It is so sad that there are no other .gay people in his village.
588 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
I worked in an office with lovely 6Ft tall cubicles. (One of the best things about that gig.) They got in some consultant (Moron) who told them what they needed to do was cut down all the cubes to 3Ft, the company of course started planning to implement the change, and announced it to the staff, as a fantastic new productivity increasing corporate innovation.
This resulted in open revolt. Senior people started openly looking for work elsewhere.
Strangely this resulted in the decision being reversed, and the cubes remained 6Ft tall. Just goes to show that sometimes if you fight management you can win.
While our system is far from perfect there are at least third party providers. About two years ago I told Shaw Cable to get stuffed and signed up with aebc.com
No requirement for getting TV service, and speedtest.net tells me I am nearly always getting more than the speed I am paying for.
Who remembers the "Good old days" when you could steal the ball from someone's mouse...
Even more fun these days, is to take some clear (Scotch) tape, and put it over the sensor on the bottom of an optical mouse. This introduces just a bit of randomness to the mouse. Add layers to make the mouse less and less responsive. A piece of non-clear tape makes the mouse not work, and people think their computer has frozen, and the user usually reboots. I did this one April first to an entire office of mice.
They have to return otherwise it's obviously a coverup by the Iluminati, even then they were probably brainwashed...
I think you misunderstand. This is not an educational trip, this is a disposal trip.
Just strap them to the side of the rocket. Duct tape should work well enough. Maybe we could talk Elon into sticking one or two into his car before he sends it to Mars.
and, more importantly, playing Solitaire!
In the early days of the internet I spent many a day helping people who had just got their first computer so they could get on the "Information superhighway". Most of these people had little or no experience with computers. The first thing I would do is get them into Solitaire for a a game or two. I used to think of Solitaire as the mouse use trainer.
This was always time well spent. I have never found a more effective method of teaching the basics of mouse use.
I have been thinking about this for a while. I think it is time fro me to make up some fake biographical information for these types of questions. EG:
Mother maiden name: Stalin
City of birth: Hiroshima
Pets name: Cujo
Elementary school: Goebbels Elementary
You get the idea. Obviously I would need to store these in my password manager.
What other pseudo-science do they use there? Graphology? Lay Lines? Crystals? Dowsers? Tea-leave readers? Trump?
If you leave out phrenology you need your head examined.
I prefer Reverse Phrenology. Where you change the bumps on the head to change the personality. Cheap and very effective. :)
Mine's the one with a large wrench in the pocket.
If your consent to this sexual relationship is predicated on the "100% monogamy" clause then should your partner have an affair without your knowledge...
I trust her not to break our agreement. If the day ever comes that I no longer have this trust, that is the day I leave, and sue for visitation with her dogs.
I want a 100% monogamous sexual relationship, with all the wining and dining aspects too - with a woman who has her own place, as i have mine, and they do not want anything more.
Is this possible - and it would be good if there was an app allowing people to contact one another for this.
You betcha. I have had that exact arrangement for the past 6 years. It is fantastic. You just need to be open and honest about what you are looking for going in.
"I never realised some laptops had an actual volume dial."
Watch out for those WiFi slide switches, too.
When I bought my first laptop, I spent about 10 minutes looking for the WiFi switch. I couldn't find it, and I am deeply ashamed to have to admit I looked in the manual. (Don't judge me!)
When I was a kid, (Several million years ago) my father bought an AMC Hornet Station wagon, bright yellow with fake wood grain panels.
This car had a very robust and reliable implementation of automatic breaking. As I recall the car spent more time in the shop than on the road.
I always felt the yellow colour was quite fitting for a complete lemon.
He thinks 80% of IT jobs can be "highly leveraged, maybe replaced" by "AI-type systems"
He is wrong.
For several reasons:
1. There is not, nor will there be any true AI.
2. Expert systems and "Machine learning" do not count.
3. Anyone who has used computers for any length of time has solved a problem with a fix that makes absolutely no sense.
4. There will be no sentient AI. I know I mentioned it twice, but I thought it was important enough to need repeating.
LO is installed with Mint, so its the one I know a bit. But in simple lay mans terms how do the two stack up.
No idea how they stack up. but as a Mint/LO user. I would highly recommend downloading the latest version direct from LO. A lot of updates, and fixes have not made it into Mint yet.
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