I remember the first time I saw Mortal Kombat in the arcade. I was walking through with a friend and just happened to glance over at a crowd around one of the games just as Sub Zero pulled the spine out of his opponent. The image was so shocking (for the time) that for some reason I burst out laughing. Then I watched, mesmerized, for a good 45 minutes as the players performed fatality after fatality. How they got so good so fast is beyond me. Anybody ever hear of planting expert players in an arcade to drum up interest in a game?
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People who are poor and have been so for some time develop tastes and habits that are a result of their situation - basically its all they've ever known. It also has a tendency to carry over when/if they finally get out of the financial crisis they've been surviving in. Here's a formerly poor person's perspective/
Isn't that the name of the building where the BJing/urinating Ms K. lives?
Help learning Linux
Most Distros can be made to run from a USB stick. In your case I would recommend Puppy Linux.
Try the "Wary" version.
700 million years!
Thank god, I thought you said 700 years for a minute there.
OT I know but the AC who posted 4 hours ago about our "mission" in the Middle East is partially mistaken. We have 2 missions in the area. One is to bomb ISIS targets from the air in support of Iraqi troops - everybody know about this one and its going as advertised. The other is to train and advise Kurdish troops. The second one is the cause of the controversy because our people came under fire from ISIS and returned fire - engaging in combat. The mission is to "train and advise" and by defending themselves, some people see that as an escalation of that mission without proper debate in Parliament.
Wouldn't a small drogue chute make sense for this type of scenario, to keep the rocket more or less perpendicular?
I have a RT-66U and just checked it and it showed there was a firmware update available so I installed it. I guess they are not that slow.
drank a gallon of beer and got a taxi home
But then the police came to get the driver's taxi back.
sticks fingers in ears
blah blah blah...haven't seen it yet. But just look how pretty Jenna Coleman is.
Safe, I think
I have 6 access points behind a DDWRT x86 router. All of the APs (2 different models) are not in the list, so I think I'm safe.
The western powers gelded themselves when they invented and prosecuted the Nazis' for war crimes. I have no love for Nazis or any fascist regime, but by being so eager to prosecute and punish their enemies for the made up crime of "war crimes" we have essentially taken away our ability to win a war. By not punishing the entire population of our enemies we have essentially given them safe haven. Our enemies do not distiguish between civilian and military targets - to them both are equally valid. Yet under our "enlightened" "rules of engagement" we must put our soldiers in imminent peril before they can actually shoot at the enemy!
This is all the result of politicians (lawyers and businessmen) trying to engage an enemy without sustaining any negative publicity. They see the miltary as a monlith, not individual soldiers with families and children. They are unable to engage with the soldiers - the military is just a tool.
TLDR: You can't win a war unless you kill so many of your enemy that they fear for their very survival as a family/community. When you invent laws that stop you from doing that, you will nevr "win".
Appears to be mostly rock and dust. This completely blows away the theory that comets are mostly ice and that said comets deposited mega-tons of water when they (allegedly) impacted the Earth. Seems like more study is needed and this latest data will help somewhat with our own origins.
"TROLL" It has been the scientific CONSENSUS that comets deposited all our earthly water and now that seems less likely.
(Grabs popcorn and runs and hides)
Have to agree with petur, the top article takes up too much room. The login bar, Reg banner, navigation bar and top article take up 3/4 of my screen on 1920x1080 monitor.
I haven't played with this tablet in about six months, but I may have a rooted, malware infested 7 inch tablet, or I may have the most secure android tablet I've ever seen. I don't know because I've been unable to get root. If I install root utilities it seems to go well, but every rootchecker says I don't have root. Flashing the flash memory with a newer OS simply doesn't work. I've installed a new ROM on a couple android tabs and everything went well, but this one refuses to cooperate. If I didn't already own an ipad and another android tab, then I'd forget about it. But damn, I should be able to crack it.
FYI - it says allwhinner - not allwinner. So, a clone of a clone?
Perhaps people who indulge in coprophagia are actually responding to their bodies instinktual need for healthier microbiota.
So which one of the SPB is volunteering to get inked?
Any estimates about how much longer we can communicate with the probe? Whether failure by components or lack of power to send/receive from such a distance.
You forgot climate porn.
I still think they should have put a microphone on that thing so we can hear the martians giggling just out of camera shot.
Here in Canada, with 90% of the land area being wild amd hosting a variety of predators capable of killing a human (black bears, brown bears (grizzlies), wolves, coyotes, rattle snakes, sasquatch, we have no problem issuing licenses for long guns. Hand guns are basically illegal in Canada so only the criminals own them. The fact that Canadians own legal rifles/shotguns has not deterred the RCMP fromn trying to confiscate them, even using a flood as a pretense to break into peoples homes and steal their weapons. Governments SHOULD fear the populace rising up - voting doesn't seem to be keeping them in check.
Having spent a good deal of time being utterly poor (divorce, if you must know), I can testify to the futility of buying cheap. Instead of buying decent shoes for $100.00, that last a couple of years, I bought cheap $30.00 dollar shoes that failed after a couple months.
Also. cheap computer crap is just that - cheap! And it will fail soon after buying it.
I have used my knowledge of the cheapness/failure ratio to convince my bosses (2 brothers) to forget about the cheapest price.
You sell better shit to your clients, and they will give you repeat business.
Of course, even though this is fairly obvious, it continues to escape the noitice of the idiots who actually run things.
"Vera" was a day late taking off, because of a problem with the magnetos on one of the engines. They had her ready to go around 10:00AM the next morning. Also, they filmed the takeoff from behind Vera in a Mitchell B-25 medium bomber for a documentary.
"... it would take about 22 minutes for a signal from the rock to reach home."
So I guess Call of Duty is out of the question then.
TAILS just released an updated version yesterday with the advice "All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues."
So maybe not an issue anymore.
Just what I need on the 3 hour train ride to see my grandkids. Not to mention impressing the grankids (6 and 8).
gives me tangens caelum, for touch the sky. Which I paraphrased from the poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
So if one were to publish something that would be deemed an offense in a country which has sharia laws, say an image of Mohammad, then according to this reasoning, the sharia country would be justified in carrying out whatever punishment it deemed appropriate, provided the image could be viewed in said country. If that penalty was death then we should be OK with it if they send an operative to carry out the sentence (because we won't extradite a death penalty case). An extreme example, I know but slippery slope and all that.
I'm wondering how agents of the US government can enter a foreign country and remove someone against their will (not that I have any sympathy for the defendant in this case). The Maldives government would have had to consent to this action, would they not? I wonder what incentives the US offered to secure their cooperation.
Teamviewer isn't the answer to everything (though it helps). Yesterday I was installing a printer for a young lady over Teamviewer while talking to her over the phone. Ater installing the driver I noticed that the printer monitor showed the printer as offline. I asked her if the printer was turned on and the cable plugged in. She said yes, so I asked her to move the cable to another USB port and she promptly unplugged the network cable ending the Teamviewer session. After talking her through plugging the network cable back in (she had immediately forgotten where the network cable was plugged in), I asked her how many cables where coming out of the printer. She said there was just the power cable. So I had her hunt down a USB printer cable and plug it in. This story had been shortened considerably as I've left out all the "explaining" parts.
I.m just waiting for doge and grumpy cat to be in the same room. Or ceiling cat.
So some lucky contractor just scored a 10 year supply of Euro-gov money.
Its useless unless it is cheaper to extract than desalinizing seawater.
That looks like entirely too much fun.
New Mexico Spaceport Authority
Wow, I'm finally living in the future.
I like both kinds of bacon. What you folks across the pond call bacon, the Americans refer to as "Canadian bacon". No doubt we inherited our taste for that type of bacon from you British. Its perfect in a bun with a bit of butter (I like to add HP sauce). Strippy bacon is also good when you're in the mood for a BLT or Clubhouse sandwich.
Ha'DIbaH QujmeH moQ
Here, rinse your mind out.
Do you have a source of fiddleheads nearby. Its about the season for them here in southern Ontario.
Boot a live cd, chroot into your installation, update-grub.
Since its E. coli, wouldn't a stool be more appropriate?
Here in Canada
We have our own problem with the French polluting our airwaves with more talk of separation. Which gives me a foot in the door for a French joke.
Two cats, an English cat and a French cat decide to have a swimming race across the Ottawa river. The English cat is named One Two Three and the French cat is named Un Deux Trois. Who won the race?
The English cat. Un Deux Trois cat sank,.
Most French people don't get it.
Coat, hat, gone.
I thought the reason for dealerships rather than direct sales was to stop the manufacturers from dumping product below cost to drive out competition. Also, brand name dealerships will sell used models from different manufacturers that they took as trade-ins. In effect, its a protection for consumers in the long run. I may be wrong on my perceived reason for dealerships,but if I'm right then Tesla's push for their own "boutique" dealerships may actually harm consumers. Whats wrong with letting Tesla open up their own dealerships that also peddle other used models?
Pity the poor tree that spends years growing into a mighty pine, only to give its life to be arsewipe.
Something like this.
A fistulous communication
I thought that was what happened outside of bars at closing time.
Few will buy it at this price. The original was around $60-$80 when it came out.
I thought he died when the spaceship he and Elvis were on crashed into Loch Ness, killing the monster.
The cyberdemon boss at the end of the first set of levels scared the crap out of me. The sound of his metallic footsteps growing louder as he approached and his beastly roar would send me into panic mode and I'd just start running until I couldn't hear him anymore. Good times.
When I were a lad I had to make my own converters. My coco 3 rgb worked with nothing (except their own crappy monitor). I got hold of an Amiga monitor, built my own cable from mud and stout maple trees (and a 74ls02 to swap hsync). Aye, and I considered myself lucky.