Re: Penguins in SPAAAACCCCEEEEEE.....
They just do it underwater.
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Is this article about what we in the US call "fantasy sports" where you and your friends form a league and draft "players" from real life teams and then you get points for how well your players do? Fantasy sports in the US has been around since way before online gaming. Though most fantasy sports leagues now use a web-site for administrative and score-keeping purposes, I've never heard it referred to as "gaming" and there's nothing inherently "online" about it. For years I knew somebody who administered an online football league, and the only thing "online" about it was that every week he would fax the league standings to everybody involved (neither I nor anybody I knew had Internet access back then, and I was a software engineer).
Or is the article about online gaming? Which, in the US, is completely different than fantasy sports.
>>> Yep and, unfortunately, we in the UK have one as a Prime Minister.
>> Not to worry - our American cousins have one too......
> He’s not funny
Neither are clowns. They're just vaguely disturbing, but mostly harmless. Here in the US, our "clown" is deeply disturbing in (many) very specific and concrete ways and by no means harmless. Calling him a clown is an insult to clowns — and I don't even like clowns.
Clowns at least have some skills (juggling, unicycle riding, makeup, knowing when not to talk).
I thought the Osbourne effect was that they announced the new model prematurely. Their sales tanked because nobody wanted to buy the “old” (current) model and the new model wasn’t ready, hence they went bust.
Yes, that's what I and everybody else (except for 1 or 2 people apparently) mean by the "The Osborne Effect".
BTW, I've got an Osborne 1 in the garage if anybody wants to make an offer on it. It booted off 5" floppies and everything worked the last time I powered it up (probably about 5 years ago).
I had this issue many years ago, we knew where the manual was, in the locked filing cabinet in the tech support room.
Typical office desk/file locks are almost always cheap wafer locks that are easy to pick — even if all you have to work with is a couple paper clips.
"Multiple Netgear devices contain a stack buffer overflow in the httpd web server's handling of upgrade_check.cgi, which may allow for unauthenticated remote code execution with root privileges,"
Why would the router's web server be exposed to a remote network in the first place?
When there was one commercial TV channel in the UK, space was very expensive (Lew Grade's "licence to print money") which meant ads were extremely high quality, and a trip across the Atlantic to where ads were utter shite made it very obvious.
I haven't heard of it for a couple years, but it used to be "a thing" in the USA to pay money to sit in a theater (AKA cinema) for an hour or so to watch the best of the year's British TV ads.
Here in the US, a DVR and a "skip 30s" button is vital for mental survival...
Moving slowly through that differential can kill.
I certainly didn't mean to imply that there weren't good reasons behind the decision to accept a "high" risk of serious injury. When the alternative is certain death, a broken arm doesn't sound so bad...
I suppose that depending on the empennage configuration, there might also be a large metal "blade" that continues moving forward towards you at high speed as the air around you works very hard to stop your forward motion. If you do the math, that may not actually be a serious consideration compared to other issues.
Many years ago, back when I worked in the defense industry, I read a long article in Jane's about ejection seats. Part of the article discussed the design requirements for ejection seats and the acceptable rate for an eject causing injuries like broken limbs and compression fractures of vertebra. The "acceptable" serious injury rate was pretty high.
Why specifically "Diet" coke?
Based on informal comparisons of side-by-side pouring regular and diet sodas into glasses with ice cubes, I'm convinced that diet soda foams quite a bit more than regular.
I don't know why. Perhaps the high levels of dissolved sugar in regular soda increases surface tension and therefore decreases bubble size? Or perhaps the solubility of CO₂ as a function of temperature differs?
This is a problem under US and UK law: shops are required to accept cash.
In the US, that's utter bollocks. Nobody except the US Government is required to accept US currency. A friend of mine who works at "the Fed' used to occasionally have to work in customer service answering phone calls from the public. A consistent portion of calls are from people complaining that some shop, utility, landlord, school, city, state, county, or whatever won't accept cash. The callers are told that nobody except the US Government is required to accept US currency. [Even then, the hoops you have to jump through to pay your taxes in cash would kill a normal person.]
Facebook should be able to force Namecheap to cooperate if it can present evidence in court that the offending domain names represent bad faith attempts to profit through name confusion.
So what's the difference between good and bad faith attempts to profit through name confusion?
My first G was under $200 (retail, unlocked, at Best Buy). My current G5+ was a bit more, but still _way_ less than any iPhone or "flagship" Android. I picked out other G models for my parents. I love the "vanilla" Android. Updates are prompt and never seem to cause problems.
I'm also a fan of the Moto X pure. I just replaced the battery in a 5 year old X-pure, and it's working great — though sadly it's no longer getting updates.
I run OpenWRT on my Netgear hardware. And my D-Link hardware. And my TP-Link hardware.
And I don't allow admin connections from the WAN.
And when I want to connect to the router from the LAN, I enter the IP address.
Anybody who trusts manufacturer-supplied firmware on consumer-grade gear is asking for trouble.
Now that Microsoft owns GitHub, I keep thinking I should do something about moving my (admittedly trivial) projects from GitHub to someplace like GitLab. I really don't need one more excuse for not doing that, but GitLab seems intent on providing one anyway. I suppose there are other options...
"Did they deliberately wait until they could get a big pay day?"
Would that be wrong?
It depends on what you mean by "wrong".
Waiting like that can result in estoppel:
The result is basically that if you decided not to object now, you can't object later.
That would most likely get you get stuck off in the UK as well as you need an anesthet... anethner.. the person that knocks you out.
The article mentioned IV sedation. That's not general anesthesia. With IV sedation the patient is conscious and responsive the whole time — they're just very, um, "relaxed". Often, the patient has a gap in memory after they sober up. That said, IV sedation still isn't without risk: it suppresses respiration, and you need to keep an eye on O2 saturation.
I must say that in the ongoing adventures of Florida Man, this was pretty lame.
No explosives or firearms, no dangerous wildlife, no injuries, nobody had to call an ambulance, the fire department, or even the state conservation officers.
C'mon Florida Man, you can do better!
Once the stuff is on the surface, its value is entirely psychological
Well, not quite entirely. Gold has medical and industrial uses, but they only account for about 10% of consumption. Even if gold had no "psychological" value, it wouldn't be worthless, but it would be worth less.
I guess it's well past time to start looking for a replacement service.
I used dyndns for yonks. I used the free service for many years, and then the cheapest paid dynamic service for the last 5 years or so before they shut that down. When researching replacements, I narrowed it down to noip and dynu. I more-or-less flipped a coin and chose dynu, and I have been quite happy with it. The free service doesn't require monthly renewals, and everything "just works". I'm thinking about becoming a paying "member" for a few months as a way to show my appreciation even though I have no need for any of the extras you get for the money.
The only downside is when I have to come back to the UK and use trains here afterwards...
The last time I was in the UK, I thought the trains were a joy to use. In almost all of the US "using a train" requires hopping into a boxcar. Be careful though, it's far easier to jump onto a moving train than it is to jump off...
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