Re: Isn't the cost of your car inversly proportional to the size of your penis?
Lack of car could suggest fullness of penis; a.k.a he might be a dick ;)
48 posts • joined 8 May 2007
One of the reasons I decided to learn English on my own (I had French in school) was to understand the songs I liked. My name is a giveaway, but in general, languages born and spoken around the Mediterranean sea (or the same latitude in general) have mostly comprehensible lyrics; you know, balance between vowels and consonants, since the closer to a pole, the more closed your mouth tends to be (more consonants), while the closer to the equator, you want to expel more heat (more vowels).
Anyway, I remember a summer vacation when I was 12-13, and we were at a camping site and next to us were two British ladies in their 50s. We became friendly, and at some time, I found the courage to ask for their help: “listen, this is a Dire Straits song that I can't understand the lyrics at some point, would be so kind to help?” They agreed. They listened. They couldn't tell what were the lyrics. One of the ladies explained to me: “You know, we don't always understand what the singers say.”
*That* was a revelation to me; I wasn't (that :) stupid!
Later on, I discovered that many LP records had sleeves with the lyrics in (bye bye cassette tapes!) Of course, even then there were other difficulties (“sings a streetsuss serenade”? “helluva start”? or the damned handwriting on “the Wall”...) explaining what it is you were reading.
Music. The world needs more music. Cheers and a happy new year to everyone.
How is a guy supposed to make it rain?
Actually, the solution was quite obvious to me, as I bet it was for countless other guys, given the state of the cart outside. I laughed very hard.
The Dig was a great game, too, which nobody mentioned. That one was the most movie-like adventure experience I had. I believe the original idea was used for some movies later on.
Scott did not make a tetralogy (or trilogy with four movies so far, RIP DNA; and no, I don't need an explanation of what trilogy means). Scott created a fine thriller: “Alien”. Then Cameron made a fine action movie: “Aliens”. Fincher made a sequel which I do not currently remember whether I liked it or not: “Aliens³”. Then Jeunet made a movie which I remember I disliked.
So, Scott has no obligations to the world regarding the rest of the movies in the saga.
Actually, not. One filesystem I know that uses delayed allocation is XFS (much older than ext4 and ZFS) as can testify anyone who was running on SGI machines that happened to lose power while not protected by UPSes… I'm sure other big-iron filesystems did delayed allocation too.
I'll be waiting for the unification of Wolfram Alpha and Google, so that when I type "Where's the good stuff?", the uber-search engine understands exactly what "stuff" I mean and will point me to the nearest provider, with photos and all.
That will be the real Deep Thought (DNA had to rephrase the Throat part, and so will Google and Wolfram). Hopefully results will come faster than the original imaginary one.
I'm sure the Anonymous Coward knows very well what the LGPL is. I'm also sure that you missed why they "misspelled" it as LGLP. I believe you should re-read more carefully the (already mentioned!) first paragraph of the article, and then re-read the AC answer.
That said, your answer is useful for others that might not know what the LGPL is.
And how do you make a cat sound like a dog?
Pour pure alcohol on the cat and throw it a lit match.
What does a blonde put behind her earlobes to become more attractive?
Why the average woman prefers to be pretty rather than intelligent?
Because the average man sees better than he thinks.
And, to make my comment relate to this "IT news" site, the old but so very true:
-How many HW engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
-None: "We'll fix it in software"
-How many SW engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
-None: "We'll mention it in the documentation"
-How many doc writers does it take to change a light bulb?
-None: "The user will work it out"
Y'know, the one who said that a Lexus reaches 0-62 in 3.5″. He didn't specify the speed unit. Although a moderately intelligent reader will automatically assume it's 62 mph (since 62 mph ≈ 100 km/h), I believe that 0-62 km/h is easily achieved in 3.5 sec by a, say, GS450h.
Mine's the one with the conversion tables on its back.
I own a Fit PC ( www.fit-pc.com ). A bought another for a friend. A company I know bought several units, because they are selling haematological analysers, and since they have to sell PCs too to run the analyser SW, they prefer to *fully include* the PC inside the analyser enclosure; yes, it also runs Windows. Mine runs Gentoo, heavily customised for my needs, and 198MiB of its 256 MiB RAM are still left for disk caching.
About the bitrate of last.fm tunes: I am almost sure (ie I don't have any hard evidence :) that it's 128 kbit MP3. But they do need to replaygain their tracks. Users (like I) who have a broader music taste that spans decades have to fiddle constantly with their volume knob.
I am almost sure that Cameron was being sarcastic. I just wanted to add my €0.02 by saying that whenever someone next to me says in a straight face "If you're innocent you got nothing to hide!", I usually reply, "yes, but when I send emails to friends with my opinion about you, you wouldn't the rest of the world to know what a complete arsehole you are, isn't it?"
The first Astérix movie, as I perceived the movies, wasn't much to the spirit of the comic book; nice images of the village, fun, but that's it. The second one was closer to the spirit (mixing today's issues in the story, e.g. bad GSM phone reception, references to other movies or cultural items, puns etc). But that's just me.
Anonymous Coward said:
“to supplement the rule "you don't talk about reg club" I'm surprised noone offered the real rule 8, which should be
"If it's your first time at reg club, you have to fight" ”
No, rule 8 is correct. You are wrong. The existing rule 8 is actually a paraphrase of your version: "If it's your time commenting at reg club, you have to flight."
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