22 posts • joined Wednesday 19th August 2009 16:59 GMT
When eating chipboard, no need to contaminate with Ryvita.
a baffoon is a cross between a buffoon and baboon?
Dan Goodin can be uninstalled from most desktop machines and the user won't even notice.
So there. :P
Not a lot actually
It's the median, rather than the mean. As there aren't many surgeons/doctors/highly paid civil servant, taking them out will have a minimal effect on median earnings. It's what the majority of people earn that makes the big difference. I'd be curious to know if either statistic included part time staff - that's likely to 'distort' the median downwards...
If you can't get a job in the private sector, how do you know you're earning 25-30% less than if you were there?
I for one welcome our new exoskeleton wearing, Echinoderm overlords.
Dr Dark Matter is ...
May be someone should buy him some flowers...
Would it be possible to have a debate about FOSS without resorting to tired analogies between software development and political systems? Is MySQL the T34 of databases? Is Windows the F15 of operating systems? Really, please stop.
It's the new computer geek barbie!
I'm surprised how many people have actually checked to see if that link would crash their browser... Let's hope El Reg never publishes a story regarding the supposed lethality of sticking one's head in an oven!
Best upgrade I ever made
I bought the 128Gb variant of the Crucial drive and replaced the hard drive on my MacBook. It's made such a huge performance improvement; I'd highly recommended SSD drives to any laptop user. I've noticed a particular improvement in running VMs (especially XP) and IntelliJ (when it goes off to index stuff, for example).
The capacity could be seen as a bit limiting, but once I put all of my videos and other large documents on a NAS, I've not been complaining.
Hey! Don't knock IE6!
Some of us will miss needing to know the various bugs in IE6 when it does finally bite the dust. (Personal fave, float and margin in the same direction doubles the margin size, fixed by using display inline! Classic!). Anyway with (I believe) ~40% of corporate users still on IE6, it ain't disappearing anytime soon.
Commits to Area
11,560,971 lines in 27,911 files is about 414 lines per file. As the GPL license is at least 20 lines, then it must account for almost 5% of the code base.
It's a shame they didn't list the most changed files too.
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