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Only related by the fact it was a ZX Spectrum game also, but there was a feature in the game Valhalla, that if you entered a swear word a dwarf would run on and punch you while the legend 'Mary is not amused' was printed at the bottom of the screen, everyone presumed that it was a reference to Mary Whitehouse.
Had a system whereby page turns were animated in such a way, admittedly not by touching a screen but with a mouse, now don't tell me that this is not an obvious innovation that an expert in the field could not predict. s'all bollocks innit.
In common with many of the other posters here, my need for faster and faster PCs has abated beacuse although faster more powerful processors are available I haven't yet topped out the ones I have I invested about 4 or 5 years ago in a couple of quad core machines with 4Gb of memory and TBH they are as powerful as I need. When I compare them with hardware available now the only real differences are in terms of power usage, disk speeds/access times. I put in SSD boot drives on both of them upgraded one of them to 16 GB and 64 bit W7 and really that's about it.
Not surprising really
Having dealt with innumerable new Tosh's and the gigabytes of crapware they have installed, it doesn't really surprise me that Tosh has taken this stance. Perhaps they can mitigate their faux pas by hosting their own manuals on their own site. Strikes me as a severe case of nose amputation for the sake of facial umbrage.
Re: As long as they show Jar-Jar-Binks being evicerated.............
Jar-Jar snuff movies will be very popular, Jar-Jar gets donkey punched by a Rancor is one that would be a suitable short for the discerning viewer.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall
In summarizing Voltaire's views came up with
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Seems times have changed.
s'all bollocks innit
I couldn't disagree more with the actions of this idiot, although I can see cause for burning a poppy as a protest against Earl Haig and his fuckups in WW1, bit late for that now though, but he surely should be free to do this sort of thing and not be subject to criminal law for doing it, a heap of disparagement and abuse would suffice, and I'm sure he'll be getting that. Isn't this what the men who fought in those wars were fighting about, the freedom of speech and action, well that and the criminal expansionism of the empires involved. The police need to get their priorities right.
I'll have a p please Bob
Well at two of them in support.
Cox described as top boffin is obviously erroneous.
they do have a backdoor it didn't work very well!
They're not the only ones, at least some of lenovo's laptop camera drivers appear to be busted by W8, accessing the camera prompts a blue screen and an unhappy smiley followed very quickly by a reboot.
Elaborate Bytes virtual DVD driver also seems to be incompatible.
30 years of accumulated, irreplaceable, priceless "stuff" had to be disposed of when I emigrated some 12 years ago. Gone never to be seen again are the 3" floppy drives, iomega zip drives, 8" floppies and their drives, 10MB hard disk and its associated 4 user Z80 system... sigh I can't go on. My current accumulation pales into insignificance when compared to the glory that was a 50 lb Tandy daisywheel printer that could shake the living room when going at full pelt.
Having just been subjected to
WD Smartware, if ever a POS software package was misnamed this is the one. If I was WD I'd be looking in house for some of their problems, or even better just have a look at their customer forums.
All these iPads
I wonder if Apple'll ever issue iPads with wings, or those clever ones that stick to the inside of your knickers... wait a minute, guess I got the wrong forum.
Hard put to find any! American products that is.
Re: Another eBook rip-off
I've seen some Adobe DRMed digital editions which you are not allowed to read aloud.
If the flaws were in the inevitable torrented versions.
Has to be
Bacon, heavily smoked Ayrshire back bacon, an abundance of it served in the maw of a heavily buttered Glasgow roll. These are the chewy baked goods only available from corner shops in and around Glasgow, well fired takes you to charcoal and cinders on the topside with chewy goodness underneath. Sauce should be of the HP variety and of course is best when also served with a fried egg and/or indeed a tattie scone on top, although this may offend the purists it does help the carb and protein intake so vital when combating the effects of 200 fl oz of Belhaven 90/- the night before.
I think we need a bacon buttie icon.
Re: @ LDS
you can transfer all the epubs you like but there is no native support for them on a Kindle, you would have to install something like Aldiko or use Calibre to convert the epub into a mobi.
Re: Kudos to the author
Valuable, but only employ 50000 people in America.
Re: unlicensed music illegally on iTunes?
Rap so music moniker may be subject to argument.
How many of my generation (50ish) were influenced by this man and his contemporaries. I remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch the lunar landings in July of 1969, I also know that society at that time was probably more pro science that at any time before or since. It certainly affected my choice of subjects at school and my chosen academic path and ultimately profession. He will be sadly missed, a brave, modest and intelligent man, qualities that are rare let alone to be found in one individual. When asked about his relative lack of exercise when compared to his fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong said, "I believe God gave us all a limited number of heart beats,and I will be damned if I use mine up running up and down the street."
Re: A moralist predicts the future
Firewire was Apple's name for the IEEE 1394 interface, whilst Apple indeed contributed heavily to the development and patent pool the license for each item was set at $0.25. The reason USB 1.0 and 2.0 were successful despite IEEE 1394's greater performance was that the hardware for IEEE 1394 was significantly more expensive, in a tight margin market this will kill or severely limit the implementation of a product.
Should have been
$5 Billion awarded to both, banning of all infringing hardware from both manufacturers and a kick in the bollocks for both sets of lawyers.
Sounds as if
The Judge knows his Shakespeare: "A plague o' both your houses!"
citigroup whining about a single fuck up, considering they were a major TARP beneficiary, a result of years of fuck ups!
Behind every great man's acheivements
There's an argument with her inside.
Finding it Clean
Not a great user of the start button or the associated menu, I was always a quick launch toolbar sort of person. TBH this windows incarnation has just given me more room on my taskbar to accommodate even more icons in my QL. Personally not a fan of pinning, takes up too much room. Everything installed without a hitch, I only had to replace the windows sound driver as the sound levels were too low. After a few minor WTFs I've now settled down to realising that it's actually not bad and probably within the week will take the plunge and stick it on the SSD laptop.
but very slow. Would seem to me that they really need to embrace torrenting when this sort of release happens.
Buckling I think, getting errors on request for license keys and for downloads.
Re: US viewer here. Please, can I pay the license fee?
If the BBC can ever get cross national licensing sorted out they'd make a fortune in other countries, I currently pay about a third of the TV license every month for shit channels that have 16 minutes of commercials for every hour broadcast.
Re: This from...
Imaginary friends who cannot ever be portrayed in any image whatsoever, ever!
Re: Too right
VPN is old hat there's easier stuff around, check out SmartDNS
Re: First Class mail
Depends on the size of budgie one is smuggling I would presume!
First Class mail
£57,575,003.3 if shifted in one large parcel. Or £987,000,000 not including packing for individual letters.
NBC Olympic coverage
Sucked the big one.
Cut out a large chunk of the opening ceremony which was tape delayed, including the tribute to the victims of terrorism, to talk to Michael Phelps. They even bleeped out Eric in the closing ceremony, 'Lif'e's a piece of BLEEP, when you look at it."
The PowerPC was not an Apple product, made by Motorola or IBM. Apple chose to use it.
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