Re: The DeathStar analogy is apt...
Please don't insult Vogon culture: Trump can not write poetry.
Neither could the Vogons - it never stopped them.
And lack of any ability at politics or diplomacy hasn't hampered Trump much either.
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It's Linux that needs nVidia, not vice versa.
Why would Linux <u>need</u> Nvidia?
They are holding back wayland adoption.
When they stop supporting their older cards, Nouveau isn't going to be much help because of signed firmware on recent cards.
They keep promising to sort it out, but nothing comes of it.
Nvidia cards are not good value for money for linux users.
the targeted promotions are for items I buy regularly, and would buy even if they were not discounted.
Sounds a little like Amazon marketing strategy - you buy a fridge freezer after a day or two of perusing, and the next month you are bombarded by fridge freezer ads online, because they think you have a fridge fetish, or maybe a lot of bodies to store.
"including highly sensitive personal information such as employees’ medical information, personal financial documents, and private information about family members of employees.”
You can't harvest more than was sown. Surely in requesting, they can only get as much information as Facebook is hold on their employees.
Just how much information is Facebook keeping on it's employees?
Too much that they feel revealing how much would damage the companies reputation (further)?
It might be sub-standard but it has powered the PC revolution and even the wider IT revolution. Could something better have done that? Sure. Might it have turned out better if another company had been the major driving force?
If you excised MS from time, the PC revolution would still have happened, perhaps a little differently, remaining a little more fragmented for longer (such as the early Commodore, Amstrad, Sinclair etc era).
That we might be in a better place is just as likely as an a worse.
Maybe not but COVID-19 has shown that here in Scotland, over the water in Northern Ireland and doon a bit in Wales we all have more competant governments than the UK.
Very scary, having lived in N.I, I find the thought that the N.I. Assembly could be considered competent extremely hard to imagine. It wasn't that long ago they spent an awful long time not doing anything.
the prime reason I see very well off people and companies dodge tax like a devil dodges holy water is because it just keeps going up.
Or maybe very well off people and companies dodge tax like a devil dodges holy water is because they can, and not matter how much they are asked to pay, they'll do their darndest to avoid paying any at all.
And you can add Coprolations to that too.
How much of the French population is using US digital services vs. the population of the US buying designer french handbags and cheeses anyway....
This kind of comment implies a male audience, bro's at that, and is juvenile and sexist.
Can't think why the industry is still failing to draw in a more balanced workforce.
I was going for a certain humorous exaggeration of possible motivations.
Congratulations on taking me much, much too literally. So literally in fact, you completely missed the actual message.
I don't think I've seen any Job ads specifying .Net that didn't also mention most of the rest of the Microsoft stack (not in the last six or seven months)
And if not, why would a hobbyist coder bother with .Net on a non-windows platform except from some perverse masochistic challenge project (granted, some are inclined to odd language picks, just because) - girls won't be particularly impressed, and it doesn't seem like employers are looking for the combo.
My Primary school mandated fountain pens when time came to learn joined-up writing.
I came in first day with a Parker rollerball, but that wasn't good enough apparently.
Thick, slow drying ink is a bugger for left handers - not much legible after the hand following the nib smears the ink.
I did the best I could, learnt to write with my hand at a weird angle.
I think many of us here would find that any girl cute or otherwise (even some mid-trans ex marine in a floral dress and a half past eleven o'clock shadow beard) would be horrified to be taken home to meet the parents...
It'd be a Bates Motel moment. Mine have been dead for ten years.
Coat: 'causer I probably by-passed my good taste chip again.
I don't know about COBOL. but I challenge anyone to name another language that's as portable as 'C'
That sounds like a direct comparison.
COBOL is no threat to 'C', and vice-versa. They both have totally different ideal uses.
You wouldn't dream of trying to write drivers in COBOL, and anyone trying to write the sort of business logic you can easily do in COBOL in 'C' needs their pointers extracted.
animorphism I can somewhat understand.
But Princesses singing duets with clocks and candlesticks?
I'm always half expecting a reveal that said young lady is actually really barefoot, straightjacketed and drooling in a padded room banging her head off a padded wall.
Where as old squadies from operation Banner get dragged into court regardless of the time since the alledged offense....
You know why, don't you?
It's 'cause the interested public in NI has kept up the pressure doggedly.
It's up to the concerned UK citizens to keep the pressure on the Gov over the P.O. managements behaviour, and keep the demand up that the management responsible are held to account.
But you expect Whitewash from Whitehall, and you'll shrug and 'move on' as they want after a coat or two is licked over the stain.
As a child of the 1970s, I have a fear of savoury dishes involving fruit, and this one invoked bad memories of apricot chicken casseroles and prunes put in places they should never have been allowed.
I rather liked those. I recall when I was a kid, my parents were exasperated by my constant choice of 'chicken maryland' on meals out (while seemingly oblivious that their general option for a 'steak and chips' wasn't exactly adventurous either).
I usually regarded Restaurants having been 'stiffed' if there was not both deep fried banana and a slice of pineapple.
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