248 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
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.
At this very moment the Martians are preparing the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator to blow up the planet Earth (for obstructing their view of Venus).
Still have a Color Computer III with 2 disk drives I pull out occasionally. There is still active development on the NitrOS-9 operating system for it.
I googled Brazilian pussy and didn't see any cat pictures. I'll keep looking though.
I liked the "bum juice facebook" headline you had earlier.
I like the rebooted Dr. Who. The special effects are not overdone in my opinion. In any case, this episode seems to have something to do with the time war and I admit to some curiosity about this portion of the Doctor's life.
I'd think life would be more likely to evolve around underwater thermal vents, given that there are organisms there that exist on chemicals in the water, don't need light etc. Wouldn't that environment more closely approximate the early earth?
Haven't read the paper but a plausible explanation occurs to me. When you place two containers of differing temperature liquids in the freezer, the cooler one will gain heat energy from the energy the hotter one is losing, and may actually rise in temperature ( or at least cool at a slower rate). This condition will persist until the two containers reach an equilibrium. At that point the one that started out hot will cool faster because it has lost more mass due to a higher evaporation rate.
Want to have some fun with the office printer and screw with your coworkers at the same time? This only works with HP compatible printers with a display on the printers front panel. Google around for a file called HPNT.EXE and use it thusly.
hpnt 192.168.1.96 "Insert Correct Change"
Be sure to use your printers IP address.
...and not a single f@#k was given.
Maybe network activity blabbing about the owner.
I'll be 80 years old by then so it'll either be a heck of a way to go out or funny as hell watching all the nutbars panic.
I remember, when I was a younger man, dating the mother of a 10 year old boy. I remember him screaming in frustration and throwing the Nintendo controller into the TV screen over some game he was having trouble with. I can picture iphones flying over this.
Perhaps a good way to distract a charging rogue elephant. Point emphatically in any direction that doesn't lead to you while shouting "Hey elephant! Look! Look over there!". Then madly dash in the other direction.
How can they seize bitcoins? I thought they were held in a secure "wallet".
The astronauts can spin it into a polypropylene filament which they can then use in their new 3D printers to make ... er, tupperware.
The mountains are made of unobtainium.
kinda gives new meaning
to the phrase "stick a fork in him...he's done".
Spent a lot of time distro hopping, sampling the various flavors of Linux, a few years ago. One day I found Mint 7 and was shocked at how well done it was. Mint 7 was actually a viable desktop replacement for Windows. In those days Mint was only based on Ubuntu, though a much improved version of Ubuntu. After Mint 8, I thought I'd try Debian as both Ubuntu, and consequently Mint, were based off that. Its the only distro I use now and has put the fun back into computing for me. I like being able to totally customize my desktop and use strictly XFCE.
Happy birthday Debian!
Been hitting the Molson's a little early today?
It makes sense
It says right there on the site - free power, free software. I think they are promoting it as free power + free software = freedom (also, presumably, freedom from malware). Even their video, which I liked, seems to be aimed at people who spend a lot of time outdoors (more freedom than office drones).
When the weather's hot and sticky, that's no time for dunking dickie.
When the frost is on the punkin', that's the time for dickie dunkin'.
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