Fog Creek method of publicizing salary information amongst employees: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000038.html

There's also a sort of follow-up on why he doesn't allow for negotiation of salaries: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090401/how-hard-could-it-be-em...

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