Re: Not as silly as it sounds.
So does that mean they'd cave out?
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So does that mean they'd cave out?
Perhaps they engineered it. Oh wait that was a noun that became a verb (before being a verb that became a noun), I guess we can't use that. Did they oversee the build? Oh wait that's a verb that became a noun too! Why it's almost like language changes over time!
Object if you like (lord knows I do) but don't act like it's some new thing. It's how language came to even exist.
Falling with style, then.
You've got it backwards. Whisky is legally defined as being no less than 40% ABV because the flavour of the spirit drops off significantly if you dilute it beyond that point.
The reason they stuck at 40 is because the flavour of the drink falls away fairly rapidly if you dilute past that point.
Too busy getting their rocks off.
And then you can just fence them in and dig out the shears.
What gets me - having just had a quick drive into town - is this idea that the reversing-around-a-corner manoeuvre is somehow useless as well. have any of these people ever tried pulling a car out of a parking spot? Or reversing into one for that matter. Reversing out of a driveway?
I get the feeling whatever committee thought up this pile of rubbish consists of lazy sods who get driven everywhere and probably haven't been behind the wheel for years.
How long before they do a u-turn on this?
I don't remember gold-surfing dwarfs and a giant statue of Thorin's ego in the book...
Neither of them offered any particular points I was interested in disagreeing with, so I went and downvoted UKIP instead.
Oh come on, I already erased the third and fourth, what more do you want from me?
Sure, let them have this slice of the salami. There's still loads of sausage left. Just one more slice is fine...
And yet every citroën I have seen on the road has, without fail, had an entirely non-functional left brake light. Every single one. They may be great cars to drive, but the electrics seem to be universally shite.
Then again I drive an old cherokee so what do I know?
The influx of obnoxious teens is the reason tumblr has gone to shit over the last year or so.
That's what my general trajectory always looked like when I was playing Lander as well...
When it comes to design, there is nothing truly original, which is why it's so easy to classify architectural and design periods through history - because they tend to trend. Say "Georgian" to someone in the UK and they'll immediately think of tall, elegant frontages, palisters, porticos, delicate sash windows with a dozen or so little panes and panelled doors. Say Victorian and they'll think stovepipe hats, dowdy black dresses, iron frameworks and lots of tall collars.
Ive thinks he led one. He just happened to be prominent and bring together several elements of something that was already occurring, as can be seen by other similar design ideas that accompanied or even preceded his work in various fields.
You could say the same about people who insist on making tea in a strainer rather than just using a bag. Some people insist that the old way is obviously superior and take great pleasure in the ritual of making their drink. Whether such things are pantomime or comfortable, pleasurable experience is entirely in the eye of the beholder.
Don't knock it, those harpoons held him pretty firm to the side of the whale as I recall, at least in the film.
Easy. Shoot them.
The sort of sick fuck who would murder someone for internet fame, perhaps.
Deflating an inflatable is "terrorism" now?
Oh brave new world...
That's pretty much what spectrum means these days, in contexts outside the measurement of light. One of its definitions is "a range; a continuous, infinite, one-dimensional set, possibly bounded by extremes." presumably taken from the near-infinite gradation of the electromagnetic spectrum. Words tend to get used for similar but distinct ideas and over time, and in differing contexts, change meaning in quite fundamental ways.
Since we're getting picky about words, however, I must stress that it's not Aspergers/autism. Aspergers is one expression of the condition and is more properly labelled as higher-functioning autism to distinguish it from more severe expressions of the condition. It's also not a disease.
Nope, it's much closer to an arbitration service. It administers various intellectual property treaties.
Oh don't get me started on the video "tutorials" for every damn thing. They're worming into some pretty technical areas that are far better served by a page or two of text. Video and images as accompanying illustrations to highlight particular elements of the process are fine, but if you only provide a video it's not going to be much use to a lot of people. A piece of text I can skim back and forth to see and understand the processes involved. A video? Follow it by rote. Can't search it if something doesn't quite go right and I need to double-check. Can't skip ahead to the part I need without faffing around dragging the time bar thing back and forth until I get it just so. Can't skip my attention between the information and the project. Can't move at my pace, have to wait for the video to get to the point... the list goes on and on and on.
I guess that means we're all terrorists.
Blithering idiot. We had a well-organised, well-funded terrorist organisation just a hop across the Irish Sea from us for most of the latter half of the 20th century but they were mostly kept at bay without all of these powers the police and "security" services are demanding now. The ones that got through were almost entirely because reports of potential activity were ignored by the same kind of people now demanding all these extra powers.
Laboratory conditions strike again!
The problem with this test is that it doesn't appear to replicate the real-world conditions involved. The "bendgate" video showed uneven pressure being applied across a corner, which - unintentionally, I'm sure - is a more realistic representation of what would happen. A phone jammed in a front pocket, as reported at the start of the controversy, would be subjected to unequal pressure on one corner as its owner bent their leg to sit down and stand, or walk around. The problem is magnified if that corner is also the one with the controls, which present a significant weak spot.
The full cross-section of the phone is a great deal stronger than a partial section across the corner. Testing the full cross-section doesn't address the demonstrated failure.
The smaller phone is more robust due to the relative strength of the case material in cross-section. The larger phone is weaker. It's rare, but this bending issue obviously does happen, and it's a case of Apple apparently not realising that scaling the phone up without accounting for the square/cube law is asking for trouble.
You realise those embedded devices will use busybox, yes? And that busybox isn't vulnerable to this?
Those are the nightclubs.
And no correction from the Reg either despite the fact that the site is now forwarded to rantic media's own site.
Come on Reg, I always thought the redtop image was a bit of clever satire.
So you say android is bad, but then spend all your time complaining about the crapware Samsung slung on top of it?
Why is it some people are so insanely angry about the idea of a telephone just being a telephone?
Depends if you want to beat them with intellect (something they have no experience of) or pull a Buzz Aldrin and just beat them senseless.
The latter is far more satisfying.
In fact the best evidence against the hoax is the recording technology available at the time. It was physically impossible to do what the hoaxers claim was done.
Good outline of the technological issues involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs
I've always liked alternate history tales and parallel worlds. My current favourite is the Long Earth series by Pratchett and Baxter, though that's a rather different take on the topic to this.
Did you happen to be flying over Siberia on any of those times? It'd explain a few of the holes.
So it'd come in a headband as well? I'd live with the end of the world in exchange for the sight of people headbutting the barriers on the tube to get in.
Wouldn't be possible. The plans are all in metric.
It's like a foreign language I tells ya...
Geological sources of hydrocarbons are generally thought to be produced that way, but methane is known to be produced without any biological origins in the upper mantle, and likely anywhere else you have carbon and hydrogen in close proximity.
Schneier's reasoning is flawed, though. His criticism starts from a false premise.
Well, no, the government were the rich. It's a subtle distinction but worth making.
And some things apparently have not changed in the meantime. There are just more of the buggers now.
My american friends tell me a shotgun is a far superior weapon for home defence.
Not that we're allowed to defend our homes or anything. That would be cruel to the poor burglar.
No, the filing date for this patent was this year. There are related documents filed in 2011, but they aren't for this concept. Sorry. Samsung got there first.
With the sensitivity of modern RCDs, a fused plug isn't really necessary these days. Still, you can never have too much protection when it comes to electricity. Belt and braces and all that.
Oh gawd, retina-searing xenon lights were bad enough, the last thing we need is a BMW with lasers mounted on the front.
And I can confirm by proximity to my lovely wife that he sounds like a Swede. Well, he sounds like he's from Skåne, which is only Swedish because the Danes didn't want it any more.
Try burning it inside a sealed container.
So how is this different from BMW incorporating a HUD in their latest models?
All right, you know what? I'm getting tired of this. Dictionaries record the language as it is spoken. They are not a set of rules. If a word gains traction and becomes part of the language, it will be put in the dictionary.
How many of the words you all use every day were once considered vulgar, silly or impertinent? 150 years ago there were complaints about new words entering the language - words like curry and thug, and constructions like "slice of life". Prior to that, practically the entire modern English language was invented from whole cloth by Shakespeare, and the complaints and mockery his words generated as they entered the language were legion.
Language changes. Get over it.