Re: I guess it's a good time
The reductio ad absurdum is complete, you can stop now.
722 posts • joined 7 Mar 2012
As I understand it, booting from BIOS in 2018 requires all sorts of horrible hacks to get it to work with modern hardware - it's early 1980s technology after all. Just because it's familiar and these hacks exist doesn't mean that continuing to use them is necessarily a good thing.
I'm rather fond of doing a proper curry from scratch and I could never work out what they did in the curry shop next door to make them all come out in 8 minutes tasting exactly the same. Now, I know their trick: as above, plus a pint of sunflower oil.
Also, if you can't tell Halloumi from Paneer, even half cut, you should probably see a doctor. Something is very wrong.
You've been posting here for two days now saying they don't exist, and frankly, even without your attempts to shoehorn in your anti-immigrant rants it's getting a little tiresome. Why don't you change it up for a bit and rant about vaccines or 9/11 being an inside job?
Either half the Sussex Police force, several hundred journalists and the 50-odd people who have reported sightings are all in on the worlds most incoherent false flag operation or you're wrong. Perhaps you should stop typing for a minute and consider what it is that makes you doubt everyone else but not yourself, despite presumably being nowhere near Gatwick. You're all noise, no signal.
If its got no assets to pay staff then it's been trading illegally. You have to wind up before this point. I'm a bit rusty on the insolvency act but I think it was staff first, then HMRC (although it could be the other way around).
(edit: whoops, forgot the highest priority: the insolvency practitioners themselves. no matter what, they get a slice of cake)
Or alternatively, Parliament shuns the deal and its revision and - unable to push it through - she reluctantly calls a second referendum to break the impasse, at which point the slim majority of the country that can perform basic maths votes to remain and she walks away, holding up her hands and saying "I did my best" while privately thinking "thank fuck for that".
I think it's one of the most interesting tech stories of the year to date.
* Will we see US companies throwing their toys out of the pram and refusing to come at all, or arriving with burner laptops/phones in the same way security-minded folk do when going to the states?
* Will the US gummint equally throw their toys out of the pram for a foreign country daring to assert their will over a US-based money spinner?
* Will the UK finally grow a backbone when dealing with the US? Ha, just kidding on that last one.
Could not have put this better myself. I've just had to post an article for our customers explaining that now applets AND Java Web Start are both dead, we have no means of "light" deployment for them. They now have to handle deployment themselves by distributing an application.
Applets I get but JWS I do not - it feels like it was killed because Oracle couldn't be arsed to maintain it anymore as it was no longer shiny. Over the horizon we have JavaFX slated to lose support in 2022, Swing in 2026. It's a wholesale abandonment of the Desktop, on a relatively short timescale.
Actually after 15 years on macOS I am considering jumping back to Linux. Back, because I ran it when I had to roll (and patch) my own kernels to do so.
Why? It feels like the quality has gone. Stuff used to "just work", and work brilliantly - Snow Leopard stands out in my memory as a high point. But now... time machine fails so often my trust has gone. I'm unconvinced I could restore from backup to a new machine when required. iTunes breaks virtually every rule of user interface design that has ever been written. Login for various online systems seems to work, or not work, depending on whether the cloud is having a good day. I can't delete or move certain things around in / unless I reboot to some sort of safe mode, even as root. If I upgrade my Macbook I have to lose USB-A. And, most significantly, despite half a lifetime in UNIX I can't diagnose and fix anything because I haven't got any f*ing documentation, logs or source code to help me through.
So I've ordered a comparable laptop and will be testing Linux on the Desktop. I'm going to give Ubuntu and Mint a spin I think and see how it plays out.
Design and money are not a factor. This is an engineering decision - I suspect I will spend less time trying to get Linux working properly than macOS.
She has an impossible hand. She is literally trying to ensure free movement of people and goods across the Irish border while, at the same time, restricting the movement of people and goods across the border.
I would almost feel sorry for her if she wasn't the one continuing to maintain that there's a solution.
Thanks for your personal insights on hiding, anonymous coward.
It has occurred to me that Musks's recent history of being a bit of a bell-end would be an excellent way to depress the stock price prior to a buy back. Although the more likely explanation is that he is, in fact, just a bell-end.
You say "Europe red tape" - what do you think all those famous EU subcomittees are for? All that standardisation of regulations, that categorisation of bananas - it's all to allow free movement of goods, services and people.
These regulations require our governments to standardise rules for importers into the EU, and remove the red tape for the half a billion people living within it.
In our brave new world the red tape will reappear as forms, declarations, customs duty, border queues, restrictions on UK-EU trade and movement. And we'll get all this without losing any of the existing red tape that currently applies when we move goods, services and people between UK and the non-EU world. Brexit is going to be a boon for red-tape lovers.
Er, would this be the "Apple supporting gay rights" issue? Most people don't think of this as a political issue you know: they think of it as fucking obvious, and I think we can safely presume this includes the resoundingly gay Mr Tim Cook.
I'm sure the loss of a few customers still stuck in the bronze age won't trouble the CEO of a trillion dollar company too much.
One of our customers was Lehman brothers, before they went tits up. We used to offer terms on our software - 30 days I think - but after 6 months Lehmans still hadn't paid. We were in the UK, they were in the US, it was only a few hundred quid so all we could do was email, email, call, email. Eventually they paid up.
As a result we changed our policy to pay up front - it's just a license key we issue, the software runs with a DEMO stamp without it. When the time came for renewal Lehman, very importantly, said they don't do that and always require terms. I had the pleasure of explaining to them that we had changed our policy as a direct result of them not paying their bill for six months.
They paid up front, then went to the wall a few years later.
Show me code that makes this stupid &%@£ing program crash repeatedly
Show me code that I can pinch for my own project
Show me code that I don't fully understand and can't really describe properly, which is why I am using a "natural language" search to search for something technical.
You insistence on the same evidential standards as you might get in a trial is effectively giving state actors a free pass. Normal standards of evidence can be met because the state has the power to compel people to give it.
But we don't have that leverage over another state. You're never going to get a smoking gun that shows Russia invaded the Ukraine, or they supported/supplied the rebels that shot down MH17, or they used Novichok in the UK, or murdered Litvenenko, or had an organised campaign to sow dissent amongst their enemies by attempting to balkanise their politics
Finally you assert that Russia has no interest in weakening the EU? That's absurd. Russian policy towards Europe for the last 200 years has revolved around 1000 miles of battlefield between Moscow and France/Germany and allies. The EU's expansion east threatens that directly. Ukraine discussing joining first NATO and then the EU were a direct cause of Russias invasion.
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