"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."
1029 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."
(* Seriously. Been there, done that. 6809 circa 1980.)
Oh, yeah, you and your fancy-pants index register with the arithmetic operations. When I was a lad, we had INX and DEX and were glad of it!
(6802, and we built the Data General Dasher D200 around it in 1978).
// Good times.
// We would have built a Pac-Man game into it if we had had enough spare RAM...one of my regrets.
I believe C is best described thusly:
"It combines the power and flexibility of assembly with the readability and ease-of-use of assembly."
In my Massachusetts town, we have a choice between Comcast and FIOS. Same price (within a couple of bucks), for similar data rates.
So...not really much of a choice at all.
I'm thinking of telling Verizon to wire me up for FIOS, then playing Comcast and Verizon off againste each other every time the "introductory" rate expires.
I don't think it's limited to any one particular field.
The sad thing is, we *have* the technology...in spades (broadcast, printed and internet), but it's the content that's nissing, plus the motivation of the idiots who'd rather watch "reality TV" than learn something.
// thanks for letting me vent
Check McMaster or Grainger. Carbon brushes are often a standard size and can be ordered as generic replacements.
Has anyone mentioned the Ridgid Tools calendar yet?
Romanes eunt domum!
All hat and no cattle?
Furthering my linguistic skills is a far better use of my time than anything my silly employer wants me to work on.
// My hovercraft...eels!
[see above ^^^]
Sounds like a fine piece of technology...
Good technologies always need backups
A lift which can climb faster than a Porsche 911 is not to be sneezed at.
Thrown up at, more likely.
Needs to work on the "Navigation" part of their technology, methinks. That, and the fuel capacity.
Maybe the SPB could pick up a few quid on a consulting contract?
Thus, the term "Hollywood accounting".
// applies to record companies, too -- actually, they probably invented it in the first place.
These little details are important!
And all parties involved appear to have been thoroughly enjoying themselves throughout the entire process!
And, if you can't afford to travel, choose from among your neighbors, and torture/kill them. Extra points for selecting those of differing beliefs and/or skin color. Make sure to remind them that if they convert to your religion, you'll still kill them, but they'll go to heaven.
// it's not the "religion" part, it's the "organized" part that's the problem.
Solid overcast, not even a glow visible through it (yes, I got up at 1 AM and checked).
Space Race II -- this time, it's personal!
[insert photo of shirtless Putin here]
//it's all fun & games, 'till the SPB gets involved!
Meh...it's been done:
// barely worked at 16Mbit/s, IIRC
I think we may have accidentally hit up on the problem with organized religion:
the selection and dosage of communion wine
Perhaps a change is in order?
// whisky icon lamentably missing, but perhaps I have some in my pocket
"That's not fair - not all
Opera Apple Linux users are like that !"
Unfortunately for the "friend", my coworker is in IT:
"Hey, it's Joe -- I need some money"
"Sure, Joe. Just tell me the name of the play we co-starred in in High School"
"Hey, I really need the money"
"You know, you're a bad person?"
// waiting for my chance...
The hated Yankees beat our Red Sox 4-1 in their first meeting of the year last night in New York.
Repeat after me:
"There's always next time!"
Good luck, guys...
Two of the greatest writings in computer history.
// The third, of course, is K&R.
Fred Brooks' seminal work on the management of large software projects, was written after he managed the design of OS/360. If you can get around the mentions of secretaries, typed meeting notes and keypunches, it's required reading for anyone who manages a software project. Come to think of it...*any* engineering project. I've recommended it to several people and been thanked for it.
// Real Computers have switches and lights...
When someone calls you, be extremely skeptical of anything they say. Refuse to cooperate.
If it's your bank, wait a while (so this scam doesn't work) then call them back at the number on the back of your card and ask them if they just called you.
If it's Microsoft, feel free to do anything necessary to keep them on the line, there's a contest running for longest time. My best is 20 minutes, answering all the questions, clicking and making sure he could hear me typing. I didn't bother telling him I was running Linux, and the menus are close enough that he continued along with his script, but finally gave up and told me to call Microsoft's support number.
It was then that I asked him (still playing the dumb user) if I should tell them I was running Linux.
There was a pause, then the start of a swear, then he hung up, leaving my wife and I ROFL for quite a while...she had immediately passed the call to me when she realized what it was and had been listening to my "efforts" to follow his instructions.
Atheros had the driver (took a couple of attempts to get the correct one).
'twould be nice...if every manufacturer took more than a passing interest in supplying working, bug-free, current rev drivers, for *ALL* their current and former products, clearly labelled as to which chips they are for, in an easily found location on their corporate website.
// I can dream, can't I?
As a teen, I developed my own film. Working in the darkroom is a super way to learn obstacle-avoidance skills which have served me well throughout my life.
Mostly. The downside is that the extra confidence causes me to move decisively, rather than tentatively, and the few toe/obstacle collisions that do occur are consequently at high speed.
Some bright Nork spark has figured out how to get the state to pay him to build and fly model airplanes.
How do we identify which sheep are OK and which aren't?
...Russia is full of beautiful women who grow old and turn into shot-putters.
I believe that's referred to as the "babushka bomb" effect.
...attractive and dumb as bricks...
Cause, or effect? If they know they can get anything they want with a jiggle and a smile, why bother to learn anything? Starts early, too.
My beloved is average looking and quite intelligent.
// Oh, hello, dear! Didn't see you there.
...warning me about my Windows system being infected?
He was from NSA?
// that must be where Santa gets the Naughty and Nice lists from...even HE outsources!
...but then...it's actually quite a good idea, isn't it?
And if we only charge 1/10 of what Carbonite charges, we could balance the Federal budget in five years.
Gee, Thanks, Obama!
Surely the Lunar New Year would be a better choice for that demographic?
I've found that being close enough to control very small pieces of vibrating quartz (at a frequency in the 40m band) has a relaxing effect...but only if the oscillations are controlled at a rate above 15 wpm.
// the one with the key in the pocket
// de KA1AXY
You have to pull.
How else do you set the hook?
...see how many different objects you can decorate with the Burberry plaid design
// there seems to be no Burberry icon?
Be sure to pick your target vehicle carefully. The game will only allow you to actually start hotwired cars with ignition systems manufactured by someone other than Lucas...
// Prince of Darkness icon?
Because IT is at the heart of these businesses, you would think they'd have at least one main board director with fundamental IT systems knowledge and expertise.
But then, they'd need someone senior to that IT director to check to see if the candidates were just spouting a line of BS, or if they really knew what they were talking about.
It's a never-ending cycle of people knowing just enough to sound like they know what they're doing, when in fact, all they need to know is a few choice nuggets that their boss doesn't understand.
...in re-issuing cards alone, with perhaps $US1 billion in the longer-term costs of fraudulent transactions resulting from the breach.
My bank's fees will shortly be increasing, then.
...and to think: it's someone's job to manage that ^^^ list.
// wonder how much they're paid?
Try to keep up here.
I had to look up "emoji" myself. Apparently, they're of Japanese origin (think smileys crossed with Hello Kitty). These are emoticons 3.0 -- and cover pretty much anything cute you might ever think of communicating. Especially things an 8 to 12 year old might think of.
Actually, *exclusively* things an 8 to 12 year old might think of.
Smiling Turd isn't my favorite, but it's right up there with Helpful Information Woman.
I've heard that some significant portion of worldwide VPN traffic is bittorrent.
A lot to LOSE????
I believe they actually SELL computers to the NSA. As well as worldwide, to other customers, a backdoor into whose systems, the NSA would love to have. Yeah, IBM has nothing to do with the NSA. And Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are as real as I am...
// ..and she's as pure as the driven snow!
It's like something our of Mad Magazine's Spy vs. Spy....
// can't find the Spy vs Spy icon...
inch greater than a decent and proper English cricket ball.
Well, you see, we use a smaller bat, so the diameter of the ball is increased slightly...