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Whatever you do please don't tell anyone about this: http://www.cracked.com/article_17416_the-7-most-bizarrely-unlucky-people-who-ever-lived.html
If it gets out the author will spend the rest of his life apologising.
Stupid complaint. Stupid apology.
I'll agree to your comparison
the day I get the chance to vote the chairman of Telstra* out of office.
*for non Australian readers replace with the name of your least favourite company.
Oddly enough, Tim
there are "asinine" people who do just that. Not the rental bit, of course, since you're not likely to find one at your local Hertz but a small genset trailer kept in the back or the garage makes a lot of sense.
You write a cheque, you make a press release, your donation appears in the published list. Corollary: you earn goodwill or rather that goodwill is freely given in return. If on the other hand you make your generosity a part of a marketing scheme people will perceive your efforts as manipulative and in the context of a situation of ongoing death and suffering that clearly crosses a line.
So there's really no mysterious hidden rules - just common sense and a bit of basic human sensitivity.
she's not, conversely, a flower arranger; she's a scientist and the computer is a tool of her trade. Now, I don't want to be too hard on her individually - It's easy enough to treat backups as "not a priority" - but I seriously wonder at the institutional culture that allows this sort of thing to happen.
I think you'll find Lewis' official reaction to the J-20 is
a bit too much glass for a destroyer. (Unless there's a conning tower hidden away in there somewhere.) I was thinking more along the lines of lighthouse resupply vessel. Definitely will not be appearing in the next Bond flick.
And one has suceeded
Already been done.
OK, not strictly open source, but hell, this is a highly realistic simulator that is the work of one man. Imagine what a open source project could do.
we need a sarcasm icon.
From the second link
"extremely precise dacs can be very unforgiving and too-controlled sounding, while other dacs can be extremely musical."
<sarcasm>Yeah, and my arse can be extremely musical too.</sarcasm>
Why wouldn't they
Anything to save a few bucks.
On a less cynical note I was glad to see that my Pixi came with a micro USB cable, a tiny mains charger, and nothing else. If I want Useless junk I can buy it later on eBay.
You could do worse than look at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kstH-8jwa80 (Dalai Lama vs the Pope by John Safran for those who've already seen it) before deciding that the Dalai Lama is left wing.
@ Chris Miller - Pseudo-hereditary aristocratic seems about right. I've long thought of the Dalai Lama as a sort of Tibetan Price Charles - well intentioned but in way over his head and sinking deeper because no one dares tell him his ideas are a mish-mash of half-thought out wishful thinking.
Well I believe there's a good one
called "How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away" but I doubt you'd be interested in that either.
The subject may be 'bollocks' but that says nothing about the quality of the film.
Someone should make a film about Elron's naval career - It would make McHales Navy look like Das Boot.
described Anonymous as a group of "mask-wearing subversive and anarchistic internet denizens"
Anonymous described Anonymous as a group of "mask-wearing subversive and anarchistic internet denizens and totally not a bunch script kiddies with no social skills and delusions of importance yeah that dude".
Yes it is
Just with extra obfuscation (and possibly self-deception).
Don't know about "Trios"
but everyone in the US Ballet Force should definitely be issued with a Pixi.
or someone who knows what Poe's law* is. I hate the joke icon but some times it's needed
*strictly Poe's corollary: if the parody is indistinguishable from the real thing then the real thing is indistinguishable from the parody.
A perfectly good pizza?
I thought w'ed established it was a Domino's.
And well and truly hoisted by it as well.
Unfortunately you're ignoring the fact that your craft and both planets are in orbit about the Sun. Doing a reverse slingshot (which is what Frumious Bandersnatch is suggesting) involves making use of the relative velocities of the interacting bodies in creative ways. In the situation you're describing the craft will always gain velocity as it approaches its destination - size notwithstanding.
Paris, because she's being known to make creative use of relative velocities.
Not only is there no replication but if one drive goes MIA it takes all your data with it. Maybe bearable for systems used purely for backup but the point of WHS is supposed to be that it's much more flexible than that.
And yes Minecraft isn't the answer. From the videos I've seen Rome is beautifully rendered in the game and I'd love to experience it first hand but I have zero interest in stabbing people in the neck. Now, I'm not asking for a renaissance version of bus simulator but this is a game with Leonardo in it - I don't recall Captain Janeway stabbing anyone when she met him on the holodeck.
If you going to go LCD
why restrict yourself to grayscale? I've been waiting for Asus to do a decent portable tablet device but without colour this ain't it.
The Buran flight
was fully automated from liftoff to touchdown - a great technological achievement at the time. The problem DARPA is trying to crack here is not autonomous control during re-entry but any sort of control at re-entry velocities. The Shuttle and Buran may have been splaceplanes but their mode of re-entry was fundamentally ballistic - bottom (heatshield) first. As far as I understand it this thing is designed to actually fly into the atmosphere the way God and Captain Kirk meant it to be.
Paris because I said 're-enty'.
the way nature intended oil to be used.
Make it compulsory that all built-in webcams have a sliding cover (or an activity light). Though please not one of those annoying mechanical shutter sounds you find on phones.
Added bonus: certain US religious figures would be saved the embarrassment of accidentally hiring a rent boy when all they need is something to "lift their luggage".
Forgot to make the obligatory "Paris because she can 'lift my luggage' any day"* joke.
*Not that she could. I'm more of a Salma Hayek kinda guy.
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