@timebandit A PC-type computer was expensive then, period — well, compared to nowadays, anyway. My point is that the price of hard drives had come down far enough by that time that it was viable to have one in your home PC if you had the money for a computer in the first place.
Today's multi scene dream was odd.
Started out with a freak incident at a NASA testing ground, essentially an AI got transferred into biomatter and shenanigans happened.
Scene transition to space mission and more shenanigans with the AI happen, though we eh don't Musk know it's the AI.
Hard scene transition,, back on Earth apparently the freak incident wasn't isolated, a woman and her dog were phased out (or something, took a long time to figure out). She could evidently control small things like a small pile of leaves, the dog was a few sheets of newspaper (this was happening in a secure area with a pond).
Evidently more shenanigans happened. Back at my house I'm apparently building a really crude literal meat bag filled with chickens? Dunno, that scene didn't last long.
We decide to travel. At TSA screening of course they can't see her and I apparently decided to confuse things by insisting her presence. Somehow I'm not arrested and the TSA agents decide I should walk through the microwave scanner bridal style (obviously carrying her) to odd prove it. Somehow she does show on the scanners.
Then I awoke because dagnabbit I don't want to be late for work again!
in single payer system, there is one entity that pays for everyone's medical bills - it's called the state, and it's funded entirely from taxes.
Well, yes and no. Unlike most other "taxes", this one ends up in a fund for exactly one purpose. They actually use your healthcare payments exclusively for funding the healthcare system, not for increasing the government budget in general.
Until you're out of cash and make a special one-time bill that lets you transfer money from one fund to another. Kinda like they did in Poland in 2013, taking money out of individual people's private personal retirement funds to pay out pensions of currently retired people.
If some payment is obligatory and goes to any branch of government, it's a tax. No matter if it's called a health insurance premium, social insurance contribution, TV subscription, court stamps, or driver's license replacement fee.
Married porn-star arrested for allegedly slapping boyfriend after sex
Lauren Scott (known in the adult film industry as Dakota Skye ) was arrested early Saturday in her boyfriend's Pinellas Park home. Scott, 23, of Clearwater, is accused of slapping boyfriend Robert Anderson and busting his lip open.
“After having sex, Scott would not get off the phone,” according to the police report. “Anderson wanted Scott to leave his residence. She became upset and hit Anderson in the face, swelling and cutting his bottom lip.”
Scott was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge and released Sunday on her own recognizance. She was ordered to stay away from Anderson.
In a handwritten motion filed on Monday, she asked a judge for permission to travel to Los Angeles, where she says she lives with her husband, Zachary Lecompte-Goble. Scott and Lecompte-Goble were married last April in Las Vegas, according to marriage records. Lecompte-Goble had recently worked as a booking agent for conservative author Milo Yiannopoulos,
The ASP.NET user authentication defaults are TR here. The related column in the main table is e-mail addresses as the UserId.
Actually, that in particular was fixed in the project before I came in. No, the other WTF is that email and username were treated as the same (in a really hack way) until I untangled that mess so we could properly handle oauth. Then I disabled the hacked in Facebook oauth because it literally wiped all the claims for a user whenever they used that option.
@masonwheeler That's the one character where I actually liked what Jordan was doing, but I didn't notice as much of a difference apparently with him.
The thing that annoyed me about the series was the writing and most of the characters: Jordan even managed to cheapen Min massively by the end. Maybe he just hated women?
It all looks incredibly good on paper, apart from the budget Bene Gesserit - but the prologue of the first book is the only part that actually had anything happen. Especially after book 3, the story just grinds to a halt, and takes another 9 books to start going anywhere again.
Sanderson picked up just after he started to get the plot moving again, and didn't waste any time. He may have made Rand and Moirane a bit too stoned, but at least they finally did things at long last. Things that you knew they'd do after book 3.
Hayes commands are used to talk to modems, like the modem that is buried deep in your mobile phone and does all the connection to the phone networks. They usually start with AT, e.g. ATH0 means "lift the receiver", ATDT is used to dial a number IIRC, etc. I think PJH has worked more with this if you are curious (not @-ing him since it's not really that important)
The problem is that the modem in your phone is buried under seven other cpus, so actually being able to access it can be tricky.
onyx's solution is probably much cleaner.
Wow, the AT command set. That takes me back.
Did you know Jimi Hendrix had his own custom-made modem, back in the day?
@Atazhaia I looked at a mulitple gpu when I upgraded to the first PCI-E cards. A second card and the better PSU needed pushes the cost near to what a newer mid-range card that would perform. It ends up swings and roundabouts.
The newest Titan card can render most of the latest games at 4K at "Ultra" or there abouts. Most of the performance issues I have with games is that they simply haven't be optimised on the PC. Dishourned 2 looks a bit better than the first game but the newer engine is much slower on the same hardware (Dishourned 1 worked fine on my old 512mb GPU because even though it was an Unreal 3 engine game it looked more like a Unreal 2.5 engine game and the art style makes up for the looks).
I got used to listening to that concerto with a pitch waver at the start and it sounded really odd when I first got a non-defective copy
I once got an MP3 version of an album off a friend who'd captured it off some internet stream with a system sound recorder on his mac. During one song, he'd turned up the volume, and the recording had captured the mac volume up sounds. When I actually bought the album later I was always slightly put out when the little pops weren't where I was expecting them