166 posts • joined Friday 16th November 2007 19:07 GMT
Re: I'm going
Can I suggest Andrews & Arnold instead?
Slightly more expensive than some, but first-rate for speed, reliability and customer service. Recently came out in a big poll as the highest-rated ISP. I've been with them for years and never had anything about their service I wasn't happy with.
Startup time could be misleading
My Firefox is showing an average startup time of about 15 seconds. But this is because it's auto-started when I log into my Linux desktop, along with lots of other things that are triggered by me logging in, plus system services that are also starting up at the time.
Starting it manually later, it only takes about a second and a half. So any stats they get from me aren't going to tell them much that's useful.
'Microsoft says the vulnerability “exists in the way that Internet Explorer access an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated.”'
When I see English like that, I normally assume a scam from someone whose first language isn't English. Though I suppose, as Microsoft is a 'merkin company...
How strange that Clegg should suddenly rediscover Liberal principles a few days before County Council elections in which the LibDems are widely expected to get hammered, not least through pissing off former supporters by lurching so far to the right.
I'm sure it's coincidence (he lied).
Paying tax in any of them?
Re: Kicks to the what now?
This is "theregister.co.UK"
Beware of signing the petition
The bastards then take it as carte blanche to spam you about all kinds of things you have no interest in whatsoever.
Good job I always create a new email address whenever I sign up to anything new...
The whole extradition thing is just a red-herring
Considering the one-sided extradition treaty that Blunkett sneaked in without even putting it to Parliament, he's a far easier mark for extradition to the United States of Terrorism while he's in the UK than he'd ever be in Sweden.
Funny how suicide-bombers are always labelled "cowards"...
...while we'll be told that these people, who will be murdering other from the safety of thousands of miles away, are heroic.
What a fucked-up world we live in.
He drew attention to the systematic war crimes of the world's biggest rogue nation. Frankly, ANYBODY who betrays a country like that is a Good Bloke in my eyes.
Re: Poster boy for capitol punishment
The quality of your thinking is evident from the quality of your spelling.
Another reason to love being Linux-only
"You using Windows? Sorry I don't know anything about it."
Re: poisoner's palace
During most of my years there (up to 2005) the staff canteen (sorry, Hub!) was so dire and over-priced that even in the worst weather it was still preferable to walk to the sandwich shop on the industrial estate. Fun to wind up the canteen manager by sitting in the lounge scoffing on bought-in grub though...
I hate sexual discrimiation with a passion...
...but this sounds more like some stupid bastard (Merkin?) who's decided she's going to interpret anything she possibly can as discriminatory.
It reminds me of a situation a few years ago on a company Usenet group when a woman who'd obviously done all the "anti-discrimination" courses (but not the "having a brain" course) slapped down a friend of mine for his "homophobic" comments. And then became strangely quiet after my response, "Hey Darren, do you reckon there's something about you she doesn't know?"
(For the benefit of Merkins, Darren's gay).
It's been well-known for years that people who eat stuff like bacon, sausages, etc. have greatly-increased cancer rates compared to people who don't.
I seem to remember the main problem was the large amount of nitrates pumped into the meat.
Can't fault the G300 on value for money. I searched around second-hand dealers for a cheap Android 'phone and couldn't find anything to match its spec for less than twice the hundred quid it cost me.
The ICS upgrade they and Vodafone rolled out was a complete mess for a lot of people (myself included) but sticking to Gingerbread it's a good device for the money.
Not sure I trust Huawei not to have installed a back-door in it, given their connections to the Chinese government, but I doubt I'm someone they're going to be interested in anyway. (And if I'd been mug enough to go for a Windows 'phone I'd be just as worried about a back-door for Uncle Sam).
Considering the mess we've made of this planet...
...is it really a good idea for us to infest another one?
Re: Smashing Pope
What's detestation of a Nazi, paedophile-protector got to do with left/right politics? As far as I know there are catholics on all shades of the political spectrum. It's more to do with human decency and justice.
As a Hitler Youth volunteer...
...he's probably off to spend more time with his swastikas.
Or isn't this theregister.co.UK?
I was planning to go over to them for my broadband so I could ditch the BT line. Branson's an arse, but I could tolerate him. Not sure I can tolerate a Yank arse though.
If only we were allowed to kill these bloody vermin!
In my garden, bloody cats cause far more damage than all the natural pests put together. I've had goldfish taken out of the pond and killed, any seeds I sow get dug up and EVERYTHING gets shat on by the filthy creatures.
And the sort of selfish sods who let these pests loose think I should consider it a privilege!
Shame it's not very good
I thought having FF on my Android would give me the same good experience as it does on the desktop. WRONG!
Bad enough not being able to have it open up on the page of my choice. But the fact that it won't even let me choose what page thumbnails are displayed on its opening page but insists on choosing them itself. Apart from the fact that I reckon I know better than FF which pages I most want to go to, there are (ahem!) certain pages I don't particularly want prominently displayed on my 'phone when I use it in public...
Here we go again
After being virtually bankrupted because the company "had to have" a 3g license, you'd think BT management would have learned their lesson.
Unfortunately, the lesson was that you can take a multi-million pound golden parachute for yourself by ruining the company.
Gaaahhd Bless America!
I don't speak Polish...
... but I'd be pretty willing to bet that "Fakt" is the Polish equivalent of the Sunday Sport or Daily Mail - ie full of made-up bullshit. Either for entertainment (as in the SS) or to stir hatred (Mail).
Let's hope the bastard took a big loss on it too.
What makes my head hurt...
...is the use of (tautology alert) mindless Americanisms on a BRITISH news site.
Sounds sensible to me
As someone who doesn't frequent crappy places like Costa and the like, the various silly names they give their different ways of serving the same thing mean absolutely nothing to me. When I had to have a meeting with a customer in a café recently the waitress understood what I meant by "a black coffee please" without me having to work out which menu item meant that.
Re: Well, you haters can hate
I'd love to use Mint. It's the only distro that has a default desktop look so nice that I'd actually keep it rather than customising my own.
Trouble is, every release I've tried has installed beautifully and booted fine the first time. But the second boot has always hung at the X login, rendering it unusable.
Lucky I've got the sense to take full dumps before trying...
Not very well thought-through.
I'm sure there are more than a few situations where completely different people have xxx.co.uk to xxx.org.uk, and quite legitimately. So who gets the .uk and who gets booted?
The sooner the better
I only live a few hundred metres from my local exchange, with all its mobile antenna on the roof in line of site from my house. I currently pay BT shitloads of cash every month for a 'phone line that I only need so I can get broadband. So as soon as 4G's available here I'm getting a 4G broadband router and dumping the 'phone line. Reckon the cost of the router will be paid back in six months of not paying BT.
Another great advantage of totally ignoring popular "culture"...
...is that of all the names listed, the only one I've even HEARD of is Piers Morgan. An I don't think I'm likely to google the man who inspired Stephen Fry to redefine the word "countryside" as "killing Piers Morgan".
The important reason for a minimum price...
...is to make it harder for supermarkets to under-cut pubs and drive more of them out of business.
Now whether I actually WANT to share my local with the sort of person who currently slobs out in front of the TV with a cheap slab of Stella, then gives his wife a kicking before falling asleep, is another question. But if it brings the price of his "lager" nearer to what a nearby boozer that I don't use is selling it at, he might just go there instead.
And taking away the ability to use irresponsible loss-leaders from the supermarkets might just cut their profits a bit, which is no bad thing either.
 As opposed to PROPER lager, which actually DOES have some flavour and isn't just there to get you pissed as quickly as possible.
Re: In my humble experience...
Very true. I have horrible memories of when I had a BT Internet dialup account with a website as part of the deal. Uploading files by FTP, I'd see 10% of them fail with error messages identifying the IP address where the problem was occurring and showing clearly that it was in the BT network. (I worked for BT myself at the time). But it was obvious from the start that the 1st line people were mainly interested in rejecting as many faults as they could - as soon as they found out I was working from a Linux machine, the response was "We don't support Linux". Then when I showed the same problem from a (work) Windows laptop, "Oh, there was a transient problem on the network".
1st line have a lot of crap to put up with, but when they try to bullshit someone who actually knows more than they do, they don't make any friends.
Re: Too true
This is one of many advantages of being a Linux/Unix specialist. 99% of these situations give me an easy "sorry, I don't know anything about Windows" out. And a bloody good reason never to learn anything about Windows!
A pity though...
...because Java is the one language I've programmed in that I hated every minute of.
What a relief Android (maybe others, I haven't looked yet) can have pretty rich HTML5 apps with the SQLite database engine to provide storage. A whole app with only a dozen lines of Java.
Now if they'd only put Perl on them all...
Are there ANY olympics sponsors who aren't complete arseholes?
Sad, but at least he had a good innings.
The Martian Chronicles was such a gripping read that I couldn't go to sleep until I'd finished it. And I enjoyed it so much I reread it the next day.
Well that's obviously a very good sample that's going to give them an accurate picture of what's going on, isn't it?
Would be useful, but...
...I refuse on principle to drink any Greede Kerching beers (even the admittedly excellent XX Mild).
This is a company that produces beers that pretend to be from such old breweries as Ruddle's, Morland and Tolly Cobbold without the slightest indication that they're all brewed at the same Westgate Street brewery. I've even heard them being sold in GK pubs as "guest beers", pretending they're nothing whatsoever to do with the GK brewery.
And they even produced advertising material pretending that their piss-poor IPA had been Camra's Champion Beer of Britain, which it wasn't.
Re: Don't need no law
That's because you, like me, know what a cookie is and how to block one. Not the sort of thing that helps the average user who doesn't even know what a web browser is and just thinks the IE icon is "the Internet".
the big ones are starting to move
Jimmy Wales has announced that Wikipedia will be leaving GoDaddy over this. https://twitter.com/#!/jimmy_wales/status/150287579642740736"
Though given the number of complaints about their services I keep seeing on Digg, I'm surprised more people haven't buggered off already.
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