“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”
Jules de Gaultier a French philosopher.
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“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”
Jules de Gaultier a French philosopher.
Who those 21 stakeholders are to have such an influence over such a policy. Name them!
from this sort of mission is all the tricks and dodges tried and used that can be incorporated into future missions to lengthen them or make them more reliable. This is not the first time that bodges and solutions to in flight problems have significantly added to the value of the mission but also to future missions capabilities. You can't beat working under pressure to get the results you need, rarely pleasant at the time but incredibly satisfying and exhilarating when it comes together. Pint for those involved, or several!
Should have the men in white coats on standby to collect the casualties.
That the intelligence services can't easily access your stuff.
Just what is?
"Life is a terminal disease, only alleviated by death."
The argument is that this means of nicotine delivery is a helluva lot safer than the old "burn a tube of dried organic material and suck on it" method. If you want to live a life without risk then you'd better wait for the next turn of the wheel.
Yeah, this laptop was purchased about 2 years ago, its predecessor (a six year old lenovo Ideapad) looked as if it was going to fail through physical problems rather than electronic. The hinges were extremely loose and the video connection was getting a bit iffy. Bought a new one, the old one is actually still going strong its new owner eventually had to replace the video cable and managed to tighten the hinges. As far as performance is concerned the old one is still up to everyday tasks, I wouldn't try video editing or photoshopping on it but it still outperforms the low to midrange crap that is on the market just now, largely due to an SSD and a crapload of RAM.
It is exactly what I do, and their maths adds up in terms of how they screw over the average computer user. The premium is still outrageous. The laptop I'm on right now was sold with a 24GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, replaced the SSD with a mSATA 250GB SSD and kept the HDD as a secondary drive. Required some jiggery pokery as it wouldn't boot from the installed SSD with the other drive there but all good in the end. At that time there was no option to install an SSD on HP's site, and indeed for most laptops on the site right now there is no SSD option, and all the major manufacturers are the same in that respect. The one thing that can make a low end laptop bearable to use they are reaming you to install.
The use of SSDs in laptops and notebooks would go faster if it wasn't for the ridiculous price surcharge the manufacturers slap onto a laptop when you add an SSD to the build. To exchange a 1TB drive in an HP for a 256GB SSD they want a surcharge of $190. A decent SSD will cost you less than $100 retail, and a 1TB hybrid notebook drive can be had for about $80 retail. Their maths don't add up. They must have a helluva lot of spinning rust in their inventory.
nope and frankly I don't care, and I won't know what they want to say to me while they block access.
My own Site Blocker. Fairly simple, if the site asks me to disable adblocker by refusing to load content until I do I don't go there again. Fuck you Forbes.
If a petition could be raised to stop the BBC stumping up for this annual crapfest.
Of the simple fact your security is only as good as your weakest link. If you're using USB sticks to move around sensitive information then at least you don't have to go looking any further for that weakest link and Anne Robinson is going to have a field day.
The only place were making $20bn in three months is not enough.
Indeed when cable went digital in the US it became clear that the newer digital sets didn't require any box, that is until the cable companies suddenly required the use of one. Provided free of charge... for a year, the rental has increased on 3 occasions since then I believe.
Satellite providers in the US charging comparable fees to the cable companies provide the hardware with a charge at the beginning of the 2 year contract, which is then waived. I have no illusions, the cost of the equipment is then made back over the 2 years through service charges, fee for a DVR etc. But and it is a big but, I cannot lie, at the end of the contract the customer can usually get new equipment under the same deal. Previously I was with a cable company and I had 2 DVRs which were about 8 years old, were good room heaters, and they would only be replaced with the same antique devices if and when they failed, these were replaced with a single All Home DVR (twice as many channels to record and 5 times as much storage) and two wireless bedroom stations, all for less money than the cable service it replaced. If cable is wondering how it got to this they only have to look at the way they have screwed their customers with increasing gusto over the last 20 years or so.
My experience of the current teen generation (I teach them every day) is that they are computer literate as long as it involved FB, Instacrap, twatter and the like. If it is anything out of their social media needs they a haven't a clue and are more than likely to give up, call the tech a piece of crap and walk away FBing their experience. This is not really their fault, the opportunities for learning about tech have diminished over the years due to the prevalent attitude that "the kids know the tech coz they use it all the time", consequently even the simplest applications based courses have been canned. It really is time to call bollocks on that. Currently the only students who have a clue are less than 5% of the school population that I work in, if you look at the teachers it's about the same if not less.
Reached its 28th birthday last year, last time I shaved it off was due to a visit to a very, very hot climate and it seemed prudent to do so. Currently I would be a good approximation to Gimli in terms of beard, height wise I would have to be chopped off at the knees to complete the look.
On the article it strikes me that the current fashion for beards would pretty much destroy any data concerning sexism and beards. I do know that there is a fair amount of pogonophobia out there and it would be interesting to see whether that shows a gender trait, however, the current prevalence of beardies may nullify any conclusions that are made with current data.
Well given that it's LaCie, it's going to be even less cheap than you thought anyway.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Usually attributed to Albert E. but probably not one of his.
Will it play Crysis?
I teach a short introduction to electronics in my school. Uptake is not high but is pretty constant at 8-10 students per semester (total school roll of about 450). When pitching the course I stress the practical aspect especially to aspiring musicians, telling them that if they're going to play guitar they better know how to solder, not entirely true but it works. Generally we get even the most kack handed individuals up to the level of being able to solder a simple project.
You'd have to make sure the sensors were sensitive enough to track something approaching mach 1 when the batteries start combusting.
was the problem here. Probably a disciplinary offense,
Personally I would have done as he did, burn the email with fire and forget it ever happened.
Quick what now?
Robert A. Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard. Although the actuality is hotly contested particularly by the Church of Scientology. There is little but anecdotal evidence that the bet was ever made, Heinlein's contribution is generally felt to have been the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land", which is possibly one of the most enjoyable anti religion pieces ever written. You grok?
and they will want more and better.
Right in the spank bank!
We had a theory about this, some individuals have the biological equivalent of an anti thump circuit. We've all met them you say something and then a few seconds later there is a movement in their eyes and a dawning realization that someone spoke to them. Essentially instead of protecting speakers from the thump of a suddenly connected mains supply, the biological anti thump circuit protects the feeble brained from sensory and motor neuron overload by preventing them firing in quick succession of each other.
That's 'Purth' talk that is.
Several degrees of hunger have been observed in Scotland
1) Ah'm guttin - I have a pain in the midriff is it dinner time?
2) Ah could eat a scabby dug - I really am quite peckish is it time to eat?
3) Ah'm that hungry I'd eat a shit pie - I'm that hungry I'd even consider some fruit.
4) That pie wiz boggin' - I still ate it though!
None of these are quantitative and setting them in any particular order is dependent upon a variety of variables not least of which being the availability of deep fried pizza, which is likely to provoke the first three prior to consumption and the 4th post consumption.
I put Remix on a fast USB 3 drive and plugged it into an i7 4790K desktop and booted it from the USB, holy crap!
Office is at work!
My work issues us with a MacBook Air, after much probing and eventually a f2f meeting with the tech director it came to light that they held us financially responsible for anything, absolutely anything that happened to said piece of kit. When pushed on this I was told that they have a very reasonable insurance scheme to cover for any such damage/loss. I asked if the laptop was necessary for me for my job, they assured me it was, I then suggested that if it was that necessary then they should pay the insurance, they refused and so my MBA currently resides in the bottom drawer of my locked filing cabinet in my office. I use my own laptop.
which is of course presuming they had it in the first place.
So the app of brevity is hooked up to the sport with the biggest ratio of inactivity to action there is. 60 minutes of an American Football game contains on average 11 minutes of actual play, and can take up to 3.5 hours to complete.
With purple crew capsule?
A batchfile silently executed on boot to display corrupted messages to the screen with a C: drive failure message, used this frequently to stop weekend use of my PC and the instrumentation it was connected to by arseheads who wanted to play Dungeon and/or Star Trek.
Best one I saw/heard was someone in the same lab who had setup an Apple IIe with some speech synthesis (yeah it was that long ago) set to scream "Get your Effing hands off me" should anyone touch the wrong key combination to unlock the IIe. Measures taken to prevent budding computer experts (in their own estimation only, in everyone else's they were pillocks) faffing about with some carefully crafted 6502 assembler.
Were the bees knees in affordable turntables and styli for a while.
Creepy about the whole Alexa/Echo thing. I remain to be convinced of any advantage to the user that is not outweighed by the advantage to the supplier... but they still want to charge you an eye watering price for the Echo, and even more disturbing is that people, a lot of people judging by the reviews on Amazon, are willing to buy them.
You'll get downvotes for stating irrefutable facts that others don't like.
I have to agree, I use a Samsung Mega 6.3. Advancing years and diminishing eyesight make it essential to have a generous screen. I really wouldn't be averse to an 8" tablet with bluetooth phone functionality, even at 6.3" I still have the occasional issue so a bit bigger would be nice (oooer missus!).
Forty quid for a single pdf, that I wrote!
That works providing you don't have to do anything out of the ordinary internet/office stuff.
W10 will install from a USB 3 stick to an SSD in about the same time.
Yep I have a two 2006 vintage quad core Q6600s running W10, faultlessly and with SSD boot drives at more than acceptable speed. Not touched either of them in terms of hardware upgrade (excluding the SSDs and a replacement PSU for one of them) in just shy of 10 years, one of them runs 24/7 and the other probably 3-6 hours daily.
Anecdotal evidence is so convincing.
Almost all criticism of 10 I hear is from people who don't use it. Similarly OS X, Ubuntu etc. etc.
They all have their problems, they all have their solutions, they all have their detractors and adherents. Personally I use W10 daily and don't have any major issues once I have it setup the way I want it, I also use OS X on a daily basis and have no major issues apart from the awful UI and the god awful Apple office apps, Ubuntu and Mint I use infrequently and have niggles with those too. Point is you use what is best for you and your environment, if and when you've used any OS for an extended period of time that is when you can tell someone whether you think it will do what they want or need with relative ease. For the average user, W10 is probably the only real solution at the moment, even with its faults, niggles, foibles and inbuilt telemetry. I'd say very few people on here are the average user.
Has become my favourite expression of contempt lately.
tools to stop Edge grabbing default program status for pdfs. It keeps nicking it from PDF-Viewer on one of my machines. Better still an uninstaller. Only time I've deliberately run it is immediately after a Windows 10 install to go and download Chrome.
If it was annoyances with Onedrive they'd go bankrupt... mind same could be said of most firms' software.