Re: VW did nothing wrong
Ah, it was a rogue cell or splinter group then?
937 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007
Ah, it was a rogue cell or splinter group then?
Unless the update irrevocably corrupted the HDD's I don't think so
You must have been in a bare X session or TWM if you couldn't lock the screen, GNOME, KDE, XFCE, all the major desktops (and many of the window managers) have some obvious way of doing that.
Playing MP3's hasn't been a problem on any distro for years, even Debian does it out the box these day's. All Distros come with a word processor (usually LibreOffice these days) capable of reading Office files (except particularly complex Excel files and some of the weirder Word files that Word often has issues with), and it's usually installed out the box.
I can only assume that your experiences were on a rather bare bones installation of Debian about 2003 and you have assumed that all distros were like that and that Linux hasn't changed.
Ask Blizzard? Reallly? did they implement offline single player & LAN multiplayer while no-one was looking?
FYROM is an awesome name. Sounds like it should be a morally ambiguous organisation with a fleet of mechas and not enough government oversight. As Vaclav Haval said, Czechia sounds like a supermarket.
Not just Telewest, NTHELL remember. 2 remarkably crap companies, even more crap after the rebranding
I was under the impression that NThelL licenced the Virgin brand and the only connection he had was gurning in the ads
Well, I'm not in IT any more, but despite the death threats still occasionally get called on to fix relatives computers. The first thing I do is install uBlock Origin. I imagine a lot of techie types do this, whether it's uBlock or Adblock Plus
Yup, back when they released 2.0 with the option to disable ads unchecked . there was a massive shitstorm so they backtracked and released 2.0.1 (IIRC) with the option enabled by default and a screen explaining the acceptable ads policy on install (which seems to have disappeared).
Obligatory "Thanks Obama" comment
Yeah, he seems like of a more palatable version of Drumpf. I imagine the Republicans will go with him next presidential election, God help us.
Many people prefer the UI of Skype for Linux precisely because it lacks all Microsoft's "enhancements", I'm going to avoid the new version until they make it mandatory.
Part of the reason why you get cheaper & better rail service in Germany & France is that British commuters are subsidising it with the franchises that SCNF & BundesBahn own via Keolis and Arriva
Funny how it's OK for the French, Dutch & German government owned companies to run UK franchises, but not our own government.
Here's an article about CUPPS: http://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2014/07/future-airport-common-use-will-one-size-fits-solution-ever-feasible/
Reading between the lines, it appears to be a bit of a fustercluck.
No, Apple didn't create CUPS. It was created back in 1997 as a replacement for the creaky and ancient lpd. Apple later adopted it for OSX, funded development and then bought ought the company developing it in 2007
The Norks were Chinese trained and partly equipped by them, partly by the USSR. Nork air force squadrons trained and equipped by the USSR and China operated from Chinese airbases. MacArthur gave them the excuse to openly put Chinese combat troops on the ground in Korea, but they were deeply involved before then and don't try to deny it.
Don't the ESA Japanese and Russians get a say in this?
Remarkably badly animated, but it's just a 404 page
Perhaps you should learn Power shell so you know what the hell the script is actually doing?
I imagine The Laundry gained a few new employees
Except the Pratt & Whitney PT6 is a turboprop turbine, so still irrelevant.
Dont forget battery fire on the Boeing 787 = thermal runaway event
Aah yes, I've seen a couple of those, and each of them my reaction has been "But you can do that on a Mac", or "It actually works better on a Mac you daft idiot". I'm tempted to report them to the ASA
In my case I updated 2 machines running 7 to 10. Both were set to eng-GB for system locale and all related settings. Not only did Win 10 set both to eng-US for keyboard and locale, it didn't even bother to install the eng-GB locale, although it installed Japanese on one machine.
They are all high street banks? Perhaps the slightly non crap one was still a building society until recently?
Probably the same as in their computers & phones, works adequately with a good microphone close to your face. But even then you find yourself training yourself to the software. I'll bet you anything (5p to be precise) Ford didn't bother to install the various regional voice recognition files.
> If you'd consider drinking Earl Grey I'm afraid it will be absolutely necessary to have you killed.
Fixed it for you
Pro WAS a commercial version for Windows. Before MS to remove features, apparently to force SMB's to use EE.
And if you are really "lucky" there drivers tucked away in the cavernous depths of their asian website that will only compile on and might even work occasionally on DeadRat 4.
The only government that pays attention to Change.org is the People's Republic of San Serriffe (and possible Portland city council). It's just a way for lazy people on the Internet to pretend they made a difference.
I'm actually vaguely surprised systemd doesn't come with a keylogger, considering how many other things it's borged.
That should work, as mentioned above, the only way to reliably play HTML5 video on the Beeb is to spoof your user agent.
I think when you count all the deaths in the US and USSR's various proxy wars the death toll comes close
Not to forget the SADM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Atomic_Demolition_Munition
or the Davy Crockett recoilless rifle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)
Is Weston-Super-Mare infested by idiots or something? The tidal range around here is about a mile and a half but can't I recall the last drowning
You have to have signed the ECHR to be in the EU, but that's a totally separate treaty from the EU.
Men already get employed at board level regardless of ability. Ever heard of getting kicked upstairs and the Peter Principle?
He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.
It's not helped by the fact that about the only way to get Twitter to take notice of threatening behaviour is to make a police report
NEVER use anything from that shyster Gibson. GWX Control Panel is a better option
Ahh yes, I remember having a slight beakdown upon hearing of the existence of COBOL.net 6 or so years ago.
See the posts on the first page why using anything from that shyster Gibson is a bad Idea
here's a couple of El Reg articles on him when the public still thought he was relevant
Use ANY Win 10 control tool except his. I use GWX Control Panel but any should do.
If you are going to move people to Linux, move them to something relatively sane and which will still be around in a couple of years, like Debian. Or Fedora or Ubuntu or Arch if you insist on being bleeding edge. Even Slackware is a better choice, it's stable and it's been around forever.
You are right, he's basically a wannabe McAffee and like McAffee occasionally amusing, but not to be taken seriously or trusted with anything potentially dangerous.
Rather use something like GWX Control Panel, IMO any of the others are much more effective than Gibson's attempt to jump on the anti Windows 10 bandwagon.
If the US really wanted to extradite him they could have extradited him from the UK when he was still lounging around leeching of the rich fools who paid his bail. Who he appears to have no intention of repaying.
I must add ferret combing to my LinkdIn profile (if i can remember it).
When my brother first got his licence they issued him with a full HGV licence. It's come in very full over the years. He's never driven an articulated lorry, but that's the only type he hasn't.
English Electric Lightning? Surely you mean brick with wings?
It's one of my favourite aircraft, but it's a testament to the principle that with enough power you can make anything fly.
And he'd get you killed in Newcastle.