1452 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
That last line saved you from a (gasp) downvote.
Yes kids in saggy kecks look stupid but some people need to learn it's none of their 'kin business.
"Needs more coal"
Which has often been my standard reply to a ticket for any of our older production servers.
That has made my afternoon. Tonight I will raise a glass of Mr Shepherd's ale to the memory of Mr Babbage!
Rather like the retired railway staff that keep the non-Analytical steam engines going. I'm sure there'd be plenty of geriatroboffins who'd love a go at building one of these.
Windows for Warships
Glad I live pretty much as inland as you can get in the UK
By jingo we should build it!
And insist that everyone who wants to program the beast should wear a stovepipe hat and grow appropriately fearsome Victorian facial hair.
Holiday in Antarctica
It's a holiday in Antarctica, where there's nothing but the snow
A holiday in Antarctica, it's the place you want to gooooooo
"And you base this assertion on what evidence exactly?"
I didn't assert that but I agree. I base my agreement on years of badly written apps, stack overflows, Slammer and other comedic security gaffes.
That's beautiful. They should make it.
All I can say is...
About bleedin time.
How arrogant do you have to be to think you can behave like this* and keep a very public job?
* well, get caught behaving like this.
Great time to be partnering a cricket spot-betting concern. Well done Voda!
Lucky basts. Try getting a contract for less than 24 months in the UK. It'll be PAYG for me when this on expires
Nice to see some technology advances that don't have me reaching for a tinfoil hat. Congratulations to the metallo-osseo-bofiins.
Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors
I'm going to end up thinking that these cuts are going too far, but...
Why do we have an Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors in a country with no conscription? Or did I just fall for some premature April Fools gag?
Muphry strikes again
It's the handsets
They're late to market but the Windows name will encourage some, deter very few (informed groups like us Reg commentards excepted) and be a matter of complete indifference to the majority.
If there's a pretty enough handset, Windows Phone will be a success.
Presumably the central locking works if you do it in the old-fashioned way (key in the lock, rather than the plipper).
Presumably it's also a four legged biped.
"not a laughing matter"
Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry for those who suffer for Tourette's but it's bloody funny.
chrome (small c)
The word chrome refers to the browser UI (i.e. everything that's not the page you're browsing).
Just in case you're still struggling, the "i.e." I used does not refer to Internet Explorer.
The word "often" suggested to me that Labour were disingenuous, while the SNP et al weren't.
That wouldn't be popular
Dropping KDE would be a terrible idea. Just look at Slackware dropping GNOME. It's years since Patrick Volkerding did that and the moaning resumes with every new point release.
Were Shuttleworth to drop KDE he'd be giving plenty of ammunition to Ubuntu's detractors and inviting crap reviews. He's too much of a pragmatist to do that.
(I don't use Ubuntu BTW)
I ignored the link in the email and looked for the changes from their home page.
Let's be careful out there.