Me neither. XP and office 2003 is what I started with. Served fine up until now. - In the old days, a mouthful of berries and your hand on a cave wall would suffice. Now that we've learned to write, MS want you to have a construction company build a monstrous erection in order for you to blow juice over your hand and onto the wall beyond..... Madness!
Now that there is a news story about the hoax, it will merit a Wikipedia entry about itself. - Neat!
Still a talented filmmaker, though maye a bit faded now. - But he wrote for a child and young-adult audience. He succeeded. Yes it was a mistake to wait so many years between making the original trilogy and the prequels. Much as I'm no fan of JK Rowling and the Harry Potter frnachise, the films and the books and the characters more-or less kept pace with the target audience. If Lucas had used his influence to do that, then we might have an epic franachinse by now. - Ask a 7-year old how good the prequel trilogy are or the Clone Wars animations. They're the target audience, much as we were a long, long time ago....
And as soon as companies can see this as an advantage to pushing their crap, they'll be all over this in a rash. Where will it end, people?
Actually the tapes of old programmes were erased to be recycled. At the time there was a considerable cost to buy and archive. These days though, storage for digital media are mere fractions of the cost. - One would imagine a reasonable sized hard drive could archive thousands of webpages, and with a bit of tech know-how take no more than a few hours to set up and copy everything. - Job done.
A fool and his money are soon parted. - And on Facebook, a fool and his privacy are parted before he pays.
That's where all the taxpayer money goes. - half to set up the comittee to decide, then 7/16ths to find contractors to tender for the job. Then the last few thousand actually gets spent on the labour of destrying the data - which would fit on a few hard drives at most, it goes in the crusher, and job is done in ten minutes. Its about time that someone responsible did the job themselves, and saved £400,000 - you could even do it by destrying the data and preserving the media, so the drives can be recycled.
I cant see how this helps drive down emissions if all the people of Europe - and the world for that matter start driving everywhere, whereas before they were too old, too young, are disqualified, or hadn't passd their test. If the 50% of people who don't drive now take to the roads, dosn't that mean twice as many cars on them? Besides, if the car's on autopilot, why not get in and be driven 1,000 miles instead af a couple of hundred- that's already five times the journey length!
Trouble is, remakes sell, even for diminishing returns. To the creators, thats the safest route, kinda like betting on the favourite in a horse-race. There's a lot of talent out there, but they're often unwilling to take a punt on it, just in case its a dog.
If we read the story on
/. then follow a link to the article, and floow a link to Pirate Bay then are we are all "accessories to copyright infringement?"
Does anyone want me to _vaguely promise_ to supply them with some lego blocks? - I can take pre-orders for only $10 / My swiss bank account number is....34568q35689uyq35698uy. -Blocks to follow sometime...... But if you paid and it turns out to be vapour-ware do you have any recourse?
I suppose it can predict the winning numbers if I'm daydreaming of a lotttery win, and fire up my computer. My family use the same PC for quite different things. Until Google can tell who is who, you'll be getting search results for your kid's homework, and they'll be getting results for extreme origami- or whatever you are into. I can see the future: Always in motion....
Oil deposits in the North sea have been propping up the British economy for decades now. While the UK is facing a big deficit, and getting stung by other economies in the Eurozone looking wobbly, they'd probably overlook a few things to get their hands on the money. -So much for a 'greener' coalition!
I'd hate to be the maintenance guy: "You sure this thing's been swithced off?" "Sure thing, go right ahead...." "Okay, it's a four kilometer hike, and don't turn it back on until I've checked it, and walked back...."
~One would assume that if Apple were an 'also-ran' in the pad market, they'd only be too eager to publish gossip, celeb news and porn over their more prudish competitiors.