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No penis is an island.
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No penis is an island.
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"The open-source software is available for Android and iOS gadgets, plus a desktop app for Windows and OS X machines..."
It's also available for Linux.
Now world+dog is gonna find out that I tried to link up with a dwarf bisexual Carmelite nun foot fetishist!
If onIy I hadn't been so desperate. I will never live it down.
"...If, on the other hand, the attacker is North Korea, then the military should probably get involved..."
Have they escalated cyber warfare to NORKlear weapons?
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Snowden's revelations are not a threat to national security. The purpose was to scare us ordinary citizens, to keep us in line, by telling us that the NSA monitors every aspect of our lives.
It's called a psychological operation – psyop for short.
Does anyone really believe that, in pre-Snowden days, a person intent on committing a terrorist act didn't already assume that his phone was tapped, that his emails were intercepted, etc. and thus took measures – effective or not – to evade surveillance?
What good does it do to construct an all-pervasive surveillance system to keep the citizenry compliant, if the citizenry doesn't know about it?
Snowden is neither a hero nor a traitor. Rather, he is a psyop.
Want proof? Just like that other phony, Assange, he fails the 9/11 litmus test.
Is it beyond the pale to imagine that Microsoft might possibly consider stealthily including a"fix" in a cumulative update to restore Windows 10 to its original virgin purity?
(For the record, I'm not a Microsoft basher. I have Windows 7 on both my laptop and my desktop. I upgraded both computers to Windows 10, and I reverted both in less than an hour, My negative reaction to that OS is based on personal experience.)
At some point, when the thrill of "Wow -- it's free!" wears off, and frustration settles in, people are gonna finally realize that Microsoft is not a philanthropic foundation.
Windows 10 is a bare-bones OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10, because they intend to make money in the future by charging for add-ons that were included in Windows 7 and 8.X.
On the other hand, Windows 10 includes -- also free of charge -- "features" missing from your old OS, such as
NSA-class privacy intrusions
In short, beware of geeks bearing gifts.
Re: the allegedly faster shutdown of Windows 10, it is largely an illusion.
When you shut down Windows 7, the video remains active until just a second or two before the computer turns off.
In contrast (pun fully intended) when you shut down Windows 10, the screen immediately goes black, and you wait while the computer goes through its shutdown operations and then turns off.
Add to that, a newly-installed OS will always shut down faster.
The actual difference in shutdown time is insignificant. Very clever programming – it's all smoke and mirrors, folks.
Who doesn't, if even only occasionally, play Solitaire?
So how are the happy upgraders going to react when they discover that they have to visit the Windows Store and download and install it? And how happy are they likely to be, when they discover that “free” means “ad-supported?” Finally, how happy are they likely to be, when they discover that, to get rid of the ads, they have to subscribe to the ad-free version, at a cost of $1.95 per month or $9.95 per year?
Then there is the add-on DVD player, free for now, and $14.95 later, and even if the PC has a Blue Ray drive, the DVD player will only play standard DVDs.
At some point, the happy upgraders are going to feel cheated by their “free upgrade.” Welcome to Windows as a Service. (Service is what bulls do to cows.)
Windows 7, a solid OS, with support until January 14, 2020, will be calling them home.
A bloke with a degree in linguistics, unable to find employment in his chosen field, instead sought to become a porn star.
He was a very cunning linguist.
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Does the "average" PC user have a clue about privacy? They endlessly blab intimate details of their lives on Facebook and Twitter and upload stupid videos of themselves to YouTube.
They will LOVE Cortana and the "convenience" afforded by the Microsoft account. They don't comprehend that the same technology that gives them access to everything from one location also grants Microsoft the same access. Don't even try to tell them that it should be named "Windows 1984."
On a completely different note, after reading how to rollback, I did test upgrades on two computers. The old laptop has X1250 graphics, and the desktop has HD 5450. In each case, the Win10 Pro upgrade only loaded the default VGA driver, giving me only two choices -- 1024x768 and 800x600. Epic fail!
Hell, I'm 71 years of age. Windows 7 support might outlive me!
You're all missing the real issue here. The insensitive bullies of the IAU have victimized Pluto. Pluto is suffering a blow to its self-esteem.
Pluto's downgrade from its classification as a planet was more than a grave injustice; the designation of “dwarf planet” is not PC.
This abomination must be addressed forthwith!
Therefore, in all humility, I submit for your consideration “circumferentially-challenged,” or if you prefer, “vulumetrically-disadvantaged.”
Thank you for your kind attention.
"Also, while I'm on a pedant rant, the "y" in hyper in Greek is not pronounced like a long English dipthong. It's more like the French u."
I thought that it might be silent -- like the "p" in swimming.
Eukaryon Researcher: The working title of the first release in the proposed revival of British madcap cinema
(If you don't get it, then up your Khyber Pass!)
"Hate to be a wet blanket..."
Knowing that good ol' el reg would never run an article completely bereft of an IT angle, I entered
into a search engine, and I encountered several computer service businesses with "Armadillo"in their name.
I also discovered a review for a physics-based PC game "Armadillo Run."
After you have laundered your blanket, then get help for your bed-wetting problem.
My laptop does that all the time. It's Linux Mint and it's called a "feature" :D
My laptop does that all the time. It's EasyBCD, and it allows me to dual-boot between Windows 7 and Linux Mint. It's from NeoSmart Technologies, and it's free for private, non-commercial use.
Full disclosure: I am in no way affiliated with NeoSmart Technologies. I'm plugging EasyBCD only because it's a terrific product. It saved my butt, when Linux Mint discontinued Mint4Win.
A Muslim owns a print shop. Someone wants him to print posters of cartoons which disparage the Prophet. Shouldn't he have the right to refuse to do so?
A lesbian produces custom T-shirts. She regards anti-gay bigotry as immoral. Someone wants her to imprint a T-shirt, “Gay Marriage Is an Abomination.” Shouldn't she have the right to refuse to do so?
Someone has a home business, transcoding VHS tapes to DVDs. He has a religious objection to pornography. Someone comes in with a box of porn VHS tapes for him to make into DVDs. Shouldn't he have the right to refuse to do so?
..."Did he see the same movie that I did?" moments. And one of his criticisms was the accent of the evil loquatious feline?
Although the main character is a total whack job, he is not a deliberate serial murderer. Rather, circumstances force him to kill, to keep his insanity from being discovered.
After the first killing and dismemberment, he places the head on a table and feeds it. Then he sticks it into his refrigerator, and -- you guessed it -- he has coversations with it. The heads of the next two victims also end up in the refrigerator, also talking. It's a hoot!
Where the reviewer went wrong was in regarding "The Voices" as a horror-comedy. It's not; instead, it's a farce, and a very well, er, executed one.
Is your arseword Dr00p3?
...and they blocked everyone from Middlesex, New Jersey. It's not that filters don't work; rather, it's that they work too well. Porn-again politicians don't comprehend the concept of unintended consequences.
If current regulations aren't adequately hard on staff, instead of implementing filters, perhaps they should just post a sign:
Masturbation at your workstation might result in your discharge.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength,
Snooping is privacy.
Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG is up to the same trick:
LG Will Take The 'Smart' Out Of Your Smart TV If You Don't Agree To Share Your Viewing And Search Data With Third Parties
Here's something that no one seems to have picked up on: back in the 80s, the puny 8-bit computers of the day could convert speech to text. Thirty years later, why doesn't a "SMART TV" have the built-in "intelligence" to handle voice commands?
"...Can I just keep "7" forever?"
You -- we -- can keep it until spring 2020, when support ends. By then, the current version of Windows will be 12 or 13.
Barring the release of some just-gotta-have-it-program-or-hardware-that-requires-Windows-10, I can't imagine "upgrading" from Windows 7.
Repent, and synth no more!
...that the trasparent phone would be the perfect accessory to enhance a mesh T-shirt or a see-through blouse.
...you won't get this:
I predict that the next humor meme will be "Nork-Nork" jokes.
Isn't "heaven's sake" Japanese?
Isn't that the favorite item on the menu in Chinese restaurants in San Francisco?
Chill, man, chill.
Don't let stringyfloppy get your goat!
"They look at skin color, asses albedo, then shoot."
Oh, no -- don't shoot Nikki Minaj!
Perhaps you meant "...assess albedo..."
"This leaves only one option: an iAirbag (presumably NOT Bulgarian)."
Aren't fanbois iAirbags?
Am I the only one here who uses MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes?
If they were able to count to twenty, would you then congratulate them on their tremendous feet?
(So many puns, so little time...)
Do you "butter" your bread? Do you "rake" your lawn? Does your mechanic "lube" your car?
The facility of "verbizing/verbising" a noun is one of the strengths of the English language. Even though I just now invented a word, everyone with at least two functioning neurons grasped my meaning.
Of course, being a foreigner -- I was born in and live in the US -- explains why my "ability with English is limited."
Is "MOULDY DICK" an STD?
Some years ago, a freshly-deceased whale appeared in the Thames. Not wanting that whale meat to go to waste, London's butchers turned it into sausages.
"It was the beast of Thames, it was the wurst of Thames."
(So many puns, so little time...)
...if the looming extinction of salamanders would be a good thing or a bad thing.
I guess that I'm just newtral.
Do you remember the old Michael Caine thrillers, in which the name of the character that he played was "Harry Palmer?"
I have an Ebola joke for you.
Oh, never mind -- you probably won't get it.
Could raptors be trained to do an in-air flash mob against small drones used by government agencies?
"...the icy, snowball-like 67P..."
They just won't let go of the failed "dirty snowball" comet model, will they?
Have you heard about the support organization MDA -- Mothers Against Dyslexia?
Right now, Newegg is selling dual-core Irulu 7" Android tablets for forty bux. Six months from now, they will be quad-core at the same price point.
In short, tablets are now a commodity, and Microsoft and other major manufacturers can't complete in that market.
"Of course they have competitive pressure, they have to deliver new innovative functionality to keep abreast of the ever changing mobile market..."
That also applies to brassiere manufacturers.
...MAVEN will finally provide the definitive answer to that age-old question:
"Do Martians fart?"
"Hi, I'm Dennis, this is my brother Dennis, and this is my other brother Dennis."
"...It's really trying to go into the middle..."
Q: Why did the American chicken cross the road?
A: To get to the middle.
GCHQ should investigate el reg for enabling terrorism.
By providing a check box for “Post anonymously?” el reg is enabling terrorists to hide their identity.
But wait – there's more! By automatically assigning “Anonymous Coward” as the name of anyone who checks that box, el reg is also enabling identity theft.
Am I the only one who is smart enough to have figured these things out?
el reg is a criminal terrorist organization. Pass it on.
I suspect that some of the resourceful porn sites remain unblocked.
You know -- the ones that are really eager beavers.
The reason that CCTV cameras are ubiquitous is that "the authorities" are paranoid. They don't like us, they don't trust us, and they feel the need to watch us continuously.
And now they want to install always-on cameras (and microphones) in our cars.
For those who favor this abomination, please consider that if you can access the camera in your car from your smartphone, then the authorities can use their own spy kit to do the same.
Moreover, with their spy kit, they will be able to access the navigation controls. They will be able to force your car to the side of the road -- or into a brick building at high speed.