Re: Re: Re: McDonalds coffee... division by four... and stupid deputies
No - I am right.
Let me spell it out for you. The only sensible scale to use when saying a quarter of the temperature is kelvin since all other scales go into minus figures and its impossible as you say to divide using minus figures. EG - what's a quarter of -100 F? -25 F is hotter?
Boiling water = 373K
Quarter of the temperature is 93.25K
Convert to Celsius = -179.25 C
Since I live in a country that uses Celsius, that is my preferred unit for quoting temperature.
My point was literally that using something like "1/4 the temp of.." was stupid. In that we are in agreement I think!
A kettle boils at 100°C - the same temperature as the boiling water from McDonalds coffee machines. That's a law of physics. also a quarter of the temperature of boiling would be -179°C, pretty close to the boiling temperature of liquid oxygen. This would indeed give you severe burns, of the frostbite kind!
The problem with these porn filters is that they block legitimate sites. For example - TalkTalk already has an opt-in porn filter - but if it is enabled, I can no longer visit torrentfreak.com
Not only that, but these filters do not block the porn adverts that you see littered around the web, they cannot address tor, vpn access, usenet, web proxies etc..
This plan of Camerons is just another wasteful use of taxpayers money - it could be used far better to chase and prosecute those who put the illegal (child porn, bestiality etc) images on the internet in the first place.
To be honest, as an insider I wouldn't mind an option to disable the flagged posts whilst I am logged in.. I always seem to unhide them anyway just to see what you are whining about. Far from being censored, your posts are easy to read.
I apologise if somebody else has already suggested this as I haven't read all the comments...
If the developers are going to go to all this trouble, why couldn't they have put a simple "More info" button that:
• links to a website and has a little explanation of why the piracy message there
• that the gamer can carry on playing, but will find it impossibly difficult as piracy levels increase,
• and give the player an option to remove the restriction by buying the game?
Turn some of the players into paying customers instead of pissing them off!
I have to disagree with you a bit on this Mike.. These app stores are great ways of encouraging development for the platforms, and for the end user to easily get the best out of their devices.
For example, I often had issues finding software for my Windows Mobile based phone. The software I did find did not always make the best use of the phone (there were only a few apps that made use of the accelorometer for example). I never once paid for any applications for it.
I now have an Android phone with an Apps store. The quality of the applications strikes me as much higher, and are far easier to access and install - as well as there being more of them! I have actually purchased several apps now. It is convinient, quick, and Google offer 24 hours in which I can get a refund if the app does not work or I don't like it!
If i saw both in the shop side by side, I would buy both... North Face T-shirt / South Butt trousers :) I would say the two products compliment each other! Granting the kid a license (to mention the North Face name in his marketing) could make it possible for both companies to make more cash!
Where I used to work, we repaired printers. It was quite common for us to put warranty stickers (aka tamper tape) inside machines. It was pretty obvious if the machines had been opened as when opening them back up, you could tell if the tape was still stuck! You could also tell if they had stuck in the first place as they left the word void stuck to the plastic!