... The place became a raging hadron as all the scientists celebrated. Some of the female scientists felt uncomfortable though.
Ha. It is 7pm on Thursday night and I am still sitting in the office reading the slashdot firehose for the nth time where the bth time was already two letters too many. In which I saw your journal. As I am on the firehose and have excellent karma, I thought abut simply down modding it as my ritual of culling most stuff on the firehose that doesn't interest me - really, isn't that what every mod does on this site? But for some strange reason I clicked on the link - perhaps it was to reenforce the fact that in the firehose, the story title has two distinct functionalities for a mouse click - the first being to expand and collapse, and the second being to open the entry a'la the now extinct "Read More" link that was previously a straight forward and simple way to actually read more - I can just imagine the management meetings where it was decided to remove the obvious "Read More" link with the current functionality. Note that I now have to right click and open in a new tab in order to read more instead of being able to click a link labeled "Read More". Typical managerial decision there. Anyway, I thought I would just leave a quick comment to say that I agree totally with your assessment of Linux and its current state of antiuserbility. My Linux journey ended about 3 years ago (after starting in 1995) when I performed an update on my laptop which completely destroyed my ability to watch digital TV in Linux - I had no TV at the time. I am now of the opinion that if it wasn't for the developers, Linux would already be on the desktop of every computer. Linux would be great if it didn't just suck so much.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that I actually enjoyed reading your post. I'll probably never read another one of yours. Cheers.
So, as those who "know me" know, I am a long-winded poster who adds inane drivel more often than not. It is a pass-time and a lot of the time I simply can not say what I wanted to say in a short blurb. My thoughts do not fit on a bumper sticker. If they did then they would be so superficial that they would not be worth adding to the conversation. Also, many folks like to argue and this argument seems to come from them not actually understanding what I wrote. Replies frequently look like, "I a
What I would like to see is a device that I can use without having to be connected to the internet. As I am a lazy developer, anyone got any suggestions (other than google, as I am lazy)
For me, this is reminiscent of those horror movies where the victim is trapped in a basement where the only light is through a very dirty window. The room is very dirty and dusty which gives the sunbeam glow. Further to the feeling of being trapped, the blue light gives it a very cold feeling.
We have Linux with its cute penguins, Apple with it's big cats and now beautiful sceneries, and Microsoft with its "You'll be trapped forever in this hell hole" wallpapers.
Love the tentacle
"Our masters were not happy that our testing methods were not giving the results they wanted to push their agendas, so we have come up with new testing methods. Or new methods will add a 0.1 degree accuracy increment for each year of the plateau to allow for the inaccuracies in our previous testing methods. The new testing methods have shown once again that global warming is in fact real and that the earth is actually warming at a rate of 0.1 degrees. Future measurements will have the accuracy increment to be indexed to CPI to offset increases in inaccuracies of our tests due to degradation of our testing equipment due to the effects of global warming."
-- Official global warming specialist (who has just received a large amount of money)
The whole Global Warming debate is as confusing as ever
Researchers from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that there was no 'pause' in Global Warming
Dr Thomas Karl of NOAA point out that the warming rate over the past 15 years is "virtually identical" to the last century and updated observations show temperatures did not plateau
The idea of a global warming "hiatus" arose from questions over why the trend of warming temperatures appeared to be stalling recently compared to the later part of the 20th Century
The new analysis corrects for ocean observations made using different methods as well as including new data on surface temperatures
However Dr Peter Stott of the Met Office Hadley Centre said the results "still show the warming trend over the past 15 years has been slower than previous 15 year periods" and "global temperatures have not increased smoothly"
"This means natural variability in the climate system or other external factors has still had an influence and it's important we continue research to fully understand all the processes at work," he said
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global average temperatures have increased by around 0.05C per decade in the period between 1998 and 2012
This compares with an average of 0.12 per decade between 1951 and 2012
On the other hand, the new analysis suggests a figure of 0.116 per decade for 2000-2014, compared with 0.113 for 1950-1999
SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
Further to that, most viewers of the image would probably be as equally impressed if the panorama was taken using regular consumer equipment or even a smart phone. It is not the tech that goes into a good image but rather the person holding the tech.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith