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Comment Re:Easy fix (Score 1) 186

...Chuck Norris, currently rampaging through Western Africa, has now been sighted in Europe, America and China with a major new outbreak occuring in Mexico city in the last 24 hours. Scientists are voicing concern on the difficulty of containing Chuck Norris and expect many more deaths in the coming months. Here's Bob with the details....

Comment Re:LMAO (Score 2) 72

I can pay for good and services with my debit card. I can also make withdrawls and get cash back from 3rd parties. I can even withdraw money from competing banks cash points but I can't go into a different bank and pay money into an account with my debit card. The reason I can't do this is competition between banks (the kind lady behind the counter told me confidentially). This is not a technical problem. What I want to be able to do with my money is not my banks priority.

Comment Re:What is the obsession with tattoos... (Score 1) 403

Tats and piercing can look good done right but there's a point wherethay get so big/badly done, that you don't see the person anymore, you see the ink and metal, it gets in the way. It's the same with clothes but when somebody wears something that looks just bad on them they can change. There's even a feedback loop there so peoples dress sense often improves with age. Once you've got a 5 inch hole in your earlobe or stars across your chest it's often too late. And if you already look crap why not commit to it? Embrace the shite and go for broke? I think that's why a lot of ink and piercings can end up looking like damage.

Comment Re:Suck it Millenials (Score 1) 407

This. I am so glad my sons have now got into the backend of minecraft and are currently skirting around simple mods. They have made the connection between the code and the game on their own and have begun researching into it. They think it's just having fun but they're teaching themselves how it works, how to problem solve, researching skills, making efficiencies on repetative tasks, hell, they now have a reason to learn to type effectively and asked about keyboard shortcuts. At 7 my youngest can now copy and paste via the keyboard. I support many millenials in my work and a good proportion of them can't do that.

My other half keeps suggesting we get them tablets which horrifies me. They don't need yet another device they can passively consume media on. They've been talking about playing Minecraft on a LAN so I've an old PC which needs more memory, a graphics card and probably an SSD to make it Mincraftable. I will be encouraging them to install the hardware themselves.

Comment What's really intersting here is.... (Score 1) 420

...not the colour perception issue IMO but that this has caused such a big storms on the tubes in the first place. I got shown the picture yesterday and could see it could be blue or white and it's difficult to tell which given the poor lighting. I mean we've all more or less got cameras in our pockets or bags all the time these days, how have so many people missed seeing poorly lit, bad quality pics with white balance issues?

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]