What the hell was Lexx? I don't know, but I liked it.
If the government wants us to pay taxes, why doesn't the government set up an online system so that we can pay our taxes without this added fee?
H&R block does it, Turbo Tax does it. The government still allows you to pay using magnetic tape.
How is it different? In both cases, the police are accessing publicly available visual information. In one case, you have officers and another a camera. Surveillance was not illegal before, but now it is? Can cops still sit and watch without a warrant?
Just do your illegal stuff in the privacy of your own home with the blinds drawn.
I never saw the Odyssey, but the Odyssey 2 was a thing of beauty. When we were playing with our crappy Atari 2600, my buddy with a O2 had great graphics, analog joysticks, and a keyboard built in.
Too much golden age nostalgia!
Coal plants are beautiful - if you are a chemical engineer.
They don't chop up birds. They don't blind pilots. They produce energy basically 24/7.
It came back online eventually. Thanks!
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I will admit I hate that so much cruft is installed by default. They have this "Blink feed" crap that takes up a whole panel and there is no way to remove it. Not cool.
Then Verizon force-installs a bunch of crapware too. I don't want to spend time rooting my phone to purge that crap. Forced software installs are my only complaint on this phone...
HTC made some great stuff. Many times in the last weeks I have been asked how I like my new iPhone. I have a two-year old HTC One (m7).
But my old phone still has higher resolution than the brand new 6, higher DPI, more RAM, and working NFC. I assume the HTC One m8 is even better now, with a new version coming out soon.
I hope the 9 is great and gets HTC running full steam again.
If you give nekkid pictures to a third party to keep for you and you don't even seal them in an envelope (encrypted?) is that a good idea?
If your security to retrieve your pictures back from the third party is a single passphrase, is that a good idea?
To some people, there is a big difference between a picture of a nekkid rear end and a full action shot. Are full detail graphic photos and movies a good idea?
I agree, employers may miss out on some great people if you make cuts based on grades. However, you are playing the averages. A typical student with great grades will probably be a more effective employee than a straight C student (but not always).
Sure there may be some excuse for the bad grades, but employers don't want to hear excuses when you are working for them. They want you to complete your task effectively and efficiently.
I have seen "bad" students excel in the workforce. I have seen super brainiacs totally crash and burn. There are not surefire rules, but grades and test scores are just another piece of information about someone. Not perfect, but better than nothing.
There are always exceptions. Generally speaking, grades do indicate something. Sometimes good grades mean the student is very bright and picks up things rapidly. Sometimes good grades indicate a strong work ethic. Both of these are qualities that employers would want in future hires.
Along the same lines, good grades do not mean that you will be successful in the work environment. It is a first pass, enough to get your foot in the door. If the student can't follow through, get big complex jobs done, communicate effectively, and work with others they probably won't be very successful. Our academic system does encourage and promote some of those traits, but it could be better.
Yep. OO and Libre still have issues. I notice problems with lag, especially on presenter. Some oddness with text document formatting in writer.
I am a proponent of LyX for LaTeX stuff, but not everyone needs typesetting.
On the positive side, so much is going online via Google Docs and other cloud stuff.
Sunny days they make tons of "free" electricity.
On cold dark winter nights, where does the power come from?
They can build backup plants that run on coal/gas typically operating under nameplate capacity or they can buy nuke power from the French.
Oh, the irony...