Player 2 up!
274 posts • joined 21 May 2008
Player 2 up!
Good grief! Are there no honourable people in these prisons anymore? But how big are the openings if you can pull a drone through there?
The president of this country in the south may be interested to know that he can have stuff delivered to his cell because I think he'll be going straight to prison when his term ends.
"It's like ordering a Chinese." ...... is there ANYTHING one cannot order over the 'net anymore?
"Windows 10 already appears as a free "optional" update for some Windows 7 and 8.1 systems, and soon this will be widened to all machines running a genuine copy of Win 7 and 8.1."
Talk about punishment for the innocent. You think you do the right thing by purchasing a license but first they make you, the valued customer, jump through hoops by activating your legal copy of Windows (make <u>you</u> look like a crim) and now they come and force feed this W10 thing down one's orifices.
I'm limited to 3GB data per month after which I start paying "out of bundle rates". I don't live in the States where bandwidth is free and plentiful. Now MS wants to automatically load this and an endless stream of updates to my PC? Any chance of me using MY bandwidth for anything else still?
This looks like a load of Java tripe. No wonder they "received almost no meaningful contributions".
Now, if interest from the community into this Open Source project is already profanely poor, who is going to fork it? Who will contribute in the future?
Where's the "Dead End" icon?
Uhm ... so this stuff was found in the air filters? So the filters are working then?
I suppose it depends on which side of the filter it was found.
This is nothing new. Let's increase the claim to $7.5m and I'll join the suit with those other two people.
I kept running out of data every month after only two weeks on iOS6 and could not figure out where it was going. Helpful call center person at the telco told me to check the phone's backup settings. Turns out this helpful phone was backing up photo's, chats, and what not without me knowing. My pictures are not Pulitzer Prize material. The world - and I - will live on even if I lose all my pics. Would be nicer if I could still use Whatsapp and surf the net from the bathroom after the middle of the month.
Fsck me ... I live in a country where bandwidth is expensive.
(I'll sit down now... Steam is pouring from my ears and tears are running down my knees)
I was also surprised that they're still around.
Back in the day I worked on a UniSys A-Series painframe. Did my COBOL coding in that CANDE abomination. RemoteSPO.
Where's the The Scream icon and hand me my puke bucket..
"hit the streets"..... Aiming the thing is still a bit of a problem then?
But if you're elderly and / or disabled, won't your arm come off from the recoil? Just wondering. This may be an equal opportunity weapon.
Good thing then that Minnie Driver was born in the UK.
I'm off to the patent office with this:
A large barreled air gun capable of hurtling a ball of loosely packed pieces of string towards said aircraft. (Or maybe packaging that resembles Enrique Iglesias' hands* to improve chances of making contact with the blades). Pieces of string will then become entangled in the rotors and flying machine will move towards the greatest source of gravity automatically.
The burden of proof will lie with the owner of the device to prove that it was in fact *my* pieces of string that caused his machine to stop operating optimally and descend down the nearest gravity well.
* How's he doing these days?
I'm waiting for the day when all these new Mint users go "sudo apt-get upgrade" and when they reboot it replaced the OS with Win10. Wouldn't put that past MS.
My laptop runs Win7 but I've never caught it wanting to downgrade to Win10. The machine is probably just too old. But the guy who broke into my house and stole my better-specced laptop .... may 1000 Win10 upgrades (per day) be forever with you. Good luck getting those over our crap "broadband" down here in the southern hemisphere. Bwha ha ha ha ha ha (cue organ music and thunder).
1x mobile ... check
1x charger ... check
1x cable ... Idiot! You brought 2 chargers but no cable. We'll have to wait until next year. Your mom will be so disappointed when it's her birthday . :-( :-( :-(
I wonder what the first call was he received after producing his mobile. Probably some call center agent offering him a free phone upgrade if he renews his contract.
-----------------------> The keys on this phone seem to be somewhat dirty,
Wasn't the 8.3 file name convention a carry-over from CP/M? I'm not implying that DOS was derived from CP/M in any way, of course.
So "Brotli algorithm" hmm? Why not change the extension to .bra if .bro is so offensive?
Great! A phone with legs! If you misplace your phone you call it* and it will come running to you. Does it come with a key holder?
What mobile operating system does it run? Android, I guess...
* Presumably from a fixed line so you can give directions on how it can find you.
Scientists reported finding a large crack. Government's Public Works Department sent some workers with crack filler and paint to repair it.
Will he be baaaack?
What does this discovery mean for the price of bath salts here on earth? Will the stock price of the companies that produce them tank?
Pictures or it didn't happen!
Just thinking now: Apple really must make the camera detachable. How else will you be able to take a sellfie that shows how cool .... er, HOT you look holding your iPhone 6S Pus?
They put cheats into their software that detects it's being repaired or used normally and reduces the amount of glue accordingly.
99 red balloons go by.
Yeah, Jake. Let's send George Dubba-You Bush in to go fix the Middle East. The world is a pretty safe place after he rooted out the WMD's and evil dictators there.
Where I live I don't need a telescope to see dust. Not sure if it's emitting bright X-Rays though - I 'll have to go dig out my X-Ray glasses.
"Amputated hands were found laid over the face of the skull" ... Earliest form of facepalm uncovered.
The undertaker kept a cool head.
What's the IT angle? Head to attend postmortem meeting?
Not sure what's unclear there, AC. According to the aricle the planet orbits the star at about the same distance as Saturn orbits the sun. The start is about 100 light years away from us. That's how I read it.
It's the fossilized remains of customer of a long gone supermarket still waiting in the queue.
(What's the IT angle? Fossilized while waiting for the next useable Windows version?)
I ain't not installing no nothing from no Redmond software company before (at least) the first service pack.
But thanks to the brave 3%-ers who are beta-testing this thing for us!
(Sent from my Win7 machine).
What's the fuss about?
Sent from my iPhone.
This is the downside of open source: involuntarily supporting some dictatorship that fires generals with anti-aircraft guns. Let's nuke them before they nuke us.
USB sticks? I totally agree with that decision. That will make it a lot easier to get rid of the redundant stock when consumers tell them to shove it up their places without abundant sunshine. DVDs are much more pointy - if you have to take the case as well.
That thing's head is the wrong way around. No wonder it went extinct. It couldn't see where it was heading.
It looks more like Snoopy. Let's rename that former planet...
You think that's big? Wait until you see the size of the hole my career is in at the moment.
Did he go back to work with renewed energy?
What's the IT angle ... IBM's Blue Lightning CPU?
Wow, what a chop! (From that blade, I mean).
What's the IT angle? You need at least 3 working fingers to stabilize a MS OS?
You may need a new printer.
I installed PDFCreator from SourceForge a while ago like I have done in the past. This time the installer additionally installed some piece of malware rubbish that hijacks the search engine in all browsers. Took some effort to find out how to get rid of it again (turns out you can just uninstall it from Programs and Features).
But after that my faith in SF was badly shaken. They just cannot be trusted anymore.
I fail to see how this will cause the sun to go dark and the stars to fall to the earth.
Open message from friend. Phone reboots. Curses uttered. Phone restarts. Remove friend from Christmas card list.
You can probably even block the sender and instruct them to solve their personal issues before you will allow them to contact you again.
So does this replace the Start Menu or the TIFKAM tiles? How do I launch Notepad with this?
But look, seriously ... Unlike what I read in these comments I've never felt it necessary to base my choice of OS on the games bundled with it, Just don't launch the danged thing. Unless it's the new log-on screen? (Solve the puzzle to log into Windows.).
My ancient notebook at home runs Windows Vista. My other PCs run various distros of GNU/Linux. Looking at that chart my choices of OS are competing there for the bottom position. It's not much of an issue for me: I seriously started using GNU/Linux about 2 years ago and my interest in Windows just dwindled -- mostly because of MS' licensing policies*. I'll probably replace the ancient notebook if Windows 10 turns out to be useable and it can co-exist with other operating systems on *my* equipment that I *bought*.
(At least my work notebook runs Windows 7 so I can still feel like I'm part of the herd).
* My OS is tied to a specific hardware configuration and I have to pay again if I upgrade?!? WTF? What next? Do I have to pay for my orange juice again if I pour it from the bottle into a glass?
I suppose they could always relocate to the Marshall Islands if they don't like the look of that them telescopes over there.
I encountered the following snafu: Registered for a website and used a 30 character generated password. Then I could not log into the site again because the password box on the log-in page was restricted to 20 characters.
We need Armed Response!
Did this thing ever complain about pain in the diodes on its left side?
Don't 3D printers require a stable surface? Sounds to me like whatever is being printed will arrive looking like a blob of molten plastic with warts. I would love to see them drive around Pretoria their truck mounted printer attempting to scale a speed bump without landing in a pothole on the other side.
Not sure where the power for this SKA is going to come from. Unless you're generating your own power you only have a choice between these providers:
We experience country-wide rolling blackouts daily from 8am to 10pm because the power plants have fallen into such disrepair that they break daily and reliable power supply has become impossible (Goooogle "majuba silo collapse" as an example). The other huge problem is cable theft.
So-o-o-o..... Plenty of sunlight in the Karoo. Not sure how many solar panels / wind turbines one will need to drive thousands of these 16amp processors with cooling (you're going to need it...). Not sure how you're going to keep the locals away from your copper cable (or anything metal basically, like manhole covers, train rails, trains, fence posts, ...).
Not sure on the details. But you are saying that they overpaid you $2,500, you never reported it, and now you are upset because they're asking for their money back?
This is amazing. Still not using strncpy() or strcpy_s()? Or even better: std::string? (Although that would require broadening one's horizons...) Shouldn't it be a compile-time error by this time to use such archaic unsafe functions?
(Mutter, mutter, mutter ... some people still driving ox carts in the space age....)
"Made in China"
"HP has the top spot with 36 per cent of the list, compared to 356 per cent for IBM."
Are IBM using those Pentium chips with the FDIV bug for their stupercomputers?
Maybe just a high-res camera that takes pictures of the area where the flash came from for later identification of the perps?
And maybe a dart-gun (a variation of the type that vets use) for incapacitating the suspect until the men in blue can pick him up for questioning. A vet can revive him at the p'lice station.
Ok, maybe not the darting...
"Since asymptotically more efficient techniques can be brought to bare as bit lengths increase, we conclude that small characteristic pairings at all security levels should now be regarded as completely insecure.”
Ok, insecure. Got that.