9 posts • joined 14 Feb 2008
"clouds of methane and patio-gas"
I for one welcome our new barbecueing overlords.
"Just as Action Man did fuck all without human intervention": what exactly were you expecting an inanimate lump of miscellaneous hydrocarbons to do without human intervention?
Also, it seems a rather extreme reaction to a piece of plastic. Did you have a deprived childhood by any chance? Did you talk to dolls and expect them to reply?
I believe the "Deluxe Sentient Edition" will feature volition, but it won't be here for a few weeks, by which time the nurses will have strapped you back down and administered the sedative.
Paris 'cos it's a story about plastic.
@AC "Great potential"
A Freudian slip for "capacious"?
@Llloyd: Tsk TSK
How is not mentioning a film with which Ms. Christie has no connection neglectful?
OTOH, Ms. Christie was in the excellent but weird "Demon Seed", which seems appropriate somehow...
It's not actually rubber, it's neoprene I think, so only suitable for a camp athletic geek, or so I've heard.
"Exactly the same, because guess what, if he hadn't indulged in an S&M fantasy, my grandparents would still be dead."
Mine too, but they wouldn't have died if Mosley's father hadn't made fascism socially acceptable in 30s Britain allowing Chamberlain to compromise with Hitler.
The fact that Mosely is who he is changes things IMO.
"Nazi-themed S&M isn't insulting" maybe not to you, but it is to me.
"it's silly and camp".
No. Silly and camp is a description of my wardrobe style, not sadism carried out by a cryptofascist.
@Graham Marsden, AC & other Mosely apologists
How would the Mosely apologists feel if their grandparents had died in the Auschwitz concentration camp?
I _think_ they did the shot in the studio then added the background, either that or a lot of extra lighting and retouching.
The sun appears to be shining onto the model's left side,
which means the shadows _should_ fall on her right side, when in fact they fall towards her head.
Another odd thing is the lighting on the right arm: in bright sunlight it wouldn't be that dark.
The way the beach mat is lying on the sand looks slightly odd too, although that's not so certain or obvious.
Am I the only heterosexual male RegReader who's bitchy enough to have noticed the cellulite on her left thigh?
The real problem is feeping creaturism
It's a stupid bug in a stupid syscall added to make webserver benchmarks look good.
The specific bug is the absence of checking on a memory address passed from a user program into the kernel.
In other words: it's caused by a combination of sloppy programming and vanity.
It says nothing about the relative security of linux vs. Windows.
OTOH, if they'd kept linux small and simple, like un*x used to be, instead of bloating it, this wouldn't have happened, so I suppose it says something about the security of badly- (or non-)designed systems in general.
BTW: this somewhat invalidates the OSS idea that a million eyes make for safe code: if that was so then this bug would never have made it into production.
There's no Paris Hilton angle, but there's no Jessica Biel icon (who she?): the exploit source code file was named "jessica_biel_naked_in_my_bed.c"
Aren't men sad?
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