198 posts • joined Saturday 9th June 2012 16:23 GMT
Is this how the US Navy is squandering it's money? Please Navy, tell me how you plan on recovering said drone, or is this just a "fire and forget" type of waste?
I live in the United States, I've been to that pawn shop, and there's more than one commercial to bear Rick's ugly mug. They are in the business to make money, plain and simple, further, they know a little about a lot. Pretty sure they aren't the most tech saavy guys. Chromebooks are great for what they do at their price point. I read a lot of the comments about people who install Linux (whatever flavor) to make them just a bit more functional. Which tells me several things; People that are good at fiddling around with their gear (or kit if you prefer) can make these things useful, or that for grandma to sit around and surf the internet makes this machine viable. If I had the extra bread laying around, I might buy one second-hand to fiddle with it (have to ask the wife about that first), but I couldn't justify using it as what we call a "daily driver".
I like to see articles like this. There's no harm in trying to repurpose old equipment, and I appreciate any pointers. I thought about buying my wife a netbook on the cheap, stuffing some Linux in it so she could play games and such, but there just wasn't a lot of versatility to it, making it a unitasker. Coupled with the shortage and rarity of parts now that they are all but gone, couldn't see that kind of investment of time and money.
Re: ...and I'm sure it will only need all of my available storage
That's what I was thinking too for my Kindle Fire. So they'll either dumb it down, or come up with something that crushes my Kindle. Worse yet, they'll make it playable from that cloud thingy everyone is screaming about.
For the price of a new laptop, fiddlefucked around, wasted time trying to build a 'Frankenstien'. Awesome.
What are we supposed to use? Harsh language?
This is absolute horseshit. They can go fuck themselves and the lame horse they rode in on with this hypocrisy. You kill people in video game, but god fucking forbid you happen to use foul language. I've been in combat, the only language spoken is salty.
HBO has started going the way of many cable networks here in the states by "pushing the envelope" of FCC standards as to what they can get away with. I get HBO for free with my cable package, so I watch movies when they are on... Sometimes for shits and giggles I'll watch a movie I've already seen on the HBO Latin (Hilarity ensues when you watch Crimson Tide in Spanish) channel. Their self produced series' have garnered a lot of awards, but there's more stories out there that are worth my time and DVR space. Mileage may vary.
For fucks sake
NASA did a good thing, if you have a bitch, keep it to yourself. Otherwise, let's discuss in detail the extent of the British space program. Fairly sure there isn't a Union Jack on the moon. So suck it.
The "pulsing blue dick punch of sadness"
That is hilarious. Well played, well played.
Line up fanbois
Your new gear is going to be built by other machines. No more tears of kids in the sweatshop holding your laptop together, nope, it will be properly built by robots. Which I suspect will effect the price point, but you fanbois are used that by now. Give me a call and let me know how that works out for you.
Anyone else going to step up? Yeah, I didn't think so. Go fuck yourself.
For the cost of the monthly payments, a company could build their own in-house 'cloud', bought and paid for within a year or two. Piss on this, Amazon is trying to sell snake oil.
Italian and spacecraft don't play well
"The ESA - whose boffins have been known to refer to the GOCE as a "Ferrari" among spacecraft". Does that mean it breaks down often? Shocker.
"Speed is the new stealth". Well, no shit. Worked like a fucking charm when the SR-71 was still active, feel like crypt-keeping to keep your company afloat and relevant? What a load of horseshit. The USAF just wants more money, so lets call it what it is.
For the love of god
Just buy a fucking laptop. There, I fixed it.
One would wonder why Canonical, the Red Hat, or even the Mint folks folks hadn't thought to do this first. It seems like a match made in tablet heaven. By that I mean having a tablet purpose built to run Linux (whatever flavor). Very puzzling.
Two cents from a home user
I liked XP, it was a truck. Granted it needed maintenance from time to time, but what OS doesn't? When I heard that MS was going to basically send XP to the bone yard, I started flirting with Linux for my old desktop, and it's been hit or miss, but mostly positive. Our laptops run Win7, and they work great, no complaints, but I do miss XP. Not quite sure why MS decided to fix what wasn't broken (although I suspect it was about $), they really did a disservice to folks that rely on it for actual real work, not just fucking around on the internet.
Can I just have a Nexus 6 like Pris to go run errands and clean up the apartment for me? That would be great.
Don't everyone go getting their panties in a knot over this. This is what they do. The rest of America wants Texas to secede from the Union so the can finally get that border fence they've been crying about. Sadly, it won't be where they want it.
Re: infrastructure as code is crap
I like "built to fail". I'm stealing it. That was a good rant on the uselessness that is the 'cloud'. I built my own cloud in my house. Working fine, and if it breaks, I don't have to spend hours on the phone dealing with people that have not a clue as to what I'm talking about (mention Linux and their heads start spinning); I've got everything backed up on CD/DVD/flash drives. Way cheaper than the cloud, and I own it.
At least you aren't stuck with Trump like we are here in America. I'm still puzzling over how he could manage to bankrupt a casino, yet a lot of folks think he's some type of genius. Yes, he's smart, he blows other peoples money.
The fanbois were quick to pounce on this. Well, if you need to put the fire out, just remember that it's components were blessed by the tears of underaged children at the plant.
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.