Re: Wrong sized hammer
AKA "Percussive Maintenance"
98 posts • joined 11 May 2007
AKA "Percussive Maintenance"
Or indeed Must Consult Somebody Experienced
No need for a soldering iron with my bank - the CVV number rubs off after a couple of weeks of wallet exercising activity with no help from anyone.
Which is great right before Christmas when you need to make an online purchase and can't remember it :/
On your way home from the dealership: "You're driving a brand new BMW... would you like to buy a new BMW?"
Just picked up your daughter: "You recently searched for baby products, you should buy Pampers!"
In the car with the wife and she's looking a bit testy: "Try AshleyMadison.com, free for 30 days!"
We may expect targeted ads, because that's what's being shoved down our throats, but it doesn't mean that we *like* it.
Given that I had a call on my work cellphone number from "The Register on behalf of Kaminario" trying to give me all flash storage white papers a couple of weeks ago...
One wonders what value Vulture Central places on individual commentards.
You'd have a fair point if the ads weren't obnoxious, invasive, or occasionally carrying a malware payload. Until the online ad industry can clean up its act, then blocking is the only way to stay safe.
Site owners should be applying pressure to the ad industry, not to their customers, if they want to keep the revenue stream.
4. Clean up your shit so that the ad networks aren't malware vectors.
@joeW... I will not make a leprechaun joke... I will not make a leprechaun joke... I will not make a leprechaun joke... I will not make a leprechaun joke...
Yep, holiday calls with the extended and dispersed fam are the key use case for Skype on the TV, at least in the home. I've seen businesses use it for site to site in small conference rooms too.
AMC just sent out an email saying that “… there will be NO TEXTING ALLOWED in any of auditoriums at AMC Theaters. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future.”
@chivo243 - Hollandaise?
Obviously they're using the same mathematicians and formulae to calculate losses as the RIAA
Trying to derive a whine-whine from the loose-loose situation...
Odd, my wife has the same reaction to Outback's food. Personally I find the over the top "aussie" accent used by their voice over people to be incredibly irritating, but I know a few others who think it;s great.
AFRICAN-American wall, so the Academy Awards nominations won't be a whitewash...
Now push... and pull... and PUSH....
I have the Hasbro version, and it's actually fun to play with for short periods of time. The dog figured out quite quickly that if he bops the demon just the right way his head will fall off, but that's part of the joy....
I have a Dell laptop (E5550) that has a numeric keypad, but no num lock indicator light. Caps lock and the hardware mic mute have lights built into the keys but not num lock.
Ended up finding a bit of software that puts an indicator in the system tray.
Upvote for correct use and spellage of "piqued"
Or perhaps that's what we're meant to think.
Perhaps it's less a T and more of an inverted isosceles triangle, which when converted to 3-D becomes a cone... which is rounded from some angles but still has varying depth.
TalkTalk, soon to be rebranded "Fuck. Fuuuuuuck!"
"Spung"... I like it. Sounds kind of unpleasant and dirty, much like the media spin on a lot of topics. Henceforth I shall use your newly coined term, Sir!
And if you're a student or hobbyist you don't actually have to pay to download Xcode while you learn - you only need to pay the $99 when you want to submit your apps to the app store. Sell your app for $1 and you only need to punt 141 copies (allowing for the 30% apple tax) to break even...
As above, I turned it off for a day or so, but the number of times an ad displaying on reddit or imgur pushed me to some crappy application in the play store before I could see the post i was trying to get to pissed me off and I turned the blocker back on.
That's the kind of shit that forces people to take steps against the ads. police the ads that your customers are pushing through your ad networks and maybe that trend will reverse. Stopping visiting a site doesn't work either because the same damned ad gets served on multiple sites and you can never predict which ad network is being used where.
Probably an LCP - the LC9 is 9mm and that one clearly says it's a .380
For me it's pretty big. I've also started closing tabs on the sites that offer list of "funny" things that end up being one per page, and 3/4 of each page is ads or random links to other lists of funny things and related content.
I seriously see some of them on my tablet where the content I want is in the top left quarter of the screen (landscape) and the other 3/4 are crap that takes ages to load. Going through ten pages of that is a major nope and it seems that there are way more of those being shared as clickbait on the ad free content network of late.
I'm glad the manufacturers are going to push out patches, but will the carriers help or hinder the process?
That's a very Wednesday joke for it to still be Monday. Well done that man!
On the plus side, I have an Android phone on AT&T and half the time MMS messages never deliver content anyway, so I guess AT&T can start claiming that as a "security feature".
Same thing with my Samsung "Smart" blu-ray player.
Advertised as having Hulu support, which wasn't there initially and promised as "coming soon" then six months later they released the new models and suddenly all mention of Hulu disappeared from their web pages for my model. Bastards.
I'll stick with a dumb panel that I can plug in a PC, Raspy Pi, or Roku type device and upgrade the brains without shelling out for a new screen.
Wrap them up individually and sell them to the celebrity crazed, bizarrely cash rich teenage fans on fleabay
That should be "Donut try to divide us...:", Shirley?
Might just be me but on my 1680*1050 screen the logo in the banner is looking a little jaggy.
Won;t stop me reading but I'm in the "Ewwwwwwwwwwww!" camp too. I like the overall layout of the articles on the main page but for me there's too much bright white space and it feels almost... unfinished?
And those popup/flyout leaders when you hover over the subnav are crazy annoying :/
Same here in the US - vending machines, 7/11, CVS Pharmacy, McDonalds. various medical offices... still get looks from some people as if I just hacked their payment systems because while it's readily available there just aren't that many people using it. I know a couple of folks who had to go to their Verizon store to get an upgraded SIM for their phones in order for it to work, so I;m figuring most just aren't bothering and unless you already have it configured and working the networks just aren't pushing it that much.
Same thing for immigrant visa in the US - list every visit ever made to the US, with dates, reason for travel and accommodation addresses.
Always fun when you've been back and forth at least every six months, for both business and pleasure, over the preceding six or seven years.
All your data are belong to U.S.
office 2003, Excel, OLE... have to format the cell as a date first in MM/DD/YYYY then insert your data in that format, then reset the format to DD/MM/YYYY or it fails.
Every. Damned. Time.
Similar experience here - made redundant as a software dev in Somerset. JC wanted me to apply for an overnight data entry job in Plymouth because "you can type pretty well!"
Yup, and my educational SkyDrive account just got a bump to 7GB so I won't be jumping ship just yet
I read that as "well suited to dong"... no idea why
I've had mail to the account I only use for Amazon... but have bought from Pixmania through Amazon. Lucky I didn't send the big A that snarky email yesterday, then!
If it continues I guess I just create a new address for Amazon and block the old one.
You're thinking of Borders. As far as I know B&N is ticking along alright, albeit not in the rudest of health.
Those will be the ones that magically reset themselves to OFF every couple of weeks. You have to keep an eye on the address bar as it's the only indication that you're using the SSL encrypted connection to failbook's servers.
Ah, the old "percussive maintenance routine"
You can link facebook to your contacts and get the images... at least on AT&T's Galaxy S variant (Captivate). Bring up the menu in your contacts app and select "Get Friends", add your facebook account and it will download your facebook contacts and link them where the names are the same. You can manually link the ones where there are differences (e.g I have a contact named "Angie" on my phone but she's "Angela" on facebook) and if you only want the linked contacts to display in the list then turn off facebook in the display options.
Simples. And really quite effective.
The captivate has a dedicate search button too.
it's a rebadged Fuji Instax Mini 7 (and Fuji Instax Mini film) with a different colour scheme and a higher price.
Buy the Fuji and save yourselves some money.