* Posts by Gordon 17

16 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

'You don't have to take Prozac to work at Capita - but it helps'

Gordon 17
Big Brother

Crapita!

never liked Crapita, still don't they run TV Licensing, never met such a bunch of sh*** heads in my life they are all underhanded, i could go on but would lose it.

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Rapidshare tells world+dog: Stop PIRACY now!

Gordon 17
Devil

rapidshare

rapidshare made all there money along with all other file sharing site that charge, did they complain about all the not to legal stuff on there sites No, not until someone comes along to complain, then sod you mates and all who made us what we are today rich, we will leave you to the wolves, while we go count our money.

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Apple files patent for 'polished meteorite' keyboard

Gordon 17

Re: Silicon Rubber under the keys

the zx80 and 81 had membrane keyboards, the zx spectrum had dead flesh keyboards the QL had hard plastic keys, and later versions of spectrum had them too.

as for meteroites as keyboards or filler, they may need to protect parts in pc/laptop as meteroites have a magnetic field be it small. they also can rust if iron in them unless protected.

I collect them as a hobby.

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T-Mobile rolls out contract-PAYG combo

Gordon 17

mobile phones

it seems to me most of the mobile companies are giving you less for your money or, just don't want to keep you on, they would rather keep the high spenders on, than low spenders. not offering a good deal.

virgin offered me 250min, unlimited txt, data 1GB, and blackberry package sim only 30 days rolling contract at £10 a month, why because i was a virginmedia customer with broadband.

The only problem i was in a bad signal area, for t-mobile/virign/orange signal, could only get vodafone and O2, 3uk, none of them would give as good deal.

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Give the Met Office £10m, says Transport Committee

Gordon 17
Boffin

best way and cheapest

just look out the window, but if you want to be more accurate open a window and stick your head out!

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Documents in Assange rape probe leak onto the net

Gordon 17
Unhappy

No documents

well it was worth a look but they have been taken off :-(

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MS offers Security Essentials to small business

Gordon 17
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mse

i have been putting MSE on machines as most people thought they had security on, because they had trial version on, or they had antivirus on but had not updated it or reregistered it, no matter how many time you tell them or show them.

so i put the idiot proof one on MSE, i just set it up for them and tell them if it turns red click it and read what it says then follow onscreen.

as you say here no need to register, so will not run out, and if set up correctly it will scan and update on own.

its saved me loads of time.

it was in place of , norton, avast, avg.

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Son of Transputer powers new Amiga box

Gordon 17
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transputer & Parallel processing

not herd transputer since early 80's, the INMOS TRANSPUTER, omg!, i had one as a tie pin, in the 80's.

it was to be the future of computers, the transputer. (not the tie pin)

another word from the 80's that was all the rage Parallel processing, oh the good old times!

fun times what i can remember of them.

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Ubuntu v iTunes: the music playoff for Applephobes

Gordon 17
Linux

totem

tried it no luck, i installed vlc player it worked played all ok, but not on inserting disk no mater what i did, unlike other linux, suse, xandros, etc i have used which disk pops in it plays.

not to worry. still good to use on my laptop, i like the early versions of ubuntu, to play with or kubuntu, the later ones have alot of things missing or hidden.

I am getting to old to code, i can just about remember my phone number never mind about what code i just put in to do what. I also think its part my being spoiled by windoz and mac. in my early years coding yep great no problem but now can't be arsed!

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Gordon 17
Linux

linux anyone?

i have used linux on and off over years different versions boxed retail and, downloaded.

some great some not so great.

just tried ubuntu 10.4, ok great on laptop, no problems with anything apart from dvd's trying to get them to play from disk, what a pain, load this do that, code this, all i wanted to do was play dvd, it plays every other type of video file great, music no problem, streaming great.

after an hour of trying to get dvd to play i gave up, i just could not be arsed, I was doing it to see if a person who never used linux could just load it and get everything to work, well No they can't. they have made it a breeze to install now, and some good applications but still few bugs and niggles, its not for main stream and not really for people who have just started using computer.

If they sort the problems out then its a very good OS, but would not give to a person unless they had some tech know how.

Get Licensing extra sorted so it can play dvd etc, then people will see it as something to change to from windows or mac.

most people want is to play dvd's, music, emails, surf web, edit photos, may be burn few dvd's/cd. video chat, shop online, be safe and secure, this to be done out of box.

Its getting very close to ticking all the boxes. but not just there yet.

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Safari purged of decade-old browser history leak

Gordon 17
Happy

firefox 3.6.3.

on my mac with firefox 3.6.3, i went on both sites and it showed no history, i have not got my private browsing set to on.

my system clears all history when i close browser and also all cache, cookies etc sametime.

I also have system fully Stealthed to internet, i do this with all systems.

so no problems here then :-)

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Parallels woos Apple cult converts

Gordon 17
Happy

parallels with linux

"Hmm #

By A J Stiles Posted Tuesday 25th August 2009 12:27 GMT

Linux

As one of those evil penguin-shagging communists, tempted by a Mac, I have a couple of things I want to ask:

Can I use Parallels to run Ubuntu instead of Windows?"

i am running parallels on a mac, with xp, and ubuntu, kubuntu on no problems, it give you the option on parallels 4.0 what you want to install with it, you can even do windows vista ;-( or win 7.

and this is on a mac mini 2007 intel, i tried VMwares but could not get my head around it, was used to using parallels.

" Can I build my favourite applications from source and run them natively under OS X?"

i should think so, but then again i don't do that :-)

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Perseid meteor shower set to dazzle disappoint

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what a show!

I remember think it was early 80's a great show started 10pm went on till sun rise, 20+ and hour as the night went on, more came per hour, great show took loads of people onto the hills to watch the shower, with chairs and blankets.

because we where 1000ft above sea level, some of the meteors seem to come at you then, dart away, some lasted what seemed few min's then slowly faded away.

some nice colour's too.

but since then i have lived in a large town its always been cloudy.

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CompuServe signs off

Gordon 17
Headmaster

good old times, before the internet/www

i remember "prestel and micronet800".

the modem 1200/75 baud modem had to be switch to tx for incoming things and then rx for out going, so a message would be sent on tx, then you switch it to rx to get a reply. later ones did it automatic

Not forgetting the "mud" multi user dungeon.

The computer names, located in major telephone exchanges, known by code names such as "Dryden", "Kipling", "Derwent", "Enterprise", "Dickens", "Keats", "Bronte", "Eliot" and "Austen" (among others).

it looked like the old bbc tv ceefax, was slow, and all done a zx spectrum 16kb/32kb and the spark tin foil printer. then the thermal printer.

i spent many a time and money up in early hours talking to people up and down uk.

then compuserve, aol, netscape, etc cam along with the new internet and all the www!.

oh what fun we had, and you had patients, you waited, not like today.

aol bought out netscape, and compuserve and let them die!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prestel

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Who wants T-Mobile UK?

Gordon 17
Alert

Virgin and T-mobile

i thought it was and, still is T-Mobile with Virgin piggy backing and, 3 had its own network

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Toshiba Regza 37AV615DB

Gordon 17
Unhappy

lol

I have had 2 of them with in a month both had same problem, sound would go off when watching a channel and you would get a high pitch noise would come from tv, then all tv etc would lock up, only way to fix it was to unplug it from mains.

apart from that its a good starter tv, has almost all you want.

I am now looking for a different make of tv, as the toshiba have all been sent back and a full refund given.

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