Try this one which pops up in quiz evenings now and then: what is the next number in this sequence: 20, 1, 18, 4, 13, ?
My search for a good lightweight word processor that's not Word (but can save and open Word documents) continues
I fear the requirements of "lightweight" and "can save and open Word documents" are mutually exclusive, considering the nature of the .doc[x] spec. Abiword mostly makes an acceptable job of reading it, but can't write. OpenOffice.org makes me want to hurl even more than Word itself - on my Linux desktop at work it's easier to open Word in a VM than use OOo.
I don't think Windoze can go much further without dropping the bloody awful "Registry" and quit running parts th OS as "Services"
Not sure what you mean about services, what exactly do you think other OSes do? A Windows "service" is much like a Unix "daemon".
but to do that would mean a total ground upward build. Which would in all likelihood end up similar to BSD, with about as many applications in the box i.e not many.
Well I don't know about your BSD, but mine came with 20773 applications sitting just outside the box...
actually the Borg may be the result of locking Vista in a box for 700 years ....
Nope, I'm pretty sure the Borg descends from Ubuntu - which is, after all, "Linux for Human Beings".
Sorry, I was unclear: I meant Russell's own operating system, the thing he uses to process all that information. By using that metaphor I neatly become my own worst enemy, but hey.
Ah sorry, I see. You have to be careful using metaphor around literal-minded IT-types such as myself - simile is much safer.
Agreed, Russell must be pervasively multithreaded.
Can we briefly discuss your operating system, Russell?
It's not Apple's fault that Adobe can't handle Unix... Flash on Linux is a similar POS, and don't even ask about Flash on my favourite OS...
and how interesting and listenable parts of the middle have become in recent years
Nope, that's called "getting old".
Would you make an exception for HBO dramas such as Six Foot Under or True Blood?
The most disturbing sex scene in Six Feet Under has no sex or nudity in it at all, just... nuzzling.
This is like being asked to join Grampy outside on the front porch with a jug and washboard.
...only to find out he's having a Tupperware party.
But hey, put me down for backing vocals.
(FFS, David: if you really want to raise the tone of your comments, don't fanny about giving "20 demerit points". Just ban these people.)
That would be prescriptive nanny-blogism.