You do pay import duty on gifts if they are over a certain value.
35 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012
Did Apple jump the shark already?
or 10 years tax contribution
Why does every Google video have a soundtrack featuring a ukelele?
I'm going to license the note middle "C", and the key of D minor.
Re: Statistically speaking
yeah, but planes are expensive and you aren't
"And after studying the genetic goop, the researchers have concluded that humans started interbreeding with their Neanderthal cousins about 60,000 years ago."
and made white people
How long before the kids sublet the space?
Good for him and I can't believe you guys writing him off before he starts.
Re: Where's the rest?
beyond the strip of yellow and black on the floor that says "no visitors beyond this point"
and the little signs on the doors that tell you which coloured pass you need to enter this room
you can't take pictures inside the Temples of Syrinx
Re: Paper shortages
It was developed with collaboration by player testers, giving feedback periodically (my D&D group did this). It was fun to be part of the development.
The basic rules are pretty simple, the pace of play is much faster, combat is much faster, the dice are the same, it is suitable for groups but I think your group dynamics will dictate the numbers.
Characters have backgrounds which give extra skills & round things out, making it a more flexible system if you want to use your imagination. You can have a thief who used to be an artisan, a barbarian who used to be a mason.
All character classes are interesting up through the levels. In the previous versions magic users got more interesting as they leveled up but other classes kind of hit a plateau. Now with paths & skills each class gets some funky new abilities as they progress.
I played basic D&D in the 70s as a kid, then came back to it a few years ago at 4E, the first playtests were very much like winding back the clock to simpler days, but as it progressed it became more rounded but not more complicated. I think they have done a great job.
We'll be playing it tonight in Akihabara with the new rules, very happy to have helped develop them.
"AdAge cited industry sources when reporting that the Cupertino giant was in the process of building a 1,000-person internal advertising operation that would compete with outside advertising agencies to produce the company's ads."
Who do you fire when the campaign flunks?
Re: This is censorship, plain and simple
the freedom to be forgotten, the freedom to be unknown, the freedom to be anonymous?
nobody asked me if I wanted my minimal presence on the web searchable, my freedom to be unknown has been limited.
who will look after you in your dotage?
"She says she was inspired to bring a "gift economy" to the world while on the Thai-Burma border in 2010, and won support from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales."
The good thing about being ugly is when you smoke weed people ignore your inane drivel
Re: In a nutshell
something he does quite well
Re: Eh.. ?
yeah, well I don't have any mates either
"We'll acquire key capabilities, we’ll divest businesses, and we'll rebalance our workforce, as we continue to return value to shareholders," IBM's chief financial officer said recently.
The rentier class strikes again.
Maybe Muammar Gaddafi wasn't so crazy when he insisted on using his own tent when he visited the UN.
We just installed a new teleconference system, priority one : confidentiality. Google does not understand the meaning of this word, except when it relates to them.
I quite like Microsoft's effort
and a little more depth
or they were holding it wrong
In Firefox, preferences>security>saved passwords>show passwords
It does ask if you really want to show your passwords
"Given the homogeneity of Japanese society and the herd mentality, it could prove a popular suffix, although like all new gTLDs, there’s absolutely no guarantee that the domain won’t be a gigantic waste of time and money."
Given that the Japanese are quite diverse culturally, and the herd mentality is no more prevalent here than in the minds of people who subscribe to out dated concepts of racial superiority/inferiority, I'll opt for the latter of the two options.
Web trends do not stem from domain names.
You could send them to their street address, publicized in the article.
Which is creepier, being followed and liked on SNS, or being told you are being followed & liked via surface mail?
Her defense will be "I didn't realise I was doing 80, I was too busy watching Youtube"
Re: I really don't know...
It's a bit like Ireland, spend hundreds of years resisting foreign occupation, then suddenly deciding it's a great idea.
"If we ever get there," he said of Project Glass' quest for instant answers, "this will fundamentally change the meaning of knowing things."
He's confusing information with knowledge
Knowledge requires experience to give information meaning
This is why we increasingly live in a reactive, not a predictive society
Re: What kind of screaming right wing loon are you?
good point, I seem to remember them needing "a few shillings from the English" a while back to help them with their cash flow issues
You can change a password, you cannot change your fingerprint, so what happens if the data used to recognise your fingerprint leaks?
This bit it interesting, from the section on Ted Nelson
"and the Xanadu project will aim to attribute royalties to the author of a work whenever it is retrieved across the network."
Re: Yah who?
Yahoo is the most used search engine in Japan
I have two, the kids play with them.
The page turn effect was cool once, in about 1983.