there but for the grace of God...
Come on, we've all dropped that one massive bollock at some point
318 posts • joined 9 Nov 2007
Come on, we've all dropped that one massive bollock at some point
..trying to help a v. senior manager reset his domain password. After literally 1/2 a dozen rounds of him calling up, me unlocking the account, resetting the password to his desired choice (you're not allowed to do that any more!) it finally dawned on me what the problem was and I was able to close the ticket with the following comment;
" User cannot spell 'February' "
Like DrXym I've got a couple of Atom Z3735 devices and the Linx 7 isn't much bigger than a Phablet. After the failure of RT and with the new Atom x3/5/7 out I can't help but think Microsoft missed a trick not going with x64/x86 phones. It would have then been a relative doddle to put ARM emulation on top of that.
Not just instructions - pop ups too. It still mystifies me how some people can override the brain's unfaulting habit of automatically turning jumbled shapes into words without any conscious effort - but only when those jumbled shapes are presented in a little rectangle on a screen
"Error message? Yeah something popped up but dunno what it said - I just hit 'Cancel'. So why doesn't it work?"
I only use iCloud for contacts and an .icloud.com mail address but found it quite useful that my recent call history was restored to a replacement after the last one was stolen
Why is it that those most prone to complaining about unwanted emails cluttering up their mailbox inevitably hit 'Reply to All' thus cluttering up everyone else's mailbox! An over developed sense of irony? Tragic lack of self-awareness? Or (as I suspect) is it just an unquenchable need to let other people know how busy and/or important they think they are.
Corporates still running XP will undoubtedly not be using Security Essentials but the number of two-bob Home used by everyone else is a disaster waiting to happen.
...oh the fun we used to have with that in my NT4 days! I really should have updated my username to old-fart dog by now.
As someone who did sit on a mountain recently (Kilimanjaro, last week) I have no problem with 'the sky' not being limited to something above me...
..'the sky' is the bit of the atmosphere that appears blue due to Rayleigh Scattering
wait, wait, wait - you get paid to eat cheezies? Teach me Senpai!
I copped a feel of the
cheap looking Jet Black handset today in O2 and was just glad I had a 6s.
The first proper book I read was The Wizard of Oz so it's a shame I'll never get to read those. Or learn Russian.
Screen and USB aside they are great specs. It's probably cutting corners like those though that's providing the margin. And that processor,in house, looks like a masterstroke.
It's probably to remove confusion with App Store
"The average person who is not a developer who tries to install Linux on an average box usually fails, because there is no working graphics driver, or mouse driver, etc. for some part of their machine."
This was last true 5-10 years ago
This one does have front facing speakers for anyone that's interested
Arnie should drop in wearing the outfit just for a laugh
I remember seeing the hoardings last year saying that, in a taste test, 7/10 people preferred Carlsberg to Stella.That struck me as a bit like saying you think horse p**s tastes better than cat p**s - you're still drinking p**s!
If you don't know how enable/disable any setting applied by GPO then you really shouldn't be using the Pro edition
I'm glad we have a monarch as our Head of State - I much prefer someone who had no more choice than who's womb they sprang from than some grubby schemer who genuinely thinks they're above everyone else and deserves to rule. Leadership is a burden - not a prize.
"Those who seek power are not worthy of that power"
"The desire to be a politician should be enough to ban you from ever becoming one"
As someone who has tried eating fish porridge for lunch I would say - yes, most definitely.
So a friend of over 20 years standing has suddenly become a See You Next Tuesday because they had the nerve to hold a different opinion to you on something? I think I know who is the bigger cunt.
...any normal, healthy, functioning society would establish a supply chain to provide poultry sale for rearing. These are badly run countries in the modern world and for all your brains, money, power and influence chucking a few chickens around isn't going to fix anything.
Got hold of my firms Win10 RC and tried it on a gen 1 Surface Pro some high-band early, early 8.1 adopter had tossed aside. Worked a treat. Does 90% of what I need and runs on an enterprise platform without breaking a sweat. They could sell millions.
Behold - the Archimedes Death Ray!
(shakes fist at the sky) Grrr. Damn you!
There's also some unreasonable criticism up there as well - and if MS did brick a similar number of devices the vitriol would be fully justified as it would hit a far higher proportion of users given there are about 10 times as many ipads out there.
You probably fell for the cunning ruse of putting a 'do you smoke' question on the application form or during the on-boarding process.
If so then happy I will be. Unlike some here I like WD and had a fleet of workstations all running Raptor 10K. Tough as old boots. Unfortunately my firm upped sticks and moved to Lenovo - now my days are noticeably more difficult.
Holding it over your head would be sliding it under the sun
They will come up with another long term forcast next year based on what they know then. It's a consumption forcast and reflects expected demand so it just means the number of people who won't care gets larger.
Another one of Chrome's big advantages was its ability to run from a Windows user's profile without install with admin rights - much to the chagrin of sys admins everywhere. I think we found over a dozen different releases scattered about on one scan
I don't remember anything of the sort. Even with all his faults and the mess Apple is heading towards I, and a great many others, knew he was bang on the money and grateful for it!
Is it just a hoary old myth that councils wait until the end of a budget cycle before splurging any remaining on these works?
"in order to make use of the SilverPush code, they must first obtain direct permission from users to both access their microphone hardware"
So there is currently isn't a technology control to prevent that if they don't? God help us all we really are just dollar signs to these type of people.
I brought my Lynx 10 with a detachable keyboard and never remove it. Spec wise it's almost identical to the Asus Transformer T100 and half the price - it's the cheapest full x86 notebook I've ever owned.
I've done that before to avoid unwelcome but unstoppable giftings from WSUS when the usual channels have failed me.
@AC I got it installed on an old eeepc last week. I created the RemixOS USB then booted into a live Xubuntu drive on another port and DDd the image onto the HDD. Worked a treat. Only problem is I can't think of anything I need to use it for - it doesn't load or run as quickly as a lightweight Linux distro.
That paper was written by Peter Sands? The same Peter Sands that advised the UK government and was instrumental in formulating the bank bail-out in 2009? The one running Standard Chartered when it copped squillions in fines for assisting money laundering with sanctioned countries? The one who steered said bank's share price off a cliff in chasing profits through bad loans and an obviously unsustainable commodity boom? Yeah, you should totally listen to that guy.
I've just downloaded Brave and it seems quite good so far - I might have to put this on my home page if I don't have any problems soon
Have you tried Purity? Not perfect but does at least allow you to browse in Safari
Pretty much my experience too David 132.
I was dual-booting it with Win10 until a few weeks ago. Then I found out that after July I won't be able to transfer Windows to a new device - so I backed up /home, spent about an hour rebuilding Mint, downloaded virtualbox, created a Win8.1 VM and finally upgraded that to Win10 instead. Ever since then I've been not looking back.
According to the configurator page they can do RAID 5 for the same price - and they offering RAID 1 mirroring on the PCIe storage too!
My favourite so far is Lance Pope - walked out of Colditz wearing a German officer's uniform he'd made himself. Even had the cheek to b*ll*ck one of the guards in flawless German on the way out!
"I spent nearly two hours typing an analysis article on Intel's latest financial figures into our intranet"
Oh dear. As any fule kno you must always always type it out, in full, into something far more stable than a browser window if you want to avoid pulling your hair out in clumps before keeling over with an aneurysm. I use notepad just to be sure.
The shelf life of any bug they may have found or will find might become a lot shorter
Isn't that the whole point of a bug hunt? When did that become a bad thing?
Upvote for this - after some consideration I went for the Gigabyte Brix over the Zotac. Some high-end versions can top £500 but I got a last-gen quad core for <£100. Small, quiet (fanless) and does everything I need!