649 posts • joined Tuesday 2nd March 2010 13:03 GMT
Isn't that about the going rate for an iBrunch?
Re: Nice work!
I quite agree. He's really made the grade.
...Anyway the wind blows...
Re: University challenged...
Sounds like someone ought to be writing a book or a website... ;)
Best of luck with that, Lester!
Strikes me as a hell of a challenge...
Reading through the "getting started" guide, it does sound like a fun device...
Can I call dibs on the use of "Glass Actions" to describe the people suing Google when they start walking into lamp posts while reading their tweets?
If they'd pulled the story before it was published I'd have been impressed.
Leave the ethical hackers out of it.
I know someone doing a degree in Ethical Hacking and it's good, hard IT stuff like Mama used to make. None of your wishy-washy Jeremy Kylology here.
I do remember people getting all hoity-toity with me when I objected to Blair's original aim (50% of school leavers to gain a degree), claiming I was being elitist. My response: damned right. That's the idea...
Re: *IT as in
Actually, Anon, I agree with you as well. It shames me that I forgot so many important topics (Art, of course. Music, PE, Philosophy, finances, all good...) but just 'cos there's a lot to get through doesn't mean we shouldn't bother. It means we should bloody well get on with it and stop pussy-footing around.
My old school had time for most of these, PLUS eurythmy, handwork, woodwork and occasional school trips. Slightly science-light, if I'm honest, but that's tree-hugging hippies for you. Sadly, I'm more grateful to them now than they ever knew.
Re: Google vs Microsoft
"It's literally impossible for any company to be nice..."
I'm not sure I agree with you there. The company I work for is profitable, successful, growing and has a genuinely earned reputation for being super-nice*. And this isn't a marketing gimmick, it's just how the company is run. It's a priority for the founders, the executive team and everyone down to the new hires.
Here's a clue: part of the reason we do well is because people love doing business with us, and word spreads. Helps that we're also shit-hot. ;)
So, not impossible, but not common either, more's the pity...
* 'Scuse Americanism, but it is an American company...
Re: *IT as in
You see, this is where we differ. I'd say every secondary-level pupil SHOULD have a good grounding in all three sciences, plus AS maths and at least one modern language. Also a decent grasp of history, and Computer Science, as in programming. Even if it's the equivalent of logo or Scratch; the principles and what they teach us are what's important.
I'm old-fashioned, though. I know this...
Re: Problem is not Fry
I guess we can all be a little relieved that you're not having your way.
Re: Douglas Adams thought the idea ludicrous 30 years ago, and this version is no better
Wasn't there an Iain M Banks novel that had a message being sent as a transcript of the sender's mind-state so that the recipient could question them for all the details that were necessary? I remember the feeling of distaste when the temporary mind was destroyed after the message had been delivered...
So... This is Windows for Windows, then?
Re: a crappy fortube spent then
...and the Tuba Mackerel random post generator prize goes to... Alan Denman!
Re: I wish!
Follicular re-education camp.
Okay, Fruit Ninja is a little old-hat...
...but filth? Hardly.
I have no idea what these moms are worried about. Maybe they need to find something useful to do with their time...
Perhaps we should deploy Ganto's Ax instead...
Re: I can
You dog! I love it... :)
Re: "The ribbon makes more features visible" @Jaruzel
"...By then of course, all the users who NEEDED to customise the ribbon had defected to OpenOffice or upgraded back to 2003 (and are probably still using it)."
Fixed that for you.
Re: option of reverting to the old style menus.
@tom 13: It shouldn't be about what makes sense from MS' point of view, but what makes sense to the user.
MS never really seem to have grasped this fundamental point...
Re: Where I work -
How does this fit with equal opportunities regulations?
My Samsung Note was anything but cheap when I got it, albeit some time back, but it's functional as all hell and damned good value, all told.
I'd upvote you but I like the fact you've got 69 supporters. Wouldn't want to spoil that...
Re: Fond memories
Ah yes, I remember wandering into John Menzies in Princes Street after school to type exactly those words into the demo Oric-1... Simpler times... :)
Ye gods, just realised I would have been, what, twelve? Wandering unsupervised around a busy city centre? What were my parents thinking? Is it any wonder I turned out like I did? :)
20 GOTO 10
Re: Geometry fail
But lots of tiny spheres give a higher surface-to-volume ratio than a single sphere with the same mass, which is (I think) the idea.
The way my Dad explained it to me when I was a nipper was something like: "If you take a big lump of ice* and split it in half, you've got the same volume of ice, but two whole new surfaces where you split the halves apart. Now split those halves in half, and you've got the same volume again, but some more new surface. Keep making the chunks smaller, and you increase the surface area while always keeping the volume the same. Now go find me the formula..."
* We were talking about big ice cubes vs small ice cubes, as I remember...
They wouldn't be two swallows, by any chance? Carrying a coconut between them?
Re: "That's not art"
Not that I trust the internet, but apparently that's a Mark Twain:
"If God had meant for us to be naked, we'd have been born that way."
(A new favourite for me too...)
@ Dave 126
Thanks for the clip from that lame Jay and Silent Bob movie. Those guys are clownshoes...
Oh hang on, that's my doorbell...
Another difference with cars...
...is that cars are designed to carry people and payloads from one place to another. That's their purpose, and it's what they do well. If used as a weapon (or even if causing injury through accident) it's as a side-effect of their primary purpose - the fact that they are heavy and move fairly quickly and hence have potential to do damage.
Guns are designed to kill people. That's what they're for, and it's what they do best. Okay, you can use one to hammer a nail into a wall, or to abseil down a ventilation shaft, or to scratch an itch in the small of your back, but you're not using the tool to its best effect. It's designed to be used to kill people with the greatest ease and efficiency possible.
There you go, Matt. More lovely troll food. Mmm...
Re: That blooper always annoyed me...
In the name of all that is holy and good, Star Wars is NOT Science fiction. It's Space Opera, to the extent of having leitmotifs and everything. There's nothing wrong with that, and it's fun as hell to watch, but straining your brain to figure out how to make the dialogue work or why you'd design droids that needed interpreters is like trying to figure out how Alberich's ring could fit so many different-sized fingers. (Oo-er missus.)
It's not important. Move on.
Re: How about ....
Dammit, I came on here to say " Yo momma's so fat she demands a re-assessment of theories about the universe." thinking I was being all hip and street and original, and you guys got there first with funnier variations.
You guys... :)
Re: Disrespectful to investors
"...ties just seem to strangle you, end up in your food and dangle around uselessly..."
There's a joke about ex girlfriends or male genitalia in there somewhere but I can't seem to spot it this morning. Need more coffee.
*insert punchline here*
Re: provided that all your property is forfeited [...] when you die
I'm guessing you don't own a house?
Dammit Tony, you got there first...
I was going to say that doesn't sound like a bad deal - and after Microsoft have paid them to take the software they don't actually have to install it, do they?
No, geese in glass kettles shouldn't throw sauce. Pay attention.
Re: Obligatory XKCD cartoon...
"...people hate wikipedia..."
Re: Stop the presses
Good point, quite true. But you posted it anon, so I don't trust you.
Re: Useful to scrutinise charities
There was an interesting report on Radio 4 last night about more-or-less this subject. The author founded a charity that isn't in the least bit interested in that self-perpetuating-keep-asking-for-money model, but has a proper, strategic plan to deliver sustainable solutions on the ground and they're working on a timetable to shut themselves down in 2018, with their job done.
An incredible, inspirational woman. Can't recommend the article enough: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20762278
Re: Micro gravitation changes?
@ BoldMan - Is that the fastest you can go? I'm travelling at an average rate of 60 minutes per hour, although some afternoons it seems considerably slower...
Smart in so many ways...
Okay, it's the same principle that powers grandfather clocks, but this is genius. A lovely touch is supplying the light in a bag that becomes the power weight...
Boffinry at its best.