when all you have is Climate Panic
every problem becomes on of Creating Climate Panic. Climate Panic the coloring book, Climate Panic the T shirt! Climate Panic the Flamethrower! (kids really love this one!)
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every problem becomes on of Creating Climate Panic. Climate Panic the coloring book, Climate Panic the T shirt! Climate Panic the Flamethrower! (kids really love this one!)
is that why the game has been delayed almost a year from its previously announced release date? some retail sources refunded their preorders. Me, I'm still waiting for October release
getting my IT news from El Reg is gonna be called "foreign influence" soon? They can have my BOFH when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!
boron based fuels created locally for higher performance aerial vehicles?
or is this all just leftover from the Martian interplanetary cannon? :P
"bullsh*t" in Swedish? Because that's what is going on here.
His excuses are about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.....
I'm such a sh*tty pilot that I'll crash myself before the battery runs out. No need for ballistic assistance
the existence of a lawsuit, and statements by the individual or attorney supporting it, do not necessarily lend credibility to the cause of that lawsuit.
Will there be worldwide coverage if the lawsuit fails to be heard or fails in court? Did we bring up all the silly litigation that every president suffers brought on by flat eathers, pro enviro, anti enviro, anti military, pro militiary and every other cause with an axe to grind or attention to gain?
for the delay I'm gonna be causing at SFO in a couple months. I'll be carrying ALL THE ELECTRONICS muahahaha. Well everything but the cell phones for the whole family. I'm already prepared for the strip search bwahahaha
having a bunch of these desks wouldve guaranteed epic mayhem.
and I'm kinda disappointed the PFY wasn't really developing this thing solely as a "trap" for beancounters and HR folks anyway.
best thing to do would wait until orders were paid for, then extort what's due. And enjoy the chaos
I suspect, that this sort of thing isnt that terribly uncommon-the tresspassing anyway. Had a landlady that was notoriously nosy, who seemed to know a LOT about the habits of tenants, and seemed to enjoy hinting at the fact.
When one didn't have a means to record such intrusions, one couldn't prove anything to legal satisfaction, but those that complained, got evicted.
People with some of their kids' toys "missing" and then sometimes seeing her kids running around with suspiciously similar items a couple days later, same deal.
I tried leaving a long running tape recorder, but that either ran out, or eventually, disappeared. Would've killed for technology that sent images offsite but 20 odd years ago, dialup was all there was. and even digital still cameras were out of range for price for most people
I could and did get more from their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Everyone showing off how "woke" they are. Making sure everyone knows it too. otherwise there wouldn't be any real point would there?
Most of these people flew in, which means they gave TSA every bit of critical personal information needed just to get their tickets. Credit cards linked to finances to pay for it all. And those that drove in, license plates and drivers license info clears the rest.
This is just more screaming for more attention. Often while burning more of the same oil they pretend to oppose. Which in a few years, when the tribe whose land this was NOT on and NOT getting paid finally does, there will be echoing silence as the Tribal Council rakes in the cash.
and still easily parted. "Ironically" of course. Bet if one did demographics they'd find most backers are under 30, no kids and live within deep urban centers and have less time being employed than they've spent in college.
talks about solar power and batteries across the country, because he hopes to be the sole provider of both. Talks of hyperloop whenever stock prices of either Solar City or Tesla are suffering. More of the same from the same
watching them take 30 seconds or more to "recalculate" when a bunch of kids run by them, was disappointing.
It also failed to react to a Sonic Screwdriver toy, nor to standing behind it playing "EXTERMINATE!" from a sound effect file on my phone. I even offered it a jelly baby.
so to get BBC content, we Americans pay out of pocket, sometimes getting extra cable "packages" of crap to get the channel we want, and put up with a small amount of ads for the privilege.
Seems that the BBC could survive on the same thing if people who wanted it were paying for it over there too. No need for a tax, which always means your content becomes polluted and controlled with Politics when politics pay the bills.
That Dirk Gently TV series was brilliant BTW, want to see more like that over here!
...and it frightens me! :P
what is broken by its very business model.
It's like thinking you can improve Street Prostitution by firing a couple pimps. When the whole thing is based on unlicensed "contractors" trying to undercut licensed industry and passing ALL the expense onto the "contractor" after "the app" takes a cut, you've got nothing left if you "fix" it.
so someone explain why Lockheed (and it's Raytheon and California connections to politicians in procurement committees) won out over Boeing's offering that flew and translated between VTOL and level flight long before this aircraft did?
Oh wait, I already answered that. Not enough Washington State politicos in Congressional positions of military procurement oversight.
Too bad blame always goes towards the military that buys the stuff and not the politicians who force them to choose it. One group gets reelected on a "look how stupid the military is" platform, the other becomes the scapegoat for all civilian government decisions.
Aircraft was a bodge from day one. But politics pushed it through anway. No surprise it remains a bodge.
I'm not worried about boxes shifting, since my campaign manager can keep finding more ballots in the trunk (boot) of his car for each recount!
on the flip side, we *encourage* people to vote who don't care enough about issues to do any research or even, after decades, bother to get even basic ID (or so they claim to avoid any sort of election fraud prevention).
If knowing ID is needed for voting and 20 or 30 years later you still couldn't stop off once for a free ID, then is letting that person vote better than forcing everyone who DOES have ID to vote?
incompatible, "platform exclusive" system to do what the other Big 3 are already doing.
But I still find a few games on one system that I'd love to play, but isn't available on others.
Had to decide on which had the most titles available when I decided to go "console" for more casual gaming, since I wasn't ready to upgrade the PC for another year and it was having a hard time playing the AAA titles I enjoy-plus the PC is upstairs where lack of central AC means "too hot to play in the summer" so wanted to be downstairs on The Big TV. Went with Sony because it had some newer versions of old favorites.
Can't aim with a gamepad worth sh*t. Will be attempting to use some sort of keyboard/mouse emulator soon. And no, I don't do multiplayer so "cheating" isn't a concern.
But as a videogame junkie, I still don't see the business case, nor consumer/gamer value, of yet *another* console offering. And I'm one of those guys who bought a nVidia Shield.
because the Official News Organ Of Record is publishing those videos, silly! so it Can't Be Terrorism!
obviously not a fan of Hank Strange then.
and he'll keep "re-using" it to generate hype for as long as it works-he gets credit for "designs" and "plans" as if he's already completed them.
Sure odds are better with Musk than many others, but FFS save the champagne cork popping till AFTER actual hardware has been flown?
Cuz if "save the humans" comes off as proportionally late as the Model X and Model 3, there won't BE a million humans left to put on Mars anyway. Kinda hard to launch after the asteroid hits and not very effective.
Will the nerdy pigtail girl and the huge guy with metal teeth be allowed in this New Corporate Utopia?
I think the joke was missed, might've been on a SpaceX flight.
But for maximum efficiency, I suggest Taco Bell. Where the Pu is not plutonium!
an entire colony world where *everything* including water, air and heat, is solely available from The Company Store.
Didn't I just watch a new Dr. Who episode about hypercapitalists and corporate control over life-necessary resources?
except our pizza will soon be delivered by robots and there's no decent "Italian Mafia".
Uncle Enzo for President!
Stephenson was a visionary. Everything else, is coming true, except for the pizza delivery. Until I get a Deliverator car in my garage, I don't count that future as having arrived :P
just like all those who got their Web Developer certs and flooded Silicon Valley over a decade ago. Sock puppet dot-coms and other stories of Money for Nothin' (Dire Straits in your head now?) drove up interest till the Dot Com Bomb.
Recently big hype in "Coding" as some sort of panacea, where kids were lead to believe easy shifts in air conditioned offices, working with beanbag chairs and Smart Executives Who Get You, free parking for your Fixies and Craft Beer brewed on site, and complimentary trimming of your hipster beard were the truth about Working With Computers.
Reality, not so much, and not for the vast majority. A life of "contract" positions, promises unfulfilled, and the same "stupid bosses" as every other field, along with finding that coding is pretty much an antisocial game at worst, and at best, just another job, lessens interest.
the oft predicted glut of "coders" also turned it into a "buyers' market" where even those high profile positions became less valuable as fresh "geniuses" could be hired for a lot less, made it even less desirable to "the youth". Not to mention many kids have parents in that field and have seen the reality.
Add in the ability for "work from home" to become "replaced by overseas contractor" and the competition for primo coding slots becoming WORLD wide, those who aren't as good as their school teachers praised them of being, find themselves overlooked. When Google or Apple put up a position, the very Best of the Best of the world apply. And only so many "studies" and complaints about "racism" or "sexism" can get someone hired when their A game simply is not world-class. Its like the Olympics, the Superbowl, the NBA Championships around here.
And like big sports, no matter how many thousands of students you run thru Podunk or Big City High's basketball team, and all the trophies you got "getting to State", there's one Steph Curry. (or KD). Even your LeBron's end up not getting the plum jobs here all the time.
And that's before we even examine issues of "aptitude" or "desire" when discussing education based emphasis on a single career type.
I want to upvote the comment for the insight. But downvote it because the situation sucks and how even less of the world is safe for people from their own "leadership".
yep. AF1 could be a Cessna 182 if the situation demanded. Or an old C130 straight outta Panama with buckets for toilets.
If I were Prez, AF1 would be that XB70 the AF Museum has stashed :)
And whatever I could get Rutan to build for me.
Make Civil Aviation Great Again! But then the Airlines and both Political Parties would be on 24/7 attack mode for my frivolous flight expenses, even if they were cheaper and less damaging than most vanity (err.."Legacy") projects the last few Presidents have engaged in.
"save a fortune using our service-we fail to pay employees and pass a small amount of the savings on to you!"
Kind of like Uber but even skeevier! Which must be "better"!
naw, too complex.
The Donald is a product of Hollywood and on record as a good donator to Democrat causes.
He's the epitome of Scapegoat, by which his actions are all used to smear the GOP and guarantee not only the Midterm elections -which have no term limits - but to guarantee a Presidential win by the Democrat Party in 3 years.
Straight up Machiavelli.
The only real "collusion" we'll end up finding, if at all, will be anyone who kept secret records of the setup for all this. Chump gets attention and improves his "brand" and the Dems get supermajority again for everything.
Which then they can still blame everything that goes wrong on the GOP, like they do in California, which hasn't had an actual GOP presence or anything even strong enough to mount an opposition, in decades.
I did hear that in a slighly lo-fi, slight trippy echo as the lead-in to a classic television show.
but if someone expected their "new" pro to be able to figure out what's actually deployed instead of following a script verbatim, then they company didn't get the caliber of employee they expected. Not gonna weigh in on realistic or unrealistic expectations in this regard.
But legally actionable? I don't see any what that's gonna fly. Especially if there IS a documented script and those values were followed.
Unless you got the guy on Social Media bragging about how he's gonna "destroy" this company because he's got some agenda, then talking about "Legal" is someone who's clueless and realizes HE's got some responsibility too.
Restore from backup and move on. No backup? no policies for such? Mr CTO calling for "Legal" is doing so because HE screwed the pooch.
even after this news reinforcing how vulnerable bitcoin users are to a system that is dependent on brokers and intangibles for becoming something traded for actual goods and services, the price of bitcoins will continue to grow.
Anything else, investor confidence would drop and so would prices.
makes no sense in a naturally occuring environment. Makes some sense if one allows for a central, strong point of control-which isn't something that ever benefits anyone not part of that cabal.
is that those lies and mistruths and beliefs you hold so sacred, are not ascendent. Other peoples' needs, perspectives, beliefs and lies can get the same attention.
So when your corrupt liar, even with protection of Media who simply doesn't report or spam headlines 24/7 with their lies, failings, and errors loses because other outlets make up for that shortcoming, then the "internet" becomes a dangerous thing.
A presidential candidate who failed to secure her nomination because her statements made at one rally, were on Youtube before her next whistlestop, and the crowd can judge for themselves that what she's saying NOW doesn't match, even though her allies didn't decide such things "newsworthy" is really disruptive.
Its easier to blame the technology than the actions that the technology brought to light.
Like a robber blaming home security cameras and not the fact he's burgling homes for his arrest.
Even those who benefit from such exposure, fear it when their turn come around. Chump may like Twitter now, but I guarantee you if it becomes a Hazard to his puppet masters, suddenly Twitter will be "the Enemy".
the Dial isn't as useful as it sounds, and that's coming from a drafting/CAD perspective.
It *could* be a lot more useful but for the money and amount of applications and settings one is actually allowed to configure, well, even the MS store guy couldn't recommend it to me when I got my Surface Book a few months ago.
kids these days.
real first generation videogame motion sickness belongs to "Descent" in 95:)
motion sickness will occur as long as users who actually rely on peripheral vision and eyeball scanning techniques are users. People trained to drive or pilot by constantly "scanning" for items of interest while only using gross motor head turning for major attention focus will continue to have issues.
the fix will need, other than the things you've mentioned (because those are still necessary) individual eyeball tracking for each display or a means to make the image remain in focus even when the eye looks to the edges of the individual screen, optics designed to make the apparent distance be equal from the lens.
individual correction per eyeball that is configurable to each user's vision will also need some sort of implementation as well. Otherwise the headset would be dependent on the quality of the eyeglass lenses for how things are viewed and that's never guaranteed.
Adaptive optics? Or some clever objective lens geometry like the "3D Fresnel" lens a company I used to work for was playing with perhaps?
Lots of work to be done before widespread acceptance or "ready for prime-time" occurs no matter what.
a middling price, often available from your carrier for free or cheap when you replace your phone, that requires a higher end phone that overheats from normal use, requiring you to not use the cover provided with the headset because that makes the phone overheat even faster.
And tells you it requires an expensive remote pad to actually USE the thing.
and almost every single headset I've encountered is NOT glasses friendly.
edge distortion issues and any sort of disorientation are enhanced by different lenses stacked. Unless you can absolutely maintain NO eye movement, only head movement, you're in Eyestrain City within minutes.
Even then, not the most comfortable thing.
So a product that's going to, by its very design, alienate a large number of the core individuals who'd really want to be in on this, is going to have issues.
basically elevated semi roofs that carry large lightly angled arrays that cars park *under*. Almost every property that the County and State own (or got permission from the lessor) has these.
Keeps shade in the summer, generates juice all day long. Populated by the best panels China had (and has) to offer. The excuse was "no American company can supply the demand (as if the project absolutely had to be completed with a year or two instead of waiting for that to change) and to this day still gets Chinese panels as maintenance replacements due to cost.
Seems if government is gonna subsidize, government should get better deal on that product. If we're gonna spend the taxpayer's dosh anyway, why not use THAT as the subsidy instead? Remove the actual "subsidy" and then allow the purchasing agency to pay the premium directly. at least then the budgetary issues remain with the county that does the purchase, not all counties that may not deploy any of these setups.
the "left wing" everyone laughs at thinks "awareness", and "concern" are "enough" regardless of results.
DO SOMETHING. Don't expect someone ELSE to do it for you.
Have your tubes tied or physically limited your child creation at ONE? Not gone thru a brand new car every two years on the pretense of saving 1 or 2 mpg with each new vehicle? Stashed your cans and turned them in to recycle, kept your iDevice or handset/tablet/PC for minimum of 4 years?
Some "left wingers" do that. But most, do not. they think a government program that forces action is better than actual action. they think sending money solves every problem. and often, denials and claims to the contrary, their everyday lives are more wasteful than those they actively *hate*.
as a gun totin, meat eatin' "right winger" I'm accused of because I simply do not buy everything the DNC sells. I drove a motorcycle as a daily driver for almost a decade, rain or shine, getting 40mpg but wasn't buying a 30 mpg hybrid or believing an 80K electric vehicle (as a secondary car no less) for upper crusties needed my money.
then I advocate that Trump is nothing but a Product being Sold and continue to advocate for more *individual* power and less *State* power and somehow STILL I'm a right wing "terrorist".
no-wing is now Right Wing apparently.
wait until the next one.
Just because American Media ignores problems of one side over the other, doesn't mean the corruption is less.
We knew about GOP failings because the press wanted to find them. we needed "hackers" to reveal the DNCs corruption.
We lost privacy proven openly under the last Administration's overt actions and passive response to intelligence agencies out of control. But the screaming comes now from all corners from a president who's actually done jack sh*t other than play on Twitter. We needed that screaming THEN when Snowden was getting hammered, yet Snowden got no pardon.
We need it ALL the time. Not just when one comes up. And then we realize that "the worst president ever" is the one we get that we don't or are not allowed to criticize.
if only your own party hadn't f**ked us ALL by deliberately killing off the guaranteed winner because of Party Uber Alles on the Democrats side.
Us Independents got stuck between a liar and a liar. A dirtball and a dirtball. A reality television star and one who practically is one.
was able to sleep better voting for an honest guaranteed loser like Jill Stein than a Party Elite choice or a demagogue.
As one who, given the choice of Trump and Sanders, would have went for an honest difference in opinion over how best to head to the future rather than what we got. Wasserman's DNC screwed me out of my choice as well.
can be universally expected to condemn Republicans. the opposite is also true.
Those who make money on products the market does not support except thru government subsidy, will continue to support that which justifies more subsidy.
All about Power, Partisanship and Plutocracy.
Better to DO things about climate rather than think signing a non binding, non enforced Accord is "doing something". Billions for "raising awareness" and "inspiration" over the decades is ENOUGH.
ACT or STFU. Anything that does NOT work towards that goal is "greenwashing" and worse for everyone except those skimming that system. Solar tiles for roofs instead of panels, at even higher initial cost and lesser MTBF of individual tiles, requiring state and federal kickbacks to get anyone to buy them, is not helping the climate. Building a 180K AWD SUV with fancy doors instead of a 60K "model 3" during almost a decade after promising to build such to earn $billionsUSD in federally funded low interest R&D money, doesn't look very honest either. Getting it twice because "it's my brother's company" on paper then eventually giving that pretense up, and then moving into all the government funded and failed assets of a THIRD "green" company (Solar City now occupies the former Solyndra facility) kind of shows that "success" based on others footing the bill isn't really success.
Always wondered why California state and county offices that went with solar parking lots, didn't buy Solyndra panels. Instead from some of the initial Chinese suppliers as Solar City used to distribute.
so instead we advocate for support of more young people simply because they had children they can't support without help?
you say we need less old people so the solution is to support more young people. Problem is, the old people aren't making more old people. The societal debt of welfare programs that primarily support the breeding population, with a constant increase of *multigenerational* welfare recipients, is the real short term failure.
You could both cut the population and breeding rates AND support the old people with the removal of (regardless of the pretense that it's anything but) government child support. "think of the children" is a constant increase of debt load. Old people, that debt load decreases over time.
Problem is, except in cases of mental illness, older people with actual life experience are harder to lie to. they don't march in protests over stuff they've already marched for and found was a big lie the first time. So politically, they're not "useful" so we wind up the "pensioners are the problem!" rhetoric.
1) he can then be totally allied with the Party he has the most financial support for.
2) he makes more money as government forces subsidies for products that are not in demand, both thru direct funding like CARB's own internal carbon credit scheme, and indirectly thru products that get purchased because the buyers are getting kickbacks.
Products like silly "solar tiles" won't compete without a government paying the difference. It's easier to justify that wealth transfer by claiming it's due to "international pressure".
Way I see it, there are a number of nations who signed Kyoto and Paris but not only failed to reach their promised goals, but had no intention of ever doing so. the accord has no power or enforcement arm, and having nations signing on and sticking around who are simply giving lip service, weakens what value the whole accord held in the first place.
Pretty much, now, the Paris accord is international "greenwashing" with but a minority of excellent examples of both intent AND action.
Hell, future accords should be like an Exclusive Club. No membership unless you *already* meet the goals. Otherwise, out you go. Drop below a threshold, out you go. Want a piece of the worldwide renewables market? Better watch your emissions!
until he has his own space station, I'm not impressed :P
there are lots of printers that have a "straight path" for just this reason.
the larger HPs used to allow this all the time, taking paper directly from "tray one" (external) and right out after the fuser.
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