I will be happy to pay the $100, in fact, I will read it again and pay you $200. However, I will need your assistance in handling some fees on my end in order for the transaction to work. For various reasons, I cannot make these payments directly. Please wire $100 to the specified account as soon as you get my $300 money order from Nigeria.
I would normally just ask one of my many rich uncles to pay it (they're all Generals), but they keep dying on me, and I'm just having the darndest time trying to retrieve the funds.
If that was the case, then Suzette would fail miserably. The bot rebuffed all my advances.
ProKras - so suzette, what are you wearing?
[ Af:0 At:20 Sp:0] My usual style, jeans and a t-shirt.
ProKras - anything else?
[ Af:0 At:20 Sp:0] Sure, but it's your turn.
ProKras - ok, I'm wearing a t-shirt and boxers. no pants because i'm about to go to bed
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] Thanks for telling me that.
ProKras - why don't you take your pants off too
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] Pants is used to keep lower torso warm.
ProKras - come on, take them off
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] There's nothing wrong with a good sexual titillation.
ProKras - yes, that's exactly what I'm trying to get at
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] It is?
ProKras - of course. now take off your pants for me
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] That's enough of that.
ProKras - awww, you're no fun
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] That's enough on that. What are your hobbies?
ProKras - All my hobbies are sexual now. I've ditched the others
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] My hobbies are: sewing clothes, printing fabric, making ceramics, making jewelry - you might call them the wearable arts.
ProKras - Wearable is good. especially when they come off
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] I don't know. Whenever.
ProKras - so, come on, take off your clothes for me
[ Af:-7 At:20 Sp:-1] I'm beginning to take a dislike to you. But does that just apply to you?
I've never heard of the US coming to any expat's rescue.
It has actually happened several times. Take a look at this page and do a search for "citizen". You will find over 15 incidents where the US sent in its military to protect its citizens.
Another time I can think of offhand was in Greneda where US marines helped to evacuate US medical students studying on the island.
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As soon as others realize no TV-watching is possible on these sets they shouldn't complain about the old guy getting a "big-screen TV". If people are going to complain simply based on size (because their own monitors aren't 24-27 inches) then you're going to hear complaints no matter what.
As we upgraded the existing hardware, any questionable software on the old hardware has been removed and replaced with FOSS, or software that was definitely properly licensed. Now nearly everyone is now using OpenOffice.org, although we do have a couple of machines with legit Microsoft Office licenses (necessary, for example, when we have a spreadsheet that requires macros to work right. Also, the boss wanted to keep Outlook because of some issues with scheduling meetings with clients in Thunderbird+Lighting). In cases where no good FOSS alternative was available, we purchased (legit, unused) licenses from ebay or elsewhere, and documented this fully in case of any audits down the road. (If a license sounded like it MIGHT not be legit we stayed away. We looked for original disks, packaging and manuals before buying.)
The most important step, I believe, was to get management interested in the idea of FOSS early on as an alternative to more expensive options. I also gently warned them about the potential for software "not working right" if it was not properly licensed (because of lack of updates or activation issues). I never had to mention the BSA at all to convince management that adopting FOSS was a smart move.
why didn't anyone in the Star Trek universe ever come up with the idea of using warp drives as weapons in a systematic way? A runabout crashing into a borg cube at warp seven would do quite a bit more damage than a photon torpedo, I would imagine. I guess kinetic energy just isn't "futuristic" enough.
According to some of the best speculative physics out there, warp drive must operate by either manipulating space-time itself, or by creating an artificial wormhole or some other means of traveling in extra dimensions. Within your local frame of reference your velocity would be quite low, as would your kinetic energy. You could also move at EXACTLY the speed of light by reducing the relativistic mass of your vessel to zero. Still no kinetic energy weapon there.
Using warped space itself as a weapon is a possibility, but who is to say that phasers don't already do some of that. Phasers certainly can't work merely by firing a beam of photons at the target, like a laser. If they did work like lasers, you wouldn't be able to see the beam.
Sublight engines, on the other hand, might be a possibility as the basis of a kinetic energy weapon. IIRC impulse drive could move a starship somewhere around 1/2c.
Over here, across the pond, we've got a team of Yanks already working on the other side of the carbon equation: Artificial leaves to capture CO2 from the air. And, in typical Yank fashion, its being done by private enterprise.
They were featured recently on Nova ScienceNow.
Their bendability can sometimes be an asset. I'll bend my blades out a bit if I want a connection that is more difficult to pull apart.
NEMA has a huge range of plug specs for different applications. Just take a look at this . The system works well enough so that lesser devices can often be connected to higher rated circuits but not vice-versa.
It is still possible to touch exposed live blades with NEMA 5-15, but until people start killing themselves while plugging in devices there will never be any political will to change.
I'm not a NEMA fanboy or anything. My vote is for IEC C13.