Re: And the contracts are awarded to....
Mitre Corp... MIT founded and nearly a wholly-owned subsidiary of DoD anyway.
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Mitre Corp... MIT founded and nearly a wholly-owned subsidiary of DoD anyway.
The thing about the hipster beard onslaught is how annoying it is to those of us who have worn major facial hair for more years than THEY'VE been alive!
One morning in the summer of '75, as I was getting ready to lather up in front of the mirror, I thought: "Now, wait a minute... I'm about to have a go at my own personal neck -- of which I'm quite fond -- with a sharp object... And I haven't had my coffee yet. Well THIS is a stupid idea!" I put the razor down and never picked it up again until a couple of years ago (when I donated 25" of hair off the TOP of my head to Locks of Love. The top is still shaved (albeit, only once a week -- I'm blond, gone to gray, so it's not that big a deal if I let it go) and the chin is still hirsute (My lazy-man's policy is that it gets chopped back a couple of inches when it gets long enough that it starts getting knotted into the job-mandated necktie. Once I retire or they kick me out, though, I may go the full Liam Genockey on it -- that man is a beardie's god!).
"and yet Sony themselves give you all you need to unlock the bootloader on a Z4 tablet."
But it's proprietary and there's no source code and you can't modify it so no trugeek would ever be caught dead using it!
"We learn this from a new study by trick-cyclists in California..."
"'It may be initially surprising that more overweight men reported the highest number of partners,' comments David Frederick, psychology prof..."
Would this, then, be Dr. Frederick, of Hollywood?
"This is your captain speaking... do not rush for the lifeboats... Women, children, Red Indians, spacemen, and a sort of idealized version of complete Renaissance Men first!"
The trick is to write a review that is glowing praise when read literally but can also be read as an indictment.
"I was expecting very little result from this product and it EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!"
"If this product works for you as advertised, you are indeed fortunate!"
"I've been using this product for months and I FEEL GREAT!" (This one really only works if one is willing to send along a "testimonial" photo of oneself showing off one's shirtless manboobs and with one's fat ass spilling out in all directions from a pair of Speedos.)
Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun!
...They cracked it and discovered that most of the Russian users were Putin's good-buddy oligarchs. They are now faced with a choice of WHICH powerful group -- official government or shadow government -- they want to get their legs broken by.
"Meanwhile, in the great British tradition of adopting only the worst ideas from America and never the good ones, there seems to be a growing expectation in the UK that rape is part of prison. Sad."
It's just democratizing your public school behaviors.
...or "democratising your public school behaviours", if you prefer.
A fool and his money-like database object...
Regular sub-headitor's day off...?
I hope Apple has licensed Wacom's excellent tech -- their Bamboo Fineline stylus is excellent. I've used one with my Pad since last Christmas and been quite happy with it (fine point, not the big rubber knob of standard styli, bluetooth, and 1024-levels pressure-sensitive). Besides Wacom's own Bamboo Paper notebook app, other apps support the stylus, including Smart Note which does tolerable OCR if you print relatively neatly and -- for old-school geeks -- can export to LaTeX, among other formats.
Do your National Front/UKIP types suffer from "congenital Albionism"?
I can see the ads now:
"Pardon me... Do you have any Grey Pre-pwned?"
Back in the mid/late-60s, the singer John Davidson had a variety program on TV in the U.S. as a summer replacement for the Smothers Brothers, whose show was on hiatus, IIRC. A more relentlessly white-bread act was impossible to imagine -- honestly, he made Pat Boone seem edgy, so this was something of a change from the Bothers' occasionally political humor.
But he had two comedians on the show as at least semi-regulars over the course of however many weeks the show was on, who MUST have been forced on him by the producers in order to have something "for the kids". Because I can't imagine that, no matter HOW cleaned-up for television their acts were, Davidson would have chosen Richard Pryor and George Carlin as his "house comedians".
They were... a revelation.
FWIW, there is, at least, *A* version of Opera Mini running on iOS, and has been for several years.
The Boss got the best of the PFY in a fair, dirty fight...?
Simon may have finally got a Boss who can give him a challenge!
Stands to reason, though... Pure Darwinism... Having taken the weak ones out of the corporate gene pool, he was BOUND to make the survivors more able to compete.
IOS 8.4.1 is listed as supporting devices back to iPhone 4S (Oct. 2011) and iPad 2 (March 2011). Not sure how that compares with Android devices overall, but seems better than some (admittedly, not top-of-the-line) Andy-phones I've owned. As another poster commented, however, that may say less about Android's inherent ability to run on older hardware and more about the cellos' desire to get users to extend their contracts to get a new, allegedly more capable, phone.
Cheers to the sub-headitor!
Anyone whose defense boils down to "We believe that we followed the letter of the law," is tacitly admitting that they knew damned well that they were violating the SPIRIT of the law.
"The Tinder Generation is real. Our users are creating it."
Well, yes; I thought that was what the Vanity Fair author SAID they doing/
"It's 2015: Do you know where your personal information is?"
"The researchers stress that the presentation is about 'exposing flaws in the Brink’s Compusafe to improve security and allow pen-testers to demonstrate these flaws to their customers.'
"Please use this information responsibly, they add."
Oh, I will.
I surely, surely will...
"It will probably resemble the event horizon of a black hole."
Then at least it will SEEM like forever before it happens!
I'm not sure that "being dug up" counts as "risen from the dead".
...And in any case, it looks like it's been a WHOLE lot more than three days.
Up next: Explaining this to the insurance company.
...How does one say "schadenfreude" in French? We never covered that back in high school...
... I take some small amount of pride that the term "Masshole", a derogatory term for those of us so favored -- used by the benighted denizens of our neighbor-states -- earned inclusion in this year's additions.
On behalf of my fellow residents, I'd like to thank the Academy...
* ...save for the 2-1/2 years that I spent exiled in Los Angeles.
Well, THIS one is probably looking at years in the can, so...
Piqued Parisians paint preposterous pudenda.
That's rather a nasty lisp you have there.
I.e.: Did anyone eat the pepper afterwards?
"You'd think that any respectable company which depends on the internet to generate business would hire knowledgeable people..."
But this is Uber, so they're probably "independent contractors" and Uber isn't responsible for any screw-up.
Can I get paid by the mile?
"It's simply some disgustingly expensive carnival attraction."
Well, that's how D. D. Harriman got started.
" It can't do anything that the X-15 did 50+ years ago..."
...Carry more than one person...?
2000 AD was 15 years ago.
Get with the prog!
...And a good way to win on appeal is to show inadequate/incompetent legal representation in your first trial.
Not an ideal solution, of course, but having a meth-head for a lawyer is not a guarantee of a one-way trip to the big house.
And this wasn't really an example of spooning in Speakerisms, anyway.
Ditto on the photos.
OTOH, kudos for properly using "dampers" and "damping" in the article. Use of "dampener" and "dampening" unless one is referring to a heavy dew on the south forty drives me mad. (Although as my old dad told me more than once, in my case that's less a drive than a short putt -- but that's another story!)
"...the autistic child thrown off a diverted plane..."
"..escorted off...", surely.
My, that Obelix fellow does certainly get around.
Has anyone heard anything from Kiev lately?
...never metadata it didn't like.
"Apple might like to lock down Macs and 'impose more control of third party code'..."
Cue exploding heads from the reflexive "Jobsian control-freakery" and "Apple walled garden SUX" posters here.
Actually, he can now spank the monkey at any time on the trip.
I assumed that the wet grounds were spread over the bacon as a sort of brown sauce.