Re: Eye of the beholder
I'm already doing it, as a volunteer.
4425 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
I'm already doing it, as a volunteer.
The word is 'Dalek'. (Davros' Augmented Levitating Exterminator Kaled)
From the website:
"Modules conform to open standards, already in use by a variety of major manufacturers."
However, that doesn't mean that 'One Education' haven't got 'registered design' or whatever classification for their particular implementation of those standards.
"74 per cent of Americans are unfamiliar with the term "net neutrality" or what it refers to"
70% of them will remain in that condition.
I'd imagine that Casio and Pure are not exactly happy about their good names being used in this way. However, I believe that as long as the customer is made aware of the true nature of the equipment (which they obviously will be), then Casio and Pure etc. can't do anything about it.
"... DNA storage density is one million gigabits per cubic millimetre, ..."
How do you know which tiny group of tiny glass spheres contains the funny cat video?
.. to spoof the IP addresses of Australian government buildings?
"That has promoted applicants for the same name to go to private auction where the proceeds are shared equally between the losing parties."
Isn't that 'auction rigging' or some similar crime?
You might be interested in 'The Lawnmower Man'.
" ... It'll be sad to let go of my laptop when it reaches end of life, ..."
My ten year old Acer Travelmate 8000 (15" 4:3 matte screen) was very much revitalised by an SSD drive with Linux (Mint) installed on it. It's now the computer (out of four that I have) that gets the most use. I'd recommend it, give it a try.
"... their own elixir of life, Black Water, which seems to be the blood of Knights who have drunk from the Holy Grail, ."
There are many strange stories about coffee.
Photoshop Elements was bundled onto a Windows 7 laptop that I bought about four years ago. I think it would have cost about £50 if bought separately at the time. I remember that the photo catalogue and workflow tools seemed to be very simple to use and effective and would have been a good reason to have it. Before that, I used to use an old copy of Paint Shop Pro; before Corel bought it and ruined it.
Now, I use GIMP because it's free and does everything I need it for, in my techie-hobbyist way.
If you want mixed units ......
"Professor Asa Barber, who led the study, told The Independent: “The strength of limpet teeth is, on average, 4.9 GPa – that is like trying to break a piece of spaghetti with 3,000 bags of sugar. "
I wonder what sort of videos the police would find if they raided the company's servers?
All we need now is a way to weaponise limpets' teeth then we can use chitin solar cells to power them, then ....... Oh, I'm sorry; I went into mad scientist mode.
"There is no doubt that we might have gone too far ... "
No doubt .... might have ....?
Paypal went big/modern/simple some time in the recent past, but thank goodness they had a link that took you to the original style site. I assume that was the sort of example you were looking for ;)
Ahhhh, you don't understand how government works.
All good of course. Does it actually install all the drivers on your machine or does it only install the ones that are needed based on the hardware it detects?
You have a flair for off-the-cuff jokes.
I had a look at eponymous.com and it's just a static page with barely any content. Nothing to do with Jamie Oliver at all. Has it been closed down or something?
It's a meaningless monetary merry-go-round. I wonder how much is spent on administering this 'set of rules', updating it and developing computer systems to keep track of it all?
This standard model human gets severe cramp if he tries some particular 'binary number' representations. I am getting old though; ah well.
"... with Apple engineers apparently upset by being leapfrogged by former Beats employees."
We need you, with your technology, abilities, skills and experience, but you have to realise that we're more important than you and deserve the juicy positions and salaries.
I've heard and seen that sort of attitide in many places.
Wheels have very rounded corners.
I've often considered setting up a simple spelling-n-grammar correction service. Along the lines of "Send me your specialist e-mail or document, with a Bitcoin payment. I'll correct your spelling and grammar then send it back to you." P.S. Advice to scammers: don't start your e-mail with 'My Dear'.
Rincewind? I'm sure Terry Pratchett's books will still be around in 100 years time.
I read that as '... man-in-the-piddle attacks, fisting and cross-dress stripping ...'
Yes, I will be alone on Valentine's Day. How did you know?
"... & her wig fell off ......", yes indeed.
Have you noticed her throat? Adam's apple?
That would be the poisoned oranges. You have to watch her all the time.
Yes, I got one (dual quad-core 3GHz with 8GB RAM for £185) and very nice it is too. However, there is a strange problem with many T5400 motherbords (which happened in mine after three months regular use) in that they can develop a fault where on restart, but before booting from the HD, they hang up with just a flashing cursor showing for 5 minutes before proceeding to start up as normal. After trying three replacement motherboards from a local PC-recycler-seller, I found that this was a common problem. I won't go into details but I think it's caused by repeated mains power cycling, which is the sort of thing you do when you get a second hand machine and start fitting bits to it and generally messing around with it. In 'normal' use in a commercial environment, this doesn't happen to them.
I've seen reports of problems with an identical description on various forums.
Would it be worse to be ruled/governed by an evil dictator or by an idiot?
"Why? Because [Hackers,] Security Agencies, Police and the Rogue Elite, are going to find ways to access leaky TV data and use it against us in ways it was never intended...."
You answered your own question :(
"A blocker is placed over the cable to stop users connecting their own router or inserting their own along the chain."
If an ethernet cable comes out of it, you connect that to the upstream port of your own router; surely? Or is it a very devious arrangement?
"... William Herschel, the man behind Uranus"
Resistance is futile.
"Tinetti adds that a platform outside Earth's atmosphere is needed to conduct this kind of analysis, since the light filtered through a planet's atmosphere “is only about one ten thousandth of the overall light from the star”. "
I assume this is about infrared attenuation due to water vapour in the atmosphere?
"... there are still a couple of bugs in this release but they were pretty obscure so “... while I was tempted a couple of times to do an rc8, there really wasn't any reason for it.” "
Is there a desperate need to meet a deadline? Does a major contract demand delivery?
A person might say something in their sleep that indicates they should be subject to further observation, so it's important that the NSA/GCHQ/etc can collect the sound recordings.
Similarly, disturbed sleep of a particular pattern could indicate serious health problems, so this should be used to unlock the door to allow access to emergency services responders, paticularly for older people or people who live alone.
All this would be subject to appropriate oversight of privacy and personal security considerations of course.
Thats US-English rather than English.
.... says that it's now ok to carry on doing what they have been doing. Foam rubber dentures!
I think I read (can't rememebr where, it may have been speculation) that there's a small metal bellows (like an accordion) with a case breather hole leading to one side of it and the helium filled innards on the other side.
Maybe a bit stiff in his movements with a dry/resonant voice? I'm wondering.
Look at how many police officers wearing protective clothing are needed to deal with the situation.
Why not use Flash?
Now my post looks silly.
This is why you should use the Corrections link. Fixing the error can make your comment look surreal (not a bad thing) or silly.
So, he'll be doing lots of driving and footwork for a while. Or will each of you be invited to his home/office to receive a personal apology?
I'm not allowed to tell you about my (lack of) involvement.
What are the conventions for using job descriptions as titles? Is it about rank/appointment? We refer to "President Obama" and "Queen Elizabeth" but don't say "Prime Minisister Cameron" or "Director Jones".
Cyncism and negativity are also banned. Your attitude is not conducive to a harmonious commentardiat. A re-education unit will arrive at your location shortly.