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As long as the drugs peddled by the slimy megacorps are not of the psychosis inducing variety, I might consider a job up there...
This sounds like what Krugman ordered.
Well, not quite, as its not a big government program to defend against Space Aliens but it's pretty close. Space Race to Asteroid Mining! Just needs more government money containers and we might go WWII SAVED MUH ECONOMY again!
Sure is a better plan than a rekindled Global War on Terror through the whole Sahel region as recently fanwanked in front of cameras by Monsieur Cameron.
Re: red tape
You are now being detained for aggravated unbellyfeelness and nogooder govdistrust. Please assume the party escort submission position, a bluebutler will meet with you shortly.
Is this The Register?
Yes, how can I help you? Is your parrot feeling unwell?
Re: I put my foot through my cornflakes
Whatever happens, don't mention the war
"Will you stop talking about the war?"
"Me?! You started it!"
"We did not start it!"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland!"
> you should see the awesome might of the FCC
A Jimmy Savile nipslip outrage? Oh my!
Re: Can someone please enlighten me
> bully-boy tactics to silence anyone who even insinuated that he migt not be competing clean.
The Steve Jobs of cycling.
Do-gooder proggies in action
I remember when "Net Neutrality" meant that one should force providers to not drop packets on the floor depending on destination, origin, service type and content and force them to charge everyone equally (clearly another one of those 99%er club "good ideas" even though the 99% didn't even know they were the 99%ers back then).
Now it's about how the bill looks like? Really?? Let's apply some gas here, shall we?
No Daily Mail icon, I see.
But he wouldn't have said anything!
This article should be accompanied by a pic of Team Fortress 2's Engineer doing some naughty, sadistic stuff.
Expect a "mercury trading certificate" scam to spring up any minute now
Yeah, let's have some progress in this bitch.
I hope these guys get an "accident" so they can get some intensive "care".
Captain, we are detecting huge physical limitations. I recommend we increase shield strength.
"The prediction would be music to the ears of Australia’s Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, who has been criticized for setting too high a floor price for this country’s upcoming spectrum auctions."
So riddle me this...
1) Scarcity of bandwidth shall be economically allocated through adequate pricing, as any non-progressive intellect will agree, makes sense.
2) For some reason, this resolves the totally unrelated problem of the government setting a high price on the spectrum. Setting a high price on the spectrum ultimately means heavily taxing the end users (that's you, btw.) as the phone companies' investment in the spectrum needs to be recouped, so it will be passed on, it will not magically be paid through a money hoard held by evil one-percenters with crooked noses.
It's magic! Or is it?
Re: 1983 - A good year for Kev!!!
You can see his trademark way of answering the phone - resting the whole upper body weight on the elbows...
"Thank you, HAL"
> on the balance sheet the real difference between an investment and an asset
The balance sheet has assets ["stuff"] on one side and liabilities/equity ["whom the stuff belongs to"] on the other side. Hopefully most of the stuff on any side is an investment for someone.
> Put another way one side is the stuff that makes money and the other side is the stuff that takes money
That's not how a balance sheet works, hon.
> A corporate HQ is just like your house and it shouldn't be placed on the asset side
Being an asset means it will be placed on the asset side otherwise the good ole governement will whip your arse for tax evasion
For the remainder of the problem, see "fair and prudent evaluation", "deprecation" and "write-offs".
Re: Well, that's Anaconda worse then
> The disk partitioning section is now actually far worse than the old...
Always has been the Angry Leprechaun. I don't know who codes this or what the design decisions are that go into the high-level goal of "Anaconda, work out what the user wants", but the end result has been consistently horribly surprising, wrong and annoying.
When you find out how to do it, write it down! Myst without the pretty graphics....
Re: Debian user here...
> copyright-encumbered codecs
Don't exist except if someone pilfered the source or wrapped an opaque .dll.
You mean "patent-encumbered" codecs, yet another cancer of the Internet (YACOTI)
Re: Understand the Lisa for what it really is!
It's inflation, Jim, but not as we know it.
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
> It's certainly not straight in the root!
Actually it is. That's the whole point. It's a straight hierarchy. All your objects are in this hierarchy (even the devices, and last decade a lot of runtime and kernel stuff has shown up in places under /proc and /sys), you know the operations you can apply, you know where your current directory is, you know where you are when you go ..-wards. (Eliding the magic of ioctl, the fact that you have to tell users why you cannot cd to /dev/sda and my experience when I first wanted to "mount a floppy" in a Sparc IPC) You don't care about whether a directory (really, a provider of byte streams) is on a local disk, a mounted CD or on a network drive. It's an abstraction. That's the point of of having and OS. It's a clean abstraction. That makes the OS worthwhile.
You may argue whether an inexperienced user needs an overlay on this view, but generally I don't think it's needed. Drive letters? ... well, it's an IBM idea. Nuff said. Plus, the bizarro overlay shown to unsuspecting users starting with XP File Explorer is frankly confusing. My what? Where? What for? And it seems to be getting worse.
And don't get me started on the Redmond Implementation of symbolic links. Accumulated karma fused with bad design is the best description one can come up with.
Where is the religious war icon?
Re: How many people, so much money spent...
> Not even governments fuck up that bad.
I challenge you on this!
As of March 2006, approximately £4.5 billion had been spent by the United Kingdom in Iraq.
All basically tax transfers to well-connected people, so one might actually consider this a "just as planned", but still.
Re: here comes the onslaught
Hoist the Grammar Nazi flag, for Great Justice!
Bombastic wagnerian music to a song rich in germanic gutturals begins to play in the background
Re: Am i reading this correctly?
High prices seem to be the norm. The US stock and bond markets are at, or near, all-time highs. Agricultural land in the US is at all time highs. The Contemporary Art market in New York is booming with record sales and high prices. The real estate markets in Manhattan and Washington, DC, are both at all-time highs as the Austrians would predict. That is, after all, where the money is being created, and the place where much of it is injected into the economy.
This doesn’t even consider what prices would be like if the Fed and world central banks had not acted as they did. Housing prices would be lower, commodity prices would be lower, CPI and PPI would be running negative. Low-income families would have seen a surge in their standard of living. Savers would get a decent return on their savings.
Of course, the stock market and the bond market would also see significantly lower prices. Bank stocks would collapse and the bad banks would close. Finance, hedge funds, and investment banks would have collapsed. Manhattan real estate would be in the tank. The market for fund managers, hedge fund operators, and bankers would evaporate.
In other words, what the Fed chose to do ended up making the rich, richer and the poor, poorer. If they had not embarked on the most extreme and unorthodox monetary policy in memory, the poor would have experienced a relative rise in their standard of living and the rich would have experienced a collective decrease in their standard of living.
Re: What's the point
Longdog is long!
Apparently the real estate bubble in NY and elsewhere is back in full swing. Now is the time to sell before the next big pop and wealth destruction bonanza.
1) Go to: USPTO search
2) Query: in/Bak-Lars (where did they get that syntax?)
"Method and apparatus for reducing memory usage by encoding two values in a single field"
"Mixed execution stack and exception handling"
"Method and apparatus for performing byte-code optimization during pauses"
"Method and apparatus for concurrent thread synchronization"
"Method and apparatus for implementing fast subclass and subtype checks"
It's like in the final chapter of "The shockwave rider"
AN ALARMING ITEM TO FIND ON YOUR PREFERRED SOFTWARE PROVIDER'S QUALITY ASSESSMENT:
"94 percent of the malware samples not detected during the test didn't impact our customers"
1) Hide how many malware samples were deteced, how many were not.
2) Of the ones not detected (alarming), a full 6% impacted the customers (very alarming). What did the rest do? Probably just hoovered the disk and pumped it to russian servers will not delivering pornpopup(tm) to "the customers" who were just presenting an Excel(tm) sheet to unsuspecting underage pupils.
Well, all the cash printed up in the Bernanke The Evil Gnome's Subterranean Workshop that is being pyramided out via fracres banking to the hoi polloi has to end up somewhere, right.
You won't have a pension later, but at least you will get ads now. Enjoy.
Re: The CPU is mounted diagonally?
Standard. You don't have to make the wires do awkward angles to reach The Other Stuff.
Now, if someone came up with the idea to open up wormholes on the mainboard...
I said, lawyer, when you're short on your dough .... It's fun to splurge a D-M-C-A....
The information concerned, as has been noted, has been available since 2003 and is in fact obsolete. It also does not reflect the current Thales payment hardware security module.
Then deliver the up-to-date manuals posthaste to Cryptome, you state-financed killtool deliverers and frigates-for-Taiwan (not to mention submarines-for-Malaysia) corruption scandal overlords.
Well, yum and rpm are kinda connected.
"yum is an interactive, rpm based, package manager. It can automatically perform system updates, including dependency analysis and obsolete processing based on "repository" metadata. It can also perform installation of new packages, removal of old packages and perform queries on the installed and/or available packages among many other commands/services (see below). yum iis similar to other high level package managers like apt-get and smart."
"rpm is a powerful Package Manager, which can be used to build, install, query, verify, update, and erase individual software packages. A package consists of an archive of files and meta-data used to install and erase the archive files. The meta-data includes helper scripts, file attributes, and descriptive information about the package."
This is how we do design in German!
Oh no, the Designers from Metro School have gone all bauhaus on the poor Anaconda. WHY!
> Spherical Cow, however, proved to be a difficult beast - it is nearly three months late.
So what! Not frantic enough, is it? Have some ritalin.
Re: Plan B? Plan C?
There seems to be this massive divide between the people who think that the constitution is important ("but the prez cannot send me to Gitmo on a whim, what about muh constitution") and those who think that it doesn't ("well, you know, 'arms' are not really 'arms'"). Amazingly they are often the same, Moaning Progressives.
Shifting the problem to the bullets is trillion-dollar-coin level stupid.
> refuses to remove Java
> not even talking about the plugin
Maybe you are not entirely sure what you talking about, son?
"Killer BOB (or simply BOB) is a fictional character in the ABC television series Twin Peaks. He is a demonic entity who feeds on fear and pleasure. He possesses human beings and then commits acts of rape and murder in order to feast upon his victims."
Turns out he also outsources.
Re: Why are they backing up to a Flash Drive in the first place?
Not a bad idea IMAO.
It's like the AR-15 direct impingement system!
> Still not into Griffon
Re: "go fast enough & rip electrons"
> Please (somebody) correct me if i'm wrong.
You are not wrong but what is the problem?
> I believe light is red shifted not due to a celestial body moving rapidly away from us, but rather due to the expansion of the intervening space.
Same thing in the end.
Then you can just smuggle in a raider party with a porta-nuke or an Apple-carried virus via an old spice freighter. Nobody will notice anything until too late.
cat Release.txt | sed 's/Earth/Iran/g' | sed 's/Death Star/Nuclear Bomb/g'
Immediate State Department Press Release
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