228 posts • joined Monday 17th August 2009 23:04 GMT
It's 2013 and they need a supercomputer to tell them where the crap in the air is coming from?
Many of the issues ckm5 has identified in SF apply to Vancouver, Canada as well -- limited land area, retirees from the harsher climates east, Asian immigration and investment. I think the root cause is the current unacknowledged policy of unlimited human growth. Vancouver was a nice small city 50 years ago. Now it has accrued many cultural benefits from the immigration and expansion, but it is suffering from the congestion and excessive land costs (which affect both residents and businesses) that growth has brought and it's rapidly getting worse. Do we really want every place on earth turned into Hong Kong or New York? That is what unlimited growth will eventually bring us.
I had MRSA a few years ago. From a quarter-sized hole near my knee treated at a hospital my leg from knee to ankle turned dark red and swelled up like a balloon. It took over a week of daily visits to emergency for an IV antibiotic to kill it. Antibiotics are losing the battle against MRSA and other stronger, deadlier resistant infections. I'm surprised that this news was not headline material on the radio and tv broadcasts.
Thought that was Russia, in recent times. Now it they'd just restricted their targets to outside Russia, they might have been left alone.
There's a card in the window of my favourite card shop. It says "Zombies Eat Brains."
And below it says, "You're Safe."
Re: Message to mobile operators
The downvoters need to realize that when a retailer buys from a distributor there is a price based on quantity. Buy 1 to 10 the price is x. Buy 100 the price is x minus something. Buy 1000 it's less yet. When you get into really large quantities, you're into negotiations and bargaining.
I don't support Apple and the hardball tactics employed here, but you have to see the industry practices that underlie them. I want a BB Q10, and its sad to see how a small operator in the market gets muscled out.
Re: No idea
Swedish airbags? Thought they were Bulgarian.
Re: Way too fugly....
"So long as it remains completely customizable, it'll be ok"
This is precisely why I use FF. The rounded corners will interfere with my bad habit of many tabs open. I too have customized FF to cram what I want into the toolbars and minimize the space they use. Leave those parts alone and fix the memory leaks again. The extensions and control (Tab Mix Plus) are essential to this FF user.
Then perhaps you're not old enough to have noticed your feet getting bigger.
Re: where there's a will
"The whole world is in a (sic) energy crisis"
More like a population crisis. The amount of energy easily available is relative to the population needing it. Consider the Filipino mother sheltering her 8 (!) kids in the concrete roofed school from the hurricane. How long is that rate of growth sustainable?
$14m for failure?
And this in a world where bankruptcy can leave workers with unpaid wages and lost pensions?
Why do we keep voting for parties that support this injustice?
Sherman, set the Wayback to before the fire.
Re: "Giant" is not a valid metric unit
The Canadian football field is bigger and wider. Sniff.
Re: What it will take to kill this and what should be able to do
If you'd like some expert help with antennas, let me recommend this Canadian site with a forum on OTA including quite a bit on antennas:
I haven't built one yet, but I intend to since I live on a hill with a good line of sight to transmitters.
"It can't be serious, certainly when I think of redheads* the last thing that comes to my mind is disdain."
Never been with any, then?
"You can dick with my privacy as much as you want as long as I can keep my guns and have no affordable healthcare."
The US lacks a real opposition party, so I'm not surprised that this news attracts little to no media attention. They have democracy theatre, not a real democracy.
There's a fly in my diatom soup.
I had outboard Dolby B units I used on reel to reel, and used Dolby B and C on cassette. The comments on dull highs probably apply to pre-recorded cassettes. They certainly didn't to my recordings. If the recording gear or the original recording is crap, results will be crap, Dolby or no.
Do the Hokey-Pokki
From the description and considering the app store component, NOT. There are other alternatives.
Why would you want to leave San Francisco and go to LA?
Replace the people with machines.
And are the machines programmed by machines?
Apparently around San Francisco, the term used for those wearing these is "glassholes."
While most linux users will be more savvy than the average, there will be the "I installed linux for the wife/girl friend/elderly parent" users. For them, safety will reside in how careful they are at clinking links, downloading attachments, and saying yes. Until now most of those risks involved Windows exploits from which they've been immune. This development does open possibilities, however small.
"gets through the Pearly Gates"
Cute euphemism in an article about genetics and ancestry.
It speaks pleasantly. When it can clean and organize a house, I want one.
And if it had been an alien, first contact could have been:
"Take me to your leader."
And the reply, "Brzzzzztt"
@ tom dial
Upvoted your post but the 300 pound gorilla is not nuclear power, it's population and the ideal of never-ending 3% annual economic growth. If this planet were expanding 3% annually, this might not be an issue. But it's finite, it's no longer 1880 with a pre industrial revolution size population. Wars, famine and disease used to keep this in check. Pity.
Now that I've actually read the article, a comment about BC. Death by firearm most likely if you're involved in the drug trade. Next most likely to be by the police. Anecdotal only, no stats to back this up. Far more likely to die in or from a car.
Most of the recent deaths I know personally among workmates -- from smoking.
good, twisty bit of road
I have two corners I love on the way home at night at 1 or 2am, and I can see if there's anyone coming, urban area.
For the rest, this is what track days are for.
Re: Haven't you watched
Beat me to it, damn 15 hour days. Would have said, "Avoid Midsomer, the murder rate is frightful."
However, they're all solved within an hour and a half.
Re: Plastic Vs Aluminium
Theatrical lights use what I believe to be teflon wire to the sockets, where it gets quite hot. The jacket on this wire is tough. It's been in use in the theatres I work in for over 20 years, and I would never describe it as brittle. Quite the opposite.
Re: Chronicles of the Burning Boeing
Upvoted just for "Burning Boeing."
Great achievement. Now, in keeping with Canadian Tory tradition, PM Harper will move in, kill the project and destroy all the hardware. (Diefenbaker, Avro Arrow)
Re: Morsi Support Declines
Of course Morsi supporters are upset. He was elected dictator fair and square.
I used Opera when my laptop was a P200 on dialup, but the extensions on FF, especially Tab Mix Plus, that allow me to make the browser behave the way I want have left me intolerant of anything else.
Re: Oooooohhhhh! Aaaaahhhhhhh!
Acme Industries has a branch in Russia?
This is absolute rubbish. It's.............................................
What was I talking about?
Joking aside, if I weren't already experiencing memory problems with names and such, I might not think much of this claim. But I am, my mother had dementia in her last years, and I am worried.
Re: So there is no practical distinction, American vs. non-American....
Overseas? How about just across the border in Canada? A few of us still think it's a separate country, even if our PM doesn't.
Re: Ramsey sprint day
I'd love to see that mobility scoot on the sidewalk somewhere, to watch when the rider revs it.
Fellow at work has a Honda scooter, the one with a raw frame, no bodywork, with the full Yoshimura treatment. He's a rigger. Think you would call him a biker.
Here in Canada, only the plod are allowed to fondle the plodess. Allowed as in lack of consequences.
"its a bunch of bs that UK residents pay for tv licenses in the beginning."
You may not realize the benefits of your system. Here in Canada the Harper dictatorship is strangling the CBC financially by cutting its budget repeatedly. It's paid for through taxes. CBC tv is nothing special and has ads, but CBC radio is a treasure. In the US PBS is running infomercials from later in the evening, and pledge drives constantly, and a significant part of its best content is British. Here in BC, our provincial equivalent Knowledge has 30% gov't funding and less odious pledge drives and less overt advertising than PBS. Much of its best content is the same British programming.
CBC's Newsworld channel, PBS and Knowledge all run documentaries that you will never find on commercial tv, which in Canada are all owned by three corporate behemoths that also control our phones and internet.
If that odious license fee keeps the govt's hands off an independent tv source, free of ads and pledge drives, maybe it's not so bad after all.
Re: Not a new hack
"have probably solved hundreds of car theft cases"
Not in the world I live in.
Re: Not a new hack
"The sound of a window getting smashed will attract a lot of unwanted attention and is not a good idea for a random search on spec"
Technique used here years ago: smash window and keep walking. Go around the block and then if no one has responded to yet another alarm going off, get in and steal what's inside. I've seen it in action.
Re: It's a harder problem that you might think...
"the quality *today* of content or items has no bearing of the importance in the *far future* of the same"
On a personal level, the throwaway photo I shot out the kitchen window of the family home 40 years ago just to make sure the bulk-loaded film I'd just loaded into the camera was on clean, unfogged film became valuable decades later. It was what you saw standing at the kitchen sink, but who would think to take a picture of it? Time changes values.
Re: "Ere, darlin'"
Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!
(Watched a lot of Popeye cartoons in me youth)
Re: @Peladon --"a case could be made that every US President in history"
This was not a case of a President using back-channel communications, this was a candidate for office communicating with an enemy in time of war to undermine a possible settlement. Don't minimize it.
Re: @Peladon --"nobody died as a result of Nixon's"
And how many died because of Nixon's treasonous backdoor messages to North Vietnam to undermine peace initiatives so he could win the election? That lengthened the war and killed many more. Know your history before you make stupid comments.
Re: french assault rifle, never fired, only been dropped twice
Completely unfair to those French who have shown no hesitation to jump in and fight, but upvoted nevertheless because of Vichy.
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