178 posts • joined Wednesday 21st May 2008 16:36 GMT
The fugitive was busted?
All we 'ear is ... radio gaga.
That's earie. Once again people will be glued to their radios.
Re: Presumably Koreans don't normally shake hands at all
It may have its roots in older traditions. Down here in the South of Africa it's considered rude under some of the race groups if you shake hands with a firm grip - it implies aggression. But then some other groups again view a bunch of limp viennese sausages as a sign of weakness.
Could have been worse... At least he didn't throw up in her lap the way George Bush did in Japan that time.
<<< Bush's keyboard??
P.S. When I was in primary school there was a drawing in a book of a happy family enjoying the outdoors. Our teacher was mortified by the picture though, as the father stood there smoking a pipe WITH HIS HANDS IN HIS POCKETS. Argh! I could never figure out what crime against humanity was being committed by putting one's hands in one's pockets but it was considered as vile a gesture as spitting your chewing tobacco on a lady's shoe would have been.
Re: Balmer future uncertain ???
So what are you saying? They sold us shoddy product before?
<< Long time Windows user. I cannot believe how badly the Win8/Office 2013/Visual Studio 2012 ecosystem has nosedived. Looks like they let a bunch of art students loose on the products instead of asking how real people use them.
Google Deadman Timeout
Re: Lousy list
I'm possibly not spending as much time as I used to with consultants*, but I haven't heard these phrases in YEARS:
- Turnkey solution
- Centre of excellence (usually a large hall filled with people who shouldn't be touching stuff).
* Happiness all around.
But what about....
Were those scientists not wearing their glasses? Shouldn't we be investigating that white oval? I can hear Jennifer Rush singing "Ring of Ice" already...
Must admit I have no idea what we're looking at. If I were to take a picture of my left bum It would look similar -- except for the oval perhaps. If I look at that picture it looks like there is a hot-spot just to the lower-left of the cold spot. Insulation could be damaged?
Theme on an old joke
He's off to go and party. He read the original scriptures in the library and discovered somebody made a typo many, many, many (many...) years ago. The original script says "celebrate".
Paint it black
Who needs malware* if the OS is *that* destructive?
*Don't you be getting no ideas now, you hear!
... join Lance in an exciting new racing game called Follow the Dealer.
P.S. What's the IT angle?
- Race conditions
- "Paged" memory (books once had pages. Books live in the library)
- man(1) ley library (1 == "User" Commands)
"Take us to your dealer".
Maybe they should start using bicycles in Beijing. How many bicycles are there in Beijing? Does anybody know?
<< No smoke without a fire.
So would a chap who is colourblind qualify for the discount? So many questions...
I suppose there could be others in the household who are not colourblind.
I'm mad after midnight
A friend accused me of having ruïned the ABBA song "Gimme Gimme Gimme" for him after having pointed out to him that the words are "... a man after midnight" and not "I'm mad after midnight".
It's time to go Kelly
Well, at least now M$ know what it feels like when someone tramples your business.
I see opportunity: Set up a business where you give my physical address as the shipping address. I collect the FB merchandise and forward it via courier service to you for a "small fee".
Novel idea as in "idea for a novel", not necessarily as in "good idea". Here goes:
Scientists breed race of super-murines in the lab. The US-Murines break out of their cages, escape into the wild and eat all the cheese. Pizza shops go out of business resulting in famine all over the western world because the only remaining fast food must be bought from American Fried Chicken. People flee to Mars but on arrival there are almost wiped out by a laser wielding nuclear tank. The tank is quickly defeated by a successful patent infringement lawsuit because it uses round wheels. Mars is found to be orbiting two suns.
*Sigh* ... back to my regular day job.
<<< Off to Saturn.
Some nut out there...
Loose bolts can be a costly exercise. Not too long ago one of the reactors at our one & only nuclear power plant was damaged beyond repair because someone had neglected to apply a spanner properly and a loose bolt fell into the works.
Them astronauts.... If they waited long enough, that bag of space tools from one of the previous missions would have orbited by and they could have just grabbed a shifting spanner from there*.
<<< I hope all the bolts on Mars are securely fitted. (I.e., work was not done by my local mechanic).
* It may have "de-orbited" by now (I.e. fallen to the ground in pre-space-age terminology).
Skin of flesh and nanowires
"skin of flesh and nanowires"? What good is that? Can you point such a finger at a guy drinking orange juice from a carton and pin him to the wall?
I thought not...
That small star could have been a Jupiter sized planet once. Before the monoliths got hold of it, that is. Let's send will.i.am to investigate and sing when he gets there. (Us sing, not him).
<<< Fly me to the moon and....
That ghost at the corner of 5th and Park Avenue looks like it's going to be sick!
Cheers! Here's to 2 glorious colours per 8 pixels.
(Ray Parker Jr. was apparently not afraid of no lawsuit either. Cheers to Huey Lewis while we're at it)
Made in China
Meh! The USAians will probably have to send it back 3 times before they get a working one. I wouldn't worry too much. Even if it passed QC in China there is still a good chance that something will break before it's even half way.
Re: What bothers me...
Oy!!! Who are you to question what the Americans say? Here, take a Bunker Buster to get rid of your ruler and replace him with a pro-American democracy.
Why is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration looking at the ground?
So how do they know it's a ""a four-footed tank" if there is only one print? It could have been a 8-footed army helicopter for all we know. It could even have been a delinquent early mammal on a pogo stick.
What's the IT angle? Overweight dinosaurs moving into management positions, or what?
Worse than a backseat driver is...
...a driving team.
Can you imagine?
"You're driving too fast!"
"Look out for that hole!"
"You missed the exit!"
"Keep your following distance. You're going to hit that Opportunity rover in front of you"
"There's a police martian hiding behind that hovercraft".
All the usual stuff, but this time from a committee.
It used to be....
It was said once that "you can't go to jail for what you're thinking". Well, think again! On the other hand.... don't think again. Don't think at all! Argh! They're out to get us.
The world has become a better place for people with little brain activity.
So the 4004 and 8008 were Poor processors. The 8086 was just a poor processor.
So where is all that data held once it's in the "cloud"? Let's think about it.....
Anyway, as long as a single ship dragging an anchor over the seabed can wipe out the internet connectivity of several countries at once, this isn't a technology I'm betting all my data on, thanku very much. And anybody who thinks that cloud is a viable solution must please come and experience the abysmal internet connectivity we have in this country for themselves.
The unforgettable fire
As long as some hugely advanced race out there doesn't decide to point a CEO salary sized laser at the earth to see what it's made of. Things could become uncomfortable when the oceans start boiling and the atmosphere is blown away.
That's nothing. You must see the amount of red tape this so called government of my country has created.
So let me see now... 110,000 tapes. If a cartridge is roughly 10cm tall x 3cm wide and I build a cabinet that is 2m high, I could stack them 20 rows by 5,500 columns(??). That gives us about 165 meters of rack space. I get tired just thinking about having to walk 165 meters to go and draw a tape.
<<< I'll need to go and top top-up my liquid levels after this.
People at parties have know for YEARS that alcohol makes you strong like the lion, dance like M. Jackson, sing like Sting, etc.
(You feel sophisticated even though you can't say the word, et al).
Where's the IT angle? Oh yes... this job drives me to drink. Now I remember.
Fake poop? What fake poop?
So did anybody win the prize for reinventing the challenge?
Locally all the people from the squatter camps take a dump in the bushes. When the rain comes, said dump washes into the rivers. In years gone by the rivers were often dammed up further downstream at big shopping centers (think Centurion Mall) to create nice water features. Needless to say that the atmosphere becomes a little bit "thick" during the rainy season these days. Hopefully the Bill-o-Bog can sort the root of the problem out. Unfortunately the enviro-crapper will have to be completely unbreakable if it is to be installed in an uncontrolled environment. In my country we don't always grasp the concept looking after amenities that were installed for the benefit of all.
<<< Wash your hands after you visit the bathroom, please!
Send war rocket AJAX to bring back his body!
What?? Am I understanding correctly now... No more daily Flash updates to download?* But what will I do with all those unused megabytes of data at the end of the month? Could it be that I will now be able to use my allocated bandwidth to actually surf the 'net?
Hurray, hurray, it's a happy happy day! (Or something in that line).
*On my phone, that is. On my laptop it seems like it will be business as usual.
Re: Clearly Fake
That's what I thought.... It looks like the area south of Johannesburg on a spring day. Why travel 600 bazillion miles AND have to re-install your OS just to go and view some rocks?
(Actually.... I'm not one of the Nay-Sayers. Pretty amazing stuff, this!!)
<<< Watching this mission with great interest.
So an example of how effective this code scanner is, is by showing an example where it didn't pick up any similarities? Does the thing actually work?
...the internet would be down...
Well, there's 1x major design goal of the whole thing down the drain for you.
<== Supposed to still work after some of these.
People are Nutz
Who goes and digs through old people's discarded underwear? I couldn't care less if the king himself wore them.
Let met try to spot the IT angle here: the undies were worn by a girl. A girl just took over! as! CEO! of! Yahoo! Both Yahoo and the undies are relics of the past.
I wonder if Lucky Professor Shap(e)ley gets a lot of email.
But okay, lets focus here. See now, that galaxy looks like a swastika. Won't it be banned in Germany? And that secret antarctic Nazi moon base was never found, was it? Maybe the authorities should look into this?
Re: Light just falls into it.....
Is this the "dark matter" everybody has been looking for? Not much to look at...
Forget the WIMPs
Can a nice looking girl in a bathtub please demonstrate this LUX for us?
On that note. This sounds like "alternative universe" stuff to me. I hope those scientists aren't going to peep into somebody's bathroom on the "other side". There could be consequences.
<== I'll throw up if I ever make the mistake of buying American again.