When "browsers" were used for "browsing" the web, instead of being crappy application platforms with endless non-browsing-related features shoehorned into them? What happened to just browsing well instead of doing everything else poorly?
about a year and a half ago
top ISO C++ Committee Approves C++0x Final Draft
Brilliant. It was bad enough in job interviews when they try to catch you out on your knowledge of the obscure bits of C++ that nobody ever uses, and now there's a whole new level of complex syntax, pitfalls and gotchas to deal with. C++ is turning into a warty freakshow. I could even start to forgive Python's idiotic indentation nonsense at this rate.
top Why UK Banks Don't Tweet
"Text banking custs, if u lose ur mobile device or chng ur mobile # update ur profile"
Well, time to change bank to one that can spell "you".
top Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
Yeah, that was so fail. They should've called it Swordfail. lol. Or Failfish. Or Epic Swordfailfish. Rofl. It certainly wasn't made of win. Otherwise they could call it Swordwin. But it was fail. It was the failest fail that ever failed. Like double fail to the power fail. woot. So much fail in that fail movie with a fail plot that fail fail fail fail fail epic fail epic epic fail fail fail.
Yes, I am mocking your overuse and misuse of the word. Stop it.
top Anonymous Goes After GodHatesFags.com
Fundie nutjobs would like nothing better than to be martyred, or at least "persecuted" for their beliefs.
"Blessed they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
If someone did physically attack one of Phelps' mob, they would just see it as a Sign From God that they were doing his work.
1) Make outrageous comments, or be generally vile. In the name of Jesus. 2) Notice that people are really angry with you and object to everything you say. 3) Claim "persecution" and sit back with a smug grin on your face, knowing you've scored lots of Jesus-points and will get a better seat in Heaven. 4) GOTO 1
top Greed, Zealotry, and the Commodore 64
Surely Alzheimer's disease is one of God's miraculous little creations as well? Or does He only deserve credit for all the nice stuff, like bunnies and kittens?
top Mazda Claims 70 mpg For New Engine, No Hybrid Needed
My Nissan Note diesel easily does 60mpg at 70mph, and 70+ mpg at 50mph.
Admittedly, it's not terribly fast, but it is efficient.
top A Tidal Wave of Java Flaw Exploitation
An awful lot of big organisations are terrified of upgrading anything in case things stop working (and of course, nobody wants to be the one who suggested the upgrade if it all goes wrong). I've seen so many places that will not move past IE6 and Java 1.4 because they daren't risk their clunky old systems not working anymore.
top DDoS From 4chan Hits MPAA and Anti-Piracy Website
"intents and purposes", for fuck's sake.
top Archbishop Bans Pop Music At Funerals
are not to be described as 'a celebration of the life of' the deceased
Indeed. A lot of funerals I've been to seem to treat it entirely as a chance to prattle on about God and Jesus to a captive audience, with an "insert name here" script.
The last funeral I went to was for my Gran, and it was a secular funeral. It was [i]all about[/i] a celebration of her life, and was much more personal and caring than any religious funeral has ever been.
In conclusion, fuck that Archbishop.
top UK's Royal Mail Launches First Intelligent Stamps
I don't want online content from my postage stamps. I want an efficient postal service. No doubt you could do the same thing with milk bottles, soap packets and jars of jam to "bring them into the 21st century", but it wouldn't make the milk, soap or jam somehow better.
top Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV
The problem then is that you have you have to have your computer turned on and have iTunes running. Not a huge inconvenience, in the grand scheme of things, but if I'm downstairs and decide I want to watch something, I then have to run upstairs and turn everything on, log on, start up iTunes and then go back down again.
With my current AppleTV I have the internal drive full of my favourite movies and TV shows and it works quite happily as a stand-alone device. If I buy movies from the AppleTV they eventually
get synced to the machine upstairs and backed up, but I don't need to worry about the other machine being switched off or going into standby .As for the "instant streaming" from the web, that's great if you have a decent connection. If not, with the old ATV you could start it downloading and then watch the whole thing later when it had finished.
top What 'IT' Stuff Should We Teach Ninth-Graders?
top Apple Announces iPhone 4
Do keep us up to date on other products you're not buying.
top Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement
Merely as an example: my father has a 1st gen iPhone. He regularly has to use USB flash drives as apart of his job, and liked the idea of using his iPhone instead for USB file transfer.
So he didn't check the features of a product he bought, and was then annoyed that it didn't have a feature he wanted?
When I bought my first-gen iPhone I knew it didn't have certain features, but they were features I didn't care about anyway and I've been happy with it ever since. If a particular phone doesn't do something you need, shop around and buy a different one instead.
top Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement
You're quite correct. Slavery is just the same as brand preference in mobile phones.
top New Method Could Hide Malware In PDFs, No Further Exploits Needed
PDF is a document format. It's an output format. It's not a form-entry language. It's not the web. It's not an operating system. It sure as hell shouldn't be able to trigger any open-ended OS action.
You've never dealt with a marketing department, clearly.
"Hey, you know what would be cool? What if PDF documents could also play videos?"
"Um.. well, it's technically possible but I don't think that-"
"Great! WE MUST HAVE THIS FEATURE! NOW! DROP EVERYTHING AND GET TO IT!"
top NHS Should Stop Funding Homeopathy, Says Parliamentary Committee
i have tried many homeopathic remedies and have never got any effect from them.
That's because they do not work.
top Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon
Don't you know anything? If every citizen is not armed to the teeth, the King of England could just waltz right in, take over and make everyone his slave.
Is that what you want? 'Cos that's what'll happen!
top Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX
Don't you mean "Too bad ATI card royally suck ass at implementing OpenGL"?
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