Nice work, Simon.
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Nice work, Simon.
This is proper boffinry combined with international cooperation that came together over the Internet and all in the name of fun and science.. It's what a less cynical me from a couple of decades ago was hoping for.
How does this make them different from the dictators they're trying to strike against... It's still "do what I say or else".
You have a choice of what browser you use. You don't have a choice on what dodgy cert is presented to you.
I've never worn a watch.
the Coalition's operational expenditure forecast is
Yes, she splits the Guardian readership right down the middle. But they hardly represent the median of the political spectrum, do they?
Ever since the right wing rags started putting up paywalls the Guardian readership demographic has changed. The comment areas are now flooded with Tory trolls. That's capitalism for you. Oh, how I lol'd
"Is Thatcher being cremated? If she is it's at least one confirmed Ashes win for England this summer."
...they had a few Lamborghini LM002 for desert border patrols. Not sure if they're still in service.
What drugs are Turnbull and Abbott taking?
CDs are vulnerable to the chemicals in paper
Maybe the card is different now. I'm seeing an increase in card slip covers on the CDs I buy. I can't say I like them as they get marked too easily but at least growing new raw material is an option.
A site describing the thought process of the person that came up with this idea
...shitty old copper? That'd be Abbott's view of the future.
...it would just be some faceless, mega-incompetent corporate giant now if she hadn't.
Looks like the proposed wireless 25/5 we'll be getting isn't so bad after all.
Did Turnbull include the costs of replacing the rotting copper owned by Telstra? Malcy's ADSL2 is going to suffer sooner rather than later.
Our morality as a society is what's legal.
There are plenty of things that are legal but entirely immoral.
Do note this was a couple of decades ago when such shenanigans were indeed legal. Not necessarily moral, but legal.
It's people like you that screw things up for the rest of us. Greed has no morals and no limits.
Actually he is still anonymous. As a minor his name is protected.
He's anonymous to us but not to the legal system. They count, we don't.
He was Anonymous but not anonymous.
It'll be programmed to disallow goals from anyone in an England shirt, just as the officials have been.
...remind me again why I spent good money on a car with such twattish accessories.
If Chrome totally dominates, there can continue to be forks of their browser with any undesirable parts stripped out. Most people will use the official versions for convenience and geeks the unofficial versions cleansed of evil.
When Chrome was first released I gave it a test drive and was somewhat surprised to see that whenever I logged in to an SSL site Chrome also made an SSL connection to a Google-owned server. I then tried the supposedly flea-free version known as SWIron. It had the same behaviour despite claims that dodgy code had been removed. Neither got a second chance.
Firefox all the way here. It's the only one I feel I can trust.
The way Australian cattle farmers treat livestock is pretty despicable. Animals are moved on journeys that often exceed 1000km or more in crowded cattle trucks to a coastal port. They are then exported by ship to places such as Indonesia and the Middle East where they have their throats slashed while still alive by the usual Halal brutality
If the farmers had any concern for animal welfare (and breeding cattle for killing excludes them from that category) they would at least have local abattoirs and not subject the animals to weeks of poor travelling conditions before an unpleasant death. It's barbaric.
They may whine about privacy invasion by drone but I've never yet heard a farmer complain about Australia's proposed data retention and monitoring.
It's all downhill from here.
At least they weren't looting.
There wasn't much left to loot.
fire up a stand to sell "disaster burgers"
Most people's stuff had been swept away by the storm surge or was under two metres of sand.
We had to get the police to roadblock our area to the public after cyclone Yasi. Too many rubberneckers drove in to look at the mess. Sick bastards.
The author should visit rural Australia. His statement is already true here.
<-- Beer icon. It lubricates the drivers.
If this gets too obvious I'll just stop watching anything.
I was thinking the same thing. I shall just read more books instead. Then I had a horrible thought about what would happen to books if we all stopped watching TV.
...are those functions that remain invisible until you hover over them (yes, WordPress, I'm looking at you). How the f%$# are you supposed to know to hover if the f*&^ers are invisible?
The other UI nightmare is the one that came with Orifice 2000 (at least I think it was but it was definitely a MS product). Menu items that just disappeared if you didn't use them often. The obvious happened: As you couldn't then find them you used them even less.
and has now been discovered in 25 countries across the globe
Awesome detection evasion there. 10/10.
Things must be desperate in Blighty if fish and chips are a treat.
Why did Microsoft even bother? Half the fun of moving to another country is exploring the differences.
I have 12.3 running in a VirtualBox VM on the Win7 gaming box. Everything feels faster than the equivalent apps on the base Windows system.
Pharma SEO fail?
Blimey, dozens of comments before we come to a Mac user that knows what a text editor is.
What is Zawinski's Observation?
I believe it's possibly the one about all applications bloating until they can do email. Or something.
And will likely remain so for a while. The main difference these days is that fewer people are required to read the rulers due to the ubiquity of modern connected rain gauges or AWS.
Rain gauges, even the spiffy modern ones, are notoriously inaccurate for several reasons.
NB I did once enquire about a BoM-recommended AWS for home use but was told anything below $25k was a waste of time. If you live in the town with the highest rainfall in Aus (over 7 metres) you tend to pay attention to this stuff..
Your articles were always a pleasure to read.
I'll get your coat.
...I can remember the old days when Tesco specialised in horse meat lasagne.
It'll be insurance ads. Thank fuck for Adblock..
Not just music, but films and games too.
Just to clarify, none of this happened because of anything the music industry did to "stop piracy". The most likely reason is that I'm now exposed to more culture than at any time in the past. Not only that but I can choose where, when and what I am exposed to. This is despite the best efforts of the music industry to make the opposite true.
Cameron's NHS policies will soon get that number down.
Slight difference unfortunately
Yep, I realise there is a legal difference but the end result is the same. It's still ripping off those that do pay their fair share.
...the likes of Amazon, Google and scummy bankers get away with squillions while HMRC are busy with two oiks.
Still, something must be done, eh? Got to keep the Daily Mail readers happy.
The only thing you'll see in a high street in ten years* is a solitary pound shop with a tumbleweed blowing past.
Support your local shops. They have real jobs inside, real people with real knowledge of the products, not just some unskilled drones picking items from the racks in the latest mega warehouse.
But it will help and that's surely a good thing.
Patents predate the Renaissance and the scientific revolution, and there is some evidence that a similar idea was present in ancient Greece.
Yes, a patent was granted in Greece for a year (according to Wikipedia). Given the speed of tech advances back then it would be equivalent to maybe a week today. I'd have no problems with that.
...because no one invented anything before patents existed.
...and send it to Dieter Rams. Seems only fair.
It's the "dog ate my homework" of the digital age.