431 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
many prop 8 fans are against gay marriage solely because if it is gay then it isn't marriage
it's nothing about rights but about controlling language because then you control talking and thought. it is not evolution of language but engineering of language
i'm not against legal recognition of gay unions with the same rights as marriage.
but I am against being made to call it marriage
can I work for Mozilla or am i a bigot?
company for sale
maybe the company will be sold soon and to get a high valuation they need to be able to guarantee minimum per customer revenue
Are guys going to publish a book of all this (with corrections from feedback)?
It would compete with the legendary Fire in the Valley
bash lets you
Bash lets you override built-ins. How about:
test -n "$1" && shift
test -n "$1" && printf "%s\n" "$*" >&2
builtin exit $1
exit 5 "Could not do something"
Make bash into the scripting language you want. Forth and Scheme users would like it.
Parrot Asteroid Classic
I got the Parrot Asteroid Classic for £150 from Halfords. 1 firmware update later and I'm very pleased.
No per-month fees either! And if I want to 3G dongle it, I can, with remote car tracking
Re: What would be the point of Sailfish?
Google don't get their mitts on your contacts and emails?
Re: EU alternative to gmail?
horde supports activesync
owncloud lets you sync calendar and contacts under android (har har) at least
Re: Israel's naked selfishness is gross to behold
Where should start taking the label "anti-semite" as a compliment and badge awarded to an original thinker
Re: Mr Hawking, you should listen to “Palestinian academics”
What kind of comparison is that?
"Israel and the Jews" have been around for thousands of years. The "Palestine nation" hardly even exists for any time at all and is not recognized by Israel).
Re: fair enough
You are just in a temper because Davros isn't fighting your corner.
He's a ill man, let him pick his own battles.
Re: Seems counterproductive...
what part of "reSEARCH" is not search? Just because the search part is automated doesn't make it not research, in fact it opens up new avenues of research on texts.
Re: Microsoft's strategy is FAILING
You could have used a linux packaged for the enterprise/domain or used likewise's domain packages.
But you chose the long way around; - I know, it's knowing what there is to know
Re: IE and licence fees?
I also recall that rumour
Re: "Or the US could adopt VAT......."
Aye... but perhaps better than property tax which is weird in a country that is not short of land.
Re: In light of the...
It's attitudes like this that require the power mongers to put someones children at risk each time they want to make a power grab.
We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!
until you scratch yourself on the same handle afterwards and find out that yes they were infected and now you may be too
Re: Probably a memory issue
You know that exceptions still implement a fixup/tear-down don't you?
And that these have an overhead, sometimes not inconsiderable for a rarely failing event?
Re: What is this article supposed to be?
"The software runs on a staggering range of hardware, sometimes it's going to go wrong."
It's the OS job to fix that problem - also by Microsoft so you've shifted the blame from Microsoft Office division to Microsoft OS division?
Do you work for MS technical support?
Re: Owning a TV is not compulsory.
You misunderstand completely.
One can have a TV in the lounge without needing to buy a TV license which covers the watching of live broadcasts.
So how does one respond when the TV licensing gestapo knock on the door and ask if you have a TV?
"No" is a false statement and might be basis for a warrant. "Yes" will only make things more complicated because you don't have a license.
And even if you don't have a TV in your lounge, you might have a computer with an internet connection, or a mobile phone. These can be used to watch live TV.
So a better answer might be: Why do you want to know?
Do I have to answer that question
I don't want to answer that question
In my case those answers caused the caller to respond that they would pass my details on for prosecution as I was not co-operating.
So no, you ought to be able to have a TV in the lounge, and not having a TV in the lounge certainly isn't the end of it anyway.
I was quite willing to visit with a officer if they could make an appointment but they aren't able to do that. They wish to call at their convenience. The threatening letters they send out are geared towards scaring you into paying.
I'm not a customer of TV Licensing, haven't been for years and I don't need to engage with them according to their procedures or expectations. They need to learn some manners, no other LEGAL business can be successful by adopting such a threatening attitude to potential new customers.
Re: Tricky one
Here;s what you are remembering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dead_Past
I suppose a camera on the end of a pole is just as legal as it was before and just as likely to peep in a bedroom window.
Me-thinks the law is over-specified.
Why not just make peeping in a bedroom window with a camera illegal?
I suspect all drones in Oregon will have a remote controlled camera eject facility
"We have a right to privacy in our Constitution, but this does not mean a fundamental right to data protection,"
no, it means warrant-less interception of emails and phone calls
Re: Fond memories
Ah... Babini - the only 6502 machine code book that sold at an affordable price
all fancy talk
It is the "technicalities" that you don't care for that define what "their share is" - tax is about technicalities; which is why we need accountants to make sure are paying the right tax.
George Osbourne was paying the right tax, we know that for sure because someone who could understand the rules verified it for him.
Are YOU paying the right tax? no doubt you think you are paying YOUR SHARE which is the point; so do these guys...
Re: What a stupid, stupid idea.
So few people understand this.
Shareholders also pay by means of reduced dividends - or in other words pensioners pay in reduced pension (compounded)
Re: Let me fix part of that for you
We should now start berating MP's and ministers for not making an extra-tax donation to the cause.
You don't understand business.
If the profit doesn't exceed the actuarial risk of loss, the business will either not be started or fold at the point the loss arrives.
There is no point in risking one's (hard earned) capital in business (especially with all these pesky laws to protect employees) if the odds aren't favourable.
Re: The writing was on the wall
My first 386 was a 386SX-20 someone gave me.
Then, all of a sudden, a load of 386DX-40 boards WITH processor hit the market at £40. Everyone I knew bought one of those with 4MB of RAM which I think was another £120
Then we all played doom.
"I always think it is best to have something that does one thing well. (Standard old school UNIX philosophy - broken by modern Linux)."
It's meant to be a program does one thing well. The computer is supposed to have more than one program installed for precisely that reason; or it wouldn't be any use as a general purpose computer...
So... Andy Heath thinks that after we've paid for the music we have to pay again to get the value out of what we paid for...
Doesn't he realise people pay for the music SO THAT they can upload it to their google music service and then play the music they already paid for.
@Ragarath: Re: not really @ Sam Liddicott
Ragarath: Have you seen any advertising on news.google.com? I checked before posting and I couldn't see any
Re: not really
How do you think google are making a "pretty penny" out of other peoples news content?
Re: You have the right to remain guilty...
The answer to that quandry is to take legal advice on whether or not you should answer their questions.
The advice is likely to be "don't say anything" and then in court you say: I didn't give this explanation when questioned because my legal advice was that I should't answer the question.
That's a good enough reason to not have answered it.
Re: I still use ecomstation ...
I used edlin lots of times. I even wrote a slashbar macro set for it.
Re: Walled Garden?
Only paying customers get the lemon soaked paper napkins
to buy a TV
A couple of years ago I went to comet to buy a TV and failed. (And still don't have one).
I went to comet with the express purpose of buying a TV and didn't manage it. One has to ask what happened!
First, the sales guy said I shouldn't buy a TV based on the quality of the picture on display in store, instead I should explain what I wanted and trust his recommendation.
I understood why he was saying this because apparent quality will change between watching over-compressed sky news or a blue ray DVD; but I could still see if the artefacts were crisp, and I still wanted to see.
The real problem seemed to be that comet were incapable of displaying a TV to best advantage. Their sales guy understood that and tried to be helpful.
But the store display strategy prevented me from buying. No doubt Curry's are the same, so I'm still using a 23 inch monitor to watch DVDs. (I don't buy blue ray anyway)
innovate or acquire?
Sometimes it is better to innovate than acquire
more buy in
Has this guy ever noticed the festering pile of hacks that also masquerade as proprietary software?
Linux and GNU with their terribly oppressive licenses managed to get more buy-in more quickly than the BSD's did.
New DNS root, resolvers
I guess he could run the DNS resolvers too.
I guess it would be quite popular among his customers.
It would make it hard for the USA to nab domains served by his resolver.
I'll be buying
I'll be buying even though I have google drive for free! Why?
Because I support life, liberty and the a̶m̶e̶r̶i̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶w̶a̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶l̶i̶f̶e̶
I want this to work out
Re: A reasonable thing?
Yes that's what it means. Presumably in France they have different traditions. In England we call it Robin Hood tax or Windfall tax.
er... Re: Just Do It
I think google doesn't put adverts on its news pages
it was a prank
It was a prank.
Why send a RAR if you want someone to actually open it?
Re: They lie!
I'm interested in your view of the genesis account of creation being a moralistic story.
Executive overview, perhaps, and corresponds even with the popular evolutionary timeline; but moralistic?
unworthy of trust
Amazon have shown themselves unworthy of trust in any matter that is important
no.... but one of them clearly has a specific pre-defined penalty and the other one comes under some vague lack of care and attention with possible man-slaughter tacked on
Too long "not a phone"
Why was the first Maemo tablets "not a phone".
Surely Nokia could have beaten Apple if it had also been a phone.
That glaring weird mistake still baffles me. Why was it not also a phone? From the worlds largest and best phone company!
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