1925 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009
Re: Cheers for clarifying
More about the one-eyed bandit?
Re: New version of Cluedo
Tim Curry as the BOFH, Madeline Kahn as Gina.
Or a reasonable facsimile thereof, it has been over 30 years.
<quote>....was smoking something awfully strong.</quote>Considering the location of his support base, I'd suspect Meth.
Right, wrong hallucinogen, more likely LSD!!!
Re: Pretty sure some other bloke is having a bad day...
The way I've seen Mass/Random Wizz Quizzing work is that they select a number of people to participate, and then select a number of samples at random to test. They may test each of them for a random substance, because there is no test for "everything". So OP may have been one of the non-tested samples, and wyatt's "guy" was randomly selected for the substance he got busted for.
Health is every bit a public concern as education.'Sokay, tho. The US is ruining its education systems as well. (preventing any improvements, actively shutting down any investigations into fraud, and doing SFA in regards to school safety)
Jolokia is peppered with security flaws. Anyone putting it in production with out hardening deserves to be the bhut of many jokes; and that chili feeling they just got is the ghost of their career, fleeing.
All right, I'm leaving. No need for the pepper spray!
I would imagine that plants in a zero-radiation environment would grow poorly, the poor dears do need radiant light to grow, after all.
Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...
Re: One, two, three, many
Just your bog-standard base-four counting system.
I think it was originally developed by professional crocodile wrestlers.
Re: Great product
"Other than that; Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?"
Re: eeeww - gross
Re: Endolithic crustose lichen?
I was thinking it looked more like a false-color image of a hotel room wall bathed in black-light.
But, you know, your suggestion is much less disturbing.
Re: Not too shabby indeed
Fine, you can have the only Traffic Control Laser, so long as I can have the only Traffic Control Maser."Traffic-control-laser"I'm okay with this as long as I'm the only person with one.
Your are Ford Prefect, and I claim my five quid!
Well, animated GIFs do have a long tradition of expressing a precise meme-ing.
Re: They're sharks, not shark-bait!
You got that right, chum!
At a $94/hour contract rate, the "Break even" point would see the employee getting paid $47/hour, $42 if you allow for a 10% overhead. That would mean the employee is bringing home ~$87K/year. In some of the more expensive parts of the country this is a decent, mid-career IT Specialists paycheck. In Detroit, this would be a Senior Level Hard-to-find Specialist who could have retired, but they keep throwing more money to keep them.
Most probably the employee was getting on the order of $22K/Year, or $10.50/hr. This would cost the employer $21/hr - $23/hr; meaning they were clearing about $70/employee/hour.
Yeah, There was nothing honest about this consulting company.
Re: Oh great
No! Just a very naughty computer.
Hey, I can believe hopeful. I hope the FCC will do their job, I can even hope that Pai will stop prioritizing telcos over their customers.
I don't believe that it will happen, but I can hope.
Re: putting my dancing shoes on...
Another judge that thinks she's the POTUS (or above him).Per the Separation of Powers, she kinda' is:
- The Legislative Branch creates the laws
- The Executive Branch executes(enforces) the laws
- The Judicial Branch interprets the laws
"Legislating from The Bench" is actually what judges are supposed to do.
Re: Off with his head!
So, using this precedent media companies are going to be legally required to give air time for everybody that shouts at their TV or barges onto a stage uninvited from the audience, and newspapers will be required to publish every letter?Yes! On top of that, allowing same-sex marriage will cause people to marry their dogs, legalizing cannabis will increase heroin overdoses, and deporting undocumented immigrants after a conviction will collapse the labor market.
*Here's the </sarc> tag for those that need it.
Re: WHAT!!! Annie? Really?
Oh, we are not going into a Yanny and Hardy sketch, are we?
I think they were just padding their comment count, trying to drum up some votes.
Re: Ah yes but....
Have you been talking to The Boys from Brazil?
If, at first, you don't succeed
Use a bigger hammer
Re: What an odd way of putting it!
I like "crafts'manship". Using the apostrophe to denote the dropped 'hu' from human.
A comparison that I am blatantly stealing that describes Waze
- Apple Maps: Enjoy this artisanally-crafted route ETA: 38 Minutes
- Google Maps: Our Algorithms have Identified this best-path solution ETA: 32 Minutes
- Waze: Drive through this dude's living room ETA: 26 Minutes
A clear case of a Rectal-Cranial Inversion.
Hypothesis C: A & B are both correct.
Re: Sense of humor
'Tis an un-bearable shame!
Re: H2S isn't just a nasty smell
I think I vaguely remember reading about hydrogen telluride in Ignition!
"There are, after all, some chemicals that explode shatteringly, some that flame ravenously, some that corrode hellishly, some that poison sneakily, and some that stink stenchily. As far as I know, though, only liquid rocket fuels have all these delightful properties combined into one delectable whole."
Ah, no. The bit I was thinking of was discussing the use of butyl mercaptans as a rocket fuel. ...Apperantly the idea stunk.
Hello DARKNESS, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again... about a 10,000-pixel alien-hunting camera
The closer a pixel's size is to the wavelength of the light it is trying to captre, the more noise is introduced to the image. The goal of DARKNESS is to have as little noise as possible; thus they did not try to shrink the pixels in the sensor.
Now that is a world-class Backronym!
Re: Laws and Lessons
Had it been said that "There is little doubt if what he did was against the law." I would agree whole heartedly. There is little doubt. The kid grabbed a bunch of files made publicly available (kind of like we all do when we download software updates); there is no law against that. It's on par with "Wearing a loud shirt in a built-up area".
I'll make you an offer
Howabout we septics keep our politics limited to the Comments Sections of articles about US politics, and in exchange everyone else can stop whining about the Bootnotes articles.
Or, alternatively, if you don't want to read about USAian politics, don't click on articles about USAian politics. If you do, and then proceed to the Comments Section, you really ought to be prepared for septics discussing politics.
On the topic of Left v. Right name calling, I agree, and wish it would stop - Not just in Comments, but in general (in person, in the "news", in the houses of government, etc.).
Re: Likely answers
"I'm sorry Senator, I cannot recall"
Ah, I still remember the smell and awesome patterns they made. We used the nuked discs as coasters.
If the bog roll is smart enough to know its fate, it will escape or self-immolate before you ever get a chance to see it.
Per TFA, the requirement is an Original board, not Official. It further explains, in TFA, that even differing generations of the boards can have impacts on high scores. I wouldn't have been at all surprised if the high score submission required a Serial Number of the cabinet, or the revision number of the game board.
Re: Toilets which blow hot air...
Sounds like someone is blowing smoke....
If they modify it to sanitize the hot air with UV light, could they then be said to be "pumping sunshine up your ass?"
Re: The cuckoo clock
I forget who it was that said it, but somebody said that Germany's two greatest achievements were convincing the world that Beethoven was German and Hitler was AustrianI had heard it as "Austria's greatest accomplishments were convincing everyone that Mozart was Austrian, and that Hitler wasn't."
But I don't know the original source, either.
In light of this
And other goings-on, I feel the need to ask, Does anyone know of any good Software Dev/Archetect gigs in any countries that are not sliding into a police state? Preferably where one could get by with English for the first yar or two while picking up the local tongue?
My preliminary resaerch makes me think Ireland may be a good choice, but I want to get inputs from the Commentariat to make a good descision.
Thanks in Advance.
Re: Powerdown Kid?
"That's NOT what an I/O port is used for!"
Re: Reverse the polarity!
Ohm my God, that's a poor pun...And you couldn't resist that one either? It's shocking what passes for humour in thes pages.
You should all be grounded.
Super Cali goes ballistic, Starbucks is on notice: Expensive milky coffee is something quite cancerous
Re: Remember MacDonald's Coffee?
Oh, Shit! I better cut back!
Re: the judge who cried wolf?
Next Question: How does one put a Prop 65 Warning on air? 'Cause one of the most corrosive, flammable, carcinogenic, and damaging chemicals known to humanity is Oxygen.
I guess, in LA they could just carve it into the smog... but LA should have an exemption, as there isn't much O2 in the air.
Re: El Reg gets it wrong again
If we are spouting off fevered theories about the death of Toys-R-Us, then I would point out that While salaries have remained stagnant for the past 10 years, inflation has been happening at about 3% per year. So each year your average wage-slave has been getting an annual 3% reduction in effective pay. (Not even counting insurance premiums and losses of benefits)
Toys-R-Us sells non-essential luxury goods (toys, in the common vernacular); historically when resources become scarce, luxuries are the first to go.