Feeds

* Posts by hplasm

2597 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

hplasm
Silver badge
Coat

Re: I think this shows one stark fact about folks in the IT profession......

IT bods don't handle change.

They use Pay-by-Bonk.

2
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Its not difficult!

Isn't XP the Teletubbies interface?

1
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Windows

Re: New name

Crap?

2
1

Surface RT: Freedom luvin' app-huggers beware

hplasm
Silver badge
Windows

Re: quite an important feature

So the surface is as good a computer as say, a plank of wood?

4
1
hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: I didn't think she could switch a machine on without assistance...

The target market, right there.

8
0

EDF: We'll raise bills 11% - but only 2% is due to energy costs!

hplasm
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: Love the downvotes

Because you obviously wear a hair-shirt?

17
14

Microsoft: Just swallow this tablet ... the rest will take care of itself

hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: "Microsoft actually writes fantastic software."

"Utter, utter, UTTER turd"

At last- a realistic assessment of Win8.

14
4

Windows 8 unleashed! Midnight launch for world+dog

hplasm
Silver badge
FAIL

Re: Microsoft wants to own verbs. AC

Sorry- you both Zune and 8.

<- no Zune icon...

0
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Is there an emulator?

I hear it has a Windows emulator- well hidden though.

1
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Windows

Re: In before

Late to the party aren't you?

Must be Microsoft.

1
0

Surface tablet's touch cover is ZX81 REBORN

hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Now you've done it

The cheap keyboard is a bit better than a ZX81, and the dear one a bit better than a Speccy- that's positive?

2
1

Sinofsky: Surface 'best tablet, best laptop' he's ever used

hplasm
Silver badge
Coat

Re: Erm - plus the Surface has support for 420 milion hardware devices at launch via USB

That's a lot of chargers- is the battery life that bad?

Or else the USB hub to plug them all into must be massive!

0
3
hplasm
Silver badge
Devil

Re: In 12 months time

"Damn you, Windows 8!! You blew it all to hell!!"

8
0

Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks

hplasm
Silver badge
Devil

Re: A suggested subtitle...

"So you've installed W8? PANIC!"

0
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Devil

Re: Are you for real?

If it's a joke, then it's serious; if it's official MS document, then it's a stupid time waste of time.

Savvy?

0
3

Chinese boffins discover bizarro fish-oid creature with FOUR LIMBS

hplasm
Silver badge
Coat

Re: Where's the pic?

It's not ready

. They've done the Zhu Min, but N Hans hasn't done his bit yet.

CSI type stuff takes time, not like TV.

2
0

Surface tablets snapped up on pre-order, but no camping in the street

hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Brits love it?

The UK hates winners, preferring second best- qv Sky vs BSB, etc.

Bloody "plucky runners" up culture.

1
0

EC: Microsoft didn't honour browser-choice commitment

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

"Ballmer can not be so stupid."

*Citation Needed*

2
0

Windows 8: Is Microsoft's new OS too odd to handle?

hplasm
Silver badge
Stop

Re: Oracle Windows 9

*Shudder*

3
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Windows

Re: Windows task manager?

The pretty essential utility that show you which part of the OS is slowing the system to a crawl this time.

0
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: Building a new PC

"...effectively ignore all the new crap."

Which you paid extra for?

3
0

Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack

hplasm
Silver badge
Joke

Re: "Why would I need parts for a car less than 5 years old?"

It's a Vauxhall?

10
0

Big labels try for ISP blocking on 3 more 'pirate' sites

hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Self-serving hypocrites

Just like the BPI, eh?

0
0

US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Hahaha

Also, Ha!

3
0

Astroboffins out FREAK 'BI' GALAXY

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Excellent unit conversion maths

Agreed- particularly when measuring Kessel Run performance.

1
0

Skype for Windows 8 is coming: Always on, always in your contacts

hplasm
Silver badge
Headmaster

Dropped the veil?

Again!

It's Lifted the veil!

grr!

What- skype on Win8? Who cares- this is important!

5
0

Why James Bond's Aston Martin Top Trumps the rest

hplasm
Silver badge
Devil

Re: The DB5

Also the front machine guns were broomhandle painted black!

0
0

EARTH was a BAKING LIFELESS DESERT for 5 MILLION years

hplasm
Silver badge
Boffin

Hopefully future global warming won’t get anywhere near temperatures of 250 million years ago-

But If it did- we'll get over it.

5
4

Sacked British RIM staffers to get minimum legal payout

hplasm
Silver badge
Devil

Re: Interested in how the company complies with the Law's

I feel sorry for those who remain in Slough.

6
0

Google shares dive as profits reported down 20%

hplasm
Silver badge
Facepalm

Jesus.

The kids are up late tonight.

All pajamas and boxing gloves.

5
2

BOFH: Uninterruptible patsy supply

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Heh heh heh

"...and an orange Ghostbusters light came on"

I need some of these!

0
0

IE10 coming to Windows 7 sometime, maybe

hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

The article summed it up in the first sentence:-

"Microsoft takes great pains to ensure that each new version of Windows remains backward..."

3
1

iPhone 5 is the 'most difficult, scratchy device Foxconn has ever made'

hplasm
Silver badge
Gimp

Re: rubber?

Rubber makes feet sweaty and cold...

Are you sure :)

4
0

Astroboffins map GIANT MASS of dark matter

hplasm
Silver badge
Angel

Re: Wavevolution

And the elephamts and turtle are created when, exactly?

1
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Coat

Re: Why doesn't dark matter clump ?

Soft shoes.

3
0

Microsoft Surface priced up for Blighty

hplasm
Silver badge
FAIL

Re: 14 to 15Gb of disk space

Full Bloat OS indeed.

1
1
hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: "full blown OS"

Win8 blows, WinRT blows fully

3
1

Mission to Pluto faces DEEP SPACE DEBRIS PERIL

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: says:

So space gyppos ^H^H^H^H Travellers leave a bloody great mess behind too?

2
3

Microsoft Surface: Designed to win, priced to fail

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: WTF

Balmer - women haunt him, men want to beat him !

FTFY

1
1
hplasm
Silver badge
Windows

Re: Pass the tissues

Aw Diddums- something in your eye?

0
0

McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, says Home Secretary

hplasm
Silver badge
Trollface

Re: I'll bet a million Euro there will be Hell to pay for this decision

A million Euro- what's that? About £5?

1
0

'Hypersensitive' Wi-Fi hater loses case against fiendish DEVICES

hplasm
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: Think of the Children!

I need a licence for my fish, Eric.

1
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Devil

Re: Inquiring minds...

Double blind test- poke out both eyes and see if he can tell when the wifi is on...

4
0

Microsoft Surface ad targets preppy, Glee-watching youngsters

hplasm
Silver badge
Windows

So-

Does it actually DO anything?

Doesn't look like it.

4
0

Sky support dubs Germany 'Hitler's country'

hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: by all accounts, a bit of a wrong 'un

Congratulations, you have successfully mastered 'Newthink'

1
0

Protestors target Google over that video

hplasm
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Google / YouTube

What's wrong with this picture?

No boobs.

13
0

Australian boffins have a ball with lightning maths

hplasm
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: Ball lighning-nuts?

Not as nuts as anal bleaching.

1
0

How Nokia managed to drive its in-house Linux train off the rails

hplasm
Silver badge
Unhappy

The last line could be Nokia's epitaph-

"It's all over, here."

3
0

Russian Christians boosted by Pussy Riot law spank 'sinful' Apple logo

hplasm
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: How about the cross

Torture Porn laws?

1
0
hplasm
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Apple leads good Christians astray...

The Map reflects religion- it's a grey area.

2
0