1082 posts • joined Friday 12th October 2007 18:11 GMT
Re: Its construction will be revolutionary...
Unfortunately, it will be impossible to repair
While reading the original and speaking it to myself (quietly - I'm at work and people here think I'm halfway off my rocker already) and then doing the same with all of the examples in the comments, something occurred to me... These are all a LOT easier to say and repeat when you're looking at the words. When I try to say them from memory, I get screwed up every time, but I can blast through them by just reading them aloud.
Anyone else find this?
Wanted, sysadmins. Must be able to hold breath for long periods of time
Those crappy audio couplers used to link computers over landlines were also loud, much lower frequency, and speaking directly to each other over a telephone line. A lot harder to do in ultra high frequencies (so people can't hear) across a room full of noises.
Re: What is the solution?
"reset your password every single time you use a service"
I sort of do this with a lot of passwords. Not on purpose, but the once a year that I might log into some software company's updates page or similar, there's no way in hell that I'm going to remember what I used as a password, let alone which email address I used to sign in, so I make good use of their 'Forgot my password' button. Then I just have to try a few email addresses until it recognises one.
Poor Carl... He's used to being a big, important shareholder and having a real voice in how the company
pays him off arranges buybacks and dividends. Now he's involved in a huge company where his multi-billion dollar investment still only qualifies him as a bit player.
Re: Ban 'em, I say...
And pilots get a whole lot more training on controlling their machine, including processing all of the extra data input than your average putz driving a minivan.
Or references to Peak Apple, Dead Steve Jobs, Landfill Android, TIFKAM, etc. etc.
Re: A bodacious attempt, it sits well with this commentard.
Or at least the promise of a round at El Reg's local
pub staff meeting site
Not sure how you figure that giving you a 'free on contract' Nokia and paying the discounted corporate rate contract with extras like shared minutes, data, discounted long distance, etc. is going to be any more expensive than reimbursing you for your iPhone contract. I don't think anyone's proposing to pay you to keep your iPhone as well as use your company issued one - if you want to keep your iPhone and carry both, that's your prerogative, but you'll be paying for your iPhone.
The added bonus is security, the company owns the equipment that's connected to their network and therefore has full say in how it's used and what software is approved or verboten.
Re: What if...
Wow, you have a lot more faith in humanity's sense than I do.
Re: All those shortcuts like Alt+F4 no longer work
It's not an HP laptop with those horrible "nobody uses function keys anymore, so we'll default them to important things like numlock and pause and force users to press some Fn key or something in addition to the function key to get the function" keyboards, is it?
I haven't found any shortcuts that don't work yet.
Re: That'll be the sound of the rush
Skip over 8.0, install 8.1, set the user's preferences to boot to the desktop and set the start button to go to the app list instead of the Start screen, and continue using desktop apps. You're not forced to use Metro apps and they did back off on forcing the start screen down your throat.
Re: The VERY definition of Android Landfill
Apple has never had a removable battery and they seem to sell a few of their phones. Fact is, most 'normal' users install their battery when they buy their phone and never think of it again.
Kim Kardashian's boob?
But then again, who'd want to look like Kanye West?
Re: Haven't seen it, so could someone tell me....
asdf, I'm Canadian, and I used to watch Fantasy Island and the Chrysler LeBaron commercials (Rich Corinthian Leather!). Ricardo always seemed like a punchline.
Not saying Cumberbatch is anything spectacular, just I don't think he was any worse than Montalban
Re: Haven't seen it, so could someone tell me....
Honestly, was he any worse at playing a Middle Easterner than the original Mexican guy was?
Re: It's beautiful
Sometimes you're the exploding whale, sometimes you're the guy standing in front of the stuff flying out of the exploding whale.
Re: So very, very close to immortality
He would've been almost as legendary as the guy who got his head shoved up an elephant
Re: Maybe you can find some *other* internet somewhere...
That's what i was wondering... If you're not counting smut, then you're only dealing with about 4% of the internet...
Re: Have you tried...
Welcome to the 21st century, where students use computers. I know it's a bit of a shock to those of you who had your knuckles rapped with a ruler if you were found using a calculator, but the times, they are a-changin'
OK, so the stock post, followed by the stock answer, followed by the stock response.
What we need is a 'stock argument' icon that can reduce these down to a simple click and save everyone a bunch of time
Quit yer whining
At least you don't have the 'worst of both worlds' approach that is the CBC (C being Canadian) where, instead of a fee, the government just gives them $1.1 Billion per year from our taxes, plus they still run advertisements in numbers that rival the competing privately owned networks. Then they use the $1.1bn bonus to fund competing against the 'regular' networks for big ticket items like the Olympics.
And after all that, the programming is, for the most part, horrible.
Re: Never understood smoking
I think the reason you're getting insulted by addicts is because of your original comment about how you never tried smoking and therefore never got addicted to it (obviously) and then some anecdotes about how you're better than the evil smokers around you.
Personally, I've never tried heroin and therefore am not addicted to it. But I don't make a point of going into a forum where heroin addicts are discussing methods of quitting or at least cutting down on their heroin intake and smugly claiming that I'm not addicted to heroin and I don't understand people who are.
The responses to your original comment are along the lines of "if you have nothing constructive to add, then don't add it."
Re: Passive vaping - asthma
I find that a lot of perfumes/colognes and some soaps can seriously affect my asthma, but I haven't been lobbying to have them banned
Re: Moronic Idiocy
Actually, the kernels are called NT and CE
Re: Why Windows is doomed. @Filhart
Actually, Win 7 and 8 don't need 'great hardware'. I've installed both on older Core and P4 computers and they're noticeably speedier than they were running XP.
Those selfies would be extremely dark, you'd think... Even a flash isn't going to help much where that phone is.
On my wife's Nokia, I've removed her FB/Twitter accounts from the People thing and just installed the dedicated apps.
Re: Premium ?
blah blah blah ... lets just short cut it, you want one , but your poor get over it.
His poor what?
Well, obviously, if your friends don't want one, then it just stands to reason that the rest of the planet follow suit.
encouraging fanbois to gesticulate at the telly to control it.
I think the word you were looking for is 'genuflect'. This IS Apple, after all.
I want to read the article about where wolves bred with rats to give rise to Yorkshire Terriers and Pomeranians
I don't bother with most of the "help" systems written into software anymore. Honestly, the easiest way to find out how to get software X to perform operation Y is to Google 'How do I get X to do Y'
Wonder if they're going to invent a compass and accelerometer tester next...
Re: The Unpronouncable Prophet
Musta used one of them iPencils from the ad mentioned above...
Re: A much needed accessory
Additionally, the iMagnifier will only be compatible with Apple products and won't magnify anything else.
Yeah, I meant SD
Thanks Paul... Got carried away on the S key
@AC 14:04 Re: Gimmicks not needed
Yes, we know, they're all unneeded gimmicks. Until next year when Apple invents one or more of them, and then they'll be magical and innovative and never seen before, and Samsung will be accused of copying them.
Just what I was thinking, Robert. "The OP has a better memory than me, so he must be a fanboi." and he didn't even pick up on Eddie's mention of, gasp, Latitudes!
What, no complaints about it not having an SSD yet?
Seriously - nice phone, great price
Re: But how many of the Android tablets are landfill?
Honestly? Every one of the tab users that I know, including iPads, Nexuseseses, Galaxies, one Surface, and a few no-names use them for living room web surfing, Facebook, maybe some Angry Birds for their kids, and that's about it. The majority of them could've saved a pile of money on their high end tabs and just bought a cheapo with no problems
She was busy speeding and watching cat videos on her Glass
Re: Many professions can complain...
Back when I was a teenager, I referred to myself as a "Petroleum Transfer Engineer" when I worked as a pump jockey at a full serve station...
Well, the cynically quick-and-easy fix to that problem is to jack the prices up to 150-200 percent. Then the unwashed masses won't be able to afford iProducts and they'll start being seen as the exclusive brand that they've always wanted to be.
I'm just saying that most of the 'premium brands' that are conspicuous aren't any better than the regular stuff, but they're blinged up with leather, wood paneling, brushed alumin(i)um, and, most importantly, larger price tags.
Re: Quote.... It's just an iPad, FFS
How many people rush out to stand in line to buy a new washing machine because it's slightly thinner than last year's model?
"Is it a consumer product that can do a bit of Outlook? Or is it a mobile Office product that can do a bit of multimedia?"
I'm not sure why a tablet has to be pigeonholed as either a 'work' device or a 'play' device. The original idea with these personal computer thingies was that they could do a whole bunch of stuff, and tablets are really just another form factor of a personal computer.
Re: @Steve Knox
"Then you've had shite sysadmins, or you haven't been paying attention."
I'd strongly lean toward the latter... I used to always be surprised how many people think that the sysadmin just sits around and plays with computers all day.
When a couple of the customer service reps mentioned that to me once, I pointed out that all they did was sit around and chat on the phone all day. It's a case of perception vs. what's actually happening
Re: So many words
Barry pulled out his phone halfway through reading the article and started playing Angry Birds
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