180 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009
I saw you in the dealership, Dave
You were asking the salesman how much you could get if you traded me in..
Re: Room 13
Concorde's 13th fuel tank was labelled 12A.
/puts a hex on this thread
Say hi to my calculators
When you see them in Silicon Heaven.
AI Poker player?
I am a Frenchman.
Re: Have your kernel and eat it
I got a very early version of Linux, which did indeed fit onto one floppy (where are you now, Bryce?)
and for the beardy-cardigans, it was brilliant, small and fast etc. But we are an endangered species, and to compete with desktop Windows, the trilobite gradually evolved into the Diplodocus that is Ubuntu and its siblings. I agree that some of the spirit has been lost, and I would prefer a distro that would start minimal, and you could add things as apt. And also have a button for 'install everything'
How hard can it be? </Clarkson>
Re: Rack server?
Got to be at least a 50UU
Ah, good old FDFORMAT
Not forgetting the TSR that went with it, FDREAD ;-)
Normal DD format 9 sectors/80 tracks would give 720K. An Atari ST disk typically had 10 sectors/82 tracks, giving 820K for not much effort. An Amiga could shoehorn 1.1Mb onto the same disk.
And +1 for 5 1/4's being amazingly robust. I once had some posted to me, where the postie had folded them in half to get the envelope through the letterbox. They still worked.
I say we fire the plasma ray from orbit, just to be sure.
Royal Mint Sauce?
Start the reaktah!
Dr Watney is sciencing his sh1t out of this place to grow spuds, so making vodka is one small step for drunkind.
Re: Plutonian overlords
Whole Internet in a small box.
and I bet it doesn't weigh anything. And it's wireless.
Re: Block 1C
Re: It will be a shame if the Archer gets charged
Yes, that would put him in the Danger Zone.
If you're not comfortable with the terminology, then chalk it up as a support ticket for the universe.
The mos is always greener on the other side of the gate.
Re: Is it a space station?
Well it's certainly no moon.
Re:Firefox to doctor Pepper
What's the worst that could happen?
Musk Eisley Spaceport
All well and dandy, until the colonists declare independence.
It could happen..
Re: “obscene songs or ballads”
You're absolutely right, we need some proper classic literature.
Cue 'The Millers Tale' re-enactment.
"You may now use electronic devices.."
"..except not if it's a Galaxy Note."
A real announcement on a recent flight.
Now that's one turd worth polishing.
Re: I used to fix these
Typical. Haynes do manuals for 5 different kinds of starship, but not for my car.
I've put your receipt in the iBag
No, it's so you can wear airpods without embarrasment.
Γεια σου, φαίνεται σαν να προσπαθείτε να πλεύσει το πλοίο
When the Mykonosoft salesman told the crew the price of the support contract, they made him walk the plank.
Re: At least make sure your contract include TOIL
Every - but *every* - gig I've had since leaving uni has had some kind of clause such as 'These are your contracted hours. You may be required to perform duties outside of these hours. This will be unpaid, and with no TOIL.'
You only learn this on the day you start, after you may have already gone to the expense of moving to another town etc. You sign it, or you don't get paid.
Also: 'Any work you do is ours. This includes work done outside the office, in your own time, and on your own equipment.'
My CPU is a neural net processor
Actually a 6502.
Ooh, we used to dream of a 256k video card. My first PC was an Atari PC3 (possibly the only XT-class machine with a 102 key layout) with CGA/EGA. Still compatible enough so I could do raster bars by sending values to port 3D8 timed with the hsync, and play samples through the motherboard speaker with timed interrupts.
Had a C64 as well, does it show? ;-)
Re: Attribute Clash
There exists a retro band called 'Attribute Clash and the Rubber Keys' :-)
Re: Platform War
Memotech MTX512 ftw ;-)
Got its name from how much memory it *could* have, i.e. optional 512K 'silicon disk' expansion. If you won the pools. Also, twin 5 1/4 floppies for running CP/M, if you sold a few organs.
Hardware very similar to MSX machines, but disappointingly few game conversions. Highlight was probably a Manic Miner clone, starring..Miner Dick..
And I also had a Speccy and C64. At one point 2 C64's, with self-written networking system for development. I still have my printer port -> user port cable, which could squirt 64k over in under 10 seconds.
My soldering scars are starting to itch, I think I'll get an Arduino.
Self-facilitating media node? #nathanbarley
Re:Weaponeer had to crawl into the bomb bay
Did anyone else hear 'When Johnny comes marching home' at this image?
That's another franchise, also with a ship with engine pods on its wingtips.
And got cancelled unexpectedly.
Re: "we got there fist"
Remind me to avoid those particular probes.
Re: Pokemon and Peekmon!
The Primary Main Objective is to become Royal Crown Chinpokomaster.
Re: Sounds like a transputer
I used to work at a small company in Bristol which made image processing boards based around Transputers. The most common model was the T800 <obvious 'hasta la vista' joke />
As Occam was as much fun as chewing your own limbs, we were also provided with a Parallel-C compiler, which would scale the code over however many cores were available. It was pretty funny to see these boards in a £1000 PC, the cost of which was dwarfed by these boards, and was only being used for PSU/file storage anyway :-D
As the earlier correspondent noted, they were a neat idea which got overtaken by ChipZilla's R&D budget. But in this day and age, some of the run-time paradigms and algorithms might return to relevance.
Pint for my interview for this job taking place in the nearby pub.
Oil & Rust
It's the Colonial fleet being scuttled.
I had an HTC Hero, which came with 1.6. There was supposedly an OTA upgrade to 2.1, but this never happened, despite many calls to my provider.
One root later, I stuck Cyanogen on it, and it ran 2.3.7 (gingerbread) quite nicely.
Re: "scrubs out and falsifies information that [..] would allow carriers to identify the handset"
Pretty sure that in the UK, it's an offence to modify the IMEI of a phone. This is mainly to stop backstreet hackers from changing the identity of a stolen phone, cos the remote brickage is based around the IMEI.
Even rinsing out the stuff at an OS level would be a big difference, the MIB's would then get no more information than if you were using a Nokia 1101.
Re: I feel a Downfall pardody coming on...
But Mein Fuhrer, they must have been using autosniping software.
Re: No oracle
was it a youknicks system?
Revenue from DVD Sales
and how much of that was (note past tense) Top Gear?
Surgeon fucks up=possible action suit, so apart from the human aspect of caring for the patient, he/she wouldn't want the bad press.
Robot fucks up=developers shrug shoulders, and point to the terms and conditions that the patient signed. The pint is what I'm betting that people don't even read them for Flash updates.
I'm guessing that when this goes live, the NHS will give you a robot by default, unless you go private, or the paramedic that brought you in decides it's outside the range of 'bottable conditions.
Survives 3 hours exposure to beer, falls over after 12
Much like my last boss.
Re: Oh, Edward
But JM Jarre's opuses are mainly instrumentals.
So he'll be blowing whistle..