Re: We know what comes next...
"I have emailed my European ambassador to confirm that the block is working but strangely haven't yet received a reply"
112 posts • joined 20 Jun 2009
I actually got a ticket for operating a vehicle on a federal waterway ( the Trent-Severn waterway) while drinking an alcoholic beverage.
2pm and 10ft from the dock, I was in the stern with beer in hand, hence the operating part, when a police boat showed up. The best part was that the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) officer asked for a piece of id; I was in a bathing suit.
"Of course, for google, seeing what everyones reading is an absolute goldmine for ad metrics so im not suprised they pulled this."
You think they don't see what everyone's reading on Reader?
All they've done is lost contact with those who like unadulterated RSS. We might be slightly fringe compared to most but that just means that we're more devoted to what we like. Reader users will move to another, non-Google, service, taking their data out of Google's ecosystem. They've shot themselves in the foot, methinks.
I stay signed in to Google for one reason and one reason only: so that I can quickly go to Reader and read any new articles I'm interested in.
I get my emails on my phone and I don't give a rat's arse about personalized search, Google+, or any of the other "benefits" of staying signed in to Google. The end result to Google is that I will now sign out, clear cookies and stop feeding them data (or at least stop feeding them as much data).
I use exactly the same system. I get almost no spam on my professional or personal addresses and I check on the other ones once a week(ish) unless I've bought something. Forums are all set up to not contact me unless someone PMs me or if I've subscribed to a particular thread. My worst spam problems are mass reply-to-alls from friends, family or acquaintances.
Here in France pretty much everyone uses Deezer at home. It has a relatively good selection of artists and it's easier to let people use it at a party than to let them touch your vinyl, cds and/or mess about with your mp3s.
I have a Deezer Premium account that came free with my Orange mobile account. It allows offline listening, although you have to synchronize first and the files are encrypted on the hard drive. It wasn't at all a factor in the contract I chose but I have to admit that the android app gets used a lot; with a premium account you get unlimited mobile streaming.
"Do you have a simple Nokia brick phone that has great phone quality, but just has the basic features and isn't a smart phone?
Buy a 'white box' pc or off brand pc that nobody has heard about from Taiwan? What type of car do you drive? "
Your comment doesn't make any sense. You should have compared IDENTICAL items of IDENTICAL quality from different brands instead of comparing, say, a Nokia brick phone(just makes calls) and a smart phone(does a whole lot of other stuff AND makes calls).
* the comment about the car doesn't make much sense either
Total Coalition deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 : 2583
Total Taliban deaths in Afghanistan in 2010 : 5225
Total Taliban deaths in Afghanistan in 2009 : 4610
Total Taliban deaths in Afghanistan in 2008 : 3800 - 5000
Now if you start to include civilian deaths it changes a bit, but you still can't say that the Taliban is causing "mayhem at relatively low cost to a much bigger force of heavily armed soldiers. " unless you have a very broad definition of "low cost".
Based on the number of fatalities from both sides I would say they're pesky or maybe irritating, but I agree with your point, if not the example you used.
We used to nick everything we needed to make black powder from school, although I seen to remember buying the ingredients from the pharmacy as well. My favorite was sugar and potassium nitrate mixed up and rolled in newspaper, made a wicked smoke bomb. Powdered magnesium and homemade thermite were fun too. That was in the 80s and early 90s, when it was considered more nerdy than terroristy. Oh look, a new word!
a case where a woman wearing a burka refused to show her face when asked.
This NOT about hiding your identity, it IS about thinly veiled anti-Muslim sentiment in France.
It is also about the current government playing to the extreme right in a bid to stay in power next year.
****We need a Rumpole icon, I'd LOVE to see him defend someone accused of "unlawfully wearing an item of clothing".
I only shutdown my FF notebook once or twice a week, if that, but I close Firefox numerous times per day. I've been using Firefox Preloader for years now and it really makes a difference in FF start-up time. After updating to FF4 I had to play around with it a bit, because they seem to have changed where sessions are held. When I restarted FF it came up with the last pages viewed instead of my start page. I solved it by adding the "Exit" button from the Toolbar Buttons extensions(identical to the File>Exit menu) and the Hide Captions Titlebar Plus extension to hide the normal windows close button. The only problem is that I don't have a minimize button anymore, although I can just click on the taskbar button.
I'd imagine that it would be pretty easy to protect yourself from this technique by using a web translation service to translate your email to another language, and then back to the original. That would probably give enough of a difference in writing style to screw up the results while keeping a relatively legible email that stays true to the original.
I imagine it would be fairly easy to protect yourself against this technique using a translation service for websites to translate your e-mail to another language, then back to the original. That would probably give enough of a difference in writing style screw results while maintaining a relatively readable e-mail that remains faithful to the original.
Google translate English to French and then back again
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