Hum. Looks like I'll have to play with some BSD now.
334 posts • joined 19 Dec 2010
I haven't heard all that much about FreeBSD in a while. How's it doing? Can I run it off a USB? I might have enough space for a virtual drive now, maybe I should give a go.
Re: expanding from?
As best as I can understand, wherever you are, you are at the center of the Universe. Uh, anyone....?
Re: There were 3 in the server and the little one said...roll over
Sorry, but you lose any shred of credibility by using the word 'sheeple'. Grow up.
Re: Maximum Overdrive
'Maximum Overdrive' may have been ahead of its time but, unfortunately, the film was still completely shit.
Happened in spectacular fashion to me.My computer died. Had to do a restore. Also a mouse was fried long with a new 2 TB drive.When I try to restore my account Google eventually tells me it does' not exist.
Re: Still using Firefox
I like Pale Moon also. It has its odd quirks, but I find that it is faster to load than either FF or Chrome. I have an old machine and Firefox was just frustratingly slow. Pale Moon just seems wondrously zippy.
Re: Simple solution
"You broke it you bought it. NSA and friends killed Yahoo, so they use some of their massive budget to buy the company."
NSA: HAAAAAhahahahahHAHAAhahahahahaaaaaaa.......Yeah, good one!
Having worked at the Univ. of Texas libraries and being in a postition to see ALL the perodicals subscribed to, this one is outre, but dull. My all time favorite one, tho, was "Emegency Librarian". While being a catchy title, I was at a complete loss as to why it was even called that. Sounds like something from Adult Swim, however....
"...the robots can also be controlled remotely via a smart phone app." Well, this should prove to be fun in a tech city. Way better than Pokemon Go!
"However, it is generally the case that T&Cs cannot be used to negate legal rights!" That might be the case where you are, but I am not at all sure it is true here in the US.
Re: Why the double standard here?
Erm, in Sony's case they actually were sued. By, of all entities, the State of Texas. I mean, you really know you've truly fucked up when the State of Texas sues your corporate ass.
Re: Half man, half mushroom, half leak?
Does no one here know how to spell 'leek'?
Re: Monster's inc?
Slightly related, the one with the hands looks at lot like the 'adults only' warning on Japanese porn.
"...mildly popular sites..."
"... an unnecessary government incursion into markets already served by private-sector companies."
Re: Who are these people?
@Montreal Sean: The Mob probably doesn't have a heart; it's just that they aren't raving loons that makes it seem that they might.
Re: Dump! Dump! Dump!
Eh, just a small thing, but it should probably 'Trumpettes' rather than 'Trumpets'. Also, while most everybody has expected that Trump would sort of have imploded by now, he hasn't. He is now the presumed Republican candidate. And this just scares the holy crap out of me. I will take joy and pleasure in the demise of the Republican Party, but ONLY after it is a done deal; not before.
@ earl grey: For me it's "Once Upon a Time in America" (actually a companion to 'West'), but that's ok since they're both excellent films.
@Dan1980: Just guessing here, but perhaps they don't want to do what you suggest because that might run too much afoul the law. Just having a warrant canary in the first place seems to be close already (sad to say).
Re: Milankovitch cycles
@Rich 11: So. Yet another example of science ruining everythng since 1543.
They should have Tay hang out with Bob. And Clippy. Maybe play with the little seach puppy. That should calm her down in no time.
Re: I'll jump in before everybody starts to state the obvious....
It is fucking worse than I imagined. In the past patch tuesday all the updates, with the exception of defender, had to do with telemetry and 10. I hid them all. As I have updates set to install when I tell them to, I kinda expected that to happen. HELL NO. Just now windows installed 16 damned updates including, of course, the lovely and talented Get Windows 10 with absolutely no input from me. What is utterly mindless about this is that I cannot install 10 even if I wanted to. There's a video driver cock-up that will cause it to fail. I am sick of this shit. Microsoft is now apparently of a mind that IT, NOT YOU, is in control of your machine.
Getting used to it
At least downtown Austin is kind of used to this. First, during the 80's boom dot bust, everyone, including their long-lost relatives were digging up downtown to lay fiber and cable because the permit process was, apparently, merely announcing: I'm digging here and then doing it. [on the flip side, it took ages and ages for the first sidewalk cafe permit to go thru...] At any rate, there should be tons of dark fiber down there. Austin bounced back quickly from the bust and next there was monumental construction downtown (which hasn't shown any sign of slowing none in the past 10-15 years). And of course, this made the wholely antiquated infrastructure impossible so, basically, downtown had to be dug up once more. Somewhere around this time, we thought, hey, what the heck. Let's just put a ginormous tunnel under Waller Creek downtown while we're at it, ya know, fer flood control (and the attendent property values rise). While the infrastructure is pretty much done and the tunnel completion is in sight, construction goes on apace with more towering hotels and condos. Even the Convention Center is mulling another expansion. So, yep. I'd say we're kinda use to it here. If fact, it seems normal now. Austin: City of Cranes.
Re: Cruel and viscious.
re: asdf As a Yank (and a Texan to boot), I can forgive Mr Fry much for being Professor Belgrove. In fact he looks even more like Belgrove now than he did then. It's true!
What's truly pissed me off is that I literally cannot upgrade to 10 (on my rather old desktop) due to some graphics problem which MS should now know about (surely it phoned that home the first go round). But did this ever stop the attempt to 'upgrade'? Nosiree! In trying to fix this mess, I've somehow gotten my system at a point where it is in an infinite loop of 'You need to restart your computer before...' regarding updates. It is just a mess. On the other hand, I think that this has inadvertently saved me from the telemetry updates, so there's that. Yep, be moving to Linux soon.
Re: I agree with
Uh, jeeze. You are not familiar with modern business models, are you?
Re: NACD are qualified to judge?
Pretty certain that your theory is merely a corollary to The Peter Principle.
Uh, dude! The artists fucking created the thing that is generating money and something else is making a pretty penny off of THEIR DAMN WORK. Of course they are fucking pissed! [pardon my French, else I will fart in you general direction]
Re: There are two points of view
"He got called that back in the 80s." Actually way before that. We were calling him RayGun way back in the 60's. The Star Wars thing just made it more appropriate.
"Atheism is the belief that there is no god (or gods) and cannot be. If you accept that there might be then you aren't an athist. You're an agnostic. Atheism is not a lack of belief. It is an ardent belief in nothing."
Ah, Trevor....you were doing so well up to this point. You seem to have a belief that "[a]theism is not a lack of belief. It is an ardent belief in nothing." Sigh. Look at the formation of the words. One is pretty much non-theism and the other non-mystical (gnostic). They really are not mutually exclusive.
While I am here, (as an atheist/agnostic) I would like to recommend to all two books by Karen Armstrong, a former nun. One is 'A History of God' and the other 'The Battle for God'. The first outlines how humans have perceived the concept of God throughout the ages and lays the foundation for the second book where she tries to understand the rise of fundamentalism. Both books pretty much limit the discussion to the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The books are about 20 and 15 years old now (respectively), but still very timely.
Oddly reminded of the film Gattaca (1975) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/combined
Re: Perhaps, just perhaps...
You eat tea? Eeew.
Re: In the U.S. paid...
@sisk 4) needs to be amplified: on her crotch. Now. I would like everyone to imagine a first degree burn. Ouch. Got that? Good. Now imagine a third degree burn. Mofo ouch. Got that? Good. Now imagine third degree burn and your balls. .... you can't really quite do that now can you?
"What we have here is something like Ford sewing the roads because their cars breakdown on roads - utter stupidity."
I had difficulty with this as a picture of Ford, roads and a sewing needle was stuck in my head and it didn't make any sense. Is 'sew' British for 'sue'?
Re: Not surprising
@AC What the HELL is wrong with your company?? They sound sane!
Re: I Demand an IAAC setting.
Damn you!! Now I really want Transformer socks ....
Re: that name
Also, is GAFE pronounced 'gaff'?
re: Ian Michael Gumby
“You're not just interfering with pixels, you're interfering with business.” Isn't that business model a bit like the one that goes, "Nice plate glass window ya got there. Shame if somthin' were ta happen to it..."
Re: If you're selling a book priced at $5...
"(btw what is the opposite of an oxymoron ?...)"
Oh, what the hell ... an oxygenuis? An oxybrain? A nonoxymoron?
Re: It's really simple
Depending on what device you're using to read the books with, you could possibly use Calibre to amuse yourself with by fixing the poor editing.
Not familiar with this composer. My first thought was John Adams (whom I like) who composed the totally unexpected "Nixon in China" opera. There's just something marvelously outre about Nixon and Kissinger (baritone and bass, resp.) singing at one another on an airplane to China. So at first, my reaction to this was rather positive. Could still be interesting tho.
I've no opinion one way or another about Atom, but boy, that video at the end of the article is a hoot!
Re: Choices, choices...
Well, if push comes to shove, I would rather upgrade. To one of those fancy Japanese toilets (I mean, really, would you wipe your hands with dry paper and call them clean?). But, then, that's just me. I doubt that the Navy would waste precious water in such a way.
For me Christopher Lee's best role was as Flay. He utterly WAS Flay. And, lord, if I, as a Texan have to explain this to you all, well......
If you are going to stick a chart in an article, it would be decent of you to actually show the whole chart rather than have part of it hidden behind pointless ads.
Re: What dren!
I thought it was more like: if you like it, Just wait 5 minutes....
did this back in the 60's. I mean, really. Just sound out Subterranean Homesick Blues. That's essentially a rap with meat on its bones, rather than potty-mouth drivel. Dylan liked the form, but moved on.
So this is why we haven't seen him in a while. He's been working in a lab instead!
Re: Apple Watch is next
Don't understand the down votes as Go is definitely far more difficult for a machine than chess. And I spent a long, long time just to get to an upper B level in chess. Still machine v. machine would be pretty much boring for chess. Give me the crazies that chess produces. Fisher, for all his quirks was relatively normal. Nimzovitch was rumored to have stood on a table and peed on a game. And if this didn't happen, well, it should have (for entertainment purposes only, of course....)