So what you're saying is that there are slim pickings for an appropriate first name? And at that, the choice pickings have already been used.
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We should all give 'em a hand!
I would be more willing to donate to distros if they would limit themselves to just integrating a solid base system, rather than the usual exercise in world domination.In other words:"Do one thing, and do it well"?
..And they might get a lot of donations, if they make their distro systemd-free, rather than a Ubuntu-with-a-nice-skin.
That would be a project I would spend speculative money on. I will not, however, spend money on a beta UI.
Wow.. good catch. That is a bit of an oops.
So the quote morphs into something like "Those who give up
privacysecurity to gain security deserve neither security nor security"?
I agree with Mark. The word you are looking for is not "idiot", it is "Jackass". Or perhaps "Rat Bastard", or "Power-hungry fuck-wad".
Calling him an idiot is attributing to idiocy that which, at this point, can only be malice.
I see xkcd.science is still available.. Someone want to let Mr. Munroe know to grab it?
homeopathy.science is taken.. I thought for sure that would break something.
The truly nasty part that most people overlook is that we are often provided an A/B choice in a problem with a [0-255] solution set. On top of that, when two parties which are so often yelling at each other, calling each other names, and disagreeing to be disagreeable do sing from the same page, no-one questions it: "It must be the only way, because if there were any room for argument, they would argue".
There is also a blending of these tactics wherein a policy is set (for example, anti-"piracy" legislation) one side says that the legislation should carry criminal sanctions, the other says that it should place limits on infringers' available bandwidth, without jail time. Neither side mentions that the method for policing the piracy violates search & seizure limitations, screws privacy, and is selectively enforceable making it easy to target people you don't like.
The populous will argue jail time vs. bandwidth throttling; but 90% will not think to question logging, warrentless searches, etc. (Okay 75% won't think, full stop)
You are not quite cynical enough.
"... be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm" -Brick Top
Have an up-vote for "the mollusk's molars". I think we have a new (family-friendly, even) alternative to "the dog's danglies".
But a couple of tanks of LOX to burn and possibly act as ballast control... ->
"The leading cause of death is life"
"Life is a sexually transmitted disease, there is no cure, and it is always fatal"
A bit of a Traveling Salesman problem?
What I don't understand is why Florida is still allowed to vote?
Just do a news search on Florida.. you'll see....
Sadly, your lack of understanding of humanity, and humanity's lack of understanding of you does not indicate a species diversion;quite the opposite. H.Sapians understand far more about the migrating habits of the Arctic Turn than they understand about ..frankly anything as it applies to an individual.
I find the research to be doubleplusgood; your attitude is ungood and needs an increase: Report to Room 101!
I propose a new term for this type: Scurmudgeon.
I wonder what the possibility of a device w/ the pin-pad that holds no data, but rather a USB port, a battery and encryption hardware.
I'm thinking it could act as a flow-trough port, and en/decrypt the data on the fly, using the pin and the device ID as the encryption key, or as the look-up to the key in a locally held table. Whatever size/type of drive you hook up to the thing, that's your storage; OS independent; could have versions with 1, 2, or 10 PIN options (5 users, each w/ 2 [regular and duress] PINs) to segregate the market.
And at long last, Hollywood will have an original(-ish) movie.
got suckered into giving El Reg all my data registered for a previous compo.. So here's hoping I pull.
It's worse than that. Over here there are basically 24-hour call centers of 'judges' that can issue warrants; there's not a lot else these para-judges can do, I don't think they are even authorized to perform marriages, but they are on shifts so that the cops don't ever have to "wake up the judge" to get a warrant, they just call the 1-800-WARRANT hotline.
That's a bit of an odd proposition, coming from an AC.
There is no "after".
I had a similar experience (and then did it again... Slow learner here); you may have an 'after' after they get near the 3 years old mark. My son is one of those 6AM morning-types, the good part is he wants to go to bed around 7:30-8PM.
It does get better. --If for no other reason then that one day they will be teenagers and not want to get out of bed before noon, and then you get to wake them up. I am planning on keeping a bag of marbles in the freezer for just that occasion.
VZW charges their customers about $140 for a 10GB plan. On top of that they are selling user info and they are trying to be able to sell access to their subscribers.
I get the "If the service is free, you are the product"; but this horseshit is taking "Multiple revenue streams" a bit too far. VZW subscribers are paying for the "opportunity" to be products.
- Glad I left when I did.
Would you like some help with that?
Are you confident that you can launch any app on your machine in about a second any other way?Yes.
Win+R, type in the program (NOT 'app') name and enter. Possibly use the down arrow to pick it up from history.
"This is just between you, me, and The Listening Post....."
I see your commas and raise you semi-colons.
"The Boeing CST-100 capsule will carry four crew members and a load of cargo; John Elbon, general manager of Boeing Space Exploration, said that each capsule was designed..."
Keep up the good work!
Actually, I could see a very interesting use for dot-inc; namely that the domain must match the incorporated business name. EG: Hershey's could register The_Hershey_Company.inc, but not hersheys.inc; this would avoid trademark disputes with, say, Hershey_Creamery_Company.inc
No more using product names for domains, Mars.inc could not have a separate Marathon.inc
Oooh.. and wholly owned subsidiaries are relegated to sub-domains: geico.Berkshire_Hathaway.inc
Sadly, as we can't really get at the culprits, we could try to get education publicly available, and common. What ever happened to the PSAs on (US) TV; or the after-school specials? The acting and dialog were truly dire, but they did address some issues of the time; I could see them being used for things like scam-ware and social media awareness. Just a little blurb in the middle of popular times announcing "The Police will NOT put a pop-up on your computer, that is a scam"*
*The police will kick your door in @ 3AM instead; that is legitimate police work.
One evening watching movies with a friend, the lineup was Apocalypse Now, Brazil, and The Wall. There were no recreational pharmaceuticals in use, and no boozahol.. but Damn did my head get bent that night.
The Fiend wanted to end the night with Memento but the movie wouldn't play.
Just don't commit crime. How hard can that really be?Well, givenof the propensity for vague new laws and the widening definition of certain crimes, I'd say it is becoming more and more difficult not to commit a crime.
Nah, the whole Zombie thing is really a reference to "Les Schtroumpfs noirs". That has had a profound impact, but as they were looking at moves, it was left off.
Just be careful to wash your hands between cutting the chillis and waving the willy.
Bill & Ted.
..Or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (not the new movie version but either of the comic or cartoon versions).
Thanks. I had just finished answering my own question by writing one, but it's not pretty (just text on a white background), good to know that there are others, probably more professional.
But do we know if Verizon is doing this to their terrestrial (Fios, etc) customers? and is there an easy way to test? perhaps a website that gleans all the HTTP headers and will let you know what they are?
But wishing someone ill is not a threat. A threat consists of saying that you will cause ill to befall them. Wishing that someone would get assassinated is a bit rude, I will agree, but is no more a threat than "May you fall through an open manhole". By your logic, telling someone to "fuck off" may be considered sexual assault.
Eh?! Dallas wouldn't be a death threat, nor even would inviting him to travel to (what's left of) Detroit. Requesting someone to do something is not a threat; it is not a threat if I ask you to use the joke alert icon in the future. A threat would have to be .. you know... threatening.
If it were universal roll-out, I would be inclined to agree with you. However, it isn't. There are places not more than 30 miles from a significant city that has no cable, no broadband, and not much in the way of 'high-speed' internet. I have lived in one such place, the only internet option was dial-up until about 2005. This was not in the heartland either; but rather near the east coast - no mountains, no swamps, no difficult geography, but also not many people.
Make the SBP stuff available, and let them play with some of the proceeds.
Upvoted, but then I got distracted wondering it a obelisque is an obelisk sitting at an oblique angle.. and would that impact the MTBF of the spinning rust?
But a pair of those beautiful monstrosities sitting either side of the throne in my EGVL canted slightly forward to give the impression of looming over petitioners/peons with the growls mentioned earlier in the thread.. that makes me happy.
And in a pinch, you could also add it to your vape...in case you run out of smokes.
And yes, this was a joke - but that -> icon worked so much better than the joke alert.
I do believe this trial will go on "to the pain".