222 posts • joined Tuesday 19th April 2011 10:36 GMT
Surely one of the most stupid people alive. Generally regarded as having "two brains" by those in Whitehall.
Re: All lies
That's the same reason we ran them out of ours :-)
Because all of the projects that ever go wrong/late/over-budget are govt ones, right chaps?
Re: Guilt by Coincidence
The police are literally above the law.
That's great guys but what we really want you to look for are habitable planets with a measurable quantity of martini in the atmosphere. Gin or vodka is fine. Thanks chaps.
To be fair it may take them a while to work out what has actually happened - according to hearsay the hastily assembled banking behemoth has a wide variety of legacy systems and a dispersed and cheaply procured IT operation.
Re: Microsoft announce more FAIL
We're going to have six. Ha-har!
Full ubuntu runs slow on some older graphics chips, xubuntu is a much better bet and has a more traditional Gnome-based UI.
Buy a replacement battery for the laptop if necessary. Fill its memory slots. Slap a new hard drive in there if you have to.
Should run well for the forseeable.
Is this similar to the French Minitel?
This appears to be little more than a product announcement.
My mum got bitten by a garden spider. That is all.
Super smashing great
Re: Kerbal Space Program
I would do but it sounds a bit too much like a Madonna-inspired cult.
Loose Paperclip causes power drain
You seem to be exploring an extraterrestrial body. Would you like some help with that?
Oh Em Geezus
There is another Newcastle - and it is in Australia?
I'm going, and that's all there is to it.
I fully expect lots of downvotes
I can thoroughly recommend spending one of your working days reading up on how to build a W-88 or other thermonuclear device on Wikipedia.
Re: Lots of it about
It still bothers me that its around in big hard lumps. How does a stream of particles become big hard Chelyabinsk-style lumps?
Re: Never send a computer guy to do a material scientists job
Its sapphire-coated glass. The bulk strength comes from the glass, the surface hardness from the sapphire. Like you find on expensive watches, and it says in the article.
I have to say - pessimistic though it sounds - that the best advice I would give to my younger self is to forget about engineering as a career and emigrate. This applies even more so in the modern age.
Re: That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense
Thanks for all the downvotes and your own invaluable contribution.
Re: What if...
Holy freakin' thank you. I have learned a lot and now have renewed faith in the actual science of cosmology.
Also I should read more and watch TV less.
That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense
Like for example, if the solar system is supposed to have coalesced from a cloud of gas and dust, why are the supposed left-overs actually coming in the form of large rocky chunks?
Re: What if...
Wasn't it Feynman who pointed out that an anti-particle behaves exactly like its twin, but traveling the opposite direction through time?
Why is it being called "ISON" and not "Ison"? Or even "iSon"
I for one ... oh sod it I'm off for a beer
Re: Mircosoft makes 'Productivity Software' sound like an xymoron
Not to mention the twin evils of Excel and Project:
Excel - forces you to think inside a 2-D grid of boxes.
Project - forces managers to use an outdated and inflexible model of project management.
I used to wonder if MSofties used their own tools but increasingly I think they have been. I speak from experience as I have worked for a number of failing engineering companies throughout my career and they all used these software packages extensively!
Migrate away from MS altogether
They have proved themselves untrustworthy and incompetent. Convert your old machines to xubuntu or similar and get everything you need for free, including the Chrome browser and as much privacy software as you can be bothered to install.
I like that idea
I think its widely accepted that the Earth/Moon system is the remnant of a collision. But the idea that it was a very wet collision just seems right somehow. Friday beers all round.
Re: Its been a while
Oh and er, thanks for the 7 thumbs down and counting
Its been a while
But now I remember why I don't bother with the comments section anymore.
I still want to build a speedboat and I don't think this lot will help. Oh hang on ..
He will make it so cheap that the screens never really work peropperly.
Apparently all the staff in his business "empire" have to use his crappy executive telephones.
Re: "Not sure how the females do it"
According to my extensive research, the shrieking sound is emitted from an orifice about 0.5m up from the G-spot
Re: Who'd be an astronmer
Oh yeh I know I know its all done using very clever techniques and sensors and you actually use the internet for proper science stuff. I just wanted to make the point about childish nerds thinking they have any rights in the naming of celestial bodies, that was all.
Jeez I should check out replies to my comments more often :-)
Who'd be an astronmer
All that staying up late and peering into optics. The only fun bit of self-expression you get is when its time to name a celestial body. And that's when every TV-watching nerd in the world tries to enforce his (or her) childish views. Meh.
I don't often bother with comments these days
Quote "Generally, the data seem to affirm my thinking."
If you had put this at the beginning of the article you would have saved me two minutes of pointless reading.
The move to Manc-world is another failure to execute. In case you hadn't noticed they've actually moved to central London.
I demand a glistening green and purple brain icon
Obviously there is a large shield between the brain and the sensors - we need to get rid of that first. Once the brain is exposed we can float some dry ice around there with some green and purple lighting should look good.
Presumably they couldn't get research funding unless they used WiFi in the title.
Pretty soon they are going to work out a way to reanimate the Rolling Stones
So has it been proven yet that they have any health benefit at all when present in your diet?
I thought this was still a matter of scientific conjecture and nevertheless widespread belief.
Re: As always there is *good* GM and *bad* GM
Another way to experience proprietary lock-in is to buy a BMW motorcycle.
Re: Intel has no problem...
They are not claiming a billion they are claiming the difference between that and what the 50.5 million Intel shares were worth. Something like $150 million. Still not to be sniffed at.
Re: Why not useful?
Very happy with my ubuntubook - which will soon become an xubuntubook. It used to be a windaz XP laptop from 2006 but its more useable now.
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