813 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 10:33 GMT
I dont want Windows 8 for free,
I might pay a tenner for Windows 7 but its too slow & flaky thank you.
Re: We are making it simpler @ AC
It is obviously beyond you too.
Re: We are making it simpler
To decide on something else
Your purchase from Amazon is on its way...
Re: No, Liam, I won't be using a fondleslab as my primary computer.
@ TheOtherHobbes - Good post.
Re: No, Liam, I won't be using a fondleslab as my primary computer.
Well said Sir,
My ordinateur will be eight years old soon & replacing would have no affect on quality or how quickly I work.
Re: A casual Observation
Its a similar scene over here in France at the various tech outlets, X-Box seems the only MS attraction.
Re: Dear Article Author
@ "Not any more, I believe. They've actually deleted the full-auto mode on the M16, leaving just the semi-auto and 3-round burst modes. And they've trained their soldiers accordingly, so that they're now more deadly with 3-round bursts than they used to be with full-auto (not hard, because full-auto just wasted bullets, as you noted.)"
Agreed, the M16 is a nice weapon. In a similar move, years ago they shortened the barrel of the Bren gun to give it more spread because you killed them three or four times with the long barrel version.
Re: The pilot's already started
"The pilot's already started" ?
I dont think you are ready for take off, surely you mean 'plot'
When I can buy rubble for landfill for about 16 Euros a ton
Re: With MS I wait for the fourth.
Wasnt it the 2000th go?
I clicked on it?
Really? Isnt that weve been trying to educate users to not do for about 20 years?
"I ran Norton - found nothing...." I wish I had a pound for every time Ive heard or read that.
I suggest you wise up to such 'social engineering' threats, or standby to see your bank account emptied.
Re: Fair play...
Agreed, then they should chop his knob & bollox off.
The sooner they start dishing out much harsher sentences for this sort of crime the better.
Instead of buying one OS to run applications, each application will come with its own OS?
I hope Im wrong!
says it all.
He's going to tell Microsoft to Fuck off.
Do the T&Cs state 'thou shalt not play before Nov 22nd' ? probably not. What a nasty lot they are.
Work? I gave up that nonsense years ago.
Its a Jour Farie here in France for Armistice day, so march through village for service at war memorial followed by a petite anisette avec mon voisin.
Not needed for such a simple addition
I wonder how much Redmond paid them to do that?
gets my vote, El Reg, why dont you run a poll?
Re: Ha ha ha @ Petur
"Well, there is a small difference between Google serving you ads based on your data"
No problem if thats what people sign up to. In my opinion Google appears to act as if its beyond the law & on many occasions has shown absolutely no respect for individuals, not to mention their photo cars slurping wireless data. Unfortunately, the subject of law is not a fast moving one & the difference between unethical & illegal an increasingly grey area.
Ha ha ha
Pot, kettle, black?
They should be ashamed
Apple certainly trumpets about preserving the environment in its branding, but this is nothing short of a pack of lies if the product cant be repaired easily. I would assume the same for Microsoft who are equally culpable with their surface thingy.
I personally believe that anything manufactured should have a 'repair ability index' or criteria that it must meet or exceed.
Any one got one?
Are they the same ones who wrote
"inkjet printers cost more to run than laserjets"?
Re: Only if you can pry it from my cold, dead fingers...
Agree entirely, quite frankly I couldnt give a shit that MS are dropping support for XP whenever that is, it quite frankly dosnt matter. The only time Ive ever had to call support, was when their authentication server failed & I was invited to purchase another license - how utterly crap is that?
The Internet is heaving with support for XP & for years I turned off automatic updates applying only essential ones when necessary & found that third party software provided much better security. Once XP goes, so does Microsoft its successors are clumsy fatties in comparison & I have neither time nor patience to learn 'new ways to do familiar tasks' - as stated in a previous post it should be 'familiar ways to do new tasks' which gained over 100 thumbs up.
Re: Perhaps when @ westlake
"Users are directly engaged in the business of their employer --- some of them at a very high level."
That made me chuckle.
& when I left, all ran well for a while, until...
The users stop referring to sysads as 'geeks'
Until then they can F off
Surely you mean fat bastard?
Re: This lot.....
& justifies the use of hollow point ammunition.
What in exactly? land fill numbers is the only thing that springs to mind
Re: I'll be damned
Agreed, perhaps some one turned over the rather faded 1993 calender to 2013 & discovered its time to start getting things right.
To be honest
I couldnt give a shit about it, I would like an update to return the 'save as' feature to Lion.
If not, its back to Snow Leopard
or is Microsoft
Buying delta airlines next?
Re: Just last week I upgraded
I must admit the words Microsoft & Upgrade always send a shudder down my spine, so good luck with that.
Re: The wrong way
Agree entirely, XP is second with about 33% share thats a vast potential chunk of revenue, even if they just charged a tenner a year for extended support.
BT are utter shite & treat their customers like crap because for everyone that leaves theres probably two customers stupid enough or coerced into signing up, a lot of financial directors of small companies are in charge of IT (in the loosest sense of the word) there are a few who know their stuff but most dont.
IDNet provided our broadband with First Telecom for calls, both fantastic companies.
Was filed under 'security', surely 'incompetence' would be a more suitable section?
Re: Road Safety
& control of any devices made via buttons on the steering wheel, like we do now so seems a bit pointless to me!
Re: France isn't too bad
Second that, mon ami,
& when we call 0870 rip off numbers in UK, we just use saynoto0870.com
Re: The engine
Agreed, along with revving the bollox off it before every thing's warmed up to normal operating temperatures.
Cars may have changed a great deal but the laws of physics governing expansion / contraction haven't.
Does it matter
And do we care, if NSA can access without consent then are these figures recorded or not & do/should we believe them anyway?
He had a Lebanese paper round? dosnt look too happy either
Re: great..more crap
Couldnt agree more,
seen people with 20,000 mails all held locally not backed up
Used to love telling, hoarders their mail-store was borked before it was all centralised.
Now keep the pressure on & go after some of the big tax dodgers & stop harrassing pensioners
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