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Hmmmm a rather ho-hum article....
If I could have a super computer, the size of a shelled peanut, with all the software that you could ever possibly think that you could want, with an atomic battery that ran it for 10,000 years, with an IBM Model M keyboard, and a 23" screen - if not 3 or 4 of them....
And it had a recording studio quality PA system - with a thousand plugs, jacks, 5 miles of leads and cables, and lots of really nice speakers and all...
And a set of super dooper High Def spy satellite cameras....
And I could run at least 19 different operating systems on it simultaneously, with a trillion Terror Bites of infinitely incorruptable storage..........
And it had news paper printing press capabilites of volume and speed, in photographic grade imaging, with ZERO TCO in terms of ink, paper and toner supplies.......
And it would fold up into a match book sized device, and weigh under 5 grams, and sit in my wallet beside my credit card - I would be immensely fucking happy.
But tough shit......
We live in a world filled with compromises.....
And fuck it - this is just how it goes.
(glumly accepts reality check to fantasy)
Is that like the anime version of sedentary death
Perhaps I will jadedly log into a nakedness much site...yawn, scratch arse, make coffee and then wander what else is on.
Change to designing stair case, instead of looking at more boring naked women.
Re: This is a public service...
I am the only person in the world, who perchanced on an offcut of MANGANESE STEEL, and made a post hole digger out of it....
It has an intermediate stainless steel overlay welded on the teeth faces, with a very, very, hard "tool steel / earth moving / rock crusher" hard facing alloy welded on top of that.
6mm steel plate? Fuck this is hard putting it through the hand rollers..........
Nearly bursted the machine and self, was so hard to roll.
Tis a good post hole digger though.
If you have the muscle, you can cut through rock with it.
Re: New Orderly Worlds in CHAOS
Re: Hate trip.
Oooooo internet forum wars......
Wikipedia has degenerated in to a shit fest of nazi arseholes, who for the most part are just dumb fucks on power trips....
Just shit heads of human beings, who rule their own grubby feifdoms, even way past the point of sanity, being plain rude and ignorant and factually incompetent.
No wonder I hate them and so do lots of other people.....
I have had a gut full of their bullshit.....
"Oooo wikipedia?" - "Yesterdays toilet paper darling, yesterdays toilet paper."
Re: Deletion obsession
Rotting away - includes dead and vanishing links?
Re: if only...
Yeah I have added an entry on "stainless steel", how it was originally developed as a NON staining (no rust) steel for making cutlery with, where as the carbon steels did rust, especially with acidic / salty foods etc..
I also added in how, that despite the reputation of stainless steels being impervious to corrosion, that under the right conditions in terms of PH and electrolytic potential (salty / mineral saturated and oxygen free solutions) - you can rot holes in stainless steels faster than kids teeth sucking on candy.
The idiot Wikipedia Nazi Moderator came along and deleted that.... just out of being a fucking prick with an attitude.
I have seen them delete a section in resistors, called "Water Resistors" - while pure water IS non conductive, a controlled ionic solution can be made that has an exact resistance, more or less as how many teaspoons of salt per ton of pure water. The "water resistors" are able to absorb staggering amounts of energy because they are so easy to make so enormously huge - think water trough or swimming pool (pick size).
And the person who posted them listed the link on how they are used especially in load dumping from extremely high voltage power supplies for cyclotrons etc., rather than have the capacitor banks explode...
I read the links and yes, "Water Capacitors" do exist and are used... and another shit head Wikipedia Nazi Moderator deleted all of that - just out of being a fucking arsehole.
They just do shit like that ALL the time. I have seen SO much of that kind of crap being done...
A lot of them really are just stupid nasty people - incompetent arseholes on power trips...
My other main fights with them are about things like people who write articles who's whole purpose is to educate others, but they write like they are talking to themselves, with complex formula and mathematical functions and all of that, and yet most of them make NO effort to explain what all of the cryptic symbols mean and or how they are meant to be used, before they write the fucking complexities.
Hello - what do the four dots with the squashed "S" mean - more so that this symbol is only found in old latin / and the French adaptions of it.
While MUCH of the material on there is really good, overall seeing how these Nazi Shit Head Moderators, operate, and the endless cash grabbing, my basic opinion is "Fuck Wikipedia..."
Re: Out of that entire article
Yes and I am THE one who coined the term, "Wikipedia Nazi Moderator" - because many of the moderators I have run across are just shit head little tyrants, running their own little pages and groups just like the neo-nazi arse licking cretins in the third reich.
Imagine say someone writing a page about John Lennon (of the Beatles), and for some reason he is actually alive, he reads the page, says, "Ere By Gum Laddes, Twern't born in Derbyshire, was born in T's Clappam, owt' was T Grand Master of Eccy Thump too, Eeeee - better correct it - Ere Bah Gum!"
So he does, correct the information about himself in the Wikipedia page... and so 5 minutes and 22 seconds later the idiot Wikipedia Nazi Moderator comes along and says:
Delete, Delete, Delete, Delete
Edit, Edit, Edit, Edit,
Delete, Delete, Delete, Delete
Edit, Edit, Edit, Edit,
"John Lennon of the Beatles was born in Derbyshire and played with dollies his whole life."
Wikipedia Nazi Moderators and their stinking little turf wars, and now this?
In Australia we had "The Dodgy Brothers", and Wikipedia has it's Arsehole Nazi Moderators...
The Dodgy Brothers were actually a comedy send up of all the discount salesmen on TV selling crap.
Nice to see the Nazis have taken up the Dodgy Brothers style of spruiking...
"Yesss We are Sooooo Poooor at Wikipedia, our Pricks of the Thousand Year Empire have run out of editor... vandal.... Yes so give us all your money, we need more because we have got non, and our personal Leer Jets need to be converted to run on biofuel... because we are an ethical company....
And ummmm We are really good and we help kids cheat in tests and all that.... so give us all your money..."
Re: Bit dramatic
Yeah until you are THE one, that has to do it.
3,000 old perfectly fine *.doc files, that need to be copied as is and backed up, AND THEN converted and individually checked, as some of them have graphics, notations, formatting, headers and other "funny things" just just do not get updated or updated correctly when the need arises.
Let me see, that is about 2 or 4 weeks worth of time spent on that - why? Just because the arseholes in Microsoft want to play fucking cash grabbing games, and fucking you around in the process.
It's a major anger issue of mine is that I hate being involved in a contract for the supply of goods and services, that ends up fucking me around and costing me BIG time in the process.
"Ohhh the $200 worth of software, just caused me $20,000 in lost revenue and 4 weeks of my time? - because the arseholes in Microsoft just want to keep right on fucking me around."
This falls into the problems caused by makers of shitty hard drives and other fucking crap.
"Ohhhhh 70% of all your work done in Version C, does not open and format correctly in Version D...."
And all the documents are important, and 20% of them critically so.......
A bit sensationalist? I don't think so.
You do not BUY it, you pay for a license to USE IT.
It's not YOUR software, you can't reverse engineer is, decompile it.. blah, blah, blah etc...
And this is from a company, full of people STUPID enough to FORCE you to have 1/3 of you VALUABLE screen space, permanently taken up with a list of functions, that for the most part, never to rarely ever get used.
With NO way to set it back to a minimalist filing system list.
If I archived every legitimate grievance with Microsoft, and the fucking bullshit - of badly configured, designed and set up, or functioning software they have supplied, and all the fucking angst and time wasting that this has created, then the list would be lengthy much.
*Microsoft is like anal sex with sand in your Vaseline. Linux is like life without Microsoft.
Re: MS shoots own foot shocker
I upvoted this twice....
Once because it makes sense, the second because I hate MS and their proprietary bullshit software anyway.
I mean really - Outlook was / is such a piece of shit that that I went to Thunderbird.
Except for archival reasons - that is it's only remaining reason for existence.
Gmail gets all the business now.
Fuck Microsoft though..... anything they do is worthy of criticisim, whether I understand it or not.
Outlook is a piece of shit - hands down. I have hated that for years and I have also refused to use it for years.
It's a really ineptly put together piece of software.
Add in all the ribbon and the other bullshit....
The more the issues of Microsoft adding in more "lack of backward compatibility", are raised, the more my irritation forments.
My enthusiasm for Microsoft office, stopped at 2003......
And really beyond that, I think in a real world surmisation, that all the TRUE developments since then, could be listed in point form an in about 6 lines.
You can wrap your heap in spuds instead of tinfoil.
Greed and stupidity.
The book world version of hollywood accounting.....
Dammit - go to the free / shared / friends ebooks... join a book club and everyone buys one ebook, and every week, all 200 members swap ebook readers.
REAL maple syrup - and buckets of it.
All I can think of is a plastic drop sheet over the bed, a real girl friend, heaps of cold fresh whipped cream and ladle fulls of maple syrup - spread everywhere.
This is what arseholes the people in Facebook ARE.....
"Facebook users were warned they would be facing more spam and fewer voting rights after a global vote on users' rights failed to reach its 30 per cent voting target."
Instagram, a photo-sharing application for smartphones that was purchased this year by Facebook Inc. for $1-billion (U.S.), prompted anger from thousands of its more than 30 million users this week when it announced a change to its terms-of-service agreement – the virtual document every user must agree to in order to use the app. Under the new terms, which come into effect Jan. 16, Instagram can effectively do anything with its users’ photos – including, many of its users fear, sell them to corporate advertisers without asking permission or offering compensation to the people who took the photos.
Re: Feeling guilty? Bah!
Shoving endless fucking adds in my face, for shit that I neither want, need, have asked for, or expressed a genuine interest in, is NOT advertising, it's wasting my fucking time, my screen space, and it annoys the absolute fucking piss out of me.
Without add blocking, web pages and sites would be congested from beginning to end, with utter fucking crap.
These days the ONLY difference between spammers and "fucking advertisers" is that they seem to think that just because they place adds on sites, that a) Your agreeable to them, and b) that you even want their fucking shit, and c) pissing you off with millions and millions and millions of adds for fucking everything, that for the most part I neither want, need or are on my agenda of things I need to buy, is some how going to endear me to them even more.
And the spammers do the same shit, minus the websites.
Advertisers are like a flash mob party of drunken young people, all out on the streets, thousands and thousands of them, all yelling to hear themselves above everyone else who is yelling to hear themselves.
And they just don't fucking get it.
People are into shutting the doors and windows, turning the stereo up and tuning into their own trips and ignoring the incessant back ground din.
If I have ONE good bicycle, I don't want or need 5,000 adds an hour, every hour, all day, every day, to buy fucking cars..... that I don't want or need.
I might need ONE new bicycle every 10 years.... so that is like about 500 billion modes of transport adds that I didn't want, need or desired to see, between the events of actually needing a new bicycle, and going buying a new bicycle.
How fucking stupid can people get?
The reason why a lot of the TV stations in Australia have their audiences saying, "Ahem.... Change TV station? How about we change MEDIUM - to online add free content?" and people who say, "Oooooo I have not watched TV for 3 years now...."
Never mind the generally fucking moronic content..... the "5 minutes movie, 5 minutes add, 5 minutes movie, 5 minutes add" routine has been a totally unacceptable "wasting of my time" bullshit trip for a long time.
"According to a report by Ad Age, Zuck & Co are so hell-bent on pulling in big bucks from TV admen"
I log in my Face Bum account perhaps ONCE every 3 months... but when I do, I get all these "Fucking Bullshit" emails, "So glad your back (fake system generated hugs and kisses)", and "You have millions of friends on Facebook - log back in and find them all now (fake system generated hugs and kisses)"......
And lots and lots of the bullshit chummy email adds....
Face Bum bullshit privacy settings that have the mentally defective accumen, that only a desperate drunken crack whore would pull....
Now shoving compulsory adds in your faces.......
Greed and Stupidity, Greed and Stupidity......
An awful lot of super rich people are arseholes, and many of them get to the point that even they cannot stand living with themselves....
And the eulogy will start off with, "Mark said of the Facebook users, "And they trust me with their data? The dumb fucks"."
Actually.... the impact speed was...
3,758.8794632 miles per hour for the first one and 3,794.6282093 for the second one.
Re: I'm sold
"Windows users were surprised to find that a Microsoft security update stopped fonts from working on their PCs."
I am surprised that their PC's even continued to work.
Download, Update, Reboot = PC Death.
Linux - I love you....
Reminds me of Yosamatie Sam
Whoooooaaaaaaaaaaa close it, close it, close it......
Whoaaaaaaaaaaa, open it, open it, open it.....
Pity they didn't nuke it - the nasty space rock that is.
One day, it's probably going to cause a big problem.
Re: Funny you should mention 'pantheon'
Ooooo there is the heavenly host, in the Old Testament's book of Genius's - so that means there is a lot of gods there.
There are the 5000 semi, demi and gods in the bardo states.
Everyone one of use that the word of god has been given too, is a god, so about 3 billion people have a giddymans bible (or Mao's little red book will do - thus making it about 4 billion people).
Ooooooo that is an awful lot of god particles.
Oooooo Errrrrrrrrrrrr 386?
Ha... if you think that is fast - you MUST see this... It's a 486..................
Oooooooooooooooooooooo I think I paid about $4000 for that when it first came out.
$180 for a 4 or 8 meg stick of RAM - or was that 2 sticks of 4 meg of RAM?
I wish I had of had of had what I have today back then...... twas such a bucket of shit.
If you have ever rested your mobile phone on or near your stereo, when it's playing "nuffing but air" - there is a whole shit load of interference.
Especially if it's being used as a dongle.....
Noooo let homosexual men (not women) be burned in hell.....
So when that cosmically irradiated zombie, who has been flying around the world in low earth orbit for the last 2000 years, decides to fire his retrorockets, and come in on a hot reentry to punish the sinners...
Ooooooo the ultra dry dessicated corpse caught fire and well there goes several thousand years of magical myths and legends.
Oh I forgot - they didn't have rockets back then did they.
LOST WORLDS: THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL
Broadcast Date: Sunday 9 September 2007
Channel: Free to Air / SBS
Broadcast Time: 7.30 pm
Classifications: Drama, PG (CC) WS
Timeslot Duration: 60 mins
LOST WORLDS: THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL
The notion of the devil does not originate in the Bible, as many may think. In the Old Testament, Satan is just another one of God's servants.
It is in Iran that the religious teacher Zarathustra simplified things, ending up with only two - a God of the Good and a God of Evil. This belief then spread throughout the Middle East.
In the Jewish world, Satan, God's obedient servant, was gradually replaced by Saden, God's eternal enemy.
The Greeks had an underworld called Hades. It didn't have fire, but the valley outside Jerusalem, called Hell, did. In Hebrew it was known as Gehenna, a smouldering rubbish heap to which fire was regularly set. That is where bodies of executed criminals were burned.
Gehenna was the inspiration for the Christian hell. (From Ireland, in English) (Documentary)
"This is not just. It is unfair, it is not due process, for an industry to sue 12,500 people and threaten to sue 5,000 more, wielding a statute for which they lobbied, under which they can threaten hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in statutory damages, where the only way to resist is through modern, complex, expensive federal process, so that the only reasonable choice is to pay the settlement and be done. That's extortion, not law," the brief states.
This is not extortion - it's corporate crime.
I am looking forward to just shooting them on sight.
Fuck these internet crims.
PC / laptop + TV card or USB dongle + antenna = exceedingly smart TV.
Ooooooooooooooooooo NICE rant.....
I do "work" on these devices. Systems administration. Writing. Research. Video and image editing. A squillion types of communications. +++++++ I don't need Microsoft and that – I think – is exactly the point that Goldman Sachs is getting at here. Most of us don't anymore.+++++++++
For the first time in 30 some odd years Microsoft is actually being forced to compete on merit. They are ill equipped to do so. They have institutionalised mistreatment of their customer base to such an extent that they are corporately incapable of rising to the challenge of getting end users excited about their offerings.
Ooooo a splendid rant.
The days where I simply do what I am told, eat what's put in front of me and like it are over. I don't have to learn to use whatever interface Microsoft chooses to foist on me. I don't have to use their codecs or live with their DRM or give up my privacy or use only approved apps from only one walled garden store.
I'm the fucking customer and you will make what I want, or I'll take my custom somewhere else.
We can't all do that, yet. Some of us are locked in to one platform or another. But when you get there, when you finally get there and realise that this is the power you have; the choice that you can actually make…it is intoxicating.
Choice. What a novel concept. About fucking time.
Re: What's with the Apple fixation?
Yes but in Jean-eeva in Swatchiland and all that... you gotta remember, this is Austraya mate.....
If you go off the beaten track, to beyond the black stump and all that, you will be in the middle of no where, where there is nuffin and no one......
Except for the drop bears that will eat you alive.
Now the ABOBBI (Australian Bureau of Better Bonzer Ideas) has created a sure fire digital mapping system, that has a permanent memory and uses no batteries or artificial contrivance to develop or maintain the imaging system.
It's call the DPTPMSFAASTDWTGL (Digital Pencil to Paper Mapping System for All Adventurous Sorts That Don't Want to Get Lost).
First we grab a big note book, in one corner of a page we draw a dot with our pencil, and call it, YEWAREAR, then we draw some lines and things, and call them roads, and we name them, then we draw dots, for towns and turn offs and all that, and at the other end we write a big dot with "Bingowemadeit", to show that we made it.
DPTPMSFAASTDWTGL comes with a 2B pencil, a 6B pencil, and a red Columbia correction pencil, and a sharpener and an eraser.
Fits in every glove box and does not blow off the dashboard - except in cyclones when the windows are open or smashed.
Oh how fucking piecemeal and scummy.....
Our "formerly your" exchange is fitted with inadequate fire suppression equipment, and catches afire, burns to the ground and EVERYTHING on the customers end, goes to shit.
So much time, effort and disruption and losses..... as in BIG TIME chaos - and all these scummy arseholes offer is pennies to the pound recompense.
"Wiped out by the fire? for a whole month, we will refrain from charging you $35 for that whole month as compensation."
(Of course no mention is made of having to spend 6 hours a week, for the next 3 years, fighting with the idiots in the customer service departments, trying to actually get that removed from ones bill - because it never materialised.)
How fucking cheap can you get? This just smacks of their typical scumbag arsehole piece meal bullshit.
"The carrier had already started a compensation process for business customers, with claims exceeding $1000 requiring supporting documentation.
Telstra’s advertising arm, Sensis is also offering a one-month rebate to customers whose Yellow Pages or White Pages digital advertising was disrupted by the fire.
In other compensation efforts Telstra is crediting affected fixed phone and ADSL broadband customers with one month's free line rental. While fixed line customers using their mobile service in excess of their plan will not receive additional charges for standard usage. Naturally conditions apply and this does not include premium SMS and international calls."
I hope the people who hired them to provide these services move to other providers.
MS..... sounds like a nasty nerve degeneration issue.
My nerve grew to the point that Microsoft and their idiot software and their lying and bullshit, well THEIR software that I licensed, is used with disdain and reluctance....
Log into that monthly and do all the updates and then back to Linux.......
Microsoft is like anal sex with sand. Linux is like life without Microsoft.
Re: Why hasn't the US "brought democracy" to NK yet?
99% of the sheep bleat about the NK doing this or that, is kiss arse bullshit to the US state dept, on foreign policy.
Remember the fucks that run corporation USA, also own the US / global media too.
They don't like people who say no to them raping them, and their countries.
Re: Bearded man has informed opinion
I actually would not have minded so much if it had of been offered, as an opt in.
I mean seriously I have been using this generally brilliant software, for a long time and have paid fuck all for almost any of it. I am generally a retread short of a new pair of shoes...
Yes I have volunteered lots of time fighting like cats and dogs with the Ubuntu crew and their shitty politically correct bullshit, their forums, the arselicking admins, the bugzilla forums that share your email with the world and it's dog etc., etc., etc., and especially with Open Office / Office Libre and their lack of font embedding etc.., etc., etc.,
I do tend to hate the clueless and vacant that the open door policy to volunteers and what it attracts...
But I'd also like to contribute to many things and a few million people taking a few dollars over a few years, and adding it to the coffers of Ubuntu etc., is quite a fair trade off.
More so because it shits people off in Microsoft, and I get a great OS (Xubuntu thankyou) and Microsoft gets fuck all.
Re: So MS, Apple and Google are forming the patent version of the Legion of Doom?
Watching "Ruins of the Third Reich"....... The Glory Years......
Patents... patents, patents..
I wonder what will have become of them all in another 50 years time?
Re: Bearded man has informed opinion
"Canonical does offer a way to turn the Amazon search results off"
a) I was not told about it.
b) I was not told that there was a way to stop it.
c) I was entered into a contract with a third party without my knowledge or consent.
d) I was not told offered the opportunity to opt in OR opt out.
e) To add fuel to the issue, while Ubuntu is claimed to be free, and always will be, I object being traded as a pawn for revenue - this being the case, then it's not free is it.
f) And how come they have never informed me of the silent shove in, nor the opt out?
It's the ethical IQ of Microsofts ribbon.
Well when we go back to valve radios and compasses and the pilots actually navigating on a table with a compass and a chronometer - with cables, rods and hydraulics, operating everything - then by fuck it... we shall have everyone on board lighting up with megawatts of illuminations from the devil.
No smoking mind you, all your seats are tins of motor spirit with a cushion on top.
Teeny little sorts of hairline cracks.... but very long and very deep...
Monthly heating and cooling - from stinking hot to verrrrrrry cold... and slow deceleration over a few billion years into a locked orbit... the squished ball bearing effect, with the flexure cracks remaining.
Re: Wrong tense.
Why am I feeling so smugly in agreement with you about everything you have said?
Microsoft does very little innovation - 95% of everything they do is just rebox last years shit, put new wrapping paper around it and then change the use by date.
Personally I'd like to see the giant take a fall...... and a mighty dust eating fall it shall be.
A jolly mix of their avarice, and greed tangling up in each other foots boot laces, and my malicious delight.
Linux - because I and my OS is superior.
Two kinds of prostitutes.
Those who give it in the arse and those who take it in the arse.
"Two sources within the RSC told the paper that Khanna's was fired after complaints from Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who received large amounts of campaign finance from the media industry, and from media industry lobbyists."
Getting sacked by these people like these, is actually quite a compliment.
The flying flies were funny to watch.
We of course in Australia, had squillions of the little sticky black bastards - covered in them.
Every time we got a hot northerly wind, it blew billions of them southwards into the city.
One lunch time in Australia, I sat in the playground and killed about 72 of them.... in half an hour.
Then the CSIRO had to introduce dung beetles from Egypt, that could handle the billions of tons of wet aussie cowshit that the flies bred in... and sort of rooned my plan to spend the rest of my life angrily squishing hundreds of millions of sticky black bush flies.....
So seeing the fruit flies buzzing around in microgravity - it's a funny thing.
Pity there was no vid of the spider making a cross cage jump onto one.
That would have been good to see.
Actually... something smartera.
OK I am worldly and wise but what I do know about, and what I am proficient in, is merely a matter of practice...
Some I practice much and some I practice little.
While I am sort of probably getting the term wrong, with that Apple patent theft / of that little diagram of the transformer coil and the capacitor, the term, "a charge coupling" transformer?" seems to fit the bill?
I have seen shit loads of that circuit in transformer design circuits.... Inductive coupling...
That circuit is as elementary as basic wire wound transformers, light bulbs, resistors,
Like a half wave pulse rectifier.......
This Apple patent scam is fucking crap. "Oh we are taking out a patent infringement on something that has been around since Voltair took a shit one Sunday morning, or was it when Layden took a piss in a jar on Monday morning?"
Ooooo this such bullshit................
There must be some 400,000,000 circuit diagrams in the last 200 years before the meat heads at Apple ever fired up their brain cell over the issue.
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