1506 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd December 2009 20:06 GMT
Re: Subtitle is....
I signed up for all three. Not with my real identities of course! I'm not a complete zonk!
Only use twitter for work (make work-related announcements to students).
Left FB from general boredom with it.
Never officially closed my SL account, but only use OSS VR environments these days (and not for social things, generally).
This could be the best thing ever!!!111!
Once AIs can predict everything people will do on FaceBook, they can be left to it to and people can get back to with doing something useful.
For efficiency, we can house the AIs on racks interleaved with the racks housing the FaceBook servers in one big bunker on the back-side of the moon, along with office space for all the data miners and ad-men.
Then fill it all up with quick-set concrete.
Its the only way to be sure!
I believe that is their biggest hurdle.
When giving an advanced AI the task of spending all its time on FaceBook, how to keep it from deleting itself!
Re: Linux support... well, who can say?
If it doen't come up on MacOS immediately without extra drivers, I would strongly assume it wouldn't be any different on Linux. It wouldn't be the first or second drives from a major drive manufacturer (WD, Segate, both) have some some funky custom chipery that /isn't/ industry standard and requires special drivers (though at at least in this case - unlike the two previous I alluded to -- they might actually have an excuse this time!).
Wasn't it just a couple of specific instructions, which Godson didn't implement for that reason?
Just use UUIDs for all your method and variable names.
Come on! It will be fun! Honest!
Re: .uk, .com and .gov
That sounds like the domains of a bunch of criminals to me!
"some of the upgrades required to block further attacks"
I defininately agree that paying for this ^^ shouldn't be at the attackers' expense, since it is clearly something that should have been paid for long before they arrived on the port. (No comment on the rest as I don't have enough info).
The real fear...
...is that the punters may come to realise that the shoddy knock-offs are usually of the same quality as the shoddy branded stuff. They do all come out of the exact same sweat-shops, afterall.
Arrrr me hearties. Man tha mini-harpoons
I'm gunna pirate* me some flying treasure I am.
*in the traditional sense of 'pirate'.
Hmmmm. Shooting down delivery-drones for their contents would likely make a good GTA minigame!
Re: Not Quite
Or people should realise that with 7 billion people on the planet, namespace collisions are going to happen!
Didn't know about this event.
Have a job I had to be at anyway, nomatter how much I support FTTP.
Um. I think that was the joke!
Re: I wonder if they ever heard the story
Yeah, sueing him for IP infringement of their business plan is their fallback financing option.
Re: Second most feared??
I alway know when it is time to spider-bomb mum's back shed for red-backs because of all the sucked-dry skink (small type of lizard) carcases littered around the corners of the space. Hungry little critters, and while a single red-back bite won't necessarily take you out, they often like to live in communes, so getting bitten by just one is less iikely. Just looking where you are sticking your bare body parts before sticking them there is generally a good enough strategy for dealing with most Aussie crawlies, though
Re: Red backs are way down the list ...
Just remember the first aid for red-back bites is quite different to that for other spider bites - I always have to look that one up in first-aid training!
Re: Second most feared??
Huntsmen definitely do like to hide behind the sun visor. My sister nearly ran my mum off the road when one fell out on her, age about 14 (my sister, not the spider).
As said above: Huntsmen look bloody terrifying, but are generally harmless from a biting point-of-view.
Re: Same shit new wrapping?
They are obviously relying on most of their corporate-purchase customers not being aware of DealXtreme!
(To be fair, stuff shipped from the far North* generally doesn't come with the sort of support contracts that Dell Corporate offers).
* far East? That's New Zealand isn't it?
Re: Let's face it
Copper... Bleeding.... He must be a deep-ocean cockroach. I knew it!.
Re: The Liberals Just Don't Get It
Assuming the landlords care. A typical landlord around this area won't let the agent repair anything without their full involvement in pinching every penny they can, while generally being unavailable for their agent to even contact much of the time.
I recall Kim Stanley Robinson predicted as much!
Re: Wrong on so many levels
You would, but an entire chapter isn't an 'extract'. And 'contracts' don't over-ride actual law. Ever. If the law says you can, all the warnings in the front of all books mean naught but a weak attempt at denying the audience their clearly-legally-defined rights.
Re: Google gets to decide what's an excerpt
No. Established copyright laws decide the point at which an excerpt becomes a copyright breach.
Google does enough evil in the world without making up more of it for them.
Re: The only way to beat them
No, stop the planet long enough to throw /them/ off.
Just a thought.
When everyone is in jail, who will buy all the product to pay corporate "leaders'" bonuses? Or pay any taxes to pay politicians' salaries? Or pay taxes to pay for keeping everyone in prison, for that matter?
Re: Wait a sec ...
I was thinking that too - licence to breed is coming and unfortunately the qualifications to get one will not be related to the ongoing viability of human civilisation.
Re: Enquiring minds want to know...
Tastes like pheonix.
Careful what you wish for.
If everyone really did become a 'responsible creator' I can already hear Big Media screaming about 'home creativity destroying the professional creation industry' because people are too busy exploring their inner selves to buy the mass-produced version..
Here, even the iPads are trying to kill you.
Re: "check their condition and predict failures."
"Open the Garage door, HAL!"
"I'm sorry, Dave, I cannot do that."
Re: What problem does the internet-connected lightbulb solve?
The problem of people still being able to turn on their own lights after it is discovered they violated some EULA.
Re: I dont need this so early in the morning..
Australia... if something isn't trying to kill you horribly, you're not there yet!
Re: tracking gets it wrong every time anyway
But.... If they don't feed us the horribly mis-directed adverts, they won't be able to bill the said adverts' owners for sending out x-number of adverts! Don't forget, every time you are sent a totally inappropriate advert, it is the other end of the chain that the ad-men are ripping off. Take solace in that.
Re: The maddest real computer
I vaguely recall the Doctor (probably Tom Baker era, since that is 'my era') explaining once that the time-space transit is instantanious, but the TARDIS makes it seem to take longer to those inside for the sake of their sanity.
Re: I'm interested, but ...
Yes, China (and much of Asia) is in one of their bi-yearly shut-downs right now. Will be back up in a day-or-two.
Interesting-aside: While Spring and Autumn festival are officially 3 days off each, the Chinese equivalent of trade unions negotiate a few weekends to be moved around on the national calendar to make it a longer continuous public holiday at the expense of a 10-day week before and after (at least that is how it was done several years back when I was working over there).
Re: Speaking as a techno-nerd male ...
Heh.... Some people are positively shocked when my mum (definitely NOT a techno-nerd - though she does use Linux :-P) reveals in conversation she won't idly call her children at work, because they are at work to do work (/real/ emergencies excepting, obviously). Some people apparently honestly can't get their heads around the idea that other people have their own things to do!
Gigabyte (Megabyte, kilobyte, petabyte, etc.) is decimal.
Gigibyte (Megibyte, kilibyte, petibyte, etc) is binary. Short form is GiB (MiB, kiB, PiB, etc).
These things do happen to be (long-ago) formally defined for those who can be bothered to know their trade!
~Everyone eles is rorting the Australian market, so there is no incentive for us to do any differently. Slightly-less-overpriced from us is still cheaper than the overpriced from our competitors.~
I for one welcome...
...any advertising annoyance that is tied in to IE and Bing to the exclusion of all other platforms.
Re: Old man of the Internet
Re: "netflix4k stealer"
Or lift random frames of audio and/or video from every infected system and recombine them into an untracable version.
Re: Thanks Mr. Levison
You need to find a way for your customers to quickly find out if you suddenly order 800 reams of printer paper.
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