"...it survives typical software scans..."
Even worse. It survives the ultimate sanction of switching off then on again.
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Even worse. It survives the ultimate sanction of switching off then on again.
Shatner's business acumen would appear to be about on par with his acting and authoring abilities.
...I don't use floating point, all my passwords are integer.
Because management types tend to frown on expensive kit being lifted up and dropped, the maintenance logs at work had this practice entered as: "Controlled squarewave deceleration test".
...switching the bank off, then switching it on again?
I just tried the Patient Access app on my tablet. It tells me an update is required and to get it via the Play Store. Play Store tells me my device isn't compatible with this version.
Can I get a prescription for a new tablet on the NHS?
"...unlimited rice pudding!"
But you may be subject to throttling if you have more than 10 spoonfuls.
I've managed to get a bedside cabinet flatpack in under 15 minutes total. Checked stock and location beforehand. The huge timesaver though was entering the shop via the exit doors. Miss all the displays, go straight to where the goods are.
Even taking the lawyers demand from the 33 million awarded, it would still leave 25 million dollars, which makes 625 million lots of 4 cents. Sounds an awful lot to me.
Anyway, there must be a better way to deal with distribution of large awards when the individual shares are too small to economically handle. Why not have a lottery with, say, a hundred thousand prizes of 250 dollars? This way at least a few claimants would benefit from the win.
Or, more precisely...
"Further research funding is needed..."
I hear the fruit fly police are planning a raid on the red-light district.
Sounds good to me
Just this once I'm siding with the bank. Maybe they should have made it clear that buying cryptocurrency follows the same rules as buying any other form of currency or placing a bet (which is probably a closer match). This should have been clear from the outset, and I suspect the reason he got away with it initially was that the purchases were just treated as a transaction with some firm called 'Coinbase'. When Chase discovered that this was a cryptocurrency transaction the cash advance rules were applied. This explains Chase blaming Coinbase. Deceptively? I don't think so.
You're welcome. If you ever need another one, just give me a call.
I thought I had a rich uncle. But he's only got a two-seat Cessna.
You might be fine with making your contacts list public and it being shared, but how about all the people listed on it? Or photographs - do you ask permission from everybody included in the picture before sharing? I have never used facebook, but I know from friends who do use it that my phone number, email address and several photographs that include me are there. When you add in the likes of Apple, Google and all the rest, I suspect that the number of people who have my contact details is mainly made up of people I don't know.
I object to the use of firing squads.
Nothing to do with being undemocratic. I just think they wouldn't be very efficient at scale.
The inquiry should not waste any time on this when the answer should be blindingly obvious with about two seconds thought.
EU internet regulations need not apply.
"...it has a 100GB download allowance!"
Not too shabby.
Provided that's the daily allowance.
They have to allow pitting as pointed out, but they could restrict the entry and exit speed to that of the virtual safety car and reduce the pit lane speed to maintain the time cost of pitting.
What robbed Hamilton was the decision to use virtual safety car rather than deploy the real safety car which they had to do anyway. Most of the time the virtual safety car is useless as cars are spread out all over the track and don't allow easy and safe access. The real safety car bunches up the field and gives a window of a couple of minutes after the last car has passed until they come round again.
This would have been to Hamilton's advantage as he would then have closed up on Vettel who would then drop behind by around 23 seconds when he pitted. As it stood the virtual safety car cut the pit time loss to around 10 seconds as the car in the pit lane entry and exit could go faster than the ones on track, and although limited in the pit lane itself, the cars on track are going much slower than normal.
I just long for the days when the lead changed hands on track rather than via the pit lane, currently all the excitement tends to be for the single digit points places where there is some racing rather than a procession.
As someone who occasionally would like just one or two glasses of wine, I maintain a reasonable stock of half (350ml) and quarter (175ml) bottles of various wines. Purchasing in bulk (I usually order 60 bottles at a time), the discount eliminates the price premium that the smaller bottles would otherwise carry. Also works nicely when making up a packed lunch as a small bottle adds little weight but provides a civilized touch to the meal.
...more than enough to even take all the screws out from the door hinges so that no real damage is done when they get kicked down.
I've never had a Facebook account either. And yet, Facebook has my name, address, phone number, photograph and a whole load of other data. If you have friends who are on Facebook, their contact lists and snaps are all slurped up by the likes of Facebook and Google despite the lack of consent from the third parties involved. Short of becoming a total recluse, I don't really see a way round this.
Is anyone looking into Zuckerberg's sale of shares prior to the price drop he knew was coming? People have been jailed for profiting by less than a hundredth of the amount he picked up.
Damn near everything!
How many of these are users who already had an iPhone and decided against the Apple watch? It might just be that it is the Apple ecosystem that is losing out.
...it has already fallen into the wrong hands.
Whoever came up with the idea that female voices are quieter has obviously never been on a bus with a dozen or so schoolgirls.
Just make them retrieve the errant four before they're allowed to put any more up. If their space team is as good as its cracked up to be, shouldn't be much of a problem for them.
Bring back the stone age!
Since the days of the original IBM PC, I have regularly renewed desktops every 3 years or so until recently. The current desktop and laptop have made it past 5 years and I see no reason to upgrade as long as they still function. The desktop has had a couple of HDDs added, but is otherwise unchanged, the laptop battery isn't capable of more than about an hour of usage, but it's very rare that I need mobile access that can't be catered for by a lower powered device.
Show me a compelling reason to upgrade similar to the step from a 386 to a 486 CPU and I'll consider a new machine soon. Otherwise, barring a major failure the current setup will be maintained for at least a couple more years.
All that's needed now is to round up some of the perps and stick them in a cell with a 16-digit combination lock and tell them they're free to go as soon as they can get out.
To those saying it is just a one-off at install time. Did you fail to spot "the data-recorder would also install Popcon, to spot trends in package usage..."?
I would have no problem with a one-off install time hardware/configuration report if it was placed in a text file that I could examine/edit at leisure and then decide if it could be sent.
Happy Mint user here. Should I get unhappy, Ubuntu is now even further down the list of distros I'd consider switching to.
The 500 Euro note has not been withdrawn. There are still plenty around and they are still accepted and will continue to be accepted for the foreseeable future according to the European Central Bank.
What has happened is that no new ones are being printed and banks are no longer handing them out like they used to.
You're not hodling it right.
"In 500 parsecs...turn left"
Mostly agree with that list. Would like to append:
The Lankhmar novels of Fritz Leiber
The Dumarest Saga by E.C.Tubb
Battle Circle trilogy by Piers Anthony
Cities in Flight quadrilogy by James Blish
Plenty of scope in the first three of the above for the fighting and bonking that attracts many to GoT, backed up by some good SF.
You might not be so happy when another machine comes along and tries to insert the bread!
If there's any infrastructure spending to be done it needs to be on the points and signals whose regular failures bring yet more misery to vast numbers of commuters.
Should just about be enough to handle the monthly critical patches.
...I'm holding on for 36:18.
Trained patrol sharks. Yes, of course they'll have frikkin' lasers.
Yet again an advertising campaign that finished months ago is banned from being repeated in the same form. BT (and the rest of them) just move on to the next crock of shit in the next campaign.
Ban them from all advertising for 3 months initially, doubling the length for each infraction thereafter.
I will not grant consent for any of my medical data to be shared while a full postcode is part of the data. I understand location is useful for certain things such as tracing spread of infection, but a postal sector (postcode without last two characters) is more than sufficient for this. Given full postcode, gender and age decade, anonimity has largely gone down the plughole.
I will dig out my venerable Acer netbook this evening and give Q4OS a spin. The netbook has been gathering dust for a while as it had W10 installed for me to try out and make decisions on future OS direction. The decision arrived at was to maintain W7 on all systems and slowly move to dual-boot with Mint, with a view to totally moving across before end of life for W7. Q4OS sounds like it may prove to be another contender especially on some of the older hardware (this is why the netbook is such a good testbed, W10 was struggling, if Q4OS runs reasonably well on this, it should be fine on anything else that I haven't chucked out).
The Henrys catalogue was a gem. Costing 7shillings and six pence and containing five 2 shilling vouchers each redeemable when spending a pound. I remember going into the Edgware road shop and asking for an Akai 4000DS tape deck and 18 catalogues, which would have got me just over two pounds discount (and a lot of couponless catalogues to give away outside the shop). In the end I was given a fiver off and just the one catalogue. To put that in perspective, that fiver would then have (and probably did!) purchased more than 25 pints of beer.
I don't care about the vulture capitalist, but I'm incensed (see icon) to hear that local authority money is going into things like this. What right have they to gamble with ratepayer's cash while reducing refuse collections, closing libraries and generally not providing the services they're meant to?
Of course, I did it my day.
"The Partnership of AI, which includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, DeepMind, and Apple and several other companies"
Would AI be Advertising Industry?
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