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Re: Subtitle is....
I can't tell you anything about FB or twatter, but I know that SecondLife still has a large userbase. And bonus is land is really cheap now since all the people with actual lives left.....
But for those of us with a fat pipe to the house but a 50 km drive to the nearest village, it beats the price of petrol.
You setup mining operations on some atoll somewhere and start dropping rocks in the ocean nearby. Shallow enough that you can still get to what remains, but deep enough as to absorb some of the delta-v without causing a localized ELE. Property rights and ownership solved. Bonus is that if anyone were to challenge you you could have an accident that dropped something on their HQ.
I am one of the mars one applicants
And for how mentally stable I am, well, I frequent this place, and I think that says it all. Also, I am old enough that by the time I were to get there the increased risk of death from radiation exposure would not really be much of an issue.
Grow the other baby.
Now that CMOS, the baby that no one wanted, is all grown up and ready to retire maybe it is time to take one of the other babies out or the deep freeze and grow them for a while. Sure ECL is power hungry, and MOSFETs are touchy. But these types of problems are perfect for engineers to make a career out of. I would happily take a computer that was twice the size, and used twice the power but was ten times as fast. Time to dust off some of that old tech that most of us sharpened our claws on and give it the life it deserved.
If OR worked with Secondlife then they could probably sell 25000 of them right now, as for the other device, there are always the "internet enabled" remote pleasuring devices for both him and her. Add a little software and thousands of people die of starvation and dehydration in a period of weeks .....
Cars in flames?
I used to drive a Ford Pinto, and a Pontiac Fiero, both known for having "fire" issues, both recalled for retro fits. Still both fine cars in their day.
I dont understand
WD hired one of the head thinkers from seagate and seagate thought that somehow WDs product wouldn't improve because of this. I have often heard this type of thing before, and wonder how you can tell someone not to think, or use what they know in their next job. Most IT shops, HW or SW, are built on the fact that you can hire someone who was thinking for someone else and make them think for you. If seagate didn't like it maybe they should have gave the guy what ever it was that he wanted.
Blowing up $100000 wort of kit really isn't that much of a deal. I have single servers that cost that much. Of course I don't think they could "flame on" without some SERIOUS electrical design failure, like switching from 220 single phase to 480 3 phase without warning or other such wankage.
Just one more reason
To send a private expedition of expendables to mars. (myself included)
netizens should not have any expectation of privacy. period, end of story. Always has been, always will be.
and in some backroom at the NSA
chief: great, so that encryption thing is all sorted?
spook: Yes sir, world+ dog are all convinced that all existing encryption is somehow flawed and are ready to switch to something better.
chief: and we have the better solution deployed?
spook: yes, we have been working with the security experts and university types for years. No one will ever suspect a ROT13 encoded message in the midst of all that gooblygook, and it passes all the decryption tests. It really is impossible to decrypt all the random garbage surrounding the actual messages.
chief: excellent, and how about that Snowden fellow, has he been taken care of?
spook: Of course, just like you wanted, a large payout from our secret account, a nice villa in nowhereistan, and a terribly tragic accident when he fades from the limelight.
chief: great news, and the best part of all is that all of the other countries are onboard with this they are all expressing their outrage and righteous indignation as planned.
spook: and the sheeple don't suspect the thing.
A whole new meaning
for when she says " I have a strap-on I would like to try".....
It's old, but...
Where exactly is the news in this. Granted I don't live in the most video surveilled country on the planet, but please. No matter which country you live in your country spies on you as much as it thinks it can get away with and it spies on everyone else as much as it possibly can. It is almost like everyone has forgotten the fun and games of the cold war.
Bow to the creator
He made it, he can call it what he wants, just like your child (for those of you who have manufactured one, or at least made the attempt). I still call him little Johnny Tables even though there is some funny punctuation in his name. Also, when did Sean (seen) become and acceptable spelling of Shaun or Shawn. If I invent something and spell it hjuqob and insist it is pronounced Bob, suck it up and live with it.
With a court order
Mobile companies can track your phone by ESSID no mater what SIM is in them. Seems like a simple solution to the problem would be to allow the police access to this information without court order but with the simple consent of the owner. It is a policy problem, not a technology or legal problem, and the mobile companies are to blame...
although an old story. It is told that they carved off some mammoth steaks and cooked and ate them. The participants reported that although it seemed a little freezer burned it was otherwise perfectly edible.
Instead of horse, how about snake. From what I understand all snakes are edible regardless of how venomous they are.
It is amazing to me...
That this return to the past, where a Data Processing company does all your data processing, and you access and enter the data with remote terminals is the fancy buzword worthy "cloud computing", and that providing the software to do this data processing at the remote data processing facility is "Software as a Service".
Why was it we moved away from this model in the first place.....
In another 20 years am I going to have to hear about the newest hot trend in IT "client centric computing", where some of the DP load is processed at the client site, instead of in the "old school cloud environment"....
Sure, with a cheap home printer...
But has anyone tried this with one of the fancy liquid bath laser cured epoxy type printers??
Re: The good old days of type-in listings...
Just a little FYI. The gosubs listed in the printout are not from the original game ala Mike Mayfield. Those were added later as an afterthought to control usage. The subroutine they refer to checked your credentials, time online, and time of day to see if you were using this program during authorized hours. I still have a copy of the original on paper tape and a printout neatly folded in a binder somewhere.
I have been doing similar things with snort for years. The only problem is I don't have millions to throw around at developers to write me a pretty interface...
hearts a flutter
All of the Mars One fans are ooo'ing and ahhh'ing over this. This is a nice step forward in not having a "impact landing" on mars. Any landing you can walk away from and all that...
It is a good test
This will prove to be a good test for the Mars one Project equipment (booster and capsule) http://www.mars-one.com/
I am trying to convince the wife to go for this trip before mars one is ready. She still thinks I am crazy.
This is great news
I am look forward to seeing a test of the falcon heavy lift vehicle and dragon capsule travel to mars before I go. Hopefully this will help fuel interest in the Mars One project.
I have already signed up for the one way mission to mars. Just think of it, all my posts to the reg could be delayed between 6 and 40 minutes. Now I expect all of you to send them a fiver to get me off the planet.
Now I know where to insert the tube to give the planet a proper flushing out. Now if you would all be so kind as to bend over and grab your ankles.
I will have to start a secure "saucy pics" storage service. Just upload your naughty bits to me. I will keep them safe, I promise ;)
Just ned a recipie
A proper sauce, and a butcher willing to sell them, and we could be rid of the feline problem once and for all. My wife and daughter have 12 of the cash to crap factories and I want them to all die now.
Didn't I read this story before
After they ship up the mining equipment, then they ship up the autonomous self repairing computer systems to guide the robo-miners, then after a few generations of self repair they build a ship and fly off to deep space to hunt down a richer ore field leaving us behind. And giving us the robo-finger on their way out...
best way to make a cloud with MS supplied stuff?
very large quantities of, very fast, very hot, explosives...
Guess it is time for
RedHat to turn in their UNIX Card. I mean it was honorary in the first place, but this has gone too far. They should retrace their steps now fix REV3 and then put windows under Linux, where it belongs and always will be.
wake me up when
we detect prime number sequences from one of them...
Remember way back when...
before the movie war games came out when backdoors in systems were actually a secret and not everyone knew about them...
Beyond knowing what you are doing the following are requirements where I work.
Some kind of platform certification for your platform of choice. (Linux is most popular at the moment)
Those three plus some verifiable lies will get you in the door.
Re: Not *just* a screamer
"What happens when you get shouted at for actually doing something objectively wrong?"
You sit (or stand) there, take it like an adult, and refrain from doing it again.
You run home and cry to your mum that the bad man yelled at you.
Re: Torvalds is the greatest manager of them all
" If he had been an employee at Red Hat, he would now be an ex-employee."
RedHat needs to get over itself. After working with it and them for a number of years I have noting good to say. Tech support is less than stellar, and google gives better answers. They have spun everything necessary into some form a GUI with, in many cases, no way to accomplish the same task from the command line. IMHO they have let their neck ties cut off the oxygen to their corporate brain. Getting on your knees to please a special interest group only pleases the special interest group and all you get is "reward" all over your face. RedHat needs to focus on making a functioning product and actually providing useful support, not just selling it to you.
Some are just screamers....
I used to have a boss like that. Luckily we were on good terms. He used to take to going into a good screaming rant and the other employees for trivial matters. During these times I would pull him aside and call him out and tell him what a total tool he was, thereby re-directing his rant at myself. After a while I would just smile and ask him if he was done yet and if we could go back to work. He went all apologies all around, handled the original incident in a calmer matter, and all was right with the world. I received a good number of raises while I was working for him just for being able to put up with his crap. Even the waitresses started splitting their tips with me.
You gotta learn some method to deal with this type of BS or you will die of some stress related problem, either yours or theirs.
Re: Barbed Wire fences
I actually read the whole study. Interesting, but useless.
Re: Gosh, I wonder why.
One persons fetish wear is another persons normal everyday clothing, it is not my place to judge either way, no matter what I actually think of it.
Yes, that is a problem with SL, you skin is only as thick as your RL skin and the need to bow to peer pressure is just as prevalent in SL as it is in RL. Nice that those mute, ban, and de-render functions exist. Makes jerks disappear like they were not even there. I actually know a couple of people who refuse to even put on a free skin and shape and are still in the version 1 skin. Strange, but it is their choice. I guess you must just have bad luck because I have not experienced the jerks you speak of. (I don't doubt they exist however).
It is truly sad that a number of the better sims have had to close, but there is no government funding for parks and "nice places" and the economy hit a number of people hard. The luxury that is SL was no longer an option for a number of people, and if you can't pay for it out of your own pocket, and it can't make money, then it unfortunately goes away. I was going thru my landmarks and have found that most of the places I knew of when I first entered SL are no more. That is the sad in sadville. That being said there are still many wonderful places in SL to spend time.
I do not mean to dump on you. But not everyone in SL are the type of people you complain about. Also, from what I understand the SIM you loved exists in a backup copy. Why don't you just buy a blank SIM and have it restored. SL is a function of the people in it, if all the positive influncers like you leave, then all that is left is the negative. Help make it what you want it to be.
Re: Gosh, I wonder why.
"A: Far too many of the virtual "women" are teenaged BOYS."
Possibly in WOW, or other online games, but for SL a majority of the players are adults, with the greatest majority being middle aged.
" And Sadville is largely a fetish club."
Well, possibly this is true, but since most of the representations of RL fetishes have been moved to zindra (aka perversion island) this is no longer a prevailing theme in SL. It does cater very well to my fetish of wearing a tux and listening to classic rock. I sure it would cater to your fetish of wearing jeans and a tank top.
" People kept mailing me hooker wear and "shudder" stick on genitals so I could enjoy the "fun"."
Unless you look like a n00b, these days nobody will be that helpful. And anyone with freebie genitals would be laughed out of most of the "fetish" areas. All that anyone I have run into in SL has ever asked of me was respect, and in turn that is what ask of them, and what I offer.
Maybe you should give it another try. But be warned, you may get bored, it is, after all, what you make it. ;)
Is more of a reflection on you and not the person you endorse. I do not endorse people who I know do not have a particular skill. It is a matter of trust. I don't want to look like a fool for endorsing someone for skills they don't have. Granted it probably won't have any effect on me, but it could, and I do after all have some standards, and a little bit of ethics, I like to try to uphold.
ya, its obvious....
Hot chicks wear less clothes. Sure it's obvious to everyone here, because that is all we see. What about the hot chick who don't. That might make for better if less interesting research.
As to all the other comments, sadville is not sadville any longer and has not been for a while, as all the people who thought it is/was have left. Those of us who remain thank you for leaving, please do not return.
Neither I nor my wife is fat or ugly, or socially repressed. We do however live about 75km from the nearest population center. We spend way too much time and money in SL, but it beats the hell out of STD's, DUI's, urban violence, not to mention the price of a night out on the town.
Also think about this, you will probably never be able to convince your wife, or another willing partner to participate with you in that particular fetish that you won't admit to having in RL, but in SL she just might and finding another willing partner that you will never have to see again is a no-brainer.
Secondlife, only open minds need apply.
you may now apply the vitriol
Re: Software Patents Are Protected
Reminds me of an old argument I used to have on quite a frequent basis with a software developer friend in the old days. His line was "I can implement that function in software", to which my response was "I can implement in hardware and it will be 100 times faster". I guess if software patents did not exist I could argue I could implement that in hardware, and get a patent on it.
I have a different take...
I am a linux user and I regularly donate to various charities. However I have a different take on the the whole Mac generosity. Mac users are less technically savvy, or less savvy in general and will open their wallet if you tell them they are getting the greatest thing, or doing some good. More so if you say it is green good. This is evidenced by the simple fact that they are paying at least 30% more for their computing devices than an equivalent from another manufacturer, just for the iCandy or iBuzz. A Windows user on the other hand is a little more technically competent, as they have to be to deal with the crapware they have to deal with, so they see through more of the "giving" scams and realize they could probably help more in other ways. The linux users are the most savvy of they bunch and thus recognize most charities are scams with hugely bloated administration and instead of giving money, go directly to the source (no pun intended) to lend a helping hand.
Surprised no one has mentioned
the Project Scoop aka Andromeda Strain angle.
Mine's the one that looks like a bio-hazard suit.
Secondlife Is still Alive.
Its not for everyone, but there are new users signing up daily. I understand how some people have no imagination or need to be directed on what to do, and if that is the case then SL is not for you, stick to the kiddie games like world of warcrack, or similar titles where you know what is expected of you and little imagination is required. I think the biggest fail for secondlife is the steep learning curve and lack of advertising. I have been in it for over 5 years and have no intention of quitting any time soon.
So, go there, join now. I know none of you have lives in the real world. You are here, reading this aren't you?
I am think more along the lines of
The moon is a harsh mistress, Mars edition. But with a midlife crises free love twist. Also, usually people in their 40's have the technical skill to do things and are still willing to do them.
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