Modern trainers cause running injuries:
BS-1363 for everything right now.
Our newest building has a lot of sockets with a new European power plug topology, where you jam it in and rotate it.
I can't find anything about it on the web, though.
Where do I click now to see the list of topics?"
I use magnets for whiteboards, and thumbtacks for pinboards and cubicle walls. Blu-Tac, putty, or similar for other surfaces.
This poll is really revealing the most common wall surfaces used for sticking notes to, not people's stiction preferences.
As I understand it, the US mainstream media is almost entirely owned by a small handful of companies.
They often have a vested interest in the stories they choose to report on or avoid.
> Reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre were first asked by FOX News and later bribed,
> to downplay a story they had on a cancer-causing growth hormone called Posilac
> which is growth hormone for dairy cows which is absorbed by humans through milk.
> The reporters decided to blow the whistle on FOX News and filed a law suit.
> After the ordeal was over, it was discovered in the appeals court that it's
> actually not against the law to falsify the "News."
> a pay-per-month model of getting access to a DRM-free library does sound good
Q: So, how much is that?
A: It's basically infinity dollars.
Back in University, I had a friend doing Civil Engineering.
He had a clip from the yellow pages on his dorm room door. It read:
"Civil Engineering: See - BORING."
Ever seen 'Survivors' (1975) ?
Here's the opening sequence, depicting the accident with the bottle, and the subsequent rapid spread of the disease.
> The soul of juggling is passing objects between two or more jugglers (I humbly assert).
Absolutely yes, amongst the juggling population in my vicinity this seems to be generally regarded as the ultimate expression of the art.
Some jugglers like 4 count with tricks best, but there's a notable resurgence of interest in passing with both hands - 3 count and other such patterns.
Nice to hear from another juggler here on Slashdot.
As a juggler, it's a little annoying when people use juggling as an analogy and get it wrong. So here's an explanation of juggling and how to do it, whether it's clubs or tasks.
It's all in the throw, not in the catch. If the throw is perfect, the catch happens without any corrections or concious thought.
You may have two hands, but your two eyes can only look at one thing at a time. Jugglers just peep at the object as it arcs over and downwards, and that's enough to tell them where and when to stick out a hand and catch it. This has been confirmed experimentally using opaque glasses to block off the view of the objects except around about the top of the arc.
Once you get beyond juggling three objects, you peep at the object but then you have to remember how it's falling while you peep at another, before you stick out your hand to catch the first object. So 1) consistency is hugely important and 2) you have to practise daily until it's completely automatic.
The most important tool for juggling is gravity. That's how jugglers stack the objects and know where and when they'll fall. If gravity wavered, it'd bring the pattern down. You have to know what to expect. Remember in Firefly how something unexpected would happen, and it'd turn out they'd prepared for that contingency? Same thing, really.
Now let's apply the theory of juggling to 'juggling' a bunch of tasks. You have to be able to give each task some impetus and then move on, knowing the point at which you'll have to return to that task. You have to have some method, equivalent to the way jugglers use gravity, that smoothly handles the tasks while your attention is elsewhere. Finally, you have to make it funny. Or perhaps that only applies to juggling? Well, analogies can only be stretched so far.