and who isn't?
(in alphabetical order, please. ask bowerick when he'll do you)
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my point exactly.
colonies = not cool
colonials = revolting* all the time
one blink of eye and you're legal alien all of sudden.
luckily there's not much up there in the Moon, it's a real wasteland, so they would not be dangerous
(ha! they could maybe throw rocks ;-) nothing else's up there)
and btw, that bypass was a real dick move, Jeltz
*) as in "making revolutions". although seeing their slumped stumped pissed-upon-straw-haired wannabe leader stepping all over his tongue, the other meaning of revolting surely tends to come to mind
let me get this clear:
you want to establish a colony on the Moon (colonialism is so 1800s. not cool)
effectively making the astronauts _immigrants_
let them breed
their offspring would be both E.T. (having matured in different planet) and arguably different species
and then you let them take over the ISS???
that ain't gonna fly.
(oh! NASA! i see what you did there)
well, look at the coloured squares a bit and let your mind wander -- you might start thinking of tetris, which is a russian game which took the world by storm via hungary, so, if you squint really hard, the connection game / russia / hungary is there, although it connects as a usb the other way but what the hell, it was friday and eastern europe is confusing for westerners (there's also 3d clone of tetris called blockout, equally addictive, written by Poles. now i'm just trying to confuse you even more, as if there was any need. oh and poland and hungary aren't eastern but central europe. or are they?)
combined rj45/bnc pcmcia card with thinkpad 570 to match (including ultrabay to dock it in _and_ a dock to dock the ultrabay in)
however, one can also specialize. hence, a box of RAM chips, some of which i don't remember the name anymore. about 20 of them, with median capacity in megabytes. as i don't have anything to plug them into anymore, they'll probably end in some school art project.
1/ even though all stars will _miss_ each other, they will still _feel_ each other. in fact there's gonna be so much feeling, both galaxies will emerge profoundly changed. two stars don't have to hit it off, a close encounter is enough. also, massive black hole(s) in the centre? how close will they get?
2/ what about all the dark enigmatic stuff we're told is holding the galaxies together?
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why THE state? is there only one?
if recent (70 years') history taught us anything, if you have awkward criminal charges in, say, Germany, certain south american countries wouldn't give a damn (forgive my klatchian).
another option is joining the other team -- it worked for legion etranger, why shouldn't it work for hackers?
You also must worry, can you trust the compiler you are using (i.e. Ken Thompson's Reflections on Trusting Trust)
does not address exactly this point, nevertheless
TCCBOOT: TinyCC Boot Loader
"TCCBOOT is a boot loader able to compile and boot a Linux kernel directly from its source code."
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"""MS provides all."""
of course it does:
POKEMON is part of the infamous debug & diagnostic pack (D&D) _but_ can also be found in semi-official abridged d&d (AD&D) pack, which is free to use (if you only find one).
it is surprisingly low level monitoring tool, along with it's companion PEEKMON.
related are ms specific COMMON and perhaps least known CUMMON (chiefly used to visualise the mess created by imprudent use of POKE)
the man from the institute calling petitioners "anti-democratic" and "pathetic" and that "they prefer to have an elite in charge" has a valid point, even though he presents it as something bad.
it is just the european way (*). of course elite is in charge -- members of the commision are appointed, there's no place and no need for any funny election business (i especially like the name: commissioner. although commissar would be even better, there is some nice symmetry between commission and commissioner. it can always be changed when commission renames itself politburo).
or the notion that you have to respect a negative outcome of election. how would then the progress be achieved? no, either ignore the result, or you may indulge the voters and give them second chance. and it works: ireland, france, netherlands... they all saw the light. eventually.
i heard even the uk referendum isn't binding -- and there are already people calling for the repetition.
there is the light. you'll see. willingly, with a song on your lips. you will.
(*) you take the best from french and from german tradition. then you call it a "parliament" as a nod to british. don't sweat it, it really doesn't matter much.
Against this, we have the clear difficulty that gas is not renewable, will run out and is causing significant damage to the environment. In otherwords, gas would never be cost competitive with wind power if dumping the waste were not subsidised (i.e. free).
re "gas is not renewable, will run out" in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 or 500 years? i know! soon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bro-WwwroEA&feature=youtu.be&t=3)
re "is causing significant damage to the environment" as opposed to what? coal? diesel? hydro? nuclear? we change the environment with our sole existence, not to speak about numbers. we live, therefore we need energy. the real question should be how to provide, not how to stiffle it. if (more people) => (more energy needed) then conversely (less energy provided) => ??? (careful, borders on mass genocide)
The world we operate in is changing. The correct response to these statistics is, "we have to use less energy" or "we have to make wind power more effective", not "burn, baby, burn".
re """The correct response to these statistics is, "we have to use less energy" or "we have to make wind power more effective""""
WRONG. the only land that uses "less energy" is yesterdayland. throughout _all_ history we (genus homo, homo sapiens species) used progressively more energy. arguably that's what progress _means_. again, not to speak about numbers. ever heard of this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale
in fact the _real_ correct reponse is "we have to stop wasting energy" and related "we have to stop polluting environment" -- and by pollution i don't mean by product heat or co2. had we not poisoned the oceans and felled down the forests we could have used them for changing heat and co2 to food.
not "burn, baby, burn"
agreed, burning is stupid when you have e.g. nuclear energy. correction: _if_ you have nuclear energy.
"""Why doese[sic] a smart meter need an electret microphone on the PCB?"""
A hotel. A room for four with four strangers. Three of them soon open a bottle of vodka and proceed to get acquainted, then drunk, then noisy, singing and telling political jokes. The fourth one desperately tries to get some sleep; finally, frustrated, he surreptitiously leaves the room, goes downstairs, and asks the lady concierge to bring tea to Room 67 in ten minutes. Then he returns and joins the party. Five minutes later, he bends over an ashtray and says with utter nonchalance: "Comrade Major, some tea to Room 67, please." In a few minutes, there's a knock at the door, and in comes the lady concierge with a tea tray. The room falls silent; the party dies a sudden death, and the conspirator finally gets to sleep. The next morning he wakes up alone in the room. Surprised, he runs downstairs and asks the concierge where his neighbors had gone. "Oh, the KGB has arrested them!" she answers. "B-but... but what about me?" asks the guy in terror. "Oh, well, they decided to let you go. Comrade Major liked your tea gag a lot."(*)
i know, i know. u.s.a. != u.s.s.r.
i'm not sure wp was doing that much for competition -- in the end they mostly competed with themselves.
now they've turned into another mobile-os-that-might-have-been, they are in distinguished company: qnx, palm, epoc.
maybe betamax always loses to vhs? (or is this something completely different?)
@Voyna i Mor
i daresay 'm' and 'M' SI prefixes can usually be discerned from context rather well; vide this fine example: "roughly $6m per hour (in early 90's money)".
should 'm' stand for milli-, the sum would have meant 6 tenth of a cent, which is implausible (especially as the context contains terms 'mainframe' and 'cost' in juxtaposition).
however, the very last sentence ("using m or M for 1000") suggests you might be a tad confused about the real meaning of said prefixes, not to say their usage.
don't worry, though. a simple perusal of any good introductory text on natural sciences will clarify any misconception about the subject.
at least no-one uttered 'billion'. or 'trillion'. it's always fun figuring how much money that should really mean (for a bonus filter it through a hapless translator. idk why, but they always end up working for news agencies)
"""I can't find a proper way to transliterate that into English because there's just no way to put an H as in Hello inside a word. That "ch" is just the best approximation for the "H" (Hello) sound they use because they have to live with the "K" sound in English."""
were you to visit northern parts of UK someday, locals could give you some pointers about transliterating of that sound. they might even insist on using 'c' and 'h' characters.
a Slovak here. your post is tad bit, how to say it, economical with facts.
"""Чехия or when using latin alphabet Czechia is how all Slavic nations refer to it anyway and have referred to it even when it used to be Czechoslovakia (to the extreme displeasure of the Slovaks).""""
first, about the displeasure. Czechoslovakia was quite a mouthful, so it was inevitable some shortening would happen. only, having been shortened out of the country does lead to some "displeasure". the feeling was similar to Ukrainians objecting to being called "Russian" (because "they come from ussr, i.e. russia, right?") or Welshmen objecting to being called English, only more so.
now, to that cute russia-centric view of slavic nations of yours (you _are_ Russian, aren't you?)
a short look to https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Czechia gives us:
east slavic >>>
belarussian Čechija (or when using cyrillic Чэхія)
south slavic >>>
serb Чешка (or when using latin alphabet Češka)
west slavic >>>
lower sorbian Česka
upper sorbian Čěska
czech Čechy, Česko
slovak Česko (but sometimes also Čechy)
(i left some slavic languages where i was unable to find a translation)
so, you see, not "all". not even "most".
however, there is a grain of truth in what you wrote about "restoration of a historic brand".
even today some people distinguish in Czech between "Čechy" (the Bohemia, or "land of Czech people" proper -- i.e. without Moravia and Silesia) and "Česko" (the whole country), the latter being derived from the adjective in "Země Koruny české" (Lands of the Czech Crown). others use the two terms interchangeably.
hence: Czech is grammatically adjective (for historical reason), the whole storm in a tea cup is about what should its appropriate noun be.
"""At least they are not restoring it to "Moravia" (as that would mean a war with the Slovaks and Southern Polish for the name)."""
I have honestly no idea what could you mean about Southern Polish (or even which Southern Polish).
As far as Slovaks go, we consider Czech to be our brother-nation: we may bicker and tease one another, but in a friendly way (an occasional ice hockey match being a notable exception).
We simply don't wage wars with our brothers over perceived historical grievances.
For God's sake, we're more civilised than that!
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