723 posts • joined Tuesday 19th February 2008 14:28 GMT
Re: Please can you pass the slit?
More like Incapacity Denying Shit
3 are great...
..except they have shit coverage. Seriously. Getting a signal anywhere but outside in a built up area is ridiculous. I was in a doctors waiting room the other day. No signal. Also I have had to put a 3G router in my parents house using their broadband connection because again, no signal indoors. Pretty much most indoor public places, unless they have internal boosters I get no signal while everyone on any other network has no such issues.
But you pays your money...and let's face it 3 are cheaper and offer better data.
I want a working TNG coms badge.
Document? What document? I see no document.
It's so they can conveniently lose any 'evidence' should you decide to complain or investigate any past issues.
"No Sir/Madam if it's not on our 'Cloud' then we don't believe it ever happened."
Re: I have a problem
Anyone who does not answer will be put onto the filter by default.
If you are a politician
If you are a politician you are not in any way in it 'for' the people.
Needs a joystick?
5" 15" 55"
So where is my 17" (laptop) and 24" (desktop) versions?
Toupee or not toupee. That is the syrup!
At last I have an excuse to wear a wig and not be accused of vanity (and looking like a right plank).
There is no justice. There is just us.
My friend was accused of violent threatening behaviour by another driver once. He won his case but it cost him a huge amount to prove his innocence and when he asked the judge (through his solicitor) for compensation he was told 'Tough luck. Take it as a lesson learned' by the judge.
The law is an ass.
How do people who already wear specs use these?
All well and good but...
...why is IPv6 so frustrating to get working? In Win7 I find it difficult to setup (well for my IPv6 tunnel at any rate) and have found it much easier to get working on XP on my netbook. Just paste a line into a bat file that runs at boot up and bingo! For some reason in Win7 I cannot fathom why it works 'sometimes' when pasting in the relevant stuff at the CMD prompt. But can often break IPv4 functionality. I cannot even get an IPv6 tunnel to work on my fathers BT fiber.
It's not the pupils need teaching
It's not the pupils that need teaching. It's the teachers need training first. School IT departments generally lack skilled IT programmers anyhow. They are also not paid enough for the task at hand to be lured into the profession in the first place. If you want an army of kids with complex skills you will need to do more than connect up some cheapo box with Linux running on it and have some wazzock barely out of college themselves (or worse still someone old and completely out of touch with current trends) trying to teach it to a disinterested class of Xbox/PS generation kids.
Why is the moon so oval?
It must be us!
Assumption is not proof.
This sounds more like contention at the exchange which will not solve your issue by changing providers. If the exchange is at capacity changing providers probably won't help.
What about the rest of us?
Sure Obmama(sp). So you will not be spying on your political buddies. What about the millions of ordinary Joe's though? Eh? Eh?
They should have made a stake in Dragon glass instead.
Backup does not = just copies
Some folks seem to be getting confused about copies vs backups. Backups always means changed data to me. You keep 'backing up' your data consecutively (keeping a snapshot of the previous data). That way you can go back and grab any previous data if needed. This should always be an ongoing thing that is preferably done to more than one location. Data corruption can creep in which is why you should always keep old data from the very first time you backed up. Once you are satisfied the old data is not required anymore then you can dump it if more space is required. This could prove expensive but it's better than losing your business because of it. This is also why RAID is not a backup!
VERTICAL VIDEO SYDROME!
Another idiot holding the camera the wrong way.
Re: @ LarsG -
True art does not require approval ratings.
Woody Allen's Sleeper was right (You know which scene I mean)!
Never use one on my phone. Let's face it. If they are going to pinch the phone and find they can't get in because of a password they are likely going to do a USB wipe anyway (Some apps can now block that) and you won't have anything to stop them. I have a block on roaming, premium rate numbers and international calls so no issues there. They may get away with calling a few local friends but that's it. I find passwords on phones just another layer to have to get through when I want to make a quick call.
Management don't like IT in the loop
I was an IT Admin for a small company in London. They had a NT server with a poorly maintained RAID5 array and tape backup system that stank (when I joined that is). I nursed it along and tried several times bringing up the subject. I was never invited to management meetings. One day one of the disks died.
I thought we was OK because the tapes were there if another died during a rebuild. Spent all night fixing the array. I then spent some time checking the tape backups only to find most did not even verify and there was a problem with the backup regime itself. The entire company was hanging over a cliff holding on by the skin of its teeth. If any other disk had died during the rebuild it would have been gone.
I put all of this before management in written form. It was ignored.
Several months later due to poor health and stress I was made redundant. My last words leaving that company was 'sort your IT out'.
I tried searching for the name recently. Either they changed it or went under.
Management can be pretty thick when it comes to IT needs.
Has anyone seen my stapler?
I'll get my coat. No wait. Where is my coat?
Phones do not make good cameras
I have tried various phones over the years and they do not make good cameras. First off most of the time you are holding the thing the wrong way around. They all tend to shoot in landscape mode yet everyone seems to hold the phone in portrait mode. Why? Because it's easier to hold that's why. The phones are too damned thin and slippery. My prior Android phone (Sony Xperia) had a physical shutter button which was nice but it was so damned hard to press down it was practically worthless. My new HTC One has no physical button. It's all touchy feely and despite the low light lens and sensor it's still shit slow (and daylight shots look nasty with a bad case of the jaggies and blown highlights).
To take good shots you need something that allows at least some semblance of light in, has a big quality lens (at least a decent compact with a Leica or Zeiss lens etc) and is ergonomic enough to hold properly. I have a Canon S90 which I stuck a little custom made metal grip onto which made it infinitely better to hold and take steady shots. I can even hold it one handed without issue. I also have a Canon 450D with a crop sensor and a selection of lenses that although not perfect (I cannot afford full frame) takes very good pictures when you use the right settings for the situation.
All those idiots taking video at concerts etc are bloody annoying. Put your effin' arms down so those who are shorter can actually bloody see something! Allow the Pro photographers/videographers to capture the event and catch up with it on TV/DVD/BD/PayTV etc later. It will look and sound infinitely better.
Check this out.
Well at least we can take solice in the fact...
...that right now it won't cure him of certain illnesses. Look at Jobs as case in point. You can't take your money with you. So spread it around to some of us poor plebs why dontcha!
Re: White List
"Not to mention Disney's habit of sneaking innuendos into their films... Come to think of it - they should be first on the black list!
Surely that should be 'ethnic minority list'?
Re: It isn't about watching porn!
Well it does make you go blind.
Re: I wouldn't mind except they are lying
I choose neither. I choose to bypass it. Fuck being flagged if I choose to opt out.
I ordered one of these earlier.
Re: The real question is
Knowing my luck. I would turn into Dwayne Johnson.
I just got this email from Three UK. Guess they are already looking ahead?
"Great news. As a Three customer you can now use your current UK plan in seven other countries around the world with Feel At Home. So you can call and text the UK and get online, just like you would at home. And it won’t cost you a penny more.
You can chat to your family, text your friends, post gloaty status updates and share your holiday snaps whenever you like, with no more worrying about extra charges on your bill.
You don’t need to do a thing. It all happens automatically as soon as you arrive. Just wait for your phone to pick up any local mobile network and then you’re good to go."
Android still has not prevented the screen from coming on and reacting to touch on an incoming call when on headset/bluetooth yet (REALLY annoying if you have your phone in your pocket with screen turned inwards to prevent bumping, close to your leg/chest. Creating situations when you answer/decline/hangup a call etc). No not even in 4.3
Innovation you say? They can't even fix the existing features.
Seen it. Looked great.
Well I saw an 84" 4K TV at Selfridges. Looked great. Except it was shitty LED backlit LCD.
I would much prefer faster framerates/refresh rates and OLED (if they can fix longevity and image retention issues).
How else are we going to view The Hobbit in 48FPS?
MOS don't even make music/have signed artists
I don't know how they can claim bugger all since all they do is s̶t̶e̶a̶l̶ licence other artists tracks from the various record companies. Mix them with some shitty beat match software and shove them out to idiots to buy. A fraction of which 'may' go back to the original artists if they are lucky.
Plus how many times are they going to re-release the SAME damned tracks on a 'new' compilation.
Everybody must have the same tracks at least 10 times over by now if they are mug enough to keep buying these crappy compilations.
Screw the moon!
Where is my damned space elevator!
4K is not needed
I saw a 84" 4K display at Selfridges the other day in London. It looked nice but it was still LED backlit LCD technology. No sign of any OLED displays. You only benefit from 4K at larger screen sizes. For the average schmoe 1080 is enough. I'd rather have the new 60" Panasonic plasma thanks.
What we really need is OLED's or similar technology for higher contrast, deeper backs, fast response times, super thin, low power and much higher frame rates. We don't need more pixels right now (we are falling foul to the megapickles scam all over again).
Next trip. Harrods, to see if they have any OLED's being demoed.
Aaah! The memories.
I used cassettes for doing 4 track recordings on my Tascam budget mixing studio (it used both sides to attain 4 mono tracks. Then 'bounced' tracks to gain more track space (record 3 tracks to one you now have 3 tracks free to add more sounds). All that music is sadly lost to time as the unit got sold off and the tapes condemned to the recycle bin.
I had a Sony Walkman of the yellow water resistant variety. I still have a few photos of me pimping it abroad. Constant fun adjusting azimuth (tape alignment) on my hi-fi.
I remember knackering my parents hi-fi by creating mix tapes. Not the usual recording of records with gaps between mind. But because I was into disco at the time I would hit the pause button repeatedly 'on-the-beat' and hit it again on the next track to time the change perfectly (or as close to as possible). It was like beat matching between two decks with an instant crossfade.
It's funny we switched the a better quality, more convenient (debatable) format such as CD only to go backwards in quality with MP3.
BTW Dolby NR really sucked.
Re: The solution is simple...
Go away David. I won't be voting for you come next election.
Re: Why pirate music?
With regards to movies it's a problem due to cinema release schedules. Unlike music and TV which is instantaneous movies get exclusively shown on cinemas first. Then of course the promotion of them requires actors and directors to be available in each country. Something they cannot do worldwide at the same time.
The only way to encourage people to buy would be perhaps to release DVD/BluRay at the cinema which is only available to buy when you purchase a ticket. But then it would get ripped and uploaded (catch 22).
Whatever they do there will always be the hardcore few who refuse to pay and download instead. All they can do is continue to encourage casual downloaders to buy instead through special offers. Trying to get ISP's to police the internet is a waste of time and money and only causes further friction with their honest customers.
I caaaaaan't heeeeear youuuuu!
I worked as IT admin for a small company. I had direct contact with the company director (he was in the office next door). We had a backup plan of overnight backups to tape from an overworked and cramped RAID5. I was having issues with failed tape backups. I found the cause being a dying HDD. Took an evening out in 'my own time'. Unpaid, to fix it (told them this too but did I get any thanks? Yeah right).
I discovered that pretty much all the tape backups were useless. Things were OK for a while but I was always concerned about how reliable the backups were and did some recovery testing. They worked but it was still a concern as there was no offsite backup being made.
I went to my superior and he ignored me (or rather a month passed with no word and querying him he said he was on the case). I eventually got impatient and went to the director and said in no uncertain terms. If he did not allow me to finance a system that would allow a better backup solution his company could be dead in the water tomorrow (we in a much more polite way than this of course).
Two weeks later I was made redundant. Go figure.
Do the French pronounce...
...WI-FI as WEE-FEE?
Curious minds need to know.
Dave and Theresa what have you been cooking up in the last month since your announcement?
I think you mistyped *bomb* I think you meant *fuck*.
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