Re: Much as I hate buzzwords and compounds,
I'll just leave this here:
by Pitchblender January 15, 2013
Once fully experienced, it is probably, an obviously striking portmanteau!
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I agree that the Electron would have been a lot more successful if they had produced sufficient quantities before Christmas 1983. To me, this was the time everyone upgraded their Atari 2600's and Intellivisions. My parents waited hours outside an independent computer shop in Edgware ( a few miles from my home) to get an Electron for Christmas. Other parents found it far more convenient to get a C64 which were available everywhere. Went back to school and I was the only kid with an Electron. However, I loved it and it lasted me until an Amiga 500 upgrade.
The Kodak coming out of Chapter 11 is presently Kodak Commercial Imaging and is mainly concentrating on commercial printing. i.e. Food packaging and traditional newspaper stuff. Kodak tech will even start printing The Sun newspaper. It actually sounds quite interesting with individualised copies being produced.
The Traditional Personal Imaging and Document Imaging divisions have been sold to the UK employees pension fund. They will no longer make the Kodak inkjet printers but will continue with the ink for the time being. This business will still make photographic paper and provide document imaging solutions.
The Kodak Digital Camera's and I now see Binoculars/Telescopes in the latest Argos catalogue. I believe are produced by 3rd Parties paying to use the brand name.
In this latest application, beginning in early August, readers of The Sun will be able to collect special codes that will be printed on papers daily using the PROSPER S30 Imprinting Systems. These unique printed codes will unlock one month’s worth of access to The Sun’s digital content.
Digital printing capability also enables other exciting applications, such as addition of late-breaking news and photos, late sports scores, geographically targeted content, interactive advertisements, gaming or lottery applications, personalized social media links, and much more. Kodak experts can help newspaper publishers around the world design a solution that meets the needs and reading habits of their specific audiences.
"Well the USD, GBP and most currencies are backed by their countries armies, some of them have nukes."
I understand how a countries armies can at the last resort, force the taxpayer and future generations of taxpayers to exchange their labour resources to back\cover the debt of a currency. However nuking them would be a bit counter productive.
mmm..interesting....now, if I can only incorporate these technologies in with those google goggles. I could roll it out to the general populace on the pretense of protecting against peodophiles and terrorists by zapping their unhealthy thoughts, when viewing young girls and guns. I could then also stimulate their emotions positively every time I appear on TV.......this time next year, I could rule the world!
I started off in workstation local support\helpdesk with Windows 3.11 machines and I now work with server services (Windows 2008R2, Vmware, Netapp, etc) and my official title has never changed in 15 years from 'Information System Technologist'. I still feel a little embarrassed whan I have to write it on a form.
I can't beleive he is broke in any normal sense of the word. He was never off the TV during the 90's. I like Trevor Bayliss and even sent him one of my feeble invention ideas, years ago when he was presenting from the shed on the Big Breakfast Show. His C.V. must make him employable, even if it's after dinner speeches. Jesus! if he is really broke then what the hell has he been smoking!
I would send a message of support " I feel your pain, buddy"
but I fear the ....................I am not your buddy, Sir............response.
(TBH it's a passive aggressive pet hate of mine that really gets me goat. ..Old joke alert!! Don't call me Pal, what do think I am? a tin of dogfood!......Sorry, Chum. )
The U.K. Laws are a joke and are open to extortion and malicious framing. The one case that I remember where there was an attempt to frame a guy with child porn maliciously placed on his computer, was only foiled because the perpetrator was the one that notified the Authorities, which later aroused suspicions. If the perpertrator had been more cunning and fooled a 3rd innocent party into reporting the crime, then the innocent guy would have been toast.
I certainly believe that there should be strong laws against the financing of child porn distribution. i.e. in my world a researching famous pop stars would have their hands smacked for financing deviants but the actual crime of having illegal data hidden away on a machine is madness.
"The one-and-a-half day Information Tribunal hearing last October came to £22,746 including VAT. This breaks down to Kate Gallafent, of Blackstone Chambers who cost £13,875 (plus VAT) and Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, of One Brick Court who cost a paltry £4,780 (plus VAT)."
Sounds like Scherbel-Bell needs a little work on his 'bastardness' skill sets. Obviously isn't evil enough.
Just imagine if a group of pedoterrorists actually got elected into Government and could use these tools to crack down on their dissenters. Thank god that in our illustrious democracy, our elective officials, are as pure as the driven snow and have never needed or be even been accused of covering up war crimes or fiddling.
It's good to reminisce past hysteria. Keeps me cynical!
"eNews August 10, 2001
Update : Dean Kamen's 'IT' (or, Ginger)
You might remember the introduction of Dean Kamen's 'IT' or Ginger (eNews January 17 & 27, 2001) - a mysterious new invention that had attracted significant venture financing and attention in the press. A half-year later, several people have asked : Where is Kamen's IT now? Does Ginger have a name? What is IT? Can I see a picture?
Well, it seems that IT (or Ginger) is still a mystery. Passionate interest in Kamen's forthcoming project, thought by some to be "a new transportation device so revolutionary that it will force urban planners to redesign cities in its wake", has made him one of the most watched scientists on the planet.
At the other extreme, there are those who balk at the outrageous claims ("personal transportation vehicle destined to change the world"; "entire cities will require re-thinking to accommodate the power of this monumental breakthrough"; "the invention without comparison since man learned to use tools") and they think that Kamen is just a modern day "Robin Hood", taking from the rich and giving to the poor (Kamen does a lot of work with kids). At best, they suggest that he is simply getting funding from fat corporations and naive investors, to keep himself in helicopters, yachts or whatever.
The vast audience of the Internet loves sleuthing, so if you're intrigued, you might like to review all the discussions and guesswork. A lot of websites have mushroomed up over the past year. Some have pictures (spoofs) of IT, and you can even find movies of IT operating!
If you DO discover what IT is, please let me know! "
I will never forget the emailer. A real clash of mystery over reality, leading to fortunes won and lost. God I wish I had a crystal ball I would be a millionaire.
"The mystery over what kind of internet device Amstrad would launch had strongly boosted the firm's share price by more than 600%, from 83 pence at the end of September 1999 to 607 pence at the end of trading on Tuesday." (28 March, 2000)
"However, disappointment over the fact that the e-m@iler will not allow consumers to actually surf the internet made many investors to reconsider Amstrad's stock market valuation."
"The firm's share price plunged by as much as 14% before recovering slightly." (it didn't recover for long, as it was shit!)
I have only had a quick go on it and hated it. Probably because I am a lazy ass who slouches back and expects to do everything using a mouse click. Leaning forward to the keyboard to (Alt-F4) close a running application, is a right pain.
Not having a touch screen, I couldn't believe the amount of double key stroke shortcuts it requires. God knows how any disabled users will get on with it. Next time I use one I might actually have a look at the Accessibility options.
I am no expert but if boffins can locate a rogue planet without a sun in interstellar space. Which apparently they can. So I was informed yesterday on El Reg, with this planet being CFBDSIR2149 which four and seven times the mass of Jupiter and 100 light years away. Then I think a nemisis, nibiru or planet x would probably have been spotted by now. It's still a cool story though and I wonder if any data still shows any signs that mass extinctions are in any way periodic.
"Coincidentally, Secret Agent Commander Wilfred "Biffy" Dunderdale, the real-life inspiration for his friend Ian Fleming's James Bond, lived near Martin after the war. Martin said he had the chance to show the bird and the message to Dunderdale before he passed away."
Monty's funniest joke in the world.