Geovation?! Do me a frickin' favour ...
751 posts • joined 3 Apr 2007
Geovation?! Do me a frickin' favour ...
Gigabit fibre? Nope - UFO is/was only being trialled in some locations on the northern side of the city, and the pimps pushing the soon-to-be-built hipster flats in Stonebow House are pushing it pretty hard (but then it is literally across the road from the main exchange)
Whilst you may be able to spit across York city centre, the 'City of York' area is rather bigger than you might think.
In York you can probably fibre up a street in a day
You can, but it'll take the contractors about 6 weeks to clear up the fucking mess they made (eg. a twatting great big hole outside my house with bits of fibre cable and ducting sticking out of it)
Don't ask how I know this.
(Vermin Media have been cabling up the village, although I have zero interest in their services)
Really ... there are no words.
My eyes rolled so hard I had to ask one of my cow-orkers to slap me on the back of the head so I could see straight again.
Fools and their money, etc.
The kettle just called - something about being black?
Ethics and finance?
I LOL'd ...
Considering how stupidly overpriced this stuff was, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.
I looked briefly at Galileo and then looked elsewhere when I saw how much it cost.
You'd think an academic would know how to spell 'Paper' ...
I've heard that if you cook it up with a bit of butter it helps it slide into the bin more easily.
Like its counterpart on the west coast, the exact location will not be released, for security reasons.
It'll be just outside Covfefe - just you wait and see ...
In the open-plan hellhole where I work you'd be hard put to see anyone *not* wearing headphones - damagement are the obvious exception, what with them being in their
ivory towers offices.
What I listen to will depend on what I'm working on and how I'm feeling - there's been a lot of shrieky, guitary stuff of late (eg. Ministry, Napalm Death, Slayer, early Metallica) plus the usual 'classic' rock/metal fayre (eg. Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Motorhead). Quite a bit of electronica, too - ranging from bangin' techno all the way down to full-on beatless ambient. Variety, and all that.
Conversely, when I'm working at home I'm quite content to open the office window and listen to the sounds of birdsong and passing trains.
U2? Taylor Swift? Bollocks to all that ...
"We are taking a deep look at our end-to-end cost structure, business processes and organisational design. Building this ongoing process into our DNA will ensure that the smaller, nimbler go-forward company is set up to win in the markets where we compete."
Seriously, what the everloving FUCK?!
I'll happily admit that I'm not au fait with 'Merkin politics, but damn it all I'd never want to play cards with Comey - that guy has an epic poker face.
A smoking crater and a lot of explaining to do?
Well played ...
(not an Australian, but I do know who you are referring to)
Not Knifey McKnifeface? For shame ...
Joking aside, they should name one after Steve Irwin (assuming they haven't already done so) - CRIKEY!
Yes they are.
And stop calling me Shirley.
Whoa! There's a conference happening?
Would never have guessed ...
Well, bar codes on people will become mandatory...
For fuck's sake, don't give them any more ideas - the Lizard Queen will be fizzing at the bunghole at the prospect of being able to get away with something like that.
“To put it in laymen’s term, he tried to put his veg in the ring as well but it stopped the circulation and became stuck,”
Quote of the decade.
Easy ... Trumperdink has completed his plan to 'drain the swamp'. As such, the 'Murricans are left with the pond-life like Pai, Mnuchin, Tillerson et.al. who are thrashing around at the bottom.
Let me know how that works out for you, eh?
"Draining the swamp" is clearly working - we're now left with the pond life thrashing around at the bottom.
The changes are designed to re-establish devs’ trust in SourceForge.
Yeah, good luck with that ...
Works for me ...
Microserfs is actually a pretty decent book.
OTOH, pretty much everything else he's written has been self-indulgent shite (eg. JPod)
Pfft - you've got to wonder whether or not Amber Fudd actually *knows* what's in that document, much less understands it.
"now you can use machine learning to create dance patterns for anyone song or track you want."
Heh ... I'd like to see what they'd come up with for something like, oooh, Dream Theater's "Dance Of Eternity" - 6-and-a-bit minutes, 118 time changes (see here)
Dance to that - I double dare ya!
Nah ... I prefer to think of it as an idiot tax.
Needs more (fr)Agile and DevOps ...
When Libratus can engage me in a conversation on, say, the price of cheese in Paraguay or deduce the existence of income tax and a recipe for rice pudding before it is switched on then it isn't an AI.
An expert system which happens to be good at poker? Definitely.
An AI? Definitely not.
Fair point - by that time we've generally had our summer. Both days of it.
I'm going to go ahead and say 'no' - even if we are, the Lizard Queen will make bloody sure that that state of affairs will change.
And another - I've been humming and hawing about ditching Sky Fibre for a while and finally bit the bullet a couple of days ago.
One less customer for Sky, one more for Zen Internet.
The way things are going the BEEEEELLLLION account database will be worth more than Yahoo itself.
If it isn't already, that is.
Despite having had no real problems with Sky's FTTC offering, when I heard that this might be in the offing I was considering a switch to Zen.
Now my hand has been forced - never thought I'd have to thank the Dirty Digger for something, but there you are.
I can achieve much the same effect using CTRL-Alt-T on my Chromebook ...
This must be some strange usage of the word 'innovation' that I wasn't previously aware of.
"leave us in a whole world of pain if an authoritarian government gets in to power"
Proof, if any more were needed, that MPs couldn't find their collective arses with an atlas, native guide and GPS support.
"Have they suffered a loss of reputation resulting in damage, etc?"
This is EA we're talking about - you can't lose something you never had to begin with.
Beat me to it - although I'd have been asking "why not just put a bigger drive in it?"
Whichever route you take, it's a hell of a sight less wasteful than just binning something - even if it isn't useful to you any more, there are likely a whole bunch of folks who *could* use a 'measly' 500Gb drive.
I hope to $DEITY they never find my PhD thesis ... which will tell you, in pretty excruciating detail, how to make stuff go 'bang!' in all manner of interesting ways.
(and it'll even tell you how to simulate such things on a Babbage engine - there's yer IT angle right there)
I guess being dead would have a lot to do with that ...
Time to start learning Navajo, I reckon ...
No mention of tax-dodging pop twat Bono or his mate Geldof?
For shame - I'd send 'em both, but without the luxury of putting them in a rocket first.
Google are involved ... think I'll pass.
"But Windows 10 is clearly on the rise and more of us will soon be in the OS-as-a-service world, just where Redmond wants us to be. "
Oh no we won't.
Really, we won't.
Started out with 0.96pl5 and a stack of SLS floppies ... blimey, how time flies.
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