@ Amorous Cowherder
Never was anyone so WHOOSHED! Look up dude. Whats that above your head?
214 posts • joined 12 Jan 2009
@ Amorous Cowherder
Never was anyone so WHOOSHED! Look up dude. Whats that above your head?
RE: Sad Troll
The OP is satirising the penguins who flood every article about windows: That's what I fink.
So, you don't care. <Shrug>. Who cares?
You need to lift that bonnet once in a while, and let that bee out
<To be really pedantic, there's no real evidence he was born at all, the first references to him in the historical record outside the Bible are 80 years after his supposed death./>
I'm getting a bit tired with all this windows 10 griping so I'll jump on this instead. I think you will now find, if you look at some real academic researchers, that there is now not much doubt that Jesus did, indeed, exist. What there IS plenty of is doubt about his divinity. I.E. he was just a man like you and I.
"2 random drunk strangers..."
...Armed with feather dusters
Completely off topic but your comment did remind me just how useless tablets are for office applications. I quickly discovered I preferred pen and paper rather than use the office app on my tablet. Have an upvote.
You seem to be saying that the Less/Fewer distinction is always irrelevant, invented by the self superior, but what the author at the other end of your posted link is saying (it seems to me) is a moan at those who apply the mechanistic rule in EVERY situation, even when LESS sounds better.
In the case above Corinne is correct; it *should* be 'Fewer' not 'Less'.
I'm going to tempt fate here and post this without proof reading.
Sublime was created 7 years ago. VS predates that and the VS code editor looked much as it does now.
So...No, not really.
"...GOG looks great and have just joined"
Watch for the sales which they have all the time. And it pays to pay attention; periodically they will give away something worthwhile for free. Gotta be lucky to catch it though.
I don't know about Steam but Real Myst is on GOG.com for $5.99 and, best of all, COMPLETELY DRM FREE! as are all GOG games. Cannot recommend GOG enough.
Oh...what? He was a blast on stage in the star role of Equus. Is that "Proper" enough for you?
As to "Why" I guess he just enjoys acting. And it beats sitting on his backside in hollywood sniffing blonde women and dancing with cocaine.
I know! I didn't watch it yesterday and I can tell you it was bloody awful! I can't wait to not watch some more films and continue my new career as pre-critic.
"...is that politically biased? "
Yes! So stop it! Right Now!
I had to edit out the rest of your post because I disagree with your disagreeing with all current Political bias. You CANNOT disagree with ME because I AM RIGHT!
If you disagree with all CURRENT political bias (or opinion, if you please), then that suggests you agree with some PAST political opinion. What on Earth might those be? For myself, deactivating my vast cynicism, my ideological id (that's the psychological id, not identity ID) most resembles Neil from the "Young Ones" TV show, whom I still revere above all other heroic failures.
When someone accuses others of political bias, what they mean is that they disagree with them. Is that it?
I have a theory...
I think Vista's main problem was not that it *was* Vista, but rather that it followed XP. I suspect that if XP's successor had been Windows 7 then it too would have suffered in much the same way.
The big problems were that the device driver model changed and that older, and badly written, software no longer ran on the somewhat more secure windows that had long been called for by those that knew about such things. XP let users do absolutely anything, anywhere they liked. You could tag your configuration settings on the end of system DLLs in the windows directory if you wanted to.
Vista was the first step away from the "Security? Wassat?" model of XP and thus suffered for its impudence.
It isn't art; its a symbolic artifact with meaning derived from its context and historicity, and as such better suited to a museum exhibit rather than an art gallery, which indeed this is.
"provides real-time understanding of our existing Desktop user population” and “ties user perception to technical information..."
Actually means something?
On this day, even this early (at least where I am) I trust nothing I read on the internet, at least less than I usually do. That heart beat feature sounds iffy somehow...
That's because people tend to talk and describe things in generalities, and other people then respond with specifics which refute those generalities. That doesnt really argue against the points being made. Stereotypes usually become stereotypes for a reason, no matter that you can always find exceptions.
And, on a different point: Insincere friendliness is more pleasant to tolerate than an undisguised surly bastard, no matter how honest he, or she, is.
I suppose the down voters are the ones who would have been mocking the lady walking her duck by the beach, which doesn't really prove anything because there is another general rule here:
Real life==Friendly; Intenet==Rude.
As my (American) wife says - I love you anyway.
I have one little anecdote that sums up the difference I have found between people in Britain and the USA (excluding people in the bigger cities like New York).
I lived on the Gulf coast for a while and one day whilst walking on a pier by the beach I saw a lady with a pram (baby buggy) with people smiling as they walked by. As we went by I looked down and saw in the buggy, not a baby, but a duck. A full grown fat feathery mallard chunnering up at everyone who passed and spoke to it and its pusher. And everyone, of whatever age, was friendly, smiling, chatting to the lady like it was the totally charming thing that it actually was. I thought about back home and pondered that if the lady had done the same thing where I came from she would have found herself hounded and taunted by a pack of sniggering, laughing, rude, abusive, teenagers, and probably a few adults too.
Generally speaking; UK==rude; USA==friendly. YMMV.
Like others have already said: I've been asked what church I go to in every place we have lived down south (Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia; tho never in Florida). I also get asked "What guns do you have?" That's guns, plural. And I get totally bemused reactions when I say none, and that I don't want any. One gentleman questioned me about it and I told him that, back in Britain, there really isn't a gun culture and most Brits dont own guns. He looked at me in utter amazement, and asked "What! Dont you have freedom in Britain then?" I tried so hard not to laugh. He might have shot me. (Nah, not really. He was much too nice a guy to do that.)
1 - He doesn't like Morozov's politics or philosophy in general.
2 - He has a column deadline to hit.
3 - Here's a recent column by Morozov.
4 - That's it...One limp throwaway rant that merely fills space and earns him a a few hits and a little paycheck
Its a picture of a female boffin with a male arm beckoning to her from a piece of paper/thin air, which does kind of illustrate the notion of studying remote dating and the attraction of romantic attention. I dont see an Eppendorf anywhere in that picture, so you're showing off that you just happened to recognise the picture, or you have a fabulous search engine that found the source for you. More GSOH required.
What, you have to climb a mountain, wrestle an alligator, and kiss Linus Torvalds on the mouth, before you can get the control panel to appear? And even then its positioned 1000 pixels off the bottom of the screen and defaults to a language only used by one old woman somewhere in Tibet 500 years ago? And I bet it uses invisible ink and pokes you in the eye with a snotty finger too.
Yeah! And while we're here can we do something for the other side and agree to call you know what LinSux? That'd be hilarious.
If A shits on B and B shits on C then surely we can say that A is helping C, not shitting on it, since the enemy of my enemy is my friend?
B must be a seriously bad dude since he has no friends.
Those words look like something a neckbeard would use
RE: People without arms or legs in the NFL
Great analogy; because black females in IT are totally equivalent to a limbless football player, or a blind driver! No wonder it will be "Tragic" and "Dangerous"
I dont get it? If BING is being used then why wouldnt it be in the figures. It doesnt automatically do all that stuff in the background without you having a hand in doing it.
OK. Then press ALT just once, select View/Toolbar/Menu Bar and no more ALT key ever again.
I dont understand this moan about the lack of menu bars in Firefox - Firefox has menu bars. Press <ALT> and there they are, as full featured as ever. So theyre initially hidden; so what? They arent *that* well hidden
Or if you prefer a simplistic, more RSS like look, then try the mobile version of the site:-
RE: "Do people honestly use AWESOME..."
Sure they do. Open source was there first...
And then there was the Awesome Bar in firefox. There are probably lots more examples
<QUOTE>A problem with what SH said is that he does not give a logical argument for his opinion. This particularly applies to many politicians.</QUOTE>
Trevor, this article provides both an example of why your posts are often entertaining to read, and an explanation.
The entertainment comes more from reading the comments than deriving any value from the article, if only to watch you manically responding to each and every criticism with an increasingly profane and angry attitude.
The explanation seems to be that you are hopped on speed, which makes a lot of sense now we know. How 'bout some barbies to slow ya down a bit? Or some dots to make it all go wobbly?
Having said all that the article was rather good.
Well, yes, but the internet is how most people communicate these days so that's why they concentrate on that.
In the old days they did the same but that involved tapping telephones, and boiling kettles of water to steam open paper mail, or disguising themselves as trees in the park so they could listen to people saying naughty things to each other.
RE "anybody who issues more downvotes than upvotes gets redirected to Computer Weekly"
So, basically, you are advocating arbitrary censorship? Based on what? Your opinion?
He's a human lightning conductor and quite expendable. If whatever they ask him to present and promote proves a step too far then, hey ho, shovel him under the bus and let the media eat him.
Well, after looking at the accompanying video I see there appears to be a total of two tents queuing, the occupants of both of which were all paid to be there. There isn't much loyalty on display there, other than loyalty to the payer, and that is a bit tainted since the one at the front paid the other to give up their initial first place.
And the really sad part...that there were probably umpteen others, who said nothing, but, who wondered if there were pictures of this "jovial young woman." Men! Can't live with em, can't murder em...
You were right; You HAVE redeemed yourself later.
@NomNomNom - OD'd on cannabis
Are you sure? Injecting cannabis? I suppose you could if you break it down to a THC compound but who the hell does that?
I cant quite tell if you're being sarcastic/ironic/satiric with these comments.
RE:"Suddenly my interest level in Game of Thrones is increased ... I might even read one of the books - but watching it ... that's a bridge too far at this point."
Beware. I resisted this pathetic fad until season 3 had ended. I looked with pity and condescension, and a small amount of derision, upon all those gullible fools who sat glued to their TV screens and filmed themselves doing so. I watched the viewer reactions to the "Red Wedding" episode with amazement and incomprehension. WTF is wrong with these people?
Then, out of curiosity, I watched episode 1 of the first season. Hmmm. Just one more perhaps. Before I knew it I was at the last episode of season one and desperately seeking the rest.
This thing is extraordinarily involving and addictive. Now I watch season 4 as it happens then go and read what other afflicted have to say about it on my favourite Guardian blog. Oh, the outrage when spoilers were emitted after... And the joy of those who have read the books watching the reactions of their spouses to certain events and claiming it as the highlight of their week. And... Ahem.
Beware. Its a virus and it will infect your brain regardless of your resistance to such societal phenomena. I am a pathetic husk of what I used to be and will sit discussing it with my wife, who has read the books, trying to goad her into spouting spoilers and sticking my fingers in my ears when she bursts and cannot help herself any more...Very sad.
RE: " I've seen no evidence of it." (deafness)
Actually you HAVE seen, or heard, evidence of it; in the steadily increasing volume of the music you hear people listening to. They have to keep increasing the volume to compensate for hearing loss.
...Coz its by Google
Hmmmmm...<ALT> menus work on all our windows machines. Could you be on Linux?
If I am reading you correctly, you are bemoaning the lack of a menu, and I agree. Not having a place where ALL options are available and discoverable, without going into some configuration screens and discovering options there, can be annoying. But with Firefox you CAN have standard menus (though they appear right at the top of the screen):
Press <ALT> <V> then under the <Toolbars> option check-mark <Menu> and there you go! All options readily available again!
Personally, in this case, I prefer to keep the menus hidden till I need them, which isn't often. A simple key press pops them up...