1225 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Let's keep the ball in motion...
First comes the apology; then comes the posthumous knighthood.
...that Stephen Fry is narrating the series- It's called "First Chance to See"
They are going to release a product with a name that sounds like 'anal'???
A little late???
First thing I thought when I saw this story last week was "So, who is she going to sue for this?"
"Microsoft says US is top malware target thanks to Microsoft"
"How can we monetize something that has already been given away for free for years!!!"
"Something else which you lot might want to ponder is just how we can release the Vulture 1 from the helium balloon at a predetermined altitude, without having to put together a mechanism which will add greatly to the payload weight. Any thoughts?"
A simple latex balloon would do the trick- the difference between the air pressure internal/external would make the balloon pop at a particular altitude (some testing needed to determine the amount of air to prefill the balloon with). You could then connect the PARIS directly to the balloon (though this runs the risk of non-separation due to the balloon not disintergrating fully) or have some form of holding mechanism which holds the PARIS as long as the balloon is inflated.
But how many of them are just using "The Recession" as an excuse to save money on a few salaries while making the remainder of the workforce pick up the jobs and duties left by those who've been made redundant (with no overtime pay).
It's good to see...
No remakes make the top 10 list.
Deckard: Do you expect me to talk, Batty?
Batty: No Mr Deckard, I expect you to die.
Don't they know it's only a matter of time before they go haywire and force them to kick Bishop Brennan- UP THE ARSE!!!
I was at a friends birthday party and she had a DJ. Rather than the old decks and vinyl, he played his tracks from a laptop. The quality of some of the songs (including "popping") clearly indicated that the tracks had been downloaded.
we might need to grow up but Sutherland definitely needs to get his head out of his own arse. He and others of his ilk (I'm looking at you Etrugrul) should have details such as telephone numbers, addresses, email addresses, info about spouse/kids all posted on a publicly accessible database- let's see how they like it. And then use the "it's how the data is used" argument right back at them when they inevitably ask for the database to be taken down.
Sutherland cannot predict how our private data will be used in the future and/or by other depts and governments. Just as I cannot predict how his data would be used by the general public if made available as suggested.
Just manually set my DNS addresses to the old Indigo ones and I was up and running with minimal downtown.
For year's I've been misinterpreting that cry as meaning "arse-punt me over the back wall. Please.."
This has to be the most stupid suggestion I've ever seen. Password masking is so prevalent that any user that cannot handle it should be banned from using a computer altogether- Simply making sure that Windows prompts for a password at switch-on would be enough to weed out these sheep.
I need more beer.
4 year holiday. Celebrate!!!
I thought it said "MySpace squeezes out two turds..."
'Vernice Parham, who has lived on the street with two of her six sisters for more than 40 years, was home when the demolition began. “It hurt my heart,” she said. “I wasn’t raised up in it , but I was raised up near it,” Parham said. “I know we got a heavenly home. But we’ve got a Earthly home there.”'
Sounds like the house was right next to the local lunatic asylum...
I still have a copy from 1989 knocking around here somewhere which carries a review of a Games Pack I wrote for the Psion Organiser II.
Did the professor work alone or as part of a research group? My guess is "solo"- those guys don't like sharing credit- especially if there is a possibility of an award.
Apparently he was found hanged.
The IT Angle...
does it work on Windows Vista???
"flaws in poorly-written code"??? On Twitter??? The irony...
Sign me up for....
Grand Theft Auto: Pimphand.
Here's the article from the Dutch paper NRC Handelsblad
"her most notorious project to date was 'My dearest cat Pinkeltje' in 2004: Tinkebell personally twisted her pet's neck and skinned it with her own hands to make it into a purse. "
As for where I stand on this whole debate- I think that the artist and those who are sending her hate mail are all arseholes.
To put it into some perspective...
It's not like she waited for her "beloved" cat to die of natural causes. She wrung its neck with her own hands once she decided to make a handbag out of it.
I wish it felt the need for correctly rendering updated websites.
I'm not saying that this is old news...
...but the date stamp indicates that it is from 2006.
Galileo won't be up in time either. Hopefully COMPASS might. Anyway, the way you get around this is use a GNSS receiver (GPS+GLONASS+Galileo+COMPASS).
And remember- GPS IS NOT SATNAV. Satnav uses GPS but so do many other applications.
...the two servers were called North Tower and South Tower.
"With regret we have come to the decision that no prize will be awarded this year."
What about giving it to the runners-up??? I smell a rat- Maybe the magazine is so hard up that it concockted a way of getting out of rewarding the prize money.
Who does unchecked memcpys?
Oh yeah, Microsoft programmers...
Is anyone still using Adboe Reader??? I thought all the smart people had moved over to Foxit.
They could call the child John DeLancy
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'Android' was my nickname in school in the early 80s. Who do I sue?
The first time I ever hacked a system (a VAX mainframe), I got caught because I returned to cover my tracks and the sys admins were waiting for me. Learnt a powerful lesson that day.
The Bastard Lawyer from Hell
How soon before the Boys from Somalia start taking these over and then downloading all the MP3s for the international market.
...has developed a food source that can be eaten in the dark. Take that Restaurant Noir!
Front page headline last night on an Irish newspaper "PIG FLU TERROR REACHES IRELAND". Sheesh.
Just to put this into perspective- Ordinary flu kills 36,000 every year in the US alone.
The last time we had Swine Flu in Ireland it was called Blue Flu...
here's your future.
The Web 3.0
@Stan- regarding "Wonder if they will piggyback this one on another issue it 's impossible to vote "no" to as well?"- Sorry that's an uniquely american issue- Doesn't happen here in Ireland.
@RW- regarding "Never heard of the machines being at fault"- What about all that "hanging chad" crap we had to endure after the 2000 elections?
@Ponder Stebbins- "The only people that should take a hit is our Irish TDs, preferably between the eyes." Agreed. These are the bastards that refuse to give up their "long service bonuses" even though it was decided in the budget.
That's a worse mangling of the Apocalypse Now quote than the popular but incorrect "I love the smell of napalm in the morning- it smells of victory"
So what happens to MySQL now???
Surely Oracle do not want a competing SQL platform as part of their portfolio.
Symbian running on a NetBook- Who'd have thought such a thing!!!
Oh yeah- Psion...
Symantec and Lotus Notes!!!
“We don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer that is not a piece of junk”
“We don’t know how to build a $500-plus computer that is not a piece of junk”
- iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
- +Analysis Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all
- Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'
- Analysis Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
- Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network