36 posts • joined 25 Nov 2008
Small business upgrades
With the majority of businesses being small, many of these will have (or will be in the process of) migrated across from XP to Windows 7, with the (extremely likely) need to upgrade the pc's they currently run. This is what my business did this year, with a similar server upgrade planned for before July 2015 (ref SBS 2003). This has to be steady, bread-and-butter business for the PC market, no?
near or far
"This could either be a distant, slow-moving small star circled by a planet about 18 times as big as Earth, or a fast-moving planet relatively closer to Earth that's three or four times larger than Jupiter, with a moon significantly smaller than our planet."
So how do the boffins confirm which scenario is the real one? Redshift?
Re: Sounds about right
I too fix various family, friends and friends of family PC's and do so with a vague hope of my services being somehow repaid if really needed, but am still awaiting for my lawn to be mowed, kitchen redecorated, car washed, drains unblocked etc. And all to be carried out late into the evenings and/or on Sunday afternoons.
Are we talking about the same IT experts....
....who have neglected to put into place a plan to upgrade more than 1 million NHS computers from Windows XP, at a cost of $200 per desktop for the first year, going up to $400 in the second and $800 in the third year? I'm not saying that the XP state of affairs would prevent the care.data scheme from going ahead (especially since the total isn't all GP-related) but it'll make it all the more interesting - £120million for Year 1 to stay as they are, with all of the additional challenges that the continued use of an out-dated operating system brings.
My thoughts also - can the Doc take away the pain but keep the swelling??
"...more personal moments when it's sitting on his nightstand..." - what sort of things do you come out with while having a good wank??
So, ok many of us could simply achieve the same effect within 5 minutes on Photoshop (or even Paint) but a lot of others either can't do this or simply have better things to do. My kids would probably have fun with this app, but just because I wouldn't doesn't mean I'd piss all over it like you lot.
Not quite what most cooks need
The turkey will be ready in 4hrs 57mins but the veggies in 7mins? As 'a well wisher' correctly stated, they missed the chance of making a bang-on app here. Hold my calls and sack my cook......
Some may howl at the suggestion that a personal hobby such as this should be covered by regulation, but laws are there not to protect us from ourselves but from others. The blade could have easily hit someone else, possibly an innocent member of the public. Its like the 'why should I be forced by law to wear a helmet while on my motorbike' argument. If you kill yourself thats up to you, but what about others, and the extra burden you unnecessarily put on the health service?
Not the Fleet Air Arm - WAFU's if you don't mind. Fishheads are general service.
wi-fi v PLT health issues
Someone I know (a conspiracy nut) switched from wi-fi to PLT because they believed that wireless carries with it long-term exposure health issues, whereas PLT apparently doesn't. Presumably if a PLT-user is inadvertantly turning their house into a massive VHF transmitter, that carries potential health issues too?
Don't mind me, I always wear a tinfoil hat regardless ;)
Totally recyclable I hope. And not a product of oil either. Otherwise we're going backwards.
So the whole angle of the story is based around the woman saying how she 'evacuated herself'. Is that it? While this might make it as a scene in the new Carry On Banking film, this is otherwise the bit of cyberspace which it occupies. Sorry, El Reg, 2/10.
Its labrador, man.....
Yeah, its dogshit - my dog ate my stash. I've been following him around for a week.
The solution in 2 easy steps
1. Move out of your parents house.
2. Get a girlfriend
Since when were the Freemasons on the 2012 bandwagon? I think not. And why should our solar system alligning with the Milky Way rim make any difference? There'll be a lot of people looking for new employment after 2012, unless they can think up another apocalyptic deadline.
No conspiracy here
Maybe the shadow government overloads wish to prevent effective email encryption for their Westminster minions as part of the grand plan to control the masses. Or am I barking madly up the wrong tree??
Shame? He sounds like a liability who was best avoided at all costs. How many peoples lives do you reckon he buggered up in return for a lifestyle which he could not afford?
can someone explain why, in the animation, the earth is tanking it around the sun while Jupiter is not orbiting at all?? Is there something about the gas giant that I missed??
Maybe it'll just blow a massive e-raspberry and disappear. I'll be booting into Linux on the day, just in case.
It seems strange that nobody can stop it, although they can dissect and monitor it, and nobody has a clue as to who is behind it. A false flag to encourage further internet restrictions?
blowtorch surrender monkeys?
So the victim armed herself with a turkey baster and her brothers sperm? Bearing in mind that the majority of US shootings occur with the victims own gun, couldn't she see what was 'comming'? Its like something out of a porned-up Carry On film. She could have had someones eye out with that 10cc!
Paris because she wouldn't allow any of that fresh protein to go to waste.
From your 'yum' reference, you've been fiddling with Fedora? I've found that distro way too fiddly to be considered appropriate for your average Windows user. The next release of Ubuntu (due out in April) is probably the closest yet to a good, user-friendly, ungeeky Linux distro which someone currently using XP/Vista could cross over to for general web useage, emailing, word processing, etc and not get their knickers in a twist over. I know what you mean when you say about the endless config files, etc. That scenario is greatly reduced and the PnP thing greatly increased with the latest Ubuntu, which is getting close to 'being there'.
BTW, where you mention networks where you know Conflicker has infected, how did you detect this? Is there a way? If so, I'd like to check my work network out (5 workstations) if this is possible.
I beg to differ. I dual-boot using Vista and Ubuntu (have dabbled with Fedora also) and use Linux for most instances now, only going back into Windows when there is no alternative. There are a lot of others now doing the same, but admittedly not in their millions. Ubuntu in particular has become so GUI-friendly that many people could use the default installation with a few updates through Synaptic without having to venture into CLI territory. Its not totally there yet but its getting that way. I feel much happier knowing that I have a relatively safe OS with Ubuntu should the brown stuff hit the fan with Windows OS's because of such things as Conflicker.
over the top
Pretty graphics, and very detailed. All that eye candy wouldn't be a distraction for the driver, would it??
Paris because she's easily distracted by 3D rendered objects standing upright in front of her, also.
Universal Telecom have my company locked into a 12 months termination period which its trying to expand to 3 years under new contracts for new customers (or existing ones who, for some reason, have to re-sign). That would mean, under current rates, I would either have to give 3 years notice to quit or be handed a cancellation charge of about £3600. They are all crap.
It seems that wherever there is email/internet monitoring you ar eliable to find this kind of thing. I seem to remember the monitoring of financial transactions from overseas to the US was abused by the relevant authority and commercially-sensitive material was fed to American companies. Who polices the police?
So the pirated copies of Vista that typically do the rounds on bittorrent sites have Conflicker, or backdoors to allow infection of Conflicker, built in? This makes me glad I'm an Ubuntu user.
Its £349 according to the Medionshop website. Not that I want one. My daughter probably will. But she'll be disappointed if she dares to ask.
what a turd
What is it with ppl in the IT world who seem to think that they should be so untouchable that they attempt things such as this? If a sacked car mechanic went and sabotaged the brakes on his former companys fleet of vehicles as revenge for having to be answerable to his employer, we'd all think that the guy is a twat. Why should this prick be any different - because he seemingly possesses power way beyond his physical being? All he is doing is re-enforcing the stereotype of the geeky, no-mates sysadmin who has problems with society generally but has a tendency to take it out on employers and women (probably).
business as usual
You'd think that with the massive economic problems currently facing the US, the powers-at-be would call a halt to R&D of such exotic weaponry. As Rep. Ron Paul said this week "...the problem is nobody wants to cut the American Empire, even Obama's Administration wants to increase spending overseas and increase military spending. As long as you want to run the World Empire... you cannot solve this problem."
Gibbo - you work for 'superior' Novatech?
Then you are either trolling or are simple. OcUK are far better than Novatech, especially for support (use Novatechs sales line only when telephoning if you want anyone to actually pick up). I've just built a great pc with all bits comming from OkUK (and 4 Gb RAM due to arrive today) and have yet to fault them. I'm sure that they're not perfect, and if they overcharge DON'T BUY FROM THEM, FOOL! I suspect at least some of the ppl who have had problems with their customer support deserved it ('ooppss, I just killed my new mo'board, now to try and convince the supplier that it was their fault').
Does it just fine for XP-based machines - I disabled autorun on 5 workstations and a server in a couple of minutes. I think there's a non-MS freeware version of TweakUI for Vista available too.
Is that like being called a Munson??
Paris because she can't understand what all the fuss is about.
Sounds to me like an ideal 'proof of concept' experiment for certain western nations to use as part of their big RFID plan. You'd think Papua would be one of the last countries to resort to such new technology - they appear to be way ahead of the curve on this one.
@ Gareth Jones
Hows about if you found yourself with testicular cancer and were given treatment described as 'cancer-reducing capable' but, after a precious year of intensive chemo and pill-popping, you found in the smallprint that the course was suitable for breast cancer only? I'm sure you'd kick yourself for being so damn presumptious. Or maybe just laugh your balls off......