681 posts • joined Tuesday 2nd March 2010 13:03 GMT
Interesting article; I look forward to the rest.
How would you feel about reviewing standing desks as well? I've heard good things about them, and they seem to offer a good compromise between the mechanical walking apparatus and sitting slug-like for eight hours a day...
The Redmond Reality Distortion Field sputters...
No prizes for guessing the colour of the screen...
Re: Mixed signals regarding privacy
I don't know, Sir Runcible. Are you an old friend of Judge Pickles? :)
...like an excuse were needed...
Re: If you get them young and you will have them for life
Spot on Voland! I had exactly the same song ringing in my head as I read that.
I strive to teach people how to write well, how to analyse accurately and usefully, and how to design effective presentations, not how to use specific packages. I realise I'm in the minority, but that just makes me the more determined.
Re: extra flame
I sort of assumed it was the struts burning... :)
Re: And still
If I went around saying I was Emperor, just because some moistened Azerbaijani bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away.
Re: Why fire her anyway?
That was my thought as well; I don't believe for a moment that she chose that dress. That's like slapping a waiter because the chef spat on your food.
Did they count...
...the hanging chads?
Re: The researcher looks..
I don't know, I thought he looked a trifle pissed off that the proper research he'd like to be doing has been hi-jacked and turned into a publicity stunt by a dying mobile phone brand, probably in return for some much-needed funding. But that's just my interpretation...
Not a/c because, although I also live near Southampton (hey neighbour!) I don't think Dexter has my address. Oh hang on, there's the door...
Re: You could always
I remember that recursive model village! Very cool... :)
Re: The Truth .... but Not as you were Really Expecting it and its IT Phorm to Be?
Heavens, how I missed you, amanfromMars1!
Re: The world's largest 77"
You know, I was wondering that as well... :)
Could also be really handy for some unrealistic adverts in which a cute poppet uses it to create finger-painting-style "art" for her doting-but-distant Daddy.
'cos the first thing I'd do with a £3.3k monster like this would be prop it up on an easel and release the toddlers...
Re: Beats by Dr Dre / Deirdre - That's what put me off
If Jeremy Kyle is anything to go by, the status of being a grandparent is no longer the exclusive province of the aged and the wise. Just saying.
Wouldn't it have been fun to tell the spooks that the data had spent some time backed up on your S3 / Google Drive / MSN account (or all three) and then watch them happily skip away to do some real damage to a distributed datacentre somewhere?
Or wouldn't that work?
Re: I'll say it, since nobody else has the guts to
I have to admit, I did have similar thoughts to Steven's when I read this story, but my inner editor redacted them after consultation with my internal legal team and feasibility consultant.
Side note: if you're going to have voices, might as well get them organised and co-operative... ;)
Re: Shurely shome mishtake? - @andy 10
I'm not sure it counts if you're doing it with yourself...
That's no thumb... --->
@Kubla, Re: You're holding it wrong
Well played, sir.
Re: Favourite weapon
Flak cannon for me. Alt-fire to lob a lovely, 'splodey surprise against the wall beside a hapless opponent... Ah, those bouncy lumps...
Re: Hard to get excited
They may have to shut down some of their stores? Say it ain't so! That'll have absolutely no negative effect on anyone's life*, and might expose some folks to decent coffee sourced from smaller, tax-paying local companies...
What's the downside, exactly?
* Okay, maybe a few folks will need to swap their Starbucks name badge for a Costa / Greggs / Whatever name badge...
Well, I thought you were funny... :)
Re: The responsiblity needs to be on those who can do something about it.
If I could, I'd upvote you twice. Once for all the sense you're making, and once for reminding me about Elbonia...
I'm sure he would, but could you trust the scriptwriters not to work the word "precious" into the plot somewhere?
Re: Re: I must have been asleep for some time
Way to miss the point, Anon...
Re: Sounds familiar
Love that guy,
"I'm Cave Johnson. We're done here."
Re: 12th Doctor already picked
"...The 12th Doctor is already out there, unable to tell anyone he (or she) has got the job."
...and probably reading the forums and thinking "Yeah, Sean Pertwee would be good, actually..."
I love the Homeopath and Carry On Doctor ideas. Have an upvote. :)
Re: 70's TV?
Is there anyone here* that can read that transcript and *not* hear Danny's voice loud and clear? One of my favourite little nibbles of drug-related dialogue ever... :)
* That's seen the movie, mind...
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!
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