39 posts • joined Friday 3rd July 2009 07:55 GMT
The Good Ship Venus ?
Never had Jobs down as a Rugby fan
The stupid thing is I'm not really doing anything today that I wasn't doing then
WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Foxpro, Monarch and Corel may have bitten the dust (in varying degrees) but I'm esentially using something I could fly to the moon to write roughly the same documents, spreadsheets, small database systems and draw the odd diagram. The ony real difference is my email is now intregal, rather than stuck on an IBM green-screen in the corner.
Progress anyone ?
We are not the Judean Peoples Front
We are the Peoples Front of F£$*ing Judea
(Well, it is nearly Christmas)
I'm not using it.....
.....until they put Foxpro back in it
Re: Has anyone ever met any nice employee of Google UK?
Ah... I know that
It's called "HP Syndrome"
Re: IANAC but...
I've worked with people like that...
If downloading copyrighted material requires a payment to the owner of the copyright (which all reasonable standards of logic would suggest is true). Why are you coming after me for the payment ?
I'm currently paying my ISP circa 20 quid a month for somthing that, on the face of it, should be a low or no-charge add-on to my already extortionate phone rental contract....Surely if Mistra Performing Rights wants his pound of flesh he should be looking at the man making the money out of providing me with the means, motive and opportunity ?
Vodafone had a system called 2-4-2 (presumably "twice as good as 1-2-1") in which you could run email, group sms and get your voicemail forwarded to any POP3 account as a .wav.
It was perfect, if a bit ugly.
The without much (ie any) consultation they ditched it and invited you to join 360. A platform for single-cell life forms more interested in x-factor and facebook than , oooh lets say, usability.
Moral of the story: If a thing ain't broke.....etc
I miss my voicemail forwarding.....
A Google search for bakeries in Henlow sadly didn't show Nice Baps.
However the first two are called Gunns and (wait for it)
...I've just invented this brand new mobile phone that runs purely on happy thoughts and moonbeams.
Given the sound judgement and common sense exhibited by the good people of Long Island I'm sure I'll have no problem flogging them a few hundred handsets.
Surely not ...
Absolutely, completely and utterly wrong.
Everyone knows that the Columbian marching powder budget is subsidised by making documentaries about the horror of drug abuse on sink estates; whilst Tarquil and Tabitha are in the editing suite shoving next weeks wages up their nose .....
HOW Many warzones ?
The idea that most of the laptops can be written of to the UDA or the Taliban seems a little absurd. For every flack jacketed journalist there are probably 2 dozen glorified junior/middle managers with any combinantion of the words "strategic", "analyst","business", "financial", and "resources" in their job title.
A much more likely equation is :
Large number of people made redundant in the last 12 months = reasonable number of laptops "lost" in the last few weeks of employment...
The Only Stat you Need
Bookies always have twice as many "Paying In" windows as "Paying Out" windows....
So what happens to the podcasts that are currently provide gratis ?
I download The Bugle every week but I wouldn't touch the Times with a shitty stick....
Am I going to have to forgoe my Zaltsman/Oliver based chuckles ?
The only bit of Microsoft taken-over software that they "improved" and was worth a damn afterwards was Foxpro....and they've killed it off.
The world still needs a really good desktop-sized database and development tool, and Access isn't it.
"If a guy walks past your kid with a knife and slashes his face..."
True, but if I'm plod and you've just brought your kid into the station for the 83 time with a slashed face I would be inclined to think your parenting skills might be at the root of the problem....
Novelty will soon wear off
3D is a childs toy
30 % colour loss and images that are still blurry in any high-contrast content (Avatar was dark blue for a reason).
Also, I can't imagine anyone leaving the cinema saying :
"Well , the story was crap, the acting was terrible, but the floaty depth objects looked greeeatt*"
*with the exception of pron, natch.
"Bach, talking to Wall Street analysts, also painted the forthcoming Windows Mobile 7.0 as somthing thet will "move the bar forward" "
Bars move up and down.
Tapes and boundaries are moved backwards and forwards.
Envelopes are pushed.
If the man can't be trusted with a simple metaphor I'm certainly not trusting him with my mobile phone...
I've found a much better alternative
Its an open-source repository of every book published. Its works on simple magstripe technology. It goes several hundred years between charge-ups and best of all is absolutely free.
According to the graphic on the front its made by Spelthorne Borough Council and is badged up as a "Library Card".
Am I the only one who suspects these things are only used by the same people who sit and write their novels on Macs in Starbucks ? To quote Family Guy, "Writing isn't writing unless somone is watching you doing it"
What does the badge confer
What can he do with the badge, that he couldn't do without it ?
Is it a question of access to various bits of beta software / forums or is it all about status ?
If only I could power my hover car..
...on defeatism and name-calling - El Reg Comments Section would almost certainly have been invaded by the US* by now
* Other lap-dog states are available for blame sharing and fossil fuel stealing
It's not like the software is going to disappear in a puff of logic. If there are 10 medium size councils using it that sounds like a sustainable market for a small(ish) business - why isn't somone (maybe even the councils) buying the rights and the source code ?