The Universal Symbol Of The Catch.
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A programming language praised for its versatility and multiplatform support; however, also carrying ridiculous amounts of overhead, using a fuckton
of system resources, and generally being a pain in the ass to program in.
Praising Java for fitting on many platforms is like praising anal sex
for fitting both sexes.
1. Arguably the largest, bloodiest, and most desperate battle of World War II. Occured in 1942-1943 when A Nazi German Army Group South, initially 500,000 men strong, had pushed south of Moscow into the Caucasus, fighting their way to the city of Stalingrad (former Tsaritsyn and modern-day Volgograd), where they were intercepted by the re-organized Soviet armies, about 1,000,000 men (and women) strong.
Both sides failed to claim a decisive victory; the German forces occupied 90% of the city at their peak, but never managed to completely eliminate resistance, while the Soviet armies kept sending reinforcements. Both sides indiscriminately air-bombed and howitzer-shelled the city; in fact, despite the freezing temperature of -30 centigrade, air within the city was hot from the constant gunpowder explosions. Eventually, the fighting degenerated into a bloody meatgrinding house-to-house warfare, dubbed by the Germans as rat-war.
The Soviet reserves eventually broke through the outer defences, and encircled the city, trapping the Germans in a pocket. The German commander, von Paulus, repeately argued before Hitler that a breakthrough retreat was vital to the German survival, but the madman Hitler prohibited retreat, which eventually caused the entire German army group to collapse.
At over a million casualties from each side, the battle of Stalingrad was perhaps the bloodiest battle of the war. It was especially devastating to the Germans, however, as they lost their best equipment, and unlike the Soviets, did not have the reserve manpower to replace the terrible losses. The battle of Stalingrad is considered the most important turning point on the Eastern front, and quite possibly the single most important battle of the war.
The movie "Enemy at the Gates", although way over-romanticized and hollywoodised, nevertheless manages to show a small glimpse of what fighting in Stalingrad was like.
A military captive of the United States with no freedoms, rights or privileges. The nomenclature derived from a series of controversial acts passed by the Bush
Administration (in particularly the Patriot Act
), under which such "enemy combatants" are neither accused criminals with Constitutional Rights, nor War Prisoners subject to Geneva Conventions.
No, he does not have a right to a lawyer or a speedy trial. He does not have the right not be tortured either. He's an Enemy Combatant, not a POW or accused criminal.
that targets motorists to offer her services, thus appearing as a hitchhiker
. Especially common around gas stations used by long-haul truckers.
That hitchhooker tried to appear like a hitchhiker when whe saw a crown vic
coming, but her whore outfit gave her away like nothing.
The worst example of Internet plagiarism; the act of copying a whole chunk of someone's work and pasting it whereever you see fit for your own use or disguised as your own. Copypasting frequently occurs with web page source codes, signature stealing, "borrowing" from other's guides and posting as your own, etc.
- The asshole copypasted my web source on his site.
- This forum's full of stupid signature copypasters.