2863 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
My PC is quite new but had to have XP at the time
I built it before 7 and used a XP Pro licence as there was nothing else I could easily install at the time.
No easy update to any other OS.
I suppose I will have to watch the XP embedded PC at a customers and copy things off that
The other PC is 10 years old and already boots into Mint as well.
He has been named.
Just need to see pictures (of him) then the women will know who to knee in the groin.
And yes he is a pervert.
Re: Well done El Reg
Well my previous FD Trinitron had a digital tuner, but I moved to HD & LCD when the tube just started to lose brightness in the corner.
None of my TVs have had root kits on them, the newest runs Linux
Re: Ancient hardware
Is this the hardware we spent a fortune on 10 years ago? The hardware which has done its job with no issues, which has gained bigger HDDs, more RAM?
The hardware which when my work PC failed ended up in the office for 1 year, and was the fasted machine in the office despite being built so long ago.
If old hardware is fast enough why scrap it?
The killer for me as a home PC was MPEG2 encoding was slow, now a second PC at home.
Re: Design issue with that website
I showed my wife that site, she thought it was a scam site as well.
At least try to make it look like windows.
But I am shocked, why downvote you?
Yes we cangasm
Then I nominate the award to Bob the Builder.
Watch out Bob's on the job
Re: "there're plenty of people who'd prefer to take the "cruise" approach" @h4rm0ny
Trains are often packed, when they are the quickest 100-200 mile or so means of transport they tend to be busy.
GWML is something else, people are commuting 100 miles or so in about an hour.
Luxury cruises, well airship sounds civilised.
Re: @ TRT They almost laughed him out of the boardroom...
I didn't get the quote originally but as soon as Thunderbirds was mentioned I remembered.
And TB6 was a AFAIR a Tiger Moth
Run to the hills
Is currently stuck in my mnd, at least it is a decent song.
Re: How to load an airship with celebrities
Depends on which ones.
If they are Bruces mates, in the cabin would be suitable.
Ed Force 2
Food for thought.
I bet most discussions between
terrorists are face to face or dead drop and do not involve the internet.
Sounds like usual control freak scaremongering
Not sure may have been Win 98.
No that is CD\
That is supported as it CD.. but not CD...
I used to use it a lot CD... up two, CD.... up three
It was great
CD... in DOS/CMD ect
What ever happened to CD...?
I used to use it and it has disappeared.
Now I get "The system cannot find the path specified."
So where did CD... go
Re: PS3 exclusive
With the consoles so cheap and so many brilliant games, pick one up and try it.
You will enjoy it.
My sons like both, they play LBP and Minecraft, no reason they can't
I will say that Sackboy is cuter than Steve.
Cheapest option sometimes
This happened at a customer and it buggered the database big time.
It was a few days before the idiot responsible mentioned it, by then hardware checks had been carried out the database server writers involved, no faults found,
In this case they took the strategic decision to restore what was restorable and to suffer data loss for what was not.
I hope they sacked the moron responsible.
Ours is the only place I have seen their new mid range surround sound receivers. But then we have lost all three of our home cinema / HiFi shops locally.
But then the previous SC franchise holder went bump and they were a well respected local company with multiple home electronic shops.
Hard market these days, and nowhere to test what you want to buy. How do I compare between the receivers in this price range, I now cannot.
RIP all of the home cinema specialists. And strangely we lost our last model shop due to the downstairs HC / HiFi / Photographic place shutting.
So if our SC shuts down we would have a city with no HiFi or Home Cinema shop at all.
They wonder why our town centre is so quiet, well where are all the shops?
Re: Don't need no stinkin' ribbon
Actually leaving Wordstar behind was one of the saddest things in computing. One of the first MS-DOS packages I had come across and used it for years.
Looking at the fallen software is so sad. Wordstar, Netware, Clipper, the high featured text editors, all things I miss.
Of course everyone will have their own list, my wife was a Word Perfect user.
Re: So it's her fault - Ribbon
Because I don;t want to spend ages learning to use something I use rarely. I can use most File Edit menued software to a standard I need just by playing.
Why do ribbon apologists forget about occasional users, the letter a week people?
The only software I have been trained in are the tools I use for developing software.
Re: So it's her fault - LibreOffice
Because Office 2000 is good enough for us, it can write letters,
But I would look at free alternatives as the CD got sat on.
So it's her fault
That I have to run office 2000 on the home PC.
I DETEST the ribbon
<-------what they should do to it
Put a high voltage on these
1 wire a high voltage, fry them!
Top Gear at work?
Looks like a good use of a GWizz.
We all know
Tesla > Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Milk float>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> G-Wizz
Slower, slower rate of climb. not as good RADAR.
That said the Eurofighter is basically the BA EAP, and the EJ200 is basically a Rolls Royce design.
In otherwords would the Typhoon have been better if we had gone on our own?
Seen enough scrambling to know spoked wheels are fine (now called motocross)
So when you saw Pegasus who first thought of ....
The famous jet engine.
That is what went through my mind when I saw the RSS feed.
Re: There was a TV programme about it
No BBC ONE
There was a TV programme about it
With Adrian Chiles and Christine Brinkley
Knowing how small a Chihuahua is I am a little surprised the local cats haven't had a go.
Annoyed moggies have sharp claws, and do not suffer annoying dogd.
Re: IT'S CHEEEEEAAAAAP!!!!!
As I have said on a few occasions, the good Indian IT staff are running their own companies in India, or are employed at decent wages for India in one of those companies, or are working alongside you as a decent member of your team.
They are not much cheaper but generally are very good.
Beancounters use the inexperienced and not very good.
To a lot of use the objections are not about GM as such but some of the strange things they were trying.
Swapping out genes from wild potatoes is fine, doesn't bother me as an example at all, good idea, same as those purple tomatos, all seems fine.
But when you start adding in jellyfish genes, this is what worries some people.
I get the feeling that the UK teams are simply a lot more cautious than some of the foreign ones. As some of their other aims has been nutrition and taste.
Re: Not enough protection?
They wouldn't let him expand his factory so he moved it abroad
Re: The picture ..
JD got the idea from a saw mill.
He admits he thought of the application but just repurposed the cyclone seperators.
A few mistakes and some history
The Wiii was a fluke, yes it was underpowered (about twice a PS2 I have heard mentioned) but a novel control system and a few excellent games (eg SMG) helped it. But online was horrid, not a patch on the same generation PSN. (We have a Wiii and a PS3)
They tried similar with the Wiii U, but they should have thought a bit harder.
Not much more power than a PS3, but not near an XBOne, let alone a PS4, the online is still nowhere near as good as the main competitors, and the lack of a Trophy/Award/Acheivemnt system will push players to play their multi platforms on other platforms.
To be honest Mario as a character is rather stale, but is used as a figure head, but that as we all know is Donkey Kong.
We thought about it but for 2 games (at the time), not much more power than the PS3, a price not that far from what we thought a PS4 would be and poor online sealed it.
I feel that Sega games are just wrong on a Nintendo console, luckily the MD still works but I need to check over the Dreamcast as I suspect the GD-ROM has failed.
But I would get a Wiii-U over a XBOne simply due to the Lego game and the Zombie game looks quite good.
But what about Nintendo?
Do they cut short the U? Do they go third or second party? Do they buy the MS XBox division?
I am afraid I do not know.
Re: What the hell did they expect? - telemetry
That is the call home to Microsoft EVERY techy turns off!
He cancelled Doctor Who.
I think that says a lot.
Re: Balmer for the win! TOS
Actually there is loads of legacy code out there, some of the bank systems are based on 1970s code.
As to some of these legacy programs, they are connected to machines which are pretty old but work well.
Those PCs also have to be networked for data to be sent to these PCs.
Why replace a £250,000 machine which works?
Re: Balmer for the win! TOS
1) Doesn't work with VGA graphics modes
2) Does this fix the linked issue?
Re: Balmer for the win! DB
If old software works, does the job, why should it be forced out of use.
I remember that the latest versions of multiuser DOS could run CPM stuff right to the end.
Re: This crap with OSes
No it isn't.
MS do remove features, this does stop legacy software from running.
What are operating systems for?
Enabling the user to run their programs. So if MS disable features it is their fault!
Re: Balmer for the win!
Here goes, these two have caused us along with many other people issues.
1) Full screen DOS mode in Vista also followed with 7, some DOS executables run in various VGA graphics mode to provide more lines per page. Fixed by using XP instead.
2) Removal of NETBIOS, this stops a lot of applications which rely on it for inter program communication.
There you go two pretty serious issues, and we still have a couple of customers unwilling to update so they HAVE to stay on XP or earlier.
Were they called Jen?
Re: Balmer for the win!
Now if these new operating systems were not losing features there would be a point, but the problem is that XP was an Apex in MS OSes.
Re: How about @HollyHopDrive
Well I do know about a couple of systems.
One was last time I saw it a MS Dos application, the other a Win32 application.
Both would work on XP but one on anything newer.
Now since the second system was written by some of the staff (after they escaped) of the first I expect they will offer an escape route to their competitors customers. But moving data around systems is a huge task.
But a lot of software is written by small companies and the owners are nearing retirement, the code has worked for years (20+) without huge modifications, Noone is supporting those industries so people keep hold of their small systems.
Now they have OSes which cannot run them.
It can take years to migrate systems.
This crap with OSes
If they work they work, new ones stop supporting your software, to be honest it is just a money making machine.
And I also blame MS for the following though.
1) Pushing people to use web apps using IE6 exclusive features. Then not supporting it with newer OS.
2) MS for dropping MSDOS application support from Vista and newer.
Since XP could run
1) Web apps written for IE6
2) MSDOS apps
3) Windows apps
It has stuck around longer than it should.
I cannot think of anything MS removed say from Win 95 to Win 98 OSR2, nor from NT4 to Win 2000 to Win XP.
I work as a developer in IT and I am now counting the years to retirement and it cannot come quick enough!
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