903 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008
Re: Dark Ages diet
Yes. Trampled, boiled shitty-veg.
Weak beer too.
Do we really want those days again?
Buy a second-hand Thinkpad with a higher-res and brighter screen, and a Core2 Duo for about the same money and put Chrome OS or a full Linux distro on it.
Of course it weighs a bit more :)
Yum tum yummy tum hey
And in a kick in the teeth for Jobs' memory...
...it doesn't work on the iPhone.
I spent a good 5 minutes trying to work out why my twitter feed was filling up with tweets telling me to image search atari breakout. I scrolled up and down the images wondering if one was rude or something.
Be more specific people!
Anyone remember Through The Wall on the Speccy demo tape?
Re: Too much methane
Nope. The majority is from burps not farts.
It's just annoying.
I read that 4 times before it came through as "box set" rather than "sex bot".
I preferred my reading.
"We don't need no education"
"Yes you do. You've just used a double negative."
Got an SGS1 here and the buttons don't quite disappear when not in use. Not that it matters really.
Finally a use for my iPhone!
I applaud this for it's "just because" attitude \o/
Nothing to do with pressure from down the road?
Don't get me wrong, it's a great result for common sense.
Re: Just airbagged?
Chaps with baps then?
Or was the reassignment more complete?
Kneel before Zod
That is all.
Hey John. How's it going?
Surely this is not the web.
There's no "...WEIRD TRICK..." adverts. Therefore it is not the interwebz.
Doesn't look too bad
My stomach is awaiting dinner and it quite fancied the look of that.
Re: Automatic tills?
Business people in Retail are quite likely to be women. So are the Business Analysts who would produce the requirements.
Given that, would it really have made a difference if the nerd who did the code to plumb the till into the Point Of Sale system was a lady?
Power users aren't the only ones who dislike wood-panelled apps with brass buttons and such.
Stop feeding the troll
What a tool.
Re: Stupid question
"and homeopathic medicine"
Water has no memory and Homeopathy does not work. You are now fully educated on the subject.
If you don't mind a scruffy GRUB then it's better just to install them side by side and try them that way. The average HDD has enough space for 7 easily.
Alternatively you can just install the different desktops over Ubuntu and choose per session but it might be best to follow a guide for that as my success with this has been mixed :)
Missing from this report
They also started to believe that products with a silver fruit on the back were inherently superior.
Re: Been using this
Yes, it's quicker. Do you want me to time page loads or boot times?
Re: Install cinnamon and upgrade
I have Mint alongside 13.04 so I'm happy enough in Cinnamon but when I tried to install Cinnamon on top of 13.04 it wasn't fully functional. Trying to bring up the dialog to edit the panel didn't respond. Does it not automatically installed all the required packages?
By contrast, installing KDE causes it to load pretty much all of Kubuntu. It even changes the splash-screen :)
Been using this
Been using this as my primary sofa-surfer for a couple of weeks. Very snappy and polished. A great experience for a household machine. Far more pleasant and quicker than Win7 on my Thinkpad T400. Also finding the interface less fiddly than Cinnamon.
You still sell a support contract.
And where's Eadon saying they should have used Mint? He's late.
Get real commentards
Running on unsupported XP may be a risk an SME can take but not a large corporate.
Running apps in a virtual environment either in Win7/8 or Linux desktops still does not get rid of XP so does not solve the issue.
Those organisations that are still lumbered with IE6-only 'thin-cliient' apps as well as user-generated apps based on Office 2003 and earlier and Access 95 are in for a world of pain either trying to upgrade all of those at once or having to explain why a long-drawn-out, multi-stage programme is required to a very fucked-off business.
(Hi Nic by the way)
Re: False Prophet
Nuclear power plants are orders of magnitude more reliable at generation than wind plants. Planned downtime is scheduled to not clash with planned downtime in other plants months in advance. Hence you need to provide backup generation only for about 10% of your total. For wind you need 100%.
It is not always windy somewhere in the UK or even Europe. Do the costs you are giving include huge interconnects from Kazakhstan or New Zealand?
When I was a student they had tomato-growing-greenhouses next to Drax that used the excess heat. Bloody warm in there it was :)
Also, congrats again Ledswinger for being the most consistently sensible poster on energy on The Reg.
No, apply for something sensible like Enterprise Artichoke.
Re: Are rat kidneys tasty?
So lamb piss is OK. Just not rat?
Are rat kidneys tasty?
Are they nice devilled?
Re: Birth control is simple
This is true. The population will not grow forever.
Also, who the fuck is anyone to tell anyone whether they should OR shouldn't be using birth control?
Re: Time to start picking that low hanging fruit?
The hard greens do have a touch of the religious about them. They don't want there to be any easy solutions as we are supposed to be getting punished for our evil western ways :)
Gwasanaeth cyfieithu ar hyn o bryd. Ar gyfer gwasanaethau cyfieithu yn eich ardal chi, gofynnwch yn eich swyddfeydd y cyngor lleol.
Idris oedd y ddraig yn Ivor yr injan. Cennin cennin gennin.
Re: Did anyone else
I was expecting to hear the national anthem of whales. What rhymes with plankton again?
Back to Phrenology...
Why a Rubik's cube?
Re: Not outsourced
Should I have used <sarcasm> tags?
Re: Not outsourced
That can't be true. A techie is just a techie. If you can get a brand-new one for a very low wage then that is much better than paying a higher wage for an old one. Simple economics. You need to do some totals on a spreadsheet to prove this is correct.
500 x £50,000 = £25,000,000
500 x £20,000 = £10,000,000
That's 60% cheaper annually. A 15 million pound saving per annum!
Honestly, can you techies not do maths? No wonder you never got promoted to management!
Re: Astonishing and nice!
Then we'll just use Greenfly to kill the Inhibitors and everything will be fine.
Re: Astonishing and nice!
They should be working towards a conjoiner drive.
1" is enough?
In other news:
MEN LIKE BIG TITS!!!!!!!
World-changing stuff. Who knew?
The unions needed to be stopped. It was a filthy, corrupt, and sexist, system. She did that. Good.
What she replaced them with is a mixed legacy and your point of view probably depends on where you lived and what industry you or your family worked in.
Re: A cover up
wtf? The report blames the bankers. Squarely. Did you read it?
Re: But surely?
Ironically, in the years before the collapse I'd been (with others ofc) working on MI systems that tracked the quality of sales made over time to make sure they weren't of poor quality e.g. cancelled in a week because they were only taken out under pressure.
Stupid that they did this for current accounts but not huge corporate loans :)
Re: This has worried me for a while
Branch managers have next to nothing to do with loans in this day and age. It's not Captain Mainwaring any more. Personal loans and mortgages were all approved by computer systems. I'd imagine there was constant pressure from the top to slacken the algorithms used to be more generous.
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