42 posts • joined 25 Sep 2007
Despite? So-called? Scientists?
You might find a few engineers taking exception there, what with the machine managing to perform even though it was multiply knackered after many years in a brutally harsh environment.
Re: Anyone remember Dragon Warriors?
Criminy, it's a long time since I've played Amber.
I fondly remember being a wrong'un in that and running a tobacco empire on the back of enslaved hobbits.
While I may agree with many of your points,
Could people please lay off with the "sheep," or "sheeple," thing?
It's hackneyed to the point of uselessness, comes off as smug and superior, and turns away the very people you might hope to sway.
Ah, yes. Increasing the complexity of the system is always the answer.
A better option than a new flash for mobile would be for people to just stop using it on their sites.*
*This comment comes with a free significant look directed at the masthead.
On a bad day, when using a rear port blind, there can easily be as many as five incorrect orientations. Usually accompanied by wailing, gnashing of teeth, crunching of bones from being hideously contorted, and the suspicion that you had a previous incarnation as the sort of person described as a monster in history books.
Mine's the one with one sleeve ripped by repeated attempts to get a leg down it.
You have to wonder...
About anybody more annoyed about the pictures on a banknote than why they're all accumulating in the same few pockets.
About anybody sufficiently annoyed about someone getting a long dead author printed on a banknote that they'll send hair raising threats rather than being angry about them all accumulating in the same few pockets.
Re: Siemens: To be fair...
It's pretty safe to say that the BBC have enormous amounts of personal data.
Given the prevalence of password reuse, they hold plenty of concern even if you only think in terms of email/password pairs. That said, I do see your point. Anybody with best practices in mind when watching “World's Craziest Fools," is fine.
*nips off to change some passwords*
The real biggest holdup
I don't care what device you have, someone will decide they want to build the new version at home. The real problem is chip manufacturers deciding that you have to be in their special club to get the datasheet for a device you bloody own.
This nonsense of commercial non disclosure agreements for how to operate your own hardware strikes me as adding costs to absolutely everybody involved.
Well. The whole sorry affair seems rather more socially corrosive than a spot of smut.
Quick, inappropriately enshrine some more things in law!
No farting on the bus. No belching in the pub.
Has a megajoule glare from a purse-mouthed old woman lost all power?
It's probably worth mentioning that you get better results with a monster battery - the heating coil is a hell of a draw on a poor little lithium ion cell. Using a comically oversized battery well give more consistent results, as they are less prone to sagging as you draw.
I use a Protank on a highly suspect small cigar tin stuffed with parts salvaged from bits of old broken tech. It draws a surprising number of positive comments in pubs.
Re: Haters hate...
But only if you use US English as the system language. Nobody else is deemed worthy of shouting at a device without jabbing at it first.
Re: I don't get it
Did you really just equate avoiding intrusive advertising to actual theft?!
Are they high?
I'm pretty sure I just heard the term "junior clerk," used to describe a sysadmin. No wonder they have trouble - treating a chap with dominion over essential systems as a tea boy is likely to go poorly.
Can we take "higher stock-based compensation expense," to mean "we have decided that our stockholders didn't pay attention to Aesop and would rather sacrifice long term gains for a nice crispy goose dinner on Tuesday?"
"No, but your time is obviously worth a lot less than mine..."
Given that you troubled yourself to go AC and make a fool comment on how somebody else entertains themself, I suspect that might be a naughty fib.
Re: The proof is in the....
Er... I'm not sure that's entirely relevant. Estimating required capacity doesn't have a lot to do with the flavour of the downloads.
Re: Texas ADULT who posted threats about killing school children can't make bail
You do realise that jokes in poor taste and proper satire are not purely the reserve of the young, right?
Re: Freedom of Speech
To say nothing of satire.
*Points to Swift in the corner.*
Re: Yes please amend
Yup, a shark'll just take your leg. A lawyer will also take your house.
This is why script kiddie tools are a bad thing -
Ego-fools who haven't yet developed the ability to think critically can use them to swim in the pool that is supposed to be for the grown up boys and girls.
What on Earth is the point?
There is absolutely no way I can see that anybody is worth a pay package like that. The only reason to even want that much is the worst sort of greed and egomania.
Could be worse
Although it's sad to lose a series which still had legs, it's far worse to see something that was good running out of steam.
Re: What sort of cretin buys a Amazon Swindle anyway?
Someone who knows they'll accept mobi files and uses Calibre for library management?
Re: Charging for dated broken design is a waste of time with me
Yes, I'd also like the moon on a stick.
Re: I wonder
" I actually look forward to the day when one of the licence enforcement monkeys turns up at my door so I can tell them to piss off."
You probably won't even need to do that. I pointed them to the obviously analogue only CRT TV connected to a cobbled together media server and they told me they needn't waste any more of my time. It was amusing how quickly they accepted things and left after the doorstep tough guy approach.
Re: How can this be viable
Less of a problem than you might think if lots of gas cells are used - imagine jabbing a knitting needle through a roll of bubble wrap.
"Not that liberal stuff again."
Are you sure that word means what you think it means?
While they're at it...
How about the other end of the connection? It's a sod of a job to sort out a laptop where someone has used the "Wiggle the cable until it works or something crunches," technique and snapped off a jack directly soldered to the main board. Imagine my joy when I got at the guts of my elderly Tosh laptop the other day and found not only that it was on a tail, but also had a pair of redundant wires.
Re: 9pm watershed
I 'd like to point out as a parent of a young teenager that very few kids go to bed so early nowadays.
Well, send them to bed then!
Re: T-mobile Vivacity
Crap? Only if you're taking the same standpoint as someone who drives a high end car and looks down on those in hatchbacks. Given the difference in price versus the difference in performance/features a budget smartphone is an eminently sensible choice for those with a slimmer discretionary wad.
To those who are saying "Sod 'em."
Profiteering is profiteering. Why is it fine for any company to rip any consumer off?
Atos need to...
Get payroll right from time to time. Ah, ATOS Origin, my monthly nemesis.
Can't help but wonder
How the (spurious) rights of one company can supercede the rights of the citizens of an entire nation to have their votes correctly counted.
@ Wages of Sin
To be fair that's the sort of scam that can be run in spare time. At a spot over $900/month each that's a pretty good return on what is essentially an evening job.
Trust me, you don't have to be Spanish for blogosphere or any derivation to sound pompous or silly. Just look at a selection of self referential 'high profile bloggers' for confirmation of pomposity.
No animal products eh?
That's organic farmers using manure as fertilizer right out then. Rabid hippie in chemical farming shocker!
“Honest taxpayers and gambling industry personnel who do follow the law suffer from those who promote illegal online behavior.”
Is it just me or does that seem to have been carefully written to imply that taxpayers who earn their income from working within the gambling industry are not themselves honest when they comply with the law? There does appear to be something of a global trend towards blaming people in generally poorly paid jobs for all the ills of society.
To be fair the monarchy of this country is trained from birth to head the military, and I'd suspect that if need be the queen would have no compunction in ordering any action.
Note: Not a monarchist, just pointing out that it's a traditional duty.
An excercise in logic
I can't help but wonder when those at the top of the heap say that their chunky salaries are fair recompense for the responsibility they bear.
In cases such as this and unending corporate manslaughter the responsibility some are so well paid for suddenly falls off sloped shoulders.
Where does the responsibility lie?
The network of ANPR cameras used by TrafficMaster has been knocking around for donkeys years. Their system, however, only retains an OCRed version of numberplates which pass by for time/distance calculations, not full images.
Covering a number plate may or may not work dependent on the materials used as the cameras themselves work in the IR range and have their own integrated lamps.
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