These tarted up imitators are not worth a jot or a tittle of Chthulu's spittle.
"What Turing gave us for the first time (and without Turing you just couldn't do any of this) is he gave us a way of thinking about and taking seriously and thinking in a disciplined way about phenomena that have, as I like to say, trillions of moving parts.
Until the late 20th century, nobody knew how to take seriously a machine with a trillion moving parts. It's just mind-boggling." Daniel C. Dennett
Virigar snacks on gods who get in his way. He'd find old squid lips nothing more than a nice platter of shushi.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
On a related note, I know many people here that think American Football should be renamed to something else as it does not use the feet much (unless you count running towards the goal). I have to agree.
I also like to call soccer football, just to confuse the heck out of people who aren't in the know.
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Games called football (Association Football (Soccer), Rugby Football, American Football, Australian Rules Football) all share a commen ancestry as a game played with a ball on foot, not with the foot.
Anyone who has witnessed the traditional Shrovetide football that still takes place will see very little contact made between foot and ball.
Australian and Association formed at roughly the same time, when the rules of Association Football were drawn up a number of members left the committee when the ability to hack an opponent was removed from the laws, and the right yo catch the ball and take a mark very nearly made it in too.
“I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck.” Bill Hicks
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience Greg King ----- I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin, Actress
The Microsoft Technology Action pack is £300 (in the UK) and for 3 people, and you get Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server, Office, Visual Studio etc etc with it. Pretty good deal, especially if you can split the cost with two others.
I think we might be seeing to rise of a new business model - somewhat akin to patent trolling.
1) Set up a not existent shop, selling non-existent products.
2) Include a non-disparagement clause in your lengthy ToS.
3) Aim for poor customer service and bad online reviews.
4) Sue 'customers' over said disparagement.