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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Larry Lightbulb Cost? (909 comments)

There would be so much to change that the cost would prevent it - just think of how many road signs there are for example.

about 2 years ago
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Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

Larry Lightbulb Re:And we care why? (205 comments)

Is it from the darkside?

more than 3 years ago
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Confessions of a Computer Repairman

Larry Lightbulb Re:I fricken' hate this myth (387 comments)

But most of the other machines do last forever, or at least long enough that they get replaced for a better version rather than because they've failed.

more than 3 years ago
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Western Washington Univ. Considers Cutting Computer Science

Larry Lightbulb Re:It makes sense (298 comments)

That's something for the help desk to solve.

more than 3 years ago
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NYT Paywall Cost $40 Million: How?

Larry Lightbulb Re:Large organization doing something simple (305 comments)

Isaac Asimov had an anecdote about being commissioned to write a story in the morning, wrote it at lunch time and gave it to his manger, who told him to wait a couple of weeks because if it was found it didn't take long people would assume it wasn't worth reading. And software can be viewed that way - if there's only six people working on a project then it's not taken seriously enough, you need to make a new department out of the best people from the other departments. And get more consultants.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Pays $200,000 To Save Fake Online Girlfriend

Larry Lightbulb Re:Can this be real? (464 comments)

Most of those guys end up blowing 99% of that on women, drugs, and vehicles..

And the rest just waste it.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Pays $200,000 To Save Fake Online Girlfriend

Larry Lightbulb Re:Can this be real? (464 comments)

Probably the majority of it was in the last few months, and may have been for what he thought was a ransom. I don't have $200,000 laying about but if I truly believed that my girlfriend was being kidnapped I could get it within a couple of weeks by loans and remortgaging.

more than 3 years ago
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Drupal Competes As a Framework, Unofficially

Larry Lightbulb Re:"Framework" isn't just a buzzword... (178 comments)

As Lean hasn't been mentioned I'm going to assume you're not serious. Those A3s aren't going to write themselves.

more than 3 years ago
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New Red Dwarf Series Threatened By the Twitter Era

Larry Lightbulb What's so special about Red Dwarf? (228 comments)

I must be missing the point because I don't understand why this is such a big problem for Red Dwarf and not for any of the many other sitcoms that are recorded in front of an audience.

more than 3 years ago
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Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive

Larry Lightbulb Re:Wonderful! (173 comments)

Pieagra?

about 4 years ago
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Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive

Larry Lightbulb Re:I'm seventeen. (173 comments)

Being seventeen makes you want to have sex.

about 4 years ago
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The Beatles On iTunes

Larry Lightbulb Re:Big (551 comments)

You've been able to buy the digital music online for a long time.

about 4 years ago
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Which Language To Learn?

Larry Lightbulb Pick (897 comments)

Try learning and getting experience in any of the Pick based systems - the age of the average programmer is getting close to retirement age, so there's increasing demand.

about 4 years ago
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Which Language To Learn?

Larry Lightbulb Re:Chinese (897 comments)

Latin America Spanish would probably be more useful in the short term.

about 4 years ago
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Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets

Larry Lightbulb Re:Hang on.. (152 comments)

A friend and I went to a fancy dress party - I was dressed as a firework, my friend as a battery. On the way we were stopped by the police - they let me off, but my friend was charged.

more than 4 years ago
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Rustock Botnet Responsible For 40% of Spam

Larry Lightbulb Re:Stiffy In A Jiffy (250 comments)

There's an Australian condom company called Jiffy - one of their best slogans was "Real men come in a Jiffy".

more than 4 years ago

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