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Doesn't the fact that they all lived long enough to be dying now rather work against your theory? If you want to say that music is dangerous now then you'd have to find a clutch of early deaths to compare with Joplin, Hendrix, Bolan, Mercury, Croce, and Denny (to name but a few). Amy Winehouse apart, you'd have to say that music seems to be a lot less dangerous trade now than it used to be once you start that list.
«In art as in science there is no delight without the detail ... Let me repeat that unless these are thoroughly understood and remembered, all “general ideas” (so easily acquired, so profitably resold) must necessarily remain but worn passports allowing their bearers short cuts from one area of ignorance to another.» Vladimir Nabokov, commentary on translation of “Eugene Onegin.”
Wow, that reminds me of a Gary Larson comic which had the back of a portly Elvis in a jump suit & the back of Salman Rushdie together in an apartment peeking through a blind at the outside world, for some reason I found that hilarious
Yesterday I started to write an article for Code Project, using Windows 10 and its Edge browser. I hit a snag: Edge will not allow you to copy and paste blocks of code from your project. It lets you paste it first into an intermediary window and is then supposed to paste it into your article, but the result is a mess. The cursor jumps to the very top of the article and pastes it there, and the font is all messed up. I don't know whether the issue is an Edge problem, or perhaps there is a compatibility problem between the Submission Wizard and Edge. Maybe Sean or someone can look into this?
I found a work-around: Do the article in Internet Explorer 11.
In case you don't know how to start IE in Windows 10:
Open the Submission Wizard in Edge, then click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select: Open with Internet Explorer. Then you can copy and paste into the article normally. For this to work, IE must be enabled on your machine. If it is not:
Press [Windows key] + [X]. Then select "Programs and Features". Then click on: "Turn Windows features on or off". Make sure the box next to Internet Explorer 11 is checked.
How do we preserve the wisdom men will need,
when their violent passions are spent?
- The Lost Horizon
Personally, I'm not impressed with Edge. Very often when I want to send an email from Hotmail, it just hangs, and you don't know if the mail has been sent or not. The I have to restart Edge and check if the mail has been sent - plus rewrite it if it hasn't...
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
My daughter was doing some work on her school's website application thing last week, they all have their own space they can do things to.
On Windows 10 and Firefox Edge* whenever she (or I) tried to paste into the application a box would pop up with a message about security settings or protection levels or some such and say things had to be pasted into that box which would then paste them into the application.
I assumed it was a feature of the website, I rarely use my Win 10 laptop for anything other than email and remoting into work so hadn't seen it before.
Edit:* Thinking about it she may well have been using Edge, despite Firefox being present - stupid child.
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
(I think the beeb will probably neuter them though which won't be as good.)
If they want to keep the successful format they can't, the question is though whether keeping the format would be a good idea. It fit the former trio very well, but you can't squeeze fit the new ones into it.
Trouble is the Beeb is somewhat schizophrenic: half of it is commercial and wants to make money (and TG did that in bucketloads) but the other half is Oxbridge and believes it should only spend money on Opera, Cricket, and Golf. Guess which half is in charge?
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...