I presumed that the merger would create a single brand; O3.
265 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
Re: Microsoft VBA Error
In Access 2007 VBA I encountered two errors (2626 and 3000) which gave "Reserved error; there is no message for this error."
Re: reminds me of the time...
When LCDs started being included with new computers in the office, one colleague (who was a bit of a hypochondriac) started making noises about the radiation from her CRT making her feel ill.
So the lady who sat opposite her very kindly swapped a nice new LCD for the old CRT.
I offered to explain that the back of the monitor emitted more radiation than the screen, and it was now pointed towards her...
Re: PET 2001
First PET I used had the cassette deck and calculator keyboard and a 40 character wide green screen.
Later, our school had machines with real keyboards, external cassettes and one even had an 80 character wide screen. There was a floppy disk drive for the borough which we got to play with for a little while. Very slightly faster to load programs than the cassette. :)
AFAIR, they were all called PETs.
How do they project the black screen on to a white desk?
Or sitting in front of a really big telly, watching the race, with the timing / track position on a tablet / laptop on the arm of the sofa supplying vital data.
A company I worked for had a leave booking system built in Lotus Notes (iirc). If you booked Friday to Monday off, it would take four days off your available leave.
Reporting the bug didn't make any difference, of course.
We soon discovered that putting Monday as the start date and the previous Friday as the end date gave us four extra days of available leave.
Shortly after that the system was scrapped and we upgraded to drawing on a wall-planner.
Surely there were more appropriate films to use?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
Hmm, that might've been me
I've carried tower computers home on the train and tube before now, hooking a strap through the case.
Always got funny looks. My usual response was to comment "I asked for a portable computer..." with a sigh and a rolling of eyes.
Preventing little presents
Many years ago, there was a homebrew catflap system someone created, which used a diffused disc of light and a webcam to view the silhouette of the cat's face. Then image recognition software decided whether the flap should be unlocked.
It was (iirc) initially designed to keep out the neighbours' cats, but had the positive side effect of preventing the creator's own moggies from bringing in takeaway meals.
If a monkey takes a picture, then it has the copyright.
If a football fan takes a picture, then The Sun has the copyright.
Is that what they're saying? What happens if a monkey takes a picture of a goal?
According to Google Translate, they would be an Eierkopf or a Tüftler.
Have any of these had songs sung about them?
I don't remember any.
A single story?
What about "Nightmare in Silver"?
Re: Not a DR Who Fan
Nail's? Are you a greengrocer in your day job?
BAL0010 and BAL0011? What about BAL0001? Does anyone know where that is?
No Tad Williams fans?
There's a distinct lack of custard in there.
The Christmas Worm
Don't forget the poetry it inspired.
But if it doesn't beam me up to the Liberator, then I'm not interested.
Re: Beware of reapers ...
Curse its sudden but inevitable betrayal!
From the WVEC article:
"Authorities are investigating how it came down in the neighborhood."
Gravity would be my first suggestion.
Get out of hell free card?
I have several of those already:
Re: Teflon eh?
Just line up behind the queue of people who don't know the difference between your and you're.
Re: The online game
How about by going here:
Don't you mean Baroness Lane-Fox?
I bought from them once
And was inundated with spam from third parties.
Scrapped that email address, never used them again.
Re: So, given that my cards are in my wallet
I had an Barclaycard One Plus, which was RFID credit card + oyster card.
When Barclaycard took over Egg credit cards, they sent me a new RFID card, which stopped the oyster card part of the One Plus card from working. Barclaycard swore blind that it wasn't having any effect and refused point blank to replace it.
So I no longer have any Barclaycards, nor will I ever again.
Cloudy Widow Service?
The mind boggles!
Math make you head hurt?
Math make me head hurt.
Me bang rocks together. No count rocks.
Why is there an influx of non-christians into the clubs? Are they fielding ringers?
That appears to be a re-branding of the Infinit Solar backpack I bought last year.
The quality was terrible. One of the interior zips wouldn't close (the zipper moved, but the zip stayed open.), several of the seams have come apart and the solar cell was rubbish.
The battery would charge up, but would be flat again in less than a day. It seemed like the solar cell was draining it. I added adaptors to charge my PowerMonkey from the solar cell (It holds it charge perfectly well, normally) and that was flat a day later.
So I'd recommend you avoid this like the plague.
On the other hand, we bought a Wenger backpack for our accountant's birthday, a year ago and that is still a fantastic piece of kit. I think that'll be my next choice.
So, from the title...
...should we assume it's pr0n or badly written?
I had four emails last night to our two dropbox email addresses. Again, these addresses were not given to any other organisation.
Re: "We're all doomed!"
Are there any stalls in Camden Market that aren't selling magic crystals and hemp-based trinkets?
Has at least got Platform 9¾ labelled.
The high cost
Is apparently due to "previous metals" according to Reuters...
Now we can expect a deluge of phishing emails, pretending to be changing a linkedIn password.
I already get enough spam to the email address that only LinkedIn has been given.
Tech threads for tech heads?
Is that what teletubbies look like when they grow up?
Re: Enjoyed that
Only the first one appears to be free at the moment.
Re: sterilisation or pasturise or desalinate
It's unclear (to me, anyway) as to whether it's pulling heat from the cool area, or just directing it away. Condensing the steam in the cool area would, obviously, warm up that area.
If it is cooling the cool area, effectively pumping the heat into the hot area, then coupling it to a stirling engine might be interesting.
I thought that too.
Although I've had problems with Novatech in the past, this is a definite improvement on the practice of bundling Windows without any choice.
That has got to be a candidate for the best ElReg headline of all time. :)
In other news, you owe me a new keyboard. :)
Re: Never trust a publicity junkie
It never ceases to amaze me how people spout off with righteous indignation while getting all their facts wrong.
The Pi went on sale today. Farnell sold out of them in about 15 minutes. RS for some reason didn't start selling. (I'm not sure what they think a "launch" is, but they royally cocked up."
The Pi has a processor, GPU, memory, storage, HDMI output, USB ports and a network port. It runs GNU/Linux. How does this not make it a computer?
Re: I don't get it...
Of course it would be perfectly sensible.
And the police shouldn't need to get a search warrant to smash down your front door and ransack your home just in case you have some stolen property, or drugs, or kiddie porn inside.
That seems perfectly sensible too, yes?
I'll never buy a Toshiba after the rubbish design of my P100-429 which had hinges so bad that they tore themselves to pieces (and the lid too) in normal use.
Makes one proud to be British, and a geek.
When they're plugged into a computer?
They missed a trick there. Surely it should come with SE Android on it?
Paging Cory Doctorow...
Anyone know how Duracell are doing?
The following one, obviously!