Sod the Curiosity pic...
...I want an explanation of the floating lady with no legs.
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...I want an explanation of the floating lady with no legs.
I almost die in Australia every day. From boredom, usually.
Those are done for copyright reasons.
Or in the case I mentioned, not for copyright reasons. Google used local govt map info that includes roads that were planned in the 60s but never built.
an error on google maps
We have a fucktonne of Google Maps errors around here. Ghost roads that don't exist on the ground but are shown quite clearly on Google Maps complete with names.
why not just sequence everybody at birth and get rid of people with an IQ of <100 and any genetic defect?
Where would we get fresh politicians from?
this is their version of GooTube not F***Book
Don't worry, they are following this up with Farsibook.
Bring on the Ayalollahs.
I sometimes worry that I spend too much time online but I haven't sunk that low.
There are squillions of fanbois in the world so why don't they start a fund to pay for this bloke's healthcare? A quid each would cover it easily.
I think there's a clue in the name Papa Mau.
Given Java's rather leaky reputation I guess just staying afloat for a year is quite an achievement.
Many people may feel that this will enhance the Twitter experience.
Actually, pretty much the entire southern hemisphere is imune to hurricanes. But we do get rather a lot of cyclones.
You'll never see a hurricane in the southern hemisphere:
Hurricanes are Atlantic Ocean cyclones.
Typhoons are north west Pacific Ocean cyclones.
Southern hemisphere cyclones are cyclones.
North Indian Ocean cyclones are cyclones.
The main difference between southern and northern hemisphere cyclones is the direction of rotation but they are all still cyclones.
Just saying :)
The name in the passport, Kim Jong-McAfee, is a bit of a giveaway.
Dodgy countries like Syria could just cut off phone and net access at the drop of a hat. Oh wait...
Because they weren't enforced properly. Next question...
And the reason they weren't enforced properly is that the enforcers - the police - are as bent as the press.
Sounds like the BMJ see an unwelcome rise in men actually visiting their doctors for a change.
Looks like you didn't read the full article. Movember is giving advice that goes against evidence-based research.
...but you may want to read this piece about Movember by the British Medical Journal.
The summary para for those with short attention spans:
Movember does not just seek to raise money but also to “significantly increase the understanding of the health risks that men face and will encourage men to act upon on that increased understanding.” To do this, men need fair and accurate information. Movember’s emphasis on screening tests, its recommendation of a frequency of screening that is not based on evidence, and its failure to provide good supporting information place well intentioned men in unhelpful conflict with their doctors. Meanwhile, the far more pressing concerns of mental illness, alcohol and substance misuse, smoking, and obesity are pressed into near silence. Is this the best we can do for men’s health?
Pile it all in the canoe, just in case of flood.
I see where you're coming from but I'm not sure that would work for me. The two largest items in my main garage are two 20' ISO shipping containers so I'd need one hell of a canoe. The other garage isn't quite so excessive.
...when your garage is messier than mine after a Category 5 cyclone/flood combination.
The DIN is a cheap, domestic quality audio connector. The XLR is a solid, professional audio connector. If you have any more questions please refer to a qualified sound engineer. Oh wait, you already did...
It felt like the kind of medium you'd use to send academic papers to a foreign university
If only the fathers of the Internet had the same foresight as Mr Birt.
...and a rusty sheriff's badge for Andrew and Lewis, I hope.
They're only growing crops there, not farming animals.
An enforced lack of meat in the diet doesn't mean someone is a vegetarian. That's like saying a prisoner doesn't leave his cell because he's agoraphobic.
I must be going blind. Could you point out where EM mentions vegetarians?
I was running Warp in 8 megs on a 486. Still, if you wanted to do multimedia with full motion video you had to fork out a few quid for "big" hardware.
Note for the kidz: You could buy a second hand car for the cost of 8 megs of RAM in the early 90s. (Yes, I really did mean to type megs and not gigs.)
Where's the Four Yorkshiremen icon when you need one?
I note with interest that home taping is still killing music quite a bit.
Me too. I have very fond memories of OS/2.and the support was second-to-none. One day an IBM product manager turned up a my place to help us out with a problem. He even left us with extra software to play with.
The installation set of some 32ish floppies was a bit tedious though.
Do you have a script that automatically deletes any comments critical of Orlowski?
All those free services don't seem quite so free now, eh?
Let the downvoting commence.
I guess Orlowski has never been to a music biz conference. The delegates look pretty much the same as the PP members in that photo.
AC/DC music has never been sold digitally before
Did three decades of Compact Discs pass them by?
What part of the phrase "taking the piss" don't you understand?
Mozilla exists to make the Web a better and more open place. Google exists to make more money for Google.
If Mozilla gets less coverage in the non-tech media then the answer is simple: put a stupid cartoon on their site and change it regularly (works for Google) or change the boss to a polo-necked plonker that thinks he's Jesus (still works for Apple).
Any slightly competent UI hacker could remove the CC: field from the Compose window. There may even be an extension already available with the similar functionality.
...I wonder if the photographer (MobiusCo) or the model (Mercedez Lee) were paid by GoDaddy. That image doesn't appear to be available via MobiusCo's online store.
Yeah, technically it's kind of filtering
It's filtering. And anyway, the weirdos will just use other distribution channels.
internet service providers will be required to block some content
How is this backing down from Net censorship? It looks like mandatory filtering to me.
How about hiring Gary McKinnon? He sees to know his way about their systems.
...with more yet adverts and intrusive corporate branding.
The only enrichment happening will be the pockets of the Zeebox execs.
Yes, 15 minutes of ads to an hours programme. Says it all really.
Only 15 minutes? Luxury.
I guess that you're not in Australia where the commercial channels can slip 25 minutes of adverts in to a one hour slot. Just imagine a imported BBC programme with a running time of 59m 20s and then have 25m hacked out. It's sacrilege.
Fox is having a bad week. I did laugh.
I thought serious people stopped using that word in the 90s.
The .it admins do have a sense of humour though. They allowed fuckw.it and likewise the .at admins allowed arseh.at