Re: The reader, who requested anonymity and so shall be called Bob
614 posts • joined 16 Mar 2016
Mary had a little lamb
Her appetites were funny
We never, ever did find out
Where she stuffed the bunny
"Why that never resulted in the car breaking is the actual million dollar question."
Actually, I think the car could be described as broken after the accident...
My vet did a llama once. Then he suddenly had to move to Belize...
Maybe you should go on a diet.
Its Linus' *robot* brother...
Mine's the one with the squeegee in the pocket.
"Are there any unbiased, layman-friendly explanations of the challenges kicking around?"
No matter how ya 'splain it, its still a shit idea.
"These people are so full of contempt about people..."
No, they're worse than that. They are too stupid to realize that people are not "consumers" and that consumers are mythical.
So when I walk into that restaurant where the wait-staff person remembers what I like to drink and brings it over right away, that isn't a "personalized" experience, its a *human* experience.
You've got it backwards - Trump is the result of Space 'Shrooms
>They'll get (more) insufferably unbearable
>Is that even possible?
Do you really want to know?
They're used in jails.
Mine's the one with a carphone in the pocket...
"whatever HP even is"
Half Pint (?)
Outsourcing isn't the problem, offshoring is the problem. Most businesses exist because of outsourcing, its just paying someone else to do work you don't want to do or are unable to do. Like having an accountant do your taxes or having a mechanic fix your car or buying butter (or pacemakers) instead of making your own. Offshoring is having this work done in India.
"I'm getting the impression that the whole development of personal computing was driven by the desire to play games?"
Not entirely. Shortly after sound cards and CD drives arrived there was a tremendous explosion of low-res porno. Had to be low-res because high end video cards back then only had 1 or 2 megabytes of RAM and most monitors were only 14".
"Anyone would think that the establishment are trying to give CA enough of a chance to clean their house before they have a snoop around."
Careful, that's a dangerous path you're starting down - implying that the establishment is/are/wuz competent...
Next time lube the rear end first...
Had to go through all that selective service crap decades ago. Now that I'm just a few years from retirement, they can bite my shiny metal kneecaps!
"in most countries, motor is required to give way to non-motor which is required to give way to animal or foot traffic - and using vehicle size to intimidate is a serious criminal offence"
You should see the People's Republic of China. The only country I've been to where drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists have absolutely zero regard for others, the laws of the road and the laws of physics. Especially the laws of physics.
"How many hours of "adult content" do you have if you want one of these?"
All of it...
"Actually they tend to be real power users - highly skilled people that matter."
Ah, yes, people who only know where the buttons are in one particular office suite...
I hear it works well...
"I imagine that there are lots of Linux fans deeply offended at the suggestion that Samba isn't suitable for use as an AD domain controller."
Why would we be offended? It's not like Samba is less suitable than Windows...
"What this process does differently is use hydrogen..."
Where does the hydrogen come from? And how much does it cost to separate the hydrogen from whatever it is attached to?
Pickled Turkey Gizzard!
And, yes, they are meat candy.
... what this Windows 10 'Ass Mode' is?
Frustration Free Station. It's where you get on the FOSS train...
Civilized aliens would keep their junk in their trunks...
Once the coverup is complete, they will change their name to the Utah State Bra association...
My gast is well and truly flabbered to see those two things used together in the same sentence!
After they screwed up their stores with the whole 'store within a store' concept, it's very easy not doing business with them as I can't find a damn thing in their stores anymore.
"I don't call it successful when you leave it up there until you lose control and are unable to do a controlled de-orbit."
Stop assuming they didn't want to lose control of it....
Remember Officer Bob Speed in the letters to the editor section? Apparently he was for real.
Car and Driver magazine figured out a simpler way back in the 1980's. If you have a strong enough infrared lamp pointing straight ahead on the front of your car, it will swamp the police laser radar unit. The downside was that you had this huge, ugly, unaerodynamic lamp apparatus on the front of your car so the cops would know something was up.
Tell All The People
Ship Of Fools
are ahead because
People Are Strange
No, no, no, no, no - the Boss is always played by Stephen Fry. Every time the Boss is killed off, his replacement is identical. Sort of like South Park in which Kenny gets killed in every episode.
BOFH: Richard Grant
PFY: Bruce Langley (plays Technical Boy on 'American Gods')
Boss: Stephen Fry
"The failure of the wearables segment reflects badly on an industry that flings technology it thinks is cool at the market that nobody actually wants."
No, the failure of the wearables segment indicates that it needs to be beaten to death with it's own shoes.
But it'll have a cool sticker!
"an Arduino makes a very poor multistable vibrator"
A multistable vibrator? I believe those are called dildos...
"If they are that good maybe we should vote for them!"
Maybe we already have...
What? You *actually* think they cloned a dog? Just because they said so?
"We used to mock unusably-large phones."
Whaddaya mean "unusably-large"?
If the coastal act would "throw private property rights in California into disarray", you'd think it would already have happened as the act been around for 42 years.
Bedder getta ice pack on dat t'ing or yule never get da swellin' unner control!
When we ran out of virgins
No, that's 50 weight.
Maybe the OP didn't want to waste any more time talking about it...
They're barking up the wrong B-tree...
But he's right - The Internet of Things is such an Incredibly Vast Multishambles that partnership *is* a key part.
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