Re: SJW Infestation @ Vulture Central
Just to be clear: Are we talking about Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport or St. John's Wort?
145 posts • joined 15 Jul 2008
Just to be clear: Are we talking about Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport or St. John's Wort?
One of the "facts" discussed a couple of times on QI involves the so-called "half-life" of information, as-in After 10 years half of all the information you know will be wrong - but you don't know which half.
IIRC they have several times covered items from previous episodes that are now known to be wrong.
Homework. This. It seems to be universally expected that kids can "research" online and produce printed documents. I dare say schools will accept alternatives but this is why people do still use PCs rather than tablets.
Mine is the same. I get a standard "I know what's good for you" type of letter in response, probably a standard reply. It did get me on his mailing list though, and probably some kind of troublemaker list !
"glo-bull" wow I see what you did there, so clever!
I still find it hard to understand how, in the US system, someone can sue you and lose, and you still have to pay. How can they justify that? At least in the UK loser pays both fees.
I just can't understand this. There is a "dotted line select" tool, and a "Crop to selection" or something option on the menu.
Just works. Where's the problem with that UI?
The only thing I don't like is the whole "export" concept, rather than "save as".
"I do a lot of multi-channel deep bit depth work in astronomy, and Gimp's lack of support there has caused me to use it only in the latest stages, if at all. I will certainly try the new version."
Yes, this. I am in the same position. If the new one can do 16-bit per channel, or even higher, then good times are here.
And I learned GIMP way before trying Photoshop (for cost reasons, obvs) and therefore I have no problems with the GIMP UI. The whole "layer" thing is more or less the same as Photoshop anyway and I am normally able to translate from PS tutorials on the web to the GIMP equivalent (does the new GIMP have "adjustment layers" by the way?)
Edit: just read further down that it does not yet have Adjustment Layers. Shame, as many Photoshop tutorials use them. Have to fake it by using a normal layer.
"WhatsApp is not free"
They say that, yes, but I have never had to pay (I haven't changed my phone number either).
No, wind=moving atmosphere which is not good for a steady image through the telescope. Also known as the "seeing".
I know nothing about Amtrak but it seems fairly clear to me that railways are a public service, rarely make much profit and should be run in that way rather than attempting to make one. Trying to profit from rail transport means huge fares for passengers and/or subsidies from government, because running a railway costs a fortune but is beneficial for the country as a whole.
My GPS watch suffers from the same problem and I put it down to cutting the corners. It probably doesn't sample sufficiently frequently. This may outweigh the problem described in the article.
Do people really think that comment was not a joke?
Yes, that's the point. As mentioned in the article Google thought it was Portugese and "translated" accordingly.
Was the in-joke about reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.
I was wondering the same thing. Can I just hang on until that date and then what? MS will stop support for W7?
How does one revert? Or do you have to rely on an up to date disk image backup?
The "better driver" aka Speed Awareness courses are not free. In many cases they cost more than the fine, although may be preferred due to not invoking points on the licence.
No, I haven't had one (fine or course) but I know people who have.
I don't see any "haters". People are responding with their opinions of wireless vs. wired networking, doesn't mean anyone is hating anyone!
Beat me to it. While I agree with the sentiment of not being forced to provide a real name, no-one's forcing them to use Facebook.
"depend on Facebook" - gimme a break!
There aren't that many of them anyway, how easy do these viewers get "fatigued"?
And talk of "completely reboot the series from scratch " - what would that mean in this context?
One involves replacing the natural genome modification by natural selection of natural DNA variations, with a medical/mechanical method of genome modification by artificial selection of chosen DNA variations.
I believe that get_iplayer works by pretending to be an iphone. So it doesn't use flash anyway and presumably (?) won't be affected.
There is usually some natural colour, usually red from Hydrogen, in many nebulae, even where artificial colour assignment has not been performed. However as I understand it nebulae are just too diffuse. If you were in it or close enough for the whole thing to fit into the view of the unaided eye, there would not be enough light concentration to see it. Long camera exposures are the only way to see it because they accumulate sufficient photons over a period of time, to make a decent impression on the sensor.
er..I think it was a joke in response to fruitoftheloon's post above.
Perhaps the question should be: even if most of us agree that this monkey in this case doesn't/shouldn't have any photography rights, what sort of hypothetical monkey is required to /only just/ pass our test for being granted these rights?
None. It's a monkey. Monkeys don't own things in human society. Maybe they own things in monkey society but that's a question for monkey courts not human ones.
People are animals but that doesn't mean animals are people.
The "unboxing" video of the latest wearable tech was proving more popular than most.
Anyone browsing their web site is obviously up to no good:
Do we need to browse their website in so-called incognito mode, from an anonymous internet cafe now?
No - why should we be? Many commonplace items contain clocks. They are not bombs.
Are you suggesting that any home made electronic device is automatically suspicious? That is just stupid.
The answer you provide does not have to be the genuine answer to the question being asked. It just has to be good enough for you to remember it
True but if it's not true, I have even less chance of remembering it when I go to enter it 6 months later.
"Some sufferers of such conditions are completely aware that their fears / illness are not being caused by external sources"
That does not appear to be the case with EM "sufferers" though. As I understand it they do genuinely believe there is a physical cause, and that cause is EM from Wifi, Mobile Phone masts, and electricity pylons etc.
"It wasn't funny"
Most of us can still spot even an un-funny joke, and this was clearly not serious in so many ways, although there were a few sensible points in there to throw us off the scent.
That was one of the signs that this was definitely a joke, obviously.
If it's utter crap, why do you regularly use it?
The point was being made that if you know how to cope with its limitations it has its uses. Eg. proper names, which is one of the points that you made.
Verify your bags is on the "scan as you go" machines, not the "scan one at a time at the checkout" machines. Yes there are two types of auto checkouts now. The Scan as you go ones allow you to pack items directly from the shelf into your shopping bags, which is why they can't do incremental weight checking.
Why do they want it to be social? Why do they bother with the facebook integration and all the sharing stuff? Do they see it as a feature that people like (and therefore a selling point), or is it just for their own nefarious (ie. advertising) reasons?
Personally I have no interest in sharing what I am listening to. At least not on the scale they seem to think.
Last time I updated it, GIMP doesn't do 16-bit colour. I use Gimp a lot for post-processing astro images but rely on Windows-specific applications for primary processing.
The problem with that FSF statement is that it begins by complaining that Windows is not Open Source. While the likes of Richard Stallman might disagree, that is not the primary problem here, yet it will put off most readers as soon as they start reading.
What we need is a major newspaper or Which magazine, or the BBC, to get a clue about this and make a noise about the privacy implications.
"I know I did piss poor in my English"
You have my sympathy regarding your children's teachers but do us a favour and go and look up correct use of apostrophes.....
And what are man-made tools and man-made materials made from?
It's all "natural" ultimately.
"that nature becomes a little less natural....."
I am not condoning bear-bothering but I am always interested by people's definition of "natural".
It seems that anything done by humans="unnatural" and anything done by other species="natural".
Why is that, I wonder? some other animals and birds use tools - is that natural? a termite hill - is that natural?
I wondered why they were a few days earlier than the peak but perhaps because they knew clouds were on the way in the following days. They didnt' mention this though.
The first series:
There are various others including a box[ed] set.
Unfortunately Amazon seem ill-equipped to list actors in Radio Series and the cast are all listed as narrators.
"I am an absolute Luddite when it comes to smartphones. I am still not sure having something people can use to contact me anywhere is such a good idea, let alone one that you might be able to use to "do work!""
You are no more contactable than with a dumb-phone, are you? no-one would be forcing you to "do work", and email can easily be ignored, too. and the benefits include maps, web browsing, and smart apps such as train times or hire bike status (in London). and so on and so on.
Speaking for myself I was in a similar position. The BR player is also the home cinema unit and came with speakers. Plus I had no desire for a game console and although my son got one later, attempts at using it for iplayer were mixed. First issue is requiring a Sony account. Second issue is the number of times it requires updates just when you were about to settle down to watch something on iPlayer. Next issue is the crappy UI, although that's partly the BBC's fault (iplayer used to be much nicer in my opinion) but the Sony game controller is better suited to playing games than for iplayer.
Now for iPlayer we use an Amazon fire stick which I got from the launch offer for £19.
If it has a tuner you need a license. In fact you're supposed to have one for viewing "as live" on iplayer etc.
"insist that you receive one which won't do this. In writing if needs be"
If you were a retailer would you agree to this? I don't think so. Especially as these devices can be updated after the event.
This is true but perhaps the carriers should look at improving this situation, because people regard SMS as instant, guaranteed, or at least they get very surprised or confused if a text doesn't arrive in a timely manner, or indeed at all.
They could market it as a "premium text" with (almost) guaranteed delivery - which might educate people that standard SMS is not guaranteed, as well as potentially being a money-maker.
It is being suggested that Apple didn't make it clear that this was necessary.
It does seem unreasonable if Apple didn't have a fall-back/failure detection or at least warn the sender.