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I am genuinely saddened at the passing of Sir Ken Dodd, a legend of the British comedy circuit. I saw his show many times and, it's no exaggeration, they really did run to 5 hours. That a man in his 80s and 90s could run that length of material with no signs of fatigue was a testament to how talented he really was.
I've had a couple of BT keyboards. The first one was the same size as my 8" tablet (which is 1 mm wider than an iPad mini, so none of the aftermarket cases quite fit, but that's another story. ) It had an odd selection of keys. No arrows for a start, which was quite a PITA. It didn't survive a visit from the granddaughters a couple of years ago.
The one I have now is somewhat bigger (285 x 122 mm) but it's full size (19mm key spacing) and has a Windows layout. Not too different from many laptop keyboards, except it's missing Ins/Home/End/PgUp/PgDn. (I suspect there may be Fn- equivalents, but I haven't found them.) They were also available with Apple and Android layouts. I forget the details, but at least one of those was missing Esc, and there was some messup with Del/Backspace.
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012
Something in that story stinks. The restaurants human staff couldn't keep up with the robot so they replaced it with human burger flippers.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing 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
It just struck me that it must be difficult to be a programmer in a non-English-speaking country because all of the classes and function names in a given framework are in English, so picking the correct class/method must be somewhat difficult.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
And you didn't mentioned the endless typos... And the fact that some has better English than others, so do different typos...
We use Hebrew words written using English letters, like Talmid (means student) and so...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
Au contraire, I hate it when programs or Windows are in Dutch, but for 'normal' users things are different of course, always amazes me how bad some people are at speaking English
But bonus points for thinking about foreign people (o dear, now a track of Foreigner is playing again in my head, you're as cold as ice etc. etc.)