44 posts • joined Saturday 22nd March 2008 09:50 GMT
Wikis to the rescue?
My lyrics source of choice is LyricWiki (lyrics.wikia.com)
Crowd-source your lyrics, get the community to verify and maintain them, and back it all up with Gracenote-sanctioned versions (though sometimes Gracenote gets it wrong too - for example in Moby's "Lift Me Up", they list one line of the chorus us "[Unverified]". So very helpful.).
They even have the correct lyrics for The Endless Enigma ;)
"I hate it, I never get any phone signal here."
"Me neither. Hey, why has my heart stopped beating?"
Re: Re: Not surprised the software won't communicate
An Operation Manual is quite different from a Software Spec, no?
"never had a virus"
Neither have I. And I use Windoze.
Had to assist plenty of lusers who have had viruses though. In my experience, it's usually an issue involving PEBKAC...
In that case...
...Bracknellexile hit the nail on the head with "...like building Edinburgh's tram system" - the tracks in Princes Street requiring repair work only a short time after being put down!
Simple, they never would buy the pirated goods. It's pirated or nothing for them (or Free alternative, of course).
Re: How long
There's been a SpeedDial extension for Fox for some time, and it's been able to show the weather in a dial for a while.
"Even if you have a Hotmail you need their support PIN, which if you need a reminder needs to be sent to your registered email. So you are back where you started!"
Well then that's your own fault. Don't have your registered FH account email provided by FH.
"I'll call them or text them or email them. [...] I don't need to put my activites on a website I don't control for other morons to read."
So who controls your email? How about your mobile phone? Sure, it's not a website but I'm sure it'd be just as easy for someone to find a way into your emails or your SMS messages. Maybe a bit of phone-tapping here and there wouldn't go amiss too.
"The only social networking site that's worth anything is LinkedIn, and that has a genuine purpose as far as I'm concerned, it's not all about pointless "look wot I did 2day" crap."
Much as I may agree with this statement, unfortunatly it seems we're in the minority on this one. The punters clearly love being able to tell everyone about the virtualfarm they run.
BBC Test Card
For those with freeview (which has no HD services but never mind):
1) Goto channel 105 and wait for the screen to load. Press yellow
2) Tune out and back in to 105. Now press Green ("Secret" appears in the top right before the Status Page appears)
3) Now press green again for Test Card W :-)
Does this only work on IE then?
Wonderful piece of Stobbery :D
Then the libraries named "home_two" and "home_s12" are full of it....
So basically what we're saying is: this person has sat and gone through every single library to see what's there? Don't they have something better to be doing with their life?
Actually, scrap that - they bought an iPhone in the first place... the only thing they enjoy more is worshiping Jobs.
"But Opera couldn't make the intercontinental flight from Norway. And Apple couldn't make the eight-minute drive from Cupertino."
Drum Brae South?
That's as maybe but anyone who lives in Portobello in the North-East of the city knows that a Google car actually lives down Bath Street. I've seen it parked overnight there. So hah!
Pressing+Holding power and home and then releasing power ain't DFU mode - that's just recovery mode.
In recovery mode, you can turn the device off and then boot into normal mode.
In DFU, rebooting simply returns you to DFU mode. You can't put your iPhone into DFU without some help from another application (iTunes, pwnagetool, ziphone etc)
Mine's the one with '"Legit" iPod Touch User' on the back
How about you give us all free Reg T-Shirts and vulture masks so that when we appear on the maps you'll know where we live.
Wait that's a bad idea...
Mine's the one with the stolen spycar keys in the pocket
"Sorry off-topic, but when does the BBC news website *ever* go down?"
Frequently. At least since they redesigned it.
And I've got FF3 - and had all the betas/rcs/etc - simply because if 7million people are downloading it in the first 24hours, my website should work in it.
Same with IE8 - although with its new "Standards Compliance" nothing works in it :D
Just went onto the MySpace homepage. No mention of this new look MySpace at all.
There was, however, a picture of the lady herself. Yes that's right! Paris was on the homepage! Now what was she doing there? ;-)
My account is tits up - again
Paypal have suspended my account - again - due to suspected fraudulent activity on a credit card linked to my account. That's all very well... Until you realise there are no credit cards linked to my account. I'm supposed to phone them to fix it. As if I'd give them money by doing that...
Then a day or two ago I got 3 (duplicate) emails informing me of a change to PayPal ToS.
Thankfully my account only had about a penny into it.
So if I go around looking for FON Hotspots and (eventually) manage to find one, I can download all the illegal movies/music/games/porn/etc I want and it'll be the FON Router's owner who the police come looking for?
I like this already :)
Mark Dowling will probably be correct.
And anyway, does anyone know if Google Docs can print to PDF?
@ all those complaining about the time a reinstall takes
Nexox Enigma is right - at least where the iPhone is concerned.
Here is the iPhone recovery/reinstall process:
1. Press and hold the Home and Power buttons. Keep holding, even when the phone turns off. Let go when the iTunes logo appears on the display.
2. Plug into iTunes and click Restore (Shift/Option click restore to select a custom firmware first).
3. Have a QUICK cup of tea
4. Return to find your iPhone, good as new and ready to go (well... After activation etc)
Not hours to do THAT. So unless they plan to reinstall the core FreeBSD as well...
sends the settings to you every time your SIM is put in a new phone.
That's a quid saved for all their customers :)
The finishing touch
To finish the look off, jailbroken users can also download and install the 'Vista' app from the installer.
And what does this vista app do I hear you cry?
well, it adds the typical BSOD to your iPhone/iPod Touch. Now that IS perfection!
Re: my comment above
I've just noticed Paris has gone walkies to be replaced by 'him' in my above comment. Scary! Here she is anyway.
*sniff sniff*... anyone smell the coffee?
Well its about time!
Have Microsoft at last woken up from the dream where Vista was actually a success?
Paris because even she realised Vista was **** before Microsoft
I believe in BOFH 2000: Episode 4, the BOFH said that he...
...was working on the screenplay for a Bastard movie called A Few Good Simms, to star Jack Nicholson as me, Demi Moore as the unrequited love interest and Tom Hanks as the Boss. (I would have used Tom Cruise, but that's just cliche)
Battery Life, Shmattery Life!
*ahem* Of course I never jailbroke my iPod touch and installed 3rd Party apps. *ahem*
But while i was busy [not] doing this, somehow my battery life shot up. I actually don't understand it myself but anyway, the battery life shot up, so that's not a problem at all.
And if you're worried about apps running in the background there IS an application which gives detailed information on any apps you have running and the amount of memory and such that they use.
And it gives the option to issue the kill command to each and every one of them.
When I installed IE7...
...I kept IE6 in a folder on my desktop. I usually use FF3 anyway.
The new slogan for IE8 when it comes will be 'It actually renders stuff right!' - although only if you put a meta tag instructing it to do so on your page. Come on microsoft... Wake up and smell the validation!
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- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE