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You forgot the wonderful work she did for Chileans herself
Having stopped those cursed Spaniards from prosecuting that poor sick Pinochet chap.
Truly her life will be long remembered by freedom loving people everywhere (in their darkest nightmares)
I presume God doesn't want her and hell won't have her @ this point (cf Mr. Frankie Boyle on the subject)
Don't forget the telephone sanitisers
re Bill Hicks
And he also explains why no one will get upset over this, the creationists in Dumbfuckistan are still waiting to evolve their thumbs and so can't use iOS based technology ;)
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surely if the anti piracy detection isn't 100% perfect and incorruptible it shouldn't be used.
this is MSFT softwqre we're talking about!
Replacing hideous Excel macros is a job description
Curiously one of the first contracts I had many, many years ago was replacing an Excel model that took over an hour to run. It was core to this business' oppperations, replaced it with a smal DBI Perl app and stuck on their app server it took under 2 minutes to run. Job too 2 weeks, most of which was spent unraveling years of Excel macros conflated into a hideous mess in order to derive a spec for the code. it's now internally supported and running fine.
If you need a supercomputer to run your macro, consider writing a program ;)
Surely they want people to read their sites, no?
If so, links to topics I'm interested in are surely a good thing for the original publisher.
Or do they want me to wade through an acre of "Celebrity big x factor come dancing with the stars" news in order to find content that interests me?
Blight resistant varieties
A Hungarian family, the Sarvari, developed strains of blight resistant spuds that seem highly resistant.
I've grown Sarpo Mira for two years and, without using fungicides, have avoided blight entirely , quite an achievement when you consider the weather.
They were conventionally developed, by selection, cross-breeding, and testing so they may fall to a later mutation, as they aren't grown on a commercial scale yet and so phytophtera may not have had a "proper go" at them but they work well for me.
Sounds like an ad, but if you grow your own, try them 'cos you know you'll be on holiday when the blight warning is given ;)
Quite a lot of idiots out there then
What really scares me about this story is the number of people who will click on a link in SPAM.
@Goat Jim: Presumably these users' boxes are already on one or more botnets already.
Christ on a bike how many idiots are there out there, sigh.
Mines the one with the LART sticking out of the pocket
Ahern is trying to court the religiouos right vote
Unfortunately the majority of the population are small minded half wits, (Ireland has this in common with every other democracy however, as Churchill put it "democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried"). Ahern's party (Fianna Fail) are about as popular as a flatulent pit-bull with swine flu in a lift at the moment and so he resorts to this blatant attempt to shore up FF's core vote. He's also positioning himself for a leadership challenge within FF. This legislation won't pass as FF's coalition partners (Green Party) would never support it.
Expect it to quietly disappear after European and local elections.
Pragmatisim wins out over ideology
MS have realised that reinventing the wheel isn't necessarily a good thing, particularly given some of their attempts, so they, in common with every other business are using open Source software to lessen the strain "in these difficult times".
Hopefully they come to realise that lots of people are now using it and perhaps a bit of interoperability might be a good plan, though Rob and Loony have valid points which shouldn't be forgotten.
Trying hard not to gloat here, but any time someone suggests that Open Source is not a feasable way to go, I'll be able to point @ MS themselves. Common sense is prevailing, oh crap the world must be coming to an end, so is it pig sniffles or an asteroid?
Forget source and too lazt to Google
Meat is murder, but a bacon sarnie is justifiable homicide;)
I now have plans for the post-(traditional Good Friday piss up )-breakfast
PS. Does any other civilised nation pander to Christians to the extent that it is illegal to sell alcohol while the Christians are mourning the death of an itinerant Jewish philosopher?
Anheuser-Busch make beer?
Of course Anheuser-Busch can't get a trademark for beer under the Budweiser name they should also be done under trade description for referring to that rice based swill as beer in the first place.
The merkins can make beer, they just choose not to export it (Fat Tyre, Sierra, Red Tail...) The bland watery crap they export should not carry the honorific beer, nor indeed the name of the brewery that the useless twat who founded the co. was expelled from. </rant>
I've been testing it and it's not bad
IE8 on the other hand seems to be a peace offering, a Microsoft product that obeys open published standards and for that it is welcome. Most sites just have to remove the ieSucks.css and ieSucks.js files and they will work well with IE8.
If sites remove all their IE workaround code people will discover that IE(6|7) are unusable and the impetus to move to IE8 will increase.
Still don't trust the bastards though.
Fortunately HIV can't survive in a mosquito the way Malaria and other diseases do.
I'd assume he used males from a lab source, but of course terror is unrelated to the actual risk involved and so I'd say he could be sued for bio-terrorism.
That said I'm reminded of the quote "The only way a rich man goes to jail is if a richer one wants him there",and there aren't that many richer than Billy.
OK, Windows has it's security problems
But this update was flagged all over the net and even on the mainstream media, it's hard to believe that this is because sysadmins are failing to deploy the update.
Personally I suspect that this is caused by machines that fail the WGA test and as a result can't get the patch.
Is there any data on what machines they scanned?
You can tell they intend to work with others
From the http://www.documentinteropinitiative.org/ site
"/If you have specific questions about Office’s ODF implementation, or if you need further information about the notes themselves, please post questions to the MSDN interoperability forum."/
The MSDN interoperability forum returns an 404
Who'd a thunk it
So people who do stuff feel better about themselves than those who watch the dreary tedium that passes for entertainment in Telly land.
How do they get they fill in the grant applications without bursting into tears?
After all these "researchers" can hardly believe they are doing useful scientific work, can they ?
I you are connecting to a cisco VPN, you simply download their client, compile for your kernel, copy over your pcf file and thereafter, as root, vpnclient $PROFILENAME.
As to media centre, have you tried the Mythbuntu distribution, or just install myth from the repositories, with a compliant video card it knocks seven shades out of media centre.
There you go, something to do this weekend ;)
As you say yourself there is absolutely no proof of the link, however there is a link between a failure to immunise and the ability of a pathogen to live in human hosts and so be transmitted throughout the comunity leading to outbreaks of diseases fatal to children.
Of this we are very sure and so as you say, in the absence of evidence to the contrary we shouldn't play with children's futures by failing to immunise our kids on the basis of a rumour.
St. BillyG because this is the first time I've approved of his behaviour in a very long time (~DOS 6.2)
"Simplify" unix management
This could lead to great savings, after all if we could simplify Unix management by getting rid of all those complicated switches and things you have to use in the CLI then we could dispense with those expensive Unix admins and get a load of MSCEs in to look after the systems.
So who's going to write the front end for ip then ;) Should be a piece of cake if we just strip out all those things that W2K3 can't do,
Switch for RFID
My initial thought was a shielded container, so I did a quick search, and someone has actually patented the concept of a card-holder which shields a contained card when closed.(http://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2008005329.html) I would have thought that was a bit blindingly obvious myself.
Ahh, nearly pub o' clock
Hotmail! for! the! 21st! Century!
Wow, MS are to become the largest users of open source software on the planet, and pay US$44.6 bn for the privilege or will they migrate to their own dogfood and bring Yahoo! up to the wonderful standard we have come to expect from Hotmail.
Icon, 'cos Bill runs BSD now
As Anglo culture takes over, will we lose the tenets of these cultures
I mean really, which of us would like to see a culture whose language that gave us "barbecue, burrito, cocaine, hammock, salsa, siesta, taco and, of course, tequila" disappear, think of what else they may add to Fridays if they're left at it.
Icon, because mono-culture is bad
@ Evil Graham
@ Mike Street
"classical artists make most of their money from appearances (i.e. by playing) rather than recordings"
Same is true of the vast majority of other musical artists, it's the recording companies that make money from the CDs, the cost of promotion, advertising, video production et al being taken from the artists royalties.
The following morning
Do they get spiders crawling out from under their spreadsheets and wobbles in the colour depth/palate the following day when they attempt to use their machines for work?<p>
A good X-Roach style skittering the morning after hallucinogens and they'd soon wise up.
<b>PS:</b> Any chance of a gram of virtual speed for my pathetic broadband connection
We trialled e-voting in 2 constituencies, the machines were purchased from Nedap in The Netherlands, the software wasn't published, the machines hardware schema wasn't published and the storage requirements went a bit beyond slinging them into the shed at the back of the Garda station.
At least with traditional ballots I can go to the count centre and verify the process
Came across a similar scenario once when two different plumbing firms were used building an apartment block, the first fix plumbers connected the gas and the water mains, however since the water was installed and tested before the gas appliances were fitted (purchasers chose their own gas appliances) all the plasterwork in a 7 story building had to be reefed out and redone, my how we laughed. Ahh overtime, you miss it sometimes.
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