1843 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Re: no man is an island
Isn't it about time that roaming charges were seen for the rip off that they are?
There is practically no real extra cost phoning home from Dover or Calais for the network operators, so why do we allow them to keep fleecing customers like this?
That the first application for these chips will be in robots to fight frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads.
Learn COBOL, even if it cripples you mentally
I still have flashbacks about writing sequential files to tape.
Sometimes, late at night, I can still hear the tape flapping, and the anguished screams of someone that's just dropped a box of punch cards.
Re: There is only one thing a text editor needs
I once offered a fiver to anyone that could write a COBOL program in vi without setting off the terminal bell.
No one ever claimed it.
I have lost the ultra-violet wiping-out gadget (ask your dad)
Am I so old now that this is ancient technology?
Re: If it slips from your grasp and twangs back in mid-pee
Please tell me this has actually happened! :)
Re: Lastpass for me
My brain currently fills all those functions.
Barring accident, injury or alcohol, it seems to work quite well.
Oh! And it's free!
Re: If (when?) they're banned
Someone get me a mini-cam, a tube of tennis balls balls, some hair spray and a lighter.
There goes my weekend....
Re: Counting security holes is not a good guide - windows has HUGE HOLES
Gotta love linux users that think their boxes are unhackable :)
Re: They will use any lie in the book to get you to buy.
Advertisers lie?!! Say it isn't so!
Looks like a perfect phone for kids
And wont cost too much to replace if it's lost, stolen or broken.
Maybe a friendly prirate has come up with a "Fix" for it.
I own plenty of legitimate games.
But sometimes a 3rd party software update is the only way to get the software working properly.
Telephone and face-to-face support would be offered only as a "fall-back mechanism"
I've read that bit five times now, and it just seems like a big screw you to people that don't or can't use computers.
What guarantee have I got that I'll actually be able to speak to someone that can help in a timely manner?
Re: Can we have some bears too?
Lions, Tigers and Bears!
Re: Can't ISPs detect zombified PCs?
Ok, do you want to volunteer to have your traffic profiled first?
It's not white for a start.
Overclockers are rubbing their hands with glee
I'd worry about frost build up on the processor though.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Run for the hills Cory Bernardi! We're all doomed!
Re: My last excuse...
Your phone is there for your convenience, not other peoples.
How do you model one system onto another completely incompatible one?
I don't know. I'll have a go at figuring it out after I've taken this pen and paper business process and automated it on my PC.
Electric shocks when hit by a plasma bolt
Finally! A way to electrocute people over TCP/IP!
First C Compiler
Or, the great grandmother of all compiler errors.
I can use = instead of == in an expression and that's valid?
Re: I wonder how they tested the "will not work with a severed hand" part.
Re: IT BEGINS!
Let's hope that it doesn't have a solid core of naqahdah...
How could anyone have granted those patents?
Which can be paraphrased as "What the internet already does."
The UK Civil Service has a code governing honesty?
I wonder what it says?
And what exactly have you done to try and make the world a better place today?
Mesons play for both sides in polarity switch shocker!
So where's the sexy footage of mesons oscillating?
Technically he's right.
But you can produce as much CO2 if not more, by sitting around talking bullshit all day long.
And lets face it, there's a lot more of that going on than cycling.
Re: how much use would you or I get from that?
Probably about the same amount of use as the Apollo program. In other words... A lot.
Re: Just get a Raspberry Pi
And just how am I ^H^H^H^H is a hacker supposed to convince someone to hook up their iDevice to a raspberry pi to steal their credit card info?
I wonder if you can hack the cable...
Maybe get that little ARM chip to do something useful.
Re: Three digital watches...
But do any of them display the right time?
Re: It's never embarrassing to fix a problem.
We all make mistakes. It's embarrassing not to learn from them. There's nothing embarrassing about fixing them.
Re: Security isn't a dirty word
Darling: So you see, Blackadder, Field Marshal Haig is most anxious to eliminate all these German spies.
Melchett: Filthy Hun weasels fighting their dirty underhand war!
Darling: And, fortunately, one of *our* spies--
Melchett: Splendid fellows, brave heroes, risking life and limb for Blighty!
Have they named it yet?
Why not Zoidberg?
Yeah, you're going to need to replace all that with Rat 5.
Re: ""Rats don't have a sense of self"
Are they sure that rats don't have a sense of self?
My rats apparently seem to have a sense of self. Which I can demonstrate with two rats, a mirror and a banana chip.
Blighty telcos ordered to play whack-a-mole again.
This should solve the problem once and for all.
But what does it taste like?
As if there is any other kind!
Re: Everything is now Square.
Of course everything is now square. It's the only geometric shape that's still in the public domain.
Compatibility Support Calls in 3... 2... 1...
I'm so glad I don't work on a helldesk any more.
I really feel for those of you that do though.
Re: Game of Thrones
I love that show! It's so refreshing to watch something that treats it's audience like adults.
This is why we can't have nice things.
I can't believe that Maz Technologies filed those patents with a straight face.
Re: I wonder if that is legal?
Clicking isn't signing a contract.
Re: Which country is the degree from?
Actually, yes I would. The Chinese have done a sterling job of cracking american systems.
Re: This article reads remarkably like...
I've never understood why I should be worried about the bacteria in my toilet bowl.
I don't eat from it, wash in it, or drink the water from it.
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