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Repeat after me -
Weather isn't climate. Weather. Isn't. Climate. *Weather* *Is* *Not* *The* *Same* *Thing* *As* *Climate*
climate = Long Term Global Trend
weather = there's more ice in the Bering sea at the moment than there was in some other year.
I'll be at the Pub.
Not Actually A Change
you've been able to tell the known and unknown text apart for a while - the known text (currently) always has a section inverted, so theres a black splotch with the text in it turned white. previously the known text would be repeated behind itself but twisted a few degrees.
@ I agree
the problem is, of course, that the church was not on that day just a church - it was being used as a polling place. people went there to vote, not to pray.
Any other day, certainly, they can say who can & can't put posters up, but on election day, they either had to accept every party or none. If they felt there would be *any* party they didn't want having their posters up (within the electoral rules of course) then they shouldn't have volunteered to be a polling place.
@Goes a bit too far
"We all know that little kids are very sensitive to radiation"
we also all know that the moon is made of cheese. It isn't, and they aren't,
at least not to *non-ionising* radiation.
"see some scientific evidence that this protection is crap"
against wifi/cellphones etc, the "protection" is fine. the point of the article
is, it's protecting against a danger that *simply* *doesn't* *exist*
do i *really* need to link to *your own story* explaining the problems with using biometrics as a search tool? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/14/biometric_id_delusion/
A way of testing in colder temps
possibly lester can get his hands on a CO2 fire extinguisher - give it a good solid blast from that and it should get pretty darn cold right quick. alternatively, get your hands on some dry ice/liquid nitrogen and an esky? should be available, and -200 odd degrees should be colder than you will see in the atmosphere.
<-- good pub engineering this.
whatever happened to staggered application of updates?
i'd have thought that the safest way to do things, *especially* in a uniform PC environment, would be to apply *any* updates - OS, AV, any software at all really - in batches, and to keep mirrors of a system every time you do.
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"and if porn site owners want and request an .xxx (I am sure that they will)"
<- who else.
This has been going on for, literally, millenia
"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on
the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless
When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of
elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of
--- Hesiod, Eighth Century B.C.
"The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of
today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for
parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as
if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is
foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest
and unladylike in speech, behavior and dress."
--- extract from a sermon preached by Peter the Hermit in A.D. 1274
better late than never
my hard drive was replaced by apple 6 months after i got the laptop, it did the flashing question mark "its joined the bleedin' choir invisible" thing. i can complain about apple's QA process, but i sure can't complain about their warranty service - they ended up replacing the whole laptop for other assorted issues, 2.5 years after purchase. Thank goodness i bought the extended warranty.
not just small breasted women...
also "detailed instruction in crime" which can mean graffiti video's, drug use etc. Also discussion of euthanasia. suicide. Fetish material (yes, anything, including spanking or bondage or "golden showers") RC is such a ridiculously broad category it isn't even remotely appropriate to block it.
<- Oz .gov FAIL
Not to mention...
the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" (with the little naked boy in a swimming pool)
that "virgin killers" album cover
a large number of parents (i'm sure they've got pictures of their kids as naked babies)
Manneken Pis in Brussels
Need i say more? my state government is (and has been for a while) a useless bunch of reactionary prats.
oh and another thing
i forgot to mention, as it applies to cartoons as well, the simpsons movie will count as well.
I wanted them to rig up a power supply so the drives were *spinning*
possibly a railgun? although you'd probably get better data security with a coilgun... especially point-blank.
"underage MySpace users"
Surely that's a tautology? ;-)
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