580 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007
Good for elders and invalids, though.
It could free up the carers' time to do more actual CARE instead of schlepping for groceries (while those who use grocery shopping as a bonding/ social event can still do so). The downside is that people working as carers could see their hours cut if grocery shopping is taken off their to-do lists.
Choppering in a pallet of fortified nutri-drink ....
Good on the kid for figuring this out, but
since Xbox will be used by KIDS, shouldn't Microsoft have rented a kindergarten class for a day, given them a dozen machines and instructions to "have fun", and taken notes on what the sprogs discovered? As was noted above, kids are pretty darned creative (before it gets beaten out of them) which makes them both a joy and a nuisance (da widdle debbils). :)
Interesting to see how other (i.e., non-Czech) people rate the photos.
My supposition being there might be some subconscious bias for "people who look more like me", with those looking more stereotypically Czech/ Slavic rating more highly among presumably Czech scorers. Would there be similar results if these photos were shown to students in Beijing or Mexico City?
"I see you're trying to bomb a wedding party ..."
Oh, wait, that'd be Boeing + Microsoft, nevvamind.
Can this double as a built-in tinfoil hat?
Lame joke attempt aside, this was quite an impressive bit of work!
cancer cells ...
... and publicly held companies.
Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare
At least the plaintiff is relatively young.
How many similarly situated elders have jumped the mortal coil before justice was rendered?
Only if it's set to vibrate.
Re: A few simple tests of usefulness
Right -- how am I supposed to smite my playground adversary with a measly tablet? Nothing says "no, fuck YOU" like a backpack with a handful of science textbooks swung over said adversary's head.
In other news, are these tablets being made with easily recycled/ repurposed parts? As was noted earlier, kids + technology = broken equipment and it'd be a shame if these ended up in yet another landfill causing potential groundwater contamination ... unless there is pent-up demand for small snack- and- drink trays.
Cumdumpster -- great metaphor/image, but cockwaffle?
Amazing what gets done with/to the English language by non-English speakers, innit.
Not sure what to make of "huh" being added to the list, there goes half my outgoing correspondence.
Vdara, not Vrader [[Re: Like the Vrader Hotel "death ray" in Las Vegas? [The irony]]
Death ray, death star; Vdara, Vader, easy mistake to make.
Like the Vrader Hotel "death ray" in Las Vegas? [Re: The irony]
http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USTRE6904AR20101001 -- another wasted opportunity. (Fire icon for obvious reasons.)
"Faggots"? Was that really necessary?
The mixture of cool technical information and conspiracy theory was humming along so nicely before that bit of homophobia snuck in. *sigh*
A perp was brought into the jail,
with intent to be held without bail.
But the cops had no pens
to write down the offense.
Cried the judge in disgust, "Utter fail!".
disclosure to spouse, yes or no?
While "don't tell ANYONE" is pretty cut- and- dried, in many instances spouses are exceptions to that rule and/ or get special treatment legally. I'm thinking specifically about tax returns: if Mr and Mrs Almost-Plaintiff file as "married filing jointly", surely there is a likelihood that the other spouse is going to double-check the math and say "Uh, hon? Whatsis $80K under 'miscellaneous income'?" How would one honor the "don't tell" settlement terms while keeping on the correct side of the 'Murkin IRS? (Besides just quietly socking the money away into an investment account and paying someone else to do the taxes, that is.)
"Never walk away from a fool and his money"
Although given the centuries' worth of money women have spent (and continue to spend) on similarly stupid "enhancements" (facial this, tummy that, boob other things, the whole cosmetics industry) at least there is comfort that foolishness seems to be an equal opportunity employer. Can't blame the hair-planters for getting an oar into that cash-flow, sounds like tedious but otherwise fairly easy money.
Re: Gee, I'm surprised
Bear shits in woods, film at eleven.
After going through all he's been through (yes, much of it his own doing), though, most folks would pro'ly be a little twitchy.
I didn't see any topless heifers shaking their udders
or Isaac Hayes* on the boombox -- no wonder our bovine friend's ... contribution ... was less than robust.
* Isaac Hayes, voice of South Park's Chef, he who once asked "Did they give you a ANAL PROBE"?
Re: Will DBs have to follow suit?
So? It's only Fecebook, and full of porkies anyway.
Re: And even more ridiculous...
Perhaps because 'intersex' is the preferred term?
race: [x] human
Ditto about gender: if you ain't my doctor or bedroom activities partner it is not your concern. Period. However, having said that selecting 'male' for web- based stuff generally gets one shown somewhat less- insipid adverts (big dumb trucks and military recruiting -v- weight loss products and cosmetics). Curious to see what adverts come up with the different options, I see much facepalm in future.
This is just a mess ...
.biz and .info didn't do so well, why does anyone think all this other crap will? Oh, wait, I assume anyone's interested in functionality and not the next nest- feathering, sorry.
From Judge Petty's opinion: "Moreover, Yelp employs a proprietary algorithm to filter potentially less reliable reviews. These reviews are moved to a separate page that a user can access by clicking on a filtered reviews link at the bottom of a business listing."
So, from the comments above one could deduce that "potentially less reliable" refers to some value of "positive" or "negative" depending on whether the subject business has tithed to Yelp, then?
"McCarthy was arrested, booked on  Aggravated Assault on a Household Member"
What, she got his bits too?
just add Hets and you get BLIGHT
[* ducks *] [* runs *]
bad side effect of a generally good thing
With people complaining -- correctly -- about so many formerly- decent- paying manufacturing and other jobs going overseas, we should be glad that some good-paying jobs in "clean" industry (let's leave the environmental costs of manufacturing computers and providing the leccy for ginormous server farms for another discussion, 'K?) are staying right here in America. If Google paid its employees well but more modestly than currently (i.e., not enough to spur a "mansion shortage" or gentrify entire neighborhoods out of reach for most residents), they'd get bashed for not sharing the wealth with the employees who made it possible. Perhaps San Francisco (and/or other municipality) could enact optional zoning overlays by which certain incentives are given to developers (expedited review, mitigation of certain requirements) if for every X "luxury" units they create for les nouveaux riches, they also build "Y" affordable (however this is defined) ones for everyone else. We've been down this road before, so I'm surprised cities that host big league tech companies haven't gotten this sorted out (or at least shown us what possible "solutions" do NOT work).
Did anyone else think "shackles" upon seeing the piccie?
Great design, I like it and would not be unhappy if Santa dropped one down my stocking, but shackles seem sadly appropriate when describing one's relationship to one's mobile device.
Yahoogroups is still effed up to unuse-ability,
so yet another snafu with yahoomail is no surprise. Forced migration to "new" formats that don't work, removal of stuff that does, et cetera should have been a red warning flag. As I repeatedly asked the CSR with whom I corresponded /at length/ over the aforementioned fubar'ed yahoogroups, "you clearly have some talented programmers on staff, why are they not being allowed to fix what is broken?"
"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
'Nyan Nyan' pronounced vaguely like 'Nyah Nyah'?
As in "Nyah nyah, nyah nyah, I got some last night, did you?"?
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.
Twaddle has any impact whatsoever on the economy?
This is a bit scary, innit?
"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.
Been "spending the time" with yahoo customer "care" going on four days now ...
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.
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
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