258 posts • joined 28 Sep 2011
All your base are belong to us.
Re: Do as I say, not as I do...
No, no, no. You don't understand the reality. the arms are not made with conflict minerals, conflict diamonds, or anything like that. the arms are there to allow the native africans to kill each other off so there isn't a flood of people left to flee into europe to get away from their situation at home. If you're going to arm some; then arm all so at least it's equal murder all the way around.
feed and clothe people in need
WTF? When did this get to be the job of the government? I can understand about the basic infrastructure, but feed and clothe?
If you want to feed and clothe, then change the tax law to do two things:
(1) punish the hell out of companies that offshore jobs
(2) benefit those companies that create more on-shore jobs at liveable wages.
Re: Not overclocked
How can you overclock a controller you under-clocked in the first place to flog your other stuff to the public?
and yet XP still has north of 29% of the PC market
And the software they are giving away to move files is crap/old version. All it does is move files. You will still have to re-install all your applications and a Win7 license and disc (should you be able to find one) will set you back a pretty pence. With no real upgrade path from XP to Win7 and most folks not wanting anything that looks like win8 except on a fondleslab, MS has screwed the pooch; and waiting for a new opportunity to screw their user base. How many years have they had to come out with a smooth migration tool? how many? yeah, still don't have one. fuskers.
Re: Seriously now....
If not now, very soon....
Re: has an upside
Feature? I think you meant Failure.
It's what's for dinner.
And lunch, and breakfast, and snacks, and....
I am not a number
I'll just get me coat before that bubbly thing gets me...
IIRC, Verizon declined to fibre up a few of the NE US cities because the corrupt local governments were demanding multiple local tv stations to be set up for the cities to use (free) and for Verizon to pay for.... More political gimme, gimme, gimme....and they just said NO.
still want my memory cube
something for the long term.
Separate all network providers from media providers... Verizon, Comcast, TW, ATT, etc will have no reason to throttle network speeds since they will only be pipes or media providers, but not both.
capture and record their knowledge
(1) not that easy
(2) as soon as some mucky-muck thinks they have it, i'll be booted and some minioni off-shore will get my job at a tithe.
(3) you're not going to distill 40 years experience into a training manual for some newbie. I've probably forgotten more than most will ever learn
PL/1, Cobol, Unisys assembler, Mapper 4GL ECL, JCL - - - don't do any of that stuff any more
Sad to hear. RIP and condolences to his family.
Remember, Peanuts are not nuts
They're good old legumes. Beans; you know, your magical fruit.
Laundry detergent = stink free
Deodorant = stink free
Oh, Hell NO!
DO NOT WANT.
Re: To use or not to use computers, that is the question
Yes, but it will be a 1932 Travesty; replete with suicide doors, a small V8, a three speed shifter, manual steering and manual braking; and weigh at least 2 tonnes.
there's only one thing Opera pulls now
Yes, she'll show you how.
I stopped using the new one...what's the point of it?
a handful of cobalt bits
And a leccy drill and you're in the safe in no time. Permission granted.
Re: Yay - but if it's coming from orbit
Who's going to ride it down?
millions die on a monthly basis and threat of GMO's
Hyperbole and uneducated rant will not convince others of your point.
@Wanderingone56ish - they just want a further deepening of their reach into your pockets for the purpose of moving third world nations up to first world status; feeding and clothing them so they breed like rabbits and don't (magically) contribute anything to the problem....
to the numpties
A 15% flat tax is regressive. If you don't understand that i recommend you do some reading. It's great for the 1% and not so great for everyone else and really sucks for the bottom of the rung who are struggling on a day to day basis.
Social security (in the US) was NEVER intended to be a retirement income. It was clearly earmarked as a SUPPLEMENT to your retirement income. After it was pillaged by congress, opened up to folks who never contributed a dime, added in more who didn't contribute (disabled children??? WTF).... there isn't enough to go around... what a surprise.
Well, when the murder gets committed, and your footprints (among others) get you fitted up to a long stretch in chokey, come back and tell us how random information selection isn't anything to worry about.
And there are plenty of idiots there; all the way up to the top.
a few questions
(1) as already asked; what happens when the power goes out? do i still have phone service?
(2) if it's all IP, will there be enforced net neutrality?
(3) will I acutally get DSL or something else?
(4) will there be enforced last mile line sharing at reasonable cost?
I made an American brew once
Then i zipped up and washed me hands.
What i've never understood
Is why MS doesn't dump installs in their own sub-program folder only and not allow any app to touch the registry (which was one of their biggest f-ups ever). By the same token, MS should have always had their own internal firewall with full control by the user for every in - out - etc. possible
Did anyone EVER listen to his noise?
First thing I thought of when i saw this was the old movie with Vincent Price.
Nice Rant, but missed the point
Most of us in the United Snakes simply don't have two choices. I have cable. period. No DSL. Satellite is not an option. Cellular is not an option (no reception here anyway). Simple solution is mentioned all the time on Ars; separate the carrier and the provider. TWC, Comcast, ATT, et.al..... You are either a carrier (provide the pipes); or you are a content provider (provide the web, tv, phone, etc).
i'm too old school
I don't do any banking online; sure as H not going to get a mobe just so i can do more of what i don't do already.
better than being de-sacked
getting my coat and leaving now
The monkeys already rule earth.
glad i finished reading the comments
Before i get a replacement keyboard and screen.
Re: DMC cells
Too cheap and reliable. Big energy doesn't want that.
Om nom nom nom
Mmmmmm.....rhubarb. delivicious pink stuff.....
oh sure, blame the sugar
Don't put any of the blame on the lazy arse who gets up three times a day to get a fresh coke, go to the loo,
lunchroom, and then home..... to sit on their arse some more.
Re: Can anybody hear that??
That's MR. "YOU UTTER NOB END!"
slipping through the odd boob
i'm guessing too many have already slipped into government positions...
what to do with all me pronz
upconvert it? nah!
Oh Boo Hoo
Stop all the whinging and snivelling and get yourself onto the backs of your elected incompetents and get the tax law changed. It doesn't matter which side of the pond you are on; both sides are getting screwed by large corporations of all sorts who can buy their friendly local politicos.
Re: Feminists are irritating
Maybe, but calling her names is not the same a saying you're going to ride her bicycle until the tyres go flat.
Oh, nevermind, I see you've already met.
Sensorex & Kodak for me
Still have my original (and backup) Sensorex(es).
Only ever used Ektachrome, Kodachrome, Plus-x, Panatomic-x, and Tri-x (and some IR B&W & Colour).
Have the wonderful (although fully manual) Macro lens they made. Not perfect cameras, but never really wanted anything else and haven't really moved into digital as seriously.
" it takes years of graft "
I guess if you're a politician....
The "B" is next to the "N" on the keyboard....presume you really meant the more correct:
200 out of 650,000
Why bother....with computers.
For those 200 you could have actually written it up by hand and got it processed. what a waste.
And yet I'm surprised
No one has mentioned the trekkie angle...
i want the 1000 washers
What hardware store actually stocks those kind of numbers in different sizes?
there is NO migration path from XP to 7
MS built it that way....on purpose.
Your only "migration" is to install 7 on a new drive and manually move all your shite over to the new drive from the XP drive.
Going from XP to Vista to 7 is / was not a path either.