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Alrik Fassbauer May 23rd, 2022 12:07

Okay, you are partially right. I have looked at it through a search engine and found that Burger King apparingly did this in whole Germany.

I still stand to my point, though, that these are NOT regular burgers in Germany !

Redglyph May 23rd, 2022 12:26

It's a US company, so they may have their own idea of what we eat (or should eat) in Europe. ;)

The only viable alternatives here are Quick (original Belgian, now French) or McDonald. So at least there's one possibility which is more or less local. But it's fast food anyway, so who cares. :p

Alrik Fassbauer May 23rd, 2022 15:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redglyph (Post 1061682121)
It's a US company, so they may have their own idea of what we eat (or should eat) in Europe. ;)

:lol:

pibbuR June 16th, 2022 10:27

This PC orchestra, built from 512 floppy disk drives, is wondrous to hear and behold:


More about it here: https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/16/2…e-floppotron-3

pibbuR who now knows what he would like to do with all those hardware components accumulated in his somewhat unstructureds archive all those years. He also knows that he will never get around to actually doing it.

pibbuR June 16th, 2022 11:00

A Google Cloud employee set a new record calculating the 100 trillionth digit of pi (https://www.fastcompany.com/90758850…th-digit-of-pi)

It "took 157 days to run across 128 virtual processors using 864 gigabytes of memory"

The employee (Emma Haruka Iwao) also set a milestone back in '19, when she calculated 3.14 trillion digits of the beast.

pibbuR who know feels he has to keep track of even more digits of pi (currently he remembers 5).

PS. The news bit says that "Google is also releasing a demo that anyone can use to calculate a smaller number of digits of pi on its cloud systems; the code used to do the computing is available on GitHub.", but doesn't offer more details. DS.

Redglyph June 16th, 2022 13:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by pibbuR (Post 1061685095)
This PC orchestra, built from 512 floppy disk drives, is wondrous to hear and behold

Pure madness :lol: He even made a MIDI interface!
It seems to consume a lot though.

Couchpotato June 22nd, 2022 13:06

Georgia built a glass restaurant 900 Feet Above a Canyon.o_o

Link - https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/diam…220424634.html

https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/…=768&h=512&m=6

Redglyph June 22nd, 2022 13:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061685684)
Georgia built a glass restaurant 900 Feet Above a Canyon.o_o

A very sensible idea. :lol:
Perhaps people don't mind if their meal is more frugal.

They wouldn't build that here with the winds we get in autumn and spring (and it's a rather flat country). Probably nothing in comparison to what people get in Florida and other places though.

pibbuR June 24th, 2022 10:50

Amazon's Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives: https://techxplore.com/news/2022-06-…oice-dead.html

Finally, my significantly lacking enthusiasm for these "services" disappears.
But why stop there?

What about:
  1. Death from the Discworld universe?
  2. Death metal vocalists?
  3. HAL?
  4. Bugs Bunny?
  5. Sylvanas, before they changed her?
  6. Several (mostly evil) characters from horror movies?
  7. The Brady Bunch?
  8. The Oblivion voice actor?
  9. Ozzy?
  10. Ozzies?
  11. Microsoft phone callers?

But NOT ANY SMURFS!!!

pibbuR who observes that the world is moving forward in some direction

PS. According to the report another of the evil ones has no plans for copying this amazon feature

Redglyph June 24th, 2022 12:02

Google's code of conduct forbids them from doing evil. ;)

Still, quite the poor taste from Amazon, they're really getting worse by the day. Mostly Chinese imports, no more quality support, deliveries at all hours of day and night, and this. But I forgive them for having Mr Robot and The Americans on their Prime video catalogue.

Ripper June 24th, 2022 12:17

Sounds like a tonic for mental health - a device that's listening at all times, and speaks to you in the voices of the dead.

Ripper June 24th, 2022 16:11

I've posted some of these before. I enjoy these happy place videos.


Hurls June 25th, 2022 02:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redglyph (Post 1061685827)
Google's code of conduct forbids them from doing evil. ;)

Still, quite the poor taste from Amazon, they're really getting worse by the day. Mostly Chinese imports, no more quality support, deliveries at all hours of day and night, and this. But I forgive them for having Mr Robot and The Americans on their Prime video catalogue.

Do no evil? I think after the changes they made for the Chinese Goverment it has morphed to “Do no evil, unless it makes money”

Couchpotato June 25th, 2022 03:24

So Fries And Peanut Butter are really a thing? If so excuse me while I go throw up.:puke:

https://simplot-media.azureedge.net/…ED170D618CBE86

Couchpotato June 25th, 2022 04:35

Man loses data for entire city's population after night out drinking.

Link - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61921222
Quote:

For many, after-work drinks are a common way of relaxing after a busy week.

But one worker in Japan could be nursing a protracted hangover after he lost a USB memory stick following a night out with colleagues.

Why? It contained the personal details of nearly half a million people.

The unnamed man placed the memory stick in his bag before an evening of drinking in the city of Amagasaki, north-west of Osaka.

He spent several hours drinking in a local restaurant before eventually passing out on the the street, local media reported.

When he eventually came around, he realised that both his bag and the memory stick were missing.

Redglyph June 25th, 2022 09:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061685899)
Man loses data for entire city's population after night out drinking.

Link - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61921222

Yeah, of course he "lost" it. Surely not to someone else for money :lol:

Couchpotato June 25th, 2022 19:33

Here is 2022's World's Ugliest Dog contest winner named Mr. Happy Face.

https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/…=768&h=432&m=6

Redglyph June 25th, 2022 21:58

That's… disturbing. :p

bkrueger June 25th, 2022 22:08

They look like twins.

Couchpotato June 26th, 2022 00:29

Well if that wasn't enough for ya here's another picture of Mr. Happy Face.

https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/…=768&h=511&m=6


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