"Faggots"? Was that really necessary?
The mixture of cool technical information and conspiracy theory was humming along so nicely before that bit of homophobia snuck in. *sigh*
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While "don't tell ANYONE" is pretty cut- and- dried, in many instances spouses are exceptions to that rule and/ or get special treatment legally. I'm thinking specifically about tax returns: if Mr and Mrs Almost-Plaintiff file as "married filing jointly", surely there is a likelihood that the other spouse is going to double-check the math and say "Uh, hon? Whatsis $80K under 'miscellaneous income'?" How would one honor the "don't tell" settlement terms while keeping on the correct side of the 'Murkin IRS? (Besides just quietly socking the money away into an investment account and paying someone else to do the taxes, that is.)
Although given the centuries' worth of money women have spent (and continue to spend) on similarly stupid "enhancements" (facial this, tummy that, boob other things, the whole cosmetics industry) at least there is comfort that foolishness seems to be an equal opportunity employer. Can't blame the hair-planters for getting an oar into that cash-flow, sounds like tedious but otherwise fairly easy money.
Ditto about gender: if you ain't my doctor or bedroom activities partner it is not your concern. Period. However, having said that selecting 'male' for web- based stuff generally gets one shown somewhat less- insipid adverts (big dumb trucks and military recruiting -v- weight loss products and cosmetics). Curious to see what adverts come up with the different options, I see much facepalm in future.
From Judge Petty's opinion: "Moreover, Yelp employs a proprietary algorithm to filter potentially less reliable reviews. These reviews are moved to a separate page that a user can access by clicking on a filtered reviews link at the bottom of a business listing."
So, from the comments above one could deduce that "potentially less reliable" refers to some value of "positive" or "negative" depending on whether the subject business has tithed to Yelp, then?
With people complaining -- correctly -- about so many formerly- decent- paying manufacturing and other jobs going overseas, we should be glad that some good-paying jobs in "clean" industry (let's leave the environmental costs of manufacturing computers and providing the leccy for ginormous server farms for another discussion, 'K?) are staying right here in America. If Google paid its employees well but more modestly than currently (i.e., not enough to spur a "mansion shortage" or gentrify entire neighborhoods out of reach for most residents), they'd get bashed for not sharing the wealth with the employees who made it possible. Perhaps San Francisco (and/or other municipality) could enact optional zoning overlays by which certain incentives are given to developers (expedited review, mitigation of certain requirements) if for every X "luxury" units they create for les nouveaux riches, they also build "Y" affordable (however this is defined) ones for everyone else. We've been down this road before, so I'm surprised cities that host big league tech companies haven't gotten this sorted out (or at least shown us what possible "solutions" do NOT work).
so yet another snafu with yahoomail is no surprise. Forced migration to "new" formats that don't work, removal of stuff that does, et cetera should have been a red warning flag. As I repeatedly asked the CSR with whom I corresponded /at length/ over the aforementioned fubar'ed yahoogroups, "you clearly have some talented programmers on staff, why are they not being allowed to fix what is broken?"
"the odor of wacky baccy must be greater than a 7-to-1 dilution rate to be deemed a nuisance" As others have pointed out above, if a line is going to drawn in the sand for marijuana certainly there are other less-benign aromas that should be regulated (cheaper- by- the- gallon "cologne" being one) ... although this could lead to harassment in ethnic neighborhoods where cuisine is pungent and flavorful.
A bunch of USPS processing centers in Arizona were closed as a consolidation/ "cost-cutting" measure, with those centers' processing work being schlepped via truck to PHX, then schlepped thence onward to its destination. So a postcard leaving my mailbox has to go across the state to PHX and then come back to ultimately land four miles north of me. We protested that with population and other trends, PHX would eventually become overwhelmed, so why not just leave local processing local and avoid disruptions. USPS consolidated anyway. Fast forward a couple of years and now PHX will be a location for Amazon Sunday delivery and, presumably, a chunk of Amazon's other shipping business. If this proves to be such a bonanza in shipping business that now- closed processing centers must be reopened because PHX is overworked, yay for Amazon. (Probably overly optimistic, but leave me my delusions. :))
So in hindsight this was a warning and not a sales pitch? Noted.
Someday, after the perps have been given another pass out of yet another dodgy situation, they are going to try their schtick on a woman who has the means and ability to make them pay horribly for their mistake and I wouldn't mind hearing how that turns out.
That'd be lovely, plz to tell this to the cretins at yahoomail who seem to think that 25 addresses is "too many". Which wouldn't really be a problem if the darned thing actually worked, you know, let me send after typing the characters multiple times.
Acid, heat, and pressure was apparently good preparation for bearing children, having menses (some with mind- numbingly debilitating cramps), and still, in this the 21st century common era, putting up with discrimination, objectification, and other nonsense (IIRC, John Lennon had a thought on this topic). Yet despite this they still laugh, smile, and can bring men to their knees with a well-deployed glance. Tough stuff indeed.
I've a collection of about a dozen email exchanges with their various customer "care" folks and I think their support "department" is a program that sniffs out keywords in incoming trouble reports, drops them in a hopper, and spins the Big Wheel o' Bull to determine what canned uselessness you get today. The entire email thread contains what I've been told before by other techs, what my responses were, and so on, so having "clear your cache and cookies" suggested AGAIN, for the fifth or sixth time, indicates they are not reading the whole ticket and/or just don't care. I shouldn't be surprised or angry about pandemic incompetence any more, should I. *sigh*
Clever. And they can claim "good guy points" by supplying free cellphones to folks who can not currently afford them and the service contracts required for them to be of use. I'm assuming the service part is also free because some wireless providers currently offer free phones with a contract, an installment plan (price of the phone spread out over 24 months), and other "free-ish" options, and if Amazon wants to make a real dent they'd need to offer either free or deeply discounted service as well.
I've not used RT so can not speak from experience, but I've heard very little praise and much condemnation for it. Is there anything salvageable? I can not imagine why Nokia would invest so much time, energy, and reputation trying to put hi-res lipstick on a zombie pig unless they've figured out how to make it work (and work well) for its customers. Sorry if this is a naive and ignorant question.
But from the users' perspective, re: "Time will tell if this is viewed as intrusive or highly relevant and welcomed by Facebook users," (from the cited _WSJ_ article) -- sorry, if I'm trying to see my friend's Fecebook page, or check my own, or what-have-you, I can not imagine that adverts getting in the way would be something I'd "welcome". Especially if I'm on dialup or paying so much per unit of data.
"Some advertisers worry they will end up spending more money on creative development, on top of what they are spending on the ad placements" -- read as "We'll have to make adverts worth watching? We don't typically budget for that, and it'll eat into our profits."
Folks who do a lot of highway driving might appreciate a warning that there's been a truck spill at milepost XYZ on route ABC (assuming Glass has its GPS stuff up, it'll know which "route ABC" warnings would be appropriate to your location), that there's a radarcop in the area of the next town, if they're getting a bit close to other vehicles, that there's a storm/ flash flood warning ten miles up, et cetera. I don't think I, as a bicyclist sharing the road who's been impacted by distracted drivers, would object to warnings-only (or other "critical to know") stuff running on Glass.
However, Glass won't stay confined to this realm (why should it? Passengers want to watch viddies). Perhaps as suggested above, there can be a "driving mode" that will only allow apps that have been tested/ proven to be truly warning/ alarm apps (and don't distract in "wait" mode) to run until driving mode is switched off (and if Glass is not in driving mode when a collision occurs, that should be easily determinable).
Of course, the advert possibilities could be interesting ("Hazmat spill at mile marker 29, police detouring traffic onto exit 5 during cleanup. This warning brought to you by XYZ Cancer Centers. Have a safe and pleasant journey.").
If it CAN produce inexpensive meat that acts nutritionally like (or better than) a slice of cow, pig, et cetera, fantastic. Solve waste disposal problems, too, if we don't need to raise as many real cows (and have as many feedlots washing who- knows- what into rivers and aquifers). Some concern about the "mother cow" whose stem cells will seed the process -- I hope Bossy will have been raised on grass and real food, not pumped full of Monsanto's finest chemical soups, antibiotics, growth hormones, et cetera.
When are the adults going to intervene and admonish the children running the show to please calm down, stop throwing their toys, and actually USE THEIR BRAINS? Does the Comal County sheriff really need this on his record come the next election ("I'm so tough on crime even SARCASTIC YOOFS can not escape my justice!")? The Lone Star state has been on the receiving end of some well- deserved criticism, but this is too much even for Texas. "All I said was 'this is good enough for Jehovah'!"
then typewriters, then keyboards, and now mobile handheld thingies. So thematically not inaccurate, but, as noted above, likely to cause bad outcomes.
Aside from that, though, it just looks uncomfortable to use: you unholster the thing, then try to hold it with this plastic stuff around it while poking and swiping, ick.
I'm kinda surprised the Governator/ Gropinator's outsized ego would let him, um, look like he used to be a world-class body builder (instead of prod him to continue to look like one). If I look half as good at his age, hallelujah, but I expected more from Ah-nold.
<-- why I pro'ly won't look half as good at his age. :)
Toss in blender with a shot of Frangelico + whatever other medicine the doctor ordered, add ice, liquefy for a bit, et voila -- frozen mudslide that's good(-ish) for you. Surprised they have ginseng and ginkgo in the ingredients, nice bonus.
<-- might not work with beer, so plan on a side dish
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