Re: Was I the only one...?
631 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Hasn't been a requirement in the UK since at least the early 1980s. See item 4.10 here:
I nominate David Cameron and Nick Clegg... or aren't they old enough yet?
You beat me to it - though I was going to say the first 3 words...
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!
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.
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!
It's OpenOffice all over again.
I'm hoping someone will fork VirtualBox as well soon to get it out of their clutches.
There's some nice killer POKEs here:
The Commdore PET one was the first one I ever heard of that would destroy hardware.
Wall, head, hit.
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!
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!
...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.
Try Inkscape - price = free!
Seemed to work for what I wanted (but my drawing needs are small so YMMV)
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!
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!