Re: own voted for the use of "no problemo"
Everyone knows it's "Nae problemo".
6198 posts • joined 12 Jun 2008
Everyone knows it's "Nae problemo".
And who've never ridden a bus or bought coffee in their lives.
It's clear to me that the execrable user interface foisted on me after the latest ATM "upgrade" was designed by a numpty who had never used an ATM for more than pulling out cash.
Yesterday I wanted to pay a credit card bill and transfer some money between accounts. Used to be one log-in, four key press operations. Now its TWO card log-ins, each with four keypress operations.
Oh I dunno.
My relatives tell me the flattening of bits of London and almost all of Coventry did nothing to quell the desire to get stuck in and do unto others. From all accounts Dresden was a *boost* to the German civilian morale, and Tokyo was firebombed "scientifically" using data gathered during and after Dresden, yet Japan was still highly bellicose afterward.
It all depends how the leadership depicts the way forward.
All your ripped movie are belong to lightbulb.
"Python 3, alas, is not supported and trying to use one of the latest and greatest functions will fail."
Azure workflow developers also announced Algol-60 support "only a decade away".
Shame. If they'd decided to start around 1:30pm I'd be able to watch without getting up in the middle of the night - not gonna happen.
Of course, it being a Friday the start would be more like 3pm and no-one would be at their peak, decrypting-wise.
Would Doctor Hunt be interested in the fact that the Uranus phase of the mission was celebrated with a front page headline in the Long Island Newsday?
"Voyager Passes Uranus And Moons!"
I sometimes wonder what the rejected draughts of that headline looked like.
"Good god! What on earth's that Tomkinson?"
"Model of a Boeing 777 sir. Good isn't it? It's got two Pratt and Whiney engines and ..."
"It's a bit big for a model isn't it? What scale is it?"
"Full scale sir. It's got a fully functional avionics suite and ..."
"If it's full scale it isn't a model 777, it's a 777. There'll be hell to pay on speech day if anyone sees this!"
"But sir ..."
"Get it down to no more than a 12 inch wingspan and we'll say no more about it. You're a very stupid boy building 777s."
"But sir, there's over 350 tons of metal in there!"
"Do you want to be sent to the Headmaster?"
Can it be long before I boot my workstation and am confronted by Nadella's face screaming "BRING ME A BLUE PAGE!" instead of the swirly window thingy that indicates I'll soon be browsing El Reg?
The clarion call of the FOSS community for two decades when their loud claims of "equivalency" were demonstrably refuted.
Thank Torvalds those Captains Oblivious no longer have the floor.
... so Gabrielle Drake in her purple wig and string vest could launch Interceptors.
In American versions the vests had shirts under them. I thank SID I watched in the UK.
You won't get many upvotes on this Hans. Everyone is an "engineer" and so has by definition, never actually bent metal for real.
But have an E-Beer.
You are a bad man and will never get to heaven.
Please have an E-Beer, awarded for drollery.
I dunno. If watching Apollo 13 taught me anything, it is that in zero g one's mass can change, though you don't want to be floating next to one when it does.
"How can you fail to mention Foggy Bottom?"
Or indeed, Soggy Bottom.
There's a Six Mile Bottom on the A11 I seem to remember.
Makes Intercourse, Pennsylvania rather bland by comparison.
Good enough for the UXB teams in WWII, good enough for me.
Expel it forcefully from your anterior dorsal orifice.
"Man is the master, and a woman's place is in the home!"
Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Dec).
First Nations and Hippies.
"What the F ever happened to "Stick and stones may break my bones BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME!!!""
I dunno. Why don't we ask Cliff Richard? Or Garrison Keillor?
Bad news for your car's brakes then.
Stupid shit like this is how we end up with Donald Trump and Brexit.
Azathoth's Nebular Nutsack!
Agreed. Real computers are cooled by convection currents in the liquid sodium coolant.
Or is that fast breeder reactors? I always get the two confused (which explains the prompt criticality fiasco when I deployed my home-made set-top box).
Then vendors shouldn't be allowed to use the terms "phone" or "telephone" for their information service.
Wait a burster-cotton pickin' minute here!
These stories are blatant "On Call" tales! I'm calling shenanigans*.
* - Rt. Hon. Hubert Shenanigans, member for Much Widdling in the Cut and minister for E-Press humour column accountability.
I wonder if the "accident" was predicated by the fact that 3/4 of British Columbia appears to be on fire?
I was in Grande Prairie, Alberta last weekend and the stink of smoke was so strong it seemed the town was burning. Nope, just the wind veering eastward.
You stand accused of heresy on two counts: Heresy by thought, heresy by action and heresy by speech ...
You have only one chance: Renounce the heretical thoughts, recant the heretical speech ... two chances!
I hope I'm not called to task for my inauthentic Google searches.
I often search for things like "nuns", "rocket launchers", "corset" and so forth just to see how bizarre and diverting the sidebar ads can get in El Reg.
I may not be able to turn off internet tracking, but I can damn well drown the trackers' data warehouses in worthless noise.
Reboot the internet to clean out all the 4chans.
*Ponders whether Arsebook, Twitface, Pornogram et al can be classified as monopolies*
Sales Revenue pays wages? I thought the real revenue came from the service contracts sold to new owners and renewed by nagware. Salesthings need not apply.
The Austin America appears to be a rebranded 1100! Learn summat every day.
From my reading of the article this seems like a rare IT case where the situation needs less git to improve.
"These eruptions were yuge, bigly yuge. Some say they lasted a million years, some say ten million. I dunno. Beats me. But a yuge eruption lasting ten million years seems to me proof that Crooked Hillary hid her emails in the earth's crust. Why isn't Jeff Sessions demanding we investigate that? I spoke to the Russian Premier, a great man, great man, and he has no problem with our teams investigating all we want when it comes to Siberian rocks and Hillarycanoes."
So the theory is that everything got suntanned to death because the air was full of halogens?
How about everything choked to death because of all the halogens in the air and dissolving in the sea?
"Unless the court, in the round, understands all the circumstances of the case as to the background, as to any risk that actually, of undermining the order, obviously that will defeat the object"
Sorry, downvoters. I re-read this and attempted to diagram it, but it might as well be Furbish.
It's still palpable, ungrammatical blither, brought on by a desire to use twenty words when six will do.
Difficult to refute an argument made in such blithering language.
I'll bet LDS is happy someone explained all that to him.
Hey, LDS, apropos of nothing, did you see that X-Files episode where Mulder distracted the vampire pizza delivery guy by throwing sunflower seeds all over the floor so he'd have to pick them all up?
Holidays in Scotland are staggered.
It's the whisky. I blame the whisky.
The Unisys OS2200 OS has a built-in line editor. For a long while it was the only editor Unisys offered for that line, and despite Clever Young Things trying unsuccessfully to excise it, it is still there today. It is packed with juicy features.
One feature is an internal messaging facility that allows people to send each other "mail". It works by provisioning a specially-named file that the editor looks for on loading, displays the contents if found and deletes.
I once told a colleague about a contract I worked where someone figured out they could catalog a file of the right name and put a write key on it so the editor couldn't delete it making for an "eternal" message. I also informed him of the response, where the victim did the same but made the first character of the key underscore, which for arcane VT protocol reasons would mean the entite key would not display on the screen, hiding its existence from the viewer.
You guessed it. Next day I had a non-dying message with the secret give-away I had not confided (but didn't need, since it didn't take Sherlock Holmes to deduce who the genius hacker was, and How The Trick Was Done).
I grinned and got busy. The trick worked because the terminal treated the leading character of the key as unprintable because the character encoding of file details in the system were non-ASCII. I sent a print of those details to an ASCII file and read that, where the key was shown in all its glory.
retaliated responded. I did the same basic trick to the joker, but lodged a batch request to run the file catalog each morning at 6am.
The boob got an anonymous message that he eventually figured out how to delete. Next day, same story. And the next.
He came in early and got messaged. He stayed late, watched me go home, came in early and got messaged. Finally he waved a white flag and I rescinded the batch request.
The best part is that this only worked because of my victim's mindset; he was fascinated by the tech side of our business but sneered at the operational side. Had he propery thought it through my method would have been obvious.
Oh great! Like the globe wasn't warm enough already without melting stuff with giant space lasers!
I noticed that in our new building lobby the fluorescent light panel above each elevator door would brighten slightly when that car was about to arrive.
I would use this to grandiosly command the elevator to appear (loud voice, arms spread, the Full Gandalf) and, when it had, step in, turn round, and say quietly to the nearest smiling person "Pray that I don't turn to the Dark Side and use my elevator-summoning piwers for the forces of evil".
One morning I began the performance but when I turned there was a Spanish lady standing there crossing herself at me.
Not sure whether that counts as a double win.
The USA was never a democracy. It was and is openly a Republic, and de facto an oligarchy.
You CAN expect your lawyer to have a grasp of the business, and this one did. Told it would make things slower he/she did his/her job.
His client should have said "people can read the EULA and will under these circumstances".
The proof of concept drawing looks like an XKCD strip.
I mean there have been all those cross-site scripting attacks.
But fair's fair. I mean, the users had broken the unwritten law.
40 megawatts? Does it come with its own nuclear reactor?
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