Re: John Nash, Ladia Diana, when will it end.
Insulting the dead is NOT called for!
54 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011
Insulting the dead is NOT called for!
I knew a guy who called everyone Giovanni ; he ended up being (nick)named Giovanni
text is "ein volk, EIN REICH, ein fuehrer" !
In Russia, they write "ANY" (in Latin characters) on the space-bar
S/W _may_ be self-documenting if users get the source-code ...
Overnight is good -- know a country that had the kids mark mark-sense BASIC cards, mail them to a central location, get the run back 1-4 weeks later.
Once a year, they would go on pilgrimage to that computer center, and get hold of real TTY terminals
No I'm not making it up ...
MD5 has also been declared obsolete as of 12/31/2010
We had a PDP11/55 delivered to the university, very late Friday night. No workmen to be seen. We finally strung some ropes from 2nd floor, put a wooden table in the computer's swing arc, told the truck driver to start driving; the computer box made it safely down; the table was matchwood.
Apple sticks the adult-only label on all browser installs (except its own, installed by magic)
Sauce for the goose ...
I told a colleague car 'phones conversations need an "inverse hello"; he said the world already exist: "Stand by!" (from aviation lingo)
Passengers sometimes need this term, too ...
Handsome is as handsome does: the vast majority of android "boxes" are sold via Samsung, AT&T, ... , and these intermediaries let updates happen (or not) at their own sweet time.
Apple can wash its hand of obsolete versions; Google cannot, until they change their rules &force intermediaries to let updates happen on time.
The arbitrator's decision when Publec Key Partners was wound up makes interesting reading
they should change the rules, allow the air-bag's (a.k.a shotgun's) fuse to be pulled out!
Per Atlantic Monthly, the contractors &subcontractors for the B-2 covered 480 out of 550 congressional districts ...
(FOIA request; they have since learnt to block them)
A woman can max out her number of children with just one man
That's what happened in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safford_Unified_School_District_v._Redding :_nothing_ found in her backpack -- so they strip-searched her (it was a hunt for contraband Advil ...)
Estonia was taken over by Joe Stalin while he was best friends with Adolf Hitler
Why did the Warsaw flight crash?
All the poles were in the left half-plane
What percent of these "hundreds of thousands of dollars" went into the public purse?
How many of there hundreds of thousands of $s went into the public purse?
How many of these hundreds of thousands of dollars went into the public purse?
"Hachette did not collude with anyone" , but settled out of court with the DOJ on this issue; and apple was convicted in open court of collusing with Hachette and others.
Unfortunately, the USPTO stopped asking for working models some time before 1900 (ran out of storage space)
In a multinational company, someone "revamped" the network (his word), effective _HIS_ midnight. Crashed all the way, hit us _OUR_ 2PM. Found is home 'phone, and he got a 2AM call. We were told never to do it again, but I expressed the pious wish that they revamp his balls off.
You may swear on a _stack_ of bibles, if you so choose.
'1983' should by 1982
How many frachisees does Tesla have??
Stalin DID have punch-card machines to run the purges on -- this is one of the first items sold after the embargo on the USSR disappeared.
an ex-IBM guy told me this was the reasoning behind the coat&tie rule: if you see a man in suit &tie, you figure he assumes the machine will work, and he will not have to crawl on the floor fixing it.
I have tried out an app like this on my iPhone 3G in 2009-2010. "EmailNwalk" if I remember right.
In a recent "flier" https://ilms.intel.com/aprimoportal/OutboundMessage.aspx?A=87144bbd78aff09964cca5937de9609c&O=664c8a60aa01db85ba39dd5c572028aa&T=b333208886639fd5&D=194e13319b5d48d29f3b706573901c28&M=b333208886639fd5&S=8aac5c2993895f67bc793c6121b4df98&I=3e7925015c832b66870e6ac6b792d7f6&MSGID=8e76f14230b53d645529482df90c4e58 , Intel quotes a great feature that makes them suitable ("Perfect") for embedded,
That feature is segmentation
I am not making it up ...
"we took the money, and we got shafted, but we're not whores".
I have seen iOS4 cause an iPhone 3G to become slow as molasses; it was decent on iOS3. No downgrade path...
RL51, the Intel 8051 relocating linker, had to solve the bin-packing problem; solution (first-fit decreasing) was copied straight out of Garey&Johnson; worst-case penalty is 22%, but in practice it worked much better.
Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts, and I am reliant on other people (e.g. employers) for money. If they give me bad checks, should I write Apple bad checks?
"Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts", and I rely on other people (e.g. employers) for money, When they give me a bad check, should I go write Apple a bad check?
the 186, 286, 860, 960
My mother told me the difference between an explanation and an excuse is that an explanation comes _beforehand_ ...
Can the car be "adjusted" by the car next to it on the freeway?
I used to post on usenet with a signature line "I work for x, but x is in no way responsible for my opinions" . Never had any trouble with the bosses at x.
RISC chips have _more_ registers
"both parities will have to subscribe" -- no so. Check out their Ronin card.
I believe Ruth Benedict's "the chrysanthemum &the sword" was originally written as a guide for US troops about to invade Japan.
The little Mike (Brown) reported to the big Mike (Chertoff); they can share the glory for Katrina between them.
These machines should be called "mikes", to commemorate Michael Chertoff (of Katrina fame) who lobbied for them,
When Samsung and AT&T between them can delay updates by more than a year, does it make sense to blame developers for the fragmentation?
The "printable" version is unprintable (graphics, not rude words ..)
In the days of newsgroups, text would be ROT13 encrypted, marked (in plaintext) "offensive to ...." -- and if you decrypted that ROT13 and got offended, you had no one to blame but yourself.
Could something like that not be done for video, audio, pictures .... ?
and now Syria is applying for a permanent seat on the UN human rights council