'He is a floating sports fan ... '
SailGP and the America's Cup are great floating sports, although with the foils it's now closer to flying. Available for free on Youtube and more exciting than F1
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'Google’s Sundar Pichai explained the same: “This past year we’ve also focused on providing quality information during the pandemic.'
The word quality without a quantifier is meaningless. If something really is top/high/good quality the quantifying word will be used. If I see 'quality' on its own I then put the required quantifying word, low/poor/rubbish, in myself.
"What has happened is that in the last 20 years
America has changed from a producer to a consumer
And all consumers know that when the producer names the tune...
The consumer has got to dance
That's the way it is. We used to be a producer – very inflexible at that
And now we are consumers and, finding it difficult to understand"
Some lyrics from B Movie by Gil Scott-Heron, 1983.
Change the names for some in the current administration and the whole song/poem is still relevant.
I tried to not have the lyrics double spaced but I failed :-(
Sorry KDE, 3.5.10 was the last good KDE in my books. Used on SuSE something or other (11?). I thought KDE 4 was pretty awful so they lost me, I did try it again a few years later but still disliked it compared to whatever I was using - might have been Mint Gloria and GNOME or Xfce. Still a happy Mint user with either MATE or Cinnamon depending on GPU power.
Unfortunately any person of Chinese descent is vulnerable to the CCP, no matter for how many generations they may have lived outside China. If there are relatives back in China then pressure can be exerted - 'it would be a shame if Uncle Ying and Aunt Tong lost their house, think of poor little cousins Tiddle, Aye and Po'.
We can only hope that whatever catastrophe China has to suffer again doesn't effect the rest of the globe too much.
The bunker is/was in Mistley, the ground site has been developed in to housing recently (haven't looked for a few months to see if its finished yet). I'm not sure the the Secret Bunker signs are there as the 'attraction' isn't open any more. As I live in the third of 'The Three Parishes', I don't know, because I don't 'see' the local signage.
That's good Jake, you are a responsible gun owner.
Maybe our gun cases should have a tracker on them too? That way it is possible to 'see' the weapon(s) being moved from safe to case, 'see' case as it travels, then 'see' guns being used at gun club or other shooting locations. The guns 'disappear' back in to case with tracker that then travels back to safe at the registered location, guns or case disappear in to safe - all beautifully logged by the powers that regulates guns.
So easy with today's technology :-)
I fly model aircraft and the new drone laws are threatening my hobby. I also shoot at a local gun club.
I was slightly bullied at school, in two cases I remember I retaliated to the surprise of the bully - one who found himself held by the throat backed over a table, the other* kicked hard on the knee so he couldn't catch me as I ran :-) - attack is the best form of defence against bullying.
* I was told he joined the Met. Police, where I suspect he continued to be an arsehole.
If the service is working our ISPs don't care about the infrastructure, if its Openreach's kit then contact them direct - search for openreach damage.
I did this when some trees got removed near a new development and our line was hanging down to around 10', I could see a lorry tearing the line down at any moment so called Openreach. Within the hour 2 vans and 3 guys turned up, one went up the pole and gathered the excess cable up. Sorted.
I did ask nicely before but you still want to show the 'borg's face when perhaps Beaker off the Muppets would be better. I don't know if this link will work but maybe this is a reasonable likeness to replace the 'borg's boat - https://browse.startpage.com/do/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.independent.co.uk%2Fs3fs-public%2Fthumbnails%2Fimage%2F2018%2F05%2F04%2F15%2Fthe-muppets-2.jpg&sp=bc8c9b3de4615b0ede6371dbed8ee081&t=default
Michael Portillo did a program about the best/nicest to do away with people. He experienced hypoxia in an RAF (I think) testing facility used to train pilots to recognise the signs and would have happily died if the instructor hadn't put his mask back on.
A telling part of the program was when he told an American that being executed via hypoxia would be painless and you go out on a high, the American spat out something along the lines of 'I don't want murderers and rapists to die happy, I want them to suffer.'
America! The New World, a developing nation, peopled by Europe's religious nutters, rouges and chancers - with a few good people too no doubt :)
I would be grateful if El Reg would stop using a photo of the Facebook head chunt in your stories about the company. We know what the chunt looks like and I try desperately to avoid looking at the ugly muthaf*cker's fisog whenever it is shown. I know its easy to skip past the top image but there's often a side story box where for a few seconds that smug-looking arseh*les face is showing. Surely there is a derogatory fb meme that could be used instead?
Stevie, like it. Cunts is also one of the few single words that sum up Fuckbook, and in the singular - Fuckerberg.
Did I read somewhere that US companies have rights like a person or something similar? Well, if found guilty, jail FB for 20 years. Owners, directors, management, working from the top down do 1 month each of stir - and not in a cushy executive prison, but not necessarily in a top security hell hole, just a normal mid-range offender prison. A month of that is enough to get people's attention.
Icon for what can't happen soon enough to FB
Get fuel, dear Henry, dear Henry
Get fuel, dear Henry, dear Henry, get fuel
How to get fuel dear Lisa, dear Lisa
How to get fuel dear Lisa, dear Lisa, how?
With a Soyuz dear Henry, dear Henry
With a Soyuz dear Henry, dear Henry, a Soyuz
There’s a hole in my Soyuz ……..
Just had to finish the loop off.
Apologies for change in title too - the 'dead rats' is automatically inserted in my replies and I forgot to change it. Might be something to do with NoScript.
To my shame, I have a FB account. I haven't used it for ages and haven't agreed to the new terms post GDPR, so its sort of dormant.
What I'd like to do is delete my FB account but first have FB give me ALL the info they have on me. I've never given them my mobile number but suspect they have it. FB is almost certain to have more info about me then shows on my account which I can delete (deletefacebook).
Is there somewhere that details how to go about getting FB to tell me everything they hold on me? I know it would be pretty much impossible to know they have complied but I would at least like to try.
I looked out my February 1996 PCW Interactive CD that has Slackware Professional Linux on it (v2.0 I think), the CD still runs but I doubt I'll try to make two install floppies to try and install it. This was my introduction to Linux and the start of my move away from Windows, which is at least 99% complete.
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