As Robert Heinlein once (nearly) said...
...There's no such thing as a free launch
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...There's no such thing as a free launch
16 bits is inadequate for integers in many cases. For floating point it is laughable.
I refuse to have anything to do with Christmas until Boxing day.
Mine's the one with the bag of humbugs in the pocket.
MS need to realise that many of the people running 7 just do not want 10 and if forced will go to Linux Mint or similar. Once they've gone, they've gone for good. They might not stick with the distro they initially choose or even switch to a totally different system, but the one certain thing is that they will never go back to Windows. I think most reg readers will know of one or more people who departed the MS camp when XP support ended, the same will happen soon with 7.
I've already migrated 75% of the way and I'm working to a target of fully switching over the next 15 months (except for one system running FSX which will be disconnected from the net).
Looks more like cowboy coding to me.
Good job I'm still on 3.2 then.
The article mentions 2000kg containing carbon compounds, therefore somewhat less than 2000 depending on the percentage content. The meteoric contribution pales into total insignificance when compared with dust providing 60000000kg of carbon compounds annually.
Either the quoted figures are wrong or the seeding of life should be credited to interstellar dust rather than the headline's splashing meteorites.
Make the worst provider each quarter refund all customers 50% and the second worst 25% (and no hiking the prices to compensate). If that doesn't bring about some improvement, nothing will.
...unless it has replaceable batteries and an SD memory expansion slot.
The most philanthropic act he could engage in would be to shut down facebook.
'Over the past 18 months, "thousands" of employees have experienced problems including not being paid or getting less than they were owed.'
At least nobody seems to have experienced problems with getting more than they were owed?
I don't quite see where Tracy comes into it.
100% XP compatibility.
Wake me up when Linux/wine can run Flight Simulator X properly. Until then, the MS partition on the disk is safe.
You can tell by the white, blue and brown bands on the eel.
...which of those two get IPL rights. I'll do without rather than use either of them.
...should be enough to pay the lawyers in full and a compensation of 10 cents to each of the plaintiffs.
"About 43 per cent of mobile display ad impressions are fraudulent"
Disappointing. We must aim to get this up to at least 98%.
25 years? Did the article miss out a few kidnappings/serious assaults/attempted murders/rapes/etc? Most of those don't get sentences that long. I hope he's paroled after about 5 to 7 years as that seems more than adequate punishment for the harm done.
I think I can predict the date. Remind me. When is Batistelli's term up?
So it's still OK to have a right go at people who choose the wrong operating system or phone.
At least 6 Internet-facing machines running with Win 95 initially and on Win 7 today. No AV other than Microsoft Security Essentials. No viruses or malware ever activated in 22 years. That comes to over 30000 machine days, so it would require 10000 idiots downloading naked celebrity screensavers to get the claimed level of statistics. I don't for a moment doubt that there are ten thousand idiots out there, but I suspect there must be enough careful and savvy people around too that make the one per three days figure look almost as ridiculous as the wrath of the ASA. They'll probably just move to claiming 2 infections per week which is a different advert and will take the ASA over a month to respond to.
BT got stopped from claiming the most powerful Wi-Fi, so they've just moved to claiming the best coverage which is equally bollocks.
He's right. Most people don't know what they'll be doing with it. They'll have replaced it with a proper doorstop well before then.
My Compukit UK101 (circa 1980) took pairs of 2114 chips for each kilobyte of upgrade. At £4.50 apiece that came to £72 for just 8k. £9million for a gigabyte (not to mention the cost of a 5 volt 64000 Amp supply to power it!)
From a quick glance at the photograph, I would say take out all the veggie layers and substitute bacon for three of them.
We'll see what's popular on free-to-air then snap it up exclusively and charge a packet for it.
On a hot summer's day, there's nothing like an ice-cold fappe.
Google developers now starting work on Fire.
OK, that'll be 25% at risk of failure and a further 60% where there is no risk, they'll definitely fail.
You know, there is such a thing as trying TOO hard.
My vote for best goes to Bab5.
Timetables and just about everything short of the driver's names.
In many cases, no. You often get times of first and last buses and then a frequency for a range of times such as '10:00 - 16:00 every 15-20 minutes'. Unless you actually caught a glimpse of the previous one disappearing down the road you've no idea if the next is along in a minute or you have a quarter of an hour or more to wait. The complex technology exists, I see no reason to restrict usage to necessities. Anything that can make life a little more pleasant helps.
At a property of mine in Greece I had phone/broadband provided by OTE which was a government monopoly at the time. Shortly after some competition was allowed, I moved to one of the new providers. There was a matter of half a euro to be refunded for line rental as I made sure the cancellation would go through a couple of days before the next billing period. Was this refunded directly to my bank using the same mechanisms as the bill payments? No. I was invited to pop around to their headquarters with various proofs of identity and other paperwork, queue for probably hours and then receive a sum that wouldn't get a cup of coffee. Of course I didn't bother to go. Two months later another letter came with the exact same info. More than 12 years have elapsed and there have been 75 letters! I'd like to think I'm slowly bankrupting them a stamp at a time.
It's obvious that we'd, near as dammit, get the best deal by ordering Brexit from Amazon.
Just like I usually read "Uniformed officer" as "Uninformed officer". It often makes more sense that way.
I was under the assumption that the very essence of data protection lay in keeping your data away from Google.
...the one-way fare to Mexico works out much cheaper than statutory redundancy.
How is it that fines that stand no earthly chance of being paid are handed out to individuals like this, yet when a massive corporate misbehaves it usually results in something that can come out of petty cash?
Have you tried switching it off then on again?
Roam wasn't billed in a day.
Personally, I prefer a Wi\Fi setup that propagates signal outwards rather than upwards.
...dark energy = dark matter times the speed of dark squared?
General Relativity has performed so well that I recommend promotion to Field Marshal Relativity.
There's quite a difference between legal tender and simply legal. Somehow I don't see the local corner shop being compelled to accept Bitcoin for a packet of crisps for some time to come (if ever).
If those are indeed the full specs, I'm not impressed. No Wi-Fi or GPS? I assume it actually must have both of these but I went to the site to check if 5GHz Wi-Fi is supported and which GPS constellations are handled plus details of other sensors and found zilch. Can't even download a PDF manual for the device in case there is more information there. It does, however, offer a manual in Estonian for an earlier model. If the website is indicative of the support being offered, I'd look elsewhere.
"The placement of the contract with Atos presents us with a series of opportunities and challenges which I am certain we can jointly deliver and overcome."
I see no problems with this. I'm sure they will overcome all opportunities and deliver a multitude of challenges.
But the popular vote will go with 'Arsy McBumface'.
I agree. But what to?
Am I too late for a design patent for a car with rounded corners?
Typical spoilt banker. Anyone else would settle for Pepsi and a prop forward.
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