For centuries agriculture depended on it.
536 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
For centuries agriculture depended on it.
Was he expecting a worse film in the few months left of the century?
Yeah, Ok, I'm leaving.
"the first steps to Globalisation."
Never heard of the Silk Route?
"But if enough people kiss your arse even when you are a dick".
Well, when you talk about "pompous, arrogant and just downright unpleasant" you certainly know what you are talkin about.
Without the gulf stream warming us up, Europe would be uninhabitable.
Something that I learned many years ago reading a story in which Uncle Scrooge diverts the gulf stream to warm the land he had just bought in Greenland.
Or, like a neighbour once told me "Google doesn't work"
And yet Iran has been selling their oil in euros since 2003 without being invaded by the US.
Oh, wait! There is a cake in the photo
"I like the fact IE has a functioning menu bar by default"
It does? I opened it to check that and the menu bar only appeared after I pressed ALT
And yet, their engineering was amazing
No, they did not 'invest'
If they had, they would be entitled to share the profits from the game
That was a great fanboy parody
They may have thought it had something to do with the speed of the CPU, it seems to be a common misconception.
I bought the Black and Decker one a couple weeks ago to clean the factory electric cabinets.
It's not really suited for such a hard task but I am almost done by now.
Nowadays they are the same.
In Belgium they light the highways at night, apparently that doesn't leave them much money for the actual road.
The night lighting is awesome though.
Both Apple and MS pay dividends
And I thought it was because at Bill Gates' meetings there used to be someone counting the times he said 'fuck'
So the Linux zealots had been suggesting a solution that, you agree, would be perfectly suited to solve a real problem.
And the head of the department put you into the 'zealot' category even you didn't deserve it.
Therefore the fault is with zealots like you.
Ok, makes sense to me.
"I found out very quickly those users liked to Insult new users who couldn't do simple task"
A link to a thread in which you were treated like that would be nice
Are you seriously blaming Google because your phone includes an app from their biggest competitor?
Yes, yes, yes, we know:
Gold is hitting 5000$ next year
(It's always next year)
In case you really don't know, the promise is that Scotland would be expelled from the UE.
Pretty much the same way Alger was when they got their independence from France
Not that I see the point in voting for independence as long as you are promised not to be independent.
"Run up the Apple Store app"
How does that work with first time Apple buyers?
If he did, the mistake improved the article
So, if you can't tell the difference, why do you frame your story calling the Ukraine government that?
You enjoy being ignored?
What's the difference between the way Putin's government works and a "borderline ultra-right" government?
"Oh how I love the readers of the Daily Mail..."
Why do political nuts feel the need to insult the 'opponents' every chance they get, or they don't get like this time?
Is it because they are nuts?
Nah, don't bother explaining it to me, I hope I will never get it
Yes, I do wonder.
I reread the article and Linus' post to look for the dig and I still couldn't see it, so I asked, I am kind of curious.
In order to troll successfully you need to have, at least, a grain of truth in your comment.
The idea that the Linux kernel isn't mainstream is so detached from reality that instead of being trollish it is funny.
No, I haven't missed the point, the traditional publishers charge the authors for their services too, where do you think the publishers money comes from? The difference is they do it after the books gets published and they may lose money on it.
But then Amazon also publish books the traditional way with advances to the authors and the like.
Actually, I knew my comment was going to be interpreted for the obvious, and not so good, joke, but it is serious question.
What has Apple's pile of cash got to do with the the article? Nothing at all, but the AC was so distressed at the idea of Apple losing in some metric that he had to come up with a metric in which they could still come ahead to compensate for the loss.
Why? Well, no rational reason but then, we humans are barely rational at the best of times, you may think you are an exception, but if you do, you are deluding yourself.
Seriously, you are deluding yourself, accept it and you have a chance of not falling for your biases all the time.
Why are fanboys so obsessed with the size of Apple's mountain of cash?
Are they trying to compensate for something?
AV programs have been scanning the registry for some time now.
A cheap 12" tablet would be nice
Hopefully, the Reg will tell us when the fire sale starts.
Maybe for the publishers the cost of paper is minimal but for the readers it is huge.
Seriously, I mean it. If you enjoy reading you will know that there is no house big enough for all your books and, as an added benefit, you get to pack dozens of boxes when you move and you get to see their pages go yellow.
My father has a rule to deal with that, if he likes a book but he doesn't think he will reread he gets rid of it. I used to think it weird as a book loving kid, but I came to see the wisdom in it.
So I will take the ebook, thank you very much, I won't be able to resell it like I now do with the books my father throws away but, since they are cheaper and more convenient, I don't mind.
Besides, next month it's my father birthday, I am getting him a copy of "Cheaper by the dozen" by Frank Bunker Gilbreth in spanish, a book he has been wanting to read for some time but it has been out of print for decades, that doesn't happen with ebooks.
Considering that their competition in digital goods includes companies like Google and Apple there is no way, literally* no way, they can crush the competition.
* Yes, dictionaries now say that "literally" means "figuratively", but I mean it in the former literal sense.
Why would a government need help to know about your government-issued passport?
It's an interesting idea, but I doubt they would want to get back into a business they had to leave because they had no clue how to make money in it.
As for the technical know-how, didn't the people who had the actual know-how transfer to Microsoft? It's a bit more likely if they didn't.
But it wouldn't surprise to see a Nokia phone in the future, just like some companies license the 'Westinghouse" brand for their products.
I once told someone how to restart all servers in the company plus server apps using a hands-free kit.
Seriously, I sometimes wonder how come I am still alive.
So what? What has that got to do with google setting conditions to use their services and trademarks?
If the aliens are so bad at managing natural resources they will never be able to build self sustaining ships.
So, no problem
So the little detail of travelling faster than light has already been licked?