129 posts • joined Wednesday 21st September 2011 13:21 GMT
Be careful what you eat
Wakko: (Spoken) Hey Let's get some ice cream.
Dot: How 'bout this one?
Pistachio Almond Fruit Fudge Buttterscotch Delight
Yakko: Ingredients Zinc Trisodium Aspartate,
Sorbatale, and Bisulfate
Oxide, Beta Caratine
Lactic Acid, Carab Bean
Yakko: Grade A milk emulsified
Lots of sugar,
W+D: Hey, all right!
Yakko: Calcified synthetic salt
Artificial barley malt
Glycerine and aspartate
Wakko: That tastes great!
YW+D: Monosodium glutamate
Soybean oil, butter fat
Wakko: I'll eat that!
YW+D: Hooray for sugar, 'cause we love it
Chocolate chips; we want more of it
Cakes and ice cream; watch us shove it
Down our throats real fast.
Yakko: Here's a candy bar, you tried it?
Wakko: Hey, let's all see what's inside it.
Yakko: Gelatinized triglycerin
Phosphate, soybean, lecithin
Dipped in chocolate,
W+D: Bring it on!
Yakko: Citrus enzymes, BHT
Dot: Sounds good to me!
Yakko: Baking soda, carob gum
W+D: Yummy yum!
YW+D: Monosodium glutamate
Zinc disodium algenate,
Whole grain flour, yeast and fat
Wakko: Time to eat it; I'll do that
YW+D: We like sweets a lot
But they make your insides rot
So remember it's your body
And the only one you've got.
Re: I don't know where...
My guess is that the 38% think that since Win 8 is 1 more than Win 7, it must be better, therefore they are interested. I mean, what kind of person would want last year's model?
Make me wonder with it being a one way trip, if there would be cannibalism of the first to die. Maybe indirect, as in chopping up the corpse and using it as fertilizer.
Iowa Air Guard
Video of the Iowa Air Guard's transition to drones from F-16s.
I updated two Vista machines to 8. I hated it until I installed Classic Shell. It's pretty good now, though I can guarantee a blue screen by plugging in an old camera. Also, my son that had a pirated win 7 went somewhat legit by installing a licensed win 8. All windows 8 licenses were acquired by buying the upgrades with the $15 loophole. At that price it was a good deal. The one windows 7 machine in the house really isn't. It is an HP that came with 7, but had Kubuntu installed immediately. My wife has been using that for years, and really didn't like 7 at all. It's dual boot, but she only uses 7 maybe twice a year for something she wants to run that won't run in linux. Strangely enough , she tried android on her touchpad, didn't like it, and went back to web-os.
It's amazing how many doofuses have been nabbed by posting stuff on social networks. It only reinforces the fact that a lot of criminals are not too bright.
Re: I predict
Re: I predict
Tibetan Blackbird (Latin) is freaking awesome. Thanks for sharing!
same as cookies
It's the same thing with cookies and ads on websites. The majority of people don't care, so the data going into traffic is going to be useful.
Re: Use Chrome
I do the same thing with Adobe reader. I guess the government uses Adobe tools to create their tax forms, and it only works with reader to fill out. Once taxes are done, I get rid of reader and go back to Sumatra.
I really don't care what I use as long as my employer keeps paying for it. Right now, that's a Bold 9850. If I had to get a phone that I paid for, I'd get a prepaid as I wouldn't use it enough to justify a month to month expense.
I know I am old as every time I see WP in reference to Windows Phone, I think Word Perfect.
Re: I Don't Understand
Close only counts in horseshoes, handgrenades, and H-bombs.
I had set up IMAP access in outlook, and it wasn't working this morning. I could sign into web gmail though. I decided to remove gmail from outlook as it incessantly bugged me for a password that would not work.
Firefox users are more likely to customize their browsers. And Firefox makes it easy to block cookies, ads, and scripts. IE has a crappy version of ad blocking, as does Chrome. I don't think IE has any way to handle cookies, and I think that Chrome's method lacks elegance.
Basically, most people don't care about what they use, and if they do care a little bit, they will run Chrome due to the ubiquity of Google's spamming of their browser.
As a long time Firefox user, it makes me happy to see so many use other browsers. I can keep blocking the hell out of everything, and they can see the ads and pay for my internet. ;)
Re: But it is a phone!
The first time I was out in SF for classes, I took my Magellan GPS and it worked great. When I went out a year later I thought that since my Blackberry had a few nice navigation programs I would use it instead. It turned out it was worthless, because my roaming connection never had decent data, so the apps rarely worked.
It might also lead to a legal "the dog ate my homework" scenario. Something bad happens with the company, they just blame it on the outsourced infrastructure.
I tried the mail app, but i have not found a way to display a mail by itself. I don't use a wide screen monitor, and a lot of the mails I get, get a scroll bar because they are wider than the display area. Since Windows 8 won't let you drag borders around or re-size anything, the program is rendered minimally useful for me.
I tried to use the calendar the other day to set a reminder of when payday was. I would be a recurring item once every 2 weeks. No option to create that.
Also, with the non wide screen monitor, you can't use more than 1 program at a time.
The only thing I occasionally use as a Windows 8 app is slacker, because it streams nicely in the background when I am doing things on the desktop. Otherwise I use Classic shell and boot directly to desktop.
Re: Non-Brits should be able to pay
As a 'murican, I'd pay if I could, but since I can't, I hoist the flag and grab it where I can.
BTW, I got rid of Cable a year a go and just do OTA, Netflix, and whatever now.
Have an HP touchpad
I got one of the firesale Touchpads for my wife, and she loves it and uses it daily. It only cost $150 though. Surfaces will take of when they hit firesale pricing.
Tempted to get a Playbook for $90 today at Cowboom, but will pass as I really don't need one.
Re: Crappy Copy
We have had Vocera for about 5 years where I work. The developers obviously are nerds as there are a bunch of Trek easter eggs in the system. You can have it locate Captain Kirk, Spock, beam you up, etc.
I wasn't sure what 13,000,000 km2 was, so I asked Wolfram Alpha.
Comparisons as area:
~~ 0.76 × total area of Russia ( 1.70752×10^7 km^2 )
~~ 1.3 × total area of Canada ( 9.98467×10^6 km^2 )
~~ largest extent of the Roman Empire (~~ 9 Mm^2 )
Re: Fixed it for you
More of a privacy nightmare. It will allow both services to do a deeper level of tracking than they already do, because you are explicitly allowing it. Thank goodness for Firefox's cookie controls, along with No Script and Adblock+. My paranoia probably really isn't needed though, as the purpose is to sell crap to me and I block all ads anyway. Targeted or not.
All you need to do is install a start button replacement (I used Classic Shell), and delete most of the Modern Apps. Windows 8 is quite nice once you revert it's behavior to something more familiar.
Re: Yahoo stinks
Block all the extraneous code and other dreck, and it's quite speedy. She mentions that you can customize what you see, but with adblock, noscript, and element hider, you really can customize it so it is nice and clean.
My wife has been on Kubuntu for years, and prior to that, Mandrake/Mandriva. Her old PC died and we bought a new one, it came with Windows 7. She tried it and didn't care for it. The machine is dual boot, and she might boot into Windows a few times a year to run something she can't run in linux (audible books). The problem with that is that Windows usually way behind on updates and need to spend a couple of hours downloading and rebooting. She is not a computer person and it works just fine for her. She also has an HP Touchpad and prefers WebOS to Android on it.
Most of what I drink is the free Lipton at work. At home, I am a cheap bastard, so Aldi bags most of the time. The Aldi bags contain a surprise every so often. I have had lapsang or earl grey flavors in a bag before, so I think floor sweepings are correct.
The Aldi crap has run out now, so I am currently drinking a Canadian tea called Red Rose my wife just heard about. I like it a lot, and I do Like PG Tips too.
Being American, I drink it sweet, and sometimes use lemon with the cheap Aldi stuff.
Re: Quick check then...
"Of course, google, facebook, twitter, linkedin, and everybody else who supplies those "like" buttons on a page get referrer information and cookie information to allow them to track your online habits."
NoScript, Better Privacy, AdBlock+, and the built in cookie controls in Firefox take care of that.
NoScript nukes the code, Better Privacy nukes the flash cookies, AdBlock+ nukes the tracking GIFs, and Firefox nukes the cookies.
I'm sure there is more you can do, but I bet that takes care of most of it.
Too late for my employer. There are only a handful of us still on Blackberry, due to carrier. Even when most everyone still used Blackberry, no one used BBM.
Re: Great name
Has anyone on this site ever seen a chicken?
source for knockoffs
dealextreme has all kinds of Chinese phones. They are out of Hong Kong, so no wonder. Shipping is free, but literally a slow boat from China. It takes a month or so to get anything I order. Stuff varies wildly in quality too.
Re: Wan... oops I mean Bankers
My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now.
Re: Drove a Hyundai i40 recently...
I wish I had taken my GPS when I went to Marin County last summer. I thought I could get by with the Blackberry since I had 4 different mapping/GPS programs. None of them worked in the vehicle unless it was on the dash. If I lost my cell connection the GPS quit working, and in Marin county I didn't have a cell connection most of the time.
I took my GPS out there a year earlier and it worked great.
looked at it last night
My HTPC's hard drive had died, so I had to replace the drive and rebuild the machine last night. I re-built it with a cheap ($15) Windows 8 license. It runs Media Center, XBMC, Firefox, and Steam. After getting everything running on it, had steam load the cheap ($7 from Amazon) Lego LOTR. Just went as far as Bree and saw the Peter Jackson Lego sitting on a fence eating a carrot. The Lego games aren't very challenging, but I love the animation and the gags. I wasn't even offended when they fooled you with steam from tea instead of Gandalf's pipe smoke.
They are just starting to role out Windows 7 where I work. That will be with IE8. They are usually behind loading patches, and most likely won't update IE8 to IE9 anytime soon.
Combine this with SuperPacs
Super Pacs with their unlimited fund raising will turn facebook in to a wasteland of political spam. The TV stations and networks make bank on that, why not faceboot?
Re: Rounded Corners!
What are you? A freaking Dalek?
Yeah, e-ink, with newer generation GPS chips which are much lower power. It would be better if it had better battery life. Of course, it would never last like my Cat Eye cycle computer that goes for several years on one button cell.
Re: A Pandora's Box of sorts
" I applaud all of that, and am impressed that you'd share this rather personal story here."
I can't understand airing your laundry in public. I'd consider that a personal family issue and I would think long and hard before I would put something on the internet like that. Then again, maybe public embarrassment will help point him in the right way. ;)
Re: spam from +
That's one of the things I don't get about facebook people. Didn't you use email before? CC's work fine if you want to communicate with a bunch of people. It really is not difficult to attach pictures to email, or imbed links to pictures.
My current HTPC is running Vista with media center and XBMC. I only use media center for recording live TV now, since I installed XBMC. It does everything else better. Strangely enough though, playback of recorded shows through XBMC looks bad, with scan lines and tearing. Media center looks great in comparison.
My regular PC got updated from Vista to 8 and I installed media center on it. The 8 version of media center is nicer than the vista version, but I am not sure if it would be worth the hassle of installing on the HTPC. Since all the HTPC does is XBMC and media center, I have never had stability issues with it. Both machines are basically identical hardware, and the tuners are the same in both machines. Both work fine.
If it wasn't for the nips
Being so good at building ships
The yards would still be open on the clyde.
And it can't be much fun for them
Beneath the rising sun
With all their kids committing suicide.
Re: not one of those usage stats means what they think
Similar to my experience. I have it so when I reboot it doesn't show lock screen and auto logs me into desktop.
I don't see the start screen unless some app drags me there. The system looks pretty normal to me now, and has been stable so far. I do like the faster boot times and lower memory usage.
"85%, she said, use the vestigial desktop on the first day. In the first three weeks, the average user adds 19 tiles to the Windows 8 start screen. 25% have added 30. 90% of customers use Charms on the first day they get the product."
I agree with tiles getting added automatically. I remove them though. I think my TIFKAM screen only has 5 tiles on it now. I left the reporting on as well, so they can see I do all I can to avoid TIFKAM.
The Facebook tool requires constant reconfiguration to ensure what is locked stays locked. In your chainsaw analogy, it keeps changing and you have to stop to figure out how to use it so you don't get cut.
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