Re: "All of these images are both porn (at least to me)"
1017 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
"the Earth is clearly flat."
It cannot be. If it were, by this time cats would have pushed everything over the edge.
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
And then there's the classic "the operation was a success but the patient died."
"It's fixed, but it's still not working".
Let me guess... First time cat owner?
Short for WiFi and pronounced with a long "i". Because it can seamlessly switch between WiFi and multiple carriers depending on what's available, or something.
I bet you could find out with a Google search!
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.
Fiber... hell, laying a pipe with a fishing line would do.
It was a good thought, though. Which is what confused Verizon so much.
Not everybody's use case is the same as everybody else's use case. Some of us prefer to obscure our origin.
Doubtless RFID-blocking gloves will become a fashion statement.
Wow, Memory Lane. I've used Eudora, Thunderbird, and I still use Agent for home. (I only use Outlook at work because I have to.) I don't think I've used The Bat but I'm pretty sure I've looked at it.
I have some Compupro S100 boards stuffed into an IMSAI 8080 chassis out in the garage. Alas, I have not tinkered with them in decades.
Richard Lederer. Love his books.
I used to have a pet peeve, but it died of overfeeding.
"It isn't usually being born that kills you."
...it's the sudden stop at the end.
"While perhaps an FDM is about as safe as a BBQ..."
If it is, then there's cause for concern.
So it's an inertial tracker that will work on the Discworld, provided you don't need to know your elevation.
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.
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Sorry, I've spent far too many hours on tvtropes.org.
Hail, hail Freedonia
Land of the brave and free!
The US, anyway.
Watts=volts x amps. mA=0.001A. Same with Watt-hours and Amp-hours and milliwatt-hours and milliamp-hours.
So divide 13Wh by the battery voltage and then multiply by 1000 to get mAh.
Perhaps his experience is with LG. Or some off-brand.
I have several Galaxy S4s that are starting to show their age. And an S3 that's actually in really good condition. The S4s have taken a lot of abuse, at least two have cracked screens. All could use new batteries, but hey, at least I can change the batteries. And they all work, cracked screens notwithstanding.
My current phone is an HTC-built Pixel XL. Too early to talk about long term ruggedness.
Not all Android devices are the same.
Still hanging onto my old office install discs with a death-like grip.
Also have LibreOffice.
"Is it Larry Page or Sergey Brin that are the single down votes of all the critical opinions in here?"
Well, it wasn't me. I'm a firmware developer with hardware roots and two generations of electrical engineers behind me -- IOW I'm not technically an engineer myself, no formal training or certification, but I have the mindset -- and all I've given are upvotes.
As an engineer wannabe and problem-solver, I'm aghast at the design and gobsmacked by the cavalier and dismissive attitude of Google's rep. "Oh, it's only vulnerable to anybody on your network. What could go wrong? You're just being alarmist."
I always knew doing my editing in the cloud would be superior to using an installed utility.
Wait, internet is down? No problem, I can still edit locally... D'OH!
No, I will give up my install discs exactly one week after hell freezes over.
I have both.
I get excellent customer service from a local ISP named Omsoft. And yes, the "om" stands for exactly what you think it does.
Something to contemplate.
A steel baseball bat? That sounds... excessively heavy.
"High quality sound is delivered by wire."
My Bluetooth headphones sound great either way.
That said, I like the option. In particular, using the plug is easier in the car than setting up Bluetooth, especially for multiple phones.
When you make the entire surface of the phone interactive, it means that merely picking up the phone interacts with it. I have enough trouble with unwanted interactions on a phone WITH a bezel as it is.
Sure, it looks sexy. But will you still love it when it's old and gray?
"The correct term is dog poo, the author must be American?"
Not a euphemism I've ever heard before.
I guarantee a lot of renting in B and commuting to A. I suppose you could build a wall between them to discourage that.
...What? Too soon?
I also agree with the premise. Better formal testing is part of the solution, but Microsoft needs to build better quality in from the start, not try to merely test the bugs out later.
Quality is something you design in, not tack on. It's not a coat of paint.
I read the article Monday. I think the author is on the right track.
"Nothing particularly ungrammatical about that sentence."
Sentence fragment? Perhaps. I disagree, however; there is an implied "There is" in front, which you've merely left off as redundant. Of course, I just did the same thing.
I'm not actually an expert, so I reserve the right to be wrong.
Meantime, I believe your flamelord's example of "you know" should properly been put in quotes, like I did here.
What? How can you say that?
What's wrong with owls?
1) You guys are holding it wrong.
2) Obviously you need to be running Jelly Bean for it to work. Anybody want to buy this Galaxy SIII for a low, low price of US$500?
I usually install a ringtone that sounds like an old-style telephone bell.
This phone came with some soothing quiet Zen stuff, I've just been using that.
Usually I only watch a few seconds of videos like that Skibido one, just enough to get a feel for it but not enough to melt my brain, but I found this one strangely captivating. My favorite part was the attractive woman with the rictus smile that creeped me the hell out.
The dancing walk reminded me of some old Dr. Pepper commercials. Which Bill Murray parodied with the SNL troupe many decades ago. Thus bringing us full circle, in a sense. Yow!
(I apologise if that seemed contrived, but I swear it wasn't.)
I've just been using LibreOffice. If OpenOffice is moving too slowly to distinguish from death, I'm not sure I'm interested anyway.
I dunno... She seems to feel entitled to phone service that she's paying for.
Kids these days, eh?
I saw him being completely wrong in response to an article yesterday, so I suspect it's the latter.
"...the government needs to sit down with stakeholders..."
He means people, right? Australian citizens? I hope so.
"Biggest con I reckon with PCs was the so called "turbo" button which was nothing of the sort. It was actually a slow-down button for app compatibility."
...Yes, but everybody knew what it was and what it was for. Calling it "Turbo" was marketing, not deception. They had to add it for backwards compatibility with programs written for the original PC designed with delay loops that depended on the CPU's clock speed.
The computers would have been cheaper to build without the 2-speed design. Not much, but it was a temporary fix for a real problem that the motherboard guys had no control over.
Calling it a confidence trick seems a bit odd.
Damn it, now I have Simon and Garfunkel running through my brain on repeat.
My bosses tend to complain about up-front costs, skimp on quality and testing, then are surprised that maintenance and customer service suck down so much money.
If you assume that you can establish an infrastructure and then get a free ride afterwards forevermore, you definitely should try another business.
True, but TFA says "suggests" not "says". Therefore it's not a direct quote.
FWIW it bothers me too.
"If they swapped the guy for another girl, would there still be outrage?
There certainly would be from the girlfriend! Guys ogling other women is bad enough but goes with the territory, ogling other men is a whole heap more of trouble."
Uh, that really, really depends on the people involved. There's an enormously complex spectrum of sexuality out there, and not everybody fits into the nice neat pigeon holes you see in popular culture. Maybe most people don't, in some way.
My wife, for example, would have loved to see me get it on with another guy.
"THey are probably trying to be clever
and take the call over a local café wifi connection to save cash instead of actually using it as a phone... Do people with iPhones do that any more?"
Of course they do. Once they've slavishly bought the latest Jesus Phone they can't afford phone service!
Rimshot! That's right folks, we're here all week!
(I kid! I'm just affectionately poking fun. I... OMG you've broken the downvote counter! Gah!)
"If I dropped my X and broke the back glass, I'd just get a case to hide the damage and call it good..."
That's where we differ. I buy a case for my phone on day 1. I prefer a simple slip-on TPU case (today I own this one https://goo.gl/images/ijQPSp). If it falls on flat concrete, I just pick it up with a "tut tut" and keep on reading.
And I also buy a Naztech Gladiator holster to carry it in. Those work well for me. YMMV. There's a matte screen protector as well.
It's a shame I don't get to show off the aesthetic beauty of the original case, but it's not why I bought the phone.
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