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@murph Re: Little Johnny is playing XBOX One alone in his room....
Ripley: How many drops is this for you, Lieutenant?
Gorman: Thirty-eight. ... Simulated.
Vasquez: How many combat drops?
Gorman: Uh, two. Including this one.
Re: "You'll go blind!" many a parent have barked at their kids for playing video games all day
I thought that's what they said about wanking...
Re: Anyone over 40 who can act
Utter horsecock. It is and always has been a show aimed predominantly at children. What has changed is children's attitude to the idea of anyone over 50 being a valuable member of society, let alone an intelligent and charming man of "action" like the Doctor. My mum blames Roald Dahl for this cultural shift, by-the-by.
I suppose another change is that we now have a generation of adults who still get this invested in children's-level film and television drama because they never quite grew up. I expect somehow this arrested development is all Who's fault, thus completing the causality loop and saving the multiverse. Or something.
@HolyFreakinGhost Re: He SAYS Leith
I think what he's getting at is that the success of Trainspotting put Leith on the literary map (the author's from there you see - imagine...) and this contributed to the perceived gentrification of the area around that time. I'd say there was a lot more to it than that, but that's what a lot of people pick up on as some sort of catalyst.
And I say "perceived" because there's still an ambulance rank outside Swanny's [no relation] Bar most of the week :(
All together now: "Ho! Bawbag! Yir gettin' burst!"
Are you people insane?
I know they'll probably fudge their way out of this, but per the established continuity this is supposed to be the LAST Doctor. And you want Benedict bloody Cumbersome-Name?
Were this not the case I'd have voted Swinton (what better preparation than Orlando? ) but I feel such a move 'd feel clumsy for the last outing.
So Holder it has to be. /thread
Wasn't Harmattan (yet) another competing UI? It got hard to keep up for a while there.
They want to watch out hiring the remnants of more than one UI team, they might just inherit the civil war that drained so much of Nokia's vitality.
Ill-informed. Firefox has had extensive dev tools built-in for some time now. It also had a DOM inspector long before any competing browser offered anything similar.
That said, I rather dislike this development, as dev addons like Firebug were a better approach IMHO. Why should these things be built into the browser when a vanishingly small proportion of users will ever need them? It smacks of "me too"-ism and frankly is a bit of a diss to the community behind Firebug and its many daughter add-ons (there are some other great dev addons too, the venerable Web Developer deserves a mention for one).
Re: Bye bye Adobe
Still using FreeHand (MX) quite happily here, under WINE. PDF export is falling behind a bit noticeably now, but it's still my go-to for vector work.
Fireworks MX still serves me well too - I'll reach for it before GIMP, that's for sure.
Java is a plugin, just like Flash, QuickTime and everything else you mentioned. Fuckwit.
So let's see if I have this right: you talk irrelevant, meaningless shit often enough and you get a badge?
Commentards know much about making guns
With such expertise, why do they not make peace?
How about that other Amanita...
That should keep the budget down for a good day or so, as you'll be too busy tripping balls to be much concerned about food (or indeed clothes, societal norms, etc...)
@wowfood Re: the making of fried rice
Bang on, aptly-named sir. My gf does it this way, and she grew up under the counter in a Chinese eatery.
Re: the chumps at Terminal 5
Unless you stick an entirely unnecessary "Nuclear" symbol on the front face
Definitely not flying El Al with that one then.
"Welcome to Tel Aviv, sir. Anything to declare?"
"Only my chutzpah guv."
"Sir, I notice your watch has an atomic symbol on it...?"
"Ah, yes that... Oh no! It's not nuclear, you see what it is is, it's got this gas chamber that..."
"Sir, please step out of the line."
@Florence Re: I'm leaving
The name you're looking for is Pipex - my first broadband provider and sadly mourned. For one of the very early business ISPs, they really went down the toilet when they started trying to be just another consumer pipe-shifter. I left just before the Tiscali borging: I already wasn't happy with them for how much better the deals the aforementioned Hoff was punting at new customers were than what I as a long-suffering customer was getting. I'd heard enough horror stories about Tiscali's CS so it was definitely time to bail.
Ended up with Demon, another dinosaur with (certainly to begin with, relative to the rest of the market) integrity and competent CS (if you phone at the right time of day). They've since been through the stomach of Cable & Wireless, who've been relatively hands-off thank heaven, but are now in the jaws of bloody Vodafone, so who knows what's in store now. Wish I could afford Zen, but might have to swallow my pride and go Virgin (I'm stuck with them for TV as no aerial where I live but wouldn't touch them for ISP due to the Phorm thing), but I reckon I'll see how *their* acquisition turns out first.
Bloody mergers & acquisitions, bloody, homogenisation, bloody "bulking-up" - did RBS + ABN/AMRO teach you people nothing?
If I allow untrusted people access to my phone/gizmo, maybe they'll just, I dunno...
You can argue what's worse all you like, but if you leave a few hundred quid's worth of electronica on a pub table while you penguin it to the bogs, then that's the most likely outcome I can see, and the most immediately aggravating.
What 100% of commentards have misrepresented here is the actual subject of the case. Everyone debating the issue of harrassment misses the point entirely: it would be the individual perpetrator who was sued/sanctioned for that.
Rather, the issue at hand was that the woman's employer, a megacorporation who tend to like people and organisations the world over to think they are a decent sort you could take home to meet your mother, *could not be arsed* to take any action to help an employee who was being subjected to ill-treatment by another employee. If it had had the intestinal fortitude, compassion and common bloody sense to put its own house in order, it's likely nobody need have seen the inside of a courtroom, and it would not be left with (as well as a lot of bad press due to this outcome) one employee stigmatised, and one outright annihilated. FFS all it probably would have taken is a light but firm word in his shell-like at an early stage...
Re: Did the Win8-chicken give rise to the Mobile-egg or vice versa?
I have yet to see a mobile version of Office that runs VBA macros
Be careful what you wish for. Really, please: don't forget you're talking of the guys who invented the Browser "Helper" Object. We do NOT need a return to those days.
Re: Wait till you're a church-attending Christian and word gets out
Well... forgive them?
Re: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites
@moiety, if were trusting your ISP to handle any part of the sending, receiving or even whispering loudly about your email, when said email could have an, er, "large wad" riding on it, then consider it a salutary lesson that I should think many of us here have learned to our cost in our early days. ISP-provided mail services, even down to outgoing relays, are a horrible liability.
And WTF is a "desktop email server"? Serious question.
Re: i'm confused...
It's far from a given that a site's own search function will be better than Google's (notwithstanding the "natural" vs paid issue). For example, some widely-used web applications *cough*phpBB*cough* have diabolical native search functions, so googling $QUERY site:www.crapsearch.co.ck will get you far more useful results.
Re: Not supprised, ebay
Not any more, it seems. All I get is this page and what appears to be a password-cracking dictionary.
Shame. I really need one of those, and the ones in Fortnum's are a bit dear.
Is that a real thing? I can't bloody stand the taste of the stuff, does that count?
What gets me is that even many drinks that do contain a lot of sugar use aspartame (and its mate acesulfame K) as well!
Mmm, sugary fizzy drinks (pictured)
At least mobile manufacturers make sure Ad-Hoc actually works with the OS they put on the device. I never had nothin' but misery trying to get it working with any desktop (well, laptop) Linux setup. And the best security it offered last time I looked was 40-bit WEP... O_o
"...dedicated six months of his life..."
$time_spent_watching_porn_per_day * ($current_age - $age_of_sexual_awakening) * 365.25
"...arguably the campest version of the Caped Crusader."
I'll raise you a George Clooney...
Icon: that movie's version of Bane.
@GotThumbs Re: But what about muh socialism?
"It's the local citizens who should be responsible for caring for their needy."
Common Sense at last! Right everyone, we can pack up and go home, GotThumbs's cracked it! David Cameron can get his wallet out to support the poor of Chipping Norton (some of the poor blighters only have one land rover, I hear) and the better-off denizens of Sighthill (those who treat themselves to plywood over their windows instead of chipboard) can pay to hose down the folk sleeping in their wheelie-bins and give them a bowl of soup. Sorted!
Yes, these corps sink money into local economies, but they funnel a fuck of a lot more back out; orders of magnitude more. And the fact that you can refer to "smart investors", then proceed to call any other group scum, tells me as much as I care to about where you're coming from (as if the Obama quip weren't enough).
Re: Yet I can't help wonder...
Sigh... This again, eh?
Monty has exactly as much right to do and say what he has in relation to MySQL as you, I or Larry for that matter. I'd further add that I for one am actually glad it's him doing and saying it, because it needs doing and saying, and who better?
Re: Still a chance?
Check the vessel's registered owners. Watch out for the names Stromberg, Largo or Carver...
Tear it all down.
I'd like to recommend that the forums be scrapped altogether, as they have proved a massive drain on my productivity time and the posts seldom add anything of merit to the intent/substance of the article. I know mine never did. Even if such a thing were possible, you could always email the author and make a case for a Bootnote to be added if it was really worth it. Too much chatter. Do not like.
Just in case for some unfathomable reason you don't see fit to accede to my demands, my back-up suggestion is an "Orlowski" badge: nobody's quite sure how you earn one, but it awards you the power to disable all
dissentreplies to your posts.
I can't understand the level of hostility towards Monty here (and on any prior article of late when he's voiced concern over MySQL). Selling the property off has been condemned by many, but remember it was Sun he sold it to, not Oracle. Perhaps memories are short around here, but back then, even when its overall health was far from peachy, Sun was one of the pre-eminent champions of Open Source, having (albeit tortuously slowly) rendered up a couple of its crown jewels in Java and Solaris, while fostering a number of other interesting and complementary projects (Java, OpenOffice, GlassFish, Hudson, Kenai etc). Unlike IBM it didn't have a serious database product as part of that stable, though.
If I were Monty at that time, wanting to sell up for whatever his reasons may have been (anyone ask? Oh right, big yacht made of tenners, that must be it) I'd want to leave my baby entrusted to someone who I thought would help it grow (perhaps beyond what I felt could personally offer it), keep it honest, and keep it in with a good crowd to help it thrive and diversify. I can't think of a better candidate at that time -- certainly not one so apt to be revered by a generation of geeks -- than Sun.
In those terms, and as I think many here may agree, I can't think of many worse candidates than Oracle. That he's been shitting the bed ever since seems not unreasonable to me.
Feed me, see more
or Feed me, Seymour?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I think the 0/1 usage is jumbled on p2?
If the broken machine only outputs 1, how does "might have to input 500 numbers before the output changed from 0 to 1 (or vice versa)" make sense? If it had been outputting 0 up until then, then it would have to be the working machine and she was a bit of an idiot to have kept punching in numbers!
And what's with the "000...0" terms? You throw that in cold, what does it mean? An indeterminate number of zeroes?
It's too late to prevent my brain dribbling down my lapels, but if you're aiming to accessibly explain the concept to laypeople, please try to avoid goofs such as this (appears to be).
the customary rent-a-quote from Graham Cluley?
Or was he the Deep Throat on this one...?
@ChilenoInUSA Re: What a load of crap.
On what fucking planet did Win 95 ship on a PC with a 40GB HDD, let alone occupy 15-20% thereof? Question goes out to the upvoters as much as the commentard.
@kain preacher Re: What a load of crap.
No, but I'd be horse-whippin' pissed if it took up 250GB.
As a lawyer, he holds that only your ex-wife has a right to half your shit.
@exanime Re: Cyberpunks will soon have
Oh buzz off, Killington. They were merely speculating on what could eventually be achieved using this tech.
Those mockup units do appear to show a fully-flexible screen, only attached to the rigid base on one edge (they're contained within rigid cases but it looks to be just for protection). If the real tech matches up to that, then a display "bangle" with just a small rigid box-o-chips in the middle is quite feasible.
Further, while the chippery (and most currently-viable battery tech) does have to be rigid, PCBs don't, so there is possible scope for a semi-bendy casing as well. (Not saying it'll be easy to make such a package robust, but it's conceivable.)
I prescribe several of these and a few episodes of Star Trek to get your fantasticator muscles back in shape.
Transport Layer Security (TSL)
Transport Sayer Lecurity?
You surprise me.
It all makes perfect sense.
Lucas: Stuck Indy in a fridge to avert certain death.
Disney: Climbed into a fridge to cheat death.
Both: experts in metaphorical corpse-raping [of beloved franchises].
Lucas: Now looks like the picture in the encyclopaedia next to the article that explains literal corpse-raping.
Dangerous clouds too. He's adding so much to the San Francisco Smug cloud that it must not be allowed to merge with the cloud from George Clooney's Oscar acceptance speech, at all costs!
Re: Not a wide public for that style of marketing
>Only truly hardcore Android cultists associate their phones to their penises.
>Most people just want their phones to be functional and fit well in their clothes/bags/etc.
I find those quite desirable properties for my penis too.