Re: One of those places
I've had that at Curry's - we picked up the item, an air frier, and took it to the main 'Pay Here' till. No email required!
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I wear glasses all the time in VR (Steam Index). I'm 67 and have astigmatism, different prescriptions in each eye and the usual age-related long-sightedness. I normally wear varifocals but find them a bit strange in VR. What I did was to get my optician to make up a pair of glasses with my vanilla prescription without any sort of magnification for reading, VDUs, etc.. To keep the cost down, I just got two new lenses in an old frame.
The glasses work fine, the picture is clear except at the edges where the frames can be seen (vaguely). The frames fit in the Index with no problem. Prior to the Index, I had a HTC Vive Pro which was also OK, in fact, it had more room than the Index.
Summary: glasses are OK as long as the frames are not to large.
Was involved in a Cave Rescue once where the patient, a young girl who had fallen 30 feet and injured herself, was asked by the first contact team leader if she wanted her parents informed. She replied in the negative because "her parents were quite old, in their 50's, and it would be quite a shock."
The members of the rescue team exchanged surreptitious glances among themselves. The youngest person on the team was 49.
Copy the XP version into Win 7 - it still works. It doesn't have the 'improvements' that made the Win 7 version useless such as 1.5 line spacing that would revert every time it was restarted. Always use it for those text files from *nix systems that don't have terminating line feeds like DOS.
Oh. And no fecking ribbon.
The rule of three is broken - so is the rule of two. The 737 has two Flight Computers (FCs), these each have their own AOA sensor - there are no links between the two. In flight, only one FC, and therefore only one AOA is used. The standard operating procedure is to alternate FCs between flights. So it's worse than you thought - only one AOA is used during flight and if that one is buggered, so are you.
Great design Boeing!
Smart water meters might be compulsory but not always feasible. I have a visual water meter under a cover in the pavement near the end of my drive. The guy from the water company surveyed my house before installation and I pointed out that mains water entered the house at three points. He duly took photographs of the incoming pipes as proof and they later installed a non-smart meter. Most houses on our road have the same arrangement. Smarts only work if you have one incoming main.
I once loaded up the 8K BASIC interpreter on our 12K PDP-8/E (slowly, as we only had the tape reader on an ASR33) hoping that it would allow me to get round some of the limitations of 8K FOCAL. No such luck. The BASIC was almost identical to FOCAL in functionality - they just swapped the commands over and made it much less efficient!
It's interesting that the last big buying spree was on the iPhone 6/6S line. Also the last iPhone with a headphone socket! Maybe people are just hanging onto them like grim death so that they don't end up looking like twats with buds hanging out their ears.
p.s. iPhone 6 still going strong on iOS 10 (I'll upgrade when they fix 11).
Damn Zippy! You beat me to it!
Driving on the wrong side of the road (the right hand side) was a scam introduced by Napoleon with the intention of making the roads safer. In Britain, we persisted with riding/driving on the left so that when we met oncoming traffic, they passed on the sword-hand side so we could take a swing if needed.