Like: Il segno del comando
Local Short-Term Prediction of Wind Speed
Never leave a shop with one of those hard-to-unpack items.
Insist that the shopkeeper unwrap your items, before paying for them.
'Evil' wrapping is probably designed to make items hard to steal. But it also makes them hard to buy. Let the shops have a taste of their own medicine.
(Maybe I'll make an exception for tooth brushes, I'd like them to be clean when I get home.)
Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler
A 1917 English translation is called REIGEN (Hands Around), usually the English title is Merry-go-round.
It has been filmed as La Ronde in 1950.
Authors related to Schnitzler.
In San Fransisco, Seduction is another play based on Reigen.
Frumframførsla í Sjónleikarhúsinum leygardagin 13. mars 2004
Modernaður og beinrakin leikur frá 1997, sum lýsir 12 ymisk fólk, 6 ungar kvinnur og 6 ungar menn, í einum hørðum stórbýarumhvørvi. Allir persónarnir verða lýstir frá tveimum heilt ymsum sjónarhornum, og allir realisera seg sjálvan á ein ella annan hátt í leikinum. Leikurin byrjar eitt fríggjakvøld og endar tíðliga mánamorgun.
Danish, the official language of Danishia
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There, and back again. (Sensaura headphones)
RailwayStation is a nice piece of figurative music.
Through the use of the crosstalk cancellation process,
these recordings are intended to be listened to using a stereo speaker setup.
So to listen with headphones, the signal has to be processed back, with e.g. Dolby Headphones.
The original recording probably sounds better than a signal that has been processed by Sensaura, and then reversed with Dolby Headphones?
As a technology demonstation, it would also be interesting to compare the Sensaura signal on speakers, whith the original on headphones?
With multichannel SACD, downloable MP3 etc., I don't think Sensaura sound should ever be published alone—it should always be followed by the original version, to make it suitable for headphones.
To me, the
unadulterated original product of a dummy head recording,
is listening to the original recording with headphones.
Adobe Download Manager.
The first thing Adobe Download Manager does when I try to download Reader 6.0.1, is deleting my existing 6.0.0.
Using the same file name for both versions is also stupid - if I am prompted if I want to overwrite the old file, I assume I already have the newest version, and answer
no. The version no shown in the properties pop-up, is not 126.96.36.199 - it is 188.8.131.52 !
Microsoft is not a monopoly, at least not when it comes to stupidity.
(I am stupid too, I should have checked "Do not use Adobe Download Manager")
The legality of 12.7mm Multi-Purpose ammo
The St.Petersburg Declaration
Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grammes Weight. Saint Petersburg, 29 November / 11 December 1868.
The Contracting Parties engage mutually to renounce, in case of war among themselves, the employment by their military or naval troops of any projectile of a weight below 400 grammes, which is either explosive or charged with fulminating or inflammable substances.
The Hague Conference
Final Act Of the International Peace Conference. The Hague, 29 July 1899.
To prohibit the use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope, of which the envelope does not entirely cover the core or is pierced with incisions.
At 47g, the 12.7mm MP is clearly below 400g, and is affected by St.Petersburg. Whether it
expands or flattens easily in the human body is less clear.
Both conventions prohibit the use of such ammo against other states that have signed. Iraq hasn't signed, nor has the U.S., so Norway may freely use the MP round against them, as well as for any civilian purpose.
That doesn't imply that selling the MPs to civilians and non-signing states is very wise or ethical.
Clear treaty text vs military needs
No matter how clear the treaty text is, when the military and political needs are strong enough, the treaty will have to go.
With Blitzkrieg technology, we got very tempting targets (aircraft, vehicles) for explosive projectiles in the 12.7-40mm range, as well as good guns to deliver those rounds.
As a result, the commonly accepted interpretation of St.Petersburg is now that it only applies to individual targeting of humans. I.e., the use of 12.7 MP in itself is legal, with each gunner responsible for not targeting humans. See Moosberg: Swedish Use of 12.7 MP.
What's in a name:
As the 12.7 MP is a reasonable compromise round for both material and human targets,
the name seems to imply that one of its
purposes is human targets.
Given that targeting humans is illegal, the name is unfortunate.
Comment from a reader who has not signed the above conventions: Man this is some sweet ammo, you should see what it does to an 88 Volkswagen Passat
Apocalypse Now! redux
But they water down the "real" Apocalypse Now!
- Burlesque comedy, like the stolen surf board, damages the credibility. In the original, I can believe that Kilgore is not court martialed--in the redux, I can't.
- Romantics, complete with syrup strings. Ain't no strings on my old soundtrack double LP.
- The added political and historical dialogue is probably OK, even if it doesn't clarify much.
If you cut from the core Apocalypse material to get the redux version down to reasonable length, it would become a good Hollywood movie.
Thwarting spam - it's not rocket science
Still, I will read it - the economic approach seems more promising than the legal.
"wealth transfer from senders to recipients" -- that sounds like "money". From what I hear, it's an old Heinlein idea; applied to telephone calls, in some book of his.
Any economic approach to reducing spam, will need a technical infrastructure. If this one involves money, it is too complex to be feasible.
Don't play with your food
Windows update - too difficult for me...
I want to burn it on CD, so I can distribute it to my modem users.
Here I try to protect the world--including Microsoft and even SCO--from MyDoom; Microsoft could be more helpful in that fight.
Then again, a PC on a slow modem is no serious dDoS threat agains the Microsoft site, so why should they bother?
Finally found a list of updates in MS04-004. Only two clicks away, but not at all easy to find.
SvF gjaldskipan (Sjónvarp Føroya)
SvF sender ut regninger uten kontonummer på, meningen er åpenbart å presse kundene til å inngå avtale om gjaldskipan (automatisk trekk fra bankkontoen).
Etter riktig mange ebrev, har jeg endelig fått vite at de har kontonumre:
6460-2601208 (Føroya Banki)
Etteretninger for sjøfarende
Jeg må innrømme at jeg aldri før har lest Etteretninger for sjøfarende. Men jeg ville nå trodd at ei 'ny' grunne i skipsleia fortjente mer oppmerksomhet enn bare en melding om at røde sektoren på Hilleren er utvidet.
Og selv om grunna ligger innenfor den nyredigerte 10meterskonturen, så kunne det vært spandert et plusstegn for å markere den som båe.
Det nye kartet er sikkert OK for en som seiler Vatlestraumen for første gang. Men det er urealistisk at folk som er kjent der, skal legge merke til at 10-meterskonturen er redigert. Jeg trodde det var mye av hensikten med Etteretninger for sjøfarende, å hjelpe folk til å se hva som er nytt på det nye kartet?
Det er klart losen har plikt til å seile etter det nyeste kartet.
Men det ikke dermed akseptabelt at noen stiller seg opp etter en ulykke og sier:
Ha, ha, vi visste om den grunna, vi. Dette er finskrifteri som er en jurist verdig.
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