606 posts • joined 11 Jan 2012
"One of the major problems with "climate science" is that there's no such thing."
@plrndl...another "expert" heard from...NOT.
Really? So my brother and sister-in-law...who both have PhDs in Climatology...and my sister-in-law runs a world renown University laboratory that analyzes ice cores to study climate change...aren't in "climate science". Right.
Sorry chris...I'm a bit confused.
You state "Having worked with many government and IT entities..." yet you make a perfectly logical statement like " If you want to be successful, then you make a road map of where you want to be and lay down the foundation for getting there: one piece at a time. Where each piece is bid on (fixed), and achievable within 6 to 9 months. Any project that takes longer than that is just too much.
Don't you realize that there is absolutely no logic in government? If there were, everything would go smoothly.
Politicians would put the country's needs ahead of their own personal agendas...bills would get passed...government spending would be carefully monitored...government appointments would precede in a timely manner through Congress...there would be no need for Lobbyists...and everyone would be happy with...and have implicit trust in...their elected officials.
Not sure if there is any country on the planet like that.
That is a world which only exists in one's mind...not one that will ever exist in reality.
Just kidding mate. Have a cold one...but reconsider your comments. ;-)
..."they just work"...maybe.
"Apple said to be readying OS X Yosemite public beta "
I thought every release of Apple's operating systems were public betas.
"Nurse, my medicine!"
Funny you mention medicine...because in the U.S....the cost of many medicines is much higher for U.S. citizens...than the exact same medicines...made by the exact same companies...in many other countries...such as Canada.
So don't feel so bad...or alone...because there are plenty of U.S. & international drug companies screwing U.S. consumers.
Re: Yup, that's why I won't use apps.
I use apps...but I have SMS messaging blocked on my phones...both outbound & inbound. No worries here.
"Already there. Called IBM Traveler"
Yep...and it works very well, actually. Used it for several years...but I'll bet Dead Steve is none too happy about this collaboration. Oh well Stevie Boy...you're dead, and can't do anything about it.
"'We are building an operating system for human activity'"
As opposed to all the other operating systems that haven't been "for human activity"?
And those would be exactly which ones Sparky?
Well...I'm not too busy at the moment.
Let me know if I can help out in any way.
"The question of how this...keeps appearing out of nowhere has been haunting us for over ten years"
So Lester...just exactly who is in charge there...if you don't know how this keeps happening? Hmmm?
"Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America"
Oh not to worry China...the NSA takes care of that.
...is that you out there downvoting everyone who criticizes Rupert here?
This is shocking!
At least there is no chance whatsoever that any Chinese military info is in the hands of the US. That would make the US government hypocritical...and what are the chances of that?
So he commits suicide.
Will he be missed? Probably not. Wouldn't worry about it Lester.
If Marky-Poo is someone these kids look up too...
...God help the future of civilization.
...if you ever hope to sell this item in the US...you had better keep in mind HIPAA compliance...because you are in effect sending patient data via your Bluetooth connection, and any HIPAA regulated data such as this has very strict security rules regarding its transmission.
How utterly pathetic.
"Porting this capability to the watch makes sense as it is easier to send a voice message from a device already on the wrist than pulling out a phone."
Because it is so difficult to reach all the way into your pocket to pull out your phone.
Well, if you don't use Farcebook in the first place...
...then this isn't really a problem. Now is it?
Re: Looks more like...
Lindsay...have you started drinking again? You know how irrational you get when you do that. Please be a doll and stop...again.
Re: Psych(o) researchers
So if Tal Yarkoni has a family...would he mind if someone told him they had just all been killed in an auto accident...just to test his emotions? Even though they were all safe at home?
After all..."“The manipulation had a negligible real-world impact on users’ behaviour”, Yarkoni writes."
or in his case...
“The manipulation would have a negligible real-world impact on users’ behaviour”, Yarkoni writes."
Isn't that right Tal? No problem is there?
Another P.T. Barmun moment
"iFind's creators WeTag had raised a cool $546,852 from 9,771 Lemmings when Kickstarter suspended funding yesterday.
There...fixed it for you.
I know this BOFH is only satire...but...
My wife has a brother-in-law who is a Beancounter...and her sister was one for a long while also (before she thought she should go and find God...and that has been a real laugh)...and this Anal Retentive idiot accounts for every penny he and his wife spend on a daily basis.
When they used to come and visit us (fortunately, haven't had them visit in years), he would pour out his wife's wallet...empty his pockets and wallet onto our Den coffee table...arrange every coin and paper bill in neat stacks by denomination...and then make a hand written accounting of their day's expenditures.
It creeped my wife out so much, that she told the both of them to stop doing this in our house.
But they still do it in their own home. Pathetic pair they are.
Re: If I may...
Pardon me...forgot one other definition for drone...and that would be what emanates from the mouths of every politician on the planet.
If I may...
drone 1 (drn)
1. A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey. Its only function is to mate with the queen bee.
2. An idle person who lives off others; a loafer.
3. A person who does tedious or menial work; a drudge: "undervalued drones who labored in obscurity" (Caroline Bates).
4. A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control.
[Middle English, from Old English drn.]
drone 2 (drn)
v. droned, dron·ing, drones
1. To make a continuous low dull humming sound: "Somewhere an electric fan droned without end" (William Styron).
2. To speak in a monotonous tone: The lecturer droned on for hours.
3. To pass or act in a monotonous way.
To utter in a monotonous low tone: "The mosquitoes droned their angry chant" (W. Somerset Maugham).
1. A continuous low humming or buzzing sound.
a. Any of the pipes of a bagpipe that lack finger holes and produce a single tone.
b. A long sustained tone.
c. Any of various instruments that produce only a constant pitch.
[From drone (from the bee's humming sound).]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
NFW Google...and every other IT firm.
There isn't a snow-ball's chance in Hell I will EVER have my home, appliances...and especially my car...connected to any Internet organization. Not Apple...not Google...not Microsoft...not anyone.
The only items that are...and will still be...connected to the Internet are my computer and Smartphone. Everything else is off limits to all of these creeps.
Re: How many users over the years...
One of my brothers, who recently passed away, went on step better than Post-it Notes on ALL of his computers...he took the time and trouble to use a label maker to neatly create labels with every username and password he used online...and then affixed them to his computers.
When my other brother, a Sys Admin like myself, found this and showed me what he had done, we both were speechless.
"Detection is apparently within 50ft of any node."
Seriously? Seems to me that if one of these Drones comes within 50ft. of me...then I probably would, at the very least hear it, and most likely also see it.
Sounds like just one more P.T. Barnum moment to me. The complete dumbing-down of society continues.
Re: Re: depressing lack of common sense/base scientific knowledge
"Just a couple of critical questions... what colour are the beans and what magic do they posses?"
Well @Rob...depends on what type of magic you need.
Red beans do one thing. Blue ones do something different. The white ones are "magic specific", meaning that each bean will only respond to one wish. Have two white beans? You get two different wishes.
Now the Pinto Beans are really special. Being that they are multi-coloured, each bean can grant more than one wish at a time...but the wishes must be similar.
As for the green beans? Ask Jack what they do. He's in control of those.
Hope this helps.
"If I could pick up my packages from the station when almost home that would be excellent."
As opposed to picking them up from your front doorstep? You know...the one attached to your house.
So I pay a delivery fee to Amazon...for shipping company X to deliver a package to a train station...so I can therefore take time out of my commute home at the end of the day...to stop and pick up said package...and then carry it home myself...along with my briefcase...and laptop bag...and top coat...etc...etc...
So just how do I sign up for this convenience?
What a pathetic world we live in.
"The world blazed with anger and indignation after Facebook collapsed, causing its stock to fall by nearly 0.8 per cent in pre-market trading.
Re: The internet of fridges
There isn't a snowball's chance in Hell I would ever connect anything in my home, other than a computer, to the Internet.
"That said, electric cars will be the dominant car within the next 20 years."
Right...just like computers would bring about the "paperless office". Still waiting for that to happen.
That fantasy was first coined around 1975...slightly more that 20 years ago.
"The dear are shooting back now? More sporting I guess."
Don't know about whose dear you know that may be shooting back...those kind of women I try to avoid at all costs...but it would be very cumbersome for any deer to pull a trigger...what with having a cloven hoof and all.
Mine's the one with the Venison steaks in the pockets.
Re: Instead of flipping images upside-down, just tilt them by a few degrees
No...the "evilest thing I can imagine" would be to intercept and replace the image with a very bright, rapidly flashing, strobe light. Now that would be evil...and a whole lot of fun. :-)
"Is it possible to stop others from posting pictures of you on the internet?"
Not impossible...but I make it very difficult by not allowing anyone to take my picture...with my knowledge, of course. But then again, I rarely associate with the narcissistic types who would use any of these asinine social networking sites in the first place.
Re: What I want to know
Re: bring them to book!!
But Apple said they did nothing wrong. Doesn't anyone believe them? Why on earth would they lie about a thing like that?
The dumbing down of society continues.
What a complete bunch of narcissistic crap.
"... with an improved heat shield..."
"... with an improved heat shield capable of withstanding large metal objects it may run over in its path."
That's better. :-)
"When, it's been around for years now, on the desktop and on the server .."
@cyberelf...Linux is still just a blip on the RADAR screen, as far as desktop OSes go.
With 1.58% of use...it's hardly a big target.
Very pleased to be a part of "Dark Social."
I communicate via e-mail and telephone calls. Oh, and also by that rapidly disappearing ability to talk to someone face to face.
My feeling is that if someone can't call me on the phone...send me an e-mail...or see me in person...then I really don't need to hear from them...ever.
Am not...and never will be a part of any social networking sites.
Don't text either.
Re: Push-driven advertising and extreme greed?
"This push-driven model of advertising is increasingly reminding me of the cancer-style business rules of The World.
There...fixed it for you.
Fixed it for you.
"Did NASA probe detect a KILLER GAMMA-RAY burst in Andromeda?...OK...not really."
"These are simply click-bait generators, devoid of depth or original reporting."
Sort of like Farcebook itself...now isn't it.
Sounds about right.
Sales are up...profits are up...time for more redundancies.
Once more with feeling...
...If anyone is stupid enough to use any of these lame social networking sites...and put your pathetic life's details on them...then please zip your lips...and deal with the consequences.
Re: "Google has also expanded into Sunnyvale ..."
"Has anyone figured out what will happen if Googlematter and Applematter meet and interact?"
"And life will be different as a result."
Firstly...one needs to really give a rat's arse about the WWDC for any of this to matter.
Secondly...as many folks don't give a rat's arse about it...our lives will not be different at all.
Well it is completely understandable...
...his first cousin must have been out of town for the weekend.
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