288 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
Re: Yes, it is rocket science
No, it's not. Rocketry is Engineering. :p
Re: Journalistic Integrity
Don't be glum! The paper clip is an all time engineering design classic. There are more patent applications for an 'improved paper fastening device' than anything else.
Curiously, the Arapaho word for Patent Troll also happens to be tooyo'oenoo'.
Just tried the new version for a few minutes.
It does less than the old one, and takes up more room, and involves more clicks.
Well I told them at the time
but would they listen?
Re: Switched from Talk Talk to Plus Net
The mark of a good service is not an absence of problems, but rather the company's response to problems. Plusnet (and Force9) have always been very transparent in my experience. I've used their phone support and their support-ticket system, and both have always been very acceptable, to say the least.
I'm possibly one of their oldest customers. Been using them since 14k modem days.
Re: It's not a feeder for Windows Phone
If true, would be a shame. My Nokia 925 is the sweetest phone I've ever owned. The OS is well designed (ie I don't notice it much) and doesn't feel like a scaled down desktop, unlike the current Mrs.CADmonkey's S4.
Irony! Me'n'my nichey Windows phone! éG!
In the words of Ron Swanson:
"Any dog less than 50lbs is a cat and cats are pointless"
There is something ritualistic and tactile about vinyl that has yet to be surpassed. It compels one to listen more actively. Even more so if you embark on a 7" binge.
This was quite the revelation to me. I've had years of 'shuffle all' playback. These days I harvest FLACs and have spent some money on speakers etc. so the quality is there, but the listening is primarily passive. There's no anticipation, no sense of occasion.
CDs will ultimately be destroyed by the cloud, IMO. But I bet there will still be 2.4% vinyl sales.
It's not White Knightery
I just thought it was all a bit piss poor and ladz magz. And I'm not at work.
The comments are however even more cringey than the article. I'm almost embaressed
"His Crazy might be prodded awake when she asks him: 'Can we really afford that?' or the old classic, 'Wow, this is the seventh time your mother has called you today'."
Somehow I missed this the first 2 times I dragged my eyes across it all. There's the 'vice-versa' that elevates this above cheap tired jokes about women in the workplace. *ends sarcasm*
What is this, the '70s?
I've had belly-laughs from the BOFH since dial-up. This wasn't at all worthy of the elitist murderous obsessives that I've come to know.
Re: Did I just read a thinly veiled mysogynistic rant or what?
Well, thanks for clearing that up.
What you're saying is, bitches is bitches.
Did I just read a thinly veiled mysogynistic rant or what?
WTF? Is "the crazy lives in us all" intended to take the curse off it?
Shame, I'm usually such a fan.
Enough with "Linux is better" comments FFS....
...hang on...am I early?
Blimey do you ever stop moaning? It's no wonder you're so unpopular.
In your words, you "inherited"..."a few"...."awkward buggers" who are "the worst to manage" and yet you recognize their apparently crucial importance in being able to deploy skills and experience that are obviously unavailable in Mexico or wherever else life is cheap.
These Brits have possibly watched several of their colleagues vanish as a result of the takeover you mention, lost in the name of Offshoring. I bet they think the world of you.
FYI, I'm a Director. And my life isn't tiny tiny, it's just a looong way away...
I would imagine the shit hits the fan a lot. Otherwise you wouldn't need the Pain of the Brits, moaning about their 'above local median' pay, knowing full well that their jobs would be gone in a flash if you could work out how to get it done by all your low grade monkeys . You value them as individuals, but want to see them in cages? Interesting.
Sounds like your Global Kingdom has a very fingers-crossed attitude to quality to me.
Re: finding skilled peiople in India is a nightmare
so not racist, just cheap
Steve's Engineering Windows Blog
I messaged Steve a few times with concerns, ideas etc. He actually sent me some personal replies!
The f**ker must have been DESPERATE!
Re: I never saw the point of this concept.
English is precise but also playful. Resiliant (very) to mangling, still making sense in any order, almost.
It may have something to do with the fact that whilst the rest of Europe was enjoying the Rennaisance the Brits were in the sway of the Puritans who were taking all the pictures and nudey statues down. So we had Shakespere and Milton playing with words instead of Mick and Leo playing with their paints.
Who cares about a dead cat, now that she's a fat cat?
That's 20 bucks down the shitter after a mere 12 years. What went wrong?
Why didn't they just say "We've finished it, there is nothing more it can do"?
Can anything else play random Albums in FLAC?
"...it gives the privacy of its customers "consideration from the earliest stages of design for all our products and services""
- we considered it...
- fuck 'em!
*edit* there's an edit button!
...but thanks for playing.
I'm currently wearing orthodontic braces. Instead of metal rails passing through posts glued to my teeth, I have 9 pairs of close fitting clear plastic gumshields (they're almost invisible in use). I change the shields every couple of weeks and my teeth are progressively persuaded into position.
One impression was taken from my current teeth, which eventually produced 9 sets of 3d printed sets.
The future is here, and it's given me a slight lisp.
cc. Kirk, Captain James T.
For my entire life all the plastic tat came from China
Now they supply a method for producing our very own plastic tat.
PS anyone need any CAD models?
I prefer Nokia
So screw you all!
And I had a BBC Micro.....so all you Commies and Speccy Twats can GTF also.
I feel like I have a stylish, niche product that sets me apart from the herd.
trouble is, it's a Lumia 925
Oh the irony
"The engineers, they'll find out a way to do it."
Most of my clients have this tattoed on their wrists
Re: WiGig Won't Be Plain Sailing.
You're completely wrong.
The cat will be laying across your touchscreen.
Any comments here from actual, proven, fertile people (ie parents)?
If my kid asks me a serious question I do my utmost to give her an honest response.
Children don't care about 'how things are' or 'have always been'. If something's obviously not right or fair they'll ask why.
I wonder what response the howling commentards above would offer to an unblinking enquiring mind such as this?
Re: One problem...
There may well be several probelms, but certified video drivers aren't really one of them.
I've got a Quadro card and it did indeed have certified drivers right up until Serious Sam 3 refused to work.
Oh, and also as soon as AutoCAD released their next version, like they do every April, there were no Quadro drivers for months and months. And certified drivers have NEVER applied to Autocad verticals.
If someone was paying me to go on site and make sumptuous rendered models rotate on a screen to the oohs and aahs of my client then I'd have nothing to complain about. Sadly that seems to be a bit of a niche market that I am unable to exploit.
It's CAD, Jim...
...but without the keyboard shortcuts or the 5-button mouse it sounds like it would be very tiring to work with, especially one-handed, notebook-and-pen style.
An On-screen keyboard would reduce the useful display size. Adding a KB and mouse (and a pivoting stand) would make the touchscreen redundant.
The hardware specs. seem up to the job, though.
Re: Conspiracy theory time
"you'll be hard pressed to find better hardware in a phone than the Lumias and the OS seems to do everything I want from a phone."
...which is why I got a 925. Don't tell anyone, but it fucking rocks!
Wordament Wordament Wordament WORDAMENT!
Signed up for Force9 (now Plusnet) with my 9600 modem
They'ye not perfect, but they've never been broken enough to need fixing, so I'm still there.
Surely there's a message here?
"step up to the plate"?
What a cock. Next he'll be 'doing fantastic'.
an infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar
first one says he'll have a pint
second one wants a half
next one wants a quarter
and so on.
After a while the barman puts 2 pints on the bar and tells them to sort it out themselves.
I like my women like I like my whiskey....
n years old and mixed up in coke
"Eat drink smoke, do whatever you want with your life and die happy."
That's almost a quote from Ecclesiastes.
So your sitting on a platform at night
a train goes by.
Would the phone explode?
"I'm not spending out on a TV license just so my kid can watch ceebeebies"
You say that now....
it took me 10 minutes to get to grips with win 8
dammit, it took my WIFE 10 minutes
Admittedly we broke our duck on a touchscreen, but we've since bought a laptop as well. I fail to understand a lot of the hate, TBH. Getting to the desktop is easy, rummaging around in the guts of things is easy.
I also run winphone 7.8 on an old hacked HD2. Again, it runs sweet as a nut and living with it is pretty painless.
esata is such a struggle...
How is Ben Elton's line any more or less "juvenile" than Dr.Johnson's?
I agree, you must be a bit sad
Sir, a modern hack who is as eloquent as his forebears........
reminded me of Southpark
Chef: Hey, I know you. You're that crazy cracker from up on the hill top.
Dr. Mephisto: Sir, if splicing the DNA of humans and various animals together is crazy...um...
"free services are a powerful barrier to competition"
When Murdoch said that about the news, everyone called him rude names!
I'm no fan of his, just sayin'...
Re: Yeah, about that Windows button...
"However, releasing the Windows key without pressing another key of course means the computer no longer thinks I was going to do something useful, and instead interprets the keypress as "Take me to the land of shiny colored boxes."
Correct, but another press on the same key should jump you back to the desktop.
Two finger Windows-key combos have always been amazingly useful. Presumably you could use these devices in a slightly modfied way.
FWIW, all key combo shortcuts are listed under "accessibility" in the help files. A few of these under one's belt takes the sting out of any unintuitive interface.
Also, I think that most of my games disable the win-key when in-game. My keyboard can do this too.
Autodesk have been doing something similar for years
You buy the product, then pay a yearly sub to always be on the current release. You get a few more sweeteners like logged support cases and a plugin or two. It's a cost of business.
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning