THIS IS RACIST TO JAR JAR BINKS!
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THIS IS RACIST TO JAR JAR BINKS!
You know we stopped a genocide in Lybia, right?
AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST!
Ryan claimed the ODM trend was "disproportionately affecting some of our competition, some of them are going through tough times at the moment".
"disproportionately" relative to what exactly?
> "Windows 7 comes with Windows Remote Assistance out-of-the-box"
> Follow the link
> "To view this content you need to install ★SilverLight★ TM (c) (r)"
It's the only way to be sure.
"a Firefox exec was funding the KKK"
Because: Not supporting a peculiar contractual arrangement among consenting adults that is mainly relevant because of taxation == lynching blacks in hoodies with a background of burning crosses and everything
"or had supported some law that supported the denial of rights to, say, Latinos or Jews"
Because: Not supporting a peculiar contractual arrangement among consenting adults that is mainly relevant because of taxation == denying unspecified (positive or negative) rights to Latinos (a persecuted minority) or (the horror) Jews
These comparisons effortlessly reach Amurrican Liburl levels of retardation.
USING FIREFOX IS AKIN TO APPEASING HITLER. IN MUNICH!
You heard it here first.
#Bulls literally just ran down #kingSt
If the cattle did indeed escape the Park, it's a serious animal cruelty issue
They might meet hipsters and their mysterious ways...
it is illegal to advertise or promote baby milk
The mind boggles.
But think of the fact that all the ACs can then be replaced by a single program!
"The actual effect of minimum wage laws is not to give workers at the margin higher paygrades, but to have them replaced by machinery." Hell yeah!
Let's hope it doesn't think like roughly 85% of reg commentards.
There is a 85% chance that you are included in this undesirable set!
Fancy some health insurance?
Don't tell me we need Obamarescue.
Clearly some kind of Hadooping. Behold the chestbeatingz:
Inmarsat senior vice-president Chris McLaughlin said the firm had studied electronic "pings" - or bursts of data - which the plane had sent to one of its satellites.
He told the BBC: "We have been dealing with a totally new area. We've been trying to help an investigation based on a single signal once an hour from an aircraft that didn't include any GPS data, any time and distance information.
"So this really was a bit of a shot in the dark and it's to the credit of our scientific team that they came up and managed to model this."
Mr McLaughlin continued: "They managed to find a way in which to say just a single ping can be used to say the plane was both powered up and travelling, and then by a process of elimination - comparing it to other known flights - establish that it went south."
Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall, from the University of Southampton, told the BBC: "The algorithms and the techniques [Inmarsat] have applied to try and locate - to within a certain area - where the last transmission was made is really quite phenomenal - but also quite tragic because it does show this plane was heading to an open area of ocean."
He continued: "They've probably crammed almost a year's worth of research into maybe a couple of weeks, so it's not a routine calculation they would ever, ever make.
"They've been looking at all the signals they have, all the recordings they have, and processing that many times over to try and pinpoint where the plane's signal came from. Technologically it's really quite astounding."
It's actually nonsad.
apparently you can take control of a plane by plugging into the USB port on the IFE
I hope they blended over into a James Bond theme.
With such QUALITY information sources it is lucky that JFK wasn't on the plane otherwise there would be rumors about Lyndon B. Johnson having fired on the plane from a grassy knoll.
a rich irony
It's so rich that it would easily make a Michelle Obama's "no (salt|sugar|fat)" list of verboten foodstuff.
But then again, we suspected this all along, didn't we?
Yeah, the original inhabitants can sing a song about that kind of britishness.
"that your radar program is defective or the military personnel are failing to do their job"
Probably both, as is that caste's custom, but it's not as if Russians were particularly interested in a takeover of the vast stretches of roo-land at the point of the Avtomat Nikonova.
High res spy sats are only any good if you know exactly where to look. Osama could have been sunbathing naked on the roof of his Pakistani hideout, waving at passing spysats and they still wouldn't have seen him until local intel gave some pointers.
Ah yes, about that...
New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who spent more than a decade reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan has pretty well confirmed that Pakistan not only knew of bin Laden’s presence, but actively protected him. More than that, the U.S. government knows they knew, and the Pakistanis know they know they knew.
> Capture plane for reasons unknown, possibly having to do with religion and/or a ragequit attitude
> Divert into vast desert off nothingness to make it disappear
> By coincidence hit the hush-hush Amurrican Superbase hidden within vast desert of nothingness
> Hush-hush Amurrican Superbase fires at you as your fuel runs out
> THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!
How do you black out AC's "Mom's basement"?
Regarding recent political events, the correct approach is "report whatever fits into a prevailing narrative, don't care about any facts, even later".
You could gas whole editorial boards and the garden sheds full of gnomically idiotic "opinion" page writers (WaPo and NYT I'm looking at you E.J. Dionne, Krauthammer etc. ) and nothing of value would be lost. Indeed, the average sanity of Earth would be markedly increased.
It is pretty cruel to just cut a ship loose at sea and the perps should be strung up by their gonads for some righteous drying ... but then:
In January 2014, there was speculation based on an interview with a salvager in the British tabloid The Sun that the ship might be nearing the coast of England and be infested with cannibal rats. The rumours were subsequently debunked. Psychic Uri Geller offered to help locate the ship.
I'm not saying it's aliens, but it could well be aliens.
Handing flexible solutions to consumers?
It simply is against their DNA.
Clearly you need Clippy to give you advice on blood pressure management.
Thank you. I hope to be able to be of some service in the future, good sir!
Don't meh the Lambdas, or they will lisp you in a curry.
Ruby and all the other hipster languages,like Scala, are wannabe mainstream languages, but have been discovered to not be usable in anger, so people went back to reliable Java.
This is politspeak for "I don't understand any of this, leave me alone!"
but that's not standard and not properly approved...
How exactly does you bank approve a new JVM? Do they rub body pieces of the CIO over it?
I know I know. But how hard can it be to regression test code running on a nominally backward-compatible JVM?
Unless of course, the test code has been left "for later" (*cough*)
And the documentation ..ummm... "cannot be found"
Java on the desktop is dead, it's primary use these days seems to be to infect your computer with malware. The best thing to do is deinstall it. I bet about 99% of people will never need it.
Sounds like random shock talking points from one of the "N arguments to make the heads of [some political opponent you want to antagonize today] explode" posts that one can regularly find on confusenik websites, written by people actually unable to develop a coherent train of thought.
Servers and mobiles seem to be a success area, but really it's depressing to see smartphones running Java apps
Which ones run Java?
This stemmed from the fact LinkedIn and Twitter abandoned hipster-choice Ruby for less fashionable Java. As ever, when it comes to Java, the reasons were performance and scale.
Ah no, Twitter went with Scala, i.e. a language running on the/a JVM. Did they move off it? Scala has its own problems, I hear, including major problems in debugging as coders enthusiastically embrace the newness and the ubiquitously overloaded "surprise" operator.
As for multicore, there is always Go.
C++ or any other fully compiled language would've outperformed Java by miles
"Stop me, I'm a moron and I'm gonna use this computer"
Your developers need a bit of training. Stop watching TV in the evening and read a Manning book.
That in real terms there has been ZERO progress in AI since 1950s
"I'm gonna make shit up like an economic columnist from the NYT and just post it here. Sounds like a plan!!"
Yeah.. "Real terms". Really intelligent word-finding here, dude.
Well, I'm old enough to remember eejits proclaiming how impossibly hard it would be to have computers play chess and from that observation they went on to conclude that AI is too hard for computers. Now chessplaying is no longer even mentioned as an interesting problem. We switched to more interesting problems like machine translation, simulations of cats and robots pursuing you to the khazi to pop a cap into your arse.
He was arrested in Seattle for a crime against an American company.
Holy damn! The poor company!!!
Seriously, anyone not totally braindamaged by the sheeple-targeting/IP-defending media permashitstorm would realize that one could at best talk about an attack on the financial wellbeing of the shareholders of the company.
Defrauding shareholders is politically correct these days, so the accusation would have to be re-engineered into one about "irretrievably harming potential future tax revenues", which in the current climate can only be interpreted by a popular court as the most heinous crime of lèse-majesté, and thus we could go liberally medieval on the perp's arse, all in good conscience.
you have no reasonable expectation of privacy
And other totalitarian venues.
Especially french bloggers.
as opposed to giving away millions of hours to developing an operating system nobody wants or uses
I thought he was talking about all the nameless Microserfs mercilessly squeezed like sweat shop boys to give their Pocari Sweat to build Windows RT?
there is no way to control the plane from the ground like that
I thought that meme died the death of utter idiocy after 9/11. Instead, it is still around.
"Bond is sent by M to a clinic to improve his health. While massaged by physiotherapist Patricia Fearing, he notices Count Lippe, a suspicious man with a criminal tattoo (from a Tong). He searches Lippe's room, but is seen leaving by Lippe's clinic neighbour who is bandaged after plastic surgery. Lippe tries to murder Bond with a spinal traction machine, but is foiled by Fearing, whom Bond then seduces. Bond finds a dead bandaged man, François Derval. Derval was a French NATO pilot deployed to fly aboard an Avro Vulcan loaded with two atomic bombs for a training mission. He had been murdered by Angelo, a SPECTRE henchman surgically altered to match his appearance.
Angelo takes Derval's place on the flight, sabotaging the plane and sinking it near the Bahamas. He is then killed by Emilio Largo (SPECTRE No. 2) for trying to extort more money than offered to him. Largo and his henchmen retrieve the stolen atomic bombs from the seabed. All double-0 agents are called to Whitehall and en route, Lippe chases Bond. Lippe is killed by SPECTRE agent Fiona Volpe for failing to foresee Angelo's greed. SPECTRE demands £100 million in white flawless uncut diamonds from NATO in exchange for returning the bombs. If their demands are not met, SPECTRE will destroy a major city in the United States or the United Kingdom. At the meeting, Bond recognises Derval from a photograph. Since Derval's sister, Domino, is in Nassau, Bond asks M to send him there, where he discovers Domino is Largo's mistress."
Yep, I think this must be how it happened.
Pretty sure there are. IIRC, in Yurop alone, subsidies are allocated depending on what is being grown, which is checked by you-guessed-what. All the tech for all the wrong things. On the other hand, we can analyze and map the whole surface of nearby planets within weeks. This isn't being done manually.
Anyway, I had a course on this back when Bush made Kuwait safe for the Emir again, back when computers were slow and 16 MByte counted for something.
I don't know what to think of this exhibit of millenial brain power.
Because the device and app are designed to take advantage of them.
Children apps with in-app purchase should be banned. Why a children app is allowed to connect to the Internet and spend money? Why the store rules which are so strict when they like, are so liberal when it comes to extract money from users?
Yeah, those parents are good for nothing. We need us some REGULATION in here.
They expect some basic safeguards to be in place as they have other priorities in life, which don't include checking every little detail on things like in-app purchases.
These "other priorities" apparently include buying the latest bling on which they then load games they don't understand (the use of which sure is going to be declared a "human right" by an UN panel any moment now).