245 posts • joined 15 Nov 2007
Re: Australian media drops ball
Word. Oh sorry, icon. No, wait a minute, link to video (bought from a syndicated site).
The aussie media is particularly hilariously bad. And Media Watch - which gets it right 99% of the time - just aint big enough to embarass the whole shebang.
Sorry... what's that you say?
Adobe Reader I understand - I occasionally have to fall back to it when I'm not using Okular.
But, what's that other thing? I've never heard of it.
Good but Beware
Glad to see this inspired the inevitable usual dickh... intelligent commentary.
Whilst this approach is a GoodThing[tm] - the bastards should pay their fair tax share - anything that starts to look like World Government stirrings makes my blood chill. A Gordon Brown or Tony Abbot at the head of a world parliament.... kinda makes the nuclear exchange threat of the 60s pale into insignificance.
You can pay for anything you want
Apple never really came up with anything. You can get any gear you want - if you are prepared to pay for it. You always could.
The iPod was a perfect example of Jobbie's marketing insan... genius. Take an mp3 player, moronise the interface (and call it 'funky'), then add an 80G surface-mount spinner. Isn't this wonderful? And it only costs you $800! Just don't drop it.
The MacBook Air - we'll make it so thin that nobody can make a DVD-ROM drive for it... cos, you know, those things are like so dead, man. And they did die, true. About 5 years later. But then there's a little thing called heat-dissipation, but thats ok nobody cares about that. In the meantime, we are so sorry about your scorched testicles, Sir, but they were scorched by Steve so you really should be grateful. Give us $4500 for the new one with less Ball-Scorch....
Decades ago, in the luggable era, Hewlett Packard (I *think*, it may have been somebody else) made a luggable that you could throw over a wall onto concrete. They built it for the military, and it was one of the first devices with 'drop-sensing' that would park the spinner, and all the internals were gel-packed. It cost $30k.
Anything you want. Gimme yo dolla.
More reasons to shoot cyclists
Since the clown-clothed, space and privacy invading, jumped-up t*rds will no doubt use it, hopefully the gear will remain a bright, vivid orange. Makes the little bastards a lot easier to sight up...
How the hell do you install the Linux one? If you've got root anyway then it's game over.
F**** Apple and f***** old computing shyte
I am not unique in this - I am an old, very experienced, still perfectly functioning software developer. My dreams are written in Python (it's more efficient than the old way).
And, I hate old computer hardware, ok? I can't stand it. It bores the living piss out of me. People who get enthusiastic about it generate a boredom field that ages concrete by millenia - they are dangerous, don't let them near bridges.
If it's seriously old - like valves-and-mercury era - then that's a different story. That stuff was space-lab frankenstein-lab evilgenius-lab glorious blinkenlicht power to the oversploog! But mainly because it looked really cool, quite apart from any boundaries it pushed.
Old, clunky and stupid plastic boxes, full of step-wise evolutions of green, crappy circuit boards, are your anus, frankly. Pants. Duff. Boring and spew.
And if it's APPLE, ooooooowwwwrrr, then it can REALLY get stuffed (down the curbside drain, with a roight goid kickun....)
Re: thermoplastic turds
" whizz-whir desktop 3D printers that produce a range of useless, multi-coloured, thermo-plastic turds."
spot on. really sums up the whole thing.
apart from some level of initial prototyping , possibly.
You guys are ignorant fuckheads. I know that makes me sound like a yank but... you've driven me to it. Keep reading and researching. You are espousing the 3D-printing view from about 1995. It's not 1995 anymore. No, really, look out the window.
Mmmmmmmm, no. It's actually getting there VERY fast. You have some more research to do, Sir, but it's ok if you do it after the weekend.
Re: Been through this
They'll have a committee of 20. And a budget of several million, most of which will go up noses, into the deserving hands of ladies of the night, and to the building of some damn fine patios.
Any idea that Big Brother could be organised enough to be a long-lasting threat is rapidly dissolving in kafka-sillywalks juice these days.
Nevertheless, when this goes belly-up can I sue them and take ownership of their lives? C'monnnn.....
Re: @Alfred2 Lessons will be learnt
"Over the weekend, The Independent carried three articles about online bullying (and 'grooming'), within which a former Government spokesman said that the internet was becoming too dangerous for children and that the Government needed to get tough on 'the industry'.
This feels like an initial massaging of public opinion to enable acceptance of restrictions.
One idea mentioned was to use Australian legislation about online bullying as a reference model. So, look to Australia as inspiration for future UK government attitudes and legislation of the internet."
Oh god, please don't! We are a nation of 90% dickheads down here, we can't help you! In fact, we have been fearing idiocies like The Ring Of Steel making its way down here.
Re: good job they are doing this in Canada
In those there parts, it would shoot back.
Turnbull needs to pay ME...
...for having to watch his offensive head on my screen and listen to his bullshit. And the same goes for his party and the Liberal Party Lite (the ALP).
What's this "Googleplus" thing? Is it like the Red Cross?
...surely is just to remove their 'products' from all hardware, everywhere, and replace them with linux based ones?
Right, so it's just more guesswork bollox
Right, so it's just more guesswork bollox and in the meantime there is nothing actually wrong with TrueCrypt.
Nobody has addressed the elephant in the room - has AES256 been compromised? (Correct answer: no, it hasn't). TC is just a file-system handler built around AES256's one-way functions.
So, carry on people, nothing to see here (yet).
Oh and read this:
So long as they don't accidentally make 'Quantum Of Solace' all should be well.
We are a nation of dickheads.
Hello... hello. IS this thing on....
Mr. Orlowski, I love you.
This is really a bit.... sad.... overall. The rozzers have resorted to this. Can't be long before they (rightly) give up entirely and go after corporate tax frauds and other rapists like we pay them to.
Holy crap - behold the might of public memory! I'd nearly completely forgotten about old Whitedyed Man there!
Players still buy Xboxes? Since Nintendo now call ALL the shots (and nobody is laughing anymore), Redmond is rapidly going down the gurgler, and Sony are busy shooting their balls off from every possible direction... I'm starting to find Xbox stories rather quaint.
Australians play Uncle Sam's pink oboe
Don't believe any of the old bollocks and hype about Australians being stand-up, defy-at-all-odds, revolutionaries - none of it was ever true, it was all propaganda, smoke, hot-air and bullshit, always.
As a nation we LOVE to bend over and take it right up the colon from the lowest, highest, or in fact any bidder.
You're a dickhead.
A New Era
I for one, welcome our new Linux Installing Overlords.
This is TOO FUNNY. Like I say, I am counting down to Google buying M$, I am surmising they will make an offer, even if it is only an industry gesture, later this year.
But can you honestly imagine. No I haven't the energy to type it, just imagine nothing but SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM and more SPAM, security leaks, completely mis-attributed information, and total system outages. Like Windows.
Re: I guess thats
Oh GOD did you HAVE to remind me of that episode......
Agreed. This has been script kiddies and armchair beardstrokers attacking badly secured webservers so far - BIG. DEAL. But sooner or later somebody in there might actually attack something more substantial, though if they are smart - egos are traditionally the letdown of the real hacker - they will tell nobody about it.
Speaking from Oz....
Speaking as an Oz. It really nice to see CSIRO develop some gonads for once. Their greatest tragedy was Mortein (whatever its known as overseas) - basically the chemical system upon which all fly sprays are based. CSIRO invented that. Then.... gave it away. At least this time they're going after the prize. Go boys.
Yeah its dead
Yeah, yeah its dead. Can somebody tell him please. Cheers, thanks.
Ok 'Citrix' as we who have accidentally had corpseorate jobs at some stages is a total POS, we all know that. It just barely does for WinshyteDOS what X did in 1980 for UNIX.
However - their Xen offering is probably the best virtualization on the market, or at least will be shortly.
For once, I have to agree, its GOOD to be abandoning the opensource original. After what the nerds did to KDE I'm not in a very forgiving mood to developers who think 'features' are 'improvements'.
Go Citrix - go forth and make this work, vmware needs to be kicked out of the market and I doubt KVM will ever reach commerciality at its current glacial pace. And there are no others.
Yeah Good Luck with that!!
Yeah good luck enforcing that boys!!
Dangerous Minds, with Michelle Pfifer. I still don't understand how the studio didn't decide burning the tapes was a better idea than releasing it. My brain hurts whenever I think about it.
I find it mildly amusing. Dear Isaac's little maths idea would never have worked due to being infinitely subject to initial conditions - but when, he was writing, Chaos was not fashionable maths. That is to say, its full impact on pretty much everything had not been fully recognized at the time. (Also let's face it, he was rubbish. Almost none of his writings have stood the test of time and Yes, that includes his robot stories. He was a hack.)
We now know you can't predict roulette and can only limitedly predict the weather, 'psychomaths' never stood a chance.
But the irony comes from the fact that the idiots 'denying' (I put in quotes to be gramatically and semantically correct - you cannot 'deny' a fact) anthropically forced global warming are usually pig ignorant morons who have never heard of such a thing as Chaos Theory.
Next step is people to film the Police assaulting them.
Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know
Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know. This is nail, coffin, bang.
Re: "follows a particular digital path"
Yup, you got it.
This is a bit of a big FAIL for Reg journalism this story.
Cos the world desperately needs one more ML.
Yeah, yeah, I can REALLY see this decision surviving for ..... about 30 seconds.
Yeah its a pity but the article is basically right.
You really have to lie and cheat and steal in the IT workplace, more than in any other.
I think this explains the massive rise in consultancies, ppl are getting well sick of this neanderthal crap.
.....has anyone ever, EVER, worked out exactly what Sharepoint does? Or what its good for? Or why they didn't build the functionality into IIS (yes ok we know its because IIS is a pile of @)$(@*#) but lets all pretend)? Or what it does that couldnt be done by a simple web interface? Or why you'd pay for it????
Re: mad max
Nah the bikies are hardly ever visible, they just make good newspaper fodder. There was one infamous incident years ago when two gangs decided to shoot one another up at a country fete and a 12 year old girl bought the farm in the crossfire. The government and police should have just created a clandestine death squad and killed all of them, it was the only sensible course of action, but we have some of the most gutless politicians in the western world. As it was, the bikie world themselves - pretty much ruled here by the hells angels - took justice into their own hands and meted out some severe punishment. I'm grateful to them but it wasn't enough. Also here they are largely pussies: in Norway rival gangs take on one another with rocket launchers and no thats not a joke.
LibreOffice has won. And that's all there is to say really!
Yeah But No But Yeah But No But
Yes Copyright needs to be bitterly flogged back into a corner and made to behave, just like Capitalism. But the solution IS NOT TO INTRODUCE COMMUNISM!!!!
Or the Gnu win64 compiler? Or indeed any compiler that doesnt have all of that microcrud CRAP bogging it down?
You...you use your REAL identity details for posting online???
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