I've had one of these calls. I kept the guy on hold whilst I switched my computer on....he waited for 15 minutes. Eventually I picked up the phone after telling him it would not switch on. He said this might be because of serious virus infection.....He asked me to "pull the power cord out of the back as this will reset the parameters of the system motherboard".....I told him I couldn't find the cable....he asked why......I said "it's dark in my house at the moment, we've had a power cut for the last 2 hours, do you think the power cut is caused by my computer virus?"......he hung up.
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72 virgins? According to Billy Connolly it was 53 virgins.....
"53 f**king virgins! The very thought of 53 f**king virgins, it's a nightmare! It's not a f**king present, it's not a prize- it's a punishment! Give me 2 fire-breathing whores any day of the week."
They can take my bacon from my cold, dead, but deliciously greasy hands.
Re: Remap FTW
Children with respiratory illness thank you for your kindness.
I'd like a case which has the right internal connectivity to move all the external ports to one side of the case. I have 3x Rpi in my house and the mess of wires from all angles bugs me.
It was no Out Run but After Burner II is still an all-time classic.
So much effort was put into the audio for these classic 80s sprite-scalers - from Space Harrier's "welcome to the fantasy zone, get ready!" to Out Run's "Magical Sound Shower". After Burner was in the same mould - a visual and aural treat.
Get yourself MAME and a decent flightstick and away you go.
How far? Too far. They have already lost me as an Outlook.com user on Android because they FORCE you to sync your contacts into their cloud - it cannot be turned off in the last version. Shambles.
Re: Why is Steve Carrell from 40 Year Old Virgin running Oracle?
At least it's not David Brent.
Applications. The OS is irrelevant. It's about applications.
You cannot run the company I work for and its current set of business apps on anything other than Windows.
Re: The privacy issues will be key for large corporations and/or governments
Corporations will only allow the data they approve to be shipped off to the cloud or anywhere else for that matter - there is management and security software which can be installed and other devices which sit between a client and Microsoft's back end to keep everything in check. In my company our Windows 10 builds (apart from insider programme testers) will have no direct connection to Microsoft at all - they are all fully managed - that is how we operate in the enterprise. We control everything.
All my stuff runs on Windows 10 so I was happy to upgrade - in I fact did an upgrade, lived with it for a while, and then a clean install just for comparison - to be honest the upgrade was so good I did not need to bother with the clean install.
I have one small bug which likely sits in the hands of either Microsoft, AMD, or Mozilla in that about 25% of the time Firefox does not display correctly if was already open when my PC resumes from sleep. Not a biggie and I'll live with it for now but it will be interesting to see which fixes it first - a new display driver, a new version of FF, or something from MS. As for issues though - that's the total sum of my Windows 10 complaints to date....oh and the bland logo during boot. Can we have the classic Windows icon back please?
New Outlook client will force me to sync contacts? Jesus. Goodbye from me then. Hotmail - it's been a ride but it's time for me to get off.
I had no idea it was even possible that my car might be filled with a bottle of p*ss.
I found them scary as a 6yr old (Cybermen and Daleks had me behind the sofa) but as an adult, how can anyone look at them without laughing?
Traffic management fine.
Net neutrality - traffic management without corporate $ bias. Also fine.
No app drawer....
Did I read that right?
I don't know about others but I use my desktop operating system to load and run applications.
Windows 10 seems to do this just fine. It has therefore passed my core requirement for an operating system.
EE are onto something here. The CE logo looks better when compressed together slightly.
An IT dept. can have a strategy around its operating system offerings but do not forget that applications drive the need.
You cannot install a business app which is only supported on Windows on anything other than Windows.
Re: Replace Windows Server2003
Replace Windows 2003 servers with Linux. Great. Now, what about the £20m business app running on those Windows 2003 servers? Oh, wait a minute......
"On Thursday, there was a meeting at the United Nations about the islands that resolved the UK and Argentina should get together and negotiate a solution to the ongoing sovereignty dispute."
We did this already - in 1982.
My business has about 17,000 of them - can someone lend me £500m to migrate them?
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA can't hear you LA LA LA LA custom support agreement LA LA LA LA.
This is one of the broader problems of online social interaction. Now we are connected to "everybody" it is very easy to find large groups of people who share your views on a particular issue - no matter how bizarre or misinformed they may be.
You can now have your crazy views validated by a social group online, but in pre-internet days you'd just have been laughed out of the pub or branded the village idiot.
Minor copyright concerns aside (particularly the old stuff) lets not forget the huge value the MAME project has had in preserving videogame history. If it were left to the companies who made these games (many now long gone of course) then many of these games would be lost forever.
"Unlike Windows XP Server 2003 won’t cling around, zombie-like, at high numbers for years."
Based on what? Previous form? I recently took part in a 2003 decom workshop at my company and was presented with a 3yr plan.The look of horror when I asked about the plans for years 4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10 was hilarious. I explained they were deluding themselves if they felt it was a 3yr programme.
They should have recruited a goat to tackle the situation:
Several years ago I was contracting for about a year at a small-ish company (50 to 60 people). I was surprised to see no internet filtering in place - at all. Nowt. Completely unfettered access to the Net and all its perversions.
I asked the MD why and he just said...."you'll see." Well over the course of the year I was asked to bring logs to the MD about individual internet usage. Each time I was asked for the report the same person was sacked the same day.
He just used it as a way to get rid of staff so had no interest in filtering their access. Of course he only minded what the crap staff were up to. The good ones could watch donkey p0rn for all he cared.
What have Casio or Timex got to say about those suspicious curved edges? Looks like infringement to me!
I have a feeling it is more secure because it is all "new". Imagine Amazon hosting hundreds of thousands of legacy Windows 2008 servers attached to old worn out domains, used by companies with no will or finance to do anything about it in 15 years time. Will we say it is secure then?
As always the challenge for large orgs is cost and time. My own company is in this boat - sitting on 12,000+ Windows 2003 servers. Still, it keeps people in work.
Got mine yesterday from modmypi. Very nice bit of kit - so snappy in comparison to my old RPi.
OpenElec is butter smooth but the big difference was navigating around rasbian. I doubt the distro is yet optimised for the new chipset but browsing was night and day compared to RPi1.
On RPi1 I did not bother with box art and all that fancy catalogue stuff but with RPi2 I think I'll make an effort for a richer XBMC experience.
Great news. Wanted something a little more beefy from the RPi2 - this will help with emulation for retro gamers. XMBC is nice even running on RPi1 but I would like it to be a bit more snappy. Time to hand the Rpi1 to the inlaws and the new one set up.
Well I bought Windows 8 for about 14 quid due to the discount they offered for the first few months. Offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for customers who upgrade early is a great idea.
Worth getting the upgrade even if you don't plan on using it 'til SP1.
"...with pixel-dense TVs fast becoming the norm for any screen that aspires to be anything other than bargain basement tat."
What a load of utter claptrap.
"Testing" security hard enough invariably results in a genuine unplanned service outage in my experience.
Were ALL VMs down for 42hours or just SOME down for 42hours? I really need to know an equivalent of "weighted business impact" because pure failure stats mean nothing in terms of business impact.
We need to stop sending robots to other planets....has no-one seen Battlestar Galactica.....this will only end very badly.
2020? Pfft that's a million years away......Windows 2003 on the other hand. Oh dear.
I'll be needing an eye upgrade before 4k on a 40" screen from 10ft away makes any difference to me.
If anything my eyesight is likely to get worse as I age so really I can't see me needing anything more than 1080p in my lifetime. Still at least I'll be able to buy cheap TVs. Roll on 8k - it will make 1080p cheaper still!
For PC monitors though - yeah fill yer boots. Like most I have my monitor sat on my desk in front of my keyboard and any bump in resolution is instantly noticeable.......then there is another problem though.....forking out for a GPU able to shove that many pixels.
A mere pup compared to this old lady: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawise_Giant
Proxy cures the problem completely. Also using say Google DNS rather than VMs own DNS seems to help a bit as well - not as well as proxies though.
From 20wpm down to 1wpm and now back up to just 2wpm? Wow I had no idea his ability to communicate had fallen so drastically. What a tragedy.
Space travel going back to the 60s. Warms the heart hey!
Sword rocks according to 7yr old Star Wars nut.
As for the cross-lightsword-whatsit - my 7 yr old son (massive Star Wars fan) jumped off the sofa when he saw it and shouted AWESOME!
Looking at it as an adult fan it seems a bit daft but then again perhaps not. Ignoring some books for a while, in the films a lightsaber can cut through just about anything so surely a cross-guard would have to be made of light-sword-magic in order to be effective, no?
Either way, my son's assessment is the only one which should matter here. This is Star Wars - it belonged to me when I was 7 in '77 and it should belong to my son today - not me. I hope to enjoy it, but if I enjoy it more than my son I'll regard the film as a failure.
It will be a great shame if after 10 years and 6 billion kilometres it only gets to party on the comet for 64 hours.
Hopefully it's final act before it dies will be to chance one leap into the unknown!
Porn is really my only serious concern with regards to my kids being online. Too much of it, too easy to find, far too extreme for a young mind.
Re: Not looking good... :(
I don't think that left hand portion od dark is "space" I suspect it is shadow and when we see a full panorama we'll know for sure.