437 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
"important opportunities to set a new standard"
Well, that will make a change from important opportunities to screw up some existing standards...
Re: Please excuse the rant...
Excellent rant - upvoted!
Re: with that rendered photo
No, you would definitely not have survived. Not only that but back then the atmosphere (if any) was not breathable - also it was early closing day and umbrellas were in short supply.
Re: This is evidently evil
Hopefully, unless someone manages to patent walls!
Re: But wait
You are Loverock Davidson and I claim my prize!
Patent system has a large injection of common sense - sales of popcorn nose dive!
My Psion 5MX is still sitting in a drawer, damn good machine in its time. Keyboard has never been beaten, sigh...
"iPad 1 not getting iOS 6 - effectively EOL'd"
or, put another way "iPad 1 owners ecstatic that they can still use Google Maps"
"Like ... Vista?"
No, they never got that right!
Of course his face was straight...
...thanks to botox!
Re: "horrendously complex bondage'n'discipline language of no-one's choice"
Brainfuck - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck
Read Only Memory Memory?
Hmm, do I detect some redundancy!
Re: Ooooppps NSIS
Well spotted sir!
Re: My Plan
Excellent! I still refer to Virgin Media as NTL.
Use colourised clips of William Hartnell's face from the classic series CGI'd onto another actor of the same stature and build a story around that! The fun part would be trying to find clips where:
* they had a reasonable shot of Hartnell's face while he spoke
* there was not too much background noise
* the line/scene is relevant to the storyline
* Hartnell didn't actually fluff his lines :)
Actually it was Remembrance of the Daleks (damn, my geekiness is showing now).
Re: Whilst one can of course have various opinions about both the new os and............
Totally agree. I've experienced the "pleasure" of having to deal with the crap they nail into computer cases before. Just the once mind, it arrived faulty, it was sent back with a note with the fault fully described. It came back with the same fault, money was (eventually) refunded.
Microsoft follows its own 'standards'. Often those standards are there to completely bork anything else that's non-MS.
Re: This is obviously a spoof or parody
It probably is until the "wrong" (i.e. rich, powerful, self-important or close friends with someone in gubberment) people get spoofed. One rule for us, one... etc.
"producer on the first three releases of Windows"
What? Windows 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03? He must be proud!
Re: Is it just me...
Yes, the sky is falling! PANIC!
(or maybe just carry on using local/personal storage like most people with sense)
No, it will have Mountain Leopard installed instead, just to confuse you!
G4S? Blue towel?
Probably not... With G4S' lack of staff she would have to drive the prisoner van herself!
"Redmond has, of late, been much more interested in standards and has even made sure its own applications can be enjoyed using third-party browsers."
Is this a new meaning of the word "enjoy" with which I have yet to become acquainted?
...a Microsoft for the 2010s!
"I think the batteries have to be internal."
You have EAT the batteries now? Jeez!
Re: Happens a lot.
Though you'd have to be pretty desperate to be a peeping tom here: http://www.interestingengineering.com/2012/03/terrifying-glass-skywalk-on-side-of.html
Re: Puma redux
I'm wating for "Cheezburger"
If you look at the version number that Windows 8 puts in the IE10 User Agent string then you will find that it's 6.2, not 7 or 8! I have never come across Windows 7 with an internal version number of 7 - where did you find that? I suspect Windows 9 will have an internal number of 6.3 - looks like MS are adding the digits together to get the 'public' number!
Duh! Spel chekcer, wheer are yuo wen u are nedeed most?
<-- that's a self fail!!!
if you happened to be asleep that day in your astrophysics class
Yes, I was! So please explain this in simple measurements I can understand such as standard London double decker bus or bronotosaurus lengths!
Re: Once a Moth Is Often Enough!
Yes, but how often are Moths? Is there a timetable? Do they only come out at night? Are they compatible with Butterflies?
We must be told!
What he (above) said!
Fuck, fuck and more fuck!
Do those fucking idiots in 'power' have ANY idea what they're doing (other than screwing the general populace over and over until we finally cave in)? Don't they realise that SNAFU is NOT supposed the way things should be? AAARGH!
The only person who entered Westminster with the right idea was a certain Guido Fawkes!
More fuckity fucks...
Well, that article certainly rates highly on the ole Rantometer! Not surprised it's getting the thumbs down on the ratings.
Re: Ban politicans on twitter
Agreed, but let's take it a bit further and ban politicians from the whole planet instead - they can have one of the icy bits of crap out in the Oort cloud.
In a word...
In that case...
...the whole country should be cut off from the rest of the internet until they repeal this idiotic law.
By forcing some of the dumber kids to figure out that creating syntactically correct programs enables them to actually work, it might filter into their use of English as well (well, I live in hope).
Hadn't read that before - excellent!
"potentially valuable to a whole host of other organisations"
What? Organisations like "organised crime"?
It was released yesterday. I downloaded and installed it in VirtualBox yesterday - for a laugh I went to Windows Update and found 2 updates needed to be installed already!
Agreed, it will be about as popular as the New
Parody Paradigm daleks!
Re: I know relativity means there is time dilation between orbit and the gound
My thoughts exactly!
Ah but that assumes the government/civil service actually knows what it's doing!
Be interesting if...
Wouldn't it be interesting if we had the choice of deciding where our individual tax goes. So, if we were pro something then more of our tax would go to that and if we were against something then our money wouldn't go there. It would be fascinating to see how that choice would skew the actual breakdown. Probably be an absolute logistical nightmare to administer though!
Re: Windows 8 will save Microsoft
Don't buy anything from anyone driving a Vauxhall...
...erm, no, wait... scrub that, just realised I also drive one...
Re: worst hosting company I ever had the misfortune to deal with
Seconded (or thirded as Nick Gisburne beat me to it). Their support is shit, their reliability is shit, they "upgrade" servers without advanced warning and then apply inappropriate settings to them and refuse to fix them when you tell them they've done it wrong (if you manage to get through to them that is). I always warn people away from the idiots. Avoid StreamLine as well as they just seem to be resellers of FastHost server space.
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