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Do they have the gameplay mode...
...where you are kicked out of office and possibly put in the clink, and replaced with an auditor for letting certain cashed-up lobby groups be a bit /too/ influential?
Re: I can see the future...
Just a tube to leave skid marks in your iThong. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/10/japanese_phone_pants/
Again MS-Windows is ahead of the curve.
Windows users have been eating bugs for decades :-P
Re: Debian Flavours
I use Testing, pulling anything I specifically need the latest of down from unstable (which generally works, unless there are major library changes going through). The stuff I use for 'work' is usually advanced-enough from Testing to keep me happy and only 'play' stuff that doesn't matter if it crashes or fails comes from Unstable (presently MineTest is using far too much of my weekends - and I don't generally even like computer games much).
Besides, someone has to test the stuff in Testing, and my home machine is not that critical -- at work I use Stable on our un-managed machines, pulling from Testing when needs-must.
Takes me back to high school.
When a boy from my class turned up after a week away to sheepishly admit he had found a bullet, put it in a vice held a nail in the firing dimple with a pair of pliers and hit the nail with a hammer. His ears had needed medical treatment.
I feel this device will be good for the human gene pool, overall.
So after global warming...
...the women are still more respectable than US lawmakers.
It is random losers in bars wanting to bonk with me that keeps me away from the places.
It doesn't look like a game I would even be tempted to download free, let alone pay for.
The novelty of the 'pirate' version seems to be its only notable feature, and I assume you don't get that in the pay-for version!
Re: gamers and pirates
As were player pianos!
Re: Google is after your soul
Nah, they just want your eyeballs.
Re: So.. if I just...
"Series of pictures about a small jolly fellow", surely!
I was just thinking that the output shown sounded just like the over-general could-apply-to-anybody sort of thing that, being positive in nature, people will generally accept as true about themselves. Horoscope and fortune cookie material indeed. Bet the software cost them a bomb to buy too.
That's rather clever actually,
if the intent is to weed out people who would rather pull a number out of their butts than admit they don't know the answer. Oh, it is for the Government. Never mind...
Irrespective of what I think of WikiLeaks, how dare a financial institution dictate to me what I do with my money in any way.
Re: 30th anniversary of every man and his dog releasing a Spectrum-basher
It is also interesting to note the recent explosion in RasPI-like boards (some of which pre-date the RasPI, but are only now being marketed at that sector). It may be like re-living the old days all over again yet! I'm just reading about the new BeagleBone Black over on Ars Technica with interest as the RasPI isn't quite the spec I need for some of my own projects.
Do people still use those this century?
Re: A question
No, because it isn't really about technology, but about two indistinguishable major parties desperately trying to look differentiated. And what is good for the long-term be buggered with a splintery fence-post.
Who is supplying their drugs allowance?
Re: PDF links
Simon Round: "Should links to Product manuals in PDF format also be removed at the original manuals will most likely have copyright notices in them? Even though they may be linking to the original manufacturers website?"
Interestingly, my university legal dept. insists that we DO get permission for this sort of thing. Every manufacturer for our equipment has said 'certainly, you may' except for Sony, who have a more "IT'S OURS NO YOU CAN'T" attitude (which is, sadly, not surprising to me at all).
A quick net-search defines 'brownfields' as dis-used industrial land (possibly contaminated). No wonder they are behind if they are focusing installation so such places.
While I can guess what these terms actually mean in this context, it is a very un-confident guess.
no worse than the numpties
who robbed a bank in their lunch break - leaving their work ID tags on.
Some people. Sheesh!
We upgraded to Win7 months ago!
Taapi bought to mind a quote from an early Sherri S. Tepper work.
"If there was a simple way to do a thing which would not hurt or kill, he would eschew it in favor of some complex scheme which would maim and mutilate."*
*Obviously manipulating a phone app to get someone else to turn off your lights (instead of just manipulating the light switch yourself) won't "maim and mutilate" but Rube Goldberg has nothing on that crowd!
Is that a gun in your...
Re: He's happy because he wants something that isn't what Linux has been about
Quite. I would never put my brother or sister on a Linux box - their needs just don't match what a Linux can supply at their levels of IT-savy. My mum, however is best served by a daughter-installed-and-locked-down Mint system for all her word-processing, email and browsing needs.
She also likes that my siblings won't touch her PC because her OS is 'too different' (grand-kids have no problem, but she is happy to share with them).
Re: My understanding of "White Elephant"
We can only hope he meets the same fate as Ahab.
I got a phish email on Friday.
On my work account.
And on my work account alias.
And on work's all_staff address.
Love that targeting.
Well, from this case we can conclude that the US defines 'the enemy' as:
"The whole world".
One major disadvantage robots have over humans:
People are far less likely to hold their fire when facing down a machine.
Yes, they need to change da record!!
I think that is what my ex- was into!
that 'harmful' mobile phone 'radiation' might be a good thing now?
What do you mean 'back when'...
that is 'right now' for a significant portion of Australians!
You are not Microsoft's target demographic and your situation is not worth their consideration. Only mindless consumers of IT please. Hey! It works for 21st century Apple!
Politicians make it a criminal offense to hold public office because someone in such a position /might/ become corrupt and abuse that power.
Re: Bad idea
I imagine the people actually making the decisions here are barely aware what a programming language is, let alone that their company relies on such things, and the people associated with them. Their technical people are probably cringing in the background as much as the rest of us.
Arseholes are fairly evenly distributed across the entire human population.
We can probably assume the emergency stop feature was tried, since he called the support line and that would, presumably, be the first thing the tech would have told him to try.
Well second then, after "try closing all the windows". :-D
Either that, or,
the search engine is just thinking "that request is a perversion of logic... perversion. Okay!"
> I realise that there were some excesses in the 70s and 80s feminism.
And a little trickle through to the 90's. I recall the Uni. bookshop selling the "All Men are Bastards" diaries/notepads and thinking it was a terribly offensive thing to have on display (offensive to men in general and offensive /real/ feminists* like myself too.)
*Men and women in favour of sexual equality and empowerment for both genders, as opposed to women band-wagon jumping as an excuse to hate someone, in this case men.
Re: Never mind Lego
I saw a Lego criminal variant with one purple hand (think it was from one of those 'surprise' eggs at the supermarket). Took me a while to work out that it was because he had it in the dye-bomb-fitted money bag.
Re: Coldplay and Kesha?
Nah, listening to them is penalty enough!
"installing a BitTorrent client is proof that an individual is sharing files illegally"
Gee, lets look at what I have torrented recently:
- Linux ISOs (my main, if occasional, use).
- 'Pioneer One' web drama (http://www.pioneerone.tv/)
Gee. Lots of illegal torrenting going on there! Better lock me up for installing a BT client!