Re: Warning signs that your civil servant is technically clueless
Sadly, yes, second life is a part of reality. Still.
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Sadly, yes, second life is a part of reality. Still.
1) They use "Real" or "Real Life" to contrast with "Online", because to them everything online is imaginary.
In response, Theresa May announced a new initiative to give toys to school age children.
It's a shame they didn't decide to cut out the minor examples. There's some nasty shit in there but the minor stuff actually makes it feel more trivial.
Instead, the paragraph that leaps out is this one:
"During Campbell's last four months at Magic Leap, Abovitz – who always had been pouty and prone to temper-tantrums – began to dig his heels in even more in the face of dissenting ideas and to explode ever more frequently into child-like fits of rage, threatening retribution when he didn't get his way, felt betrayed or was portrayed publicly in an unfavorable light."
And you have to wonder how people would react if a woman was described like that. Pouty? Really?
These days, what other choice do you have if you want a mobile phone that Donald Trump can't compromise and force to display his twitter feed?
Go back home, Vladimir, you're drunk.
Being the BBC (Balding Broadcasting Corporation), Claire Balding will be the next Doctor
I can actually see that working.
They've set the stage for a woman now, what with the General being revealed as always having been a woman apart from the one incarnation we first saw him in.
Still, what the hell, Patterson Joseph this time for sure.
There are plenty of non-US email providers.
It's not his list.
He knew people would take issue with the choices of countries, so he went with a set that Obama approved in 2015. Like everything else he makes a statement that sounds objectionable but that is readily defensible and lets his critics take the bait.
And having just insulted Trump and anti-Trumpers, let the downvotes commence.
Remember, nobody likes it when a Trump follows through.
While "classily" framed, the policy is decidedly nationalistic rather than racist.
Yeah, but people like nationalists these days.
The Bruce Schneier passwords are quite impressive, but I'd like to see an analysis of whether the text on the left side of the equals is really harder to guess than the text on the right.
But it's advanced mathematics, so don't worry too much about it.
I will confess I was thinking more of the video where he shouts "You great steaming pillock!" but that's good as well.
We should have a third petition asking for Brian Blessed to be invited to the event.
Trump's main asset is being the loudest voice in the room.
Chop suey was heavily influenced by Irish stew, what with the cultural melting pot that was the settling of America.
Also Pizza is older than Italy, but may have originated in the same place. It's too old to be sure.
Both are in fact true. They were invented by ethnically Chinese people in the USA.
Kinda like how Chicken Tikka Masala came out of Glasgow, but was invented there by a Pakistani.
I have a customer who thinks that her computer just works in front of me.
Actually, she works slower when I'm watching and doesn't make the same mistakes. Confirmed by covert observation.
Not trying to fool people, but I know several hardware technicians who insist that blood sacrifice improves the chances of an upgrade working whenever they cut themselves on a computer case.
It's a very simple device to test. You will need a lot of booze and some breath.
So in this analogy, is he the stopped clock or is he one of Trump's two right choices?
We've all heard how Trump's pick for Defense Secretary, General Jim Mattis, is a critic of waterboarding, but it seems he also has it in for another form of torture popular in the US armed forces, Powerpoint.
The New York Times quoted him in 2010 as saying that "PowerPoint makes us stupid." - they also quoted a platoon leader in Iraq saying he spent most of his day making Powerpoint presentations.
In the end I know very little about Mattis. He has two nicknames, the press prefers "Mad Dog", he prefers "The Warrior Monk" - I think I agree with him there. He says waterboarding is less effective than non-torture methods of interrogation, I can get behind that. He says Powerpoint needs to die.
I guess that as a sane man they'll block his appointment, right?
Last time I heard anything on the subject, Wil Wheaton was among those who hated Wesley.
Huel now sell flavour pouches, though from the forum they're a work in progress. People seem to like the strawberry one though.
There is an unflavored version. From the sounds of it, it tastes like antacids. Still, I expect my sampler in a few days and will be trying it with something flavored. Tikka Huel's not a bad idea.
Speaking of pooping too much, I'm reasonably sure Tesco Dandelion and Burdock set me off last week.
Food intolerances can be as simple as a flavouring. The complication is that if you've got a couple of causes then you need to eliminate both to identify them which means eliminating most things, sorting out a diet you can handle without symptoms then adding things in one by one.
In fact, a mostly Huel diet would probably be excellent for testing this.
Why are you surprised that laziness abounds? You're saying this on the internet, one of the great labour-saving tools of the modern world. You can literally check the weather outside your own front door without walking to the window and so you have the energy left to rant about other people's dining choices instead.
When people obsess over huge weight loss in short periods of time, it's usually the case that a big part of it was digestive tract contents. I'd expect Huel to result in people carrying less undigested food inside their stomach and intestines, maybe even a significant part of that 3.8Kg.
Unless the writer paid the extra fiver he didn't get Gluten Free Huel. That said you can be intolerant to just about anything. Many people even live with food intolerances they don't even know about. I figured out most of mine by going on a diet of chicken, peas and carrots and slowly adding things in. Note that it can take around 3 days for symptoms to start, and longer for them to go away.
Your mind-reading skills need work.
I can't be bothered to cite examples because 1) I've got no horse in the race and never did have. 2) I wouldn't want to boost Clinton's career, 3) "Politician says nasty shit" is not news.
As for why they didn't use the real examples, probably something about laziness.
Of all the questionable things he's said, it is quite possible this isn't one, and things he has said, which are open to question, have been squashed together into something that seems vaguely like something he might have said, which is not fair.
You'll find this is true of most of the questionable things he's reported as having said. Which is confusing, because he said so many actually bad things that could have been reported instead.
Like the people [read: Republicans] in 2008 who were filled with rage because a black man won?
A left-wing Tea Party? I can see the similarity.
I'm bored of Trump. When can we go back to discussing Paris endlessly?
It's 2027 and this meme hasn't died yet.
That's actually a very good point. The US economy has been surging since Trump got elected, throwing this in a week before he takes the reins would be a great way for Obama to ruin his start of term.
And on the flip side, of course, it will be what his supporters blame for everything he does wrong. Ehh, a little from A and a little from B...
It seems pretty clear to me that every major actor in this story is a scumbag who needs to suffer an unpleasant fate. Would global extinction be an overreaction?
The fact that she joked about having him assassinated might have some bearing on the matter.
That sounds much better. Strap mobile phone jammers to criminals in prison. Problem solved.
Far better than giving kids a new tool to go and harrass others with. I mean, if I were a kid with my own personal wifi-free zone I'd have been hanging around outside companies who had annoyed me so their office wifi cut out. Less reputable scrotes might scope out homes with wifi cctv.
"Alexa, order me a Make America Great Again baseball cap."
I remember Wally developed a habit of saying "Delete file" in a loud voice when the company started trialing voice activated computers.
What they need is a system where the wrong passkey can give you coherent data. Somebody's shopping list, or a copy of the Mr Blobby christmas video. Something either uninteresting or painful to investigate, so you never know whether you've found the data or not.
Interesting timing for this conversation, since while it's been going on a policewoman from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command in the Metropolitan Police has been jailed for sexually abusing a rape victim she had been assigned to help.
(for reference just google Charlotte Peters Metropolitan Police)
It's not at all likely that Food Standards Scotland will use this data to counter a threat to the country. Far more likely one of their hundred-odd random employees will use it to abuse the girl who turned him down in the pub last week.
You'll remember the case of former Miss Bikini World contestant Renee Eaves who got her records pulled a thousand times by horny cops? Now Food Standards Scotland can do the same.
AC, this making up of easily fact-checked arguments against the right wing is how Trump was able to win this time. You might want to re-think your strategy, assuming you're not a Trump shill in disguise.
Is that the political equivalent of pining for the fjords?
I must admit, Trump has gone down in my estimation since he became associated with Oracle.
Either Queer (reclaimed to mean doesn't easily fit into a category) or Questioning.
This kind of shit happens after every election in the USA. They take it seriously.
Interestingly the wording has been changed since.
I agree, the original text did sound decidedly dodgy. Now it makes her sound like the villain of the piece. I expect the truth has been forgotten over the years.