Re: dolts in the mainstream media have swallowed the baseless claims
Not exactly. I'd say instead that the fascists in the LSM helped manufacture the baseless claims.
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Actually it was. Yes, the first part was predicting what would happen. But the second part was about resetting the foundations of society by manipulating it. As eventually revealed, the First Foundation is about the hard sciences while the Second Foundation is about the soft sciences, that is, exactly the sort of thing Professor Fruitcake is involved in.
Yes it was all very fanciful in Asimov's writings. But you should still get it correct.
He was downvoted because Dotcon has a contingent of Mansonite-like followers on this site. Post anything hinting at the truth about him and it generates down votes. Wear them as a badge of honor. In addition to trawling actual Dotcon stories, they like to trawl Snowden et al. Stories.
Out a lot of really bad crap, this line in particular caught my eye:
America, in turn, agreed to allow Japan to maintain its safety standards on car imports.
As a crazy 'Merkin, I don't understand how that was a concession to Japan. I mean, as long as the same safety standards apply to their domestic manufacturers, that seems like common sense. Especially given that here in the States we mostly get stuck with Kali's motor vehicle standards regardless of where we actually live. Sole exception is the ultra-low emissions vehicles.
Well, the problem here it isn't practical to build out a system that completely eliminates contention. Let's say you have a network, your usage curve is a normal curve, and you expect a mean usages of X. Now, it turns out that at X you can support 5X in raw users. So you run the numbers and if you build out your network at 2X 95% of the time everyone still gets full bandwidth. The other 5% of the time you'll have contention, and when it happens will be random.
The data caps will always hit you.
No, that's the FTC. And this exactly what I and others have contented in the past with respect to throttling of internet speeds. We don't need net neutrality, we just need to enforce our existing laws. In this case, Trac contracted to deliver unlimited service and failed to make good on that contract. Whether or not the average punters actually get anything out of this is still TBD.
Check my posting history, I'll wait.
Done? OK so we've established I'm no beating heart liberal and I probably carry a bigger club than you do, right?
This posting on El Reg is the first I've heard of the anti-puppy mill angle. But my roommate told me last night about the ad where the cute, loyal puppy who was lost from the car fought its way home only to arrive in time to see the family sell it online. And that as a result of negative feedback GoDaddy had pulled the ad. My reaction "Well, it is GoDaddy so stupidity was to be expected." The fact that no one in their marketing chain thought about just how wrong that ad was is everything you need to know to avoid GoDaddy. If they can't even get their marketing right, there's no chance in hell they're going to get their technical details right. If they wanted to do the cute, loyal, lost puppy story, it should have centered around the family looking for and finding the puppy, not selling it. That's a positive story all the way around.
No you don't. You've got to be of two minds about it all the time. You have to value the future and decide whether the risks the company is taking are worth the gains based on the probability of getting them PLUS you have to value the business on its current performance. Primarily because even if the risks are worth the probably gains, if you don't have a currently sustainable business model, you can't get to the future no matter how good/right it might be if you could get there. And that's where MS's business strategy is flailing. Windows 8 is a disaster on the order of Bob, except it's their cash cow not some app that sits on the cash cow. And instead of recognizing that and adapting they doubled down on it.
You state you are using 4.4.4. Google state they are patching anything after 4.4 so yours should be patched.
If WebKit is present on your phone, you're potentially vulnerable regardless of what browser you use because the code is still present on the phone. I translate the PR guy's statements as, "at 4.4 we replaced WebKit".
Nope, the article clearly states this vulnerability is currently in Google's wheelhouse. The carriers only muck things up after Google have fixed it.
But you unlike the MS exploits, you can't grouse that Google are artificially downplaying this vulnerability. The user has to activate a specific functionality which is then both time and space limited and only reboots the device. If someone comes up with a way to chain it to something else, Google might then upgrade the importance of this vulnerability.
For as much as there are problems at NASA that are of their own making, mismanaging space transport is not one of them. That falls squarely on Congress which never set appropriate goals and funding for the agency.
As other posters have noted, this isn't just a silly State Department spat. The Russians under Putin have returned to Soviet form and are bad actors on the international stage. When it comes to subsidies and game rigging, Putin's got anything that happens here in the US beat hands down.
Looks to me like the only one playing the party line here is you, and it isn't a pro-liberty party line.
And that comment hides the bigger problem with Oracle's acquisition of Sun.
I understand from a friend who use to use their kit at work that Oracle's price boosts made Sun's pricing seem reasonable. Within a year of Oracle acquiring Sun, they replaced all their Solaris systems with Unix because it was cheaper than buying Oracle support contracts. This friend once bought a data array from Sun and got the computer kicked in for free. OK, not really but it was the end result. He priced out an array, priced a Sun system with an array of the same size, and the Sun system with array was cheaper than just the array. So I count is as them kicking in the computer for free.
I see. You liked those problems in physics class where you got to assume the horses were perfectly round, frictionless spheres.
Sorry, my first experience with "standards" was as a tech writer documenting RS-232 connections. I've had a dim view of such things ever since. Of course, it didn't help matters that my second job was with a company that was writing standards for a smart house, and I got to see the sausage being made. One of the unpublished standards I did the DTP work on was even a programming language for the house of cards which eventually collapsed.
Every day. And it's a damned annoyance that every time I setup a new user or migrate an existing user that I have to hover over them to make sure they click on "Skip" the first time they open Chrome. Even more of a PITA when an update somehow resets it and they inadvertently log into the data slurp.
If this were true
Taxi regulation is there to protect the customer, not to limit the market.
this wouldn't happen
every time limits came up ... the votes went for the cap. (despite your honorable service).
I don't think Uber is just the latest method of hiring. I think it is truly expanding the market, mostly through casual drivers, not professional ones. Hence the huge disparity in numbers. A professional driver might not be able to cover expenses at $20 for a 20 mile drive. For the casual driver, it offsets his gas money so it's worth it.
While I concur with your disgust and vehemence on this issue, there is one thing of which we must take note, and a damned annoying thing it is:
Government contracts invariably require at least two sources for damn near everything, and it does nearly require an act of Congress to sole source something. So for purposes of maintaining two sources, ULA will continue to gouge for many years.
Yes. Because failure is how we learn what NOT to do next time, so long as we survive.
Also, I'd note the precise wording. The "failure of" not the "failed launch". The second would indeed imply the mission was a failure, while the first notes that things did not go the way they were planned.
I concur that the success greatly outweighs the failure, but that does not negate the fact that there was some small amount of failure in the mission.
Well, in that case El Reg needs to hire you and keep you awake for 12 hours before letting you at their end of day copy for editing. It's been visibly lacking since they lost their last Mistress of Grammar. And I note that as someone who at best got C+ not A on my grammar grades in school.
Climate change, yeah that's a money grabbing farce.
Atomic clock "scientists" cry wolf? Absolutely. They've were a Soviet front group when founded and never left their roots even if the old union is gone.
Likelihood of nuclear war? This one I'd actually rate higher than it has been in my lifetime and I'm getting to be an old fart. But not for the reasons the idiots running the clock focus on. Right now the Iranians are about a year from having nukes. They really are fanatical religious nutters who aren't afraid to use them after they've got them and they really are hell bent on wiping Israel of the map. The Israelis' of course have nukes. So the region is likely to explode when they do. Expect spill over into India-Pakistan who probably also both have nukes even if one of them denies it. At that point the whole thing spins out of control.
Was the app that let you connect your phone to your PC to sync contacts...
Given that Windows Apps don't run on Macs, no. I would however be willing to wager a good steak dinner that BB had an equivalent program written specifically for the Mac.
..why not even more niche phone OSes..
I don't see where you can discount niche phone set makers from the net neutrality argument when niche content providers are at the heart of the case for net neutrality. The whole point of the net neutrality argument is that the big guys can buy access the little guys can't. If the principle is sound for the pipes, it is also sound for the delivery system.
While Modus is probably in the moral right, they are definitely in the legal wrong on this one. The proper way to withhold payment in cases like this is for Modus to have placed the amount for the payment in escrow until such time as Nimbus fixed the problems with equipment. The exact process for doing so may vary from place to place, and I expect it involves a judge giving his approval for placing the money is escrow.
I know someone who had a similar problem and that's what they did. Granted theirs was housing related (mushrooms growing in the basement carpet because of a leak problem the landlord refused to fix) but the same principles applied. The aggrieved party got back rent for the better part of the year plus interest when the lease expired.
As an outsider the first thing you OUGHT to learn is that Congress is the only part of government which is authorized to pass new laws. As such, the FCC cannot pass a law under the guise of a rule implementing a law that Congress hasn't passed. Which is EXACTLY what the FCC is proposing to do.
That goes double for all you Brits who think you understand it because we mostly share a language.
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Your VM can't grow the drive size to something adequate? Sounds like a software problem to me.
While it is true that when Bill Gates uttered the infamous phrase that disk space was free it wasn't, these days is pretty much is. Even a cheap laptop comes with a 250G hard drive these days, and even at 81G for all of my installed apps and data on my work system, that's not even 1/3 of the available disk space.
True, you'll probably have problems with .dll rot and the like, but with MS shunning service packs, these days you'll get that no matter what.
Color was not a significant factor in the movie world before The Wizard of Oz was released. I know The Jazz Singer get nods for first color film, but I think a lot of people mark Oz as the change point for the industry. Part of that comes from the transition from B&W to color in the film itself. Part of that came from people keeping the color part a secret when it was first released.
While time will have some affect on references, the 25 year period is definitely needed to remove noise from signal. Several posters above have referenced Princess Bride with their quotes. Will it stand the test of time the way that Oz has? Maybe, but I don't think they're on the same level of cultural impact.
The story was always intended to be transmogrified into a religion. It was a bar bet between Hubbard and Heinlein. Hubbard wrote Battlefield Earth, Heinlein wrote Stranger in a Strange Land. People still argue over what the definition of "winning the bet" is because one wrote a book that turned into Scientology and the other wrote a readable book.
Almost but not quite. They aren't referencing the person consuming it, they're referencing a writer/producer who referenced it in a film they made. There's a distinction worth noting there. As noted in my post above, it doesn't guarantee a connection, but I can certainly see the argument that you have a higher probability that someone actually making a film is likely to have seen a film to which they make reference. You can also make the assertion that even if not directly aware of the reference, it may have made it's way into general cultural acceptance. Sort of like "stealing from the rich to give to the poor" is an accepted cultural reference to Robin Hood, which is generally accepted by the public. Another similar reference would be saying someone got their 30 pieces of silver.
I'm not sure I buy that there is a direct correlation, but I'd certainly agree the probability of correlation goes up.
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