48 posts • joined Thursday 2nd April 2009 02:11 GMT
Oh good grief....
....who RUNS the Marketing depts of these companies???? And I thought it was mostly the HR goons (goonesses?) who excelled at obfuscatory incompetence. Oh, and the overpaid, overfed Sales grunts. And, now that I mention it, how about most CEOs? (Where's Leo gone, btw? Anyone know?)
Teller then says...
...[after flicking hopelessly through 3-ring binder] Hold on, I'll get my supervisor
...I think I'm in love with you.
Meanwhile, I've already told hubby to wait, pick up two at bargain basement prices and we'll give them to the kids as Christmas presents. They are good kit, just half-baked at release and now a stupid knee-jerk reaction from incompetent twat managers is sending them to product hell. What can you expect though? Leo flunked programming (it was in his official SAP bio if anyone took time to read it) and is now head of one of the biggest IT companies in the world. WTF much? He probably thinks a pre-test loop is something you do in a cul-de-sac with a car you want to buy.
You know that Archos...
...have just opened up their system? I'm waiting for an Angstrom Linux image to load on mine. Six months, I read somewhere. I've set the alarm.
A friend of a friend...
...who still works for HP (I know, who knew?) said that their Big Honcho had "surprised" everyone with "gifts" of Touchpads about a month ago. "Oh, not selling well at all then," was my comment. Touche, oh smart Sister Clamp.
Lost on me...
...because I could hardly understand what the two young women are saying! Don't they have elocution lessons in British schools, or are the teachers now literally mind-readers?
As for "It may not just be friends and family reading your status updates", please to remember that that definitely includes members of several government intelligence agencies. Makes you wonder who the real terrorists are.
Already have one of those darling...
...and a couple of geeklets too, but always appreciate a hat-tip from a fellow Perry fan. Interestingly, I have a degree in psychology and am an ex-martial artist as well. The rest I'll leave to your imagination. ;)
I know, as a woman, I'm supposed to like these movies but (a) the trailer saved me the bother (well noted, Popbitch), and (b) I'd rather see things explode amidst a gory cacophony of bullets, flesh, fire accelerants and rampaging robots. That's why I, like you gentlemen, am a geek. So I hear the latest Mandriva's out.......
Aw what sweeties!
The fact that it took soooo long for someone to mention "latex" tells me that, regardless of your ribald, macho comments, the vast majority of you are either in monogamous relationships or banging the ole sausage every night. That's so sweet. Big smooches to each and every one of you darlings.
There really should be a condom icon here, Sarah.
His ideas have some merit but I never thought Leo had the 'nads nor neurons to actually execute on revitalising the barren apocalyptic landscape that Hurd left behind. I can see that he's doing a splendid job with the hunting down of people who dare share the bleeding obvious though. Putz.
And, oh yeah, what AC above said.
A once-proud ex-HPer
A grenade because...well, guess.
to also include people from Sydney (if you live in Melbourne), people from Adelaide (if you live in Sydney), people from Perth (if you live in Brisbane), and so on. I remember well the anonymous phone calls in Melbourne telling us that "we'll run all you migrants out of our country" and the "Asians Get Out" signs in the Gold Coast hinterland. Ah happy times, happy times.
I don't mind Acer...
...we have a few Acers around the house but, in terms of features and most bang for your buck, I don't think you can move past Asus. I'll be watching this one for a price (and it does look cool) but I'll be comparing it to any Asus offerings before I make my final decision.
I cut my teeth...
...on the PDP-11, then progressed to the VAX. I still have fond memories of VAX's assembler language and have the occasional delusion of teaching it to the kids, such is my fond nostalgia.
I was devastated at the news that Compaq bought Digital and now to hear that Olsen has passed...? Will definitely raise a glass in his honour tonight. I have great memories of fantastic engineering, all of which have now, as someone else pointed out, been subsumed by marketing crap and vapourware Powerpoint presentations.
Dogs are haram (forbidden). So no al-Qaeda bitches. Only pussies.
Just the start...
C'mon guys, I know there are a lot of real techies here. Aren't you just the least bit sick of "developers" who wouldn't know a pre-test from a post-test loop? Managers who don't know the difference between a web server and a mail server? As a computer scientist, I've seen the industry go to hell in a handbasket, and it's not just due to the Indians. Tell me you haven't seen a complete dunce get employed just because they know the hiring manager? I've seen History graduates, secretaries and frickin' carpenters hired as IT developers and consultants. Where's the quality under such conditions?
HP used to have a policy that only people with computing degrees were employed within the company. (Okay, they also had one against hiring women, but let's just go with the positives for the moment.) I say we get back to that and maybe claw back some of the self-respect that disappeared when our promotion got given to someone who could swim 200m faster than anyone else. Bitter? Not much.
I don't know, GC. I was in Silicon Valley and nobody wanted to work for Sun back in the late 90s. From what I gathered, the culture was highly aggressive, back-stabbing and with a high turnover. Hardly anyone seemed to last more than 2 years in the company. Burn out.
When we, in another high-tech company, lost one cunning and less-than-honest manager, we (peer managers and our direct reports) weren't too surprised that he went to Sun.
Maybe it was different in other parts of the world? Loved, loved loved their hardware though!
Letters and/or digits
My desk is stacked with Linux distros on CD, catalogues, bottles of nail polish, USB sticks and a couple of nail files. It also contains 3 screens (2 lappies, 1 desktop, 2 of them running Linux, natch!). The rest of my home office contains another Linux lappy, an Enterprise model with light & sound effects :), an ST:TOS shuttlecraft perched on top of my polarised light lamp, books, 2 printers, blank CD/DVD spools, a digital frame that shows cool wallpapers I've collected along with pix of the family, and posters from Reservoir Dogs and Trainspotting. Oh, and a 5ft aquarium. It's dark and warm. Hubby's home office is bright, spotless and airy with the obligatory 3 machines as well on his desk as well. But the rest of it is clean, sparse, less humid and more pastel-y. Also, he likes pink. We're both in IT. Gads, I love stereotypes.
Not corrupt???!!! Hold on while I faint in my kopi C here. Just to be clear, Singaporeans don't "perceive" anything that messes with their little group-think "all foreigners are evil and just want to destroy us! Destroy us, I say!" mindset.
Say it ain't so! I was only telling hubby this morning how I lurve me my Tosh lappies. They're not as fugly as Lenovo, don't run hot like HP/Compaqs, don't have funky BIOSs like the Dells, aren't as flaky as MSIs, and are not as pretentious (or unrealistically expensive) as Sonys. Tosh lappies look nice, are nicely specced and Just. Work. What more does any serious user need?
Asus gunning for the Toshiba notebook business? Say it ain't so!
I believe efficiency is increased...
...if you say things such as, "OMG! I'm about to--" and then cut the line in a dramatic fashion. But I think that might just be a software Enhancement Request as Development won't be sure whether you're coming or going! Oh, I slay myself!
Second the thanks
@Kwac: thanks for that. Have a daughter growing up and shall keep that in mind.
And I second ToeShoeGirl's sentiments. You guys can be pig-headed, gross, single-minded, simple-minded, etc. etc., at times, but you're now officially OURS after this outpouring. Thanks for the support. Many many smooches, dudes.
It's a lot more complicated
1) The Koran says nothing about punishment for drinking alcohol. While it's seen as something Not Good, the Muslim good book considers it to be more a personal matter between the sinner and God.
2) Sisters in Islam, a Malaysian women's Muslim group, has condemned the practice as "cruel and inhuman" and has urged the woman in question, several times, to appeal the decision. With the Koran on their side, there's a good chance the ruling may be mitigated, if not reversed. The woman doesn't want to.
3) The govt. (not the Islamic court) has also tried to give the woman an "out" by suggesting appeal avenues, jail terms (which will, in all probability, quietly melt away to a quick shoo out the door after a couple of months).
4) No man has been caned for alcohol consumption in the past few years; this woman is the first.
So, bearing all the above in mind, why is the woman wanting to go through with it? Only she knows.
"Surely the team behind this vaginal belch..."
Is that the same as a penile fart? Paris, because she'd want to know
(I'm sorry to say I don't know who the patron saint of anuses is.)
It's Angel St Michael, Guy. Go to http://www.tetherdcow.com/ to read more than you probably want to know on the painful topic of Anal Haunting. Um, she's serious, it seems.
A grenade, 'cos that's sure to get things moving.
Oh thank you Dell...
...for seeing through the facade of my skills, experience, and knowledge of tech and getting to my hot, wet core of girly, angsty longing. But not so many pictures of sisters wearing spectacles, please! They look too geeky, too far removed from the moist caverns of my womanness, and I so too want to be a fully capable, cooking and emailing woman like you suggest. (And for only $399. Your generosity knows no bounds, oh masculine masters of Dell.) Big kisses on preferred anatomy portions to all the manly men involved in this. They obviously know exactly what women want. Mwah, sweetie.
Example from Nature
"Pardosa glacialis are apparently well known for snacking ... (among the females) on insufficiently alert sexual partners." Which is as it should be. Power to the feminist, meat-eating, armoured spiders!
If you find OO Writer is too slow to open...
...you can tweak the settings under Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Memory. Revise downwards the number of steps required to undo, and the graphics cache required, etc. From taking many many seconds to open, OO Writer now comes up in less than a second for me now. Play away!
...what depictions the merkins objected to? The lobbing of phosphorus on all remaining residents, or the graphic gunning down of small boys? I mean, since they did it (as filmed by an Italian TV crew), the least they could do is have the balls to own up to it. Right?
...you gotta do what you gotta do.
Hold on a tic...
If she wasn't carrying any explosives, or hair gel more than 50ml in capacity, or Swiss army knives, or plastic chopsticks, or wearing an incendiary t-shirt bearing the image of Optimus Prime, why did she get stopped in the first place? A single, brown-skinned woman who's been stopped and questioned at LAX (prior to 9/11) wants to know if this is a UK case of profiling?
Not just homosexuality...
...but also anything tagged "erotic" or "sex" as one of its metadata categories. And also seemed to affect all worldwide sites. (I know, how will El Reg readers get their jollies now?) Also, this has been slowly happening for at least a couple of months, so any of the "sudden glitch" explanations sound more like CYA than the truth. Other than that, everything's peachy!
After all that, it's obvious that Samantha can't be expected to shoulder this burden on her own. Just the impetus I needed to join this rowdy crew.
Flames because -- as someone married to someone somewhat famous once said (XY, btw) -- sometimes throwing gas [sic] on a fire makes it worse ... sometimes it puts it out.
- Analysis BlackBerry Messenger unleashed: Look out Twitter and Facebook
- Comment Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-beellion train set
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL