Re: American English is English
I assume it was brought in by the upper class who mingled with Prussian aristocracy and was copied by the middle class and so on.
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If it's a known format, the users entry can be rejected or corrected automatically.
For example AA11AAA is a valid modern number plate. AAIIAAA is not.
( Come to think of it, my last car but two had two "O" characters in it and one 0, in the format AA01 OAO).
Assuming that aliens are subject to the laws of supply and demand ( ie: they don't have limitless resources ) and that Alien Smith said that "Alien wants are infinite", aliens will also strive for economic growth so that they can eat sufficiently, own more slime to play with, etc.
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From around that era I remember printer/scanners that would for some bizarre reason would turn scanned documents into TIFF files whose size considerably exceeded the available RAM. And the software would hold the entire TIFF file in memory.
Oops, I set the DPI too high, I need to reboot.
I remember spending over a hundred quid buying an external serial modem rather than the PCI winmodem so I could use it in Linux - for anybody too young to remember ( ! ), a winmodem was a modem where most of the hardware was implemented in software - meaning that the drivers didn't just need to be able to communicate with the hardware, they needed to implement it.
I also remember a few years before that we had a dial up Internet connection that was unlimited usage for a fixed monthly fee on a freephone number - I've no idea how that was profitable.
Given the cost of lifting each kilo it seems like something I assumed they would already do ( presumably vacuum rather than helium ).
As far as I can tell, in the Falcon Heavy the payload capacity is 109m3. Lets say there's 50m3 of space around the payload, that gives 64kg of air.
$2720/kilo, comes to $174k just to lift the air.
That's not as much as I thought it would be, but I'm surprised that it's not worth saving.
Just wondering, and I'm sure this is a daft idea but I don't know why:
When they launch things into space, do they fill the voids with air, or vacuum or something lighter than air?
If it was filled with helium, it would reduce the weight and the amount of fuel required, wouldn't it?
(I assume they already do this or there's a very good reason why they don't)
I don't know of a payment processors API that would even allow you to re-bill using saved card numbers rather than the reference.
In the vast majority of cases, the card numbers are taken directly by the payment processor - the shop has no visibility at all, either hosting a little widget on the page or redirecting to the processors website.
> Home improvement store, car mechanic, house-builder, etc
There are exceptions. But generally if you want a job that is done in an office rather than a warehouse, wear a suit to the interview.
Anybody that marks you down for wearing a suit to an interview shouldn't be in a position of any power. Anybody who doesn't wear a suit to interviews shouldn't be surprised when they aren't getting jobs.
"All" search engines ( what's left? Google and Bing? ) offer money to web browsers to be the default search engine.
It's an estimation of, if we give them £xM, we'll get searches from Ym customers and earn £Zm in ad revenue. If Z > X, it's a good deal for Google/Bing/Jeeves.
In the case of non-Google browsers, it has the advantage of making people use their product that they might voluntarily switch to in the future.
Google don't need the additional ad revenue, but it would be stupid to turn down what is effectively free money.
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