323 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Happy Birthday System/360 and COBOL ...
... and hats off to Grace Hopper, despite your misgivings - "Widely regarded as the worst mistake in computing history"? That'll be a hundred thousand rock-solid disasters then?
Apart from RBS of course.
Is this available for faces?
if you really must defecate on fruit...
...you'd have a better chance of making out with a pineapple or grapefruit.
Re: Remember it's a low probability event *until* it's actually happening
I'm actually off to the bunker, complete with tinfoil hat of course.
Re: 1.49597871 × 10^15m, @Martin Budden
In pursuit of true pedantry, let me assert that your corrigendum should have contained "grocers' apostrophes" rather than "grocer's", since there is definitely more than one of them at it.
I'd like to comment on this topic, but I'm not sure of the wisdom of so doing.
Re: But but but
Networking is ubiquitous and crucial, so why isn't it secure? Joe Public doesn't need qualifications in aircraft maintenance to get to New York, so why can't our profession just make things safe for the users, rather than looking down our noses at them?
There's a perfectly innocent explanation ...
... Bernard, Bernard? Could you give the dog a bone?
Just as well he picked the right end though.
Re: How safe are Jonny Foreigners?
Spying on the citizens hasn't been outsourced yet. It's sure to go soon though, along with the police, armed forces and the ambulance service.
An interesting model...
...and perhaps one the NSA should consider, preferably nett of tax.
Miss Whiplash, Cynthia Payne and now Molly Rector, all names to stiffen the corporate resolve.
It's not the quantity, it's whether Richard Stallman likes it...
I would like to announce my new trademark, as above, just to annoy two sets of over-litigious twonks.
...and that's why the rhubarb patch is always down at the bottom of the garden...
@Mike Street: No, don't agree
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "growth" dependent on using the planet's resources faster than they can recover (otherwise it wouldn't be growth) and/or making a profit by plundering or underpaying for other materials, from the nations you want to help?
NomNomNom's point is well made: Indefinite growth is not sustainable, and the current high growth rate of China in particular is coming at great cost to Africa and South America.
Re: @ NomNomNom: I'll buy a vowel for...
LeG Before Tit, in lieu of a good stumping.
I'm told there wasn't a dri-i in the courthouse.
Don't worry about these cookie things, they're just like Big Brother used to bake them.
I have eaten brain (animal, before anyone starts) - and it tasted better than faggots. Never again, in either case.
I should add: the word "girls" is extremely contentious State-side too. An English friend started his speech to a large conference with "Hello boys and girls", and wondered why the atmosphere turned Baltic. "Girls" all "work" for a living over there, apparently.
Paris, well ...
Re: Sounds like sour grapes to me
I have three words for you:-
Eructation, eructation, eructation.
Re: Just Gonna Dance The Night Away
If only - I have a 2006 iMac which won't run Mavericks, and in the UK App Store the iWorks and iLife components still cost money.
Re: Dear Mr Mammoth
Overpaid, over-sexed and over here.
Re: The - missing
Or "numbers of limited users" even? Getting the coat...
Re: AN LED?
Talking of SCUBA, wouldn't this be a lot kinder to the whales (q.v. sonic Buffalo subsea internet from Thursday)? Might upset the angler fish though.
Re: People forget...
Regrettably, "Spaceship Steve" is letting the side down, taphonomically speaking.
Re: Biologically compatible?
Not a jot, I suspect - these guys are techies. This should be mandated to have a range of no more than say a mile per link, otherwise having to relay at the surface.
These are intelligent creatures down there, and we're going to give them non-stop tinnitus? Surely not? Surely??
Re: Course he's not dodging taxes
Um, British Virgin Islands, perhaps?
I fear your points, such as they were, crashed and burned in the spelling and punctuation carnage.
Are you the foreign wireless planing expert we need? God help us poor Scots.
Oh my God, it's full of stars
£1.50 for an 0845 number? Surely not. On the other hand, dial 0900 from my phone and I'll shoot you. And then there's saynoto0870, my favourite!
I really must get my eyes tested
It looked like a souffle broke out there for a moment. Isn't old age wonderful?
So, how does that work then?
How do we pipe in the wigglies? Without cooking things, that is?
...need to visit the Barras in Glasgow to meet all their targets.
Handy for fly fishing too.
... A botnet auto-clicking on NSA job adverts.
Re: Start making archive drives
Yup, my thought too. Make them like the old IBM dustbin-size platters from the '70s, but with modern storage densities, and spin them real slow, with one travelling head to read the whole lot. This should satisfy FaceBook's storage requirements too. It's world energy tomorrow, but that's me done for the day - off for a beer now.
Re: Always on culture
I just can't agree with the first part of your last line.
It's definitely a solution for "the actor", decisive and positively final. Anyhow, the poor chap will not be minded to reconsider, despite your misgivings. Number unobtainable...
Ah, you have eyes, but cannot see? I think they do have an answer for that one.
Re: The facts on Trident 'cuts': What the Lib Dems want is disarmament
Yes, don't see why they can't just have comments as per usual. I've now lost the inclination...
Re: but Macs don't get viruses
Eadon? Eadon? Is that you?
Re: I concur
I googled for salacious titillation and arrived at vexatious litigation. Could happen to anyone, clearly.
Re: Sue happy
I'm sorry to have to inform you that you have just wasted some of my time too.
Re: I guess the theory is ...
Particularly in Newcassel, yeh nah.
Hasta la vista, baby
Sky does networks?
Re: Thanks NASA
Haven't you noticed that the days are getting a bit longer?
For real speed you need a javelin throwing action, with a run-up and sudden stop, when the back, hip and shoulder turn are released through the whipping action of the arm. Pitchers don't have a run up, and lose a lot of this focussing of the energy of the big muscles in the body.
When I was younger and stick-like I could through stones / balls / snowballs prodigious distances - over 100 yards, but only when the projectiles were the "right" weight. Too heavy, and my shoulder and arm couldn't cope when doing the "whip" thing, and the results were sore, and pretty feeble.
ps A cricket ball weighs 20% as much as a javelin, for kinetic energy comparison purposes.
Smalltalk, Perl and Cobol; I haz them allz
Bring on your data transfers. Just not in XML, please.
Given a couple of days a specialist password hacker can match around three quarters of them.
Re: "not a word about the core DBMS functionality"
Bull tits, now there's a phrase for sharing.
This works better on the headless front...
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- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders