"Your XBox One, sir, as requested"
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"Your XBox One, sir, as requested"
The Curta is a small, hand-cranked digital mechanical calculator introduced by Curt Herzstark in 1948. It can be used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and (with more difficulty) square roots and other operations.
Actually built in KZ Buchenwald, no less.
Try getting that past TSA officers.
They will probably identify it as a porta-nuke.
People are respectfully requested to Google Plinkett's review of JJ's Star Trek reboot.
It's better than watching the movie.
Not at all. Darth was just the emperor's "dirty jobs" man, sent out to choke the military aristocrats into line, kick some ass on orbital construction sites, supervise planetary bombardment and maybe torture a princess in the dungeon.
He was never at the source of major decisions.
The would be Artoo Darthtoo, then.
Then an SMS arrives that tells you that a sweetheart deal made by bossman caused delivery a 1 m³ box of shrinkwrapped software nobody knows what it does that you have to install "now".
Linux: it's like Thai Ginger!
There were news about strikes in France, though.
The whole AGN-NYET discussion, stranged up a bit, I see.
Just proof that people with no real jobs tend to specialize in the domain which they have no fucking clue about.
It's like a Presidential Election where quite a few "people" are spazzing out as the next Big Honcho is acceding to the Throne of Pretense whereby He is supposed to Make Everything Better, then makes is consistently worse.
In other words, no.
Chocolate willy - melts in the mouth, not in the hand!
> I was 15 and up until 3am nearly every night for months on end.
My parents would have kicked me down the kerb for not doing my allotted homework and practicing unethical workhours.
I was destined for a staid state employee career, with social benefits, high salary, unfireability and with guaranteed pension scheme, all paid for by unnamed proletarian masses.
Sadly, their design to make me accede to the New Aristocracy went astray...
As someone who has always been hopeless at arithmetic, I found on a computer numbers made much more sense & I finally got to grips with algebra ... the thing I was most proud of was writing a program that displayed a 3D globe (just line drawing) that I could rotate & change the perspective of.
High five, good sir!
That was when I finally discovered what that "matrix arithmetic" our high school prof was dishing out was actually good for (up to that moment I just seemed like a pretext to make one write down overly large parentheses). The 2nd edition (pink colored) ""Principles of Interactive Computer Graphics" by Newman/Sproull was of invaluable help in this.
Did this on a Z80-equipped Sony Hit Bit though. It was SLOW.
"The Host of Countdown", eh?
Either a hacker handle or a song by Europe.
"And just like the AT&T - T-Mobile deal, this will results in thousands of people losing their jobs."
This being a problem how?
Right, you keep telling yourself that. Maybe you wanna ask the Yanks?
Either the guys being fired are shit, or they will find other gainful employment. That's the way the cookie crumbles.
People who assume there is some magic entitlement to "lifelong job protection" are just fscking confused about the whole thing works. They generally are also union members and believers in the nanny state.
Dear doublethink AC: avoiding taxes is GOOD for the workforce and the employees. It is BAD for the state, taxfeeders and their associated fat cats. And who cars about those?
Unions must be furious!
"What does this make me when I start trolling the trolls"
A poseur who is bad at lying.
Did I mention Hitler, btw?
Androids aren't running Java.
But then you will have to launch the "Smoking Mushroom" for the State Department.
The difference between a piece of food and the cabling infrastructure is that one is a capital good (needs some time to get bigger) while the other is not (you can have another piece of it at will)
Network ain't gonna resize itself just when you pay.
Has anyone seen the Fujitsu-Siemens server series lately?
Not bad kit per se (except the entry-level with the Promise RAID ... kill it with fire!), but a bit pricey (don't even mention the maintenance contracts) and as usual for this class of machines, the BIOS was a permaclusterfuck of inconsistent shite unfit for any sort of purpose, which was "ameliorated" in an Al Capone way by the stripped-down Windows-based management interfaces on CD that introduced even more inconsistency.
What happened to it?
You know that the "wrong" kind of journalism today is seen as high treason against the state in western "duhmocracies"?
WE ARE THERE.
Adding the sinistro-tech is just bling.
Inkjet ordinance?`That kind of device would bankrupt the biggest state actors, even those that have a "central bank" to print up the missing money.
But .... what if the glass identifies the cop himself as the criminal (that is, before he has had the time to clear the perp database)?
But tell us, professor. Do you have any idea how to DEFEND against them?
And with anti-communism.
Microsoft: More anticommunistic than the WACL financing south-american dictators hanging random campesinos for fun & giggles.
> crying into your pillow isn't going to help
On the other hand, the pillow will recommend products that will help you get to sleep, in a soft voice...
Faster Gogglecat! KILL KILL!
> It does not have a Facebook button.
Mother of God!
Damn those poi-tics. They should have stayed in gamma quadrant, what are they doing in this part of the galaxy?
Next they will be selling us galacto-opium. That they forced us to produce in the first place.
If that's on "embarrassing" level, you need to read up on the Yalta-and-after shenanigans pronto.
"According to this decrypted telegram, the attack on Normandy came as a complete surprise!"
"What does it say, then?"
Read it here: The Day After Roswell by "the very credible Lt Colonel Corso of the US Army" himself!
According to amazon, it came out on "January 1, 0010", which probably means it rode the X-Files wave and someone had some Y2K trouble with his 'puters.
It is a waste of a perfectly good tree except for the reprinted article from the 60's I think flogging the idea of a nuke-flinging US moonbase. "Nuke them from on high", indeed.
"ONLY THE DEAD CAN KNOW PEACE FROM THIS EVIL MACHINE"
> Don't these idiots *ever* learn from history?
That's not how it works. Decisions are ALWAYS local. They become global (to the detriment of most) only if a specific lever is legislated into existence to satisfy these local interests.
More on this in The Great Deformation.
You can place a call to the Federal Reserve. Not sure whether Madame Yellen will pick up, too many vested interests in keeping the train rolling as long as possible.
The buffers can't be far, though with all the fog and speed I can't see.... ADD MORE COAL!!
That would be QUALITY product.
They will become like Siemens.
They will just exist, but no-one will be sure based on what exactly.
Or maybe not.
To all available evidence, we have got all the particles down pat, there is bugger all up to the Planck scale, Stringers can go shove it, and the way forward is currently in precision measurements on neutrinos and muons. That and some hard-as-nails work in continuous group theory.
Ron Paul doom picture needed.
Operators operating on him operationally?
But ... wouldn't the disgruntled ones be military? Not known for large amounts of hack skills nor subtlety. Or intelligence for that matter.
I would look for a Slaver in a stasis field in that crater, you can never be too sure.
El Reg, please insert stock chart graphics.
Twitter shares fell sharply on Wall Street today, wiping out about a quarter of the value of the micro-blogging site within minutes of trading opening in New York.
Such things can quickly transform into the next stock market bubble pop, followed by woeful crackle and snaps. Then admonitions of "no-one could have foreseen..." and Paul Krugman flaming out in the NYT. Better be careful.
"We should never forget that in the smartphone, the smart part is us creators"
Frog explosion imminent!!
The eternal dream of automation that makes the business run, fixes itself and also pays for the boss' "business trip with the secretary".
I know: let's try to invade Russia in winter.