Ahmed finally gets the timer working, somehow not igniting the thing with his Zippo, and settles back with pride. He’s got 5:00 minutes to get out of there.
Wait, now it’s… h:00 minutes? H isn’t a measure of time, is it? Now it’s E:00 minutes. Did he… did he somehow set the timer to the alphabet? How is that even possible? Suddenly, it starts to dawn on him. Ahmed, whose last name is presumably “E. Coyote,” has set the timer… upside down.
Researchers have demonstrated it’s possible to remove all the DNA from samples like blood and saliva, and replace it with genetic material from a different individual—even when the only source of this material is a used cigarette butt. Their methodology was good enough to fool a lab that does crime-scene DNA testing.
There are more than 40 full-time trained reviewers, and at least two different reviewers study each application so that the review process is applied uniformly.
We receive about 8,500 new applications and updates every week,
That works out to about 80 apps per day, per reviewer. My guess is the review process looks a bit like this:
I’m sure all the reviewers are working as diligent and as hard as they can, but I can’t help think they need more personnel and support from their employer.
The answer is that 62% of Americans think Obama was born here, while 24% think he was not and 14% are unsure.
10% of the country thinks that he was born in Indonesia, 7% think he was born in Kenya, and 1% think he was born in the Philippines.
That leaves 20%, which includes at least some people who correctly believe that Obama was born in Hawaii, but who don’t consider Hawaii to be part of the United States. You read that right- 6% of poll respondents think that Hawaii is not part of the country and 4% are unsure.
It’s hard to say what the rest of that 20% thinks. We did ask them if they thought Obama was born in France and while less than half a percent of respondents did, two thirds of that remaining 20% said they ‘weren’t sure’ whether Obama was a Frenchman.
So who are the birthers?
-62% are Republicans, 20% are Democrats, and 18% are independents
-57% are conservatives, 33% are moderates, and 9% are liberals
-56% are men, 44% are women
-86% are white, 7% are Hispanic, 4% are black, and 3% are other races
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If you ever interview with a firm that has a dress code for techies, don’t take the job.
After scrutiny following a critical two-part interview (full, extended version part 1 and part 2) (Flash req’d) with Jon Stewart this past Thursday, McCaughey resigned today from a vaguely described position with Cantel Medical, a private heathcare product corporation.
It’s a weird country that gets their best investigative journalism from a comedy show…
Of course, these people can realise their dream of living in a no-taxes, no-government, guns-for-all society simply by moving to Somalia.
Junk mail ostensibly punting software that allows anti-Obama-ists to become cyberactivists says: “If You don’t like Obama come here, you can help to ddos his site with your installs.” Disappointingly, no deeper political reason why a DDoS attack might be justified is offered.
Visitors to the ropey site punted by the spam are told to come back regularly for updates and warned that security scanner software may come to identify the software on offer as malign, and consign it to quarantine.
That’s certainly true, though not for the reasons suggested.
As Proofpoint helpfully explains, users would be foolhardy to take the description offered by hackers at face value.
Although Proofpoint has a point, we’re talking about the same people who think Obama still lacks a birth certificate, so they’re not well known for taking good advice…