Re: The Holy Trinity
> resulting in anarchy.
What's so bad about anarchy anyway?
1483 posts • joined 11 Sep 2008
> resulting in anarchy.
What's so bad about anarchy anyway?
> If these agencies are denied the means to get evidence from communication channels then there is no chance of them carrying out their legal responsibilities.
Not our problem. Police work is only easy in a police state.
> One of the primary responsibilities of democratic government is to protect the people that put them in office. If a these governments cannot do this then what do we have?
Well, we could guarantee to "protect" everyone by locking everyone up in solitary confinement from birth - some compromises are required in a free society.
Lovely! Milky milky...
The second prize being TWO Vega+-es....
If you're desperate to recreate the Beeb experience, there's a stripped-down version of RISC OS (i.e. just BBC Basic) available for the RasPi:
Direct link to the file: http://packages.riscosopen.org/RISC-OS_Pico.zip
Still running my EEE 701 4G, in fact I just bought a replacement keyboard for it from Aliexpress. It's still chugging away with the latest MX Linux on an 8Gb SD card and 1Gb RAM. Great for torrenting or as an internet radio, if nothing else.
Not even Bing Crosby?
No the left has no need to change its name, whereas "fascist" and "nazi" have somewhat negative connotations to overcome.
> That reminds me of a reddit thread a while back (not the first) where a black British guy got into an argument with an American who was insisting that he (the black guy) was African-American.
Yes, that kind of thing shows up often on /r/ShitAmericansSay. I always say that my favourite African-American is Charlize Theron...
There are quite a few black and asian-style androids in "Humans", the UK version at least.
This is what the title is referring to:
...Thorin sits on a rock and starts singing about gold.
Notwithstanding the privacy implications, apparently the Linkys also have an unfortunate habit of catching fire:
Made me think of the maid from Family Guy: "Nooooooo....."
NPR also sends you to a nice quick & minimalist text-only site if you refuse tracking:
Bodhi Linux admins, however, took the rather extreme step of deleting their support forums entirely, just in case:
> Was National Geographic always thus?
Only since it was bought by Rupert Murdoch:
Woolsery (but that's only because I know the cryptozoologists who live there).
But the US did develop a strategy for invading Canada as late as the 1930s:
I thought it was covered in the documentary "Canadian Bacon".
It was more a victim of bad timing, coming just before the collapse of the USSR.
However, it was capable of autolanding, something the Shuttle couldn't do.
> Politicians (and most civil servants) haven't caught on yet that they can't rely on whatever they said being forgotten 6 weeks later. Everyone is a journalist now and everyone is able to pull up archived data rather than just a few determined loonies.
A while ago I recall that the Tories deleted their entire archive of speeches off their site, going so far as to get the Internet Archive to delete their versions. However, they forgot that the British Library also has its own (UK-only) version of the Internet Archive - which I pointed out to the Graun journos at the time.
> But that immediately causes the problem that there is now no verb for reversing a decimation
> I'm fairly certain that a duty of any corporate officer is to maximise shareholder and investor's benefits.
Nope, it's a myth:
Same with the Yugoslav dinar, new and old notes circulated together after the "new" dinar (= 1,000 "old" dinar) was created. IIRC this happened a couple of times.
Also WOMBAT - Waste Of Money, Brains And Time.
Perhaps they haven't so much "decided" not to pay as "can't afford" to pay - because they're not being paid enough, thanks to the "gig" economy and all that goes with it?
> I dont recall people moaning about how much it costs to run a web server.
Anyone else remember the dire warnings when posting to Usenet?
"Your message will cost the net hundreds if not thousands of dollars to send everywhere. Please be sure you know what you are doing. Are you absolutely sure that you want to do this? [y / n]"
Icon is nearest thing to old fart I could find...
I thought it was Khlav Kalash?
"They laughed at Galileo, but they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
Pinta does pretty much what Paint does (it's modelled on Paint.net):
> "Please refrain from washing one's feet in the urinals, we provide an ablution station in the prayer room"
When I worked in an establishment hosting many students from the Middle East, there would often be blockages in the toilets due to a buildup of small stones and pebbles that the students preferred over toilet paper. Apparently many also preferred to squat on the seat rather than sit (though this sometimes led to some deposits missing the target somewhat).
IANAL but I think in most countries there are legal requirements for the ratio of staff to toilets - it might be worth checking what the local rules are (if any).
I'm reminded of this famous poster:
IANAL but (at least in the UK) EULAs are not legally binding.
If necessary, the current Void developers will fork it under a new name, but they're hoping to avoid having to do this. It won't be the end for runit-based distros.
There are still quite a few distros that don't use systemd, by the way - there's a list here:
More like epicycles, really.
...policing is only easy in a police state.
This page has a few shots of the blue-painted Concorde:
ME was fine when it came preinstalled, i.e. the manufacturer ensured everything worked before shipping it. My Gateway Essential 800 came with it and ran very stably for 5 years - I think it bluescreened once in all that time.
Sodomy, in its broadest possible sense, can refer to any non-procreative sexual activity.
Apparently Mackenzie Crook is in the frame for the role of Worzel Gummidge.
You might be thinking of the end of this Simpsons episode:
which was a holy war which included giant robots (as well as humans):
> The article states it was higher for both February and March of 2018. Not a good start for the year.
Per capita it's still lower (London's population is higher than New York's).
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