Wife's search at work: "How to bury a body in the basement."
135 posts • joined 9 May 2012
Put him in a cell for 10 years with someone who can't stop making knock-knock jokes.
"DeepMind has consistently said that patients’ data is safe, and will not be shared with its parent company, as well as emphasising the benefits Streams has for patients."
Something you never read: "As a way of showing their trust in its security and use, all of DeepMind's executives have added their own personal medical history into the system."
Uber should be required to show, on their app, where their former and current executives are at all times so you can go up to them and kick them in the ass.
Looks like we need an Underwriters Laboratories for checking internet connection safety in devices.
I guess it'll work
"Customers who bought Cheapy's Hot Curry Spread also bought Cheapy's 20-count Bog Rolls."
It's "Facebook" not "Factbook". Why should I expect anything on there to NOT be fake?
Re: ahhh buzzword bingo.
Yes! I was waiting for mention that the fruit packs will be delivered by drone and the presser plays whalesong.
They make laptops and have no nuke buyers. So why not make nuke powered laptops? They'd never run down, and you'd never have to charge them.
Management never learns
"Big Blue's representations that it was the only vendor with the type of proprietary databases capable of providing a totally integrated computer system."
That's what happens when you don't invite tech people to the sales pitch.
Will the bots get bylines? I'll want to follow those that don't mention Russian election hacking or global warming.
I'm probably the only one that gets annoyed with scientists and astronomers having to append to every discovery a Rimmer-like gush about alien life. Like the recently impressive find of seven nearby Earth-sized exoplanets - sure, that may be cool, but it's nothing compared to the possibility there may be ALIENS!
Now that you're all here together, you can begin training your replacements.
I tried the "travel poster" link and it shows the message "Web application could not be started" along with all sorts of info like the application root directory, environment variables, user and group info, ruby config settings, and load and library paths. To me that's like showing phpinfo() for a crashed php page. Why would it do this?
We need hacker kids
Without them we wouldn't have gotten shows recorded on those old VCRs you controlled with confusing buttons on the front. Or got our car clocks reset. Or got the TV violence chip turned off.
(Insert old-fart icon here.)
I was considering upgrading my Macbook Pro, and waited for the announcement. But it's unlikely now due to the steep price just to get to where I am today. I'll probably just get a new Mini and remote into it from my Toshiba. :)
I actually find Siri useful for adding things to reminders or grocery lists. I don't have to pick up the phone, I just tell it what to add to what list, when something comes to mind. Since there's less tapping involved in getting to a list and getting things entered, it's a positive in this regard.
Someone needs to knock on his jail cell every 15 minutes asking if he'd like to buy Viagra or cigarettes. 24 hours a day. 365 days a year. For 25 years.
For the IT angle, perhaps they'll name this new crater Foo.
What, no "Hey Rusty!" voice command system and 3-D goggles? How disappointing for the kids.
I think sending people to live on Mars is a totally stupid idea. The moon is only about 3 days away - 3 DAYS! Set up a permanent base there, then have commercial flights. (Next thing you know, you'll have a Starbucks.)
But I know, Mars is sexier. Instead of having to wear a space suit all of the time you're walking about on gray powder, you can be excited walking around in a space suit on red powder.
Definitely pot/kettle here, seeing how the personal information for all US gov't federal employees was hacked recently.
Alleged buggy software wrongly flunks wannabe lawyers from bar exam. What happened next won't shock you
I hope the all of the newly minted lawyers get exactly what their future clients would get - one coupon good for $10 off any ILG test.
red and blue lights
Good luck making it down a street with blinking Christmas lights.
I might trust a self-driving car after Google's board of directors have been using them exclusively for their transportation for a year.
Right! At what point is the computer going to do the work instead of us having to remember which bloody "intelligent assistant" to use.
What an idiot.
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except
death and taxes."
"The internet should not be a place that profits from your weaknesses," said Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center for Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law school.
The .XXX domain laughs at you.
I have a 360. I don't use it much anymore, so it's probably my last game console. If I may rant: I enjoy video games but I want them to have a "stupid easy" mode. Sometimes I'm just not into mashing buttons until my thumbs fall off. I also want to be able to stop and save the game at any point - not just at preset save points. I understand this is a game issue rather than a console issue, but it should be standard by now. Otherwise it's been fun, and the 360 ran fine.
But it's funny how cities will throw some regulations out the window, like they do with taxi laws for Uber.
I'd be disappointed if a British polar vessel wasn't named RSS Bangers and Mash.
Ads are annoying, and I'd love to see a change (like plain-text ads only), but I'd call them voluntary in many cases - you voluntarily visit a page or use a game knowing there will be ads (like on The Reg). What I'd prefer to be gotten rid of first is spam email. No one asks for it or wants it, and it eats time getting rid of it.
Bah, it's nothing like the book.
I use ScriptSafe, which kills most things, then the rest goes through AdBlock.
I never click on ads, you never know which one has crap behind it.
Moeron, Larryium, Curlygen, and Shempton.
Bet you read this with FAA's voice of faux authority in your head.
"Based on SCIIII-en-TIFIC CAAAL-cu-LAAAA-tions"
But what about that https patent troll?
They should at least be forced to change their name to Insecurus.
Eventually they'll say 640K is enough for anyone.
What happened after WebMD was hacked with new entry "How to cure Asshat".
(I live in the US, no free drives for me.)
Some improvements that would nudge it into my purchase vision:
Ability to have it contact 911. If something happens and you can't reach the phone, just being able to say "911" to have it get help would be great.
Ability to have it listen while you're away for "odd" sounds. Like if you're at work and it hears the door opening and you know no one's at home, it would let you know there's something you might want to check at home.
In a related feature, have the ability to turn on the mic and listen when you're not at home.
Having read Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat journey from Elephant Island to a 720-nautical-mile-distant South Georgia, I'm mightily impressed with what the "old ways" of navigation can do for you.
I use AdBlock in Chrome, plus ScriptSafe. With ScriptSafe you can whitelist domains and/or subdomains, so it cuts out whatever AdBlock might let through that you don't want.
Why does it always have to be a total change up? Can't software companies market a canned, independent product with updates for a year, AND offer ongoing buffet subscriptions for people who want those? Then after a couple of years check the stats to see where the money comes from?
You have reached the United Nations. Your internet service is important to us. To reach a help desk representative, press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 for French... (two hours later...) or 7299 for Esperanto.
Heh. "Darwin" is trending.
I've flung better things than this.
We'll respond to the million-year-old greeting from the Qqq's and by the time it gets back to them they'll say "Stupid! We are the Zzz's, how dare you compare us to cavemen!"