That's your problem: It was missing all of the semicolons.
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Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer
Pack your bags! NASA's latest exoplanet hunter satellite finds its first Earth-sized world in a habitable zone – and it's only 100 light years away
PSA: You are now in the timeline where Facebook and pals are torn a new one by, er, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen
It will never be safe to turn off your computer: Prankster harnesses the power of Windows 95 to torment fellow students
If FOOF is the answer, you are asking the wrong question.
Also, rather than the hydrazine/H2O2 mixer/sprayer, just get yourself a ClF3 sprayer, no mixing necessary. Opposed to the Hydrazine/H2O2, it is not hypergolic with itself, but only hypergolic with the fox (or whatever else it lands on).
FedEx fed up playing box cop, sues Uncle Sam to make it stop: 'We do transportation, not law enforcement'
I think it is less about the vocabulary and more about the density of meaning.
An expanded vocabulary empowers you to leverage synergies and blue-sky to obfuscate your dialog, putting lipstick on the porcine and metaforming the narrative. Or you can speak clearly and get your message across.
Cram this in your Pai hole! New York, Cali, eight other US states sue to stop T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Re: shot for treason
I agree, you can't have people shot for bad business decisions. However, we have every indication that Pai is making very good business decisions, just not for the people he was hired for. While he may not be committing treason (that, and the shooting were exaggeration, since you missed it) he is betraying his position and employers (the American people and their government) at every turn.
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Re: Brave new confusing Core world
It also helps keep .Net trainers in business. If you haven't worked in .Net et al for more than a year or two, you need to go back to school, or at least spend about as long as you've been out, re-learning all the crap they've changed.
On a positive not, I did get a very pushy recruiter to leave me alone after I informed them that I was five years out of date on .Net. ("We'll have to get you trained up again then, let me sort out the details..." and never called back. I call that a result!)
Malware spotted doing unspeakable, filthy things to infected Macs – injecting Bing results into Google searches
That's a hell of Huawei to run a business, Chinese giant scolds FedEx after internal files routed via America
Re: the real enemy
What is the objection to "Social Credit"? Every one I've talked to about China mentions it, but no-one can (or bothers to try to) explain why it's bad. "It's Communist!" is about as clear a response as I get.
Considering that a lot of the issues in the US is people with power/money breaking social contracts and then buying favorable coverage to get no blow-back. Something like Social Credit may be an equalizing force.
Oh, that is communism.
UK's planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei)
You still have most of Europe you can bugger off to, and all of the Commonwealth countries. Us poor USAians are pretty well stuck with our shower, who are doing the same things; and our "government" has shat on the rest of the world from such a great height that us citizens are all tarred (well, it is a dark, tar-like substance) with the same brush, and no-one wants us.
Or is that just another lie perpetuated by our so-called leaders, to keep the sheep in line?
Re: Give the carriers (phone companies) a piece of the fines...
If they can't be identified for billing, then their calls don't get connected. No corporate entity does free work (counting tax deductions, "good will" advertising, and "brand-name recognition" as having monetary value - a corporate accountant can give you dollar figures for each). Hell, they try not to do work unless they can get paid 2+ times for it; even if it's not work, they still won't do it for free.
Lets say, for a worst-case example, Scams 'R' Us, based out of Russia, uses a dodgy VOIP provider to connect to Tata Docomo in India, which routes the call through Bouygues in France, who directs the call to Verizon in the US. Verizon bills Bouygues, who bills Tata, who bills the VOIP provider, who bills SRU (possibly as part of their subscription). Bouygues may not tell Verizon where the call originated, but they sure as hell know who to charge. If most of the calls coming into Verizon from Bouygues are scam/nuisance/robocalls, then Verizon could tell them to clean up who they accept calls from, or
their rates will increase they will stop connecting those calls. Bouygues tells Tata the same, Tata may well drop the dodgy VOIP provider, or bill them extra, which would raise the price of Scams 'R' Us's subscription, possibly making them uneconomical as a scammer.
To restate: If they can be identified for billing, they can be identified for blocking.
Oh, the Irony!
I love it! The effort of attempting to lock in the con (when there was little/no effort to break it) is what may ultimately break the con.
They lobbied to get a law passed to forbid the IRS from making their own free software, which draws attention to the FFA. People then realize that the FFA is a thing, and that they shouldn't have had to pay for filing. Knowing that they have been paying, they look to find where the free option is, and find that it was deliberately hidden (Not even a "Beware the Leopard" sign). So they sue. And now the IRS is looking at kiboshing the "gentlemans' agreement" that precluded them creating their own software.
If the beancounters hadn't tried to force the issue, people would probably never have realized the con.
(El Reg, can we get a "Point and Laugh icon?)
Cocaine, psychedelics, DMT? They sure knew how to party 1,000 years ago: Archaeologists make startling discovery
Tractors, not phones, will (maybe) get America a right-to-repair law at this rate: Bernie slams 'truly insane' situation
Re: Or in the words of older Scottish Farmers
I kinda' have to argue with ya' there, jake.
I grew up in a rural community (in the southern US), but rather dis-like the rural mindset; so all of my understanding of farming and farm equipment was via osmosis. The only tractor brand I knew of until my late teens was John Deere. They are not quite to the "Band-Aid" level of brand dilution, probably only because "tractor" is easier to say than "John Deere", but you don't see any red tractors in the community I grew up in - they are all JD green. And also, how are you supposed to show up your neighbor if they can argue that because of the brand (and being "furrin") your nicer tractor isn't as good as theirs - you have to get the same brand, one model better, to show that you are better than they are.
So, yeah, JD is kinda' the default, and word-of-mouth and community pressure is free advertising.