Bothsides blather, logical fallacy, Poe's Law reference, freeze peach nonsense! Quite the cocktail of stupidity persent in that comment in my opinion.
33 posts • joined 22 Dec 2010
Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps
Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point
In the near future? a question
By this I take it you mean as soon as the orbit of this rock reaches the other end of what must be a hyperbolic orbit since it is going to escape the influence of our bigger rock.
One question I have is this, how does a mass in interplanetary space (or interstellar for that matter) get permanenty captured (ie enter a non hyperbolic orbit)? Since there is no friction in space other than if hitting some kind of atmosphere or the bigger mass that has captured the smaller one wouldn't this leave the 2 options of either joining the mass of the larger object permanently or being flung out on a hyperbolic orbit for somerthing like 99.999999% of the time?
It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing
Re: Concord (sic) doesnt fly anymore.
Quote: A bit more than 550 mph.
Just checked, the Boeing 747-8 has a cruise speed of 914 km/h, which is 567.9 mph. For the Airbus A380 it is 903 km/h (561.1 mph). </quote>
At Flight Level 360 maybe aka 36000ft. Know many drones of the nonmilitary type that fly that high do you? (not sure many of those even can fly higher than 10,000ft).
I would point out that having the wifi set to *ahem* maximum legal power <wink wink> that due to the way that wifi networks implement collision avoidance, you could actually reduce your usable bandwidth (and theirs) if someone else has a router on same or near to frequency (channel) within rx range of your suspiciously powerful ap.
Hate your IT job? Sick of computers? Good news: An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'
The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings
Re: "Massey died in a fusillade of bullets"
>And if I've read the figures right you are more likely to be shot by a toddler in the US than by anyone with a gun in the UK.
That's ok though leftpondians, Secret service rules mean that a protectee cannot go packing. At least you're safe from Trump.
Re: Prohibited from using extinguisher
I Don't want to minimise your expertise in various fields, but, in the words of the Sussex Fire Brigade chief (at that time), how do you know if it is safe for you to attempt to tackle the fire? In his rather expert view it is not reasonable to expect people with zero actual fire training to know whether a given fire is of a magnitude for you to to know whether you should attempt to extinguish it. Fires can get alot more dangerous very fast, and that's before we get to talk about combustion gasses.
Just something to bear in mind :)
nice but one issue (for me)
I have one machine that is rocking along just fine with 14.04 still- and I am going to need to update it to 18.04 before end of support next year, but this machine runs on an A10 and amd graphics card using the proprietary driver because I'm quite happy with the relatively large (for the gpu thats installed) performance boost running the driver in dual graphics mode.
The newer driver stack STILL does not support any kind of crossfire type mode including dual graphics mode. This hence means that the update will equate to lower graphics performance that one of my sons benefits from as he uses this machine for penguin flavoured gaming.
Due to 'advances' there is no way of getting round this and there is STILL no movement that I can see towards this being resolved :/
Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone
>>One the second amendment allows for gun ownership
>So - cancel the 2nd Amendment.
>Or, barring that, use it for the purpose intended (to be a check on a tyrannical government). Too many >people stop reading at the "bear arms" bit without going onto the militia bit.
I think there is a bit of a misunderstanding of intent with this.
A Militia recruits/drafts members expecting them to supply their own firearms (or did in this time in history).
So having citizenry unable to acquire said firearms would negate that.
Also the term regulated was not used in the manner we think of it today.
Not that this whole amendment isn't archaic, however you need to understand the framers' intents when they were drafting it.
a non gun nut who thinks the septics are far to heavily armed, and far to ready to use said arms for comfort.
@ HKmk23: Wrong.
The us government (ie taxpayer) did NOT spend the money to develop this, the pen was developed by private interest to work in zero g. It worked, and there were benefits in terms of the technology from that point, rather like alot of space program technology. A pencil would probably work great until you need to sharpen it, not to mention broken tips/graphite dust just from using them. You mentioned google further down in your post, how about you googled the Space Pen and actually get some facts before spouting rhetoric?
<snip> approximately 400 pens for $6 a piece </snip>.
THAT was what it cost NASA.
>>Not much of a fanatic → #
>>In Man sues boss for 'condemning him to eternal damnation'
>>A real religious nutcase would have voluntarily had an industrial accident on day #665, just to stick it to the boss.
a sensible religious nutcase would have organised an industrial accident for his boss. involving nails, or a crown of thorns, or something :)
well hang on here
It's a shame about all of this, because an ID card without all of the national identity register backend - and all that it entails (which was the bit I objected to) - being a single identity document card with LOCAL, NONRETAINED verification that the cardholder is indeed the authorised cardholder would be a Good Idea. Such a shame that bureaucrats in Whitehall would never allow such a simple, effective device without the backend.