Re: The wonder of it all - @Turtle
BRILLIANT! Thank you.
384 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008
BRILLIANT! Thank you.
For my very simple needs: email, web, videos and music, it is absolutely brilliant. It is fast to startup and shutdown, detected all hardware successfully and is dead reliable - oh, and no MS tax. Shame about Mandriva, nice idea undercapitalised.
Sadly, democracy is pretty much dead, big business rules the governments, and they rule us.
I'm staggered anyone should downvote this post.
True, that's why I love my Hackintosh. Go and see Tonymac, and you can do it too!
@Anonymous coward (says it all, really)
Downvoted for being a smug tw@
That is very, very heavy for what is, after all, a car.
Name something that could go wrong with a car and it happened to my TR:
Wheel fell off
Diff blew up
Caught fire (twice)
And many, many more. Loved it, though, and would have it back tomorrow - as long as I had another car when I need to get somewhere.
But then I'm an old person, with nice wind-up watches, so what would I know?
I've got both versions of the 7, and a 10. The 7s are both fine with 5.1, the 10 less so - occasionally drops Wifi, but in all other respects all are ok.
Only if I lose my Rolex, and my Omega, and my Junghans, and my Zenith, and my other Rolex, and my Oris...so no, you smug sod, I shan't be wearing a smart watch.
"This is what happens when you let STUPID people, who others believe in because someone gave them a label of "expert", the microphone." - and is why democracy is so very flawed.
Is that something to do with hunting?
The plural of 'box' is 'boxes', or maybe that's not cool enough?
All true, certainly in my experience. I've seen men and women go to the loo on the plane and come out in western clothes.
We should not have dealings with this corrupt, backward regime.
If you could name one communist state where people are/were happy, could come and go as they pleased and were treated fairly, I'd agree, but for me communism doesn't seem to work out quite the way Marx hoped it would. Shame, really, it's a nice idea.
However, some other sort of revolution would not go amiss. There is no-one worthy of respect of any political hue, and that is depressing. Sadly, most revolutions just seem to end up with a worse bunch of bastards than the set you had before.
Anyone tried any of those USB 'scopes? I'm retired now with time to play, but not money to blow even on a secondhand Tektronix.
@Ledswinger - amazing! Not only do you post complete tosh, but, having advertised your lack of foresight to the world, you then do another post which, paraphrased says 'no, you did get it right first time, I really am a dick'.
The problem with the Greens is that they don't seem to realise that energy, especially electricity, has to come from somewhere, and we use rather a lot of it. They don't want coal, they don't want oil, they don't want gas, they don't want nuclear, but they do want electricity.And so do I.
@K - don't forget that Jackboots Smith was every bit as keen to remove our freedoms as that cretin May. If I remember correctly, returning our stolen freedoms was something that nice Mr Cameron was going to do when he gained power. They're all shites, that is what is so depressing, there is no-one with integrity or vision.
Lucky old you. I'd happily pay for that, but here in 'Superfast Cornwall' I have 2 Mbps and am told that it will NEVER be upgraded.
They have piss-poor choice anyway, unless you just like blockbusters.
...think of the children.
In what way a fail? I have a Nokia 920, makes phone calls, sends texts and email, browser works fine and it has a great camera. The OS is intuitive. I don't see the problem, but I guess I'm just not cool enough.
And your not so tiny mind is quite correct. When you are landing, you raise the nose to bleed off energy and kill the lift. If the land is sloping upwards at a significant angle, the amount that you need to raise the nose will most likely be above the angle at which the wing will cease to fly, resulting in, at best, a very heavy landing.
It baffles me all the downvotes these FACTS are getting.
Absolutely. Even the Economist is in favour. Sadly, this country is run by the Daily Mail and those that read it.
...something better to do than watch TV.
Julia 'look how wonderful I am' Bradbury? No thanks, give me self-deprecating Michael any day.
You're absolutely right, but it never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who spout the 'if you've nothing to hide...' bollocks. I never thought I would find myself agreeing with Keith Vaz, but I do on this one.
Don't you just love it that there are still people mad enough to do something like this?
I've been using Zen for years and years and on the rare occasions I've needed support, they have been fantastic. And they call a couple of days after to make sure all is ok.
I really hate ad hominem remarks, but for you I have to make an exception. What a dick!
I take your point, but he does have a point, too. The average El Reg reader is most likely not the average person, almost definitely better educated and with a more inquiring attitude to what is going on in the world.
*Most* comments on El Reg show a better grasp of rhetoric than in, say, the Daily Mail. And no, I don't have a link to a survey showing this either, but suggest, if you don't believe it, you make the comparison for yourself!
Don't agree. We're paying for the crap the Beeb churn out, and they're nothing like as good - or unbiased - as they used to be.
With the advent of fora like this, little people can throw their weight around with impunity, whereas in the real world, they would get their heads kicked in. Not sure if that's progress or not.
Absolutely spot on. I remember reading, most likely in New Scientist, that we are about 3000 calories a week disadvantaged against people in the 50s just because they did so much more physical work.
It depends on what you want, really, doesn't it? There are an awful lot of very samey German cars around that sort of price, I agree, and they are probably 'better' technically. I have had Mercedes and I've had Jags, and I think Jags are just, well, nicer places to be.
By the way, it's 'Maserati'.
I think he knew that, or some of it, but was just aiming for a cheap laugh.
Excellent and informative reply, thank you for posting.
Writing modifications to and hooks to allow a simple menu system. What fun it was then, C++ is very boring in comparison.
Cowon X7 - 160GB and regarded as superior fidelity to most players. I've got one and I love it.
I wonder who the curmudgeonly, low-life dipshit was that down voted you?
Some woman from the TVLA wrote to me when I explained that the principle of common law in this country was innocent until proven guilty. She said that she understood that was the case, but experience had shown that most people who said they didn't have a licence were liars, so they had to check. I replied saying that I thought her tax declarations were most likely dishonest and I wanted to come to her house to check her books, and I never heard from them again. Bastards.
Exactly! No matter how good the sound, the programmes are complete shit.
Too bloody true. I worked for a well-known American company and some daft woman from HR called me up and said that she was not happy with the diversity of my team. I asked her who she wanted me to get rid of, and she said I wasn't being helpful. We live in an unreal world.
And, sadly, you are correct. Culture, manners, style and taste have all declined catastrophically in the last forty years. It's all 'me...me...me' and everything, but everything has to be somebody's fault.
End of rant.
I presume you're talking about yourself, Mr Coward?
"Those sensors don't come out easy" - I think "easily" would be a better choice.
Although communism is a very fine idea, which would be wonderful if people were altruistic, one has to despair of the state that is at war with its own people...mind you, getting like that here now.
Jake, you are my man! These chaps have no soul.