Everybody knows my name, if only I knew who they were.
"Who are you and why do you know my name?" is left unsaid.
125 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009
"Who are you and why do you know my name?" is left unsaid.
So a smart watch may as well replace the doctor and get me straight to the web search results.
This cracked me up. "which took my credit card details and promptly switched itself off"
It is there only to collect card numbers.
It sent your card number to the NSA/GCHQ, et al. You were identified as a UNAS and the machine was instructed to shut your access down.
In my opinion someone older than 13 and uses the word "ick" should not complain about anime.
The car park was /sarc.
Mountains, big ones. Whale watching. Olympia Penisula. Hiking. Sailing. All close to downtown Seattle.
lmgtfy exams - faster path to Idiocracy
Wow. I have worked for some dodgy EVP and SVP's, but they never got brought up on legal charges.
She could flash the NRO with that set.
SInce when have any of the "terrorist" plots on US soil ever shown "planning and rational forethought".
Every one of the "terrorist" plots exposed by the FBI, has been mainly the work of an informant, coerced by the FBI, grooming, encouraging, and supplying cash, arms, whatever, to some patsy to be the fall guy.
Rational people don't fall for it.
A woman already did. Tried to crash the White House gate. They pursued her with a frantic car chase through DC until they could execute her on the spot. She was also a member of a minority. She was double equal.
I drove a 2011 Corvette that had HUD.
The whole reason the handbrake exists at all is to have a hard wired (not hydraulic) connection to the rear brakes. Using it as a parking brake is an added benefit.
If the electrics fail, what then?
This reminds me of when I was driving 35-40 ft buses with air brakes. Interesting thing is when the air pressure drops in the line, due to a leak or compressor failure, the rear brakes are activated. I got the bus back to the garage by pressing down on the "parking brake" button with my right hand. Shifting gears required me to be quick about it.
Maybe Audi will create a model Ark B for the hairdressers.
The cost of the upgrade will include taking the dashboard apart to have access to the GPU behind the display. If the display and two GPUs are upgraded that would be near the cost of a high end tablet, maybe ultra thin laptrop, add dealer labor rates.
I like the idea of BYOD and the auto works with that for the non-automotive functions.
I am trying to find a in dash replacement unit that only has a jack for the phone and a USB slot. I will provide the media.
Nothing like the anonymous exchange of bits to spread a virus.
He invests(ed) in Citicorp, a very un-Islamic bank.
Why name an electronic payment service after the Egyptian diety of fertility and magic?
Must of have been an interesting maketing session.
I was thinking a couple of days ago (rare occurence) about where did the term "grumble flick" originate?
I just did a search and the only defining reference to "grumble flick" was urban dictionary witrhout any detail of origin.
Most of the top entries were links to different variations of this article.
The word "grumble" does not give self satisying clues.
Closest might be the verb grumble "to utter low, indistinct sounds; growl. " I guess while pleasuring oneself, one might grumble.
"Bonfire of the Vanities" by Thomas Wolfe. A clothed woman throws a jar of mayonnaise at the NYC mayor during a press conference about a racially charged trial. Add Femen and stir.
Anyway, the politician wishes it would happen to him.
Sex education means the educated don't have as many progeny as the uneducated.
Devolution is the norm past a point of peak evolution.
"Idiocracy" is a documentary film.
Back in 1999 there was a story going around that the manufacturers of diesels used for trucks had programmed the management chips to recognize when a gov't mandated test was being run. The engine would run in a special mode that would pass the test.
I actually told that to the dot Indian manager who was the fifth or sixth person to appear at my cube to inform me of the critical issue I was trying to resolve. He has since ascended to reporting to the dot Indian CIO and I was never promoted since he has blocked my manager's promo recommendation.
Still, I would say it again.
Bootnote: That same guy suggested last Wednesday that for "stability for Black Friday" a nightly refresh job not be run on the eve of BFD. It took several hours to trace the resultant crashing servers filling the logging disk to the lack of the refresh.
If you are not cynical yet, you must love unicorns farting rainbows across your sky.
Not just Obama. The whole US political system has been bought out by sociopaths of all flavors. Elections are bewteen Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Or a more recent pop reference, Kang or Kodos.
Follow the money in and out.
That is the old USA. Three branches of government providing checks and balances. It is now cash and carry as much one can while in office and a multimillion dollar consulting job when one leaves.
Nowadays, Congress does nothing useful, takes as little action as possible. Leaving it up to the Executive Office to issue Executive Orders that for reasons of Super Classified National Security change the rules at the Patent office to speed vital patents for National Security.
Overload the system. More of this type of behavior. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Overload the TSA with inane threats until the system is chasing its tail.
Aim to misbehave.
Bank Debit cards - enter the PIN to get cash back at POS.
Was a real project title for a marketing campaign until someone thought more about it.
From who, when and where did PRC get USA missile tech?
Steal 400K and it is jail time and millions in fines.
Steal millions - pay a small fine and do not admit to wrong doing.
to read the phone's information and even a caller's id.
>A user who would also be incapable if installing MS Windows.
Who needs to install Windows? It comes on almost every computer sold. And funny thing the Windows computers are cheaper than the same hardware with no OS.
Linux, for the most part (my experience) requires the end user to interact with the computer at a level that a casual user does not want to act.
Like a high performance car that requires more skill, knowledge, and commitment than a commuter car. Many drivers just want to know how to open the door and start the car, get where they're going and shut it off and lock it up.
Google owns YouTube. Think about that and how much they know about your video tastes.
Sell it as Tungsten? gold plate it and use it as collateral for a securities swap or sell it to the Chinese.
The strategy was Mutally Assured Destruction, M.A.D. Complete and utter destruction that no one could win in the end. The only way was not to play.
USAF Gen. Curtis Le May on the issue of the megatonnage "I want the cinders to dance."
Employer encourages training. Employer doesn't utilize employee's new skills even when said skills are in widespread usage in company. What's the point?
Problem isn't corporate policy, it is mid level IT management.
I studied to be a quantum mechanic. I had to give it up. I never knew whether the tool I needed would be in the toolbox until I opened the box. It was very difficult to grasp a quantum part.
And Bernanke, Krugman, and the UK & EU equivalents are so good at determining economic outcomes.
Poster may have been off about psychics, but not about economists and bankers.
Economics is not science.
[icon of klueless Krugman]
"As for all operators, TeliaSonera does not provide lawful interception surveillance services beyond those required by lawful legislation."
Leaves open the door that they could be providing illegal services. Maybe just an English translation issue and not lawyer-speak.
This is going on all over the world. There is no "Free World" anymore.
Weaponizing gives the government the power to control the tools. Weaponize the tools, then criminalize the possession. In a totalitarian society everyone must be a criminal for total control.
Next up, combat valor awards for using hacking tools from a bunker near Las Vegas where the real danger is the STD du jour from a hooker downtown.
The wolves with a lighter shade of dark fur reporting on the other wolves' behaviours.
Lesson is banks CAN and DO fail. Deposit money and it's gone...
Banks do not share depositors interests (or pay interest anymore) and fiduciary duty is so old fashioned.
Update to "It's a Wonderful Life", Fred, your money is in Greece bonds and Helen, your money is in Italy bonds. And Ivan, your money was in a Cyprus bank.
Over here in suburban New Jersey, US. Comm boxes are being covered in graphic (vinyl I am guessing, meh to stopping and walking up to one) landscape designs. Garden flowers for example. This is done in more uppity neighborhoods than the one I live in, hence why I am always driving by them. But space is not an issue as it would be in a denser urban setting.
"Today there are over 30 individual labs, and even more usability engineers that work with product teams to run the studies"
And more effort expended to justify existence.
Gawd, Douglas Adams had it so spot on about focus groups, marketing, etc. The shoe event horizon plays out over and over.
A pint for Mr. Adams.
My mother had a 1968 Dodge Dart automatic, I had a 1967 Dart manual. In my mother's car with my girl friend, seat belted as always, I take off from a traffic light and when I got to 30mph I pushed in the "clutch" to upshift with only a slight lift of throttle. Yee haw. The G force pushes my foot harder into the pedal. Luckily no one behind either.
preferred icon - rapidly switching STOP/GO.
Park while moving isn't exciting, it is noisy as the mechanical bit that fits into the slot to hold the car in place when stopped will be ratcheting away. Try it a walk speed.
Interestingly most cables have a "memory", they lie a certain way and they get used to it. Not USB cables, they tend to invert when left uncoupled for any time.
When I first encountered the greater than 50% probability of the plug being inverted at first insertion, I applied black marker to the side that I would see as I was inserting the plug. Worked for vertical sockets as well. Forgotten all about that until I read the article.