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A typhoon hit our country yesterday (July 16, 2014). Heavy rains and strong winds occurred. Although I didn't feel it since I'm inside my room the whole day, the result is clearly evident in most places and when I get out of my shell. It clearly shows how strong that typhoon was.
And there will be another one coming.
Good Ghu I should bloody well think so, I wondered where you are from so followed the link, the information may be in there somewhere but dammed if I'm game to try and dig it out, tell me you don't read endure that every day!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
ehhh it's nothing that couldn't be fixed by about 20 custom adblock rules....
...well aside from the lack of any real content anyway.
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
As a last resort to restoring a customer database backup, I bought the sql 2014 developer edition. First installation on a 32-bit workstation failed. Second try is right on the home-office server and is pending...which is the reason for the post. MS product installers seem to be getting bigger and slower. The first install took about 40 minutes to fail, and the second is at about 20 minutes and counting...it has been an afternoon of watching progress bars and failures.
Update: So the 64 bit installation on the server is moving at a snail's pace...so slow that I am tempted to just kill it...around 60 minutes into it now. Yawn. The title of the post made me chuckle as it reminded me of my brother-in-law butchering the Queen song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' while traveling through the beautiful vastness of southern Colorado. He fancies himself quite the singer/entertainer, so for your entertainment, a new version of an old classic. Only the misquotes will be provided, I think you know the rest!
'Sitting where the wind blows...'
'Miss Miller! We will not let you go...'
'The algebra has the devil put aside for me...'
I just reviewed the logs and the installation took about 90 minutes to complete. There were quite a few instances where it would appear to hang, showing no progress for up to 15 minutes at a time...long enough that I considered cancelling. This was on Server 2008R2, quad core phenom @ 3.2GHz, 8 GB, with SSD. Sadly, it was all for naught, as this version also refuses to restore any of the three backup files my client has provided...each one has different error messages! It may be time to let this go for a bit.
or they can afford only the space on top of the bed
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)
Well, I tried using it while it on the floor. Then, I managed to disassemble it completely, moved the parts on the bed, assembled them over there (not to mention, into a chair ) and tried using it again. But I am not getting that "comfort" which I was getting while using it on the floor. Hence the question..
Whether I think I can, or think I can't, I am always bloody right!
I was doing some "installing VS on a new VM, so I have way too much time to kill" Wikipedia browsing, and came across this tidbit:
November 3, 1962 – The earliest recorded use of the term "personal computer" features in The New York Times in a story about John Mauchly's speech the day before to the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. Mauchly, "inventor of some of the original room-size computers", says that "in a decade or so" everyone would have their own computer with "exchangeable wafer-thin data storage files to provide inexhaustible memories and answer most problems". He is quoted as saying, "There is no reason to suppose the average boy or girl cannot be master of a personal computer.
I can remember a time when companies and their 'visions' barely existed and the clueless masses with their preferences for toys did not dictate what those companies tried to sell us.
Companies, employers and the clueless masses all have no interest in anybody being more a master than they are and decades of dumbing down have produced the current situation. Just take the overwelming 'productivity' we enjoy today thanks to Mickeysoft and all the others. As if we did not get anything done 30 years ago when we had not yet to keep up with endless frameworks with a new version every two years. There really was a time when productivity meant that you knew your hardware, your OS and whatever programming language you used (not a new one every two minutes) and got things done.
And the worst crime was to make everyone think that they have no chance to be come something like a master.