834 posts • joined 3 Apr 2007
Re: Wait, what? Did I miss something?
"Yep. I stopped listening to them and buying their crap once they went after Napster and started suing their fans."
For me, it was more to do with the fact that "And Justice ...", and everything that came after it, was complete and utter shite. Some things never change, though: Lars was a dick back then and he's still a dick now.
Mine's the one with the Master Of Puppets patch on the back.
When I see 'government IT' and 'open standards' in the same sentence, nay, same article, I am reminded of Andy Tanenbaum's famous quote:
“The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.”
The words 'monumental clusterfuck' also present themselves for consideration.
Standard operating procedure for Vermin Media, or rather the goons that they (sub)contract to dig holes for them.
(not at all annoyed because I had a twatting great hole with various bits of cable and ducting sticking out of it outside my house for the thick end of 2 months - ended up taking to Twitterto actually get something done about it)
This has a whiff of 'we were going for 4 core but nearly all the dies failed QA'
I used to work in the semiconductor industry so I know that this stuff is hard, but this sounds like something rushed out just to keep the banksters and other Wall St. vultures happy.
Whether it succeeds is another matter antirely ..
Re: Every cloud (sic) has a silver lining???
I am so glad that I'm out of this development makarkey. It sounds like it is all going down the buzzword pan.
I'm currently planning my exit strategy - I'm fed up with the buzzword bollocks being served up by the recruiters, bean-counters and middle damagement.
I'll only be happy with systemd when two things happen: First, the whole thing is dragged behind the bins and shot, and second, Poettering is nailed upside down to a tree by the larger of his testicles and then really hurt - obviously he felt the need to one-up the unholy clusterfuck that was pulseaudio and boy, he succeeded.
I'm one of those weapons-grade curmudgeons that (tries to) adhere to the UNIX philosophy of 'do one thing and do it well', rather than the current trend of 'do multiple things barely adequately and pray to $DEITY that it works'
Just what the world needs ...
Another victory for
Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's nothing particularly new or exciting about solving mazes, no matter how much money and marketing you throw at it.
Wake me up when they can demo something that can predict the existence of income tax[*] and rice pudding before it is even switched on.
[*] - unlikely, I know, because, y'know, Google.
Re: Hattie Jacques and Barbara Windsor in "Carry On Again Nurse"
"Other uses"?! I really don't want to know... :-O
"Nurse dancing" is the canonical one - see here (but you have to be naked to do it)
As for being a '70s flavoured hack and slash', it has a lot more playability (and re-playability) than a lot of the shite that seems to get peddled these days. 'Course, to take full advantage of that glorious ASCII you really need something like this.
Yes it is.
The Nethack dev team have a well deserved reputation for being ... creative.
Nurses have (or at least had) other uses, too.
Mind, I'd like to think that by the time you're encountering nurses you'd at least have acquired ESP in some form, rendering blindness a minor inconvenience at worst (and it comes in handy when you go up against Medusa). Easiest way to do this is by chowing down on a floating eye corpse. Bon appetit!
Personally, I find hallucinating to be far more bothersome, especially on some of the more ... interesting levels.
It's a rite of passage.
It's your first, first-level death. Trust me, it won't be your last.
I've been playing Nethack since version 3.0 (1989-1990?) and I _still_ haven't managed to ascend a character, and I've lost count of the number of times I've been done in by a grid bug or similar low-level critter.
For added lulz, try one of the variants such as Slash'EM (Nethack on speed ... and insanely difficult at times)
If you really want to do your head in, try the Adventure Mode in Dwarf Fortress.
I accept absolutely no responsibility for lost productivity :-)
Should have done it with beer instead ...
... after all, that's what all the bearded, millennial Nathan Barley clones are drinking.
IoT craft beer is the future, I tells ya ... stick a blockchain in there somewhere and watch the money roll in.
"The spit bucket of idiotic tech" ... yep, I'm definitely gonna use that although the idea is so utterly full of shit that "septic tank" may have been more appropriate, unless I'm missing a wine-tasting reference there.
(or maybe I'm biased. I'm very fond of my beer - wine, on the other hand, is just grape juice gone bad and you can keep it)
Perfect objective for a UK colonisation effort ...
After all, if we can't complain about it being too wet then we can certainly complain about it being too cold, and it'll still be light years (ha!) ahead of a typical British summer.
I can even think of a few people I'd like to send there, too.
Re: Ugh, another Java bashing thread
The JVM is a fantastic piece of tech - I'm a big fan of it myself, being a heavy user of both Clojure and Jython. The ability to just deploy my stuff on a machine with a JVM with a minimum of faff was a fairly major win. Long may that continue ...
The Java language itself, though? Millennial COBOL - should have been dragged out behind the bins and shot some time around version 5. Although I'm not a massive user of either, I'd say that C# and Scala do Java better than Java does, although C# does appear to suffer from some fairly serious bloat itself.
Thank you. This:
"Serverless, meanwhile, is also no big threat to containers. It is a stupid name for the technology in question, which is really something between a batch script and a TSR that you run on a cloud."
is the best description of 'serverless' I've come across thus far and I full intend to use it the next time I'm interviewed by buzzword-spewing imbeciles from middle damagement.
Containers? chroot on steriods with a network layer slapped on top.
What's old is new again - both of these things existed, albeit in a slightly different form, when I was at university in the 90s.
Bill Hicks was right - if you're in marketing, just do the world a favour and kill yourself.