I had a similar thought at first, but upon further consideration and giving the commentard the benefit of the doubt, I realised they probably meant an errant F-35 on the ground or in it, rather than flying overhead. I think that would set most people off.
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What's in a name?
I'm not sure whether The Reg doesn't mention Huon, brother of Hurin, of Tolkien's Silmarillion fame, because it does know us so well, and doesn't need to point that out to us, or because it doesn't, and overlooked that aspect of it.
ETA: I'm an idiot. Of course, that's Huor, not Huon. Stoopid brain association.
It's rather amusing to me, I think, that it seems obvious that Prst's issue is with 'the day the machines docked,' which caught me off-guard as well, and for which I have no certain explanation. And yet, pretty much every other reply (possibly barring the first) has focussed on the souvenir vids part, or maybe the 'first mate,' which seems like it was clear enough that there's no way Prst. was misunderstanding that.
Re: All your QWERTY belong to us...
That still won't get you proper ISO 8601 dates, though. I'd even call British 30/6/2023 type dates more wrong-way-around than American 6/30/2023, which is just more jumbled up; 30/6/2023 is the exact opposite order (assuming you weren't expecting digit-by-digit reflexion), and the worst for sorting.
It starts young
Back in high school (US), there was an apparently troubled lad, who almost shared my name (analogous to, say, David Meyer & David Meyers). For a while, it was quite common for me to be called down to the principal's office early in the day, because apparently other-'David' had been getting into trouble again. It was quite annoying for a while (I was enough of a nerd that I really didn't care for getting out of classes), but eventually it died off. No idea whether they got a clue that Meyer != Meyers, or if other-'David' had shaped up or dropped out. I don't think I even ever met him.
Re: Unique keys
You and I both. When signing, I usually do include my first initial, but the biggest pain is usually when registering an online account, and they ask your name, and it all depends on whether it's just a friendly name, like how they'll address you 'Hello So-and-so' in the inevitable emails, or is it going to be used against your card if you're doing online transactions, and it just isn't clear at all up front which kind of name they need there.
-- K. Mann
Re: AutoPatch: something like ...
It'll be funnier if you try something like:
17 02 8-14 * 2 (apt-get update; apt-get upgrade)
to try to get it to run on the second Tuesday as 'expected'.
Hint: It won't. I wish they would just fix that, even if it might break some weird, unholy crontabs that should never have been created that way in the first place.
…Microsoft said that "for organizations who select this option, the second Tuesday of every month will be 'just another Tuesday.'"
For you, the day Microsoft graced your village was the most important day of your month. But for me, it was Tuesday.Paraphrased from the otherwise-forgettable Street Fighter movie.
Dear Stupid, I write with news I did not check the content of the [Name] field before sending this letter
Re: I'm still bemused by the whole idea of making the blue badge a profit centre
Is there really that many people willing to pony up $96[**] per year....Just a minor FYI correction, that's $132 for Apple-year, unless I've missed something about $12/month, or a buy-12-months-pay-for-a-13th-month special deal.
[**] or $144, in Apple-land
We have a similar, if much less troubling, switch in our kitchen. Open the refrigerator door, let it swing gently against the wall, and a couple of seconds later, the exhaust fan spins up. The slight pause before it's really making noise greatly enhances the disconnect of cause & effect, and the moment of 'what is that noise now?'