358 posts • joined Tuesday 7th October 2008 11:26 GMT
Re: A fascinating opportunity
Which works if none of your data crosses the borders of any of those countries at any point in its lifetime. Tracert can give some very interesting results.
I'm currently looking for new phone for my non-music-playing non-gaming mother who takes pictures with her SLR rather than her phone and only wants a smartphone for the GPS and the maps. The 8GB version will do her just nicely.
I connected a Commodore C64 to my LG flat panel a week or so ago and it tuned in fine. When I've tracked down the dry capacitor (I assume it's a dry capacitor causing the problem) I'll get the whole keyboard working again and see what memories I can dredge up.
Still wish I'd got my Dragon 32 though, without that machine I'm not sure that I'd have embarked on a life in computing.
Are there any known bumps in the road to Linux-ing any of these laptops? Given the grief that Samsung caused are there any chipset woes that a person might find inside any of these boxes? Might be a question worth asking in future reviews.
Back when I first learned to programme
The lecturer asked us if we'd ever done any knitting, as those used to reading knitting patterns would already be used to reading written programmes and would have a head start. Sadly, I don't think this is where MicroSoft are coming from.
Vulva, surely? If my vagina looked like that I'd be seeking medical attention.
I genuinely wish that I had known of the existence of the R2-D2 Builders Club before now. This sort of thing should be encouraged at every opportunity.
Saddened by the lack of an appearance of Steve's boon companion, the lovely มาลัย (which means "Garland of Flowers" in Thai).
Never got near it
The 380Z we had at school was monopolised by by two dweebs (Hi Andy! Hi Chris!) who defended their fiefdom against any interlopers but especially girls. I left them to it and learned BASIC on my Dragon 32 instead.
You missed the step
Where all the Android fans take the mickey (posting their mickey-taking comments using the Nexus 5 that they got 2 working days after it was released as that was the quickest that Google could deliver it).
Re: Strange desire
Those kits were just a gateway drug. Next thing you know the kids will all be moving onto the hard stuff - solder.
I've now got it into my head to to use a Pi to develop a better radar. This is how arms races begin.
Re: Linux version of this ...
That's in my head now. I'm looking at the SLES build team and imagining ...
I need mind bleach.
Flammable material warning sign in the absence of the corrosive agent symbol.
Anything that avoids the use of the word "webinar" gets my vote.
אֵין כָּל חָדָשׁ תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶש
The Apple ][ really took off when business types started taking their own machines into run the spreadsheets that they needed to run but couldn't on the computers used in the business world in those far-off pre-IBM PC times. It's amusing that after all of Microsoft's efforts to sell table PCs for the pat decade or so it was an Apple device once more that the business types landed on as the thing that they wanted to use.
Re: What happened to...
VME/B is still a very rational choice in many circumstances. VME/K would be the alternative option ;-)
Sorry, I never, ever read past the string "Gartner".
I'm upgrading a lot of WinXP boxes for friends and family at the moment
Mostly to Ubuntu, but to Mint for the ones who want it.
Re: why compare apple and ms?
Why so much hate for MS?
After they did that to me I wondered how they were going screw me over again.
I still rate Server 2008 and have yet to find a viable alternative for Exchange,but I don't use those at home so unless I'm being paid to I tend to avoid MS software these days.
Thank you for all the good work, I enjoyed reading it.
"something that would not be even a punishable or fine-able offence in the rest of the civilized world".
Those stupid Swedes and their stupid legal system holding people to higher standards than the rest of the civilized world. What were those stupid Swedes thinking?
Not a single word about the ribbon?
Re: And yet....
When I have reached my minimum level of caring then I couldn't care less no matter how much I tried.
There are many things that I would like to ban from my organisation, but my employer will insist that I use and deploy them if I am to get paid. Thems the breaks.
The Youth Of Today
Some of us still dream in EBCDIC.
Re: The Windows Salute
Always pleased to be educated. I missed out on DOS except as the support player for Win 3.11 which is where I first encountered the IBM PC compatible, swiftly moving onto NT 3.51 which is where I first raised three fingers in anger. Prior to that, resetting the machines I worked on was done by an acolyte of the mainframe in the computer hall who would have to key the box physically. Simpler times that sometimes I sigh for. Wrangling Linux boxes gives me some of the same pleasures, but it's not quite the same some how.
Or "The Windows Salute".
Re: What is left to do?
There are only two entertainment-oriented battery-powered handheld devices whose function is not covered by my mobile phone.
One is the TV remote and I'm not too fussed about my phone replacing that, the other covers a function that I won't want performed in public so I can live without my phone replicating that (plus it would demand considerably different dimensions to my current Samsung).
Re: Hershey's chocolate
Yes, it was "Spangles". Old English flavours FTW.
I'll risk it for a Swisskit.
Re: Vauxhall and Marantz?
I was reminded of my Marantz tape deck circa 1982. Lovely piece of kit.
Re: The Nestle Kit-Kat Chocolate is far too sweet
"There's no need for language like that.".
When I first started to read SF I picked 'Man Plus' off the library shelf, then spent the next fortnight reading everything the library had by Frederik Pohl until I'd exhausted their supply. The library then got in all his remaining published works. After I'd read those I moved on to other authors, but it was his work that got me started for which I feel duly grateful.
Re: And why aren't the Government using the law for these things?
"I think the real concern was what could be left on the train by a pissed hack."
Indeed. That's the MoD's job.
Re: It was pricing wot dun it in
I never used OS/2 at work - we were still a mainframe and UNIX shop at the time, with desktops just starting to replace terminals.
Just before IBM finally gave up Computer World included OS/2 in the cover CD so I tried on my 486 box at home. It worked well, but the moment had passed.
NT4 was where I started to question MS. NT 3.51 was so well designed that I couldn't believe some of the dumber decisions they made with NT and I wondered how they could have been so stupid. How little I knew what was to come.
An industry monolith (the Incredible Blue one last time round) toppled by a more agile and user responsive OS? Microsoft should know that story, surely? IBM remade itself and it's still here but it looks an awful lot different to the way it did in 1984. I'm sure that MS will still be here in 2144, but I wonder in what form and I doubt that it will be on every desktop.
Indeed it is an American word for sideboard. As a child I thought that it sounded impossibly exotic, but then as a child I thought that a "molester" was someone who kept moles as pets so what did I know?
"... put the GDI into the kernel, making the whole thing unstable, in exchange for (I am told) about 15% more speed" - and this was the first time that I started to wonder exactly what it was that the Emperor was wearing.
I was a huge fan of Windows NT. Having moved from a mainframe environment to writing stuff for Windows via a brief experiment with Macs, Windows NT and especially v3.51 felt like a return to a world run by adults after being sent back to the playpen. I'm sure that MS would still have been able to make dumb decisions even if they hadn't moved from the original design philosophy, but for that brief period they seemed to be getting things right and moving in the right direction. Every time MS do something brain dead I think, "GDI moved from Ring 4 ...", sigh and shake my head.
I feel old again.
Re: Just sayin..........
When I took my first job as a baby programmer back in the last century I used the phrase, "paperless office", only to be upbraided by an older, wiser hand that, "You'll see a paperless toilet before you see a paperless office". The truth of this remains undiminished.
There are refurbed T28s available. I've given more than a few moments thought to getting one for voice and txts and a portable hotspot for data. It was a lovely little phone, very compact, shame the flip panel would shoot off every now and again.
Is there anywhere I can go that will help me escape from the blight of the mobile phone?
Re: One thought...
It's no harder to crash a tractor than any other vehicle, but if you do crash it you are often less accessible than most cars are when crashed. You'll also find them quite uncomfortable to crash into when they're fitted with front loaders, fertiliser spreaders and the like. In fact, it's the the things bolted to or towed by tractors that seem to cause more grief. When a farmer was killed unjamming his muck-spreader while he was still leaning into it I did add a highlighted entry onto my list of ways that I'd rather not die.
Re: "6 refers to its girth"
Speaking as a woman, I am keenly aware of the difference between girth and depth and your interpretation is correct.
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