322 posts • joined Thursday 1st April 2010 11:18 GMT
Re: Welcome to the pretty countryside
possibly they named the village after the supervillain?
re: master of all I survey
I think that current politicians prefer "Ignorance is strength"
was probably brass (or he used different noses on special occasions)
hottest girl in the bar
I might be unusual here but I prefer a combination of intelligent & hot enough over the hottest. And NOT a vain 'princess' type.
Perhaps there is some deep seated urge in me to have intelligent offspring rather than dumb (female or male) blonds.
They should have called it the "BobCratchit" as it seems more like a victorian clerk's desk.
But kudos to you for keeping on with this stuff. I only hope that business attire doesn't become Spandex. With some of my colleagues (and - truth to tell - myself) that would be an abomination.
Try the Dilbert solution for backups
after all the NSA & GCHQ must have all this stuff anyway
re: Wolves have been tamed?
I have a colleague whose 'pet' is half wolf; it is BLOODY BIG with matching teeth.
She says that it is normally very quiet but gets 'upset' when people (like vets) annoy it and the vet still has the bite marks. I personally would not like to annoy it.
Cookbooks (recipes of common tasks) are sometimes more useful than a full manual.
My favourite was the AIPS cookbook (for the Astronomical Image Processing System) which also added banana recipes to the software ones.
Icon: apparently she has a 'banana' body type. I am sure readers can also imagine other connotations.
Add South Africa to the list of coal addict (and still building more - look up Medupi)
Icon -people need to get over this setting stuff on fire business
Re: Love to be a fly on the wall at NSA.
Not so much a peephole, more a large Window without curtains
Factor installed software
Would the attach work with a plain (i.e. NON-Samsung) version of Android? Or even a Cyanogenmod?
rename it to Torchwood?
Re: celestial names for BT
Limax (the Slug) for speed
Taurus Poniatovii (Poniatowski's bull) for support
Globus Aerostaticus (the hot air baloon) for PR repsonse
- all obsolete contellations
Re: Some missing elements
No, I think it was a teenage boy, his mum and a Terminator
Men can get beards. Women might have a problem
Icon: this is how we will end up looking like
Re: Which is why.....
How about "IHaveNoPassWord" as a password?
So how would the deal with, for example encrypted ZFS on Linux?
Re: Obviously the future.
I am clearly old school: it feels strange to be without a watch ( and, yes I am older than 36). I would be perfectly happy to upgrade to a wrist computer, provided that:
- it looked reasonable
- it has great battery life (or recharges on the go)
- has functions I want
re: next disaster will be:
Surely it should be: chased by a googol of androids?
I though the Spice world was Arrakis
Re: Don't mess with the only constant in IT
What is the official position on neckbeards? Or moustaches in Movember?
Icon: you know you can trust somebody with a moustache
Re: Balaclava anyone?
Also Brain's beer (around Cardiff)
Note to self -must buy a Guy Fawkes mask today
No chainsaws! The internal combustion would pollute too much.
Other stuff should be fine.
The symbol of FreeBSD
working on a helpdesk
That sort of punishment will show people what happens to whistleblowers!
Go sideways into a mountain. The cave is a well known habitation mode for early human settlement.
But surely vikings WERE pirates?
No - better nuke from orbit - it's the only way to be sure!
Is that pronounced 'misfits' ?
more like #F0FFFF
Re: There is no god but Apple and Steve Jobs is his messenger.
Circling 5 times clockwise!
Then the true believer might be allowed to pay for a holy relic - perhaps even a MOStek 6502
With so many people outside US jurisdiction involved in Amazon, how the hell does the CIA expect it to be secure?
Or is it just a giant honeypot?
I have seen it many times personally and anecdotes back it up; rich people are far more likely to be miserly that those with middle or lower income.
Has there been any research on this - or would the rich not be willing to join in?
This sort of warg?
I'll put on my gandalf cloak and go on a long journey...
Dostoyevsky's Crime an Punishment ?
Re: tut tut...... naughty step for you.
I expect that any party that did that would get a severe thrashing at the next election
Re: US Patent in ...
Hmm - what about Russian Prior Art
hardly newsworthy anymore
Re: Don’t They Read?
In South Africa you need the latest version of Flash and the latest Adobe PDF reader (no other versions or PDF reader will do)
Re: I accidentally trained myself to wake before the clock..
Had the same experience as a teenager with a mechanical alarm clock on a sloping shelf at the head of the bed. As it rang it 'walked' down the shelf and hit me on the head. I woke up the next morning to avoid the same fate.
Later in life I had a cat who came into the room and walked up my stomach to purr into my face to say that it was time for his breakfast.
"convert electromagnetic signals from higher to lower frequencies"
If that is all it is then that is the basis of superheterodyne radios since the 1920's
I hope there is more than that
It was like that when I got here!
If the price is at all sensible this is the way to go in the future
Urban dictionary has it about right
Felis domesticus aka the House Cat. The highest form of life on Earth. Has used hypnotic powers of cuteness to enslave Homo sapiens to provide it with food and shelter, and, most importantly, a life of total freedom and leisure.
Canis familiaris saw what great success Felis domesticus had with enslaving the Homo sapiens primates, and almost accomplished the same feat with their similar powers of hypnotic cuteness, however, for some reason, the canines, for the most part, did not end up with the same levels of freedom as their feline counterparts, making them, in our opinion, the second smartest species on planet Earth, followed by Homo sapiens in a distant third place.