2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Re: Should be free
Or they should provide free copies to students expected to present work using their damned software.
Libre Office isn't accepted at our boys' school for some stuff.
Even worse, though, they're being taught their AS/A2 ICT-computing or whatever it's called this week.. with VISUAL BASIC ...
Independance-Day-on-Sea. Largely drivel. Save yourself 100mins of your life.
"Not be penalised"
By Microsoft for not buying from Microsoft?
What clown would buy that? And at that price?
mind you. If it were made by apple...
It probably takes as long to twat about finding the 'recipe' (think just add a coupla cardomom and a pinch of turmeric for pilau rice, too hard to remember?) and setting the damned thing up as it does to boil a kettle and chuck the water and extras into a pot with a fistful of basmati.
Mind you, we did have the Segway stomach emptier for the terminally lardy the other day I spose... Can't help thinking tech is making 20% of the human race smarter and 80% dumber. Still, gives 20% of us a market for the weird shit we invent I guess.
Now, I agree in principle if...
Every machine contributing to the DDOS actively chose to via its owner clicking 'Join in the DDOS' which is what LOIC does IIRC...
A zombie botnet used for DDOS does not have the explicit consent of its owner to contribute to the attack, therefore it's akin to someone stealing their voting slip and voting on their behalf in a way they would not choose to.
Therefore not free speech, a rigged vote. Which is illegal.
They can use SEP's without being sued
They are, however, expected to actually PAY for them.
And there's plenty of porky salad-dodgers that would seriously consider this instead of walking a mile a day and pie-avoidance (with attendant small money savings).
Let them be fleeced, it's a lazy bastard tax.
In other news
Following on from the success of the first Hobbit movie, MGM announce that it will now be extended to span five films.
For a 'crime' that was _prevented_
So no loss actually occurred yet he has to pay restitution for no damages on top of the farcical sentence for not actually harming anyone for conspiracy to do something which causes next to no harm (unless you believe the MAFIAA). He likely even paid for the cinema ticket, too.
Seriously. BUY SECOND HAND.
How to solve USPTO underfunding...
Drop software patents.
Re: What are they thinking/smoking?
I don't think they're trying to 'outdo' google or apple. What Canonical seem to be doing, quite cleverly, is recognising there's an existing Linux kernel available on the world's most prevalent Mobile OS and then leveraging that to make Ubuntu accessible to even more people and in a way that for some of them will make great sense.
Stuff carrying a phone, laptop and a bloody tablet. Just carry the phone in your pocket and grab an HDMI dock for presentations.
Quite right, too
That's why I have 3TB of drives RAIDed together on the home server. No way would I trust all my shit to some cloudy storage outfit. I have the final say-so over the existence (or not) of my data and at least if I jigger it up my excuse to the wife of where her 1000's of photos have gone is 'I screwed up' instead of 'dunno, perhaps there's someone I can call somewhere'
Re: She should do porn
Is that for people with a fetish for stick-women? #EatingDisorderporn
How about a study on...
The effect of continually being at war, telling your electorate they're perpetually under attack by mysterious unseen forces, glorifying conflict with Yeehaw-look-how-clever-we-are nosecam videos of bombs flying through 'enemies' pantry windows and woohoo-look-at-the-shockwave-from-that-2000-pounder and the endless bigging up of futuristic military weaponry on the design cards?
Just a thought, y'know, putting an idea out there...
The spider knows what it looks like. It's fair to assume it knows what other spiders and creatures look like but the fact it would seem to be aware of its 'self' and its appearance is a step further.
Of course it might think spiders are scary and, not being aware that it is a spider itself, uses a fake spider as a scarecrow ;o)
Re: Mainstream news
Absolutely.. Any photos I post that I have great hi-res copies of are posted 800px wide and 70% jpeg quality.
Yeah you might get a crappy postcard out of it but I have the one that prints beautifully at 3' x 2' and you're not getting it! :oD
Mostly I post crap from my phone though. (Literally for instagram last night with the kitty litter tray...). The grown-up (no, not like that you pervs) SLR photos are archived on the raid drives at home
Re: can somebody please explain to me what is worth a billion dollars about this
Because Appleists could post pictures of super-expensive branded lattes to demonstrate how much cash they had to toss around?
WTF use is a square picture anyway when most photos-that-have-been-composed-properly are framed in 4:3 or similar. Never mind one made to look like it fell out of the 70's. Perhaps they're supposed to look like your nan's polaroids (ooerrr).
So. Here's what to do...
Backup your instagram images, delete them and then upload pictures of crap. Lilterally.
From fields, the pavement, your cat's litter tray...
No Shit? I think not, dear Watson!
Re: Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory
as opposed to the police wanting data on everyone 'in case', of course ;o)
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory
I can't help wondering sometimes, if the proliferation of public WiFi is somehow sponsored by a gov dept who knows the geolocation of each hotspot and 'gathers information'
Re: @James O'Shea "Yes, there really was a shoot-out in a Wallyworld parking lot..."
What's the betting the horn plays the same tune as the Dukes of Hazzard
To protect the Apple Hive from his/her shameful values
Did everyone miss Jurgen Prochnow?
That is all ;o)
Re: Playing the long game
They'll be getting a bucket load of data from Apple users over Xmas travelling around visiting and checking routes & weather, etc.
Which is probably worth more than holding off till after Xmas, for Android switchers, to release the app, presumably.
Re: Did you not read the sales results?
'Not as well as expected' was what I read with 'analysts citing a shite mapping app as one reason punters were holding off upgrading'
and so forth. I guess those analysts were fake or liars, though, like those climate scientists with inconvenient data, etc, etc,
Re: What are people whining about?
Yeah but if UK cut corp tax by a factor of four I reckon they'd get more than 4x the businesses coming along to make use of it ;o)
It doesn't have to be an _increase_
What are people whining about?
If it's legal then change the law.
You may as well whine because people stick to the speed limit or don't kill people or cheekily refrain from robbing banks and call that immoral.
If it's law then it's law and if it's followed and people think it's wrong then it's the law that's wrong, not the people doggedly adhering to it. I wish people would whine to this extent about something useful like assisted suicide laws or something.
MP's calling corps immoral. that's pretty fkn rich, too.
If you got this far then thank you for reading ;o)
Install Linux and let 'em come
Esp with the new Samba 4 fully supporting Active Directory.
But can you then choose the jurisdiction for a trial?
e.g. pick the UK due to its current outbreak of common sense among the judiciary and then get the patent invalidated.
Though I spose the troll picks the jurisdiction by virtue of where they file it so Netherlands/Germany, probably.
So does that mean there's a lot of dim people
Who like to pay their XBOX Gold membership fee to access the Netflix/Lovefilm subscription they already paid for?
Don't tell 'em it's free on the PS3...
Which might be read as
No one trusts farcebook any more anyway and are already going elsewhere so MEH
OK, possibly a little wistful.
The great fresh smell of...
I sense an even more revolting evolution in the whole patent thing is happening
"free from non-US government control"
There. Fixed that.
Not that I'm cynical
(Which I most assuredly am)
But this does sound like the classic 'umbrella of cooperation' governments like to use to implement trans-national data-sharing and snooping treaty thingies under the guise of something folks tend not to argue against.
I predict this will also somehow be used for copyright 'theft' shortly as well as saving children from assured doom.
Think of the children? Big Brother won the icon choice...
I've been wondering about this dark matter stuff
And seeing as so much of 'stuff' is symmetric in the universe - electrons - protons, upspin - downspin, wave-particle duality all the mesons, baryons, bosons and other stuff that all have counterpart particles...
Then might there not be some form of matter (or unmatter) that emits (for want of a better word) 'ungravity' which is a repulsive force as a counterpart to gravity which is as yet undiscovered but could be pushing stuff apart instead of hauling it together.
Going down? (ooerrr missus)
More to the point, there's never been any evidence beyond the apocryphal shriekings of Those Who Stand To Gain that piracy has ever been at the level its claimed to be or has the claimed negative effect on revenue.
Compared to, say, suing your customers or actually expecting people to buy templated shit because you're too feckless to make quality entertainment product.
"Anybody who is against this bill"
Anybody who is for this bill is in it for themselves.
What a repulsive and transparently self-interested harridan.
So are they going to Open Source the code?
Assuming it's not already, I suppose...
TPB might want to snap that up for their mega decentralised uber encrypted ultranet thingy (that was TPB, right?)
Confounded by the left-hand rule! (Or is it right-hand for magnetism, never can remember)