Re: Android One
Wow! A headphone socket? And an SD port?
Truly amazing! Has the rest of the Android and iPhone industry heard yet?
297 posts • joined 19 Nov 2012
I used to have NIGHTMARES after every time eating at a US PizzaHut!
Nightmares of drinking copious gallons of cold water! I could not get enough! My wife wondered why I was moaning so much in bed.
I finally figured out that it was THE SALT that PizzaHut dumps into its pizza! Unbelievable! Probably just so that the customers would buy more 3% American beer! UGH!
WOW! Maybe Pizza Hut ran an AS/400? ...And the RPG-II made the pizza-dough recipes...?
I worked with one of these 20 years ago. I suppose I was probably the "Systems Programmer" for it.
At one point the RPG-II programmers were having difficulty "transitioning from RPG-II to RPG-3. or was it 4? I forget.
So I suggested to the "Director" that we upgrade or at least "transition" to COBOL.
Nope! That would be... uh, a long leaning curve. They would have have all sorts of training courses.
Sheesh! So in a week or two, I learned RPG-3 (or was it 4?) and wrote a coupla programs for HTML integration - we had our own web-server running some Lotus-crap called "Domino" which I had to maintain, in spite of me secretly running Apache and IIS on my static IS Win2000 system.
HEY! Maybe Domino was the Pizza? I never thought of that!
Finally the CEO let me go, and, a 11 months later the company folded. Goodbye AS-400 system, Domino, RPG and the whole kit'n'kaboodle.
The president then retired to his luxurious home in the Florida keys.
The programmers? They got out of computer programming and became the 2000s' decade version of Uber drivers.
It was the second worse job I had in my life. You really don't wish to hear about the first- a COBOL programmer in the late 1960s! lol.
Well, his hated "rival", Bill Gates has Malaria, so Larry has finally got his own disease!
Oh, My! Nice goin', Larry!
You may yet steal that Nobel prize away from the evil anti-Christ Bill !
Keep pluggin' away! If you have to, hock a jet-fighter or two! And don't let some pipsqueak's Maria stop you!
Perhaps Elon just got "overly excited" when his silver, daft-looking, low-poly girlfriend decided to get "overly amorous" while "thanking him" for a great Sushi dinner.
I know the feeling. Or I used to. Long ago... when a girlfriend tried that stunt on me while I was doing 130KPH on the NY route 87.
"Wait, WAIT! Let me find a rest stop first!"
Alas about 40+ years ago. Oh- the car was a (gulp) infamous Chevrolet Vega, not a sexy electric batmotruck. Well, chacun à son goût, (no pun intended)
Ah... Glory days, glory days.
You must have retired before the IBM software unbundling occurred - somewhere back in early 1970s. At least in North America- in Europe it was a tad later.
Ask your systems programmer- the guy who installed this COBOL and Fortran stuff for you. If he's still alive.
Somehow, I still am.
The US air force has at least twice blasted a small shuttle - the X37B - into orbit- maybe more times.
The first time was for a whole year- I remember seeing pictures of it landing.
The second time it went into orbit, I lost track of its story. Is it still in orbit?
Why can't they use this design? Is it too small for a human? Or is it just too secret?
Does this mean I will not have any further support for my 5¼" floppies? I have two of my bitcoin wallets (from 2009) on one!
And what about my 8-bit paper-tape reader? Thank goodness this was obsoleted before I decided to save crypto-wallets off-site!
Guess I quickly better get those wallets copied over to a good 32-bit device.
Nah- it's time to use 64 bit for even this cryptic stuff also, I suppose.
Why did my idiot geek nephew tell me to invest in bitcoin 8 years ago? BAH! I woulda been better off with FTSE or NASDAQ!
....all those cashpoints that still run XP in the UK .....
You still appear clueless. You brexit, you pays for it.
Now, go sell some of those cruddy old Nuclear submarines that the UK (excuse me, ENGLAND) does not want anymore
Don't try to sell them to Scotland. Or Canada. We've already learned not to buy any more Britshit.
Welcome to the 3rd world, laddie!
Oh, how sad! What next in this dread new century? Now, I suppose that I shall have to install something called a "starter motor" on my old 1938 Vauxhall! BLOODY ENOUGH!
Well - I SHALL NEVER give up my highly reliableXP! Or for that matter, buy some trendy new expensive motor vehicle that has an absurd petrol-burning system called "fuel injection"!
But I have been promised by the expert Registroids here that I may be able to soon convert all my desktops to something called "Linux"! This is wonderful news!
They say that everyone will soon be dumping their Windows systems for this "Linux" by 2015! I can hardly wait!
Wait? um.. what year is this? 2008? 2009? Goodness! I had better hurry!
In the late 1970s and early '80s I was systems programmer for a large Canadian hospital. After designing my own online CICS registration/admissions system and successfully getting it up and running, I was gradually implementing more and more features into it.
Then the IBM suits walked in with their inferior (in my modest estimation) system, and sold it to the top brass for beaucoup $$.
Anyway- one of the demographic boxes on this "new" IBM system had exactly that: WHITE, BLACK YELLOW. I don't remember if there was a fourth "MULATTO" box - this may have come in a later release.
BTW, our IBM sales "engineer" had just come back from Rio de Janeiro, where he had helped to install this vaunted IBM hospital system. Perhaps this is where Brazil picked up these descriptions.
Anyhow, I was gladly outa there, and let several COBOL hacks, um.. programmers (not hackers!) take over its implementation, replete with an older version of CICS.
Finally, by the 21st century, I had thankfully retired, as the suits with their "Master of Hospital Administration" and MBA degrees had increased at least tenfold, running rampant. Then the hospital became embroiled in huge financial and operating scandals, with the CEO and his wife escaping arrest by fleeing to Panama, where he eventually died. But I think it's still safe to have an operation or other medical procedure performed in this hospital - the medical staff appears to be competent enough....
I don't care. I use whatever system / machine does the job.
Exactly. And 30 years ago Apple (and its weenie fanbois) COULD NOT do the job. I was there. I saw them. All they could do is whine "But my APPLE is sooo much better than this cheap DOS machine!"
"OK, shithead. Do the job!" they were told by a boss who would not even use a Windows mouse! (it was too effete)
And they failed. Then they were tossed out. Their expensive company Apples were then raffled off to us.
Yet strangely, nothing has changed! The incessant yammering nerdyboys here no doubt still mutter "BILL GATES? HE'S THE ANTICHRIST!" (yawn...) Well.. at least they no longer shout it.
Hey- I'm STILL waiting for Linux to take over the business office. Gee! Is it 2016 yet?
Mind you, I'm still waiting for my 2008 Hydrogen-powered BMW that I ordered in 2006...
People actually still buy Apples? I mean beside the El-Rag faithful and their weenie acolytes?
What do they actually DO with their Apples? I mean the overpriced iPads, iPhones and iCraps..
Just read https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/technology/huawei-europe-china.html
In particular, read the reply from "Godfree" in California.
Anyhow, I've used Huawei phones for 5+ years. A pox on your Apples.
And DON'T be afraid of the Yellow Peril spying on you! Nor are the Huawei phones filled with opium to hook you.
Oh wait! I'm mixed up. This is what the British did to the Chinese a hundred years ago!
Great! As a Canadian living next door to the US, I have to remember this one.
Besides the US, does any other "developed" country in the world still use Faren,... uh, Freedum degrees?
The local US radio stations drive me nuts with their antiquated weather reports.
hmmm... So one KM is now approx .625 Freedomiles.
And it takes 2.54 cm to make a Freeduminch. Yeah, that's about right
How many stone does a Brit weigh? ??? Oh! A Stone = 14 FreedumLb
Uhh.. I mean ONE Brexitstone of course!
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