Reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song: Democracy (is coming the the U.S.A.)
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Reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song: Democracy (is coming the the U.S.A.)
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.
Are you certain that that is not a picture of some obscure Bond villain?
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!!!
Or Gene Wolfe's 'Book of the New Sun".
"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!!
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.
@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 :)
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!
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.
Ooo, good one!
@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....
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!"
"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.....
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
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.
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.
How's about Richard Linklater? His version of A Scanner Darkly certainly shows that he could bring innovation to such a project.
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.
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.
@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
"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!
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.
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")
Matt Damon would be interesting, but you'd best go way back to the bizarrely prophetic scene in Good Will Hunting that starts with the question, "Why not the NSA?" for this to make more sense.
Still, Matt Damon just seems a bit physically wrong for the role. My first thought was Ed Norton, but he might be a bit old for it by now.
While I have to wonder about your sense of humor in general, I am still going to have to totally steal the phrase "commit sudoku"
@ sabroni: I will grant you that this does show something, but what exactly, I ain't quite sure what. It seems most likely that people at the top are trying (as ever) to CYA in some fashion that the Japanese are more willing to do than others. It still shows no integrity, at least to my mind. Just that the Japanese are willing to do so. On the other hand, they can be willing to commit seppuku whereas those in the 'West' are not much inclined to do same.
I have read this through. The downvotes I shall own.
I had a Sony TV. This was when Sony TV's were considered the best (ok, maybe high end for us peons). It was my first major appliance to buy. The design was a bit odd, tho, in that there were mulitple channel buttons that could be dialed to (not programmed as this was before that tech) specific stations. Since I was used to the old-fashioned knobs (with VHS clunkily clicking to one station or another), this was really cool. If you had cable it didn't matter; that would just be one channel. And if you didn't, well, I don't know of any markets that could have exceeded the amounts of channels of the TV. The TV worked great. Top of the line (or at least very near it) picture quality. I loved my Sony. Now....well, now I will actively go out of my way to never, ever throw any money at Sony. You know, or at least should know, that you have effed up royally when the State of Texas (Texas, of all places!!!! I live here so I know what a strange thing that is/was) can and will sue you (and win). That alone should tell you that your corporate structure has been thoroughly hosed. I have wished them the worse ever since that DRM fiasco (pick which one you like, really). And, it seems wishes can come true.
If you haven't figured out that the sprogs found that book and took it by now.....well, you don't remember being a sprog.
I remember when my punch cards sorta seemed to turn into odd shaped index cards, you know, for hand written stuff. Anyone else do that?
Dell?? Yr kidding!!!?? Looks interesting tho. My guess is that lot's of people haven't explored Powershell to know what it is actually capable of. Me? I think it is a bit weird, but that seems fitting for an MS thingy. Beer simply for having an interesting link.
@Josh Cain. I suggest you take a gander at the actual money being made here. If you think the industry is drying up, then the bitching, moaning and lying that they've been doing has succeeded admirably with you.
Try the Little Fox add-on. Why waste valuable screen space?
I do hope that Wheeler well think about slapping down hisownself. Arsehole.