* It won't eject via normal methods.Link Discuss
* Booting into Mac OS 9.2.2 will take up to 30 minutes until the hard disk will start spinning. Booting into Mac OS X works.
* Corrupt session data could unpredictably affect the drive's firmware.
Here's a counterquote from the Lincolnbot at "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" at Disneyland.
Shall we expect some Transatlantic giant to step across the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Africa and Asia combined could not by force make a track on the Blue Ridge nor take a drink from the Ohio River, not in a trial of a thousand years. If destruction be our lot, then we ourselves must be its author, and its finisher. It cannot come from abroad. As a nation of free men, we must live forever -- or die by suicide.Stirring words as the American Techniban greedily slaughter American innovation. Discuss Link
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While enthusiastically endorsing her other works, including a tent embroidered with the names of all the people she has slept with, Miss Emin’s agent insisted that this time, the poster was definitely “not art”.Link Discuss (Thanks, Glenn!)
For a space elevator to function, a cable with one end attached to the Earth's surface stretches upwards, reaching beyond geosynchronous orbit, at 21,700 miles (35,000-kilometer altitude). After that, simple physics takes charge.Link Discuss (Thanks, Grad!)
The competing forces of gravity at the lower end and outward centripetal acceleration at the farther end keep the cable under tension. The cable remains stationary over a single position on Earth. This cable, once in position, can be scaled from Earth by mechanical means, right into Earth orbit. An object released at the cable's far end would have sufficient energy to escape from the gravity tug of our home planet and travel to neighboring the moon or to more distant interplanetary targets.
The new law defines "light pollution" as "every form of illumination by artificial light which is dispersed outside the areas it is dedicated to, particularly if directed above the level of the horizon." Under the law, Czech Republic citizens and organizations are obligated to "take measures to prevent the occurrence of light pollution of the air."Link Discuss
The carrier pigeons were often a vital link between remote police stations when traditional communications failed, beating storms, disasters - and birds of prey.Link Discuss (via New World Disorder)
But the government's audit department now believes that the service - employing some 800 birds - has become redundant with the advent of e-mail and electronic communication.
IBM constantly updated its machinery and applications for the Nazis. For example, one series of punch cards was designed to record religion, national origin, and mother tongue, but by creating special columns and rows for Jew, Polish language, Polish nationality, the fur trade as an occupation, and then Berlin, Nazis could quickly cross-tabulate, at the rate of 25,000 cards per hour, exactly how many Berlin furriers were Jews of Polish extraction. Railroad cars, which could take two weeks to locate and route, could be swiftly dispatched in just 48 hours by means of a vast network of punch-card machines. Indeed, IBM services coursed through the entire German infrastructure in Europe.Link Discuss (Thanks, Michael!)
"In India, beans are a very popular and important part of the national diet, but some people can't eat a lot of beans because of the flatulence problem," Machaiah said.Link Discuss
Over 415,000 Russians have rushed to see the adventures of the trainee wizard created by novelist JK Rowling, said the film's distributor, Karo-Premier.Link Discuss
Pottermania has also hit Moscow bookstores, which have been flooded with Harry Potter books for weeks.
So I'm happy to report today that the charming and historic Musee at the Cliff House will be saved, and the officials from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area deserve some credit for responding to the protests from around the country.Link Discuss (Thanks, Heather!)
Just where Laughing Sal, the Tijuana Brass bear and peep-show machines of early 20th century belly dancers will end up while the park service rebuilds the Cliff House is still being worked out. But for the first time since the Musee became an endangered species, both the recreation area and museum owner agree that a temporary home for the historic toys will be found until a permanent home is built above the new Cliff House.
If approved, the new tax would levy an additional fee of 59 cents (Canadian) on blank CDs. Memory cards, such as those used in handheld computers or digital cameras, would be taxed at 0.8 cents per megabyte of storage space. Manufacturers of blank DVD discs would pay an extra $2.27 per disk.Link Discuss (Thanks, Zed!)
Hardware manufacturers would also be affected. Makers of MP3 players would pay $21 in fees for each gigabyte of memory available on their devices, raising the cost of devices like Apple's iPod by more than $100.
* You will be billed if you do not proactively cancel your fourteen-day "free" trial at the end of those fourteen days.Link Discuss (Thanks, Mark!)
* You can’t burn more than two tracks per artist per month. Because you have to be online to burn pressplay downloads and you have use the integrated burning software (the tracks are encrypted), pressplay can monitor what you burn. Want to make a mixed Radiohead CD? Too bad. You can’t. You can mix two Radiohead tracks with other artists’ tracks though.
* If you unsubscribe, all of the tracks you’ve downloaded to date deactivate themselves and become unplayable. So, if you’ve been a subscriber of the Premium Plan for a year, you lose $400 of music. (Your tracks can be reactivated if you re-subscribe within six months). I can’t imagine how frustrating this would be for a dial-up user.
Still not satisfied, three stewardess and one steward stewed over the problem until the plane was almost 10 minutes late (Headline: CAKE HOLDS UP PLANE). Finally, the pilot came back, surveyed the situation, and told them all to get a grip, that he thought the cake was fine. Phew! We flew.Link Discuss (via MeFi)