105 posts • joined Friday 23rd July 2010 20:32 GMT
The Internet is not a truck
Re: Hell, not again!
I would agree with the Moral Campaigners, if they would agree that the Internet is NOT a safe haven for minors. If they cannot give "genuine consent" then one would think that sites who pander to kids, while making a buck profiling them being groomed with targeted ads, in the exact same fashion of "objectifaction" that all abusers share in common then, for "The Safety of the Kids", keep them off of what is most decididly an Adult Social Media (the entire Internet), where "genuine consent" may be safely assumed among adults. Then, if they MUST access the web, then it would be by using a parent's or responsible adult's account , to gain access and THEY would assume all responsibility for the welfare of the minor, not the General Public who couldn't give a rat's about 'em. Ric
Why have "kids" on the net at all?
If they cannot give "genuine consent" then one would think that sites who pander to kids, while making a buck profiling them in the exact same fashion of "objectifaction" that all abusers share in common then, for "The Safety of the Kids", keep them off of what is most decidedly an Adult Social Media, where "genuine consent" may be safely assumed. I'm amazed that it isn't already illegal, when there are so many consent issues present wuth regards to minors. Ric
I agree. Postal was about the best/worst film I have ever watched! It helps to be on prescription pain meds after having a toe amputated. Then, it's REALLY hilarious! :)
I just closed my account
...and THAT took some doing. Plus, I was tired of idiots I know wanting me to endorce their non-existant skill sets via tons of emails. Joe Lunchbucket has a new skill! Rocket Science. Scruum.
I just hate facebook
There, I said that.
Re: Who cares.....really!!!!
AMEN! I bought one of the original garage built Apple ]['s. What a DREAM MACHINE! It came with the original Red and Blue manuals that spelled out the inner workings and logic diagrams, plus all the source code. Woz invented Open Source long before the "movement" started. Then it took off. I seriously doubt the hand of Steve Wozniak in the closing down of the Apple][+ and the rest. They weren't open and quieted the whines of the software industry after users figured out how easily software written for one could be copied (pirated) on the original machines with the reset to mini-assembler. I know. I also doubt Wozniak favored the dropping of support for machines without some form of upgrade. I love The Woz, I just wish he had some "assertiveness training".
Could get messy!
The biggest drawback to any ground based rail is cars at intersections with rail. Cars and trains famously do not get along well, or any thing else in their path. Plus, with rail you have to surrender the real estate, which costs a fortune before you even start to lay track. Monorails, or this tube proposal, makes much more sense. Building the tube shouldn't be a major effort when we already have plenty of experience building them for the oil industry. You might need some sort of pressure washing system in place for when the strawberry jam happens with capsules of humans rocketing along at 700mph collide with something. Could get messy.
Re: I hope he has breasts
GREAT MINDS!! All sorts of possibilties here for fishnet under the corduroy!
Re: There are plenty of Steve Jobs running around.
I've always maintained that if it weren't for The Woz, Jobs would have been selling term life policies to blue rinsed old ladies.
All that prison space
that will be opened up when they legalize drugs has to be filled. Just like in the hotel industry, "Heads in beds" is the Golden Rule.
Re: The internet is where religions come to die!
Maybe His Holiness spotted those YouTube videos "...and I am a Mormon!" and swooned with envy! "We gotta get me one of those!" and proceeded to festishize the Internet as just another :parable". I agree with the other responders that note that the poorest of the poor on the American continent are Catholic, and they breed like mad.
I'd be more inclined to listen to whatever the Pope has to say, once they listen to Jesus and return all the gold and silver stolen from South America. As a penance, they could rebuild the temples that were overthrown by zeolot priests and also return all of the religious artifacts they stole. Then, I MIGHT be inclined to listen to anything they would have to say about the teachings of Jesus.
Many organizations have tried to move their office servers to Windows and have ended up going back to Linux.
I love The Woz!
I just love The Woz. It took IBM to recognize the brilliance of the original Apple ][ design and create a personal computer that you could open and dink around with the insides, adding new cards into slots that made it truly a personal computer. It took Apple about 20 years to come full circle. Had they stayed true to the original design and providing the source code to Integer and Apple Floating point basic as well as the mini-assembler, as we original Apple ][ owners got in the Red and Blue books, neither IBM nor Linux would have gained ground. The Woz was about Open Source long before Stallman. Jobs blew that off, big time. And he blew off us, the original investors in Apple Inc. So, you'll never see me going around with anything that has the Apple logo on it. I run a pc and Linux. If it hadn't been for The Woz, jobs would have been selling term life to blue rinsed old ladies.
Re: Torvalds is turning out to be
"The kernel is a key bit but it doesn't make the rest of the OS irrelevant." The vast majority of the OS isn't GNU tools. Just X11 alone is a far greater contribution to the "OS" in this day and age. Plus, the Free Software movement didn't start with RMS, it was part and parcel to the independent thinking of the early computer groups, such as the Homebrew Computer Club. There was plenty of "Free Software" for CP/M. What wasn't free was MADE FREE by all of the early pirates for machines like the Apple ][. So, GNU didn't INVENT the movement, not by a long shot, and it's offputting to listen to the claims made that it all originated from GNU. Even Stallman had to stand on the shoulders of giants. The GPL is a good thing. But please don't wreck the gift debt by making demands that the gift be acknowledged again and again and again. That just makes one seem to be a nag and that is a "Wrong Thing".
Funny that they choose a MicroSoft "Public License" to "Open Source" their code. I'm not sure what that exactly means. I just read it and it seems harmless enough, I just have to wonder why they wouldn't use the GPL.
I find that puzzling as there are plenty of men who will masquarade as "she-males" in prison in exchange for canteen items and money, where allowed. There will too many willing to be used, so risking a rape charge and adding more time to an active sentence would be pure crazy. I did 5 years in a state prison and never saw or heard of anyone being raped. Of course when there is no hope of getting out, like in max custody. it wouldn't be so easy to do time.
I have to agree with the nay sayers
We should either declare war on justifiable grounds or stay out of some one else's business. The oil producing countries have to decide is what to do when the oil runs out. Should they go back to burning camel dung for heat and light? With all that sand, and no trees, they won't be setting many fires in the fireplace. So, nukes are the way to go. They'll HAVE to have nuclear reactors to provide energy. So, if that is what they are doing, WTF? If we can prove WMD, and make a case to NATO and the UN, let's make it. Otherwise, they are justified in hating our very guts. If I were them, I'd be spending my oil money on reactors as fast as possible, while the money in the form of Dollars and Euros is still regarded as worth something.
OR! Maybe someone has a vested interest in keeping these people in the dark when the oil runs out?? I wonder who would profit and how?
If they didn't build CRAP!!
I promised that I would bitch about them at every opportunity. But they refused to fix the damn headphones I bought when a hair-fine piece of wiring in the headset parted. I couldn't beleive how shoddy they wired it. I couldn't even take a soldering gun to it, as it was like Xmas tree tinsel. So I bitched and found others had the exact same problem and these USB headphones weren't cheap. I bought a USB Logitech mouse and finally put an end to it's sufffering, and mine, with a blunt object. I know I felt better.
I will never again buy anything with Logitech on it again. And they used to make darn good kit back in the day.
Re: 6 months ago I couldn't even spell architect now I are one.
Like the bazoo that advised The Reg to make click "likes" have to go to another page and then be re-directed back in order to get more click throughs. I hate that about The Reg.
'86-'87 El Dorado. I should never have sold it.
Re: outside of a few Excel power users ...
I haven't owned a copy of Windows since 3.1 I've been using Linux since the floppy disk installs back when. But I have to begrudgingly admit, Access is easier than hell to use to set up a small database and get screens setup in very little time. I just tried Libre Office Base again, for the umpteenth time to do that. It is not intuitive. Access is. I have Mysql jumping through hoops, and run a virtual box running 3 webservers. BUT! I cannot find one single easy-to-use report/query/input page generator anywhere for the average computer literate user. THAT I want to see happen.
Re: As always,
Asking for up-votes reminds me of a tyke doing the pee-pee dance...
"Mommy! Mommy! I jus' GOTTA!"
They nicked my account 3 times, with a 4th pending, on the same invoice. That wiped out my balance and the bank thankfully saw that something wasn't quite right and froze the transactions. It took me almost a month to get it straight. Mistakes happen, I understand that. But, while I might forgive them, I sure won't forget.
Re: 102 mill - Alan
Horse pucky. A decent file server doesn't care one one whit what OS is saving to it. So, save the cost of the server-end software and Licensing using FOSS, if nothing else. You don't see Goggle using Win, nor NASA, nor JPL, nor the City of Munich, nor Wall Street, nor most banks, nor CERN using Win either. Somehow they manage to get along just peachy without MS in their pockets.
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot
No licenses. lawyers or contracts. What's not to love? CentOS, Debian. RHEL, Ubuntu all great server platforms. It blows my mind that all of this SMS talent puts up with that kinda crap at all. MS should be paying you all to stay on.
No one has mentioned the original Apple ][. I mean the one with Integer Basic in rom. Not only was the source code for Integer and Floating Point (Apple Soft) Basic included, the source code for the mini-assembler was too. PLUS all of the pins for the slots and motherboard details and logic diagrams included in the original Red and Blue books. Jobs got rid of all that openess toot-sweet. The Woz was about Open Source before anyone invented the term. That little machine was a dream. I loved mine, and hated Apple when they invited us original investor/owners to take a hike. I spit every time Jobs name comes up, and I've long since run out of spit.
Oh yeah, sometime later a little company named "IBM" introduced a computer that you could open up and plug little cards into slots, and that started the consumer PC revolution. The Woz had it right.
I think that his point was that viruses generally enter via the OS. Windows is unsecure as hell. There are even TV ads for Anti-Virus services all over the place. I haven't seen one aimed at Linux users. So, if Windows wasn't such a piece of crap, security-wise, to the point that a new machine has several anti-virus apps installed from the get-go, restricting the boot to some key scheme is pure merchandising. FUD. But watch every public entity start placing purchase orders for this SECURE version of Windows. Pull my other finger.
Re: Hey Tim! - @David Neil
Yeah, I can spot the trend as well. It's the same ole same ole. The article merely commented that the thief would have one helluva time trying to use it as a consumer toy. It's a Stallman Machine, from the bios up. Ergo, IF the thief could even get into it, there the likelyhood that whatever he finds in it will be non-standard kit in just about every fashion there is. Ergo, no watching YouTube for lack of codex that would work on such a machine. That's all there was to it. If it isn't written, it didn't happen. Yet, we'll get these raving Stallmanites raising hell about any percieved slight to their Master, who was busily punching himself in public. Oh NO! Don't look at the man behind the curtain! Jeeeeeezzzz. the lack of humor within FSF is appalling, as well as embarressing. It could happen to anyone.
No sweat, just use stronger encryption.
This is purely stupid.
Why not go Open Source
...and just give the code to the community? Then they could correctly crow about their commitment to Linux. You know, dance with who brung ya. They did create their business using Linux, otherwise they would have gone broke paying all the license fees for their server farm.
Production costs eBook vs Print book?
I think your'e being had if you pay more than a couple of bucks for an eBook or any other electronic medium you buy over the net When a DVD costs more than an VHS tape, we're being had. Face up to it, they are screwing us madly and no one is rioting.
Re: As much as Woz is my all-time favorite human being,
Woz was my favorite hero, too. That is until they locked down the Apple ][ Plus by removing the original reset-to-mini-assembler reset button. And, Apple didn't create the Apple ][, Woz did, with almost no help from Jobs. And The Woz published all of the source code to the mini-assmebler, Integer and Floating Point (AppleSoft) Basic. Then he included all the logic to the board. This was way before Stallman claimed to be the GodFather of Open Source. Had Jobs not been such an aspiring Capitalst Jerk, Just maybe they would have OpenSourced the world, instead of Linus 15 years later. Then we would have had mass transit with colorful trolley cars serving neighborhoods, free Bubble-Up and Rainbow stew ....for FREE!!! We COULD be wearing dazzling white togas, with winged golden sandals and olive wreaths on our heads. But oh no! We got Jobs instead.
"I'd rework it to :
protecting an industry that is in decline because they keep pumping out complete shit no one wants to see, let alone pay them to see because they will not bother making anything worthwhile."... so the content gets stolen so people can determine that they would not have bought it in the first place.
Re: A million bucks
Someone should have checked her purse for a ballpeen hammer. No ones nose could have made a hole that big without seriously getting cut up on the face. There should be blood all over the glass. Maybe that is Zimmerman's granny??
Use a proprietary desktop, expect proprietary solutions. I can run Open/Libre Office any place I please without consulting an attorney for nothing. All of this legal machinations just blows my mind. Why any one would put up with it, and make one of the world's richest white guys richer by doing so, is beyond me. You all must be barking mad.
You just know I'm going to make them RICH!!!
Wha a WONDEFUL notion! I'll take my data and store it for someone else to mine into, so they can sell off the bits that I neglected to cash in on, to others. Oh yeah! I'll put all of my data somewhere anyone with some vague govrnment agency can search through and rifle through my junk and not even have to tell me about it. Oh yeah! AND let me place my data in a place that uses an OS so fulla security holes that a script kiddie can copy all of my customer info and account receivables! WHERE DO I SIGN UP?? THANK YOU!! MicroSoft just makes me all warm and fuzzy. You know I can't wait to make them RICH! The entire CLOUD notion can kiss my backside.
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