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"The end result is a highly relevant and useful message for the user."
Yes there is, isn't there. Caveat emptor, twaddlers.
M'kew! [Re: Well, Well, Well]
Thank you MOST kindly for the suggestion, I now have a snappier reader installed that allows much more customization. :D
Remember this well, my child, The Day it Rained Meat.
Maybe it'll next rain potatoes to go with it.
only applies to MJ?
"the odor of wacky baccy must be greater than a 7-to-1 dilution rate to be deemed a nuisance" As others have pointed out above, if a line is going to drawn in the sand for marijuana certainly there are other less-benign aromas that should be regulated (cheaper- by- the- gallon "cologne" being one) ... although this could lead to harassment in ethnic neighborhoods where cuisine is pungent and flavorful.
GR8GOVT + NH's motto "Live Free or Die" across the top of the plates
Curious to see how this works in PHX
A bunch of USPS processing centers in Arizona were closed as a consolidation/ "cost-cutting" measure, with those centers' processing work being schlepped via truck to PHX, then schlepped thence onward to its destination. So a postcard leaving my mailbox has to go across the state to PHX and then come back to ultimately land four miles north of me. We protested that with population and other trends, PHX would eventually become overwhelmed, so why not just leave local processing local and avoid disruptions. USPS consolidated anyway. Fast forward a couple of years and now PHX will be a location for Amazon Sunday delivery and, presumably, a chunk of Amazon's other shipping business. If this proves to be such a bonanza in shipping business that now- closed processing centers must be reopened because PHX is overworked, yay for Amazon. (Probably overly optimistic, but leave me my delusions. :))
So, where's the cheese then?
Isn't the moon supposed to be made of green cheese?
"The kind of place where down-home values still reigned"
So in hindsight this was a warning and not a sales pitch? Noted.
Someday, after the perps have been given another pass out of yet another dodgy situation, they are going to try their schtick on a woman who has the means and ability to make them pay horribly for their mistake and I wouldn't mind hearing how that turns out.
"registered / logged in users are never supposed to see Captchas"? [was: Interesting...but...]
That'd be lovely, plz to tell this to the cretins at yahoomail who seem to think that 25 addresses is "too many". Which wouldn't really be a problem if the darned thing actually worked, you know, let me send after typing the characters multiple times.
Re: And then there's Yahoo!Groups
Only women are tough enough to have come from Venus [was: Do women really want to be from Venus]
Acid, heat, and pressure was apparently good preparation for bearing children, having menses (some with mind- numbingly debilitating cramps), and still, in this the 21st century common era, putting up with discrimination, objectification, and other nonsense (IIRC, John Lennon had a thought on this topic). Yet despite this they still laugh, smile, and can bring men to their knees with a well-deployed glance. Tough stuff indeed.
"supervisor's unspoken belief that  knowledge is in some way linked to cup size"
Sadly, not isolated to the IT industry, although possibly more prevalent here because women are still rare (and thus preciousssss?).
Wouldn't it be cool to paint the inside of a traffic tunnel to match?
Holland Tunnel in NYC, Callahan Tunnel in BOS, that'd be neat. The exhaust fumes would dingy it up right quick, but it'd be cool while it lasts. :D
Simple things like links not working, still broken three weeks on.
I've a collection of about a dozen email exchanges with their various customer "care" folks and I think their support "department" is a program that sniffs out keywords in incoming trouble reports, drops them in a hopper, and spins the Big Wheel o' Bull to determine what canned uselessness you get today. The entire email thread contains what I've been told before by other techs, what my responses were, and so on, so having "clear your cache and cookies" suggested AGAIN, for the fifth or sixth time, indicates they are not reading the whole ticket and/or just don't care. I shouldn't be surprised or angry about pandemic incompetence any more, should I. *sigh*
I don't suppose this gent will be able to fix Yahoogroups, will he?
Still broken, three weeks later.
NEO = not entirely operational
A week later, yahoogroups is still broken.
No, it's not an inkjet printer, it's an ink cartridge purchase assurance device.
Clever. And they can claim "good guy points" by supplying free cellphones to folks who can not currently afford them and the service contracts required for them to be of use. I'm assuming the service part is also free because some wireless providers currently offer free phones with a contract, an installment plan (price of the phone spread out over 24 months), and other "free-ish" options, and if Amazon wants to make a real dent they'd need to offer either free or deeply discounted service as well.
Been "spending the time" with yahoo customer "care" going on four days now ...
Re: Meanwhile, on a FOB somewhere in the big sandy dusty ...
Oops, beer went that-a-way ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
Meanwhile, on a FOB somewhere in the big sandy dusty ...
... our friends in camo contemplate the situation: "Wait, there are women stateside who'll send soldiers MONEY? Really?? Just send pics, a sob story, and some sweet talk? Hmmmm ...."
<-- because it's hot in the big sandy dusty
two words for Anne Wojcicki: Community. Property.
Does Nokia have a plan to make Win RT not suck?
I've not used RT so can not speak from experience, but I've heard very little praise and much condemnation for it. Is there anything salvageable? I can not imagine why Nokia would invest so much time, energy, and reputation trying to put hi-res lipstick on a zombie pig unless they've figured out how to make it work (and work well) for its customers. Sorry if this is a naive and ignorant question.
Entirety of Fecebook usership could be a tempting target for advertisers.
But from the users' perspective, re: "Time will tell if this is viewed as intrusive or highly relevant and welcomed by Facebook users," (from the cited _WSJ_ article) -- sorry, if I'm trying to see my friend's Fecebook page, or check my own, or what-have-you, I can not imagine that adverts getting in the way would be something I'd "welcome". Especially if I'm on dialup or paying so much per unit of data.
"Some advertisers worry they will end up spending more money on creative development, on top of what they are spending on the ad placements" -- read as "We'll have to make adverts worth watching? We don't typically budget for that, and it'll eat into our profits."
BWAH- HAH- HAH- HAH!!!!! Good one!! [to AC Sat 03AUG2013 14:43GMT]
Sorry, still wiping tears of laughter out of my eyes, this was good, well played sir/ ma'am/ comrade! :D
Road and other hazard warnings -- good.
Folks who do a lot of highway driving might appreciate a warning that there's been a truck spill at milepost XYZ on route ABC (assuming Glass has its GPS stuff up, it'll know which "route ABC" warnings would be appropriate to your location), that there's a radarcop in the area of the next town, if they're getting a bit close to other vehicles, that there's a storm/ flash flood warning ten miles up, et cetera. I don't think I, as a bicyclist sharing the road who's been impacted by distracted drivers, would object to warnings-only (or other "critical to know") stuff running on Glass.
However, Glass won't stay confined to this realm (why should it? Passengers want to watch viddies). Perhaps as suggested above, there can be a "driving mode" that will only allow apps that have been tested/ proven to be truly warning/ alarm apps (and don't distract in "wait" mode) to run until driving mode is switched off (and if Glass is not in driving mode when a collision occurs, that should be easily determinable).
Of course, the advert possibilities could be interesting ("Hazmat spill at mile marker 29, police detouring traffic onto exit 5 during cleanup. This warning brought to you by XYZ Cancer Centers. Have a safe and pleasant journey.").
Having my doubts, withholding judgment until further testing's done.
If it CAN produce inexpensive meat that acts nutritionally like (or better than) a slice of cow, pig, et cetera, fantastic. Solve waste disposal problems, too, if we don't need to raise as many real cows (and have as many feedlots washing who- knows- what into rivers and aquifers). Some concern about the "mother cow" whose stem cells will seed the process -- I hope Bossy will have been raised on grass and real food, not pumped full of Monsanto's finest chemical soups, antibiotics, growth hormones, et cetera.
Has it really truly come to this?
When are the adults going to intervene and admonish the children running the show to please calm down, stop throwing their toys, and actually USE THEIR BRAINS? Does the Comal County sheriff really need this on his record come the next election ("I'm so tough on crime even SARCASTIC YOOFS can not escape my justice!")? The Lone Star state has been on the receiving end of some well- deserved criticism, but this is too much even for Texas. "All I said was 'this is good enough for Jehovah'!"
First, it was the pen that was mightier than the sword
then typewriters, then keyboards, and now mobile handheld thingies. So thematically not inaccurate, but, as noted above, likely to cause bad outcomes.
Aside from that, though, it just looks uncomfortable to use: you unholster the thing, then try to hold it with this plastic stuff around it while poking and swiping, ick.
While time + gravity give no quarter
I'm kinda surprised the Governator/ Gropinator's outsized ego would let him, um, look like he used to be a world-class body builder (instead of prod him to continue to look like one). If I look half as good at his age, hallelujah, but I expected more from Ah-nold.
<-- why I pro'ly won't look half as good at his age. :)
wow, great two-fer [was: Solution for Afghanistan]
Solve insurgency problems over there, abattoir waste disposal/ water table pollution problems here, plus Afghani civilians, er, "collateral damage" covered in offal is pretty bad but arguably less so than killed and maimed.
But does it blend?
Toss in blender with a shot of Frangelico + whatever other medicine the doctor ordered, add ice, liquefy for a bit, et voila -- frozen mudslide that's good(-ish) for you. Surprised they have ginseng and ginkgo in the ingredients, nice bonus.
<-- might not work with beer, so plan on a side dish
An electric stim wand modelled after Barad-dûr -- THAT would be cool.
Forget that silly three-fingered dishwashing glove.
Maybe this explains the uptick in IT employment.
Lots of false positives (e.g., people who have relatives in the terrorist nest du jour calling to wish someone happy birthday or check on health issues or whatever people call family to do) will keep people running around chasing shadows and eventually someone's going to ask for "deliverables" to justify the expense -- what could possibly go wrong? Buttle, Tuttle, it's all the same.
Re: "You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We're going to have to make some choices as a society," Obama said -- it sounds like the choice has already been made for us, sir, but the belated fig leaf of concern is still quite touching.
Don't the box office peaks occur when people are watching movies anyway?
March/April= spring break (get the damn kids out of the house); May= school's out but summer school's not yet started; June/July= give me aircon!; November= Thanksgiving; December= winter holiday break. Not too surprising that people with access to the 'Net would use it to do more research into what movie they were gonna see tonight anyway (agree with Don Jefe, though, that thirteen sources seems a bit overkill), right? Move it along, there's nothing to see.
logo looks like an homage to the Total Information Awareness logo from a while back ...
... the pyramid with the all-seeing Eye of Sauron that apparently gave people the willies in focus groups. Now it's back but less brazen.
Whatever it's official name would be, most users will just call it schwag ...
and the prohibitionists will still call it the gatesway drug.
Diego Pelican will buy smaller mom-and-pop dispensaries,
borg them into the mother ship to quash competition, fire the staff and hire some HB-1 visa holders to do the transition work for cheap, grab a bunch of patents for its new conquests, slap some corporate paint on 'em, and introduce them as the latest Pelican offerings to come standard as part of the package. They won't work as well as the original pre-Pelican versions, but since you can't get the original anymore there's no point bellyaching. Many customers shrug "oh well" and use the Pelican version, more discerning customers go (or rather, grow) open source and either DIY or support small scale developers. La plus ca change, la plus c'est la meme chose.
All you have to do is be perceived to suck slightly less than the competition, [Re: we'll see]
no one wastes time and effort trying to win gold stars anymore.
True, brewmeisters have filtration equipment installed,
but why should the onus be on them? Why are the freaking frackers given carte blanche to come in to an area, pull millions of gallons of precious drinking water, dump their chemical cocktails into it, do dawg- knows- what with it, then dump it back into the ground where it wreaks havoc with the water table? Honestly, if the frackers want to play ball in our yard, they need to leave things in as-was or better condition and this means pulling all their junk out of the water before putting it back underground. Furthermore, the chemical cocktail recipes are apparently considered "trade secrets" so we the people don't know what kind of filtration we need to install (either as individuals on wells or operators of municipal water systems), it just boggles the mind that this is allowed to happen. Having another source of domestically produced fuel certainly has a lot of advantages (I'm not against fracking, per se) but the lack of even basic safeguards for how it's done is staggeringly short-sighted.
some possible explanation [Re: have I understood correctly?]
Keystone XL starts in Canada and crosses the U.S. border -- that's the immigration angle. If the pipeline is built by whoever is today's equivalent of the cheap imported "coolies" who built the railroads, that's a two-fer.
Building a pipeline requires some math skills -- that's STEM, as is the political calculus (converting advert dollars to Congressional votes) involved.
new euphemism [Re: "Innovation"]
"What are the kneepads for?"
"Deploying innovative tactics in our latest public relations campaign."
Not a particularly "different" or "innovative" tactic -- ain't it the oldest profession? -- but perhaps that's part of the ruse.
Spring break again?
Yay for daddy's credit card.
<-- it ain't spring break without beer
There are no Korean brekkie shops cheaper?
Dunkins is cheaper than SBUX, but is it cheaper than any local/ Korean chains? Making a game out of running to save some money off something I'd buy anyway is a neat idea, but if the "save some money" part is a key ingredient of the game it's pro'ly only a matter of time before another shop offers a screaming deal between 0700 and 1000 (or whenever) to peel all customers away, not just those with fancy-dancy phones.
<-- Beer does too go with donuts, preferably a nice IPA with a honey/sugar-glazed, yummy. :)
"After 90 days, a judicial review would be held which COULD double the monetary reparations and POSSIBLY impose extra charges." [emphasis added]
Does this also mean that the judicial review could result in the judge telling the feds to get stuffed? Some judges take the tenth amendment (generally, against federal commandeering of state apparatus) seriously and pro'ly won't look more kindly on federal commandeering of private corporate data/ systems/ stuff.
<-- pirates are bad when they're not gubmint.
Good for harvesting spammable/ sellable fecebook data
since you'd have an easy "in" ("Hey, remember me from the bar the other night? We talked about XYZ and I found a great product that might help ..."), but as many have pointed out above I wouldn't use my REAL fecebook/ contact info (if I had a fecebook account, anyway).
So, is the point of government to serve its people? [was: A Land Where Only $$$ Rulez
Or to serve them up with au jus and a side of fries? Looks a LOT like the latter, don'cha' think?
<-- throw another on the barbie
Years hence ....
Extraterrestrial 1: "Yes, the ones from the third rock were here, we have analyzed the remains of their vehicle."
Extraterrestrial 2: "They drew this?"
Extraterrestrial 1: "The evidence indicates so."
Extraterrestrial 2: "Why ever did they draw a giant nemnogacle*?"
* nemnogacle = small item used in the repair of garments, similar in function to an Earthling thimble, designed to fit the equivalent of fingers on these specific Extraterrestrials.