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If one sat and thought about Hobbit pictures, would he have a Frodographic memory?
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
So... I had to change out a failed HD of a 2009 MacBook Pro. The iFixIt site suggested disconnecting the battery leads as a precaution. The entire swap (to a shiny new SSD) took about 15 minutes - first screw out to last screw in. Woo Hoo!
Then it's time to install OS X. Insert my (untested) bootable OS X USB drive.
Boot from it. Check!
Run Disk Utility and erase (format) new SSD. Check!
Run "Install OS X" and choose new partition. Check!
Error! Something like "This OS X installation file cannot be verified. It may have been tampered with or corrupted." Damn!
I repeat a couple times with identical results.
I spend 45 minutes copying the original install file from my NAS to my iMac and recreate the USB drive. Fail - with the same message.
I spend 60 minutes re-downloading the install file from Apple and recreate the USB drive. Fail - with the same message.
30 seconds with Google (which I obviously should have done first) reveals that this error is common when the date on the Mac is way off - which happens when you disconnect the battery!
Thankfully after setting the date via terminal the rest of the install and recovery from TimeMachine went smoothly.
That's what I do. I drink, and I know things. ~ Tyrion Lannister
Redesign of the Porcelain Throne: Competition Model
Avoid limitations of run-length (40cm) wherein the specimen spans the distance from the bottom back of the bowl until it lifts the user slightly from the seat. This could cause warping and otherwise distort the result and quite likely an unpleasant smearage.
Carbon-fiber seats for quick-flipping without fear of chipping. (Available option for the Professional and Sport Models, as well).
Cycloid drop design imbuing a minimum amount of lateral force to the specimen as it emerges unfettered and prior to its hurtling earthward. This is particularly important during the final release stages and resultant free-fall.
This will naturally require advanced engineering principals to accommodate the flushing of what were heretofore unattainable yet glorious accomplishments. In practical terms, this is likely to be accomplished by either a highly trained fluid dynamics engineer, or alternatively, someone with an interesting in repurposing a commercial wood chipper.
The increased size will, of course, require some accommodation. The most obvious, of course, is the redesign, in most cases, of bathrooms. In actual competition, this may not be an issue as a wide open area may be commandeered to facilitate the viewing stadium around the arena. There are, however, safety considerations.
These newly designed bowls have a maw capable of holding an entire intact person, and in a euphemistic sense, is capable of digesting them as well. Falling in, then, is a non-trivial concern with life-threatening implications.
Home models, of course, may simply implement a seat-belt like contrivance, much like in automobiles, that automatically engages as one sits (circumventing the potential consequences of fools and drunks taking unnecessary chances). For competition, however, the equipment must be robust as a contestant’s attentions may be focused on more urgent matters than keeping their balance.
To this end, included with the competition models, is a wearable harness which, with its heavy gage steel ring (front and center) allows connection via a hook to a sturdy hoist. This not only provides for safety, but allows the contestants to be lifted and lowered into position without the necessity of the stairs normally required for the robust stature of the voluminous receptacle upon which they will perch.
Aside: considering the quality of local water and living conditions, this will be a last-minute entry into the upcoming Rio Olympics – pragmatic opportunism at its very best.
So, it must be abusive. To whom? Certainly not the most 'unsavory' item ever posted in the lounge (notice how no goats or sheep where abused).
So - with the bravery of a typical drive-by complaint - WHAT comes to mind is that perhaps, should you be able to locate working model, that dive in and pull the handle and then let go. I'm sure they'll appreciate your complaints when you reach your destination. Putz.
"Pokemon Go kicks into that. It's everywhere. It's what some people call surveillance capitalism. It's the newest stage," he said. "You'll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society, where they will know how you want to behave and they will make the mockup that matches how you behave and feed you. It's what they call totalitarianism."
Isn't "make the mockup that matches how you behave and feed you" from Agile ?
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008