Re: Rather good.
And the "Fat Controller" is an S&M reference, right?
Well they do live on the island of Sodomor.
428 posts • joined 25 Feb 2007
And the "Fat Controller" is an S&M reference, right?
Well they do live on the island of Sodomor.
Mexico will, of course.
"That's very interesting Baldrickk! Tell me more about ##"
"NASA does know that the ISS spins around the earth and isn't in line of sight all the time?"
You should get in touch with them ASAP, they probably hadn't thought of that.
Well I've read through the rules, but Rule 34 seems to be missing?
Also, the first Rule of C++ Club seems to be wrong.
Where I live, a tubo of cerveza (about 300ml) is 1.20€ so with £300-worth in the bar I'm sure he had a great afternoon!
Imagine if there was an iPhone or Andoid phone that was HALF as rugged and had HALF as much battery life as these ancient Nokias.
While Timmy and Jony continue being obsessed with thinness, that's never going to happen to the iPhone.
I wonder if anyone ever thinks, "You know what I hate about this iPhone I have? It's so fucking THICK."
Meanwhile, the one device that would actually benefit from being thinner is the Watch, yet the focus is on the ability to put a new strap on it.
Was that picture taken on the way to the JPEG Compression Artifact Conference 2017? :-D
"In the 1990s, it was commonplace for the single IT guy to name their servers after planets, or even characters of a TV show."
I still do that. And there's no need to rub in the fact that I'm single, ok?
I understood that to be in the context of open source, as per the previous sentence.
Maybe all the Windows 10 data harvesting was worth it. The bot learned how to be a sexist and racist bigot and the wallpaper know what a bunch of miserable buggers are out there.
I heard that once it had read all of the forums it killed its own process.
So the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs are fans of the TV show Humans then.
The only time I've ever seen reference to Apple having invented the smartphone, is people saying "You know Apple didn't invent the smartphone right?!"
And also, who knows what will happen if one of the threads happens to dye?
Thought that was going to turn into a Robin Askwith-style "Confessions of a Jungian Counselor" film plot.
If only there were some way of identifying the subject matter of an article before clicking on the link to it.
It sure sounds impressive but will it scale?
I read it as being a description of what they're currently using, or at least part of it. So yeah, I guess it does.
You call that overreacting? I put my foot through the screen and sent the Shazam developers the bill.
When he asked what I was laughing at, I've just had to explain this to my Catalan co-worker :-)
listening for the chime wake everyone up in the house
Have you tried disconnecting it from that Marshall amp stack you have it connected to?
Either that, or Donald Rumsfeld was involved.
"However, the other possible problem is that the company's web form didn't highlight the error for him"
Yep, this was about 1999/2000 time and the site had already been in place for a year so the conventions for such things weren't really established, and I think it was something along the lines of an onSubmit() function checking each field in turn and throwing up an alert box like "Please check the blah blah field". Of course as well being poor validation (compared to modern standards at least) this led to 'chase the error' situations.
I went on to be one of the developers on the same site and we got to redevelop it from scratch, so of course it became awesome and we received zero phone calls after that ;-)
That change in attitude at the end there, reminds me of a time way back when, when I did first-line website support for a financial company.
Guy rings up shouting and screaming that the website is broken and it won't accept his correct data. So I suggest I bring up the same page on my screen and we go through it, field by field. We get about halfway down, to some date fields (date moved into house or something).
Me: Ok so let's fill in these date, month and year fields, what values are you entering in there?
Me: Yep. Now the month?
Me: Umm, can I just stop you there
To be fair, once he'd twigged he was quite apologetic and was grateful for finally getting his application through.
Are you being serious? If you are, do you not realise that you can type whatever format you want into it, that's why it's called 'Custom'. The lists in the box are just suggestions and examples and custom ones you have already created for that workbook.
A condescending reply on a tech forum? That must be a first.
But anyway, another +1 here for the format the OP mentioned. I was surprised when they let me use it in a reporting function I made for an admin tool recently.
My company's website doesn't have any sort of password meter. I always thought them to be a bit suspect at the best of times.
Nor does it limit choice of password characters.
What it does do though, is force a password length of 10 characters or more
It's about time we got rid of annoying character restrictions and focussed more on password length. The number of sites which still accept 6-character passwords is amazing.
"I have come from a dark matter world to probe some arse"
"I came here to drink milk and probe arse. And I've just finished my milk."
People who enforce vegan diets on their carnivorous pets. At least the kids can express their disagreement with the diet when they're older and at least attempt to change it.
like Mr Robot
I find Mr. Robot one of the more reasonable representations of 'computery stuff' in TV and films, to be honest. Especially when compared to this kind of stuff which almost makes me want to puke and laugh at the same time.
The makers of these things have to strike a balance between accuracy and fitting in with the flow of the plot. Viewers don't particularly want to sit and wait while he solves various missing dependencies and compiler errors.
When I watch medical things, I've no idea what they're talking about most of the time, but it sounds 'about right' and fits in with the flow of things. Maybe doctors watch that kind of thing and say "there's no WAY they'd use 50ml of X there! What idiots! You'd use 30 max, then step it up in increments of 5ml per hour whilst monitoring vitals."
"I have YET to see ANYONE on the job who is learning something job related from social media bullshit."
Via my Twitter feed I found a series of YouTube videos on Machine Learning from a Google developer, which I started watching and have since found an application for in my job.
Made worse by the fact that back in the 80s it wasn't possible to go online and surf when you were board.
> You could definitely add better battery life to smartphones...
Especially if manufacturers get over their stupid obsession with making them thinner and thinner.
@Chemist: Interesting blog! I'll read it again properly when I've woken up. Is the feed online anywhere? Would be cool to watch.
> the Estates boys decided to lock up and chain the doors of any buildings that were unoccupied over the Christmas break
Where I come from, the estate boys tend to un-chain and break into any building that's unoccupied.
Madonna travels around the UK visiting different kebab shops to find out their secret to a good doner kebab, then tries to make her own ... with hilarious consequences!
Each week Damon Gough from off of Badly Drawn Boy, tries to find a way to make his limited cash last him until he can sign on.
Notes: could include twists like finding a crumpled fiver in his hat, or having to sell his hat, or something else hat-related.
"Perfectly reasonable to assume there may have been someone testing a jetpack from Richmond Park."
"Fenton! FENTON! FENTON! Ohh Jesus Christ... FENTOONNN!"
The A300/400 series were the first RISC / Archimedes machines (they had the BBC owl on the keyboard), then the A3000 a couple of years later.
Loose life. Loose job. Loose a career. Loose a family. Loose a fucking big television. Loose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers.
Did you read the article, or did you just comment from your own opinion of what you thought he would say?
Just wanted to use "iBone" by the looks of it. I'd bet that comments on Microsoft articles are written with currency symbols.
I trust the real SPB are firing up the lawyers as we read this?
why would Apple make backups of backups?
Surely as far as Apple are concerned, that first 'backup' isn't theirs, it's the user's. So it's primary data?
You'd be pretty pissed off if your phone died but then you couldn't restore the data because a hard drive had died and wiped it.
+1 for Pre-Paid cards.
Slightly OT, but I've used them a lot and they're very handy. No credit scoring when you apply, just ID info. No credit to run up, as they only allow spending of what you've loaded onto the card. Handy for all sorts, like car hire companies who won't accept debit cards, etc. I've a few, in various currencies for trips away, so no FX loading either.
Google in particular won't want to see the current model disrupted, so I expect there to be some interesting developments if they roll this scheme out.
e.g. Google buying Shine and shutting it down.
Yeah, I don't really understand the negative tone of the headline.
There's plenty of evidence which is hardly more anecdotal than this study, which agrees with your findings. For example, I moved to work in an office where they used the adjustable desks and found I was able to concentrate more during the mid-afternoon slump (the 3pm wall) at least. As other posters have suggested, I don't think the nature of their work provided a fair test.
Glad you feel better!
This is a genuine question, as I do typing rather than wires, but is it normal for something that happens in the kitchen to trip the whole building?
Even here in Spain with their dodgy electrics, all I ever need to do is reset the fuse switch for the one room/zone which has the problem.
The forensic aspect is fascinating.
Agreed! That's what I was getting at. Cheers for the extra info :-) And yes an autopsy of a full-on attack would be interesting.
Glad you escaped disaster!
the buggy code below was almost exploited by Russian hackers, we're told.
I almost won the lottery last week, but I didn't.
Seriously, it would have been interesting to know how it was almost exploited.
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