383 posts • joined Tuesday 4th August 2009 12:24 GMT
Does not compute!
"How do you respond to the problem of terrorism, of paedophilia, to subjects such as the right to be forgotten?"
Just asking... but what happens when the terrorists and paedophiles ask for their right to be forgotten? Will Sarky's brain throw a "does not compute" wobbly and explode? Now THAT would probably be a good result!
Smartest? Which planet?
Well, if the only 2 things on a planet were a PC and Ballmer then I'd definitely agree that the PC would be the smartest out of the two.
Megaphone because that's what Ballmer reminds me of...
...Lowell McAdam injured in mysterious accident involving a chair.
I've seen 2 or 3...
But immediately saw they were fake when I noticed that what they linked to wasn't linkedin (I use MailWasher which previews emails and shows the link and then what that link really links to).
Agreed, Alastair. I'm a web site developer too and have just spent the morning attempting to slap IE (prior to 9) into place due to its stupid non-standard rendering. If this site allowed me to upvote your post more than once I would have done it a thousand times! I would have also DOWNvoted clueless idiot Mike OReilly's post a million times too.
So far, IE9 *seems* to render things properly but I'm still waiting to discover the big elephant in the browser that I'm sure is lurking in there somewhere...
...do any Cheela live on them?
(obscure SF reference - go google it)
Well, Labour know all about rushing things through parliament - a prime example being the hated Digital Economy Bill.
I for one would like to see the end of First past the Post asap - not sure yet if AV or PR is the better route, though...
Retrieved from the black box...
Co-pilot: Hey, aren't we about to hit that mountain?
Pilot: Nope, the iAltimeter says we're way higher than that peak.
Co-pilot (looking UP at top of mountain): Oh yeah. My bad.
Downgrade to Vista?!?!?!
Seriously? There are people who would willingly downgrade from W7 to Vista? I can understand downgrading to XP but... VISTA???? Are they completely bonkers?
Ex Amiga developers?
Love the fact that when I just looked at one of the topics it fell over with:
Error 503 Service Unavailable
Varnish cache server
Them ex-Amiga developers get everywhere!
Bug is still present in Opera 10.54 - just so you know,
Or it could be your profile
I've updated to 3.6.6 after 3.6.4 and haven't seen a single hang as yet. Sometimes things in the profile get corrupted which can cause the same effects. There are plenty of web sites that explain how to add a new profile to Firefox - google it...
However, before you do that, it seems to me that you haven't actually proved it's not a plug-in as yet. Have you tried disabling ALL your plug-ins to see if that fixes things? If it does then re-enable the plug-ins one by one until the hanging starts happening again. If you can isolate it to just one plug-in then please tell the author (after making sure you really are using the latest version of that plug-in).
Hope that helps.
Are MS are doing their best to piss of Opera? If you run the Amazon Shelf demo - in most browsers it says which browser is running in the bottom left hand corner. For Opera though it says "Other browser" - or are they just reading the user agent string wrong?
Except that a good proportion of the other half don't even understand what the red wiggly line actually means and carry on regardless "no mater wot there speling iz liek!" Of course, I blame icanhascheezburger.com
"But if all this is really true then we should send all obese people to the great rift valley and get them endurance running. If they survive then our bodies are well adapted.."
Yeah, but don't send 'em there all at once - else it would no longer be a valley - they would fill it to the brim and turn it into a saturated fat marsh.
And if we'd originated in Blighty instead of Kenya we'd probably all be rather hairy and have gills.
We won't mention Windows Millennium Edition (ME) nor Windows Vista
Err, just thought I'd mention that the sentence where you say you weren't going to mention certain things became rather self-defeating in that you, er, mentioned the things in the process of trying not mentioning them...
...or something like that.
I'm confused now and have to go lie down.
You could be right!
Just recently I've seen politicians apparently talking sense! What is the world coming to?!
Well, they may have tickled a Rubidium atom with laser beams and ensnared it in a crate made of interfering laser beams built by seizing the atom's embulgenated outer valence shell using a ponderomotive force field. But did they remember to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow at the same time? Enquiring minds want to know....
"No more newspapers as we know them?"
I think that is already true - back in 1964 the newspapers of the day tended to carry ACTUAL NEWS, not the biased, soap-orientated, media-obsessed crap that gets churned out today.
But I live in hope that Murdoch's days must surely be numbered - especially with the paywalls he is now putting up.
"The unit treats patients with severe mental health problems."
Sounds like they employ a few of them as well!
...someone anonymous at one of the "shafted" companies like HTC will post info onto Wikileaks about some of these MS patents involved in these deals. It would be an interesting show if we find that some of their "patents" only cover "obvious" stuff that should never have been allowed to be patented in the first place.
I wonder how...
... Dean and Nigel would do:
"Australian boffins have developed a treatment which allows mice to smoke cigarettes without the usual negative health consequences."
That almost sounds like the mice had a choice, doesn't it! Of course, as we all know, what the mice were REALLY doing was experimenting on us instead (and the playing dead bit at the end was just because they'd gone back to their own dimension to consult Deep Thought).
Mine's the one with "Don't Panic" written in large friendly letters on the back.
@some are just too lazy to scroll
Actually, some people are too STOOPID to realise they CAN scroll.
A few years ago I was nearly wetting myself laughing whilst listening to a colleague on the phone to a brain dead customer who couldn't understand the concept of scrolling down a web page. My colleague was most patient but it did take several long minutes before the clueless tw@t on the other end of the line finally got the hang of using a scroll bar.
Never underestimate the depths to which human stupidity can reach!
I see no reference to software, which is probably a good thing. On the other hand I see no references specifically saying that software is exlcuded, which is definitely a bad thing. I for one do not want to see the madness of court cases over stupid/obvious software ip/patents on this side of the pond that are currently all the rage in the US.
Think? They never do...
...hence the almighty cock-up that was the launch and subsequent hasty privacy rewrites of Buzz...
And when they finally get around to implementing more of CSS 3 and HTML 5 than Webkit (Safari and Chrome) and Gecko (Firefox) currently have then they might be ahead of the curve. But, right now, they are way behind.