Saying that the Mayans "predicted" stuff is as accurate as Nostradamus doing the same thing. Translation of Mayan writings is going to be sketchy at best - they weren't exactly friendly to outsiders. So you start with a mistranslation (even if only slightly) and that gets taken over the years to mean different things by different people (before written documentation). The next thing you know an event has happened and then in hindsight you can apply some of that "knowledge" to the event and claim that they were prophetic.
If, for example, I said that a life-changing catastrophy will happen near the beginning of the 21st century it could mean anything. A plane might crash, a boat might sink. Something is inevitably going to happen that will change a few people's lives. It's called "subjective validation", people. You give vague information so that people who want to believe something read more into it than you could ever have known to begin with.
I've only ever tried a handful and they all seem to be pretty similar in terms of what you get from them. The best ones seem to be the sort that employment agencies use when you sign up with them - they have a good range of standard office activities which gauge typing speed and accuracy as well as accuracy and speed of copying information from one source to the other. Unfortunately I don't know the names of any of them!
40-60 isn't that bad, but the best way to increase your speed is just by typing more. Stop abbreviating, start using punctuation. Do a lot of programming in BASIC, that's pretty much what sorted me out
You won't get something that lives up to your expectations as a driver AND is fuel efficient. The two don't go hand in hand. The Mazda MX-6 is fun (albeit a bit old now) but that 2.5 V6 will be fairly thirsty.
Nothing wrong with diesels, especially if (like me), most of your journeys are motorways. They're not quite as fun pulling away from lights, but I love my TDI (that red I is massively important, don't you know)
Think about it. If we hadn't been around to correct them and someone found a non-Y2K-compliant PC some alien beings might have thought we predicted the world would end in 1999.
And @AstroBoy, our sun is too small to go supernova. It will expand to become a red giant (at which point it'll swallow Earth) then cool to become a white dwarf. But you don't need to worry about that for a couple of billion years
I enjoyed Avatar, but we didn't see the point in paying the extra for the 3D version (especially since it doesn't work for the gf). I reckon the first half of the movie is better than the second though.
I think you're just being difficult. All stories of humans v zombies are going to be similar, but it doesn't mean L4D is anything like Dead Rising or any of the other millions of zombie movies and books that have been released over the years.
Source is the engine it's built on, but it's perfectly possible to upgrade that behind the scenes. The entire Source engine got a massive overhaul for HL2:Ep 2 because large outdoor sections weren't really possible before. And any AI script can be rewritten without a serious engine change.