23 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
Social Bites Back
I followed the link to Amazon. I laughed. I laughed so hard I cried as only a man can do when confronted with stories of explosive diarrhea. What's the IT angle? Seems to me that in this age of "social media," woe is he who has a product that a creative writer looks upon with disfavour.
Of inspiration and gender
"Hopper's legacy continues to serve as an inspiration for women in the science and engineering fields."
- and men.
No computer? No problem.
"Yeah, we didn't really have microcomputers in Japan - so, you know, I MADE ONE. FROM SCRATCH." Epic geek badassery.
Spend time in a ditch
Sir, I did not soil my keyboard with coffee - I cleansed my tear ducts with laughter at your description of the game. Bravo. If I respected the Register less, I'd create another account and upvote you again.
On my short list
of admired computer pioneers: Babbage, Lovelace, Turing, Von Neumann, Hopper. Thanks for paving the way, all.
History of the World, Part I
As the great Mel Brooks said... "it's good to be da king!'
Growing up with mainframes, you see a lot of ideas get reworked and remarketed. Virtualization, cloudy computing, even multitasking.
But what the actual hell was that Pigsy thing? Wow. Just wow.
It's not the fall that kills you - it's the sudden stop at the end.
I haven't updated any java runtime to 1.7... I haven't needed anything new since 1.5 save for patches. Hard work pays off eventually. Procrastination pays off immediately!
Re: Too true
Excellent application of delegation!
Re: I luurrrrvveee the intro from RunCore!
I love how she crouches down, but still looks right at it without any kind of eye protection...
It would be fun while it lasted... you'd better spread out those G's on on deceleration, though!
You must be holding it wrong
Domain naming... "Not that big of a deal."
Re: "pay by bonk for bonk on a bonk by bonk basis"
Pay-by-bonk... the oldest profession of them all.
I dunno, the good old standby 'extortion' probably fits too.
Re: We all know about Hermes, Conran*
Good news, everyone! You'll be secretly delivering handbags and iPads out of their country of origin under the nose of Zapp Brannigan, chairman of the trademark board!
Non-gardened apps already cause complaint
As a developer of un-loved apps for the Mac (open source - you know, the uncle Apple doesn't talk about) I've had to put up with the "Run this app that you downloaded from the unwashed Interwebs? Really?" dialog box for a while now. Sounds like this is more of the same. Until Apple tumbles the rest of the way down this slippery slope and turns on the super-draconian^h^h^h protective bit, I guess we're still ok.
I am disappointment in your grammar.
kidzui != kinky, it turns out
Back when we had one XP-based PC without parental controls, (the Macs are pretty well locked down) and no DNS solution in place yet... the 10 year old couldn't remember 'kidzui' she had heard about in school. 'kinky' was the closest thing she could think of, and typed that in... my fault entirely, and steps have since been taken. But you can't un-ring that bell.
Who's crime is it, anyway?
"...following a criminal intrusion" - who has committed the crime here? The charlatans storing customer details in cleartext, or the crims who swiped them? Perhaps both?
US$99 to post free apps
"Most of my traffic previously came from the mac software catalogue on apple's site - which is now closed, replaced with the app store. This, in my opinion, is EXTREMELY bad for the mac platform."
Agreed. My avenue for traffic from Apple is now closed. Since my app is open source, and free, there's no way I'm paying US$99 (annually) for the privilege of posting in the app store. Not to mention it's GPL, and Java, and... oh, never mind.
You say hectar, I say hectare - let's call the whole thing off
That is all.
Gasp. It must be Friday. "Dorritos." Indeed.