50 posts • joined Monday 18th January 2010 19:37 GMT
The previous poster was pointing out that injection is not a legal term.
It probably should be injunction, but IANAL.
Hell, IANEANES, so what do I know.
(I Am Not Even A Native English Speaker)
Facial hair is for animals
That being said, don't think I don't support "The Cause". Having lost my mother to cancer only a few years ago I have since donated hundreds of Euro's to cancer research, but not by sporting facial hair.
My hero brother climbed it four times last summer, second year he participated.
Ipad as generic name for tablet
I would guess most under twelves don't know the difference between a tablet and an Ipad and just use the word Ipad as a generic term describing all tablets.
We have a Philips "smart" TV . So smart it sometimes forgets it is already to connected to the network and you have to run the setup again. Horrible UI. The media player on it is terrible as well. I can't wait for my Ouya to arrive so I can use XBMC instead.
Re: Kate in a bottle
"until the premature abandonment of the KDE 3.x series by distros."
It is safe to go back to KDE now.
Happily running KDE 4.9.3. Stable, usable, versatile, pretty.
And indeed: preferring Kate when I want to do something in the GUI, otherwise vi(m).
I find that for a quick and small change to a file I often use vi, but for larger changes, where a good overview of the syntax is needed, I prefer Kate. Quick scrolling in a file is more comfortable in a GUI than on the command line.
Re: The suspect hasn't been named
Oh yes, we had a great one like that recently. In a case of probable corruption and bribery, John S, owner of Smith Realty was arrested.
Most likely: yes. Dutch judges tend to be quite strict on these sort of things.
(Except of course when it pertains to tax matters. When the Ministry of Finance acquired a DVD with stolen data from foreign banks with data on Dutch holders of savings accounts abroad all of a sudden this was not considered illegally obtained evidence)
Re: The suspect hasn't been named
If you check my other post, you can take an educated guess ;-)
Welcome to Absurdistan
"Hilarious: sometimes even the police has published photos of criminals on the run with those bars in an APB, because, you know, criminals have a right to privacy too."
Re: The suspect hasn't been named
"Apparently over there they're only named once found guilty."
And often not even then.
It is not a law, but a voluntary code most media (except some shock-blogs) adhere to.
(It is different of course when a criminal chooses to become a public figure, like Heineken (the person, not bottles of) abductor Willem H ... errr I mean Holleeder)
Instead of full name they will only list first name and first letter of surname: "Adolf H. was arrested on suspicion of genocide". "Adolf H. was convicted for shoplifting".
If photos are published, they will have a black bar over the eyes. Hilarious: sometimes even the police has published photos of criminals on the run with those bars in an APB, because, you know, criminals have a right to privacy too.
Re: Did you read? [was So much nonsense
Yes, I read it. Low on science, high on speculation.
Re: Costs more than $99
Worse still, where I live, the mail man will handle the paying of import duties and VAT for you (without me asking him to do so, or even give consent) and happily slap another fifteen Euros or so(*) on top for providing that service and not even bother to attach a specified invoice.
*: Since there was no specified invoice, I have no way of knowing how much was import duties and how much was their fee. VAT I can work out, as that is a fixed percentage at 21%.
Re: Did you read? [was So much nonsense
And how is this going to influence taste, when taste is mostly the interaction of volatile organic compounds (not being ethanol) with protein receptors embedded in a lipid membrane in the nasal cavities?
What does that have to do with how water is ordered around ethanol in a glass?
Re: So much nonsense
"Enough to taste the difference. You could always TEST it by trying it, rather than deriding it. Any vodka drinker will tell you that it tastes far smoother straight from the freezer. Ice always makes harsh spirits smoother-tasting. "
Read again. Where am I saying there is no difference? I am just disagreeing with the offered explanation for the difference. As a pharmacist, I actually do have knowledge of both (physical) chemistry and physiology.
And assuming I don't drink without even knowing the first thing about it is just preposterous.
So much nonsense
" Ice is also vital for one other factor: melting water produces the infusion of unattached H2O that snips open the esters."
What do you think is the other 60% in a drink that is 40% alcohol? Yes, indeed, mostly water. Oh, I see, that water is already "attached", so not available for interaction with esters. Attached to what exactly? This is probably related to the next bit of bullshit:
"there may anyway be perceptible differences between apparently identical alcohol/water solutions, which can nonetheless be different one from another in the way the water arranges itself molecularly around the alcohol"
Scientists that state that probably also believe in homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is also supposedly all about ordering water.
"neat or almost-neat spirits are hard to drink at room temperature and chilling keeps the alcohol cold until it hits your esophagus, where it starts to evaporate, making it easier to drink."
And exactly how much alcohol will evaporate in the half second the drink is in my oesophagus and has not even assumed body temperature yet, coming from a few degrees above zero? And how will that make it easier to drink? Will it start to bubble? Form a froth?
Re: Too bad you can't have multiple browser windows/tabs
Click compose. To the right of the "To:" field is a little box with an arrow pointing to the upper right.
Click it. A new window opens with your to be composed message in it. All your other gmail goodness is available in the main window for your perusal. This option has been there for ages.
Where will it dock?
I hear it needs a proprietary port.
(joke shamelessly stolen from a /. commentard)
Re: No comprende
"as central to the Bond legend as the writing through a stick of sticky pink-and-white seaside rock.¨
I am not British, can someone explain what this means?
For mp3, 1 minute of music roughly equates to 1 MB. So 8 GB gives you about 136 hours of music, over five and a half day of listening to music without hearing the same song twice(I wish I could listen to radio without hearing the same song twice in five days! ). If I would ever find the time and energy to rip my entire CD-collection, it would not even fill 8GB, but still I have CD's I haven't played in years.
I know they are just testing whether such an effect could exist, but a 5% chance of mutation is quite high I think. I guess they used a high number to reduce the number of generations the computer simulation would have to run through before the effect(s) became discernible.
Not closer to Africa
In contrast to what the article points out, the website mentions:
"Heard Island is about 4,100 kilometres south west of Perth in Western Australia. The McDonald Islands are about 43 km further west. That puts them in the middle of the vast Southern Ocean, about 1000 kilometres north of the Antarctic continent and still about 4,700 kilometres from South Africa to the north west."
Re: I don't get this
Apple does not have a near monopoly in the operating system market for home computing (nor for mobile). That is why MS was singled out.
I am getting tired of all these people who fail to understand what a monopoly is and that OS and applications are (or should be) separate markets.
Re: What's all the fuss about?
I take it you slept the day they taught economy in high school?
The point is Microsoft was levering their near monopoly in the operating systems market to create an unfair advantage in the browser market.
So to change your analogy to something more correct: what if you could only buy a Nissan and Nissan would start making their cars more expensive by putting in a TomTom, while not having the option of buying a cheaper car without one, or with a different brand of navigation? And don't say IE is "free", because it isn't. It costs MS money to develop and maintain it and you can be sure that cost is factored in the price of Windows.
I'm neither a fan of Microsoft or the EU, but this is one of the few things the EU handled well.
Never HTC again
I have two Nexus One's. On one the power button does not work any more, on the other one it hardly works. Both have issues with spontaneous reboots. HTC customer service basically told me go f* myself.
Never again will I buy something from HTC. I think there is a reason Google went to other manufacturers for their subsequent Nexus models. Right now I have the Galaxy Nexus, which is great.
The simple reason Samsung is doing well and HTC is doing bad is that Samsung builds great phones, whereas HTC does not.
OK, she's no six foot, but she's taller than Tom Cruise:
Re: Impact on prices
I must say that last time I was in Oz (January & February) I was pleasantly surprised by the prices. I bought a Telstra data-only pre-paid SIM, valid for 30 days, with 3 Gigs of data. It cost AUD30, which is around €24.
That is about 0.78 Euro-cent per megabyte.
In the large cities you would have 3G, outside large cities 2G, in the outback nothing.
Now here in Europe, until July, if I set one foot over the border, I would pay €3.50 per megabyte (350 Euro-cent).
After intervention by the EU (one of the very few things I can laud them for) that is now €0.87 per megabyte.
If I pre-buy a bundle I can get 100MB for €10 = 10 Euro-cent per megabyte, but I always pay that €10, even if I use less than 100 MB.
Domestically, you will pay 1-5 Euro-cent per megabyte, depending on how large your bundle is.
Bearing in mind that this is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and our cell towers don usually fall victim to bush-fires or floods, I'd say Ozzies don have that much to complain.
(But I know Ozzies *like* to complain, they are like Dutchies in that respect). Australian providers have a much less favourable customers / square kilometer ratio. (Even if you take into account that 90% of the population lives in urban environments with densities not much lower than Western Europe)
I predict the development of credit card sized watercooler sets. Should be cute, tiny radiators, miniature fans, mini-pumps...
Hi John, the location was in between two houses, one of which was "known by police".
I think all the Prosecution had to do was apply Occenham's Razor.
The reason you don't find anything is because you are searching in English.
Here is a Google Translate link:
Clarification: OM = Openbaar Ministerie = Prosecution
Hooray for Oz justice
This is in stark contrast to criminal paradise The Netherlands, where in a similar case, the prosecution refused a search warrant, on the basis that a search was "too drastic a measure, because it infringes on privacy" (even though the address was known to the police for criminal activity) and the tip off came from the victim, who was therefore not objective.
Re: All well and good to laugh
Why would the little people have to be reimbursed? For being stupid? Anyone with half a brain could see that the initial price was ridiculously inflated. Compare the price per share / profit per share ratio to that of other companies. They were just being greedy and stupid, whereas the con men at the top were smart and greedy. And that is why those at the the top are at the top: because they are smart.
Re: Sun it hot and grass is green...
"If any human cancers ever became contagious, we'd be screwed as a species."
Does cancer caused by a virus count as a contagious cancer?
That's why we started vaccinating young girls against HPV.
"Philips recently revealed apps from Hustler and Private. You can always trust the Dutch to be open-minded, eh?"
Uhmm... Not always. One of the reasons Philips' technically superior Video 2000 video format did not win was the fact that Philips would not allow porn mongers to bring out their films on Video 2000.
I guess they don't want to miss the boat this time.
(Funny, the Dutch Wikipedia article on Video 2000 mentions this, but the English version doesn't)
Paris, because.... well, obvious.
Re: Which joyless wankers
WiFi MAC database flaw
While Google's location service using the MAC addresses of WiFi routers collected by Streetview vehicles is usually accurate, it has an interesting flaw: moving routers.
I first noticed this when a photo taken at home with my Android phone on a Caribbean island had a Brussels address in the EXIF information. Later, I noticed when using free WiFi in Dutch trains the location to be off with as much as 200 kilometers. Then I figured it out: Streetview vehicle passes, sees router, puts it in database. Router moves (from Brussels to the Caribbean, or on board a train), location is off.
Die, flash, die
It is time for Flash to die a quick and painfull death. This unholy mess has been torturing us long enough now. First no 64 bit Flash on Linux, now there is, but it's crap. Recently installed a new Linux box, tried some Youtube to find every clip looks like Avatar: blue people. Installed different version of Flash: no more blue people, but crashes at will.
Only 98 euros?
I know Spain is cheaper than the colder bits of Europe, but still.... If I were to spend 4 hours in a bar drinking with seven friends and we were only charged 98 euros, we would be laughing all the way to the bank, regardless if we were in Spain or say, Belgium.
Let's see: drink 3 beers/hr for 4 hours = 12 beers. With 8 persons this makes 96 beers. At 2 euros per beer: 192 euros in drinks alone. Some snacks could add say 10 -20 euros....
Can I have the address of that bar you vist?
"Or you can tether your phone if your telco lets you."
I don't understand this.
- Is there anything my telco has to say, legally, about what I do with data after it entered my phone?
- Is there a way, technically, that my telco can prevent me from sharing my data / tethering my phone?
With a (recent) Android phone, you just set up tethering and off you go.
Or am I missing something?
Just like me
Those birds sound just like me when I'm drunk: falling over, bumping into things and most of all: having problems flying.
It's not that I can't, it's just that the aviation authorities frown on it.
The old Dutch DAF automobiles with Variomatic Continuously Variable Transmission
could go as fast backwards as forwards. This gave rise to some of the wackiest television ever to be broadcasted in The Netherlands: reverse DAF racing!
Google not up to date
The country list still lists Netherlands Antilles. That country was dismantled on 10-10-2010, giving birth to the new countries (within The Kingdom of The Netherlands) Sint Maarten and Curaçao (also lacking in the list). (The smaller islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba became public bodies of the Netherlands) Come on Google, how are you going to achieve world domination if you don't even know which countries make up the world?
Evil birds from hell
Roosters are evil birds from hell. I live on a tiny Caribbean island where farm animals roam free. Chicken and roosters are a plague here. Starting just around midnight, one rooster will wake up and start to call. Not a decent "cock-a-doodle-doo" but a hysteric screaming at the top of its voice, sounding completely distorted. At this, every cock within hearing range will respond to this by doing the same. As does every rooster within hearing range of the responding cocks. This way, it spreads like wild fire all over the island, untill they all are screaming. After twenty minutes or so, it dies down. This process repeats itself all through the night at approximately one hour intervals. Needless to say, I try to kill this vermin whenever I can. Problem however is, they are armour plated. I shoot at them with an air gun. If you don't get really close to them or give them a proper head shot, pellets have no effect on them. I can shoot through two layers of a can, but when shooting at a rooster at the same distance, it just jumps in the air, clucks insulted and trots off. Seriously, the US Army should look in to covering their vehicles in rooster feathers to protect them from IED's. My greatest moment a victory was when a suicidal rooster lunged itself at my jeep and ran under the rear wheels, resulting in a very satisfactory "thud". Ever seen a (seemingly) innocent and cute chick eat a small lizard? Chicken are the devils servants on earth.
(Paris, because she knows a thing or two about..., What? To easy? Never mind...)
Re: To the Dutch???
Where exactly in the article do you read he was trying to sell information to the Dutch? It states that he thought he was selling to an unspecified foreign intelligence service. That the tip came from the Dutch does not necessarily imply he was trying to sell to the Dutch.
While in Spain in October I bought some pata negra. It was about 29 euro's for 100 gram and absolutely worth it. Judging by the size of these hams I'd say it'd be around 1800 quid for an entire ham. I just wouldn't buy a whole one...
Paris, because her thin slivers taste great too.
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