64 posts • joined 9 Jun 2009
Re: reducing energy consumption
If you're going to give up comfort, why bother to live at all? What really is the point? Why bother to breed, for that matter - all you'd be doing is condemning another soul to a life of misery, a grossly selfish and wicked act just to satiate your animal instincts.
Or we could ignore retards, spark up a few nuclear plants, and everyone could live in luxury.
I know which sounds more tempting to me.
Re: One question and a comment
OS X scaling isn't stupid - UI elements will scale, whereas images will retain their original glory.
Re: Value for money?
Legibility? You mean your operating system is too shit to scale the UI so that it's legible, regardless of the resolution?
The point of 5K shoul dbe obvious - display a full 4K image AND the user interface required to manipulate it.
This needs a physical toy! Time to bring back the turtle!
Re: Bottom Dock/Panel
Cool story, bro. Ever considered that other people might use their computers differently?
Everything full screen, multiple monitors, Alt-Tab to task switch between the tasks in hand, and dive down to the hidden dock to pull up anything that's not been used in a while.
Re: Another view...
Or maybe just a realistic impression of an average user, and why you should explicitly disallow such a password, or send both encrypted?
An ignorant rant - reminded me of A-level computing: grossly out of date, irrelevant, and unwilling to update.
The author didn't know whether modern processor had all these stone age memory management techniques? Here's an idea - use the internet, and look it up! Of course they've got all that gubbins, it's just malicious hackers are a good deal sneakier than the friendly people who might attack a 60s mainframe.
A fist bump is for when you say something intensely cutting or amusing, as a mutual show of respect. It'd be wasteful to use it as a mere greeting.
"AM OLD. CAN'T COPE. LOL D:"
Yeah, nice one grandad
Next you'll be complaining it doesn't have a gramophone slot for your olde timey vinyl.
DVDs were obsolete the moment it was less hassle to download a film you owned off TPB than it was to pull it off the shelf behind you and wrangle the tele into playing it.
Re: On sapphire...
Blendtec blades are actually dull already - they combine high power, high speed to bludgeon the contents to itty-bitty pieces. Looking at one of their jugs, it breaks pretty much every rule of blender design, but still induces a head-slapping "why wasn't this obvious?!" response.
Where I work is great - it's the industry at large that's full of tossers. If you can't understand within about 10 seconds of reading the slashdot comments why no minority would want to work in tech, then you're probably part of the problem.
As a female coder, I'll tell you for free that the most off putting thing getting here was the people already doing it. Not only is it a complete sausage party, but it's full of libertarian, fedora-wearing douchebags. HTH, HAND, etc.
Re: non story
" I don't remember being able to play a man in Tomb Raider..."
No, you got to play as a male w*nk fantasy instead.
308 people right now, according to the *poll*.
Shame El Reg didn't consider asking gender in the poll would be relevant, given how many have found it hilarious.
Obvious solution - disallow human driving.
Re: A storm in a tea cup
The GIMP resynthesizer plugin does the same thing as Content Aware. It also did it before Photoshop did.
Re: The real problem is C
After Mistress has kicked the 10 shades of shit out of you and your miserable poor excuse for some source, she might deign to generate a binary from your code.
It's pretty dark days for education if decompiling and disassembling is truly frowned upon.
Re: beats me...
I think you mean "+++ATDT"
Re: Why Do Apple Think They're Different?
How do you know how valuable the data on the iPad is without analysing all of it?
Re: I'll stick with sh & vi, thank you.
Wouldn't know, I write RTOSen for a living. Rarely surface long enough to deal with users.
Re: I'll stick with sh & vi, thank you.
It's probably something to do with how both vi and emacs are old, unpleasant, user hostile programs used as a masochistic rites of passage by wannabe UNIX nerds.
If I need to prove how big my cock is, I'll get it out of the night stand and bludgeon you round the head with it. For everything else, I'll use sublime text and actually get some work done.
Does anyone visit Bletchley for the dry and boring war museum? TNMOC is the jewel in the crown - the rest takes about half an hour to look around tops. I can only imagine breaking the link must have decimated their visitor numbers.
Re: There are other reasons for not using a phone on holiday
Cool story, Grandad. Some people just ignore/block the pesterers for the duration, and make their tech work for *them*.
Keep the kids dumb!
Means job security and more pay for the rest of us.
Though more seriously, this seems like a "patriotic" way of trying to bring down programmer wages to equal those of our far eastern brethren, for the benefit of no one but the corporate behemoths.
Re: Interesting, but
"I fully agree, but I guess when you have someone who blogs to the world about a supposedly intimate/personal experience, they really don't want it to be a personal thing."
Ever considered that *you* might not be the intended audience? Perhaps it's for those thinking of following in her footsteps?
Re: Caskeid – pronounced "cascade"
Google, the trademark office registry, and focus groups :P
He represents everything that's wrong with stock market based capitalism.
The original Nimbus machines were crazy - One of the few uses of the 80186, came with a weird version of Windows (2.33 I think), and had a crazy graphics architecture that was somewhat similar to the BBC micro, allowing them to run a BBC BASIC interpreter.
Even the 386 machines weren't simple clones - I remember getting into trouble for reconfiguring one to run in 386 Enhanced mode instead of the default Standard mode, which broke it terribly.
Stay classy El Reg
Because, of course, her previous name was a vital detail for this story...
Oh, no, wait, it was just offensive sensationalism and troll bait.
OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ! RAVE TIME!
Sounds like the ideal location!
H2 +2O2 -> 2H2O
Feed your hydrogen cracker with sea water, and you can have it double as a desalination plant, solving two problems at once.
If you can't think of ways of engaging the grey matter without a day job, then you're probably not in that much need of the exercise anyway.
I know, I'll save a little money, and suck all the joy out of the experience.
Re: Twas ever thus
These higher apprenticeships sound amazing: like a degree level qualification, but without the certification, so you can't leave when you get sick of your owners! Must save these companies a bundle in H&R!
What was it like to ride dinosaurs?
Still using optical media, eh, Grandad? If you'd dragged yourself kicking and screaming into the early noughties, you'd have saved yourself a lot of trouble by using an ISO.
Cool Story, Bro.
Maybe this device is not aimed at you?
Embrace and extend?
So presumably this isn't embrace and extend because it's the worlds biggest advertising agency, rather than Microsoft, doing it?
Tell Henrietta Lacks that death is inevitable!
There's also the option of a chrome plugin if you build it from source.
It's so easy
GO GO AUTISTIC FAT NAZIS!
Re: This is sad
Do you even know what a transsexual is? What on earth makes you think they'd revert?
Like any woman who'd had her reproductive organs ripped out, without pills she'd slowly die of an early menopause.
Re: "Or, you know, not being a prejudiced caveman: 211.5 men, and 10.5 women."
Yes, then I read the linked article, which stated they were all male-to-female.
Re: Does ? have a Y chromosome ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_Insensitivity_Syndrome says differently.
Re: IT Angle
You've done a chromosome assay to ensure that none of them have intersex conditions, then?
Re: IT Angle
Or, you know, not being a prejudiced caveman: 211.5 men, and 10.5 women.
Beyond the mere lack of IT angle, this seems pretty tawdry and insensitive...
"She was born in the 80s, she still uses her phone as a phone!"
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