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This would be great if the kids were allowed to wear pirate costume fancy dress, complete with cardboard swords.
Re: I wonder
Steady on. The USA isn't the 50's USSR. Not yet anyway.
It will be up to the government to decide if this substance is allowed to be sold to the public. The drinks industry is very wealthy and gives money to the government and also pays lots of taxes and excise duty to the government. Hence, the government will not allow this 'alcohol replacement' to be sold.
...tests against physical security,...
How many 'key staff' do you need to gather into a disused warehouse and 'persuade', in order to have access to serious amounts of money. Just wondering.
Re: Its Neat!
One possibility would be to use it as a development system to write and debug an application, then port the software to a "down and dirty with the connections" target system.
"If multiple parties apply for pre-registration, ..."
This raises many questions and has many possibilities for corruption.
Even if you're careful to make sure they're entered as text entries?
That was my first thought too, but the Raspberry Pi solution would be much cheaper (not counting your time in setting it up and messing around with it).
It looks like the sort of thing I used to draw when I was 13. I used to 'design' fully working interplanetary spaceships.
Re: When does recycling get to space ?
"Why not boost them into a higher Orbit ....."
Them running out of fuel may have something to do with it. Also, it may be considered more convenient and less dangerous, in the long term, to get them out of the way of anything useful up there.
How good are throat microphones?
Much of the detail of the sound of the sound of the human voice is produced by the shaping of the tongue and the lips and we hear the sounds that come out of the mouth through the air. Does a microphone on the surface of the throat actually sound any good?
How precise is the initially made article?
"...and polished before use."
Does this 'polishing' involve precision machinery that removes significant amounts of metal? I'm a cynic, I know.
"... login more seamlessly across devices (Android)."
I've always had seamless and permanent 'login' on my Android phone and tablet. Press Feedly icon -> get Feedly. On my PC browsers, I've set Firefox to always remember the appropriate cookies and never had to login again after that. (I have the Feedly add-on button).
This was about having the user give default permission for Feedly to contact the people in their G+ circles, presumably so that Feedly could spam them with "Your friend is using Feedly - so should you." messages.
Re: Now *that's* what I call
No, it's coitus continuous.
'...an array of sails “reminiscent of fish fins, which will remind visitors that they are on a seaworthy vessel". '
Fish swim under the suface of the water.
"...vast online empire ..."
I read that as 'vampire empire'. My speed reading abilities need some improvement.
I found out what it's about: http://www.thespiceworks.co.uk/
Their Hempseed powder, for making drinks/smoothies might be interesting. Apart from that, its all a bit too 'niche' for my tastes.
"Effectively the company is giving away something valuable (a stake in itself) and getting nothing in return, .."
They could have given cash (which is valuable), but this way has advantages for the employee/director.
They do get something in return, they get the services of the employee/director, which must be of value to the company or they wouldn't keep them in employment/appointment.
If the company really does value the ownership of its own shares, it can simply buy them in the open market and run accountancy methods to turn this to its advantage.
The entire point of this process is to reduce the amount of tax paid by the employee/director and the company. It has nothing to do with 'giving people a stake in the company'. If people wanted that, they'd buy shares. It's not 'ordinary workers' who are given these deals, it's directors and high level managers.
Google Play sold out?
You can get them now on e-bay at amazing prices!
Or wait until the end of January/February when the overexcited early buyers relaise they have an urgent need for money. That's exactly what happened with the Nexus 4.
"Having initially claimed this was a HM Revenue and Customs matter, and after HMRC pointed out it wasn’t, the Home Office simply said it has no plans to change the regulation."
It's a reflex action. It's in their blood and the marrow of their bones.
"... we had to send [the] limousine to the car wash to get it detailed after all the activities during your rental."
So, what were the details of the sexual activity and the sex toy?
Re: I dont need this so early in the morning..
"What cruel archetict of life has imagined such a vial and base thing?"
According to Terry Pratchett, it was created when a group of wizards, from the Unseen University, tried to draw/create a duck during the creation-time of the 4ecks continent. At that time, the act of drawing something actually created it. (The details are hazy in my mind.)
Reading between the lines
“If you try to break them up [NSA and US Cyber Command], what you have is two teams not working together. ..."
"Splitting the two organizations would result in fights over resources and command decisions, ..."
"This will of course create tensions ....."
So, the people available to take charge of these important organisations are not team players who's concerns are the efficient operation of vital national defense activities. They are immature and self serving psychopaths who are concerned only with their own status and the amount of money and power they can be seen to wield. Well, that's how I read it.
re, Alumina -> HPA
Given the market price difference between alumina and HPA, and the likely volumes, wouldn't it make sense for them to make their own HPA? They wouldn't need to make a 'profit' on this stage since their aim is to supply their own saphire crystal cutting operation. It might even make sense to buy up the HPA companies at an early stage to get the expertise in-house.
"... one of the companies I expect financial probity from (my bank, insurance company, pension fund, etc.) .."
Past idiocy is not a guide to future stupidity. Or is it?
Re: Ditch the aluminium
I'm waiting for transparent aluminium.
What's the best way to do a Reverse Cowgirl?
On my way now, no need to push.
Re: This of course complies with all the necessary consents and legislation:
I think it's tawdry and tacky and yucky, but I don't think it breaches DP requirements because it doesn't store any images of the 'target individual' or obtain any personal identifiable data. I may be wrong on that point, so please respond if I am. Even if I am wrong, what harm can it do to me if a machine makes a one-off decision that I'm male and over 50, then decides to show me a Viagra advert?
They could have hired a person to sit and look at their customers and then make a decision about what sex they were and what age range, but it's cheaper, overall, to develop this machinery.
Re: BOFFINS: BILLIONS OF EARTH-LIKE LIFE-FRIENDLY ALIEN WORLDS IN GALAXY
While we're on this subject, what are these 'modem' things that are mentioned in several articles? Also, don't get me started on Itanium; it is NOT in the periodic table of elements.
Re: Pardon the pedantry...
It's Doctor Who. It's always the same one. His appearance changes as a result of regeneration. Has this been forgotten?
"Global Warming is a scarecrow ..."
Some people say that Global Warming is a strawman. I think lots of confusion arises from this.
Roll your own Corporate Android?
At first thought (not a deep one I'll admit), it should be possible to take 'open source' Android and re-roll it so that a user has to logon to your-corporate.com instead of google.com and can only install apps by downloading them from the your-corporate apps site. These apps could be copies of trusted standard Google-Play apps, with appropriate agreements regarding payments for premium apps.
At about 0:45
" ... you can take it to the jams ..."
I like raspberry jam.
This is disturbing
From the online Oxford English dictionary - http://www.oxforddictionaries.com
1 (usually faggots) British a ball or roll of seasoned chopped liver, baked or fried.
2 (US fagot) a bundle of sticks bound together as fuel, a bundle of iron rods bound together for reheating, welding, and hammering into bars.
The entry in http://www.oed.com does not include 1. above.
I believe this is an example of an 'editor' making a personal and culturally biased judgement. Faggots were low grade wood used by poor people or low grade meat, mixed with herbs and spices to disguise it's nature, again used by poor people. The overall implication is something lowly, not worthy of consideration, so it's easy to understand how the word can be used as an insult term.
It's a long time since I bought, and enjoyed, a carton of 'Mr Brain's Faggots' from the freezer section of my local supermarket. I must go shopping soon :)
Note for visiting Americans: You must not use the word 'pardon' when in England. To do so implies that the person you are speaking to is a serious criminal who has been released from prison on a technicality. It is regarded as very offensive and can cause a violent reaction in most social settings.
I think the important thing is to have a regular day(work/play) and night(sleep) cycle or people have all kinds of psychological and medical problems. This cycle has to be regular and close to 24 hours as well. What actual 'time' you want to call it would depend on how often you contact Earth and for what purpose.
If a bit lands in my garden ....
... can I keep it?
"... where rich customers can carouse with Google staff."
Why would rich people want to do that?
Re: No three & no kings
"Although the imaginary number ..."
I'm sure that '3' is a real number and also an integer, but it is a little bit odd.
Someone has to say it .....
" ...fights to keep erotic fiction, among other things, out of the hands of copyright pirates."
Aha, the plot for a series of 'bodice-ripper' novels.
What about bath foam?
And ordinary soap bubbles ..... Just wondering.
Re: Plumbing pedantry
'operative' is an adjective. The word you should use is 'operator'.
(Yes, I know the country is full of signs that say "Our cleaning operatives are working in this area... etc". They are all WRONG!)
Re: I had a call from TalkTalk
Tesco mobile went through a phase of sending me text messages telling me how wonderful Tesco mobile are. I told them to stop and it took a few angry calls before they slowed down and did stop. Apparently, their marketing department ignore any customer request not to send 'promotional' texts, because they can.
Re: Will they block themselves?
Is there a pre-filtering device that will sit between your phone and the wall socket, then pickup the call and quckly see if it is from a witheld number or from a list of numbers that you have provided it with, then end the call and not pass it on to your phone?
How about someone develops such a device using the popular Raspberry Pi, or similar, to do the work and provide a USB or network interface to control and monitor it from your computer.
@ The Quiet One
" ... a worthless diploma from a former Polytechnic dump."
Again, you illustrate his point. Next round please.
Theodore, we already know. There's no need to make it 'official'.
Re: grammar nazi in action - furthermore ...
How do they know those dolphins had been swimming blithely, unless they observed them and differentiated them before they discovered them? This is all unsupported assumption.
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