2022 posts • joined 21 Jan 2010
MS and Adobe are pushing on-line versions
I'm beginning to come round to this idea TBH
Anything that ends the Sisyphean 'upgrade' (what-the-fuck-grade) cycle of annual updates with no significant productivity gain (all more than offset by the bugs in the new bits), but different enough to require staff training or variation to your internal systems. Who knows someone might even come up with the innovation of software that just does what it's supposed to do, and wont go titsup every 10 minutes. and if it helps the vendors address piracy, than that's all good too.
Re: build thousands of powerful servers much more cheaply than experienced manufacturers like IBM.
you mean like facebook have/will have/been/going to.....
hope he sues the people that made money off the dip to get some money to pay his fines.
(the clue is in the question: for everyone _selling_ for an artificially low price and losing out there was someone else _buying_ for an artificially low price and making a profit.)
Hence a zero sum game.
Re:DID verify it first
They failed massively too. even my gran knows better than to call the number listed in the mail, or visit the site listed in the email.
The press that didn't check were negligent.
The ones that called the number off the mail were stupid to the point of negligence.
Re: $50 meeeleion???
get a clue
Re: deal with the spent fuel....
Why on earth not? they have fuckin tons of empty space to dig a hole in, not like France for eg
Re: Headline wrong?
Did they 'lose' A$300M though?
To put it another way, what's the share price today?
The article has it part right, day traders would have taken a bath, but fuck em. parasites
pensions, I would say not so much.
Re: I think...
So Mr Page, regarding that itchy mole that recently appeared on your back, will you;
a) Take the advice of your regular GP
b) Consult with a specialist dermatologist - who has specialised in this condition
c) Post a question on !yahoo !answers and go with the most popular opinion
yeah I thought so.
(damn gubbermint introducing a mole tax just to buy schools and roads and nucular (hehehe) summarines and stuff!)
a new low
a fork from the 1950's is probably the polite way of putting it
Re: Do tell...
Just like PRISM
but instead of the might of the US government you just have a cunt on a bike.
Amber means stop, along with red and red/amber, especially on your driving test
explains him being a cyclist then dont it
Re: re : James 51
so you are the type of cyclist that ignores red lights then....
and when you are killed doing it, it will be the drivers fault.
and not 'all' people cross against a red. In fact this very weekend me and 10 or so of my mates were out on the piss, and traversing town from pub to pub on 2 occasions we waited at red lights even though there was no traffic coming. (and to be fair taking the piss out of ourselves as we did it!)
apparently it's more common in germany
I was wondering...
The article didn't mention it, and in the UK we have had 'hands free only' legislation for a while, yet people with shit cars with no bluetooth continue to call... and by extension continue to crash and die too.
What's the point in buying a government if you can't then go on to recoup your costs by ripping off the public.
I think it's called 'the market' :-)
Before making a right wing knee-jerk DV, think about it. what is the exact mechanism that results in this insanity? the market. it might be broken, but nonetheless that's what it is. the power resides with the politicians, being a politician is heinously expensive, so if you want to continue to be a politician you gotta suck a lot of cocks. Corporations have a shitload of cash which they (wisely) invest in buying the government, who in turn ensure the corp is still there writing cheques at the next electoral cycle.
supply and demand, just in this instance (and lets be honest in just about every other conceivable instance) the people get screwed along the way.
democracy don't mean shit if collectively you are going to consistently vote like twats.
Re: I like mass surveillance
did you not read, or fail to understand the post to which you respond?
because you have just demonstrated it's validity.
Re: But it IS of consequence
And it's not such a long time since 'we' all made a long nose at the East Germans and Russians and all 'that lot' for their oppressive societies riddled with mass surveillance. Didn't need no steeeeenkin UN to tell us it was wrong back then.
(not a comfortable parallel to draw is it?)
Re: I like mass surveillance
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.....
Re: What do you think mass surveillance is?
Isn't that the sad irony.
Bin Laden has won. He'd won on September the 12th, but our betters and wisers were too full of their own cleverness to spot this.
that's the trouble with democracy :-) look around you.... how would you feel about those people organising your pension? picking a retirement home for you? what's the odds that collectively they couldn't even sit the right way round on a toilet.
and they decide who gets to play with the big levers.
.. all we need now is to find a better way to do it :-D
Re: Dangerous precedent
Are you speaking with forked tongue about the killing fields? That could end up with you being sent to the gulags, if Robespierre does not drive you across the Atlantic on the mayflower, and no one expects that (their chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Our four...no... amongst our weapons.... amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... ).
<can I stop now please?>
go read a history book, preferably one the ex minster of education would disapprove of
Re: Dangerous precedent
No need to worry about the dangerous precident...
He's retired now, and spends all his time in the bath producing infantile daubs of his own feet.
Re: Unique Passwords
on sooooo many levels
Re: Password Managers?
i got haxed by a trekkie
now you will just feel the eerie presence!
Radar - most likely no. The cops have mostly switched to IR laser guns and this should be perfect for them. Ditto for any laser rangefinder - there will be nothing to return back, so this clearly has some very obvious applications.
I think not.
as a stripling i recall fucking around with phase conjugate mirrors - used in loads of laser applications and 99.96% is no great shakes. (think high energy - if you have 0.04% of the output of a 600W co2 laser heating up a few sq mm of the layer of a mirror a few microns thick... thats a 2 bucket fire right there!)
reflection being 1/absorption we can say that if 0.04% gets bounced. that's probably enough to be detected pretty easily.
technically if the paintjob absorbs 99.96% of the incident light you wont see anything, you will _not_ see it? see where it isn't?
Re: title is too long
I was wondering about that one, I installed itunes once, last century some time. looked at it got 1/2 hour said 'fuck that for a game of soldiers' uninstalled it. filed it away as the sort of thing people who watch the x factor would use, and never looked back.
instead I use this amazing app.... windoze exploder :-) had to kick it in the goolies a few times when it tried to get all 'itunes' on my ass. But now it knows whos the boss.
Re: Ah! shit-for-brains-bryant
cos killing people is soooooo much more important than say educating the ignorant, or providing sheltered accommodation to the mentally enfeebled.
both subjects I should have thought would be close to your heart* <kiss kiss>
* silly me, old fashioned thatcherite - no heart in the first place.
Re: "wot abaht 'ospitals-n-skools!"
Shirly if (presumably) your mates in the defence industry weren't such an incompetent bunch of theving vagbonds, footpads and skulking loafers, and could manage to just once fulfil a contract at least in the same decade it was supposed to be delivered in and at a cost within say 5000% of the original estimate, then we could have all the jump-jets and carriers we want... and still have enough money left over for me and the rest of the electorates schools and hospitals.
just a thought.
Is absolutely required for anyone carrying out research. this was established at the Nuremberg trials in direct response to the actions of Joseph mengele and his ilk.
... the rest of this post will have to remain blank to avoid Godwin claims.
Re: The ear can't hear square waves.
get yourself a function generator, and one of those crappy old speakers, you can quite clearly hear a square wave(well the fundamental & harmonics)... In fact get a bunch of function generators and an oscilloscope and you can make your own square wave! from scratch :-) and then compare it to the one on the FG.
you ears may vary
Re: Sacrificial screen?
You don't need gps on a bike!
let me help...
where are you? - in my bloody way
what's your speed? - too bloody slow
Is that cos it's hard to spot?
or in some way related to said dv-ers (and potential smartwatch owners) favourite solitary pastime?
It _DOES_ have a point
makes it much easier to spot wankers when out and about.
somehow I think not.
the Atlantic ocean would have to boil away in a fortnight before a certain mr page, to name but one, would entertain the possibility of maybe revisiting some of his <ahem> opinions.
this will settle nothing.
Re: Upgrade time :D
<cough> Vishera <cough>
Re: callow youth!
In a pedestrian/cyclist situation the cyclist _clearly_ takes priority. They are bigger, stronger, harder and faster than you! so you'd better look out.
Now in a car/cyclist situation, the cyclist _clearly_ takes priority. They are smaller, weaker, softer and slower so that car driver has to take care.
At least that's how it works on planet trick-cyclist
when one is on the road it is ideal to bring a power source along for the ride.
which is why, my dear organ donor, I take a car :-)
Re: Missed some
Haven't seen anyone prosecuted for running a red?
than I suggest you look a bit harder, it happens all the time. what do you think those enforcement cameras are for?
so spake the man who carried 3 points for running the lights in bilarickay about 10 years ago.
(yes I know, I would have thought being in bilarickay was punishment enough too!)
autodesk and micro$oft have cloud apps that do this, and have had for donkeys
and both about 6 and a half grand cheaper than this clone
100 million points for a fairly low res model of a single building?
standard file format for this sorta fing uses about 40 chrs per point
so thats 1/2 a gig per building.....
Sure you can compress it, but that just increases processor load at runtime.
that means the next CoD will come on about 150 dvd's!
93 million points seems a bit over the top.
you put the word 'target' and the concept of this pond scum in my mind at the same time.....
Re: Similar problem
I'll bet you a pound to a pinch of shit it's an old codger in one of them brown storesman coats with an impressively large back of a fag packet, and a bloody sharp pencil
Being a bit odd, having graduated as an engineer i got a job as a truck driver for a couple of years.
I was vaguely aware of NP-C, and wondered what a practical approach to it was.
Turns out it's a shitload of experience and insight on the part of the dispatcher :-)
May not be THE optimum route, but it's bloody close to it. and there are another 20 or so to plot out before everyone sets off, in an hour or so.
Likewise with loading the truck, broadly in reverse order of the drops, but also aware of the type of equipment available at the other end - is a fork truck available, or has the load got to come off the back on the tail lift.
A graphic demonstration of the difference between science and engineering. NP-C? fuck it! just drive where I tell you to, and I scheduled drop 5 & 6 like that so you avoid the roadworks. see you at 5:30.
Sad to report I have been a VM customer since they were ntl!
and am pretty happy.
(in no way related to the new hub and upgrade to 50Mb/s they just gave me for a 1 off fee of £5)
Re: What kind of model is she really?
Obvious choice of unit should be the Warhol then.
Re: On Street Parking
and my dads jag did 12 mpg while my mondeo does 50mpg