Re: Oldie but goldie
Someone's* memory is a bit off, though, because I remember the line as "worked hard", not "fought hard".
(* in the event that they are right and I am wrong, you'll see that the sentence still works)
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Yes, they did work, because Aereo did something very clever.
One of those antennas by itself might not have worked all that well, but by putting them in an array, the individual elements combined via inductive and capacitive coupling to work as one big antenna, yet each little element produced its own output, so it was one element per customer, therefore it was "individual antennas".
...that Brown would be reaching in the vehicle window trying to grab the gun on the other side of the person in the driver's seat (and what's really strange is that it's apparently his right hand that got shot), but then neither does it make sense that Wilson would be trying to drag all 6'4" 292 lbs of him into the vehicle through the driver's window.
So I'm going to wait on the release of all the evidence before trying to reach any conclusions.
Sherlock, because after eliminating the impossible you have to be left with only one improbable or you haven't really solved it.
...just pay good money for a copy of "The Colorado Kid"
(Looking on the bright side, the lack of an ending made it totally unsuitable for being turned into a movie or television show, which meant that it was able to provide the very barest of bones on which they were able to build the TV show "Haven" without being particularly constrained by the book.)
More like got screwed.
"You can't do things this way because you're too much like a cable company, but you can't do things that way, either, because you aren't a cable company"
And consumers/members of the public who own the airwaves the broadcasters get to use "in the public interest" got screwed right along with them.
Even had the Oxford comma not been omitted, it still would have come across as sounding as though those three people were discussing quantum biology (whatever that is).
I was intrigued, as I'd never heard of Ms. Faithfull being involved in scientific endeavors outside of pharmacology.
Perhaps "Danish lit star Helle Helle, Marianne Faithfull, and Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden on Quantum Biology" would have been slightly less misleading.
There's plenty of imagination involved in pr0n.
Sometimes the producers imagine the performers will be considered attractive by viewers.
Often viewers imagine that that what they see onscreen is somehow happening to them.
Or imagine that there's a chance in a million of it happening to them in real life.
Or imagine that that's exactly how women behave, and how available they are, in real life.
...is the phrase you wanted there, as in a line painted on a floor or scratched in the dirt, behind which troops are supposed to assemble themselves with a proper air of humility and obedience.
No rope or pulling involved.
Didn't this place used to have a Python-esque foot icon, or was that Slashdot?
That was CBS that cancelled all of those shows, not for ideological reasons, but financial ones.
Those shows brought in plenty of eyeballs, but the eyeballs were either too young or, mostly, too old to fall into the demographic they wanted to attract.
And the reason they wanted to attract that demographic was because they could charge more money for ads to advertisers wanting to reach that demographic because, out of the total available pool of advertisers, more of them wanted that demographic, therefore supply and demand.
If the big three carmakers and big food companies and makeup companies and all the others primarily selling to young to early middle aged singles or marrieds with children were competing to buy the ad slot, you could sell it for more than if only a handful of denture cream and laxative companies were.
Could also have gone with pedant, (statistical) boffin, or "that's mine with the copy of Ad Age in the pocket", but "explanation of elementary advertising strategy" works as well.
After the Supreme Court said they were essentially a cable company, Aereo tried to do what cable companies do, retransmit and pay a fee to those whose signal they were retransmitting.
The broadcasters refused the deal.
Or rather, the companies that own the broadcast networks and a bunch of other non-broadcast channels they want bundled in with the broadcast stuff refused to only let Aereo pay them for, and only offer to customers, just the broadcast stuff.
In other words, the broadcasters are really trying to stick it to cord cutters who, because of geography or the rules of the buildings in which they live, cannot access the free over the air signals which they want, and which are all that they want.
If the broadcasters could figure out a legal way to do the same thing to people who get great over the air reception, they'd do that as well.
...about actually using water cooling for server racks, kind of like they used to do when mainframes were vacuum tube and about the size and heat output of railway locomotives.
But what I want to know now is how a guy from Kentucky/Vegas got turned on to barbecue from the right side of The Old North State, where we use a vinegar based sauce and save the tomatoes for salads or sandwiches.
I wonder if he's also a beach music fan.
Mine's the one with the bag of hush puppy mix in the pocket.
The companies don't own themselves (at least not yet), corporations which are not currently public still have shares outstanding which are owned by people (although in this case other corporations *do* count as people, my friend), and going public is a way for those people to turn those shares into actual money.
" (after all we built Google for users, not websites) "
They did it the wrong way round--they need to create a search engine that lets a website find the users/readers/customers it wishes to have.
You want someone who's ready to buy that latest model Acme Widget right now, not someone who's daydreaming or window shopping, and certainly not that annoying old coot looking for original parts and service information for a model that hasn't been produced since 1947.
"Could be worse - I once wrote a pastiche of a Tom Clancy novel about a middle easter country having WMDs.
I posted it on my blog but I hope nobody read it and took it seriously"
I think they gave it to Powell as part of his UN talking points, but otherwise no harm done.
Mine's the one with the aluminum tubing sticking out.
He only *knew* what the effect of his actions would be if he *knew* that the press would swallow it hook, line, and sinker, rather than actually do their jobs and verify before publishing, and that investors would accept whatever they published as gospel rather than doing any checking into it themselves.
Granted that's a pretty safe bet these days, especially the press part.
...has circuitry that inverts the volume ratio of spoken dialog to background music* and sound effects, and automatically knows to leave it off for older material and on for new stuff, but knows about exceptions to the new stuff such as USA's "Burn Notice".
Bring out one of those and we'll start re-arranging the furniture and taking a crowbar to the wallet.
*especially when it's a cut from an album they want to sell you.
...that they weren't a cable company.
Then the Supreme Court told them they were, as they were handing a favorable ruling to the other party.
So now that they've reconciled themselves to the reality that they're a cable company, the other party, which won because SCOTUS said they're a cable company, wants to argue that they aren't a cable company.
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