615 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009
I want the glass!
But I think I'll have to settle for a mug. It would be ...difficult to explain to SWMBO that I drpped ~$74 for a pint glass (and a good cause). ~$35 on a coffee mug (and good cause), she may be more forgiving of.
Re: Interesting, but....
In any proper test, you have one variable at a time. This is why many papers have the ubiquitous "more research needed" at the end; this one has "more beers needed".
There may well be another Pub Crawl to distinguish the makes of phones on one network.
Rather, there should be a box that you tick that says "Please Spam me."
Re: Two factor ...
I have soul but I'm not a soldier.
I was a soldier, but had no soul. Then I quit and got my soul back. I think the Sargent was holding it for safe keeping.
Re: Two factor ...
A token (RSA-type updating code, chipped card, a key, etc) is something you have, a bio-metric (finger print, iris/retina scan, DNA sample) is something you are.
Re: One wonders, MkIII
Sorry jake, the footnotes don't help. It's a matter of trust. Why would someone be hurt that their wife had one affair when there are prostitutes in Nevada?
Also, my taxes aren't paying the gang members to shoot at me, and they are also not paying for the bullets, training, and range time so the gangs can shoot me more efficiently.
Re: Shipment v Market share?
"the number of shipped handsets"
If one of those ships sunk would there be a lot of armless people around?
Well, the ship did sink because the captain was legless....
Re: What a Siri idiot
Can an Android device be formatted with ReiserFS?
Re: IPv6 like OSI is far more complex than necessary
So the sublimation of an engineer, without combustion, can only be accomplished after said engineer goes through a Lorentz Transformation?
Did they arrest him for Resisting Arrest? That would work nicely, no mention need be made about what the (original) arrest being resisted was about.
Re: If you want a proper coffee
Raw beans smell like lentils.
I wonder if how they'd be in a soup.
I do believe that 'flat white' is cafe au lait, which is brewed coffee & milk. A latte is 1/3 espresso combined with 2/3 steamed milk (may or may not be frothed); a cappuccino is 1/2 espresso and 1/2 steamed and frothed milk.
I personally have been experimenting with a light roast espresso, and have been quite happy so far.
It does seem hard to spin it as lay-offs if they (SpaceX) are still hiring. On the other hand, sacking 5-10% of the work force as firing under-performers does strain credulity.
I would love to jump on here and defend SpaceX, lambasting the plaintiffs with much vitriol and frothing at the mouth, but I need more information before I can develop an informed rant.
Re: As a budding old fogey
I wouldn't make a habit of it, but it is something I think I'll try once, one of these days.
Re: Bad poll
I was hoping for something a bit more in the "where should they store it" question. Something along the lines of "They can stick it up their arse!"
Re: I might have been interested until I saw who wrote the pitch
Erm.. Probably because he's The Editor, so he'd be the one hiring the writers?
Re: Computers don't need to go to the toilet?
Much like a toddler, a computer doesn't go to the toilet - it just shits itself where it is.
Re: Great attempt at explaining the unexplainable
More than Once.
Re: Never ran into paracetamol.
"You have a bad chair, you might as well lie on the floor and have your kids use your back as a judo practice target. Nothing better than getting a chair configured to fit correctly."
Odd, when my back acts up, that is how I get relief, having the (small) children jump on it and use it as a judo(-ish) practice target.
Re: An Old Favorite
Re: Curious about the dogs
As I recall, Drugs dogs do well opposed to bomb dogs because the dogs are actually addicted to the drug(s) they are sniffing for. This is why they have a short working life.
I'm guessing the cancer detection came up as part of Canis Lupis to help them ID the sick prey, and also avoid the possibly dangerous bits.
The bomb-sniffing just doesn't have the evolutionary edge that cancer has, or the motivation of needing their next fix that drug-sniffing has. All it has going for it is the "nose thing".
"Sickening and Obscene" button in Instagram
I thought all of the images on Instagram were "Sickening and Obscene", no button needed - Just a decent eye for photographic quality and a sensitive stomach. I find Instagram in general to be a perversion of photography.
Re: and this is why...
"Latin's a dead language
Dead as dead can be.
First it killed the Romans
And now it's killing me."
Well, That's AUS off the list
Is there ANY decent technological country where English is a primary/common language that isn't going down the shitter; preferably with a coffee-drinking culture? I'm looking for where to go in 5-10 years. Switzerland looks promising, but the cost of living seems a tad high.
Re: for some definition of paedophile...(@Ivan 4)
Really? I was thinking it was Claire Perry.
Having once dealt with Comcast
I can believe this. They were loathe to let me cancel my 'service' two weeks after signing up, apparently "It doesn't work, never has, and your engineers never showed up to fix it" wasn't quite a good enough reason to cancel.
Then they tried to bill me $500 for the Engineer Callout.
It is tempting to use a proper SQL language
...When do you think Oracle will implement one?
Clean, simple troll
The material is trite, but highly emotive
I give this troll 8/10 : Minus one for spelling, punctuation and grammar (too correct), and minus one for lack of swearing.
Re: Plastic cases
I remember a trend about five to ten years back, where a lot of personal computing goods were being made with bamboo casings. I rather liked that trend, but I guess the bamboo didn't hold up to the constant handling, or the economy of forming metal/plastic is much better than the economy of forming wood/bamboo.
Stating the Obvious
"If someone has physical access, it's pretty much game over,"
-Maxim of Computer Security since Time Immemorial (the 1960's)
But that is only one star, and space contains many. Surely it is SP****CE, or as we don't know how many: SP(*+)CE.
The colonies ! = whole planet.
LIES! As the most important country in the world, and the only one that counts we ARE the only country on the Planet! </sarc>
Altho being on the inside it does feel like the US considers itself the only country on the planet, and all other Sovereign States are merely extensions of the US.
I can see the good things about this, mainly being that it will be easier to get a child's temp from a pacifier. I usually used ear-canal thermometers on the sprogs, as they can (sometimes) get the temp before the wee spawn wriggle lose. I can also see it being useful for an illness to track the temp, to know when the antipyretic has kicked in.
I can also see overly nervous parents using this obsessively and neurotically to constantly monitor for "early signs of illness" and driving themselves insane with worry over every quarter-degree variation. (factoid: A fever of up to 39.5C/103F will not do lasting damage, and is only doing its job. Above that is when it's time to worry).
The "find me" feature is a beautiful idea.
Re: Well Kirstin...
I wouldn't think that it qualifies as HIPAA data being just a time/temperature, as it will measure the temp of your tea (see comments above) as well as the baby.
If it were programmable to the point where it had the child's name, or any personal Identifier, it may cross into HIPAA territory.
A nomination for Quote of The Week
"[D]iverting money is normal Government business." - One of the only clear and true things to come out of a politician.
Yes, I know, taken out of context and all; but still a beautiful soundbite.
Re: Sahara etc
I'm pretty sure the karst landscape of the Burren is an artifact of glaciation. It would be ...difficult... to justify calling the last (much less any previous) ice age man-made.
"Your just a number in the system."
...Until you're not.
Re: Yet more unconstitutional remedies to unconstitutional treatment
The Federal Gov't is a state (as in "a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government."). So that amendment should still apply.
Re: Farcical and so /very/ dated!
Why the joke alert icon?
"Thirdly they were not rapped on the knuckles, sanctioned or fined for driving business to their other entities, an investigation took place but Google agreed to make changes during that investigation to ensure there would be no implication of illegal activities."
I think having to reform your business to not be illegal, or risk being found to be illegal, counts as a rap on the knuckles.
The key here is that a "Dominant position" counts as a monopoly position. MS was considered a monopoly with Windows. Apple existed, as did Linux, but Windows was the dominant player. When they used that dominant position to drive their browser business, they got into trouble.
Google was a dominant, but not sole, player in search, and still faced anti-trust issues.
I hope that it won't become an anti-trust issue, but with Google, any new web product/service could become an anti-trust issue, because they do have a dominant position in search, and most people find a web product or service via Google.
Well, it could be a monopoly issue if they use their "dominant position in search to drive business to their (Domain Registration|Travel|Shopping|Mapping) site, discriminating against competitors". As they have been rapped on the knuckles for 3 of the preceding, the OP raises a valid point.
Would it take much effort to track altitude? I doubt you'll find many joggers' cell phones at 3+ meters above ground, and not too many drones below.
I really want a 36 core chip.
But then I would want a dual- or quad-capable Motherboard. (Octo-capable would be, perhaps, a bit much to ask.)
Re: Why wait until mid November?
Because elections are held November 11th. So the "promise" to share the text mid-Nov (a week after the elections) can be interpreted as either:
a) "We know that this will piss people off, but don't want to lose the votes; but we think the secrecy concerns could also lose votes. So we are removing the stigma of secrecy, without revealing the piss-people-off parts until after they've voted."
b) "We'll show it after the elections, when the proles will be tired of electioneering and fed up with politics and no-one will care, or listen to the few that do."
c) "We'll 'promise' to show the documentation after the elections, so we won't lose votes when we don't."
Re: Made with Code*
A website that showcases *stuff* made with code.. The Pirate Bay?
I thought everyone liked my fedora....
Re: sorry but....
Why on earth would you fancy "a change of bean" from a good Brazilian (the Brazilian Yellow Bourbon is an amazing bean) to Starbucks? If you want a change of pace, just detour a trip through Costa Rica and grab some of their coffee, or for a completely different bean, try some Balinese.
...Or just get what ever beans, douse 'em in Napthaline and light it. Still better (and cheaper) than Starbucks.
Re: Gmail is out
The OP was asking for tips about search that is as good as Google, which discounts Bing, and is not Google, which discounts Yahoo!.
DuckDuckGo, is a good suggestions, and I have heard good things about Ixquick, but they may count as Google, as they are a meta-search.
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