Horsefly says no to mosquito!
OK, I'm going.
572 posts • joined 23 Feb 2009
OK, I'm going.
The point about punk was that anyone could do it. You no longer had to be a virtuoso as the progressive guys had been - just pick up a guitar and bang out three chords. I graduated from BASIC to typing hex into the Pet's machine code monitor just as I graduated from three guitar chords to fancy quasi-classical finger style. So BASIC WAS punk, assembly was something requiring more skill (metal/prog/jazz?) and just running other people's programs was Bay City Rollers (manufactured - geddit?)
I liked this analogy. I was 13 in 1979 and wrote my first program on a Commodore Pet. I've always been aware of the fact that I was just between two revolutions in popular music & culture (too young for punk, too old for acid house) but, being exactly the right age when the early eighties micro boom happened, I've told people for years that this was the rock & roll of my generation. Sadly too many my own age don't get it so it was nice to hear someone on Radio 4 who does.
memories of a box of chocolates with hard centres available for a while in the seventies. I liked them but I don't think they were a commercial success.
Why the joke icon?
No you are not. I too am concerned at the prospect of becoming 0xDEADBEEF.
Maybe that's the point. Remember the poll tax?
unless these things fly themselves and drivers are required to get pilot's licenses
What about Markie Sugar Mountain?
BlackDroid sounds much cooler.
Because, on the original BBC website article at least, it's the only thing most of the target audience will have heard of that conveys the essence of the thing.
Did you mean Gloucester? Or even Cheltenham?
Is there any other kind?
Don't worry. Apple would never let you out on the big bad scary roads. You'll be perfectly safe riding around inside the walled garden.
Each to their own, live and let live, etc.
But this really baffles me. Why are people terrified of not mattering? It seems to be a widespread affliction.
Probably to make it go faster. That's what I did on a Commodore PET to get over the atrocious speed of the BASIC interpreter. First I poked a subroutine in what was largely a BASIC program. Then on a more ambitious, machine code only, program it was SYS 1024 and start banging in the hex. The improvement was so great that I had to artificially slow it down to make the game playable. That would have been somewhere in time between the zx81 and the speccy release dates.
Er, conditional access for radio? I think I might have misunderstood something. They got rid of the need to have a radio licence in 1971.
I didn't say or even imply that the article claimed the Netherlands is part of Scandinavia. Read my post again. The article asserted that two of Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland are Scandinavian. That assertion is incorrect as only Sweden is part of Scandinavia. As for Finland, whether it counts as part of Scandinavia or not IS very clearly defined as I believe a later poster has elaborated.
Neither the Netherlands nor Finland are Scandinavian countries. The Scandinavian countries are Denmark, Norway and Sweden, all of which are also Nordic, as is Finland. The Netherlands is neither Scandinavian nor Nordic. This is all basic stuff which has been out there for a long time yet news sites keep making the same damned mistake.
Disclaimer: I have no Scandinavian or Nordic connections.
When did you ever hear of a cult fostering individuality?
I had the idea that this would actually be some sort of Truman Show/Capricorn One hybrid. I certainly don't believe this mission will happen as currently being touted.
...that science programming was over at the BBC after the Horizon strand's assertion via Danny Wallace that "Chimps are people too".
They look like those decorative neon lightbulbs with Jesus inside that were produced in the thirties but were still popular in Irish holiday lets in the seventies. Surely someone else can see what I mean?
So the users were wearing it wrong?
GCHQ/NSA will take care of it.
Or even a moderatrix.
“wars will no longer exist. But there will be...Rollerball.”
war is peace
freedom is slavery
ignorance is strength
Illegal is legal (as long as we let you know about it)
"If you are the subject of a lawful investigation you have no right to privacy, nor should you expect it."
The point here is that they are hoovering up communications data of everyone. Not just the subjects of lawful investigations.
tails, we lose.
Hi Matt. Fancy a big shiny spoon?
That's almost certainly where the code name comes from. Because "I can get this."
Some people think Facebook is THE INTERNET.
They prefer dry ginger ale. A different thing altogether.
35.01 supports html5 video with no problem but, due to this weird Youtube decision, you have to say explicitly on another page that you want html5.
more navel gazing in the article.
He has a notoriously low tulip threshold.
There's some evidence we are heading back there.
I like your post. Upvoted.
Not everybody chooses to have these. Also, I note your reluctance to share your identity.
That's why they're red - to warn you of the danger.
You're a brave soul. Much better to keep it in your blacklist and remove the risk of answering what your memory will soon reduce to an unidentified number.
They should be earning their keep being stuffed up chimneys surely?
I guess that explains why a barman in Oakland responded to my request for a pint of Newcastle Brown (only place I ever saw it on draught) by asking if I'd like a large or a small pint. It seemed rather odd at the time.
Do you mean wrist fondlee? Surely the wrist fondler is the wearer of the device, not the device itself.
But the one from the TV series DID appear in the film while they were queuing for something or other.
My friends already have me for all that.
How do you know?