Dad? Are you sure Rodents of Unusual Size aren't real?
2237 posts • joined 8 Nov 2007
Oculus Rift meets Auricular Graft
Dad... I, um, have something to tell you. I'd, eh, really rather have the smart bra from two weeks ago.
The jungle---where men are real men and do manly stuff like ... Wait, what the hell are those two doing?!
Chuang Chou could not say whether he was a man dreaming of being a butterfly, or a butterfly caught up in some seriously weird shit.
Remember, Grasshopper, all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Taking off the peril sensitive goggles so close to the lair of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal will turn out to be a fatal mistake for one of our protagonists.
Sorry, just got to take a break for a mo. Feeling nauseous :(
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caption the photo?
No escape from earality.
God, look at those silly humans. They think they're so clever and "with it". Don't they know that us Fungi invented virtual reality millions of years ago?
After passing through the Uncanny Valley, users face the Eerie Forest.
Virtual Reality---The final front ear? Discuss.
If a tree falls in the forest, would it hit these guys? I sure hope so.
Using VR gear in a completely inappropriate environment? A giant unexplained ear? Some sort of butterfly creature attached to one guy? Nah, I got nothing.
While most agreed that Occulus Rift's choice of venue for this year's annual outing was pretty dumb, at least there were fewer fatalities compared to last year's trip to the Grand Canyon.
After failing to secure rights to "The Hills Have Eyes", Oculus Rift brings out "Trees Have Ears" VR game.
Well that's one way to completely miss the most spectacular specimen of Auricularia auricula-judae ever!
not proper Victorian
The legs on the engine are bared for the whole world to see. Needs some nice lace doilies to preserve their modesty.
Oi! My car resembles that comment!
And that joke is way older than your Beetle. Not that it's a bad one, mind.
"Possession of Class-B goodies" plus
"Sgt Pete Latham asked anyone with info on the bad narcotics to get in touch"
Always kind of a problem asking for witnesses to come forward when they're technically guilty of a crime punishable by "up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both"
Time to decriminalise yet? You never know, it might even help prevent people getting fake drugs like this if they could go somewhere and get them tested without getting banged up.
Re: Just goes to show
The downvotes you collected are further proof, should it be needed, that your thesis is correct.
Re: Working for them since 1976
Wanting him to jump ship before they have to give him retirement or redundancy.
That was apparently a bit of a thing in Japan for a while. Employers wanted to axe older staff, but couldn't do it directly, so they gave them a "window seat" job. That is, given nothing to do all day but look out the window or do some patently useless tasks as making an inventory of paper clips or somesuch. I guess a western version would involving writing TPS reports about TPS reports.
A short article about the “window ledge tribe” (madogiwazoku – 窓際族) phenomenon is here
RMS not looking so nutty now
Let's face it, Android is not a proper open system. All the actors including hardware chip, SoC, sensor and radio part vendors, phone/tablet manufacturers to Google itself along with software vendors and carriers have direct interests vested keeping their parts of the platform protected from everyone else in the industry. By extension, that means that users are basically in thrall to various companies and cabals. With everyone fighting to protect their own "intellectual property" and business models, it's no wonder that the whole ecosystem produces a product that is basically insecure by design.
By way of contrast, I've been a Debian user for a long time. One of the things I like most about it is that I can be running older versions of it and any major security updates still get back-ported. There's a clear understanding that users rely on the platform for stability and security. Keeping up to date with security is usually a trivial matter. Barring a few non-free components, I'm not beholden to hardware manufacturers or the people who sold me the system to fix defects or being stuck with Hobson's choice of either living with can't fix/won't fix problems or going through a painful migration to the next iteration of the platform. (Or worse: having to replace my hardware because there is no software upgrade path).
I like Android for the semblance of openness it has, but really the whole thing is rotten to the core.
What do they want £X pounds for?
much more seriously ...
From official Docker docs here:
Running containers (and applications) with Docker implies running the Docker daemon. This daemon currently requires root privileges, and you should therefore be aware of some important details.
First of all, only trusted users should be allowed to control your Docker daemon. [...]
Re: Containers, otherwise known as installing apps for dummies.
re: completely cuts you off from the normal security updates
Apparently the correct way to do this would be to create a new container that has the most recent version of the software and to (somehow) migrate the old data to it. That link makes the point that updating the software in a container is bad practice.
I think that there's a bigger issue around trusting someone else's docker recipe for encapsulating something. The page here recommends "only trusting docker images you build yourself". I think that's very good advice.
Re: I put passwords all over my monitor on post-its
Although I can't speak for their security(*), there are plenty of random password generators out there that produce (somewhat) phonetic passwords like 'rotranott', 'eblinecs' or whatever. A lot easier to remember and type than those with lots of meaningless punctuation, caps, etc. Might be worth a shot in lots of cases.
* They're obviously less secure, but the question is whether they're so predictable or have such a small key space as to make a dictionary attack with them feasible. Assuming you know (or can guess) what generator is being used, of course. Obviously, using any online generators is as bad as not having passwords at all.
Re: WARNING: Executable code may execute code
Well yeah, but no, but yeah.
It all depends on whether the routine to display the sfx text is only called when running the output exe program or if it's called in the normal run of displaying the archive contents. Both the article and the vulnerability description just mention "opening" the archive and it's ambiguous what's meant by this.
Re: Love the alliteration....
re: "It's certainly consonance"
Or maybe certainly assonance (the vowel sounds being more consistent across the whole phrase than the k sounds)
I'm not posting this via the corrections link because I'm not 100% sure it's wrong and I'd like to see what other commentards think of the phrase.
I'd always say "wreaked havoc" because I associate the verb with unleashing destruction. "Wrought" puts me in mind of constructive acts, like something being wrought (worked) in a foundry or how a jeweller might work (or fashion) metal into some sort of intricate shape. Or like, "Oh, what a brave new world social media has wrought?" (actual example from the net)
Just thinking out loud, really.
Re: US T&C strikes again
Whether or not your rights can be taken by T&C in product "contracts" is a matter of State law. Some allow it, some don't.
Yeah, I was going to write something similar. The state of California knocked back an increasing trend of companies to include "no jury trial" waivers in contracts by declaring them invalid. I just happened to be reading about it a while ago. See, eg, this link about a "landmark" case in 2005.
Billy Bragg paradoy
Truly excellent, and as you say, probably not something that Bragg himself would be upset over. Another excellent one is the Chris de Burgh/Beautiful Ladies parody. Somehow, though, de Burgh never struck me as the kind of person who'd approve of that one.
Isn't it time that the BOFH got his love life spiced up again (along with the associated BOFH-PFY rivalries that ensue)? Might I suggest that the replacement turns out to be rather pretty, or dare I say, an Elfin safety rep?
the same penalty for accepting even the smallest bribe.
Ugh, I don't think I agree. When I hear "zero tolerance", I just have to shake my head. How have zero tolerance fared in areas like drug policy, sex education (or rather, forgoing it and replacing it with "abstinence" policies) or places with extreme capital punishment (stonings, beheadings and other forms of execution, chopping off an arm, flogging, etc.) and mandatory minimum sentencing? Under such regimes, the policy makers have nowhere to go except become even more extreme in their views. Because they're never going to admit that they might have been even the slightest bit wrong in their convictions. Not even for exceptional cases.
Zero tolerance simply breeds corruption, venality and extremism, IMO. So yeah, sure ZT on corruption might net a few high-profile cases and leaders will appear to be doing something, but the real crooks will still get off scott-free by virtue of being too big to take down while those lower down the ladder just get more shit rained down on them. ZT makes most people's lives a misery.
After death, Christians go to heaven and meet this guy. Atheists, on the other hand, are sent to the Matrix. I know which Trinity I'd rather share eternity with!
as if that wasn't bad enough, shipping sent it to Jesus.
Ironic, eh? Me, a carpenter, and not even a stick of furniture.
Screw Crysis, Portal and all those interminable FPSes. Only Populous really "got" what Jehovah was looking for in a game. With the smiting! The human sacrifices! And the deluges! Oy Vey, they were the good times!
Hmm... I don't get it. According to these GPS coordinates, DesertViXXXen should definitely be meeting me here.
Due to a mix-up in the procurement department, the tablets of the law shipped on an anachronism.
The second coming took on a whole new dimension after Jesus discovered porn sites.
You don't need Yahoo Weather
To know which way the wind blows.
OK ... "rec.jokes" ... "first mention of elasticity" ... "Haha. I get it. I get jokes!"
What do you mean I have to make it topical? I'm ALWAYS topical.
Practising disco moves with YouTube: #17 screwing in the lightbulb.
Well what do you know? Matt Groening was right---Sky Finger does only have three fingers on each hand.
If the "any" key did not exist, then He would have to create it.