Re: So, the Mann is back
Plus the soundtracks are generally excellent.
10691 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
Plus the soundtracks are generally excellent.
The next Alastair Reynolds?
US International keyboard layout
I think even white house spokespersons (currently blondemonster Pzaki, I think) will affirm these do not, and never did, exist and any rumor to the contrary are terrorist inventions.
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You will find that you should have written
Stop protecting McDonalds.
I you can't handle the heat, don't drink coffee at McDonald's.
if it did, there'd be nothing on the shelves and we'd all have six cars
The goal of advertising is not to increase the available wealth of the target, but but have him allocate wealth differently than it would have been done otherwise.
And seeing how people are in debt up to their eyesockets while still having three cars....
The Woman with the McDonald's coffee had third degree burns on her thighs and genitals
McDonalds now serves lava? Probably not in polystyrene cups.
many laptops already have a built in encryption (full disk, part or choice partition)
Wrong, but seeing the levels of QUALITY, CARE and SKILLS-EXHIBITED of BIOS code in general, would you ever trust industrial waste of that kind?
“In memoriam: Hugo Chavez, the first leader of a movement that defeated the extreme centre”
Woah. The guy the who managed to actually wreck Venezuela's economy so much that it turned from a major coffee exporter to a rounding error on the exporters' charts and even toilet paper became an item of rarity? Yep, it's not the Yankee's fault. It's believing in your Marxian power of economic übercontrol.
I think we can skip this book.
“refuse to step down and talk to the people whose worlds they have destroyed.”
Is that so.
Any worst than by the NSA or any other foreign gov agency?
Actually I do think the ones wearing chutzpahs are indeed worse.
CEO Adi Pinhas told El Reg ... "Fortunately, our partnership with Lenovo was limited in scale..."
That's the first time I have heard "fortunately" combined with "limited in scale" from a provider of "PUPware".
Messages regarding US policy on the Ukraine, and other files, have been swiped from the system, two sources report.
There is a policy different from getting the current retardation of Ukrainians killed and ignoring Nazis in order to get Chevron some fracking rights and cause grief for Putin in order to realize the liberal/neocon pussy-wetting dream of "regime change" in Russia? I think we should be told.
a level of human greed* that's never been seen before which will destroy us all** fairly shortly
Not all all.
We have just reaching a level of moneyprinting that is historically unprecendented (i.e. creation of the illusion of wealth, which apparently can be allocated by the powers that be to preferred actors at the push of a return key).
The current expectations regarding payout by governments and ROIs from investments just cannot be fulfilled. There is not enough actual wealth. And the current debt mountain must be ablated by few 10s of percents (the 2008 crash eliminated 5% or so I think). This will cause gnashing of teeth not far from a limited nuclear exchange, but that's the way the cookie crumbles when you believe the easy, smooth lies of Keynesians and Krugmanites.
Once we have gone through the hardship that looms in the immediate future and honest accounting is back en vogue, we will talk about space faring again.
Please find any useful way to get "off the planet" while leaving the bioshpere at home.
But what, exactly, could they have done?
I know... BOMB LYBIA!! DRONE YEMEN!!! Hell yeah.
"Pretty women, flushed and glittering, heard the news told jestingly between the dances, and feigned an intelligent interest they did not feel. “Nearer! Indeed. How curious! How very, very clever people must be to find out things like that!”
"Nagios II - Son of Oort"
No, but we are IT.
> keep yourselves healthy.
Also: Pork dose a day keeps the ISIS away.
This rather makes me feel like the world is entering a Philip K. Dick universe. But which one?
This is the secret sauce that makes your product more competitive than anyone elses.
Here is a free-market idea: If that idea is so valuable, then the NDA should be accompanied with a payout to keep the engineer's mouth sealed (may have to be done through a bank account to be liberated in 10y time). Not with a threat to sue. Might work better.
[T]he UK's interception regime is entirely compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Entirely compatible? So there is a SOAP interface.
It's currently between your feet and your arse is against the wall.
> Basically boot start a EU wide tech sector.
Not sure whether serious or totally retarded.
Have fun getting rid of all cross-licensing schemes and generally getting the EU tech sector anywhere other than navel-gazing and taxed/regulated/mismanaged to the general shape of a quivering puppy.
There is a good reason why Europe is an economic shithole getting shittier by the day.
The US is still the powerhouse, in spite of all its governments attempt at raping it into a socialistic shape amenable to the liberal lunatic fringe.
> Sometimes the government - or their contractors - have to do some real nasty stuff
> living with your "rights and freedoms"
Scare quotes. Thanks for clarifying.
> This is not new as it was first demonstrated at OHM 2013
This is not new as demonstrated by Reinhard Heydrich c.a. 1942.
Get Rekt M8!
The finger in the icon is not the correct one.
IT IS THE SAME ONE IN ALL CASES??
Sadly, it has come to the point where no shot is too cheap and no hyperbole is left unrealized anymore.
"Ah, Mr Creosote. Can I offer you a large, wide-screen image in the middle of your preferred website, sir?"
> Prospecting for a new laptop
> Dell has only no-longer-composable "take it or leave it and better lube up" crud on display
> Visit Lenovo's website instead
> Need to tell NoScript to "enable temporarily" websites I have never heard of
> Ghostery pops a vein growing a World Trade Center in the corner
Still have no new laptop. Am I a failure?
THANK YOU UK TAXPAYER!
It's saddening when Al Jazeera actually provides more and indepth coverage of actual news
I don't see how that is saddening. It has also been the case since the Bush II Iraqi pratfall now.
If the US goes to the the length to find the exact hotel room through which a tank projectile shall be "accidentally" lobbed or bothers to blow a marked journalist team off a Baghdad roof by JDAM they must be doing something right.
+1 for The Truth
And since those in charge made all their designers be coders:
Designers that code?
Go to check that link.
They "code" in HTML and CSS.
kill me now.
"tabletised" web pages
Pretty sure there is a strong positive correlation between tabletization of a website and the merciless dumbing down of offered content (and the increasing length of the Ghostery popup). Not to mention the impossibility of finding the rare left-over nugget not yet shat on by editiorial policy. People then leave...
Trying to recreate the spirit of the printed paper online, then?
Sadly, you cannot create a left-of-center wrapper for your fries with that!
We live in an age where our computers rival living beings in complexity.
It's not like protocol handlers cannot be written with the proof they have been implemented according to specification (of course the spec may be wrong, but that's the way it goes). Protocols are never really complex in any meaningful sense.
It's people faffing around with C and handwritten manglers like medieval hunchbacked differently-abled persons who are the real problem.
Coding in Mercury? Hell yeah.
That would in deed be a very sensible thing to do, as it would also create a boundary between authentication, session handling and the rest of the application. Plus you could do amazing stuff with a minimal amount of code, and since "remote frame buffer" is a fairly well defined set of requirements, we could even support multiple protocols rather easily.
Will "X Terminals" be back? Yes. Yes, they will. Already, we have "remote desktops in the cloud".
@Roo : The real question is: Are you using Erlang?
Quantitative Easing is the answer to everything. Even to bandwidth problems.
WHERE ARE THE SNOWDENS OF YESTERYEAR?
Even countries that do not have a desperate need to shore up their public finances
A nice euphemism for
"The goverrrnmental pirates have wrecked everything out of sheer greed, mismanagement and cronyism and need more. Disregard the multibillion-$CURRENY debthole, that's for the future (or for foreign taxpayers via the IMF)"
Anything but "I came, I saw, he died" Hillary, basically the liberal-socialist side of old bomber Cain. But Jeb is not an answer.
If only we could have some Hope and Change...
Good enough. Gleisners will follow.
which NASA is calling 20150217_meteoroid in this animation
> Adobe Flash
That would make them all Cave Johnsons.
This is what happens when you rush regression testing to meet externally imposed arbitrary 90 day deadlines.
We can work fast, or we can work accurate.
...And these 90 day deadlines apparently mean tweaking default values in Muffice is priority #1 and needs to be rolled out stat.
Context: It IS important.
The context being: The codebase is shit and the regression test set is arbitrary and possibly absent. And our dev skillset is arbitrary too. Prima donnas, freshmen and people miscommunicating with their navels trying to deal with arbitrary complexit injected by marketrdroid demands I suppose.
In any normal industry lawyers would be crawling up your arse. And this will happen sooner or later.
German and Japanese technology actually improved after the war, courtesy of us bombing everything flat. Then the Americans made very generous loans and donations to allow them to rebuild with the latest technology.
This is beyond retarded and just proves a total misunderstanding of how an economy works, it's practically the picture-book-for-6-years-old view of the economy espoused by Keynesians.
1) If you "bomb everything flat" it's over. There isn't even the wherewithal to build the machines to build the machines to build the machines. It's called the capital base. The skillbase is gone too.
2) The "donations" you mention (aka "the Marshal Plan") mainly went to well-connected figures in Sweden and Greece, not germany.
3) It took about 30 years and the effects of post-war liberalization to get Germany anywhere near an acceptable industrial base. And there were still bombed-out areas, shitty roads, bad services, limited resources and underdeveloped regions.
4) US-based investors, meanwhile just could go on buying up everything, investing and expanding into Europe, and generally transforming most of the world into a dollar-dominated backwater. Of course the economic havoc of wartime and the subsequent "small wars" (not to mention the economic havoc of the preceding "New Deal") must have loped off a few hundred billion gold-based USD of lost revenue but hey, who is counting?
The plumes could be some sort of very unusual aurora, 1,000 times brighter than anything seen on Earth, triggered by a very strong magnetic pocket in the planet’s crust that drove solar wind particles out into the atmosphere.
... MARS MAGNETIC ANOMALY #1?
The feel when SNOWCRASH!