Re: Mate is a step in the right direction...
In the direction of a gui with a zero letter acronym
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In the direction of a gui with a zero letter acronym
Probably the US then - they were targeting France and missed
Which oil producing countries aren't on the list?
- I suspect the UK and Canada
The software was likely developed by a government agency due to the amazing technical competence displayed
- That lets the UK and Canada govts off the hook
There isn't much higher short term cost for a smoker. Lung cancer is generally fast and untreatable.
The real cost center for the NHS is obstetrics. Not only do these "mothers" demand expensive care at the time, the resulting output will demand almost continual medical care for a decade and then be a drain on society for another decade before they start earning. They also start being paid at the very bottom of the scale and contribute very little in tax.
And the installation of double glazing is the only change in Saudi lifestyle and culture in the last generation?
How many McDs were there in Saudi in the 70s and 80s?
No we encourage all middle aged men to take up motorbikes.
Hello sir, so you had a 125cc Bantam in the 60s? Well then this 900cc FireBlade is basically the same, and your license covers it so no need to take any lessons....
That way they die before we have to pay for any expensive dementia treatment - and we get a couple of half decent kidneys (forget the heart and liver) and corneas in the deal.
Now if only we can find something dangerous for middle aged women to take to the NHS is saved.
This REAL sugar rather than HFCS did it matter if it was REAL sugar from honest British sugar beet or damn foreign sugar cane? Biochemists wish to know.
There is a drawback to Germany for a lot of software/startup companies
The local authorities, local banks and investors are very supportive of local companies - in industries that they know. They are proud to have supported the local specialization in say dental drills and will happily support any company making dental drills, or even at a stretch anyone else doing similar light engineering. Try and open a software company and they want to know why you don't have any IG Metall reps on your board.
That is one reason why Berlin is the startup capital, even though other cities have better universities / more skilled people / more jobs - it wasn't really Germany for 50years and the rules don't apply.
Although scientists and engineers on the board does help with anything that is going to take more than 3months to show a profit - there is a drawback in the respect for authority.
One common example is teams are trying to decide which technology to use, it will be the one suggested by the person with most qualifications or the most years of service - whatever their actual expertise in the area.
Don't you have one those things for changing a tyre?
I believe they are called a chaffeur
So wales isn't a nation then?
Just because it doesn't have its own navy doesn't mean you have to sing about the "quasi-autonomous partially devolved administrative sub-region of my fathers"
But the nice thing about coal is that it's Chinese or South African workers who die in the mines and eastern europeans who get the smoke, as long as you put the actual plants in the north where nobody can see them - they are almost an ideal source of power.
Throw in a couple of truck loads of bark chippings, shipped from Canada, and you can claim that they are "partially" biofuelled, recycled and carbon neutral.
50,0000 died at Bhopal but we still allow farms using weedkiller.
Of course they were brown, foreign and poor ....
That effiecncy gain means replacing everyone's car engine with a CHP gas power station.
There aren't many of them in use because they can't be used to make weapons material so research into them is (or was in the 40s. 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s) of no interest to the US, UK, USSR, France, China, Isreal, SA, India, Pakistan etc. It might be of interest to them now - but all their experts have spent the last 50 years researching Uranium.
They are, in theory, of interest to non-weapons states. If you believe that if Iran or N Korea or Syria said - we are starting a major program of research into thorium reactors - then the US would suddenly say "hey that's wonderful, join the club, come over for a barbecue, marry our daughters."
About the only country with a reason to do Thorium is India, it has lots of people, no fossil fuels and no Uranium but lots of Thorium.
>I heat my house with a Ground Source Heat Pump.
But you drive a 3ton SUV 150,000mi/year, made of aluminium that took more energy to smelt than the car will use in its lifetime.
For almost all people in the west transport is the majority of their energy demands - not their house. The most energy city in the USA is New York, because they don't drive they use 1/3 the energy per-year of somebody in Houston or LA
What's wrong with the current solution?
The most massive vehicle with the biggest bull-bars wins.
But if a bank loses all your details to some hackers then it gets a small fine and nobody gets to kick any doors in -
Zuck doesn't employ the drivers, the bus company does.
I I stop use Bell's cell phone because they doubled the bill to pay for unions or free foot massages for call center wages then I am not discriminating against them.
Obviously every bus driver, street sweeper, cleaner and security guard in SF should be paid $150/hr, then there would be no problem of afffordable accommodation in the city
Or you could just use the same tech to sit at home and order it on Amazon
> how are the police and security services meant to function to "stop terrorism"
> if they cannot find evidence by "metadata" or other data slurping?
Same way they did against the IRA, ETA, the RAF?
It wasn't by having a live log of what I was watching on Netflix.
Or perhaps the 70s and 80s could have been totally terror free if only MI5 had known who was watching the Morcombe and Wise Christmas special ?
And X's mobile phone is tracked coming out of the same tube station as Y who is a known terrorist - so you follow X onto the tube and shoot him.
They can put it to good use.
If you are a senator and you don't vote the right way on the Freedom act then they can check the data and find out some reason why - involving hotel bookings, hookers and columbian marching powder.
Right down to if you complain about the local council they can do a quick check what naughty web sites you have visited in case you want to make a complaint too public.
All they are saying is that pay today's prices and as the flash wears out in 5years they will replace it with the vastly cheaper/GB flash available then.
So it's like an offer in 1980 to sell you 1Mips of CPU for $100,000 FOREVER.
You are familiar with the difference between a fuel and an explosive?
It must be a great relief to the world's navies that explosives don't work without atmospheric oxygen - it will greatly reduce the uboat threat.
Have you tried doing the environmental impact assesment for hollowing out a volcano?
Nobody tries to retrieve, or even approach, enemy military satelites.
A block of C4, some ball-bearings and a proximity fuse and the other side loses a $$Bn space plane.
That's why the air force space shuttle never happened
They have procedures, all the stuff you bought goes back to them and your kids can buy it all again.
But what if the cloud software platform you used to edit/store your photos made that decision for you and deleted them all?
>You're buying a copy of an item, not the rights to make it, copy it etc.
So you can't leave your house to your kids because the architect owns the copyright to the design ?
Every piece of enterprise software - how ?
I'm currently 'hosting' sales consultants from a number of ERP vendors to choose which bottomless bit of pain and misery we are going to throw money into. When Microsoft are the LEAST sleazy supplier by a mile you know it's bad.
Threatened if cyber-attack doesn't shut down the banks
To improve security everyone and their dog and its pet Nigerian prince can now get a certificate for the little green padlock that I have trained my grandmother, dog and CEO to look for before entering any details?
Oreight keep thi shirt on.
I wa just sayin that t'reason jobs go t'London is that thez lots o people so tha can find people easier and the reason that people go t'London is thez lots o jobs. Moving t'BBC to manc dun't change out..
1, in theory but it's not as homogenous in language or culkture. A killer app gets mentioned on a US TV show and it has millions of users the next day. It's hard for something new in silicon roundabout to immeditately reach a million Norwegians.
2, Try opening a business in France or Italy compared with registering your silicon valley startup in Delaware, or moving an office from SF to Austin compared with switching from Berlin to Athens.
3, Who cares about the interstate? Nothing I'm making needs trucking anywhere.
4, The majority of American highschool kids are as thick as the majority of British GCSE-ers. But there are millions of them and some small percentage aren't thick. The country also attracts lots of smart foreigners - admittedly it then throws most of them out as soon as they finished their PhD on room temperature superconducting artificial intelligent nano-clusters - but some get to stay and build rockets.
ps American beer in the northwest is a lot better than the tetleys/watneys/scottish+newcastle that is served in most of the UK. Yes bud is crap - but so is Carling
I need to put my programmers in London since I need a base of 10Million people to find 20 c++ programmers. I could outsource the management to wherever can provide suits able to "leverage synergy" cheapest
A government that couldn't forsee that invading a country, removing the rulers, arming a bunch of rival warlords and then leaving could lead to terrorism - is going to decide which starup will be the new Google or Facebook.
I need 20 C++ programmers, I could start my business in the Dales but I might have slightly more difficulty finding them than if I started in London.
I'm a c++ programmer, I could move to the Dales in the hope of finding finding a job, or I could move to London and find 20.
Finally a use for that 88mm that granddad brought back from the war
That's the advantage of the new rules - the police wouldn't have to actually do anything they would just email out fines to anyone who hadn't renewed their bee license.
Then they would extend this to people who hadn't returned a mandatory stored-off-hive form if they didn't have any bees.
It's not for you to read - it's for everyone else to see that you have one
If you are a British citizen going to the US on visa-waiver you can do work - just have to be careful about the definition of work.
For example, you can sell, demonstrate, install or test equipment made outside the US but you can't train locals on using it and "repair" always got a bit tricky.
You can go to company meetings but not company training.
There are some loopholes used by some illegal immigrants who register a foreign corporation and then work in the US for that corporation, and are taxed - but are illegal
You could still work from the beach in Aberdeen - then you wouldn't have to worry about the sun or mosquitoes. It would still rain and your battery would still die after 2 hours and you would be even more paranoid about the locals
A grammar checker
Yes - they don't play polo.
A properly designed gear tooth will transfer torque continually
AFAIK this doesn't count teeth but uses gear cones as a variable transmission
But they are analogue samples and so much purer
A real mathematician can hear the subtle details compared to this modern digital computer stuff