So this was a pork barrel project?
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So this was a pork barrel project?
So non-competes of this form are mostly illegal in the US due to the fact that a bloke's got to earn a living so you can't tell him he can't have a job, unless you're willing to pay them full wages for the term of the non-compete.
How does the BBC get away with it?
I would do this. I support Rooster Teeth in a similar fashion with their paid sponsor program.
Also I do like RT's ad model, they have one of the cast do actual ad reads during podcasts. It's very 1920s ye olde radio style and pretty non-intrusive. I actually listen to them as they're selected by RT as "products *WE* would (and do) buy" so they're intelligent ads for decent products.
Similarly, we could have Tim Worstall hawk the mineral refining blokes of the week!
Not Dabs tho, does he actually like anything?
I used it for 2 years as well. I had very little of note to say, so I made only about a dozen posts in those 2 years.
About the only reason I stayed is they didn't bitch about my name, unlike FB.
The mobile app might not eat your privacy, but I found it sure as hell ate my battery, even when not in use.
Not a biscuits & gravy fan (even though Cracker Barrel does 'em up right) but ah luvs me some grits 'n' butter.
and they continue to be, by busting the chops of Lets-Players, so they're down in the basement with Sony, as far as I'm concerned.
Yup. Everyone savvy in the US knows you don't bother voting, but you do belong to lobbying organizations like the AARP, NRA, AMA, etc.
The AMA I belong to (there are LOTS of them) is the American Motorcycle Association, and I specifically fund the fight against ethanol in gasoline. We managed to get Florida's mandatory ethanol law revoked last year and now I have two stations near me with ethanol-free pumps.
I also fund the anti-helmet law fight, because I like knowing at a glance if a rider I meet is an idiot or not. In 30 years I have only ridden twice without a helmet.
I also belong to the NRA despite not owning (or planning to own) a gun. Just to thwart Obama.
I just wish there was a lobby group for space (well, one that did something) so I could put pressure for more of that.
Actually, American chocolate, especially Hershey's, tastes like bitter vomit.
"the milk is partially lipolyzed, producing butyric acid, which stabilizes the milk from further fermentation. This compound gives the product a particular sour, "tangy" taste, to which the US public has become accustomed."
And butyric acid is a principal ingredient in vomit.
Thank god for "The British Shoppe" down the road.
Well actually the sentiment seems to be that since he did the dialing, that was consent.
> there are some farms out there with lots of IPs available
I deal with that by blocking the /16
# iptables -L -n | grep DROP | wc -l
That's a serious assload of attacks.
> One very simple trick is to move the ssh port above 1024
Not really. My experience is they keep scanning ports for a while if you let 'em
Where the hell do they think they get the patents to license???
Better than that, it's nearly 4 BILLION miles away, which is a "far piece"
(Found that link in a BBC article, by the way)
Why'd they have to *build* this when 90% of Detroit lies empty in Michigan?? Are they afraid of the cars being stolen or jacked?
Besides, being the "motor city" it would be ironic.
American cops have a demonstrated ability to put 50 rounds into anything black in the vicinity.
Maybe it's because of how much they crapped on their brand in the consumer market? I know people that will never buy Cisco home routers and consider them a step below Belkin.
I consider it to be the same sort of vaporware as NOVA, which was the enormous direct-ascent variant of the Saturn V. I'll believe it when I see it. However I have also learned to not bet against Elon Musk. He might not be on-time, but he usually eventually delivers.
> There's going to be some reticence around loading up your multi-million dollar satellite on a slightly used rocket.
Well the idea is that the "slightly used rocket" has a proven track-record of making a successful flight, which includes stresses and regimes that you just can't test for. So it should be more trustworthy than a shiny brand new one.
For deciding that "Gene Cash" wasn't my real name and demanding to see a birth certificate, driver's license, and other things you aren't entitled to see.
You saved me from having to deal with all the rest of your shit. Plus it's a better story than the usual "ah don' do farcebook" grump.
I wear a watch because I was given one for 15 years of not-being-fired. Sentimental value.
It turned out to be quite an expensive one, with a perpetual battery charged by a solar cell behind the face, and the "atomic clock" function that uses the local standard time signal to set it every night at 2am. It's also smart enough to do DST.
So basically I will never need to set it (unless I change timezones) or change the battery.
Plus it's got an aviation theme (Blue Angels Skyhawk chronograph, with the Blue Angels logo on the back) and I'm a space/plane nut, so I like it.
Plus after wearing nasty Casios in high school and hating the feel of them, it's actually a comfortable band that fits for the first time in 40 years.
Sad Fact: I wasn't able to read the time off the face for a YEAR. I had to cheat by looking at the little digital display. Very sad.
When I log into Chase on this side of the pond, I see an absolute assload of ad cookies (nearly 3 dozen) including several .ru domains. Gives me the warm and fuzzy, it does...
In the age of lightweight alloys, advanced plastics, fuel conservation, and computer aided design? Seriously? When the original (as you note) was only half that?
> I used to have a Yamaha RD400
Yes, I had an RZ-350 (other side of pond) and it was quite loud too, especially one day when an exhaust can popped off.
Anyway, one night I was going down the road when all my lights went out - headlight, tail light, brake lights, marker lights, etc - and I had to dodge a Camaro that didn't see me.
The next day I started going through all the connectors in the headlight shell (remember bikes that HAD all the connectors in the headlight shell?) and opened up one particularly large green cubical one which had quite a bit of water pour out of it. Oops.
A friend was riding his 1100 Sabre, which was a big V-4. The interesting thing is it had two "ignitors" (Honda-speak for CDI box) - each one controlling two cylinders. Lightning struck a light pole as he went past, and the bike started stumbling, but he was able to get home. Turned out the strike fried just one of the CDI boxes.
Shoot, *I'm* as giddy as a schoolboy over this mission and I *saw* Apollo, Viking and Voyager. New discovery is always extremely exciting.
Hell, I'm happy to see new pics from Curiosity as it's always a chunk of Mars we haven't seen yet.
We've got several restaurants listed here in east Orlando, despite being closed for over 4 years, and 3 or 4 attempts at informing Google. We've also got one-way streets with the wrong direction given, ditto.
I'm always told "insufficient information" - what the hell more do they want? I can't send a picture of the closed restaurant, it hasn't been there for 3 years!
Also, a motorcycle accessories shop opened down the street 2 years ago, and I heard the owner continually bitch about how he either disappeared from Google Maps, or was listed several blocks away. He eventually closed shop and one of the factors was "wow, I couldn't find you"
Fuck 'em. I now keep a separate map with personal corrections that I share among friends and riding buddies, plus Open Street Map has no problem with corrections.
There's a fine line between security and "don't want my money" and this crosses it.
Guess I'll be eating at Jimmy John's then!
I'd upvote you except you reminded me I don't *have* a local bakery.
Actually CV-6 and the rest were retired because they didn't have the catapults necessary to handle the newest generation of technology - jets. And you can't just retrofit them... catapults take up over 4 decks worth of equipment extending down below. (at least the old steam ones. the new electromagnetic ones are much more compact, which is why the US Navy is switching yet again)
Edit: and yes, CVN-80 is expected to have an emag catapult. They're finishing up sea trials and other research right now for it.
Edit 2: and I guess you could make an analogy that switching from props to jets was like switching from spinning rust to SSDs.
They try to kill commercial crew AND every engine R&D program NASA's started.
Then they sit back and bitch about why we have to buy Russian rocket engines & Soyuz seats!
So why the hell bother to drag something to a showcase, if you're not going to show it to people?
Googles "Beefeater outfits".... OF COURSE there are "sexy Beefeater outfits" ! I should have known!!! Sigh...
And it's close to the Australian's "tall poppy syndrome" too
I remember Elon Musk saying he moved to the US from So. Africa to get away from a similar attitude.
Ugh. I remember a couple friends tried for over a year to get a Nokia Communicator on this side of the pond. No joy.
Amazon itself has been burned in the UK and are required to say they don't offer Lush cosmetics. I'm surprised that a UK publication didn't mention this.
No kidding. In the '60s/'70s I had NASA posters of bases on the Moon and Mars, solar power satellites, dozens of manned Earth space stations to which you could buy tickets, recoverable multi-use boosters, and probes landed on just about everything that had a surface. These weren't random SF book posters, they were commissioned and published by NASA.
It's strange that there were no rovers except the manned ones on the Moon. I just realized that.
Apparently no one forecast a one-ton Mars-invading laser-toting nuclear-powered space truck named Curiosity.
The police do not report statistics for the number of people they shoot, so anything reported is someone's guess.
And my experience is yes, the cops shoot far more blacks than whites. They certainly stop/bother/arrest far more blacks than whites.
There are now marches & riots because people are getting tired of that shit.
I like to think of it as the BOFH GUI designer going "READ the damn dialog before blindly punching buttons, or take it up the butt, MUHAHAHAHA!"
I have recently run into the hated practice of double negatives in dialogs in my TomTom GPS:
"Do you not want to avoid freeways?"
Yes! No! Wait! What?
Sure they do... but in my experience, the bloke in the client company doing the WTF? WHY? is several layers down (which is why he knows what's going on) and totally ignored when he raises his points.
The guys doing the actual contract work just nod knowingly because they have NO clue and don't want to risk being exposed.
We used RSCS In college. We also had an Ada compiler and an SNA implementation that would routinely collaborate to hang anything 3270-like so we had a routine where we'd call the sysop to force (kill) the offending VM. You'd give her the VM name.
So there was a VM handing the RSCS protocol named RSCSN.
One of the bright sparks called the sysop and said "Hi! my login is rscsn and I've just been SNAed. Can you force it?"
Suddenly the dozens of VERY LARGE printers became ominously quiet.
You guys are obviously on drinking terms with my grandad.
He "works on cars" - and you can tell if he worked on yours if it stalls the moment you put it in reverse.
I don't know about Apple, but at least the stock Android camera app has "turn off geolocation" and I've looked at the EXIF headers and it's off.
But no. Taking a picture of my face would crack the lens.
And thus there's a reason I buy from Apple instead of Amazon. The good news for this story is that Netflix is actually officially supporting Linux with Chrome now. I might actually buy a subscription now.
Note that this is not using the newer Soyuz 2-1A launcher, which proved a little incompatible with Progress. This is using an older version of the booster.
I'm kind of concerned at the Russian's handwavy "nothing to see here, comrade!" supposed fix to the 2-1A problem. There is something fishy with the "absolutely no details" story. I guess if it's good 'nuf for NASA, though..
> Would it be just as messed up if it tagged a fat, white, moustachioed, speedo-wielding guy as a walrus?
Don't pick on Jamie Hyneman like that...
Alice in Wonderland - the Millennium Fulcrum edition?
Is that the one that did the tassel run in 9 leap-years?
> To be fair to Cisco, those companies were consumer oriented and Cisco should never have tried to enter that market.
That's absolute crap. Cisco had a golden opportunity to throw its much vaunted network engineering expertise in, and make Linksys a decent brand. Savvy folk would have discovered it was the go-to brand and it would have trickled down to all the people the savvy folk help - "buy Linksys, it's got a nice UI and
no few security holes"
Instead the opposite happened and it's still "don't buy that crap" after all this time.
These are trick-cyclist's drinking buddies. Feed 'em to the lions.
I still shudder to think if that'd happened on the pad for some reason, with flames going up to a live launch escape system on top.
Android Studio sucks galaxies through a millipore filter, but it sucks less than Eclipse.
My major problem with Android Studio is it really wants an always-on Internet connection, and as my company firewall doesn't let it through, it'll throw hissy fits. Yes, it's got a "work w/o internet" checkbox in the preferences, but it still craps out looking for things on the internet a lot.
It wouldn't knock the station out of orbit but it would puncture the hell out of things like it did for Mir. They had to seal off and abandon an entire module. Beat the crap out of a solar array too.
Yup. Read "Packing for Mars" - probably the most balanced description of life in space I've ever read.
"It's kinda like backpacking... there's mosquitoes, a lot of walking, you have to sleep on the ground, it's either freezing cold or roasting hot, there are bears and snakes... but most people think the view and the experience are priceless" - Mary Roach interviewed by Adam Savage