Re: constructive antagony
Even then, even there, nobody said "dang".
154 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
Even then, even there, nobody said "dang".
Did the bots just break, or were they converging on an analogue of the Morse code where the words are used (a la caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland) to mean something different to the conventionally ascribed meanings?
"please make sure you use all the doors!"
Introduces error, and is a slur on the genius. The canal was designed to be 110 feet wide and 20 feet deep. NOW you can add metric equivalents in parentheses if needed.
Because it matters.
"... a choice designed to help people take advantage of the most secure, and most productive Windows"
Notice there is no claim to be the most secure and productive Operating System?
I've seen NCIS. Those terr'sts are hacking into allsorts of 'mercan 'mainframes'. And they have spiffy GUIs on their state of the art hackware. A big green box pops up that says "hack successful!"
Using caps on El Reg has an effect contrary to the effect you desire.
You see the real problem here is that no-one can tell if this is irony or a genuine 24 carat spittle-flecked-monitor rant.
I have NEVER had an accident. Go me!
I’ll bet he bloody did.
Were any of the Voms El Reg neck-fillers?
I beg to differ. Very interesting reading.
Carry on lads.
Its true. It is skewed. There are more people of below mean IQ. There are more ways of being intellectually disabled than there are of being intellectually gifted.
An altogether more satisfying Reg headline would then arise.
I just love it.
Cruft is not sticky and oozy. It's sort of flaky, whiskery and dusty.
Oooh! Post not found. Que pasa?
I don't understand. We've all seen the advert. They have a huge Minority Report style room thing with touch screens and stuff. From here they can track down criminals wherever they are in the world. I feel so much safer running Windows in the knowledge that team and tech are dedicated to crime busting.
Come to think of it though, I haven't seen any reports of how many baddies they catch each week. That's a bit odd.
Is a novel use of the word 'magnitude'
To put the results in context, if performance was expressed as a standard score (like IQs) with a mean of 100 for the no IT group, the wasters with their tablets and laptops averaged 97.
This is a good example of confusing statistical with real world significance.
...confusing barn doors with shed-loads. Former area, latter volume.
Affectionately and universally known as "Dabbo"
I hope he's still going. Either way, I shall raise a glass to him in couple of minutes.
Leonard, is that sarcasm?
...kind of Minority Report thing?
... sounds interesting. Where was it published?
Also, a metric relating to threats on platform A has no relevance to risk reduction of platform B, unless one is choosing between platforms on the basis of number of threats.
In fact, sharing such metrics could increase risky behaviour by encouraging false subjective probability and potential harm re platform B based on an irrelevant comparison of unrelated threats.
I do risk assessment. Of humans.
... A bigger boy told me to do it.
.... that all the evidence is that many health workers forget to wash their hands when they should. Not a new problem, but something that has been harming patients for 50 plus years. (Difficult to take it further back because of course cross infection wasn't so widely understood.)
Ironically, many years ago, I crushed some of my fingers when I was playing a very minor role in a hand washing research project. No connection between the two, just a coincidence. The nurse who dressed the wounds didn't wash her hands or use aseptic technique. She got very cross when I commented on this.
The point is, this isn't just washing your hands before dinner, or after you've had a crap, it is washing after every physical contact with every patient, over again, all day long. And people don't do it.
Good.... But how about
"Buy Havoc and let drip the blobs of gore"
It even sounds like a Reg headline.
I'm pretty impressed. I'd love to know exactly how the software determined a test was in progress, and what it then did. Where did the software live? Who put it there? Who ordered it? Who agreed to it? Who knew?
acquires a whole new meaning.
The text the police refer to as being consent to be recorded for the purposes of their trial would to most appear to be consent to appear in videos and photographs taken as part of the festival itself.
Most are happy with that. My daughter was delighted to see her elbow appear in crowd shot.
To use this form of words is disingenuous and exploits an obvious red herring. I don't think this would stand up as properly informed consent.
I wonder how much they paid what nobs to come up with such toe-curlingly bad names?
They inspire images of light hearted, trivial, 'let's hope this works' kind of financial transactions.
I much prefer the staid, boring reliable and secure kind.
Is a packet? ( in this instance?)
Ah. OK. Sorry. My mistake.
And there's me thinking those "ha ha ha" sounds coming out of my mouth meant that I find it funny. Perhaps we should alert everyone else who is similarly mistaken?
Could take a while.
Keeping a range of Win OSs going for software testing is a pain. I use 95 first and often, then Vista, then 7.
If I could rent 10 for the afternoon, that would be great. Returned unscratched and with a full tank.
... or ... oh dear, oh dear... Have I just broken the car analogy law?
seems like it ought to be a deterrent, but research on delayed punishment shows that it isn't, particularly when the odds of getting caught are relatively low. Long sentences only reduce recidivism by virtue of preventing crime during imprisonment, the costs are high, as is the post imprisonment recidivism.
Physical punishment appeals to victims, and those with coercive and authoritarian personality traits, but that confuses retribution with deterrence. The fantasy that if you can just hurt someone enough he or she will stop offending is just that, a fantasy.
I have no beef with imprisonment, although prisons are ill equipped for reducing recidivism - so let's be clear why we punish offenders, and not pretend it will reduce offending.
Well as I live and breathe.... Edna Welthorpe!
Since Phuket is a transliteration, why did the h ever make an appearance? It doesn't make much sense to say Ph is pronounced P. That's why Hyacinth Bucket was funny. (Occasionally)
She said: "He is very quiet young man. I don't know him very well - he stayed in his bedroom a lot.
"I haven't seen the family yet but I imagine it will be a big shock.
"His mum is really lovely.
"He was a student but I don't know if he still is."
Not a surprise, I'll bet it was, I'm sure she is and I suspect not.
...ask 'em a technical question about a product, and they don't start reading off the box. Admittedly, there aren't any, so maybe that is the solution for other retailers?
Yes PC World, I'm looking at you.
Oh, and while I'm on, my theory is that disappointed apple customers tend to get extra pissy because they believe that the shiny kit is not just rather more reliable than average, but is guaranteed to be snafu free. They are actively encouraged in that belief, so who can blame them? Apple just has to man up and deliver support that closes the gap between reality and expectation.
"Whisper's editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmermann and its CTO Chad DePue aggressively denied the allegations – but failed to provide any evidence they weren't true"
...but exactly what would the evidence that the allegations weren't true look like?
I am answering the questions without looking at them
1) Dead Flesh
3) Bugaboo the Flea
And the answer to the tiebreaker is "yes, of course".
Now, where do I collect?
There is an astonishingly high correlation between my predictions of Apple product success and what actually happens. Sadly it is negative. I am almost always exactly wrong.
I loved the cube. I thought the iPod was a pointless kids toy. I knew with great certainty that no one would pay silly money for a phone, even with an 'i' in front of it. I could go on.
The principle also applies to major technology decisions made by Apple over the years. I got them all dead wrong - although .... maybe choosing BeOS would have lead to even greater success?. See? I am the Anti-Paul the octopus of Apple.
What is the point of all this? Well. I think the Apple watch is a great product , and that the Health SDK thingy is a brilliant strategy. I really like the looks of the new iPhones. Pay by bonk (how it should be done) and many other iOS 8 features look excellent in my eyes.
Please don't think I am ignoring the horror and tragedy of this event.
However, that infographic is seriously misleading. In what way is the 25% circle 25% of the whole? (Don't respond with the correct answer. The fact that there is an answer is not the point)
Edward Tufte would be turning in his grave if he was dead.
Or did the good folks of Ars also decline to buy a stockie of the correct gecko species?
… but isn't that the part of the point?
Doing science gets really tricky when the objects of study get pissed off and object, or if you have to tell the object of study you're doing an experiment - "but just act as you would if you hadn't been informed".
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