Thursday, January 28, 2010

New York Daily News

is an altruist rag, and has been removed from 'interests'.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Why Are These People?

I've just spent eight hours trying to make something called 'Qt' work on Windows and on Linux.
It is supposed to be open source, so they can give a version away free.
However, there are dozens of versions and subversions, and nobody on the net has any clear ideas about making them work.

Most of the alleged help is fatuous, and the general idea is that you buy support for this useless non-product from the manufacturer, or else rebuild your entire system from the ground up, in order to get the simplest 'Hello World' project to work.

It is supposed to be a GUI API, but the libraries don't link in any version, and the include files are riven with spaghetti-like dependencies that cannot be resolved.

I've used Gtk and Fox, they worked fine. But Qt is a god-awful abortion, and I will cheer when it is no longer made.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Spot The Deliberate Mistake?

So some geezer, in his precious little laundered skull cap, walks unaided off a private jet, is picked up by a guarded limo and 'issues' a statement to 'the press'.

And the industrial application of analytic intelligence which should be the mainstream media, fails to see the irony in the fact that this uninjured person is claiming two things; firstly, that the CIA tortured him(lack of injury - what, did they call his favourite aunty a bitch?) and secondly, that the Security Service 'knew' about it.

What an absolutely embarrassing pile of bullshit; if he was tortured, why was he uninjured, well fed and walking and talking under his own power? It's not exactly the bloody Gestapo is it? Fucking joker.
And now he's trying to run his guilt-trip onto MI5 in order to disarm Britain's primary defence against actual terrorist murderers.
Let's see. We're all supposed to be stirred into guilty outrage by his crocodile whining, and dismantle our defences on his perceived definition of a legality to which he is alien in any case.
Get stuffed mate.