360 posts • joined 30 Jul 2007
To put it simply . . .
You're all guilty until proven innocent (whatever our definition of "innocent" might be at that time).
Re: Only a lawyer
Trying to blow up innocent people at a tree-lighting ceremony is not my definition of "freedom".
Let this be a lesson to you, boys and girls: off-line, off-site backups were invented for a very good reason.
A more accurate translation
"Microsoft would no longer open its Windows 8 source code to the Chinese government, however the security scheme of the Windows 8 operating system is designed to provide better access for Microsoft to users' database. For China it's a big challenge for our cybersecurity," said Yang Min, a professor at China's Fudan University, through a translator.
Meaning, "It's more difficult for the Chinese government to hack into Windows 8 systems without looking at the source code."
Re: I'm not surprised....
There are a few places where the local city government has installed their own metro-area network that sells TV, Internet, and phone services to its constituents. The cable TV companies are very upset about having direct competition at those locations. But this is by far the exception, not the rule. :-(
I'm not surprised....
Those greedy bastards are raising their rates while providing as little service as possible (and paying their top execs big bonuses). Many of them have local monopolies in the areas that they service, so they have no incentive to provide improvements ("Don't like our service? Then go with another cable TV company for your Internet. What's that you say: there isn't another cable TV company at your location? Gee, that's too bad. Hahahahaha!!!!").
Willowra, such a lovely place
What, no mention of Mad Max or Aunty Entity?
Solution for the Java update nags
Disable SunJavaUpdateSched (jusched.exe). No more nagging about updates, but you'll have to remember to do them yourself from time-to-time.
Make that "there are some things even science can't explain -- yet".
"The banks mainly use Windows because of the excellent remote management offered which isn't/or wasn't until recently available for Linux."
I don't know which rock you've been living under, but Linux has had remote management in various forms for a _long_ time.
Re: "realised the capital cost of paying for the existing ATMs"
And having ATMs cuts down on the number of customers coming into the banks' offices, which reduces the number of tellers needed. This saves the banks a lot of money, but apparently they don't factor that into the equation....
Re: Those eyes! They will give me nightmares...
Clearly a Marty Feldman wanna-be.
Re: Are they blond?
what should happen if a customer totally incapable of doing this for themselves
If someone is "totally incapable" of installing a simple package like Mozilla Firefox, their fingers should be sewn together, and they should be promoted to manager.
£16.25 to install Firefox is outrageous and Dell knows it....
Re: Bozhe moi...
I thought that yottabytes only attacked little green people....
In other words...
The gist of these studies: Don't let your mice use your laptop all day long.
Re: My instant erase procedure
1. Take hard drive to target range.
2. Place drive at 30-meter mark.
3. Blow several holes in drive using high-velocity rifle.
"Gee, there seems to be a few gaps in your data...."
Be careful what you wish for. . .
You might just get it.
Re: Simple advice for Nadella
Windows 7 versus Windows 8 isn't a horse versus car comparison, it's car versus car. In Win 8, Microsoft rearranged the pedals and put the steering wheel in front of the passenger's seat. Not an improvement in my book (and many other peoples', judging from the lackluster sales).
Simple advice for Nadella
Give customers what they want, not what you think they should buy, and your sales will improve. (Yes, I'm talking about Windows 8.)
Re: Define extinction
Those African humans had interbred with other human ancestors, so there really is no such thing as "pure" human.
Re: If found guilty
- Northern jail in the winter, with no heat.
- Southern jail in the summer, with no air conditioning.
The dangers of texting while walking
Because those indoor fountains are so hard to see:
Lack of planets in star clusters
They're trying to figure out if there's something different about planet formation in clusters that would explain why so few worlds have been spotted in them.
Gravitational disturbances from the other relatively near-by stars?
Lack of material due to it being absorbed by the abundance of stars in the cluster?
Just my 2 cents' worth....
Re: re: re: leave Waco
And a steak knife is a bayonet, too....
Re: Desktops aren't dead, they're just resting!
Cue the "bring out your dead" scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
Re: How on earth...
Seriously. I don't know how he managed to last 7 days, let alone 7 weeks....
Re: Will anyone still care?
And sysadmin stress test....
Re: New Dell motto
"Pink slip" as in "slip of paper". Termination notices are usually printed on pink paper in the U.S.A.
New Dell motto
Dude, you're getting a pink slip!
Re: Point 3
As for nuclear power plants, if they are so safe why can't we all have one in our homes?
For the same reasons that you can't have a massive coal-fired power station in your home:
1. It won't fit.
2. The economy of scale is back-asswards for one house.
3. You couldn't afford to buy one, no matter what the payback period is like.
If that were so, kudos to them for their budget control.
But when it gets a BSOD, who's going to press the Reset button?
Re: Darwin award
The Darwin Award has been amended to include people who survive but render themselves incapable of breeding. This dose of radiation should qualify one way or the other.
It’s already known that there was some interbreeding between the groups, but the new results beg the question of how an early Spanish human ended up with Siberian DNA.
Re: This is a tough one...
When they have both finished they leave their respective rooms and hand in their work.
Its the same.
Fat chance of that. Unless the assignment was very simple, their code will not be the same.
Re: Unusual Case.
Linux is older than XP and no one would call it prehistoric.
But Linux isn't a decrepit pile of code like XP.
Burning hydrogen versus kerosene
One big benefit: the result is just steam (albeit very hot).
Re: Not guilty plea for 80 in a 65
A common problem when playing GTA while driving....
"Christopher Columbus: Couldn't figure out where he was going, no clue where he was, and he did it on borrowed money. Now THERE'S an American hero!"
Columbus was an Italian, working for Spain. Try opening your history book before opening your mouth....
Cue Jack Nicholson: "You can't handle the truth!"
Re: nickel-56, amirite?
"but why does it jet out like that?"
Maybe it's doing a Mister Creosote impersonation: "I need a bucket!"
"The sour-smelling signals relay reams of information for other animals to read," said Kevin Theis, an MSU postdoctoral researcher.
The primary message being "My arse needs a wash."
Re: Cool..but also oddly disturbing
Therefore we are the first, or among the first.
Says you, buddy.
A possible sponsor
Make it Anheuser-Busch; then they can jettison the batch of Budweiser out the airlock (where it belongs).
Ignore the obvious choice
"Guy who did IBM keyboard design didn't want to give us our single button."
Was there something wrong with using the SysRq (System Request) key? It was the obvious choice, and that key has been around since the PC/AT days.
Re: British or European
In the particular case of accents, a British accent is very distinct from a European one, so this Texan is very confused.
Considering that many Europeans learn to speak English with a British accent, the confusion is understandable.
Re: Rare but deadly
The only defense we currently have is our nuclear ICBM arsenals.
Some asteroids are solid lumps of rock/metal, and others are essentially huge rubble piles. Hit one with a nuke and you're likely to get hundreds of (now radioactive) meteors raining down on your head.
I hope that the quality of Foxconn's solar panels is better than the quality of the motherboards that they make for Dell. I'm getting really tired of replacing all the bad capacitors....
As long as you remembered to
bribeincentivize the right public officials....
Re: Burden of Proof
But this trove wasn't considered in Langenbach's plea bargain, nor were the 194 items he had listed on eBay at the time of his arrest, since the police couldn't prove that the items were fraudulently purchased.
Did it not occur to the police to check the boxes in his house for home-made bar codes? That would be a dead giveaway that the items were fraudulently purchased.
Re: Target Audience?
"Avatar" meets "Twilight"? Oh, now that's just f-ing brilliant....
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