215 posts • joined 29 Jan 2008
That makes more sense. Thanks for the explanation.
I don't get it...
"How DUMB are you???"
How RUDE are you???
"'flat' paper is 3D close up!"
And still quite a lot of atoms thick. Now have a very close look at something consisting of no atoms at all and tell me THAT'S 3D.
"It makes them very short 3D objects unless they are either no atoms wide or no atoms deep."
Surely that'd make them non-existent.
Marsonek doesn't look bonkers at all, does he.
Weird smut, please.
South Park to the rescue!
Turn your head to the left and cough, please.
"Just saying, but it would have been nice to play a girl as I am like, you know, a fucking girl."
Sorry, what's a girl?
That's a geeky joke, by the way, just in case some miserable fucker doesn't get it.
Re: PC version not censored
Looking forward to this SO much - but people need to know about the censoring. More info here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/05/south-park-stick-of-truth-game-censored-europe
No Maplins within walking distance but...
"And where does the average slipper-and-cardigan home computer owner find matrix board, resistors and the like in the mid-1990s?"
Tandy (Radio Shack). I managed one of their stores for three ghastly years and while they may be the shittiest of companies from the point of view of the employee, for a geek/nerd they were the resistor/capacitor/componentofyourchoice wet dream. Even now, donkey's years after I left that shit-ridden company, I find it hard to resist (hah - geddit?) going in and rummaging through the bubblepacks of goodies while drooling and fondling everything in sight*.
*I appreciate that this makes me sound a bit weird but fuck you, I don't care.
Hands off the bollocks!
"Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball"
You leave my fucking balls alone!
Can't be there. I'm tucked away in the dark and damp North West. But have a great time and several beers on me, you lucky bastards!
"Winklevoss twins say their Bitcoins will take them to SPAAAAACE"
Everything kills you!
So losing your temper kills you, having the odd cigarette kills you, too much booze kills you and now we're told that too much protein kills you. We're clearly doomed no matter what we do so I'm off to the pub.
Fuck a duck...
They're getting closer (and more frequent).
"Or so says Reticare, a company that, guess what, makes a shield which will "protect" you from this damage."
There's a surprise.
I thought all those answers were correct.
Mostly W7 with patchy XP
Most of the people I know either bought a desktop/laptop with W7 on and intend to keep it or bought a W8 machine and promptly upgraded to W7. I only know one person who is happy with W8.1 but she's pretty weird anyway. On the other hand, at least half a dozen people I know are happy to stay on XP and aren't in any way fazed by Microsoft removing its support. I don't though, know a single person who has actively bought a new version of XP. Is this purely a developing nations phenomenon or are there such people in the UK/US/EU?
What the fuck is it? It frightens the crap out of me!
Fiction to fact
And we live through the process of science fiction turning into science fact again. Read the 2002 novel Prey by Michael Crichton and swarming nanobots are to be found therein.
Interesting that the responses to previous surveys show a user gender split with males on 93.4% and females on only 6.1%. All the women I know are okay with the odd bit of piracy and one male friend disapproves (but does it anyway). I'd have expected females to have been better represented - but I probably know all the dodgy ones.
A bloody good idea - though I'm not too sure about it keeping a record of any music listened to that day. Nevertheless, this will be a godsend to anyone with a parent/partner with Alzheimer's.
"Thankfully for SanDisk, there are enough people out there that don’t want to be reliant of an internet connection to get their data, and manufacturers recognize that."
Thank God (or the deity of your choice) that this is the case.
"But the longterm trend appears to be towards cloud as a storage medium and, for smartphones at least, SanDisk will have a tougher time of it."
What a shame it took over five months for it to be reported.
Whoa - a million??? Steady on, Eric!
Do fuck off, Zuckerberg
"After Facebook reached this milestone of connecting a billion people, we took a step back and said, 'well, what problem can we help solve next?'"
And what 'problem', precisely, has been solved by Facebook connecting a billion people, beyond the presumed shortage of amusing (cough) cat pictures that existed before Facebook arrived on the scene. As far as I can see, Zuckerberg has got richer than Midas and a billion people can now talk crap at each other online rather than face to face or on the phone. Is that it? FFS.
“Imagine a random, infinite sequence of numbers containing nothing but +1s and -1s. Erdős was fascinated by the extent to which such sequences contain internal patterns. One way to measure that is to cut the infinite sequence off at a certain point, and then create finite sub-sequences within that part of the sequence, such as considering only every third number or every fourth. Adding up the numbers in a sub-sequence gives a figure called the discrepancy, which acts as a measure of the structure of the sub-sequence and in turn the infinite sequence, as compared with a uniform ideal.”
I'm sure I had some paracetamol around here somewhere...
"Please forgive me for being offended that some childish pricks make breathtakingly vapid remarks about a man who killed ten people and injured dozens more, in the process risking my own life and the lives of those I love when he set off a bomb in central Oslo, intended to set off one or two more, and then merrily headed off to a political party's summer camp to murder a further 70 teenagers. Call me pathetic all you like but the fact that the first comment on this article was a pathetic dig at Microsoft says a lot more about the commenters on this website than anything else."
A million times 'well said'.
Fuck him. Let him die, fucking scum.
Hate, hate, hate...
Good. Kill them all, the bastards...
I've seen it. It's crap.
“Considering the fact that workers there have to communicate via phone or fax machines to those in the South, the internet linkage will boost efficiency, cut costs, and guarantee security.”
Boost efficiency - check
Cut costs - check
Guarantee security - erm...
Re: Nothing here either... @Ketlan
Sorry, I can't respond. I told you, I'm dead!
Nothing here either...
"I bet you all have blogs where you complain about the narcissism of posting on Twitter and FB too."
Nope. No Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, forum or blog. In fact, I think I'm dead.
"The American miltary's mad boffin department DARPA has commissioned IBM to design microchips that can simply "vanish" after being used."
I thought this was called 'built-in obsolescence' and was an integral part of every piece of technology that currently exists.
Re: Shame the keys aren't bigger
I wouldn't mind having a good deal more information about this as and when it's made available. Are the keys themselves slightly larger than is the norm? What's the screen size/resolution? Ports? Price? I might be an old fogey but these things matter.
"16GB of onboard SSD storage"
"When we saw the first photos of the original iMac, IT journalists agreed it was the most ghastly computer we’d ever seen. Testing it, we found it to be slow and poorly configured and came with a mouse so badly designed that it made you want to go out and kill someone. A mouse that could drive you to murder? Yes, that’s how absolutely fucking dreadful it was."
Oh God, how much can I possibly agree with this!!!
And can you imagine the horror when I discovered that my youngest daughter's prospective secondary school had dumped everything else in favour of this rubbish? Needless to say, she chose another, far better, school to go to - one with a less fashion-driven IT teacher at the helm.
Cameron is a c**t
'Recent disclosures over domestic surveillance and GCHQ spying on citizens aren't much of an issue to the public, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.'
This is from a guy who doesn't have any idea who the public actually is and doesn't give a shit for their opinions anyway.
I don't find it adorable at all - in fact I find it nauseating. And the fact that Kardashian and West seem to have put their seal of approval on it just makes it worse.
Row, row, row the boat... etc
"Yes it would have been nice to keep the lame aquatic metaphors going, but we couldn't think of one that worked."
What a shame. I was enjoying that. :-)
Pic of the month
Love that first pic! :-)
Cheap as chips!
When it gets down to sixpence (or two and a half pence for you young bastards) I'll buy one.
Hate him but...
"Gates' donation sponsors a cow for poor farming families struggling in Africa, but that five hundred bucks is nothing compared to the $42.8m grant the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave to Heifer International in 2008"
I have to say that while I detest Bill Gates he actually seems to be doing some useful shit with the appalling amount of money he's made. Fair play to the guy, he's putting some back where others just choose to sit and count their dosh and do fuck all for the world.
"In space, no-one can hear you sing carols"
I wish I was there for the next week or so.
How about some cheapies?
"Ten lightweight laptops that won’t bust your back"
Here's an idea for an article - 'Ten half-decent laptops that won’t bust your bank'.
"Grumble viewing drooped by 15 per cent in Britain during the ceremony, only to shoot up in huge spurts for the rest of the day."
Oh dear oh dear oh dear...
Muff-diving for fun and profit!
'27 per cent of people work while eating out'
Really? They can't be doing it right, then.
Best laugh I've had all day...
'Facebook profiles go titsup!'
Ha. Ha-ha. Ha-ha-ha-ha (gasp) ha-ha (chokes)
How about smacking Michael Robertson in the gob for taking upskirt pix of my partner - is that illegal? I don't care - legal or not, he'd better not get his camera near me or mine. Fucking pervert.
I despair, I really do...
I'm not entirely convinced that the law is as clever as the author of this article makes out, though the article itself was interesting and well-written. Two examples.
The recent case of a businessman who visited a completely legal 'twink' site - he was under suspicion for five years, his reputation was destroyed and his father died two years into the investigation not knowing whether his son was guilty or not in the eyes of the law. The case was eventually thrown out but a five-year investigation hardly shows the police to be as intelligent or resourceful as this article suggests.
A few years ago, I was heavily involved in anti-fascist activity. Someone managed to infect numerous computers (including that of a leading journalist) in a way that every keypress was saved to a large daily file which they had rigged to be sent to me, presumably to make it look as if I had infected the computers. I saved all the evidence I could (some twenty thousand files in all) and took it to my local nick (city centre). The officers could do nothing with it because they were forbidden to use any external media. My offer to email the lot was also declined, as 'we really don't have the resources to investigate this kind of crime'.
Fine, the police make a lot of effort to track down paedophiles and terrorists - but how about a bit more effort going into protecting the innocent.
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