For anyone still unclear, there's a documentary film by Paul VerHooven that explains it all.
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For anyone still unclear, there's a documentary film by Paul VerHooven that explains it all.
Thai Man Snakes Out Toilet the Hard Way.
Once you finally get through the touchpad options maze and get a live person on the line, YOU DON'T HANG UP -- even under sustained enemy fire.
"Sorry, Officer... I can't show you my license because I'm using my phone to record this traffic stop!"
Did he make the classic mistake of trying to use a metric wrench on an imperial head? 'Cause that'll do it every time!
“The rising flow of royalties that should be nurturing
artists and labels has slowed to a trickle..."
What he was THINKING, I'm sure...
"It is inconceivable that..."
"I do not think that word means what you think it means."
Whistleblowers against "them" = GOOD!
Whistleblowers against "us" = BAD!
It's true. Every time that I started smoking again, it was because my aggravation level had gone into LEO and my options had narrowed to: A - Have a cigarette, or; B - Beat one of my co-workers to death for being an idiot/tool. A puff or two on an e-cig keeps me from buying a pack of cancerettes (which I *WILL* smoke all of, even after the immediate impetus is removed), and then another, and another(..) and allows my co-workers all to go home at the end of the day with their internal integuments intact.
Counting just them, that's some thirty lives that have been saved on a regular basis by e-cigs!
"... the unanimous vote will put extra pressure on the upper chamber to pull its finger out and get the legislation enacted."
It would be lovely if SOMETHING could!
Because, fortunately, it wasn't
"Now though all web devs are trying to out do each other by having the flashiest sites///"
As a print designer, I hear you brother! I have long said that there are two types of designers: those who design to get information to the end-users and those who design to impress other designers. The examples that I always used were Popular Mechanics magazine was an example of the former and Wired as the latter.
"I can't help thinking that the test plan document listing all the websites, searches, and language filters could provide entertaining (and possibly educational) reading..."
Back in the early '70s, Massachusetts and the city of Boston were trying to shut down Boston's "Combat Zone" adult entertainment district. Part of that task was proving that various shops were, in fact, selling obscene materials to the public. For any trial, the courts have to post a public notice announcing that on such-and-such a date, in such-and-such a court, so-and-so will be tried for this-and-that and telling anyone who might have an interest in such a legal action to contact the court or appear at the time and place specified. I happened to be bored and reading the classified ads in the Boston Globe and saw -- to paraphrase Tom Lehrer -- the juiciest, spiciest, raciest legal notice that it has ever been my pleasure to read. Because, you see, in order to prove that the vendor was selling obscene materials, they had to list -- without elisions of any sort -- the TITLES of every book, magazine, 8mm loop, etc., that they were going to present as evidence. These ads are always in something like 6 or 7 point type and my recollection is that this particular ad had to be four column-inches long, at least! I don't know who submitted that legal notice or who composed the type for it, but they did me a POWER of good, I can tell you that!
$12.95 for the crack, $1,199,987.05 for the lawyers.
...and in cars that are OPAQUE to law enforcement. Shut 'em all down!!
Indeed -- A sufficiently bushy beard can hide a multitude of chins.
(Accept the word of one who knows.)
I was thinking that maybe she could do a fund-raiser for the school and the admin. Maybe get some other celebs who have had feuds with social media and do a group fun-raiser... Call it "(S)kool Aid" or something/
"The cop doing the spraying repeatedly told the students that they could either let the cops go or be sprayed."
If so, then perhaps he could have been better justified if he had acted against the ones standing and blocking their exit instead of the ones who were sitting down and in custody. This strikes me as akin to the old National Lampoon cover: "Buy this magazine or we'll shoot this dog." Just a thought...
"A prisoner could just as easily read the works of Vonnegut or Heinlein and claim it as his holy book, and demand accommodation of Bokononism or the Church of All Worlds.”
And your point, Your Honor...?
@ Kurt Meyer: I'm from Massachusetts -- around these parts we learn to look both ways before crossing a one-way street but I've lived places (New York, Los Angeles) where this is, apparently, considered abnormal. "Common sense" varies from place to place.
@ Voyna i Mor:
Sure it is: "I believe this will help me get your money."
Store it in a dump on the moon. What's the worst that could happen?
The brilliance comes when someone can be skeptical because it's April Fools' Day and can STILL get it wrong!
That's master work, right there.
I think that there's an upside and a downside to your argument.
"Could the coins, rather than being just a lump of metal, actually contain some kind of chip?"
They've chipped Her Maj? My, your Royals certainly don't get the respect they used to!
Then someone on the train would now have a free drone!
No, no... It's because the whole situation is likely to leave Die Welt on the affected area.
Semi-obligatory "The Oatmeal" reference:
This suggestion is the functional equivalent of: "You work with computers, yeah...? Mine's not working. If you can fix it, there's a fiver in it for you!"
Both say "I need what (I think) you do, but I don't value it enough to actually pay you what your time and expertise is worth."
I think that, in this case, the problem was with the short arm of the law.
It's true -- the smell of good paper and ink can be intoxicating, as can the feel of it.
If it is possible for a business card to be sexy, then the sexiest that I ever was handed was from a Levi Strauss company VP. It was a pale blue-gray and was of the most sensually velvety texture. He handed it to me and I just went "Oh... my..." and stood there for a moment, holding it in both hands, rubbing it between thumbs and index fingers. It turns out that they contracted with a paper mill to custom-make their business card stock from 100% cotton bluejean trimmings/waste from the manufacturing process. Sublime!
"why did the neanderthals die out? Probably just back luck."
Dying for a cig and all the tobacco was on a different continent.
No idea, etc., etc., so have an etc., etc.
Using a lower acceleration means that you're wasting impulse lifting the remaining mass of your fuel for a longer time, hence you'll get a lower altitude. Blasting it out all at once means that more of that potential energy stored as pressure is used to push the vehicle alone, getting you to a higher altitude.
As long as you're not worried about the effects of too-rapid acceleration on fragile payloads (Fleshy water-bags like passengers, say) you're best off using as much of your launch fuel as possible to accelerate you as quickly as possible as early as possible in your flight.
Note: I am not a rocket scientist.
1 -- As AI technology advances, more functions in society will be amenable to being performed by machines.
2 -- If history is anything to go by (vis. publishing, multimedia) the porn industry is an early adopter of new technology.
3 -- ...damn...
Not happening on my Macs nor 'Pad, all of which are up to date.
Probably too soon to have a handle on (even rough) percentages of affected systems...?
The iron bar on the door was just a backup -- you didn't break any of the lines in that weird design on the floor, did you?
Both passenger and driver were out of the car. Seems to me that the driver only felt himself in danger because he didn't choose to close and lock the back door then get back in and drive away.
"We're flocked, mates!"?
So, if MIKEY-IBAKE was too secure, would this mean that their new, preferred version should be referred to as MIKEY-HALF_BAKED?
"One idea to do so is a mooted 35 per cent tax on companies that choose to manufacture offshore."
And would this be including the makers of the made-in-China Donald J. Trump men's clothing line...?
"The company must 'deeply reduce unnecessary costs', flog its unprofitable businesses, and overhaul its incentives and compensation programs, it said."
i.e.: "Screw the employees; WE'RE the only ones who should get paid!"
* No offense intended to Vultures, Central or otherwise!
Damn! You probably could have made your fortune opening up a sideline hat business with that!
Dear GOD...! Is NOTHING sacred?!!?
More importantly, if you put your music library on a helium-filled drive the singers' voices get all high-pitched chipmunk-y sounding.
Sure, if you're talking about some guy in a greasy mac running the Wonderwheel, you're right. But do you have any idea how many (and, simply, HOW) computers are used @ Disney? "Haunted Mansion", as a simple example, has a computer-controlled "drop" that is randomized for start time in the narration, amount of shake, duration, etc., so that it's impossible for someone who has ridden before to anticipate. Also, at least a part of Disney Animation -- which is largely CG -- used to be in Florida, and I assume that it still is. So you're talking rendering, storing, and accessing some pretty big data files. Their data center is critical to Disney's operations.
FWIW, Senator Feinstein has a 0% rating from the National Rifle Association.
There are plenty of other things that Feinstein is guilty of -- and I've been annoyed by her since I was living in exile in California in the late '80s -- but being a gun supporter is TOTALLY not one of them.