Yeah, awful Atatürk couldn't keep things under control 80 years after his death. Maybe time to depose him?
173 posts • joined 12 May 2012
Hmmm... my guess is the downvotes are for SomeGOPWingNut, but maybe someone was upset about me conflating the head of Buddhism with a cloned sheep. Touchy touchy.
For New Zealand they can do @KimDotCom - for most others @DearGreatLeader will suffice.
For US, they can get a headstart with @SomeGOPWingnut.
For all humanity, try @DollyLama [@DollyLlama in Peru]
But for the largest source of intergalactic influence try @TaylorSwift
And for raw naked power, @SmileySirius
Re: That is not verbal evisceration
Bob said, "You talkin' to me? there's about a geelion fuckin' actors here and youze a nobody - you talkin' to me? I dont even know who the fuck you are"
And with that he snorted another line of coke off his Breguet watch, and looks at the crowd... "Whaaatt? watcha lookin at? My name is Rupert Pupkin and I've been lookin' for this theater all night - I asked my mom how to get here from Jersey, and she said 'practice practice practice'.... I sez, 'Ma, that's terrible - they told that joke in the 30's'. 'she says, "and what? you're over 30"
Really, Butterfield was lucky he didn't get whacked - you don't fuck around with the mob - look at that greaser in Goodfellas - had a temper like a firecracker. Should have asked De Niro about his plumbing - that movie (Brazil) was at least a comedy. Kinda.
Re: Say 'No' to puns based on Phil Collins/Genesis song titles
You're messing up the internet meme...
"Top 10 amazing puns based on Phil Collins you won't belI've..."
Okay, I had *your* girlfriend for a time. More believable?
Re: Gated reverb is luvverly (especially with a bit of reverse)
Collins was quite good on Gabriel's 3Rd album (Games without Frontiers et al) even while putting out his own crap. Thing is, with a mic he was a monkey
On a drummer he was quite skilled.
Oh please, Phil Collins stepped out from behind the drumseat of a rather talented band, for a while filled Peter Gabriel's vocal and writing boots quite admirably, and then lost it on Motown re-tread, schlock easy listening snoozers, and bouncy annoying junk that would make Billy Joel cringe. He was like a little boy, glurging over his over-excited pre-pubescent tastes with no self-restraint. I had a girlfriend at the time who wanted me to appreciate his sensitive side. Instead I grabbed my backpack and hit the road. 30 years later, you should too - just move on. As for the UN peacekeepers put in place to keep him in retirement, I suggest hazardous duty pay.
And my Android autocorrect spelling. Some of the mistakes are truly ambitious - far more than a mere moron could aspire to.
Yes, go to YouyouTu.be
And do do that voodoo that Youyou Tu do so well.
Folks, whoever sent in the "rape" groupies and the incredible exploding condom managed to derail Wikileaks for the last 3-4 years - the US doesn't care anymore. Certainly drone strikes can continue unabated, the Halliburton hit squads have successfully rebranded, and there's no more talk about "Arab Spring" outside of bath soap.
I just wish Sweden could have proffered at least one fish charge like the famous red snapper from the Vanilla Fudge.
His name is Eamon, and he was innocently carrying a cake.
Pretty silly - Exalead got bought off the market by Dassault about the same time as Microsoft bought Fast & bundled with Bing & Sharepoint. But Google had a search appliance out at the same time too, and typically people would just buy it because they weren't that interested in evaluating the difference between Autonomy, Exalead, Fast or Google - they took the perceived market leader at a much cheaper price point than the others (ok, not sure about Fast), or they moved to OpenSource Lucene/Solr or its more trendy upstart competitor ElasticSearch. I don't bet that either of the latter is doing that well with support contracts.
In short, Search went commodity and no one wanted to pay for it. VCs should definitely beware. Not because of HP, but because of lack of paying customers and competing against Google. But sure, Mike Lynch is the AntiChrist & HP wuz robbed. Feel better?
Re: That's nothing
Re: Safest Option?
BYOD = Bring Your Own Disk? (& rest of server)
Re: expensive international calls.
Well, you're the auld dinosaure, ain't ya?
I'm supposed to text or email the dozens of people I communicate wtih regularly just to see if they're about and something important, rather than the easy ping that Skype supplies?
Or I use a different IM and convince hundreds of contacts that they should join a new service?
Let me guess, Google+? or a more stable Tinder based on AWS service? (oops)
Re: So if I understand this correctly...
It would be more consistent to not trust the scientific establishment on global warming *AND* vaccines/disease control, *OR* believe in them both.
The scientific and PR methods in both are similar - why should 1 be sound & the other flawed?
Unless there's a huge money motive to gin up one and not the other - but from where I sit, there's lots of cash to be made in both expanded vaccines & mitigating warming.
Re: It's never been easy...
Google is moving from Java to native code because its attempt to use someone else's work for free wasn't quite the slam dunk they wanted.
[rolling over billionaires isn't as simple as tossing a few bitcoins to the typical garage hacker]
But when Google open sources those search algorithms and stops complicating life for Android forkers, I'll make up all kissy-kissy.
Re: Best of luck to him on his recovery.
I thought Tumblr was already virtualized.
Tumbling with tumbler = (tumblr)^2, exponential growth.
Memo to self: keep head in the clouds, but feet on the ground.
Sadly, "keep your eye on the horizon" was a bit too literal.
If it was a public school in Texas, presumably they thought no student could actually tell time - aside from ante-Diluvian or post.
Couldn't they disarm him with StuxNet? I thought that was the universal vaccine, the strange but loving anti-Strangelove.
Oh, please, have faith - like with trademarks, the US will figure out how to extend to 70 years and then eternity.
Lessee - "Thin computer + snake = Cloudscale"?
another Surface with a useless keyboard?
the new "Alice Cooper Touch"?
circus artist's rendering of Apple's new "Pencil"?
Rattler & Hum...
"Snake Eyes" Retina display?
Type => Swype => Slither
Re: Rocky Roccoco
Speaking of "imagine", I found myself thinking if she'd been able to pack in a couple cigars and a few minibottles of whiskey, she was all set for a knockout Saturday night.
Re: Rocky Roccoco
Whew, someone else here is old & twisted enough to remember. Next round's on me.
another article on The Internals of Things?
sticking up, er, for her Right to Burrow Arms?
was she Barreling down the Highway?
& the old standard, "Rocky Roccoco, at your cervix" -
I assume she was worried it'd go off half-cocked.
Are you that real-life guy they based Shaun of the Dead on?
Re: "Drive on the left" signs
No, 2 wrongs make or meet up in Switzerland (actually, a menage-a-trois mashup). How the Alps got all high & pointy.
How about, "sorry, your wife and teenage daughter are already using that one"?
Re: You are to blame, not AM users
It's the first one that Murdoch didn't pay for - amateur hour.
Oh oh, went looking to The Reg for Ashley Madison, and a) not only is she not home, b) I'm infected. Not even a reacharound - she's a cold one. Glad I gave them Obama's GPS coords. Now who could be knocking on my door this time of night?
Another scenario - a woman wrote into Glenn Greenwald describing her loveless sexless marriage to a man dying from cancer and raising a child. She of course could just leave him - that would be great, no?
Too many judgmental moralists - many people are in complicated situations. Marriages often muddle along good enough when not meddled in by asshole hackers.
Id of thawt cheez wuz spelt wid a z, udderwize zounds "chee-zee"? lolz, rotfl, ratfuck, spzzzz
Note like with Marc Rich, the President could issue a pardon with conditions, whether community service, some short jail time (rather than a long drawn-out trial to sap 4-5 years of his life), etc.
Marc Rich's pardon was so attractive that Rich never took Clinton up on it - somehow Switzerland was the simpler option for him. Not that the charges against Rich were well-defined.
Re: Bill Hicks..
Yes, the no-name down-market Hicks Shit is definitely more personable than the high cost Brand Shit, more flexible, durable, even re-usable. I saw Hicks shit once, and it was one of the funniest things I ever saw (he probably had a similar impression, as I was balanced between stalls with my bulging eyes sticking over the opening that was barely big enough to squeeze my head through). Laughing, dancing turds doing impersonations of the Rockettes (but with cigarettes in their ummm... mouthlike orifices) and little snippets of Springtime for Hitler (if you've never seen poop-laden lederhosen short-shorts, well, it was a treat, almost as good as their floater sailboat skipper routine) - slicker than whale shit in an ice floe, as Robin Williams used to say.
As for influence, I'd have to disagree - sadly, these turds could barely make their way in show business - no knack for the glad handing, back slapping side of the business (if you can imagine), and while they made a noted mark in the short run, they were gradually pushed aside for more economical, eco-friendly turdlets and the trend towards efficiency supermodels - American Big Lots' influence, you know, along with those special Chinese container ships that can stack up big ol' logs like firewood. The curmudgeonly might say the Hicks' spawn were the more talented, and certainly cuter, but you can't fight progress nor City Hall - sadly, Hicks' shit went the way of the buffalo once strewn across the prairies of the great wide open.
Re: The Hicks particle
Yeah, I knew Jesus when he was still alive, before the "32 club" - much edgier & more unhinged. Now you get all these fanbois & goils into some post-mortem trip, t-shirts and all that Che Guevera or Bob Fucking Marley hippie gloss to make him mainstream - few know he was more comfortable as a skinhead Oi Boy (sans Doc Martins - insane to wear those kind of boots around the Dead Sea unless you're IDF). And I all but expected when the gospels came out, they were gonna cut his cross-and-fellatio act, instead focusing on the limp "turn the other cheek" stuff - hey, that was just when he was cutting his teeth on the borsch circuit in Judea's version of the Catskills - fat old ladies wearing cocktail dresses 3 sizes too small and he's gotta make 'em think he's the friendly kid next door. The real Jesus could curse like a true sailor on a 3-day shoreleave - even that swine rushing into the pond thing - he thought it was just a mischievous larf, better than tapping mailboxes, and then he gets all these promoters around going "Brilliant, effin' brilliant - now the wild geese". Fucking posers and bloodsuckers.
Xiaomi the way to go home....
Xiaomi the way go home...
I'm tired and I want a mobile set
I had a committee meeting just an hour ago
And it's still not ended yet
Marketing by committee -
meeting quotas by 130% since 1949.
Let a thousand ringtones boom,
the great beep forward
The Long (smart) Watch...
Velly Telly of U,
Mao's Little Red (non-Mac) Book
Don't mind us -
We're just helping Capitalism
with a Chinese face
Re: Suffering artists
Art is a job. Sadly, kids mowing yards get paid a few bucks an hour, while artists are seen as philanthropists giving what they do for free or dirt unlivable wages. It's not that they're "owed a living" or that there's "oversupply" - it's that the cash register and front door for artists are intentionally left open. When they call 911, well, that only applies to banks and record labels - individuals just look like Flavor Flav twitching on the pavement.
But don't worry - this is the future of all software programming as well, except there you might presume an oversupply. In any case, hardware makes money; software is free; wetware is decomposing as we speak.
Re: No cracking needed
Talk to Fabrice Bellard, a certified genius and founder of ffmpeg under a pseudonym to avoid RIAA or others suing him. Whether ffmpeg re-created Fraunhofer's work or just sounded good enough, I believe it was the main force in turning MP3 into the lossy format of choice (being used in VLC and mplayer and then, well, everything).
Yes, Apple takes your first 3 months and you have to hope you have any pay coming after month 3 - most hit singles fade pretty quickly, so most artists would get squat.
Kudos to Taylor Swift.
Re: I still don't get it
I'd guess no one at the top would want to be seen as Obama's poodle, and a minor kerfluffle over the torture of British nationals - http://www.theguardian.com/law/2012/oct/19/torture-uk-britain-blood-government - didn't go so well last time. Whereas Sweden's just one of those free love, unaffiliated socialist states - who could accuse *them* of untoward business?
He's not quite hiding - everyone knows where he is.
He is protecting himself - not everyone has benign intentions - surprisingly I'm sure not even Uncle Sam.
However, aside from taking a shit, most things I do these days are planned at least a week in advance. Microsoft and Google have given us digital calendars to handle the heavy lifting, and airlines even reward us by giving us less than extortionary prices by booking a week or more ahead.
In any case, this standoff has been in place several years, and if there was an agreement in March to finally do an interview and the prosecutor waited until last week to finally ask for a time this week, that's certainly presumptious and incompetent - yes, a diplomatic unit or the country itself might want to prepare good and well to prevent any unfortunate fallout from such a heated and high-profile situation. I'm sure it doesn't affect Assange, but his keepers have their considerations, and Ms. Judge/Jury/&Executioner could at least help them plan the hanging properly (even those are booked ahead of time to fly in extra seats and dignitaries - except for Hussein's of course, but we were in a hurry)
Perhaps she'd heard Assange was into fast hookups - 1 week seems like an eternity in that case.
Re: Bit Sneaky. Reprinting That Particular Article During Dabbsy's Absence
Oh, we can do that as well - start with the gut rot and move to the rotgut - put a little shine on the complexion.
Re: Bit Sneaky. Reprinting That Particular Article During Dabbsy's Absence
Gramaphone as in Grandma/Grams - you gotta get the southern vibe just to go there. but don't worry, she can drink you under the table with corn whiskey while cobbling up a nice helping of cobbler. Put that in your corn cob pipe.
Re: Bit Sneaky. Reprinting That Particular Article During Dabbsy's Absence
William Faulkner was a die-hard fan of Jack Daniels and wrote more erudite and indecipherable prose than James Joyce could even phantasize about. So piss off with that misplaced elitist whiskey zeal and understand it's the hallucinatory experience *PLUS* the smacking of lips & loving slurge down the gullet that leaves us enthralled with whatever we're partaking, and while "your mileage may vary", undoubtedly longer miles still win. (and yes, a guy who writes about taking granny's coffin across miles of flooded back-running tributaries as the corpse rots inside along with the irredeemable ugly cruelty of the Snopes clan is certainly dear to my queer fascinations, along with "A Rose for Emily" which might as well have been the inspiration for Psycho). BTW, Keef the Richards was also seen to sport a fifth or two of JD in his time, and I think he's even beknighted. Stick that in your gramaphone.
Re: A large Quantity of documents...
I have a speed-reading course to recommend you - read War & Peace in 3.5 minutes tops, the 2014 Congressional record in a longish bathroom break, the CIA code of honor in 1.7 seconds...
If we're going to stay on top of all these leaks, we better step up our game - through speedlearning!!! (Postage may apply)
Re: I know I'm in a minority on here
I don't care about "jumped up tech".
I do care about the insinuation that people knew what was going on. It's become clear in the last 2 years that even Congress didn't know what was going on, and that the CIA/FBI/NSA & GCHQ when convenient play a shell game and pass the soap, with none of the accountability that was legislated taking hold.
Marcie Wheeler has pointed out numerous times how they play these rules, how they even refuse to implement directives for a decade with no repercussions. And of course they string out FOIAs for years and even directly lie to judges and Inspector Generals and Congressfolk, and yet the only ones who ever go to jail are... whistleblowers!!! Amazing how someone can brutally murder someone outside their job can go unpunished, but someone who reports that murder is hurting national security. They manage to say that these illegal activities are "rogue" and "unauthorized" yet reporting these supposedly rare and unsanctioned acts - whether the murder or the direct violation of privacy on a massive scale - is wrong because those rogue unsanctioned acts are confidential? If a CIA agent bludgeoned her husband to death, is that still a state secret for some reason? Why then all these other violations of CIA rules?
Cue up "The Ketchup Song", the best homage to Spanish-bastardized English evuh.
Carrying around a keyboard dock as a spare battery just in case? No thanks - Bluetooth that lasts 85 hours is fine with me (that's how my iPad keyboard works), and I have a reasonably 5000mAh palm-sized charger for $20 if I'm worried about tablet running out.
" lead by consumer electronics giants... " - AAARRGGGHHHH - "lead" is a heavy element, "led" is past-tense of the verb "lead", as well as the first term in a long-defunct heavy metal band's name.
Even the NY Times can't keep this simple mistake off its pages - why oh why? Its [sic] a crying shame. Even now, someone's adding "your" as smartphone/blog-synonymous to "you are" in the Funk & Wagnalls' guide to speed butchering the language. Who'd of [sic] thunk it?