269 posts • joined Friday 10th August 2007 11:06 GMT
How much fiber?
Wow, how much fiber roll-out would $12-14 billion have provided for?
Re: chickens coming home to roost
Well, I certainly didn't mean to imply that our security services shouldn't try everything to prevent Jihadist attacks, but is this really the best they can come up with, especially considering that the general opinion being that this massive spying machine has had precious little effect in actually preventing any such.
Besides, the oligarchy prefers that we *are* subject to terrorist attacks once in a while as it justifies their efforts to exert ever more control over us, with our panicked approval.
chickens coming home to roost
"The tactic of using potentially embarrassing information to undermine targets is not new or surprising."
Seems like the NSA and the US government are getting a taste of their own medicine here. Good work, Ed.
As fo Sauce for the Goose, why would they want to reveal the dirt on our guys and gals, that would reduce the leverage they can exert on them, wouldn't it?
"Quiet, well-designed and pleasant to use."
Yet, in Part 1, you told us:
"I quickly noticed the treadmill's noise. Each footfall makes a sound and like the treadmill they get louder as speed increases. At 3kmph, the treadmill starts to make a mechanical whine that well and truly rises above background noise." And, "[...] also found the increased cadence meant more and louder footfalls because the treadmill emitted a louder and more annoying pitch."
Good thing then ...
That I don't actually use GMail.
I've had an account for years which I've never, ever used then I recently made a new one (shorter name, so less typing) just to register my Nexus 7 with and which has received a few confirmations of app purchases.
I must be the one of the few people in the world who actually uses their ISP POP3 account.
nice business oportunity
Seems like some money could be made by offering a water-taxi service from a publicly accessible location over to this stretch of beach. Or maybe just do it for free to piss the guy off.
And on a sad, but only tangentally-related note
New York City Opera, having raised only $2 million of the $7 million it needed to keep going, is going titsup after 69 years, it was announced.
If you're throwing millions around (a mere pittance to you) on cultural relics of a bygone era, this one could sure use your help, Mr. Bezos.
somewhat better sound?
I recently purchased an MP3 of a Bruckner 7th conducted by Hans Rosbaud from 1957 on Amazon.
Wonderful performance but the string sections sounded like they only had 2 players each and there was also a curious lack of reverberance so I bought it on CD and made my own rip - much more satisfying, full-bodied sound, apparent even on my N900.
Indeed! This would no doubt have prevented my seeing this comment on Ylvis' video "What Does the Fox Say?": "And this is why alien species don't stop here in their search for intelligent life."
Totally awesome comment (even if totally inapplicable to this video).
Geez, I wonder if they learned this by observing our Western financial institutions, who take our money and 'invest' it in things which always seem to go tits up, so that the money 'disappears', and then our governments bail them out using our tax dollars.
Money is like energy, however, it doesn't disappear - it has to go somewhere, probably into those private off-shore bank account holding umpteen trillions of dollars the Grauniad uncovered.
USB OTG on Nexus 7
Please stop repeating that canard about the Nexus 7 not supporting USB OTG.
It supports keyboards and mice out of the box and flash drive file transfer (read and write) through a 3rd party app, Nexus Media Importer, $4 in the Play store. No rooting required, btw.
Keep your Magpie Close ...
but your sheep closer.
Love it, love it, love it!
Beautifully made device, the workmanship is superb.
Waited to get mine till they issued the GPS & touch fixes, not that I use GPS and in fact turned off all location related options in Settings first thing.
Bought this as an addition/supplement to my N900, since it was way less than half of what an HTC One costs. The stereo is really quite nice, very clean and crisp with plenty of volume so couldn't be more pleased on that score.
USB OTG works great with Nexus Media Importer (no rooting, so no voiding the warranty), I can copy from or write to USB drives, I can stream music from USB drives (though only with the Google Play Music app, for some reason).
I can stream my music from Amazon Cloud with the Cloud Player.
I can browse the Public folder on my home NAS (still trying to access my private folder). I can browse my Win7 desktop PC (and shared USB hard drives on that).
And, with Flash player installed and using Dolphin HD browser, I have full access to Flash content - woohoo!
Video looks great, btw, especially nice to watch 1080p videos on youtube.
All in all, couldn't be more pleased with this thing, far surpasses my Playbook (and weighs a lot less, too).
I'm torn between ...
suggesting Gold Mist or Golden Shower as suitable alternatives to Champaigne.
1st game on 1st PC
Myst was the very first game I ever bought and played on my very first PC, a P200mHz HP running Win95, back in '98.
Lord, that led to a whole string of similar adventure games, mostly from Sierra, until Half-Life and System Shock 2 came out and I got hooked on FPSes.
Thanks for bringing back some fond memories.
Re: @ Graham Marsden
Yes, at least when the NSA reads your email they don't follow it up by sending you targeted adverts.
hmm, stereo speakers ...
Perhaps they could add side-facing stereo speakers to the ends of the clip-on back or maybe extend the back 1/2" on both ends and make them front-facing, that'd be worth spending a little dosh on, myself.
Yes, still looking to upgrade my N900, thought the HTC One would be it but it's really expensive so now looking at the new Nexus 7 (once they determine if the GPS problem is software or hardware related.)
And why should we believe you when you say that?
Re: In Black?
I dunno. As someone who likes minimalist black that looks pretty frumpy; with the orange, at least, people won't *not* see you using it (though perhaps not to the same extent as the bright yellow Lumias).
Re: I think Rush needs to get out more
You mean, go down to the pusher himself, rather than sending his housekeeper?
my friend, the terrorist ...
Perhaps we should all start including phrases like "my friend the terrorist says we should wage jihad against the Western imperialist warmongers by any means neccesary" randomly into our emails and forum posts so that these trolling programs are inundated with false positives, sort of like a civil disobedience DDOS attack.
Re: looking spiff
Why would you assume any insult is implied or intended? I would assume Alistair intended us to presume the picture was Photoshopped.
Looking pretty spiff in that tux, Alistair, even if it looks obviously Photoshopped.
Re: Ew, Gordon's?
Ah, yes, Bombay Saphire ... <sigh>
Of course, towards the end, I was reduced to the cheap, nasty ones.
How bizarre - when I voted for Tilda I did so picturing her playing it as a man.
"cost consumers hundreds of millions ..."
and yet Justice let the publishers off the hook with just a few millions in fines/rebates.
I say ... Go! For! It!
But only if it means less commercials than they currently show.
I swear, it's getting almost as bad as broadcast tv, which is why I stopped watching tv all those years ago in the first place.
When I first started watching Hulu, it was 1 30 sec (or 2 15 sec) commercials per break. Now it's up to 2 minutes, most of the time, though some non-peak times will have less, or maybe that's for non-popular shows.
proof that it works ....
will come from the inevitable raid on his lab in which all his equipment and research are confiscated by agents of governments in thrall to the big energy consortiums who actually run things, and the whole thing will then be extensively documented in videos appearing in the weird neighborhood over at youtube.
This is predicated on the assumption that the 'creative' types will continue to use Adobe's software regardless of how it's sold. Is it really so superior to the competition (honest question, as I'm not very familiar with this type of software - I mostly use Paint) that a lot of people won't simply abandon it in favor of something else?
not likely to change
I doubt this is a real effort to alter the status quo, more likely the DoJ just wanting to be seen doing something in our interest. Once the headline has had its intended effect, the matter will be brushed aside and forgotten about.
so it's Tom Cruise, big deal
Sure he's a whack job but he's also a fairly decent actor so I don't hold it against him.
Jane Fonda was pretty whacko back in the day but that never stopped me from going to see her films.
Actors aren't like you and me; you've got to take their off-screen antics with a few grains of salt.
Wouldn't you rip the CD to a .wav file, convert that to .mp3, then sell the CD? Just saying.
ooh ... shiny
So it's finally here and, yes, I would like one very, very much but geez, Louise, 550BP - that's like 2 laptops, and I'm assuming that's just for the 32 BG one, too. Oh, well. The lack of SD might have been a killer for me but I think I could easily live with 64 gigs.
One thing I'm curious about is why they'd put those nice stereo speakers on it but then not build in a kickstand of some sort for setting it on a table to watch a movie. Are they hoping 3rd party case makers will come up with something?
Long version: We want your skills to benefit our nation but we don't want you to benefit from those benefits you helped to create.
Short version: We want your skills but we don't want *you*.
We're all for the free movement of goods and capital but God forbid we permit the free movement of labor which produces those goods and capital.
multimillionaire seeks funding?
Owns lots of stuff worth lots of money but cash poor so he can't just bankroll it himself.
Being rich must be harder than it looks.
... and kitten/porn fanciers
While I like both kittens and porn, only a perv would fancy kitten porn.
<cough> Prometheus <cough>
Didn't we already see this in Prometheus? Not that it did poor David much good, as I recall.
Re: David's dangler
Or 'a grower, not a shower', as we used to call it..
re: clueless rubes
"... when you've had the sun up long enough to bake the landscape. By the time evening rolls around, things are actually starting to cool off a bit."
As a resident of a so cal desert area, I can assure you that after baking under a broiling sun for most of the day, the landscape then spends most of the night releasing that heat. The heat doesn't just 'disappear' when the sun goes down.
Re: great news!
$2 - $3 a 12-pack for the bargain stuff and I drink a couple a day at home, but I also go through 2-3 cans work every night, which is provided at no charge to me.
So, if I stop drinking diet soda (and I do drink a fair amount on a daily basis), the facts that I live from paycheck to paycheck, barely scraping by, and am being hounded by collection agencies for the medical insurance deductables I can't afford to pay will no longer depress me? I can just laugh all that off?
At least I could then stop taking the anti-depressents I'm currently prescribed but if I wasn't drinking all that diet soda I wouldn't need them, I guess.
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