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"It worked until I tested it!"
A great phrase from an old work colleague (about his own code).
Obviously, the solution is to not test/use it - works perfectly!
Re: My favorite version of the Gettysburg Address ...
I love the Organizational Overview (slide 5 of 6) -utterly, utterly, useless!
Re: Bad precedent.
They (or anyone) could install electricity-generating flooring such as that provided by Pavegen (www.pavegen.com) which converts footsteps into electricity.
Bob Cratchit isn't so far off the mark
as Dickens wrote standing up at a desk as did many others such as Churchill, Hemmingway and Lewis Carroll.
Re: Oi Google..
Some people are even still lusting after the old Logitech Trackman Marble FX (to go with their Model-M) although not, I suspect, at these prices:
Re: Anonymous vs Anyonymous?
Alan Moore and David Lloyd find this all very amusing and Time Warner supposedly feel very uncomfortable about the association (but not enough to stop taking the money).
Time for a homemade Spy vs Spy mask because it will be panto season soon enough...
Stormy waters ahead
Sergey's Underwater Nexus KitKats! - BARGE Adrift Ruins Google Experience
Which means there's now no more money left for (re)training...
I used to do this floppynet thing between two machines for exactly the same supposed security reasons back in... 1988? Fortunately it was only a high security MoD site (ordnance factory) with highly restricted movements of chemicals and suchlike in, out and around the site. Not a care about me taking my work home every night though.
Mircosoft makes 'Productivity Software' sound like an xymoron
And Charles Stross is not alone or the first, here's an 'oldie but goldie' from Edward Tufte on PowerPoint:
I still wish my phone was a Nokia
And judging by these comments I don't think I'm alone.
Works for me, and it's free.
You won't get a shopping list on your fridge door
You'll get an advert for a special offer on an item you bought previously but have no intention of ever buying again.
Turner Contemporary gallery?
Contemptible Turd gallery more like.
Time for the I'mGlass (tm) Burka of Invisibility
Where are the wearable computing countermeasures?
Or perhaps just update the etiquette about not punching people wearing glasses.
The blog doesn't say Google will make the disclosure
It says, as you quote, that Google will support researchers in making that disclosure, not Google itself. You may think that being one step removed from the process is as good as makes no difference at all but Google will say it is just encouraging others to adopt its own position.
It would help if some sites didn't limit the length of password to, for example, 10 characters. Why take security seriously when some companies so obviously don't?
Why would I want to wear glasses...
Just to watch adverts?
Latest UK outbreak (Zombies v. Ninjas, £1700 bill run up by 5 year old)
This was just on the local news, featuring many of the issues already mentioned.
Apologies for the source, I can't find it anywhere else (at the time of posting):
4G means losing all that voice revenue
So it's not surprising that EE is charging so much or that the other networks are dragging their feet. If 4G voice works at all that is:
Beer, because that's all I will be downloading today and 4G won't make that any faster (or pay-by-bonk make me pay for it any more quickly either).
Re: politicos aren't clever at writing legislation
And here's the tax guide they use:
Re: "Ballmer is the best person to lead Microsoft"
Actually, it was Analysis on Radio 4: "Just Deserts" and very good it was too.
Re: Trialing as we speak.
Managed to sign up without reading the T&Cs.
Clicking on the acceptance email opened a second tab (in Firefox 18.0.1) which promptly threw an error and displayed the hour glass (Windows XP). Closing that tab brought me back to the original tab so I started upload a text file (26.6MB). Estimated upload time soon climbed to 1:38:55 and has now been stuck at "Infinity:NaN:NaN" for the last six minutes or so. Looks like I'll be reading El Reg a little while longer...
Re: No Ink Tummy?
The one where I didn't realise I was turning into a marketroid scum... In my alternate universe 'marcomms' <spit> came under the remit of Technical Communications so it didn't feel so dirty, especially as we were all engineers first and foremost not fluffy bunny... marketroid scum. Quite amused by the fact that the seo/sem/neu meeja company that took over our old offices likes to promote how many of its' employees have a mathematical or science background, as if that gives their activity any more credence.
No Ink Tummy?
Inktomi results (or part of) seemed to be incorporated into many of the search engines of the time, not least HotBot.
I do seem to remember a fleeting moment in time when SEO was a noble art before it became infested with marketroid scum.
White Goods Annoy Red Army.
Recent divorcees, Sinofsky and Otellini are now free to 'further cement their long-term relationship'.
Homework: Discuss the terms 'bitter divorce struggle' and 'amicable separation' with regards to Microsoft and Intel.
Re: What I'd be looking for in such a thing
I agree. A good postscript to this article would be similarly brief round-up of build-your-own options using freeNAS (and the rest). I'm happy with my HP ProLiant Microserver which I know many people have on here and cost a less than £150( (with cashback). No doubt the good burghers of this parish will be along soon enough with suggestions for the latest and greatest.
Re: Guess you used the wrong similitude....
And it's a myth he made the trains run on time:
It took me an extra 14 minutes to watch an hour long show on iPlayer last night. Still, at least it gave me time to put their relentless junkmail in the recycling.
I for one, welcome our new rotor-spinning Obamalords.
Yeah, nothing to address safety-critical or high-reliability systems so just the same as WinCE (and even NT Embedded). It might be used in cars or medical applications but not for anything you need to depend on.
Re: Oh what a whirled!
I now use 'kludge' or 'kluge' according to whether I mean a bodge or a clever work-around.
This is after being 'korrected' by an only-mildy-humourless Teutonic pedant who is old enough to have contributed to what became JARGON.TXT.
What stock shortage?
5.5m units in stock.
3.5m sales up to Christmas.
Why does anyone have to wait until 2013?
I like "swarded"!
The following definitions are from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sward:
- Land covered with grassy turf.
- A lawn or meadow.
- The rind of bacon or pork.
I thought it was quite amusing, given the context.
Warning mesage from Apple
Not very helpful, being after the fact. I wonder what the Pentagon thinks?
Even US generals have realised BlackBerries are uncool
Or just looked at his MONDAINE wristwatch
Like the one I've had for years.
It has an infinite number of rounded corners, y'know.
Watching TV feels like...
Alex's 'treatment' in A Clockwork Orange.
Re: Best (stolen from the internet) Comet joke so far:
It doesn't matter what the price is, they simply never had the right products in the first place. Went in last weekend ahead of any sale and looked at laptops, tablets, printers, cameras, TVs, washing machines, cookers, fridge/freezers, vacuum cleaners, deep-fat fryers, can openers,.... didn't have the right brand/model or was old stock -- three year old MacBook Pro anyone?
That said, to prove us both wrong, parents went back after their kettle died and bought a new (good) one cheaper than anywhere online. There again, it had been marked down multiple times and never underestimate my mum's ability to spot a genuine bargain.
But the reality is more like one potential customer I overheard complaining that he'd previously seen a TV for sale for less then the new sale price just a month or so ago. Staff couldn't help - 'Sorry, I can't help you -- I only work here' and walked off. Perhaps understandable in the circumstances but sadly no change from how they behaved anyway. Not to mention the deceptive "30% off RETAIL PRICE" posters - when on earth were the items offered at that price and who would have bought them anyway?
<-- Yep, wallet still firmly in pocket.
Courtesy of 1 Infinite Loop.
Personally, I find "three spare pairs of underpants and socks" rather excessive.
And mother is still here, in the cellar.
Did they deliberately use this font just to rub Apple's nose in it or will Apple just smugly cite it as another reason the judges don't know what they are on about? And shurley it should have been Arial Rounded in any case.
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