I'm with ol' Musky on this one (I'll keep calling him this til it catches on).
318 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
To quote Dickens
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Something is wrong
I installed Debian 9 XFCE on an old laptop (Aspire 3050) on Saturday night. First boot after install it took 10+ minutes after login to reach the desktop. After selecting the default panel it never again started the panels saying no instance of XFCE was running. I tried xfce4-panel -r & from the terminal and the panels started and then the screen went cyan coloured and the computer froze. Ended up putting Debian 8 back on with no problems. Yes I spent Saturday night dicking around with Linux.
I prefer to go with The Onion's suggestion and refer to him as Ol' Musky.
like a skid mark in space-time?
Basically a script which repeats a few phrases from a befuddled old man - pretty funny.
Unless you can do board level microsoldering on iproducts, the computer repair industry is dead. Windows (yes Windows) has gotten so secure that MS has taken the away the bread and butter of the small repair shop. That was, fixing problems caused by malware. In the late '90s and early 2000s the hardware was already pretty good, so rarely failed. Windows95, Windows98, WindowsME and Windows 2000 were all susceptible to malware. Windows 7 changed all that. The malware repairs dried up, computers became too cheap to fix and I switched to renting copiers to hotels for conventions.
My boss is down in Jamaica for 2 weeks and just phoned me because he can't get into his Microsoft email. Oddly, he's not able to connect to the hotel's wireless either.
So...what do the testers say? How does NASA approach possible testers?
"Put this on and don't take it off for six days. Also, stay away from other people."
17 inch penis!!
A 16 inch duck with a 17 inch penis! Good god. What are the females like?
what would you do with $7m?
I'd spend the bulk of it on booze, women and gambling...then I'd spend the rest foolishly.
Could this also be used for "described video" so blind people can watch porn too?
... like this?
Did they have to...
use real urine in the test?
I run a wifi network in a largish rooming house (90 rooms). We have had problems in the past where a single user would strangle our bandwidth using torrent software. To fix this I installed a "torrent killer". If it detects torrent traffic, it disconnects the offending computer from our wifi network, forcing the user to come to the office and ask to be reconnected. It has proven to be quite a successful deterrent. When Windows 10 started the "optimised" update distribution, it would activate the "torrent killer" and cut people off. I had to issue instructions on how to turn off Delivery Optimisation.
Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
My friends call me a luddite
But I'm actually very happy with my old Nokia feature phone running Symbian 6. Its a great PHONE, but poor at anthing else - including malicious apps.
knock out gas?
Not sure there is anything like weaponized knockout gas. Dosage would be uncontrollable so probably either useless or fatal.
"a 3.5inch socket, for music". Hate to see the headphones.
Lest you think it's OK to taunt chimps, thats because their hair hides their muscular, ripped bodies. Just google "bald chimp" and you'll see what I mean (NSFW - maybe)/
Lester. You will be missed.
Believe it or not, my company still sells and services typewriters (as well as renting them for movie props). Also, a lot of hipster types are gaining an interest in these machines with my boss being asked to speak at a typewriter meet-up in a craft beer bar.
What about jeggings - are they OK? Might be a bit sexist.
stupid windows 10
I upgraded a fresh install of Windows 7 to Windows 10 on the weekend. I made the blatently stupid mistake of having an ethernet cable plugged in whilst doing the upgrade. Apparently the windows installer thinks this means I don't want to use wireless...EVER! That's right, I can no longer turn on my wireless!. The correct driver for the wireless is installed, I've tried most the solutions I found on the internet without luck. The correct solution, it seems, is to roll back to Windows 7, and do the upgrade again but without the ethernet cable attached. Did I mention I bought a brand new SSD to put Windows 10 on?
The first rule...
of Twitter chat bot is, we don't talk about Twitter chat bot.
In a similar vein
I once Ghosted a blank drive over a client's hard drive instead of the other way around - oops.
stopped to think what governments will do when all the revenue they take in from gasoline taxes dries up? Once everyone is driving electric that revenue will have to come from somewhere else, and you can bet it'll cost us all more (governments being the way they are).
Two black holes enter, one black hole leaves,
So the kid who dropped out of school to work at the garage gets access to the full fat internet, but the kids in university and their profs get spied on and restricted access in the name of academic freedom? OK.
Bring on the Alcubierre drive!
Hairy black holes?
Seriously people! No one's made a joke about this yet.
So thats what it is.
Got two calls today to go and fix problems with outlook tomorrow. Thanks for the $150.00 Microsoft.
Build your own
Anyone wishing to build their own Cray-1 case to house their motherboard and bits can find instructions here -
You can probably find other examples out there on the interwebs as well.
Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her
That's not a fedora, its a trilby.
Where is he getting the floppy drives from? The supply is drying up.
There were 2 versions on the disk - low resolution and not quite so low resolution.
Trevor is way over inflating how much the average Canadian cares about the election and the issues surrounding it. The reality is that barely 50 percent of eligible voters will even bother to show up at the polls. These "hotbeds" of political discussion Trevor makes reference to are likely nothing more than already disenchanted, semi-radical types who hate absolutely anything to do with Steven Harper and the conservatives. But he is right about one thing, the NDP look poised to form their first national government ever, largely at the expense of the Liberals. As long as they don't start spouting radical leftist nonsense and Mulcair keeps his “Angry Tom” persona under wraps, They stand a very good chance of winning.
P.S. I hate Bill C-51 as well.
It seems to me
... that, given androids growth, and the judgement that it does infringe, then Oracle might br better off NOT trying to limit its uptake or ban current stocks. Maybe they'd get an extra 1 billion infringements to claim against.
Still using my old Nokia slider with numberpad. Lasts a week between charges and has very good phone performance.
Its a shame
how legal weasels have tortured the english language. To me, unlimited bandwidth/downloads means just what it sounds like. If there are conditions attached then its not unlimited.
Honestly, I don't recall ever seeing him. When you consider that the "Just for laughs" Montreal comedy festival is on 2 or 3 times a day, you'd think that couldn't be. Even when they do "best of..." stuff he's not there. I watched the first video and found him mildly amusing by today's standards. That said, comedy is a very subjective thing. After all, some people just love fart jokes and slapstick.
When I was young and we were living in northern Ontario country, I used to love hot porridge with brown sugar and milk for breakfast during the winter. We never got it any other time so I guess I didn't have time to get tired of it.
Its obviously evidence of alien intrusions into our solar system. Or less obviously a chain strike, similar to the "string of pearls " strike on Jupiter by Shoemaker/Levy. Or liberals - damn liberals.
Don't know the prevalence of rabies in the UK, but in Canada, a fox behaving in this fashion would be assumed to be rabid, put down and then tested. Anyone bitten would be getting rabies shots as a precaution before the testing was even completed.
I think its amusing that its runs on Pu!
I was considering a Raspberry Pi for the job of hammering torrent users on my network, but this looks way better. I administer a wireless network in a large rooming house (90 users). Presently I use a cheap computer to monitor network traffic for torrents and redirect that traffic and any subsequent traffic to 127.0.0.1., forcing the offender to come to the office to get de-listed from my ban-hammer. Its for our protection as we are a small internet provider.
Is that a word?
the poop one.
Regarding youth in general, well, the more things change...
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
I remember the first time I saw Mortal Kombat in the arcade. I was walking through with a friend and just happened to glance over at a crowd around one of the games just as Sub Zero pulled the spine out of his opponent. The image was so shocking (for the time) that for some reason I burst out laughing. Then I watched, mesmerized, for a good 45 minutes as the players performed fatality after fatality. How they got so good so fast is beyond me. Anybody ever hear of planting expert players in an arcade to drum up interest in a game?