Great job electing a bunch of right-wing assholes yet again, England.
Lul wut? Chapstick is addictive? That's silly.
Try using it at least once a day for 3 or 4 weeks (common usage during winter especially) and get back to me when you try to stop. Better yet, research it for yourself.
Also, if one have to drive all around town to buy a car, one must live in a pretty desolate area. I generally go to one place and see Honda, Toyota, Kia, etc. Then I go to another place and see Mercedes, Volvo, Lotus.
Honestly, if we were all willing to payer the suggested retail price for cars, as Tesla wants us to, then dealers would not be necessary. But as the art of the deal for the automobile is ingrained in the current US culture, we have dealers.
They mean addicted as in habit-forming. Kind of like Chapstick - and, yes, that stuff is horrendously habit-forming.
Afrin is not as bad as the nasal spray they used to sell over-the-counter. My mom used that stuff enough that it completely destroyed her sense of smell. I mean completely. I can't remember what it was called.
Yeah but pseudoephedrine relieves all congestion, not just nasal.
So does Nasacort ( triamcinolone ). I've used it in prescription for many years after they banned phenylpropanolamine. Pseudoephedrine was only ever marginally effective for me, and I tried a lot of things before finding the Nasacort.
Not sure if the new over-the-counter Nasacort works as well or not, I'm still using the prescription.
So was the hypothesis of the neutrino before it was actually detected. You see, there was this anomaly in the beta decay spectrum and it was hypothesized that the missing energy was carried away by this particle called a neutrino. Decades later the neutrino was actually detected. In what way is dark matter different?
The neutrino hypothesis included some very specific property values for the particle, and possible ways it could be detected. Dark matter, not so much.
Hopefully we still can manage to get a cyberpunk dystopia.
Oh, we're going to get a dystopia, alright. Cyberpunk, not so much. More like Orwellian or Huxleyish. It's planned for 2030.
So they decided not to include a removable SD card storage, huh? Unfortunate.
I looked at the Nexus phones when I decided I needed to replace my aging HTC "Vivid", which was becoming pretty unreliable. I looked at a LOT of phones, including ones made by LG and Huawei. Samsung was at the top of my list, but even the previous gen phones were a little over my budget. I ruled out HTC because of their awful updates (or should I say lack of them). It was still running Android 4.0.4 - same thing it had when I bought it.
To make a long story short, I ended up with one most of you have never heard of - the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. I got the 4.7" version (with 16 GB and an SD card slot), which was $179 retail. VERY happy with this phone. Very snappy (it's a quad-core proc with 1.5GB RAM), latest Android (well, Lollipop, anyway), and a very stock Android experience.
Damn, this sounds like a f'n marketing ad. Yea, I don't need the latest/greatest. I wanted fairly stock Android, 4G LTE capability, GSM, unlocked. This one met my req's at a very nice price.
The problem was this is expensive. In particular you generally have one or more very expensive persons who main duty it is to keep up the computers, which was not normally a full time job, except if computers started failing in bulk, when there was enough people to get it fixed quickly.
Back then there was no standard solution. I recall when the first compaq adaptive load balancer was installed. It seemed a competitive advantage could be gained with the right combination of hardware and custom software. Now there does not appear to be any advantage at small scales. These types of servers are routine and we know what works and doesn't. There is no reason to run hardware when software or sales is the business. Even, for the most part, people used canned software unless their business is software.
My money is on this being a method for the government to attempt to prevent widespread use of modified WiFi routers as mesh-network routers when they decide to shut down internet access due to 'terrorism' or domestic uprisings/protests.
Right. I've been working on just such a system, experimentally. Lots of commodity ($20) wifi routers, loaded with Open-WRT, connected to a small solar panel and rechargeable battery. They run forever and you can mount them anywhere, even on trees. Even if the access points are down, the hosts connected to the network can talk to each other. It's a neat system, and except for the wider Internet connections, relies on no ISP whatsoever.
We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga