Well this seems an appropriate response..
Mine's the one with the feathers in the pockets
158 posts • joined 3 Sep 2012
Well this seems an appropriate response..
Mine's the one with the feathers in the pockets
"Screw Apple. Over the years, I've bought five of them. I can't see ever buying one that lacks a headphone socket. Arrogant wankers."
But obviously you are not listening to it correctly!!
That is all...
I for one welcome our Wikipedia Bot Overlords..
Hey, Wonko, how are the dolphins? (bet you've not been asked that before? :D )
"Thank Bibulous it's Friday, because I can write this and go home."
Oh God, maybe some Wow-Wow source will help so you'll be fit again for Monday?
"The truth is that most organisations today are IT organisations"
I think the point of the argument for the above quote is that most businesses may not be selling IT for its own sake but they are selling a service that would not be able to function without IT, effectively selling an IT service to facilitate the delivery* of their end product. None of the businesses you mention "retail, banking, logistics" could function without IT, just look what happens when a banks IT goes tits up.
* By delivery I mean the wider business sense of providing a product or service, unless you are a logistics company then your deliverable is a delivery of course!! And just try to manage that without IT!!
OH my GOD,, its full of Elephants!
Of course you can orbit a flat earth! You just have to go under the big turtle!
"I feel compelled to upgrade to an iPhone 7 simply to prevent myself from plugging my earphones into it in the first place."
Or you could just get one of these:
And save yourself some cash of course
Yep, nothing like a good blow job on a cold morning to get your pipes working!
ICON: Mines the dirty one with no buttons!
Also and ePub and mobi versions here http://www.tenseg.net/press/lastringbearer
Wow - my first reply from a genuine bonafide El-Reg employee!
I think I need to go lie down for a while!!
"Thank Crom it's Friday! At the end of today you can get on with what is best in life,"
I plan to crush the weekend under my sandeled feet with no lamentation! And hopefully no electrical problems!!
Only time will tell!!
That is All
Wonderful, I think DNA has a quote somewhere for every thing (Life, the Universe and Everything, even?)
Agreed a valid point, have an up vote. I have made a comment a little further down about a similar problem I have with "True" and "False" logical values from some exported datasets I have to work with.
I have a similar grumble, I regularly have to export datasets from an online application to use in Excel (in this case they are proper .xls formats at least) and there are a number of tick boxes that export as True or False but rather than being logical values they are exported as plain text. Not a big problem as I now expect it and have a routine worked out but still a PITA having to go through and convert them all.
Another simple solution is to just type an apostrophe ' in front i.e. 'SEP2 this will force Excel to read it as text. This is a hang over from Lotus123 that still works. Some of the data I have to work with has the same problem and this is the solution I use.
Ahh but they really look sharp!
"To this day, I fail to comprehend how anyone could be convinced that wearing sunglasses after dark helps you see better. All it does is make you look cool, as already famously demonstrated by the Blues Brothers a decade earlier."
Actually, Dabbsy, the problem was recorded a few decades earlier in 1958 as evidenced on YouTube here:
My ex-girlfriend always said you cannot beat a good bit of German sausage. Problem was I am British :(
Or as HP Lovecraft would have called it "The Call of Chihuahua"
Maybe they should have left them there to harvest the honey?
If I recall honey was historically used to treat cuts and wounds?
Honeywell/Honey well - see an IT angle
Update - just found this
My main tower is still on Win 7 and staying that way but the last few days I have been looking at laptops and was thinking of getting Win 10 to try it out and get used to the idea of using it. But this has made me think again!
It seems to be be getting more and more intrusive over time and makes me wonder where it will stop, if at all. Think I'll look at Linux or a Chrome Book!
<Image>Evil Kitty picture with the text "All your OS's iz belong to ME!!"</Image>
And yes I get the irony of using a Chrome Book :D
Yes he is!
Just found the link http://www.cs.rug.nl/~michael/qthair.pdf
This is from a mock paper by a guy called Michael H.F. Wilkinson. Sadly the link that I found it on seems to no longer work :(
The famous thought experiment of Erwin Schrödinger describes how according to quantum mechanics a cat may be in an indeterminate state between living and dead, until a conscious observation is made. Likewise, Reitz (6) has shown that the location of a cat inside or outside a garage is unspecified until the creature is observed. This phenomenon explains the curious "tunneling" of electrons and even entire cats (6) through a region of space in which they cannot exist. If we take the case of a homeopathic dilution of a single molecule over N flasks of solvent, quantum mechanics tells us that the molecule is not located in a particular flask until a conscious observation is made. In quantum parlance, the "wave function" of the particle is said to "collapse" into a specific state (or flask) due to the act of observing. Incidentally, this is why cats resent people staring at them: the constant collapse of their wave function is a strain on their delicate senses.
I'm not at home to try it out but I've heard reports that if you change your DNS server to the Google public servers (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52) this may fix the problem.
Numbers taken from here:
Long may your bollocks be online! err figuratively speaking of course!!!
Well I hope you are keeping your Pokéballs nice and safe you definitely don't want anyone playing with them in a dark ally!
You Sir owe me a new keyboard!!
Unfortunately in eating my apple I'd put away my generic plastic tub with a lid and thus when I read "TUPPERWARE: That thing your arsehole does when you really need a massive shit but can't go and so it keeps popping open randomly and emitting foulness." apple went over my keyboard and screen!!!",
I'm reading this whist eating my lunch out of my Tupperware, sorry generic plastic tubs with lids. Nice to know I am not alone.
Icon? Me eating lunch of course!!
I assume she's never heard of Virtual Private Networks?
So sad to hear this. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
He will be missed.
Very insightful, more please!
At this point in time I was working as a consultant and had developed and maintained a website for a client. Anyway, one day in October the client contacted me about updating the website, basically giving it a major overhaul.
So meeting was arranged and held at which we went through what the client wanted etc. etc. etc. and the main thing was that they wanted the new version live for the New Year, three months away so no problem. At the end of the meeting they asked for sometime to consider things and that they would contact me.
A few weeks pass and no communications from them, so I email, no response. This went on for a week or two and eventually I gave up and assumed they had changed their minds.
Anyway, being self employed (and busy) I did not really take holidays, except I always took off the two weeks over Xmas. But (and I'm sure you can guess what comes next) I got a call from the client sometime in mid December, lets say the 16th, to say they wanted the update to go ahead and reminding me that I had said it could be done for the New Year!
I politely told them that had been back in October and that deadline was now impossible and anyway I was not going to be working over the Xmas holidays as it was my only time off. And I offered to start work in the New Year.
At this point the client got very aggressive and even offered me physical violence if I did not agree to do the work.
Needless to say I choose not work for the client again and they eventually got someone else to do the work although they made a right pigs ear of it and within the year the website went offline and vanished.
To this day I find it incomprehensible that: a) they could be that slow in making up their minds b) actually believing that the deadline would still be applicable c) so extreme in their reaction.
Some people ehh?
As a random person on a random forum my answer would be "yes do it" then stand back with the popcorn and watch the fallout from a safe distance!!!
My wearable attached to my wrist with a band of leather, it has one function which it does perfectly. It was made in 1916 (hallmarked silver) and still works perfectly toady.
As I am sure you can guess is a watch. In this case a Swiss made wristwatch and it does exactly as I want, a quick glance way of knowing the time. Anything more complex than that and I'd use my smartphone.
If you look carefully, the number plate on the Aston is Skyfall is the same as the one he won in Casino Royal so that's where he got the Aston from. But as to how it got all the upgrades (ejector seat etc) is the real question.
But I think that if you over analyse the films you spoil the 'fun' of them. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
All respect to the guys in the front line and the humour expressed whilst still in combat and the response given by the support guys.
Go thou to HP Lovecraft and there read of "Herbert West" and shudder11
Maybe you are not not Spartacus? Go on prove it!!! :)
"In any case I suspect that you are from blighty because the highest court in the cuntry is the high court.."
I assume you mean "country", although High Courts can be cunts at time!!
"There was lots of cuntry in the High Court today as the judge passed his views on on-line privacy"
Ahh maybe thats what you meant?
with a 7% solution?
Not only is he is fully functional he is programmed in many "techniques," a wide variety of pleasuring.
Holy Zarquon's singing fish!!
I would guess he earns a shitload of money that puts him in a high tax bracket and he's not using tax avoidance scams to reduce his liability.
(a) suggest they turn it off and back on again? (and then call you back)
(c) and then go down the pub for the rest of the day?
A lesson learnt from the BOFH!!!