488 posts • joined Tuesday 13th November 2007 14:55 GMT
Apparently its a good place to post animated gifs (often of cats), porn and to bitch about being disempowered by cisgendered (whatever the hell that means) white males. I think it was meant to be some sort of art community, sort of Twitter for artists.
I've been thinking Tumblr must be past it, mainly because I've heard of it and I'm not exactly hip. This just confirms it.
@ribosome Re: Lucky
Sir Richard Branson (note the knighthood) has been part of the Establishment for years. And being an abrasive arsehole shouldn't give you some sort of free ride.
@jaywin: Re: “advance the bold vision”
It's true the default toolbars on older version of Office take up a hell of a lot of space as well. Thing is, if you've got a lot of horizontal and not so much vertical space, like your average widescreen moniter, you can move your toolbars to the side. If there is a way to do this on Office 2007 or later, it's rather well hidden. It's almost as if the designers of the ribbon never considered monitor ratios other than 4:3.
Re: FAIL & Verified By VISA
Dunno about the Mastercard SecureCode but Verified by VISA seems to move the onus onto you to prove it wasn't you who made the purchase rather than move the burden of identifying the user to the bank.
Re: Fake flying car
Upvote just for avoiding the W word.
@ AC Re: Trouble is ...
What he means is the ability to realise if you continue on your present course or take that manoeuvre, then in 10 minutes you will intersect with something else, eg. the ground, restricted airspace, another flying car or an airliner.
Hmm, I like the cheek in saying it's "physically possible with today's technology". There are a lot of things that are physically possible with present technology but are punitively expensive, alarmingly fragile and just not worth it he time and effort involved in practice.
Re: Am I missing something?
It never specifically disallowed DRM. However, there are proposals before the W3C to add DRM support to the standard. It will quite likely become part of the standard whenever it is finalised
Isn't ResFS kinda meant to be a successor to NTFS? What little info I kind find on it points to it being pretty much unusable in a production environment at the moment, though.
@Jake @Jamie Jones Re:Votes and Badges
It's all very silly and they are just a crude attempt at Skinner Boxes to keep us reading the site. But I disagree about the badness of the implementation. Unlike on some sites you don't get interesting stuff down-voted into oblivion just because the message or messenger is unpopular (eg Reddit)
Re: Bleeding Edge?
If you think the Unix of the 70's and 80's was perfect you REALLY need to read the UNIX Haters HandBook (UGH) http://web.mit.edu/~simsong/www/ugh.pdf . Every reason why the Unix of that time was inferior to contemporary OS's is laid out in excruciating detail. Like Windows it wasn't good, but again just like Windows it was convenient.
Re: The risk it to kill the paying hobbyst market
IIRRC, much like Microsoft, it was ease of pirating Adobe products that made them market leaders, as much as all the "must have" features Photoshop had back in the day.
I'm not quite sure why not upgrading from CS4 is sacrificing his career. Please explain.
While Irfanview is a great little image viewer with some handy batch editing abilities, and Paint.Net is a great alternative for people who think GIMP is a stupid name for a piece of software, neither they nor GIMP are a serious replacement for Creative Suite. I use Paint.Net regularly but I am not a graphics professional, so it is more that adequate for my needs.
For a graphics professional, I imagine that Corel's products like PSP and Painter, are the only ones that approach parity with Adobe's. I have no idea If they would be adequate, they seem to have stagnated recently, but I get the impression that many of Adobe's products have too (or possibly just reached maturity). Possibly this is why Adobe are moving to the subscription model. When there are no significant new features in your new product, there is no real reason to upgrade.
PS: when you resize and image larger, it still only has as much detail as the original image. No matter now good your tool that adds semi-random noise is, it still just gives the impression of more detail.
PPS: Paint.Net doesn't do CMYK, which is something GIMP added only recently and only after much persuasion.
Oops. That's what happens whe you skim an article.
I'm reminded of another Chinese born rocket scientist, Qian Xuesen, who co-founded the JPL. He was unfairly scapegoated during the Red Scare of the 50's, spent years under house arrest was and driven into exile. He went on to head the Chinese rocket program, designing the Dongfeng missile and Long March rocket. America lost a great talent due to prejudice and stupidity.
I've sent a lot of email to Ballmer over the years. All that's happened is my mail gets bounced by Microsoft's servers, I have a restraining order and I'm on the TSA's watch list.
I don't understand the fuss
Seeing as Hotmail.com has redirected to Live.com for years, and now Hotmail.com and Outlook.com both redirect there, the only issue is the slightly pants new interface. I really don't see what the issue is. Your email will still go to your Hotmail account. It wouldn't surprise me if they quietly drop the re-branding after a couple of years, or re-brand it as something else. Anyone for Skype Mail?
Re: The real question I suppose is "How diligent is diligent?"
Indeed that is the real question. For example, let's say you have a Facebook acount which you don't pay attention to any more, which you posted a whole bunch of photos to. Now a proper diligent search of just Facebook would, for example, reveal your name is Ben R Blogs, you live in Neasden, are related to Joe, Sue and Sam Blogs, attended St Custards Comp. and Footlights College, Oxbridge and work or worked for Initech and Acme Corp. This should be enough to find your present address, phone number and email and contact you. The content scrapers idea of a diligent search would be leaving a message on your wall or a PM and lifting the photo's after a week of no response.
Re: sob. sob.
Considering that the Steam deb has been repackaged for every flavour of Linux under the sun, including Slackware, I'm pretty sure you could find a way of installing it on Mint. Or you could just add the official Steam repository http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ to your repositories, the way the Linux Mint blog recommends.
@AC Re: @NomNomNom
Quite probably,I just went off automatically. That particular sort of malware is I why I no longer do computer support for friends and family. Almost impossible to get rid of without nuking and paving and then you get bitched at because you couldn't (or wouldn't) save their collection of vintage donkey porn.
Re: Use DOSBOX (A completely useless utility then.)
I would have thought a hard driver image from one of the old machines under VMware or even FreeDOS under VMWare would be a better solution. But then luckily I haven't had to maintain a system like that.
Dunno why people downvoted this, it's true. Private Eye and other publications have sucessfully been sued for libel several times where the judge has recognised that the statements published were true.
Re: Did I read that right??
Really really late to the party. I used to rename File Manager and Program Manager to File Mangler and Program Mangler back when using Win 3.11. And there used to be a trick (intended for branding purposes IIRC) whereby you could rename IE to your choice, I usually went with Internet Exploiter, Exploder was too obvious.
You've been rooted. I hope you weren't doing anything important with your PC. Take your PC to someone who knows what they are doing and get them to nuke and pave it. Hopefully your data can be retrieved
Re: Declining number of speakers you say?
Given by the ignorance of stuff covered by the article shown in your original post, I suspect you only read the article after being called out. And you are really taking the piss or showing ignorance by implying the number of Irish Gaelic speakers is negligible and inflated.
Do you really think that there isn't also political element in speaking Galician and Basque and especially Catalan, considering the Spanish government's former attempts to eradicate the regional languages?
Sounds more like it used a 16 bit installer (InstallShield?), a lot of older 32bit programs used them for some odd reason.
Re: It really should be simple enough
I agree with your second point but not your first. Ideally the libraries should pay a (small) royalty per x amount of loans (x ideally being a large number). In that case (or any other, really) maximising the possible number of loans should be in the publishers interest.
Re: Micky Mouse Act
If you are going to object to an objectionable piece of legislation, please get your easily available facts right. It's life plus 70 years for a creator owned piece, 95 years from publication or 120 from creation for a corporate owned piece (whichever is shorter).
What about scoring it low for the crappy design decisions made by the design team, like using a terribly designed, extremely basic agent based AI, the terrible pathfinding and using the same basic agent for everything from pedestrians to sewage?
Re: In other news... first new UK nuclear power station approved
The ridiculous rate for the electricity is just one of the many bribes, sorry "incentives", the government paid to EDF to build the plant. When EDF saw how desperate the government was for this plant they decided to pretend to be reluctant to see how much they could get out of the British government. I don't think they were expecting quite so much, though.
Re: "You'd have to be very a sheltered adult, etc"
I agree it's a rather arrogant attitude, but in this case he is right. Witness the mouth-breathers who have proudly declared they would sooner trust a politician than a journalist.
Yes, but propping up a rapidly failing newspaper is not a very good way of promoting independent journalism or a good investment of the Scott Trusts money. I am not sure what else they could do, but IMHO it's time to let the Gruaniad die gracefully.
Re: Shit Stirrers
No, the Orthodox and Ultra-orthodox Jews and their political hangers-on. Murdered Yitzhak Rabin and then deliberately pissed off the Palestinians so much they restarted the Intifada.
No idea and I'm not sure I want to find out.
That should be Leveson, not Levin
Re: Our fairs are intolerably high
And in addition to ridiculously high fares, the operators still receive absurdly high subsidies, and will quite happily threaten to abandon the franchise if the government attempts to reduce those subsidies.
Actually it's a reference to the Molesewoth Books http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle. Have they stopped teaching the Classics or something?
Re: Not that simple
You call reading the Private Eye a "dogged investigation"?
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