Having ridden a motorcycle to and from work for years in the '80's and early '90's in Florida, U.S. I can assure you that cyclists are invisible. My Honda was red and blue with orange fenders, I had an Orange helmet with red rain suit. Some elderly lady rear ended me at a stoplight with my left turn signal blinking brightly. No damage, but scared the crap out of me, Since then, I cut cyclists a lot of slack, and look for elderly drivers, especially now that I am one...
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Re: It's a pity they didn't kill of Powerpoint
So sorry I could only up vote once. And the really useless part is when the presenter provides a printed copy of said slides, which I then have to shred...
This does look interesting.. OTOH my Pi does exactly what I bought it for, low power SAMBA server and minidlna server. It works well, wife and I can both stream high quality video to our respective Linux desktops at the same time. It works, why fix it? YMMV. Hell, it even works with Windows Media Server when guests visit...
view from the U.S.
IMHO, Capaldi is excellent, "Listen" was as good as any Classic Dr. Who episode. Jenna is coming along, Could we get some stronger scripts to take advantage of Capaldi's and Jenna's abilities?
Re: The BBC Brain Trust should consider...
I live in the US., south of the Mason-Dixon line, and would cheerfully pay the BBC for online access .legally. I already have Netflix and Hulu, just can't wait months for Doctor Who. and yes I pre-order thru Amazon....
"first in four waves of a Gen9 launch between September and June 2014." Neat trick, will Doctor Who be involved?
IE 4 on Mac
The only time the wife and I used IE was on classic Mac OS 7.6, IE 4 to be exact Netscape would not run, so I drank the Kool-aid and MS sent me a cd. Worked fine, until I discovered NetBSD and a working Netscape/Mozilla, and Lynx. I have to use IE at work, and have learned to live with it. at home FF/Chrome/Opera. Use what works for you...
end of an era?
This seems a major setback to the 'net we have grown to love/hate. Big money will dominate, small innovators will be excluded, content/delivery will be in the hands of the oligarchs as in the past age
of broadcast tv. Oh well, back to bbs's and ham radio, if push comes to shove. I seem to recall being
able to move from one bbs to another and something like email, but it's been a long time... Anyone have their notes from the day? I may be over reacting, time for my meds...
What's the problem here?
Having been raised in the Southern Baptist church by my father, a pastor. What's the problem? There is a lot of bovine fecal matter on the 'net, to be exceeded only by religion..
still have one of these
Last time I tried, it still boots. I did not buy the PCjr, I bought a Tandy 1000SX with 40 meg hard drive for $25 (U.S.), the terms of sale included me hauling off the PCjr, monitor, normal wired keyboard, and a box of books and cartridges. The 1000SX runs rings around the peanut and was cheaper, but still Happy Birthday!
Playmobil video reconstruction
With real-time audio track, voice modification required.
How much for the DVD?
Is it ok to drink a Guiness in support in the U.S.? Other suggestions welcome...
Re: Where are the American commentards?
As a citizen of the U.S., I'm appalled that both the U.K. and the U.S. seem to be on the same trajectory, a speeding freight train on rails laid long ago. No matter the engineer/driver, our course is pre-determined.Not sure about the U.K., but have decided here I can no longer vote Democrat or Republican, have voted Green several times. We did not win, and perhaps never will. Just don't play within the system.
Re: Free the light bulbs
In one word, yes, to both questions.
I grew up in a Southern Baptist home, my Dad was a minister. Once I started to read about the belief system I was taught, I was sickened, slavery is biblical, science is Satanic. Yet my parents encouraged my interest in science, gave me a chemistry set and electronics breadboard for Christmas, always encouraged me to do well in school. We had "interesting discussions" over decades. They also taught me not to discriminate based upon race, we had gay family members whom we were taught to love. Both parents are sadly dead. My point is that it is possible for someone with that narrow a view of the world to deal with others without the blinders. I could not and had to abandon that belief system. My concern is that this powerful Congressman can not deal with reality the same way. Flame away!
Do they? To the U.S.?
a title is required
Thought this was a story about our elections...