Re: Amazon Seller Account
Downvote for using the term "SJW". Anybody who uses that acronym is spouting nonsense.
265 posts • joined 29 Aug 2010
Downvote for using the term "SJW". Anybody who uses that acronym is spouting nonsense.
In principle I agree.
In practice, tax men can be anal and merciless. It might not be in your best interest to ignore it.
At least you're not using the comment section to plug your own ridiculous website for a change.
Also you might want to consult your doctor, they may have some meds that might do you some good.
Also, I don't just use an ad blocker because I find ads annoying (which I surely do), I also use one because I know that ads aren't typically served by the site that's displaying them and are, at best a privacy intrusion and at worst a potential security risk if the ad server is compromised.
If my ad blocker doesn't block ads because its makers saw fit to accept money to allow ads through then it's time to start looking for a new ad blocker.
Then why are there satellites with solar panels that have been up there for decades? The solar panels on the ISS still function and some of them have been up there since 1998. Furthermore they're riddled with holes from strikes with micrometeors and other space junk. If they still work in space after nearly 20 years while shot full of holes I think you might be underestimating them.
An A380 Airbus is 500 tons empty. Try watching one of those landing in a strong cross wind!
The problem with your typical moon hoax conspiracy nut (or conspiracy nuts in general) is that a) they think they're smarter than everyone else, and b) they're actually so fucking stupid that they're too fucking stupid to realise just how fucking stupid they really are.
They all think they're Agent Mulder when they're really Jenny McCarthy
Fortunately high density plastics do the job just as well and weigh a lot less.
So if I made a porno of ten dominatrices (<- is that the right plural) whipping and caning a tied up jihadist into submission and spammed ISIS twitter feeds with it, I'D be the one in trouble?
And next whenever you show two people in bed they will have to leave enough space between them for the holy ghost.
Can we arrange them to all launch at the same time? From the same launch site? That would be awesome!
Beat me to it.
Why do people keep giving this man money? You'd get similar results if you just used it to wipe your arse.
Have you actually ever tried to use UV? It's such a ridiculous system that I gave up on it very quickly. Given the choice between a UV disc and a "triple play" disc (which includes the blu-ray, a DVD and usually an iTunes download of the same content) I'll take the triple-play version every time. UV seems to have been either deliberately designed to discourage you from using it, or simply designed by people who didn't realise people might want to use it.
I wish they'd build a cell tower near mine. The signal's shit.
I'd say the bigger danger is walking under the wheels of a bus, or driving into a baby stroller (for pedestrians and drivers, respectively).
ACTING grand Negus Brunt!
Why do bills in America have to have such infantile names? PATRIOT? USA-FREEDOM? CAN-SPAM, etc? Are American politicians really so childish they can only support something if it has a cute name?
Wait a minute, what am I saying?
Principa should have been number 1. Without calculus how would have modern technology emerged?
You know what? that sounds an awful lot like every other retail job on the planet.
If you didn't want to get harassed by asshole customers then maybe you should have tried harder in school and got a proper job. Maybe you should use some of your savings to go to night school and get a decent education, until then suck it up.
a) You shouldn't be doing any of the described things at a red light anyway.
b) If you start using your phone at a red light there's a temptation to keep using it once the light changes.
Do I even need to have to say it? Again? Apparently I do.
NEVER BUILD A QUERY STRING FROM USER INPUT!
NLS beat it to the punch by a good few years.
Wasn't KARR the "less good version" of KITT?
It's not about forcing kids to code, it's about exposing them to it so they can see if they have a taste and/or aptitude for it.
Not everyone wants or needs to know the allegorical elements of Animal Farm either, they still teach that in schools anyway.
We're talking about 8-11 year olds here! This is pretty much perfect for that. All it's doing is trying to get across the idea that a program is a list of instructions, some of which can repeat, and some of which you might or might not do depending on whether certain conditions are met or not. If you throw the complexities of a full-blooded modern programming language into the mix you're only going to make it incomprehensible for everyone but the wunderkinds and scare kids off instead of getting them interested, which is the ultimate goal of this project after all.
Lets teach the little darlings to walk before they can catch exceptions and write recursive methods, hmm?
Turtle + Death Ray = Dalek!
Trying to shove the genie back in the bottle? Yeah, good luck with that.
Actually the 5K iMac is a big deal. Monitor resolutions have been stagnating for years, maybe this will give the rest of the industry the kick up the backside it so badly needed.
If the BBC's coverage is pissing you off, why don't you, um, I dunno, complain to the BBC about it?
Seriously, who gives a shit? Why are you wasting packets on this rubbish?
Wow, there's a trendiness killer if ever there was one.
Could you imagine how much money Murdoch could make by getting companies to pay him not to endorse their products?
This episode felt like almost the exact opposite of the previous Kill The Moon. That was a horrible episode where the only good bit was Clara breaking up with the doctor. This was a decent episode where the only crap bit was Clara failing to break up with the doctor.
I'm getting a little bored with horror stories in Who, though. There's been far too many this season, can we have a bit of a change of pace now please guys?
Adobe had an especially hilarious one which I discovered after their massive password leak. I used LastPass to reset my leaked password to a random 16 character string, and the website accepted this. Later, I had to reinstall CS4, the installer for which requires you to log onto your Adobe account. Only I couldn't, because the installer's password field would only accept a 12 character string.
Another quality Adobe product!
They're tories. Of course they think being poor is a crime.
Also I think your comparison with extreme left-wing police states are unfair. It's more like an extreme right-wing police state.
So basically, the internet isn't a big truck, it's a series of tubes. Is that what you're saying?
"Analyst" == "I'm paid an obscene amount of money to just make shit up"
It must be a great job. You get paid a bundle for your opinion, you don't have to provide one shred of evidence to back it up, and people treat anything you say like the Word Of God Almighty Himself.
He's right about one thing though, sales over one day are pretty much meaningless.
Nothing on Earth (or the moon) is going to convince a True Believer because to them it's a religion. They worship their pet theories like house gods and woe betide anybody that attacks the theory. A former 9/11 conspiracy theorist has recieved death threats for the heinous crime of changing his mind about the conspiracy.
Clue: Tie a tea towel to a broom handle and wiggle the broom handle back and forth. Observe what happens.
I don't know why conspiracy theorists still think they're being really clever by pointing this one out. They're actually being really really dense.
... if nobody ever used them.
Seriously, who ever used NFC payments other than Oyster Card holders, let alone NFC payments via phone? The NFC payment support in Android phones was poorly thought out and didn't work very well from the accounts of the few people who actually tried to use it. I'm sure Apple have learned from those mistakes and done it right. Apple are rarely the first people to do something but they're usually the first to do it in a way that makes people actually want to use it.
If you build it they might come but only if you don't do a shit job of building it in the first place.
Do you know who else kept pushing for more "emergency powers" and entangling us in wars with people who don't want to be part of the dominant culture? EMPEROR PALPATINE!
You may laugh, but the Census data contains a complete record of all the Jedi in the country...
The standard maxim in software engineering and development is "Good, Cheap, Fast: pick two".
Sadly, the choice made is almost always "Cheap and fast". Finding the answer as to why this is and what to do about it is what will solve about 80% of failures in code quality.
If you don't have your own man-rated rocket then you're committing to being dependant on buying rides on the rockets of a government you're not exactly on good terms with. If you can't get to space on your own then the Russians effectively become the gatekeepers to the ISS, and do you really think Putn would not stoop to using that fact to his own advantage?
I'm sure everyone else who doesn't work for Big Content or their legal attack dogs will be appalled though.
So patents only apply in the country where they're taken out.
Good to know, means I can ignore all US patents with impunity. I'm off to build a One Click implementation!
Such a majestic creature.
Mine's the one with the Team Fourstar logo on the back.
So rummaging through a science lab junk drawer is probably a really bad idea.
Allen key, different allen key, weird flange-thing with a screw in one end that nobody knows it's for, some crusty old AA batteries, vial of disease that could end all life on Earth, tube of superglue welded to the side of the draw, ... used tea bag? Eww, what'd that doing in here?
What about Big Fat Doodoo Head? Is that still okay?
Soon? Fairly sure that's already happening.
@ac If by "Better" you mean "Less likely to kill me" then guilty as charged, I will spend more for the better one.
I find it very hard to believe that a mains powered charger that sells for 3 quid and is of a form factor compatible to the miniaturised USB chargers that the likes of Apple, Samsung, et al pack in with their products is going to be remotely safe. Maybe they really actually are that safe, but I also feel that my life is worth more than the hypothetical £27 difference between them. I'd rather be a sucker than a corpse.
Oh, and for the record, the actual cost of an Apple iPhone charger is £15, not 30 so you might even be able to afford two! http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD812B/C/apple-usb-power-adapter?fnode=3c
If you really dislike apple so much there are plenty of other reputable companies that will sell you a charger for a bit more than three quid that probably won't kill you either.
That's just that though, they haven't.
Manufacturer A built their device to at least meet (and probably slightly exceed) international electrical safety standards designed to keep people from being killed by the device. They then paid to have samples tested to destruction to earn the right to put the safety certification logo on the case. They'll also pull random samples out of batches during manufacture and test those too to mitigate the risk of a bad batch of parts rendering the certification moot.
Manufacturer B is just concerned with making a profit and isn't concerned about the odd corpse here or there. They'll buy the absolute cheapest components they can get, have them assembled in the cheapest way possible, put them in the cheapest case possible and just slap a load of fake safety logos on them. The charger from manufacturer B is probably at best 10 times more likely to kill you and/or burn your house down because it was manufactured by people who just don't give a shit and just want your money.
All that risk for a saving of £27? Is your life really worth so little? If you can afford a couple hundred quid for a phone/laptop/whatever then you can afford 30 for a new charger. Or just try not to break the charger that came with it in the first place, there's an idea. I actually have a surplus of Apple chargers because the ones I've owned still work fine after years of proper use so I never need to unpack the one that come with the new phone.
It's probably a bit of an exageration (but given my own experience of Adobe software not a big one).
What's not FUD is that if Adobe's cloud dies, so does EVERYBODY'S copy of the software. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/outage-of-adobe-creative-cloud-more-than-a-day-old-locks-out-app-users/