705 posts • joined 18 Feb 2010
Re: Let's hope it's less buggy than 13.10...
13.10 is working fine for me on my netbook.
Am I the only person to have owned one of these?
The basics of chord based microwriting could be learned in half an hour.
It could also be used as an extra keyboard for your PC.
It might have been better to analyse the water and see if it was the drinking sort.
I would imagine that the cooling water would have tasted strange after being pumped around a lot of plastic pipes. You would think that it would have contained anti-freeze but it seems not to be the case. A coloured dye would make their life easier.
Maybe a spectroscope could have told them the difference.
20 or more years ago some crooks tapped into the phone lines of a gold broker.
They ordered a quantity of gold and presented a bankers draft.
When the broker rang the bank they were diverted to the crooks who verified the draft.
The gold was delivered and very quickly the crooks and gold vanished, never to be seen again,
It was a brilliant scheme, the gold gets delivered to you and nobody got hurt.
AFAIK nobody was ever caught.
The ancient and customary pub rules
1. Do not discuss politics
2. Do not discuss religion
3. Do not secretly record people in the bar
dum di-di dum dum
I'm sure that I saw a hollowed out volcanic island for sale off the coast of Japan recently.
Where's a white cat icon when you need one?
But they have "friends" that do have the capability.
Because I live in a remote place I rarely go to the cinema. But last week I was in Glasgow and went to see Gravity 3D at the Odeon. The ticket price was over £12 and I had to endure about 30 mins. of adverts.
The most annoying was for some phone based "app" called Cineme which they encouraged you to play in the fecking cinema. WTF!
I will never go there again.
Re: They need...
"I am never sure if crap drivers buy Volvos or Volvos cause crap driving."
It's the former, because if they were not driving a tank they would be dead.
There is no difference between iPhone, Android, Microsoft and now Nokia. They are all controlled by the USA and in light of the Snowden leaks must be considered to be insecure.
I'm sticking with my dumbphone for a while yet, you fanbios just carry on arguing while getting your data slurped.
Re: Good "books" my arse!
There is a Yoga exercise called "The corpse". It's easy to do, just lie on the floor and imagine that you have died. The cause of death can be different each time that you do it. Then imagine that your body rots away and is reduced to bones, then the bones turning to dust and being blown away.
There are several benefits from doing this exercise, here is two.
We are all going to die someday so this is a good rehearsal, it may reduce the fear of death.
It may begin to give you the feeling that your consciousness can exist without the body.
Some people, including me, have had out of body experiences. This experience raises questions about things like re-incarnation and the possibility of a Deity.
You have to assume that organised religion has subverted it's original teachings for the usual human reasons of power and money. For example, woman were written out of the early Christian church and it became a "men only" club for the elite.
In any event, the Boy Scout motto of "Be prepared" is good advice. Peace.
Re: When Big Brother Is After You
"by stealing, and helping steal"
Is that not a libellous statement? Do you remember that old saying "Innocent until proven guilty"?
I suggest that you consult a lawyer immediately.
Take steroids, get into body-building, become insanely vain then violent.
I read one day that two UK daytime TV personalites had retired after 25 years.
I had never seen them!
It will be the same for facebook.
Re: Windows Tablet!
AFAIR Bell had a slogan for their crash helmets that was "If you have a $10 head then buy a $10 helmet".
I would rather go fishing with a dedicated chart plotter linked to a DSC enabled radio.
When everything goes titsup just press the red button for five seconds. You would not have the time to make a call on your phone or radio.
A new role
Iain Standen should be made curator of one of the sunken U-boats that surround the UK.
I will supply the lead boots.
Yesterday I was thinking of buying my first smartphone.
Today I have changed my mind.
It seems that I will have to wait a year and then investigate the security of an Ubuntu phone.
They must be testing it out because I just had a video call from Elvis Presley recommending a sailing holiday for only $999.
On a serious note this will go badly when the NSA have the ability to impersonate world leaders. Imagine an AI version of Kim Jong-un ordering his troops via video link to shell a nearby "rebel" regiment.
Nobody will be safe, anyone could be impersonated and discredited or blackmailed.
Yup, they too sent me my forgotten password via email in plain text. Not a token but the real thing.
Bad, bad, bad
Anybody have recommendations for a UK web-host?
Minicabs, trust your dog
I had my last dog for 12 years during which time he was absolutely fine with anyone he met except one man.
I ordered a minicab to deliver some equipment, my dog took one look at him and was going to rip his throat out.
Make what you like of it but I think that my dog sensed something about that driver that was not good.
Meanwhile back in Paris...
Re: Point 3
We have a 900kw community owned turbine on this island. With the money it made so far we now have two free to use electric cars and two diesel/electric buses. There is also money available for local start-ups.
We also have a domestic 6kw turbine and it's making ~£6000 p.a.
So turbines aren't all bad.
What will reduce us to poverty is the fecking banks and the USA constantly developing better ways to kill people.
As for nuclear power plants, if they are so safe why can't we all have one in our homes?
De-centralized power generation would make sense. But "big business" would not want that and the government like to have the option to switch us all off if we get shirty with them.
How many 9s are there in the price of an iPhone? A) 10 B) 20 C) I don't know but it's shiny.
All of our computers and phones are now relegated to Fisher-Price toy status.
They are only suitable for watching mainstream video and light browsing.
Do not use your computer for any form of business or private communication.
2013, the year that the "Paperless Office" finally died.
This is the BBC..
In today's news we can report that President Putin is a really nice guy and has opened a home for stray puppies.
Judging by the amount of MS shills who make only one post* on the Ubuntu forums I would say that Mr. Shuttleworth is on the right track.
*The usual format is: "Ubuntu destroyed my <photos, phone, puppy>!"
What the hell is happening in NE Iceland?
Is this where the UFOs are going down a volcano?
What's the call-out charge for a space plumber on Christmas day?
Up here in the frozen North, DAB radios emit a squawk so hideously painful to my ears that I never want to own one.
My invention makes Microsoft computers run faster*, I call it Windowlene.
Yours for only $50 a bottle.
*when sent down a water-slide.
The first astronauts to Titan get attacked by banjo playing rednecks.
...is in the words "MASTER PLAN" on the graphic.
I bet he has a white cat!
I've not tried this but it looks promising.
That's a bit rich when all those Windows RT owners will be left up shit creek.
"perhpas one of the last redoubts for theorists"
It seems that your spell-checker has decayed.
Re: ZOMG! Spelling is dead! (Again)
pwned you say! What's the odds on that?
If nuclear energy were safe then I should be able to insure my house or possessions against a nuclear incident.
In fact it is impossible to get insurance for this type of accident.
Since when do insurance companies turn away money for events that never or rarely happen?
Re: Humans aren't responsible enough for nuclear power
I think you'll find that radiation is more harmful to young children than the elderly.
Re: No, the plan is feudal warlordism run by banks
occult ~ adj.
1. hidden and difficult to see
The screaming of the fans
Gis'us a job
May I be the first to apply for a job at LoyaltyCard, I think that all the management just got sacked and even I could do better than them.
Management experience, none.
Judging by the amount of MS shills posting FUD on various Linux and IT forums I would say that they're getting desperate. As for me, I would not have a MS RT tablet as a gift.
The only way to beat them
is not to buy their stuff. Don't buy...
DVDs until they are in the remainder bin
Anything with soya beans in it
Subscriptions to Sky, Netflix etc.
Let's get back to the era where people made their own entertainment. Fuck'em
Last year I had a feeling that Google were going to splash my real name all over the internet so I edited my details to just show my initials.
I also delete all my browser cookies, cache etc. after signing out from Gmail.
She'll go far, G+ won't.
Re: Sponsored curriculum
Get school kids to check the claims of big business.
Re: The good old boring standard model
"Plus we'd need to find out who or what is running the simulation and the implications for our very material lives :o"
That's easy to answer, read "The Cosmic Doctrine" by Diane Fortune.
It seems that we exist in a thought form universe, it's a simulation that for obvious reasons is firewalled from reality. The general idea is that only souls that want to improve themselves get to escape the simulation and enter the real Cosmos, all the scumbags get deleted.
In a thought form universe "place" = "state" which explains why your entangled particles are, well, entangled.
Are you sure?
"Or as a great way to put the Pi safely into schools."
I went to the audiologist for my Tinnitus and they gave me a noise generator to put by my bed. (white noise helped me sleep). But oh no! "we cannot give you the power supply 'cos of health and safety".
It runs on 6 volts FFS!
So I doubt if any Pis will ever been seen in a school.
Edit: Just checked and it uses 6V at 200mA
Is this any use? I have not tried it as I'm using 12.04
"check their condition and predict failures."
Dave, that light bulb is going to fail in 48 hours.
Re: Would be very useful
I believe it is a crime to overload your donkey.i
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