Re: pro-Buffy flame war.
Exrta points for (the no doubt intentional) “Muphry”.
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Dunno for sure if that link actually pointed to the ad you're talking about back when you posted it, but at least now, nigh on a year later, it doesn't. It's ten minutes of arcade classic gameplay, Atari Asteroids (“Copyright© Atari 1979”).
Im thinking you typoed it, because AFAIK YouTube doesn't re-use video IDs.
David Nash obviously meant, the _makers of those websites_ people sign up to should disable pasting the second address in. If people have to actually _type_ it twice, that increases the chances of them spotting their mistake before submitting.
(Problem is, I think many — perhaps most? — websites already have that disabled. It seems sufficiently determined morons are not so easily deterred...)
Actually, I don't think that had anything at all to do with Microsoft. It was just a simple pun on “second” being a unit of time — or, if not, then when the first service fails you switch over to the second one. So, if anyone here is seeing Windows behind every bush, that would seem to be you.
Those articles — far more than two, AFAICR — about prof. Reading from Warwick University (or was it prof Warwick from Reading University?) certainly lead to a lot of readers being thoroughly entertained, which is no bad thing.
And what this article leads to is, hopefully, that just as many readers will realise that the current state of the art in “AI” is at about the same level of “cyborg” that he represented. How is that not a good thing?
MacroRodent wrote: “...so he exhorted monks to take care of stray bodies in the gutter.”
Possibly that, too, but I'd guess primarily to take care of stray _souls_ in the gutter:
I think Benedict — a monk, writing for monks — may have meant that mostly for the (implicit) “bury the dead _with the proper rituals”._ Like, give even a poor bastard who died alone, or without anyone who could afford to give him a nice burial, the required sending-off with prayers etc so as to give him the best possible shot at getting to the place upstairs instead of the one downstairs. For churchy folk — at least for folks as churchy as Benedict and the monks he wrote for, and especially at that time — that is the main part of a burial, I think, far ahead of any hygiene concerns like cleaning up the gutters. So, basically AFAICS an exhortation to do a last — but very important — charitable act for the least among us. Quite sympathetic, better than I'd have expected.
(All this just a WAG, haven't studied this at all, but feels like it stands to reason.)
“So is this the GNU SNU Linux then?”No. That's precisely the point; it's “SNU”, not “GNU”.
GNU means “GNU’s Not Unix”, but that's only in name — it's not called Unix, but it's Unix-like. (So in practice it pretty much is Unix after all.)
SNU, for “SNU’s Not Unix-like” (or was it “Systemd’s Not Unix-like”?), is, well, not Unix-like, so not GNU.
The SNU acronym is in stead of the GNU one, not in addition to it.
A " Loyal Commenter" writes:
Do you also consider those who listen to music to be gibbering loons?No, not gibbering loons — mindless drones. Worse, people who are doing their best to make themselves mindless drones.
Come now, have you really not realised that people who walk around with earplugs in all day, constantly drizzling their brains in muzak, are doing that so as not to have to listen to their own thoughts (or lack thereof)?
Those who watch TV knuckle-dragging cro-magnons?Depends. Is that something, say, narrated by Simon Schama they're watching? Or "Reality" TV...?
Maybe those who go to the cinema are slavering zombies?No, just sheep eager to be shorn.
Or perhaps, your arrogant disdain for the ways in which others choose to entertain themselves in their own time just frames you as a small-minded idiot.Perhaps. Or perhaps not.
FWIW, the global games market is worth well over $100bn annually, compared to the movie industry, worth somewhere shy of £40bn p/a."argumentum ad lots of money"?
That's a lot of "drooling retards", isn't it?Yes, indeed, that's a lot.
Why, you thought "argumentum ad lots of people" is any better than "argumentum ad lots of money"? It isn't. Sturgeon's law, you know.
No, it would just have a higher margin for the retailer. Low price-in + 6 cheap units of margin still equals a low price-out, whereas astronomical price-in + 1 cheap unit of margin still equals an astronomical price-out.
Yeah, still feels weird, but it wouldn't be as absurd as your example.
I can't see the relation between "The Adderall Diaries" and your conspiracy theory. Can you enlighten us?From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adderall_Diaries_(film):
The Adderall Diaries is a 2015 American crime thriller film written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky, based on a "true-crime memoir" book of the same name by Stephen Elliott. The underlying true crime is the Hans Reiser murder case.Does that help?
No, not in general language perhaps. But when you coin an acronym which gets used as a name for your product, you get to decide how it's pronounced _in that sense._
(Fortunately there seems to be some doubt about the intended pronunciation of 'SQL': I can't abide "sequel" here, sticking with "ess-cue-ell".)
Seems that effort never quite (sorry:) got off the ground:
I'm guessing mainly because the driving force behind it, Lester Haines, checked out permanently a little over a year ago: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/27/the_life_and_times_of_lester_haines/
Conscription used to be such a rite of passage; "a year in the Army will make men out of boys!"
Also had the advantages of throwing young people of different socioeconomic strata in with each other, and creating an army of the people in stead of only military professionals, with its concomitant danger of clumping only gung-ho types together to develop into a right-wing society within the larger society. Oh, and giving kids a year off from school, which is developing into an unbroken slog of decades from kindergarten to university, to let them figure out what they want to become.
Humongous benefits which seem to have been left out of the calculus of countries (yes, western Europe, I'm looking at you) which have abolished conscription in the last few decades.
"A company is a team effort - the clue is the word 'company'."
I think that usage of "company" refers to the company of owners of the enterprise, not their employees.
(Sure, Cook is both, but as I understood it he got his shares from working there, not the other way around.)
The reg is quoting the Frencies as saying "Ryzen Pro is producing the same heat as the equivalent Intel CPUs we were using while providing twice as many cores."
Same heat = equal as a heater; provides twice the cores = beats it as a server. The headline should be "AMD Ryzen beats Intel Core i7 as a server (that's also a heater)".
What "The Mole" said...
Or, in other words, lacking clues as to what is content (text), what is interactive interface (buttons, toolbars, etc), and what is informative interface (window or group-box titles, etc).
In old MS Windows, menus were distinguished by being in a separate colour and place in a row along the top; toolbars and buttons looked 3-D by lighting and shading; grouped elements could have a line around them with a group name as an interruption of the line itself, and windows had a clearly distinguishable title; the rest was actual content you worked on, and was usually "flat-looking" -- like, say, text in MS Word or Notepad.
From about Windows 8, the 3-D effects were apparently declared old and un-hip, so now everything looks the same: It has become much harder to find what just tells you something, what does something, and what you can edit.
As an example, my wife uses Windows 10 with the new Web browser, Edge. When she wants to show me something or, worse, wants my help with something, I usually can't see where the browser ends and the Web page begins. I have to find my way around by trial and error, clicking on stuff to see if anything happens.
"Blotto" complains:There will be no simple folder you dump stuff in, now you tell it which folders to sync which I guess are then viewable in the cloud, no idea how or if it copies that data to your other machine, how will it cope...What is it that you don't get, and how can you not get it?
If you're upset that you'll have to specify which directories to back up and want to keep the simplicity of a "simple folder you dump stuff in"... What's to stop you from not specifying any other folders, and keep dumping stuff in that single one?
What's so complicated?
If they change from syncing just one folder to any folder you nominate, and that's too complex for you... Isn't the obvious soution to just not nominate any other folders, and go on using it as you always have, with that single old folder the only one to be synced? It doesn't MAKE you set up any other folder, does it?
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