Re: the mind boggles
That's no moon...
151 posts • joined 19 Dec 2012
That's no moon...
Hey Steve - thanks for the laugh. You win LOL of the day.
Simply liquefy the entire interior of the suit. Swimming for 6 days? No problem. Just use a nice pool filter and some chlorine and you're "good to go".
Virgin Media said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused whereby some Virgin Media email users experienced problems. This has now been resolved.”
The missing sentence in the above paragraph:
"We have now ensured all Virgin Media email users experience problems."
Congratulations... LOL of the day awarded to you sir. :)
Congratulations - you win LOL of the day. :)
Keep your stick on the ice.
There is no evidence of any legal wrangling between Cloanto and Hyperion. I expect none in future. In fact it makes no sense.
Cloanto's business appears to be selling and supporting Amiga Forever and its components/ROMs. I don't believe they have any intention of actually doing software development. They do a great job with Amiga Forever as many can attest.
Now Hyperion appears to be testing the waters on updating OS 3.1. Awesome. What I would expect is Cloanto to somehow sub-license some future worthy version of 3.1 to distribute with updated Amiga Forever packages.
So what's the big deal? Win-win as far as I'm concerned.
Hi Terry -
The Vampire compatibility is very good. FYI the pre-order queue for the Vampire 600 has now exceeded 1000 units! Look here: http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/orders/index.php. For their next model (the Vampire 500) they are planning to ship 200+ units per month. The demand is there.
For some programs there is a compatibility issue. This will happen when the CPU is literally hundreds of times faster than the original. ;) The next release (Gold 2) will introduce a new "turtle mode" to work with this badly written software. In addition some other software didn't wait for the blitter correctly. This issue is being solved in hardware. Any properly written software works fine.
I definitely understand your position but this new Apollo core is something special. The team building this product also works inside IBM on their Power systems so they know what they are doing.
Be patient, sit back and watch this project mature. It's a definite step in the right direction for classic Amiga fans.
There is a bit of a revival in progress on the "Classic" (680x0-based) Amiga scene. One of the reasons for the Amiga's demise was Motorola's end-of-the-line and quite expensive 68060. It was reasonably competitive with Intel chips at the time but was soon eclipsed. Amiga had lost the performance edge.
To me the most exciting part of this revival is the emerging development of a new "Apollo" next-generation 680x0 core currently in FPGA. This is being developed by a brilliant (yes brilliant!) team of designers who have spent years quietly working on a true successor to the 68K lineage. They have chosen the "68080" name and it does make sense.
There is another project in the works (Amiga Reloaded) that is another FPGA-based attempt at updating the Amiga hardware platform. Unfortunately I know less about that one but it also looks promising.
The Apollo 68080 core is being provided on a series of "Vampire" accelerator cards for classic Amiga models. The first version out is the for the Amiga 600. Upcoming versions will cover more of the classic Amiga models. Also coming in the near future is a stand-alone model. These are also ongoing discussions with the Atari community.
With all this new 68K-based hardware coming out Hyperion has appeared to realize there is a potential market for an updated "Classic" Amiga OS 3 distribution. They have taken their first baby-steps with this first update to the 3.1 system.
Some may criticize Hyperion for some historic odd behaviour but I believe we are seeing a more humble and open Hyperion. These have been some recent management changes and hopefully they result in a more logical organization.
Here are some links for more information on the Apollo core and Vampire accelerators:
My business partner has one and really likes the car.
My guess is that VW will refit/modify the cars and put them back on the market somewhere. South America?
"IBM and the ABS managed to put in place another howler of a misconfiguration: “Island Australia” (which only partially worked) was designed to block traffic from outside Australia, but IBM was hosting the Census password reset facility offshore."
OMG - I laughed so hard my wife was like "WTF?".
Does any ISP have the capability to detect when their users are hosting a "floodbot"? To me this would be a good first step. If Joe/Jane homeowner gets hacked they get blocked until their offending device is taken down.
Surely there must be tools for this?
If you have been following Phoronix lately it appears AMD is getting their sh!t together WRT their open source drivers.
I suggest you give AMD on Linux another chance. Cheers!
When Zen does finally ship Intel will re-price their equivalent processors. Their tactic in the past appeared to be charging about a 5 to 10% premium for equivalent performance.
Part of the premium has been accounted for by the fact that Intel chips have generally been more power-efficient than AMD for the same performance. That 5 or 10% premium is more than offset by long term power savings. Enough to make an AMD or Intel decision difficult because the large price savings for AMD won't be there especially in the data centre market.
So AMD better be deliver something that Intel doesn't, or be prepared for ongoing squeezed margins.
Will be interesting to watch the market.
Saw him live in Vancouver decades ago. Was a cool show.
No you aren't the only one. My Sony 34" tube TV packed it in only recently. Was a good set and at over 100lbs guaranteed to be there when I come home. :)
Luddites of the universe united we stand.
We at Lockheed Martin would like to extend our thanks to you, our venerable team of beta testers.
That is all.
... was at a floating rate.
... acquired a case of wanderlust.
That's it. You win the chuckle of the day award. :)
"You're lost another .... "
Captain Jack Harkness
To quote from one of Musk's comments on a previous incident:
RUD = Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
All I can think of looking at that photo is...
"Someone should paint/stitch/draw alien faces on the brown covers on the spacesuits!"
Thanks for that. You win the LOL of the day award. :)
Gives new meaning to "The pen is mightier than the sword" .
Remember that old AT&T advertisement? "Reach out and touch someone"
Seems they knew more than they let on at the time.... ;)
A while back Microsoft laid off a large number of experienced testing/QA staff in USA. I believe a lot of that was 'outsourced' to overseas locations (if at all).
This is the obvious result. Save a few pennies, pay out another penny in dividends, but in the long term you fu@!#! the product.
LEFT$("TWITTER USERS IN GENERAL", 1, 4)
OK, I think it's time we came up with a new acronym for all these improved battery technology articles. I propose:
- Yet Another Better Battery Article
- Describes Amazing Breakthroughs Beyond Assumptions
- Droning On and On
Yup, it's YABBA DABBA DOO!
Are we getting close to the day when someone says "Remember when IBM made hardware?".
You are the sunshine of my life, that's why I'll always be around...
I think my dad got burned by this one. Panicked phone call a few weeks ago because his computer was upgraded - swears he didn't consent.
This upgrade process is overly aggressive. MS should be taken to task for this one so they don't try anything as stupid as this again. Unleash the Kraken!
Hey Mike - you win the LOL of the day award. ;-)
Have a good one!
Count me as another fan of Clarks extra wide sizes. They "get it" and the shoes are very well made and durable.
Paddle on dear traveller, paddle on.
They should have called the spin-doctors.
THIS is the biggest threat the US should be concerned with. One good solar blast and it's game over.
Oh man, what scars do we both bear having recognized the incorrect file name?
A rolling head gathers no moss...
I cannot upvote your comment enough times.
USB = Universal Space Bus?
Maybe by 2037 Crystal Reports will support vertical alignment of text fields... mustn't have received enough license fees to cover the incredible expense of that feature...
Thanks needed that laugh!! :)
This makes me think of Arnold as Mr. Freeze... make it stop!!
It's obvious - you are hitting the polar bear behind you directly on the head with your vigorous backswing...
Had to look up the term hummocky:
Hummocky (Adj.) "Rocky or bumpy terrain traversed by Hummer or other suitably equipped vehicle".
I understand that there exist some previously standardized file formats that, after sufficient evaluation, testing and pilot studies may provide a suitable cross-platform industry-standard solution.
GIF and JPG files you bloody wankers!!