It is said the writing part of the US SAT can be graded from across the room ...
76 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011
Re: Warning: Actual Windows phone owner here
I believe that Win 'phone updates cdon't come until the 'PHONE COMPANY (e.g. at&t) feels the planets are propituous
return Re: Getting Tough
For those who want to return to a past state, the term is "reactionary"
push/pull Re: Really - there wasn't a cleaner or anyone else in the building...
The glass doors of my building, seen from outside, have "pull" on then -- but also (effectively) "push" in mirror writing; and I can read mirror-writing pretty fast ...
Re: This one time...
Ahmadinejad had a photo taken during 2009 vote -- and it came out that he was born Sabourjian , changed name later
ex? Re: Stupid idea, really
I thought ex-felon == felon. ?
If it's "a rare occasion", and "under scenarios that arise infrequently", why can the bank not _pay_, rarely&infrequently
Re: Non story
sounds better in German
Re: get real ... it works great
"Bite the bullet" was what soldiers did when flogged ...
The Android Touchdown client for Outlook get me out of this mess.
zero-IQ policy (aka "zero tolerance") at work
Exception: over-the-air updates APPROVED BY DRIVER (preferably using a hardware switch)
"cloud" = "swamp" Re: This!
Ron Rivest (of RSA fame) says "the cloud" should be renamed "the swamp"
tempearture is not the only issue Re: Probably air con fear
At one place, half the people complained it's too hot, half that it's too cold. The aircon crew were going around with a thermometer, trying to adjust, but had no humidity meter.
One employee would bicycle in in the morning, hang her sweaty T-shirt on her chair -- and it was just as sweaty 9+ hours later.
Absent a humidity meter, I suggested that that thermometer be replaced by an astrology book
lyft v. taxi Re: uber experiences....
A Lyft car had a bad seat belt. I complained, was told the driver was told to fiix
A NYC taxi had a bad seat belt. I complained, was not willing to swim to taxi commission HQ, they dropped the case on the floor.
and how many
people have Sprint 'phone account?
WOBW Re: and people really want
A remotely -hackable car is the worst of both worlds. Distracted driver can kill, hacked computer can kill.
If the driver is in control, he, and no other thing, should be.
If some other thing is in control, let that thing (or its owner) be 100% responsible.
And they call themselves _LAW_ enforcement?
my killer app
is reading large-font, white-on-black, when I don't have my glasses on. Tablet PCs do that OK; does either Kobo or Kindle?
no BSOD; but my T-mobile iPhone6+ refuses to leave messages on my voice-mail at home; the other 'phones do it A-OK.
Re: Online buying is sometimes not much better...
This was the Obamacare web-page's mistake #1
Re: John Nash, Ladia Diana, when will it end.
Insulting the dead is NOT called for!
I knew a guy who called everyone Giovanni ; he ended up being (nick)named Giovanni
Re: Define 'extremist'.
text is "ein volk, EIN REICH, ein fuehrer" !
Re: One size fits all
In Russia, they write "ANY" (in Latin characters) on the space-bar
Re: Sorry if it's an obvious question, but...
S/W _may_ be self-documenting if users get the source-code ...
Re: "We used to dream of a mac"
Overnight is good -- know a country that had the kids mark mark-sense BASIC cards, mail them to a central location, get the run back 1-4 weeks later.
Once a year, they would go on pilgrimage to that computer center, and get hold of real TTY terminals
No I'm not making it up ...
MD5 has also been declared obsolete as of 12/31/2010
We had a PDP11/55 delivered to the university, very late Friday night. No workmen to be seen. We finally strung some ropes from 2nd floor, put a wooden table in the computer's swing arc, told the truck driver to start driving; the computer box made it safely down; the table was matchwood.
This is poetic justice:
Apple sticks the adult-only label on all browser installs (except its own, installed by magic)
Sauce for the goose ...
I told a colleague car 'phones conversations need an "inverse hello"; he said the world already exist: "Stand by!" (from aviation lingo)
Passengers sometimes need this term, too ...
Re: " clock ticking on Google"
Handsome is as handsome does: the vast majority of android "boxes" are sold via Samsung, AT&T, ... , and these intermediaries let updates happen (or not) at their own sweet time.
Apple can wash its hand of obsolete versions; Google cannot, until they change their rules &force intermediaries to let updates happen on time.
Re: PKI Partners really poisoned the well, though
The arbitrator's decision when Publec Key Partners was wound up makes interesting reading
In the meantime,
they should change the rules, allow the air-bag's (a.k.a shotgun's) fuse to be pulled out!
Re: Do some research
Per Atlantic Monthly, the contractors &subcontractors for the B-2 covered 480 out of 550 congressional districts ...
(FOIA request; they have since learnt to block them)
A woman can max out her number of children with just one man
That's what happened in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safford_Unified_School_District_v._Redding :_nothing_ found in her backpack -- so they strip-searched her (it was a hunt for contraband Advil ...)
Re: Beneficial tax laws
Estonia was taken over by Joe Stalin while he was best friends with Adolf Hitler
old EE Q Re: Next up: flying in circles
Why did the Warsaw flight crash?
All the poles were in the left half-plane
Re: Rent Seekers
What percent of these "hundreds of thousands of dollars" went into the public purse?
Re: Rent Seekers
How many of there hundreds of thousands of $s went into the public purse?
Re: Rent Seekers
How many of these hundreds of thousands of dollars went into the public purse?
"did not collude" ?
"Hachette did not collude with anyone" , but settled out of court with the DOJ on this issue; and apple was convicted in open court of collusing with Hachette and others.
Unfortunately, the USPTO stopped asking for working models some time before 1900 (ran out of storage space)
In a multinational company, someone "revamped" the network (his word), effective _HIS_ midnight. Crashed all the way, hit us _OUR_ 2PM. Found is home 'phone, and he got a 2AM call. We were told never to do it again, but I expressed the pious wish that they revamp his balls off.
You may swear on a _stack_ of bibles, if you so choose.
'1983' should by 1982
Re: There is always two sides
How many frachisees does Tesla have??
Re: Excel enables the next Holocaust!
Stalin DID have punch-card machines to run the purges on -- this is one of the first items sold after the embargo on the USSR disappeared.