42 posts • joined Wednesday 26th October 2011 13:25 GMT
Re: It's inevitable...centronics port and a toaster?
The toster was on the Amiga!
Re: Liberal spotted
Asshole spotted in this rant.
data from telephone interviews - useless
so we're missing data from people who don't have telephones ...
another useless and irrelavant survey and for what purpose?
"2,252 adults ages 18 and older" - this is not a very large sample - where and why was it conducted - who gives a shit anyway.
Feb 17, 1775
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Franklin's Contributions to the Conference on February 17 (III) Fri, Feb 17, 1775
subsidized or 'look at all the idiots out there'
you people are stupid morons if you think apple is subsidizing anything!
Re: A golden opportunity
If you think the economy is bad now, just wait until we "whack the Chinese military hard"
Maxwells theory of electromagnetic wave propagation
The point is, Maxwell equations it is a theory about light as waves. The single/double-slit diffraction experiment shows that light can be thought of not only as waves but also particles (the photon). You can send individule quanta of light one at a time through the slits, but still have a difrraction pattern created like waves. This also works for electrons and other 'particles'. Hence, the wave-particle duality.
To the person who posted this.
" Fingerpointing is one thing, Mr Stallman, but making things better does require skill. Did you set up a public proxy server? Did you create a new internet layer protocol which provides security and anonymity? Did you create the router firmware for it?"
You are an ASS!
Re: Absolute rip off, but not a toy
Sorry the Mac was a toy, an expensive one at that. The Macs had task switching not a real multui-tasking OS. The Amiga would run circles in tems of performance and graphics ( it, as you may recall, had specicalized procecessors for graphics which off-loaded a lot of cycles from the main processor). The mac was a desendant from Lisa (which was way overpriced), and Lisa was a desendant from the Xerox Star. As usual, Apple was master of re-packaging, not innovation.
Fartbook Mickey$oft, Crapple and Screwgle - Indeed!
I find it ironic that these were the exact same companies who screw up the web standards in the first place? Now using open source software for their project is just a testimony to how badly web standards have become. I don't trust this at all.
Water causes drowning
Researchers have found a correlation between water and drowning. According to the study, the number of drownings increases substantially when water was in the immediate area of the victim. A health warning is forthcoming.
If you drop into a toilet and it sinks it means that the printer is off-line or out of paper. Amazing!
The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1982.
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind
Let's cherrypick our nuclear diasters
"Since the Fukushima meltdown - as a result of which, not a single person is set to be measurably harmed by radiation - we know that nuclear power is safe. "
Some facts about Chernobyl:
237 people suffered from acute radiation sickness (ARS), of whom 31 died within the first three months
Four hundred times more radioactive material was released than had been by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Thyroid cancer among children was one of the main health impacts from the accident, with more than 4000 cases reported
After the disaster, four square kilometers of pine forest directly downwind of the reactor turned reddish-brown and died, earning the name of the "Red Forest" A significant economic impact at the time was the removal of 784,320 ha (1,938,100 acres) of agricultural land and 694,200 ha (1,715,000 acres) of forest from production.
An area extending 19 miles (31 km) in all directions from the plant is known as the "zone of alienation." Ukrainian officials estimate the area will not be safe for human life again for another 20,000 years.
Between 5% and 7% of government spending in Ukraine still related to Chernobyl, while in Belarus over $13 billion is thought to have been spent between 1991 and 2003. No one knows the true economic cost of this accident.
The Chernobyl Shelter Fund, set up in 1997, has received €810 million from international donors to cover the cost of a large concrete sarcophagus expected to be completed in 2013. We are still trying to contain an accident that happened over a quarter of a century ago.
Re: Why C
Forgive my ignorance on this subject, but aren't a lot of operating systems and compliers written in C? If that's the case then using another language whose complier is written in C would be worse, since then you would have to debug both code and complier.
Re: and no-one mentioned RT-11 ...
I seem to remember that CP/M was a lot like RT11. I only used RT11 on a PDP11 and CP/M on an Osborne, but do remember the pip command on both.
Re: MS and SCO
I guess quotes and facts are out of your realm, and argumentum ad hominem is the only thing you can provide (you can look on wikipedia for a translation). It's really not worth the effort to continue this discussion.
Have fun with windows 8!
Re: MS and SCO
To answer your comment and opinion ('paranoid penguinistas that desperately wanted to blame the whole thing on M$ took the evidence of outside investment as somehow being a grandiose M$ plot.') with a fact from 2001:
'Microsoft CEO and incontinent over-stater of facts Steve Ballmer said that "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches," during a commercial spot masquerading as a media interview with the Chicago Sun-Times Friday.' ---
I guess MS thought that Linux software was some kind of medical problem.
MS and SCO
"On March 4, 2004, a leaked SCO internal e-mail detailed how Microsoft had raised up to $106 million via the BayStar referral and other means. Blake Stowell of SCO confirmed the memo was real. BayStar claimed the deal was suggested by Microsoft, but that no money for it came directly from them. In addition to the Baystar involvement, Microsoft paid SCO $6M (USD) in May 2003 for a license to "Unix and Unix-related patents", despite the lack of Unix-related patents owned by SCO. This deal was widely seen in the press as a boost to SCO's finances which would help SCO with its lawsuit against IBM."
This was and still is seen, as MS atempt to crush or at least slow down open source.
Re: I completely agree, US Politicians are no better than two year olds that need a spanking
You must be kidding. $300 for a birth ? $300 doesn't even get you an X-ray.
You're are completely misinformed about health care in the US and how it works. The insurance companies and heath industry control what you pay. These industries together contributed approximately $9.25 billion to PACs between 1998 and 2011 (more than three times the amount from oil companies). And this does not included the super-PACs.
So ask yourself, what can $9250 million dollars buy me? Maybe some really good legislation to keep the incredible dysfunctional US health system in check.
OK Here's the deal. You play the game and then forgot you played the game, but remember that you forgot the password. So when you need the password you forget to play the game, in which case you remember the password. But on a quantum level, you can both forget and not forget the password, so play the game and have some a beer and remember the password. ... it's really simple and foolproof (and nobody with rubber hoses knows you forgot)!
I'm not sure if you know anything, but judging by this statement you do not know anything.
Re: Windows 8 is brilliant
Time to change meds!
all TV is CRAP
I would like to chain the author to a chair and watch American TV for a week. Only then would you see the true meaning of CRAP. But to be fair, all TV is CRAP and some is worse than others.
Getting back to their roots
You guys shouldn't be so hard on m$, they're just going back to their roots. The OS automatically crashes when it's used too much.
Re: Social engineering
To the Social Engineering comment. Are you really that stupid! It was done with GIMP. But, all kidding aside, you are such an ass.
If she had competed in sports, she would get more than $1000. She would be recruited by a major University, given a scholarship and make much more of a headline (ESPN). They would probably write a book, make a movie and lots of people would get rich. But she's only smart and that doesn't count in this country.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. - Carl Sagan
And you're the joke!
You sir have no idea of IT history. MS, Apple etc. 'stole' from so many, and created an industry to make money - nothing more, nothing less. These companies have contributed nothing to the technology. Even the media created saint, Jobs, stole from Xerox Star to create Lisa. The biggest attribute that Apple has is repackaging. MS bought out so many companies to 'create' all their software (and I mean all), because they rode on the coattails of IBM.
These companies are not sacrificing their software or design because they have none. They are out to make money by not allowing ANY competition.
You are so clueless about these matters. Get off your arse and learn a little about technology.
The problem is not so much the general public, but the reporters and editors who have no understanding about science. They report on buzz words not science, since they don't have to put any time or effort into writing the article.
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