370 posts • joined 2 Jul 2009
Re: Not to worry
Dell lost it when they went to black cases. The old smoke stained creamy GX1's were awesome little workhorses. The black GX150's complete and utter crap.
But it is nice to see that they will happily charge me £16 for putting a tick on a script in order to get Firefox, saving me a massive amount of time that I can then use to catch up on the 18 months of OS updates they didn't bother with.
An alternative would have been ....
..... 'I will give you $500 for documented proof of who hired you' then hand over to the police if he agrees hopefully getting DDOS'r and his client in one.
Re: Apple TV purchases ...
By iTunes recording the type of device the item was purchased on. C'mon, that was as hard as the first round question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire with the 50/50 and ask the audience used :/
Re: They exist because ....
@dogged you will find that, on PC especially, that there are systems in place to get to the finish line without playing on many games. I remember seeing fully completed game saves for titles such as GTA available for download.
For a fully specced level 90 toon on WoW there wouldn't be that much left to do apart from raiding or pvp, two aspects of the game I find quite boring and work like. Being able to participate is a bragging right within the game, like the first guild to achieve a new raid completion, being at the top of the league of the Arena's (knowledge is fuzzy, I don't participate).
And since the Cataclysm expansion the number of gold sellers and power levellers have totally dropped off due to the ease of doing it yourself. Myself and two friends are in a guild with just the three of us, because we can enjoy the benefits of the guild perks without the obligation to set every Tuesday and Thursday as raid nights and Sundays for PVP Arena. We enjoy playing the game for fun.
Buying a lvl 90 character would be the same as buying pre-made Lego kits and where is the fun in that?
They exist because ....
..... some people just want to pose. They like to sit outside the AH all day in their pretty raid armour and never actually do anything. Posers will always pay to look good.
As for bypassing the first 90 levels, no need to. The game has changed the amount of work required so you can blast through from 1-85 without any real struggle (some of the rebuilt quests are more entertaining these days). The hard work is usually from the last expansion level cap to the new one.
On Diablo 3 though they will not get a penny from me again (Same with SC2). It was a very poor game and not once running through it to completion did I have one moment where I thought 'Nice'. Torchlight 2 on the other hand is miles ahead with nowhere near the same budget.
Re: 2007 hardware obsolete?
My gaming rig was built by myself for Win 7 in 2009. I would expect it to easily manage an OS that comes out in 2 years seeing as Win 8 ran flawlessly on it when I tried (Spare HD, MS can pry Win 7 out of my cold dead fingers).
I managed to install Fedora on my old T21 a few years ago, it doesn't run too badly and 1024x768 is great for full screen command line tinkering.
So now you are also the authority on what black people are allowed to refer to each other as? And also, as you were waiting so intently for it, why did you fail to answer the question?
AC is a bit like the feminists who campaign for equality, who want Page 3 to be removed from papers yet at the same time refuse to say a thing about diet coke adverts. Do you comment on the Pink Times and berate those who call straight people 'breeders'? Do you attend mosque and confront Imam's who refer to non-Muslims as Kuffars?
Did you even consider the sexual orientation of the OP when you called them a homophobe?
AC is a student union rep and I claim my £10.
Re: There is a chance of a major win ......
Sorry Tom 13, website exchange rates may show that, but winnings will be transferred through a bank so will end up at around 73 Cents.
TSB, the bank that likes to say 'It's my %&*@ing money now'
There is a chance of a major win ......
..... in regards to anti-gambling legislation. If it is as it appears then simply starting a trend of gambling of a particular pastime should eventually lead to it being banned.
Why not start gambling on what TV adverts will be coming up next?
I put a fiver on it being a skincare for men advert.
....... you're all amateurs. While the boy Kerbals on the spare gaming pc, I sit here and wonder will it be Skyrim on the main gaming pc, Forza 5 on the Xbox One, Guitar Hero 3 on the PS2, Zelda on the Wii or N64 or should I get the 3DO and Return Fire out for some destruction fun?
While you guys are having your pissing contest you are missing out on important gaming time :D
The BBC never ....
..... listens to the populace as they are to busy trying to decide what we should think.
Yes its a good idea, just introduce coding as part of the ICT structure in order to help them understand the relationship in regards to the whole IT stack, but not just because we need coders so therefore we need to train everyone in it.
It's like trying to rebuild the motor manufacturing industry by training all school kids how to remap an ECU.
Can anyone get this ......
..... functionality for phone/device payments correct when it comes to parking?
No matter what automated system is in place they are woefully bad, the phone/text ones especially. There is no recourse for anyone affected (especially when they pass the fines to recovery agents when you are still contesting the fine).
And the card details have been breached, a person who is not supposed to be able to see them did.
Re: It is good that they are adding the feature ....
So a £150-£700 wireless device for authentication instead of a £50 dongle?
User loses dongle. I just log onto admin section, put in serial number of replacement dongle and the user walks away happy.
User loses phone ..... bit more work than that involved :/
It is good that they are adding the feature ....
..... but I have a number of MS office users that don't have access to a phone, landline or mobile.
A dongle would be a lot cheaper than me having to organise a smartphone contract for each of them.
Re: Some say...
I was always under the impression that spice/sauces were added to food to hide the taste of spoiled meat. Therefore the more sauce/spice in a dish the more likely it was that the meat used was spoiled.
Using that as a basis for whose food is actually the worst then the UK doesn't fare too badly.
As for the theft? Tough, and I hope insurance refuses to pay out as they weren't secured.
He is 100% correct ....
..... in that this type of scam cannot work on Paypal. That's because they introduced numerous other ways of helping miscreants defraud you of what is rightly yours (the easiest being the vendor wiping their Paypal account as they are typing out an email saying they will refund you) then walk away as they are not regulated by financial authorities.
Recently found out that due to using a card on it years ago which has expired I can not use the one off payment function some sites have as their sole payment offering because it's the same card number. Now the account is 'restricted', which means I have to be at home to wait for a fecking phone call, just so I can delete the damn card off of their systems.
Just a shame his bank didn't tell him to piss off and charge him for all the transactions, like his company has done to numerous people when they have issues.
Re: Idiot film-makers
There was a pre-existing plot to Doom, scientists open gateway to hell on Mars, marine goes in to kill everything. The film makers, because they are 'artists', decided that wasn't suitable and just made Resident Evil in space.
If you want a decent game into movie fix try Forward unto Dawn. It may be just a fancy extended advert but it actually made me want to play the game.
Re: "what leads you to believe they, as a bank, have done anything wrong"
Actually with banks they are under a greater onus to protect the data thanks to PCIDSS. Retailers large and small have to prove, to a stupidly detailed level what systems they have in place to protect customers card data, and not just with systems. If they don't the task masters fine them, or block them from accepting card transactions and this, like chip&pin, is just to reduce the banks liability.
Yet when a bank loses data they are not fined to the point it will bankrupt the business nor blocked from trading in certain areas. Add to the fact this data is now 6 years old so should have been at the least archived offline and at best destroyed there really is no defense for what has happened.
@Chris W I would have ...
.... thought it would be quite obvious. No matter how the data got out into the wild Barclays failed under their obligations to the DPA. Specifically the whole 'protect your customers personal data' part.
Actually you are all quite ...
.... nasty for what you have suggested. A real friend would just get them a new HD, install what ever they want on the new HD, put the XP drive in the second HD slot/caddy and VirtualBox/VM the apps off the XP install.
If you aren't that fond of them then thats when you tell them to buy a new pc no matter the issue.
Yet again someone senior ...
.... uses technology to further their own career by spending millions on gadgets while many officers in numerous forces have to share equipment such as ballistic armour. Pretty much the same waste as fixed speed cameras that are roughly the same cost to maintain each year as a fully kitted out traffic car and officer.
Technology can be a great aid to most peoples work but the basics should be sorted first.
Re: Collecting societies
You would be quids in as you are correct. PRS does the same in the UK. As none of these organisations ever release information on how the money is distributed it would also be safe to assume that 99.9% never sees an artist or writer.
Re: So thats about ...@Eradicate all BB entrants
@Ledswinger. I think before quoting people then attempting to mock them you should define what you mean by technology. Your arguments give the impression that you view technology as anything electrical.
I think you will find your crofter and small-holders make use of technology as much as anyone. At some point throughout history the plow was new technology, the rotation of crops was a technological advance. We may through time change the methods we employ, such as fixing the plow to a tractor instead of horse, but that doesn't change the basic method and required understanding of the process.
And I think the insult regarding the readership of site being unable to be useful for any task other than manual labour (which I actually enjoy sometimes), demeans both us and those who have jobs classed as manual labour. I also think you will find that those classed as manual workers (Remember navvies? Those lovely manual labourers who built a network of canals to move goods around before the internet and telephones let us place orders from far away?) contribute a hell of a lot more to society than you or I ever could, and to me it seems you look down on them. Shame on you.
Re: So thats about ...
@Ledswinger. So you have eradicated all manual writing implements from your daily life? Do you celebrate the anniversary of when last you wrote something down on something as archaic and a piece of paper?
As for 100% reliant on technology? No one here is in a Wall-E inspired hover chair .... are you?
Re: So thats about ...
At what point in that single sentence did I mention text books? Well? (And those text books are just as likely to be correct as Wikipedia)
Learning to write with a pen or pencil is part of the basics, as well as being able to read what you have written. It's what most of the commentariat here used to learn how to read and write. Technology can be a wonderful tool to aid learning, but in no way should it be relied upon, which is the method it is moving towards.
For example, even if not true it still stands as a good example for the point I made. NASA spent millions developing a pen that could be used in zero gravity. The Russians used a pencil.
Re: Presumably Mr Cook
Did you miss the news about the China Mobile deal?
So thats about ...
.... $300 each. Seems they can discount when they want to. At current rates that's around £190. Add VAT and they are saving around £90 if it is a Wifi only mini.
I still think writing implements and books would help more. Like in science now, they won't carry out experiments in the class, they watch other people do it on youtube.
Sod technology companies .....
...... i'm buying popcorn stocks from now on.
Re: The huge difference...
What sort of system would you expect to see at an internet exhibition? Internet fiddlers like using macs, I don't think that has been ever in any doubt. At a CAD exhibition I would expect to see crap loads of workstation spec'd laptops, because that is what they would use. At Comicon I would expect to see comics related stuff.
My apologies for the language but why the fuck, if it uses Citrix, would a bank replace all of their £100-150 terminals with fucking macs? Actually I need to add to that. Why the fuck would a bank switch from terminals running a secured locked down version of Linux to an OS that at Pwn2Own is usually cracked on day one before the Windows and Linux machines have booted?
If it broadcasts/receives a signal it can ......
..... be compromised. Manage that on a motorway flyover at rush hour and enable the stop on a few cars and I doubt it will be a pretty sight.
They also fail to see another aspect, if it becomes a legal requirement for all new cars then the police cars will have them at some point too. What if some naughty miscreant managed to abscond with a police vehicle? Thanks to the wonderful documentaries by Sheriff John Burnell and PC Tony Stamp-on-your-head we have seen the results of that a few times.
Re: Routine manual change to firewall?
Adding a new system/service to an exception rule, but overwrites so other system are no longer covered. Quite easy to do, quite easy to restore.
From screwing a change up to fixing that problem within 10 minutes is pretty good.
Such modern styles for ....
..... the hipster generation. Who seem to like clothes from the 80's and NHS prescription glasses.
Re: Unfortunately no matter ....
No, I am quite sure I meant unfortunately.
As for making changes to how you do things when you start losing market share, isn't that just sensible?
P.S. Lehman Brothers already set that example :)
Unfortunately no matter ....
.... how good MS make IE to use and work with there is an inherent hatred of it within the web development community. That will never disappear.
I use Firefox for 90%+ of my web needs, but it is getting fat and slow. Just here on this page it is using 370MB of memory with Adblock and NoScript running. Open another tab or two and it will shoot past half a gig. I have games that use less memory. I am currently logged into vSphere, with one console open and also RDP'd into 6 servers and all of that in total is using less memory than Firefox (I know GPU+GDDR is taking care of a lot of the work, but its also doing it for Firefox). Yet using IE11 to view my Spiceworks server is only using 70MB.
IE10/11 are miles ahead of 8/9, and you can use the adblock subscriptions with it. If Noscript becomes available for it I may start using IE more often.
Re: I go to a museum .....
I wish I could afford to buy 500 right now, have an upvote on me :)
I go to a museum .....
..... to look at the exhibits and hear from people who have working knowledge of them. I don't go to one in order to watch videos on a fucking ipod, I can watch the videos at home.
On payday I will be purchasing 100 pixels to sponsor a valve on Colossus. If all the people commenting on here do the same it may be a nice boost for them. Who is with me?
A complete shame as I .....
..... was planning to take the boy down this year for a tour.
Ah well back to Elvington Air Museum as they let you climb into some exhibits, has fantastic volunteers and from the grassy knoll you can watch track day guys on the runway trash someones Ferrari.
Re: a less crap Lostit Notes would be a start
Never mind the millennium it wasn't updated for the 90's. It was embarrassing having to mail external people and companies, because from previous experience I knew what they looked like in other email clients.
Even by 2010 it hadn't caught up to Outlook Express from the 90's.
But for the IT masochist out there I can heartily recommend the following combination will ruin your life ...... Domino + BES.
Well I was born before 1982, and I knew (and experienced) that doing wrong would result in a few whacks of the slipper, so did my older siblings. So based on that are we all thugs or disturbed sociopaths?
We have been using the methods that you seem to believe work (though you have failed to provide even one example) since the ban on smacking your own child was introduced. Are we living in Utopia yet?
Quite interesting .....
..... as I never used the low power eco WD's (always bet on black) until I threw a 2TB Red in the NAS box. The WD blacks in my main system have been hammered to hell over the years thanks to Steam but have only had an issue when they have been moved to older boxes as they were replaced. I just think WD's don't like being moved.
Extremely surprising were the Hitachi results as in the early 2000's we simply referred to them as Deadstars when they were still IBM owned. No wonder WD snapped them up.
So how long until this change ....
..... drips down to Hamachi? Best tool ever for mixed LAN parties (Local and internet at the same time).
Seeing as they didn't .....
...... have access to the usernames I would think that 68% detection on a blind study using the methods they did was quite good.
With the usernames available I would expect that to be in the very high 90's as at least once a week I get an invite or message from someone with enuslcenvfo or ggggggggggggv as their name.
Sod's law says there will be someone on here with that name.
Well we keep appearing on the planet so at least one of us is getting lucky enough to breed more.
Well thats the ......
...... virgin and gonzo porn demographic sorted.
Time to start printing t-shirts with QR codes for lemonparty and blue waffle on them :)
Re: What? You whiney lot get routers??
We may get a free router (or 2) but for that we have to suffer 40Mb Unlimited Fibre for less than £20 a month. It's so stone age that when I click play on Netflix it buffers for over 1 whole second before playing.
Re: errm... it may simply be
What about cash purchases? What if it was purchased as a gift?
The law states don't ask for it and Apples T&C's say they will share it. They can't take Apples word they didn't share it. When I have asked companies, through the correct process, who they bought my details from they never tell you. Which is why I, like many others, now have domains for email and give each company it's own unique address.
Re: I have been looking into ...
All quite handy tips, thanks guys. As an AMD and ATI user for a number of years I have a few kicking around from x850's all the way up to 7 series. This won't be a serious 'This will be a major investment and needs instant return' thing for me, just a 'I have some kit so will dip my toe in'.
As for the datacentre, I have a basement I can run them from which even in summer never gets above 18 celcius.
If I manage to get even 1 coin after a few months that would be used for the newer mining toys (if it gets that far) leaving the current kit good for the other currencies that still use GPU.
I have been looking into ...
.... currency mining to see what I could get out of the old desktops and servers I have lying around. Windows is on the majority of machines I own as I enjoy PC gaming. But even I and some of the most die hard fans of Windows would know that for a process so valuable, it should not be run on an OS which is still a high priority target for any miscreant, without researching how to lock it down so tightly it would Linus hard. Even worse is what the hell are you doing downloading the software from such sites?
I'm going to be trying it with both a linux machine and a windows machine and already have an old reliable mint laptop I can use for the wallet. The more I read about mining it seems that a number of people involved just installed it on a whim and didn't bother doing any research.
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