302 posts • joined Tuesday 14th August 2007 17:38 GMT
He added, "Within a decade, we think everyone will choose to subscribe because the benefits are undeniable."
Yeah, the benefits to the vendor are undeniable.
Customer gets screwed.
What I want to know is
Where can I order the golf ball finder?
I have a step father who believes such things, is an avid golfer, and fathers day is coming up soon.
I bought one. Yesterday as a mater of fact.
I really have not had much of a chance to play with it yet, but I am fairly impressed with the speed to cost ratio.
I am however less than impressed with chrome. I think I am going to dual boot it. But I am going to give Chrome a few days to see what I really think.
Phones on the street Vancouver Canada
I am looking to get a new phone soon, so I have been paying attention lately.
This is what I see in an average day.
iPhones Nearly half of the phone I see
Various android phones Probably close to 30% (Increasing rapidly)
Blackberry I would say about 15% and falling.
Non-smart phones 10%
I have never seen a windows phone in the wild.
Full disclosure. I have an iPhone 4, and am probably replacing it with an Android phone.
I love to drive.
I for one can hardly wait for self driving cars to hit the market (No pun intended.)
The reason is that the people who would be first in line to buy self driving cars will be a lot of the people you don't want driving. Partial list below:
My mother. (Slow, and unobservant.)
My sister, (Aggressive.)
My brother, (Drinker.)
In fact when the price gets reasonable, and if I can get a deal on insurance, I might think about getting one myself, for the boring commute to and from work. I wouldn't mind taking a nap in the back seat.
Keep my real car for when i can actually have some fun with it.
I was hunting around for the credit card until I read that it wasn't yellow.
Who wants a Cat product that isn't Cat yellow?
I can't speak (type) to most of your comment, but I would think any device that is designed to survive for years in my pocket would have little difficulty surviving the stress of the launch.
As for the rest, I suppose they will find out pretty soon.
Not so much a tool as a philosophy
If you are going to do it more than three times, script it.
OK, maybe cron.
If you are getting good at bash scripting, and want to use cron to run them at scheduled times for some reason they run fine when you run them manually, but fail when run by cron change the first line in the script to:
The -l argument specifies a login shell. If your usual login sets a lot of environment variables this can quickly sold a multitude of strange problems.
(Very useful for scripting oracle schema exports/imports.
Re: Yes but a house is no good without Windows
My brain is melting while attempting to parse your comment.
I know I am a bad person
But I really, REALLY want to hack the Popes twitter account.
Recovering Catholic here.
Once again they miss the point
It is about the price.
At $35 (Sorry Canadian here.) if I break a Raspberry PI while working with it, I use some profanity, and go order a new one. At $100 I worry about breaking it and don't try to use it to build a heads up display for my car.
This is the same thing that happened with netbooks. the first one came out at a very good price, but every time a new model or competitor came along it was bigger, more powerful, or had new features, and of course the price went up.
I hope this doesn't happen. I hope people are smart enough to stick with the Raspberry PI, because it is the best bang for your buck. Plus the community that has developed around it is fantastic.
I really liked Netflix.
But Microsoft does NOT get money from me. Ever.
It seems to me that 50% of all searches that these vendors will get access to will be something like "disable amazon in ubuntu searches"
Here is my thinking.
One search for "ubuntu install PACKAGENAME" or "ubuntu configure FEATURE"
One search for "disable amazon in ubuntu searches"
No more results.
Annoying, but hardly the end of the world.
no one has pointed out
The biggest problem with this car.
My god is it UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the concept of electric cars. I have built two electric motorcycles and am working on my design for a car.
But I could never drive anything this fugly.
NAMBLA <--- its shit like this that makes me want judgement day to come /sigh
What did the:
Ever do to you?
Re: If you are active for 50 years, that's 20K per year, or roughly 55/day.
That sounds about right.
Not counting weekends when I have more free time.
Re: RE: Over here
If you ever accidentally open smut from a manager. Run, don't walk to HR, and report said manager.
If you can pull it off, act deeply offended.
You might get the manager sacked. :)
Of course I just don't open any email from my manager. It seems the best option.
I just finished rolling out Windows 7 here, if they think i am going throught that hell again with Windows 8 thay have another thing coming, and one more customer going.
It should be televised
and bring back hangings.
Live televised hangings every Friday night. With re-enactments of the crime before the main event.
Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Why not trigger the launch when the balloon breaks.
It seems simple to me. Have a switch as the connection point to the balloon, when the balloon breaks, a spring flips the switch to the on position, and the rocket fires.
Simple toggle switch, with a hole drilled through the toggle.
Connect the balloon to the toggle.
Spring pressing down on toggle.
Tension from balloon holds the switch in the off position.
A new high water mark.
This article has raised the bar for double entendre, and innuendo.
Stupid, people stupid!
Anyone who uses Google docs, or gmail for business purposes will end up one of two ways.
1. Out of business.
2. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Google inc.
We need an evil Google icon.
HP Store (Apple store ripoff)
There is an HP store on the same block as my work. I walk past it several times a day. Big surprise the store is empty every time I walk past it. So it really doesn't surprise me that they are thinking about selling off their computer division.
One more time
I said it before, and I will say it again. To be named LOHAN it must be alcohol fueled.
As a recovering Catholic
I am begging everyone and anyone to hack the church website.
Posting up selected tracts from the Satinist bible might be fun.
I love my Kindle
but they have not made any money from me. I have been catching up on classics from Project Gutenberg.
So far everything I have wanted to read I have been able to download in .mobi format.
Also I find that I am reading more than I have in years.
I have never used this phrase before. But I feel it is time.
There I feel better.
I just keep wondering if the ISS can grab a quick take away Chinese dinner.
I did this once.
Many years ago I was assigned an IBM (something) but as I recall it had a Pentium 166. I tried everything. Blocking up ventilation. Removing RAM, and CPU while it was running. Removing the heatsink and running it all day. Combing my hair with the pins on the CPU. Shorting pins on various chips. You name it, I tried it, but it just wouldn't die.
Finally I talked to my friend at head office. We made up a BS story about intermittent faults, and I got a lovely 600MHz machine as a replacement.
As a geek and a packrat
I find that old computers seem to orbit around me.
When i bought my house, I find 15 old machines in my office/storage room.
I just dumped then beside the bin, and they were gone in 2 hours.
I like to think they went to a better place. :)
Brilliant business plan
Keep showing my products that are not available anywhere.
I get excited about tablets.
I buy an iPad.
How much is Apple paying for all this fantastic advertising?
So I am starting a pool on how long before this wackjob is caught with a homosexual prostitute.
I am guessing 3 months.
Flames for the flaming fruit this guy probably is in private.
I find it interesting that Marilyn Monroe, is frequently pointed out as the standard of feminine beauty, and I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn't place her among the most beautiful women to have ever lived.
But by today's standards she is fat, and would never have had any kind of movie career.
(For the record, I put Marilyn Monroe as the second most beautiful woman to have ever lived.)
(Paris doesn't place.)
Will not work.
I was bullied through most of my school years. So I can tell you with some authority that nothing theses groups do will have any effect.
The only thing that works is for the bullied, to grow a pair, stand up straight, look the bully straight in the eye, and break their freaking nose.
Go ahead and ask me how I know.