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Most of the CO2 that you drink is actually farted out.
Left-right dyslexia. Deal with it. I do.
"blurred the lines a little bit"
A LITTLE BIT? Enjoy your cry. It won't help.
Both of your examples are ad homenem.
I didn't invite you into my my mailing list, you fuckwit, you volunteered.
Suggestion to Sharp: Watch M*A*S*H, start to finish. The Movie through the final farewell. Then volunteer in a real ER for a week or three, or a 24-hour Vet clinic that does late-night "HBC" cases.
Blowing off steam is important in any high-stress environment. It happens everywhere, you can't get away from it. Usually it's just amongst peers who grok. Unfortunately, the kernel mailing list is available to anybody, most of whom don't understand this simple truth.
Me, I shrug it off if I don't see the humor. Throwing a hissy-fit is pointless.
 "Hit By Car"
I'm thinking TCP/IP's infliction on the world in 1980 answers that question. Kids not understanding the reality of TCP/IP are the actual root of the problem.
A miniature is considered a "starship" amongst collectors? Idiots.
I've seen the same, exact, same materials, "slave costume" for several decades during the annual halloween silliness. Typically, it costs under US$35. Again, idiots.
Catch 'em from the front end. Gently. Slip the hair over the back-end, under the wings, and tighten. Gently. Tape the other-end to your desk. Simples.
Or maybe not so simple. We killed thousands of these obnoxious critters perfecting this technique. Remember, we were pissed-off at manglement for trying to ignore the pests, and getting payed for this particular distraction on the assembly line. We had a lot of time to perfect it ;-)
... we griped about mosquitos on the manufacturing floor at Spectra Physics in Mountain View, CA. Went on for a couple weeks. Got to the point where most of us had a couple of the critters tied to the desk with a human-hair leash, taped to the desk. Was pretty funny ... all you had to do was breathe in their general direction and they'd tiredly go airborn & attempt to do what mosquitos do.
Manglement finally payed attention when a big-wig from Caterpillar came in to look at the possibility of putting laser-level gear into production Cat kit.
My lead assembler and myself were assigned to track down the source of the problem. Turned out to be a leaking water pipe in the under floor cable-track, pooling in a dip in the concrete. Pipe repaired, water removed with a ShopVac[tm], no more problem.
 I'm not normally prone to torment critters who are just doing what they do.
If you define it as "all my stuff is available from anywhere, at any time", my personal cloud has been up and running since the late 1970s. See:
But thank you for the review.
Deal with it, idiots. You are the ones who released it due to your own ignorance.
Note that I'm not condoning the behavior of the folks taking advantage of the sheeple.
All my ancestors are from North of the Arctic circle. I'm an ethnic "Finno-Ugric" dude, despite the fact that my great-grand parents immigrated to California to cut down Redwood trees.
I have no beard to speak of. I have never had a problem with the ladies.
Methinks this isn't about the ladies, this is about dudes with issues.
 Not exactly politically correct these days, but nothing much was 150 years ago.
"The first line of attack is to cause random BSOD to cripple the Indian telephony network and send computer literate people insane."
Did you missplel "illiterate"? I have never, in my entire life, seen a computer literate person see a BSOD on their own personal system, including personal systems at work. Development systems, yes. But a personal "my desktop" box? Really?
""No, I can't both make this solid steel and float.""
I have a solid steel welded hull ChrisCraft Connie 55', and my hand-built Ferro Cement 54' commercial Salmon boat. Both float quite nicely.
I can float a steel needle in a glass of water.
Learn some physics.
Wifey-poo thumbs her nose at the lovely Samantha, with those gorgeous eyes.
I am truly blessed.
"You can't start with Mornington Crescent, or it will be a very dull game."
I didn't. I started with this:
ElReg's lack of proper threading rears it's ugly head again ...
Seems to me, that according to the Hairy Cornflake rules of 1977, once a post has been resurrected after a player called "Mornington Crescent", if it is again rejected that moderator is in Nidd.
You mean Hackney, Shirley?
I guess a Yank isn't allowed to make tongue-in-cheek comments about the various boroughs of London. Only one way to go with that.
Boxer & Feinstein. They didn't want to hear free advice. They wanted lobbyist money.
My PDP11-based Heath 11A is still fully functional, and a useful teaching tool.
I have a couple Sun 3-series and 4-series computers still doing useful work.
The computer I am typing this out on is an HP zv5000 laptop, 11-ish YO.
If it does the job as intended, it's the correct tool for the job.
People purchasing "the latest" without understanding why need their heads examining.
It ain't exactly rocket science. Flour, eggs, maybe a little water, some salt.
Why, exactly, does cisco Marketing think that making a basic food product that has been around for thousands of years requires internet connectivity? The mind absolutely boggles.
""It's HARD! to understand!" why you're arguing about this."
I'm not arguing about this. I'm pointing out the obvious. If you have needed strong encryption, it has been available for decades.
As a side-note, that's "hoise by your own petard", just because I'm archaic & petulant.
Or just an old fart, if you prefer ;-)
"No you didn't Jake, you said anyone that needed it already has it and has since 1980."
Yes. I did. What part of reality do you not comprehend?
"And your method is cumbersome and awkward for 99.999% of of NORMAL people."
Ah. I see. "It's HARD! to understand!" Why yes, yes it is.
How many of the idiots using the system under discussion actually understand it? More importantly, how many will continue using it after somebody cracks it?
RSA was released in 1977. My group at SAIL was using it in 1978(ish) with "mail" on 2BSD, to keep research information away from the proletariat. RSA was widely available by 1980.
I never said "nobody needed it". What I said was that it was readily available.
Anyone who actually needs secure email already has it.
And has since roughly 1980.
Remember, the by-product of the chemical reaction of the materials in question retain the mechanical energy, until released. This also works at the atomic level. Thus the heat.
The form would be heat energy. The mechanism is the mechanical energy of the stirring by the spring when/as it breaks(down).
Note that I'm not going into the energy involved in the chemical break-down of the spring, which while probably exothermic, might be endothermic.
I hope I didn't just help a 14 year old with simple Physics homework ...
The reality is that TCP/IP isn't a secure protocol. Never has been, never will be, for the simple reason that it wasn't designed to be secure in the first place.
I saw no ad hominem, TeeCee. I saw a child with no clue.
TCP/IP is designed to share information, not to suppress it.
That's not to say that there will never be a world network that can't be managed by governments, but the TCP/IP world isn't it. Consider that "Five Eyes" tries to monitor it, but obviously can't manage it, despite decades of trying.
I have no idea who will replace the current people. But my gut feeling is that they won't be any worse than the existing idiots.
Uh ... the Bush's collective idiocy during their presidencies didn't exactly have anything to do with my commentardery.
And as a side note, mine was posted over two weeks ago.
Early twenty-somethings are kids. Even in the military. No matter what the rank.
They went for booze & hookers. Whodathunkit?
Methinks the Military should re-examine it's policies.
(Note that I'm not saying the YSKs are in the right, of course.)
Uh ... Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the two are not mutually incompatible.
I thought my iFad was unhackable!
::whimpers & crawls into shell::
Works for me :-)
I don't care which country does it, land speed records are cool :-)
As to the "emissions" question, above, who the hell cares? It's one, single, solitary vehicle in an awfully large world. Were you also worried about the Space Shuttle poking holes in the atmosphere? Do you have issues with "contrails"? Get over it, and learn some science.
Where, exactly, did lawndart mention the sexual identity of either? Methinks your knickers are showing.
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind ...
<Mrs. Slocombe> Eventually. </Mrs. Slocombe>
Farms? In Berkeley? Mooo!
More seriously, farming ain't exactly rocket science. Humans have been doing it for over ten thousand years. Marketing, on the otherhand? That's a steam-age thingie.
... how, exactly?
Always will be. Ignore them. It's the only sane thing to do.
Amber, not SSR! Damn, you are correct. Mea culpa. They say the mind is the first thing to go ... I'll have to re-read both collections. It's been a while. I think I'll back 'em up with Spider's Callahan's series, my granddaughter ain't getting any younger, and I'd like to start her out right ;-)
Beers all around, and may Mr Robinson live long enough to entertain us into our dotage.
"leaving more bacon for the 'normals' to lovingly encase"
In dark chocolate. The darker the better. I like 100%, the wife prefers 95% cacao. And yes, I'm totally serious! Two major food groups in one taste treat!
Now, you Brits are going to hate me here, but I'm OK with that ... Try my methodology before you poo-poo the concept. Take streaky bacon, fry/bake/broil/grill until crispy, drain, cool, and dunk in melted dark chocolate. Allow the chocolate to solidify. Eat. Simples.
 This does NOT work with proper bacon, nor with watery bacon. Go with the salt-cured & smoked streaky bacon. Trust me. It's an eye-opener the first time you try it.
 After all, what else is new ;-)
Kentucky fried lizard partes! Yummy!
Huh. Who knew?
"Because once, some time ago, a woman was in charge."
Nope. HP is fucked because some time ago, the clueless Board appointed several useless CEOs in a row. HTH, HAND.
... by three-ish decades. And Fido was around before that. And BBSes were around before that.
What? You kids think YOU invented it?
More to the point ... why do parents STILL allow their sprog unfettered access to the tawdry underbelly of global communications?