The mos is always greener on the other side of the gate.
162 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009
The mos is always greener on the other side of the gate.
Well it's certainly no moon.
What's the worst that could happen?
All well and dandy, until the colonists declare independence.
It could happen..
You're absolutely right, we need some proper classic literature.
Cue 'The Millers Tale' re-enactment.
"..except not if it's a Galaxy Note."
A real announcement on a recent flight.
Now that's one turd worth polishing.
Typical. Haynes do manuals for 5 different kinds of starship, but not for my car.
No, it's so you can wear airpods without embarrasment.
When the Mykonosoft salesman told the crew the price of the support contract, they made him walk the plank.
Every - but *every* - gig I've had since leaving uni has had some kind of clause such as 'These are your contracted hours. You may be required to perform duties outside of these hours. This will be unpaid, and with no TOIL.'
You only learn this on the day you start, after you may have already gone to the expense of moving to another town etc. You sign it, or you don't get paid.
Also: 'Any work you do is ours. This includes work done outside the office, in your own time, and on your own equipment.'
Actually a 6502.
Ooh, we used to dream of a 256k video card. My first PC was an Atari PC3 (possibly the only XT-class machine with a 102 key layout) with CGA/EGA. Still compatible enough so I could do raster bars by sending values to port 3D8 timed with the hsync, and play samples through the motherboard speaker with timed interrupts.
Had a C64 as well, does it show? ;-)
There exists a retro band called 'Attribute Clash and the Rubber Keys' :-)
Memotech MTX512 ftw ;-)
Got its name from how much memory it *could* have, i.e. optional 512K 'silicon disk' expansion. If you won the pools. Also, twin 5 1/4 floppies for running CP/M, if you sold a few organs.
Hardware very similar to MSX machines, but disappointingly few game conversions. Highlight was probably a Manic Miner clone, starring..Miner Dick..
And I also had a Speccy and C64. At one point 2 C64's, with self-written networking system for development. I still have my printer port -> user port cable, which could squirt 64k over in under 10 seconds.
My soldering scars are starting to itch, I think I'll get an Arduino.
Self-facilitating media node? #nathanbarley
Did anyone else hear 'When Johnny comes marching home' at this image?
That's another franchise, also with a ship with engine pods on its wingtips.
And got cancelled unexpectedly.
Remind me to avoid those particular probes.
The Primary Main Objective is to become Royal Crown Chinpokomaster.
I used to work at a small company in Bristol which made image processing boards based around Transputers. The most common model was the T800 <obvious 'hasta la vista' joke />
As Occam was as much fun as chewing your own limbs, we were also provided with a Parallel-C compiler, which would scale the code over however many cores were available. It was pretty funny to see these boards in a £1000 PC, the cost of which was dwarfed by these boards, and was only being used for PSU/file storage anyway :-D
As the earlier correspondent noted, they were a neat idea which got overtaken by ChipZilla's R&D budget. But in this day and age, some of the run-time paradigms and algorithms might return to relevance.
Pint for my interview for this job taking place in the nearby pub.
It's the Colonial fleet being scuttled.
I had an HTC Hero, which came with 1.6. There was supposedly an OTA upgrade to 2.1, but this never happened, despite many calls to my provider.
One root later, I stuck Cyanogen on it, and it ran 2.3.7 (gingerbread) quite nicely.
Pretty sure that in the UK, it's an offence to modify the IMEI of a phone. This is mainly to stop backstreet hackers from changing the identity of a stolen phone, cos the remote brickage is based around the IMEI.
Even rinsing out the stuff at an OS level would be a big difference, the MIB's would then get no more information than if you were using a Nokia 1101.
But Mein Fuhrer, they must have been using autosniping software.
was it a youknicks system?
and how much of that was (note past tense) Top Gear?
Surgeon fucks up=possible action suit, so apart from the human aspect of caring for the patient, he/she wouldn't want the bad press.
Robot fucks up=developers shrug shoulders, and point to the terms and conditions that the patient signed. The pint is what I'm betting that people don't even read them for Flash updates.
I'm guessing that when this goes live, the NHS will give you a robot by default, unless you go private, or the paramedic that brought you in decides it's outside the range of 'bottable conditions.
Much like my last boss.
But JM Jarre's opuses are mainly instrumentals.
So he'll be blowing whistle..
Yes, we're waiting for a shipment of "weeping angel" nuclear fuel cells, as these would seem to have lower emissions than the diesel engines. As long as you keep looking at them.
Execute order 53.
*Months (of time travel) Per Gram (of plutonium)
Will Clara be on Dr Who again?
Gallifreyan Express? That'll do nicely.
/Clara is actually in peril, does nothing..
Well at least we now know how fast 'ludicrous speed' is :P
and I *still* had a white Transit sat an inch from my back bumper, flashing me to get out of its way..
whether you want it or not.
and that's a complete box set of Firefly, seasons 1-9.
A bus network Bristol can be proud of, for a change
Not quite the same ring to it, but it's a step in the right direction.
a bigger shark..
remember where we parked?
Let it grow.
This is not maddening. This is star pore.