767 posts • joined 2 Aug 2012
It's the cat I feel sorry for.
Jules can sit and rot in Ecuadorian comfort for another six years of well earned, self imposed isolation for all I care.
Hope he does, then the idiots at the embassy can continue to enjoy his aromatic company and paying for his living expenses, which they so well deserve.
The lead-in picture is wrong ...
... should be missing 6 toes and sporting a few see through holes.
Cyclic migration time again?
Is that US Gallons or Imperial Gallons?
Meh - next distances in rods and cubits.
Orifice 365 finest vapour-ware available
Any thing cloud based is vapour-ware when the cloud goes BSD (Blue Sky of Death ©), but in this case MS seem have excelled themselves again and so soon after their glorious Win 10 fuck-update.
Re: Fuel? Why no solar panels?
Oh it has those too. Don't think they were running a mini genset for the electrics :)
With the electrically powered gyros bust they had to use fuel to point the comms at earth just to transfer the collected data, doubled the drain probably.
If they had used imperial gallons it would still have a little life left.
Re: Works the other way also @DougS
Sod's Law dictates the neighbour would have gone a crime spree and now your sharing a cell with him thanks to GoogleFace.
Better leave it at home strapped to the dogs collar so it moves about the house and garden.
Yes, someone had to say it.
Went OSX in 2001 and have been fighting the schadenfreude ever since.*
Three weeks into a major release and still problems, well done M$.
I avoid any MS product that I can. I have used Skype to stay in touch with friends but have a feeling that will end when I try the enforced new version.
* - unsuccessfully :) , but in this case I am starting to feel sorry for the poor sods stuck with it.
Re: "why wasn't the work started over 10 years ago and completed 5 years ago?"
Because Crapita has only had the contract for 15 years. Project plan due soon.*
*PS: Don't hold your breath
This is why I set Firefox to clear cache, etc... on close
Then just close and reopen the browser after visiting a site on the list of tracking 'suspects'. Easy.
Can't imagine the stink bugs are worse than the cockroaches
Back in the late seventies when I was living in Paris the local councils would have your apartment sprayed twice a year for roaches. All along the skirting boards and bottom edges inside of floor level cupboards, whether you liked it or not. The older buildings were permanently infested due to wooden floors and loads of hiding places.
"polish away some of the rough edges " ... ha ha ha etc... because you can't polish a ...
insert your answer here ____
Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works
Unplanned maintenance... like backing out the Windows 10 update maybe?
Just a thought.
New theory: The space alien origins of vital bio-blueprints for dinosaurs. And cats. And humans. And everything else
Re: "deoxyribose, in a chain that forms the backbone of DNA and RNA"
Yep. Also, both ribose and deoxyribose are carbohydrates and contain no phosphorous; it's the phosphorous groups which link the sugars to form the backbone of the respective RNA and DNA molecules. DNA is double stranded and RNA is single stranded, no helix shape.
Re: "I'd say the B-Ark is a definite favourite for the origin"
Lloyd I think you are being a bit optimistic. Much further down the alphabet would be my assessment.
Just plain beautiful.
Re: Typo alert... or is it?
First thing I though of was a FTFY of "stand in line to be preyed on at the altar of dreams".
I'm late to the party today :(
...dressed like tramps...
Trickle down economy, pay a tramp to queue for you. Who says fanbois & gals don't have a social heart?
(damn just seen anthonyhedgedus beat me to it)
Re: What's the first rule?
Rule No. 1: "Don't get caught"
Rule No. 2: see rule 1 .....
Re: @HampsterNet - Epigenetics
Epigenetics is not evolution nor is it mutation. It is the expression of "suppressed" genes due to changed environmental factors. The genes are already there by normal inheritance but another set or even the same set are just expressed differently due to need; think lung size when changing from a low altitude to a high altitude environment and vice versa.
Native High Andes dwellers have larger lungs than the norm, move them to a coastal environment and in three generations their lungs are the same as the norm. Move them back up and three generations later they have large lungs again.
Basically it's 'stored' responses to conditions experienced by the ancestors and allows fast adaptation to changing conditions.
@blugir "...so that you get a free lawyer..."
I suspect that you are a solicitor/lawyer or married to one.
I can see the use of these scanners would result in a drop in business for the legal profession and a saving for the public purse.
Re: Double Plus Good - "...doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong."
Ah, but who's definition of wrong will this operate under?
Re: Denial of Service -Looping the black paper...
Supposedly five black pages was enough to fuse the thermal print heads on the older models. Never tried it myself, much.
Re: "Dazed and confused", surely?
Well more likely having found a toker willing to share than any dementia, it was a metalheads event after all.
"Which could be on a single hybrid drive."
And thus a single point of failure if not backed up to an external device.
I am still on spinning rust but my next machine* will be all SSD for speed and physical shock resistance.
Apart from the big-iron exchangeable disc packs (8MB) my first hard drive was a 5MB Winchester on a CPM machine with 8" floppies, the HD replaced one of them. 1980 IIRC.
*assuming I outlive this one!
Re: Die early, recover quickly
"I can imagine that it would be quite annoying for a word processor to flicker in and out of existence while writing a document, though."
If you are having to imagine it you obviously haven't tried Orifice 365 yet.
Re: 2,500 staff in new roles
Probably just 1,100 of the new staff will be in new roles. 700 will replace existing roles in the IT division which have become vacant due to previous incumbents being condemned* to the hell desk (customer facing roles).
So just 1,800 "new" roles. I do agree with your escalation observation.
* a harsh but somewhat deserved punishment :)
And the person who signed off on the migraine got a promotion, right?
They promote people who give customers headaches? Sounds even more like a bank to avoid.
Re: "notoriously difficult language"
I lived in Holland for a year or so and found Dutch hard to learn because everyone just replied or talked to me in English as soon as they heard my accent! My period of living in France was the exact opposite of course.
Re: That conclusion seems a bit fast to me - also for the reaserchers
From the article : ' “This subsurface anomaly on Mars has radar properties matching water or water-rich sediments,” said Roberto Orosei'.
So could be just damp rock (water rich sediments). If it is actually liquid it would be a brine slushie at best.
Re: Good! - "how do you explain the Clangers?"
So the cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, could account for the veins in the blue-cheese it's made of. It all starts to make sense at last.
Re: "⸘You shut down the what‽"
"... individuals – described as "security experts" ..."
Security experts - my arse!
Re: Gonna be one less school soon
"Capita just really don't seem competent in anything they do!"
Oh I don't know, they do seem to excel at getting undeserved business from the government while screwing them for large amounts of money for shoddy products.
Re: I wonder how many codgers are still mentis enough to work on the 4GL it was written in?
You talking about Quick Build (QB)? Yep, it was
a bit crap but good old COBOL worked bloody well with IDMSX under ICL's VME op sys. Still my preferred network-database.
QB was crap at multiphase transactions due to page and table locks being released at the end of each phase. Had to code your own lock system and needed the low level calls available with the VME/B option.
To quote my team manager on an ICL to IBM conversion (last century) "A small step forward for IBM but a giant leap backwards for ...."
It was hard work converting a nicely integrated polished suite of systems to a less flexible architecture. That's just the hardware and op sys aspect. The fact that IBM only did IDMS as a database meant everything had to be recoded as the were no eXtended indexes.
Re: @jake - "... thanks for playing ..."
Is it that what comentardery is about?
I see that they have updated the article to include "US" gallons and correct the miscalculated litre values. Was wondering why Detroit would be using imperial measures ;)
Re: @jake - "wimpy US gallons"
Well it's obvious they are talking 600 full-fat imperial gallons giving 2,728 litres as 600 US gallons would be 2,271 litres. So no need for us non-USAians to mention it! :)
Re: "Our leaders wear jeans"..."I go commando, what does that say about me?"
You own more than one pair of jeans?
Re: "What they want is partners ... not afraid to try and fail.
So IBM is now trying Crapita's game plan? Getting rid of the experienced employees is a great way of playing catch-up!
"... naughty children with balls of yellow snow."
"Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow."
(That line triggered a bit of Zappa nostalgia)
"5G will hopefully fix it"
And then probably introduce a host of new attack vectors. Ho bloody hum!
Re: "... 7 cats and one dog are all waiting ..."
With reference to your handle. Nominative determinism or consequence?
Re: "Unless there is a safety feature to override the lock?"
It's called a key.
Re: I'm one of those 5M
I'm just amazed that they claim 5 million people actually got through to HMRC by phone!
Re: "Office 365 ISNT CLOUD!"
It's still fecking vaporware on the cloud or off.
"Homeopathy - Making Fuck All Difference Since 1796"
One of my favourite T-shirt logos.
"Everything is relative." "Oh absolutely!" - is another :)
Re: absolute zero (-273.15°C, -459.67°F)
0 K would have worked.
Ummm...... Isn't TOR used for this anymore?
Oh God ... I remember watching that episode on ye olde CRT TV
Strangely enough it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I came across this in the press last week or so.
I demand an old-fart-tard icon.
My heart bleeds custard for FB
Wonder what the penalties the IRS add will come to?