Re: "picked, popped"
Shirley you mean "cracked"?
@jake...I thought I told you to NEVER call me Shirley!!
704 posts • joined 11 Jan 2012
Shirley you mean "cracked"?
@jake...I thought I told you to NEVER call me Shirley!!
So big deal...people with more money than they know what to do with can pay $250k for a joy ride into "space". Well it's not space as @Betacam correctly points out.
It's simply some disgustingly expensive carnival attraction.
It would be OK if it were a nice firm Farmhouse Cheddar...but even a sturdy Emmentaler could possibly be poked full of holes.
Oh wait...Emmentaler already is full of holes. So much for that theory.
Mine's the one with the tin of Water Biscuits in the pocket.
What a wonderful world we live in...and there isn't a snowball's chance in Hell I would ever use Uber for a whole host of reasons. Starting off with being sexually assaulted by one of its low paid drivers.
...talking about sucking up to your audience!
Sorry Timmy...completely happy with my Android phone, thank you very much.
Oh...and Timmy...I just purchased one of your 64GB 5th Gen iPod Touch devices last week, and I want to tell you that compared to my 4th gen Touch...and my 3rd gen Touch...and my two 2nd gen Nanos...this is a REALLY annoying device.
When I sync just a handful of my albums from my MacBook Pro onto it, because I don't want them all on this device, and if I am connected to Wi-Fi...and open up my "Music" on it...your crappy device tries to download ALL of my Library from your iTunes Music Store.
And yes Timmy...the MacBook is running the latest version of OS X Yosemite, and the iPod is up to iOS 8.3.
This is really pissing me off Timmy.
...is the number of people who carry around their FondleSlabs and use them as cameras. In Mathew Brady's day, every camera was a large and cumbersome thing to tote around. Not so today.
And I wonder how many of these muppets have a perfectly good cell phone stuffed in their pocket that would take just as good of an image. Chances are they all do.
From today's Wheels section of The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com
"Affordable gasoline is making hybrid car owners rethink their loyalty.
With bargain gasoline prices putting more money in the pockets of Americans, owners of hybrids and electric vehicles are defecting to sport utility vehicles and other conventional models powered only by gasoline, according to Edmunds.com, an auto research firm.
There are limits, it appears, to how far consumers will go to own a car that became a rolling statement of environmental concern. In 2012, with gas prices soaring, an owner could expect a hybrid to pay back its higher upfront costs in as little as five years. Now, that oft-calculated payback period can extend to 10 years or more.
And I would venture to say that their collective attitude towards these ridiculous driver-less vehicles is probably the same. Don't want to drive a car? Then how about calling a TAXI.
Of course I can.
Still running two Win Server 2000 boxes as well. No exposure to the Internet, and only used for AD authentication. My organization simply doesn't have the resources to purchase new servers, and the four running Server 2003 are not pointed at the Internet either.
We can survive very nicely, thank you...and have been for a long time.
I'll be out of town then, and won't be back until Sunday the 25th. And I so did not want to miss this.
"I think having a president who will, unflinchingly, lay off 30,000 government employees would be fucking awesome."
Unless YOU were one of those 30,000 people who got canned.
They may have space available.
...before Farcebook...there was absolutely no way at all to communicate over the Internet.
Being that the fingerprint reader on my S5 rarely works anymore, even if some crim were able to scam my fingerprint, they most likely wouldn't have any better luck unlocking the phone than I have had.
In fact, it is so bad now that I don't even use it any more. Now use a long PIN.
After having it fail to read the registered fingerprint, one has to wait 30 seconds before trying it again. Only to have it fail again and resorting to the backup PIN or password you have to include when registering a fingerprint.
You'll have to forgive him for looking at it wrong.
Now I can get my hard boiled eggs cooked perfectly!
The quintessential oxymoron if I ever saw one.
...with mall security and police who are too lazy and fat to walk as far as I can see.
And maybe too much favor with one Jimi Heselden. Poor bastard.
The fact that there even exists a Pylon Appreciation Society shows that some people really need to rethink their lives.
Ahhh fruityboy Jay...if you are referring to his use of maths...well it would be Vous who is in error...as that is "propper Englsh" on the right side of the Pond.
But just which "great American experiment"? North, Central, or South American?
The Americas do stretch nearly from Pole to Pole you know.
I agree 100%.
Amazon "threatened" the US government to take their drones to another country for testing.
So big fu(&ing deal...fine...go...right now. And this potential "loss" to the US government is what exactly?
As I live in an area with far too many trees for them to be able to fly their drones, I'm not worried, but if I lived somewhere where they could use them, and they wanted to send one to my home, I would find another company to do business with. Even if it meant spending more money.
There is no good reason for these to be used. Just about as asinine as "self-driving" cars.
Yes...it's an elderly Spanish Lord on the back of a rundown, and equally elderly equine, carrying a slightly misshapen lance.
"Gates was a prick, but he's done a great deal of good with his ill-gotten gains."
Whereas Boy Wonder did just the opposite.
"Moreover, Jobs had closed Apple’s philanthropic programs when he returned to the company in 1997 and never reinstated them despite $14 billion in profit last year, the Times reported."
Ever heard of BOHICA...Bend Over Here It Comes Again?
So true...and there is plenty of cash around to buy the politician of your choice...be they Republican...Democrat...or Independent. They are all for sale.
Jun 4, 2009
"Growing White House ties to Google draw protest"
Sep 04, 2014
"White House Appoints Google X Exec As Chief Technology Officer"
Oct 16, 2014
"White House nominates former Google exec Lee to head patent office"
He was cleaning it wrong!
"Darwin Awards are only for stupidity that removes a person from the gene pool permanently (usually, but not always, by death)."
And remember...there are no Lifeguards at the Gene Pool.
And what about Figaro?
Mine's the one with the Bohemian Rhapsody CD in the pocket.
And old Elon also has to remember that his "proclamation" is only valid if people actually buy his cars. Which from the looks of his most recent earnings reports...there aren't a whole lot doing so.
I have an Omega watch purchased in 1969 that works just as well as the day I purchased it.
Apple may not even be in business in 46 years.
Oh how right you are sir.
"Inside Microsoft, she is well-regarded, an energetic MBA who's handled several of the company's products, including its newest software release, Microsoft Bob."
Well...I happen to have a couple of copies of Bob in my archives. Both are Gateway Computers branded versions, and I have gotten it to run on top of Windows XP Pro.
Why you ask? Because I could. So Happy Birthday Bob!
...looks like it's just one more P.T. Barnum moment for Kick-in-the-arse.
Caveat Emptor I always say.
"Google Threatens to Air Microsoft and Apple's Dirty Code"
Really Google? Well it sure is a good thing that you don't have any "dirty code" in any of your products.
"I'm really not sure how exclusively hiring black lesbians would improve Microsofts fortunes?"
Oh but it would...if they were married to Latino Bi-sexual or Trans-gender types.
Social Media a "must have"? Hardly. The true "sad reality" is the fact that so many people use these crap sites in the first place. They only serve to hasten the dumbing down of society. And, sadly, they are doing that very well.
As much as you may not like Putin, he's a sane and moderate actor compared to some of those around him. You really don't want him to leave the stage suddenly to satisfy popular fantasies of spreading "freedom".
Seriously? So I suppose you are either living in Russia, or closely connected to the regime. Way to suck up Ace.
The clown is a narcissistic egotist who wants nothing more than to turn the clock back to the 1960s.
About the only person not celebrating the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall was Putin. If he had his way...and he sure is trying hard to get it...that wall would still be in place...along with the CCCP.
"... the interviewer said that Triumph expected all their employees to be passionate about women's underwear. This is not precisely the average male demographic."
In San Francisco it may well be "the average male demographic".
...not to use Farcebook.
Thank you Eric.
As an American who has spent a lot of time in the Old World filling my stomach, let me say that the words "British food" and "gourmet" are rarely...if ever...used in the same sentence. So folks...easy on the criticism of our version of bacon.
"Eggs & Gravy" anyone? And for the uninitiated...that would be the wonderful British combination of well done scrambled eggs floating in a sea of bacon grease. A culinary treat to be sure.
...there are actually some of us who "don't give a shit" about ANY of these crap social networking sites...especially yours.
And it would be nice if they could find a way to fix the "flaws" in some of their drivers, who have been beating passengers up, kidnapping passengers, running over pedestrians, raping passengers, and other "fun activities" performed by them.
But hey...just think how much money you can save by using Uber. Probably enough to afford a lawyer...later.
"Another unavoidable issue with biometrics is that you can't change them."
Well...most folks carry around 10 digits on the ends of their arms...so getting into the habit of switching which one is being used at any given moment could provide an added measure of security...but I suspect that most people wouldn't want to bother to do that.
"MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder:..."
@Ossi...yes he can. But apparently the author of the story cannot.
...that anyone who needs this device probably shouldn't be going out alone anyway.
"Choose your own device (CYOD), the latest incarnation of mobility device management..."?
My Uni/employer was doing this years ago before the BYOD craze started.
You wanted them to pay for it? Then here are your choices...and they were slim. A Blackberry or nothing.
Now, Blackberry are history, and they will supply you with an Android or iThingy if you want it paid for. BYOD is now allowed, but with only limited access to some areas.
Must be something afoot with their reviews currently. Have they just managed to pull in £17,000 from unhappy reviewers?
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"NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch Facebook."