That one isn't pointless, just very under appreciated (well it made me laugh anyway)
654 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
That one isn't pointless, just very under appreciated (well it made me laugh anyway)
There is a difference between clean springs, streams, rivers, lakes etc which existed at the dawn of time and a dirty wet pit full of animal waste, farm waste, human waste, industrial waste and any other shit you can think of which is a by product of over population and complete inability to manage waste products.
I unpinned them all and then put the shortcuts I use and need in there.
No huge blank areas left over
"Live Tiles - WTF. Start10 gets rid of those, and that makes it worth every penny."
There is a free method which I'm surprised some one technically literate hasn't shown you yet:
Right click -> Unpin from Start Menu
Most heating systems operate some sort of Schmitt Trigger in order to stop the system constantly switching on and off.
"There are no killer features which I personally need."
All an OS needs to do is to manage files, applications and the interfaces between software and hardware and present the entire package to the user in a understandable manner.
Windows 3.11 did that admirably.
That would be the sensible thing to do before making significant changes to any OS
The PhD allows the scientists to ignore casual anecdotal evidence gathered by 8 year olds in playgrounds and instead focus on the ethical collection of data and proper statistical analysis in order to prove a hypothesis.
And I wouldn't call it that useless given that there is still a gender pay gap in most western countries.
"But smartwatches seem to compel people to post on the internet statements about how they don't see the point of it."
Like the original iPad?
Use this to keep your screen on whilst shopping:
Or (potentially stupid option alert) use trusted places in the security settings so that when you're in Tescos your phone lock is deactivated.
Or go full techno-hog and use tescos online shopping and get it delivered.
"Of course, if you have a laptop, all that is out the window."
I presume you're not speaking from a position of knowledge or experience.
My current and previous laptops have the OS on one physical drive and data on another physical drive and they are both very much in the room and to my knowledge have never passed through any windows
- Fence needs painting
- 2 spotlights need new bulbs
- weeds are clearly out of control
- Haven't seen Dave in ages
A strike will definitely help the backlog
"What other brand has numbered or illustrated screw holes on the underside to remind you which screw loosens which item? Or a keyboard that pops off with 3 mins work?"
Dell - they even supply the service manuals
I could take the keyboard off my old Precision M65 in about 30 seconds.
"The problem lies with English grammar rules"
Bad workmen etc...
The "look inside" snippet I sampled read as if it had been mangled through Google translate
You read about 10-20% of the book
Is rubbing his hands with glee
Or Fairy Swift as the Disney movie will be known
Downvote for "sorry, but..."
If you were truly sorry you wouldn't have it "submit"
Rory Cellan-Jones and Stephen Fry could be the ultimate Apple dream team.
I've a feeling that these two would remain in gainful employment even after the iRobots have enslaved us all by helping to spread the good news to the world.
"Says someone who is most likely carrying about an Android or Apple snoop phone."
Both are still optional devices
I can, if I want to; dump my phone and get a working unregistered burner for less than £20 cash
"I used Windows 8.1 on a laptop that didn't have a touch screen, and it's without doubt the worst experience I've ever had."
I've got a non-touch screen laptop and I honestly don't see how people can find it to be so bad.
I spent all of 10 minutes dropping the default tiles from the start screen and adding tiles for programs which I actually use in a sensible order and grouping and now 90% of everything I use is a windows key/button and mouse click away.
Everything else is still simply Windows key and then type out the first few letters.
The only "Apps" I use are the Control panel and the default PDF reader.
What I still really don't like about Windows 8.1 is the DPI scaling, This needs to be a lot more configurable including the option to turn it off completely.
Apparently it's still not been improved for Windows 10
I now think it might have been on purpose
A few refreshes revealed different "errors" and now I get the trailer
Just says "Please Stand By" with no count down timer
The game was not released to the Indian market due to the two headed cows known as brahmin
"Dell XPS are cheaper but they don't look very solid either."
They are (or at least were) very solid. My 2013 model is very well traveled - up and down the UK by train each week and still looks and feels brand new
Thge Oxford Dictionary defines Bible as a corruption of Biblia
It makes sense that it would be "books" as it is a collection of works broken down as book, chapter, verse
The new testament itself comprises mainly of 4 retellings of the same story by 4 different people
Dammit, that's me now permanently wrong
"single work of God"
It was never a single work or sold as one, the clue is in the name
You sound like a zealot
Good science requires
- Recording results
- Interpretation of results
- Peer review
All the above are subject to the vagaries of the people carrying out their specific functions. Published science can and has been wrong. Wrong, not in the sense that the theory it was testing was wrong (e.g. is the world flat) but wrong in that methods were flawed, results were cherry picked, the wrong statistical inference techniques used, the peer review was forged or the resultant paper was perfectly sound but couldn't find a journal.
Science when it works is great but it is as vulnerable to being fucked with as anything else we create.
"Science - the only "religion" that works. Even if you don't believe in it."
The Religion of Science - That perfect, infallible construct. Never wrong, never contradictory, never tainted by mankind's desires
Original grant refused
Resubmitted with the title
"Is there a link between robotic movement with limb damage and climate change"
This was a study about peoples belief in climate change it was not a study about climate change
The password is "Fidelio"
2 random drunk strangers
The Internet is fucked
All faster internet connections have done is to prove Jevons paradox
The American Dream has moved on from car ownership from all:
Plenty of studies have shown that among the younger generation in particular, car ownership isn't seen as something to aspire to.
I'm sure you'll be able to book by either route or time
Probably better given that driverless cars will drive at a speed suitable for the road and quite likely be able to sense the presence of another car and negotiate mutually optimal speeds and passing strategies way before a human would be able to.
"They're a government mouth piece. If they were lefties they would have been covering the london protests on Downing street as it happened rather than tucking it into the news in the middle of the night."
The protests weren't really news, it was the usual bunch yet again abusing the right to protest
The door refused to open. It said, "Five cents, please."
He searched his pockets. No more coins; nothing. "I'll pay you tomorrow," he told the door. Again it remained locked tight. "What I pay you," he informed it, "is in the nature of a gratuity; I don't have to pay you."
"I think otherwise," the door said. "Look in the purchase contract you signed when you bought this conapt."
...he found the contract. Sure enough; payment to his door for opening and shutting constituted a mandatory fee. Not a tip.
"You discover I'm right," the door said. It sounded smug.
I didn't realise they had freezers that big
I'm surprised no ones mentioned Frank Herbert's Destination Void.
A classic tale of AI building and experimentation - If you're going to build an AI do it off world with a goal to get as far away from Earth as possible
Tescos is brilliant... at keeping the scum out of Waitrose
"wine in reverse...."
It was the software optimizing itself for maximum fuel savings
"In the UK, one cannot buy a decent X86 laptop, at a fair price, without paying the Microsoft tax (they also tax Android)."
Took about 2 seconds of typing in Amazon
You are obviously of low intelligence then, my brain corrects the spelling mistakes and allows me to read it with ease