The 'c' does have rounded corners ....
846 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007
The 'c' does have rounded corners ....
means "car of great maiming", "vehicle for which sacrifice is made", or some such?
Condolences to the worker's family and loved ones, peace be unto them.
Looks like The Donald is growing a mullet to hide some of his jowls, so mayhap there is more teevee in his future.
The photo filename is india_medical_queue.jpg, so possibly this is the Mahindra team assigned to the CircleHealth account?
Hi, asdf: re "I apologize in advance for not buying the narrative that the older southern white christian American male is ruthlessly persecuted.", you forgot 'het': Queer Nation is apparently hunting down heterosexuals and taking their marriages away thanks to the Supreme Court legislating from the bench. [* rolls eyes *]
Hi, James: It is the LAW to signal lane changes, not sure about it being CONVENTION. Not so much 'round here, anyway.
Some c-stores and coffeeshops here in Amurka will knock a nickel or dime off your beverage price if you bring your own refillable cup (reduce landfill, save trees, yadda yadda yadda), and these C[r]apita folks couldn't even pretend to have a better motive than parsimony? Yeesh. Hope the employees are able to find new jobs at better companies.
Intermittently, as he now has a touch of bipolar. Bit of a shock to those who'd known him for a while.
Giggles aside, glad he survived and with what sounds like relatively little ill effect.
That'd be bringing Martin the Martian into the IT arena: "Where's the KZZZ-RRRT? There's supposed to be a teeth-shattering KZZ-RRRT!"
Once upon a time Merkin area codes had either a 1 or 0 as the middle digit, then that schema was chucked out when we ran out of phone number prefixes (or exchanges) and more area codes were required ... maybe about the time fax machines went from expensive Fortune 500 business office furniture to cheaper and more widely available. Miss those old Pac Bell rotary phones, they doubled as hand weapons.
Hi, AndyS: Don't disagree, but I also doubt Siri would confuse "September Eleventh" with "nine one one".
reducing wrinkles, or leading to exercise-free weight loss and they'll be snarfed up in no time. Even faster if one of the teevee "doctors" endorses broiled goldfish fillets. Might have to create a new name for 'em, though, since eating goldfish will make kids cry and the apparently more appropriate "sewerfish" is not likely to land on any menus any time soon.
If some government contractors require various clearances, would this same form be used as a starting point to determine which contractors (and contractors' employees) get them? If so, would they (or copies of them) also have been stored with the employees' forms that got hacked? Sorry if this was addressed elsewhere (hence Paris). I'm concerned about a former co-worker who had moved on/up to a job for a company that did government work.
Prisons R Us will just promote their cheap labor service as "job training" for inmates, giving them skills so they can land jobs upon release. Not, of course, that they're likely to be released to a Chinese or Indian sweatshop location, but no plan is perfect.
re: "At least it isn't hackers out for identity theft", this might not have been the immediate intent, but now that they (whoever "they" is) has the data how long will it sit around before someone tries to monetize it?
tasked with building, securing, and maintaining the personnel records database(s), the obvious solution is a bill that would require MORE people's comms records to be shifted hither and yon because, well, we gotta do Something and computers is confusing. I get that elected officials have an unwritten mandate to grab limelight whenever possible for later monetizing during campaign season; one wonders whose dollars the good Senator will be chasing next election.
and if I have any interest in the merch on offer (mmmmmm, donuts!), wouldn't I just stick my nose in and have a look-see without being prompted by fecebook? I can not imagine that getting a notice saying "three out of five visitors to the donut shop 100 feet ahead on the right gave it a favourable rating, most notably the honey glazed" would make a difference; if I were sitting so precariously on the fence that this WOULD have any impact, why wouldn't I just see for myself if I am close enough to it for the beacon to blip my phone? Sure, I can see value for fecebook (we know you like donuts, we saw you enter that shop, don't try to deny it, and guess what adverts you will see until the day you die?) and for the businesses involved ("free" advertising, unless the reviews are bad enough to scare potential customers away), but I am seeing little value for the end user/products.
*snrk* Subtle, but well played.
re: "It might be better to just push on the autonomous cars"
Hmmm, the possibilities are entertaining.
If driver is drunk beyond the legal limit but generally under control, RoboCar drives home.
Elsif driver is drunk beyond legal limit, hammered beyond comprehensibility, and acting like a total asshat, RoboCar drives to the drunk's ex's house, parks in the driveway, and plays "Jingle Bells" with the car horn.
This could be fun.
is the updated version "loose pics nuke dicks"? Let there be light. ------>
re: "no idea how they used the spoon", maybe eating ice cream? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/26/who_was_downloading_smut_in_the_office_while_eating_ice_cream/ (rated NSFW, if that is any concern to anyone reading this article) Tux 'cuz penguins like it cold.
Melamine in the milk was part of the iterative design and testing process, cleverly disguised as a one-off rogue incident.
KFC need to heed some advice from Oscar Wilde: "What's worse than people talking about you? People not talking about you."
Nonsense, false, misleading, et cetera fecebook posts are fine but a nom de web is not? Zuckerworld is a strange place.
I didn't like the Citizens United decision either.
Sorry, nematoad, life can be a beech that way. Seems rooted in our nature. ;^)
I see stupid people. Some of them scare me. Walking around, like regular people. They don't know they're dumb.
"You are false data." (Dark Star)
re: "Yahoo!'s assertion that it would be too hard to figure out consent to the degree the lawsuit demands"
Sooooooo stop doing the snooping that requires consent, how hard can that be? Morons.
Hi, x 7: Because it's there.
Pro'ly not how I'd spend my free time, but I think it's wicked cool that Mr. Shirriff figured this out. Thumb way up.
browsers with a black-list function that can deny content by subdomain (content from ads.somesite.com is denied whilst allowing other somesite.com stuff) are the browsers of choice. Adblock, Ghostery, and Noscript are fine, but they can not catch everything and "search and destroy" against the source code should always be an option. Sad to see the interwebs are becoming an arms race between throughput speed and ad-/track-/spy-/other mal- ware bloat, and that the self-defense moves learned during dial-up days are still required. (Honestly, does anyone BUY the stupid crap that gets advertised?)
The year I was in the high school theater lighting crew was the year they got a new light control board (fit on a folding table) that was pretty high-tech for the time (easy cross-fades and all that). Yeah, it was spiffy and ours was the first crew to use it, but I felt vaguely ripped off not being up in "the loft" with the banks of levers and switches the previous years' light crews got to use.
Tom Bihn -- hear, hear! I bought a TB backpack (sorry, don't remember the model name) in, ahhh, 2001 and I still use it almost daily. More for schlepping groceries (it'll hold eight shelf-stable quart containers plus some extra, depending on how the goods are arranged) on my bike now than computer gear, but it's darn handy for flying since it fits under airplane seats yet holds enough clothes/stuff for any trips I take anymore. Zippers are starting to go, but I guess after more than a dozen years of not-delicate almost-daily use it's entitled.
OK, I was/am confused too, but assumed that was from spending too much time this afternoon on the roof enjoying paint fumes. ~8^)
re: did you know Post-It notes are “the global medium of design thinking”? Wha'? It's not the cocktail napkin or beer coaster? Since when?
"I got a new job, honey!"
"Fantastic, what kind of job is it?"
"Porn inspector for the Chinese government."
"[... pause ...] Uh-HUH. Why don't you sit your ass down and tell me ALL about this new job of yours."
Sure an' I'm thinking I had no idea Jon "Bowzer" Bauman -- http://www.bowzerparty.com/bio.htm -- had aged so well or was such a multi-talent.
Hi, JimmyP: Agree, that is the dream. The reality for many, though, is that the annual cost of vehicle feeding + maintaining + registration + insurance (this last being quite substantial, even for those with clean driving records) is not justified for the relatively small number of trips that REQUIRE use of a car. The arithmetic will vary by person and situation, of course, but in areas where most trips can be done by transit, bicycle, on foot, or by cadging a ride with a friend, on-demand driverless for those outlier cases (schlepping the load of DIY materials, as was pointed out above) could tip more people to selling the car and walking away. This would then free up many of those dollars held hostage to owning/insuring/feeding a car to be spent elsewhere in the local economy. Again, not for everyone (especially in rural areas) but possibly for a good number of people.
I suppose it hasn't occurred to "them" that if I really wanted to know twaddlers' opinions about $topic, I'd just go to twitter.com and search for it?
On one hand, that "oh shit" sinking feeling that accompanies news of the latest hacked data dump, but OTOH I am not sure that taking money away from the scum that harvest/steal this data and then sell it on is a bad outcome.
"Yeah, doc, since starting the Viagra I've not contracted malaria even while my neighbours did but, funny thing, I'm constantly being followed by a swarm of mosquitoes with bad hair-dye jobs, botox, and jokes about robbing the stagnant water ...."
as "Apple Watch deep fried", which could also have explained various reported issues with the jazzbangle.
If the saguaros don't getcha -- http://archive.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/20100407clay0408.html -- the jumping cholla likely will.
did he at least schedule better movies?
Not from Greece?
Now I need to upgrade the security on my toolbox.
Meat pies from Mrs. Lovett's shop under the barber's? They'll serve anyone, you know.
With Bourne and Bond having sewn up the spies-n-'splosions franchise, it's too bad the _Spooks_ crew didn't aim higher and focus more on the intelligence and intrigue. It's not like there's too much already going on in that genre. Squandered opportunity.
Would have to be in chronological order, some of his early stuff was not bad.
Hi, A.C.: re: "can't we [promote the underdog] without implying there's something wrong with the people already doing well?"
While this may not be true at Google, it is true at other places that people are hired because they are somehow connected to management (friends, family, golf buddies, school classmates) despite their talent or lack thereof. If management is white het males, that will probably be who gets hired, and better qualified candidates who are not white and/or not het and/or not male get passed over and the company may be cheating itself of potential. This is not news, obviously, and Google's actions are, I believe, well-intended (taking a good hard look at internal practice to either reveal areas that need improvement or confirm that all is reasonably copacetic) but as DNTP posted above, the problem with the lack of diversity in some industries has causes whose fixes are beyond Google's purview.