68 posts • joined Monday 2nd November 2009 18:58 GMT
Re: Man pages
If I am not mistaken, Man is short for manual which has its roots in manuensis - by hand - to which I offer only the index finger of my right one to this gibberish.
After reading all of these posts, it's amazing that the human race has come as far as it has without putting a name to all of these ranges.
This is news? Langley has been using this stuff for years. Where do you think the term "bugger all" came from?
Re: Still need an IT dept, but with different skills.
"AFAIK there is nothing with the draconian and secretive powers of THE PATRIOT Act Anywhere in the world."
This is total hyperbole. The Patriot Act simply brings US law in line with the rest of the Totalitarian world.
As if the UN is relevant
The UN is more irrelevant than ever, hamstrung by voting blocks of conflicting ideologies working at cross purposes. The most you can hope for from these guys is another report about something wrong somewhere. Most recently, it was the French who had to intervene in Mali on behalf of the UN because it would have been months before any of the African states tagged by the UN to do the job could get their act together.
Re: I don't understand
Because the Chinese can't complete enough espionage fast enough to be able to deploy properly.
Re: Glaring omission
Time after Time (1979) with Malcom McDowell and David Warner
Gives new meaning to the Open Source mantra of having many eyes reviewing the code. Sure beats reviewing and simply rolling your eyes in disgust.
Re: Public sector
You were going great until you entered your own tautological fantasy with
"The correct way is to tax people less and to have SMALL government that spends less. That way the economy grows because the money flows more in the private sector (wealth creator) than in the public sector (wealth destroyer). yes the public sector is needed but it is too BIG!".
We already know that US taxpayers pay the lowest rates of tax in the developed world.We also know that there are aggressive moves to lower corporate tax rates (see http://www.rantfinance.com/2012/12/02/why-is-the-us-budget-deficit-so-high/ for an objective analysis). Yet the problem in the US is that people and Corporations are paying too little tax for the services they expect to receive. You cannot have Social Security, Medicare, Defense spending, Agricultural programs that pay farmers not to grow crops, foreign aid to make poor people not want to bomb you and not have the means to pay for it. In all of these situations, it does not matter if the solution is public or private. Money. will. still. need. to. be spent. The stupidity of all of this is that lowering taxes for corporations assumes the nonsensical idea that it will trickle down to us. This is wrong. They will simply hoard it, use accounting tricks to create phantom losses or move it around the world wide web just ahead of the auditors. Witness Google's Eric Schmid's non apology for not paying taxes for trade generated in Europe. What people forget is that they are also doing it to Americans as well.
You want a prosperous developed world? Make corporations pay taxes for profits earned in the country it was generated in. No manufactured accounting losses. Ban free trade agreements with countries that do not have the same standard of living as your own. Return jobs back that were exported to employ people with work that is better paying than service jobs. There will be more people employed paying higher rate of tax. (Did you know that 47% of eligible taxpayers in America pay no taxes at all? These must be part of the same 40% of Americans that depend on Medicare because they cannot afford (private) health insurance of any kind.) If there is a job skills problem, have corporations invest in people to help create wealth as well as augment immigration within the countries where they earn their profits. I could go on. Needless to say, these would be steps in the right direction. Oh, and one more thing. Lobbying on Capitol Hill should be made a captial offense.
Re: In the words of his own Prophet
Can we get an opinion from Ali on this?
Re: Assumptions, assumptions...
Meet the new boss - same as the old boss
Isn't this ironic?
The world's most populous country and even they are being replaced by robots? The government might as well start distributing suicide pills for either the prols or the patricians...
Seems to me to be just another round of tribal warfare in the good ol' Arabian peninsula.
"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
Re: 21st century warfare
And by that time there will have been plenty of sovereign defaults. The U.S. will just be another one on the pile. When that happens, it will be the source of Chinese economic implosion as well. Wait! The Chinese are the largest buyer of Gold today. Do you think they've figured this out?
This is news?
Jared Diamond, in his book "The Third Chimpanzee" wrote about this in 1993-1994 and this was a "popularization" of the research available back then. Are these guys looking for a holiday in Turkey?
The Sea Shepherds at work
Typical. You ask an intelligent question with implications of helping to clean up the mess we've made and you get downgraded for continuing to focus on nuclear energy. True believers would never consider the idea.
More correctly, Jesus not have anything to say about the dietary laws. He simply observed that what comes out of a man makes him unclean rather than what goes into him (Matt. 15.11). More relevant is the episode in Acts 10:10ff where Peter has a vision that made him realize that the dietary laws were no longer applicable. That was further reinforced at the Jerusalem conference where the only dietary prohibitions for non- Jewish converts to Christianity were using blood as a food source and eating animals killed by strangulation (Acts 15:29).
My sons chucked their IPhones after 9 months to get back BBM functionality. They wanted something that was robust instead of chic.
I like Ben-Gurion's response in the Movie "Cast a Giant Shadow": "We will listen to all of the reasons why it cannot be done and then we will do it."
Re: George Dawes
Don't know about that, but the state of the Fifth Estate is bordering on criminal anyway.
Enough with Aboriginal Land Claim Settlements
Millions and perhaps Billions of dollars at stake, where "First Nations" are claiming vast swaths of territory in North America. With further investigation, it can be established that they too need to pay for the land they are occupying.
Will they just shorten the name from "BuckministerFullerene" to "fullerene"? No one refers to Einstein's theories as "AlbertEinsteinian". We already know that both were geniuses in their own right.
I'm so glad you pointed that out. I was thinking that the water was actually flowing up hill.
take a Red Bull and wait for the next study which highlights the details that the first study missed.
He will not be demanding that the company be broken up in order to create more value for the shareholders.
Same old, same old
These are the clowns I did battle with 3 years ago because they insisted on having customers log into their accounts through http. Needless to say, the well meaning person answering my call in that far away place had no clue either.
Creative Way found by Bureaucrats to use the Internet to help pay for the deficit.
Jared Diamond points this out in his book "Collapse".
Too fast on the draw
Excess electricity is a relative term. It's only "excess" if there is no demand for it. You could use electrical plant off peak capacity to produce Hydrogen from water if you wanted to but it's not very efficient. Petroleum is still the best way at present to store and distribute portable energy in relative safety.
What I want to know is
If the author's thesis that the Green Party is all about bringing back Henry David Thoreau's Walden is true. Butchering our own animals on our own patch of Heaven? Using Laudanum for any and all aches and pains? Get Real.
As well as
to the engineers who integrated multiple redundancies to the system in the first place. Whine all you want about doing better. Hindsight is your specialty. They've done their best, and it shows.
...to Al Gore and Michael Moore. And they don't believe in the Creationist stuff either.
You are murdering the English Language
The US is in Afganistan with the sanction of the United Nations to get rid of the people who sheltered the person responsible for the 9/11 attacks. These are also the people who turned artillery on thousands of year old Buddist carvings for the sake of the purity of their vision of the world. In your terminology, these people murdered art that had been declared a World Heritage site.
Murder is not a relative term unless you are steeped in relativistic reasoning. Murder is the willful act of terminating another person's life when the other party has shown no such intention.
Even in war, killing takes place that is not murder. Machine gunning prisoners of war is an act of murder. Israel chose to kill a man intent on murdering its citizens. That they should have done it is another question.
Rewriting History Again?
As I recall, the creation of the State of Israel was sanctioned by the United Nations. The pen signing the declaration, which transferred land under British Mandate, barely lifted from the document when the Arab Legion, trained by the Brits, launched an attacked on the Zionist Palestinian Jews, also known as the 1948 War.
Well, people we have a tie
If both sides have been conned, then there is no advantage for either. Seems that the race for superiority is not a race to the capitalist bottom.
The coat is a hat's off to the obvious pick-pocket.
Where do these guys come from?
Here's a guy who runs a company that supplies product that is 6 times faster than the competition and you are whining about what? That its too good? Latency is cumulative and Mr. Bechtolsheim is lending his expertise towards a solution to part of the problem. If other manufacturers had the vision to strive for the best like Andy, we'd be a lot better off. Globally.
Spare us your pedantic ministrations.
They can get a return on their investment in less than a year. It's the salaries, benefits and reduced whining (OK, whigneing if you are British, Weinen if you're German) and fewer explanations about why it didn't get done, stupid.
Sorry, there is only one truth
There are, however, gazillions of interpretations based on incomplete knowledge and intellectual laziness. Please, let's get past this Post Modernist propaganda. It's a disease that's crippling us from the inside.
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Yes, yes yes. We know all of this.
However, with the advent of do it yourself recordings more gobsheit than ever before s being released. The fact that it's released doesn't mean that people are going to actually earn a living from it. Totally the opposite. Too much content and nothing worth the money.
- Google: Surge in pressure from govts to DELETE CHUNKS of the web
- Oi, bank manager. Only you've got my email address - where're these TROJANS coming from?
- Review Gran Turismo 6: Another glossy, gorgeous Mario Kart on steroids
- Updated ARM server chip upstart Calxeda bites the dust in its quest for 64-bit glory
- Macbook webcams CAN spy on you - and you simply CAN'T TELL