Re: What makes art?
"Art is anything you can get away with" - Marshall McLuhan.
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"Art is anything you can get away with" - Marshall McLuhan.
This sounds even more unusual than a monster lobster - and much more difficult to visualise.
Just a BOFH, please!
It seems that the so-called "Agile" methodology was first introduced as long ago as 2001.
The BBC's Digital Media Initiative, scrapped at a cost of nearly £100m, also used Agile.
This seems to be another "solves all possible problems" mechanism which would appear to work well on paper but whose implementation can be quite disastrous.
> "they've [sic]", "They're [sic]", "them [sic]", "them [sic]"
I assume that the attemptedly-pedantic author of the article thinks that the singular form should be used when referring to the Rural Payments Agency, not the plural. I would say that the point is moot. It is quite possible to refer to an organisation as an "it" or a "them".
No doubt this is an absolutely fine organisation, but my blood ran slightly cold when I read the name.
Assuming that the original post is not a wind-up, one might observe that "even more tedious than a Zealot is a Convert".
Let's hope that the justifiably-Anonymous Coward hasn't also given up alcohol and/or smoking, or suddenly got religion, for he would then be even more insufferable...
If Microsoft renamed IE as "Arthritic Sloth" then they would run the risk of people thinking that it was a new, non-alliterative, version of Ubuntu...
> Her company website said: "To log in use Internet Explorer 9 or less"
I hope you pointed out to their web[master|mistress] that the word should have been "fewer"?
I'm doing the free "Introduction to Linux" course with edX. No, I don't need any certificate.
It's interesting just how different are the three distributions about which they provide information.
<irony> Lucky all Windows versions are virtually identical! </irony>
> I understand what you are saying, but there is 1 major problem: nothing on the iWatch is V1. Its all mature technology, its just a different package.
So the comment I heard on t' radio, that "the iWatch is the first piece of new technology that Apple has produced since the iPad" is untrue?
> El Reg - I want a Pedantic Spelling Nazi Icon.
Surely you mean Linguistic Purist icon?
> Microsoft should learn from Samsung and Apple and just rename W10 to Windows XP 2 plus.:)
Or name Windows 10 as "Funky Gibbon" (Ubuntu-type animal alliteration and curved corners avoided to bypass litigation).
So, basically, this is "Don't tell him, Pike" but in a Polish sketch?
Why doesn't he call the new version Capricious Crocodile or something similar?
But probably Ubuntu has the copyright on fatuous names...
Perhaps the criminals were sufficiently sophisticated to use more than one ATM?
Whatever happened to "security by obscurity"?
She probably wasn't expecting that, if she was your ex-wife!
What will happen about Windows 13, eh?
Fingers ain't wot they used ter be...
Initially I thought this was the next version of Ubuntu, but the ASA is beyond even that and could thus be described as Utterly Useless.
I suppose most people know that JOVIAL is an acronym for "Jules' Own Version of the International Algorithmic Language", named in the heady days of the 1960s when such whimsy was quite acceptable.
In these more enlightened tennies, who would ever dream of giving a version of an operating system a ridiculous name such as Flatulent Ferret or Mangy Mongoose? It just couldn't happen, could it...
Too many matters left unresolved, I felt.
Or a too-abrupt ending.
Take your pick!
Business customers don't get the option to run in modem mode! All you can do is a bodge by buying 5 or 6 "fixed" IP addresses and creating a dummy subnet.
Something more complicated than:
1) remove wrapping
2) insert orally
Isn't it ironic that someone should misspell "misspelling" as "miss-spelling"!
If you wish to be marital-status-neutral, perhaps you should have used "ms-spelling"?
> everyone has a sewer connection
Strictly-speaking yes, but you'd be surprised how many go only to the septic tank...
Does Mint still have the 'feature' (common to other Linux distributions?) where if you want to upgrade to a new version (every six months) then it's a complete reinstall from scratch, and thus a complete recustomisation of everything?
"El Reg" and "Regin" - 60% of the letters are the same! Is there a connection? I think we should be told.
Oh, and has anyone seen mention of any scanner which would check for the presence of Regin (rather than plough through the information at the end of the PDF), and remove it? It may be early days, though.
That's where I saw the Approval status: Rejected...
Could someone please explain, for those who may well have thought that The IT Crowd was utter rubbish, whether TNETENNBA has any actual meaning, or is just a in-joke like Mornington Crescent (which may also be considered as a waste of time)?
I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but the Broadway Hotel self-certifies itself (tautology?) as being of a 3-star standard. The fact that this is possible says a lot about the tourist industry.
Also the fact that there are only ten hotels lower down in the ranking than that hotel, since those at the very bottom of the list are those whom nobody has ever rated.
There is a notorious guest-house in Beverley which self-certifies itself as 4-star, and has filched the 4-star logos from Visit England and stuck "Self Certified" at the top of each on its website. On a good day, it might be assessed as 2-star. Rather better than the Broadway Hotel, though!
> Final release is likely to be either spring 2015, or roughly a year from now
I think that what we have here is an example of irony, where the author is rather sceptical of the claimed delivery dates provided by software manufacturers. (If you need to look up "irony", you are not British!)
Does anyone know how this compares in power with the "IBM supercomputers" which the Met Office in Exeter boasts of using on their website, without them being any more specific?
It doesn't really matter who is chosen to run Ofcom, since (to mix metaphors) it is a figurehead without any teeth. I think of Ofcom much like the IBM mainframe Assembler instruction NOP.
... for the new, cleaner Windows (apologies to George Formby).
"The proof-of-concept demo by security researchers at Context Information Security [...] allowed them to exhaust the ink of the printer by printing out hundreds of documents."
Now it seems that my printer may have been hacked, and it wasn't just Canon's rapacious ink cartridge greed.
"The killer app for a smartwatch is that it will have the correct time, automatically."
You mean like Network Time Protocol, available from a whole bunch of Time Servers in each country?
No, they did not dye in vein...
Wouldn't weighing them infringe the passengers' Human Rights?
And, most importantly for the check-in staff, Why Didn't They Think Of The Children?
Disappointing that the author didn't manage to crowbar in something about "a caliphate worse than death"...
... calling the whole story "poo-erile". Must be a slow Friday at El Reg Towers?
Why can't chickens just cross the road without having their motives questioned?
"We have done everything we can to minimise impact and are working to get the redundant data centre up as soon as possible."
If the data centre was redundant, then why is there a problem? Have I missed something?
We miss the demon Moderatrix, who presumably went on to become Maleficent in that recent movie...
... will presumably have to be named OffAll, or Offal for short.
Perhaps the manufacturers could consider using this? Or did they never watch those anarchic trucking movies of yesteryear?
But maybe the operation of this would be stuffed by sunspots...