209 posts • joined Friday 28th September 2007 10:53 GMT
Re: I must live a sheltered life
I defnitely have a problem if it turns my espresso into a macchiato..................
I'm not a frequent visitor to the site but a few several years ago I typed in the url direct.gov.uk abd got a front page article entitled:
"Unemployed? Claim benefit online at a time to suit you."
I have been unemplyed though I have never claimed benefit but it I did want to I can be sure thant most of the time would have suited me ok!
Re access. It's not a great database for proper multi-user database applications, but it's a bloody wonderful RAD solution for the horrors you find lurking in Excel.
RE 1-2-3 I wote macros for it and remember they had a few decent features in later versions but nope they were beatend fair and square. Funnily enough the other obvious place a MS product whacks the compeditor is Outlook vs Notes. (The Notes client being clearly designed to make the user pay for sins in a prior life).
Re: Not really
And I'm sorry but I have to downvote you for being rude about Access.
Just remember the real world alternative to Access is not a nice strategic Oracle/Sybase/SQL Server db. It's a database hidden in a huge excel file with pivots on pivots.
I did log into facebook recently to see if there were any more privacy buttons I needed to turn on. Merciffy there noting there - no photos comments etc. If I was sure the would delete everything I'd close it.
Beard'n'Sandles - instead of penguin for *nix types.
The silly "Prince" squiggle - for TIFKAM
Whale/Joss Stick - for when the Cetean Ambient is cranked up
An Armchair - for any long posts on military matters
Re: Windows 7 v 8
It could be worse, they could buy a Mac.........
Missing the obvious candidate
Where's Juilan Assange??? I know he hasn't actually had a role yet but he's clearly born for it so it's just a matter of time. It's not hard to picture him with the white cat..........
Re: yeah, whatever...teachers' best excuse yet
Is that how you get a decent singnal on an iPhone, then?
I hada TTyN II which was great, a touch HD which wasn't and currently a Flyer which they don't seem to want to support. I don't know what they're doing but I don't think I 'll be buying another.
I don't suppose the views of WoW players will affect the result much as they'd have to leave their bedrooms to vote......
Not first time we tried to "help"
IIrc after the war some refurbished Engima machines were distributed to Commonwealth countries and other allies for "secure" communications.....which we could then break into.
Re: There are always some bad eggs...
I have seen both excellent and appalling code produced by both permanent staff and contractors and likewise found EUC-developed tactical apps that were really well written and seen big strategic systems that were a disaster.
There are plenty bad coders out there. I reckon each one creates work for several competent developers.
Re: British judges as narrow minded and stupid as Ameican judges
Looks like your attitude to 13yo girls would fit in well in Rochdale
Flares and mullets haven't been approved in the iLook store
I wonder what the publisher of the Express has to say. He has a number of publications that might well have sustatial online readership............
I bet the lawyers will be ready
All they need if for someone to drive into one and they will be racing to sue Google Inc for billions.
Corporate roll-out schedules
Alas we're on IE8 here that came with our more to Win 7 from WinXP/IE6 hell this year.
Not sure that IE9 will happen any time soon as every browser change requires retesting of a vast number of internal web-based apps. Of couse there is no need for them to have been web-based but that is another story.
Having alternated between Notes and Outlook clients over the years I always assumed that there must be some hidden benefits as there certainly weren't any obvious ones. When I used it c2000-2 the user interface was a clearly worse than outlook...express. (I actualy used OE with Hotmail for my personal mail then as it was easier). I encountered notes again in 2005-7 and 2010-11 and I could detect barely any improvement.
There may be some great features for the BoFHs but there certainly weren't any for the users.
Scepticism is useful
Generally scientists are best off as sceptics, requireing proof on a theory before accepting it. "Belief" is something appropriate to Theology and such.
"Climate Change Denier" is a form of words cleantly meant to create some fuzzy equivalence between expressing doubts about global warming to claiming the Holocaust didn't happen. I find this a rather distatesful attempt at cheap politics.
Myself I find the general theory plasible, but the projections of it's impact to be politicised and unreliable and the policy prescriptions variously inconsistent, self-interested or plain daft.
It's a bit mysertious to me but if you wanted to pay for stuff online that might be illegal or you don't wnat to be found out then the untraceability is going to be handy. So presumably it's for porn, pills and the Paranoid.
Of course a lot of these PIA legacy IE6 apps were created because 10-12 years ago developers wanted some web dev on their CVs regardless of the fact that they were internal apps and a thick client might have been a better solution for the end user.
How do these people sleep at night?
My favourite quote from their species was "If you take a hypothical system and imagine a hypothical use-case......." I have no idea what came next as I must have fallen into a trance.
It's fiction about science mostly which it the tread that links his writing.
I'm normally up for a new release. Even Vista had UI improvements over XP which made it a wrench going back, though I only ever installed it on a laptop. Hoever I'm really unclear where they are going with the Metro UI in the desktop world.
Certainly I can't see it being rolled out in any large office environment, though I thing most larger corporates are currently going through the XP to Win 7 deployment so won't be looking to upgrade for another five years or so. By then they should have worked out where they are going with the classic desktop which I think will be aroud for a good while yet.
for myself I think it could work well as a mediacentre OS and I might try it out on my old dell netbook this weekend.
Could someone explain why I would want to purchase a BitCoin. is there a purpose to it other than finding new ways to lose money.
I had a BBC B but I had to wait a year or two for it as it was a lot of money for us. As I recall because the basic had proper REPEAT....UNTIL Loops, procedures and functions there was a culture of never using GOTOS at all so it did teach you some good habits. I also recall doing some stuff in Assembly language but then my taper recorder broke and wouldn't record so it was a good few months before I could save any code again and never got back to the hard code.
That said it when I was a college and had to write a little PASCAL it was a very eaesy convertion and I earning a living in VBA these days so the £400 was a pretty decent investment.
As for all this BS about "proper" programming languages, I'm a firm beliver that you can write bad or good code on any platform.
Re: "crank up the cetacean ambient CD to 11"
I think we might have another Reg Unit here.
The "Cetacean Ambient CD Scale" ranges fro 0-11 and measures the new-age-conceptual-BS level of a company presentantion.
I demand this is used in all article covering this sort of thing from now on.
Re: "side-load internal, Windows 8 Metro style apps"
Sounds right. In a proper professional environment no machine will be aple to access the intenet app-store.
Re: "bog box stores?"
Clearly ou haven't got a 196inch TV in your loo, peasant.
Re: About Time
The two banks I've worked at recently have moved or were moving to Windows 7. I think XP is pretty much dying off now for desktop use, but you will seeing hanging around for stuff like EPOS setups.
Coffee is a serious matter
I have a couple of home espress mahines, a LaPavoni and a Dualit and to be honest I'm beginning o think that it's not worth it until you go towards 4 figures and get cut-down commercial machine like http://www.myespresso.co.uk/product.php/26/isomac-millennium-two-semi-automatic-espresso-machine
But was it 'simulation'?
Lets just check and see what the benefit is.......
Check a random album recommended to me on Amazon:
So I can have a low quality rip delivered to me using my own bandwidth for.....exactly the same price as a CD. Great. Nope. Not sure why I'd fall for that one.
Price: £8.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. See details and In stock.Items for dispatch to UK will be sold by Amazon's Preferred Merchant. (Why?)
45 new from £7.93
Buy the MP3 album for £8.99 at the Amazon MP3 Downloads store.
they can try
The meter is inside a granite outbuilding. I don't think they 'll get much of a signal unless they're outside the door so it won't save them much.
They'd be better off spending some money on replacing the bloody poles before the rot through instead of after each one rots away.
Limit too low
This sounds positive but the problem with limiting it to the VAT threashold is that there is yet another barrier to expansion. With our small seasonal business we would have been better stopping trading in when we hit the threshold in month 9 and not had to pay VAT out of the netx years turnover. They we get a second shop and they pull the small business rates relief.
There are serious disincentives to expanding a business in this country.
I theink $1,700 could get you a lot more benchmarks if the money was spent right. Hell you can get Dell to send you a dual-quadcore xeon workstation for $60 more!
Re: Doesn't this technology just...
Nope, just mail back to the cave for more funds to hire a dozen escorts to fly with them. the TSA will be too busy with the tissues box to worry about what the tall beardy bloke is carrying.
"Climate Change Denial"
..because not accepting that any and all global warming claims are true is just a bit like claiming six million Jews killed themselves in the years to 1945 or something.
This newspeak attempt to make it unacceptable to question whether the science of climate change is settle is appalling. Personally I find the global warming hypothesis plausible, but the proposed action to stop it varies between the daft and the dangerous. However I'm most concerned by the science being driven to support a political position, rather that left to work itself out.
IS that one of the 1-wire ones? I have one in a box I must set up some time.
I think it is reassuring that we have people that don't care a hoot how good the slide looks when there's enough interesting data in there.
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