Re: Chromebooks must be doing well
I sure am interested in getting one now ...
11070 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
I sure am interested in getting one now ...
back again later with something even more crass and oily
"Fracking" marketing. Literally!
> Record results last quarter.
Because they would permit results to not be totally stellar so shortly before Captain Ballmer's departure?
Its 'scripted reality' television.
Hopefully not using Visual Basic. Do they still have the patent on the "is not" pointer comparison operator btw?
> What was the video about?
I think IBM makes money on consultancy, which is pretty much like bespoke software.
Must be message from the future where nanoassemblers can be had from a decanter in your kitchen.
It's never stylish to look like a donut.
There is no shame in that!
A quarter-wavelength antenna... good thinking. And it must be a single piece of metal, too.
Arrh, me hearties! There sure is a big bang going on aft of us! Methinks we ought to participate!
Australian widow spider, then?
Ever hear of iTunes?
Actually no because f*ck that sh*t.
And I do vervently hope any of the idiots who complain about Apple rogering them while they are "forced" to buy their stuff, the whole Apple leadership, the overpaid "antitrust" legal fatcat and his aides, as well as the price-fixing book publisher leadership all get uncurable but ultimately fatal STDs.
What has that to do with the tribute to the guy with guns & badges?
A bit like the unionised workplace really... no matter how strong a union is, in the long run the employer will always have the upper hand because it's one entity and the employees are only as strong as the weakest members / those willing to work for less.
Uh, what? The employer is a monopsonist? More like, the Union is a monopolist. Which can use the threat of violence and property destruction,as well as the beating up of "scabs".
Only in a legal framework that is paralyzed by the threat of "antitrust" lawsuits could this be in any way acceptable:
They're actually not allowed to talk to each other.
It's all completely schizophrenic. Springboards for exploitative practices are erected under the name of stopping exploitative practices. It's almost as if there was lobbying by a large pack of wolves, flimlamming the interventionistic do-gooders. Then band-aids like "consumer protection laws" are put onto festering wounds. Which are then made harmless by lawfare.
"On a philosophical point, that's why society invented the notion of consumer protection law."
And then society invented lawfare to shut up bad press as a counterpoint.
But it's not easy to make a pot to piss in from the useless crap that is "Das Kapital".
I can, however direct you to Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's "Karl Marx and the Close of His System"
But is 68000 is a modification made by "£" corporation, so it actually is a drop-in replacement.
Why is Michio Kaku talking about rocketry? He can't even get his String/Multiverse religion lined up correctly, and that is his speciality. FFS.
What's next on Fox News? Random "Amurrica Fuck Year" think tankers bloviating about the political situation of the Middle East? Oh wait...
Isn't that more like Neuromancer or Snow Crash?
Maybe one should give that hardware to a shinto shrine. It could come in handy in the near future.
Please stop pushing white guilt.
"Thanksgiving" has nothing to do with "subjugation of anything". It commemorates the amazing finding that settlers in a command and control "equal sharing" economy nearly croak because everyone is waiting for everyone else to do the work, while giving the settlers the permission to actually sell what they produce puts corn on the table (The stuck-up radicals of Plymouth colony managed to go "somewhat free market" while Jamestown didn't get the message and continued to wallow in destitution and Chavez-style decrepitude).
It also used to be a celebration followed at the discretion of the various states until Lincoln decided to make it another matter of Big State to enliven the civil war wreckage with a bit of Joyful Führermessage.
I'll pay for the train ride!
Microsoft gets treated to late-night observation campaigns?
> Anon for blindingly obvious reasons.
Even Nanny Staters are accepted here. Come to the El Reg comment section and feel the power of LOVE!!
But we still don't know where the Second Foundation is!
Lads, I got stung by a mosquito on the ankle once, pustule opened up, got foot infection and amazingly LARGE and PAINFUL swelling, doc pumped me full of antibiotics which the bacterium just laughed at, luckily the reserve antibiotic worked, out of order for a week, then got a reduced bill because of "free healthcare" (but I'm ok with that). Dodged a bullet there.
Don't go outside, Nature wants to KILL YOU!
Dat hyperbolic trajectory!
I am disappoint!
We are doomed. Must have been that tweetblast we fired at Gliese 621.
> WD retail hdd break every month or 2, so everyone buys seagates
Richto was my previous name on here - changed because of confusion it was some sort of boast about wealth - not a new account
DISCOVERED: MASSIVE TWEET FROM STELLAR-MASS BLACK HOLE! Contents too inane to put into print. "MY GOODNESS!" SAYS SHOCKED QUEEN. READ ALL ABOUT IT ON PAGE 4.
I could tell you it was comet Encke but then I would have to kill you.
> heliostationary polar orbit above the sun.
Such an orbit does not exist and the only one to go "Sun poles" was Ulysses and that took a lot of slingshotting and was over fast.
At The Mission, we read:
STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). The mission, launched in October 2006, has provided a unique and revolutionary view of the Sun-Earth System. The two nearly identical observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind - have traced the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to Earth. STEREO has revealed the 3D structure of coronal mass ejections; violent eruptions of matter from the sun that can disrupt satellites and power grids, and help us understand why they happen. STEREO is a key addition to the fleet of space weather detection satellites by providing more accurate alerts for the arrival time of Earth-directed solar ejections with its unique side-viewing perspective.
So we have two sats, at 1 AU (i.e. Earth) orbit, and I would bet at the Lagrange Points.
The Jimbo's Horde page has a nice explanation, which leads to this picture of the STEREO's pair current location. So not at the Lagrange points.
To think that the budget for this probably had to be horse-traded over.
This is not Iran.
Nevertheless, if this goes haywire, they are bound to sulk and do something rebellious, like a pillow fight in the pacific.
DRAMurai in a bento box, then?
Except change orbit and rip your sofa.
Governments: Reluctant because "MUH TAX REVENUE REDUCED!!"
Unions: Reluctant because "MUH JOBS OUTSOURCED!!"
Greens: Reluctant because "MUH ENVIRONMENT DESTROYED!!"
Anti-globalist cretins: Reluctant because "MUH EXPLOITATION OF DA POOR WORSENED!!"
Anti-capitalists: "MUH POWA OF MULTINATIONALS INCREASED!"
Mercantilists: "MUH TRADE BARRIERS REDUCED!"
Nanny staters: "MUH HOMELAND QUALITY CONTROL!!!"
Marxists: "ISN'T ECONOMICS A ZERO-SUM GAME??"
The Fletcher Memorial Home still accepts applicants.
But he's right.
More random internet stuff:
> These are telco style machine rooms
That's interesting, I know the local incumbent operator puts its switches onto a raised floor. This may of course vary with location...
Anyone have ICBM coordinates?
Pretty sure Amazon's EC2 is right next door, too.
Nuke pic because appropriate, I would NEVER hurt a datacentre.
DNA only holds for any amount of time if it has been well-packaged in a protective (no oxidizer, low-radioactivity, not too hot and probably needs chaperoning molecule magic, too) environment and duplicated to hell and back.
I find these places very becoming to meditation. It's as close to the mathematical substrate as you can currently get.
Additionally, the plasticky smell, never used kitchenettes and the often very affordable snack and drink dispensers are a plus!
Network <--//--> Secure
[Citation needed], and you better not come up with "lawful interception", which we know exists - just tap the cleartext data stream at the friendly Siemens EWSD.