Re: "The Machine"
I would expect the ch to be soft, a bit like in, to pick a random example: machine
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I would expect the ch to be soft, a bit like in, to pick a random example: machine
And presumably all of the blurbs were pronounced correctly - really gets my goat when I hear the voice-over at the end of the trailer saying "Ex Mack in a"
$890,000 surely can't be regarded as "free" food, can it?
Mind you, I have to assume he was being ironic, at least about "the greatest prison system in the world" unless by greatest he really meant nothing more than "biggest"
Yes, Yes it does.
I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that it is generally accepted that _any_ image of a natural object (flowers, animals) counts as "copying God's work" and is therefore unacceptable. This is why mosques can easily be identified by the somewhat abstract decorations, and complete lack of anything recognisable.
(Not quite sure where TV fits in...)
"If the prophet's face isn't ever depicted then how can we assume that these cartoons are of him if we don't know what he looks like?"
Simple, he looks just like Jesus, but with a headscarf...
" it means your recruitment process is sexist and racist, because society isn't made up of white males"
No, it merely reflects the fact that the Universities and Colleges churn out white males with science-based degrees, and 'others' come out with liberal arts degrees.
In other words, the makeup of any company's workforce will tend to reflect the makeup of the applicants for its jobs.
So it's perfectly okay if they leave the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car as well then?
But shirley, the prop would be pulling on the engine, not pushing it?
One of the effects that speed cameras have is to make the roads more dangerous. For example, until recently, there was one on a trunk road near me (no longer a trunk road, so the camera has now gone) which was on the one straight bit of road for several miles. Rural location, so lots of tractors around, so everyone had to overtake them on the bends instead...
Would be interesting to hear a comment from a French motor insurer - I know for a fact that my own insurer here in the UK would void my insurance if there was any hint of "hire and reward"
"don't forget, Apple just got an a**e whipping for doing exactly the same thin to the eBook market."
No, it got punished for trying to beat Amazon (the _actual_ dominant player) at their own game. Still don't understand how they lost that one.
What is this bollocks about "the big three" - I take it you weren't paying attention when the SNP, despite only having a base in Scotland, became the third largest UK party a few weeks back?
Imagine that - it's actually possible to pay your Council Tax online now, and all thanks to a plucky 17 year old. </sarcasm>
@James Hughes 1
Actually that is a stupid question:
Both of the people crossing the road have right of way over all vehicles (including pedal cycles) except in a handful of cases, which we can safely ignore.
Therefore, and decent driverless car will _need_ to be programmed to be aware of pedestrians, and to only drive at a speed such that it can safely stop if necessary. It will therefore NEVER be inevitable that _either_ pedestrian gets hit, never mind both.
Surely it is far more likely that the oncoming vehicle (the "high value" one) is erroneously signaling an unavoidable collision, than that an actual 100% certain to be fatal collision is imminent. Who in their right mind would chuck themselves off a cliff on the basis of a signal that logically we must presume is incorrect?
Yes, it is a village in the Netherlands - the OP clearly meant TINSTAAFL
Surely they should use S&M instead?
Why would your wastecoat have a pocket in the nipple region?
"You wait until Apple bring out a version"
They already have, its called Siri.
Google already have, and even Microsoft has one that works reasonably well.
All three have the additional advantage of being inside your phone, and therefore not snooping on you 24 hours a day, if only because no modern phone battery lasts long enough.
That reminds me of a wonderful truism about the pistol supplied to officers in the British Army in the 70's, 80's and 90's - lethal range: 25m
Handgrenade: lethal range:35m, so if you really want to kill the enemy best to just hold a pineapple and walk towards them...
"It's not exactly rocket science."
But that is very much the point: it _is_ rocket science, in some cases.
"Probably a tissue-paper thin defence against SQL injection."
More likely an indication that they were _vulnerable_ to SQL injection.
For me, at least, there is nothing worse than hollow "supportive" messages from people who simply don't understand. As Mitoo says, nothing cuts it other than honesty.
Surely everyone knows that miles, inches and the like can _only_ be divided into eights and sixteenths, nothing good will come out of one-fifth of a mile. (I can't even bring myself to repeat the original abomination.)
"the economy isn't zero sum."
Positing that as a fact shows that the sums that make up "the economy" _must_ be wrong.
To be fair, even the Police don't know how to spell Terorism [sic] let alone deal with it - probably not the only mistake in that letter, of course...
I'm sure it's more complex than that; probably a lot closer to a mass:cross-sectional-area ratio.
"ENIAC is considered the world’s first general-purpose electronic computer."
Only by Yanks.
Not to mention that you need to know MORE or LESS or something more or less the same, before you can even read a MAN page...
I've never understood - if you are a newbie (however intelligent) how the fuck do you read the man page for a command you have never heard of?
For example, I want to find something, so I look up GREP ... ?
Trouble is, this bloke clearly went looking for this archive.
And quite clearly, he _expected_ there to be nudity; and he _expected_ there to be under-age subjects, so the "purely for research" defence is distinctly shaky, unless he has a note from his boss not only asking him to do this research, but also making it quite clear that it was the idea of his boss...
And under those circumstances, if he _had_ come across this accidentally, with the above knowledge he really should have deleted it _without_ opening it.
Quick question - if Antarctica is getting bigger, why is the Arctic still getting smaller?
"We merkins can learn."
Prove it. (Pictures or it didn't happen...)
"A gun, on the other hand, is only useful for one thing..."
The butt of a handgun is usually fairly useful as a hammer, if you have a nail that needs it; some models can be used to open a bottle of beer, the barrel is good for poking things that you don't want to touch...
I quite agree - coal is only useful for two things that I am aware of: smelting iron and burning for heat. Oil, on the other hand, is an essential input for massive numbers of chemical processes, and should be reserved for that use.
Natural gas is great for pumping round to people's homes, and is totally wasted on leccy production.
Blackmail doesn't have to involve money, merely an inducement to do/not do something.
So MAVEN spent months getting there, and _now_ has to spend six weeks warming up for action?
People using religion as anything other than "an opiate for the masses" is inherently bad. It is also, unfortunately, completely normal, and cannot and must not be seen as a merely some sort of aberration that can be safely ignored.
I certainly don't recall that WW1 was fought over the value of Pi,
nor WW2 having anything to do with string theory.
Possibly, but at least this one _looked_ like a paper plane, even if it really wasn't any more of a paper plane than PARIS was.
While we are at it, perhaps we can persuade Ford (et al) to charge the same price for a 6l engine as for a 1.25l engine - after all it has the exact same number of components...
@Martin: a whole 8 hours a day! Why, that's nearly as much as every office PC monitor in the land, it's like, a _third_ of what many monitors do 24/7 (literally)
So somehow, the advanced training that Police officers receive makes them better drivers than highly paid F1 drivers, or World Rally Drivers? Both groups make use of radio communication, but it has to be VERY well managed; one pace note out of order and there's a big crash; one call to change an engine mode when entering a corner and someone's pit crew is getting sacked.
Actually it's not an offence _yet_ - no cases have gone to court, so no magistrates have had a chance to set a precedent either way, so all that plod can actually say is that they intend to treat it as such. They are also wrong in saying that it is the same a using a mobile phone - which is a fixed penalty offence these days, quite unlike "due care and attention".
Not that plod would ever give out inaccurate advice...
Surely the simplest explanation is that this galaxy _isn't_ able to contain the black hole as such, and most of it has already been eaten from the inside?
IT shouldn't be too hard to measure the current draw of the servo's (and the other loads), measure the internal resistance of the batteries, and therefore calculate the power "lost" ie used to heat up the batteries from inside.
From there, it is a fairly simple experiment/calculation to determine heat loss / specific heat, etc.
How does he cut and run from a Fraud trial?
In any case, if he is able to win, then that nicely counters the original verdict, where his case was thrown out due to fraudulent evidence...
Do you mean BoS or RBS either way, they are both English in all but name.
Like you say, the "Central Belt" is relatively densely populated, and far easier to serve than most of England, so I call BS on this - the reality is that BT know that an independent Scotland wouldn't let them get away with the shenanigans that Westminster let them get away, with, due to the "Old School" network.