855 posts • joined 11 Sep 2008
Maybe the author is from New Orleans?
Everybody there knows what "lagniappe" means.
Watch out for the pro-lifers
I can see this getting twisted (à la Horton Hears a Who) into an abortion allegory, particularly by the leftpondians.
Re: maybe there needs to be an app for that
Just checked - http://pleaserobme.com is still around, too!
Re: Obligatory Brass Eye paedo moral panic quote thread
I was thinking more of the bit where paedos could reach out of the computer screen and fiddle with the kids.
On a related note, Dr Fox.
Re: In order to stand a chance at winning
Who needs Google? Some of us can remember history...
Re: Real terrorists use alt.usenet
What about Octave?
A high level of language compatibility with Matlab, and there's even a GUI for it now.
Though personally, I'd just do it in Fortran...
Or run it for free...
...but slowly on a Raspberry Pi.
Re: I can sense...
You'll probably find that your wifi and screen brightness work a lot better with a more recent kernel - you can always try it from a live DVD or USB stick to test those features out before installing.
Like the old Agora servers...
I used to do something like this, except via email rather than SMS.
Anyone know if any of the servers listed here still exist? http://www.faqs.org/faqs/internet-services/access-via-email/
Re: Air Force reverse engineer?
Also, someone has to work out how the captured UFOs work...
Re: The BBC is really starting to piss me off.
You're going to need a bigger dish (maybe 1.5m) if you're allowed to install one.You may find this site useful for assessing potential reception quality in your area:
Otherwise Filmon (as recommended elsewhere) or a Raspberry Pi with RaspBMC and the F.T.V. addon work quite well if you have fast enough broadband.
Some would argue that the inventor was in fact Italian (Antonio Meucci) although like Bell, he was living in the US at the time.
Re: Not just me then?
Indeed - the invisible and the nonexistent look very much alike...
Re: Just once...
You'll want to be especially careful at McCarran - they'll definitely be listening in given that that's where the Area 51 JANET employee shuttle flights leave from.
Re: $800k in damages
IIRC there were no passwords set on at least some of the systems he accessed.
Re: Only in the Hollywood version
Technically, the British Empire won...
Re: The chocolate is still shit, though.
Reminds me of this: http://satwcomic.com/always-watch-your-drink
It probably originated here: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm
which gives two Latin possibilities:
Mea navis volitans anguillis plena est
Navis volitans mihi anguillis plena est
Growth really isn't needed...
as long as there"s a universal basic income (paid for by land value taxation)...
Or the Ribbon?
Re: other titles that would freak out the Adele listener:
"Radar Love" (and of course "Crash" by the Primitives as I said upthread)
Re: My debut single
Or "Crash" by the Primitives?
Re: Not Complete non-news
IIRC there was some kind of campaign (supported by Buzz) that had something to do with a #Apollo45 hashtag on Twitter to "raise awareness" or somesuch. See http://buzzaldrin.com/apollo45/
Re: Holes in the ground
That can't possibly end badly...
(BTW for you young'uns, this is a Space:1999 reference - now get off my lawn)
Re: Hows about
Wouldn't "to infinity and beyond" be better?
Google Translate reckons it's "Ut infinitum et ultra", BTW.
Re: I like mass surveillance
Says the anonymous coward....
Re: What do you think mass surveillance is?
"I think a lot of commentators here would change their minds after a close brush with a terrorist or criminal action."
It's a risk I, for one, am prepared to take to live in a free society where I am not treated as a potential terrorist by my government and monitored 24/7.
Terrorism alone can't bring down a nation. Anti-terror laws, however, can.
Shouldn't that be "home in"?
I remember reading about this (and seeing photos of the earthworks etc.) about 5 years ago - maybe that was when it was still only specualtion, though?
WTF is wrong with "cancelled" or "terminated"?
Re: A couple of simple tricks:
If you append ?sk=lf to the end of the facebook URL you should always get latest posts (and comments, unfortunately) first.
Dunno why they show me stuff that friends have commented on but that I'm not allowed to, though.
Where has this stupid phrase come from, and why am I seeing it so much lately?
What the hell is wrong with "contacted"?
Re: lifestyle choice. really? always?
This is why we need a basic income - given to everyone automatically (cutting down enormously on admin) and paid for by land value tax...
Same here (except Physics was my first choice). To be fair, that was (just) before he arrived at Reading. The old Cybernetics lab had a great mad scientist/boffin vibe, though.
I think the plan is to have 17.1, 17.2 etc. following shortly after Ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.04.2 etc. - Mint 18 will be the next LTS.
A dumb (but well-connected) TV
A dumb TV with an excellent screen and audio, with half a dozen HDMI, SCART, VGA, DVI and composite inputs and an easy way to switch between them, and as someone pointed out the other day, a way to memorise the volume settings on each input port.
"If you don't see the fnords, they can't hurt you..."
Re: Doric (Scots)
I suspect it'd be similar to "dugs baws" in Ulster-Scots, too.
Re: When can I mutate into a bird?
I think Bill Hicks said it best:
"By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. Just a little thought. I'm just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day, they'll take root. I don't know. You try. You do what you can. Kill yourself. Seriously, though. If you are, do. No, really. There's no rationalisation for what you do, and you are Satan's little helpers, okay? Kill yourself. Seriously. You are the ruiner of all things good, seriously. No, this is not a joke, if you're going: 'There's going to be a joke coming.' There's no fucking joke coming. You are Satan's spawn, filling the world with bile and garbage. You are fucked, and you are fucking us. Kill yourself, it's the only way to save your fucking soul. Kill yourself. Planting seeds. I know all the marketing people are going: 'He's doing a joke.' There's no joke here whatsoever. Suck a tail-pipe, fucking hang yourself, borrow a gun from a Yank friend - I don't care how you do it. Rid the world of your evil fucking machinations. I know what all the marketing people are thinking right now too. 'Oh, you know what Bill's doing? He's going for that anti-marketing dollar. That's a good market, he's very smart.' Oh man. I am not doing that, you fucking evil scumbags! 'Oh, you know what Bill's doing now? He's going for the righteous indignation dollar. That's a big dollar. Lot of people are feeling that indignation, we've done research. Huge market. He's doing a good thing.' God damn it, I'm not doing that, you scumbags. Quit putting a goddamn dollar sign on every fucking thing on this planet! 'Oh, the anger dollar. Huge. Huge in times of recession. Giant market, Bill's very bright to do that.' God, I'm just caught in a fucking web. 'Oh, the trapped dollar. Big dollar, huge dollar. Good market, look at our research. We see that many people feel trapped. If we play to that and then separate them into the trapped dollar :' How do you live like that? And I bet you sleep like fucking babies at night, don't you? 'What did you do today, honey?' 'Oh, we made arsenic childhood food. Now, good night. Yeah, we just said, you know, is your baby really too loud? You know : yeah, the mums will love it, yeah.' Sleep like fucking children, don't you? This is your world, isn't it?"
Re: 19 years late
I was thinking more along the lines of "Life Imitates the Simpsons" (the Halloween episode with Pierce Brosnan) or perhaps Ren & Stimpy's "House of Next Tuesday".
Re: Star Wars generated plenty of imitators at the time, but few - if any - are remembered.
Battle Beyond the Stars? If only I could forget it! It even had a simple farm boy in it (don't get much simpler than John Boy Walton).
...for early withdrawal?
"Leftpondian" is better.
Or there's always Oolite: http://www.oolite.org/
Re: No surprise really
"Pentium four with a CD re-writer, XP Home, 120GB HDD and 512mb RAM anyone? One careful owner from new!"
Ideal for e.g. Lubuntu, AntiX, Slitaz or Crunchbang - hell, Puppy would fly on that thing!
Pretty easy to guess the password...
What's the betting it was some variation on AH18 or 88?
Re: Absolutely and Schools
Does anyone still use the -ic and -ous suffixes? I thought it was all Fe(II) and Fe(III) these days (hell, even 30 years ago when I did Chemistry O-level).
Re: Oh shame
I suppose you could try compiling FreeDOS for ARM (or even using DOSBox or QEmu, though that would be pretty slow), then running VB 1.0 for DOS on top.
Some people have already managed to get Win95B, 98SE and even XP running on a Raspberry Pi via QEmu or DOSBox, so maybe it's not too slow after all:
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