61 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd May 2007 20:08 GMT
Re: Look on the bright side
Those tweets were the first time anything REMOTELY funny has been published online under The Onion name.
Yup, got it.
Cloud Reliance = Idiocy
or Suicide, I hear the rate is rising int he US. Must be middle-aged corporations as well.
Re: Kicks to the what now?
Also a congregation...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Curb
"This is just another sign of a long, slow decline...."
Exactly, I read it as a death knell.
"...based on its 2012 revenue of $US50 billion, it's about 1 hour, 13.5 minutes of the Chocolate Factory's income."
So make the fine in hours of enforced downtime or revenue from that time. 24 hours might have stung a bit.
No Mention of Pinguy?
I'd think it would be a top contender for a beginner/switcher. Rarely takes any explanation when I've installed it for folks. Just put the stuff they want in Docky and let them at it.
Good to see that Dell is taking his own advice and giving the money back to the stockholders. MS is getting into integration with hardware. Sounds like the way another computer company does things. And we saw what happened to the clones.
"Silver Lake’s portfolio includes Avaya, Go Daddy, GroupOn, Skype and Zynga"
Sounds like a death knell. Maybe they should call themselves Mercury Lake.
Broadwell played him well
Got access, wrote book with his info, outed him for free publicity. Well played.
We keep looking at habitability from the wrong end. We need to suss out what makes us what we are, and implant that in a body that has fewer stringent requirements for survival and doesn't age, something that can use anything as fuel, has a long sleep/hibernation mode. Once that is done, the universe is our playground. The way we think now is like going camping with raw eggs instead of hard boiled, and working around that rather than exploring. Mammal bodies are ridiculously susceptible to allergies, viral and bacteriological attacks, and maundering behavior from chemical imbalances. Time to move on.
In general the database-driven iApps are frustrating to anyone above a novice, or anyone who wants to put media files on something besides an iPod. I'm using all 3rd-party apps, why spend for another Mac? Do some reviews on better Linux lappies, Reg.
Menace always needed...
Linux, the new communism.
How does it feel?
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you ?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone ?
If you were an evil guy with lots of henchmen and you wanted to destroy the US, all you'd have to do is get Republicans elected. Selling natural resources for cheap (fracking), cutting the financial legs out from everyone, encouraging ignorant obedience, helping the psycho 1% hoard even more in whatever game they play at that level...no nukes needed, no terrorist tricks, just get Repubs into office.
Jonah Swallowed By Own Whopper
Headline for sale...see title.
Maybe Apple can release something that doesn't look like it was designed by someone whose mom was frightened by an Altoids tin while she was carrying him.
Oops, no such luck, just a boat...
Sadly the museum was taken over by the kind of folks who would think this was a good idea some years ago, causing a real flight of knowledgeable docents. The flight path of the "paper" airplane parallels that of the institution.
Re: Unity will sink Ubuntu over time
If they're going to copy something...
..they ought to copy Column view in the FM.
Google Patent Search
Help me here, clueless American. Why can't the Swedish cops go there and interview him with local cops? If they decide to arrest him, then the EAW has teeth and might be honored if other legal considerations can be worked out. I'm just curious as a point of law.
Right now there are too many other factors blended in to allow clarity.
If you're bad...
Ohio is where you go when you die.
A NASA probe came closer to Pluto than any other vessel ORIGINATING FROM PLANET EARTH in the KNOWN history of space travel on 2 December.
...is the eternal province of the stupid reactionary. I wouldn't drink in a bar where a man couldn't walk in with an axe.
When I think of choppers and bars I think of Daytona or Sturgis.
Anyone who drives a GM car...
Deserves to be tracked and ratted...
I left months ago...
They kept sending pointless emails about who I might know, but I never linked to people, just looked them up. Then, without any notification, and even though I had a profile, they wanted me to pay for access to view someone else's profile. I killed my profile right then, it was obvious where they were headed and how desperate they were. And how greedy.
I think they have been desperate for ways to monetise. Soon they will primarily be composed of weak links. Same airheaded know-nothing investors that enabled the first bubbles will enable this one.
Never update a client?
How come Seamonkey won't work with Google Docs suddenly? Looks like a client needing something very much like updating.
Actually the analogy uses Butter and lake-effect snow, to describe a paradigm shift in the Microsoft Agreement Driver Alporhythym, wherein a change of recipe finds them eating their own dogfood (whereas their partners end up eating what comes out the other end...) Since it's obvious how those all work together to produce the current situation I won't bother to spell it out. Get with it!
I've been installing Pinguy instead. Based on Mint OS, so has Flash, etc. already installed. Works very well, novices are mostly getting it when they apporach it for the first time. I'm not totally sold on universal menus, but for some it works. We need a "BOFH does Ubuntu" story on the Reg soon.
Does it have a movable screen? I like Pentax, grew up with them, but the companies that skip the movable screen aren't even getting a look from me. If there's no reflex lens why do I have to put my eye up to the camera?
On my G1, there is a setting that focuses automatically but allows override with the manual ring on the lens. When you hold the shutter halfway to set focus and then twist the ring it magnifies the in-focus area and lets you set which sub-thing you want to focus on, depending upon how much DOF you have. I was using it this morning to take flower photos and with the anti-shake I was shooting down at 1/6th of a second.
The more I use it, the happier I am with it. I keep finding new things that make it easier. I come from using Leica M's for years, and the ability to use those lenses with an adaptor is yet another perk.
My upgrade would be the GH1 with the much nicer lens. Or the G2 and the nicer GH1 lens.
Who uses screen? I do
I won't buy a camera without a screen that moves. This morning I got a great shot of some swallow chicks waiting for breakfast, was on top of ladder with hand overhead, looking up at screen. A half-hour before that I found a box turtle and got a great set of shots from ground level without getting my knees dirty.
Seamonkey (also use for email) >> Firefox >> Safari
Graphic Converter >> Picasa >> iPhoto
Basically, ignore the iApps for sanity's sake.
iTunes is hostile and crap on macs as well, but back 5 versions was pretty good. Sad, really.
The mantram is "Don't Be Evil", which was coined for them by a consulting group mostly composed of ex-tobacco lobbyists and ad-men. Believing it has any guiding weight is obviously stupid.
Do No Harm is the Hypocritical Oath that doctors say and quickly forget.