173 posts • joined Saturday 9th June 2012 16:23 GMT
I have detailed files
This has got to be a LOT better than Salvation, even with his old ass lumbering around. I'm smelling prequel.
Re: 140 laptops onboard
Bear in mind that the ISS is cobbled together from bits and pieces from around the world, and she's getting a little long in the tooth. After the Linux install, they'll be taking some of those laptops out for spacewalks.
Lucas pretty much tanked the movies with the prequels, now Disney wants to make sure it's good and buried with EA. There is a great disturbance in the Force.
More than one way to skin a cat I guess...
In the US Army we'd call that "a technique". Not that it's the best fix in the world (tape? c'mon now), but if it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid.
The people of Provo (which is not in fact a small city) will benefit from the presence of Google in the long run, despite the cost of having to maintain what they've already built.
For that price in the states I could buy something that I could upgrade the memory, with far more storage, and have money left over. In fact, I could buy two. I appreciate what Dell is trying to do, but this just rebranded (as in unsold) laptops that they couldn't give away, and I don't care that it's an i7. Not at that price, your mileage may vary.
Poster boy for capitol punishment
The US Army should reinstate hanging just for him. He's not even worth the bullets of a firing squad.
Re: Well done on catching up with Chrome!
I was thinking the same along the same lines. There's this fantastic little tab on the thingy that allows people to surf the interwebs 'incognito', and lo and behold, there's actually a keyboard shortcut (shidt+cntl+n). Imagine that?
Very funny. Some commentard is going to come in and flame this later, and that will make it even funnier.
Re: Surprisingly, This Is Serious:
I'll wager that you yell at kids to get off your lawn as well. Or shake your fist at the weather.
Good for them
Cheers, and keep up the good work.
Some of the smarter folks in the middle east have realized that sooner or later, the oil is not going to flow, but what do they have is an infinite supply of sun. Steep up front costs to shake out the bugs? Yeah. The technology will catch up.
Re: US spelling...
I guess when the UK can send a Mars rover, you can spell things however you like.
Roaming charges. The Brits are worried about the French. It's like the 19th century with cell phones.
Re: Easy to answer
"Linus Torvalds has effectively proven by demonstration that just because you build a better mousetrap, it does NOT mean the world will beat a path to your door."
This is true. I love my Linux machine, worked as soon as I downloaded it 2 years ago. But there's no money in giving away good product.
pressure hammered = turned off and on again repeatedly until it works
That's what I said.
How long were they flailing about in the control center until "that guy" walked in and just rebooted the system.
Followed with: There, I fixed it!
There's a term for that
A non-doctrinal term used in the US Army applies: Getting Jiggy With It.
So many choices...
I settled on Xubuntu after Kubuntu, and a failed attempt at Ubuntu, as I have a rather older computer. So far, I have no complaints, other than the seemingly unending stream of updates, but that's not always a bad thing. There was a learning curve switching over from XP, but nothing unmanageable.
I'd really like to try out Mint on my wife's lower-spec laptop after reading all the comments. Making a convert out of her will probably be more difficult though...
Nicely done! Nice story.
No one charges for an operating system
That's an amazing observation. So computers run on Rainbows, Unicorns, Glitter and Sunshine that no one pays for?
What fantasy world do you live in Asay? Did all of your precious Apple products come with an unpaid for OS? Nope, you paid top dollar. Maybe if you buy the new iPad, they'll let you take a ride on that ugly-ass yacht.
So The Onion was right!
The same people that are eviscerating a movie that has yet to be made are the same folks that will pony up the dough to go see it in the theater, just to tell everyone how hard it sucks.
Re: Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.*
Please enlighten the unwashed masses as to what you do when the Cloud provider is down for routine maintenance. Go to your in-house back-ups? Paying twice for the same redundancy is lunacy, and for a small to mid-size business is just bleeding money. Peddle your snake oil elsewhere, I'll stick to things that I actually have control over.
Re: Pearls before swine, Matt?
Keep your precious digits in the cloud. When you can't access them, go to your back-ups, which is what the cloud is for. Paying for the same thing twice is idiotic, and I further suspect you're selling the same snake oil as the author.
I can't wait until the Dutch Army comes to try to collect those taxes.
This is a first
Waited until the end to promote Apple. Maybe they'll swoop in and fix this cloud thingy? The CLOUD is snake oil, and if Apple goes whole hog into it, that will just be the official stamp that it isn't a real solution. Go cash your fucking check, because you must be one of their paid shills.
This is shocking.
I thought they were using smog to camouflage their troops. Oh dear.
The hue and cry from the likes of you? Bitch please.
Re: Apple did not invent mobile computing, nor even make it real.
The author might be misinformed. The US Army was using mobile devices in the late '90's before any of the iCrapple devices saturated/polluted the market.
They ran on Linux.
Too little too late?
To me it seems that the market is already saturated with tablets that work, and don't need an MS brand on the OS to sell the product. I'm sure at some point in time the folks in the headshed at MS thought that if they wait for the technology to catch up with their OS, they'd be printing money, but that doesn't seem to have happened, and the window of opportunity has all but closed.
Good for them for offering an alternative, that's the nature of business, but a wag of of the finger at them for trying to jump on the bandwagon long after it's gone.
Great, so the officers and senior NCO's that will likely never have to pull pistol will be issued them, and the poor joes on the ground will have to use the old equipment. Brilliant plan. No wonder this god-awful war has been going on for so long.
Re: Did I miss the part
No, that's in the lawsuit chapter.
Re: The benefits still outweigh the negative...if only clear lenses are used.
Teabagger or Paultard... Hard to tell the difference anymore. You lost the election, get over it.