I seriously doubt that. There's no mention of global warming
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Re: They're all idiots...
I've tried that and they start acting up if you do things too slow as well. It's a no win situation.
Re: Playing the party line
Yeah, those Russian troops were just vacationing and had accidentally strayed over border.
I know do that all the time in my BTR 80, one minute I'm in Kent and all of a sardine I'm in France or Belgium, the Gendarme are stating to get cheesed with me.
I have installed Win95 printer drivers on XP and XP printer drivers on Win 7 to get old dot matrix printers working. Why can't Dixons manage to do this?
IIRC it's FFMPEG doing the heavy lifting for VLC, although they do maintain libdvdcss and some other important media related libraries. And QuickTime used to include a media player, couldn't be bothered to install it to check if it still does.
Obvious troll is obvious
Well I guess I've received an answer to a question I never knew I had asked. Who would be stupid enough to draft legislation against conflict minerals and limit it to a very specific list of mineral in a very specific geographical area?
Epilepsy is an incredibly complicated subject. Yes, some may react favouraby to a ketogenic diet, many others don't and others it just makes the condition worse.
Re: Personalised Ads? Bring 'em on!
Don't forget the ads for "sexy senior" dating services, haemorrhoid cream, "performance enhancers" prostrate cancer "treatments", hair loss treatments, plastic surgery & girdles.
Re: Warning: Windows is not free everywhere ( ...thats statistically improbable )
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Windows 10.
Do not taunt Cortana.
Windows 10 has been shipped to our forces in Syria and our warplanes are bombing IS with copies of Windows 10 now.
Do not splash Windows 10 with water after midnight.
Mine also had both
Re: Free you say?
The Linux desktop is coming and it's worrying MS and Apple
You do realise that every year since 2000 or so has been the "Year of the Linux Desktop". I'd love for that to happen, but it's not going to
Re: Nvidia at fault?
Funnily enough, my solution in a similar situation, Win 7 with an oldish unsupported graphics card, to was to uninstall the NVidia supplied driver and associated crapware and install the driver from Windows Updates.
Only slightly related , but goddamn it I'm getting pissed at all these goddamn updates for Win7 that are just compatibility patches for Win10! Can't those retards at MS design a proper fucking installer for that piece of shit? I was actually interested in Win10 but at the moment I'm so pissed off by those goddamn updates that I would be happy if everyone at MS died in a fire.
> So then how do you get someone completely computer-illiterate and isolated to update their car..
I'm pretty sure that's why the NHTSA made it a general recall.
I remember that I chose Slackware because at the time it was the only distro where the installer recognised my perfectly standard USB keyboard. All the other installers worked fine with PS2 keyboards but not USB, even though the distro's worked fine with them once installed. Maybe he had a similar issue?
Intenet's fine over here, but the Virgin set-top box has been rebooting regularly
You don't need a Porno Player to listen to FLAC.
While the project seems active, there hasn't been a release in years. The sort of person who actually needs gnash is usually not up to the task of downloading the git repo and compiling it from source. And is also usually not interested in installing a Linux distro which may or may not have a recent package for gnash
People were steaming everywhere a century ago, not sailing.
@Geoff Campbell Re: ISO
You do realise that Register aeticle is about a preview build of Windows 10, don't you? I was asking if the RTM version would have ISO's available. Luckily I discovered this article squirreled away away on Microsoft Answers: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-upgrade-from-previous-versions-of-windows/31722b30-1da9-42bb-b331-0edc4649bf43
Have they actually confirmed whether there will be downloadable ISO's & USB stick images yet and if there are how to get them? I'm not installing Win 10 until there are. I'm not about to do an in place upgrade on Windows. I'm mad but not that mad.
Well I've heard of architects looking into using them for architectural visualisation, but I imagine that would require rose tinted lenses even fuzzier that the standard ones
Re: Oi! Microsoft!
You do realise that Ray Ozzie, the guy who inflicted Lotus Notes and Metro/Modern/Whatever it's called upon us is a software guy, not a marketroid?
Hmm, I see you point. If someone just enters google.com in the address bar it's probably safe to assume they want the https version, but if you enter http://www.google.com/ you certainly want the http version of the site
Not to mention none of the Lucas Arts adventure games, or Sierra adventure games, for that matter. And no Elite is kinda ridiculous.
Re: No Codes for You
You could just read and remember the info on the tags, innovative as that idea might seem.
In my amateur opinion It's not secure, but it's better than nothing.
The major issue here of course is the huge sense of false security it will give to everyone. And as you say, we will need a new standard for really secure transactions, and universal https will make it harder to convince the PHB's to roll it out and the public to use it.
brilliant game, Lemmings
Re: Naughty, naughty
>When did Google push Chrome through dubious methods?
Bundling it with all their other software and forcing you to untick checkboxes definately counts as dubious means.
Re: WinFSm fine-ah-bloody-ly ? Maybe just a decent file search ?
I should me more specific, a new file system that unlike ResFS at the moment, is actually better than NTFS, feature complete and fit for general use.
Re: WinFSm fine-ah-bloody-ly ? Maybe just a decent file search ?
A new Windows file system that acknowledged some of the advances in file systems over the last 20 years would be nice.
Or the devs could have just been rightly pissed at people throwing money at a 3rd party to audit their code, yet sitting on their wallets when it came to supporting them
Did Reddit spill over or something? the discussion on El Reg is hardly elevated, but this is at a new low.
systemd Borged udev
don't forget how systemd has borged udev for some reason. Although their supporters keep on insisting that it's purely a coincidence that udev is now maintained and part of the systemd project and now only available with systemd (unless you use one of the udev forks).
Re: Google just violated this law this morning
>I do have a backup.
So you lost 30 days of data then, Why didn't you say so instead of making yourself look like a total plank,
>No, Juncker is the head of the European Commission
That's slightly misleading. The EC is effectively the executive branch of the EU these days. And it is my understanding that as he as PM of Luxembourg he actively lobbied for companies like Amazon and Google to "base" themselves there, touting the tax advantages.
Maybe you could have looked at one of the various Open Source VOIP and video conferencing solutions?
Re: Am I the last one...
I quite like all singing, all dancing browsers with the kitchen sink built in, but that's why I use SeaMonkey and used to use Opera when it wasn't crap. I used to use Firefox when I preferred something more slimline and would be cheesed with the current FireFox if that was still what I wanted from a browser.
Re: Well, I've had it with Firefox
Perhaps because the UI of Seamonkey has not aged particularly well, and was never brilliant to begin with? But at least it is usable and they don't tinker with it every 5 minutes.
Re: @ John Hughs What is systemd
>So you're upset because of the location of the source code directory.
Well I wouldn't call it upset, rather baffled and slightly concerned, yes. Why is udev now part of the systemd project if the intention is for it to remain standalone?
@ John Hughs Re: What is systemd
> Please cite one "essential part of the system" that systemd has "steamrollered into their monster".
Well udev was borged into systemd a while back and is no longer maintained separately (unless you count forks like eudev).
@ Eddy Ito Re: What is systemd
>It seems to me that another solution is to derive/fork systemd and break down the dependency into smaller
>pieces that can be worked around more easily.
That's already happening with uselessd, which is basically systemd stripped down to an init system and eudev which is udev unborged from systemd (did anyone mention how it had gotten borged).
Re: Empty space? See the empty desk
Or "I Moved Your Cheese" (the Darrel Bristow-Bovey book, not the many others by the same name)
A better self help book than "Who Moved My Cheese" (not difficult) and actually rather funny, unlike the second AC's suggestion.
You mean for Assad's Swiss bank account, Shirley?
Any chance of stocking the classic BOFH O'Really T-shirts (or mugs), like "Distributing Clue To Users" "LART Pocket Reference" and "Windows Infernal File Systems"?
Re: Why the delay?
I don't use Palemoon but I imagine SSL 3 is disabled by default.