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Jeff -- I don't use their new default player at that link, because it is not Linux/Firefox-friendly -- the player takes up most of the screen, and when one minimizes it, the icon totally disappears, making it hard to control henceforth, and requiring one to kill the process at the command line. This anomaly could be the subject of a lengthy discussion -- not only the new player, but the source of the MP3 interruptions I occasionally experience. I use that stream because its player, vlc, comes already minimized, in a cute little easily-relocated icon, complete with an equalizer I can adjust for my local equipment and acoustics -- another feature lacking in the new default player. OZ is worth the trouble.
Other times I have traced it to an aging wireless router needing a reset -- but not every time. Ah the fun of computers. I generally don't seek the problems which constantly assail me.
KUNC provides a happy substitute, when they are playing music, and not pinko rhetoric. And you thought I was a liberal.
Phoebe -- Although I enjoyed trigonometry and geometry, math lost me in college algebra at the quadratic equation, when the instructor couldn't explain it to me -- he just repeated "plug in the numbers, it works" -- and I saw no practical use for it in real life. Add, subtract, multiply, divide, that's all most people need (though some might need factors, binomials, squares, binary, octal, hex, sine, cosine, tangent, modulo, logarithm, exponent...) and if I were as smart as I sound, I would be rich by now.
I think "whom" is generally proper when used as an object of a preposition, I believe -- of whom we speak, to whom this is addressed -- otherwise "who" is generally proper -- this being my gut hunch, without checking out Phoebe's link.
WWOZ's MP3 signal crapped out, but KUNC has a good show going online.
I replied to a comment of yours under the electric car article, Jeff, a few comments back, so don't miss that.
I was being euphemistic, Jeff. The go-cart is a little 944, vintage '83.
I don't wear a helmet skiing, but I do driving. (kidding)
Priscilla (Prissy) is more than a pretty face. I never knew it could be so good.
To those able to recognize them, the errors in grammar and diction tend to erode the credibility of the message.
Bottom line: Stay in school, and study your English, kids. You will often be judged by how you express yourself.
Scott drives me crazy with his rampant and ill-use of the word "whom" too, Phoebe, but I have mostly restricted my volunteer grammar police duties to the professional writers of this publication, and not the hacks who write for free. For the simple pleasure of impressing one's fellow man. Constantly.
If the courts would quit screwing up, this thing can get over. Too many judges think they are the law, even when shown otherwise.
Point: Phoebe. That was uncalled for, Tom. You folks had a good, friendly chat going before that.
I will offer this... I apparently program mostly for fun, washing dishes out of necessity (did I mention the ski locker?) so I've had occasion to work in several kitchens over the years. And I have observed that, by and large, the vast preponderance of cooks and chefs are male -- as well as most of the other creative arts, I might venture: Writers, composers, sculptors, painters, architects -- and yes, programmers; what we do is an art -- the theory going, we do it to impress the ladies into removing their clothes.
Let the fireworks begin anew!!
Thanks John!! Best laugh I had all day. (but I don't get out much)
Sure, just like when I worked at a toxic-materials recycler in west Phoenix:
Sell them to the Chinese!! They'll buy that crap. Probably so they can secretly infuse it with the fabric of the clothes they send back to us, just like the lead in paint of kids' toys, and who knows what other surprises?
There's big money in junk!!
Heck, I could drive my little go-cart around the world at the equator (given a road there) 16 times for that. It may be a while before I can justify investing.
About the only people who can afford these gadgets are the rich and politicians -- exactly whom we need to be subsidizing. It's been that way forever, the rich stealing from the poor.
Now maybe if we made these rechargers quarter-activated -- or dollar...
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