Bark at the moon
This is one awesome interview, possibly one of the best episodes of TNR.
the kind of guy who'll go straight for your nuts
I go straight for the nuts but only when I play poker. I love taking pots with a queen high straight - that's completely normal poker talk, don't get any ideas, Mark "Misguided Missle" Miller.
And a small edit: Rory is a dandy, Millah, and you want to be one to but you're too lazy to put the required hours into it. Man, you're so lazy you created CodeRush to code with less effort, how lazy can you get?
Rory wrote:Hey - maybe you and me can start an "I Hate Rory" club.
I'd be a member of the "I hate Rory"-club and the "I love Rory"-club, not to mention the "I'm not too sure about this Rory guy, is he a cool froodle laced with hoopiness or just an annoying poser and would it really matter which way he went, hoopy or annoying, and you know what, I'll join the Millinator love/hate club as well"-club
Ah, decisions, decisions.... just too much for my pretty mind, it's hard enough to choose between DKNY and L'eau de Cartier 6am in the morning.
ZippyV wrote:Maybe Simone or Corina can tell us why there is such a big difference in Microsoft's software prices between the US and Europe.
It's the same with Novell who you'd think might want to compete on that in Europe. You pay more euros than dollars, even when the dollar is worth a rupia against the euro
When you convert the price tag in euros to dollars and compare it to the US price, the difference is hard to explain.
ZENworks 7 Suite 1-Device/User e-License
Europe: €146 = $177
That's quite a bit of p&p, thank you very much.
oskiano wrote:For those who don't know him, but may be interested in looking for samples of Robert's work, here is a small iceberg tip with a varied landscape. Just one subjective opinion of course, but this covers a lot of ground.
King Crimson: Discipline, Red, Power to Believe (or the box sets)
League of Crafty Guitarists: Live in Europe
David Bowie: Scary Monsters
Fripp and Eno: Essential
Peter Gabriel 2
League of Gentlemen: God Save the King
and on Van Der Graaf Generators 'Pawn Hearts', for crying out loud[/plug]
And if you listen to Pawn Hearts, you know why they didn't ask Peter Hammill for Vista. You'd be either a bit depressed or immersed in philosophical thoughts about life's futility and one's inability to control any part of it
PaintedBlue wrote:King Crimson's "In The Court of the Crimson King" is one of my favorite albums.
RF/KC is good stuff, although I'm more into Peter Hammill and Van Der Graaf Generator. 'Pawn Hearts' and 'Godbluff' are amazing, if you're into that stuff. Robert Fripp played on ' Pawn Hearts' and probably some other PH/VDGG stuff. They were musical friends of sorts.
DevilsRejection wrote:I guess to be fair the PR people are probably just as important as the product developers, that's the sad part of the world today.
Not necessarily sad. In essence, marketing people spread the word in an understandable way (if they do it right) and yes, make it look pretty, sexy whatever. Now I know there's a lot of annoying marketing going around but that's what you get in any situation where money is involved.
Now imagine the opposite: no marketing at all, no structured product introduction, just word-of-mouth/internet. Appealing as that may seem, it is also inefficient by itself (as an add-on it's invaluable).
It's a bit like with lawyers. Somehow we love to hate them but let's imagine a world without lawyers. There are countries without them (or with them but they can do next to nothing).