Re: Voice ?
...oh, you were being serious?
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...oh, you were being serious?
Are you saying you want to see the units (understandable), or would you like the UK to adopt kilometres as our unit of road distance (not going to happen)?
I never really understood the nature of his relationship with the resident bunnies; was it like his harem or something?
"just exactly what are your qualifications for dealing with international, and I might add, Nuclear opponents in our so-called Free World?"
One might ask you the same question.
I like the old emojis. Those look a bit facebookey.
Oh when will Google allow us to revoke permissions to apps. If an app that has no business being able to send and receive texts or voice calls, or access mobile numbers etc. still lists them in their required permissions, we should bloody well be able to turn those permissions off.
British forces were pretty lucky at the landings, but both British and Canadian forces had a hell of a job taking Caen. Monty always like to give troops under his command the worst jobs.
As for Ypres, that was nasty all round. Looking at the causality records in WWI, you can always spot the times when a regiment has been rotated into the Ypres salient: the casualty rate always increases ten-fold.
Dammit, I want a steamed jam sponge pudding now.
It's always nice when someone with no interest in a subject weighs into a discussion. Particularly when that someone's contribution boils down to "I HATE EVERYTHING YOU LIKE!!!!1111"
I suppose the downside of series for the likes of Netflix, where it can be assumed that the audience will binge watch, is that there's no longer the need to make each episode stand on its own. Usually an episode would further the plot of the season somewhat (or sometimes not at all), but also represented a complete story in its own right. That doesn't seem to be the case for some more recent stuff, such as the Marvel series. Of those I think Luke Cage was the worst offender, with hardly anything happening in each episode.
I guess it's no wonder web advertising is becoming more obnoxious. Advertises can no longer rely on us having to sit through their rubbish. I can't even be bothered to use ITV's on-demand service because of the adverts. Well that and the crap resolution.
Sometimes it even improves the experience. Me and my wife have just recently finished re-watching all of Buffy, having not seen any since it finished running on TV. I distinctly remember the last few seasons being a real drag, and yet I really enjoyed them this time. I think it's because, yes, some episodes are a bit of a slog, but you just have to watch one more and the whole thing picks up again. In the good old days you'd be stuck with the memory of that one crap episode all week, and if the next one wasn't great, you'd quickly lose interest.
...because it doesn't contain any actual smoke! Passive smoke is still smoke and contains lots of carcinogenic products of combustion. The vapour from a e-cig is almost all water vapour.
I get not liking the smell, but I don't get why people refuse to acknowledge that there is no evidence that vaping is dangerous at all, unlike actual smoking. It's always "we don't know", "we need more evidence" etc. but it just smacks of puritanism.
IMHO if everyone who smoked switched to vaping tomorrow, the world would be a hell of a lot better off.
Well Brexit was mentioned in the article.
Perhaps another version of Godwin's law can model how long until someone calls someone else a "snowflake".
Banning smoking in public places? Sure, since it is actually harmful. Banning vaping? No way since it doesn't hurt anyone. I don't do either, but I still believe in rational laws.
I will admit that the sickly sweet smell that some vapes produce isn't nice on a hot bus or train, so people should be considerate. Mind you that goes for people who overdo their perfume too.
"By 2020, anyone will be able to legally request 10Mbps as a minimum download speed under the government’s Universal Service Obligation (USO)."
So... what happens when you make this request? Can your ISP tell you to "f**k off"? Or will they say "OK, we're happy to oblige! So long as you pay us a ton of money to upgrade your exchange."?
Having a right to request something is a bit weak isn't it? I mean, all employees have the right to request flexible working hours, but that doesn't stop an employer from telling them to "f**k off". They have to go through a whole load of bureaucratic procedures, but ultimately the answer will still be "f**k off".
If the ad spewers didn't make their ads as obnoxious as possible, there wouldn't be this problem. Whoever invented the full screen ad for mobile browsers deserves to be shot. Whoever invented the full screen ad for mobile browsers, capable of activating a mobile's vibrate function, deserves to be shot slowly.
Well, humanity went from first man in space to first man on the moon in just eight years, so it's not impossible. Granted, there was a bit more drive back then, but if a big moneybags like Musk has the will then there are enough boffins that can give him the way.
But everyone knows that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.
Also the ISS is still protected by Earth's magnetosphere.
I'm pretty certain that any tribunal would find in favour of the junior dev. However since they'd just started, they'd only be able to claim wrongful dismissal, and only if the dismissal was in breach of contract.
Then I guess it comes down to how one defines "lifetime". It can't mean forever.
It certainly isn't fair to expect MS to support an OS version forever. However, there could be a legal minimum length of support. That way there's a clear line beyond which the responsibility goes from the vendor to the customer.
The important ones are usually the ones you can't hear. The "passengers are reminded that smoking is not permitted anywhere on the station" message usually comes through crystal clear though.
I feel your pain, really I do. However, there are people for whom being able to get a bus to go 200 yards down the road is the difference between making that journal or not, i.e the elderly and disabled.
The 7th has been cancelled. Stagecoach would like to 'apologise' for the inconvenience.
"It is possible to feel for both."
Of course it is. There are those who'll call you a champagne socialist for it though.
Text file? Get with the times granddad.
All the cool companies keep their critical data on a host of obscurely named Excel workbooks, spread across a hundred different folders. Also ageing VBA scripts that no one knows how to debug FTW.
What do you mean "no evidence"? Haven't companies been running driverless cars in tests for ages now? Pretty much the only crashes that have happened have been some meatbag's fault.
Personally I'd swap C# for Java, but otherwise I agree.
Blimey Dark Castle was hard. I've played some of the 2006 version, but I swear they made it easier. I was able to finish a level!
I'm finding the whole thing rather hard to swallow.
I agree with wolfetone. At the moment stock Android on the likes of the Nexus is the lightest, most frequently updated version of Android there is (at least that's how it appears to me). However, it's still got loads of Google-branded rubbish I don't use and would rather not have at all. If there was a bare-bones Android, which preferably was ludicrously easy to root, I'd be all over it.
That sounds like their approach to dealing with over-subscribed areas. They say they're going to review demand in three months. Then three months later they say it's been delayed and will be reviewed... in three months".
Is that like a hurry-up wagon?
I've got one: Stagecoach.
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That's certainly my experience. At least the ones that report their arrival time in minutes have an outside chance of turning up. The ones that appear as a specific time are imaginary.
Show a machine learning algorithm enough sausages and enough willies, with good enough image analysis tools available, and it'll figure out the difference. Make sure you use a range of different looking examples from both classes though. You don't want to over train it on Richmond sausages, or it might start relying too much on pinkness.
Doubt pharma would've voted leave, overall. Science and tech. are mostly pro-remain.
...what with their people being educated.
It's not difficult at all. BAE Systems, for instance, have perfected the art of absorbing tons of money while delivering useless, over-budget, barely functional junk.
I liked Capaldi a lot. It's a shame the first series he was in was pants, but that's the fault of the writers.
The colour coded warnings can be largely ignored. Once we hit brown alert, then we should all pay attention.
I don't know about anyone else, but when someone says "sheeple" I find it hard to take them seriously.
The UK's system is far simpler and more transparent: BAE Systems tell us what we want and we pay them huge amounts of money for it. Sometimes they might suddenly tell us they need even more money to finish a job, and often the end product doesn't actually work, but it's OK because it's a British company.
"If all 'alien structures' are mountains, are all moutains alien structures?"
1. belonging to a foreign country.
2. unfamiliar and disturbing or distasteful.
3. supposedly from another world; extraterrestrial.
So the answer is "yes", if they're in another country, really weird looking or on another planet.
Most of the people I know that do drug trials on animals are pretty normal.
...except that he looks nothing like the game character, besides being big and black.
But if Food Standards Scotland aren't able to access your browser history on a whim, the terrorist have already won.
I wonder what people who voted leave think of the snooper's charter anyway?
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