* Posts by Steve Carter

6 posts • joined 15 Nov 2007

Engineers are troublesome 'expert loners', says prof

Steve Carter

Professor does not know how to manage engineers, misinterprets own failings

Who would have thought a group of engineers would quickly reach a silent consensus that a divide-and-conquer strategy was appropriate, and spontaneously create, nay, ENGINEER a team structure that mirrored the problem. Looks like excellent teamwork and good engineering to me.

Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility

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I see web 3.0!

I'm putting the finishing touches to my meta-meta OS. Then I will have made a CLOUD OPERATING SYSTEM VIRTUALIZATION REALM that is not only O/S independent but will run INSIDE and INDEPENDENTLY OF the browser!

It will go head-to-head-to-head with Microsoft Office and Google Maps as the OS of choice! I call it VAPOR O/S.

Here is the source code for version 0.1:

<HTML><BODY><INPUT ID="loc" NAME="loc" TYPE="text" VALUE="http://gmail.com"><INPUT TYPE="button" ONCLICK="window.location=getElementById('loc').value;"></BODY></HTML>

Suprise at spelling snafu sanctions

Steve Carter

queue protests in a long cue

There a buttload of difference between queueing a programme for air and cueing it.

*stab* *stab* *stab*

Imprecise language is fine if you're not trying to say anything clever or important. One would hope that you are trying both when writing in a university exam.

God makes you stupid, researchers claim

Steve Carter

He does wear red...

"most children do believe in God, but as their intelligence develops they tend to have doubts or reject religion"

hmm, they have a good cause to doubt. Their folks also told them Santa or Father Christmas existed, and turned out to be just a way to try to bribe them into being good all year.

... wait a minute (thinks 9 year old), friendly Father figure, white beard, capable of withholding presents from naughty children, never actually see him, urges me to do what my parents ask me ...

Come to think of it, it does rather seem that the whole Satna thing has been contrived just to undermine Faith, don'tchathink? Ooo, and look what it's an anagram of...

Christ Fears Math

Jedi to open Surrey academy

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: Any suggestions as to how we can register a protest at the next census?

Put "Sith"

B3ta served DMCA notice for Photoshop Prince challenge

Steve Carter

It's laser-sighted: when you see the dot on your metatarsal, squeeze the trigger.

Going after casual, grass-roots, incidental infringers of copyright is idiotic in the extreme. Sony and the RIAA amd the DMCA are essentially saying "the music is not yours, you may only enjoy it as you suck it direct from our teat!"

Similarly, if I buy a DvD I have to sit through a tedious sermon about DvD Piracy every time I watch it, even by myself in my own home, even if I tape the DvD player's drawer shut so that there's no chance of anyone else accidentally getting it. My student buddies didn't have this problem with their downloaded, pirate movies.

If the regular punters are alienated, they'll just stop being interested in "corporate" pop music. It's not like there aren't any distractions out there.

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