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Harry Kar

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Recent posts by Harry Kar

@Purvi Barot Right ;) Welcome to Ranch
3 years ago
Above all have a nice second day of  the new year and thank you for your awesome work to maintain that place interesting
Congrats to all you  guys and girls
4 years ago

Campbell Ritchie wrote:Thank you, and happy new year to you too.

Thank you Campbell after a stressful night at work time to relax a bit
Zaza's composition is dedicated to all those who worked and protect us from bad guys(hopefully new year come with fewer threats )
4 years ago
20 min from 2019 Happy New Year to all you guys and girls from Greece
Let's also hear Neil's  [youtube=]The wonder of you[/youtube]
4 years ago

Tim Cooke wrote:Sinead O'Connor doesn't usually have hair. Are you sure you're not thinking of The Cranberries? Probably the song Zombie?

I meant exactly that one: zombie  peformed by  Dolores O'Riordan RIP and not Sinead  ; I love it (Dolores too)
Thanks Tim
4 years ago

Wolfgang Benfattoum wrote:List of computers>

1. ZX 81 16 kB extension
2. TI 99/4A
3. Commodore 64
4. Amiga 600
5. After that PC's only, never had any MACs.

During the the time of the home computer era I got hands on (through friends with other home computers) ZX Spectrum, Atari 400/800.

Really lovely epoque back then
4 years ago
For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” How refreshing it is to quote freely from another iconic Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” published in his poetry collection Mountain Interval in 1916. Its copyright expired in 1992 and that has made all the difference. The poem has inspired lyrics from Bruce Hornsby, Melissa Etheridge and George Strait, and its phrases have been used to sell cars, careers, computers and countless dorm room posters that feature the final lines as an exhortation to individualism that the poet likely never intended.

That's an awesome event IMHO let's enjoyed it all of us  
4 years ago

Tim Moores wrote:Hackers, crackers, nerds and geeks are all different groups, possibly overlapping to some degree, but by no means fully so.

intuitively  so to say
hacker is e.g. Stallman, Wozniac, Jobs  
cracker is a "black hacker" e.g. Mitnic
nerds geeks i guess they are subsets of hackers dunno  maybe Bill Gates ?
there're also other neologisms that right now i don't remember
4 years ago

Campbell Ritchie wrote:Well, the chances of legislation actually working are slim. The only examples I can remember that had the desired effect were in 1965 (approx) when a limit was introduced on how much you can drink before driving, in 1983 when it became compulsory to wear seatbelts, and in 2007 when it became illegal to smoke inside many buildings. .

I can see clearly the big differences between North and South Europe(and world ) and those you just mentioned are some of those e.g.  seatbelts actually in Greece although compusory only 2-3 months ago are  in force trough people because of a change in traffic rules in south Italy are in force from mid 2000 regard drink in either states nothing similar to UK where people when think to go in a pub and drink leave their cars in house and  rent a taxi
And about smoke in Greece although illegal you can smoke freely in closed public places pubs etc (but obviously no in hospitals or state buildings)
4 years ago

Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Tim Moores wrote:...2: Our pterol taxes are adjusted alll too frequently...,

When I was in my very first time in UK was shocked from diesel price ; diesel was more costly than benzine in practice the opposite than used in every European country I am aware; dunno why that  someone knows?

4 years ago

Tim Moores wrote:One would like to think that things have changed since 1995. But maybe not humor.

Good times back then 80's -90's Tim;  by the way i prefer the term hacker than geek,nerd ecc
4 years ago

Adrian Grabowski wrote:Yeah, a guy who eats junk food, cannot talk to women, watches Start Trek and plays video games, might seem like a harmless geek but I see potential problems in the future

Sorry but you're ... miles way out
4 years ago

Adrian Grabowski wrote:This guide should be called "How to date an incel" instead

incel= ?
4 years ago
Identify yourself as a geek?
4 years ago

Campbell Ritchie wrote:But you still have to make do with substandard roads, schools, policing, etc.
Is it good news that audits will fail? Or only for lawyers‍?

What you mean Campbell? your question is rhetoric or real?
4 years ago