"...and potentially nudge users towards healthy behaviors..."
Because I always do what teddy says...
Harry Harrison thought of it first, if I'm not mistaken.
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Because I always do what teddy says...
Harry Harrison thought of it first, if I'm not mistaken.
Just when we were beginning to think space travel was getting boring.
Very glad to hear that the crew survived ok.
Pen·i·ten·te | \ˌpenəˈtentā, -tē\
plural Penitentes\-ās, -ēz \
Definition of Penitente
: a member of a religious society of Flagellants in Spanish-American communities of the southwestern U.S. (as New Mexico) who practice self-whipping and other forms of penitential torture particularly during Holy Week
Pictures... or it didn't happen.
Well, while we're quoting Shelley, this extract seems apposite:
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Isn't that the one that comes with a toolkit? A hammer and a sickle...
Does this mean the SPB can get back in operation with LOHAN?
Surely Lester's memory requires this.
What's the point of being obnoxiously rich if you have to follow all the same laws as the little people?
I have an old Fiat which has a bluetooth/phone system controlled by MS. Sometimes I have to stop and turn everything off at the ignition before it will behave.
So far, I have not yet had to close all the windows...
Well you can look but you better not touch...
Don't tell that to Babbage, or Lady Ada. They may take a different view.
What might be difficult is implementing software which executes quickly in the absence of electronics, but software can and does exist quite happily in the absence of anything to run it on. For example, checking an algorithm by stepping through it with pencil and paper.
Centrifugal force, space borne weaponry, hmmm.... I sense a white cat being stroked.
Welcome our new phosphorous alien overlords!
That would have been handy for Matt Damon.
Mis-spelt 'happy' there, I think.
Alexa, get my coat --->
What I don't get is this: how the hell did he know where to look?
Obvious. Look at its picture. Fingerprints everywhere.
Fair point, well made.
And anyway, surely they mean a 'hard brentry' even though that's possibly a little off-message for the brexiteers...
and therefore *never* frequent coffee shops... but as understand it, in such emporia one requests a coffee, one pays for the coffee, and at some indeterminate time later one is handed a cup of said beverage.
WTF is the purpose of the tip jar?
A third octopus...
(I can only assume platypus pluralise in the same way).
would have been more fun, and probably culturally correct, but nonetheless the traditional reward is indicated.
Uptick for the 'English as she is spoke' reference.
That's all. Go and fix a bug, or something.
Or consider Houseplants of Gor: http://www.rdrop.com/~wyvern/data/houseplants.html
shouldn't let vaguely formed notions of political correctness shape other clear uses of plain English.
Pretty pictures here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSSjcFJsYpA
But it's been decelerating since it was going its fastest. Didn't it pick up Jupiter's and Saturn's orbital velocity on a couple of slingshots?
For a current explanatory article, for those like me who grew up on IPv4 but don't deal with networks on a daily basis?
As a domestic internet user, who doesn't run any network facing servers (like I suspect the vast majority of domestic users?) it strikes me that all I need is a modem/router that can handle either a v6 or a v4 connection and a NAT that will deliver v4 or v6 on demand. The rest of the issue is my ISP's, surely, or am I missing something blindingly obvious?
Engineers yes, watchmakers no.
It's very clever adhesive. It knows how to stick to one side of the kapton tape, but not the other!
Kapton - the best tape in the universe (apart from gaffer tape, of course!)
What? He isn't doing it already? Then who the hell is?
Porn has been at the front of an awful lot of technology... why do you think the dreadful VHS format was chosen over two technically superior formats?
And... photography became practical around 1846. 3-d photography, same year. 3-d images of naked ladies... same year.
For some reason, humans have a deep and abiding interest in sex. Can't think why, it's not as if it's a survival characteristic or something... oh, wait...
Partner has wandering eyes? Possibly.
Partner does something about it? Possibly.
Partner does it with a highly attractive person? Possibly.
Partner changes physique? Unlikely.
Partner does all of the above, in a professionally lit multi camera studio? Pull the other one...
>> Vulture stew?
Not even as high-tech as that... the LNB was mounted on a bent bar with a bit of a dogleg in it, so there was a slanty-uppy bit and a flattish bit where the vulture perched. Turned the whole mounting round so the slanty bit was still slanty but the vulture perch became almost vertical...
I once had a problem at our Delhi office, which would randomly lose connectivity to a 64k satellite link (it was many many years ago). After trying everything I could on the actual hardware, I had the bright idea of sitting outside in the sunshine... turned out the problem was caused by a vulture which had taken to perching on the rod supporting the LNB of the dish, pushing it out of the focus point.
When a car is sold, scrapped, or disposed of to a dealer, (in the UK) the DVLA must be informed.
Dealers have access to the DVLA database.
Some way of linking the DLVA owner change event to a scrub it clean event ought not to be beyond the bounds of possibility...
There is the issue of occasional contacts and social groupings whom you would like, perhaps, to be advised of your death.
In t'good old days it was often a question of delving through the deceased's possessions to find an address book, and then get busy on the phone/letter writing (had to do that a couple of times) but in the absence of email/whatever passwords that could become a lot mode difficult.
 Strictly, I don't think you have any possessions once you're dead. But I'm not a thanatalogical lawyer.
But how many people realise that? And how many people simply leave the browser on all the time?
I'd love a 'clear all cookies set by this page' which operates as soon as the tab is closed to be in a browser by default. An exception list, of course, for those few that are required to e.g. maintain a login.
Does not need to write code. He merely arranges the starting conditions of the universe such that when he needs a program, it is already there.
Helpful to whom?
The OED need reminding that all this verbing weirds nouns.
Built a radio studio in a flat in Bangladesh once. Turned out that the habit there was (is?) to distribute the three phases coming into the building by lights, sockets, and aircon... but instead of rotating between flats they rotated between rooms to spread the load. Made for some interesting hunting down of earth loop hum.
(as an aside, they would frequently black out one phase - not always the same one - to save power, which also made things interesting.)
What photos? What social media accounts? Good luck with that...
Whatever the advantages of online services, there are times when there is no real option other than going to a place of business and banging a fist on a table.
I have a long-time satnav gripe relating to their insistence on trying to get me onto toll roads - even when I'm already on a perfectly good parallel or close trunk road already. This seems to be irrespective of settings like quickest vs nearest or even 'avoid toll roads'.
I largely gave up on satnav years ago - dead tree 'n' ink for me, thanks - except for the tiny bit at the end of the journey, if I'm unfamiliar with it. If I must use it, I have found Navigator generally excellent with the free maps of Europe - loaded locally, so there's issue with connectivity.
"And then Hulk smash them into tiny bits!"
Isn't that one of the bird flu family of viruses?
---> A bird. Possibly with flu.
>> ... or you can use Linux Mint with the effects switched off like I do... ;)
Upvote for that - the first thing to do on *any* UI is to find out how to turn off the time-wasting and distracting fades, slides, semi-transparencies, and other animation crap. Mint makes this easy to do, for which kudos.
Yesterday MS updated the work W7 machines, and removed the register setting that disables the creepy slidey cursor animations in outlook and its friends.
 for complicated reasons I'm running Ubuntu with a Cinnamon desktop at present, and it keeps tripping me up where it's not quite like Mint, and rarely in a good way.
But also the old saw concerning the gentleman, naked with a group of his friends in a changing room into which walked a woman. When asked by his wife to explain why he had covered his face and not, as all the others had, his genitalia, he pointed out that he knew how he was recognised around town...
how come it takes six hours to fly across it.
Someone is lying to me!
The same way I've done it for years: follow the diversion signs for the closures and listen to local radio for traffic updates.
I notice (casual anecdotal observation) that with GPS system users, there tends to be a disconnect between location and route for the driver; they're quite happy to follow the instructions without knowing where they actually are until 'you have reached your destination'. That situational unawareness seems to make it, um, interesting for many drivers when the road the GPS wants them to use is unavailable for whatever reason; the concept of looking at the road signs seems to have passed them by, possibly because they no longer have a spatial sense of where places are in relation to each other.
The one with the A-Z and the Bartholomew in the pocket, please: it might rain. -->
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