How many failed login attempts
..before it explode in a ball of flame?
Samsung have some prior art here
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The ultimate goal is to remove the "escape" key, with its implications of freedom and choice, from keyboards and user interfaces.
There is no escape
There are no other choices
you will take what you are given
your happiness is not required
click "Ok", "Cancel", or "X" to install
is now the catch-all for anti or non-christian metal, which makes it the most broad and welcoming category of them all.
Not just the pimply adolescents claiming to have a special relationship with Satan in a desperate attempt to impress girls, but also various pagan nationalist re-creationists, new age spiritualists, groups protesting the "Christian Patriarchy" and somehow, a lot of prog-rock seems to be hiding out in the Black Metal box as well.
is the database being hosted by Amazon.
So the Australian government has denied itself access to all the data, but the Americans can grab whatever they feel like (something they have history of)
Whenever a journalist asks about this, ...
Only this time the logo is a boot kicking an orange clown..
Problem is that people who voted for trump arent going to admit how completely they fucked up, so they will double down and insist he is a misunderstood genius..
They need a mechanism to allow them to save face, something that makes it not their fault..
(this only applies to the percentage that recognises there IS a problem, but I have some residual hope that not all of them are totally lost)
A campaign with the message that anyone who bought into Trumps Make America Great Again, should be asking for their money back, reframes the issue as them being conned and ripped off (not inaccurate), with the fantasy of financial reward, but would not be popular with any other political candidate as it brings up the spectre of penalties for failing to keep election promises.
Here We Go was my preferred navigation app for a few years, but recently, six months maybe, maybe longer, it has not been able to get a satellite fix for navigation.
just sits there with a message saying "waiting for GPS position" or somesuch. I have checked permissions, and re installed but no improvement. Meanwhile, Google maps is accessing GPS quite happily and presenting routes past highlighted advertisers and paying sponsors....
If I wasnt noticing an odour of rat, I would be requesting a COVID-19 test..
JCBs have made it all the way down under.
In an environment where average daytime temperatures are in the low 40s for half the year (not going to convert that to some horse-blood based approximation of a scale), JCBs are noteworthy for having really good heaters, and utter crap air conditioners. If only it would snow, they would be fantastic...
You are forgetting the other part of the proximity equation.
So you will need to hold your device against everyone elses, for 15 minutes. this is a valid justification for preserving the 2 person limit (dont know if that is a thing outside Oz, but its working for us, even with the inevitable non-compliance)
My immediate response is that the app will go onto a burner phone (actually my work phone - because I am not managing security on that, therefore it is not given data I personally wish to keep private)
Being a work phone, it is old and cheap, so may not support the app - but that is up to my employer to deal with.
Where I work carrying personal phones is actually grounds for termination - so a pretty strong argument there...
It would require my carrying the work phone whilst not at work - a bad thing, but many bad things are now normal, and fairly trivial as such things go.
Losing access to the work phone, through loss of job or whatever reason, would require buying a cheapo replacement, but not a problem.
Mobile phones are basically now cheap commodity tech, all the "flagship model" hype from apple/samsung is just marketing excrement.
one of the issues is when bad unions, political parties, and companies "merge" in order to compete against the giants - generally the law and human rights..
Unions had a positive effect back in the "good old days", but then again, politicians, companies, and the media also all seemed far less toxic and predatory than appears to be the current normal.
It is possible this could be the result of the loss of a "moral compass" thanks to organised religion thoroughly discrediting itself. Without an omniscient and incorruptible judge, Do what thou wilt -to maximise personal return- shall be the Whole of the Law
Not from over there, but from what I've heard, your local laws - and constitutional rights, whatever those might be - stop a lot further back than just past the security screens.
Otherwise I mostly agree with your list ( with reservations concerning punctuation ), but would add that employee wages are also factored into the price in most advanced countries.
I sincerely doubt the employer was greatly concerned by the employee potentially endangering lives.
what does concern every employer, is damage to their image. The unforgivable sin in business, is embarrassing your boss, and they are zealous in punishing transgressors.
This is the exact same thing as yelling "Fire !" in a crowded theater.
Under current conditions, if anyone actually encounters a crowded theater, it is their moral duty to loudly cry "FIRE", to alert any nearby residents, immediately after locking and barricading the exits and dousing the offending building in petrol - or gasoline if you live in some banana republic with a clown despot..
the best response to that level of social irresponsibility is to nuke it from orbit, its the only way to be sure, but "kill it with fire" comes in as a respectable second.
People engaged in theatre crowding are dangerous subversives, politically suspect, disease ridden, and probably eat babies.
sometime over the last couple of years, a pair of identical twins sent samples to one one of those DNA genealogy / ancestry sites, and got completely different results from each other.. So they definitely had the same mother, quite likely had the same father, but somehow diverged at the grandparents onwards...
Science is wonderful, especially when it is based on wearing white coats and using lots of big words..
I see those emails all the time..click here to unsubscibe
..no, actually I only see them when I look inside my spam folder..
The state of the web is that if anyone, claiming to be from anywhere, suggests you follow a link, treat it as an attempted mugging. If you personally know the sender, and expect the email - treat it like a possible hijacking instead, and verify.
Somebody on one of these threads was wondering when the coronavirus witch hunts would be starting, with some early paranoia about people of Asian appearance, which didnt really take off, at least in the civilised world.
This looks like an excellent opportunity to set the pitchfork and flaming torch armed mobs after ... patent lawyers and their vile parasitic hives.
Another silver lining to emerge from a global catastrophe.
Perhaps I am overly cynical, but how many millenials - and government economists - are going to be seeing this as an opportunity to free up some real estate, and reduce the "Aging Population Crisis"?
Just go for a dinner at the Italian-Iranian food court, stop in for communion at your Greek Orthodox church, then go and give the grandparents a big sloppy hug...
Good to see management are also complying with the non-interaction directive.
Leadership setting a good example, thats what we need.
As for Uber, I expect they will be paying their employees, a percentage of their normal rostered hours
..so zero...times, say 75%, .. times zero...
Capitalism IS economic feudalism.
Capitalism is good for capitalists
Communism is good for Communists (party members)
Monarchy is good for Monarchs
Parliaments are good for for Parliamentarians
Tyrannies are good for tyrants.
Wouldnt know who democracies or socialism are good for, probably fiction writers.. I dont think there are any real ones out there.
They all DO have their own area - its called social media.
Its like a sump or drainage pond - it collects the low of intellect and keeps them out of the way. Unfortunately professional or commercial media have taken to grubbing around in there and dragging the crap out where everyone can see it. Obviously, its easier to sell stuff to stupid people, so commercial networks are all for promoting the 'social media experience"
Not having a good alternative is not sufficient excuse to keep the thing you have.
At least you will get a new set of national dysfunctions, and be an international laughingstock for different reasons...
Who knows, eventually someone sane, competent and honest might make it through the system, just got to get the turnover high enough.
The consensus is that ALL referees are completely ignorant of the game rules, therefore, women who tend to over-function and generally put more effort in (gender stereotype - deal with it), may possibly do a decent job and by doing so, overturn hundreds of years of tradition.
My personal view is that athletes in profit driven professional sports are manipulated into a state of prolonged mental adolescence, and just arent mature enough to deal with 'çhicks' in positions of authority - or even normal life. If we were talking about pet dogs, you would call it inadequate socialisation.
As with every generalisation about people, exceptions do apply.
"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
Rocketry is just using an explosion to move something, the science part is controlling the result. Orbital mechanics is understanding what happens when you get there.
Even orbital space is a bit bigger than your shopping mall car park, throwing some really dodgy numbers pulled straight from google (6371 km for earth radius - doesnt even mention flattening etc, 804 km for altitude, for r = 7175 km) we get a sphere with a surface area of 6.47 x 10^8 square kilometres - so even if you convert all of Wales to a parking lot, it is still over 31 kiloWales.
Thats just one level or altitude band, or whatever the technical name might be.
So there is plenty of space up there (sometimes I'm just so funny I cant believe it myself) but how much room does each satellite need, and how many are there?
To be at an orbital altitude you need to be travelling at the orbital speed (ignoring eccentric orbits for the sake of simplicity), so everything at the same level should be travelling at the same speed, like traffic on a highway. Would be nice if they were all travelling the same direction, as well...
Since they dont, each satellite pretty much requires its entire orbital path to itself, again using numbers that have no basis, we will call the orbital path a cylinder 100m high with radius 7175 km, we get 2254 square km, or 108 milliiWales
Continuing the theme of broad baseless assumptions and ignoring inconvenient details, we should be able to fit over 300 000 satellites into the 500 mile altitude band alone, although intersections would be constant and actual collisions a regular occurrence.
This is just idle musing and I really should start doing some work.
icon for the beer coaster I should have been doing the calculations on.
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