2801 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Re: inverse case
>was the review consistent with the (eventual) content of the book?
It was essentially a personal attack on the author for having the temerity to write a book on that subject, and saying all his facts were wrong. I suspect a rival publisher who hadn't noticed the release date.
A friend of mine had a devil of a job getting Amazon to remove a negative review of a book they were listing but which wasn't going to physically exist for at least 12 months.
Whilst I applaud the principle, I don't see how this can be policed.
So something I don't want won't be available on something I don't have before it becomes available on something I have but don't use.
I don't care
I've never twatted nor facebukked anything that I didn't want people to know.
And I do support certain political viewpoints on there, and if MI* are collating my remarks about IDS and Blair and Gove and Microband, then there is some chance they may get to hear my views, if only as part of a bell curve. Good. 'cos they ain't listening any other way.
For reasons you don't want to know, I once wrote an AT command parser in the script language for the procomm plus terminal emulator.
Just 'cos Turing said it was possible, didn't mean he said it would be easy.
I wonder how many he owns?
I do hope this chap isn't just indulging in stock pumping, by predicting higher earnings using pure guesswork. I wonder how many he owns?
As long as it's ointment you need, not oinkment
> starting to baulk at “spending £500-plus of their own money on a device they will use for work”
I'm several decades ahead of that curve then.
Re: I know when I've had enough!
I like a man with literary pretensions
"...allowing electric cars to drive in bus lanes.... California allows electric cars...car pool lanes,..."
Given how ordinary all cars look now, surely this would require all electric cars to have a BFO "E" stencilled on the bonnet in flourescent paint, so that the camera operators would know they are entitled?
It must be Friday. I was getting worried for a bit.
I've actually enjoyed this week. Siemens S7 programming. Training Ladder, statement list, real-time interrupts. Accumulators, register indirect addressing, binary. Made me think I was back in 1974.
Just wait till the boss discovers he booked me on the wrong course!
Al of that.
I think that Dell rubbishing the idea of innovation is of a piece with Boeing giving up on innovation and all the other death-of-the-west retrenchment in businesses run by accountants and engineers . We desperately need innovation and R&D.
But I too have my doubts that HP will make a success of this. Their track record in recent decades is not encouraging.
My view is that
* Snowden was, by simple definition, a traitor
* The world is better off for what he revealled
So he was a Traitor working for a corrupt regime. He decided he could not keep the secrets secret. That makes him a good man, but does not stop the unfortunate side effect of being traitorious toward a regime that neither he nor I respect.
FFS can't they make content I actually want to watch?
Named by whom?
I find the BBC this morning was fascinated by the name. Just because someone dreamed up a name, it doesn't make it any more real.
I am interested in the science, but this populist crap is a dilution of it. Why didn't they name it "Norman"?
Re: slightly less bonkers cabinet minister
are there any?
A friend recenctly described the spat between Gove and May as "A battle of wits between unarmed combatants"
Quiant, indeed. I am getting the same effect.
Ah well, it will be a thousand years before it gets to PE10 anyway.
Re: Marketing rubbish
Yes, this is just hype.
The idea of a remote display, even a HUD, for an aiming camera is not something new, or something made possible by gurgle gloss.
Someone is just creating clickbait.
I wonder if the Ubuntu phone OS or Sailfish could also be ported to it?
Re: Ugly and unergonomic
Watch out. I said something similar and was roundly condemned for having my own views!
Is the glass metalised to reduce radio frequency interferrence?
And yes, it is pug-ugly and needs to go away.
pull out antenna
I want one, even if it doesn't do anything.
Re: I really can't see a point...
I understand what you are saying, but they are a really good way to confuse the salesdroids at PCwhirled, who will try and sell you a laptop with 768 pixels and a phone with 1200 all at the same time. It's worth doing, if only to see the existential angst on thier little faces.
OK, that's exciting
I have no idea what I would do with it, but It is quite something.
NO chat for home users
I just tried to use the live chat thing on the Dell web site to ask them about the Ubuntu tablet, and it appears that for those of us in the UK live chat is only for businesses, not home users.
They don't want to talk to me? Fine. I'll go back to not talking to them.
Is this the thing that used to be palm? or something to do with Nokia and Intel? I can't remember any of these things any more.
Does it make toast?
I want it to make toast. And possibly love.
Re: No recorded reports of wolf attacks on humans!
so? no-one has survived a wolf attack long enough to record it? </pTerry>
I'm with the wolves
I'm with the wolves. Good luck lads
But how ?
But how does the falling curtain at the ceremony work? Where did it go?
Elon Musk for world president, I say!
Re: Roslyn compiler
Not seen that. does it produce code that runs on Templar buildings?
re: Samsung claim they are selling
or, as you say, shipped.
They are trying to give them away at Schiphol with the associated tablet and a case in a special promotion. Not seen one move yet.
Nah. It will be like a Diskworld device and have a demon that says "Bingley-Bing"
I just checked the form, and after asking for my name and email address (which seems reasonable) they then say "If your request concerns more than one URL, please provide an explanation for each URL.".
I have to list everything about me? I thought they had a search engine!
Yes, for a blissful few hours I had.
I think we should all go shopping wearing Masks. Pick one of:
* Jeremy Clarkson
* Jar jar Binks
* Richard III
* The Pope
Re: The females in the house have this request:
Most seamen refer to the washbasin in the cabin as the 'night heads'
Re: Personal numbers
Surely anyone having an affair has a 30quid 'burner' from tescos?
In this domestic regime it would have to collect the snow, too.
Face and name
Another app for google glass. Remind me of people's names when I am looking at them. (Additionally, their wife, children, job title.....)
Subtitles for people, for when I go abroad.
This is something that google glass ought to make possible.
Passwords consigned to history.
Some method of identifying myself to a computer (door, car, checkin desk) just by being there, instead of having to type the name of my first girlfriend and her telephone number.
An end to passwords, please.
Replacing all those arpanet email protocols with something secure and traceable, so that spam, phishing, 419, fraud, and cyber bullying could be easily traced and contain enough evidence to prosecute.
You remember all that guff about hoe Gecko's feet work?
Put it to work on a little wall creeper that paints just the flat surface it is on, ignoring skirting boards and architraves.
I always fancied one of those robot mowers -but they don't collect the clippings so they get traipsed into the house. A robot. Mower that deals with the clippings please.
What happened to that idea of solar film on windows?
A standard battery pack for battery drills, saws, etc. so I don't have to buy the whole scmozle again when a battery fails. Sell the tool, charger, battery separately.
The EU intervened for phone chargers. Now do it for tools.
Why is my landline number different from my mobile number?
Why can't I have one number - and one contract - that will ring my house phone, mobile, and car dashboard etc. all at the same time, letting me answer with whatever is handy?
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