Oh, THAT explains it...
this picture, taken right before the arm short circuit, might explain a thing or two. Anyone seen my spare Illudium Q36 Explosive Space Modulator?
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Come on OpenGL guys, keep it straight. KLINGONS come from Khronos, not Vulkans... [/eyeroll]
probably due to currency fluctuations, but the Mad Catz US site has it for £119 which, by today's conversion rate is USD$184 or a bit under €164.
Yet, that same page shows the EU price as €149 and US price as USD$150. Perhaps the difference is VAT? I don't pretend to understand European tax structures nor how they factor into online purchases.
No, rather the result of overusing one.
Much like! So gratitude!
As with so many things Japanese, even a bemused "WTF?!?" simply is not sufficient. Gotta hand it to their ingenuity. Surely at least a few of these "solutions in search of problems" have ultimately led to major innovations that benefit everyone.
"video has been removed by the user"
to all the men and women who designed, built, ran, and now preserve the history of such important tech and its vital work. Cheers!
Piece-o-cake for me. I scheduled mine to coincide with a needed sinus surgery where I knew I would be under general anesthesia. Talked to doctors into tag-teaming. I saw the urologist walk into surgery right as I was going under and awoke to bandages on my nose and an ice pack on my nuts. I correctly anticipated being sufficiently miserable with the sinus thing that I never even noticed the tender bits below.
so this is the latest baby step toward the creation of the first Cybermen?
and, for once, an appropriately majestic soundtrack
FTC - Federal Trade Commission - tasked with regulating commerce between the 50 states, various territories and, to a lesser extent, between the states/territories and foreign interests doing business here.
FCC - Federal Communications Commission - tasked with regulating electronic communication and the transmission/reception/interactions thereof.
The grey area and subsequent confusion over which (if either) should do what is caused by the fact that the internet is simultaneously a medium of communication AND of commerce.
The FTC, or at least the principle behind it, is significantly older because regulation of trade is one of the cornerstones of Federal power in the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 8). However, the FCC also has a valid point because the electronic communication capabilities of the internet allow users to conduct commerce in ways and with trading partners previously unavailable by other means.
It is my opinion that NEITHER should have anything even remotely close to "full" control over the internet, but each should probably have SOME control over certain things that happen within the borders of USA. That is their chartered responsibility. It is the responsibility of Congress (and those of us who supposedly elect them) to ensure that the FCC, FTC, and other Federal agencies do not EXCEED their charters and are appropriately smacked down when such excess is attempted.
Arnaut, I have no beef with you whatsoever. I was merely providing information to counter what I perceived to be an incorrect statement. Offense was neither intended nor taken.
And I do agree with the assertion in your OP title. Calling Pluto a planet WAS indeed traditional. I, too, dislike the apparent double standard.
um... no. Pluto was named for the Roman god of death.
Although, I can see how your mistake was made:
excerpt from citation 3
'In 1930, after Lowell's death, American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh observed Pluto. By tradition, the discovering astronomer of a new space object gets naming rights. But it was an 11-year-old British girl's idea to name the planet Pluto. Venetia Burney told her grandfather that the name fit the new planet because it stayed hidden for so long, and the Roman god Pluto could disappear at will. Venetia's grandfather wrote to Tombaugh and offered the suggestion, and Tombaugh chose it, happy that the name also honors Percival Lowell — the first two letters of "Pluto" are Lowell's initials.'
what IS the Reg record for most commented story? Shirley this one ought to be a contender, eh?
I'll take that bet - at least for the US. This is very similar to the landline-to-cellphone-only switch. Yes, many have ditched their landlines, but we are nowhere NEAR the "death of landlines." The death of "cable as it looks now" will be slowed significantly for the same reasons - older and/or technophobic users. My octogenarian mother can spell "internet" and that's pretty much her limit. She has a DVR and television service provided by her cable company. It works the way she wants it to and she is VERY averse to major change. On the other end of the spectrum, my 20-year-old University student son will probably NEVER use cable as anything more than a fast ISP. And if, as is currently planned, Google Fiber appears in his part of Austin, TX, then he'll tell the cable to shove off completely.
On paper, the innovation and subsequent change should be driven by younger consumers. However, reality is that a good many of younger consumers have far less disposable income than older/more established folks. As long as cable companies are making money off "old school" television viewers, the change will be slow. And almost certainly painful for all.
Rome er... Edinburgh
... the fact that both their Enterprise and Consumer security product lines are mostly steaming piles of dung had anything to do with the results.
My company recently switched to Symantec Enterprise security. The false positives are piling up rapidly. Color me unimpressed. The Eset products we were using worked well (and still do on my personal devices).
... none of them are interested in ape-descendants who still think digital
watches phones are a neat idea
IF (and that's a very large if) I am correctly understanding The Whole Sordid Saga Thus Far©®™, then this is good news. Of course, there are still dozens of ways this could end up horribly wrong, even with the best intentions. I remain cautiously optimistic.
nor this one:
Q: What's the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?
A: One is a scum-sucking bottom feeder. And the other is a fish.
well done. Bonus points for including Nickelback.
Not sure your definition of "pretty basic" but, according to the Comcast website, that price gets you a 25Mbps service. Apart from areas served by Google Fiber/Verizon FIOS/etc, "basic internet" in the US is typically 5Mbps or less, depending upon the carrier.
I do agree it's overpriced, though. I get twice that speed for US$50 from a rival cable carrier - and with significantly better customer service, too.
"Andrew Tridgell will remotely monitor the spaceplane's status from his sofa in Australia, so we'll have an element of expert input - depending on the connection - available to us."
It's expected and routine for nation-states with huge aerospace/military budgets but, for a bunch of hobbyists in a quasi-garage project to do this in more or less real time from around the globe is really cool. Cue "back when I were a wee lad" and such... Really looking forward to a successful flight - $DEITY knows you lot have put in the requisite time/effort. Cheers and best of luck - including with the FAA
probably didn't want to give any unintended additional exposure to the extremists whose acronym is sometimes similar...
situation: cooperative gaming session
Friend over headset: "Take out that guy behind the car."
Me: "I'm fucking trying"
Wife's Win10 laptop, suddenly awake: "No. Try not! Fuck, or fuck not! There is no try"
Friend over headset: "um... what?"
Holy crap! A pinball with full LCD back glass? That would certainly be distracting, but very very cool. Must learn more about Jersey Jack and their pinballs. Thanks for the tip!
aka Rupert. Perhaps we should send New Horizons by there to peek in on the Grebulons?
"I quit smoking cold turkey."
"er... That's great. What do you smoke now, bacon?
sorry squire, I scratched the
record network -
sorry squire, I scratched the
record network ...
the sad part is that Klingon no longer appears as an option on translate.google.com. Fortunately, we're (mostly) all
nerds educated professionals here so Q'pla' with that...
you might start with flowers and light poetry, although the cow will just nibble the flowers while you read. The second stage is more difficult because it typically takes FOREVER to get the cow to use the trapeze properly...
"I mean, you might think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's but that's just peanuts to space."
greasing the wheels of something or other
Thank you. I've often wondered about the origin of that but never got around to actually checking. Have an upvote.
CATS: All your station are belong to us
The problem with breaking any US system into smaller/efficient units is portability - both of coverage and patient.
At one level, the US is a single jurisdiction. However, there is a second level with 50 separate jurisdictions - each with their own ideas/laws/etc. However, there are no restrictions on movement between these sub-jurisdictions. It's a simple matter for me to drive or fly to another state and my health coverage needs to work there as well. If we break down the health system into smaller units, cross-unit coverage between jurisdictions will be just as problematic as it is today between private insurers.
Example: Outpatient Procedure X costs me $200 if I use an "in network" provider. Once my annual deductible is met, my "out of pocket" portion of that is 10%. If, however, I use an "out of network" provider either by choice or because I am across the country on vacation/assignment, that procedure now costs $500. Furthermore, because I am "out of network", my portion of that is now 30% - double whammy.
Any designed segmentation of the US system into smaller and more efficient units must also take the above example into consideration. It could work, but must be done very carefully. Given that politicians and for-profit people will be involved, you can be certain they will get it wrong. Very VERY wrong. The ACA ("Obamacare") is a shining example of exactly HOW wrong they can be. All politics aside, the intent of the ACA was laudable, but the execution ultimately made a flawed system even worse.
UK are now using the Ferenghi Commerce Authority as a regulator?!? Wow. Yes, that would definitely be an organization with "teeth"...
As much as I love a good microbrew (and there are many here in the US), if you have Westmalle or Duvel, you don't necessarily NEED microbreweries. Given the choice, I'd opt for a Leffe Brun but that is sadly impossible to get in my neck of the woods
that we are FINALLY about to see some hot roborocketglider action?
I shiver with antici...
GLADOS or Wheatley? Inquiring test subjects want to know.
no go today. :-(
but only if the game is based on the 1975 original movie, not the shit 2002 redo.
don't you need to go exterminate or something? Run along, dear, and do be quiet about it.
That would be nice. It really would. However, I do not believe it will ever happen. What US Politics really needs is equally unlikely - a clean sweep.
1. Vote them ALL out. Every last one. Replace every single elected official.
2. If The People's business doesn't start getting done in a more sensible/reasonable/cost-effective manner, repeat step one as many times as necessary.
That, of course, will never happen. Many folks don't even bother to vote. Most of those who do are more concerned with updating Farcebook or what's on telly to be bothered with politics. However, if one is going to dream, might as well dream big...