Re: Monkeys throwing poo
RE: "Monkeys throwing poo"
That's no way to talk of your fellow commentards in this thread
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RE: "Monkeys throwing poo"
That's no way to talk of your fellow commentards in this thread
RE: ...I've got a 50 quid Chinandroid...
Probably got a few other things you're unaware of and wouldn't like if you were.
Never mind. You meant as a subscriber download
Link? Cannot find it.
Uh Oh! Now you're going on about what a "Real Programmer" is. A good sign its time to back away slowly. Too many pointless arguments in usenet to want to get into more of 'em.
C# *Is* .NET.
I use C++ and C# and VB.NET and VB legacy, according to requirements, both clients and applications. Whats wrong with that?
I think he said that JAVA had all kinds of legacy horrors, not .NET. Unless I'm misunderstanding everyone, which isn't beyond me. I cant speak from experience coz I'm not a Java programmer. I cant think of that many horrors in .NET. Some legacy stuff but its not particularly horrid.
Are all you commentards absolutely sure the OP isn't being just a wee bit sarcastic? He does have past form.
Blimey. Don't go to sleep. You'll probably wake up and find you've transformed into a gigantic insect
RE; "> Yes, but they didn't do their murdering because atheism told them to do it
I'm sure that was a great comfort to their victims."
Of course it wasn't. Neither is it a reason to bring atheism into the argument. You might as well say Stalin drank coffee, or Mao enjoyed bird watching, and imply that had something to do with their odorous doings, or any arbitrary thing they might have done or believed. Its a straw man argument designed to divert attention from religions role in numerous other atrocities.
RE: "You do know that the two biggest mass murderers of all time (Mao and Stalin) were atheists, right?"
Yes, but they didn't do their murdering because atheism told them to do it, or even in the name of atheism. They did their murdering for expediency to maintain control and themselves in power.
Go Dan! Bang them war drums! Plenty more cannon fodder to sacrifice on the alter of "Being Tough!" You show them durn commies who really rules the world. Watch Trump get rid of all the immigrants then watch as his hotel chain collapses coz they cant find anyone to clean the rooms at the same shit wage level.
As for Afghanistan, et al: The trouble with military empires that use force to impose their will on the world is that they are fucking expensive and need to be maintained in perpetuity and always ultimately collapse under the crippling costs, both monetary and in human life. No one, absolutely no one, likes to live under the enforced rule of another people no matter how wonderful you think the invading culture is, and the moment it withdraws even a little, if you have destroyed the local structures thoroughly enough, someone who you will not like rises to try and take over. Always. Invasion makes you hated, and with Trump you will also enjoy mockery. No one in the entire world will take Trump seriously. He has a cartoon view of the world. He thinks at the level of a B movie Western from the 1950's and I think you will find the world is not quite that simple.
Quite. I rather liked Lessig when I heard him speak. He must have run over Kieren McCarthy's granny, or his kitty or something.
You don't need a paid Skype subscription to call another Skype name.
My mileage certainly does vary from yours and the OP, but that's OK. This isn't a "My preferences are better than yours" thing.
I don't listen to music all the time and like to actually sit down and listen to something, so music IS high on my list of priorities and I can afford $10 a month but just begrudge giving it to Apple (or anyone else) for something I have little use for. If I'm going to give away a tenner I'd like to give it to someone who needs it more than Apple does.
If I want something new then there's always the radio: BBC 6 Music has some "John Peel Lite" shows that are worth listening to. Still miss Peely.Or even use that tenner to buy some music mags occasionally and read some reviews the retro way. Or read The Quietus. (Note: If anyone is tempted to try Joanna Newsome based on the rave reviews she gets then do try to listen for free first: I've never heard anything so hideous as her off tune voice. She sounds like a tone deaf three year old girl who's been drinking helium infused beer. Horrible Horrible Horrible...OTOH Lindsay Fuller and The Cheap Dates, is wonderful - go get her "You, Anniversary" immediately. Cruelly unappreciated.)
The rest of the time I like to listen to the silence in the woods and the voices in my head telling me "That bit of code is crap. Re-write it."
And if, for whatever reason, you cease paying for the service then all that music is gone, or so I would assume. I'm not signing up to find out. At least with bought CD's you still have that investment no matter what happens. Can you still play stuff when offline? Is it the same quality as a CD? And sometimes, especially these days, there is a dearth of things to buy so some months, often many in a row, I would have to pay nothing to listen to music coz there's nothing new worth getting. Now, I DO subscribe to streaming video but with that service when I watch something most of the time I never want to see it again, while music, I play favourites over and over again. For my household its a game that doesn't need changing. Not by Apple nor any other service either.
That's my 2p
Next step in the investigation is to find a culprit who is conveniently dead
The lack of self awareness is hilarious. Being offended, nay, outraged, by others being offended by something trivial...its an irony work of art.
RE: "Seriously, you can't do anything publicly these days without someone finding offense in it."
Yeah, you cant even try to accommodate the offended without someone else being offended that you tried. What's a Bro to do when every single person on the planet (that comments in online forums) gets offended by something?
And, of course, there are some people in the world for whom only the word "Prick" will do, or worse
I do take your point and, to be honest, I'm not really one who calls people pricks; I was picking up the language from previous posts. But I dont think you can be educated out of these kind of opinions, it just makes you more resentful. Its like being sent on a course to learn how to interact correctly with your work mates: it doesn't work very well. Thinking about it, I suppose nothing works, really, except personal experience and that cant be taught. Perhaps laughing at them is the best way and hope that eventually there wont be any more of em. Ah, well, cant change the world, just my little bit of it.
What? If someone is being a bigotted prick you should just turn coyly aside and let them? No. What you are saying is that its OK, be Gay if you want to, but be quiet and dont say anything and dont let us see you being gay. When people stop being ugly pricks then being gay will fade into the background and become unnoticed, but until that day comes then bigots should expect a kick back against ugly opinions.
RE: Wrong. They're dropping XUL at the same time.
Incomplete: They're replacing XUL with a different API, so not dropping extensions. All popular extensions will no doubt be ported: if not then they probably aren't being updated much either and on borrowed time anyway.
Hot Fuzz, the 2007 film? Netflix has it so I don't know what you're talking about...unless you're talking about Netflix UK? It's available in the USA...
To be fair it isn't entirely the fault of Netflix. Its the rights holders of the films preventing their distribution via streaming. You CAN often get them via Netflix's DVD service, but then you have to pay separately for that service. I guess everyone is over being pissed at Netflix for splitting their streaming and DVD services. Used to be able to get both for the price of the streaming. I miss that.
Take that big search engine.
Take that big shop.
Take that big fruit.
Amazon Prime has some HBO shows that Netflix doesn't. I'm currently plodding my way through "The Wire", and intend to follow up with "Carnivale" both of which I missed first time around. That HBO gangster series is on there too, whatever its called, but I never did care for gangsters.
Amazon also has "The Man in the High Castle" coming soon which, being a Dick head, I am eagerly awaiting.
You can tell where someones political sympathies are when they describe criticism as ranting
@Big John "That is a totally irrelevant point! We're trying to trash a Republican here!
Get with the program."
Republicans are self trashing so its easy to get distracted.
New patch just in. Turns out the only reason Obama doesn't have a cat to stroke is that the little furry fiends can't stand being in his presence! The only cat that will sit still for his caress is a dead cat and sitting fondling a dead cat is a bit negative PR wise, so no cat fiddling. Makes sense. I seen a photo on the internet thing.
@AC "Didn't Obama order the servers?
In 2001? Dude, Obama was a lifeguard in 2001."
You're missing a few upgrades, fella! Obama turns out to be responsible for everything. His birth and rise to world stompin' domination was planned for years even before he entered into the world and began pulling its strings in kindergarten. He didn't get to be a Christian Muslim Communist Fascist Democratic Dictator without some seriously evil genes flowing through his veins. As a foetus he even manipulated his own genetics so he could be born black with all the positive discrimination benefits that would allow him. The only thing he lacks is a cat to stroke. What a bastard!
YEP. The problem being cleaning up all the mess created by gun owners
RE: "OOohh! Can the 4K panel duplicate the color and ghosting of the old P1 phosphor screens? Please say it will, please!"
And when you turn it off can it reduce to a dot in the centre of the screen that takes ages to fade away. And when you switch on Doctor Who the screen fills with William Hartnell, Zarbi, and Menoptera. Steam Punk TV!
You could always decline, and have a Discussion* about it.
You accused someone of being a daily mail reader, but to be honest, you're the one who sounds more like a daily mail reader. As for the pointlessness of painting a ball, how about the pointlessness of getting outraged in internet forums about something pointless.
What I think he means is that he has been granted enough time and resources to fully test and debug his code before releasing it into the wild. He doesn't write bug free code; the bugs have been found before release. Its a fortunate condition for him to be in and I've never experienced the luxury yet.
If you removed all regulation, you think all the big corporations will play nice? You'd end up like in many parts of China where breathable air is becoming a luxury.
Its no worse than your "Weak Trolling" which you were busy with in the previous post. Get out from under that bridge and do some "Real" trolling, for goodness sake.
Gawd 'elp us all! A room full of sociopaths surrounded by shrubberies and herrings shouting "NI" at each other. Touch my black Dalek action figure for luck and pray it never comes to pass...although...actually...hmmmmm...
RE: "I really don't understand your Presidential Election system at all... :-S"
I've lived in the USA for nearly 13 years now and I'm still no wiser. I asked my American wife to explain it and she hasn't a clue either. I suspect its like that radio game "Mornington Crescent" and no one knows WTF is going on, not even those taking part. They just do what the lizards tell them to do, read from the scripts, and hope they Get the job / Win the game / Don't get eaten.
Give credit where its due: "Half Man Half Biscuit". This shamefully under appreciated band were responsible for that Horses parody, not The Reg, or that Bong fellow, whatever he is. I'm on a mission.
Or "Half Man Half Biscuit" for that matter; for it is them responsible for that "Horses" parody cover. They deserve a credit.
So how are we to get a good contentious argument going if you just tease us with not telling us which car you bought?
That may indeed be interesting and I will certainly read it. I'm confident that, being Tim, you will also be able to come up with something to annoy me. :-)
RE: "macro-economics is very *young* science "
I sometimes find Mr Worstall's articles to be interesting and so enjoy looking to see what it is he's offering this time; alternatively I sometimes find him annoying and always find his support of UKIP a bit risible. Nevertheless he's worth checking out. I would argue though that Economics, macro or otherwise, is not a science and my old economics professor would back me up on this as that's precisely what he would teach. Economics is not an immutable law of nature unmoved by human nature or behaviour and unswerving in its course. Rather it stems entirely from human nature and behaviour and, unfortunately, that includes all the bad traits we have. Its an abstract pseudo science, much like the social sciences, that exists almost entirely in our own heads and only exists because we will it so.
If I felt in the mood we could argue about this till the cows come home. There is no wrong, and there is no right. Theres just todays fashion, which you can bet there will be be someone exploiting and making a killing on while it lasts. Thats the only immutable thing here.
Have to say I'm appalled by anyone being appalled by something that falls far short of murder, torture, rape, or anything that involves hurting something that doesn't want to be hurt. Exactly what appalls you?
@ AC on the balcony
My saying Ashley Madison is crap is not meant as a moral, ethical, or any other kind of judgement. It was entirely aimed at the company itself and not what it represents or those that used it. Personally I tend to be monogamous but again that isn't a moral or ethical judgement either; Its just me. For anyone else then, whatever floats your boat, or lifts your skirt, or curls your toes; I luvs ya anyway...stay away from high places...
@ AC RE:"I'm glad for your that your life is so perfect"
Oh, but my life isn't so perfect. I've been lonely often and starved of what I crave which is companionship. What I am is lucky. Lucky that I managed to find someone who can tolerate a bit of an idiot like me long enough to find something worthwhile. Don't know if your post is real but if it is then I hope you don't jump off that balcony. You're still alive, you're not existing. Ashley Madison is a bit crap though.
@Unicornpiss RE:"and having the occasional romp versus never having physical intimacy is kind of like living versus existing."
I do agree with you that sex is not the most important thing in life and that real touching physical intimacy in all its forms can be a wonderful thing. I disagree with your suggestion that life without sex is not really living but merely existing. That thought ranks alongside those who say much the same about having children; that those without children are living a life without purpose and, again, merely existing. I like sex and adore intimacy with others but find the idea of having children totally hideous, and have studiously avoided the little horrors my entire life. I do not consider myself to be merely existing, nor do I consider those who genuinely have no desire for others to be incapable of living a worthwhile life.
Don't underestimate or denigrate others simply because they aren't like you. I suspect that, really, you don't.
That doesn't make it SEEM faster to boot, it does actually make it faster. The previous shut down trick as described does just make it SEEM faster.