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Comment: Re:FP? (Score 1) 942

by marky_boi (#48036073) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

I still come across older cars that had both speed scales.. Even my wife pretty much unconsciously knows that approx 40mph = 60km/h; 50 mph = 80km/h and 60mph = 100km/h..... Even after we switched in the 70's people are still mainly bi-lingual... talk to me about the weight of a new baby and unless it's in lb I really am not sure if 2889g is big or not.....Arguments against fully " metracizing " are pretty moot. Been in a country that changed over and hearing all the hand wringing makes me sit back and laugh.

Comment: Re:Whining. (Score 1) 332

by marky_boi (#43625687) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Handle a Colleague's Sloppy Work?

In my company you would be out on your butt so fast your head would spin.
We demand, clean code correct code and correct documentation.
We also peer review the work and have the right to reject, which I do regularly Most of my colleagues correct their mistakes and admit to a brain fart day. poor performing colleagues strangely become redundant................

Comment: Re:Disincentive? (Score 5, Informative) 234

by marky_boi (#38256566) Attached to: An Easy Way To Curb Smart-Phone Thieves, In Australia

what tripe!!! all the above is done in AU.
A blocked IMEI can still call 112 the international emergency number as well as 000 the local equiv of 911.
Each carrier keeps a local copy of the stolen register and updates regularly and the phone IMEI is then blocked ***at registration*** to the network not on a per call basis if it is used at all.
One thing Au has over the US is only 3 networks and not a patchwork of carriers, this makes things rather easier.
The AU example if I remember correctly was a Govt. mandated requirement, ie. do yourselves or we will make it law.....

Comment: i Have some nice OFC cables for the "golden ears" (Score 1) 277

by marky_boi (#36869586) Attached to: Public AAC Listening Test @ ~96 Kbps [July 2011].

@ $3000/m. they will.....
  jizz up your love life.
Stiffen your pecker
lighten the load on your wallet so you can sit flat on your couch while "pullin' the pud' about music

I think all this dicussion is an example of GET A LIFE......

I use FLAC, AAC MP3 and dont give a shit coz' in the end, the music for me is background and I dont feel the need to do any of the above

sheeshhhhh

Comment: Re:A solid distro (Score 1) 382

by marky_boi (#33581994) Attached to: Shuttleworth Answers Ubuntu Linux's Critics

Ubuntu is without a doubt the best distro for most users. Yeah, I know I could have more customization with Debian, yeah, I know I could be faster if I ran Gentoo, yeah, I know I could be more on the bleeding edge if I used Fedora, but when it comes down to it, Ubuntu is the best distro for most people

correct! so far I have converted 6 other ppl who would normally have not even considered it. to further top that off, when ppl come to my house and need to use a PC they just say "this looks different to my PC" I dont say a word and THEY USE IT ANYWAY without any coaching...... Ubuntu = usability = ubiquity(eventually) I care not for Geek cred, just wanna get the job done and Ubuntu ticks the boxes

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