Re: It's that bad
Does anyone actually use Yahoo for searching any more?
919 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Does anyone actually use Yahoo for searching any more?
Good for them, but that shouldn't stop anyone else from making full use of the single most effective technology ever developed for helping people quite. Seriously, if these things help people quit they have saved lives!
@8Ace: but we're not talking about very high temps. Unless the thing is faulty, the mixture should not be reacting in any way that might make it dangerous. To reiterate, the chemicals will have been tested for their behaviour at the temperatures used by an e-cigg.
Honestly, people's fear of these things is as silly thinking WiFi signals will give you cancer.
"I expect that raw tobacco leaves are safe to eat too"
You'd be wrong. Chewing tobacco gives you mouth cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/tobacco/smokeless-fact-sheet Tobacco is dangerous even if it isn't burned, since it contains nitrosamines which are powerful carcinogens. Nicotine is not the most dangerous chemical in tobacco. Not by a long shot.
No sign of a wobbling hula girl on the control console though.
There's plenty of middle ground between scripting in VBA and close-to-the-metal C++, you know. If you have to produce Excel worksheets for people, there are some nice Apache Commons Java libraries.
Python? Sure I use it, but always miss Java's strong typing.
I just can't get used to duck-typing: If it looks like a list and acts like a list... it could be a string.
Also it can be a right bugger to get some Python libraries working on Windows. Thank God for Christoph Gohlke: http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/
If used through a browser, maybe. That's being killed off anyway.
As a language it's fine. Where Java really shines is as a platform for easy to deploy cross platform applications.
@Tridac: ...and they have. Their decision is to install Ad-blocking software.
Unfortunately this doesn't solve the problem that the Minister of Fun is harping on about.
No it doesn't. According to gov.uk: "You must have a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes on a TV, computer or other device as they’re broadcast."
So, you can legally have as many TVs as you like, so long as you never watch live broadcast TV. In practical terms, this means not connecting the TV to an aerial.
The PC games market is a pretty big deal, you know. That somewhat drives the sales of powerful, bulky hardware.
What a waste of public money. Bloody lawyers.
What happens when it reaches the inevitable conclusion that the best thing for humanity is a dose of "tough love".
I'm not sure what annoys me more: the fact that they've banned those compounds, or the oxymoron of having banned legal highs.
Eat a bacon sandwich?
And yet Sheffield has so many nice pubs.
It's fairly clear that morphine does work though. The problem is the lack of disclosure and regulation.
If someone's prescribed a morphine based drug, or one that interacts with morphine, and doesn't tell their doctor that they're also taking this then they could find themselves in serious difficulties. Patients often don't think about this when taking "natural" remedies, because they're "natural" so they can't possibly be harmful.
God I hope (but doubt) it will become easier to block ads on Android soon. Full screen ads are the most infuriating of all.
"Fullagar's post ends with Netflix's earnest hopes that it can one day provide a consistent content catalog for the world."
...well why don't they do that first?
Here's the stick; we hope to maybe think about providing a carrot at a later date.
My sympathies, but what exactly do you take exception to?
Make that Free Software on Linux. At least Windows-based free software tends to come as binaries in nice convenient installers. It may pump your PC with malware, but at least you don't need a PhD in computer science to get the bloody thing working.
Salt? I keep mine on a rolled up bit of paper that I hide in the sugar bowl.
It's like putting too much air into a balloon!
I'd argue that taking days to discharge is great. Days to charge is not so good.
"Why is that even worth reporting on anymore?"
Because it's likely to be interesting to people who read tech. news websites such as this one.
"TBH I think it's one of the better "Die Hard" offerings."
It's not always at home, but yes there's always an abundance of waste.
"you obviously didn't see die hard 4.0"
For which he should be commended.
"It's true you don't see many hacker-women. And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are often mistaken for hacker-men. And this in turn has given rise to the belief that there are no hacker-women, and that hackers just spring out of holes in the ground!"
"That's the nearest asteroid flyby since 2006, and there won't be another one as close until August 2027"
...that we know of. But then, we only get 10 days notice of this one o_0
Alternatively it might be because BSkyB have a big stake in Roku, and would rather you gave them money for Now TV. As I understand it, you can get Amazon Prime on the US version of the Roku.
I'm sure Google have taken careful note of your apathy and will endeavour to make more exciting products in the future.
Particularly looking forward to Battlefleet Gothic. Looks to be a Warhammer 40K version of the tactical bits from Sword of the Stars.
"It would be pretty easy to fix the Start Menu by simply going back to the Start Screen."
The current Start Menu may be pants, but I have no interest in that full screen monstrosity.
Funny. Not really true though, since they seem to be genuinely well made.
Mind you, they're ruinously expensive.
"wtf is a rebounding bullet?"
It would probably have broken the skin and lodged itself between/in her ribs.
"There should be no charges brought if the hunters were complying with the law."
...which is exactly the sort of thing that will be established by the investigation.
Oh, that bloody excuse again: "People, strongly, dislike change."
Well sometimes people are right.
Also, I genuinely liked the change from 98 to XP, but wouldn't have touched ME if you'd paid me. I liked the change from XP to 7 even more, but absolutely hated every second I had to deal with the wife's Vista laptop. So, personally I just don't like change for the worse.
No he's saying it's still pretty popular. MS claim they've designed all the start menu anyone will need, but his sales say otherwise.
Yes but you have a touch screen. The Win 7 menu would be horrible with a touch screen, so no wonder you find it more intuitive.
...but HR get grumpy if you take them off to cool down.
Looks like a Vermicious Knid to me.
It may taste bacon-like, but what about the texture?
I'm hoping for Castaway on Mars.
...with a now defunct Martian rover playing the part of Wilson.
That's Father's Day sorted :)
...assuming it turns up on time.
God bless the MOD.
Since they've said something like "Windows 10 will be the last version", with any subsequent changes taking the form of incremental patches rather than discrete service packs or full releases, why don't they just go the whole hog and just call it "Windows"?
"Does anybody here upgrade their washing machines, toasters, ovens, HiFi amps, AV equipment, etc. ?"
Sorry, crap analogy. I rather expect my washing machine or oven (both of which cost less than this 'affordable' iMac) to last for at least 10 years. Sensible people buy AV equipment in modules, i.e. buying a separate amp, tape/disk/holo-disk-from-the-future reader, radio etc. and swap the individual components out as they become obsolete/break. As for toasters, I wouldn't spend more than £25 on one but I'd still expect it to last a few years.
I'm pretty sure that iFixit have demonstrated that it's all but impossible to upgrade anything on the current iMacs. They're nice and all, but the overpriced options you choose at purchase are what you're stuck with.