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535 posts • joined 30 Jul 2007
Rock on, grey-beards!
> It's called Fukushima.
It's also called New Orleans.
There is a point when Indian police approach of force-feeding bananas under similar circumstances starts to seem more humane.
Just provide him with a bowl of sugar-free Gummi Bears (and be prepared to hose-out his cell...).
"So edge is proof you can't sharpen a turd either..."
Actually, MythBusters proved that you can polish a turd.
But in the end, you still have just a turd, even if it is nice and shiny.
If Battistelli is going to act like a junior Napoleon, they should put him in charge of the branch office in St. Helena....
The solar system's biggest raves.
> And I never got a thank you.
Nor will you. Management didn't want to pay for overtime. You had them over a barrel, and they caved in. Once it dawned on management that everyone in their IT department saw one of their coworkers "stand up to The Man" and succeed, they were forced to pay overtime or be faced with future refusals to do after-hours work.
@ElReg!comments!Pierre: Also know to most techies as simply "format". There is no such thing as "high-level format". There is formatting, and there is deletion of the partition table. Microsoft's "quick format" is therefore not formatting anything. "low-level" format here would not be (more) indicative of deliberate mischief.
You don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps you should try using that new-fangled thing called Google:
Low-level format (LLF) -- https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/L/LLF.html
High-level format (HLF) -- https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/H/HLF.html
Are we missing two humpback whales and a cetacean biologist, by any chance?
Because the country is sorely lacking in real intelligence....
Make the Kool-Aid stronger!!!
More like "bails out with his golden parachute."
Is "Das" short for Dumbass"?
The current version, Block 3i, is due to be superseded by Block 3F once development on the latest version is completed
The whole F-35 project looks more 4-F to me....
(For those who are unfamiliar with that designation, see http://directionsindentistry.net/4f-unfit-for-service-because-of-teeth/ ).
How about "Bend-Over-And-Grab-Your-Ankles-fax"?
Next excuse: sawfish cut off her head and limbs.
"Pretty confident RAM DIMMs in laptops went away forever about half a decade ago..."
Uh, no. More laptop models than not have DIMM slots. The ultra-slim machines have soldered-only RAM because there's just no room for the slots. It's a lot faster (and cheaper) to replace a DIMM with a bad chip than it is to get a system board transplant from the manufacturer's service company.
BlueScreenView -- http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
Scans all your minidump files created during "blue screen of death" crashes and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).
Simply unpack the ZIP and run the EXE. The crash suspects are highlighted with a pink background.
joeW: "The Daily Stormer - Literally Less Classy Than ISIS"
Talk about splitting hairs....
Novex: "Until then it's Linux Mint, and VMs with older MS OSes (if only I could get the updates to install properly on them without 100% svchost.exe usage for days on end)."
If you're running Windows 7 in that VM, give Windows Quick Patch a try:
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Puff's big brother
"Ah you don't get this sort of trouble with Windows..."
Seeing as you have NO redistribution rights with Windows, it's a non-issue.
Perhaps he doesn't want his former "ball and chain" in jail, he just wants some of his money back.
Don't let the door knob hit you on the way out....
The older readers will no doubt remember how T-shirts were used to distribute PGP, written by Phil Zimmermann, to circumvent the US Arms Export Control Act - an activity that continues to this day. See: http://www.cypherspace.org/adam/shirt/media.html)
I had a t-shirt on which was printed the C header needed to decode a video DVD. I was quite proud that my shirt was classified as a munition by the U.S. government and banned for export.
@DougS -- I think that Putin is displaying two classic Russia traits: greed and paranoia. Greed because a bigger country is a more "manly" country. And paranoia because he has some twisted idea that NATO wants to invade Russia, when the truth is just the opposite. NATO was created to resist Russian expansionism (see the first part about "greed"). Russia has a not-so-friendly China on its southern border, but you don't see Putin trying to annex Mongolia, do you?
And if you're going to talk about "the west" supplying arms to the rebels in Syria, please expound on the Russians supplying arms to the Syrian government/dictatorship. If you want to play the blame game, then there's plenty to go around.
And now for the flip side of that coin. The nutballs running those countries have an intense dislike of more enlightened countries, i.e. France, Germany, the U.K., the U.S.A., etc. They either a) slip some of their nutballs into those countries to cause murder and mayhem; b) encourage local nutballs to join their cause; c) buy/develop potent weapons to attack those countries; or d) all of the above.
What are you going to do then? Keep saying "Stay out of my country!" until the nutballs chose to listen? This "turn the other cheek" mentality gets old fast when a bully keeps hitting you because you refuse to defend yourself (especially when you are very capable of defending yourself). Or do you develop a bunker mentality and watch as your country becomes increasingly paranoid and eliminates personal freedoms in the name of security?
"We are transforming the way we partner with you," corporate VP Ron Huddleston intoned.
"The same way that we 'partnered' with you during the development of Windows 8."
Sounds a lot like my damned cable TV company/local monopoly.
"Oh, you want channel A? It has been repositioned in our channel line-up and is now available in bundle X and above."
"Why can't I simply choose the few channels that I watch and just pay for them? I don't need any of those others."
"I'm sorry, we only offer select channel bundles."
<Sigh> "Okay, I guess I'll take bundle X for $50 a month."
"I'm looking at your account. In order to get bundle X, you have to add phone service and increase your data speed to 1 gigabit."
"But I don't need phone service, and 100 megabits is fine for my needs."
"Bundle X is tied to those services. We have no way to separate them."
Etc., etc., ad nauseam. My cable TV company uses 2 shovels to fling all their bullshit....
It would be somewhat amusing if nuclear war broke out and all the worlds weapons failed to go off through lack of use.
Yes, but there would still be a lot of highly radioactive material scattered about (think "dirty bombs" instead of "big-boom bombs").
I think a fitting punishment would be to make the perp scrub public toilets until shiny clean, one toilet per call violation.
That will end up being the pilots' nickname for the plane:
I fly an F-35 "What's wrong now?!"
The American equivalent is "butt trumpet", which is a pretty good description of the President's statements....
Ledswinger: Had the idiots of the British government included catapults in the original spec of the QE class carriers, we wouldn't need the costly abomination that is the F35B.
I think would it have been cheaper to equip the carriers with catapults and conventional aircraft than to flush money down the crapper on the shoddy F35's.
They may be hacker proof but are they jarhead proof?
That feature is available on the U.S. Marines' version.
Amounts to one last transfusion because the body is still warm....
I love the smell of
napalm burned roach in the morning. It smells like . . . victory!
The proper response to that is "Piss off".
My vote is for a picture of a horse's arse.
Could Intel be feeling a wee bit nervous about the AMD Ryzen launch? Perhaps Intel is paring expenses due to the looming prospect of price cuts on its processors. Enquiring minds want to know....
If you object to the materials used to create your £20 notes, I will gladly take them off your hands at no charge!
How many people think this is a newly discovered flaw that Cisco found in the Vault7 documents?
Now, how many people think this is a known exploit that Cisco only went public with because it was exposed in the Vault7 documents?
Pardon me while I get my tinfoil hat....
Gives a new meaning to the phrase "machine screw"....
ukgnome: Takes the piss doesn't it
And clumps nicely, too!
Brian Miller: "After all, how does anyone think the Deathstar was built? Union labor? Nope, it was all machines."
Are you so sure about that?
Internet of Malfunctioning Things
You buy a printer to print, when you buy it, it works and prints as expected. Why would you need a firmware update?
Because all modern printers contains a processor of some sort, plus built-in programming (more so if they're multi-function devices). Firmware updates are the only way to fix bugs and/or add new features.
Tell the Marines to bring their F/A-18 Hornets, too. The carrier will be much better protected with those planes on-board versus the F-35B.
Doctor Syntax: And USPTO paying Symantec's costs. They granted the patents in the first place.
Uh, no. The USPTO is funded by taxpayer dollars. Let Symantec eat the cost of this fiasco. I see no reason why I should subsidize corporate stupidity.
Idiots come in all shapes, sizes, colors - and nationalities.
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