Re: Its the way of it
You thought the LLC was just for the financial part?
It also absolves the shareholders of having to have a heart, social responsibility, or noblesse oblige.
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"I shudder to think what the new American-translations of the back-catalogue will be like."
They'll be fine. We'll send all the extra 'u's back for a refund. I'm sure you lot can put them to good use somewhere.
I got my first A&O fix when my family spent two years in South Africa in early 70s. I made sure we had them when my children were young. In a few years the grandkids will be ready for them.
upstart burger chain (in the UK at least) Five Guys
I know I've seen a Five Guys or two in the vicinity of Trafalgar Square or a bit further down The Strand, and that would've been two or three or more years ago when last I was in the Big Smoke.
Unless you mean compared to McDonalds and Burger King.
Do the US not have the same rules then as the UK regarding public footpaths ...
Most of our state laws are based on English Common Law.
And then perhaps even codified in statutory laws.
And that's one of them. At least as far a I can remember from my Bus. Law classes 30+ years ago.
as the US taxpayer tired of the agency's costly jaunts
Really? We seem to never tire of paying for the military's costly jaunts, even back then. And that was orders of magnitude more. (And still is.)
i wasn't paying taxes back then, but now I'm more than fed up with the size of the military budget and not at all worried about NASA's budget.
I kinda remember that launches and moon walks had become commonplace and maybe a little boring. It was also apparent that we had beat the 'Ruskies' so the thrill of the race was gone.
Oh, I'm sure EVs are just fine for folks commuting in from the suburbs of Kansas City, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Dallas into their respective downtowns.
Never mind all the major metro areas of California, Oregon, and Washington.
You don't need to make up excuses for them (them == the limeys.)
In terms of percentages, I don't believe that there are large numbers of people making cross country trips in general, let alone in a Tesla or a Leaf. So AFAIC it's irrelevant that it's slightly harder to do in an EV.
Oh, and AFAIK the expression is "Knickers in a twist."
The Fourth Amendment protects US Citizen's Rights...
I'm not a Constitutional Scholar, or even a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution. I don't see anything in it that it says it only applies to US citizens.
You must be thinking of some other Constitution. I'm guessing you also have a Republican Bible. That's the one that doesn't have "Thou shall not kill" in it.
[A] passenger? It might come as a surprise, but there are places where you can – gasp – walk across the border.
And it's the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." But I hope we never get to the point where you have to be brave to want to come back home from visiting other places.
> Mac OS X on X86 is actually quite old, in the context that NEXTStep and OPENBSD
> it was based on
May I borrow your Reality Distortion Field?
The NeXT* used an M68040 cpu and was first released in 1988. DeRaadt didn't fork OpenBSD* until 1995.
NeXTSTEP* was "based on Unix", and specifically used the Mach (monolithic) kernel. Much has been said about the NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X userland; one study of the OS X RCS ID strings compiled into everything showed that – at that point in time – it was a mix of all the BSDs, and I'd wager that's still true.
No reason to make stuff up. It's all there in Wikipedia – among other places – for anyone to see.
*Note the correct capitalization. Please hand in your geek card at reception desk on your way out of the building.
The 1st Amendment expressly prohibits the suppression of free speech by the government.
Can you guess what the President of the United States is a part of? Go on! Take a wild guess!
There is no nuance here. It's as straightforward as it gets.
I can't tell if you're trying to be funny here or not. The way you've written it you seem to be suggesting that speech by someone in the government – e.g. the president – can't be suppressed. And you say there's no nuance there. lol.
What the 1st Amendment actually says is: "Congress shall make no law ... prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;..."
It really doesn't get any more straight forward than that, IMO. Twitter is not Congress; Twitter would be entirely within its rights to suppress Twitler.
And when you own your own Spitfire you can paint it in an authentic finish.
A couple years ago I visited the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum in Manston. When I walked in one of the gentlemen there asked if I'd like to buy a Spitfire. (I trusted that he wasn't talking about a Triumph.)
I said "sure, will you take a credit card?"
Needless to say I'm not painting anything, in authentic colors or otherwise.
> To me her measurements are nominal murrican.
I remember you now. You were that lard-assed brit in the seat next to me flying back from BLR on BA.
You were so big you couldn't eat your meal without constantly elbowing me in the ribs.
And you had the nerve to ask me if I could leave so you could eat.
When there are no fat people left in Britain, then you can talk about the fatties in America. Until then, STFU.
> ... expansion slots, something the innovative company has tended to shy away from in recent years.
This gets brought up over and over and over again, as if it somehow mattered then, or matters now.
PC XT and PC AT buyers laughed at Apple for not having expansion slots. The Lisa and all the Macs came with audio and mouse built in. What did 99.99% of PC buyers put in those slots? An AST Six Pack to max out memory. Quite a few probably put a SCSI card in. Few people cared about better audio until much later. Eventually maybe a mouse card (with mouse). All stuff, for the most part*, that the Mac had – gasp – built in. Who had the last laugh?
You know what I've put in the slots of the last two Wintel PCs I've bought, er, that my employer bought? A graphics card. That's it.
*TBH I don't know if the Lisa or the earliest Macs used SCS and/or had external SCSI ports; in any event it wasn't long before they did.
That would be playing straight into Twitler's hand. Part of his base think the government is too big and they want to shrink it.
As it is, eight out ten jobs are unfilled at the State Department and half the "top jobs" there are also unfilled. And they're not even trying to fill them AFAACT.
People I know who who have been taking the State Dept. test tell me that a "passing score" – which is function of how many positions they are trying to fill – is very high these days, indicating that they're not hiring.A lot of jobs unfilled, but not hiring anyone to fill them? Hmmm. I'm not sure if that is the case elsewhere in government or not.
> what with having my own domain and all.
Well, me too. But rather than run my own IMAP server and have to manage the storage for all that mail (especially the spam) I just forward through SpamAssassin to gmail, where I have a FirstInitialSurname@gmail address.
So I still get the random distant cousin ditz that arrives at their first year of college or where ever and has to cough up an email address, apparently for the first time in their life, and they naively assume that nobody will have taken FirstInitialSurname@gmail.
Or the distant cousin who signed up for several things, and gave my gmail address. One of the several confirmation emails had her street address, so I looked them and called. I got the mother and asked her to tell her daughter to figure out her real email address and stop giving out mine. $stupid_mom said "oh no, she'd never do that." I told her in return that she would, and she did. Apparently she figured it out as I haven't had any that I can attribute to her for a while.
The most recent was another distant cousin on the opposite coast who booked a hotel room on this coast. I sent a reply to the reservation confirmation asking to remove the incorrect address from their system. Instead they groveled through the mail headers or something and found my personal TLD email address and added that to the booking as well. After a couple emails were exchanged I was contemplating driving the three or so hours and checking in ahead of $idjit and having a hooker waiting in his room when he and his wife arrived. Luckily for him though the hotel seems to have gotten it sorted.
> "double down" makes sense. You lose a bet, then place the same bet again... that's
> doubling down (probably soon to be "doubly" down).
AFAIK gamblers who double down (or double up), e.g. at the roulette wheel, usually don't last long; either they run out of money or they are "invited" to leave the casino and not come back.
There's a bet in Blackjack called double down, or doubling down. When dealt two cards totaling ten or eleven you may double your bet and you get one more "down card", i.e. a card dealt to you face down that nobody else can see. (For the card counters.) Often the odds are good to be dealt a ten or a face card and thus a good chance of either winning or tying with the dealer.
Where do you live that taxes the value of your health care benefit?
I'm not taxed on it where I live now, on the east coast, nor was I taxed on it when I lived on the west coast.
My employer pays about 66-75% of my health care benefit, and I pay the balance, which is withheld from my pay – that's not tax.
And I don't pay any tax to the feds or state for the part that my employer paid. (And don't give them any ideas.)
The value of all the benefits, e.g. medical, dental, pension, etc., may indeed add up to $185K, but $71K in gross pay probably translates to $50K (or less) in net take home pay after taxes.
I rather doubt anyone can live in San Fran on $50K. In a house or apartment that is. Clearly a lot of people are living there now sans abode. Or maybe the plan is to hire some of those people who are currently living on the streets. And will still be living on the streets but with $50K in disposable income.
When you could find a spot in the parking lot at Fisherman's Wharf. And if not there, a spot on the street a little way down the Embarcadero.
And the Exploratorium was free, or free for a donation, and nobody enforcing the donation.
And you could hop on a cable car anywhere, not just at the ends after standing in line for an hour. And the price was the same as a bus ride.
And walk around without stepping in shit.
Yes, I'm that old. And still trying to figure out why San Fran as much appeal as it does. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a nice place, and has a lot of charm. But then, a lot of other places have a lot of charm too. I wouldn't want to live there today.
Space Force uniform should be an orange jumpsuit. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to have Twitler model it for us in Leavenworth.
Twitler announced the first mission will be to the Sun. Asked whether it wouldn't be too hot, he said they'll go at night. Sarah Sanders later said that claims the Sun is hot are Fake News.
> 6,440km (4,000 mile) flight, ... one would expect there to be a minimum
> of two refuelling points on the journey from their current location on the
> US Marine Corps airfield at Beaufort, South Carolina, to RAF Marham in
Srsly? They're flying non-stop from Beaufort, NC? And will fly right over Boston/Logan and Bangor Intl.
Bangor even has an ANG base if they had some some qualms about flying military aircraft into a commercial airport. Although there's nothing wrong with that, per se, AFAIK. That would cut about 800nm off the trip and probably eliminate one aerial refueling.
WRT the idea of crating them up and shipping them. If "A ship in port is safe. But that's not what ships are built for." then I'd claim that a fighter jet in a crate is also safe, but that's not what fighter jets are for. If you're worried about a bit of egg on your face if you splash one, better to put them in a crate. (And then have egg on your face for a different reason.)
> OpenSuse with version numbers 10, 11, 11.1 , 11.2, 12, 12.1, 42, 42.1, 42.2, 16.
There is an OpenSUSE 13. Leap 42 is in lieu of 14 (thank you Douglas Adams), and Leap 15 was just released. There is no 16 yet. And SUSE SLE 10, 11, 12, and then 15.
The real Ubuntu versions are 12.4, 12.10, 13.4, 13.10, 14.4, 14.10, etc. Those A...Z names are just nicknames.
Why do I know this crap? $deity only knows.
I'd wager that for the price of one F35 on HMS Queen Elizabeth you could fix every pothole in the UK; twice.
But over on this side of the pond, here in the pothole capital of the US, I've replaced bushings, and struts, but I've never broken springs or wheel bearings. What do they make springs out of over there that they're so fragile?
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