Re: Not an angry place .
The swivel eyed loons have always been there; the internet, and social media in particular, has allowed them to find each other.
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"Here's a hint for you: where does Google make over 100% of its profit from? (over 100% because collectively they lose money on everything else) Advertising, duh!"
Google Workspace accounts do not get ads "slung" at the users; it's a paid subscription service just like Office 365. Retail chrome book users will get ads as they are using Googles "free" services, but businesses and education establishments using Workspace do not.
"It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment when Windows Phone died."
Not really, it died in 2010 as soon as it launched; offering an OS that was less customisable that Android, had less apps available and required paying MS for a license for it to be installed on a manufactures hardware.
it depends on your definition of "smart" of course; it would need to be a really long range sensor for it to be considered a proximity sensor.
It's supposed to be "smart" because it "learns" from your routine, despite what ever schedule you setup; not really noticed any evidence that it has been doing this though.
"Genuine question on geothinging: if you're halfway home and remember that you left something really important at the office and have to go back for it, does the smart heating system switch off again? Like a car that locks itself when you walk away from it?"
Can't speak for all "smart thermostats" but for the Nest (queue anti-Google boos and hisses) yes that's exactly what happened with mine when I tested if it would happen.
It turns on when it estimates I'm about 10 minutes from home; that said I can confuse it by calling in next door rather than walking in my house.
"Is that paraphrased? It is possible they honestly dislike immigration in general but is it not a specific problem? Or did they say something like border control but you assume that means stop immigrants (that is a common misinterpretation)."
It is paraphrased to a degree because I refuse to use the same language that they did when asked; but we are talking about eight, different people all stating that their prime reason for voting Leave was "to stop all those <expletive> "immigrants" coming in and taking our housing stocks, using health services, taking peoples jobs and going on benefits.
The paraphrasing is the word in the parenthesise.
Unfortunately, the majority of my friends, and for that matter family (three brothers), are leave supporters (yeah, maybe I need new friends and family) and to a person, when asked why, stated "to stop the immigrants coming here" as a main reason.
Hard not to see racism as a main driver for the majority of leave voters when the ones that I know are all stating racist reasons.
As the article points out, the type of people that the government is trying to attract with this policy are the type of people that will be able to take their choice of country in which to work.
Why in the name of all that's holy would they chose to work in a country that has proven to be racist, xenophobic and isolationist like the UK is now?
What games have "paywalls" that prevent you from "playing and/or get the required stats to progress"?
I'm no expert on Ubisoft game but have/do play a few "free to play" games and they are all fully playable with no payments. Planetside II, Aion and Lord of The Rings Online mainly, and it's perfectly feasible to play all three without paying anything, albeit it might require a bit of grinding in the case of LoTRO; you, pretty much, have to do every quest, task and achievement in each area to be able to use in game currency to buy access to the next area.
But none of the above have any "paywalls" that stop you from playing, just your time.
"Why is it always the idiots who have no clue how things work that demand that those who do understand "find a way"?"
Simply because they are ignorant of how encryption works, what it is and why it's used. To them it's something implemented by a tech company, say Apple, so Apple must have control of it and if so, can un-encrypt at their whim.
Okay, what games do you play then run natively in Linux? This isn't a challenge, I am really interested, because when I looked into this, the majority of the games in my library are not supported under Linux without messing around with a "wrapper" type tool such as Wine.
Agreed; my docs and photo's are stored on my server, backed up to rotated USB drives, and then synchronised via Onedrive between my PC and my server (I don't have my gaming PC setup on my domain). That Onedrive account is synchronised back down to a Synolgy NAS that synchronises those same docs and photo's back up to a "Box" a "Google Drive" and a "Mega" account (all free). The NAS is running RAID 5 that is also backed up to two external USB drives that are rotated monthly with the offline drive kept in my works firesafe. Photo's have an addition backup in that they are also synchronised back to a different location, to the docs and photo's, via Plex Camera Sync system.
Paranoid, me? Never...
Had a customer that was moving house and wanted to work from home for a few days while this was happening; no problem, VPN and RDS setup on laptop and tested and working.
On the following Monday, after the weekend, we receive an irate phone call from said customer complaining that the VPN/RDS wouldn't work. A few minutes into the call the customer states "we don't have the internet connected yet"! Apparently, "nobody told her that a VPN and RDS solution requires an working internet connection".
Admittedly we didn't think to ask that question ......
I'm the opposite again, if I have cash in my wallet it will be spent, on this and that, but I'll not have a clue on what by the time it has gone. On card I know exactly what I've spent and where and, as its not cash a disincentive to spend. Works for me.
The only reason you think this is because you have no understanding of the science and engineering involved.
Landing on the Moon is relatively simple newtonion mechanics, the calculations for which can be done on a pocket calculator; you just have to have an understanding of maths.
Newton's three laws of motion are as follows:
1. An object remains at rest or moves in a straight line at a constant speed unless acted upon by a nonzero total force.
2. A force acting on a body causes it to accelerate (change its state of motion) to a degree that is proportional to the body's mass. Stated as an equation, writing F for force, m for mass, and a for acceleration, we have F = ma. In
Other words, an object's velocity and momentum changes with time in proportion to the force acting on it.
3. Forces occur in pairs pointing in opposite directions.
(This law is most often stated as: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For example, when a gun fires, the force acting on the bullet as it accelerates through the barrel is equal to the recoil of the gun acting on the shooter's hand or shoulder.)
The fourth basic law of Newtonian physics is the law of universal gravity: F = Gm 1 / r 2 m 2. Here F is gravitational pull, G is the universal gravitational constant (a fixed number, G = 6.6742 × 10 -11 m 3 kg -1 s -2), m 1 is the mass of one object, m 2 is the mass of the other object, and r is the distance between the centers of the two objects. Larger masses mean larger gravitational force,
Yes, I used the bargain site to give me a list of hotels in the area of London I wanted to stay and then did a Google search to find the websites of the ones I was interested in. I compared prices and booked directly with the hotel, as it was around 10% cheaper than the bargain sites for the same stay. Doesn't everyone do this, or do people assume that because the sites claim tom be "bargains", that they are without verifying that?
And there you have it; as I said, targeted advertising does not, nor can it ever, work in any way that is remotely useful unless you act like an unthinking idiot and just book at the first site you come to.
Oh dear, just who doesn't understand?
It's the *isotope ratios* in the gases found in Luna rocks that is different from isotope ratios found in gases in rocks found on Earth that demonstrate the Luna rocks exposure to the Solar Wind; not the gases themselves, but the *isotope ratios found in those gases*.
"A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful actors, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable. The term has a pejorative connotation, implying that the appeal to a conspiracy is based on prejudice or insufficient evidence. Conspiracy theories resist falsification and are reinforced by circular reasoning: both evidence against the conspiracy and an absence of evidence for it, are re-interpreted as evidence of its truth, and the conspiracy becomes a matter of faith rather than proof.
This part of my post, opposes your post:-
"The solar wind is a continuous stream of charged, highly energetic particles originating at the Sun and moving out in all directions. The gases found in lunar samples match the isotope ratios expected for gas from this source, and are significantly different to isotope ratios found on Earth."