Re: Easily fixed
The other considerations are the £100k it's going to cost to get that change made...
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The other considerations are the £100k it's going to cost to get that change made...
Well according to the song, it's Arizona (noon) ;-)
(And according to a quick search, it's near Forrest City AR)
"Breaker one-nine with a Smokey report. We got a bear running east on I-40, his twenty is about mile marker 243. Anybody out there copy, over?"
The Rubber Duck on the Citizens' Band Radio, from Convoy - 1978
My money is on the sort of all-or-nothing nonsense of "If you want to use this App, you have to approve its usage of everything on your phone" we get at the moment.
... the Marketing Division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation would have an answer we can all Share and Enjoy!
Well there is a Limiting Factor
I think your Irony Detector isn't working...
Well obviously the Security Services just need *MORE* snooping powers...
Possibly that's because the vast majority of new domains *are* redundant and are simply the result of defensive registrations by existing businesses such as eg mybusiness.com trying to make sure that nobody starts up eg mybusiness.co.uk or mybusiness.biz or whatever and either stealing their customers or saying "we'll sell you this domain name for £x,000 Squire".
There's also the question of why certain dot-domains cost more than others. Do they cost more to set up? Do they cost more to administer? Or is this just an excuse for the Registrars to screw more money out of people who want a certain dot-domain suffix? I'll give you three guesses...
... Lewis Page.
So you found what you were looking for, then...
Are *YOU* looking for Penis Enlargement solutions...?
Or, of course...
"To my Darling Candy;
"All characters portrayed within this book are Fictitious, and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental."
... the first hit is free, as the Dealers say...
Oh and as for "when you put one device down you can pick up another Windows device that you are signed in on and carry on where you left off", do you mean that you can't use your devices without being connected to WiFi/ Broadband and M$ snooping on everything you do?
"You look like you're browsing p0rn, would you like to buy some tissues...?"
@thegodfather transferred £10,000 to @justbusiness...
> The starwars program even today is largely a pipe dream but sometimes you don't actually have to deliver an effective weapon system to bankrupt your enemy and win
A system that Reagan was convinced to fund by a couple of Sci-Fi writers (Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle) and who probably also (when that turned out to be a total White Elephant) then came up with the ret-con argument that it was all a cunning ploy to con the Russians into trying to match it...
"... Lewis Page is in some way unbiased and objective about all this - is quite plainly rubbish"!
> That's what we want.
And of course TW wants us to believe that we can't get that *without* more globalisation (shipping raw materials all around the world to the cheapest place to make goods, then shipping those goods back around the world to people who can afford to buy them, thus increasing their carbon footprint) and capitalism (going for the cheapest way of manufacturing goods, without worrying about the environmental consequences of that cf my previous in brackets)...
What on earth are some people thinking? That if they vote for the Greens, suddenly all the nuclear power stations will be turned off? Builders will be told to stop construction on housing projects and start building yurts? Farmers will be forced to grow tofu?
FFS, people, they aren't going to be forming a bloody goverment, but at least we'll get some people in power who think that the Government snooping and spying on everything we do and everywhere we go and everything we look at and everyone we talk to.
Sure, not all their ideas are great, but would you prefer another five years of the Tories or the Red Tories or the even more Right Wing Purple Tories or the Yellow idiots who got shafted by the Tories?
Or, as I've said before, don't vote for a colour or a face, try going to http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/ and seeing who actually has policies which you agree with. You might be surprised...
... called Mondas?
(Terminator, because there's no Cyberman icon!)
"Punishment [n] the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence"
How about changing the parameters of the experiment so that, instead of just saying "If person 2 rejects the split neither of you get anything", you say "If person 2 rejects the split, neither of you gets anything and you *BOTH* have the amount of money you would have got taken away from you"?
That *would* be a punishment and, I think, would rather change the results since the split would probably be much closer to 50/50 (If person 2 says "give me more or I reject it", person 1 says "fine, you'll be losing more than me...")
Yep, Names Con says it all.
Is watching with interest.
(And probably hoping they can use this to retro-actively justify what they may be doing already...)
That says "FUCK OFF AND STOP TRACKING ME!"
Instead of voting for a face or a coloured ribbon, try looking at the policies you support and the ones you disagree with to decide how to vote: http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/
War dialling via an acoustically coupled modem (look it up, kids!) and then using research to find a back-door password.
Ok, the rest of the computing was pretty much BS and it was over 30 years ago 1983, but WTH!
> you saw it ten years (and more) after it was released?
Yes, I wasn't much into sci-fi when I was 4.
And, IIRC, at the time I hadn't seen Star Trek: The Slow Motion Picture, nor had I seen Alien (although I did see that a couple of years later at the school film club, even though I was only 16!) but I'd read a lot of classic sci-fi by Heinlein, Asimov, Niven and, yes, Clarke, but not the book of 2001, which I only read after I'd seen the film.
> you don't have to share my opinion, but you don't have to be rude about it either.
Excuse me, Mr Pott, I have a Mr Kettle-Black on the phone...
> I get the distinct impression you are coming to the debate over "2001 ending: Brilliant or Crap?" debate from the benefit [...]
Well you'd be wrong.
I first saw 2001 on the big screen when I was 14 in 1979 and whilst I may not have noted all the subtleties that I later learned about, I understood it.
Just because you didn't doesn't mean I have to share your opinion.
> it wasn't properly explained until the movie 2010
"No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information" - HAL
"[...] there is something about this mission that we weren't told. Something the rest of the crew know and that you know. We would like to know if that is true." - Frank Poole
"Good day, gentlemen. This is a pre-recorded briefing made prior to your departure and which, for security reasons of the highest importance, has been known on board during the mission only by your H-A-L 9000 computer." - Recording in 2001
"I have come to the conclusion that for so many years films were made for the 12 year old mind that, at last, alas, our critics have emerged with 12 year old minds. " - The Lost Worlds of 2001 - Arthur C Clarke.
... Hoopy Frood!
So you'd prefert to take the state snooping into everything you do and everything you read and everything you write and everything you look at?
The difference between the Green's policies on this and seemingly everyone else's is that at least they would allow *us* to have some say in what is being done in our name, rather than the Big Brother Nanny State saying "this is for your own good, now stop worrying your pretty little heads about it, we know best."
> So banning nuclear power is fine with you.
So using Straw Man arguments is fine with you?
> We don't know what they'd do but - and this is important - neither do they.
ORLY? A quick google of Green Party Policy on Surveillance comes up with:
"The Green Party of England and Wales believes that illegal mass surveillance must be opposed. The Green Party will campaign against such surveillance and will act to protect whistle blowers such as Snowden who oppose illegal intrusion by the state."
I think perhaps you're thinking of UKIP where their policies are vague and ill-defined soundbites which generally depend on what Nigel F thinks will sound good in the media that particular day (unless he's changed his mind again in the last five minutes).
... this suddenly appears right at the top of the "organic" search results...
Oh, but Call me David is quite supportive of Freedom of Thought...
... Provided you're only thinking things that he approves of, that is.
No Thought Crime, No Crime Think? Double-plus good, proles!
Damn, how could we not have all realised that and objected before they did it?
Oh, hang on, we did, but they went ahead with it anyway because they don't give a shit what anyone else thinks.
Ah yes, I remembered the co-ordinates were (-2, -2) but I couldn't remember the name :-)
There was also a system in Amiga Frontier Elite where Gemstones were illegal and people would *pay* you to take them off your hands!
All you needed to do was buy a Viper and install a Class III Military Hyperdrive and you could stock up on Gems, Hyperspace to a system which would pay top dollar for them, rinse and repeat until you were stinkingly rich and could afford any ship or equipment you wanted.
Right on, Commander!
"... in connection with the Syria conflict had received advice on how to access extremist training and weaponry in Syria through online contact with other extremists based overseas."
Wow, you mean they didn't write letters and send them through the post...???
And then wait a *very* long time for all the updates and reboots to install over very narrow bandwidth...
The Gambler's Fallacy is that dice/ roulette wheels/ coin flips whatever have "memory", ie that if you get a run of Heads the next flip is more likely to be Tails.
Of course (unless you're using loaded dice or double-headed coins etc) this is nonsense since each event is not linked to the previous one, but people still believe it.
And let people know exactly what they're buying if they're going to use the stuff.
It looks like sanity is slowly breaking out.
Ford Prefect: ”Golgafrincham Ark Fleet. Ship B. Hold Seven: Telephone Sanitizer, Second Class.” And a serial number!"
Arthur Dent: ”Telephone Sanitizer”? A dead telephone sanitizer?"
Ford Prefect: "Best kind."
And, once again, TW cherry takes one small piece of the argument which he can pick nits from and uses that to try to imply that he's refuted the main argument instead of just ignoring it...
... the whole point of this article is for TW to be able to go "Nar nar ne-nar, nar! Told you so!!!"?
Possibly followed with an implication that, because *this* example has worked so well, we shouldn't to *anything* to try to alleviate poverty since the Free Market will do that so well for itself.
Of course there's the small matter that that article was from 2007.
Here's a quote from one written in 2012 Problems plaguing Kerala's once-thriving fishing industry:
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"The state's fish production has fallen by 40,000 tonnes over the past nine years, though the volume of fish caught by mechanised trawlers has doubled to more than 2 lakh tonnes in 20 years, data from the state's Directorate of Fisheries shows. Traditional fishing fell nearly 60% during the period.
"The state has imposed a ban on trawling during the monsoon, but it seldom takes action on illegal trawlers,'' says Peter. "Often, we are out in the deep sea for days on single-engine-driven boats,'' says Arumugam, a fisherman. He says Kerala fishermen sometimes go as far as the Gujarat coast, and even towards the Gulf, looking for a good catch.
Kurup notes, "There has been an 80% decline in cat fish and black fish alone.'' He notes that bottom trawlers throw non-commercial fish and planktons back into the sea. "The seabed over the years will be filled with this garbage," he warns. The tropical Arabian coast is still home to at least 200 species of fish compared with Pacific and Atlantic coasts which have far less diversity.
"We need to device our own marine management systems and support the livelihood of traditional fishermen in the country,'' says Deepak Apte, deputy director of Bombay Natural History Society. Until then, for people like Johnson, casting the net is a game of dice.
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In other words the Free Market has also created conditions whereby those fishermen who had benefitted from what TW describes, now find themselves unable to make a living because big, commercial operators have moved in, over-fished the area and screwed up the eco-system.
Again, I ask: Cui bono?
The US should *demonstrate* that their requests are "proportionate and necessary" not simply say "We say they are so Ner! And if you don't like it, we'll pick up our marbles and go home... so double Ner!"
"Follow the lighted dots on the floor. Your code is red yellow yellow. Whenever you are assigned a path to follow it will be red yellow yellow, three dots side by side - go where those lights indicate."
- Enders Game