Re: Not about Nerds
I think Interstellar got best effects.
1261 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
I think Interstellar got best effects.
That's fine if you need to work with CIE calibrated values- which 99% of us do not. And it is criticism without ignorance. If floats are so important, support them AND hex.
the fact it has to rewrite every programming convention makes it a bad language- YES/NO instead of TRUE/FALSE? 'self' instead of 'this'? Expecting RGB values as floats rather than hex? There are many others...
"Google's HQ in Ireland only employs one person"
Strange- there was a lot more than that in the office when I visited 3 weeks ago...
...seeing that a driverless parliament has been such a success...
[nicked from Boothby Graffoe]
no it wasn't- it screwed up the entire ending, was missing some major characters and had a piss-poor performance from Natalie Portman.
You're lucky- we don't get the bags anymore, just stickers with instructions to attach it to a bin bag...
I've always suggested that if we wanted a mass cull of the stupid, we'd just need to get GPS systems to say "Turn right now" when it detects that they are driving eastward on Beachy Head.
"Stephen, this is Grim Fandango, can you hear me?"
Trust, like respect, has to be earned. This does not mean you have to shut yourself away from the human race; just be careful with your interactions with people you don't know and (especially important in the internet age) have never met.
The German's have a word for this face "Backpfeifengesicht"- it means "a face badly in need of a fist"
I think you'll find that "U-571" was the U-571 of Turing biopics.
no, it's not watchable.
In a lot of cases they are not even referring to either book or film- they are just referring to the law/rule:
"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle."
As long as most of that 100 million dollars went into the shareholders pockets, they couldn't care less about the debt. It's all about Wealth Capture...
I understood he only wanted the last D&C session so he could swear repeatedly at Dud for daring to be a bigger star in Hollywood than he was...
I took our dogs for a walk in the local park on Christmas morning and the place was overrun with kids with new bikes and scooters.
well, nearly all- I didn't have the Sony radio or the Polaroid Swinger.
I was wondering why hotels were giving me better prices over the phone than on their websites- no overview by reseller websites.
Series 2 aired on BBC3 within a week of it appearing in the US earlier this year. Yes, series 1 was better but 2 was still excellent viewing.
...the "tell us how long it will take to fix BEFORE you've even had a chance of looking at the problem yet"
Be nice to people, full stop.
It's a long time since I did customer support, but I do remember going out of the way to look after the people who treated me decently. And thankfully I didn't have to work in an entitlement culture which rewarded arseholes.
The Tardis turns into the Pandorica when it goes into siege mode...
psssst- they are known as RPAS now, at least that's what all the cool kids are calling them...
Excise rebates for micro breweries have gone up from 20,000hl to 30,000hl...
worse in the pipeline- a cameo from David Baddiel and a villain called 'Statto'
The worst thing is the top execs who strip a company then get hired by another company, even though the second company knows the exec's track record. It's like hiring a fox to mind your hen house because he's suddenly available after the previous hen house he minded mysteriously became devoid of chickens...
Remember when "streaming" was listening to your wireless...
I had a customer who called in one of these so-called security analysts to check over an app I'd developed for them. One of the big red flags in their report was that my app transmitted passwords in plaintext across an unencrypted internet connection. It doesn't but they refused to back down, saying they had documented proof. Turns out the person doing the testing had a habit of making his usernames and passwords identical.
I'd only agree with that if they dropped the adverts...
The normal way this works-
1. Publisher spots popular website with good readership.
2. Publisher offers site owner a nice upfront advance on book.
3. Book gets published.
4. Site owner sent on gruelling promotional tour.
5. Site never gets updated again or if it does so, extremely infrequently.
6. Site owner basically makes no money because they learn about "withholding".
This has happened to so many sites- Off the top of my head: SatireWire; The Perry Bible Fellowship; Tucker Max; Regretsy; 27bSlashb...
or did you mean lager?
I believe Hailo are starting to introduce questionable practices also. Apparently one of the things that Hailo hates is for taxis to switch off their app on a Saturday night when there is lots of on-street business so Hailo is missing out on their cut on the most lucrative night of the week.
I once developed a handheld stocktaking program that interfaced with one of the more popular account packages of the day- our own management refused to use it. And then later demanded why sales of the system were so low...
If Scotland goes independent, it will lose the BBC iPlayer too. In Ireland we can watch BBC programs but we cannot use the iPlayer as it tells us that we are outside their jurisdiction....
My thought precisely. "No encryption" does not mean "uneducated user"- that's just a stretch.
All this tells me is that James Lynbe/Sophos does not know how to interpret results fully.
It wouldn't have worked- he would have switched it on then switched it off
"The IeSF’s female-only competitions aim to bring more diversity". How do you increase diversity by removing one gender?
Why would the drone drop out of the sky? It's not like a jammer is going to remove all power from it.
the CEO says the future of his company is not to innovate.
I was hoping for a Carphone/Spearmint Rhino merger so I could use my Carphone Whorehouse joke...
Apparently, Japan does not think that the latest Godzilla is fat. Just a couple of trolls on a Japanese BB; and the American media blew the story up out of all proportion.
Guinness did exactly the same thing in Ireland
I tell people that working on their phone, PC, tablet or whatever is beneath me- "It's rather like asking a Michelin starred chef to fry an egg for you"
"The walls are crying..."
Why is the onus on me to know where my luggage is? I sure the airlines will love this- "Now sir, if you can tell us where the last location your suitcase told you it was, we will get it picked up for you... What, you don't have a locator in your suitcase? Then I'm afraid there's not much we can do for you..."
not only will it not stop thieving luggage handling scrotes, it won't stop the abuse they give your suitcase either.
The extra D is "for a double dose of this pimping"
Also, given that a lot of data for the Facebook and Twitter platforms end up on NSA servers- I can see this also being a sticking point for the Chinese.