Re: Other theories are available
Yes, A Modest Proposal was satire. Now what, prey tell, do you think it was satirizing?
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Yes, A Modest Proposal was satire. Now what, prey tell, do you think it was satirizing?
I had heard it as no so much puritanical, but rather anti-Irish. Back when London was trying to eradicate/domesticate the Irish - basically the same mindset that lead to the Irish Famine and A Modest Proposal.
Enjoyable, perhaps, for those watching from the outside. But spare a thought for those stuck inside the clown show, for whom the more appropriate adjective is "interesting" - as in times.
Icon: Also, spare a thought for those who are on the outside, but within the wind-drift areas for the fallout.
If it's as an enema, one would not need to make the placebo taste, or possibly even smell like coffee. I know I'm not going to take a big whiff of something intended to go up a jacksie, much less sip on it.
One might be able to use roasted black beans, or perhaps lentils, to make the placebo, as green coffee beans smell a lot like lentils, or other dried legumes.
Is a drug that turns man into machine
But, it's not a steroid
By sluggers employed
But is legal, and known as caffiene
Fair point. Thank you for pointing it out to me. I can only claim to have been duped by repeated exposure to the incorrect. I will do better next time.
At least it wasn't a lose/loose situation.
No stranger than the alliance of hard-core baptists (temperance movement) and the US citizens that owned Canadian Distilleries that lead to Prohibition.
That is the error for "I'm a teapot" - Maybe they could file an RFC for "481: I'm a crackpot"
When was this semi-utopian time?! The no advertising I can believe, provided you were on ArpaNet, or maybe a University computer; but porn-free? I believe the second text file sent between users was an ASCII art nude. And as long as there has been gossip, rumors, or "What I did over the weekend" there has been "fake news".
Admitedly, The Eternal September has made all of the bullshit so much more, and so much worse. I also fear for the future of the human race.
I refer you to Alice's comment on The Jabberwock.
I would have thought that "Pitch" would have been a better name choice. Because they're "pitching", and expect the users to be "catching".
Icon: How they see the users.
I do mourn OS/2 - But I am not a hipster: I hated what was cool long before it was popular.
(ref: holding 22% of the world's prison population, with only 4.4% of the world population; warrant-less spying on citizenry; taxing income earned, and spent, abroad by citizens - but not for corporations, etc.)
Lucy is going to Jupiter's Trojans. Psyche is going to the large metal asteroid (named Psyche 16). Two missions, one article.
The Trojans are made of the primordial stuff of the solar system, without much in the way of changing via pummeling, heating, irradiating, etc. Lucy is hoped to give us insight on the origins of the solar system, like Lucy the Preserved gave us great insight into the origins of modern humans. Lucy the Preserved was named after the Beatles' song, if I recall.
Psyche 16 is presumed to be the exposed core of a broken planet(-oid?) that may tell us a lot about the earth's core, which we can't get to owing to geology.
Even better if they find some crystallized carbon deposits in the Trojans.
Now if only any embedded player ("Smart" TV, console, or "media center" STB) could play .mkvs.
Having said that, I love the standard, and have tried to find something that could store and play them onto a TV, without having to set up a dedicated PC as a media server.
I thought those were the prizes awarded for growing superb star anise.
Upvoted - because Teddy told me to.
Request 18-20 Chromebooks, then sell 'em on eBay and use the cash to buy paper, staples, etc.
"Can we call the modern thin smartphones Diam Bar phones, please?"
I have had many comments from SWMBO about her "Diam phone!" ... or something that sounded like that...
My favorite "floppy" story is when I was working at the coal face, and a customer called in, needing help installing the printer. They had bought a printer that came with a driver CD. When the inserted the CD into the drive and closed the door, they heard a loud >CRACK< - that's when they called support.
No to find some honest people......
One of the (many) problems with the US is that in getting rid of the nobles, we got rid of noblesse oblige. And now that we have Oligarchs and Plutarchs rising up to form a new class of (ig?)nobles, they are very much resistant to bringing it back.
Kudos to Gates for at least making a nod to noblesse oblige.
Have an upvote for Tomato. That lovely piece of software has seriously improved (and extended the useful life of) an old router of mine.
The taste of the chicken is not horrible (not good, but not completely wretched); the thing that put me off of KFC forever is that last time I went, every piece of chicken had broken bones. I don't know if the abuse was pre-, peri-, or postmortem; but any of those is too disturbing for me to trust their food handling.
Nick Cage may actually improve that movie.
Now add in Keanu Reeves and have Michael Bay direct it, you could have the movie that everyone will love to hate.
MacGyver is only slightly more accurate than The Anarchists' Cookbook. At least what they left off in the show won't (likely) hurt/kill you, it just won't work.
Thank you for listing the three "Nuclear Options" together. Just naming them is enough to trigger the earworm. Fortuitously, naming them together, in a group, makes them compete and they each cancel out the other two.
Now I will be the bastard and point out the one you missed: MaNaMiNa
And what are they watching from?
The '682 patent covers classifying files as desired or undesired and only including desired files in a backup snapshotDidn't attrib +A|-A pretty much do that?
"I know nothing about this other than what I've just read - but I note:"
I have read this story in El Reg (many articles) but I am Septic, so I haven't heard about this from any of "our" sources. But even then you've missed a fiar few points:
This article just reads like the one Authority who can curb this EPO debacle and depose Battistelli is finally waking up, and threatening to count to three...
Given the reference, I'm not certain that that rogue apostrophe wasn't intentional.
^An example of the convoluted NOT-logic that you sometimes need (and will see far more often) when coding.
You hire great people - the best people. these people will tell you it's not a hard problem. The weak, the losers, they will tell you it's a hard problem. It's not a hard problem, the solution is clear, and it's a great solution!
No noose is good noose!
Two pages before a Constable Savage reference?! What is The Register Comentariat coming to?
Discredited to the point that all adherents have disassociated from the theory?
And filling part of the dark sigil Odegra.
Reminds me of reading about Goebbels and the "Big Lie". "when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it."
But why monkeys? Why not use a critter that no-one would feel empathy with? I mean, we have plenty of lawyers and politicians; even PETA would approve of testing on them.
I think it was shown that the MACHOs would just be WIMPs putting on a show....
"Space is bent and creates a rainbow."
I loved Ripped Fuel! Two of those and a MOAC (Mother Of All Coffee - 8oz of espresso and 16 oz of drip-brew) would have me good for the day. A dirty chai latte would be a nice wind-down in the evening.
Yes, I did have headaches when I got home, why do you ask?
"It's probably going to hit the liver a bit at some point though."
Nope. Coffe is actually good for the liver, 2-3/day cups seems to reduce your risk of liver disease significantly. Your kidneys on the other hand... too much coffee and you will be throwing stones.
That's... actually a good idea. If I could stomach slogging through the inane drivel of the kind of people who would benefit from "curation" it could be a decent little money spinner. - One that AI won't be any good at for several years. Once AI is good enough (When/If) I expect to see it as a Facebook Premium option.
I've seen it go both ways (sometimes in the same project): The client constantly shifts goal posts, and the contractors making up their own. It takes a lot of proactive communication and a desire (on both sides) for a successful completion for a project to not suck.
Based on the soundbites in the Article, I'm guessing RI changed some specs (or requested nice-to-haves/stretch goals) mid-work, and HPE said "Sure!"; then HPE "re-allocated resources" to cover the new work, and used that re-allocation as an excuse to skip work they didn't want to do - without telling RI that their requirements were getting run-over by the new nice-to-haves.
Plenty of Fail to go around.
Could this faux-base be made to link to the printer's NIC, potentially using the company Internet for back-haul?
Having worked in a second sub-basement surrounded by dirt, concrete, and steel I could see the benefit of a small portable base-station; but the Networks guys usually object to something like that. It may take them a bit longer to identify the strange and excessive packets coming out of the printer than it would take them to see a new, unauthorized device on the network.
Really, that set-up and you didn't go anywhere near a "knocked Uranus on it's arse" joke?
It's easier than trying to look more pixelated.