313 posts • joined Wednesday 24th June 2009 15:54 GMT
Re: WTF? (@ sabba)
You should really hope your wife doesn't read this, with your typo of "wide" in place of "wife"
In the past?! Left-handedness is punished daily! Every time a lefty walks through a door that's built the wrong way 'round, it's like water torture. Little thingd that add up over time.
No wonder lefties are somewhat craked,
Re: Oh Come. On.
Familial benefits as a business incentive is old hat. I am far more likely to work for a place that can offer medical insurance to my whole family than a place which will only extend insurance coverage to myself.
The Corps are not (in this case) encouraging/discouraging any personal choice; they just want the ability to recruit using all of their available toolkit. When you can't offer familial benefits to a sub-section of the population, that sub-set will go somewhere that will offer 'em. It seems to me that Google, Apple, etc. may (if the Supreme Court upholds Prop 8) give CA the ultimatum "Revoke Prop 8, or we're moving to a state that won't hamstring our recruiting".
I could see a number of religious types using this. The Far Eastern traditions with their veneration of ancestors, The Mormons with their genealogy
I know how the site can try to make money. They can offer a paid-for feature of finding your past lives. correlate your (Facebook) data with the dead accounts, and tell you who you were. $50 per life, would be cheaper than a new-age past-life regressionist.
I fully realize the subversive garbage we subject our kids to. In fact, I make it a point to give them a lot of subversive material. Currently I am introducing my boy to Animaniacs.
Indeed, he has built up a tolerance. ..Or will have mutated beyond the point where it matters my the time the nukes fall and the sky burns.
Re: It is worse than that. You have to have the RIGHT degree
To quote my grandfather:
"Thermometers are not the only things that are graduated, have degrees, and can't think."
They stole your motto, your mullet, and your name..
It's time to take Samsung to the cleaners. Maybe you can get another $1.05 Billion out of 'em.
Re: The US is a very puritanical country ( @ AC 00:12)
In addition to the legal frameworks already linked to, I have anecdotal evidence, but I forbore from mentioning it as it is anecdotal. An acquaintance of my wife during her time in college was arrested for wizzing in public (alley beside the bar he had gotten tanked at) and getting placed on the register in GA.
This does not count as solid evidence as there may be more to the story than what I know, but it should count for something.
Buried on Mars
That would be one way to kick-start a biosphere on Mars - and completely roger any future claims of (native) life found on Mars.
And, truth be told, not a fate that I would regret. being in my late 70s and being the first person buried on a world other than Earth.. Not a bad legacy.
Re: The US is a very puritanical country ( @ AC 09:59)
If I am reading it correctly (no guarantee of that) if you take a wiz outside and a minor sees it, then you are on the sex offenders list. I believe GA is also the same.
Basically in those two states, at a minimum, anything that would be a minor sex offense (e.g. public indecency) is a dangerous sex offense if a minor is involved.
Drop bears (was Re: @Eurypides Pants)
And their rampant chlamydia.
Re: All you need to know about Scientology....
Oh, Bob, not The Invaders Plan. As a nipper(10-12, something like that) I picked it up out of my parents' collection, I then had to ask my father why he had it. He has the whole series.
His answer was that it was a gift and not everything is worth reading. I still blame him for the trauma of leaving something like that out where an innocent could get a hold of it.
Re: The US is a very puritanical country ( @ AC 09:59)
Maybe in your state, but that is not the case everywhere.
Actually, the difference as I learned it is rather simpler.
Is the founder alive? Yes=Cult // No=Religion
All religions started as cults, but not all cults will grow to be religions.
Re: MS, FOAD !!
MS, FOADIAF !!
-there, fixed that for you.
Re: We played this wrong. (@AC 11:44)
Be careful where you're lobbing stones. At least the USA-ians don't tend toward the belief of fairies in the garden. You have your nutters, we have ours.
Although to be fair, your fairies aren't telling people to go bomb 3rd world countries.
Could be worse
At first I was afraid that some snot-nose was trying to capture Montgomery Python's works, although I believe that would have all of England up in arms.
Re: So whats the guys problem?
Given that it was a newer car with a "Start/Stop button" - that wouldn't respond - I am assuming drive-by-wire, break-by-wire, and an automatic gearbox, if all of the -by-wires stopped taking input from the cabin, he should be glad it wasn't steer-by-wire.
Re: "....with a safe level of the latter being 400 milligrams"
....So much wrong with that.
300-400mg of caffeine is the ceiling dose without side-effects in most people. Considering that a fair few "pharmaceutical miracles" are considered safe with side-effects that make jitters, sleeplessness, and an upset tummy look like, well, jitters, sleeplessness, and an upset tummy; "safe" is a very loosely defined word here. Better to say that the toxic dose of caffeine is approx. 10g (depending on tolerance and body mass - ~175mg/kg) Which this gal was nowhere close to. 400mg of caffeine would be lethal to someone weighing in at 2.5kg, I presume she weighed a bit more than that.
She didn't die from caffeine or smoking. She kicked the bucket due to malnutrition. The caffeine probably didn't help, but as others have said, if she were drinking root beer (No caffeine, slightly less sugar) with the same exclusivity and not eating, she still would have died. Possibly sooner from starvation rather than malnutrition.
Re: Not just Coke (@ IMG)
Small Point: caffeine will make it difficult to diagnose ADD.. mainly because it treats it. Caffeine works in a similar manner to Ritalin and Adderall, as such it is an excellent treatment for mild ADD.
Re: XP Search Function
No, no-one has ever used the word/phrase inside file search option. I say this as someone who has tried, and failed repeatedly to get it to work.
Agent Ransack should work nicely, but more, I use NotePad++ with their "Find in Files", which works quite well. Sometimes I will open Notepad++ just to use it's search, which allows regEx and "expanded" (C-esq escaped characters) search strings
<-- 'Cause inside file search always does.
Just keep it away from The Crimson Scholars
Re: Hmmm fan base bullshit aside
I have a bad feeling about this....
Maybe these should be in Base Stations
That article is Dated May 2011, and quotes $1500, so they should be cheaper now.
Re: Which sites?
Simple: Any site that's not "Wherestheporn.com" gets blocked.
Re: A new hobby(@Eddy Ito, Was: Quick, about face!)
Ooh! I need a new hobby, and the coffee porter sounds like an excellent option. I'm not a fan of pale ales, but I would be very interested in your recipes.
Re: Hydrogen FTW (@madra)
Similar documentary evidence would also have to be produced for ROFL and LMAO.
..I'll let you be the keeper of evidence for PMSL, I'll have no part of that mess.
Re: Will they be able to make _proper_ white LEDs?
with 1000/mm2 they could even be blended to make a specific temperature of white, to make "proper" white for many applications, with different proper whites.
Re: They need to be available
Either make them compatible with existent frames, or make them available with a prescription.
preferably the latter, as adding things to glasses alters the balance and sends 'em sliding or they cut in at the ears.
God does not play dice with the universe
It's more like Keno, where the dealer is smiling all the time.
Re: how can the global elite carbon tax us
Don't forget the pinch on Nitrogen and a dash of phosphorus for flavour.
Re: Oh Yeah, DUMB IT DOWN !
Nah, start 'em off right: Malbolge
Re: re. Twitter and Legality
I thought iANAL was the next Apple iDevice.
If it were, it would be a credit card, as that's where you'll be paying through....
"Swartz's crime was hacking and trespass."
Except it's not trespass if he had authorization/invitation, which he did. His "Crime" was violating the T&Cs by downloading many (very many) papers in quick succession. He did have authorization to download them, just not to suck up all of their bandwidth for a time.
I'm still unclear on how this constituted fraud, as (AFAIK) he used his own account or was authorized courtesy of his IP address on the LAN, and he did not re-distribute them. It's a bit like charging someone for fraud for posting on El Reg from work.
Re: Smoke signals
And hey, <insert disliked phone here> already has the capability of doing smoke signals... Once.
Re: I've got the original
And that was the last time Apple innovated anything.
Re: Guns don't kill people
"If video games influenced life, kids who grew up in the 80’s would be running around in darkened rooms, listening to repetitive electronic music, and popping magic pills.
Re: Plan B? Plan C? (@Pen-y-gors)
Have an up-vote for use of "hemp fandango".
Also, I approve of what has been deemed in my household "The Chris Rock Solution" From his stand-up bit after Columbine, where he proposed that bullets should cost $5000 apiece. "He must have done something to piss someone off: they put $50000 worth of bullets in his ass!"
Re: But... what about...
Wrong cult.. a moron is a member of the cult that tried to elect Romney, the other is a religion, and it's spelled Mormon.
NB: A cult is a religion who's founder is alive, a religion is a cult that has survived the death of its founder. - Sorry, pet peeve of mine
Re: Curious morals (@mutatedwombat)
That only proves that Puritans are more dangerous than hardened criminals.
Makes sense to me.
New record for High-Altitute Ballooning?
Put a bunch of 'em together in (say) L2 or Earth-Moon L4/5, and use them as a stepping stone station. I believe SPB should get in on this, as it will be the ultimate ballocket.
Re: Of course there are alternatives
The phrase I was taught by my father was "Horseshoes, hand grenades, and the occasional atom bomb."
<--As he never played horseshoes, and wouldn't let me use hand grenades.....
Re: Wait, this may be a good thing...
The question is, will jake be moving his ranch from CA to somewhere more... pedestrian? if the a fore mentioned civil ills haven't made him move (given the strength of his opinion in his posts) then I for one, doubt that an asteroid will.
"...One of the biggest problems with PC gaming is the amount of logins required to play the games - anyone purchasing Ubisoft's Far Cry 3 through Steam will still need to load UPlay to play it. It's quite possible that password reuse is rampant in gaming circles right now, which certainly doesn't help."
Did I read this right, that you need a Steam , UPlay, and Bob knows what other passwords to get through the DRM, and he's saying "Naughty, naughty" to the players for re-using passwords? How about an actual, good User Interface to establish credentials once (or twice, if two-factor auth is needed) rather than having the player login multiple times.