I remember landing in heavy snow in London Stansted, and I saw the ground from the window around 2 seconds before we touched down. (Look for the Autoland and ILS articles on Wikipedia)
PHP is relatively modern, robust
No it isn't
Thanks for your valuable contribution.
Judging by the fact that most of Facebook is based on PHP, it sounds to me like it's pretty robust... It's also object oriented. The only drawback that I would find as a code-geek is weak typing, but that's a personal opinion, not a lacking feature.
But only in UTF-8
That. And I would enquire about 4G coverage in Scotland before thinking about a phone that can access 4G in Europe...
Any unidentified flying object is a UFO.
This tautology contest is a tautology contest.
Unfortunately, we're increasingly discovering that the European intelligence agencies are pretty strongly in bed with the US surveillance state, too. It's not 100% clear if the situation is quite as bad, but there is substantial evidence that the German, French, Danish, Swedish, etc. intelligence services are routinely helping each other out. There's some suspicion that they're even doing some jurisdiction-laundering through these arrangements: the NSA can spy on Germans because they're foreigners, and then shares data with German intelligence that German intelligence wouldn't be able to legally collect on their own citizens. And vice versa, e.g. Swedish intelligence has apparently been spying on Americans and sharing the info back with American intelligence.
I would say that they are all doing it, and that the NSA probably isn't the best at it (Israel and Russia are great at it, France-Germany-UK are good at it, China does it in the open...). The only difference between the NSA and intelligence agencies elsewhere is discretion. And Snowden, of course. That was discretion 101: what not to do.
Yeah... I stopped at my emacs config, that was enough for me
Back to my usual joke then...
There are only 2 types of programming languages, those everybody bitches about, and those nobody uses...
A stillborn, hopefully...
Someone's been spending too much time on xkcd
Because of the well-known maxim:
The faster you download, the bigger your penis gets
Right now all coastal cities have been evacuated as tsunami alarms where sounded, including massive SMS alerts and emergency alerts sent directly to Android phones.
So iPhone users can die? Sounds like Chile is way more civilised than I thought
Nah, tl;dr. Good trolls fit in one-liners.