Posts Tagged with "computers"

RIP, Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr. Spock

March 1st, 2015 at 5:37 pm by Mark
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The emotionless, highly logical Vulcan, Mr. Spock, on the original Star Trek television series had quotes that sometimes came off as more human than the other characters.

“Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.”

While hundreds of millions of people were captivated and enslaved by PCs, tablets and smartphones, Mr. Spock — portrayed by actor, director, poet and photographer, Leonard Nimoy — passed away on Friday, February 27th, 2015.

Facebook: "Screw you, internet. You started a debate about a stupid dress that was so illogical that you killed Spock..."  Commenter: "This can't be liked."

Ebay: Item “As Pictured”

June 10th, 2013 at 5:16 pm by Mark
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There are times I’m forced to resort to eBay when sourcing LCD screens for notebook computers. eBay can be a real mixed back, especially when you see something like this and the item description says, “As pictured.” I was very close to buying the item, but was afraid of receiving what was pictured rather than the screen I really needed…

B15EW09 v.2 LCD Screen, As pictured.  "I don't see a picture of a B15EW09 v2 LCD Screen at all, but rather a map of Tijuana, which leads to some confusion. Is this auction for a complete LCD screen, part of an LCD screen, or a map of Tijuana?"

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We’re Back!

June 9th, 2013 at 1:57 pm by Mark
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Thanks to some very stale DNS records at a partner site (they were caching the old IP address for the site and wouldn’t let it drop for anything!) we were unable to have any images show up since June 2nd. I finally dug in hard, being nearly a week later, and found someone to listen to me complain and fix the issue. Which reminds me of something that’s far too often true…

Reasons Why People Work Work With Computers Seem To Have a Lot of Spare Time.... Web Developer: "It's uploading'  SysAdmin: "It's rebooting"  Hacker: "It's scripted"  3D Artist: "It's rendering"  IT Consultant: "It's your problem now"  Programmer: "It's compiling"

Mac & Cheese?

May 9th, 2013 at 5:58 pm by Mark
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Interesting choice of Swiss Cheese, which provides as many holes as OS/X…

Mac & Cheese


21st Century Kama Sutra

May 4th, 2013 at 9:56 pm by Mark
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As people grow less and less in touch with each other, ancient philosophies become remnants of the past…

Kama Sutra of the 21st Century