216 posts • joined 21 May 2008
When I was young(er) there was a local show on TV about a bunch of puppets flying spacecraft and defending the earth. The main bad guy had his office in an asteroid so they could never find him. Obviously they weren't looking hard enough for puffs of smoke coming out of the asteroid when the cargo doors opened.
Isn't the wiring in the house supposed to contain a circuit breaker that will trip if there is a short circuit or an overload?
Brakelight blast boom fireball ... Sounds like an ordinary day in the traffic here where I live.
Anyway, the thing that I was wondering: how does a white dwarf star explode? Is it one of them stars on the edge of collapsing into a neutron star/white dwarf and the universe illegally dumped its building rubble there, tipping it over the edge? I have to know.
Some seriously Star Warsey sounding stuff ==>
Espoo to be renamed Shampoo after the MS deal.
Re: Mental health
Mental health: To think that that AC on 21st November 2013 12:02 GMT wants to go with 150 women. He'll be crazy before he even gets into earth orbit. Talk about cold and volatile... Anyway, that's just my view.
It sounds to me like this whole radiation problem is going to be the thing that will keep you people on earth for a long time to come.
Ah, the "face of the future", was it? The future where advertising will be injected into your dreams while you sleep? Or maybe projected onto you eyelids when you blink.
It looks like one would have to install some form of firewall to prevent your loose lipped appliances from talking out. Would that be possible? I'm no security expert ==>
Re: That explains it....
I've been wondering about that "becoming sentient" part: If it wakes up and finds Google not to its liking, can it quit and go work for Microsoft or become a Yahoo!?
Research is going to the dogs
"... the study that put domestic dogs' likely origins in the Middle East back in 2010..."
I'm sure we had dogs before then?
Re: The galaxies are colliding?!!?
It belongs to them*. We godda give it baaaack.
*Them Andromedans, mate.
Isn't Wikipedia a part OF Watson?
Evidently not. It had enough *reliable* information available to win a quiz show.
I personally believe these climate change stories are a ploy to tax us more. But that typhoon that struck the Philippines does make one wonder.
Obviously they used that same version of Excel to estimate the demand for the first Surface.
I can picture the CEO of Disney in front of a large window dressed in a hood and a robe and telling Lucas: "I'm afraid it's the end of your ..... Phitttiful SSSSequels".
===> Hand me my light sabre. Left pocket. The force is weak.
Darn! That settles it: their's IS bigger than ours. Our's is prettier though.
I need a new drug...
"These documents were intercepted by customers and border patrol officials".
Well, with customers like those, who needs the NSA?
Anyway, for a moment there I thought this Silk Road thing was suspended as part of the US Gov shutdown.
<=== Winners say "no".
IT gets lonely.
How much ram did he have?
The real news
There's beer in Australia?
Fly me to the moon
One small step for (a) man. And one giant leap for a frog.
Compared to the size of that rocket it must have been a cane toad from Australia (mate).
Re: Why do things in half measures
Monkey? Why does everybody keep calling the chair tosser that?
(Chair-tosser-man of the Board. Haha).
Sent from my iPhone
Re: Excellent .....
Say what you want. I got an iPhone 5 three weeks ago and I absolutely love the thing.
(Do enjoy your malware, robot people).
"I think God forgot about me. God forgot I existed. He didn't provide me with anyone."
Ja, lady. That's exactly how we know there is no God - even though I live in a country that is still *very* God-friendly and you stand out like a sore thumb if you dare say The Bible is bogus.
More exciting than watching paint dry.
"Queensland's vial of the substance is apparently not far off dropping."
A short burst from a blowtorch could have helped. Too late now.
(===> What's the IT angle? News day as slow as a drop of pitch?)
Maybe I'll use one of these in my DIY projects at home. I struggle to achieve millimetre accuracy just cutting a piece of wood
Yes, I have two of those. ===>
This ain't academia.
I worked for a few MagaCorps in my life. The backstabbing and mistrust seems pretty realistic.
Was Al Gore not honoured? The creator of the internet after all?
(Bahahaha. Somebody hold my beer while I finish laughing).
So when will be a good time to buy a new CPU / PC? I suppose this is going to make Haswell look like computing by making marks on a stick with a knife.
<<=== Please stop the upgrade cycles for a while so I can decide what to buy.
Thanks for that image
"exotic loose-leaf blend rolled on the thighs of Assamese virgins"
Hmm, hmm! Fsck the tea ... enjoy the virgins.
Black hole studies, huh? (Giggle)
Anyway. A program that runs on 32K processors. Now that sounds like a nice bit of programming to do over a weekend. I'm struggling to get TSQL queries to behave well just 4 cores.
It's frikken Mars!
Could be. Could not be. Couldn't rightly tell. NASA don't always get their navigation right so that thing could be driving around somewhere north of Putsonderwater for all I (and they) know. One sure can't tell from the pictures.
(Just trolling. Fine set of snaps that. Nice rock!)
"as long as the disc is in the tray"
Hahahahahahahahahaha! Really? All this hot tech and it's still disc based?
I suppose it could be cost effective but one would think that some research would have gone into producing ROM devices that don't involve spinning motors and pieces of aluminium with dents. Like flash drives perhaps.
Accenture involved, huh? Well I suppose it could have been worse.
No wait, it couldn't. This is as bad as it gets. Your project is doomed - sorry,
(Advice to GE - don't throw bad money after bad).
The worst thing...
The worst thing about any date is if it says "pitted dates" on the packet and you bite straight into a stone.
"building upwards is seen as the sustainable urban solution."
Shouldn't having fewer offspring be seen as the sustainable urban solution? Unless a few of these towers topple over once in a while - that'll help.
Ok, question for the panel: how do mine elevators work? Not in stages AFAIK. [Yes, I did a quick (pictures) check on Wikipedia].
"likely a significant branch"
... so we have no idea where we are then?
<== Think I'll head off to the Local Arm for a drink. With a name like that it just sounds like a posh place.
Rock solid construction
HA! I knew these virtual machines would come to nothing. Give us concrete computers! It will probably come pre-installed with that combined version of Windows CE+ME+NT that I've heard of.
All your relic is belong to us
Now if he wrote "Made in China" nobody would have noticed. Besides, in another 3,500 years another archaeologist will happily point out that he discovered that people from China once crossed the ocean in simple rafts to trade with people in Africa.
I'm sure he'll fondly remember his visit to Egypt when he is slaving away in a FoxConn factory one day.
Ok, let me have a go: This is what will happen to your Third Reich if you install a Microsoft product.
EPIC NAZI O/S FAIL.
(P.S. What's the IT angle? Nazi U-boats sinking faster than Windows 8 sales perhaps?)
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
I look forward to the next season(s) of M*A*S*H* once the war breaks out again.
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!
Looks more like the Mono Lisa to me.
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000-ton CHUNKY CRUMBLE ENIGMA
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad