360 posts • joined Friday 6th March 2009 15:13 GMT
Gobbed smacked. Basically gov, (well US gov - which is just weird), backed scheme actually provides a tangible return on investment. Good job, well done at the financials.
Re: Toss in a couple jars of Marmite!
Foreign Marmite, (and variants), taste like sick. No Deal.
If you drill into anything, either you are going to put something into it which makes a big bang, or something nasty is going to come out.
Re: "I think BT tower would fit in with any of our major cities."
pssssst, do you want to buy it? Can do you a good deal like, and am willing to throw in the New Scotland Yard building as a bonus. (The coat is in no way shady).
Re: over indulging on the black stuff
Not even little green men can drink a pint of Bovril. IGMC
Why does Ron Suggs get all the good jobs?
I mean, you couldn't just have a application looking at the moon for impact detection events and flag it. Nope we need Ron Suggs to sit around looking at the videos. (Just jealous like).
"Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming"
Sorry I don't believe it. The only way I'll agree is if I get an all expenses trip to somewhere nice and sunny - obviously with a complimentary Bahama Mama to fend off the heat.
just fancied some fudge, and Google's auto-complete came up with 'fudge games' and 'fudge hair'. Now I'm not a prude, but I like my fudge non-kinky, less hairy and more edible. IGMC.
I look back lovingly on the days,
when a cloud was an X.25 representation, on a white board, for stuff you don't have to worry about - (ermmm too much). But then the marketing bods got their oar in..........
Re: "The technical incompetence of the Telegraph's setup is staggering."
Actually It's not really technical incompetence which is the problem, more a marketing thing. i.e. they need to draw in people with the free articles to persuade them to buy into their 'bigger' package. However really only two easy ways to do this:-
1) Cookie counter, (obviously flawed)
2) Force initial user account setup with limited free articles, (also flawed because you'd just go and setup a new account when the free stuff runs out)
Ahh you say, what if the user actually has to give some unique identification when they create the account for #2, (i.e. unique credit card number or bank details). Well a) that's a hassle for getting people to read your drivel and b) people will just go to sites which amalgamate the news rather than wanting to put themselves on a 'list'.
With the cookie approach they are assuming that most of the folk who read the drivel are technically incompetent and that, obviously, has been calculated into the reason for going that way. The, errm, 'freeloaders', still have the adverts, ermmm, sometimes. So it's really extra dosh, for not a lot of effort.
"The Daily Telegraph introduced a subscription last month, with the first 20 articles free"
Ummm, well, Firefox->Privacy->Remove individual cookies->Search 'Telegraph'->Delete All.
Re: Come on Reg....
It wasn't me!!!!!!! :-)
Re: Reg: Suggestion - use "The Sun" or "Sol"
It's about time we had a proper "galactic coordinate" system not based on the sun being the centre. (Just wanting to future proof like).
Re: Hipsters were Jeans worn on the 'hips'....
Ahh, the good old days. Now I tend to wear them over the top of the belly with a substantial belt. ho hum.
Honestly can't this icon be specifically for himself?
Come on Reg....
The tech is called 'Electrowetting'!!!!, and you couldn't have made a tag line as awesome as the name!!! God help us.
Re: "boiling a full kettle takes more energy than a full washing machine cycle at 40 degrees"
I definitely not coming around yours for a cup of tea.
But where's the skill?
i.e. the totally pointless ability to listen to the sound of the loading software and determine whether or not it's going to load or not by the change in the screech as the tape stretches over time.
Re: I wasn't aware that one could even use a jobby for data storage
Eadon seems to be able to use it, (in wet ware form), on a daily MS rant basis. (The retrieval seems a suspect though).
It's the only answer. IGMC
Re: Over forties
Umm, actually Karl Urban did make a very very good McCoy in the first reboot movie, (also a good Judge Dredd - but that's besides the point). It's the other cast/script/lense flare stuff which was the problem.
Re :-" Now we are starting to worry about global cooling."
That's so retro man. You weren't there in the seventies You don't know what it was like.
and regardless of 'other' posts, this basically seems to be your basic women from poorer parts of the world, (i.e. generally equatorial), selling their services, (usually by males), to the more affluent temperament climate parts - with a veneer of eco-religion.
I'm fairly sure I saw row's of lasses, down the south coast road to Pisa, selling their services in the middle of nowhere during the eighties and at the time it was all about 'the coming ice age calamity' and therefore not so sure it's entirely it's climate based.
I remember the days....
when Plusnet weren't barrow boys. Ho hum.....
Re: We need dark matter
The Daily Mail doesn't like foreign stuff though, so there is probably some other force behind it.
Ahh, so, that's why Topre keyboards are so expensive,
all the secret built in macros to save time in case the NORKS go off on one. (probably)
Re: But surely?
Re- "Well it was still "bankers" to whatever extent that is a coherent group that made these mistakes."
Not really bankers fault.Basically you are looking at:-
a peep - "We need to buy something from someone."
a bank - "ok, Here you go."
a world weary peep - "Being a responsible borrower, how can you say that", (maybe they don't ask).
a bank - "Well the people who allow people to print the money say we can"
a peep - "Yeh!, Ta, lets get our 'roof over the head' on"
from the 'people who allow the people to print money' - well this isn't going to work is it?
from the 'people who print the money' - nope.
from the 'people who allow the people to print money' - ok, crap, the only way we can get out of this is to devalue savings. We can't increase interest rates because da people will see this as a fault in our ideas.
from the 'people who print the money' - well 'da people' won't notice if we just print more money. They just like shiny.
from the 'people who allow the people to print money' - yeh!!! that will see us through our term.
When a US president 'goes off on one' - in this case Bush - it's not some random rhetoric about their countries intentions. There is quite a sizable economic and political force established to back that rhetoric, which due to it's perceived cost/benefit to the national economy of that country, will be taken up by subsequent holders of the post.
The original Axis of evil was Iran, Iraq and North Korea. This was extended, (in 2002), to Syria, Libya & Cuba. Probably to make it an axis rather than some random line across the world. Obviously since then the US, with allies, have removed the perceived threats of Iraq and Libya by decapitating the top incumbent political types. Cuba really hasn't been a problem since '62, and Libya was an easy 'kill'. That just leaves Iran, but the US, (with allies), have established army on the border, and local sea/big lake patrolled by a fleet .However it does border with Russia with it's 'decommissioned' deterrent. That politically could be a problem with them. Likewise with North Korea, the Chinese question comes into the pot. They don't like gun ships, (navel , not helicopters), and they really don't like the Japanese. They do like the acquiescence of the western powers to their provision of cheap consumer tech, (plus other consumables), via cheap workforce, but that isn't going to last that much longer.
It's interesting times!. Sit back and enjoy.
Re: ...ownCloud anyone?
Up voted because....
Re: It wouldn't be an article about Windows...
It's obviously the old double bluff. Mad man shouts against a perceived threat with not visible means to support the time he uses to support his actions. World weary intellectual types weighed down by the constant onslaught of random anti-something stuff, turn to the opposite of what the mad man thinks, and buys into that ideology. It's a classic attack, and MS, (in this case), gets, maybe five, extra license sales from it - probably.
Re: Think I'll just go and read Excession for the nth time.
Or you can get it from Audible, (released last month), and have someone read it to you in bed. Equally good either way.
Re: ...ownCloud anyone?
I always wonder why 'Da Reg', doesn't have a facility to list up and down voters by 'name', (obviously Anon's can be disregarded because their views are rubbish). But if someone goes to the trouble to neg something, it might be nice knowing what the counter case is, or who actually might of made it.
I can think of several counter arguments in my less the eloquent post, but the down neg(s), are a really bad tool to show the errors of my ways. Throwing a brick is easy, going up to someone, explaining the function of the brick, and then shoving it their face, (while all they're peers are around), less so.
Re: ...ownCloud anyone?
It's a good point but then you have to take into account the additional costs. Ok your time might not be worth anything, but maintenance should be taken into account. Electricity on your server + router is also going to cost. Say 24/7 = 730hours a month running at 50watts(*) at a UK average of 14p per unit is £5.11 per month. Which is a similar price to the article, (but you get to have more space if required - still effects running cost). Security is down to you. Obviously with the off the shelf option you assume they know what they are doing, but if paranoid you just true crypt an image. However security also relies on the reliability of your access as well. No point in having your own personal server if BT Openworld are doing their random ''lets cut everyone off at the exchange thing. - (mind the same argument applies for the external server provider too). Just a thought.
(*) In my experience, people(**) who do this setup actually use some old crappy computer, (which is suitable to serve), but ignore the fact that that old crappy computer is actually sucking more.
(**) Me as well, but it was fun/learning experience. Just don't think it's really any better than having an external solution and your own local backups.
Software and 'business related process' don't actually count in most of the world. If you want to sell in the US you obviously need to include some insurance in your pricing to cover actions from the trolls. So this statement is basically marketing flim flam.
Reminds me of...
A doctor and a lawyer were attending a cocktail party when the doctor was approached by a man who asked advice on how to handle his ulcer. The doctor mumbled some medical advice, then turned to the lawyer and remarked, "I never know how to handle the situation when I'm asked for medical advice during a social function. Is it acceptable to send a bill for such advice?" The lawyer replied that it was certainly acceptable to do so.
The next day, the doctor sent the ulcer-stricken man a bill. The lawyer also sent one to the doctor.
(Obviously replace 'doctor' - although it might be a doctor - with the 'I know nothing about the stuff I bought/use' person, and lawyer with your good self).
Re: Solaris but no Sunshine?
Your comparison is wrong. It should be Silent Running but not Sunshine. The list was about 'Science Fiction', not in the case of Silent Running some sort of late sixties hippy eco rubbish, and in the case of 'Sunshine', some sort of new gen eco rubbish with a space ship piloted by the retarded product of a New Labour government. But out of the two films, I'd go for Silent Running, (as much as I dislike it).
Re: multiple cursor feature
Word for Windows 2.0 used to have column cop/cut and paste. Then they removed it. Could happen to Visual Studio when you least expect it.
'Millennium' love? (not the TV series but the weird airplane disaster investigation time travelley film with Kris Kristofferson)
and also the Preachy Silent running can quite easily be replaced with 'The Green Slime' and its awesome theme song.
People use Metro apps?
Got a screen snap shot of their weather app showing a sandstorm in Biggleswade last November and never bothered again. That, and the fact all the Metro app's seem to have been designed by second year Uni students who had just transferred from Marketing degrees, and had no UI/Design or actually coding ability. Kind of left me cold.
Fairly sure there are totally free versions of this utility out there. But I suppose if MS go all mental, (well more mental), paying someone for the bypass 'might' be worth it when they try to f**k it up.
Re :- So while Bacon is bad, Steak is OK :D I'd rather a nice T-Bone than a rasher any day.
Wouldn't we all, but for breakfast :-
(Price from random website)
T-Bone Steak 12oz - Sale price - £9.10, (plus you need to add fries and fried onions)
Black Farmer, (ok not great), but £2.55 for 8 rashers plus you need to add four slices of bread.
One of these isn't good for a quick early morning feast. The other is great for supper.
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