raw sprouts, shredded or finely sliced, make a really nice addition to a salad, with a pleasant peppery flavour.
Seriously, try them.
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I never understood why someone would use Just Eat (or Hungry House etc.) when you could just order from a takeaway directly?
Some of our local restaurants don't do deliveries at all, but do the best food - this is true of both our local Chinese and Indian, so using these services saves having to drive.
Additionally, of course, the great thing about the services is they can get food from more than one restaurant, so you can get fish and chips, Thai, Kebab and Pizza all delivered together.
I'm happy to be convinced that there are intelligent species somewhere other than earth, but these FRB's seem to me to be an unlikely candidate for a deliberate signal.
Whatever is producing them appears to be of such intensity that any lifeform within light years of the source would be destroyed, so I can't see that they would be deliberately instigated.
The only other possibilities would be a nasty accident (some major failure of a power source, perhaps) or a byproduct of some conflict (like nuclear explosions but raised to the nth power) but the fact that they repeat, apparently from a similar source, would argue against either of those being likely.
I noticed recently that our local branch of Sainsbury has an ANPR camera at the entrance to the car park - and proudly displays your registration number to you on a matrix sign as you drive in, along with a time at which you must exit again. I wonder how many pings a day the local plod get from that?
Sadly, empirical evidence is frequently dismissed by scientists, even though, by it's very nature, it is observed behaviour.
This is why we waste money on scientific studies to prove the grazing behaviours of sheep, instead of just accepting what sheep farmers have known for centuries.
Zuck always gives himself annual challenges that he shares with the world. In the past he’s learned Mandarin, run a lot and built a home AI.
If I remember correctly, last year he challenged himself to "read five books".
I wonder how that went for him.
Janet and John build a web site.
Somewhere for the birds and the bees to do
educational naughty things.
Was it Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett who wrote that the beauty of listening to birdsong in the countryside is somewhat marred when you realise that they are all screaming "Look at me, I've got a big todger"
stopping kids accessing porn on the grounds that such content could "distress them or harm their development".
I would be interested to see if there is any actual evidence that this is the case.
It seems strange that in the UK, "kids" can legally have sex for two years before they are allowed to see porn on the Internet.
Yep, I seem to have the same influence, when I stand and glare over the user's shoulder, the reported issues always go away and everything works properly.
I'm sure I've recounted before how we keep a 20lb lump hammer hanging in the server room where all the racks can see it. Our MTBF went up massively when we did that.
And a friend of mine has the carcass of a Dell PE860 displayed on a workbench in the server room, with a large flat-bladed screwdriver driven right through the motherboard...
You certainly aren't . It's a strange phenomenon that makes us look like witchdoctors. I might get myself some sort of magical staff to wave at the computer on the way over.
Sacrificing a chicken over the keyboard is always a show stopper, although removing the blood and feathers afterwards is a bit of a chore.
"Wallace said that inaction from internet giants means the cost of tackling terror content is "heaped on law enforcement agencies" – and the state should be able to recoup that in some way."
Strangely, perhaps, it was my belief that the law enforcement agencies were paid to enforce the law already, that's their job.
If various internet companies didn't already help them out with traffic capture and analysis, the law enforcement agencies would be much worse off than they are now.
My secondary school Head of Chemistry used to walk around with a mixture of mercury and iron filings in his lab-coat pocket, and he used to walk behind the pupils and throw pinches of the mixture into the lit bunsen burners on the bench. Very hard to concentrate when a low-grade thermite reaction is going off in front of you!
So, we normally have the following to feed the assembled hordes:
Chicken (as it's much moister than turkey) with streaky bacon laid over the breast, and cooked as a crown.
Pigs in blankets (cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon, for those not aware of the term).
Roasted carrot and parsnip coated in honey.
Roast potatoes done in goose fat.
Sprouts, boiled and then mixed with chestnuts and lightly fried in butter.
We don't do peas, or any other green veg.
Gravy, made from the legs and wings of the chicken boiled and reduced down.
Sage and Onion stuffing.
Redcurrant Jelly, not Cranberry sauce.
Then Christmas Pud with double cream, not custard, about 2 hours after the main course...
Christmas cake and mince pies may appear in the evening, as we argue over the family jigsaw...
The whole point of this exercise is that the new bill is NOT like the old one.
John, you seem to be having a comprehension fail here. What part of the following suggests that the new rules are different?
President Trump today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 that will reinstate rules created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015
Doesn't matter how big your batteries are, if the generators don't work the batteries will eventually run out.
No, that's obviously true, but my reading of this situation is that the mains power went out and everything stopped immediately. They should have had sufficient battery power to at least give them time to manually start the backup generators, but that doesn't appear to have happened.
The article very carefully skims over that bit, doesn't it.
The incoming mains supply was lost to the site and generators failed to take over the service.
Every datacenter I've ever dealt with does weekly on-load generator tests, and UPS failover tests.
Now we all know shit happens, no matter how much we try to prepare, but this does feel like they haven't been taking enough time on planning or testing.
Why didn't their UPS have enough capacity to keep things up, even if the generators failed to start cleanly?
@A Non e-mouse
Unfortunately you seem to be in a minority, most managers I've come across don't care about whether you infect everyone else, they just don't want you to be off.
My experience is not that it's bravery driving people to come in when ill, it's fear of reprisals.
Serverless is all about giving developers the ability to execute code without requiring sysadmins.
Given the recent large numbers of incidents where private data has been dumped in an S3 bucket and then ALL THE SECURITY TURNED OFF, I would suggest that developers shouldn't be trusted to do anything without sysadmin supervision.
Are you really so deluded as to think that all these people are part of some evil conspiracy to push a political agenda.
Can you not appreciate that these people, many of whom are the pioneering founders of what the internet is today, may be genuinely concerned by what they see as an ill-concieved and flawed plan of action?
Have you actually read the open letter? I have, and I'm not seeing the "personal attacks and Good vs Evil language" which you mention.
A mate of mine had a similar experience with Transport For London, who, in their online documentation for the London Exclusion Zone, nicked a photograph of his to illustrate a type of vehicle that was not compliant.
The photograph, which was taken by him of his own vehicle, was published on his own website which was for enthusiasts of that type of car. Under every image on his site there was a copyright notice, but sadly he didn't watermark the image.
TfL didn't even bother hosting the image themselves, they just linked to my mate's server, which is how he found out about it - he noticed a sudden increase in traffic to the site.
When he contacted TfL to get them to stop, they claimed they had tried to find the copyright owner before using the image, but couldn't. Clearly bollox.
He said afterwards that he regretted the missed opportunity of replacing the image with one of the same filename, but different content...
Surprisingly, Hutchison’s Three bests O2 for average 4G download speed in every region
But that graph doesn't tell the whole story, whilst Three may be faster than O2 where it is available, its overall coverage is still poor, in my experience. Certainly in the East Midlands region, you'll be lucky to get any signal on Three outside of urban areas, whereas O2 coverage is much more evenly spread.
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