Hanlon's Razor it is, then.
1047 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
New Englanders will likely pronounce it medda dayda. Since there is no R in either word, Bostoners won't be leaving it out.
I could be wrong about the long A in data. I'm not actually from New England*, so my accent has variants, and it's possible that's one I don't know about. But that's how I pronounce it.
*Both parents grew up in Pittsfield. I inherited the accent and the attitude. I even drive like them.
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
Re: Hot Dog Turds?
FWIW, I read "hot dog turds" as fresh canine fecal matter and not as "hotdog turds." The extra whitespace really makes a lot of difference.
For the record, yes, I am an American, so I don't have that excuse. Or maybe I do have that excuse? Damn. I always forget what that excuses me from.
Re: Typical Google...
"The weird part of this is that it's approved for use on airplanes.... fly by gesture?"
As I understand it, pilots are now regularly using tablets for navigation and airport charts, possibly other paperwork. We have even begun providing mounts and USB power for them in our simulators.
However, I believe the primary concern is passenger use interfering with airplane radios, especially instrument navigation. This has been controversial for quite some time. Where have you been?
"'Your choice turns my spine grey'? So English isn't their first language..."
It's odd, but when I listened to it, what I heard was "your choice turns my sky grey". Possibly it's because my first language isn't English, but rather American.
If the official lyrics say "spine" then I guess it's "spine", but "sky" is what I heard. Of course, the official lyrics of XTC's "Sgt. Rock (is going to help me)" say "He can diffuse any bombshell" when, in fact, the correct word to use there is the homophone "defuse". But perhaps English isn't their first language, either.
A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off
Re: They should stick to mice and keyboards
I've got several M525 mice that have lasted a couple years, at least. Including one that keeps getting knocked to the floor. Carpeted, fortunately.
I don't really keep track, but they don't seem to be going through batteries particularly quickly. I also use NiMH, FWIW.
Re: Only one viewing a month?
As the father of a little girl who used to watch Snow White once a day for nearly a year (it would have been multiple times per day had we not imposed a limit), I can attest that after going through a period of hair-tearing, it ends up being background noise.
If you actually FORCE them to watch 24/7 then in a few days they'll go insane from lack of sleep. Literally. Seems like a human rights violation and disproportional retribution, though maybe you don't care about things like that wherever you're from.
Re: "So perhaps the FAA action (or refusal to act) is unimportant."
Yeah, the Federal Aviation Administration is not ideally suited for the job. :)
Though unlike the FCC leadership, they might actually give a flying f*ck.
(I wasn't going to twit him for the mistake, really. Working close to the aviation industry means I've made the opposite mistake in conversation a few times, so who am I to judge?)
Re: The USA has taken the final step and is now a banana republic.
California's Orange County plowed over their orange groves decades ago in favor of apartment complexes. Can't speak for Florida.
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
Re: Your headline says policymakers...
Deregulation is not good where there's a natural monopoly. Regulatory capture is happening here precisely because the monopolists desire deregulation so they can do whatever they want.
And the fact that we're ignoring you spouting the same opinion over and over is because you consistently ignore the facts of the matter.
You're not a libertarian, you're an anarchist. Also a hypocrite.
"...their sensor pack design lacks power-hungry high frequency oscillators that typically provide the signal phase information used for localization."
Oh THAT'S what it is. I've always wondered why a passive radio system needed so much power. Transmission requires more power than reception, especially the more distant your base is, and GPS is receive-only for the client.
I've never heard an explanation, just blind assertion that GPS eats power. Now it makes sense. Thanks for throwing in this tidbit.
Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Re: Don't feel so bad Ericsson, you probably did us all a favour!
OK, grandpa, you've identified a problem: things are changing in ways that you don't like. You've expressed dismay and contempt, which thousands of others have done before you.
Do you have a solution to propose? I mean, other than simply shutting down the cellular network and/or the Internet, which (aside from the problems doing so and making it stick) has its own negative consequences.
Because if not, you're in danger of looking like Abe Simpson. https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/044/247/297.png
Re: A variation of the early computer model then...
In a similar boat here. I sometimes casually twitch-stream my games, but I have to reduce the resolution and compress the hell out of it, and then can only solo local games.
Letting my phone upload a video to my Google account can take hours and ties up all my bandwidth.
Forget posting a video to YouTube. Takes all night, all my bandwidth and is likely to fail. I take it to work, instead, remote in and start it uploading at night. It's usually up in an hour.
1MB up is useable for gaming and chat but you can't do much else.
Re: A note to USAian authors
For the record, this benighted colonist (born in Philadelphia... that's in Pennsylvania, USA in case there's any doubt in anybody's mind WHICH Philadelphia I meant) automatically assumes that London means the one in England, Paris means the one in France, Berlin in Germany, and so on unless otherwise specified.
However, I cannot speak for any of my fellow colonists.
CinemaSins likes to make fun when movies specify the countries of famous cities.