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Actually, in a couple of buildings where I have worked, there has been a 13th floor, but it was designed and used for utilities (air-con, telecoms, power distribution etc) so couldn't have been let out even if the owner wanted to.
While I agree with the thrust of your comment, it must be pointed out that greens in general believe
1) Nuclear power is much too dangerous and the waste problem will kill us all. Therefore it has no place on a green grid
2) Hydro requires dams which will (a) flood wilderness areas inhabited by endangered species and (b) regulate the downstream flow, removing the 'natural' flooding and drought, again endangering the ecology.
So, while it makes sense to use nuclear and hydro, all the while the Australian government is in the pocket of the Watermelon party (green on the outside, red in the middle) it will never happen.
Re: Interesting stats...
South East Asia is not only close, but cheap to access as well...
No firs around here
Would a nice pine do instead?
Pot, meet Kettle
"and their interest is not having to send 2,000 letters, hear 2,000 people and investigate 2,000 computers,”
So, why don't APACOR just start 2000 civil copyright infringement lawsuits against 2000 account holders and send out 2000 'settlement' letters? Or can't they be bothered either?
Re: Blue US Robotics Sportster....
Remember the TI Silent 700? Thermal printing terminal with a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
Did a lot of remote system updates on one of those...
(Icon is close to an acoustic coupler...)
Re: Money is not lost from the economy
In the vast majority of cases, it IS being lost from the economy - the US economy
Re: "OEMs, please pay attention. This is how you build a PC.”
Stylus - the difference between drawing and finger-painting
Re: £2 a day
As an Australian, I have to point out that the spoon is optional
Re: Five or six?
Number six is a dummy - which implies Number 5 is Alive
Only as much as in the mining, transportation and 'coking' of coal...
Too bloody right, cobber
Astronomers have been talking about them for years, but this is the first real candidate discovered.
Wasn't a TI Silent 700 thermal-paper terminal was it?
Megaphone 'cos my hearing's starting to go these days...
Certainly not all
Add to that that you get one 'porn' hit for the front page and another 'porn' hit for every story that you go to - and yet another when you leave that story and return to the home page.
At that rate I'd have about 40 from work today just going through the tech sections in various news.com publications.
Yes, let's kill the lawyers
because after looking at the way the law is mangled and degraded by some of these 'people', it is probably the best option.
(other than taking off and nuking them from orbit)
Not for some...
Yes, I had notived this. While it doesn't affect me (I'm with another ISP) I have let friends and family know - and all who aren't currently stuck in a contract ARE going to be voting with their feet about this and letting them know (on the 'why are you leaving?' form) exactly why.
Ahh the conservatives started it - Except they didn't
The liberals provided a 'Net-Nanny' style PC-based filter that you could download, free of charge, from your ISP. It wasn't compulsory, it wasn't whole-network based and, it seems, it wasn't downloaded a hell of a lot either.
Of course the latter fact was seized upon by Conrod who decided that the reason for the poor takeup was that it was all too hard for the poor timid public and something had to be done 'for their own good'.
Not like an open door...
Unfortunately your 'open door' analogy falls over in this respect. If I am walking around with any laptop (especially one running Windows) it will automatically connect to any open wi-fi point.
It's closer to someone shouting from the roof top through a megaphone and then complaining because someone heard them.
We tend not to use grills - barbecues work much better...
Re: Not news
1991 called and wants it's file-transfer methodology back...
IT icon, because IT has moved on since then...
As a photographer...
please send me a keyboard ASAP
"Of course you could just look at the data" - What? You've actually managed to find a complete dataset?
(couldn't decide between Joke Alert or Black Helicopters - after all, if you actually have the data then the helicopters will be after you soon)
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But for how much longer will we be able to read articles like this one? With Luddite Conroy trying to force things through and micro-manager Rudd pulling the strings I don't see much hope for democracy in Oz, unless you're willing to toe the party line.
re: Chinese Proverb
And man who has case of beer doesn't give a damn....
Re: The Martians are coming
Damn you - I have this strange ululation running through my head now.
Time to break out the vinyl...
Location of Washington
which is also a village in West Sussex - sadly no university
It's third party
And at the recent OOo conference thingy, the guy who came up with it was requested (read 'told') not to use the Open Office name or logo with it, hence it's now an OOMouse.
Fail for Reg reporting not being able to keep up with reality...
Actually, if you go back through the history of this spat, you'll find that it was YouTube/Google that yanked the vids because the price asked was too high - then the labels complained that they weren't getting the exposure. Can't please some people, can you?
I think he was applying the same logic as my mother - "Don't come crying to me if you wake up dead".
"But I do agree with photographing children being a bit daft, as I am thoroughly paranoid in all situations about a child even being in view when taking photos. Oh, holidays at the beach can be SO much fun with me... "
And there, in a nutshell, is the huge problem that has evolved over the past 10-15 years. There was never a problem in that respect back in the 70s-80s when I used to do a lot of street photography (don't seem to have the time now). Kids would be falling over themselves to 'get into the picture' with their parents indulging their excitement. Now, however, we are in an age where the image is evil - won't be long before kids aren't allowed on the streets any more 'just in case'.
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