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|5 days 6 hours ago||Eh? UK has been a||
Eh? UK has been a beneficiary of the EU membership wrt to jobs as well as a goat. There is a big honking Nissan plant in the UK that was basically put in just to sell to the rest of the EU.
Labor heavy jobs in general have been leaving the UK but they've also been leaving the EU.
|5 days 6 hours ago||There is nothing but politics||
There is nothing but politics in brexit. The whole thing is massively political. If you want a strick ban on politics, everyone in this subject is in violation, including you.
|1 week 3 days ago||As a first order, the Gov||
As a first order, the Gov should go back say 20 years, take the tuition levels then, inflate by actual yearly inflation and cap it at that plut yearly inflation going forward. Yes, I know this will result in a 30-40% haircut for current tuition rates, but current tuition rates are already completely absurd. The amount of money being wasted to use the current tuition rates is rediculous.
|1 week 3 days ago||When we last one a national||
When we last one a national championship it was ~20k. Which was reasonable if you were in say engineering and starting jobs were in the range of ~60k. Current out of state pricing is just this side of insane.
|1 week 3 days ago||Eh? 1.2k is 1/4 of your||
Eh? 1.2k is 1/4 of your income per month as a doctor? What speciality is that? That works out to ~120k pre-tax income. That's on the extreme low side for a doctor. I know multiple doctors that finished in the last couple of years where their starting jobs are all in the 250-500k range.
|1 week 6 days ago||720P actually tends to be a||
720P actually tends to be a lot better for things like sports with fast paced movement because it runs at 60 fps. 1080i is running at 30 fps. The doubled frame rate is much better for sports and is why ABC/ESPN went with 720P instead of 1080i. Both 1080i and 720p use about the same bandwidth.
Luckily they have completely dropped interlacing from the 2160P/4K standards and will only support progressive scan. It still remains to be seen what frame rate the US broadcast standards will take. Hopefully we'll follow/adopt the Asia semi standard of 120 fps instead of the EU 50 fps.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Probably because they are||
Probably because they are having to do some actual writing now and not purely adapting. Before the job of running the show was much easier.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Think of every annoying thing||
Think of every annoying thing you've had to fix in a year. Now add $500 to the cost and 24 extra hours. I know people that live like 3 houses down from a rental property. First year they did it themselves, after that they let a property management company handle it.
Most decent property management companies are going to have proper contracts, do credit/simple background checks, has existing contracts for any service related needs, etc. Its well worth the money.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly, Reed stabbing him||
Honestly, Reed stabbing him in the back is perfect. They are known as a great force, but not individually great fighters that no one has ever beat because of their tactics. There is no chivalry in a fight, esp one to the death, Howland Reed is well aware of that. After all, amush is part of the reason Greywater Watch and the Neck have never fallen.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The background of the Reeds||
The background of the Reeds is one of the more interesting in the books. It is heavily implied that anyone that has ever attacked the Reeds lands has failed, not even being able to find Greywater Watch (the castle) because it floats and moves on the bog. They are basically both excellent fighters, guerrilla warfare experts, survivalists, and very very private. They are direct decendants of the first men, were very close with the children of the forest, and swore fealty to House Stark thousands of years ago.
Directly related to upcoming plot from the trailers: they have a long and ongoing fued with the Freys. So much so that the Freys basically refuse to go North because they never leave the bog.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||They could easily spend||
They could easily spend enough time. One of the big knocks against GoT from the beginning is that they overcompress the storylines and cut out too much of the story. There was no particular reason they needed to do 10 episode seasons nor that they needed to do 1 book per season. The amount of stuff they've cut out could easily make for another 2 seasons and they would have never been in the circumstance where they over took the books.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||Probably worth pointing out||
Probably worth pointing out there facial hair can very greatly in thickness, strength, direction, and groupings of directions. Some solutions can work excellent for some people and for others be more akin to rubbing crushed glass on their face.
For myself, the 5-6 blades razors are basically useless, likewise for every electric I've tried (which is basically all of them). I tend to have thick/strong but very pliant facial hair and the 5/6 blade razors just do about f all at cutting it regardless of the shaving gel/cream used. Single/double blades however work extremely well.
So, no one should assume that just because a product works for them that it will work for anyone else.
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Meh, someone makes a simple||
Meh, someone makes a simple spectrum jammer, run it at game, nothing works, coaches and players dependent on it fail horribly. FYI, a spectrum jammer is incredibly easy to make, small, etc.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Let me simplify that for||
Let me simplify that for your: "Nope. It's the first in a series of more obvious money grabs by disney. I guess the reasoning is that since they just remade A New Hope and people paid for that, they can just throw "Starwars" on any script and make mint."
Personally I'm waiting for "Plan 9 from outerspacewars, a starwars story"!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Oh its worse than that. When||
Oh its worse than that. When they started this junk guess what one of their ads was serving???
If you guessed Malware, you win!
And if you want a solution: http://technewsreporter.blogspot.com/2015/12/how-to-bypass-websites-that...
You will probably need to clean out all your *forbes* cookies as well.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Oh hell no. The Nazi||
Oh hell no. The Nazi Swastika maybe, but the Swastika is a universal symbol of hope, good, luck, etc. It dates back thousands of years and is still in widespread use in most of the world. It has significant historical links to Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddism. Yes in western culture it is heavily linked with Nazism (and hence racism), but the western world is not the world.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||A swastika drawn in shit!||
A swastika drawn in shit! Yeah, good luck with that. Freshman year we has a roving shitter in the dorm that would shit in a shower stall roughly every 2-3 weeks. The whole dorm was on alert to catch the guy. It took over 5 months to finally do it.
The reality is there is very little the president can do about any of the issues raised. For the most part they are protected speech by the US Constitution. They are community issues and really can only be solved by the community.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||AFAIK, that recusals are much||
AFAIK, that recusals are much more restricted than that. For Osborne, it would be Nebraska and Nebraska only. For Alvarez it would be Wisconsin and Wisconsin only.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Not much you can do about 3rd||
Not much you can do about 3rd down conversions where the ball is released quickly, the throw basically perfect, and the receiver catches the ball even with a defender on them. Hell I think on at least 1 of those, the defender even had a hand on the ball during the catch and the receiver still caught it.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Um, quite honestly I rather||
Um, quite honestly I rather have a working hip. Those things never heal right. and beer is cheap.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Generally they are going to||
Generally they are going to burn the gas regardless. Sure a lot of the time they are just taking them up to do the flyover, but it still counts towards hours and hop. Though there are also other time when they are doing actual testing or movements and they just add the flyover in as part of it. IIRC, I'm pretty sure that's how we were able to get a B2 flyover once, it needed to be moved from point A to point B and UofM wasn't drastically outside of the flight path.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Super Hornet first flight in 1995||
The Super Hornet which is what the Growlers are based off of had their first flight in 1995. While they stil carry the F/A-18 name and Hornet designation, that's mostly political (basically done to fund a brand new plane without funding a brand new plane). While the Super Hornet is shaped somewhat like the regular hornet, it is significantly larger with a longer fuselage, larger wings, and new engines, etc. The only US jet in service that's really newer is the F-22 and thats only by 2 years.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||F/A-18s are loud||
Yes they are quite loud. Last weekend was fleetweek here in SF and the Blue Angels were in town like always. Can always tell when they are either practicing or performing cause they make one phenomenal racket. The main stage area is maybe 3/4 of a mile from where I live, just down the hill. Can hear them just fine when they are doing their display passes, and, when they routing takes them over the neighborhood, they can certainly rattle the windows. They used to do a pass down broadway at low altitude on practice which was amazing and I could actually see the pilots outside my window.
|37 weeks 4 hours ago||Depends on what plane you get||
Depends on what plane you get with United. They have a fair number of planes with DirectTV. If you have one of those, it will be quite easy.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Prior to Spurrier, SC has 1||
Prior to Spurrier, SC has 1 double digit win season. He's added 3 and 3 top 10 finishes, he's by far the best coach they've had.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Its been late the past couple||
Its been late the past couple of weeks. I think 2 weeks ago it was up at like 10pm PST and last week it was up at least that late.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||All reports are that he had||
All reports are that he had to be convinced to come back for this year. Its very close to the situation that Carr found himself in his final year. Had to be convinced to come back for it and his heart just wasn't into it. These two combined should be a lesson for ADs, if a coach is thinking about retiring, help them retire.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Was considering retiring last season||
Spurrier was considering retiring last season and probably got talking into coming back. So at this point he was probably like, I'd rather be golfing and not dealing with all this negative stuff. Plus it allows SC to basically audition the current staff and if that doesn't work be positioned to go after a top tier coach.
|38 weeks 3 hours ago||That's easy to figure out:||
1 Count is the orginal captured image/video
1 Count is tranmiting the captured image/video
1 Count is using a computer device to commit a crime
Now technically, you could commit ALL 3 of those actions merely by using an iphone set to sync to iCloud to capture the video. by default the video will be synced to the icloud account which is tranmitting and as its all done with a computer device... Prosecutors tend to throw every charge they can even if that means multiple charges for a single action.
and in no why to diminish the heinousness of what LTT is reported to have done, as the law is wrtten, you can technically violate all three counts by snapping a picture of your girlfiend in her underwear with any smart phone with automated syncing.
|38 weeks 3 hours ago||With the current law as||
With the current law as written, if would be very hard to get out of at least the capture or computer charge. There might be some wiggle room with the transmitting charge as that has an intent sub-clause.
For everyone's reference, this appears to be the law that has been violated:
(1) A person shall not do any of the following:
(a) Surveil another individual who is clad only in his or her undergarments, the unclad genitalia or buttocks of another individual, or the unclad breasts of a female individual under circumstances in which the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(b) Photograph, or otherwise capture or record, the visual image of the undergarments worn by another individual, the unclad genitalia or buttocks of another individual, or the unclad breasts of a female individual under circumstances in which the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(c) Distribute, disseminate, or transmit for access by any other person a recording, photograph, or visual image the person knows or has reason to know was obtained in violation of this section.
(2) A person who violates or attempts to violate this section is guilty of a crime as follows:
(a) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(a):
(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(ii) If the person was previously convicted of violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(b) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(b) or (c), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(3) This section does not prohibit a person from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of law committed by that person while violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a) to (c).
(4) This section does not prohibit security monitoring in a residence if conducted by or at the direction of the owner or principal occupant of that residence unless conducted for a lewd or lascivious purpose.
(5) This section does not apply to a peace officer of this state or of the federal government, or the officer's agent, while in the performance of the officer's duties.
(6) As used in this section, “surveil” means to subject an individual to surveillance as that term is defined in section 539a.