Re: Quel suprise.
You, my good sir, have a perchance for understatement.
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You, my good sir, have a perchance for understatement.
just take payment in bitcoin?
I mean, this is exactly the type of thing bitcoin was designed to work around.
(note: I do still stand by my opinion that bitcoin is a fad)
I'd buy a nightstand with a Qi charger in it, even if I had to assemble it myself.
Although I'd prefer something more sturdy then MDF.
"Conceptually whats the difference between looking at pictures, watching videos, or indulging in virtual reality? All - in this content - are "artistic" (for want of a better world) representations of illegal practices and should be regarded as such. Society has already had its discussion and made its decision. Any attempt to re-engineer that simply panders to the aims of the perverted. Is that your intention?"
The difference should be at the question of "who does this depiction harm?" When that person is a minor, it should be illegal. Possession of it should be illegal. When that person is of age (at the time the depiction was created) it should be legal, without regard to how old the person APPEARS. When there is not a real person, it's not harming anyone, regardless of age (Books, comics, animation, or VR, someone who doesn't exist can't be harmed).
Just because something makes you uncomfortable, is not grounds for making it illegal. If you don't like it, just avoid it.
I'm sure you could be linked, but some of it is still illegal in the UK...
Noone's crying. They just said "we are scrapping the old because maintaining it isn't cost effective."
That's not crying, that's good practice.
BBC's programming in the UK is like PBS in the US, it does not have commercials. (except for the "here is what we show today" thing between shows)
The difference is, rather then a fundraser, it's paid for with a tax^w license-fee on everyone who owns a TV.
Treaty prohibit appropriating other's space-kit, even if it's not in use. This is one of the major problems with any of the space-littler cleanup ideas, too.
intended message: "It's good for your pussy"
too bad we don't have a Mrs. Slocombe icon...
wow, AC, that site is a crock. The only "reference" in that "well researched" article is a link back to the same site!
You know why it's not to a peer-reviewed journal? Because the assertions don't hold up to scrutiny. The doctor (and I use the term with as much irony as I can muster) referenced here is a completely quack.
His assertions are not even constant (in any way other then being food to tin-foil-hatters). In one breath he complains about medicine being to reactive rather then proactive, in the next he damning vaccination (which is COMPLETELY proactive (and unlike his "approaches," actually effective)).
I'm afraid, AC, you need to look it up:
'When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak. Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained. This is known as "community immunity."'
Tis better to be thought the fool then speak and remove all doubt.
"If you've been immunized, there is no problem for you. Unless immunization doesn't work, which makes the whole argument pointless."
There is a 1-5% chance that an immunized person still gets it.
Those with weakened immune systems are not eligible for immunization.
Those under the age of 1 are not eligible for immunization yet.
These small groups of people can still be somewhat protected by "herd immunity." That is (up until recently) the +90% immunization rates so limited the spread, that it was unlikely these small numbers of persons on whom the vaccine is ineffective or cannot receive it would come into contact with measles because most everyone around them where immune. Herd immunity depends on everyone who can be immunized doing so. So yes, publius is correct, those who are eligible for the MMR who don't get it are creating a risk.
Hrm, guess I should have clicked the link before posting!
The confusion is that Rubella is (in the US at least) covered by the same vaccination as Measles, the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella).
Let me give the the most cogent explanation of how vaccines cause autism possible.
Honestly, because it tracks everyone in an area, there shouldn't be a way to get a warrant for this thing. It's usage is ALWAYS too broad because of how it works.
What happened to the good ol' fashion stakeout?
As someone who lives two blocks from a rail line, I assure you, amplitude is not enough to awaken me. Only things that my sub-conscious recognizes has "has to be dealt with" are up to the task. I do sometimes wish that category was a little wider.
Solaris went through two major versions without breaking ABI compatibility. I know this because I took a 3rd party driver built for 8, and used it on Opensolaris/Indiana. I don't know if Oracle changed things though.
Solaris is a modular monolithic kernel, the same as Linux.
"Photoshopped" is (rightfully!) getting the same connotations as "airbrushed," AFAICT.
Anyone else think the "before" looks far better?
You forgot the parts where none of these groups know the actual terms of what the FCC wants to do.
Conclusion: All of them are talking out of the arse.
I can honestly say I don't know what NN is. I know what it SHOULD be, but I don't know what the FCC want to do and CALL it NN. I suppose you could argue NN is what it is, and the FCC's opinion doesn't matter, but pragmatically, that's an incredibly naive position.
"It hasn't solved any of our immediate problems on planet Earth, but it has given us new perspectives on them and caused us to look both outward and inward."
Sure, but EXCEPT for communications, weather monitoring, climatological understanding, and advanced mapping what has the space program done for us?
First the annoying images randomly being in articles.
Then the annoying site design where there are muliple images on the front-page, and in the drop down menu.
now we are dredging up awful animated GIFs!
Every time I think things can't get worse, you guys top yourself!
The currently auctioned spectrum should be revoked if not used within a year.
"Should all cars be one colour"
Ford thought it was a good idea.
No, I'm say me and everyone outside the Linux-centric world uses the word correctly.
Here's the famous flamewar from '92 between Andy Tanenbaum and Linus. Let me quote Linus' post:
"True, linux is monolithic, and I agree that microkernels are nicer."
He doesn't dispute Tanenbaum's (correct!) definition at all (although, he also needs to learn the difference between loose and lose). So not only did the old Linux docs misuse the term, but Linus KNEW it (although it's possible he didn't write it, and wasn't paying attention to documentation. The Linux world is known for poor documentation)
Monolithic has ALWAYs referred to if drivers running outside Ring-0. Linus used the term wrong, and a bunch of bad authors who don't really know kernel design followed his misuse. Look at any serious text on kernel design and monolithic will always be contrasted with microkernels. If it's recent enough to cover Linux, Linux will be listed as a monolithic kernel.
What I don't get is why we are still mucking about with monolithic kernels like Linux in this day and age. (hint: Monolithic does not mean "not made with modules." It means "all drivers run in Ring 0." Linux is ALWAYS monolithic.) Jochen Liedtke proved microkernels could be fast in '88, if they where designed to be.
are you kidding?
The cops would be utterly TERRIFIED of this. Just camera phones are already a sore point.
Sounds more like Batou's eyes, to me. (considering the form factor is identical, THAT would have been a good gratuitous graphic).
"the proprietary functionality part is more severe here than usual."
That's how I describe Apple's entire product line.
Gotta admit, I'm with Lionel. I actually HAVE used that feature. Not a lot, mind you, but I have used it when someone wanted a look at what I was playing (poorly).
1) Good god, what's wrong with them?!
2) There is no 2
3) Given that you can trust the government (as much of a stretch as that is), You're still sending enough information to steal your identity over unsecured networks (you should assume ALL networks are unsecured anyway) in plaintext.
The reason I used a postcard in my example is non-encrypted email is the digital equivalent of a postcard. You should just ASSUME everyone has it at that point.
I realize that not everyone is an elReg commantard, and so may not grasp the finer points of security, but a basic understanding of some of this needs to be given before you're allowed to use a computer.
What I want to know is why where people sending him their SSN by email? Would you write it on a postcard and send it around the world?
my phone must have shipped with 20 or so things on it, you know how many I use?
SMS/MMS (whatever they are calling the app this week)
Give me a phone that does those things only and those things WELL. Anything else I can (and am happy to) install from the app store. Heck, even those I'd be willing to pull in from the app store.
The "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" has it in their name, FFS. Can't be THAT racist.
"While not relevant to every medical issue, your ethnic background predisposes you to certain conditions. Knowing which conditions a patient has a genetic predisposition to can be extremely important in making sure you get diagnosed and treated quickly and effectively."
I'm pretty sure "had beer bottle broken over the back of the head in the pub" is not one of the conditions that knowing your race really helps much in diagnosing...
More interestingly is that he including years in his countdown timer. really? it's been counting down for long enough that he needed it for years in advance?
does the article need the same image twice? Did you think we'd miss it the first time?
There already is a federal law on the matter:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
-- Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
A shame everyone is willing to trample all over the highest law in the land.
I the name of NET NEUTRALITY, this is something we CANNOT ABIDE!
Seriously though, this is the opposite of neutrality. If you're a supporter of it, you have to consider this a serious blow to your cause.
"There's a plant in Spain that works at night.
It's quite spectacular to drive past - even after the sun has gone down."
That's a Solar-thermal plant. I did a little looking to see of that's what Apple was building. Of course Apple isn't that sensible, Apple is covering a field with PV cells.
This plant will do fuck-all at night.
I wonder what the staff of Charlie Hebdo think about this.
I would suspect not highly.
I think the idea for the Telescreen was Orwell...
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
That's okay, Linux isn't a general purpose operating system. It's a kernel.
In order to qualify as a OS it would have to include more. At least as much as solaris' OS/Net consolidation.
because that would make too damn much sense.
"Did you read the article?? The FCC proposals specifically state that price regulation won't be enforced."
And if I where challenging it, that would be one of my challenges. Particularly that the USF contributions MUST be paid by all Title 2 entities, and the FCC doesn't have the authority to apply it selectively.
Criminal threat n. "The People"
I'm not, they already put everything else on flash. Not that it's a good idea, mind you. It's all slow. Personally, I'll miss the C# version. It worked well.
"In a Vegas casino? It probably triggered the 'potentially cutting into the casino's revenue' alarm and the casino's first call nowadays is to the cops. It wasn't that long ago the call would have gone to have the house rules explained by Johnny "the arm" and "three finger" Louie."
They still do, the arm just has a badge now...