90 posts • joined Friday 29th February 2008 14:50 GMT
Most people blow a gasket when the the Nazi's are mentioned. I think a more recent reference would be appropriate - the Stasi.
Re: Oh give it rest!
What do you have against Chubby Chasing? At least only moderately chubby...
Re: Not being an American
I see it as a legal, you F'd it up - you fix it. They give the original court the chance to fix issues they have ruled on, rather than a review of the whole case. By and large, the upper courts only rule on narrow portions of a case.
@AC 13:27GMT Re: So...
Color me surprised that any forum topic here could turn into an attack against all Americans.
Re: It's a kind of magic
I've seen other articles reporting the server was backed up the day prior and was restored using that backup
Re: Well I for one...
Finally, a Muppets reference....
@DX Re: "The jury reached its decision in just three days"
* Oh and by the way, none of the juror had an iPhone either: *
No, they had a foreman that got a patent for recording video from the Internet that may or not have been the shitty little application he wrote for iOS telling them 1) don't bother determining if the Apple patents are invalid and 2) I have patents, therefore we should spend less than 90 seconds on every item on the form and slap Samsung as hard as we can
Right, no one biased on the jury at all. Especially the one in charge of guiding the discussions.
Re: A 'different' wrong...
The problem wasn't really the p0rn or that it was taking up too much of his time. The problem was Junior was unable to do his homework because his hand cramped and wouldn't fit around a pen or pencil.
Bombing, singular - Mr McVeigh used one vehicle on the building I helped remove bodies from (the Murrah building). Although he managed to cause substantial damage in the area, it was one bombing not multiple.
I think his point was that being a "Wacko" did not necessarily have to do with ones nationality (or for that matter religious or political bent).
And now something completely different
Worst Film Ever - check
Worst Film Never done - check
BEST Worst Film, Really Really Bad Film that was so bad it's hilarious, favorite bad film you have to watch when it's on TV, i.e, cult classic, etc. Why not do that list?
Entry number one - The Barbarians
Number two - Killer Clowns From Outerspace
And - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is the obvious one that comes to mind - let's pass on that one, be more original
Re: Established processes?
Unfortunately, that would be a court martial for failure to obey a general order or regulation, article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Frequent USAF logic is the meatbag is the problem, not the equipment.
With regards to Hypoxia, aircrew in the US are required to be exposed to an Altitude Chamber and see the onset of symptoms they manifest. Rapid loss of pressure is an easy determination; colder interior, fogging , banging noises (such as when the overboard valve on the E3 I was on went fully open), losing peripheral vision, etc. The frequency of training was every 4 years when I retired. Slow leaks sneak up on you, and are more often fatal.
Re: I'll miss it
The real geeks here have Linux installed on a dead badger
Although Ford actually did not invent tires, they set up a rubber tree plantation and factory to make tires for their cars
So - they actually made many components in their product, unlike a particular fruity vendor.
I think the gist of it is, they are. Just not full scale, yet.
+1 internets for the War Games reference
Re: GOP Voters = Turkeys Voting for Xmas
Actually, I don't care if they put their Johnson into a willing adult. Just do the rest of the damn job, and don't waste your time on the NCAA brackets.
Capacitive obviously, otherwise it would have resisted the application of her face to it
How could you not laugh when you heard this line:
There was a moment last night, when she was sandwiched between the two Finnish dwarves and the Maori tribesmen, where I thought, "Wow, I could really spend the rest of my life with this woman".
Re: Skinner's pigeons
Would it be Brave New World? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World
Re: "Patriot Act was one of the worst things to happen..."
Except that the phrase "one of the worst" allows for other bad things, perhaps even worse than the one stated
No- I sincerely encourage them to do so
As a citizen of that "particular country", I would like to see all countries adopt more liberal standard for Fair Use, and shortening of copyright periods.
Maybe someone on my side of the Pond in a position to make a difference might wake up and realize they are on the wrong side of the issue. At the moment the only ones that realize it are the ones with little to no power.
The Scrub CD gave a level of satisfaction that resetting a password couldn't, and ulitmately the laptop could be put back into commission without additional expense (unlike the one in the video)
Maybe you aren't familiar with the 1911A1 .45 magazine.
First - the standard magazine holds 7 rounds
Second - after market magazines with a shorter follower and different spring will allow 8 rounds, assuming one does not want to find a magazine that extends beyond the handle
Third - In the "Heat of the moment" he may have forgotten he had already chambered a round and topped off the magazine.
He might normally keep an 8 round magazine loaded with 7 rounds to reduce the wear on the springs. He intended to empty the .45 into his target - he did so until his slide locked back. The entire time his firearm was aimed in the direction of his intended action. Where is the problem with that?
The rest of your comments - I'd have to say you haven't a clue what you are speaking about with regards to gun safety, the man's temper, or the result of his punishment. A laptop is not a human. He knew that, you apparently don't
Although the last time my 15 year old gave me grief about her laptop and refused to give up the password (it was Linux) I tossed a Scrub CD in the drive and booted up from it.
Personally I would have used the rest of my saboted slugs left over from deer gun season on it.
Before that it was Space Ghost
Yup - one of the stupidest superstitions in my country. Nation started by 13 colonies, check. 13 stripes on flag representing said colonies, check. 13 arrows in eagles claw on coins, seals, etc representing said colonies, check. 13th floor? OMFG! The end is nigh!
I'll talk to them about firearms in the home, if they are willing to have a serious discussion about Medical Misadventures.
I have it on good authority he prefers calibers more like .50BMG or .338 Lapua.
It is a tax stamp for a Class III firearm, not a license. Still difficult to get, but not impossible.
Sorry - but the Wisconsin Concealed Carry law covers firearms on your person, the Open Carry aspect requires that the firearm be visible if not on you but still within the passenger compartment. So... in the glove box would be a no-no.
I had to wait for the DVD set with 5 or 7 versions, so I could get the right movie. Fords voice set the mood, best way to see that movie was to know what was in his head.....
Moscow/Bejing won't necessarily be the only theaters we will be operating in at the same time; see OIF, OEF and Libya. There is also the question of operational aircraft.
Stealth is another way to extend the life of the aircraft and pink object inside. I still contend it is better to have a pair of Mark 1s on hand to decide when to launch missiles or bullets.
Dogfights continued in Nam. Yeah, we are unlikely to have them with most kills being BVR, but it is possible to be too close to use the missile, or your rails could be empty.
Might as well argue the Golden BB as well. Anything can be hit with a kinetic energy weapon or missile. We were all a little surprised when an RPG took out a Helo in Somalia - probably the first recorded kill against an attack chopper. (Yes, I know the Blackhawk is not the same as a Cobra, Apache, etc.)
Cruise missiles aren't cheap but yeah, since they seem to be the weapon of choice we should stock up on them. Not convinced the drones are wholly up to the job although they are doing admirably, and it is best to have alternatives.
I'm with you on upgrading the Wax, as the 707 assembly line shut down long ago and they are all long in the tooth. 6700 hours on the 707s, and yeah, I understand something about the airframe and equipment issues. You won't save the money you are thinking - when I retired, the estimated cost per on the existing US inventory was in the Neighborhood of $350K for block 20/25. The DC-10 turned out to be a poor choice due to power, but the 737 would probably be fine, but not as cheap as you think, if the tech is brought more up to date.
Now I have to switch from Firefox to Opera so I can feel better about myself
What makes you think
He can't make something pre-aged, you know like faded/ripped jeans?
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