Don't Fly During Ramadan
That's a shame then, a case of mistaken identity. Unfortunately this sort of thing happens occasionally, but it is the Muzzes to blame not the authorities defending against them.
I generally don't presume to speak for others, but in this case I'll make an exception.
On behalf of everyone who isn't a bigoted moronic arsewipe, I'd just like to say to you: You are an oxygen thief.
Slashdot... 2011's news in 2013!
2 New Social Networks With Very Different Political Twists
For an example of her (lack of) grasp of politics, or indeed common sense: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WvAkhW-XNI
Employees Admit They'd Walk Out With Stolen Data If Fired
So, they asked 7 people?
A Memory of Light To Be Released January 8, 2013
Not me. I enjoyed the first three books, slogged through the next five in the hope the pace would pick up, and gave up halfway through Winter's Heart. At that point, I gave up caring about how the bloody things ends :)
Sony Music Greece Falls To Hackers
Firefox 4.0 Beta Candidate Available
But will Firefox stay relevant? Chrome is coming up fast and Mozilla seems to be stagnating.
Until Chrome supports the use of a master password (which, since the devs won't even admit is a serious problem, seems unlikely), Firefox will continue to be my default browser. Pity, since Chrome has a lot going for it otherwise.
The Cell Phone Has Changed — New Etiquette Needed
When checking out at any store, do NOT ignore the cashier while talking on the phone. The rest of us would like to check out as well.
Agreed - that's one of the rudest, most pig-ignorant kinds of behaviour I've witnessed. It is treatable, however, with this.
Google Upgrades Chrome To Beta For OS X, Linux
This one's a show-stopper for me (and, I suspect, others). Chrome offers to save your passwords but gives absolutely no protection on the saved password database. The discussion threads I've seen about this suggest that the Chrome devs don't even understand why this is such a serious problem. Chrome has a lot to like, but I'll be sticking to Firefox for now.
Go, Google's New Open Source Programming Language
There is basically zero quality control, anyone can put any module up they want and use any namespace. They don't have to offer ANY documentation
Sure, but since you can check the namespace and browse the docs before you choose to install the module, is that such a problem? I admit the quality control is limited, but there is a review facility which is reasonably well-used -see http://cpanratings.perl.org/.
if they go AWOL and stop maintaining the module, it just stays there, festering
Just like any other open-source project then.
UK Copyright Group Tells Cinemas to Ban Laptops
If you can't live 2 hours without worrying about your children, maybe your children would be better off with parents less paranoiac than you.
Sorry, but that's nonsense.
The only chance my wife & I have these days to go to the cinema is when our son is in daycare. If anything was happen to him while there, they need to call us. If we're not reachable, they could call social services, and how would that look? So we need to be contactable while our son's there.
Having said that, my phone's always on silent when in the cinema, and I would leave the auditorium to take the call should I happen to receive one. That's just common courtesy - something most cinema-goers, parents or not, don't seem to have these days.
Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?
Likewise, with one Exception (Glenn Beck), I've never read a negative review on a book's dust jacket. Authors and publishers are generally more savvy than that, and they are certainly under no obligation to put someone's scatrhing review of their book / movie / car / NAS / whatever on the site.
Actually I remember one other - The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. Quick search for "wasp factory negative reviews" got this:
Those familiar with Banks's work will understand the statement he was making by insisting that extremely negative reviews also appeared on this book.
Teenager Invents Cheap Solar Panel From Human Hair
If the Daily Mail headline is "Could X do/cause/be Y?", the answer is almost certainly "No".
Unless X = "dirty foreign immigrants" and Y = "coming over here stealing our jobs".
Gaming On Windows 7
Strange, my Ubuntu latop with an Intel 945GM graphics card drives its internal LVDS plus an external LCD monitor just fine. System -> Preferences -> Display, drag the monitor icons to the arrangement I want, press Apply. Done.
Are you trolling, or are you just talking about a Linux distro more than a couple of years old?
Wife of Harried Pirate Bay Witness Gets Buried in Internet Love
I've seen 8 American karaoke labels die in the last 10 years, and as of now there's only like 3 or 4 left
You say that like it's a bad thing!
Midnight Commander Development Revived
Why are you messing around with temporary files in the first place?
$ tar czf - directory | ssh remote "tar xzf -"
$ scp -Cr directory remote:
or even better:
$ rsync -az -e ssh directory remote:
OK, so ssh & rsync are not stock Solaris, but then neither is mc.
Sniping Could Be the Next Killer iPod App
Am I the only one who found this attempt at humor disturbing and objectionable?
No, you're not.
Age of Conan Servers To Merge, Funcom Sees Layoffs
Yeah, I played AO too, for all of a month before I gave up on it. What a train wreck.
I've heard AoC stands for "Anarchy Online Continued".
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