855 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Re: Thanks to the men and women of NASA, et al.
Me too, I was 11 at the time & having since seen the lunar modules at Kennedy Space Centre made me realise what an amazing achievement it all was. Have a pint.
Clearly dont understand what they are doing, by giving away something which is rightfully mine or yours, for someone to use as they like.
Sure they'd be annoyed if I ploughed their lawn and planted spuds?
Re: They are just disliked, because they are greedy
Greed worked when they were the only player, but not any more & it will be their downfall
"The reason I make fun of MCSEs is that they can't format a floppy disk in order to update the BIOS" bloody hell, thats a tall order!
I once bumped into one that asked me how to map a network drive from the command line.
Re: Good work
Agreed, Id have those found guilty castrated & locked up for a long time, the problem is sentences arn't tough enough to stop this proliferating
Microsoft should be banned from having anything to do with standards
Re: How they treat smaller customers? Much the same then!
Hi, I found quite a nice Qwerty at Hyper-U for €14
Re: Monkeys, banana plantation
I'll pick that up and run with it!
I always used to try & think of a witty answer to those stupid remarks...
"We'll collect some low hanging fruit"
To which I replied, "I think you've been staring at Sallys tits for far to long", went down a storm, may not get away too lightly now.
Name changed to protect the innocent & no offence intended if your name happens to be Sally or you have nice breasts.
What you really mean is
The Italians have been things to do than twit about football.
Re: Apparel Solution
Excellent idea, wonder if they do it in French as well?
My solution is to say "yes, I can fix that, it will only take a minute, do you have it with you? I will put it behind the rear wheel of my Land Rover & reverse over it, as reverse works best for PCs, forward for iPads & anything else..."
The conversation ends rapidly with a gasp & a "why did you say that" - Simply so I can stop talking about work & get back to enjoying myself/ vin rouge/ whatever I was doing beforehand.
Works every time
Re: Stupid bureaucrats
You'd think the local Office de Tourisme would now be using it, but regrettably they dont seem to have the faintest idea about promoting anything apart from Puy de Fou over here.
Re: "What methodology is used to calculate StatCounter Global Stats?"
...I would guess their readers are more likely to be IT literate, and will have things like Ghostery, NoScript, AdBlock Plus, etc installed to suppress these ad cookies. Or, even, run an O/S other than Windows altogether. e.g. Linux, *BSD, etc!
Agreed, Ghostry, Noscript, DoNotTrackMe, AdBlockPlus installed, non Windows OS & outgoing ports monitored.
But you dont really need to be all that techie to achieve, just common sense.
"Just wondering who you would like to replace the 'Spivs' with?"
More Spivs thats who, as all politicians are in it for themselves
Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear
Id love to see her lady muff
Agreed & up-voted,
But it will still somehow be your fault.
Thats the problem
They tell you what you can't do, not what you should do
& are enforced by a pack of grossly overpaid people
Religion is a cause of great division anyway
I suspect they may just need to set the correct MTU
or chuck it & get a DG834
Re: Well if I had gone back 10 years in time..
MS would be much stronger now if he never arrived in the first place
Re: Well done El Reg
Could a pint be printed instead?
Re: Sounds about right
I'll drive over it in my Land Rover, that'll fix it for you...
Fairly swiftly the topic of conversation changes & I continue to enjoy what ever I was doing before it started.
Worked for me
Realising I had gone to BT in error & thus unlikely to find anything helpful I clicked 'Get me out of here'
Re: "Cack In The Attic"
Well, most of it is brown
Re: that they've dragged the desktop GUI back to Win 95 levels of sophistication.
Upvoted, but I for one would much prefer to use Windows 3.0 or 3.1
So long as theres a free trial & it costs about £10
anymore & its doomed
Re: They seem to have stopped calling me
Excellent, Ive said "Ill just go and get it from the attic" & put the phone on the table and left it, dunno how long they waited.
Re: I want Windows 7 back because I prefer to be slow!!!
"OK, one more time: the reason Windows 8 starts programs so fast, is because it never closes them. When you close a program in Windows 8, it is minimized and the UI hidden. It should come as no surprise that maximizing the program and unhiding the UI is faster than actually loading and starting it again."
Hmm, I wonder where they got those ideas from?
It will all be fixed in the next release!
Re: 1.3 billion?????
When any govt contractor screws up wholeheartedly like this, they should be given the option of dropping all associated costs or being struck off the list.
Had this policy been implemented years ago none of this would be happening now
Re: Craplets must be killed
Agree entirely, hateful stuff
At least McAfee crapware has been killed off but I bet theres plenty of it still out there.
Was very disappointed that batteries wernt included!
Go away Cameron
Dont think the UK will have to wait much longer.
Re: Hard-learned lesson
Thats why they get a bottle of booze, anything even remotely tech is avoided.
Re: Ever seen an Openreach van in a hurry ?
Or its "Oh Christ theres a man up a pole" waiting for the inevitable browser error & searching for that USB dongle thingy.
Yes, three button mouse = good for me & still use it now,
Bought a stock of them because like most good things they get yanked prematurely!
Q. Where did you buy this heap of junk from? A = I didnt, it was provided to my brother in law, unfortunately he has to tollerate this junk to earn a living.
Quote "modern laptops are mostly improved considerably" = It was brand new as of 1 week ago, Win 7 64bit 1Gb HDD with 8Gb memory, the 'Windows Experience' was 5.9 but we experienced nothing but frustration but I suppose its a bit dated now.
Quote "Best bet is to ask someone with a little technical know how before you buy your next PC." = Dont worry, I wont. After 30+ years in IT PCs & laptops are generally a disappointment. I have every expectation that my elderly Mac Pro will continue to work exactly how I do for a good few years yet before you bleat about price I got it second hand in as new condition & before you bleat about Mac Tards I run XP in a VM to provide a perfect solution for me. I will pass on your comment to the IT dpet who set it up, Im sure they will be thrilled.
Re: Keeping the IT industry in the manner to which it has become accustomed
Ive just witnessed my brother-in-law typing a fairly extensive e-mail to his support department following the 'upgrade' to Windows 7 (Win 8 wont run any of their software) on a well specified Dell laptop. The fairly meaningless 'Windows Experience' is 5.9 however the laptop runs like a slug & every time he opens the lid it crashes from sleep requiring a hard restart to name a few 'issues' or defects as I prefer to call them.
To say he & I were dismayed is an understatement & his e-mail concluded with "I will call in tomorrow & collect my old laptop as I require something that works"
A brand new laptop; requires a hard reset from sleep, runs dog slow & generally misbehaves at every opportunity.
If this is progress then I want none of it & XP stays, thank you.
Re: With Windows pushing me to upgrade...
"it would be worth my while to upgrade as it's free"
Don't think that's a compelling reason & as you say, better to move to 7
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.
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