There's some padding in the films
.. but the same could be said of the Marx Brothers ones.
The best bits of both are verbal wordplay at its finest.
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.. but the same could be said of the Marx Brothers ones.
The best bits of both are verbal wordplay at its finest.
"If I'd have done something like this years ago, I wouldn't have pissed away so many billions of shareholder value..."
They're supported by the mountain of cash, generated by one good purchase every decade or so: QDOS and DirectX being the best.
Where I used to live, people would stick old PCs on the pavement for others to take as a sort of freecycle thing.
Not once did the hard drives have any porn or banking details on...
After MS-DOS 1, Microsoft promised proper pipes and multitasking, then delivered MS-DOS 2 with the 'make the first program finish before letting the second one see the results' bodge that lasted for the rest of MS-DOS.
They licensed 4DOS for NU 7 and NU 8 and called it NDOS.
The chess endgames with seven or fewer pieces are completely solved, and in some tricky ones computer assistance will get you a win or draw when you would normally draw or lose because /why/ some moves are best is currently unknown: they just are.
For computers, that's a simple database lookup.
I was wondering why anyone should need a computer to help beat someone - the former World Champion Tigran Petrosian - who's been dead for twenty years.
Turns out that there's another Armenian chess player with the same name...
Disappearing to do some analysis with a pocket set was in How To Cheat At Chess nearly forty years ago, so doubtless it was happening then. It wouldn't work with mere mortals because they usually wouldn't remember the position correctly.
Using a program like this could offer little in terms of strategy to a GM, but it would help you know if your tactics are sound.
Casino was the pair of hopefuls where one was peeking at a Blackjack dealer's cards from another table and signalling whether they were good or bad. Result: one guy with a hammered hand and one offered a choice of the money and similar treatment or being thrown out more or less unharmed.
Roulette timing was either the 1980s lot from MIT who did it in Las Vegas with a 6502-based setup (before the CMOS version, so they had problems with the power requirements and sweating leading to painful sparks) or the pair who got away with having a laser in a Psion organiser in London detecting the ball's position.
The funny thing is that if casinos just stopped taking bets before putting the ball in play, this would be impossible. But that would mean less profit overall...
Yes, and that all languages are a large set of compromises.
Yep, a larger screen can be nice, but the main difference between the 4.5 inch and the 4 inch is that the former eats battery life significantly quicker.
I'm just back from Germany with my G mk2 3G version.
Having both my UK SIM so I could still get calls and a local one for data / calling people in Germany was extremely useful and saved having to take two smartphones.
And there have been times where I've needed two numbers but not wanted two phones here.
The previous Moto E's and G's are easy to root and have plenty of activity on xda-developers, so I'd be amazed if this one isn't and doesn't.
The first gen E at least doesn't have the magnetic sensors - there's a delightful and useful 'educational' app called 'Sense It (sensors)' which shows data from all the ones your phone has. Highly recommended for all sorts of uses.
I am not convinced by this update. For £50 (what I paid Virgin for one for my daughter) or £60 (what I paid Amazon for a second one when the Virgin offer expired, having seen how good it was), the first gen E was an utter bargain. (Yes, it only had one camera and that wasn't a particularly good one, but I have a compact camera better than any phone's.)
I did get seduced into getting a second gen Moto G by listening to people - including here - saying how much better it is. I paid £120 for it, and I'm not convinced it was worth paying twice the price. (Yes, the G's camera is better, and it has two. Yes, the screen is significantly larger in size and in terms of the number of pixels, but I can't really tell the difference in terms of the resolution. But its battery life isn't as good because of that screen.)
Now the price for the second gen E is much closer to the price of a G, it becomes a much easier decision: get the G!
I nearly wet myself laughing when I read that.
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 'firstname.lastname@example.org' is a better email address than email@example.com 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...