270 posts • joined Thursday 13th August 2009 14:01 GMT
"10 Hello World 20 goto 20"
let's not forget the bug hunts...
Are we there yet? (Cheers, Doug!)
"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.
Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again."
sucks less balls than itunes
I've paid the $20 or whatever years and years ago and, apart from a few video codecs that it only pretends it knows what to do with, it has stood the test of time for me at least. Excellent media library, converts files, rips to FLAC & mp3, ipod support, etc. not to mention the most consistantly trippy plug-ins.
Cold boot windows, right click a folder in explorer, play in Winamp: >7k tunes load and play in seconds. Try that with itunes or WMP. It can even make a half-decent go at randomising a playlist instead of just the lame 'shuffle' play option. (all are lame IMO if you have 'too many' tunes)
PS: Anyone that installs anything by fast-clicking next next next deserves everything they get.
"...a huge post-production house with a 65,000-square-foot HQ in Mumbai, India. "They have thousands of people there, mapping out objects and projecting them onto models converting 2D to 3D."
<sarcasm> And I'm sure they have licensed copies of every piece of software in use.
Plenty of CAD warehouses in Asia have 'hundreds' of CADmonkeys on tap. "need more? no problem!" At only £3000-£5000 a seat. Where did all my work go?
Ah - the paper free office,,,,
When an ipad can display an A0 (16 x A4) page at 1:1, and survive 6 months at the sharp end of a building site, I'll buy one. Probably 2, as the first one would get nicked as soon as your back was turned. Until then, paper and blu-tac get the job done.
Paper isn't broken, and has yet to completely replace vellum.
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but i don't wear pyjamas
"...do me the courtesy of providing it to me in a form in which I can make use of it."
Also, one file showing the entire country with enough detail to be useful is likely to be unreasonably large and not play nice on something like an iPad.
What BBC were you watching?
I was up till the wee small hours last night listening to a constant stream of harrowing live reports from Clapham, Ealing, Croydon, etc. on the BBC.
I'm out of the country, reliant on a crappy 3G dongle for my access. Sky is not an option b/c of all the bandwidth-hogging ads.
BTW, where the fuck were you? It's not as if there's no IT angle on this (Blackberry, google maps etc.) but all you seem able to do is suck up to News Corp's agenda......from a VERY safe distance, I might add.
And I agree with the critisism of Mark Stone - getting beaten up for the sake of a news story is not original (Cook Report) , but it is doubtless lucrative.
This item has proved one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt:
The majority of non-IE users are fucking snobs
OOh! Me too! Me too a grammer nazi too!
Shirley, "they both have agenda to push." as "agenda" is already plural? (Thank you, yes minister)
At least it wasn't 'paninis'
@ Gordon 10
At first I thought you were being a little harsh, but then 2 clicks from the article answered the first question, so fair comment.
The last question was plain bizarre. WTF is a 'shiny circle'? (I even did some legwork and came up empty)
Buying Sunday's NOTW
It was announced that all the money for that day was going to charity.
I was going to buy one, but then i thought "meh"
Flames, 'cos that's what I'd have done with it, and then refused to piss on it. Would have made a great photo.
I did some Amazon shopping last night
I had to click more than once to checkout.
Speaking of power...
Have they tried turning it off, then turning it on again?
(Soz, been watching IT crowd..)
This one is OVER THREE TIMES BETTER!!!!!!!!
Or how about £430 for a network cable?
In fairness I did spend £40 on my speaker cables, but that's for my vinyl. Analogue is worth it. Especially Pink Floyd.
if u tekky tipes hadnnt werked it owt id nevva av sussed it
The Tin Hat Brigade proudly present...
I'm not anonymous and I'll see your 'stylee' as that of a fashion victim AND a twat.
The look I call "male muffin"....like half a female muffin, but sideways. Not flattering. Ask a lady, if you dare.
Do you also wear your baseball hat sideways?
Out of curiosity I threw the major items (CPU, RAM, GPU, DVD, screen) into a Scan shopping basket and managed to spend £1225 in the process. For what you get, £1600 is not outrageous (the screen was almost £700)
And I don't even like Apple! If I could choose Windows 7 as an option, i might consider it.
"you're not the shoe bomber"
When is a terrorist not a terrorist?
When he's 'only' a poor misguided armed bank robber!
Pity the poor judge, bound by minimum sentencing requirements!
This is indicative of a country in denial.
Failures to deliver, shirley?
Especially confusing if you don't highlight the phrase in some way. See Para.7
This is why I bought an acoustic guitar
Banging out a few chords after a long shift, I think of it as an aerobic work out for my fingers and it's a great stress reliever too. It doesn't matter that I'm not very good!
I've been a full time CAD operator for about 15 years now. I realised early on that my livelihood depended on my hands and my eyes remaining in good condition and so were worth taking care of. (As well as the guitar for my hands, I use the Bates eye method quite a lot - similar effect).
And a LOT of keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse clicks.
Thanks for the reply (and the cake, whatever that represents),
...but it would have meant a bunch more if you'd read my post first, or indeed the article above it which talks about "the only other way" ie shrinking dies. CAD programs are (so far) mostly single threaded, which is why I don't need any more cores. I don't want more efficiency, I want more power. 10 years ago that was everone's priority, but not anymore. Simply put, the less time I spend waiting for the command prompt to come back, the more money I make.
You're right, I didn't mention heat. But only because I don't really care about it. Who bases a CPU buying choice on the cooling ability? If it gets too hot, stick a bigger fan on it.
Your commiserations are also misplaced. Plenty of non-Windows CAD apps are available, and anyway I fail to see the relevance of my OS, or the need for you to put me (and millions like me) down for it. You think I give a toss about your 'real man's' operating system that statistically, nobody uses? :P
speed junkies choice?
As a (non-rendering but 3D) CAD user:
I don't want something I can carry
I don't want to save energy
I don't want more cores
I just want my application to run faster
This seems to put me 180 degrees away from current trends and marketing blurb, making for a difficult choice.
Am I the only one?
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