Wouldn't the traditional red and white tent have been more iconic ?
Muddy hole inside optional.
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If you don't want constant updates the solution is simple : don't follow a dev track which is there specifically to allow frequent, poorly tested updates.
From your examples, I would suggest you want the releases marked 'LTS' or long-term-stable.
Try Debian. they're exceptionally careful about what goes in, and you won't suffer much harm if you miss out every other release for even longer life.
Conversely, Python generates more questions because you never know if the code you have will be compatible with the version you installed.
Amusingly, it's supposed to be superior to Perl because Perls is a write-only language. Python may be clearer, but it's still write-only because it has a too-rapidly-changing standard.
I rapidly dumped VS when its annoying autocomplete and function 'help' insisted on blitzing my screen with useless and incorrect messages. It seems unlikely Microsoft have learnt anything in the intervening years so why on earth would I want to take VS's advice on the code itself ?
"Therefore Apple are immediately guilty the moment an unencrypted image exists on an Apple server, and their human is also guilty if it's sent to their device."
This seems an excellent point. While Apple claim to avoid accessing a customer's data by searching on the phone itself and then alerting police to make further enquiries, the verification stage where they intentionally copy the data (having reasonable expectation that it's CSAM) to their servers to do a second hash appears to be a hole a mile wide.
Large solar cells and microwave transmission seems an inefficient way to do it : you've got two conversions and neither is very efficient.
A solar oven seems a better way : many moderately sized reflectors which together focus on a single area. Failure of a few of them tom track would not be dangerous : it would only double the sunlight on the accidental target.
The intentional target could be in the sea, boiling seawater to make steam and simultaneously desalinating while allowing a large safety border.
The large passive reflectors would be slow to re-orientate, making it difficult to use as a weapon.
> You all seem to have missed the point I made about requirements. If you need to chop down 100 trees in a day, then your axe will never be sufficient. It is obsolete. If you only need to chop down 5, then your Axe is perfectly fine and it is not obsolete.
That's not obsolete. It's just underrated.
> I'm not as up-to-date on Linuxes as I should be, but haven't some distros announced that they're abandoning 32-bit?
Much easier in Linux as there are very few legacy 32-bit binaries to cope with. Even those apps that still think an integer is 16 or 32 bits can be fixed, because source.
My pet hate is the gesture stuff, where you can't just grab a title bar and drag a window because if you do it wrong it will maximise or minimise the window instead.
And then there're those deep menu structures where you have to carefully and accurately follow each row to get to the next level, like a tightrope walker navigating a power distribution station on the 11kV wires.
All my best jobs have been those where the interview was not a test but a meeting of engineers.
My best advice for interviews is to turn them around. Don't let them be 'can I fool this person into employing me' but 'will I enjoy working with this person and do I want to confer on them the privilege of working with me'.
if you're only interviewed by nameless and pointless HR people and not the manager you'll be working with - or, better, the engineers - then run away as fast as you can. If that's the habit of your industry, abandon it and find one with actual people.
It's not a network form professionals. It's a network for people who want to be considered professional and generally show their neediness by talking themselves up.
Whether that makes it a good place to bare your soul is debatable, but unlikely since it's most likely to be read by other linked-inners and judged without love or tolerance.
No, the fundamental problem is that the bloody editor wants to run arbitrary bits of code when you didn't ask it to.
Fix that entirely unnecessary misfeature by deleting it and you don't have to run rings around yourself trying to stop it in all the cases where that's a bad idea.
I applaud the concept, but feel that
a) Hancock as a name has an existing and much more deserving reputation
b) Politicians, especially hopeless ones, shouldn't be given the benefit of notoriety that exceeds their remembrance (ie about 10 minutes)
As an example, we might have used 'edened' to describe being conned. Or 'profumod' to describe being caught fucking. But we don't.
Perhaps the term 'coledangloed' would be better ? After all, 'lewinsky' references Clinton's' demise more precisely than 'clinton'.
Clue : don't subject yourself to the whims and pressures of an unpaid commercial service if you want a channel that you control.
This is as stupid as people who create an essential revenue stream on top of a system like Facebook or YouTube and then complain when it gets interrupted. It's the real meaning of the phrase 'If you're not paying for it, you're the product'. If you want the service provider to take instructions from you, enter a contract that contains an SLA.
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