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by riffraff
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your drink of choice
Replies: 33
Views: 5332

Re: Your drink of choice

G&T FTW.

Once in a blue moon.

Have to skip meds if I want to get boozed-up.

Must be Bombay Sapphire.
by riffraff
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Would like to hear Liz's opinion on this
Replies: 14
Views: 3380

Re: Would like to hear Liz's opinion on this

Golem said:


It takes a long time to make…

Gone in a flash…

Leaves you waiting a long time for the next batch…

Call it the Raspberry Pi drink  ;-)

Cheers!



BTW, need to establish an official Raspberry Pi drink.
by riffraff
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi In Space!
Replies: 56
Views: 14091

Re: Pi In Space!

takaya said:


open the pod bay doors, pi

im sorry dave, im afraid i cant do that



Bad idea. Pi can't be disabled by removing memory modules... PoP, remember.
by riffraff
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tesco Homeplus Subway Virtual Store in South Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Tesco Homeplus Subway Virtual Store in South Korea

<t>Margins in this type of enterprise are extremely thin. Only works in small areas with extreme population density. We had WebVan, an internet grocery, in our city in the late '90's that quickly went belly up. I worked at a pharmacy at the time, and our wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, McKesso...
by riffraff
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card with built-in WI-FI
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Re: SD Card with built-in WI-FI

<t>I recently read an article about the Eye-Fi crying foul.  Seems there's some committee that establishes industry standards for SD media and the recently created a new standard for wi-fi SD devices that left Eye-Fi's existing products out in the cold.<br/> <br/> They seem to be a first to market p...
by riffraff
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Bluetooth Dongle £1
Replies: 9
Views: 3458

Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

<t> Hmmph. Poundworld. Sucks to live in US.<br/> <br/> You rarely find stuff like that at Dollar Tree or Big Lots. Big Lots did have a $12 USB keyboard with wireless mouse this week, plus a $6 powered USB hub/universal media reader with a 4GB micro SD card. <br/> <br/> Sad, though, all my cash went ...
by riffraff
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14285

Re: Science Fiction

@JustThisGuy

Frank Herbert! Jesus Incident, Lazarus Effect and Ascension Factor. I'd almost forgotten those!

@Kernel

They ruined it all when they gave him a voice.
by riffraff
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What started you off?
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: What started you off?

@ Skygod

TI-990 at local community college in 1989. Bootstrap from Mag-Tape, load OS from diskpack, swap diskpack, load applications, swap diskpack, load data partitions.
by riffraff
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer-related comic strips
Replies: 13
Views: 2529

Re: Computer-related comic strips

<r>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> riFFraFF said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @ Kernel<br/> <br/> Saw this one below. Must print in poster size: <URL url="http://xkcd.com/730/">http://xkcd.com/730/</URL><br/> <br/> There's a mouse-over on resistor blob in lower right quadrant <br/> <br/> <br/> Oh come on….<...
by riffraff
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)
Replies: 20
Views: 2481

Re: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)

<t>I'm sorry... the only thing that comes to me is a blank stare and WTF?<br/> <br/> Like when you go to a job interview and the only question you're asked is "if you were a bird... what kind of bird would you be?"<br/> <br/> Too many people. Too much time on their hands. Too little actual work to b...
by riffraff
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157267

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>Luny said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It sucks. I just can't find any inspiration at the moment. I found myself wandering around the house with my hands in my pockets trying to think of something to do.<br/> <br/> I tried sitting at my PC... I loaded Gimp and started some graphics for an android app. Got ...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14285

Re: Science Fiction

<t>Remember seeing this in the foreword of a book of Asimov's favorite limericks:<br/> <br/> It was, in truth, an eager youth<br/> Who halted me one day.<br/> He gazed in bliss at me, and this<br/> Is what he had to say:<br/> <br/> "Why, mazel tov, it's Asimov,<br/> A blessing on your head!<br/> For...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157267

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

COME ON SHEEPLE!!!! SOMETHING'S GOTTA *SUCK* TODAY!!!!

Wake up and get busy! Gotta keep this thread at the top of forum!

We're the malcontents!  We're the mutants!  We're the unwashed and underappreciated!

SPEAK your MIND!!!
by riffraff
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14285

Re: Science Fiction

<t>My earliest memories of television are of The Prisoner and The Avengers.<br/> <br/> Not terribly long ago, I suffered through a few episodes of a reboot of The Prisoner.<br/> <br/> I remember Space 1999 coming on after The Muppet Show on Saturday evenings on our little local station in Lubbock, T...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14285

Re: Science Fiction

MDC said:


I notice nobody has mentioned Red Dwarf.



Darn, I thought I did. Oh well...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Revenge on reporters...
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Revenge on reporters...

<t>Lemme listen again.<br/> <br/> Oh hell, why bother.<br/> <br/> Doesn't change the fact that it's a suck idea and a waste of taxpayer dollars.<br/> <br/> In the words of Dr. Evil, why have billions when you can have millions.<br/> <br/> Please hold still for 3 minutes while I burn you with my lay-...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its a camera, but not as we know it...
Replies: 22
Views: 3691

Re: Its a camera, but not as we know it...

<t>Until last year I still had an internal Zip in the extra 3.5 bay. Just never bothered to pull it out of the box. Had a recordable CD, but not the rewritable kind. Real replacement for the Zip was the thumbdrive. What's really sad is how long I carried a Colorado 250 in that extra 3.5 bay.<br/> <b...
by riffraff
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What started you off?
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: What started you off?

<r>@Jongoleur<br/> <br/> Oh… if we're gonna CHEAT and claim systems we didn't OWN, my start was with IBM System 3's and 32's at TIME-DC, a truckline where my father worked in the early '70's. I cut my teeth helping cut freight bills on 3270 terminals and 2740 teletypes.<br/> <br/> I remember when he...
by riffraff
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Revenge on reporters...
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Revenge on reporters...

<t>DARPAnerds don't live in the real world. ADS is $7M boondoggle that will never be deployed (they were recalled from Afghanistan). It's like using a tank to crack a walnut. It's a solution without a problem. It's too much to use against a protest and too little to repel armed insurrection. Water c...
by riffraff
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer-related comic strips
Replies: 13
Views: 2529

Re: Computer-related comic strips

@ Kernel

Saw this one below. Must print in poster size: http://xkcd.com/730/

There's a mouse-over on resistor blob in lower right quadrant
by riffraff
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its a camera, but not as we know it...
Replies: 22
Views: 3691

Re: Its a camera, but not as we know it...

Not always the tool, but the job it does. Is my Android phone plugged into my stereo running Winamp with my playlist on loop doing any more than the 8-track tape player I owned in 1975?
by riffraff
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14285

Re: Science Fiction

<r>   Everyone's hitting on my faves<br/> <br/> StarTrek: TOS, Voyager, Enterprise (not so much TNG or DS-9, a little to lib preachy)<br/> <br/> StarGate SG-1 (not so much spin-offs)<br/> <br/> Ark (Haven't seen in long time)<br/> <br/> Silent Running (haven't heard anyone mention that in decades)<b...
by riffraff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: GCHQ-backed competition names Cyber Security Champion
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: GCHQ-backed competition names Cyber Security Champion

Read an article in the Seattle Times online quoting, former Minister of State for Security and Counter Terrorism, Pauline Neville-Jones: "The flow of people we have at the moment is wholly inadequate"

I'm sure RasPi may soon be a remedy to that crisis.
by riffraff
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 11983

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>@hyena<br/> <br/> +1:-)<br/> <br/> Same applies to US economy.<br/> <br/> What keeps ringing in my mind is a line from an interview with HP CEO Meg Whitman last year. She said something to the effect that there's no profit in the PC market.<br/> <br/> She's absolutely right. They way they're buil...
by riffraff
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Reply from RS in Klingon
Replies: 17
Views: 3023

Re: Reply from RS in Klingon

An obvious challenge. How are your Bat'leth skills?

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