There are no mergers, only takeovers.
As true in graphics companies as in the City.
513 posts • joined 19 Feb 2010
As true in graphics companies as in the City.
"dating priorities as Guns,NASCAR,Football and Jesus, and all that changes is the order. A touch simplistic..."
Someone's done a map of the most popular terms in dating profiles by US state... and that's not far off most of them.
Yeah, he was the one who had to resign because he'd lied to a court about how he first met his boyfriend: when he booked him as an escort from a court, and not out jogging...
.. isn't China wonderful for giving such people a second chance?
MP3 players are a dying breed, of course.
Neither of us, I suspect, are teenagers. They use SMS and voice far more than we do.
What I find bonkers is the obsession with shaving a millimetre off the thickness of a phone at the expense of its battery life.
It's got a water-skiing elephant!
There are some good bits, too.
BWP - for all but the last minute, NOTHING HAPPENS. Then, for the last minute, NOTHING HAPPENS AGAIN!
I don't think so.
Raising Arizona is - intentionally! - one of the funniest films ever. There have been other good ones.
Robot Jox - 'Oooh, it's by the person who did the incredibly wonderful Re-Animator, I want that!' 85 minutes later... 'WTFF?'
What's worse is that it got effectively remade as Pacific Rim by someone else who does magnificent stuff and commercial crap... as the latter.
Lair... is great!
Heavens Gate is actually rather good. Up until the ending, anyway.
With a bit of editing, Robocop 2 isn't bad. Not as good as the original, obviously, but better than the remake.
"Every time we've updated those products — and every Apple product over the years — we’ve done it to make the user experience even better.”
Does anyone believe that?
"CAH is like Blankety Blank designed by Beavis & Butthead [and even less funny than that makes it sound!]"
Actually, it's exactly someone else's game, Apples to Apples, only with swear words.
When the linked to says IIS needs you to reboot the server, does it just mean the IIS software (in the way that you just need to tell Apache to look at its config files again) or the whole server?
I'm getting flashbacks to the way NT used to want several reboots every time you looked at the network settings.
They did fail. Just not financially.
Most warplanes downed never saw what was knocking them out of the sky, and in the past few decades most of them had on-board radar as well of years of training to look out for the bogeys.
Even something as big as a MiG-21 is surprisingly hard to spot if it's pointing at you - what chance a tiny 'copter?
It doesn't stop them acquiescing in the plan to make the far larger number of FM receivers obsolete.
Absolutely right. Your head is also on the same level as a car driver's (well, at least on mine - 'bents with lower seating positions exist) so you get to see them going 'Whaaaat's thaaaat?' like a Teletubby.
On an upright bike you're a $%^*ing cyclist, to be ignored at best. On a recumbent, seeing you is the most interesting thing that's happened in most drivers' commute as you whiz past everyone on an upright.
For less money than that, you could get a recumbent and you won't need any excess weight for a battery and motor whose "assistance won’t take you over 25km/h", because you'll be cruising at more than that.
And you'll get far more 'what's thaaaat' attention too.
Yes, there must be a serious subsidy somewhere. Buy one CPU, get 100,000 free?
Yep, it's the Atom CPU that would stop me getting one.
Most stuff works on an Atom, but everything works on an ARM.
Apart from 'Microsoft don't know how to do the overlapping ones they promised two years earlier when Windows was announced", I wonder what those reasons were.
I need to speak to my agent.
US royalty rates are appallingly low, and he gets this as an advance?
The Alien TC 'total conversion' mod for the original Doom. You wander around finding nothing but the exit for the first couple of levels, then it's oooooh shiiiiiiit time.
Providing gullible domain registrants with premium (i.e. expensive) email addresses generates a pile of money.
We know how to run our own servers, but lots of people don't and allow themselves to be persuaded that 'email@example.com' is a better email address than firstname.lastname@example.org too.
See also: hosting single domains for more than it costs to have a complete VPS.
What do the other ones do? The other good ones and the far greater number of crap ones?
Still I suppose if you have plenty of companies stupid enough to pay the crap ones, or who can't specify a contract in terms of actually useful results, it shouldn't be a surprise that the crap ones are in a majority.
That's probably enough to identify it to no more than a couple of numbers...
They *are* the toilets.
For backing up / restoring the Linux root partition, partclone.
For trying to do the Windows loader and main partitions, Clonezilla (a UI for partclone on a live CD, from what I can see), something that was bundled with the SSD and, erm, can't remember.
My copies of Norton Ghost and True Image are too old to be able to do Win 7. The idea of paying more money to people who keep changing image file formats to enforce upgrades doesn't appeal.
The issue with cloning direct is that the Windows partitions were on spinning rust along with the Linux /home partition and none of the free / bundled Windows and live Linux CD-based utilities I tried could cope with 'clone the disk.. but only these two partitions' to something smaller.
If I can be arsed, I may do a new Windows install to the new SSD, but now Windows is just there for one game and installing BIOS/firmware updates. And I can play the game on my daughter's PC which may not have a SSD but has a sound card that has Windows 7 drivers, unlike mine. (Obviously, it works in Linux.)
The old SSD has gone back to Amazon (who, to my surprise came straight out with a full refund, even though I'd bought it about eleven months ago).
I recently installed a new SSD on this Linux Mint / Win7 dual boot PC as the old SSD had some hardware issue. Prices being what they are, it is twice the size of its predecessor. "Hmm, I could fit Windows on this one as well as Linux Mint's root partition. It's not as if I used most of the old one, so I can give Windows about 200Gb."
Copying Mint onto it was no problem: use partclone to copy the old data onto the spinning rust disk, swap SSDs, copy the data onto the new one, works.
Getting Windows onto it was... a problem. I've followed about three different 'here's how to do it' recipes, involving the rescue disk / command line / assorted third party utilities. None of them worked, possibly because I dared to do the Linux partition first and Windows thinks it is the first and the last OS on anything. Windows' retention of the braindead drive letter system doesn't help.
I've ended up thinking "How often do I boot into Windows anyway?" ("Hardly ever".) So I will be using the extra space as cache for various things.
Says someone who's never had a disc drive die when it's not been properly backed up!
Yes, because that really worked with the endowment mortgage scam, and the PPI scam, and the card protection scam, and...
Lovely 1-2-3 clone, cheaper, faster - written in Forth from memory - but sued by Lotus.
My copy of the source code is so old I can't find it on the current hard drives, so probably.
Interpreters for Infocom games run on all sorts of kit...
Anyone saying that never used Windows 1.x
She knows there's likely to be a Tory leadership election soon, and she's acting like anyone else who wants a chance at beating the vile Boris.
This may be me being dim, but doesn't this just mean is that if the controller dies, so does your data?
Someone with access to the working drive can still get at the contents, but if it goes wrong then - as with the external drives with this 'feature' - you're stuffed.
Well, it wants to.
If it let you transfer games - and WTF not, given that it can be sure you've not retained a copy - it would be a lot better.
Yep, much like T&T and real life, combats could be very one-sided and if you aren't on the right side, running away is always a good idea.
The people we bought this house from had reasonable quality CD player / amp / speakers.
But they had one speaker behind a sofa in one room, and the other one in another room, next to a radiator.
One friend can definitely tell the difference between lossless and the various lossy codecs. At decent bitrates, apart from some artefacts with OGG, I can't. Even when listening via his kit.
I am tempted to get him to teach me what to listen out for, but afraid that if I do, I will always hear the differences.
Is there any more news on this?
It doesn't seem to have come to trial. Is he still on bail?
Does anyone know who his lawyer is?
1. Yes, it's a disgrace. At least they've stopped insisting you have an account called 'admin', and then stopped strongly suggesting you do.
2. See every other popular bit of software.
3. Use fail2ban to block the bots and password-protect access to wp-login.php at the webserver level.
I'll give you a dollar for the Altair...
A horse, because it suggests that I am closer to some sort of human settlement.
But that doesn't stop the morons in the Tory party from wanting to renounce it.