The Silkwood shoutout was a nice touch.
499 posts • joined 23 Oct 2007
Re: Oddly enough
Possibly not, if the Virgin boxes are as internet dependent as it seems the most recent stateside models, the Roamios, are.
WD Blacks are easy to find.
If you have thermal imaging equipment.
The only brands of drives at least one of which I haven't had go bad on me are the ones I never owned.
It isn't about reducing (or not) competition, it's about reducing overhead for the merged entity that used to be separate companies WD and HGST.
If the cost of being in business is lower, they can better compete with Seagate on price.
(whether *anyone*--WD, Seagate, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Samsung, HGST--anyone, in all of this will actually be producing better drives is a separate issue)
Sounds like a good way....
...to get 'po' WiFi.
Re: Interesting to see
I think that's the first 54G, and maybe the first Linksys, to be mentioned as being at risk for this, and I wonder why the GL and none of the previous versions of the 54G would be the only one.
I think the point is someone gets to make a £30 sale.
Yeah, but how much for the retail boxes?
Re: Facebook integration
Bite your tongue!
The Facebook comment handling software is horrible.
When I tried the "Bill Me Later" 'feature'...
...they had advertised it as pay 14 days after receipt of purchase. Instead they went ahead and hit the account linked to my PayPal account the same day the merchandise arrived.
But they didn't add on any fees or interest.
I decided not to spend several days trying to get through to an actual human being at PayPal by phone to discuss the matter.
Re: No representation without taxation
If you consider the roads themselves as publicly provided goods, then 10 people in 10 cars or 20 people in 20 cars is actually greater usage than 10 or 20 people on one bus, at least as far as road crowding is concerned and possibly road wear and tear as well.
Do they mean...
...software that has something to do with LG video monitors, or software that monitors something?
And why would either need to disable UAC?
Re: Here Here!
The cathode follower is a particular vacuum tube amplifier (or more accurately, amplification stage) configuration, but by no means the only possible vacuum tube configuration capable of amplification.
Blumlein, genius though he was, was born too late to have "invented electronics", something with which no one person can be solely credited anyway.
But as long as we're talking about genius electronics pioneers who aren't as well known about as they should be, allow me to mention the guy who got patent trolled by RCA and AT&T
and to recommend a biography of him
Man of High Fidelity: Edwin Howard Armstrong
by Lawrence Lessing
The high fidelity part refers both to his stubborn adherence to his principles and to his having been responsible for wide band FM radio.
Then the OP should have said "we need less of the 'culture of targets'...".
Targets are discrete, countable units. You have more of them or you have fewer of them or the number of them is unchanged.
Re: Why doesn't MS make 10 look just like XP?
Everything has to look like smartphones and tablets now.
Because reasons, I guess.
Re: Uhhh, since when was "embiggen" a word?
Since the 16th episode of the seventh season of The Simpsons, entitled "Lisa the Iconoclast".
It's the same episode that gives us "cromulent".
Being in the US, I'm no expert on the BBC...
...but apparently it was decided sometime back that its broadcast services were a public good that benefit society as a whole, so why not just cover the cost of all that out of general revenues and scrap the idea, and the immense hassle and expense, of trying to keep track of which household has what kind of radio and video gear?
Re: What? Just electricity? LUXURY!
Was this in the early 2000s? The time when "capacitor plague" was making itself known?
I'm beginning to think...
...that top level domains at all were a bad idea.
Can't read all of story
Google had an ad that covered right hand side of 2nd and 3rd paragraphs--scrolling didn't help.
Clicked the X to close it, it offered the choice of reporting that the ad covered the page, and when I did that I got this
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covering the exact same area.
Aren't they smart enough to find white space?
Thanks for the warning
Although at least it has an ending, unlike Stephen King's "The Colorado Kid".
Why can't they do both Charlotte and RTP?
I want it in as much of NC as possible so that the rest of NC notices and starts asking "Why can't we have that?"
Re: strange...(Bias indeed, misinformed bias)
But if you're poor, your choice of where to live is much more limited, and not being a criminal and not associating with them won't protect you from having them live nearby, putting you at risk when they're shooting at each other, when they and the cops are shooting at each other, and when the cops do a no-knock raid in the wee small hours of the morning, only they got the address wrong by a number or two, and your child just had a smoke grenade explode in their face.
I'd consider switching from XP to 7...
...except I'd feel like I was really getting jerked around since 7 is selling for more than 8.1 (especially if you're trying to avoid having to go with the OEM version)
I wonder what the explanation for that little mystery could be.
Did the BOFH ever have an apprentice...?
...who was nicknamed Littlefinger?
There's something about the substitution of presents for no apparent reason other than to create unrest and chaos that seems so familiar.
Mine's the one with the pocket set aside and dedicated to carrying the paperback edition of Winds of Winter with me everywhere in the unlikely event I live that long.
Re: Please enlighten me as to the visionary creations Wozniak has made in the past
Guess it depends on exactly how you define visionary, but this is interesting reading:
especially the "did it in his spare time from his regular job at HP" part.
Re: Amazing body of work, remarkable bloke...
"He says every East facing shore will face a huge storm surge, but the preceding sentence mentions the waves traveling East to West."
Imagine a wave leaving England and headed for North America. It will be travelling from East to West, and when it gets here, it will hit the Atlantic coast, which "faces" East, if you define coasts as facing the water they abut.
Re: Oldie but goldie
Someone's* memory is a bit off, though, because I remember the line as "worked hard", not "fought hard".
(* in the event that they are right and I am wrong, you'll see that the sentence still works)
As I recall...
...Scrooge was shown visions of the past and future, but he wouldn't have been able to interact with anyone in either place, so he wasn't really "there", so I don't see it counting as a time travel tale.
This was the most Dickensian looking icon of the bunch.
Re: Between a rock and a hard place
The Flat Earth Society didn't have lots of lobbyists renting or buying lots of congresscritters to get them to de-fund NASA.
Why isn't there a robber baron icon, other than fear that it'll get worn out from use?
Re: did anybody get their tiny antenna back before bankruptcy?
Yes, they did work, because Aereo did something very clever.
One of those antennas by itself might not have worked all that well, but by putting them in an array, the individual elements combined via inductive and capacitive coupling to work as one big antenna, yet each little element produced its own output, so it was one element per customer, therefore it was "individual antennas".
It doesn't make sense...
...that Brown would be reaching in the vehicle window trying to grab the gun on the other side of the person in the driver's seat (and what's really strange is that it's apparently his right hand that got shot), but then neither does it make sense that Wilson would be trying to drag all 6'4" 292 lbs of him into the vehicle through the driver's window.
So I'm going to wait on the release of all the evidence before trying to reach any conclusions.
Sherlock, because after eliminating the impossible you have to be left with only one improbable or you haven't really solved it.
If you want to feel cheated by King...
...just pay good money for a copy of "The Colorado Kid"
(Looking on the bright side, the lack of an ending made it totally unsuitable for being turned into a movie or television show, which meant that it was able to provide the very barest of bones on which they were able to build the TV show "Haven" without being particularly constrained by the book.)
What's a female BOFH?
"Windows 10's only real selling feature"
I thought "not being Windows 8" was supposed to be it's selling point.
(they really need a 'snark alert' icon)
Would upvote more than once if both possible and not considered bad form.
Re: Google is coming to my town
Actually he or she is talking about how once Wilson, NC, built their own municipal cable system because they couldn't get what they wanted from the usual suspects, the law was changed to prevent anyone else in NC from doing the same thing.
Re: Bye bye.
More like got screwed.
"You can't do things this way because you're too much like a cable company, but you can't do things that way, either, because you aren't a cable company"
And consumers/members of the public who own the airwaves the broadcasters get to use "in the public interest" got screwed right along with them.
About that title...
Even had the Oxford comma not been omitted, it still would have come across as sounding as though those three people were discussing quantum biology (whatever that is).
I was intrigued, as I'd never heard of Ms. Faithfull being involved in scientific endeavors outside of pharmacology.
Perhaps "Danish lit star Helle Helle, Marianne Faithfull, and Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden on Quantum Biology" would have been slightly less misleading.
Re: The future
There's plenty of imagination involved in pr0n.
Sometimes the producers imagine the performers will be considered attractive by viewers.
Often viewers imagine that that what they see onscreen is somehow happening to them.
Or imagine that there's a chance in a million of it happening to them in real life.
Or imagine that that's exactly how women behave, and how available they are, in real life.
Toe the line...
...is the phrase you wanted there, as in a line painted on a floor or scratched in the dirt, behind which troops are supposed to assemble themselves with a proper air of humility and obedience.
No rope or pulling involved.
Didn't this place used to have a Python-esque foot icon, or was that Slashdot?
No doubt Ms. Lohan's advisors...
...on the subject of chemical dependencies have advised her to steer entirely clear of enablers such as you lot.
: - )
Re: Thank you to the sponsors
If Tridge is involved, why isn't this being publicized to TiVo owners?
Say at tivocommunity.com, or in the discussion forums, http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/index.php?
"So what was their problem?"
They kept asking "Where's Uranus".
Wasn't Intel the reason...
...that there was an x86 architecture in the first place?
So that's what they're calling it now?
"There are even regular events where gamers get naked and twiddle their controllers..."
Mine's the grimy one with the tissues in the pocket.
I think I saw one of their albums in a remainder bin back in the '70s.
The icon has no connection to this post, I just want to know who that is and why they're being used as an icon. I guessing it's sort of a UK-centric thing.
Serious Games Institute....
...was obviously originally intended to be a band name or album title.
Re: nothing new here
That was CBS that cancelled all of those shows, not for ideological reasons, but financial ones.
Those shows brought in plenty of eyeballs, but the eyeballs were either too young or, mostly, too old to fall into the demographic they wanted to attract.
And the reason they wanted to attract that demographic was because they could charge more money for ads to advertisers wanting to reach that demographic because, out of the total available pool of advertisers, more of them wanted that demographic, therefore supply and demand.
If the big three carmakers and big food companies and makeup companies and all the others primarily selling to young to early middle aged singles or marrieds with children were competing to buy the ad slot, you could sell it for more than if only a handful of denture cream and laxative companies were.
Could also have gone with pedant, (statistical) boffin, or "that's mine with the copy of Ad Age in the pocket", but "explanation of elementary advertising strategy" works as well.