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Microsoft steps on a land mine they left for the others....
"Doh!" - that's gotta hurt.
(snigger giggle - another microsoft epic fail)
Lance Armstrong can now go join a self help group.....
FAIL - for contempt.
Re: stop abusing and exploiting their student body
"Oh no - The University has ‘fessed up to the incident on Facebook, where commenters report having received 300 or more unexpected emails."
Oh fuck - we are doomed...
300 "unexpected" emails....
But Mercury is so good for you, and the environment.
It cures syphilis, lights the world, is fun to play with...
It comes from the ground, and goes back into the ground - so where is the problem.
What we need is MORE mercury in the environment.
Re: Microsoft can't win
Bought some more NET BOOKS.....
10 minutes into a 30 minute boot up, set up and registering process - Xubuntu 12.04, UNetBootin - Linux installer on a USB drive, FULL install = wiping out Microsoft Windows, and their half baked trial version crapware....
I just think back to all the days, weeks, months and perhaps even years, that this company and it's shitware have cost me, and the enormous amounts of my money and misspent opportunities as well...
"Harrrr Harrrrr - Walk the Plank Ye scurvy dogs!" - loosely translated that means, "Microsoft is having another Epic Fail - Ha Ha Ha..."
Satan - "I welcome them"
What ever happened to the cavity searches...
"The elbow length glove or the should length glove sir?"
Damn I miss them.
Oh fucking really....
Porn? People fucking on film?
"Playboy was accused of repeated, serious and reckless behaviour by failing to protect children from accessing the sites. Ofcom explained:
There are a number of controls that websites can use to verify the age of users. This includes asking for credit card details before any adult content is made accessible. Credit cards, unlike debit cards, are not available to under 18s. Playboy TV and Demand Adult had breached UK rules by having no effective systems in place to protect under 18s from unsuitable free and paid-for content."
Oh fuck no! Thank christ for that. Someone has finally fucking saved us from the moral decay sweeping through society.
And this smacks of dumb fuckness beurocracy "Oh the rule book says".....
I mean there are billions of pictures, stories, and films of people fucking just EVERYWHERE all over the internet.
Re: £100,000? Yeah, that'll teach em...
I get the feeling that it's a mere cash grab for an extended annual vacation......
The "American Mentality"......
As I sit here hand lapping my ruthlessly sharp cutting tools.....
Hmmm but America has 5% of the worlds population, consumes 2/3rd of the worlds anti psychotic drugs, a fair slice of the population is incredibly stupid, the American media are a bunch of corporate wankers who tie in with the military industrial complex, and getting their own senators into power....
So you have a nation on permanent war footing, against imaginary enemies, under the guise of "spreading freedom and democracy" to every other country that has oil or minerals.... that they want to steal by sending in the military...
And Obama - just how many fucking bullshit studies have been done, so far, that link or not, computer games to nutters with guns?
One American kid I went to school with, said, some 30 years ago, that gun murders are so common, that unless there is like 20 people dead, a shoot out of 3 or 4 people etc., does not even make the news.
And yet in Australia, he said, one person gets shot and it's major head lines.... and he could not believe the difference in the way the media here, reported it, as compared to "every day shoot outs" in the USA.
So Obasma puts his hand on his cock and comes out with another bullshit idiot study that has been done 500 times before.....
While the amount of drone attacks on people in Afganistan and Pakistan, has multiplied like 10 fold, since he took over from Bush......
Satan - he was a born liar.
Re: No, the battery supplier for the 787 is...
They should be able to open the cabin windows..... (after depressurising a heap)
Well maybe not, but one would think that this ought to be the case....
Nothing like flying with the cock pit, filled with FRESH AIR, instead of SMOKE.
Re: All that money so little profit
Ebay works like this:
Head Office - Orange County California USA.
Head Quarters - Bern Switzerland. (Swiss Bank Accounts = US tax avoidance)
Former CEO Meg Whitman - Bank Accounts in the Cayman Island = tax avoidance.
The management of Ebay had fucked over so many sellers and buyers - that the 2008 conference was a wash out.... almost NO ONE turned up.....
A seller called the Ebay staff on their corporate scamming bullshit.
This is John Donohue's response.
Hmmmm and what about FACIAL HAIR.......
And be coming to take a seat here me lovely!
Itch, Itch, Itch - scratch, scratch, scratch......
Re: Despite the relative issues in the case....
I agree that charging shitloads for much material that is in the public domain, added to the fact that the authors etc., get NOTHING, and the people at Jstore - well the argument for freeing up "public" information that is locked behind paywalls, has a lot going for it, and my personal opinion of the people at Jstore, is that they are a bunch of beurocratic, pesudo-academic, cash grabbing, control freaks - and I have never liked them or how they run THEIR system.
I think they are absolute bastards, and always have - for years before this Arron fellow ever hung himself.
Compared to the http://archive.org/, Jstore are absolute bastards to deal with. And they are.
Their website is just SO user unfriendly, the charges leveled at them for locking down information that is NOT theirs and ought to be freely available, in the public domain, are well founded.
And yet they talk all this "For the good of Humanity" bullshit.
Jstore - and the people who run it, are in my opinion, some of the very worst people that I have EVER tried to do any business with EVER.
"Grab Cash, Grab Cash, Grab Cash - and give the users and the authors nothing!" - that is their mantra.
This statement by them smacks of the lowest form of hypocracy.
We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Aaron Swartz. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Aaron’s family, friends, and everyone who loved, knew, and admired him. He was a truly gifted person who made important contributions to the development of the internet and the web from which we all benefit.
We have had inquiries about JSTOR’s view of this sad event given the charges against Aaron and the trial scheduled for April. The case is one that we ourselves had regretted being drawn into from the outset, since JSTOR’s mission is to foster widespread access to the world’s body of scholarly knowledge. At the same time, as one of the largest archives of scholarly literature in the world, we must be careful stewards of the information entrusted to us by the owners and creators of that content. To that end, Aaron returned the data he had in his possession and JSTOR settled any civil claims we might have had against him in June 2011.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service and a member of the internet community. We will continue to work to distribute the content under our care as widely as possible while balancing the interests of researchers, students, libraries, and publishers as we pursue our commitment to the long-term preservation of this important scholarly literature.
We join those who are mourning this tragic loss.
Despite the relative issues in the case....
It's pretty fucked how they decided to wipe his whole life out - I mean fucking really?
A critic of academic publishers has uploaded 19,000 scientific papers to the internet to protest the prosecution of a prominent programmer and activist accused of hacking into a college computer system and downloading almost 5 million scholarly documents from an archive service.
The 18,592 documents made available Wednesday through Bittorrent were pulled from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, a prestigious scientific journal that was founded in the 1600s, the protester said. Even though the vast majority of the documents are hundreds of years old, the London-based Royal Society charges from $8 to $19 for each one, and restricts viewing to one person on one computer for only a single month.
"If I can remove even one dollar of ill-gained income from a poisonous industry which acts to suppress scientific and historic understanding, then whatever personal cost I suffer will be justified – it will be one less dollar spent in the war against knowledge," Gregory Maxwell, self-described hobbyist scientist from Northern Virginia, wrote in a manifesto accompanying the upload. "One less dollar spent lobbying for laws that make downloading too many scientific papers a crime."
Maxwell's action comes three days after federal prosecutors charged Reddit cofounder Aaron Swartz with computer intrusion, fraud, and data theft. They allege he broke into a locked computer-wiring closet at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and downloaded more than 4.8 million scholarly articles from JSTOR, an online archive of more than 1,000 academic journals.
Academics and copyright critics immediately criticized the charges as excessive, likening them to trying to put someone in jail for checking out too many library books. They argue that many of the documents in JSTOR's collection are probably kept behind its paywall against the authors' will and that there are no valid copyright claims restricting their distribution.
Indeed, court documents charging Swartz contain no claims of copyright violations. Instead, they cite Swartz for intrusion of MIT's computer network and for impairing JSTOR's systems by using an automated script that systematically scraped its archive.
In an email to The Reg, Maxwell said he decided against uploading the documents anonymously to prevent anyone from falsely claiming Swartz was behind the move. All of the documents were published prior to 1923 to ensure they are all in the public domain. In addition to describing himself as a GNU/Linux user since the early 1990s, he said he has worked extensively with Wikimedia.
"I find a lot of my interests land at the intersection of technology and public policy," he wrote.
Jennifer Granick, a former staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who is now in private practice at the ZwillGen law firm, said in a blog post Thursday that Swartz could have used a guest account to download each article individually without violating the law.
"Is it a crime, therefore, that he used an automated process to do so?" she wrote. "Or does it only become a crime after JSTOR and MIT tried to block him? Or is it because the technique slowed the system down, and if so, wouldn't the defendant have had to intend that damage under longstanding principles of criminal due process? I find the theory that individual access is allowed, but automated access is not extremely interesting." ®
Re: It's not a security hole
One of the things I hate most about Microsoft stuff, is all the bullshit you have to get up to - just to "do stuff" on it....
Registry hacks, blah blah blah blah.......
But I do like watching them flip from "Ahhhh ha ha ha - tis' a mere scratch.", and then go into panic mode as their holier than thou Naziware Cash Cow, starts looking like a walnut sitting twixt the vice jaws, a mere turn or three from being broken wide open.
Welcome to the "Linux Surface" - runs all your DRM free, Open Source apps...
But shit eh.... they might actually sell more of their Surface computers..... which is a lot better than almost none.
But then again - they are too stupid to not leave well enough alone and will go out of their way to try and fuck that up as well.
Linux - likes Microsofts hardware.
Re: Funny how these things go full circle
Is it living this long or remembering THAT far back.....
Fuck.... I should just shut up and do house work....
But I remember going to school one day, once upon a time, far far away in another galaxy....
And another kid had a CALCULATOR digital watch....
Yes... a kind of basic calculator, in a watch case, on a wrist, that one pressed the keys of it, with the tip of a pen.
And in the 30 odd years since.....
I think I have met about 3 other people in my entire life, who have ever worn them.....
Something about TINY, Fiddly, Many Features in a Minescule Package....
I just think that some times, it is really necessary to divest ones self of a significant degree of onboard tech...
This is bullshit.......
“Functionality-aside, a watch also epitomizes prestige and is seen as an extension of the user’s personality and lifestyle/fashion sophistication,” said Tham May Ling, head of personal accessories at analyst outfit Euromonitor International.
Prestige is a way to publicly masturbate ones insecurities, while being ripped off big time in the process, for mostly worthless crap.
Beyond the 5 fundamentals, such as food, water, warmth, shelter, and kinship, everything else is just "stuff" - and beyond the 5 fundamentals, you really don't need much to be happy - only the advertisers manipulate you to the Nth degree, to convince you otherwise - so you can get sucked in to spend more than ever.
I despise the smart watch fads, and only wear a Seiko Divers watch, electric ones go "spastic" on me with their time keeping, and this is a mechanical self winder. It's hermetically sealed, and the seals only ought to be replaced every 3 years, but that is only if you never wear it in any environment that rots seals, and or repeatedly open the hand and date adjustment, so the seals get exposed.
If I accidentally let mine run down from not being worn for a few days, I set an timer that goes off 5 minutes before the right time, and then pick the watch up, give it a good shake to wind it up and then back into business for another few months.
It keeps good time. ONE watch will last me my whole life. It has big glow in the dark hands, and it easy to read. It is really tough and durable.
As far as all the fashion trend setter bullshit goes......
This is about 20 years ago... or something like that - and this is what a conjob the fashion industry is.
The TAG - Heuer watches, left the factory for about $150 each. The importer into Australia, marked them up and sold them to the retailer for about $1000 each. The retailer sold them to the consumer for about $3000 each.
Despite the "luxury item" (conjob) status the watches had, they only had 12 months warranty on them, just like the shit box $5 watches from the flea markets.
"a watch also epitomizes prestige and is seen as an extension of the user’s personality and lifestyle/fashion sophistication" - and a grossly overpriced time keeper, for the most part, simply shows how stupid you are.
"Oh look at me, I have a $500,000 Italian Sports car that can do 300Kmh.... in a country with a speed limit of 100Kmh...... And look at me, I have a shit box Datsun that did cost me $500 and easily keeps within the speed limit.....
Luxury = $495,000 worth of stupid.
Smiley - the cosmic joke is that self is the wealth.
Re: Lack of vision and feeling the heat...
The law of unintended consequences.......
And MS is making plenty of BIG nasty irritating fuck ups....... and has been for decades.
Satan - She just LOVES Ballmer.
Re: Office for Linux? @ Osmosis Jones
It's the fact that the ribbon takes up 30% of the screen space.
That 30% of the screen space is wasted having "shit constantly stuck in your face" that people do not want, need, or care to see OR use.
Many people prefer menus.
And they were stupid arsehole enough to REMOVE your right to choose... the MENUS or the RIBBON.
That is why people hate it.
And they still fucking hate it.
Re: A bit ironic, really.
I used to have a bicycle rear light that did the same thing....
Fast Blink, Slow Blink, Left to Right Blink, Right to Left Blink, Flashing the Macarrena Blink, Disco Blink.... and perhaps some others.
With an idiot ----little---- recessed "on" button, and dodgy electrical contacts...
It soon got the hammer.
Now all I have is a light with "ON, Slow Blink, Fast Blink, OFF."
This actually sounds like a real fucking prick - as in crack the shits and snap it in two.
"It's got a single button, buried in the tip under the silicone, that's very difficult to press to turn it on and off. Worse, the vibrator has, like, 15 speeds and patterns...and you have to push the button repeatedly to cycle through them. Once it's on, you can't turn it off without cycling through all the patterns."
I hate interfaces like that - it would drive me insane - from the moment it's turned on.
This is wrong....
A rephrasing - since I have been fighting like cats and dogs with Australia Post of late..... and Microsoft for an eternity...
Microsoft confirmed Fellows' departure to The Australian Financial Review, which also carries Australia Post’s comment that Fellows will help it to cope with Australians’ accelerating preference for digital communication.
Retyped this means "Australians’ accelerating preference for digital communication" - or "Australia Posts transcendence from a grubby monoply (like Telstra) into a largely irrellevent service provider that has had about 90% of it's business go digital... and else where."
Australia post - a corporation staffed by shit loads of incompetent people, who give shit and petty service, now has to compete with dynamic providers like the couriers......
I fired the local post office for fucking it up so badly so many times - and do all my pick ups at another office... and because the management of Australia post have rigged it that the offices only take calls from the national call center, you can't ring your local post office any more.... so you have to call the national call center, and they have to call the post office....
So the post office complains about getting harrassed, by having to take a couple of phone calls per week by my calling the national call center, who then calls them, to see if packages are there... and then the Australia post security center staff send the cops to hassle me..... to dictate Australia posts terms and conditions..... that I should pay for a PO box.....
"Oooo answer the phone 2 x a week - Ooooo can't do that, it's customer service and we don't provide that here - better complain to the morons at the security center."
Australia Post is a clowns outfit.
Australia Post has reported significant declines in the volume of letters it is asked to deliver and has tried to address this with a new electronic letterbox service. By working utilities and similar organisations to offer punters a persistent and secure location for important correspondence,
"Australia Post has reported significant declines in the volume of letters it is asked to deliver" - Their tracking service is bullshit. A friend noted, "I can get a big box of stuff from China within 7 days for $7, and Australia Post charges $28 to send a small package from Melbourne over Bass Strait to Tasmania, and after 8 days, it hasn't even left Melbourne."
So now Australia Post are making the equivalent of soda drink vending machines, with a code to match your parcel, but it's ONLY a uniform box size and shape that will actually go through the machinery....
LOL - otherwise it's back to the post office, as per usual, for the not infrequently "non uniform box" sized and shaped packages....
Australia Post hopes to remain relevant even if customer letter boxes only ever fill with junk mail. Along the way it has also become embroiled in legal battles with a rival outfit, Digital Post Australia, which has more or less the same idea.
Australia Post hopes to remain relevant even if customer letter boxes only ever fill with junk mail - LOL......
So much fucking crap service, so much corporate stone walling, so much inept staff, so much bullshit from the middle management....
I'd rather pay for a courier to come and pick up my stuff, than put up with their shit ever again......
"The organisation has also signalled plans to become an e-commerce enabler, setting up lockers from which online shoppers can retrieve their goods."
Unless this is at EVERY post office, it's grasping at straws at best.
Fellows will almost certainly be missed by Redmond, as before her regional role she led Microsoft Australia into the company’s top ten territories by revenue. That effort won her the regional role in 2010.
Ooooooooo the TOP TEN Terrortories, by REVENUE - Ohhhhhhh So she is THE one who is responsible for pricing their software at 2 or 3 times what it costs in the USA... along with the scam of stopping buyers in Australia, buying the product through the USA.....
Rats leaving the sinking ship - from one desperate pack of money grubbing scam artists, to another desperate pack of money grubbing scam artists..... with their idiot ideas about a "digital email box" that would be perhaps marginal at best.
Customer: "Hi my parcel that was supposed to be picked up at the post office, was left by the idiot who delivered, it, with the label marked, "Insured for $5000" on it, next to the letter box on the street - well the contents were stolen while I was at work all day and I want to raise a complaint and get a refund."
Australia Post: "So what are you doing calling us?"
(There really are tribunal cases on record of these events happening)
Satan - she loves suffering and bad vibes.
Re: Lies, damned lies, and... What?!
Plenty of women own 2, 3, 4 or even a whole dish washer rack full of them.....
I guess the overall sales, divided by the population SEEMS to equal about 50%....
It's not the heads, it's the numbers in the dresser draw/s.
Some own none, many own plenty.
Re: What did you expect?
I do have a facebook account that is almost NEVER ever used, and has nothing in it..... as you need to have one to contact any other user...
And I am getting almost daily emails, "You have more friends on Facebook than you think."
Well I don't "think", and if they know this to be true, then they ought to contact "all my friends" that I don't know anything about, and then get them to contact me, at my "None De Plume" almost pointless and worthless facebook account.
So telling me that I can pay to send messages... yeah and.... the person on the other end, where is the proof that they have even read it, or have even gone, "Select All" + "Delete".
"Oh my inbox has 20 million hate messages at $100 a pop" - I will ignore them and only use my internal corporate email account for my meaningful contacts, and phone for my business and personal contacts... and the rest of them, I shall ignore them all - the dumb fucks", says Mark.
Smiley - the irony of the bullshit is not lost on me.
"Wana buy some mandies* Bob?"
Horney Jewish Princess (me thinks).
*(short for Mandrax)
The Gimp Suit - Pony boy loves slavery to the system.
Why am I having waking nightmares of these things....
Industrial robots = unnerving and dangerous.
Autonomous Android Robots = Mont Golfier Brothers, unmanned balloon landing in amongst the peasants, pitchforks, killing the devil.
Ahhh the genius of it all.
Firstly why shit can, what works well for most people, most of the time.
Secondly why reinforce the issue of the minority "not getting it" vs., it working quite well for the majority who do get it, as the reason to shit can the SMS (and other systems).
"The system works, but it has its own limitations. Coverage outside Australia’s big cities can be spotty. If you live away from mobile coverage, the SMS alerts might not reach you. If you’re a tourist passing through a danger zone, you probably won’t even be on the alert list.
This is known:
""""""Victoria’s acting premier has made a public statement that people should not rely solely on SMS alerts. He’s been backed up by that state’s Fire Services Commissioner."""""
Oh well Duh....
So sorry that a 98% population coverage, and all most all the people in almost all of the area, getting the SMS's and a few foreigners, of which an extreme minority not understanding it - nor the 100 miles per hour winds or the flames and smoke roaring towards them.. and being as dumb as a fucking drop bear.
Shit bad odds that.
Satan - "I want your soul."
Re: Been on it for years?
I'd like to be a total prick and only let them have the numbers to call upon written application to the consumer and a non reply / acknowledgement to be determined as a NO.
Satan says - "Let them burn for eternity."
I am curious as to why....
They have not confined the beam to a narrow directional appature, at the microwave's width wide and say 5cm long.
Also you don't need to detonate the plant, merely heat it enough.
Satan - because she loves a hot horn.
Re: I just created this account to say this...
Oh god.... fuck.
"“Panasonic’s Android-controlled SR-SX2 rice cooker lets users search for recipes on their Android phones and then transmit them to the cooker. It also provides information such as how much electricity it has used,”"
Lays face on keyboard and groans......
Timer, Temp, and a loud - "Ping!" when done.
Some of these fucking idiots should be taught how to cook, "Joan of Arc" style - "Here, let me show you where to stick the thermometer."
Satan - because she blazingly approves.
Re: I'm wondering ...
I am wondering just how much this will accelerate and increase the school drop out rate......
The USA leads the educational world with the highest "fuck you and left school" rates, as does it's percentage of population in prison.
Pretty soon the USA will have more people in prison than on the streets.
"Heyyyy instead of sending the kids to school - who have the modern plague of Attention Disorders, we can send them to a state run concentration camp!"
And none of the dumb fucks....
Are refitting their loads of ICBM's for long range, deep space, long duration missions.
And none of them are using every opportunity that every asteroid that goes past presents, to take pot shots at them and perfect the techniques of breaking them into bits and or knocking them into the sun / into deep space.
What are they doing?
They are sitting on their fat corporately funded arses, peering through the telescopes, saying, "Oh my god, gotta watch out for that one!"
Satan - she understands ruling the earth with fire.
Yeah it has SOME merit, sometimes, but overall, aside from attacking relevant causes, and knocking spammers offline etc., it generally is little more than an a brief annoyance.
"Oh Oh Oh we jammed a christmas cake up the FBI's arse! Golly Gosh!"
I hear the ways to bypass a DDOS attack are pretty easy though.
Those were fun days......
A few years back in Central / Western Victoria, Australia... it was about 52 or 53*C, and the wind was blowing at 120Kmh +
And half the country was on fire.
Fuck it was a "difficult time".....
2 years later, half of the country was under water.....
I Love A Sunburnt Country
The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded Lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens,
Is running in your veins;
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies -
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me.
The tragic ring-barked forests
Stark white beneath the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
An orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the crimson soil.
Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart around us
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.
Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold;
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.
An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown Country
My homing thoughts will fly.
He forgot a bit about,
"I love the flaming fireballs,
As they race on through the sky,
Every time they touch down,
All are sure to die,
As the annual bush fires,
Have us running for out lives."
I hate the forced assumption of unilaterial agreement to exploitation.
Nothing a nastily worded email does not fix, to every arsehole in the management and company....
But I'd rather trade with companies that don't do this stupid, "stand on your toes" bullshit.
Satan - because she knows where to shove it.
I mean this is REALLY good.... but
It's not very fucking useful.
What a clever dad!
"Earn your keep child, or I shall sell you for scientific experiments!"
"An unexpected benefit of this is, for me anyway, that instead of dossing in front of the idiot's lantern, the children get to enjoy the great outdoors helping dad mix concrete, or break stones. They'll thank me one day for organising these family bonding exercises, I have no doubt."
Actually I am getting by on ~900W of solar......
Clever, imaginative, resourceful, and no wasting time doing stupid mentally defective activities.
PC - 5 - 8 hours a day.... (seasonal)
Solar hot water....
Books, reading, studying, etc...
Calculators and pencils are cheap to run.
I wonder if....
It tracks your eyes, while you go, "OH Noooooooooooooooooo" and bang your head on the keyboard several times.
I wonder how the UI programmers got recognising that gesture in.
I was THE one who got that episode running.
A recent ??? documentary with an aeronautical engineer, familiar with Zepplin technology, stated that it was the excessively hard turn by the Captain, to help land the Hindenburg quickly by shortening the "coming around" and at the tethering mast, from down wind, that lead to excessive structural loadings, that snapped some of the wire trussing inside the framing, that slashed one or more of the sacks that held the hydrogen.
It was the hydrogen that leaked inside the airship that was assumed to have been ignited by static electricity that started the fire.
The paint, being composed of assorted compounds and layers, included iron oxide and aluminium flake, to which many people have claimed is a thermite mix, that made the fire accelerate along the exterior, while the membranous sewn up goat intestine bags that held the pure hydrogen, burned at an rather great rate of knots, far faster internally, than the skin did.
The exterior, while containing the compounds of thermite, were mixed and applied in a way to discharge static electricity, and reflect solar radiation and while capable of combustion, the compounds in the coating were not capable of burning in a "thermite" type of way.
Oh well, no half price wedding then?
Nice - BUT.....
Although I should state the obvious, "Well bloody well don't stick it in your back pants pocket! (idiot), and don't leave it sitting on the couch, in the dark, in it's black cover, and you just happen to get up and watch TV without the lights on at 3am...." - the size and thinness of them, leads me to think straight out, "While I do like them very much, I just would not like to actually sit on one of them, because doing so, would amount to "Kerrrracccck = Epic Mechanical Failure"."
Satan - because she knows where to stick things.
Ubisoft = Arsehole Company = with SHIT customer support.
The support system?
"Complaints about account hijacking flared up around 30 December, leading to numerous posts on support forums. "There is no one at Ubi manning the support system, and the DRM requires access to your account," one victim, who tipped us off about the problem, told El Reg."
When my passwords got fucked up, in spite of some 10 emails, to all sorts of people in all sorts of departments, after their support forums DID NOTHING, so I could play my Chessmaster in their forums, which was a part of the deal, that came with BUYING THE GAME........
I just said, "Well fuck you UBISOFT"........
I have been so traumatised by the experience that I keep forgetting where I put that damned game DVD......
I even found better online chess sites than the Ubisoft one.
Profiting on the game? No more sales = Not.
I hope people start getting even with this company and their sleazy marketing practices....
Satan - because she knows all about big holes.
Re: no software patents
I have patented this too, "Once upon a time" along with rounded corners, rectangles, air, water, dirt and all other modern inventions.
Re: Underfunded USPTO - this is EASY.
I get to use everything everyone else makes, for free, within 5 minutes of it being patented.....
And everything that I patent, costs everyone else a million dollars a day in royalties to use, for ever.
Once we figure out that all patents in existence, are actually mine, because I lodged them.... under all my pseudonyms, everything will be all right.
Re: The fix is inplace... Wait for the civil trials.
It sounds just like the town I live in......
"Praise Jeeeezers....... "
Cover ups, cover ups, cover ups......
Dirty deals, greasy palms, glad handing all around...
All of this rough talk and stern discipline....
Positively makes me weak at the knees.....
Satan - because she understands bondage.
Re: Correct in private?
But people NEED to have tolerance breaks, and just because someone can lick stamps, does not mean they ought to be running the post office.
There are some really amazing people doing really amazing things, and this includes really great work and also really fucking stupid shit as well.
Some people DO double check ALL of their work and then are content that it's flawless, and others are so fucking lazy, and incompetent, that they are content to leave defective and half done work as is, and expect millions of people to wear their defective bullshit.
"Oh dear, Linus called me a dumb fucking idiot"
Well chances are that there may very well be a good reason for it.
Fuck I generally make the effort to explain to many people, many things, but there are plenty who wouldn't register what a cactus was if I shoved it up their arse.
The words "can you put me through to your manager" occassionally come out, and the words like , "Go fuck yourself" and "click" do season my conversations.
People who do a shitty job of it and don't give a fuck, tend to COST immensely more than their net benefit.
It's about standards, and how hard you have to occassionally whip YOURSELF to maintain them.
Yeah, but they also believe in God.
Hands up for the deity in the passing parade of eternity, that YOU like.....
898,372,197 and counting.... deities that is.
Satan, because she rocks.
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