Some of them might actually learn something about programming.
Then again, maybe the horse might sing.
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Some of them might actually learn something about programming.
Then again, maybe the horse might sing.
Be careful. That comic can be hobbit faux-ming.
That's part of the plans which would amount to a clampdown, which is all in the second paragraph cunningly hidden behind the link labelled plans that would amount to a clampdown.
"The proposals include stricter controls on insurance and tighter controls on private hire bookings, such as forcing operators to provide booking confirmation details to the passenger at least five minutes prior to the journey."
This could be the biggest thing since Fetchmail.
It's not "bricked". That would be a bad thing. It has simply gone into Apple High Security Mode, which is a wonderful, magical thing which no other vendor, including Microsoft, has been brave enough to implement yet.
I predict that we will see the usual brigade of followers trying to copy this amazing innovation over the next year.
It still pays better than teaching at a University.
Of course, but who has time to share it?
"I would have thought that being able to use a spreadsheet and simple formulae was a basic office skill..."
I used to think that too, but then I spent some time working in a basic office.
"So sleep deprived, chronic masturbaters who's math skills drop off after the 10x table aren't on the wanted list?"
Don't worry, you can always apply for a management position.
Something "rounded and T-shaped at the same time" would be a nail.
How is that distressing?
"Say there's a city that's gotten so big that all efforts of everyone have to be directed towards importing food and sanitation. There are no resources left for anything else, and all man hours are required to keep the city alive. Crazy Eddie chooses this moment to lead a strike of garbage workers, demanding better working conditions.
"Now say that there's a company which has lost so much money that it can no longer pay its IT staff..."
If it was then it should come with wet celery and a flying helmet.
"For this idea to work properly, you'd need a barometer built in to the kettle, feeding it's output to the off switch."
Or, perhaps, it could use the built-in assisted GPS to determine its current location, look up the local weather report on the Internet, and then use that information to determine when the boiling point of water.
I can't imagine how anyone ever knew that water was boiling before The Internet Of Thingees arrived.
And then shooting a policeman, stealing his helmet, going to the toilet in it, sending it to the policeman's grieving widow, and then stealing it again.
"Certain manufactured lab tests which run the processors with a continuous heavy workload until the battery depletes are not representative of real-world usage, since they spend an unrealistic amount of time at the highest CPU performance state," sniffed Apple.
"Not representative of real-world usage?" How is it possible that nobody at Apple has ever heard of "Fallout Shelter"?
There should be a "petri dish" icon as well.
The side of freedom, liberty and democracy, of course. Now please step into this room and we will have a quick chat about it, citizen.
Good luck buying tin foil. Did you ever wonder why The Government made sure it was all replaced with Aluminum?
I don’t think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error.
Your lamp is now on. You are in a debris room filled with stuff washed in from the surface. A low wide passage with cobbles becomes plugged with mud and debris here, but an awkward canyon leads upward and west. A note on the wall says:
Magic Word "KXYZZYERT"
A three foot electrically powered black rod with a rusty star on an end lies nearby.
Some times it just over-fails.
"Hey, have you ever seen the effect a big red button clearly labelled "DO NOT PUSH" has on people...? Just wondering..."
It's about the same effect as saying "Now whatever you do, you can't eat _this_ apple. Now I'm just going to go look the other way for a while..."
They having trouble with Hildabeast and her email saga - might need to add treasonous to the list.
"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason [...]" -- 18 U.S. Code §2381
Hmm. If it was an Exchange server then it would technically be the enemy of all living things, and that would include the United States, but from my experience there is neither "aid" nor "comfort" involved in running it.
You may be stretching just a little bit there.
Which would be wonderful if they weren't using signed ints for everything and wrapping around to -2,147,483,648.
"What I wonder about is why 1.05 bitcoins? Why not exactly one bitcoin?"
You have to add VAT.
Yep. I asked for a loan of it so that you could use it in your speech.
That was originally called a Redundant Array of Independent Pubs, but nobody liked the acronym very much.
"The point I am making is that there is a large percentage of the population that this plant is harmless for. And for those people they can use it.. or not, with pretty much no ill affects or mental disorders."
Their upstairs neighbours, on the other hand, have to deal with the ill effects of living in a house that frequently smells of six dead skunks doused in diesel fuel. This can lead to ill effects such as feelings of murderous rage, but you're going to have to bury your head a little deeper in the sand before you can claim that there is no explanation for this.
"But until we stop just flat out saying "ohh this stuff is soo bad, we must protect everyone from it and demonize it" while sitting there chugging on a cold one (which, IMO alcohol is in fact a drug) and smoking a pack, then we will never know."
Yes, we will never know. As in "Everybody within a hundred metre radius will never know that you are drinking a beer unless they happen to come close enough to see it" or "Why does the park always smell like a cross between roadkill and a high-school parking lot? And how can the idiots who cause that really claim to not smell anything? I guess we will never know."
The problem isn't that The Man is trying to keep grass down, it's not that the Big Pharma medical establishment doesn't want free and natural competition, it's not that the world-destroying wood and paper industry is afraid of the magical powers of Hemp(tm), it's that burning that crap creates one of the most horrific smells you'll find outside of a slaughterhouse.
But that's just my opinion. Your reality may differ from mine.
Gravitas... Gravitas... No, Don't Help Me, I'll Get It In A Moment...
"Does this stop them requesting access to stupid things? No. On several occasions (for example) we've had employees trying to book prostitutes. Often quite ugly ones. So yes, people really are that stupid."
True. People leave their workstations unlocked and go away from their desks all the time around here.
Usually they only return to find that they just offered to buy drinks for everyone, but your way isn't really that surprising.
At a former workplace one of the developers, who spoke English as a third or fourth language, was always quite happy to announce that he was able to reach a solution to a programming problem by using a workaround.
Or, as he put it, to give a reach-around.
I don't think anybody ever told him what that phrase meant.
His code is compiling.
"You can set an Exchange server correctly? How? How? How?"
I think that Gene Spafford's directions pretty much cover it. "The only truly correctly configured Exchange server is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts."
The Americans knew what they were getting into when they traded Elizabeth May for Ted Cruz and a first round draft pick.
And if they wanted to return Beiber then they would forfeit the entire damage deposit. There is plenty of evidence that he was not "like that when we bought him", thank you very much.
That version was always light on storage.
You know, the Moto G 2G 4G 8G.
So the problem is that you think like Montgomery Scott, act like Geordi La Forge but are treated like Reginald Barclay.
"Little"? With a population of 1.2 million, it's the fourth largest city in Canada.
And if you're looking for embarrassing Calgarians in the international media, both lawn-chair-guy and Mr-creation-science have to take a back seat to the Member of Parliament for Calgary Southwest.
which ones are those then?
The ones whose cheques clear, I suppose.
Unfortunately the weight of the new Facebook logo was such that shortly after it was erected, the ground beneath the letters caved in and they dropped for nearly half their length through the underground offices of many talented young complaints executives—now deceased. The protruding upper halves of the letters now appear, in the local language, to read “Go stick your head in a pig”, and are no longer illuminated, except at times of special celebration.
I see the hiker, and I see the Himalayas, but where is the train?
Is it somewhere behind the schooner?
That's a good idea, extending the PCIe bus to an external device.. You should market it and give it a catchy name.
"Thunderbolt" sounds good, but if that's already taken there's always "ExpressCard".
Alternately, there are a number of products out there which will extend an existing mini-PCIe slot to an external enclosure. The only challenge is drilling an appropriate sized hole for the cable.
"If I've bought it, I expect the creator to be paid, whether or not I consume the whole product. It's not like I can send a couple of slices of Pizza back to Dominos for a refund..."
This isn't about Amazon giving you a refund for your unused pizza, this is about Amazon keeping your money but then docking the kitchen staff's pay because they don't think that the pizza was good enough for you to eat it all at once.
"I can't think of any company which would want to hire him based on what he's achieved after Nokia."
I don't know about that. I can picture a conversation like this playing out.
"Sooo... Our current product line is crap, we've gotten rid of all of our engineers and replaced them with extra layers of middle management, and our previous CEO ran off with everything of value including that sweet rolly-chair from my office. What do we do now?"
"There's only one thing we can do. We hire Elop. What's left of the company will burn so brightly that everything will look like it was his fault and we can slip away unnoticed."
It's all about playing to your strengths, whatever they happen to be.
It's the little red thing right between the "G", "H" and "B".
I know, I know... you can't find it on your keyboard. Lots of guys have that problem so they just start mashing on the touchpad instead. Perhaps you could find a helpful video on the Internet to show you what you're missing out on.
"Bring back 640 x 480 displays, why not. Hey if you make it small enough you can even call it RetinaVGA."
Apple is bringing that out next year, and it will be called the "Retina Watch".
We're not talking about garden variety idiots here, these are genuine idiot's idiots.
All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what has digital done for us?