Designed by Puppeteer Ballmer. It wouldn't fly.
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Designed by Puppeteer Ballmer. It wouldn't fly.
Not bad. Something practically out of a Philip K. Dick "collected stories".
> You know that after all the rounds of discussion and testing, they won't allow you delete your 'cookies'?
Been living under many stones, lately?
Or member of the "business as usual" brigade?
> To comply with local laws of course.
What? You don't want to know about paedophile terrorist pro-gun abusive husbands in your neighborhood who are likely to avoid thermally isolating their house and are against single mothers and the homeless as they demand austerity and demolition of needed quangos and state tentacles?
The standard belief is also that Hoover was laissez-faire and the "New Deal" helped to improve the economy. So what.
It's not about third world countries though.
A rather neat GIS solution in two weeks.
So how long did it take to ascertain the "lousy architecture"? One afternoon?
Come off the larval stage; "rather neat solutions in two weeks" are the stuff of nerd dreams only.
You definitely need a Project Dominatrix to herd that kind of bag of cats. And quite possibly people willing to do the Death March for the Good Cause. It might work, but especially in the medial sector you may suddenly get all kind of interference from the ministerial level or the medical profession. Spine will be needed, indeed.
£100/hour consultant is pretty ok; that price gives you a lovely know-something dude; not the best.
Anyway, what you would do is take out a "maintenance contract", possibly one with performance goals, something like an insurance. Should be cheaper.
You sure they aren't using MongoDB?
What shutdown is this you are talking about, Monsieur
It noticed it is GUMMINT SHUTDOWN TIME!
"Yepee. I can sleep in."
I have the feeling that there will a loud protest by offended islamists later in the day.
For a second I thought this was the beloved "Reg Delay" [tm], but Space Weather indeed lists the event for October 9.
Which is why such a flyby increases the rotational speed ... of the Earth around the Sun (i.e. the Earth drops to a lower orbit and goes faster; if you extract energy from gravitational systems, THEY HEAT UP!)
I sure hope it is a bit difficult.
Too much transparency and suddenly you feel The State's finger in unusual places. And you can't even shoot the bastards, as the law forbids it.
"Come back! I have sold out!! You yellow bastard!!!"
But based on what we know at this point, 55 Cancri E is more of a 'diamond in the rough'."
We don't know much unfortunately.
> Planet-sized mass of diamond, light-years away, near the star and buried under hundreds of kilometers of graphite
Every heard of Diego Garcia?
The UK threw the population off the island at gunpoint to make it a "base" which are belong to "us".
It's always better when it comes straight from the Horse's Mouth in the form of PowerPoint presentations.
Bamford may have been on to all this stuff but he was always in the orbit of the Plausibly Deniable memory blackhole.
Thank you, oh knowledgeable Mutt Brilliant.
Googling for "9GB LUN" or "9GB Logical Disk" (the latter is probably the correct term) yields nothing.
What am I doing wrong?
"This Chinese Liquor is eggsellent, Mr Delegate. You were saying?"
"Thank you, Professor Brainbox, I can have you meet ladies eager to make knowledge of scientist of yours caliber later on. But pray tell, what ARE you working on currently EXACTLY?"
[Totally deadening infodump on blue-sky research omitted due to overabundance of integral signs]
Yes, sounds like a plan.
How come Israel is never on the receiving end of such shenanigans? Don't bother answering.
Jiang was accused of espionage by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) – the same lawmaker who helped to put the new rules on China and its nationals on the books – after he had been tipped off by a NASA whistleblower.
I guess that's one of the few whistleblowers the O'bomba doesn't go after with the full might of the NSA and the modern terrorist-hunting lawfare arsenal.
But this is probably the final spark that will transform Belgium into a repeat performance of Yugoslavia.
BEWARE OF UNEXPECTED SYMMETRY BREAKING!
That the Weinberg-Salam model allows you to make correct predictions regarding basically the last "needed" particle (in particular, that guessing at "Lagrangians".and applying ideas from solid matter physics to the vacuum works). And this for totally mysterious reasons.
Gravitation does not enter the picture, that's still "out there", waiting to be unified-in.
Another issue with today’s choice is that if you do want to emphasize a model of scientific research where advances come from a specific “great man” theorist, in this case they’ve left out the greatest one involved. The specific model tested at the LHC was not that of Englert and Higgs, but the one that Weinberg and Salam already got a prize for. The new prize is for the general mechanism, but this is something that was first understood by Philip Anderson a couple years before Englert and Higgs. For some details of the history, see here. The argument is often made that Anderson’s model was not relativistic, but this is a phenomenon for which relativity is not relevant, something which Anderson understood.
All of the above is recommended read.
> heads would explode, probably not a good idea
Ah no. Sadly no... the bullshit bingo says....
"A project of this magnitude requires stringent management, oversight, and testing before the government accepts any building."
"American parts. Russian parts. All made in Taiwan."
Does anyone remember the two guys from MIT in "War Games" that David met while looking for the passwords to WOPR?
AngerCoffee will keep you alive. Fury will kill you.
That and passive-aggressive behaviour.
> This will confuse out brethren from across the pond.
Just stop being such a faggot. They will get it.
In extremis the can watch the excellent cross-pond translation effort "The 51st state":
Hands pack of cigs to Amurrican:
This or crazy jihadi head-cutting / pancreas-eating hordes, what do you prefer?
Pillar one: Science without results is just witchcraft.
Pillar two: Get results or you're fired.
Pillar three: if you suspect a coworker of bein' a witch, report them immediately. I cannot stress that enough. Witchcraft will not be tolerated.
[Cave Johnson, c.a. 1957]
Do Androids dream of electric trojan horses?
What's that? You want a black helicopter icon? Really, now. This is 2013.
How does this have anything to do with Goldman Sachs??
> facilitating the sale of drugs
I'm all for it. Of course, plain decriminalization would be even nicer but the grip of the "no fun allowed" and "keep the prices up" lobbies is too strong.
> And in doing so, encourage them to resist and oppose the slow and relentless commodification of the human being.
I think you might have missed the events in the Great Collectivist Societies of the 20th century?
> Who mentioned Nigeria?
Has Hawking already been in a Doctor Who episode?
Now known as "Plastic RobCop"
No donuts either.
The SEC has been in shutdown mode anyway lately.
(...since at least the 1990s)