Re: All these downvotes?
Downvoted for whining about downvotes.
How pathetic is that?
595 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
Downvoted for whining about downvotes.
How pathetic is that?
Way I heard it was Castro trying to convince Khrushchev, what would be the point in convincing Castro who had no nukes?
Why would the stukas bomb a city that was already controlled by their allies?
Anyway, many cities for bombed by both sides, Guernica just happened to have a Picasso painting about it.
On the other hand, poor little car dealerships, who doesn't enjoy dealing with them?
Nope, they had a policy called "decimatio", "decimation" is a English word that means something else.
The cars would use the cameras when a user is getting out to prevent them from leaving something behind, umbrellas, handbags, the usual stuff.
If they 'see' something suspicious like puke, they can flag a human operator, and send another car to the next user.
"People die during sex "
They do? Are you sure it is not just an excuse they are using so you will leave them alone?
No wonder you have to drive to get some satisfaction.
Don't worry, if it is only you getting killed because of your hobby, I don't want it banned, I actually encourage you to practice it as often as possible.
I'll think of it as evolution in action.
"Intake of nicotine, fat, alcohol, salt and sugar is far worse when it comes to mortality ... Do you want those banned in your lifetime, too?"
If my eating sugar, fat or salt sure would kill other people, then sure, does it?
But wait, smoking does kill other people, could that be the reason that smoking is illegal in many places?
This, 'but I enjoy driving, it's the one time in my life in which I feel I am in control, who cares how many people get killed?' whining, won't stop the ban, get used to the idea.
"and I suspect we always will be."
I hope that will be banned in my lifetime, driving is a hobby that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, it has to be banned as soon as feasible.
No, it is not true, Wesley Snipes went to prison for acting on that believe.
Not that many years ago, if a Microsoft product didn't have a over 90% market share it was considered a bit of a flop.
Maybe the same is happening to Apple now.
I drive a car, so I treat all drivers, cars, motorcycles and bicycles, plus pedestrians as complete idiots.
Not that I see myself as an exception.
Was there ever any doubt?
I was one day watching the edited version with my father and bother and I had to pause and show the scene a couple times so they could see that Greedo had fired a shot.
I am not certain they ended up believing me, the scene is so badly distorted that it is hard to see.
The British were incredibly lucky that Hitler ordered Guderian twice to stop his advance, thing were going so well that Hitler thought it had to be a trap.
He had to order it twice because the first time Guderian asked for permission to send reconnaissance patrols and then proceeded to send all his troops to "reconnaissance".
The crashed plane was going to be Turkey's third A400M
"Of course they don't sell your data: they keep it to themselves, profile it and allow companies to pay to target stuff at you."
You mean ... they show ads??!!!
Thanks AC, what would become of the world without people like you doing in-depth research on our behalf?
"willing to" != "delighted to"
If you have ever watched an ad without being physically forced to do it, then you were willing.
Actually, it is kind if surprising that nobody has come here to boast about using AdBlock.
Seriously, those are even more annoying that iFans.
"That's why I tend to stick with Open Source projects now."
Which open source CMS would you recommend?
Serious question, by the way.
Sure, they need this because nobody fell for their smartphone trap.
Just like all the other brands then
"Fuck you, AC."
Says someone posting as "Anonymous Coward"
"False. A lot of PC don't (and didn't) come with Windows pre-installed"
How many was a lot at the time? 1.5%?
There is this thing call buybacks in which a company buy it's own shares, which increases the Earnings per Share and is meant to raise the stock price.
Historically management haven't been too good, on average, at deciding where to buy, they usually buy shares back when they are too expensive. Dell used to be a good example of that.
Besides what you propose seems to be a good way to bankrupt a company, let's say management offers to buy at 80$. Well ok, but then a crises comes for whatever the reason and their is a sell off in the stock market.
The company has two options either they buy all the shares until they run out of money or they have to reduce the price at which they are willing to buy, in which case they would set up an alarm and more stockholders would sell, and they would run out of money anyway.
And if there a time of economic bonanza, they would need to raise the price not to sell too cheaply but then, the stock market does that already.
And when the bonanza ends, as it always does, it triggers the sell off, which bankrupts the company.
"No, you're complaining it doesn't rise fast enough."
And, therefore, the shares aren't worth as much.
And it is not really about complaining, it's more about:
Ok, with the estimates I had, I calculated a fair value for the shares of XXX$, with the new data just released, my estimated fair value for the shares is XXX - 50$, since it is now higher than that I am selling.
"the exact same as for Microsoft and Internet Explorer."
Nope, Microsoft forbade OEMs to install another navigator.
On the other hand, the Galaxy tablet my mother got has chrome relegated to a 'Google' collection of icons while Samsung's 'Internet' app is to the front and center of the screen.
Seriously, if you want to make Google look bad don't compare them to Microsoft, you get the opposite result.
guess which is number 1?
Let me check....
Poor abused Microsoft, they are relegated to the second link.
Only the most sofisticated users will find it there.
"But Microsoft didn't get in trouble for forcing Windows to be the de facto desktop OS. "
But they did, as in "even if you ship a computer without windows you still have to pay it us the windows licence it doesn't use"
Or as in "no, you can't ship a computer with both Windows and BeOs"
"Dual Dunham" as in Olivia and Folivia.
"Bishop Gating Protocol" as in Let's build a gate to cross into another universe.
"3. Obscure a significant portion of the image with a big black rectangle."
Dubbing actors have been know to complain because they are send copies in which they can only see the mouth of the screen actors.
Sure, the new season was going so unnoticed in the press that they needed this.
Yeah, this article feels like someone repeatedly got coal in his stocking.
I wonder why.
No, but every year some people upgrade theirs.
"You have pointed out that they have incorrectly re-arranged the deckchairs on the Titanic!"
Unlike endlessly nitpicking an argument in these forums which, as we all know, is earth-shattering important.
But of course it's the other monkeys that are dangerous, not you.
"I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to"
Hey! it's funny
Indeed, how dumb it is to build laptops that work for years? Don't they know they should just collapse a day after warranty expiration?