215 posts • joined 9 Nov 2007
Don't mean to be a cynic but...
...doesn't the lack of erosion rule out the chance of any life-sustaining oxygen-rich atmosphere in Mars's relatively recent geological history?
I don't know about that - plenty of people feel the need to wave their Kindles around in public
Re: Why weren't they arrested?
"Acts like this upset people, create fear, lower the standing of the area"
No they don't, no they don't - aaaand no they don't.
"All crimes in one form or another"
"If we don't clamp down hard on anti-social behaviour like this, we won't have a peaceful and harmonious society"
Ah - my irony detector is tingling. I think at the suggestion that a peaceful and harmonious society is achievable through the hard clamping down on things.
"I guess this just goes to show why we need more cameras on our streets...issue a warning/caution"
Oh yes I get it - well done you fooled me. Very funny indeed. What a (t)wit.
Re: @Me If not JJ Abrams, then who else?
The Civil War analogy never sat right with me. The historical Union always struck me as the good guys so I could never equate them with Firefly's blatantly evil Alliance. It also suggests that Joss Whedon might be some 'cold dead hands' nutter and as he's from a Union state (NY) that doesn't work either.
Call it post-colonial guilt but I always saw the Alliance as representing the overbearing British empire. Casting the amazing Chiwetel Ejiofor in 'Serenity' and him doing such a bang-up job probably didn't help!
Re: If not JJ Abrams, then who else?
Damn straight - Firefly and Serenity are probably the nearest we'll see to the original SW in our lifetime. Awesome premise too - What If the British had Won the War of Independence - IN SPAAAAACE!!! Now there's your goram cowboys.
Would need some work
I don't think setting it in Russia would work - why not move it to Eastern Europe or Germany. Also they will need to add some chase scenes and make him a trained super-spy to keep the audience engaged. Then throw in a plot device to make him sympathetic to the audience - perhaps he could be afflicted with some medical condition that absolves him of his previous actions.
That name won't work at all though - he needs something Bond-ish. Brown? Boon?
Re: Maybe they should stop poking bear?
I really do want to know what goes through the mind of down-voters sometimes. Was it a catastrophic sense of humour failure, a bad day in the office or a genuine full-blown po-faced superiority complex rearing it's head?
Downvoter, whoever, wherever you are - if you were half as high-minded as you think you would have taken time to answer FoMO's question!
Re: Dell?? Yr kidding!!!??
PowerGUI is great for scripting and debugging but the version I use doesn't have any new features for the command window - clicking on the button just launches the Windows native shell
As someone who has already got a Logitech Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard I have to say its a great idea in principle - however I wouldn't buy one as, er, I've already got a Logitech Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard.
Re: There must be an ulterior reason ..
No ulterior motive required - just an understanding of realpolitik out there
Singtel, Starhub and M1 were all spawned from the national telecoms one way or another and Temasek Holdings still has fingers in all the pies so making ISPs liable is in not in the Governments interests. Allowing overseas copyright owners to extract money from the population under the government's noses is also undesirable - it undermines their authority and suggests Sing's house isn't in order!
Title is required blah, blah, blah
"offspring of original stars Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker"
So the hero/heroine will be a six-fingered Jedi?
Lamont - the value of celebrities
To paraphrase something I heard recently and won't forget - "When celebrities start demanding their cocaine is ethically sourced, then I'll start listening to what they have to say"
Re: Rationalization over Reality
Well paint me blue and call me Susan! I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh wait - update edit. Still lose a full monitor. Not good enough sorry.
Re: Rationalization over Reality
While you are being so kind as to reply to correspondence could you please advise me as to the best way of informing someone with 9.2 million pixels of display running up to a dozen apps showing rapidly changing real time information that any frustration they encounter when their Desktop suddenly disappears behind a load of tiles or is obscured by a full-screen browser session is actually their own fault for not 'getting with the times' and cannot be blamed on the default behaviour of the OS.
Re: Why redirect?
Agreed. Now I am going to start recieving spam sent to an account I didn't want or need so not to inconvenience the (very) few people who actively used their FB mail. Thanks Mark. No really.
From my experience there isn't any continued divergence. What tends to happen is an equilibrium is reached where formatting is broken under both MS and FOSS suites in equally annoying and inconveniencing ways
Does anyone here have any figures for Office versions in use?
Cos I think "the vast majority of citizens and businesses already use OpenXML as their preferred document format" is in fact a porky-pie going by the number of Office 2007 and 2003 installs I see
Re: C:\> autoshill.bat
Ah - that explains the downvotes on my previous comments!
You are more than welcome to peruse my previous posts and decide if I am a shill (though my comments regarding Win8 in Enterprise space might leave you with an unreconcilable mental schism).
Do note that you are able to do this by virtue of me having an account here for a number of years and not being a cowardly anon.
Re: Bay Trail Goodness
Picked up a T100 to replace the wife's aging Dell Inspiron and very impressed with it. The Bay Trail CPU and Flash storage makes the full Office 2013 very snappy and the touchscreen is also winning me over to 8.1! I got hold of the US model with 64GB so apart from the KB layout my only gripe is the UK market is stuck with the 32GB version
There is absolutely no way this can ever go wrong
So your toaster gets an alert after a keyword search flags a tweet from your account that reads 'I bloody love breakfast me'. After camparing the post's date against its own sensor data it then contacts your Smart Meter to confirm there is no sensor/clock error and Toasty McToast-a-lot wasn't actually in use between 7:00am (the alarm clock setting) and 8:00am (activation time of the burgular alarm) on that day.
It then responds by reaching out to your Cool-IT 3000 and tells the fridge to add Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam and Nutella to your weekly shop based on the 'People who ordered Brown Sliced also....' recommendation from the Ocado website.
Isn't technology marvelous?
@ T.F.M. Reader - Shared Space
I am all for it - Exhibition Road at 30mph feels like The French Connection. Only sticky wicket I can see is the assumption that drivers (and pedestrians) are right minded people who will be more careful when faced with uncertainty. In the same way that our continental cousins tend to become gregarious when drunk rather than unruly like us Brits, our reactions to different stimuli can vary depending on cultural norms. What works for the Dutch might not work over here!
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
Are you talking about the Nokia 7770 by chance? Tell me how the iPhone copied it tell me how. If not - bothered
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
I suspect the two who voted you down did the same to me. I'd rather be honest and disliked than popular and wrong. Have a like from me.
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
While copying is a serious accusation it is pretty clear the direction the Android UI and Samsung handset designs both took changed radically after the iPhone's launch
It could be argued that the new tech you mention available at the time allowed them to rethink their original ideas but it does seem pretty obvious where they found thier inspiration.
Re: "You really are becoming the replacement Eadon"
It could be worse - if Gates hadn't been so 'meh' about the Internet in the early days the whole thing could have ended up running on WINS. It's to their credit they realised they had to stop flogging that dead horse
Re: Ha, the pitfalls of the cloud-based strategy
With a bit of forethought you could have just timed moving the drives into the spare chassis you had in the equipment room smartly - quickly enough to be still seen as Superman with a screwdriver and but not too long as to become the person to blame for allowing it to happen in the first place. Remember kids - make it look too easy and you won't get thanked half as much as you should!
My first thought too Mr Crapbeans
This screen could be for the rumoured OS X Tablet they are working on in a bid to snaffle up the thumbprints of Apple users who don't just consume
Ah! The TR Emeritus...
....formerly known as the Temasek Review. An open and free news sheet that chugged along for a few years before it was, rightly, shut down for posting the sort of Hate Speech that would make even the most ardent BNP send-em-all-back knucklehead blush!
The problem with giving Singaporeans free speech is what they do with it - visit any of these 'news' sites, find a story about some foreign sort and within moments you will be informed that Chinese girls are all whores, all Indians smell and Ang Mo (whiteys) are taking all the jobs and screwing all their women.
The problem, of course, is that without immigrants building skyscrapers, cleaning streets, nursing their kids, serving them food and doing all the other jobs they consider beneath them or are just incapable of doing the country would be on it's arse in months.
Re: TV License
I find it ironic that your display name is drawn from a radio series commissioned by, yes, the BBC
Piffle. And annoying piffle at that.
Yes, we all know the end-game is to eliminate the meat-bag. Nature of the beast and no news there.
What I resent, however, is being told this by people in MARKETING! How come these bottom-feeders are allowed to have 'a salary that goes up with inflation every year' - why won't GoogleAds make you redundant? Or better still some sort collective epiphany that leads you all to suddenly realise the pointless vacuity of your existence and makes you do a proper, useful job instead that involves helping people or actually making stuff.
Re: Surely there's some armature?
I wish I had one if those steel straps - I remember snapping my very long red-flat (fnarr fnarr) clean in half when convinced myself (about age 6) that I could build a Lego Skateboard. Though it did spur me on to develop more innovative building techniques like The Chap's.
Still, it was unparalleled success compared to my Lego kite....
I always blow my top at...
...the old 'I didn't get the email' line.
Please, I'm an IT sys admin - don't bullshit a bullshitter. Just don't Ok?
After careful analysis of the issue I need my phone...
...to call BULLSHIT!!!
Really? REALLY??? How on earth can you compare ROIs? Who the feck is paying for pirated software? And as Mr Wharram astutely noted the impact to GDP is the same if you spent the difference on Bacon Butties - and more if the local breadable vendor complies with the spirit of the countries tax laws!
This desperate, weaslely (and no doubt expensive and time consuming) report is just an insult to our intelligence. Nice to know what MS, Adobe et al really think of their customers...
Re: Infamous Filemangler?
I've still got a version of NT4's FileMan.exe I use to solve locked file problems under XP. Why that functionality was never included in Explorer is just one example of how MS earned the 'we know what you need more than you' reputation.
Re: Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?
Living in SEA I can tell you that Palm Oil is an absolute blight in this region. It has caused environmental damage, endangered species and displaced thousands who have lived in regions it is grown in. Now driving through Malaysia (although as dangerous as ever) is just a dull voyage through hundreds of square miles of the stuff. It isn't even healthy enough to put in food!
Delayed or improperly or incomplete fulfilled orders?
The cutover from the Tx500 to Tx600 Precision line was, quite frankly, a f***ing joke.
Saw this written in the wall months back - they do not seem to give a toss about their Enterprise Workstation line anymore.
.. until I saw the spec - if this is going to be an Enterprise PC replacement then 4GB isn't going to cut it. Reading the article and with (admittedly, not my own) money to spend I drifted off into a fantasy land of a managed wireless LAN where people were using a GPO controlled enterprise suite while happily downloading fart apps but if they have to page (even to an SSD) I'm not interested.
Re: Finkelstein old-fashioned, irrelevant?
Hey, don't diss the Fisch! He may have had some wacky ideas about the church but still remains the greatest proponent of the game ever - and helped expose Soviet collusion in rigging world tournaments!
Re: I like wearing suits, although the opportunity rarely presents itself.
It isn't just about projecting an outside image - I find that being fully suited and booted makes me more self critical about my professional behaviour and tends to make me 'raise my game' (urgh, I can't believe I just typed that phrase.)
..can it print me a cup of tea?
There isn't a garden? A balcony? A window that opens even? Please, can someone familiar with the ground enlighten me.
It was a complete success...
...for FB and the CM consortium who put it together. IPOs for a company like that go one of either two ways - both lead to a metric fuck-tonne of cash for the company and some high-fives and easy money (large or small) for the Banks who assisted. One, however, leads to the buyers getting shafted. IPO's exist to create capital - not make shareholders rich.
Two pages of posts...
...and no IOSers have mentioned GoF2? What is the world coming to!
RE: OK, I'm starting to get that "cold sweat" feeling here..
I am very sorry Mr Walker and also very sure that if we met we would get on famously. However, a single dock NAS is the stupidest shiny-shiny ever invented.
Re: Why are they all different?
Because stars are basically chemical element spewers. All precious metal and a lot more things higher up the periodic table than hydrogen and helium are naturalyy created when stars are either born or just exploded. I'm now asking you if a god would bother with the whole mucky process on day 4.
Re: Headline for tomorrow
Love that - my first thought was DeBeers must be s******* themselves
Err, might be to soon but...
...why don't we just clone him?
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