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Thats exactly the number a spaceship would need for attitude control. Has anyone seen Elon Musk lately?
Now where is my hoverboard?
Re: If only...
Sure, Java already does that, AFAYK. Right.
If you're a developer, do yourself (and your client) a big favour and stick to standards. Don't get caught in the "standards-plus" trap - it will cost you dearly to escape.
What, like Ajax, that non-standards-compliant addition to the browser by Microsoft that, oh I don't know, made the whole Web 2.0 revolution possible?
Standards are only worth following as long as they are not enforcing technological stagnation.
By your standards then, Creationism/Intelligent Design is a theory? Fails every scientific test but might possibly still be true?
Thanks but I'll stick to science and I'm sure you'll forgive me my skepticism.
I'm going to be a skeptic until the day some Warmist uses his model to make a prediction that actually comes true. Until then, climate change isn't even a theory, it's a guess.
Because that's how science works.
I've had a chat to the wife
10" is always better than 7".
There's a reason for stereotypes
Let me get this straight. An Australian travelling in Europe shags some Swedish birds who get angry when they find out about each other and gang up on him, runs away to London and crashes at his mate's girlfriend's pal's house for a while. After a while, he gets into a bit of trouble, borrows some cash from his pals and then disappears, only to resurface in Ecuador, with a tan?
Well, I definitely didn't see that coming.
Only two decades away!
Or maybe only 19 years and 364 days away now, excluding leap years.
Actually, Gaia loves CO2....
For the record, we're currently living in a period of exceptionally low CO2 levels, by normal Earth standards. The only notable period with similiarly low CO2 levels is the Carboniferous Period, during which, ironically, all our coal was laid down.
I'd prefer it if the government got out of the way completely and just left the market to get on with it. Nothing annoys me more than seeing my tax going to publicise crap insulaion schemes or, even worse, subsidising windmills.
The environment is far too important to be left to the idiots in govenment.
Russians? Insurance? Has anyone had a look to see if there's a suspiciously satellite-looking thing lying under a tarp in the bacl of the lab?
Seriously, you Unix guys crack me up
Are you seriously saying a time server that's critical to the performance of your OS was running on some guy's home FTP server?
And that not one of you, ever, thought this was a bad idea?
Not one of you had the foresight to check that the guy holding your balls hadn't nicked half his data from a commercial database?
If you were working for me I'd fire the hell out of your incompetent asses.
72point AllCaps Fail.
I thought about it
and you're an idiot. 'nuff said.
Gimp mask, because I wish you had a zipper
And the prize for Most Egregiously OTT Comment goes to....
"Microsoft - They are the second most evil company in the world (after Monsanto)"
Paris, because she's hOTT.
If your contract is with Harvey Nash, not UBS...
...why would anyone take a cut? If you have any brains at all go to Harvey Nash, show them the schedule on page 1 of your contract and tell them to take at least half of the cut. And if they say no, Lloyds are hiring....
More like a kick up your arse would be effective, you idiotic, fifth column, Guardian-reader.
Thank you for being so insane.
Don't stress so much - alien space bats will save the day.
I was going to say that Java is rapidly becoming the enw COBOL but that's not even true - with the discrepancy between the rate at which servers get recycled and the rate at which the JVM get's updated, I think Java's got about 5 more years before you can only run it reliably on legacy servers.
Just Kill It!
Since when did Nike start building BlackOps kit?
No Title Required
How do you get "anti-science" out of this article? Firstly, "climate science" isn't a science, it's bad software, bad statistics and, damningly, policy-driven. Secondly, reporting that things aren't as bad as the policy wonks have been telling us doesn't make this bad science unless you, like many AGW-apologists, are conflating "belief" with "proof". From my side, I'll go with the actual numbers, not the tree ring proxies, thanks.
Paris, because there's no Wozniacki photo.
Physician, heal thyself
If you're going to start criticising someone's choice of educational hardware and proselytising Googles (sic) lesson plans, you'll find you'd be taken a lot more seriously if you could speak English correctly.
"Could have", or "could've". Never "could of".
"Toughened". Never "toughended".
"Thick angry twat". Never "Anonymous Coward"
It looks like your school had quite enough budget cuts, thank you very much.
Oh bloody hell
Here I was hoping the iPad would be the final smidgeon of hubris before the great Jobsian fall. Grrrrrrrr!!! Damn you, Steve Jobs (praise be his name)!
I was determined that I wasn't going to get one of these oversized iPhones but now I have no choice - my Need Gland is priapic with desire to own one.
Following the book closely
Well I for one hope they don't insist on having "Hey fiddledy dee, twelve dwarves in a tree!" moments every f****g chapter. Somehow, the sight of orcs singing might just put me off the whole thing. Ditto for singing to distract spiders, elves singing to welcome you to Rivendell, forest elves singing when throwing barrels around and dwarves singing at any time. In fact, the complete removal of all songs from the story would suit me just fine.
There's a reason why they pay someone to adapt the book for the screen so could all of you pedants please just shut up and let the rest of us enjoy the bloody thing?
"A more realistic hope is that an alien civilization has built a powerful beacon to sweep the plane of the galaxy like a lighthouse."
Sounds remarkably like a pulsar to me. Especially as the idea of a star with the mass of our sun or more rotating with a period of minutes seems just a tad far-fetched, regardless of the theories thrown up to explain it.
Bloody lazy humans
The plans for this flyby have been on display in the planning office on Alpha Centauri for the last fifity years. If you can't be bothered to go and have a look it's not my fault is it?
Want to hear some poetry?
Well, they did invent AJAX, via XMLHttpRequest. And didn't licence it. So, in effect Microsoft also created the underlying framework for Web 2.0.
So say thank you to Bill the next time you use GMail, you ungrateful wretches.
So your correspondent thinks that some may have opted for the excellent OpenOffice alternative? Would that be because of that package's excellent VBA support? Or did your correspondence decide, as seems much more likely, to just begin talking directly out of his arse?
Pity about the tethering
I won't be installing the IPhone update until I've worked out how to keep tethering. Bastards
This whole article is a waste of a url
Here's an accurate precis:
Microsoft had old patents on which it wasn't making money. It sold them to a company who sold them to Linux community people who think they're worth something. Linux community breathes sigh of relief that they weren't sold to trolls. Linux community still think Microsoft is evil, regardless of evidence to the contrary in that Microsoft never bothered to enforce said patents.
Now you can go back to watching Countdown.
Moonlight and DRM
Wind your necks back in, penguin fanbois. Microsoft aren't doing DRM, they're just supporting the streaming of DRM content. As for whether that's a problem for Moonlight, that depends on whether the GPL allows for open-source software to be created which supports the streaming of DRM'd data. Somehow, I doubt that's a problem so normal service is resumed and Microsoft are no more evil than they were yesterday.
Unless, of course, you also think Apache is evil because it allows the streaming of those pay-per-view movies you watch when the kids are asleep.
Multiple desktops on Windows
Multiple Desktops have been available since XP, using the PowerToy.
Ummmm, as neither Apple nor Linux or any other OS is going to make anything like a major dent in Microsoft's client OS business for at least a decade (or 2), I'm going to assume this is smokescreen for the next EU Competition Commission talks. After all, if they're losing market share, they're in a competitive market....
Probably to stop tethering
I have an iPhone and noticed last night that iTunes popped up a messagebox asking if I wanted to accept new carrier settings. As I've hacked my phone to give me free tethering, I said no. Today, my phone is right as rain so it seems fair to surmise the new carrier settings don't work.
Personally, I think O2 trying to prevent parasitic tethering by people like me is the reason they've had these data problems over the last fortnight.
So sorry: my bad.
PS. Tethering rocks. I switch my router off at home because I rarely need it any more.
Linux meerkats doing what meerkats do
Glad to see nothing has changed in the average Linux user mindset since the last time I looked down the back of the fridge. I doubt I could find a more childish, ill-informed bunch of mutually masturbating misfits outside of Qom.
Next time, I hope Microsoft let you write your own fucking device drivers. Although, judging by the fun and interesting way the kernel is apparently handling null pointers these days, perhaps that's not such a good idea for your users.
What? No meerkats???
I'm appalled. By now, there would be at least 20 comments incorporating the following words or phrases : "M$", "Windoze", "Winbloze", "evil empire", "Linux rocks" or "Never trust Microsoft".
You guys are falling down in your duty to protect the world from Microsoft's evil propaganda. Dear God, man! if you don't act now dumb people like me might actually believe that you've been talking utter crap all these years!!
(Paris - Because there's something wrong with her mouth)
Did any of you fuckers actually read this?
Contrary to the entirely expected meerkatting by the M$-haters when Ted made the fatal mistake of saying Microsoft software actually works better than Google Docs, this article was not about Microsoft. Or Google Docs. Or bad password management.
This article was about the fact that the internet totally removes the barriers to entry for the standard hacker. In the good ol' days, we had to tunnel into private networks before getting the chance to enjoy exploiting someone's bad password management. Now all you need is a frickin IPhone. That's a good point to make and Ted, in his enjoyably Tourettian way, made it well.
If you want to post a comment, post your thoughts on a solution to the internet's woefully inadequate Email Address/Password/Password Reminder paradigm and stop getting all hot and bothered because Ted happens to prefer Word to Google Docs: you're missing the point and looking like a fundamentalist, which is never an intelligent look.
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