Note: Ms Stob claims to have sent in her only copy of Part 1 of her Quiz of the Year (The Questions) many weeks ago. However, nothing ever arrived here. But we do at least have the answers, so we thought we might as well make the best of a bad situation. 1. InstallShield Update Manager, which was yet again the winner of this …
Who needs questions when the answers are so great?
I see before me a plethora of situations wherein one of these answers would find apt application. Hopefully they don't install a Yahoo! Tool! Bar! upon use.
We're not worthy..
'nuff rispek to the El Reg massive.
The five 'odd ones out' from the full list of Bloody Annoying Windows Vista features were
Someone needs to tell Santa I need a new keyboard, mines full of coffee.
Nice one, Miss Stob.
From a smug linux user!
>> And He did reply unto them, saying: No.
It seems to have cured my Christmas Eve Eve hangover, as well.
Wonderful piece of Stobbery :D
Title says it all.
Sent only copy?
Does El Reg operate based on paper and snail mail, or something? This is supposedly a tech site; at least say that the dog chewed the USB stick, gee... (but beware those helpful data recovery guys from a story the other day)
Anyway, good answers, even if looking for the questions. Sounds like life here in science sometimes.
really, you need to go back to the source... the greatly missed Kenny Everett who long ago on his program on the telly observed that the answer to question 3 was in 2 parts. Part A was 8 1/2 inches and and part B was Tom Jones. And now, Hot Gossip topless!
Merry Christmas all from the antipodes.
No, the answer is NOT Vista. Vista is the problem, not the answer!
The iPhone - QUALITY
That was pure gold, thanks. "A rude sign not understood" - HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA...
Since the Begginning of Time
Having to wait while the desktop icons go blank and, slowly, get redrawn, one by one.
Even DOS would have done it, if it had had icons!
Having now submitted this, do you now wish to reboot? Do you? Oh, go on, reboot! Rebooting, it's a way of life! You'll love it!
As for the Yahoo! Toolbar, you do realise this has only happened because everyone worked out not to install the Google equivalent.
From an even smugger RISC OS user!
For those suffering from scrapeware...
... and I spent ages struggling with it last time I bought a machine, may I recommend "PC Decrapifier", available from a websearch near you?
Did the job nicely for me. No more trial versions, no more "we recoomend", and nor more yahoo toolbar.
Actually, that last claim may have gone a bit far, but it's good software nonetheless :)
Good old Stob
Hmm, somehow my RSS reader missed this... I was wondering what had happened to my favourite Reg column.
Anyway, I suspect that the format is even older than Everett; Stephen Fry did something similar as his early Donald Trefusis character (also a Christmas quiz), and I don't think it was original then.
You can use Your! Yahoo! Toolbar! for the websearch