Re: offensive language is subjective?
We avoid the issue by referring to The Constipated Detective...
27 posts • joined 19 Nov 2007
Ah - standard VMS Date/Time format. The best way to handle dates. Completely unambiguous.
(And before people start on about alpha sorts, most of the time my dates are in a database, in a date/time datatype. The only time you need to do an alpha sort is when you express the date outside the datatype (like embedding it in file names, for example))
"I understand that when water is drained away through a plughole, the 'whirpool' goes in the opposite directions in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, due to the coriolis effect."
Sadly not - the coriolis effect is to weak to affect a bath or sink.
You can see the coriolis effect if you create a special (several meters in diameter) bath, ruthlessly protect it from drafts and any heat sources (to prevent covection currents) and leave it standing for several weeks to let any eddy currents die down. It isn't an exciting or easy experiment to perform.
"Yes CERN invented the web but alas its obvious they never really moved past 1994 web site design wise. Says a lot about the quality of their web design team that they need an outside site to navigate their own site. Stupid scientists think they can do everything including coding and graphic design. I love how scientists learn a little bit of code and then go on to write the most unscalable horrid unmaintable bubble gum chickenwire app you would ever imagine and consider themselves a software expert. Hopefully they do their science at a much higher quality and actually get the darn thing to work this time."
Or, perhaps, those web pages are for their conveninece, not yours. Says a lot about scientists that they will go for functional rather than fluffy. Oh, and that's *their* requirements for "functional", not yours.
The thief gets access to the house, and will see enough to determine if it is worth breaking in, and some idea of the vunerabilities of the building.
I think it used to be referred to as "casing the joint".
The solution is to make them hand over the delivery at the doorstep.
"...a story that reminds us that christians are just as stupid, venal and needlessly obsessed with trivial dogmatic minutiae as other cults.
Especially so close to christmas."
It 'aint the Christians that are getting venal; and needlessly obsessed around Christmas. Quite the opposite, in fact...
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