"What if it had gone through the window?"
Then someone on the train would now have a free drone!
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This suggestion is the functional equivalent of: "You work with computers, yeah...? Mine's not working. If you can fix it, there's a fiver in it for you!"
Both say "I need what (I think) you do, but I don't value it enough to actually pay you what your time and expertise is worth."
It's true -- the smell of good paper and ink can be intoxicating, as can the feel of it.
If it is possible for a business card to be sexy, then the sexiest that I ever was handed was from a Levi Strauss company VP. It was a pale blue-gray and was of the most sensually velvety texture. He handed it to me and I just went "Oh... my..." and stood there for a moment, holding it in both hands, rubbing it between thumbs and index fingers. It turns out that they contracted with a paper mill to custom-make their business card stock from 100% cotton bluejean trimmings/waste from the manufacturing process. Sublime!
Using a lower acceleration means that you're wasting impulse lifting the remaining mass of your fuel for a longer time, hence you'll get a lower altitude. Blasting it out all at once means that more of that potential energy stored as pressure is used to push the vehicle alone, getting you to a higher altitude.
As long as you're not worried about the effects of too-rapid acceleration on fragile payloads (Fleshy water-bags like passengers, say) you're best off using as much of your launch fuel as possible to accelerate you as quickly as possible as early as possible in your flight.
Note: I am not a rocket scientist.
"The company must 'deeply reduce unnecessary costs', flog its unprofitable businesses, and overhaul its incentives and compensation programs, it said."
i.e.: "Screw the employees; WE'RE the only ones who should get paid!"
* No offense intended to Vultures, Central or otherwise!
Sure, if you're talking about some guy in a greasy mac running the Wonderwheel, you're right. But do you have any idea how many (and, simply, HOW) computers are used @ Disney? "Haunted Mansion", as a simple example, has a computer-controlled "drop" that is randomized for start time in the narration, amount of shake, duration, etc., so that it's impossible for someone who has ridden before to anticipate. Also, at least a part of Disney Animation -- which is largely CG -- used to be in Florida, and I assume that it still is. So you're talking rendering, storing, and accessing some pretty big data files. Their data center is critical to Disney's operations.
FWIW, Senator Feinstein has a 0% rating from the National Rifle Association.
There are plenty of other things that Feinstein is guilty of -- and I've been annoyed by her since I was living in exile in California in the late '80s -- but being a gun supporter is TOTALLY not one of them.
I could be wrong but, since the article says "Mobile security researchers at FireEye have identified 2,846 iOS apps containing backdoored versions of mobiSage SDK," I assumed that, as with XCodeGhost, the source of the dodgy SDK was from a lax developer downloading the SDK onto his/her Mac from an insecure/unsigned source.
The linked FireEye notice says, as well; "It is unclear whether the potentially backdoored versions of the ad library were released by adSage or if they were created and/or compromised by a malicious third party." So, while it's currently unclear, it seemed to me that a dev's disabling of Gatekeeper was, at least, a not unlikely source of infection.
You can set OS X to only open applications downloaded from the Apple Store, or from the Apple Store and/or developers with a valid Developer's ID, or from anywhere at all.
So, yeah... Kinda makes the knee-jerk snarky "control-freak", "locked-down", "walled garden" comments seem rather puerile when anyone can permanently disable Gatekeeper at any time. (OS X DOES, however -- quelle horreur! -- require that you input your password before changing that security setting. I guess that must be that heavy-handed control-freakery at work...)
"I can't stand the ones that are very close to 'real' flavor (don't know how else to say that) but the ones that aren't too close, or not meat flavored at all (like Morningstar Farms Veggie patties) are my favorites."
So, does one get these from the same Nutrimatic dispenser which produces a beverage which is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea?
Indeed. While I haven't felt the need to jailbreak any of my iTems or Androids (Why do you want to buy "X" if you don't like the UI and OS and immediately want to change them...?), the jailbreakers are providing a Darwinian service -- making OS makers stronger by forcing them to up their game in closing access points into their products.
The thing about the hipster beard onslaught is how annoying it is to those of us who have worn major facial hair for more years than THEY'VE been alive!
One morning in the summer of '75, as I was getting ready to lather up in front of the mirror, I thought: "Now, wait a minute... I'm about to have a go at my own personal neck -- of which I'm quite fond -- with a sharp object... And I haven't had my coffee yet. Well THIS is a stupid idea!" I put the razor down and never picked it up again until a couple of years ago (when I donated 25" of hair off the TOP of my head to Locks of Love. The top is still shaved (albeit, only once a week -- I'm blond, gone to gray, so it's not that big a deal if I let it go) and the chin is still hirsute (My lazy-man's policy is that it gets chopped back a couple of inches when it gets long enough that it starts getting knotted into the job-mandated necktie. Once I retire or they kick me out, though, I may go the full Liam Genockey on it -- that man is a beardie's god!).
The trick is to write a review that is glowing praise when read literally but can also be read as an indictment.
"I was expecting very little result from this product and it EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!"
"If this product works for you as advertised, you are indeed fortunate!"
"I've been using this product for months and I FEEL GREAT!" (This one really only works if one is willing to send along a "testimonial" photo of oneself showing off one's shirtless manboobs and with one's fat ass spilling out in all directions from a pair of Speedos.)
"Meanwhile, in the great British tradition of adopting only the worst ideas from America and never the good ones, there seems to be a growing expectation in the UK that rape is part of prison. Sad."
It's just democratizing your public school behaviors.
...or "democratising your public school behaviours", if you prefer.
I hope Apple has licensed Wacom's excellent tech -- their Bamboo Fineline stylus is excellent. I've used one with my Pad since last Christmas and been quite happy with it (fine point, not the big rubber knob of standard styli, bluetooth, and 1024-levels pressure-sensitive). Besides Wacom's own Bamboo Paper notebook app, other apps support the stylus, including Smart Note which does tolerable OCR if you print relatively neatly and -- for old-school geeks -- can export to LaTeX, among other formats.
Back in the mid/late-60s, the singer John Davidson had a variety program on TV in the U.S. as a summer replacement for the Smothers Brothers, whose show was on hiatus, IIRC. A more relentlessly white-bread act was impossible to imagine -- honestly, he made Pat Boone seem edgy, so this was something of a change from the Bothers' occasionally political humor.
But he had two comedians on the show as at least semi-regulars over the course of however many weeks the show was on, who MUST have been forced on him by the producers in order to have something "for the kids". Because I can't imagine that, no matter HOW cleaned-up for television their acts were, Davidson would have chosen Richard Pryor and George Carlin as his "house comedians".
They were... a revelation.
IOS 8.4.1 is listed as supporting devices back to iPhone 4S (Oct. 2011) and iPad 2 (March 2011). Not sure how that compares with Android devices overall, but seems better than some (admittedly, not top-of-the-line) Andy-phones I've owned. As another poster commented, however, that may say less about Android's inherent ability to run on older hardware and more about the cellos' desire to get users to extend their contracts to get a new, allegedly more capable, phone.
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