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@Jimbo 7 re. @frank ly
It is from an old Office 2000 install CD that I have and it calls itself 'Outlook 2000', so that seems conclusive to me :)
It will read mail fine (I loaded it up with account details from my old desktop installation). When I try to send mail, it gives me an error message "An error occurred while attempting to open the Windows Address Book. Unable to find the WAB DLL".
I had no problems at all with Outlook 2000 running under Win 2k and Win XP on a series of laptops and desktops and on my Asus EEE901 under XP.
Under WIn-7 RC (clean install on my old laptop), it fails to send mail as noted above.
(Word 2000 and Excel 2000 work fine. Access 2000 seems to work but I don't use it)
Maybe I could do lots of digging around, check out MS tech sites and suchlike, find this WAB DLL thing and install it...................
No. Thunderbird/Lightening installed with no problems and works very well for me.
"The rest of the ISS water-recovery system, which harvests moistening goodness from sweat in the station's atmosphere, is said to be working fine."
The solution is obvious..............spray the urine in a fine mist into the station's atmosphere.
What was that you said?
May I Be The First To Say.......
.....I'm still running Office 2000 and it still works just fine. (But on Win-7, Outlook 2000 falls over when you try to send mail. Never mind, Thunderbird/Lightening works fine on Win-7)
""This implies a level of criminal genius that you would not expect from a young boy like this. He is not Dr. Evil,"
Huh? I could have figured this technique out when I was 10. Another good trick is to give your mobile phone to an 'alibi-accomplice' and have them send text messages to your family ('I'll be home in 2 hours, have a meal ready' etc) from a location about 40 miles away from the bank robbery you are involved in.
There are many more such techniques. I'd better not tell you since it's fun to figure them out for yourself.
"...their footsteps harvested by energy-collecting devices that transform the people's potential energy into electricity".
And slow them down a lot if this can 'harvest' any useful amounts of energy from them.
Don't you just love it when architects try to do anything practical?
What's in a word
"...what projects are hosed on CodePlex"
Maybe they really are are hosed :)
I thought I read that Linden Labs had 'open sourced' their SL server code some time ago? In which case, why would any large computer-savvy organisation need to buy in a $55,000 hardware appliance to make their own virtual world thingy?
@RW re. Oh dear.....
"......must be strictly controlled lest they overturn the State".
There's a way to control people like that and numb their revolutionary urges - give them lots of weed......oh....wait.......
@zedee (@Munchausenn's proxy)
It makes you want to weep. Then you think "why should I bother and why should I give a damn?"
(I read that alcohol is not allowed on space missions, so I'm not going there!)
@Jason Togneri re.vacuum stuff
A vacuum doesn't have a temperature (think about it). There isn't anything there to transfer thermal energy to (think about it). The only way to get rid of heat in space is to radiate it away (think about it) - unless you use a disposable fluid that you piss away in a very hot stream, and how long will that last for?
@djack re. @Martin Nicholls
"...Pushing a copy to an internal user's workstation is distributing that program, therefore the source needs to be available to them...."
I don't think that this is 'distributing' software, under the GPL or even the everyday use of the word.
e.g. If my employer/client provides me with use of a workstation running a customised Linux and associated installed OSS applications to use (word processor, spreadsheet, fancy custom database, etc), do they have to provide me with the source code for the Operating system and their special in-house developed applications? I don't think so. It's a tool they made, for me and others to use on their premises. I have no right (no need, no desire) to see their source code.
Is there any possibility that businesses will be tempted to join the Yes Men's fake organisation instead of the real US Chamber Of Commerce?
Is it possible that any current members of the US Chamber Of Commerce will be enticed or persuaded to give up their membership because of the Yes Men's actions?
Will the actions of the Yes Men affect the income and future profits of the US Chamber Of Commerce?
The possible scenarios above are the reasons for laws protecting trademarks. If none of the above are likely, then how can the Yes Men be said to have damaged the US Chamber Of Commerce?
@Martin Nicholls re. Blergh
It's amazing/amusing how people (deliberately?) misunderstand the conditions of OSS licenses.
Perhaps these misconceptions are spread by people who don't want OSS software to be used by Government or businesses. I can't think who those people might be........
Desensitising the livestock
"...opponents fear that if every breach is revealed the public will become desensitised to the issue of data loss...."
Is this what the purpose of the law is - to adjust the perceptions of 'the public'?
The next stage will be the secret and unreported investigations of politician's fiddling of expenses; with the noble aim that the public do not become desensitised to the issue of theft in wider society.
The Evil Monkey must have upset someone
1. Choose a popular, hip, with it, well regarded cartoon show.
2. Book an episode for a promo/placement etc.
3. Finally figure out out what the show is about.
4, Run Away !!!!!
I have a bad feeling about this
"Facebook also says it will "try to protect the deceased's privacy by removing sensitive information such as contact information and status updates"..."
Am I the only one who sees the absurd humour in that statement? This article has to be a joke.....right?
@Tee Cee re. Bound To End In Tears
If Terry Pratchett is to be believed (of course he is!), there actually is a god of recently discarded pyramid tea bags (and many other small things).
I built a small temple to Him in the corner of my kitchen. I see no point causing offence if it can be avoided.
@Piers re. .gay
Does this make you feel .sad ?
@James Hughes 1 re. Something with a decent reception
"...designed by a cadre of monkeys randomly bashing coconuts against banana and seeing where the bits landed."
That technique worked for Vista. Oh....er.......
"Given this is the shop-tasitc season of Thanks Giving and New Year - a period that boosts revenues of companies serving consumer markets"
In the UK, we don't have Thanks Giving and we don't traditionally give gifts at New Year. We have a thing called Christmas (on 25th December) which is a time for buying lots of gifts, especially for family members. You should try it in America, I've never seen it mentioned in American sourced articles so I assume you don't have it there.
It started off as a religious celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ (Christ Mass) but it's turned into a simple, secular, booze, food and consumerism-fest. Whatever, consumer stuff sells in the run-up to Christmas.
@James O'Shea re. Idiot
He also packed a photo-ID card in with the illegal devices. You forgot to mention that, or maybe you were just overwhelmed by the waves of stupidity.
@Mike Flugennock re. loving my "dumb phone"...
My Nokia 6310i is still going strong and I've bought another from e-bay in case it dies. It does everything I need and nothing more.
@AC 10:10 re. "if someone threw..........."
"...Playing with a dead rabbit is the same as playing with food, both acts are morally wrong...."
So that's why my Mum and Dad got annoyed with me when I used to make a gravy lake in my mashed potatoes........ I always wondered.
How about if they went ahead with the idea of the kids throwing bean bags, but the bean bags were in fact stuffed with rabbit's feet (for luck)? (Luck for the kids, not the rabbits, obviously).
Wait a minute
" Extensive fragmentation of rights and the lack of effective rights clearance mechanisms create challenges to efficient and transparent music licensing,"....... ....etc...
Who was it who set up the labyrinthine cross licensing agreements, exclusive distribution rights and bashed the ears of lawmakers for years to get this rats nest enshrined in law?
Step forward the big record labels. I'm sure they'll be able to do something sensible.
@Martin Budden re. l33t hax0r
"That guy can decrypt anything in three seconds flat just by mashing his keyboard randomly."
That's how I generated my encryption password so it stands to reason that he could generate the decryption password using exactly the same method. Makes me wonder why I bothered .......
Marketing - the noble profession
The B&N ebook store does not sell books outside the US. "We're put in several mechanisms to ensure we're adhering to international copyright laws,"
This is not about copyright laws. It is a market carve-up agreement between the large publishing houses. B&N have agreed not to 'trespass' on the UK publisher's patch, in return for which the UK publishers don't sell to US people. So, here in the UK, we have to pay more for books than they do in the US.
Same old story.
@Andus McCoatover re. Forgive my ignorance
The man with the pussy was Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
I tried to Google for "man with a pussy" and was shocked!
I have a question too:
I thought Dr. No stole money from his chinese criminal associates and they chopped off his hands as a 'fitting' punishment. Also, they shot him through the heart, but his heart was on the righthand side of his body (a rare but perfectly functional abnormality). So he survived, etc....
Have I got confused with another character?
@ Alistair McFarlane re. Don't know if anyone noticed, but
"when they first launched iPlayer they were told they couldn't fund it using the license fee as it was available to non-license fee payers as well."
BBC radio broadcasts are available to non license fee payers, all over the UK and all over the world. That argument should have been stamped on and shot and buried as soon as it was uttered.
Who said that anyway?
@ The Mighty Spang re. witches in space
He means 'occulted'. Dictionaries are so useful, check it out.
@AC 00:53 re. @frank ly
Time taken for a signal to travel back and forth - about 40 minutes. (speed of light limited)
Time taken for a 'message' to be transferred - some hours. (channel bandwidth limited)
Ok, that should make it more understandable.
"...the time taken for messages to travel back and forth - already some hours when Earth and Mars are far apart."
The Earth is 'only' 8 light minutes from the Sun and is 1 AU from the Sun.
Mars orbit is about 1.5 AU from the Sun (you're getting the sense of scale here...).
So, how come it takes 'some hours' for a signal return trip Earth-Mars when Mars is at the other side of the Sun? It should take about 40 minutes. (I've drawn a diagram, I think I know what I'm doing here). Even allowing for elliptical orbits and wobbles etc, I don't see how they can say 'some hours'.
Special ringtones, who needs 'em?
1) Get Audacity (or similar free audio editing application).
2) Get your favourite music and cut out the bit you want for a ringtone. Save as .mp3 file
3) Load onto your phone and enjoy your free ringtone.
4) Get bored with it, realise people are laughing at you, go back to a standard ringtone.
@ -What is the point?- people
This question is often asked, by many people, about many scientific and technical activities.
(They never ask this about artistic or other 'creative' efforts, perhaps because they don't 'understand' art but they definitely know all they need to know about science and technology)
The standard answers are out there and can be searched for and found. I could tell you, but what would be the point?
@AC 23:59 re. @Brian Miller
That was nearly good enough for a FoTW but you need more capital letters. The way you ask irrelevant 'challenge' questions was fine though.
You do have a point about Pirate Bay itself not being the only source of P2P tracking capability and the change to file-hosting sites, so that took you out of the running. Try again later.
Dumb (as well as skinny) asses
"After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body........."
They needed an 'investigation' to figure that out?
What about an admission (and apology) for issuing DMCA takedown notices that were not justifiable?
The moon is a verb
Yes, it is. ......er.....I'll get my coat....
@Brutus re. @Duncan
"...could we make then nuclear powered, just to really piss everyone off?"
No!! They'll be able to use the LPG they harvest to fuel their own engines.
With all that surface area up top and a wet, mild climate, they can cover it in topsoil and establish a nice little self-sustaining ecosystem, set up farms, etc. I know..... I'm getting carried away here.
@AC 10:13 re.wtf
"Did that title make sense to anyone?"
Yes. It's highly compressed english, a parody of the style used by tabloid newspapers; used here for humerus effect.
Get with it.