1019 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Since it's Silicon Heaven
I'm afraid the lowly mechanicals are banned
Well that's him outed, then
A "renowned" nuclear engineer worked as a nuclear engineer, on major nuclear engineering projects. Who'd have thought it.
I want to change my user name
to Baldrick's Left Testicle.
Get rid of Paris?
Just when the joke was becoming funny again?
What am I talking about. The Paris joke is always funny.
Look, it's a rip-off
But that's not and has never been the point.
Generally a creative person, an artist or designer or novelist or whatever, tries to be creative. That's what adds value and wins awards. Generally, however, they fail. As a consequence they fail in the marketplace. We don't however punish then with the threat of an IP lawsuit. If we did, then for example, Tolkien's estate would be rolling in the proceeds of lawsuits against about 90% of 20th Century fantasy authors.
Of course, in this case, Samsung hasn't tried to be creative, or rather they have deliberately decided not to be. For that the market should punish them. (Hell, I'd be embarrassed enough to be seen to be a fanboi, but a fake fanboi?) If this lawsuit succeeded it would set a disastrous precedent. Which is why it won't. Originality is simple the price we pay for originality and even the law knows it.
From the linked story
"A FORMER female executive is suing a major Melbourne company for $1.1 million after it allegedly failed to act on her repeated complaints of serious sexual harassment."
That'd be right
According to the link the Netflix deal was for the entire series - something like 50 hours of programming. Now that actually sounds rather expensive for repeats but it was a flagship deal. For more ordinary programming $100 million buys you a lot of content.
So you think
Richard Stallman really is a ninja*. Look, I'm no fan of RMS. Sometimes I agree with him. More than often I think he's several kinds of wrong. But he's earned the right to be listened too. If you think he's wrong by all means say so, but then, the onus is on you to support your position, which I don't see you doing.
For the record I think he's pretty much right here - trusting MS to behave in an even moderately altruistic manner is a mug's game.
*Inevitable XKCD reference. Number 225 to be precise.
what happened last week to have happened a billion years ago and half a universe away. When you can go anywhere and tell any story story arcs become an encumbrance and a contrivance. Continuity's fine - the show's always has that - but lately it's become a fetish that's getting in the way of good storytelling.
Anyone who clams that that any wireless technology present or future could be a replacement for fibre automatically identifies themself as someone who deserves to be summarily ignored on the subject.
Bite your head off
That's the legal (and just) punishment for spelling 'Qantas' with a 'u'.
I was expecting a BOFH-approved zapper system. So many creative uses there.
Not quite £20 but close
Never underestimate the Chinese.
When nuclear energy goes wrong it goes so very very wrong
That's exactly what has just been disproved.
Would that be all right then ?
Yes, it's a safe limit. As long as you're under the limit you're safe.
Do you throw out your food the day before the use by date?
That's only the second biggest
The biggest: Oprah, Beyonce, Lindsay. One of these names is not like the other.
Can't wait. </sarcasm>
in the absence of VOIP, the only way you'll be hearing your neighbour's conversations is if you lean over their shoulder and read them yourself. And then you'll get both sides. Or if someone in the carriage talks to someone else in the carriage. Never been on the Underground - is that verboten?
but without a full set of ports on the keyboard section and pc compatiblity it fails at being a netbook replacement. That and the price.
C- Asus, we know you can do better.
Just call Fitzcarraldo - has to be easier on the way down.
Don't you mean Nonageddon
no need to be sexist.
Face it, Graham
If your storeroom was robbed it'd be in bootnotes the next day.
"The heat causes the water to shift from a liquid to a gas"
Interesting - someone should coin a word for that process.
This truly scares the shit out of me.
Otherwise known as
I can't get on der internet* - there's no blue 'e'.
*or das elektronischübahn or whatever.
"Not going to go away"
They said that about Myspace.
And probably about Geocities.
And probably about the Roman Empire etc. etc. etc.
Facebook will "go away" when people get tired of it and decide they like something else better.
True to the show?
I didn't watch it much but I'm pretty sure Adama wasn't made out of bronze.
Just as well
with an SE they wouldn't even let you in the front door.
Yes, of course that's what they are 'saying'
What there saying, however, may be a little different.
I suspect the author's reading skills are a little better than yours.
Please: Gary Larson had about three jokes* recycled endlessly. Randall Monroe on the other hand manages to think up at least three new jokes each week.
*Wouldn't it be funny if animals were doing this,wouldn't it be funny if cavemen were doing this and the other one.
You're not the only one
to be reminded of Quake 2. That badly cooked lasagne lava looks very familiar.
Or, indeed, the luckiest
because, presumably, having chosen to marry Julie Burchill would mean you were some weird kind of masochist able to find pleasure in just about anything.
Whatever you do please don't tell anyone about this: http://www.cracked.com/article_17416_the-7-most-bizarrely-unlucky-people-who-ever-lived.html
If it gets out the author will spend the rest of his life apologising.
Stupid complaint. Stupid apology.
last time I used a phonebook was to replace a broken castor on a swivel chair. Tough buggers but unfortunately not much good against sheer forces.
is what astronauts do best.
The trick is , of course, to miss the ground.
If I use Google I will find a thousand different brands of lunacy - you need to specify which one you're selling.
I'll agree to your comparison
the day I get the chance to vote the chairman of Telstra* out of office.
*for non Australian readers replace with the name of your least favourite company.
Not here in Oz
We can multi-task!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/09/drug_runner_jailed/ for those who came in late.
Oddly enough, Tim
there are "asinine" people who do just that. Not the rental bit, of course, since you're not likely to find one at your local Hertz but a small genset trailer kept in the back or the garage makes a lot of sense.
You write a cheque, you make a press release, your donation appears in the published list. Corollary: you earn goodwill or rather that goodwill is freely given in return. If on the other hand you make your generosity a part of a marketing scheme people will perceive your efforts as manipulative and in the context of a situation of ongoing death and suffering that clearly crosses a line.
So there's really no mysterious hidden rules - just common sense and a bit of basic human sensitivity.
she's not, conversely, a flower arranger; she's a scientist and the computer is a tool of her trade. Now, I don't want to be too hard on her individually - It's easy enough to treat backups as "not a priority" - but I seriously wonder at the institutional culture that allows this sort of thing to happen.
I think you'll find Lewis' official reaction to the J-20 is
a bit too much glass for a destroyer. (Unless there's a conning tower hidden away in there somewhere.) I was thinking more along the lines of lighthouse resupply vessel. Definitely will not be appearing in the next Bond flick.
And one has suceeded
Already been done.
OK, not strictly open source, but hell, this is a highly realistic simulator that is the work of one man. Imagine what a open source project could do.
we need a sarcasm icon.
From the second link
"extremely precise dacs can be very unforgiving and too-controlled sounding, while other dacs can be extremely musical."
<sarcasm>Yeah, and my arse can be extremely musical too.</sarcasm>
still read "Dilbert?
Does she have hairy feet or something?
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