Right, that's step one for curing hiccups done. Damn. Now I can't read step 2. *hic* :(
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Are you "lumbared" with a crappy aspect ratio? You're not the only one!
No, Margery, Yoga is just an effin brand name.
Siri, search webmd for "piles".
After splashing out on a new Apple laptop, Sarah was determined not to "hold it wrong".
Setting up a transparent proxy to send all traffic through www.upsidedowntext.com: always good for a laugh.
One of the new Facebook status icons: it's complicated.
After deleting the last of the last of her German friends' contacts from her address book, Alice finally reached nirvana: Hans-free computing.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
I find your lack of furniture ... disturbing. And yet strangely arousing.
Woooo... I'm LEVITATING my LAPTOP.
Boffins dubbed this new, rare form of dyslexia "8ƐƖƖXH⊥"
To understand computer programming, first you have to understand that they are really dumb. In order to code, have to bring yourself down to their level.
You wouldn't believe the lengths that SwastikaGirl69 (real name Claire Godwin) went to to find her other half on Internet dating sites.
This gesture unlock business is getting ridiculous.
How real fans listen to Coldplay's "A rush of blood to the head"
Finally, a way to use the webcam that banishes embarrassing nostril hair from the shot!
I hate Internet posers.
This new gesture-based emoji input is taking a bit of getting used to.
Parents everywhere justified: proof of what happens when you're always too close to the screen.
God-damned glare... maybe if I move my legs like this? ...
I signed up to snapchat because I heard there are a lot of fit birds on the Internet. This is not what I imagined.
Alas, Twoflower couldn't afford a Yoga tablet, but she would have to make do.
Those "learn to breakdance" videos on youtube should come with a health warning.
Bob had to admit: using the alt-arrow keys to rotate the screens at the local hippie commune was much more fun than doing it in PC World.
"actually, I'm not upside-down. My roommate glued my laptop to the ceiling. There was still some glue left, so ... "
Kate gets her bun on the floor and settles in to watch a movie.
More like asinine if you ask me.
ooh what a feeling
when you're surfing on the ceiling.
Re: big words not always better
but wasn't it "of the visual"?
I think so. That's why I put a * in front of "aural" (to point out my misquote/mistake). Works with all the senses.
(Actually, just checked and it's "visible", so I should really have said "audible")
big words not always better
I've yet to meet a woman who responded favourably to my complimenting them on how pulchritudinous they are. Or toothsome, for that matter.
Since I don't want to keep making single posts as I remember more words: segue (completely baffled me that it was actually pronounced "segway"). Also syzygy and synecdoche (another weird pronunciation). Also "weird" since it "proves" the "i" before "e" (except after "c") rule.
"Dolt" is a bit old-fangled, but good.You can also get away with calling people "obdurate" most of the time since it's a bit gnomic for most, while for others in the know it can become a bit of a shibboleth. Speaking of gnomey-things, digital watches and, later, mobile phones have completely replaced gnomons, except maybe when calculating squares. It's funny how some Hiberno-English phrases like eejit, shite and gobshite (and the Cork phrase "langer") can be used when the English words would be unacceptable. I never got how describing some people as "muppets" got to be so offensive, though.
If someone asks me something like "did I hear the front door?" or similar, I'm always tempted to explain Joyce's "ineluctable modality of the *aural" to them.
Also, of course, numberwang, scorchio! and Chris Waddle.
"obstreperous" reminds me
of the time I described my niece and nephew as being very "rambunctious" to their grandparents. To my surprise, they'd never heard of the word and thought I was making it up.
I find that a dash of "Jeeves" adds a lot of depth of flavour to most meat dishes. (hint: basic Cockney rhyming slang construction).
the "galactically-talented" mr. Blaine?
You mean that he can produce milk? Who'd want to pay to see that?
(ah, I get it... he's a tit)
Re: hows about
There's a Japanese musician who calls himself "Cornelius" after the character from Planet of the Apes. According to Wikipedia, he called his son Milo, who happens to be the son of Cornelius in the film.
if mini cooper is defendu
would they get away with "Mini Me?"
Funny you should say that, but the killer feature of my new game will be photorealistic palm trees and physically-accurate sand dunes. You say junket, I say vital research.
Why don't they just use multicast or UDP?
Well the BBC is doing what they're doing because it gives them zero copy and ability to amortise kernel/userland context switches over lots of packets. Cloudflare is tinkering around in a similar way because it allows them to quickly write unprivileged software that will deal with new attack traffic.
UDP-based transmission is all well and good, but the problem these guys are trying to solve is a different one to the one you're thinking of (TCP's reliance on ACKs for flow control, with all that implies).
Well done, Microsoft. You've successfully brainwashed almost everyone to think in the 8.3 mindset. You even still collect patent royalties on it!
For everyone else, what's wrong with .brotli?
The problem that governments have in this arena is that any time they open their mouths to mention "encryption", their audience will include a lot of very savvy technical people who understand how these things work. There are mathematicians, cryptographers and regular software/hardware engineering guys who will hear (paraphrasing) "we are committed to strong encryption, but we want backdoors/escrow systems anyway" and know that logically and mathematically speaking the two are fundamentally incompatible. The usual rules of political bullshit (say one thing when you mean the opposite) simply won't work on "us" (I'm including most reg readers in that group). After that, it doesn't matter how much bluster and misdirection ("but the terrorists!") the politicians and civil servants add on to try to make their lies more appealing to the common Joe since "we" will know that their arguments are a pack of lies right from the start.
Basically politicians are acting way outside their zones of expertise (such as they are) on this one. I guess that Obama (or one of his advisers) was shrewd enough not to call for mandatory backdoors, but this FBI guy is obviously too stupid to realise that he's just getting enough rope to hang himself (along with any US company that wants to do business in the EU or elsewhere).
modern configuration management systems are wonderful
They let you trace back exactly who checked in a given code set/patch.
Management often wants to have scripts running on top of this to link changes to requirements docs or other change requests. I imagine that there's a very embarrassing virtual paper trail stored somewhere. Unless something bad "accidentally" happened to the servers and all the backups ...
Re: Abba and food?
"Chicken tikka, tell me what's wrong?"
I kind of ruined Kula Shaker's Govinda for myself by imaging them singing "Nasi Goreng, eating Nasi Goreng". Dunno how I got that from <clickety> "Nrsimhadeva, Jaya Nrsimhadeva". Still...
where are the swedes? or turnips?
This (and an earlier post by AC mentioning that "Danish Pastries" are named Viennese) gave me the idea for a kind of Partridgesque cooking program where the presenter goes to Sweden to get authentic swedes, finds they're called something else there, packs it in there but then goes off in search of some other food named after a place (with the same result). So basically an excuse to travel around the world and not do any cooking. Any TV execs out there reading this? I'm available!
why on earth would she buy a pirate toy for her 5-yo kid?
Her kids are probably gonna grow up to be the menace the RIAA and the MPAA warned us about.