Re: Not all that funny
How do you know it hasn't already?....
151 posts • joined 20 May 2010
How do you know it hasn't already?....
Indeed. In the days when I used to program down at the bare metal level, we didn't even have on-board FPUs ... you had to buy a separate Maths co-processor unit to get any sort of floating-point operations in hardware...
What's to say they don't already piggyback on the public network traffic. Still, it would make more sense to have a cable labelled 'Big Secret Network' just to lead your enemies down the path you want them to take, and possibly even feed them the disinformation you desire...
I guess this requires the obligatory 1984 Bloom County strip:
[apologies for the Facebook CDN link, but I can't find the strip on Go Comics]
"... it could be defined in moles"
So, sort of like my garden then?
The number of unsolicited submissions I get from the 'contact' form on my personal blog seems to belie the assertion that these companies want to be taken seriously.
Anyone who even so much as casually glanced at the site would notice that it's a personal blog and contains the sum total of zero advertising.
Based on that criteria, why on earth would I want to (and I quote) "improve my search engine rankings to drive greater sales and profit to my door"?
Scumbags ... all of them.
It's definitely possible to write the 'perfect' piece of software (for a given definition of perfect). It all comes down to how much cash and how much time Management is willing to give you to check and test.
There are mathematical techniques you can use to analyse your code to check for logical bugs, and as has been mentioned, if performance is not the bottleneck, then you check ALL of your inputs and outputs to ensure they fulfil your contract, and never, EVER, return anything that you haven't documented in full.
Of course, in the business world that most of us operate in, these niceties are the first thing to go to the wall in preference for getting the software out the door and into the hands of the great unwashed.
Remember the old Project Manager's adage: Quality, Cost, Time ... pick any two.
The heat dissipation and power consumption are pretty poor, but the mammary expansion capabilities are excellent.
This is one piece of technology we really are hoping goes TITSUP
Well, as an Apple user (and also a Windows/Linux user too - let's not be biased) ... I'm seriously underwhelmed by the new products.
It's about time Apple came up with something truly revolutionary and disruptive yet again instead of these small incremental changes year on year ... it's getting dull.
The problem I find with them is that they only add a few movies that I like to watch. They're great if you want to watch TV series (although we need to have Game of Thrones on there!) ... but I rarely watch much in the way of the TV content.
Plus, their website and catalog search functions suck.
"... and a Deluxe Model Inflatable Woman. Whatever one of those is"
So long, and thanks for all the fish. RIP.
or just don't buy a smart TV. Buy a traditional, dumb model instead.
Honestly, folks will be telling me they want their vacuum cleaners connected to the internet next...
"Do you really want another baldface, thieving liar in the office of the President?"
Because Trump is a shining beacon of Holy Goodness by comparison, right? RIGHT?
"Hey Apple, have you thought of cutting out the middle-men, just go straight to the NSA and ask them to give you BMW's blueprints?"
... where do you think the NSA got them from in the first place?
Same here. I suspect that if users opt for 'express' installation, then everything will get reset to whatever defaults MS deem necessary/desirable, whereas those who opt for a fully controlled install get to determine exactly what stays and what goes.
King Jack wrote:
"Has anyone ever been harmed by looking at the opposite sex?"
Yes. I was in the pub the other night staring at this fantastically beautiful blonde, when her boyfriend came over and kicked the crap out of me...
I haven't got pussy galore in years *sigh*
* other countries and public holidays are available.
No, but if it's really, really hot, there's an infinite improbability of a large sperm whale appearing somewhere over Geneva.
You're absolutely right. I'd ignore what Proffessor Hawkins says too.
Now, if Professor Hawking were to say it was safe though, I'd go ahead and believe him.
(damn, where's that pedant icon when you need it)?
I'd just be interested to know what he did between then and joining Channel 4 News...
Why bother trying to select the ONE you'd most like to be with. After all, they're ALL going to try and f*ck us eventually....
Let's just face it. It's about time that Putin just came out...
"it says that proper risk assessment, design and test practices have not been followed. Can't imagine how that happened..."
... sounds like the aircraft was designed and built using Agile...
You could actually get the TV to make something resembling music* by rapidly switching between Fast and Slow mode - Fast mode being where the video output was switched off.
* well, sound anyway.
No wonder it's spinning ... it can't see a damn thing through all that text that's up on screen.
... but you'd have to be conscientous about it.
'The free content ad network said...'
'The content free ad network said...'
If they do, and then a fully-formed DEC can be spat out of that ... I'll be one of the happiest men alive...
... or is that first desktop screenshot somewhat reminicent of early 1980's GUIs ???
Looks f-ing awful.
Go watch Ghostbusters...
Given that I was able to play it last night with no issues whilst also pulling down some Linux ISOs from Usenet, and downloading from Steam (so my broadband was pretty maxed) I'd say that it only connects when it needs to update the Galaxy status (ie: when Hyperspacing to a new system or when trading in a station). Rest of the time ... no problems.
I'd be more than happy to donate the rest of the outstanding amount if, and only if, they made the cast of Assange by actually dipping the man himself in boiling Bronze.
So glad I dropped 1&1 last year for my hosting requirements.
I got so sick and tired of their hard sell tactics for their 'value added' services (like their website builder). Eventually jumped ship when after a particularly obnoxious sales drone called from the USA to try to sell me the services yet again, whom I politely informed that I was not interested. Anyhow, I then found on my next invoice a charge for 12 months pre-payment for the website builder. Took me a further 2 months to get all the charges reversed and them to eventually transfer my domains and close my accounts.
Now with Vidahost and have never been more satisfied with a hosting provider. (And I'm paying less for three years domain registration and hosting with them than I was paying 1&1 per quarter).
Damn ... I now /really/ hope we find whales on there. :)
Because this is The Register. If you want serious, non-sensational journalism I suggest you check out The Sun, The People or The Mirror.
You sure that's not just some close-up of a random intern's tie-dyed t-shirt?
What? You only ride at 70 MPH?
Of course ... it's an article by Jasper. He doesn't do news....
"You could drag a body wrapped in an awkwardly rolled carpet across the foyer inside a minute," I say. "I know that for a fact!"
If you look at the images, the screw holes referred to are internal - for pcb mounting I would guess, so this makes it entirely plausible [note that they may not even be screw holes, but simple locating posts instead...
or can it?
Daikatana : The Movie ????
... and of course, the more accurate description for todays Daily Mail would be 'vindictive, bile-filled hate rag'.
Where's the 'B' Ark when you need it?
Nuke 'em from orbit ....
.... it's the only way to be sure.
Made my Friday that has.
Stop that it's silly
No, that just happens when you join the army...