384 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
This probably should have been the message app of choice in the movie "Idiocracy".
"Some of these devices, in particular tablets, will also come with Office or a one-year subscription to Office 365." So is this a feature, or a bug?
Re: Brb, I'll do Canada
Oops, forgot to say 202 080km of coastline, obviously I'll outsource The Rockies!
Brb, I'll do Canada
All 202 080km of it. See you guys in 2050.
"Couldn't they just go down to HomeDepot and hire a couple of Mexicans with a van?"
That's the plan. They'll also buy some pens and paper. The Mexicans will have the backlog of docs out of the way in no time. Then let the bureaucratic crawl begin anew!
Gives me some itchings of Hugh Howey's Silo series...
...Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain for me.
Re: pendant alert!
".... or will the batteries be precharged...."
Only enough charge is added to lift off and get up to the initial 8000m or so. The reason the aircraft starts its slow descent at sunset, is due to the increased power required to keep aloft the weight of all the excess energy collected during the day. /Stephen_Fry
Re: Isn't this...
" It's all going to end in man eating, radioactive sand-sand squid I'm telling you."
More like Tremors then? Good thing Curiosity is pack'n that laser.
Step 1. glue 100 000 (or about) of these MFCs on panels
2. Add bacon smell/taste
3. Release my dogs
4. Dog food powered house
I cannot see how anything could possibly go wrong.
WTF is the point of this thing
My thoughts exactly. My Lenovo ThinkPad not only cost less, it runs win 7/linux duel boot, 500GB storage, and has about the same screen size. Granted it might be a bit heavier, and not look as cool, but on the road I can work and play. I view these an acceptable trade-offs.
@AC, ".. but via a different route"
The current owner of (random_area_code) 867-5309 is going to be pissed. Everyone I know (from my 80s generation anyway), all use the "Jenny number" when asked for their mobe number.
Yeah Nanny States!
"The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security among consumers and small businesses, dubbed Cyber Streetwise."
Huh, being the UK and all, I figured they would have passed legislation (based on one horror story) called 'Cyber Streetwise', then prosecuted those who did not comply. That said, here in Canada things are not much better.
For years I have had mismatched socks. I always blamed a gnome or elf (could not be my perfect hounds!) This gnome has been stalking me for years, 'You're crazy!' they all said. Now, I am vindicated and will sleep soundly for once.
The following is the offenders profile I forwarded to the authorities:
Step 1. Steal socks
Step 2. Steal panties
Step 3. ?????????
Step 4. Profit
They should have listened.
"It is expected that Metro apps – meaning those downloaded from the Windows Store – will be allowed to run on the classic Windows desktop."
Great, so MS is bringing back those shitty widgets from Vista, but now they are asking you to pay for them. Hell might as well resurrect Clippy as well!
China most likely will succeed, only after they've ripped off the research from the west and the US finally goes completely broke.
Re: Here's a suggestion...
'BTW, the first person who says 'consensus' loses the argument, K?
'consensus''consensus''consensus''consensus''consensus'! Rats, well, I didn't feel like arguing today an anyway.
The .Xe files
/* brainfuck.Xe -- a Brainfuck interpreter that obeys feminist logic
* and is free of any cisgendered, male, heteronormative, white or any
* other oppressive bias.
* We have taken great care in ensuring that the logic of this interpreter
* complies with the emotional sensibilities of women, PoC, otherkin and all
I'm quite sure my giggling quota has just been met for the year.
BIOS malware eh?
" ...developed BIOS malware “disguised as a request for a software update” that would have turned PCs into “a brick.”
Wow, this threat has been around since the first PC was ever put in the hands of your average joe. Bricking ones PC is a pretty trivial feat, all it takes is an urge to upgrade the BIOS, combined with downloading the wrong (or corrupted) image, and/or a lack of reading comprehension. It doesn't take a rogue state to wrap a 100k of garbage in a cmos flasher that looks legit. Also what good would it do to knock out a few thousand porn boxes anyway? The malware would be identified and flagged within a day.
Come on NSA, if you're going to feed us bullshit at least try! How about a story about how you stopped the evil-doers from causing a financial apocalypse? Or thwarted hackers killing the power grid? If stopping a half assed 4chanish inconvenience from going live is truly the best the NSA has to brag about, we're all fucked.
Re: Obvious question
At least they're admitting to the people they could have a small problem. Although according to CCTV, every lung-destroying-cloud-o-death has a silver lining! Here is their lists of benefits:
-It unifies the Chinese people.
-It makes China more equal.
-It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China's economic development.
-It makes people funnier.
-It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word 'haze').
Choke on that you clean air loving hippies.
From the earliest days of the PC shooter, doom (LAN, dial-up), then quake, then HL/CounterStrike, shit talking has been an essential part of play. I regularly play/host Civ 5 games with comments that would make Stormfront guys think twice, it's part of the game to upset your opponent and gain the psychological edge. Don't even get me started on some chess.com sessions I've had.
Re: I don't mind
"Apple pays every dollar and euro it owes in taxes and we are continuously audited by governments around the world,"
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHHHAAHHAAHAH. That is all. OK forgot 'Italy, taxes?' lololool OK I'm done.
Why didn't the US government just hire one of the "big guys" in tech to begin with? I think facefail.com could have done a better job at this point (hell, they know everything their claimed 10 trillion users already). I kinda got the impression that the whole Obamacare thing might be an important issue for the citizens. Who knows what happened, but since this is Washington D.C, surely there was no favoritism, or kick backs or politics involved..right?
"..As a subject, it only appeals to a limited set of people"
I agree, and as a subject scatological studies apply to limited numbers as well, did I miss this guys point (possibly because his profession as well only applies to limited set)?
Re: A picture springs to mind...
I miss those amusing Edon rants as well. I've almost considered resurrecting him in chatbot form. Maybe this weekend I'll modify the dictionary file for an old bot I wrote at uni. I figure it'll only take 2-3 of my MS hating friends and a case of beer to prefect it.
Re: Objects may be heavier than they appear...
Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science? I dub you, Big John, Sir John, a knight of the round table.
Those that have had too much to drink, are safe from morning embarrassments.
"Teens are among the savviest people using social media, ....."
"Teens are among the stupidest people using social media,...."
Every other day I see a new alarmist piece warning of the incoming tide of "cyber-bullying" and the resultant teen suicides. This will help for sure.
Re: Biologically compatible?
"...researchers have been testing this communication method with the various kinds of living entities who might be in the water at the same time..."
Pffft...Go home Greenpeace! Just joking, these were my exact thoughts as I read the article. I believe it's already well known certain military sonar can affect whales in some ways. But who knows? Maybe the whales will learn to understand the protocol and get jobs with the NSA.
>icon because; won't someone think of the penguins!
I have a question for these morality crusaders.....
This is nothing. How about the rest of the casual violence/degeneracy shown on TV? Glorifying bank robbers , murders, rapists (well at lease theses guys usually die or get arrested). Nobody seems to gives a fuck about the show content, why just hack on advertisers? These "moral cops" are useless and just out for press time. Now how about Hollywood? Noooo... "let's just go after some large corp, everyone's been trained to hate them!" </rant>
"A DDoS attack on 7 July 2009 came next on the list, apparently causing 50bn won’s (£29m) worth of damage"
Pretty impressive for a room full of VIC 20's.
Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people
Beat me to it, though ' The Emerald Apples ' has a nicer ring than ' The Republic of Goggleland".
Re: Deal of the century
"Really, I cannot imagine a better thing."
How about a 2d drone with the flat of beer?
"Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun......"
these 10 are fucked
I'll believe this after I see a monthly statement, and not have to call back 50 times
Re: Not Terminator
"It's ok! We're safe! "
Unless there are any old Russian subs around...damn it.
"...provided there was a source of coolness..."
errrrr, I think this should read lack off heat
Re: How do they explain....
Newfoundlands bees seem just fine as well.
Re: Hugely impressive. Re: Gav
You are quite right, their version of the NSA has been tapping us for centuries.
Re: Hugely impressive.
"Where will have got to in 2028?"
NSA surveillance of these worlds.
"....gained control or disabled, in other words - more than half a million bots..."
Since this is Symantec I'll just assume the word "bots" should be replaced with the phrase "home users PC's".
Re: And the first step towards Skynet has been taken...
"Consider, too, the problems with ejecting."
I would assume that's what the cork in the floor is for.
RIM, Canadian tech giant destroyed by management, Nortel 2.0.
Re: Why oh why
".......>4GB of RAM, they're arse talking"
Well, the way some high level compilers have been going for the last decade (looking at you MS), "Hello World" will require 4GB sometime next year.
Linux95. Not for a few years, at least.
So......... 2095, year of the Linux desktop!
"I think they should issue more details..."
I agree, but this is Apple we're talking about. The few details that will never be released are the minutes of the marketing meeting concerning this new "feature", I'll just assume it went like this:
exec_drone_1 : we need more innovation for our "new" product
exec_drone_2 : How about biometrics? I like that word....
exec_drone_1 : Hasn't been done before, and proved rather, uh, gimmicky?
exec_drone_2 : Screw it, this on a mobile device!
->files vague patent
Look out Brazil
"Look out Brazil your next on the Marine Corps must visit list"
Nah, the US had to dip too deep into its "strategic freedom reserve" over the last decade to ensure the success of liberty, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness in the mid east. Besides that, Brazil has the World Cup next year, so they've got enough freedom for now.
Re: Function of a spying organisation? Re: It is not economic espionage
I was about to quote some Obama NSA newspeak, but I like your reference to the 3rd Ed of the CEWWD better. Made all the more hilarious by Obama himself, while trying to distance himself from Bush's surveillance policies.......
“Some people say, ‘Well, you know, Obama was this raving liberal before; now he’s, you know, Dick Cheney,’"
-president Obama to the Washington Post 17/06/13
Re: Lack of education by the head
At least it's just some school official ....meanwhile in America....
“Unfortunately you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all of our problems. Some of these same voices do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”
—Barack Obama in a commencement address at Ohio State University, May, 2013
This poor guy is probably on some list (extra search/no-fly etc) somewhere for life.
- Asteroid's SHOCK DINO MURDER SPREE just bad luck - boffins
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- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great