Re: Two Jobs films
But eveyone forgets the best one:
503 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
But eveyone forgets the best one:
(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.'
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!
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.
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.
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!
Er, you were actually being sarcastic, weren't you? Oh right...
A good SF romp!
Can I have some of what you're smoking?
Well, that will make a change from important opportunities to screw up some existing standards...
Excellent rant - upvoted!
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.
Hopefully, unless someone manages to patent walls!
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...
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!
Brainfuck - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck
Read Only Memory Memory?
Hmm, do I detect some redundancy!
Well spotted sir!
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).
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.
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!
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!
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!
You have EAT the batteries now? Jeez!
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
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!!!
Yes, I was! So please explain this in simple measurements I can understand such as standard London double decker bus or bronotosaurus lengths!
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!