569 posts • joined 6 Mar 2009
Re: Family Guy
Agree. It'll be interesting to see what happens to Family Guy & American Dad - they are the only things I watch on Three. However as most of the funny references in those programmes probably arn't picked up by the target audience because of their age, it could probably be slotted to four.
Re: Vocational training?
re :- "There are probably good jobs that could be given to prisoners but surely modern day call centre slavery is not one of them?"
Those weird colonials don't think that, (which is probably where the idea came from) :-
Re :- "chilli chutney sandwich service"
Paris - because!
Re: Re "Actually, I like CSV best."
Wow! got a down vote. I assume from someone who hasn't been data mangling for some time. So the conversation goes:-
M - "Right the client is sending something in CSV"
Y - "Umm, how is that CSV formed?"
M - "I'ts' CSV!"
Y - "Yes, but CSV isn't a standard. We can't assume our current CSV code works on whatever they give us"
M - "Why not?"
Y - "Because CSV isn't a standard"
M - "So just make our code work with their provided CSV"
Y - "No problem, We'll put someone on it as soon as we have their CSV"
M - "But it's a CSV"
Y - "Yes, but CSV isn't a standard"...
Re "Actually, I like CSV best."
Which standard of CSV would that be?
Re: OTT? (but what does "OTT" stand for in this article)
Adult TISWAS with tits and balloons. Balloons because it's like a big bubble and tits because that's what it will go up like.
Re: "The big difference is that "other OSs" actually get", bla bla bla.....
Troll post of the month. (so far).
Re: "Alternatively, have you BBC News, BBC One and BBC Two paid by the state,"
Erm, BBC Two isn't anywhere near as good as it used to be on the limited channel model. They apparently moved the good stuff to other channels. Not sure where though.
The whole message thread to this point makes me feel dirty.
Off for a shower down via a large gin and tonic.
Dear Mr Satya,
My standard Windows , "sand boxed" and sort of cloud orientated by their nature, TIFKAM "app's" have all, in the last week, stopped working on my Windows 8.1 install. I know this is a trivial problem because nobody actually uses these, but if you could point some minions in the general direction of a solution which works and doesn't require a complete install, it would probably be appreciated.
Ta in advance,
Desktop applications of varying work related capability still function to the standard level of peachy.
Re: Origins of WW1
Umm, I like the whole the "French were to blame" revisionist thing, but it does totally ignores the economic significance of the Baghdad Railway to us island people, and thus the ensuing jiggery pokery to prevent it by the established empires. (Serbs just being very pliable because of their location in the whole theme of things and totally subsettable to jiggery pokery).
Re: Lessons learned
Re :- "Reader to ensure that they set up minimum payment as default direct debit, that way you never miss a payment (unless you have no bank funds)."
A standing order would be the better option in the potential "no bank funds" situation as NatWest charge you for a failed direct debit. Just saying like.
Reminds me of the short story "Under a greying sea"...
(I think that's the right title), however in that story, deep space is actually gray because of contrast between the void and the million stars illuminating it. (however - spoiler - the black hole was actually black, but small in visual context - but not gravitational context). Tiz a good story if you like sad sci-fi.
Re: Muphry strikes
"read '"Young kids" who learn its foibles" - wasn't me.
Re: unique users
Re :- "I feel great sympathy with young kids who have to learn a language void of any logic between spelling and pronouncing. But I do like it."
"Young kids" who learn it's foibles don't seem to have a problem, even if the context might not be tight. But that adds to the fun and the misinterpretations which gives a comedic value to a conversation and a flexibility which other languages just don't have in the grand scale.
Re: "I was thinking about switchiong to plusnet just before Christmas"
Was it the adverts that was swinging you or the bargain basement rate for the first x months with y months of tie-in? Just curious like.
Re: Bring Back Small Business Server Standard as well!!
They could always use Zentyal. Does the job,
Re: Not great
Not sure why you got down voted other than the 'alpine meadow' bit.
Yes European & US cities had smog confirmed deaths up to this point. The London one was just better documented, (most likely down to the newly formed NHS), and lead to the clean air act of 1956 - (way to go UK government in fixing a problem in prompt time, erm). Anyho, regardless of the tech they pump out on request, just think of the Chinese economy as being at a late 19th century stage - but with a bigger population, and less public verifiable documentation of causes of death.
Top boffins, (not named), continue paid for scare mongering exercise,....
long after people actually cared or listened to them, shock!
Re: Is it just me, or
We are commited to CHEEZE. Not only is it totally open, but it can provide an income stream to developers using micro transactions in a retail environment. CHEEZE is the future for development of forum software in the new shiny tablet enabled age. Don't think Facebook think CHEEZE.
Re: "If you're still programming in Delphi 2.0, etc"
Sorry that was just an example of the longevity of a compatible API over a period. Nope I do .Net/embedded/or what ever someone wants. Tart A/P Me, which does mean I get to see stuff in lots of different environments - but not finance or banking :-)
Ummm, well in the old day's IME meant "In My Experience", which granted might not be too extensive when compared to your sample , but I suspect extensive enough to make a judgement call on some preoffered statistics provided in this article. I'm totally happy that 'your' company has managed to 'upgrade' a number of installs to a new, (and probably more secure), version of an operating system. However IME, (see above), it hasn't really passed the random contractors test. (i.e. what we have to play/support/code for when we get a gig). It's still mostly XP with a smattering of Vista & 7. No 8/8.1. Not that I care because if you code properly for XP, it will most likely run on anything newer. It's one of those things which makes sticking with a Windows API quite agreeable over the long term. (Lets face it Delphi 2 32bit still works on it and that was a dev environment from the last century - actually I suspect Delphi 1 will still work with a bit of fiddling, but haven't played with that since 2K).
that seems to be bollox.
a) Most business installs I've come across recently are still XP, (with a smattering of Vista and 7). No 8/8.1
b) Comparing a desktop business install with Android/iOs is just missing the point entirely.
c) I look forward to May's XP Zero day - might pay off a chunk of the mortgage. (OK it might be April - but that would just be too obvious).
Still got my FX-550.
Which wasn't what I wanted to take through my A-Levels. The FX-570 was my tool of choice, but the left most digit on the display only displayed half it's character, (much to the amusement of the stat's teacher), so had to plumb for the FX-550 as emergency fallback. (Mind it's still working on the original battery).
Re: or whats wrong with Microsoft Eadon?
That could work on so many funny levels, (well ok one) - but would indicate a new start in a walled garden.
Do you send tweets?
or do you post tweets? Just wondering about the correct verbage for future reference.
Re : "You can find Radio Birdsong online."
You can hear birdsong just before 6am on R4. It's usually chirp or caw. Although everybody may have heard the word - versatile isn't that word.
Re: Wow, 40 years, bla, bla, racism.
It's probably only an indicator of peoples fears that other people have caught up - mind it's taken 40 years, so what are they moaning about?
World wide human society has had only a very few number of actual innovators who came up with new ideas, (mad or otherwise) - the rest are worrying about their mortgage or how to feed their nine children in a desert, (etc). However it also has a very efficient economic structure which can distribute those ideas. In the past it took time for those ideas to propagate - now it's somewhat different. Just live with the fact that people are a) frightened of change, b) other people thrive on it, c) change is going to happen whether you like it or not.
1) All those "radios" look crap.
2) DAB, at what is probably going to be the standard transmission rate(*) is quite horrible when compared to FM. (both quality wise and uptime wise). (*) not the rate they are using now on the limited number of channels - which is the best they can do to promote the standard before the "switch over" - but what they will use when they down grade it after the switch over.
3) Digital receivers process at different rates, (i.e. have two pieces of different equipment tuned to the same channel and they will be out of sync)
4) Power suckage is horrible
My Ati 4850 equipped 'puter....
during 2009, grossed me 0.04 of a bitcoin over about a month. Although this might be billions in the future, I just let the account I was using lapse and therefore I am a cautionary tale to the young about prospecting and generally being bothered. However at the time, it was just like being a Jack London character, except with central heating and less dogs. (but not really).
Re :- "The update also cleaned out a vast amount of accumulated bloat"
well 8.1 did clear out music stuff provided in Win7 and removed the quite nice "Start" screen backgrounds from windows 8. I do think it's a slippery path to removing stuff during an 'upgrade' which has sat there for, (upto), quite a few years regardless of whether you wanted it there or not. An upgrade should be an "upgrade" to functionality, not removal of content, (or in the case of XP to Vista/7, functionality),
(ps this is on a laptop which has I've done straight in-place upgrades of Vista->Windows 7-> Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 since 2008. It's still running. Would I do this on my main box - no fucking way).
Re: "And stressful for Desktop application vendors like me"
If you are a "vendor", then you'll know that "confusion = profit". Go with the flow and reap the rewards. (Not saying I agree with this, but a person has to eat).
Re:- decidedly chilly -93.2°C
Fairly sure I had an ex who could be that cold when the mood came upon them.
Re: is the male on Uranus?
That's probably a question you should ask Heather Couper. Maybe with a follow up question of "How many Mars's can you fit in Uranus?".
Re: Scanjet 6300C may have to go as no drivers for x64
Vuescan if on windows, or SANE if on something linuxy?
These scientists need to do more reasearch into 7Hz communications.
(With the features outlined in Borland Turbo C++ manual)
It's a Daily Mail style bait article. Just go with the flow, (i.e. ignore).
That's all I have to say on the matter.
Re:- usually finished off with a full on facial!
Isn't that all porn since time time immemorial?
Is the answer?....
Respect the amount of raw computing power you have on your desk, (or hand held), computer and personally take responsibility for the information stored there on? (because those who say they will do it for you, don't necessarily have "your" best interests at heart).
Actually, story and execution wise, it was pretty horrible in 2D anyway, however...
Tom Baker's voice, (before he appeared), did give a bit of a old school buzz.- so not a total waste of time.
Re: can Windows fork() processes yet?
Not entirely sure why you would want to "fork" a process under NT. Yes you can execute out to one, (with all the overhead that uses), but generally a thread or two inside the same process will suffice.
Re: Must be rather chilly there....
In the general population flaccid length isn't actually a good indicator of it's turgid length. Besides it seems to be mostly surrounded by bush so what's the problem?
Re: WHO THE HELL TYPES IN URLS??????
well if you have p2pbsm.<something> and another level allows p2pbsm.<something else> those search engine results will be polluting your original domain search result, (and therefore marketing budget), with the upstarts domain - probably malware - results.
Unless you own it - which is what they are counting on to finance their fancy yacht trips - probably.
Its just another form of racism.
don't be so silly.
(splaining is probably horrible on toast, but milts are really quite nice - if you ignore what they are)
Paris - because she probably likes milts as well.
Re: was he a mad linguist?
or was he just a cunning linguist?
Re ""You don't have to have a FB account to have friends"
Friends(*) is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Failure to have 'Friends™' or who have 'Friends™' who don't comply with the terms as stated in the 'Friends™' license may be liable to being 'disliked™'(**) by the Facebook,Inc. corporation.
(**) With all that implies.
Re: "Our company has actually lost work because we didn't use enough gender neutral"...
Probably because she was a dick?
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