You beat me to it - though I was going to say the first 3 words...
478 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Damn you, you young whippersnappers! So that's why trying to entice sweet young things back with my "do you want to come and play at my abacus and difference engine" is no longer the draw it was in times past! Hrmph!
Re: Considering the mess we've made of this planet...
Yes, we've got to keep trying until we manage not to fuck one up!
It's a bit like alien spaceships always landing in the USA. Oh wait, it was real life and not Hollywood this time around.
50 Fun Raspberry Pi Recipes?
Or even "50 Shades of Pi"
We're all descended from Larry Ellison weaselly lookalikes - the shame!
Your wish/wonder has been granted - see right below
Wow, this must be the Heinz special soup edition!
Oracle will never learn
It's OpenOffice all over again.
I'm hoping someone will fork VirtualBox as well soon to get it out of their clutches.
Re: Random Poking
There's some nice killer POKEs here:
The Commdore PET one was the first one I ever heard of that would destroy hardware.
Re: 50% Java - This SUCKS!
Wall, head, hit.
Re: My top tip for Microsoft:
We would be able to to laugh again to Bill Gates' 2004 announcement that spam will be dead in 2 years - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3426367.stm - and look forward to them releasing the Zune all over again!
I am getting on and have no intention of kicking the bu----
Don't insult Neanderthals - apparently, they were quite intelligent!
He may not be current but he is certainly adding to the continuous story of how Microsoft has been mismanaged over the years. More tales can be found here:
and in the book Barbarians Led By Bill Gates - another "not current" book, but well worth a read:
No mention of Ballmer? Shock horror!
Yay! Spiky punk versions of "First Men in the Moon" Cavorite sphere!
Re: Stop the Presses! New Research!
Yes, but enquiring minds would like to know which of you was imposing the nekkidness on the dolls, you or your sister?
I got A* in the exam for my Astronomy GCSE evening class - seemed appropriate - can't think of any other reason for it though!
...it's the Medusa Cascade!
Well, at least Doogle is still around!
I'm just hoping that...
...someone/thing around 49 light years away is getting ready to set up their video recorders and will post the missing Dr Who episodes back to us at some point.
Re: The Real Story here...
Try Inkscape - price = free!
Seemed to work for what I wanted (but my drawing needs are small so YMMV)
Re: I wrote to him once...
Likewise! I wrote to him after reading his autobiography "80 Not Out" to not only say how much I had enjoyed it but to also point out a bunch of typos and mistakes. He replied saying he knew all about the mistakes and had sent a list of them to the printers who had then lost the corrections and printed it as is anyway! He sounded quite annoyed!
Re: Two Jobs films
But eveyone forgets the best one:
Terry Pratchett was right
(from 'The Last Continent')
'Why did he have to go to prison?'
'We put all our politicians in prison as soon as they're elected. Don't you?'
'It saves time.'
Re: Nasties from beyond
Yeah, I never update Ubuntu servers any more. Have been bitten once too many times (i.e. twice). Far safer to install a new version from scratch!
Not quite! Goes upstairs, pulls out 20th Anniversary May 1998 edition of PCW (RIP). Page count (including covers) = 750 - and all for £1.99 (special price, normally £2.95). I've also got a copy of the first edition from 1978, slightly smaller at 68 pages and cost 50p. Those were the days!
But don't buy an iPad 4 to run it until they bring out a model of the foosball with a lightning connector!
Re: "has been observed 420 million years after the Big Bang"
By you and the rest of us looking at the photo?
In the 1980s I worked as a Pascal/C programmer in a company that was using the Burroughs/Unisys B20 series of computers (designed by Convergent Technologies, a company that Unisys eventually bought). The B25 was powered by that rare beast, the 80186. Most PC makers skipped that one completely.
Could you just...
Ah, that brings back memories of when I worked in this small crap-selling shop in the 1980s fixing electronics for a living. One of the salesmen was notorious for coming upstairs to our workshop and asking us if we could 'just' solder this or that (usually headphone plugs or sockets for crap walkman substitutes they and other shops sold at the time) for a customer waiting in the shop downstairs. We didn't have a magic >KZERT< but after a while we learned to put the fire extinguishers to good use on said salesman. The people who serviced the fire extinguishers always seemed to be surprised that it was often the ones in our workshop that needed refilling the most...
Blimey! 7 paragraphs and a total of 9 sentences. Several gramatical errors. Did anyone actually proofread that article?
I chucked it through the readability test at:
which scored the readability as very low at 36.11.
Re: Quelle surprise...
Yes but with the American patent system you'd spend all the time sifting through tons of "obvious-should-never-have-been-awarded-patents" instead of actually developing anything!
Ha ha, love the sarcasm
Er, you were actually being sarcastic, weren't you? Oh right...
I'll take em off their hands...
Code of the Lifemaker
A good SF romp!
"Microsoft actually writes fantastic software"
Can I have some of what you're smoking?
"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"