22 posts • joined 29 Oct 2009
Re: Yeah, and we all fell for that ridiculous panic that immediately after 31 December 1999
Yes, we spent millions and millions of pounds fixing the Y2K bug and in the end nothing happened.... Because we spent millions and millions of pounds.
Errr. "Ridley Scott’s dystopian mini-epic featuring the future second Mrs Stallone"??
That wasn't Brigitte Nielsen, it was an English discus thrower called Anya Major.
No one remembering the self-destructing memory sticks El-Reg mentioned a while back?
Given there was a starbucks on almost every other block, I'd says it already has a free wifi cloud. I certainly didn't need to ever walk very far to get a signal from a free wifi connection last time I visited.
What makes you think compiling from source will help....
Re: That's why they put WEEE recycling symbols on them
Forget about the pens - convert the thing to a laser-cutter. Much more fun. Add a couple of playmobile characters and you re-enact scenes from Goldfinger.
Re: Close that Window, it's getting shilly in here!
What will stir things up a bit is DSC:
Which is, at the small glance I've seen so far, looks to be pretty close to Puppet/Chef running on WIndows. Something that, as said, SC isn't too hot on.
Re: VIM @FrankAlphaXII
[No hash key] Oh, like a Mac. Much fun and games when my Snow Leopard machine decided to ignore alt-shift-3 or whatever the chord for '#' was. Bloody stupid - instead they did give you a 'paragraph' key instead. Very useful.
Re: Rocket Landing is old hat
There's also Hajile - achieving a 'soft landing' by firing solid-fuel cordite rockets just before impact. Didn't work at all well...
Re: Speaking of Emacs, ....
I use emacs, but to be fair to the others, it must rank as some of the most bloated software ever written. I mean, how many text editors really need at least one adventure game; a tower of Hanoi simulator; Tetris; pong; an implementation of Eliza; a random gibberish generator -and- a mode to plug the random gibberish generator into Eliza?
My problem with the non-Intel suppliers of motherboards is that the support material available from their websites is almost always rubbish - and the number of motherboards we've purchased that have had such useful features such as duplicate motherboard GUIDs and other enterprise stuff that Intel just got right and others didn't.
Our suppliers can customise the fleets of PCs we buy from them because Intel provide the tools to customise the BIOSs - no idea if ASUS, etc. are geared up for doing the same - I hope they are.
Someone suggested Robert Hooke - admirable sentiment - but they're going to have trouble doing it since Newton has his only portrait destroyed. Could put a picture of a slinky on the back of the tenner, I suppose...
All the real work....
Need a 'real computer'? Fine - attach it to one of these
Plastic - ack!
I'll be building a Meccano case for mine when I've found a firm description of the exactly measurements of the damn thing so I can ensure I make something that isn't going to electrocute the thing. Can't been brass fittings!
I was forced by my boss to send a fully operational doomsday^H^H^H domesday machine to the scrapyard in '99 - alas, I only wish I'd had the room to keep it myself. Damn shame.
Bah - poor mans Dwarf Fortress
I wouldn't try and compare Portal 2 with Mincraft - they're both very different beasts. But for sheer creativity, give my Dwarf Fortress everytime. Yes, you can build mega-constructions but the important difference is 1) You don't have to do all the grunt work yourself - it's what your minions are for and 2) there's a lot more gore.
It's been tried before...
Landing heavy vehicles that way, that is - didn't really work though...
I'd been lucky to meet her a couple of times, and she was a lovely, warm and generous person - it's so sad she's died.
Pah - plastic rubbish...
I think this is much more impressive - Babbage's Difference engine, done in Meccanno
That is going to be utterly disgusting...
That makes me feel old... I had no idea it was twenty years old... Blimey..
Fibreless fibre optics?..
with line-of-sight restrictions. Doesn't this == semaphore?