421 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009
Re: The Barge is...
so, why didn't they do this when MS-Basic no longer was supported?
Re: A deabte if they have endangerd him?
a bitcoin, you mean?
Re: A fool and his money are easily parted...
Re: A fool and his money are easily parted...
why is all this anti-google stuff being down voted? I just had to switch over from Exchange to Google Apps/ mail. in the process my android phone now needs different apps (email client, different calendar app, and a bunch of notifier widgets) to be able to do what I was able to before the switchover.
plus, now my data limit is being raided by email synchronization,rather than just for regular stuff.
of course, part is the android phone and any layers the manufacturers put over it, but sjeez. Android = google , right? I was hoping for a bit more (businesslike) integration of things.
then, on the laptop; chrome now has to be open all the time to receive notifications, etc. yeah, sure, there's offline gmail - but that's apparently all gone when you clear-cache; so now still trying to work with outlook using some Google apps sync tool, so that my calendars are synced up.
stuff like that distracts me from being able to do my actual work.
but, probably for desk jockeys, this is an easy fix to save money on those pesky MS licenses, and frees up one or two people from doing Exchange maintenance. compare that to offloading effort onto each of your employees...
give me back my exchange!
to all these multi-multi-paragraph writers
Do you guys have all this stuff ready to be copy-pasted into this small edit window? Or are you really typing this out?
sjeez, complain about stuff in places where it really has an impact.
Or is this just part of some package that the loyal order of global warming deniers society hands out to each registered member?
sjeez, get a job ;-)
Are you referring to the Memory Effect of homeopathic solutions?
I'm sure it's all that 'Hop'e Chang'e' stuff ;-)
Hop'e -> hoppy? geddit? No?... hm...
The one with the thermal lining in it, please.
'it was a site to behold'....
just use phlappy instead...
Re: Going to be a painful future
Not necessary, just drive/fly to Detroit, or drive from Indianapolis to the east for 80 miles or so. a number of Tim Horton's to be found. some are collocated with a Wendy's. I also came across some while driving from Buffalo to Vermont.
Yes, invoked godwin's law myself.
But not thinking this will be any different in any other country.
Sign of the times.
i think the flower is a 'texas blue bonnet' (not an expert, but i seem to remember this name somehow). That would narrow down the area in which this bee would live.
Nice (large!) download of bee species in the US: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/features/posters/EasternBumblebeesPoster_print.pdf
And more about western state bees: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/Western_BB_guide.pdf
(apologies for not narrowing it down more - have to work ;-) )
Re: Shit yourself slim
>hoards of immigrants
I know, isn't it annoying? they keep on collecting stuff. Gotta catch 'em all!
so many possibilities...
finally, that mash up of Babe and Tron is one step closer to reality...
Re: Nothing will ever top
really, a down vote for that? read this...
and still it hasn't been successful for most people.
Re: Nothing will ever top
yeah, am holding off (still) upgrading my Samsung book 8 laptop to 8.1... too many issues with video card drivers
I like the article.
But can you please stop using those autoplay/autostart ads? The Cricket one has a button to mute the sound, which doesn't work.
And these autoplay videos are stealing my data allowance...
And those videos do not entice me to buy products anyways.
Re: In other news
it's all fine and dandy that everybody thinks that _everything_ needs to be accessible online. But is that really necessary?
we would still have the world with libraries and access to information.
don't get me started about the euro music on all the GTs... one of the better examples is the GT5 intro demo with Castle over the Moon; at least 10x better than with the emo euro crap music behind it...
don't get scared off by the piano segment; fast forward to about 3mins into the movie if it is too much for you ;-)
Japanese opening: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DRAAdtEN5hNQ&sa=U&ei=ABazUpqWDYm4yQGxyoD4BA&ved=0CAsQtwIwAA&usg=AFQjCNGA-4NRaNs89Y8tSk0VajYoJ2ovMQ
EU/NA opening: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kwZXleNd3bo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DkwZXleNd3bo
Re: Invasion! (of privacy?)
just flash the bots with apple's maps? problem solved ;-)
Re: Nope they have to
ed209s! "you have 20 seconds to accept this delivery!"
Re: Mobile Calling Area
maxwell smart's cone of silence...
Re: Some creepy apps out there
funny how everything goes through cycles. the Blackberries were/are being vilified for not having enough apps, where the argument was 'but the website offers the same or better functionality'. No, everything had to be apps.
so now that everything is apps, the complaints are that the apps have too much access to what's happening on your phone.
mind you, am not trying to sound snarky. I think it's just funny, in a sad kind of way.
Re: Apple QuickTake 150
of course I do, holding it right now :-) it's a Sony FD91... that 14x optical zoom was the killer feature for me. the downside? carrying boxes of floppies with you on trips :-)
<wopr-voice>shall we play a game?</wopr-voice>
Let me put it in a different way - there's no 'first world' overhead applied to the stuff designed, built and bought. Or are people saying that they've cut corners, coming up with something that's held together with the proverbial duct tape instead?
I'm sure the Indian space program used its resources much more economical. No telephone sanitizers and account executives on the payroll. Or numbers were fudged. Or both.
I'm sure that for the Indian economy it was still a large amount of money. after all... it's all relative, right?
humming 'human behavior'...
I think Maxwell Smart was on to something with the Cone of Silence...
Re: Whale Whores
is that you, big bwuddew? </cow-accent>
Re: I'm not having any issues
your just waiting fer the grammer nazis to attack yer post, arnt you?
Re: Sony likes internal PSUs
i had a Philips MSX2 (+) one, managed to order an FM-PAC, and loved to play Salamander and SD Snatcher... Had a guy put in a '+' chip in there as well, so that i could play Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake as well...
Ooh, and a flashback to demo parties in NL...
Re: "sub-unity ordinal numbers"
ah, Pippard. He always loved it, when a plan came together.
oh, no, that was Peppard.
Re: How good are throat microphones?
mmmm. oh no it's coming straight for us! mmm.
I'll get my coat ;-)
It's a small world...
I'll be brushing up on old nursery rhymes and very annoying songs - and will recite them on the top of my lungs whenever somebody within earshot starts calling...
or, if singing is no longer allowed, hum them loudly ;-)
gotta listen to the Beastie Boys again...
*hums 'three emcees and we're on the go'
Re: Really hoping that this is a good comet
A couple of days ago, someone used his Canon 7D to make 44 1-minute exposures, stacked them, and voila - ISON visible next to Regulus and Venus
This particular comet is named after the array of scopes that discovered it. The International Scientific Optical Network.
Re: Might not just be RTs
same here with a new Samsung Ativ 8 - installed 8.1, and after reboot no more video / graphics.
apparently it has to do with the Intel hd4000 driver that is being installed, PR some conflict between that and the hardware-accelerated graphics card.
after tinkering a bit, gave up, and wiped it clean / used the factory reset option.
won't touch 8.1 for a while...
Re: And the answer to the Ultimate Question...
sorry, Daedalus, you were off by one letter ;-)
uhm, check out a New Mini. Especially when just arrived on a late night flight, preferably four hours or more. Arriving at night. Raining.
at least all Chrysler-family cars have sort of the same layout, 'stalk-wise'.
BTW, to drive some even more bonkers... use your car key to lock the driver-side door. left turn or right turn?
boot notes: showoffs ;-)
<switches off his headphones>
Re: Windows 8?
i just received a Samsung lativ book 8. also win8, but quad core i7, dedicated rad eon graphics, 15inch touch screen. comes standard with 8gb, had an additional 8 installed. full HD screen. while not enough vertical pixels, it's now very easy to run several bigger VMs on it. the only bottleneck is the cheapo 5400 rpm 1TB drive...
About $1300 with the extra ram.
weird thing about these hybrid laptops - split personality; sometimes touch is easier, other times mouse.
Very funny when going back to other laptop, and catching myself touching the screen but nothing happens :-)
Re: The media always hype this stuff
Pete 2, don't agree with you.
Earlier this year there was PanStarrs, easily visible with the make eye, the tail visible with a simple 7x50 pair of binos. using my camera and a 500mm zoom lens, I was able to make OK photos of it, with little effort.
Re: Intrinsically Brighter?
Smart comment, that one ;-)
Re: Never had a BB, but
I switched a couple of months ago to a galaxy note2, after having used a bb8310, torch and 9930 bold.
There are so many things so well integrated into bb7/bb10, that it's very hard for me to like android. a lot of the times you'll hear me curse about how each app has a slightly different behavior, or how apps are trying to solve simple problems in an elegant way.
I wish them well. They were on to something, but the market decided otherwise.
Unfortunately I'stuck with the note2 for a while.
mind you, it's still very nice as a remote for my canon 7d...
so, give me the z30 with a slideout keyboard. I would be in heaven if they make that happen...
yeah, those radiation wounds start festering after a while...
@ac Re: it will probably be an expensive @ Jess
Your what is already in Europe?
If you want to be pedant-ish, show some real effort next time.
Re: The only rational way to allocate visas
But let's not bring in more telephone sanitisers, hairdressers, and advertising account executives...
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