1097 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: At least those other publications…
And they didn't call it the "worldwide web" either.
Is that your petard I see being hoisted, Kelly Fiveash?
"Star in a jar"
A star in a reasonably priced jar, no less.
Ahh, the luxury of the few.
for most of us bandwidth is no longer a problem
Most of who? Feel free to speak for yourself but many of us still don't have that luxury.
Re: Couldn't agree more
I certainly don't regard QANTAS as the worst airline I've flown with
If you'd been fucked about by Qantas as often and as badly as I have then you'd have a different opinion. They are awful.
Couldn't agree more
Qantas is in trouble because it's a shitty airline and the worst I've had the misfortune to fly with (apart from LOT. I once flew with them in the 70s and it was a bit scary.)
As for Indian food, many airlines offer Asian meals as an option and they are always better than the standard fare.
Don't forget digital photographs
Always destroy the negatives.
"throwing wet bar towels at her"
By US standards isn't this getting off rather lightly? Given that the alternative is usually anything between a bullet, being "democratised" by an invading US army or even nuked, I think she should be quite pleased.
Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle
Who to trust? Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump and some conspiracy theorists or skilled climate scientists? Tough call.
So it's suddeny fun to gratuitously mock someone's sexuality
You couldn't have been more wrong if you tried. Impressive.
It must have been tempting to use the phrase Nancy boy in this article.
"the world's first ever smut-focused web browser"
Really? The Pornzilla project is over ten years old.
I'd love to give these people an immersive experience in a bath of acid.
Re: Should have spent a bit more
Duracells and a different name. Maybe something that doesn't sound like it was picked from an Anne Summers' catalogue.
Meetings rooms haven't really changed that much for last 25 years
Now with available with added NSA industrial espionage.
Re: That featured screenshot doesn't look like the boot screen
That screenshot rather much looks like an installation screen
Yup, that graphic of the world in the last image looks like a dead ringer for the time zone selection dialogue in an openSUSE installation.
Anyone know if it's used in other distros?
Re: the pub reaction
the pub reaction!
Is he talking about the time he left his kid behind in a pub and everyone was horrified?
Does this mean my boiler will now target me with ads?
No but the NSA will know your thermostat setting.
1. No list of excuses.
Most dangerous animal in Aus?
Not sure of the veracity of this list but it seems pretty sound:
· Horse, pony or donkey – 77 deaths
· Cow, bull or bovine – 33 deaths
· Dog – 27 deaths
· Kangaroo – 18 deaths
· Bee – 16 deaths
· Shark – 16 deaths
· Snake – 14 deaths
· Crocodile – 9 deaths
· Ostrich or emu – 5 deaths
· Others, including fish, sheep, goats, camels, cats and jellyfish – 39 deaths
L is for #Loser
social marketing “experts” embarrassed themselves and singer Susan Boyle by coming up with #susanalbumparty to promote the singer’s latest work.
You think that was a mistake? It's a very effective piece of marketing: At the end of 2013 it's still getting media coverage.
Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...
The supporters of unfettered state surveillance are busy with the downvote button today.
Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...
I often wonder, and especially today, what Alan Turing would have thought of all this. His legacy his been flushed down the toilet of history by those that followed him.
Re: At last
That would be hard work and need lots of form filling.
They could make a start by having QEII make a public apology to all those that were criminalised by this law. Next would be the people that suffered from shellshock and were shot for being cowards.
The Queen's Xmas speech would be a good venue for it.
Now what about an apology and pardon for all the others?
If I was making such a list...
...I'd start with blocking the really dangerous sites like the Vatican or the White House. These places actively target vulnerable kids with priest and missiles.
I was just trying to be witty. Comparing apples and oranges is always futile.
looking aeroplane. Ever.
"You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window"
Google Glass: As worn by massive winkers.
Making money by giving stuff away. How do they sleep at night?
Some premises that were on the FTTP list will be getting wireless instead. Not really a prediction as such. This is what an NBN rep told our local council.
The back issues issue
So how many people are queuing up to order back issues? Asking for a friend -------------->
There are two spectacular cyclones in the Indian ocean right now.
Edit: That's the first time I've been able to "see" down the eye of a cyclone. Astounding stuff.
Re: Slippery Slope
no a Slippery Slope
It's worse. It's a slippery cliff.
Re: Who cares!!!
I really don't see what the big fuss is about
...to read some time in the 22nd century when Australian DAB covers more than 1% of the nation with better than 80kb/s.
To quote US senator Orrin Hatch...
"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that. If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws."
Re: A better useful Firefox "extention" [sic]
Tools / Options / Privacy / Use custom settings for history / Keep until: I close Firefox
Tools / Options / Privacy / User custom settings for history / Accept cookies from sites / Exceptions / Google.com [block]
Life is SO much better...when you don't have any [persistent] system cookies at ALL
I can do all of that and more with CookieSafe and without even opening Firefox's options dialogue.
A useful Firefox extention
Give CookieSafe a whirl. You can set up a whitelist for the handful of cookies you need and block the rest.
I'm sure there are others but this one works for me.
I'm sure many readers will remember seeing footage of roads in Beijing in the 70s and 80s: Stacked with people on identical black bikes. I'm also sure I'm not the only one that thought that if the day ever came when they swapped their bikes for cars then this kind of pollution was inevitable.
The advances in the digital world, whilst making the job easier, and opening the up the magic of photography to a whole host of new "pros", has also made the whole process somewhat more creative.
Digital cameras have democratised the process. Film is essentially free now so people can shoot to their hearts' content and not worry about the cost of stock and D&P. Not only that but they can see the results instantly and learn from their mistakes, something that was pretty hard to do in the days of Xmas-both-ends photography.
If you look at the right sites you can see "amateur" snappers creating images that are the equal and often better than many pro photographers.
Come to Australia if you want to see them. It's summer and the desert skies are like glass. It's the greatest firework show you'll ever see.
Pfft, empathy is for losers.
To be fair...
...if, a few years ago, the Iranians had claimed that the US and Israel were planning bespoke malware to remotely damage their nuclear research programme we'd all be calling them a bunch of paranoiacs.
Re: All a bit daft...
Poster above points out that the drone still isn't going to know when you're in
I guess that depends on the degree of reciprocation on data sharing between Amazon and the NSA,
As Admiral Ackbar said...
"It's a TRAP!"
Now I feel dirty for knowing a quotation from Star Wars.
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