38 posts • joined Thursday 21st February 2013 13:50 GMT
The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming! - I no sooner post a comment about avoiding .ru and I get my very first .ru SPAM! Where's the Iron Curtain when you need it?
two tiny letters
Anytime I get an email from a DOT RU, it gets tagged as trash and blocked, so really good move on spammers part, oh yup, I'm sure Most people trust the good old commies...but not this Yank! not in this lifetime or OS!
twits is a better term
you need know nothing more - the world in a 140 characters - how's that working for ya?
executive vice president advanced strategy=read 'fired'
Advanced strategy - yeah, like let's do in 5 clicks what used to take 1.
Using "advanced strategy" and MS in the same article is an oxymoron, emphasis on the 'moron.'
I'm designing a special room in Hell for all MS employees, especially the Windows 8 designers - I'm sure they'll find it less than "charming."
Dumbing down the dumb ones
Short word groups - sentences are so 20th cent.
Get a 2nd career going...
but what about us?
How long do homo sapiens have left? We have never been very god at getting along with each other and at taking care of things; it can't be much longer, and remember whoever they are they will not take long to add us to the 'extinct' list, you know, being human and all; or rather better than human, obviously.
Re: "Modern", "streamlined", what?
Damn your hide, sir, for reminding me that once upon a DOS you could get all the info on a file/folder at once and completely and instantly.
So how big is your MyPictures folder - no not the one listed as part of the desktop, the one for, no the one on your C: drive, under users, I think... not an easy/quick question to answer.
Yeah. We all miss ease and clarity. Like paper and pen. Why did you remind us? :)
I dropped Yahoo (no exclamation point is deserved) - more like hohum - dropped them like a hot potato when they let my email get hijacked by some not-so-nice people. Since I never used that address to join anything, or really other than to keep in touch with a few old (and after the hack not-so-friendly) friends, I don't miss it or yahoo-hohum. Seems like now they're headed towards dropping themselves. Best of luck with that, yahooers.
mising the point
Please stop the madness. Fire your headline writer and get a scientist in to write them for you. Anthropomorphism has no place in Science reporting. "Hungry" cleft is oxymoronic - inanimate objects (clearly identified as non-human - not always an easy call) do not have/experience/express feelings, emotions, and other human-type reactions. Clefts have no brains so they don't get to have the feelings or characteristics of humans. Valleys aren't plagued with dietary issues. It's science, not human-analogy story-telling time. Science is better understood without the humanizing getting in its way. It's not "our" universe either!
Back to ten minutes before Gates gets to the garage sale; I buy it and burn it! Muhaaaaaaaaa.
Simplest Device Ever! Great Idea, there, gyrl!
Basically it is a sign:
CLICK HERE TO OPEN.
or GO AWAY.
This - THIS costs you Brits Billions?
No wonder we won the war! :)
Re: Screwup $14m
nothing, not one thing is worth 14 mil. nothing. period. It really is a mad, mad, mad, mad world.
So why not...
WAIT the 20,000,000 years and THEN report it!
I'm in a State
Um, what? OK! Is that like a whole new meaning to "quantify"? So will we need regular deliveries of silicon atoms to replace those "long-lived" ones? Hey, a Smartphone app for reordering silicon control atoms! Maybe they could even teleport them to your home. Why is Paris looking so super-smart right now? My head's quantum state hurts.
huh - there was a pod?
I'm sorry, I saw Jane Fonda (Barbarella) and got distracted- what were you saying about pods of whales or something? Jane's hot!
Life and all - a parable
Dumb fish eat dumber worms. Men eat the fish that ate the worm that lived in the dirt we trod upon. Who do you think represents Google?
isn't it also...
We simply have a right to live our normal lives with an intentional and presumed anonymity that includes the freedom of self-expression in private, whether that 'private' moment is a controlled one or a spontaneous one. It is about preservation of the privacy of existence. If you see me where you are, that is a natural occurrence; if you record and distribute an image or a video or audio file of that that is unnatural and unethical on several levels. The simple fact that you can already do this makes it no less reprehensible and wrong. The bigger issue is that if you give up your natural right to privacy even in a social situation, you will erode what little personal freedoms are now left to us, and eventually you will have none and the slavery will be complete. There is nothing wrong with taking an image, a video, of ANYTHING; it is what you do with it after that makes trouble. Keep it for yourself, and that's fine; share it, sell it, market it, record it, attach consequences, obligations to it, make it now valuable data for others to possess, for others to market to you with, then that is immoral and should be illegal - the problem is the very people who would decide if it was legal or illegal WANT it legal! If the people don;t stop this, the only result is slavery.
I got it wrong - again
Oh, and I thought it was just M-O-N-E-Y talking...
Apparently it's not Big Brother we have to worry about, It's Big Google.
Re: Poor sod
When enthusiasm is a crime, there will be no humans left on the planet. So does that make your verdict now "innocent"?
The whole story is very unusual and off-center, and reactions are as interesting as the 'conflict'.
Re: In Alexandria I seem to remember..
In Alexandria I seem to remember.. it burnt to the ground and every one of those stolen volumes were lost!
As a resident, I can tell you "democracy" cannot be found here anymore; the list of lost rights grows almost daily; we even have the hubris to call the first legislation to take away our rights to privacy a "Patriot's" act - OMG - we now force our population to strip to underwear before flying; patted down in a search to talk to our representatives; we murder our own citizens without a trial by remote drones and don't give a shit if we take out a few "soft targets ( read "children") we tax the poor, hold down the underclass, redistribute the wealth so that the super rich stay that way - 2008, anyone? - and we have something referred to as a "Congress" who can only pass pay raises for themselves, bills to make their backers and themselves richer, and acts to further limit our freedoms. Don't come here thinking you'll find a democracy, and bring plenty of cash you are willing to leave with us, and a lot of paperwork to prove who you are, and I don't care who you are, take off your shoes and stand here! Insanity rules your lost colony; be glad we left.
"small and shrinking literate population" that is the looming tragedy, and it has little to do with Google. You made an excellent point.
Absolutely accurate - that judge is a twit, and it is a VERY SCARY thing to hear judges expressing the ability to read the minds of others!
I'm shocked that isn't the focus of this - that judge needs to institutionalized; he's psychotic - he thinks he can read minds! OMG!
Re: Seems counterproductive...
not some, not many, but all authors, every single one could not, by themselves face down Google. No. If Google wins everyone looses. If Google loses, then still - how does anyone win?
Re: Seems counterproductive...
You know, there are only two human problems; we rid ourselves of these and we will survive:
the concept of a perceived value difference between things - let's call that MONEY
- and OWNERSHIP.
Rid the planet of those irrational, psychotic notions and your biggest problem will be what to do with all that inner happiness.
re serif as laternative
Please don't try it - it hijacked my home page, installed a toolbar and a "shopping service" and who knows what else. I wouldn't even advise going to the site.
Stick with CS3 - you can do anything you need to with it - heck I can go all the way back to PS 4.0 and still do 95% of PS's tasks, so cloud on, I'm set for life with CS3 - see ya Adobe, stay up in the clouds.
some feedback on serif
one commenter mentioned Serif.com as an alternative. I went there, looked around, DL'd their Movie Making program as a 'test' and got a huge surprise - UNLIKE Adobe, they insisted on installing a TOOLBAR, A SHOPPING SERVICE, etc., etc.
Revo Uninstall/System restore/update all anti-virus/FORBID myself any further contact with them - oh, damn! I had to register, and now they know who I pretend to be! :)
Say what you will about Adobe but they never said bend over and receive our malware.
Well it better NOT apply to comments!
Or "Churnments" as we see so often everywhere - yeah - what he said - let me just copy that last email and post it again to show my support...
What is there left in life for all those low-income retirees who have little interaction other than their meaningless, rambling posts on websites that still allow it without paying for the right to speak. It is not getting easier to make comments you know, especially with that twit-based "service" diskis or Diquis or whatever the moronic name is - they totally messed up easily half of my favorite sites for commenting.
This site has, without question, the best comments, churned or not!
What is you Brits say? "Cheerbye"?
And...cut! print. That's a wrap.
Simply the best. Scared the hell out of me even after many viewings as a child. The Golden Voyage is one of my favorite films. It had the line where Sinbad says to the king in the mask, "Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel." We can trust that any film declaring Ray Harryhausen special effects will be worth watching over and over. Bye Ray.
Just another GREED move by big guys not having ALL the toys yet, so they want MORE OF YOUR MONEY!
There will still be plenty of bootleg copies to go around for all those graphic enthusiasts.
Oo Oo Oo - and the really GOOD news is all future How-To's in PS will cost you money to view on PAY For YOUTUBE!
YAY! Another victory for evil!
NOT ON MY PC!
Just another thing to avoid - like television.
Google is MUCH stupider than you can possibly imagine - they'll see...
The last thing Lucas said to Disney was -"That thing? The long cylinder that lights up? That's a new nanotechnology - it's a suppository and it's for itches you can't scratch- try it"
Walt wishes there was life after death - he'd of been back years ago to tear out the throats of all Disney suits.
I haven't given a penny to Disney since they started 'seasonal' releases of their classics - I went to but a video for a birthday present and was told they only sold it during certain months of the year - I decided I would therefore only BUY Disney movies in months that had the word ASSHOLE in them...
Best Improvement for the "Cloud"
Call it what it is: OPD
OTHER PEOPLE'S DRIVES
The only 'cloud' is the one that prevents you from seeing your data stolen, analyzed and used against you for marketing/mining and nefarious purposes.
Dumbest idea since screen doors for submarines.
Buy your own externals, use your own basement.
Thanks for marker
It is obvious to me that I stopped playing these games in 85 - don't recognize one after that - moved on to better graphics? Real life? Work?
It's taken almost 30 years for good game design to get back into games.
Also evaluating a game is almost impossible; for example take STO, I played it when it went FREE for about 10 hours and thought it was just stupid, repetitive, and flawed with errors in the initial missions, gave no direction, and incomplete info.
Now that I've played (and remember, I'm retired) over 200 hours, still free, I think it is an amazing game; it is poorly presented, introduced and explained; it has the oldest/poorest starting scenarios, and yet at some point it completely morphed into a deeply complex, highly detailed, immensely satisfying game - but only after achieving a certain level of experience where the differences began to show themselves - beams versus cannons, 3 Eng. vs. 4 Eng. slots, etc.
If I had written a 10 hour review it would have said 'skip it' - now my review is "must play" (every day...)
We all have our "top whatever" lists, and I thank you for giving really good reasons why; except why you left out (fill-in favorite game here.) !
"Vulture Central" - completely lost on any American viewing this - never heard of it before. Completely confused me when it turned out to be London. Never in 66 years have I heard the phrase "Vulture Central" so I thought you might like to know so that next time your headline might be a little less obscure to those outside of the 'know'
As for the comments on light pollution, well it's only a problem when you're trying to see the stars, isn't it. Seems to me since they're always there, one could plan a viewing in a non-light-polluted area. To complain that you can't see the stars whenever you want to is just silly. It's a lot worse over here, the stars are barely visible even in the rural areas; may I suggest Celestia or Stellarium, both freeware programs that will show you ALL the stars, even when the Sun is out!