Believe it or not, my company still sells and services typewriters (as well as renting them for movie props). Also, a lot of hipster types are gaining an interest in these machines with my boss being asked to speak at a typewriter meet-up in a craft beer bar.
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What about jeggings - are they OK? Might be a bit sexist.
stupid windows 10
I upgraded a fresh install of Windows 7 to Windows 10 on the weekend. I made the blatently stupid mistake of having an ethernet cable plugged in whilst doing the upgrade. Apparently the windows installer thinks this means I don't want to use wireless...EVER! That's right, I can no longer turn on my wireless!. The correct driver for the wireless is installed, I've tried most the solutions I found on the internet without luck. The correct solution, it seems, is to roll back to Windows 7, and do the upgrade again but without the ethernet cable attached. Did I mention I bought a brand new SSD to put Windows 10 on?
The first rule...
of Twitter chat bot is, we don't talk about Twitter chat bot.
In a similar vein
I once Ghosted a blank drive over a client's hard drive instead of the other way around - oops.
stopped to think what governments will do when all the revenue they take in from gasoline taxes dries up? Once everyone is driving electric that revenue will have to come from somewhere else, and you can bet it'll cost us all more (governments being the way they are).
Two black holes enter, one black hole leaves,
So the kid who dropped out of school to work at the garage gets access to the full fat internet, but the kids in university and their profs get spied on and restricted access in the name of academic freedom? OK.
Bring on the Alcubierre drive!
Hairy black holes?
Seriously people! No one's made a joke about this yet.
So thats what it is.
Got two calls today to go and fix problems with outlook tomorrow. Thanks for the $150.00 Microsoft.
Build your own
Anyone wishing to build their own Cray-1 case to house their motherboard and bits can find instructions here -
You can probably find other examples out there on the interwebs as well.
Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her
That's not a fedora, its a trilby.
Where is he getting the floppy drives from? The supply is drying up.
There were 2 versions on the disk - low resolution and not quite so low resolution.
Trevor is way over inflating how much the average Canadian cares about the election and the issues surrounding it. The reality is that barely 50 percent of eligible voters will even bother to show up at the polls. These "hotbeds" of political discussion Trevor makes reference to are likely nothing more than already disenchanted, semi-radical types who hate absolutely anything to do with Steven Harper and the conservatives. But he is right about one thing, the NDP look poised to form their first national government ever, largely at the expense of the Liberals. As long as they don't start spouting radical leftist nonsense and Mulcair keeps his “Angry Tom” persona under wraps, They stand a very good chance of winning.
P.S. I hate Bill C-51 as well.
It seems to me
... that, given androids growth, and the judgement that it does infringe, then Oracle might br better off NOT trying to limit its uptake or ban current stocks. Maybe they'd get an extra 1 billion infringements to claim against.
Still using my old Nokia slider with numberpad. Lasts a week between charges and has very good phone performance.
Its a shame
how legal weasels have tortured the english language. To me, unlimited bandwidth/downloads means just what it sounds like. If there are conditions attached then its not unlimited.
Honestly, I don't recall ever seeing him. When you consider that the "Just for laughs" Montreal comedy festival is on 2 or 3 times a day, you'd think that couldn't be. Even when they do "best of..." stuff he's not there. I watched the first video and found him mildly amusing by today's standards. That said, comedy is a very subjective thing. After all, some people just love fart jokes and slapstick.
When I was young and we were living in northern Ontario country, I used to love hot porridge with brown sugar and milk for breakfast during the winter. We never got it any other time so I guess I didn't have time to get tired of it.
Its obviously evidence of alien intrusions into our solar system. Or less obviously a chain strike, similar to the "string of pearls " strike on Jupiter by Shoemaker/Levy. Or liberals - damn liberals.
Don't know the prevalence of rabies in the UK, but in Canada, a fox behaving in this fashion would be assumed to be rabid, put down and then tested. Anyone bitten would be getting rabies shots as a precaution before the testing was even completed.
I think its amusing that its runs on Pu!
I was considering a Raspberry Pi for the job of hammering torrent users on my network, but this looks way better. I administer a wireless network in a large rooming house (90 users). Presently I use a cheap computer to monitor network traffic for torrents and redirect that traffic and any subsequent traffic to 127.0.0.1., forcing the offender to come to the office to get de-listed from my ban-hammer. Its for our protection as we are a small internet provider.
Is that a word?
the poop one.
Regarding youth in general, well, the more things change...
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
I remember the first time I saw Mortal Kombat in the arcade. I was walking through with a friend and just happened to glance over at a crowd around one of the games just as Sub Zero pulled the spine out of his opponent. The image was so shocking (for the time) that for some reason I burst out laughing. Then I watched, mesmerized, for a good 45 minutes as the players performed fatality after fatality. How they got so good so fast is beyond me. Anybody ever hear of planting expert players in an arcade to drum up interest in a game?
People who are poor and have been so for some time develop tastes and habits that are a result of their situation - basically its all they've ever known. It also has a tendency to carry over when/if they finally get out of the financial crisis they've been surviving in. Here's a formerly poor person's perspective/
Isn't that the name of the building where the BJing/urinating Ms K. lives?
Help learning Linux
Most Distros can be made to run from a USB stick. In your case I would recommend Puppy Linux.
Try the "Wary" version.
700 million years!
Thank god, I thought you said 700 years for a minute there.
OT I know but the AC who posted 4 hours ago about our "mission" in the Middle East is partially mistaken. We have 2 missions in the area. One is to bomb ISIS targets from the air in support of Iraqi troops - everybody know about this one and its going as advertised. The other is to train and advise Kurdish troops. The second one is the cause of the controversy because our people came under fire from ISIS and returned fire - engaging in combat. The mission is to "train and advise" and by defending themselves, some people see that as an escalation of that mission without proper debate in Parliament.
Wouldn't a small drogue chute make sense for this type of scenario, to keep the rocket more or less perpendicular?
I have a RT-66U and just checked it and it showed there was a firmware update available so I installed it. I guess they are not that slow.
drank a gallon of beer and got a taxi home
But then the police came to get the driver's taxi back.
sticks fingers in ears
blah blah blah...haven't seen it yet. But just look how pretty Jenna Coleman is.
Safe, I think
I have 6 access points behind a DDWRT x86 router. All of the APs (2 different models) are not in the list, so I think I'm safe.
The western powers gelded themselves when they invented and prosecuted the Nazis' for war crimes. I have no love for Nazis or any fascist regime, but by being so eager to prosecute and punish their enemies for the made up crime of "war crimes" we have essentially taken away our ability to win a war. By not punishing the entire population of our enemies we have essentially given them safe haven. Our enemies do not distiguish between civilian and military targets - to them both are equally valid. Yet under our "enlightened" "rules of engagement" we must put our soldiers in imminent peril before they can actually shoot at the enemy!
This is all the result of politicians (lawyers and businessmen) trying to engage an enemy without sustaining any negative publicity. They see the miltary as a monlith, not individual soldiers with families and children. They are unable to engage with the soldiers - the military is just a tool.
TLDR: You can't win a war unless you kill so many of your enemy that they fear for their very survival as a family/community. When you invent laws that stop you from doing that, you will nevr "win".
Appears to be mostly rock and dust. This completely blows away the theory that comets are mostly ice and that said comets deposited mega-tons of water when they (allegedly) impacted the Earth. Seems like more study is needed and this latest data will help somewhat with our own origins.
"TROLL" It has been the scientific CONSENSUS that comets deposited all our earthly water and now that seems less likely.
(Grabs popcorn and runs and hides)
Have to agree with petur, the top article takes up too much room. The login bar, Reg banner, navigation bar and top article take up 3/4 of my screen on 1920x1080 monitor.
I haven't played with this tablet in about six months, but I may have a rooted, malware infested 7 inch tablet, or I may have the most secure android tablet I've ever seen. I don't know because I've been unable to get root. If I install root utilities it seems to go well, but every rootchecker says I don't have root. Flashing the flash memory with a newer OS simply doesn't work. I've installed a new ROM on a couple android tabs and everything went well, but this one refuses to cooperate. If I didn't already own an ipad and another android tab, then I'd forget about it. But damn, I should be able to crack it.
FYI - it says allwhinner - not allwinner. So, a clone of a clone?
Perhaps people who indulge in coprophagia are actually responding to their bodies instinktual need for healthier microbiota.
So which one of the SPB is volunteering to get inked?
Any estimates about how much longer we can communicate with the probe? Whether failure by components or lack of power to send/receive from such a distance.
You forgot climate porn.
I still think they should have put a microphone on that thing so we can hear the martians giggling just out of camera shot.
Here in Canada, with 90% of the land area being wild amd hosting a variety of predators capable of killing a human (black bears, brown bears (grizzlies), wolves, coyotes, rattle snakes, sasquatch, we have no problem issuing licenses for long guns. Hand guns are basically illegal in Canada so only the criminals own them. The fact that Canadians own legal rifles/shotguns has not deterred the RCMP fromn trying to confiscate them, even using a flood as a pretense to break into peoples homes and steal their weapons. Governments SHOULD fear the populace rising up - voting doesn't seem to be keeping them in check.
Having spent a good deal of time being utterly poor (divorce, if you must know), I can testify to the futility of buying cheap. Instead of buying decent shoes for $100.00, that last a couple of years, I bought cheap $30.00 dollar shoes that failed after a couple months.
Also. cheap computer crap is just that - cheap! And it will fail soon after buying it.
I have used my knowledge of the cheapness/failure ratio to convince my bosses (2 brothers) to forget about the cheapest price.
You sell better shit to your clients, and they will give you repeat business.
Of course, even though this is fairly obvious, it continues to escape the noitice of the idiots who actually run things.