I've no opinion one way or another about Atom, but boy, that video at the end of the article is a hoot!
292 posts • joined 19 Dec 2010
Re: Choices, choices...
Well, if push comes to shove, I would rather upgrade. To one of those fancy Japanese toilets (I mean, really, would you wipe your hands with dry paper and call them clean?). But, then, that's just me. I doubt that the Navy would waste precious water in such a way.
For me Christopher Lee's best role was as Flay. He utterly WAS Flay. And, lord, if I, as a Texan have to explain this to you all, well......
If you are going to stick a chart in an article, it would be decent of you to actually show the whole chart rather than have part of it hidden behind pointless ads.
Re: What dren!
I thought it was more like: if you like it, Just wait 5 minutes....
did this back in the 60's. I mean, really. Just sound out Subterranean Homesick Blues. That's essentially a rap with meat on its bones, rather than potty-mouth drivel. Dylan liked the form, but moved on.
So this is why we haven't seen him in a while. He's been working in a lab instead!
Re: Apple Watch is next
Don't understand the down votes as Go is definitely far more difficult for a machine than chess. And I spent a long, long time just to get to an upper B level in chess. Still machine v. machine would be pretty much boring for chess. Give me the crazies that chess produces. Fisher, for all his quirks was relatively normal. Nimzovitch was rumored to have stood on a table and peed on a game. And if this didn't happen, well, it should have (for entertainment purposes only, of course....)
Re: DNT = AdBlock Plus
The sad thing is that now AdBlock Plus uses a whitelist, i.e. they've been gotten to. On a brighter note, there is AdBlock Edge, which is Plus without the whitelist (fork of a fork....).
Re: Security Alert!
"Maybe 3 hours in the oven at 200C?" Not only would this probably stink, it could well be toxic. Ages ago a friend came up with the following idea for a piece of 'art': Bake a loaf of bread with the dough placed on top of a manual typewriter; then shellac the thing. You have no fucking idea the horrible wretchedness of baked typewriter. None.
But oddly, it really doesn't sound like that bad an idea....
Reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song: Democracy (is coming the the U.S.A.)
Re: WOW! Why dont you just stroke him off while you're at it here!
You, sir, are an idiot. The most recent unelected bureaucrat that served as President of the US was George W. Bush (or Shrub, as we like to call him in Texas, when not disparaging him as a dam' Yankee). Also, you apparently have no freaking clue as to how argument works.
My two machines needed two reboots. Boy, that just simply looked suspicious first time around.
I truly am sorry that you have apparently not been paying attention. Do try to keep up.
Why does the NSA's boss care so much about backdoors when he can just steal all our encryption keys?
What a scary (looking) man.
Are you certain that that is not a picture of some obscure Bond villain?
Re: What's in a name?
This is precisely the problem I have with the name, 'Malwarebytes'. Telling Gramma or whomever that you need to put this one on their machine, they immediately freak and start whining about I dun wan' no mal-ware!! Mal-ware bad!!!
Re: Aliens that refuse to show their faces is new?
Or Gene Wolfe's 'Book of the New Sun".
Re: The Internet turning Communist?
"The US is becoming a corporatist state. More than any EU nation is, or ever has been."
Sir, an an American and, yes, even a Texan, I demand that you withdraw that odious word, 'becoming' so that your statement reflects more accurately the truth of the matter!!
Re: Suggestion for law enforcement
AC: "Personally I would cut the drugs with something useful e.g. cyanide and sell that cheap for a while. It could clean up the drugs market and give the undertakers some useful business"
This was actually tried by the US government during Prohibition. It had zero affect of the usage of alcohol, but it DID certainly increase the undertakers business.
"Indeed how can he be "broke" if he has use of a mansion or a helicopter?"
Well, there's 'broke' in the sense of the Clinton's use of the word, and then there's 'broke' in the sense that the rest of us understand it.
Re: Do I care enough to comment???
@KrisMac: Changing the figurehead at the pinnacle of power rarely if ever does anything to alter the corruption within the edifice upon which that power is based...
This might be a good time for us all to re-read Barbara Tuchman's "March of Folly".
Also, I totally blame the Intertubes.
I, for one, must say a hearty 'Thank You!' for the entirety of Plan 9 From Outer Space. It messed with my head decades ago. As in, "What the fuck is THIS shit??" They just don't make 'em like this any more :)
No-one reads numerals in a foreign language and then takes offence at the bad pun that results.
"I am a jelly donut" comes to mind. A tempest in a teapot (as it were) here in the US which I gather left the Germans scratching their heads about what the deal was :)
Re: Windows 10 ?
I was (quite graciously) given a Chromebook. And while I can see that this might be useful for dicking around the net for a given proportion of people, the fact that I could not USE it in any really meaningful way quickly drove me nuts so I soon made sure it would also run full blown Linux. I effing want my PC's to work, dammit!
Re: "British values"
I was just thinking about how the British can make the most errant crap sound so ... elegant. Our politicians here across the pond are nowhere near as adept.
Re: No wonder
Ooo, good one!
Re: He has a point, actually
@DougS While I like the dig with "Bush Jr.", I've always preferred Molly Ivins moniker of 'Shrub' for him. Sadly, that never really caught on....
Re: Putting the Mars into Marxist
Hehe. How's about the bit where people are allowed only 3/4 of a child. Thus it takes two people to have at least one child. The half child left over can be put on the marketplace. KSR is pretty much grabbing you by your throat and going, "Think, dammit!"
Re: @Chris Miller
"Verbing weirds language.
"Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding."
You'd do well to read this first https://aralbalkan.com/notes/ello-goodbye/
"As soon as he saw iPads and iphones it should highlight to him what a bad job Microsoft have made of it so far."
I hate to point this out but this is how sane, rational people think. However.....
Re: Stop! Take a breath...
As far as I'm concerned, 7 was Vista-next-update-with-a-price-tag. Because Vista was starting to work. And 7 is simply Vista +. M$ just sort of realized that with damage done, the only way to recoup losses was.....rebranding! Yeah! That's the ticket. Worked, too. 9 will be the next version of 8 with a new price tag. Nice. But. What I wanna know is...when in the HELL will MS fix the gd fundamentals of Windows that have never worked well such as Windows Explorer? How the HELL can you explain an operating system with an effing file manager that is so inept that it is not merely inconsistent in application, but crashes. Repeatedly (at least starting with Vista). And while I'm ranting, what the hell is up with that little message when you are downloading something to somewhere that sez something about 'your search'? Dear gawd, it ain't a search, it's a freaking DOWNLOAD! There is SO MUCH stuff that MS needs to fix, but, oh, no! Shiney-shiney is the key!!!!
I'd best quit now
Re: Re-watching 3rd Rock
JG-L is not only extremely active in the industry, he has a wonderfully quirky sense of what roles to take and he definitely takes chances. Big ones. For instance as a Mormon Elder, then as a gay hustler, then in a high school teen in a film noir. From his IMDb page, he looks like a work-a-holic.
Re: Anyone who invented Upgoer 5 deserves a purchase from me
You will not go to space today.
You forgot to tilt the exclamation point.
Not sure where to put this. Chew the fat seems open enough for this. I'd like info about some crapware called OpenCandy. I think it is far, far worse than some seem to believe and would like to hear from you all.
Re: Tachovsky would be best for this task. But he's dead.
How's about Richard Linklater? His version of A Scanner Darkly certainly shows that he could bring innovation to such a project.
Re: Is this really Apple gender discrimination rubbing out
By the same logic, consider Shicklgruber. It is rather hard to imagine a mass of Germans shouting, "Heil Shicklgruber!" Also, it really doesn't matter whether it is an apple, a pomegranate or even a banana. The Bible is pure myth in the first place.
Re: Emails and Announcements
Did this really need a snark/Poe's/whatthefuckever label.....
@ Anonymous Dutch Coward: Dude! Sandals and thongs (er, the footwear) make sense here in Texas. Not too sure about Dutchland although beards seem to work in both. More beer.
But, but, didn't Barbie once say "Linux is HARD!" Jest jinkin' witcha. Still, tried a dual boot with Linux (Kubuntu or Xbuntu or some such and yeah it was around ver. 9.someodd, so oldish) and often had Internet connection issues. Which was kinda funny because sometimes I would use Linux when Windows had weird connection problems. [eh, the whole mess was probably a problem with the ISP which has since seemed to have been fixed, Windows-wise at least] One thing that keeps me from Linux is something so damn simple, I don't get why it isn't universal. This a more global form of move/copy which (and you still have to effing hack the registry to do this in Windows) of move to folder/copy to folder. Screw any version of 'Send to'!! This totally supplants it and is easier to boot. Before anyone down votes me, I ask, nay PLEAD, please!, tell me if this can be done in other than Windows. Be gentle. Still learning :) 'Cause I'm definitely going to try and figure out how to boot SOME version of Linux from USB.
Re: Here's a whole bunch of em...
@malle-herbert THNAK YOU!
@kmac From Austin, Tx: what is this 'training' yer talkin' 'bout? 'N why 'n hell should we'all be concealing our beloved guns? Dang furriners....
@Dave 126 As an American, I am not familiar with a lot of Stephen Fry's roles, but to my mind he simply IS Professor Bellgrove (just as Christopher Lee IS Flay).
Proud, rabid Gormenghast fan since 1972
Re: Language skills?
"Ha. Ha. That is very logical." Firesign Theater (possibly paraphrased)
Here in Austin, our public radio station KUT has had some incredible DJ's that can spin disparate stuff and yet make it all into a whole. John Aelli, for instance has been known to go directly from opera to punk and have an excellent reason for pairing the things. One DJ once, to celebrate the dog days of summer, did an entire show with songs having something to do with dogs. Yet another reflected on the death of Roy Rogers (Aelli, I believe) by having the whole show dedicated to yodeling which was far, far more interesting than it might sound. Unfortunately, KUT is being more and more run by suits, much to the station's detriment. Still, where are you really going to find DJ's that simply delight in things titled 'Tree Frogs of North America' (yes, exactly what it says.). Or simply go, "WOW! That was so good! Let's just play it again!!"
Ah, but WHICH Casino Royale, hum? Inquiring minds want to know!
Re: Victim mentality
It's a perception issue. Even if you think that all companies have been affected, you KNOW that Cisco has and that in itself is a huge black mark against the company. A bit like carnival rides. You think that they might all be somewhat unsafe, but when a particular one goes publicly bad, then that is the one you won't get on.
Re: Get in Early
Just so you know, Firesign Theater had already shortened your unwieldly 'dotcomboomandbust' to "Boom Dot Bust", the title of their 1999 album (and a follow-up to their also wonderfully titled "Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death")