Or George Carlin (R.I.P.)
2450 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007
Mad priests we have aplenty... The Rim might be a bit of a challenge!
Asking for trouble
People sue councils for wobbly paving slabs as the movement can make you lose your balance and fall, so how much more sue-worthy is a deliberately moving paving slab? It takes surprisingly little movement to make people stumble.
My earliest knowledge of him was (as a child) being given a book 'School Yarns & Howlers'
Re: Double the pane?
Four panes! Now that's an idea. Maybe they could arrange some form of 3d context. I know! How about a box with the panes on each side, and the ability to drag a window round the corner. I'm sure nobody ever thought of that before.
(well nobody with any money)
And another thing. Make the box semi-transparent and have fish swimming around in it. Awesome!
I'm taking a 'wait and see' approach. Looks impressive on the face of it, but whenever I see claim and counter claim at this level I'm reminded of the ancient quote:
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"
What's your problem? You seem quite happy to inhale Tree poop.
Re: This is precisely why...
... so you want to make it easy on them eh?
Just seems like the actions of a drowning man to me.
Not what I'm seeing.
SMEs I know of have been backing up and syncing machines for ages. Private individuals are also learning (often the hard way) to sync across different machines. I don't know anyone who has just one Desktop and/or laptop. The messages about internet blackouts, security etc. are very slowing sinking in.
Re: Shouldn't things like this be blocked by TTIP like deals?
Don't be ridiculous...
Of course it's one way.
I'm delighted that so many other commentards remember one of the best films ever made!
Re: This happened to me, but in reverse
NoNO. That was the best comment so far
Sad to see it go
The thing that makes it seem quite menacing is how slowly it can fly considering its size. Add that to the ground-shaking rumble and it's just totally freakish!
Not for everyone
A lot of my driving is down single track country lanes with scattered passing places, most of which are 'unofficial' ones. I'd be interested in seeing how a self-driving car is going to cope with that.
I've been using Inkscape for years. I'm very pleased to see the speed improvements, but for most of my work the basics are all I've needed. I've built up a set of template files for shapes/icons I commonly want, and these days often just stitch the bits together with a few extra bits & bobs.
How times have changed
Some 20 years ago I saw a herd of cows slowly, but detirminedly ambling along a grass verge towards a motorway sliproad. I ran to a phone box and dialed 999. A very cross woman on the other end said it wasn't an emergency!
I missed this too. I'm only relieved the right decision was made.
So, do a minimum debian install (no desktop) then just apt-get what you want.
Presumably the feds just 'know about these things' so we should all relax and let them get on with it.
I'm reminded of a SciFi story where the 'poor' people were the ones who lived in huge mansions with loads of gadgets, and had to fill a regular usage quota before they were allotted a smaller house and fewer gadgets. This was because manufacture far exceeded demand and was automated to the point that it was impossible to reduce the output.
The hero of the story was a guy who's job was to design machines with as many parts as possible for the simplest operation. My only question is:
"Are we there yet?"
And all in the name of the artists rights - who get shafted whoever 'wins'.
They won't learn
I got so sick of all these trailers and brain-dead adverts, interspersed with stupid copyright warnings that I don't even go to the cinema any more (25 minutes was what broke it for me). I've found more interesting things to do with my life.
Hi fellow comentards :P
Quite a long time ago I came to the conclusion that our grandchildren were in for a rough time. More recently i revised that to include our childen. This latest outburst of political stupidity convinces me that we are all heading for the smelly stuff pretty soon.
They can make it up as they go along. And that's what we're getting in this country soon.
Why are we still hearing about buffer over-runs?
"Those who don't learn from history...
I guess if you brought the brown wire too close to the blue one, and vice-versa sparks would indeed fly.
Then again, are those Microsoft and Google avatars?
Never mind who 'won' the election. It's clear we all lost.
Anything we can get our hands on, by whatever means we can get away with.
I wonder if they can get there before the pikeys do.
The name could soon change
Internet of Thugs.
Once again this heavy-handed legislation does nothing to help the innocent, and everything to protect the guilty.
We want it ALL!
Not for me then.
Call a spade a spade.
It's bribes dammit!
And the EU wants a registered list of those it will accept them from.
I was a bit surprised thay didn't go for the artists side.
Re: "the horrors of an electric stove"
Also the looks on friends' faces is a picture when you have a plate sat millimeters from a nest of hot pans while you casually dole out the food, then hand the barely warm plate to them.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Sorry, someone had to say it :)
It sounds like a pretty crappy bit of programming. I'm no expert by any means but I learned how to deal with integer overflows (assuming that's what it is) on a BBC model B.
Re: Tinfoil hattery
Nono. You got that wrong. Paranoia is the unreasonable fear that people are out to get you. These days, such activity is so widespread it is quite rational to suspect it.
Just another minus grade
This has to be the worst election run-up I've ever known by a country mile. The lot of them are behaving worse than a playground full of kids, and if anyone previously had any doubts about the media's part in political 'management' they must surely have lost them now.
At this moment in time I really can't see any point in bothering to vote at all. I'm almost convinced my time would be better spent sat in the garden watching the grass grow.
Re: The reason...
I'm going to take a patent out on the idea of a method of recognising duplicate files, notifying the user, and giving them the choice of which one to to use, based on erm... How about the age of the files?
I'll call it the Advanced Service Selector.
Re: Bad Data?
If this does turn out to be a data corruption issue then, after all this time, there really is no hope for the software industry.
Re: What's the surprise?
Indeed. I suspect these people can't even spell the word 'ethics' let alone understand what it means.
This guy is turning out to be a nightmare - I wonder who his 'friends' are.
Re: I think it's more of a case of
You show people that we are idiots, we'll take your stuff.
Typical playground bully behaviour.
Re: If a political party could choose a programming language...
Good one. As well as an upvote, Have one of these ^
Re: Half an hour to wait for a platform
What's worse is that after that half hour wait three will arrive at the same time!
Re: re - Perhaps when your brain ..before the conscious mind can intervene.
looking around today, it seems society doesn't work!