Re: That reminds me...
"... we started competing to see who could intentionally make the biggest crater."
Wait... your handle is "Marketing Hack". Are you sure you're not an engineer?
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"... we started competing to see who could intentionally make the biggest crater."
Wait... your handle is "Marketing Hack". Are you sure you're not an engineer?
You have to be thirty five to be President of the U. S., so he'll be eligible by the next term. Given the choices for the upcoming election, I'm not sure that that's the worst thing that could happen.
Well, the RFC is nearly nineteen years old, so some of the proposals are out of date.
Having said that, I agree that the "coffee:" URI scheme should be implemented immediately.
Considering that there's no "right" forty per cent to hang on to, I'm not sure how to decide the bet.
The company's got nothing of value, and no one can save it.
Interesting discussion of culpability here in the Vanity Fair article
(I like the quote taken from the New Yorker interview: "a chemistry is performed so that a chemical reaction occurs and generates a signal from the chemical interaction with the sample, which is translated into a result, which is then reviewed by certified laboratory personnel.").
... and the "smartness" problem is more about the connection between the thermostat and the smoke detector.
Inter-connectedness between smoke detectors is not a new feature -- First Alert had it for one of their models. And Nest's "speak, don't beep" feature is nice but not really revolutionary.
But the connection with the thermostat is clearly an issue here. As the article states, affecting the air circulation can be a big deal, and this is especially true if you live in places that can get very cold.
Smoke detectors occasionally fail. This is not surprising, and if the smoke detectors were the only Nest product the author had, it wouldn't even be worth an article -- aside from complaining about the expense.
You're describing the Physical/Digital media problem which still hasn't really been solved, ...
Oh, it's solved, but it requires hiring someone with a Library Science degree, which companies and firms are no more willing to do than they are willing to hire a system administrator who can handle backups competently, not that I have any bitter experience with either situation, he said glancing over his shoulder to make sure no one is listening.
One of the best places I ever worked at had both, who made sure that decades-old documents were still readable, and who converted said documents when a software or hardware dependency was about to vanish.
I think there was even one situation where a file was actually printed out (diagrams that needed to be referred to).
Pfff. It was only a Sudoku. Now if they tried to "help" you with a Kenken puzzle, I could understand being upset.
There's also a laziness factor here, both by developers and users.
I've noticed a lot of basic apps (for a typical example, displaying the periodic table) go along with their minor updates with no problem, but then suddenly required e-mail, text message, and camera permissions, which a basic reference app shouldn't require.
It could be evil-doings I suppose, but in my opinion it's more likely (since it happened across many apps at about the same time) that developers changed or upgraded their development platforms, and never bothered to change the default-all permissions of the platform when they ported their code.
I uninstalled a lot of apps at the time1.
The other side of the laziness coin are the users of course, who have been using these apps without incident for so long that answering "yes" to the special permissions requests must seem like a natural progression.
1. Except for one that had managed to install itself as a system app -- I do attribute that to evil on their part, and will have nothing ever to do with them.
Or, perhaps because the negative comments on the alleged sacred cow are about as dull as the "will it play Crysis?" comments?
Here's a clue: if the commentard actually uses the term "SJW", you can safely assume too many drugs were consumed during the commentard's fetal development.
The Secretary of the Navy has the responsibility of assigning names to ships.
The Secretary can rely on many sources to help him reach his decisions. Each year, the Naval Historical Center compiles primary and alternate ship name recommendations and forwards these to the Chief of Naval Operations by way of the chain of command.
"Will this do to start?"
No, that won't do.
One of Goddard's earliest writings, an article for The Register, asserted that the National Snow and Ice Data Center's (NSIDC) data underlying a chart depicting 2008 Arctic sea ice loss was incorrect and that NSIDC seemed to demonstrate "a consistent pattern of overstatement related to Arctic ice loss." Ten days later, however, Goddard acknowledged that the data on which the graph was based was accurate.
I'd like something from a real scientist please.
Which doesn't have much to do with actual value, at least for the moment. In the usual panic that occurs after a turmoil, people with money (yes, including those people whose preferred currency is the euro) shoved their cash in things like U.S. Treasury bonds, and went stock-picking in the U.S. stock markets.
We really won't know what the actual effects of Brexit are on the euro and pound until things are a lot more settled.
"...except they spelt it right."
Glad to see the sub-sub-sub-editor is on the job.
"One for the Electric Universe crowd."
[performs web search]
Oh good grief. I note that the originator and the primary advocates are people who are working outside their specialty, which is not irrevocably damaging in and of itself, but it's not a good sign either.
"He subsequently wrote a not bad comic novel about a latin professor unappreciated by his not very bright students."
That actually sounds interesting. Any chance you remember the title?
I am very sorry to hear this. It was always a pleasure to read anything by him, whether about the Special Projects or the whimsy about home and family.
My deepest condolences to those who knew and loved him.
You do recall that the B Ark populace are the ones that survived, yes?
But opening the door to exit and opening the door to let someone in are indistinguishable. If you're security-minded, you want to track comings and goings.
But everything else... yeah, the lack of safety standards is appalling.
I admit this will come in handy -- I have a few projects that I want to keep private for the moment, but which I haven't put on Git because I've hit my limit (and didn't feel like upgrading my account any further).
But I suspect this is aimed more at organizations than individuals. Businesses that run their own in-house git server might be tempted to switch over. I just wonder what "unlimited" will truly be when the floodgates open.
Yes, the author of the fxcuisine.com article states "It is not a modern recipe, the blood taste is quite strong and frankly, is not the best way to serve duck."
I'm guessing demand for the dish isn't terribly high. The same article mentioned that the restaurant has two such devices, one reserved as a backup in case the one normally used breaks. But if there isn't much call for the dish, then selling one of them makes sense.
I'm sure thousands of people had an uneventful experience with W10. But here the main conversation is about upgrading to W10, on machines that may have been designed with W7 in mind.
Yes, we have no idea what the success/fail ratio is, but that's not the point. The problem is the stealth(ish) upgrading that's aggravating users.
(Have to ask. Is your Windows 10 experience on a machine that came with W10 pre-installed by the manufacturer, or did you upgrade an older machine?)
What happens when the software meets a non-American road, ie one that's not straight, has roundabouts, features non-right-angle bends, and may involve pedestrians, hedges, ditches, or even farm animals?
Your belief that the whole of the U.S. (and presumably Canada as well) is exactly like Manhattan is ... perhaps not unexpected. Do you only get your information from cop shows?
Yes, and they're simply no different. The very first thing they do is lock themselves into a vendor eco-system. It's what they know. At the simplest level, how many do you think switch between Bing and Google for search?
Yes, how completely different from the days of the 1960's mantra "Nobody was ever fired for buying IBM".
Not to mention your absurd comparison of technological lockdown with ... Google search use? Can you come up with a measurable example that actually has something to do with development, please?
Plus, you actually used the phrase "kids these days." And the sad thing is that you're younger than me.
It wouldn't surprise me if Kickstarter had a similar option.
Be surprised then, Kickstarter does not have that option.
It's one of the reasons I don't support Indiegogo projects. Not because the projects are necessarily bad (I've been frustrated by two that were very good but went to Indiegogo), but because Indiegogo has an option that enables fraudsters.
It looks like it was suspended before the deadline was reached (the last update talks about it being the second week update), so no money would have been collected.
Given that this happening in the land of the
lawyers free, ...
Erm... Corday and McCullough are in Calgary. Which is not in the U.S.
I grant you there will probably be something incorporated in Delaware, the anyone-can-be-a-corporation state.
If Chrome has everything that FF does, then you'd be right, but developers work on different items at different rates. I know that currently, for example, Chrome is missing some of Firefox's features when it comes to displaying SVG 2.
Obviously, a higher score is better, but it doesn't help me if the browser doesn't have an HTML 5 feature that I need.
Do we know how the scores compare when it comes to covering features that deliver BBC content?
At least one did (Dex), but you're talking multiple printers across (in this case) the U.S., whose specialty was printing, not web technology (and the collection of information was often handled by a different company).
You may as well ask why I didn't just decide to become a neurosurgeon -- it's not in any way part of my background, and I'd go bankrupt while learning how to handle those cutty things.
Yes, it was Cadillac that famously had the "emissions test" mode on when the hood (bonnet) was lifted.
There's a third element; governments are in cahoots with these car makers. Clearly VW must have rubbed someone the wrong way in the USofA to have been picked as the first.
Y'know, it's not like this stuff is hard to look up.
“No one had done that before in the U.S.,” said Arvind Thiruvengadam, a professor at [West Virginia University]. “It sounded very interesting, to test light-duty diesel vehicles in real-world conditions. We looked around at each other said, ‘Let’s do it.’ ”
And the reason they were doing it at all was because the International Council on Clean Transportation wanted to show how much better diesels were doing in the U. S. and to get the European models up to that (now known to be false) standard.
The study also did not target Volkswagen specifically. It was something of a fluke, he said, that two out of three diesel vehicles bought for the testing were VWs.
It did not take long for suspicions to set in. The West Virginia researchers were well-versed in diesel performance on real roads, and had certain expectations for how the test cars should ebb and flow in their emissions. But the two Volkswagens behaved strangely.
Heh. On a different planet entirely, a character in Henry Kuttner's Fury recommended crabgrass as an antagonist to Venus's predatory vegetation.
This was probably funnier when it was written, when suburban sprawl was in full force.
I think AT&T merging with Dish would be a bit too much for regulators, given that AT&T is acquiring DirectTV...
"I am currently trying to destroy them with anti-culture by playing only early-1970s Tangerine Dream and Mike Oldfield on them. I like to think Dr Dre would be appalled.]"
So, are Tangerine Dream playing in the left ear while Mike Oldfield plays in the right, or vice versa?
"If they don't see any value in it, then why push them?"
Except, of course, that's not what the article said. The aim is to help those who want to be on line.
"You seem to be assuming I have the same background as yourself and should know why the US is different to the UK."
Erm, I did link to the Wikipedia article on fire hydrants, so... maybe not.
Furthermore, I question whether there are no laws about parking. It does appear to be an issue:
I don't know what the consequences of inconsiderate parking may be, but at the very least you might get a scratch in London.
"...but does it really take so much effort to attach the hose and go around the car?"
It wouldn't have taken much research to answer your own question. Yes.
This isn't a garden hose, its a very heavy hose with bulky (and heavy in their own right) metal attachments at each end, which is about to be straightened out (and made heavier) by the pressure of hundreds of gallons of water.
Plus, its a fire. Every second counts. The straight line is faster than threading a hose around a blockage.
Beyond that, this is something that every child in a country with fire hydrants has known since they were five years old. At this point, if you're stupid enough to block a fire hydrant, at the very least you deserve the ticket -- car damage is just a bonus.
And "Quick Change" ... are you saying this only happens in movies?
Number one in particular seems to hit newcomers particularly hard, especially if they've only had experience with webforums. It frequently takes them time to figure out how to handle the bursts of messages (seriously people, threading is your friend), and the notion that their e-mail is automatically public after sending is something that takes a while to settle in.
"... but on a business model of destroying POSIX..."
Is that a Red Hat solo act though? (I genuinely don't know, which is why I'm asking. I had the impression that this was a Linux trait in general.)
I do use libraries. And I own a Kobo. Why do you think these are mutually exclusive?
Like most standards, some areas will have them overthrown later than others, and yeah, I'm betting popular magazines will be among the last of them.
But your post got me to thinking, and I took a tape measure to my Kobo. The screen is basically A6 (with some padding at the bottom for the screen controls, so the physical ratio is more like 1.6 instead of root 2). I wonder if there's some PDF-aware accommodation going on there -- I've seen magazine ads for it.
(But seriously, A4? I could handle an A5 tablet -- that makes sense to me -- but I can't imagine dealing with the size and the weight and A4 would bring.)
By the way, well done on the "6 fonts under" line.
"1. At least A4 screen - ideally A4 long by Septic paper wide. MUST be reflective ie liquid paper or equivalent)...."
And ... pow, you're already disqualified. The tablet department is over there [hand wave], good luck with the rest of the requirements.
The whole *point* of an e-reader is to replace books that you don't necessarily want in a physical format, and most books are much smaller than A4. Even the technical articles I read can be found in something other than A4 (a process I call "die PDF die"), and now that Kobo handles the EPUB3 format, the number of articles I read on it has increased, although not by a great rate (alas, PDF is not dying fast enough).
I find that my current Kobo is just a little on the large size -- my previous one could fit in most of my jacket pockets -- but I'm willing to concede that for the other advantages.
"It does a regular survey of all garden ponds and water features."
Probably because the installers put in too-shallow pools (this was a slow-news-day report some time ago here, the expert opinions were that the pool designers weren't doing their job correctly).
I would imagine Alberta's stormwater ponds are a bit deeper than that, making them safer for goldfish.