Re: Should be easy enough to clear up
Are you suggesting she puts it on Youtube?
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Are you suggesting she puts it on Youtube?
That's David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven, right?
Omar Sharif's arabic is like a massage for your ears, true.
Modern Hebrew sounds like Welshman having a fit.
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Also, Hebrew is fugly. It sounds like you're trying to puke out a snake made of gravel. Why Eliezer Ben-Yehuda wanted Jews to speak like Klingons is beyond me but for some reason they decided it was a good idea...
And an entirely different alphabet! Fantastic! With no vowels! So every single word is a crossword puzzle at all times and you have to know what a word says before you can read it. English isn't the world's most phonetic language - that would probably be German - but Hebrew takes the absolute fucking piss. Gotta love being suddenly illiterate.
Mm yeah, because verbs and nouns taking the gender of the speaker and listener(s) at the same time is tres facile. And the new word for the definite article, that's not confusing at all.
I disagree. French is piss easy by comparison. But Spanish is easier still.
I'd completely forgotten about Polaris.
Well, that explains why Google refused to support Mozilla anymore.
I'm sure many religious people aim to understand the purpose and meaning of our universe and many others are conditioned or terrified of the responsibility that living without religion entails and a small number are power-seeking shits who treat people as things but they probably would be with or without religion.
The big difference is that we can make blanket statements about the purpose of science with some degree of confidence. It's much harder to do so with religion, but that doesn't mean Professor Townes was wrong - only that he was not wholly right.
And as a scientist, he would have learned a great deal from not being right. That's the whole point.
She better not be, she's been dead for 20 years.
Maybe you need a Page 3 feature.
> Reminds me of time on holiday in the US when I mentioned (in a crowded bar in the deep south) that I was going out for a fag.
A colleague of mine on business in San Francisco commented that their railway stations were apparently not used as ashtrays (this was pre Smoking Ban) with the immortal phrase "I'm impressed by the state of fag butts around here".
That caused some confusion, I am informed.
I have that one solved. I don't install Flash.
do you recommend they then use Chrome to download Firefox? After all, it has less cruft in the form of spyware and phoning all your searches back to Google and it doesn't keep asking you to "log in" to your Google account. It also renders hi-res text and images better than a 1970s American TV. Unlike Chrome.
I can't argue if that's where you were going but I would strongly suggest cutting out the middle man.
No, because IE is still there for that.
that's nearly as funny as "M$", AC. What a droll man you are.
> buy a chromebook
if you live in Starbucks and never use anything outside of a browser.
I don't see what's liberal about not selling dogs online anyway. I mean, by doing it the traditional way that would appear to be innately conservative.
Many people advertise puppies for sale online and that's fine. You have to let people know you've got a litter somehow, after all.
Nobody would actually _sell_ a puppy online. Christ, imagine the prank sales with bored idiots "buying" puppies for the local cat lady or for the flat-dwelling guy who works 18 hours days...
Apart from anything else, a reputable breeder can (and does) refuse to sell to somebody they don't think would make a responsible dog owner. You can do this because no money has changed hands. It would be a legal minefield if the puppy in question was already bought and paid for.
Two people were. I didn't know Larry and Sergey voted here.
with proof-of-concept code, naturally.
I wrote to my MP regarding the last heap of crap they shoved through Parliament. He basically told me to fuck off.
>A: Take inspiration from Shinto shrines that have been in existence for hundreds of years, but which are rebuilt every 20 years.
That's very clever......Do you work for GCHQ?
Hey El Reg types,
When are you going to bother to enable SSL on The Register? Both the site and the forums are currently unencrypted and not available encrypted.
It is 2015, y'know.
> Haha good one! So tell me, what's the purpose of Spartan?
To stop supporting nonstandard things like ActiveX.
> IE9 through 10 seem a little better, IE11 seems to play nice with our code base now however without any major modifications, I think there is just one or two CSS changes for it.
>But wow, I still hate Microsoft browsers
So just to clarify, IE11 is fine but you hate it anyway.
Jesus, I actually cannot believe that these articles are somehow getting worse - clearly when you hit bottom, you keep on digging.
1. "modern" browser. Nice try at making it look like it only works with Metro/Modern. Well done. Nobody bought it because they all call themselves modern browsers. These days "modern" means "supports (some of) HTML5".
3. Chrome is a piece of shit. It has built-in spyware, it renders text and graphics incredibly badly, it is slow and it's a big fat memory hog. I could load down FireFox with plugins and it'd still be quicker and more usable than Chrome.
I am a Firefox user. I will not be switching to Spartan. This non-story should have a "SPONSORED BY GOOGLE" label on it.
> Actually with that beard of his, I see your point.
I'm not suggesting that Jesus had his hand up Sooty's arse but....
I have a soft spot for "You Don't Mess With The Zohan" but only because I've spent time in Israel and it is savagely accurate in many respects.
In The Name Of The King, an Uwe Boll take on Dungeon Siege starring Jason Statham, Ray Liotta and Burt Motherfucking Reynolds as the King in question.
I saw the cast and the title on EPG but had no idea it was a game-movie or that darling Uwe was involved.
Jesus H Corbett, that was bad.
> I find XAML and WPF as mind-bogglingly complicated compared to the simple drag and drop I am used to in Windows Forms. They need to make it as simple as the Windows forms UI and hide all the XAML nonsense in the background.
What? What madness is this? No, no they bloody don't. Windows Forms generates code-behind. That means there is logic in the display. That means that even if you attempt a loosely coupled design, any further UIs you add must replicate that logic extending your codebase every which way. It means unit testing becomes all but impossible.
What you suggest is everything that was wrong with WinForms, WebForms, MFCs and especially VB-bastard-6. What you're suggesting is a WYSIWYG designer because those are so awesome, right? Right?
@Tom 35 -
Hardly. But it's not appreciably worse than any other, just different. There is no learning curve, merely a familiarity curve. I find that some people get over the changes very quickly and some throw a tantrum and refuse to ever use anything different from what they said looked like an unusable Fisher Price toy 13 years ago...
Some other systems created here - for some other industries - require use of linux embedded, so they code for linux embedded.
And MS lobbying educational institutions? Well... there Office Home & Student I suppose but that doesn't make many programmers. If anyone's lobbying these days, it seems to be mainly Apple.
Oh that's easy. Three VERY VERY LARGE pharmaceutical companies are already planning to switch over to it. Supporting Win10 was one of their requirements when this project hit the control-software stage.
> Surely you're bullshitting us. So you're already committing to a platform that isn't released, stabilised, proven or even gained a mentionable user base?
We are committing to support that platform, yes. Our clients are in favour.
> It hasn't - it's caused nothing but grief for most of us.
I'm going to assume you're a superbeing that doesn't need antibiotics, analgesics or vaccines.
Or a dickhead. An anonymous dickead, too scared to back up his sneering with a username.
No, they are on an internal network.
You should probably be aware that this is an upgrade to an existing system. It's actually the sixth upgrade since the original version 1.0 product which ran on Win2K workstations and Windows 98 Embedded.
You almost certainly depend on the products it has monitored and produced.
You might want to kill yourself right now, in fact, just so that you don't have to live with the fact that Windows has been saving your life and easing your pain since 2001. Or maybe you should just grow the fuck up.
Now, we're only a tiny precision engineering company but we're writing for Win10 and IoT for our next product which is all about fine granular control of production lines in the big pharmaceutical factories. As you can imagine, the instrumentation needs to be very, very precise and the data feedback constant in order to get past the FDA.
Admittedly, the front-end of our system is currently WPF but the plan is to go Universal with the launch version and the architecture is in place to support this (loose coupling, disconnected front end, disconnected data store, async model used throughout...)
It should run across workstations, tablets, embedded systems and headless IoT instruments.
So.... some of us are already on board.
Microsoft can't guarantee that carriers will roll out their updates. They've never been able to guarantee that, it's not news. Google can't guarantee it either.
Don't see why not.
Just because Universal Apps are a thing doesn't mean that apps which aren't Universal won't run. WP8.1 already runs universal apps and non_Universal apps.
> Its a Saab, Saab situation
Argh! Earwormed by Elton John!
Damn you, sir.
Normally I don't even look at them but 32? For having your texts read to you? Man. That's crazy.
> tell me you're joking. If you really do text and drive, god help anyone near you.
No, Cortana reads the text, asks if I want to ignore it or answer it, if I choose to answer it I do so by voice.
All handsfree, all via voice.
Are the 32 downvotes for that post strictly a result of poor reading comprehension?
32 thumbs down for stating that having a text read to you in the car and replying by voice is both common and useful?
In the same way that the earth is arguably flat?
> I'm pretty sure MS accounts behave the same as domain accounts when disconnected.
They do. I tested it.
Labour-saving technology is not to save people from labour, JDX. It's to save companies money on their labour bills.
You can tell this by the way our government reacts to people not having a job - first try to starve them to death and then sell them as slaves to Poundland.
If O2 is frequently NO2 then adding Three becomes NO3 or... Nitrate?
and "Okay NO3" becomes KNO3.. Now all we need is C and S from somewhere...
No, this isn't working.
> That's rubbish. Netbooks didn't even really exist when XP was about. The main reason that almost no one bothers selling Linux based PC products is that they cost lots more to provide support for than Windows...
Sorry, that's rubbish. The main reason that Asus stopped selling linux-based netbooks was (according to them) that customers returned them on discovering that they couldn't install Office or play any games.
Aero is past it and they Old Yeller'd it for an excellent reason.
If you do love your OS to look like it was last updated in 2005, I understand OSX and iOS look a great deal like Windows Vista these days.