As an atheist not of the militant/evangelical variety (which is all too common on the internet) I approve this message.
229 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
Re: Start the countdown...
I remember the memes when Star Wars Galaxies (of all possible games to do so) briefly released a patch that overwrote the Windows, rather than the game, boot.ini file.
Re: €5 in airport tax
You flew out of Toronto? You know it's not a long drive to fly out of Buffalo right?
Not just lower surcharges, but the ticket itself is always at least $100.00 CDN cheaper and 1/2 the price for parking.
Probably less total travel time too given how much faster customs is at the border instead of the airport.
When a Big Brother article has a Facebook button on the page.
Re; then the entire government services delivery will grind to a halt.
So...business as usual then?
Re: Death by power point
Certainly an efficient way to win a war, but seems like a violation of the Geneva convention.
I always found our own sales and marketing types caused far more problems than vendors.
Re: Minimum wage actually means $0 in the US
The minimum wage everywhere is always $0.
If government regulation prevents an employer from hiring someone without paying them more than they're worth, they don't hire them at all.
This is why jurisdictions like Portland see a stampede of entry level employers for the exit when they drink the 'living wage' koolaid.
Yelp isn't a viable business in the long run, so Talia needed to leave anyway. A shame someone who thinks she's should be paid lots of money to do media for a reputation company, wasn't bright or savvy enough to realize trying to publicly shame an already reviled company could only impact her reputation, not theirs.
So 3 guys...
...gaming since 1981 and somehow 20 years experience, not each, but combined?
Re: Hungry for results?
You've got a 100-sided coin that lands the same way 64% of the time?
Re: code by known malware authors
Perhaps could be made to work the other way too. Within a secure network, regardless of credentials of the user/admin trying to run something, refuse to run any code other than by whitelisted authors.
“Some people will say, 'Freedom of speech, Freedom of speech', These are foolish people."
Well, hopefully that's enough to finally pull the wool off his supporter's eyes and end his clownshow of a campaign.
I fail to see how anyone, other than public employees and self-serving politicians, benefit in any way from inserting the corruption and inefficiency of government into charity.
I believe the only appropriate response to your proposal is "Shut up and take my money!"
Re: don't expect humans to turn troglodyte.
Clearly you don't know very many humans.
Re: There's literally zero evidence so far of any tampering.
The ONLY reason to even have electronic voting instead of physical ballots is to make tampering with the numbers easy.
Doesn't even need another network or country. Guess what your provider does when you call them to activate your replacement phone? They delete the old IMEI to add the new one thus removing the block. There is no master list of blocked devices. Only purpose of blocking is to keep them running up your usage bill until you get the new phone.
Re: I can relate to Scott's experience
Wireless internet is always a bad idea for a whole host of reasons, signal attenuation being one of the main ones. Even if you were to put up an antenna mast tall enough to clear the trees around the house, you should still expect it not to work for much of the rainy season and work poorly when it's just humid.
Re: Well duh!
"only put things on facebook that you would be happy published in the national newspaper"
Metadata, you might want to look it up. Facebook knows you better than you know yourself.
They even know how big an idiot you are.
Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina
On the other hand..
...maybe if Facebook, Apple and Google are very publicly sharing everything with the FBI that might finally be enough to wake the sheeple to demand those companies stop tracking everything.
People like their amusements too much.
MS guy that works in AI?
Good lord! They're making Clippy robots!
"The Falkland Islands will be a barely habitable wilderness, afterwards"
Excellent expose and analysis piece.
If the merits were adequate, they wouldn't need to bother with a trade show.
Re: non sequitur
When private groups redistribute money, that is charity, when government does it, that is socialism.
The former organizations can be extremely helpful and effective, the latter is always inefficient and wasteful (and not just when it comes to redistribution).
Mental exercise - what if, over a decade, all social programs were phased out, all tax rates were lowered proportional by the amount spent on them, and replaced with mandatory donations to charities of the taxpayer's choosing in the same portion of income.
Re: Isn't it about time...
Well, yes, though I'm curious, why httpS for recipies?
"a pair of spectacles that nearly runs SharePoint"
As long as nobody gets any ideas about glasses that run Power Point.
Yes, yes, there's a hilt...
...but is it just me or does the blade (and mini-blades) look to be somewhere between jagged and flaming vs the all the movies/cartoons/book covers we've seen up to this point?
I'm shocked! Shocked!
To learn that an app with the sole purpose of facilitating casual sex with strangers would have a surplus of creepy guys.
Re: "I read your email ;-)"
Did he actually read the email? Or was it a simple and effective way to educate users (at least a little bit) about data security?
I can't tell if Barry is completely un-self-aware, or a brilliant meta-troll.
I hope the latter. If so, well played sir. If not, well, he probably won't understand this post anyway...
...or read it.
Re: Europeans drive shorter distances
I'm Canadian, but largely similar for driving/vehicle purchase habits.
You can stop right there for a big part of it. It's a 16 hour drive at highway speed to my sister's place (and much, much longer in snow). With several more hours past each other to the East/West borders of the province we both live in. Hell, it's 100 km just to get across the Toronto suburbs.
Yes there's a lot of city folks buy gas guzzling SUVs either as status symbols, to feel safer in a larger vehicle or just to be higher up and see what's ahead in rush hour traffic. Outside the major centres though, anyone who drives a Smart car is a moron who's not going anywhere once winter comes.
Re: Food for thought
I'll attempt to paraphrase Mr. Smith.
Money is a unit of measure.
Unfortunately, while the value of the unit was slightly variable in his time (coin clipping, etc.) in the modern age it is extremely variable. Whereas 340 years ago individual crooks clipped individual coins, now the Federal Reserve clips every single dollar on a daily basis. Economies of scale! (No I'm not arguing for a return to the gold standard)
Re: Peak Whale Blubber
Thumbs for that. I must now endeavour to incorporate this into conversation regularly. Regardless of the actual topic, it's just too good not to use.
The last time we heard something like this...
...vague promises of changing the world accompanied by glowing praise and financing from all kinds of tech related bigwigs and business...
...we got Segway scooters.
"That's like Barack Obama asking me for a loan."
With US federal debt an unfunded liabilities closing in on $125T I found that quote amusing.
Still, while I'm skeptical overall, there is some merit to the argument that LHM may want investors because they're looking at a spinoff as it would be very much non-core business. They'll just hold onto the patents for any custom materials developed.
Shareholder is not synonymous with investor
Investors and speculators are both shareholders but their interests are often mutually exclusive. There tend to be fewer speculators but they're usually louder and more often the ones being catered to.
Related: If the execs are pushing EBIDTA numbers as the headline rather than a footnote, SELL! Someone is trying to obscure the real health of the company
Re: Free Speech?
Well, let's see, they could have deleted the post from their privately owned website but chose not to. What was your point?
Heh.So basically saying 'Here be dragons'.
I approve this nod to ancient map making tradition.
3 billion dollars...1
...worth of fraud.
Another 6 billion lawsuit settlements and 12 in lawyers fees?
No wonder Lowe's shares are up lately.
Re: crushed waste, from the ground rock.
The word you're looking for is sand.
...the iWatch is just an undersized PlayBook with a wristband attached.
Re: Added to my Lexicon of Useful Phases
That and "policy-based evidence-making tricks".
Re: You've got it exactly backwards.
"A real solution would be to start with making different political choices: the state taking charge...and actively mandating how we live our lives."
What could possible go wrong?
When in all of human history has that approach had a result other than going disastrously wrong on an epic scale?
Nothing is more adverse to change, more inclined to treat symptoms not problems, to cover up problems and mistakes, and to punish whistle blowers, than government. The most sure fire way to prevent resolution of any problem is to give responsibility for dealing with it to people whose pay depends on the problem continuing to exist, and whose position & advancement on it continuing to get worse.
"The participants in those events clearly could not tell right from wrong. "
They knew (both the looters on the streets and the ones in office), they just don't care, and not just about right or wrong either.
So many people don't care anymore, that, even those of us that still care in the choices of our own actions, lean more and more to the sentiment captured by Mr Flugennock above.
Will work wonders for the wife too.
Re: It's not as bad as...
Still in business:
To paraphrase Ron Swanson
Soya is the food that my food eats.
Re: As long as...
"'Top 5%' is fine"
No, actually, it's not (and no I'm not one of them.)
This years top 5% usage is next year's average usage. It's their best indication of how much infrastructure they need to be installing.
Kneecapping the leading edge today leads directly to greater and ever increasing congestion tomorrow. Retransmissions caused by packet collisions count towards billable data overage.
It's not about making 5% pay today, it's about making 95% pay next year.
Re: I'd love to...
No need to sort. Name topic of the week on Monday, then draw a random submission on Friday.
It's a fact up here and will be down there soon enough.
Most Canadians still love our universal care of course but the political landscape will shift when it's the Baby Boomers that start getting told No instead of their parent's generation.
I don't doubt the desk jockeys that turn people down now would love to hand off the responsibility/blame to a machine.