Re: "Massey died in a fusillade of bullets"
And if I've read the figures right you are more likely to be shot by a toddler in the US than by anyone with a gun in the UK.
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Drupal, like many web site arseistants, seems to be built on the false premise that something complicated can be made simpler. All it does is move the hard bit somewhere else, where you will have to meet it, rather than face to face, via a whole new bunch of not quite worked out problems. It's the Fourier transform of a Spike, rather than a short click you end up with signals in every frequency.
The ipad would not do what he wanted it to do for any money he can afford. Ditto MacOS.
As for changing to another windows OS he's one of these people that bought into computing is easy so he's not up for that.
I may offer to help him upgrade his machine to Linux but not until he's calmed down. He spent ages preparing his demo and getting the people together to watch it and MS takes over his PC and makes him look like a twat (or so he feels), Why cant they just have the common courtesy to say your machine needs updating and it will grind to a halt for a while is that OK or do you have a living to earn from this shit piece of software we made others put on your computer.
appeared in many papers as a grid that you would look through desperately trying to find the shoot,
I found it on one site - it would have been an inch or two off the the left on all the other ones published. It seems most sites crop (crap) the photo to fit the layout without person with clue checking it.
The problem seems to be that 90% of the people involved in developing web pages are "definitely not skilled in the art".
I must confess I have my name on a patent but my job was at stake for not agreeing to write about something I'd knocked up the functional core of in a lunch meeting! I doubt it would stand up to any scrutiny but my managers thought its was the dogs bollocks whereas to me it was obvious to anyone reading their first art pamphlet as Viz would describe it. I was probably skilled in that art but 25 years on I'm still learning about computing.
People used to brew beer twice from the same grain - the first mash would produce a good strong brew - possibly up to 10%, and then the grain was mashed again and the small beer made.
Modern brewing uses a technique called sparging where a small amount of much hotter water is used to wash the remaining sugars out of the grain after the first (and now only) mash liquor has been drained off.
Conversely there is a pub near Hexham called The Twice Brewed where they used to add more grain for the second mash to make an even stronger ale, Its in a village called Once Brewed!
Were LA's doing things inefficiently or did Crapita just manage to sell the idea they were? I worked for one small council that had managed to avoid outsourcing and we had far far fewer IT staff, in house and out, than all the outsourced ones of similar size.
I believe its just another tory myth that public services are inefficient - as outsourcing proves time and time again.
While I was in NZ I spotted some flies doing what must have been a mating dance but analysis was near impossible as you couldn't tell which of the fuckers was which. You could if you filmed them a slowed them down but it had to be very slowed down. This would help work out what was going on if its possible to identify them.
Not everybody photographs every last moment of their lives. I know people who have more photos and videos than they can watch before the heat death of the universe but most people who just do a bit of browsing and emailing can live quite happily in a couple of gigs even if their OS cannot.
And were used as a file extension to indicate ownership on our VAX. And of course were also used to denote temporary files too so I used to get all sorts of shit when the disks filled up and the system manager wasn't around.People would come to me demanding I deleted my files so their jobs could run. I could of course work out which .TMP files were generated by their jobs and delete them so their jobs would no longer run when I was in the right mood.
Its not just smart speakers. My kids got some 'upmarket' BT speakers via the misses who had asked me for something for the kitchen that played CDs and had a radio etc and did BT etc so I got one I could stand listening to.
The look on the kids faces a few days later when they BTed into the kitchen one and discovered a whole layer of instruments they hadn't heard on their music before!
I knocked up an MP3 of a sine sweep and got out the ribbon mike and there is nothing below 250hz on the BT speakers but harmonics!
"How the hell do you get the kind of heat intensity".
I've tried cookers with a 'wok heater' in the middle but even they dont seem to provide the heat necessary. You can get special wok cookers but under no circumstance use these in a normal home kitchen, even if sober.
This means you need an outdoor cooking area which limits the season you can wok cook properly but with a bit of thought you can make a pizza-oven/tandoor/wok cooker using the same rocket stove burner and baffles to send the fire to the different 'ovens'. I say you can - mine got damp and exploded!
A friend of mine awoke and descented into his kitchen to discover a pan on the floor and an empty steamed putting can on the work surface and a ring on. The steamed putting can looked like it had been attacked by a very hungry and lock in pissed himself so he thought no more of it until he was eating his fry up and some jam appeared in the middle of it and he looked up to see a steamed pudding practically embedded in the polystyrene tiles.
I did wonder - having seen the weaponry that plane watchers employ around airports I was very surprised there were no pictures of the molecular structure of the drone.
Some have said its an organised distraction from the government but it was far too successful to have any government involvement.
I remember watching the telly as a 10 yr old and being absolutely amazed as this fuzzy thing came down some fuzzy things and jumped down onto a a fuzzy moon. You reminded me of my grandfather who was an engineer on the R33 and nearly made the first E-W transatlantic airship flight but for some forgotten reason ended over the Peace March in London instead!
I used to be able to last a 'normal' dive on a 12l cylinder. Then all of a sudden I started guzzling air. and even on a 15l tank couldn't last long enough to last a normal 'holiday' dive and often had to resurface on my own, I didnt realise that the paraflu I'd had had eaten away at my lungs to the stage they were barely working. I had kids around then so had to stop diving and it wasn't until another complaint led to some x-rays that revealed the damage the bug had done.
I was diving assuming I'd use air at around the rate I always had and was surprised to find sometimes after only 15min of a 40m dive I'd be down to 75bar and assumed I'd been hyperventilating or something as normal life didnt seem impinged. Fortunately I'd not gone deep enough to need decompression which could have led to a few problems
Never ever use personal email addresses for things like that. Use an administrative name that is really a distribution list and have some paperwork somewhere in big crayon that ensures several people should know about it all whom can be attached to the arse kicker should it fail.
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