199 posts • joined Sunday 19th December 2010 07:28 GMT
Just hadda go'n knock all the fun outta ever' aspect of that story, dincha?
Re: @Martin Reminds me of this somehow;
"While people have differing opinions on the above I have never heard of any Christian group who object to quantum mechanics..."
Give them time. Apparently some groups have finally started to grasp some of Cantor's theories of infinity and found that they do not, nosiree, like that at ALL! Different sizes of infinity?? Bah! Humbug!!
No wonder you're posting as a coward. Idjit!
Re: Serious question...
Consider this then: Why do you think spam hasn't died off? Obviously, because it works enough of the time. Same seems to be true of advertising (which I find really depressing) although how the outlay for it is justified is beyond me. I too am fairly immune to ads, except in a negative way. To this day I refuse to buy Tide detergent because their ads totally pissed me off nearly fifty years ago. As to FB, I'll just leave you with this:
It is also worth noting that that Sen Grassley is a Republican, who are not known for being very good at science or even basic arithmetic. Hell, you could that for all Congress critters.
Re: The facebook singularity at $1,000,000,000,000
"They have not even begun to realize the value of what they have."
Dear God! Stop that; you're effing scaring me....
Re: Short term Hike
Wait, the Delorean was actually pretty nifty. Something that you cannot say about the pile of shit that is facebook.
Re: And "accelerate an enhanced customer experience"
Apparently they really have been working on customer service. I have a friend (yeah, yeah, hearsay, I know...) that was buying a laptop and Dell (the company) just bent over backwards to please him. I've certainly found Dell's website totally useful for getting my machines up to date. Of course, I'm a wee prejudiced towards them as I went to UT and was very familiar with Dobie Tower (the original HQ).
Re: Fantasy share deals with *real* consequences .
Ooooh, automating investment into what is practically the definition of chaos...what could possibly go wrong, eh?
Re: I would ask the security agency for better trained guards
Actually, let's just say it: we are already seriously fucked when this is now normal reaction.
Re: Obviously... @ AbortRetryFail
Twitter is the worst??! You twat! Wait....You twit you!! [There]. How can I possibly self-aggrandise myself in 140 characters or less?? How?! HOW, I ask you!! I need pictures!! I need audio!!! I need VIDS!!!!! With cats and such!!!!! Twitter? phooey. I will go LARGE on Facebook. Damn. Too effing bad that I hate Facebook so much. Oh well.
Why I've liked Dells
I used to work in a Sally (Salvation Army to the rest of you) and Dell's were just a joy to work with. You could easily open them and deal with the innards, unlike HP's or Compaq's (yes, it HAS been a few years) which were annoyingly proprietorial. And lordy! Did you ever attempt to open an Apple pizza box from back then? A puzzle box from hell (but quite interesting once you got inside). Right now I have 2 old Dell's that more or less have been working just fine for some years now. They were, admittedly, given me. Had I the funds, I would definitely build my own because I have a very good idea of how to do that. But I have no problems recommending Dell's to people that need a new computer. Heck, around here (Austin), it is pretty much what they have anyways. If you are going for a top end machine, Dell is probably not what you want. Then again, I think they bought out Alienware and seem to have, nicely, left them alone. Personally, I'd like to see what Michael can do with the company once it goes private. And I think that the 'death' of the desktop is wildly overblown. It just simply is not the cash cow it was. But it ain't going away.
Beer. Simply because we brew some fine, fine stuff here
Re: corporate raider
I am guessing that greed stopped being a motive a long time ago. It's now a game and one that is played with everyone else's money.
Nothing more and nothing less. This idiot must be stopped before he wrecks more havoc.
Re: Damn it
Hum. Googling 'Terrortubes' I get tube guitar amps and shotgun shells. I doubt that either of those were what you were refencing....
Re: Save yourself the headache...
Better yet, install Chromium or Comodo Dragon (Chromium based), neither of which phones home to Google.
Re: Haven't you watched
Actually, you're safe on that score. Both Castle Rock and Sunnydale (you know, Hellmouth and all) were eventually destroyed. DO, however, avoid staying at the Overlook Hotel in any case.
Pretty much figured that any number of people would have made this point before could get to it. That sentence sticks out from the moment you encounter it like your guts hanging from your own abdomen
Re: Let there be.....Ignorance?
"There is no evidence at all for macro evolution, so who is teaching fairy stories?"
Been reading Michael Behe, have we? He seems to know zip about probability and statistics or, at the very least, is perfectly willing to overlook what doesn't conform to his beliefs.
Re: Adventures in the Netherlands
"... if using YouTube is not, technically, piracy, what then do you call it?"
A part of the Internet.
You forgot the tattoos. A good numbering system should work nicely there.
Well, you know the old joke: It's Texas! We do everything bigger here! It's either that or they are trying to compete with Britain on the CCTV front....
Re: Yes. How many do you want?
While my first thought was WTF, my immediate second thought was, wait a minute. USA. Probably available. Easily.
Re: They just need 2 different search pages.
It's fucking Yahoo! Did ANYONE really think that they wouldn't find some way to screw it up??
"In this age of 8Gb usb sticks what sense does a CD/DVD drive make?"
Uh, let me go out on a limb here and say that those 8 Gb sticks you speak of do not actually play a physical CD/DVD that so many still seem to have. I know. I've tried.
Re: I think I've spotted..
"What was that word??" John's, perhaps?
"I've always wondered why God would want people grovelling around and singing dreary songs at him all the time."
Reminds me of that part of Amazing Grace that goes, 'When we've been gone ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we've no less days to sing His praise, than when we'd first begun' which has always struck me as creepy, frightening or dull, dull, deadly dull!
Re: Best line ever
Actually, just why anyone would "really want the 'music'" is simply beyond me. Ask for crap, get crap.
Re: Well thank goodness for that then...
To answer you question, far too many people. You know, the ones who keep asking you questions like, "Where's the 'any' key? It says press the 'any' key!!??" They almost certainly have the Ask toolbar also.
Not, dammit NOT. Where's that fucking edit button?????
You must now know very many actual people.
And, of course, called it Bob as Brazil was just too obvious.
Hey, we've got some decent to good Dems here in Texas. They are just wildly outnumbered.
Can't. Sorry. This place really needs to allowing post editing.
Can even imagine why you took it off in the first place.
I do gather that a fair amount TOP SECRET stuff is along the lines of "Your name is REDACTED".
Saw his package shrink?!?!?
Oooo, that's gotta hurt!
Oh wait, you meant money, didn't you. Never mind.
Live by the Facebook, die by the Facebook. Better yet, "Die, Facebook! Die!"
Re: Hotel Facebook
Been waiting a long time for people to catch on to the reality of what FB is.
That link for the David Cassidy jump suit list the winning bid at $5000
Re: The dark matter dampens down the wave.
"There are many solutions to the field equations that are mathematically correct but physically impossible."
So? Actually physically demonstrate the square root of -1. Heck, for that matter, physically demonstrate a negative apple. Not really being all that flippant (well, some), but I always come back to that damned negative apple; it simply can't exist. For that matter, there's a major problem with zero apples (and should that even be a plural :)
Re: Surfs up!
Intriguingly, if you think about it, you might be able to ride them. Of course, exactly where would you possibly be going. Ooooh, I see a really high concept fim here :)
Re: Use Chrome
Don't trust Chrome? Don't use it. You can get Chromium for Windows or Comodo Dragon, another Chromium based browser. Personally, I like Dragon. http://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/browser.php
As another Austinite, I'm curious as to how much we know about our buried fiber. During the dot.com boom, everybody and their 3rd cousins twice removed were laying this stuff (downtown at least) all over the damn place, mainly I think, just because they could. I believe no one even had to ask for right-of-way. Since any number of those companies must have surely gone tits up, I really have to wonder if anyone knows what the hell is down there anymore. Considering that the widening of S. Congress was delayed by years because of incredibly shoddy record keeping, I have some doubts. Hell, even when our oldest hotel downtown (the magnificent Driskoll) remodeled, they found something like a forgotten basement. It'll be interesting, for sure. Nice about the free access points tho. Hope that includes UT...
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