782 posts • joined Thursday 11th September 2008 19:18 GMT
ITYM "Intimidated", unless you are trying to intimate something different...
Re: US state department funding?
Merkins don't do irony, except insofar as it pertains to things made of iron...
Re: Hastening French Revolution 2.0, I see
It should lead to the introduction of a universal basic income - the Swiss are due to have a vote on it soon, and it would lead to large savings in admin costs as everyone would be eligible.
Alternatively, wealth is concentrated to the 0.001% who own the robots, and everyone else gets put in camps or worse.
"Win 7 and 8 do not support some of the hardware, fingerprint scanner,wireless networking and bluetooth"
I'll bet that most recent Linux distros will support the majority of your hardware, though - take a LiveCD for a spin and find out. At least you'd be safe from zero-day exploits after next April.
Re: Someone Else's Nostalgia in my basement
My attic currently contains (among other things - in desperate need of a clearout):
1 x ZX81 (not working - might be the power supply)
1 x Amstrad CPC6128 (w/colour monitor) - worked last time I tried it (about 20 years ago)
1 x Mac IIsi & Imagewriter II (worked last time I tried it about 10 years ago)
1 x IBM N33SX (16 Mhz 386SX) laptop (pre-Thinkpad) - worked 8 years ago but backlight was dying
1 x Blueberry iMac (350 MHz PowerPC, 64Mb RAM) - still works (have run both MintPPC and MacOS 9.2.2 on it)
1 x Amiga 600 (bought at local dump^H^H^H^Hrecycling centre for £5) - worked last time I tried it 7 years ago
There's also a Compaq Contura 486SX colour laptop on permanent loan (as in, I don't expect to get it back) running Win95C (installed from floppies!).
I had a (broken) Issue 2 Spectrum, complete with box, manuals, cables, Horizons tape etc., but gave it away in the days before Ebay...still kicking myself...
More like "YES I am a disgusting perv who is not to be trusted around decent citizens!"
Re: Sadly modern porn is crap
"pulled out all its members"
I think you mean "refusing entry to all members", shirley? (Assuming AC is of the male persuasion)
I tend to recommend Bodhi, Peppermint (word processors can be installed from the Ubuntu repos, btw), and for really low-end, Crunchbang, AntiX or Slitaz.
Bitcoin mining is not really a profitable use for it - even dedicated GPUs aren't worth the effort.
As for Minecraft, a quick DuckDuckGo found this: http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Minecraft-in-Ubuntu
Re: You missed the Dalek
" there is nothing wrong with having the Tardis on the inside of the Tardis, since it's bigger inside…"
IIRC it does create one of those paradox thingies though - liable to set off the Cloister Bell if you're not careful.
He played a human called "Doctor Who". There is an entertaining speculation that he might be an aged Tennant-Hand (10.5 version), though...
You should look at Peppermint's implementation of SSBs: http://peppermintos.com/guide/ice/
"Going where/when you needed to be, not necessarily where you wanted to go" was pretty much assumed (if not explicitly stated - though I *think* 5 said this once). It was certainly reused by Douglas Adams for Dirk Gently's "zen navigation" principle.
There are a number of low-resource Linux variants (of which Joli is/was one, based on Ubuntu originally IIRC).
If you really want a Chrome-like experience, there are the various "ChromiumOS" builds by Hexxeh: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/
My personal preference is Bodhi, which offers a tablet-style interface if you want it. For a more XP-like interface, there's LXLE, Peppermint, Lubuntu or AntiX. Slitaz is very small and speedy for older netbooks, but with limited software repositories.
Re: Trashy Planets
This came up just the other day, in fact (specifically about the Chixulub impact, though):
Earlier studies also showed significant probabilities of dispersal to other Solar System bodies:
Re: But when ..
DON'T DATE ROBOTS!!!!!
DIY smart TV preferred
As in my case, LG "dumb" TV with a RasPi running RaspBMC - instant "smart" TV without the spying...
Guy lying on pavement with blood coming out of his head & police in attendance: http://goo.gl/maps/kLnAw
Apparently it was reported to Google some time ago but they refused to remove it.
" He needs to buy eyeliner and sex toys as much as the next former Radio 2 presenter."
Now need brain bleach after thinking of Terry Wogan...
So, what you're saying is that it was too frigid?
Re: Not just assistants that suffered...
That pretty much marked the point where I gave up on the classic series...
Re: There are so many things you can do in a bathroom
Re: Just a thought.
That's what quantitative easing (aka money printing) is for, silly! See how the markets react when they threaten to taper QE - they don't need consumers, just compliant governments willing to print all the money they need.
Re: Re. Slider remote
"I have yet to publish because its 40 pages and physics journals don't like accepting papers from non PhDs."
You can always put it up on vixra.org in the meantime (a sort of "free access" alternative to arXiv).
What about the copy in the British Library?
Are these deleted too?
Tory speeches start here (as of April 2008):
Re: I don't find this hard to believe
Sign them up to a goat fetish mailing list...
As in "Waste Of Money, Brains and Time"?
...call it "Floating Point".
Wouldn't a vacuum be better?
...or did the company abhor the idea?
Re: Boscome Down
I'd heard that it might have been a YF-23 (failed competitor to the F-22) or something very similar in configuration.
High mass/shielding and space travel a solved problem
See (the priginal) Project Orion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)
Re: Haiku's well worth looking at...
Many Linux distros have "Hybrid ISOs" which can indeed be written to CD in the usual way, or to USB sticks with dd - Ubuntu's been doing this since 11.10:
Re: No mention of the spin-offs?
Not forgetting "K-9 and Company" (no matter how hard I try!)
As Max Planck put it: "Science progresses one funeral at a time."
Re: I sort of wondered
ISTR a hypothesis that gravity is weak because it's "leaking in" from neighbouring universes/branes. There's a conceptual diagram here:
Re: perhaps dark matter/energy is cosmological philogiston
There's also MOND (Modified Netwonian Dynamics): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOND
To paraphrase Homer Simpson: "Lawndart, in this country, we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics!"
Re: I beg to differ...
Midori offers built-in ad-blocking - it's not on by default, but it's a simple setting to change.
Re: The scopes aren't why I'm upgrading
"I'd like to not have to restart my machine just to have a command line where ls and grep work and I can use GCC and so on."
Why not install Cygwin, then? http://cygwin.com/
Re: Been done
Discovery Kids channel did this over a decade ago, in the great CatCam short films. I haven't been able to locate them on- or off-line since, unfortunately. Race Rabbit was another classic in a similar vein, and equally (it seems) unobtainable.
Re: Piracy has never decreased
Re: Reply @Rascak
I used the following trick to get free POP access, going via Asian Yahoo Mail sites:
Re: @ obnoxiousGit
"In a nut shell, the US administration legislated to make it easier for people who couldn't afford to get a mortgage to get a mortgage, they did, but couldn't pay the debts when market conditions changed, and so the collapse began...."
It wasn't so much the subprime mortgages themselves which caused the crisis, it was irresponsible banks slicing, dicing and bundling them up with normal mortgages and trying to pass off the resulting mess as AAA rated (for which the ratings agencies also get the blame).
...is definitely going to be the name of my next rock band.
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