Thats why I'm not doing it anymore- there is no debate when one person is thoroughly and obnoxiously convinced of their own rightness about everything.
I will concede on certain points or areas of legislation or that certain parts of their ideology aren't as corrupt as one thought. But i can't see how anyone could convince me gordon brown is a good prime minister.
So yes I will concede in debate tim has suceeded at this numerous times.
I mildly dislike it when people steal bandwidth by using the image you host on your own website in their blog. Okay, 160 hits on that image isn't that bad. But I still am mildly irked. Wish I could block it. And I'm perturbed to find I have a pair of URLs (which I don't own) that are mirroring Tangents. Why would anyone pay for a URL only to point it at someone else's site? oO
isn't there a way to to it? I'm sure you used to get a thing where hotlinked images would come up with a sign saying "get your own damn bandwidth" or somesuch?
The images are hosted on the server owned/rented/paid for by the people running the original website. They get a certain amount of bandwidth for their money, which limits the amount of internet traffic they are able to cope with before the website's performance gets hindered and/or it breaks altogether, as it has "exceeded its bandwidth limitations".
Hotlinking pictures from the original website on a different one (like someone's blog) means that every time someone views that blog, the original website's bandwidth is being used to upload the picture for them. Hence they "steal" the original website's bandwidth instead of using their own.
It is akin to bypassing your ISP's download limit (if it's shit enough to have one) by hacking into someone else's Wireless Internet and using up their download limit instead.
Damned useless internet. Is working-but-being-inexplicably-slow worse than not-working-at-all?
Either way, I've consequently spent most of my evening playing a random Civ game, which leads me to another complaint: why won't the Koreans capitulate, the gits?! It's like they want to get completely wiped out instead...
I hate my computer, even though it's probably helping me be more productive. It won't let me play games! This week I have tried to play Fable (which I've played on this computer before) - it wouldn't load. I uninstalled and reinstalled it - still no luck.
I gave up on Fable and installed The Longest Journey, which, according to the box, should work on my machine. The install seemed to go fine, but when I tried to play the game, I got a white screen of death and had to switch my computer off and start it up again because I could do nothing at all.
Does anyone have any idea what the hell is going on?
The world's going to hell, we're all clapping along... - Rob Paravonian