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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:08 pm
by Ravenous
Now you mention it, "HELP!!!!!!!!!!" is just my default mindset, regardless of external appearance.

I used to think that being constantly perplexed sucked, but now I don't really know what to think about that... :?

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:36 pm
by Mandrewpi
liz wrote:You know what *really* sucks, Jamesh? Nokia are giving me a free 710 (or possibly an 800) next month, because apparently I'm an influential social media person. (Sucks for you, I mean.)
I wish I could have got my icon free well verizon said that i did but mom still has to pay monthly payments on it but it is a great phone.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:52 pm
by Ravenous
What would REALLY suck is a mobile phone service problem waking up an entire state an hour early by mishtake!

Apparently Queensland, Australia don't have a winter clock change for daylight savings. By mistake someone changed the time on a company's mobile phone system, and enough people woke early to cause traffic jams:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-14/d ... ly/6015844

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:57 pm
by aTao
Grey on white. FFS its text you're supposed to be able to read it. Hip and trendy arty crap showing itself up good and proper.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:51 am
by ybastan
I have to work hard learning programs on computer.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:50 pm
by croston
I'm fed up with posts in this forum that have 'urgent' in the title. Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. As a rule, I never reply to these posts.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:36 pm
by BMS Doug
croston wrote:I'm fed up with posts in this forum that have 'urgent' in the title. Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. As a rule, I never reply to these posts.
While I agree with the sentiment, sometimes the poster can follow the awful title with a nicely written, polite request for assistance.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:58 am
by morphy_richards
Urgent - ometer help project.

I want a program that reads all Twitter posts from my local area. I want it to be able to detect when someone is asking for help and to allocate a score for urgency depending on the tone of the language used.

Then I need help with an experimental pi powered anti gravity time suit.
;)

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:25 am
by DougieLawson
morphy_richards wrote: Then I need help with an experimental pi powered anti gravity time suit.
;)
Forget that, I URGENTLY need help with my hoverboard project. I'm GOING TO DIE if I can't get my University homework done.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:34 am
by ame
DougieLawson wrote:
morphy_richards wrote: Then I need help with an experimental pi powered anti gravity time suit.
;)
Forget that, I URGENTLY need help with my hoverboard project. I'm GOING TO DIE if I can't get my University homework done.
Whatever you do, don't use cron, or rpi-update. They are too complicated for ordinary people and must be expunged.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:35 am
by morphy_richards
Oh yes.
What like components should I get for a hoverboard and does anyone know of any good scripts that will do the whole thing for me?

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:39 am
by morphy_richards
ame wrote:
Whatever you do, don't use cron, or rpi-update. They are too complicated for ordinary people and must be expunged.
Have you ever seen the look on peoples faces when you type in 'grep'?

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:48 am
by BMS Doug
morphy_richards wrote:
Have you ever seen the look on peoples faces when you type in 'grep'?
Nope, I haven't hacked their webcams. Surely their expression would change when they read it, rather than when I type it?
:P

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my <insert obscure reference here> isn't working!!!!!!

Why!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:51 am
by DougieLawson
morphy_richards wrote:Oh yes.
What like components should I get for a hoverboard and does anyone know of any good scripts that will do the whole thing for me?
The plans are detailed here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096874/combined
I'm doing my Kickstarter, it'll be available on 21st October (shortly after the Raspberry Pi DSI screen gets an availability date announced).

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:55 am
by DougieLawson
BMS Doug wrote:
morphy_richards wrote:
Have you ever seen the look on peoples faces when you type in 'grep'?
Nope, I haven't hacked their webcams. Surely their expression would change when they read it, rather than when I type it?
:P

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my <insert obscure reference here> isn't working!!!!!!

Why!!!!!!!!!!!!
This should help: http://bit.ly/1yKA9hM

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:02 am
by BMS Doug
DougieLawson wrote:
BMS Doug wrote:
morphy_richards wrote:
Have you ever seen the look on peoples faces when you type in 'grep'?
Nope, I haven't hacked their webcams. Surely their expression would change when they read it, rather than when I type it?
:P

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my <insert obscure reference here> isn't working!!!!!!

Why!!!!!!!!!!!!
This should help: http://bit.ly/1yKA9hM
Yeah, I love the concept of LMGTFY but I almost never use it in posts.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:16 pm
by r3d4
Lost for words .

#http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hqbtc
Would you microchip your children? ..

considering both microchips that could be placed in clothing, and microchips that could be injected under ... skin
auntie says yes absolutely (& if you wont do what must be done ... )


Meh at least its some inspiration for the next black-mirror .

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59 am
by Ravenous
Why not? Could be used for credit card readers, unlocking your front door, making them eat their greens (I made that bit up) and who knows what else...

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:30 am
by mikerr
r3d4 wrote:Lost for words .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hqbtc
Would you microchip your children? ..

considering both microchips that could be placed in clothing, and microchips that could be injected under ... skin
auntie says yes absolutely (& if you wont do what must be done ... )
considering most already have a fully trackable mobile phone in their pocket - we're almost there now

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:51 am
by aTao
mikerr wrote:
r3d4 wrote:Lost for words .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hqbtc
Would you microchip your children? ..

considering both microchips that could be placed in clothing, and microchips that could be injected under ... skin
auntie says yes absolutely (& if you wont do what must be done ... )
considering most already have a fully trackable mobile phone in their pocket - we're almost there now

Yeah, but these http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw ... zqx76aq6_b are much more effective.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:13 pm
by Burngate
r3d4 wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hqbtc
Would you microchip your children? ..
Sooooo many questions come to mind ...
How is the chip powered? Do I have to plug my child into the mains once a week?
If it's like a dog's microchip, I see the world kitted out with scanners every hundred yards just to keep track of the kids ... cheaper to use cameras.

Apparently most respondents were in favour ... but how about the people who didn't respond - because they thought it was stupid?

My daughter's school considered using fingerprints as ID for the library ... so many parents objected it was dropped.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:39 pm
by DougieLawson
Burngate wrote:
r3d4 wrote: If it's like a dog's microchip, I see the world kitted out with scanners every hundred yards just to keep track of the kids ... cheaper to use cameras.
They could use the contactless payment terminals that are popping up everywhere (Lidl, Post Office, Oyster, my gym's door entry, etc.) those are good enough to light up a RFID tag.

Soon we'll all be able to walk into Lidl and pay for someone else's shopping or pay for their oyster train journey at the station.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:47 pm
by aTao
javascript scope...fubar

AFAICT scope is determined at runtime, since you can pass functions as parameters then a functions scope cannot be determined until it is run. So....
to pass a callback function to be executed later it must be stored by a function that executes when you first pass it.
Am I getting old and senile or is this actually a good idea?

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:35 am
by clive
Hi all -- I've locked this thread.

Over the last 3+ years there has been some genuinely funny, informative, thought provoking stuff here. Lately thought the tone at times has started to get a bit unkinder, even having digs at beginners (when they are the people that we should unconditionally support). Jokey moaning is fine, negativity for the sake of it is not. And when you start having to delete posts of a religious nature then you know it's time to go I'm afraid...

On top of this, the sheer size of the thread makes it harder to moderate and is taking up a disproportionate amount of time for the mods. So thanks for all the posts, it's been one of my favourite threads in general :) But it's time to put it to bed.

Thanks,
Clive