Re: In the phablet, the silent phablet, the LiOn sleeps tonight
6112 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
I use the MATE desktop because it reminds me of Win XP (which was nice to use) and everything works fine in an understandable way. I've used LXDE on a old laptop and that's workable. I've tried Compiz and I've made an honest effort to use the KDE desktop so I could learn about all this modern bling. However, I just don't 'get it'.
What is the point? Can anybody explain it to me?
.... that I made the effort to get the Win 10 update early this year and the Anniversary Edition update last week.
Every time I plug that SSD in and boot from it, I'm reminded of why I switched to Linux three years ago. (If you haven't worked your way through the Win 10 Anniversary Edition update process then you haven't died.)
"But delaying the parachute opening allows the seat to slow down a little??? "
Yes; as ejected, the seat is moving forward through the air at the same speed as the aircraft but is nowhere near as aerodynamically shaped. Hence, it slows down as time goes by. Opening a parachute on a forward moving seat will give a large force that causes the pilot's head to move forwards.
However, I still don't understand what the pilot's weight has to do with it. Unless a lower weight pilot results in a faster ejection (upwards) speed due to a lighter mass load on the ejection mechanism ...... I still don't get it.
"Charlie measures A and B, in a way that prevents him knowing which photon he's measuring."
Why is the state/content of Charlie's mind important?
"During the BSM, Alice's particle A teleports its quantum state onto Bob's particle C."
If B and C are the quantangled pair, how can it be A that has its state 'teleported' onto C?
I've read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_state but I'm non the wiser.
Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-cloning_theorem which states that it is impossible to create an identical copy of an arbitrary unknown quantum state. Isn't that what was done when the state of A was teleported onto C?
If I rent a simple lower tier service from a hosting provider and provide an email address to my cousin and to an old friend (neither of whom live in the same town as me) and also maybe let them have a bit of ftp server space, am I a service provider under the meaning of the act?
That sounds like a logical and reasonable idea but it would add a layer of legal and administrative complexity to their activities and operations. Also, IANAL but it might give Comodo a chance to demand a licence on equivalent terms and then tie them up in costly legal action if they say no. Better to keep things simple.
When politicians and civil servants are drafting tax laws, they should engage 'domain experts' to point out to them how the laws can be bypassed. We've seen, time and time again, how the intent of tax laws are simply bypassed. It's almost as if future corporate tax lawyers and accountants are running governments.
I'm now three months into vaping and have been tobacco free for all that time (after a failed attempt four years ago). This time, instead of the 'pen' type system, I bought a tank system and vaped 24mg strength liquid even though the tank instructions say not to use anything more than about 16mg. I found that this was the only way to satisfy the cravings I experienced. After a couple of weeks, I diluted the 24mg with 16mg to give a 20mg liquid and got used to that. I've been working my way down, using simple mixing/dilution and am now vaping 10mg liquid and I find that the cravings are much less. My intention is to get down to 4mg or less and then quit.
If you want to save money, you can dilute high strength liquid with glycerine but you lose the flavour and you get big clouds of vapour (which some people enjoy).
I believe that my failure, four years ago, was because I was using a pen system with 24mg liquid and that didn't give me enough of a 'hit' to satisfy the cravings. As I recall, organisations that seem to be against vaping have recommended that the maximum strength of vaping liquid made available to the public should be set at a low level to 'protect them from harm'. It would appear, at least in the case of people like me, that this would have the effect of protecting BB&P from people quitting tobacco.
I realise that some people will say that 'the public' must be protected from their own foolishness but I can easily buy enough whiskey to kill myself, so what's that about? Oh, government tax income, yes. I hope I can stop before they get regulated/taxed.
.... is to wait until about three days after a very popular TV series has released an episode and then download it from the torrents early in the morning. Give it about 10 minutes to settle down and see how fast it's coming down the line. Note: This is for technical test purposes only. When it's finished downloading, or before, you must stop the torrent and delete it. You must not play it or store it on your computer.
"... a small time window hundreds of miles away from where you normally use it ..."
One Friday evening, I drove from work to within two miles of my home then exercised my credit card by filling up my tank with petrol, then bought some food from the supermarket around the corner from where I live and decided to buy some cigarettes from the tobacco counter there. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. The cigarette transaction was blocked and guy on the counter was told to phone a special number and said he had to destroy my credit card unless I could talk to the man on the phone and answer some questions. Apparently my use of the card was 'suspicious'.
I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4.2. When I disabled Google Play Services ( a battery hog), the scientific calculator app (RealCalc) gave me a popup that said it couldn't obtain a licence but at least I can Cancel the popup and use the calculator. With Touch Calendar however, it says the app licence can't be verified and gives me the choice of Exit or Buy App.
.... I never give my mobile phone number to anyone unless I'd be happy for them to contact me anytime that my phone is not in Airplane mode. It's not just the phone calls, it's the texts. Even my mobile phone provider spammed me with text messages until I called them several times and told them to f**king well stop or I'd cancel the contract. Everybody else gets my landline number and they can wait and try again or leave a message if I'm not at home.
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