720 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 10:33 GMT
Just when big brother could have intervened, security services fail to act in time. They had been watching them for 8 years, just how much time do they fucking need to decide someone is a threat?
I completely agree with you & Martin, it is simply not possible to accurately render onto 20Mp through a small lens. It is costly & impractical to provide a large lens on a phone, I much prefer a well rendered image from a 4Mp camera than otherwise.
Its composition & lighting which makes for a good picture.
Re: I'm going
IDNet or AAISP ?
Re: We told you it was shit
Exactly, Sir you are spot on,
Whilst another person may enjoy & delight in the novelties thrust upon us in the latest greatest version of Windows, I just need to get stuff done & done fast without the friggin user interface or anything else getting in my way.
“advance the bold vision”
Dont you mean 'give users choice' with stuff like Metro & that crappy ribbon thing, as opposed to ramming it down their throats?
Re: I "Pirate" what I have already paid for - I bet most "Pirates" are like me
Ahoy there, thumbs up just for your title.
Agree entirely, & you dont see those silly warnings at the start of a film, me hearty.
I would much prefer they behaved as an honourable financial institution should, upholding the UK consumer credit act, having a headquarters based in the UK, not Luxembourg & perhaps paying a smidgen more tax.
Re: Instead of
I have a Mac, I use both formats. Now I want to install Access and program in VBA on a Mac, how do I do that without Windows? Pray tell.
But why arnt other countrys doing the same?
"New ways to do familiar tasks" can we have: "Familiar ways to do new tasks" please?
Re: A good solution in the right situation.
Sounds like it went well, until you 'upgraded' Ive also noticed how frail some new hardware is despite the price not exactly being bottom book. My preferred OS was Windows 2000 which absolutely flew even on hardware 10 years old. With later versions I often think the computer has halted when I remote it as simple stuff takes so long. & yesterday I had the misfortune of having to use Access 2010, what a mess they made of that.
Nothing to do with the fact that its cheaper & better and all to do with rounded corners? </sarcasm> oh noes, I can hear the chant of lawyers word processors revving up!
Looked at the forum, clicked on Mushroom ID & saw picture of a mushroom next to a champagne cork for scale - how those 'downsizers' rub along on the other side of the pond!
Re: Two Faced MS
Yes, but we all knew that about 20 years ago.
Thank you, Im off to split an atom...
Re: Ten Windows Tablets - the Eadon Review
How very well said, whilst Im no fan of Windows, I support it in a counter to Eadon's stream of shite.
El Reg, a "fuck off" button to remove the like of Eadon, BigFatDumbGuy555 & the like. Please
I can see the point of a fridge that orders or warns of low stocks, essential items - white wine or beer.
But what is the point of connecting a toaster to the Internet - a new perversion perhaps?
Re: This is all too familiar.
Even though they have filled it with every crappy program known to man and turned off everything that may help protect it.
It happens to me also
at any sort of social gathering, my reply never changes:
Ive got two ways I can fix that - It will only take a minute or two:
1. I can place it underneath my Land Rover and drive over it or
2. Cut it in half with my chainsaw / 10" angle grinder
Which would you prefer so I may continue enjoying my glass of wine as swiftly as possible?
Swift change of subject & I dont have to talk technical crap all evening.
Re: What is this article supposed to be?
Sorry, but they are far from alone, I gave up using Word some years ago but its lack of ability to display formatted text correctly as one in putted is legendary. Try as I may to produce, a simple piece of formatted text in a list with numbers? no chance; I got bold alternate numbering and all sorts of other malevolence appearing randomly from then on.
Copying & pasting the text from notepad diddnt work either & whilst my computer was powerful enough to accurately predict the entire worlds weather system for the next billion years, this opus magnum of hand crafted bloat-ware from Redmond bought it to its knees.
The author describes what should have been a fairly straight forward experience, made impossible by software touted to be the best in its class, IMO the earlier versions were OK but not any more. Personally, I dont want bells & whistles, I just want to get the job done and fast without the joys of a general protection error - Word has tried saving your work... but never has.
To be honest, Id much prefer the ancient little dos program called Professional Writer that ran from one FDD, but there you go thats my preference, Im sure it will of course all be fixed in the next version...
The only law that needs passing is one that makes all 'educational software' (whatever that is) free.
Re: I have XP here so no use
@ Do upgrade to Windows 7
Shouldnt it really be the applications driving an upgrade to Windows 7 as opposed to a web browser of which there are plenty of others to select?
Re: He's quite right
Couldn't agree more, people whine about local shops and suppliers closing down, but so very little about it, unfortunately. I've long supported local buisnesses & prefer companies with UK call centers.
Re: "iworks apps are actually not that good"
Thats fine, I agree for your line of work, you need specific apps which do the job miles better, for me, iWork is fine, I know the limitations but it dosnt affect productivity & as for that its actually very good for what I do.
Oh no, not more hackers
Re: Never use a simple solution when an expensive high tech one will do.
Would a series of Fresnel lenses do the trick?
See what happens
When automatic updates are left enabled?
The French roads are good enough to do 200Km/hr.
Made me smile
The mind boggles as to what could hit Youtube whilst viewing a smidgen of pron.
Simples to block.
Re: Off the net
But with just enough of the stuff to hang them selves.
Re: I'm still using Office 2000
Yep, me as well, to be honest I cant see the point of some of the recent versions, unless getting annoyed & not achieving much are now regarded as features.
Couldnt agree more
Pay peanuts, expect monkeys?
Incidentally, IDNet is pretty good.
The only problem in about 6 years , I called them & spoke to someone who said, yes they were working on a problem and it would be fixed within an hour. about 30 minutes later, I got a call to say it was all working.
Re: The going rate
> and they'll still only pay a couple of quid in business rates on the building
Probably 'cos its been furnished from a charity shop.
an eternity of fiddling to get it to work like your last version did, only to discover that some of your programs wont run at all.
MD now and then is OK
If it keeps me alive, anything else is a bonus!
Re: shooting Glock 17 from a UK newbie.
"The dangerous and silly things an untrained person will do with a handgun will turn your hair grey."
Agreed, when I was range qualified, we had the cheap and nasty SMG & when the weapon was being cocked, if not done correctly, it could chamber a round & fire, even though the safety catch was on - shudder!
About time too!
However, I actually much preferred using a 686 Smith & Wesson revolver, chambered .357 magnum. But firing a .38 special with dosnt have as much clang as the magnum round, far more accurate than any automatic pistol I tried.
The Glock will be a good replacement for the Browning & hopefully is able to withstand the odd rogue round if we still buy our ammo from Pakistan - a few years ago they had QC issues & could shatter the breech of the Browning.
As for the Desert Eagle brigade, that is like a Lamborghini Countach, best for hanging a picture of it on a 12 year olds bedroom wall. I would choose that last, at least you might frighten them off with the bang, as it does that very well!
The three year project to get rid of the awkward, buggy Microsoft software is underway
Pot Kettle & black springs to mind & Microsoft are from the market leader they once were by a long way. Thumbs down maybe but just my take
Re: MS shoots own foot shocker
Couldn't agree more, one of the prime reasons for using Microsoft software was backwards compatibility but this ended after Office2003.
The primary reason for changing file formats is nothing to do with improvement but all about marketing & sending that .docx file with the veiled message of "look what our shiny new software can do that yours cant..." be easily read? what a crock of shit. And whilst the Microsoft evangelists will heap scorn on me & those who choose otherwise, I for one would prefer to hand write & post mail than use the ill conceived junk that Outlook & Office has become.
Re: 300+$ for such a limited tool?
Hmm, when I check its 299 Euros in France, currently the spot rate is around 1.23 so at around 1.21 on my CC it would cost £247.11
I wonder if those clever chaps at Elcomsoft cant do currency conversions on the fly?
Im not a Talk Talk salesman either...
People dam Talk Talk, but my experiences are that its actually quite good, just one example: I configured a router for a client who lived beyond the 5.5Km limit and once connected he asked me why he had better service than the BT line in the office less than 2Km from the exchange. To be fair I usually used a DG834 router but they worked well. So I'll probably get thumbs down but Id prefer them over BT.
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