Had they set up the laptop properly, windows would not download/install updates unless explicitly told to.True....but the real problem here is that the laptop crashed in the first place!
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Re: to scam people for centuries
surely you need to be around for those centuries? I can see no fun or profit in posthumous scamming.Hence the need for an after-life.
In contrast with.....???
If they can't write English I can ignore their definitions.
Re: Join The Rev's RFC campaign.
..although it might have helped to mention that the bytes are in hex, as 2 lines before it mentions decimal.
The timer vanished on Grub after this patch was installed. Re-installing grub fixed it, but that was weird ...Hmmm...my grub timer disappeared a few weeks back. It confused the hell out of my wife, as in my case it just sat there displaying the grub options with no time-out at all. I hadn't considered the possibility of MS fiddling with it. But if they did fiddle with booting in some way I'd have expected more of a difference than the grub time-out changing.
Re: Just experienced it here
I'm not sure how "dual booting" is affecting this.One suggestion I've seen is that it tries to work out something based on the boot partition - which if you are dual-booting may well not be anything to do with MS Windows.
Re: Just experienced it here
KB3035131 - hanging an HP workstation...That must be something else then, as the patch in question here is KB3033929, which fails for me on a dual-boot Win7/Linux system with an 80004005 error.
The system does recover, after a few reboots to remove the failing patch - which then shows up in Windows Update as needing to be installed. Fortunately I have the system set to do updates when I request - so I've hidden it (as I had to hide the previous one).
Other defence and education services are not.So you've never heard of Eton, Harrow, Stowe, .....
I'm always intrigued by these "bank details" that are so sensitive.
All TalkTalk has of mine is the sort code and account number. Information that was always on any cheque I wrote anyway, So in what way is it sensitive?
I received a letter last year saying that as my circumstances had changed I'd had a Self Assessment record set up for me.
And that was on gov.uk (http://hmrc.gov.uk/yourtaxreturn).
Which all worked - although this does probably explain why it has an orange BETA icon on it.
And, J.G.Harston will be pleased to know that you still cannot put carriage returns into the comment field.
but how many cars have Linux running somewhere in them?And how much of this is dependent on absolute (rather than relative) times?
If they are running to absolute time, how accurate do you expect it to be in 20 years time, given that I doubt that it has a network connexion to run (S)NTP.
Re: Would be nice if they told you where to find the alternatives
but nowhere can I see anything as helpful as a link to where the new AAC streams are.
Have a look at:
...you can get different regional Inside Out's via iPlayer.
49.26m was 208 on SW.
Re: I would not watch sport if they paid me.
And is it really necessary for footie commentators to go into screaming mode every time the ball approaches the goal ? It's obviously fake... Not if you are interested in sport. It's all about anticipation....
And if you don't like it, why are you listening to it?
PS: Cricket on the radio (TMS) is exteremely visual, at least in the imagination (if you have one). It's also legal to listening to it whilst driving (unlike watching TV).
Re: Oh, you mean
"can see his point - it feels a bit like Apple telling me that the book I bought from them in the UK can't be read while I am in Australia.Possibly,
But when he is in Brussels does he refrain from watching FTA Belgian TV on the grounds that he's only paying in Estonia?
Re: Good luck on that one.
Why not? I don't want to pay for sport that I don't watch...So you reckon that the entire FTA TV schedule should bow to your personal whim?
I don't watch Eastenders, but I'm more than happy to help fund it for those that do as I will watch other programmes which they don't watch. I don't expect a personal service
Re: Good luck on that one.
I wasn't aware that Scotland played football, certainly never seen them in the world cup play offsI'm probably older than you, then, as I remember them in Argentina '78.
"C'mon Archie, c'mon" being the memorable touchline coaching from Ally McLeod.
Re: Iron is not enough
Phosphate is notoriously insoluble.Phosphate is an anion, and hence not something that exists on its own.
Monoammonium phosphate (or ammonium dihydrogen phosphate) is easily soluble in water (34.3g in 100g).
It's a common fertilizer...
Re: Oh gawd...
Even explaining I'd tried two routers, both of which has negotiated a good speed with the exchange, but had failed the log on (which occurs afterwards), the problem couldn't possibly be their end...I had a similar problem, but it was only an issue as the line would go through periods of dropping. So TT changed my line profile from 6dB to 12dB. I now have a slightly slower connexion, but it stays up and hence logged on.
All done via the forum pages in ~1 day, so some people there can handle problems.
Nobody should ever use a TT email account, you're not going to want to stay with them for a second longer than necessary.I've been using it since the days of Pipex and not had any real problems. So again, different people end up seeing different service from the same supplier.
Re: Most treatments have no need for either genomic or proteomic diagnostics
And there is a parallel development going on - enabling patients to do their own diagnostics and monitoring with small and cheap handheld instruments.Why is my leg all black and smelly? Gangrene!!!
Oh damn, now I remember. I was walking around a pig farm with no boots on....
Self-diagnosis is about as reliable as building your own house from scratch. It might work, but when it doesn't you're in big trouble.
PDF question also dubious - I'm pretty sure there's at least one e-mail client on some device somewhere which can't send an attachment!It didn't say it had to be readable at the other end, so you could send it as the body, rather than the attachment.
Then again, it's easy to write a mail client which will only take keyboard input (just as some Unix passwd commands only take keyboard input - not command-line redirects) , so couldn't send any file (even a text one).
TV's tend to be large, heavy and fixed in one place. So it would make sense for their content to be provided by cable, satellite or internet, and use the broadcast spectrum for mobile devices.Whereas each individual set may be fixed in one place, there are many of them, and they are spread over a large area. That's why broadcasting to them is efficient - certainly more efficient than trying to use the Internet to provide the same coverage.
Re: A major obstacle to encrypting everything
In order to provide SSL to a server, it needs its own IP address
No, it doesn't. It needs it's own DNS name.
(I have self-signed certificates with not an address in sight anywhere.)
What about, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"?
Just like The Bible it contains many sub-books, and a lot of it retells the history of people's based on handed down myths twisted with the prejudices of the author and contemporary politics.
And both have had a large influence on the English language.
Re: compatible Android tablets
it's not compatible with my tablet, the latest Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.It is compatible with my ~3 year old Galaxy S-Advance! Perhaps MS hasn't heard the KitKat is out yet (judging by other comments about non-compatibility).
Re: I remember
I remember when my parents told me about Microsoft Office and how they all used to have to use it, as it was the only thing available.Oddly, my children take that view and I'm the one who uses something else instead.
Blame the teaching of product-specific IT at schools for that.
Re: Name change Please
Please, do not call a phone a "FairPhone".They could try the FlairPhone then. But does the name really matter. What about the Moto G2. If they got to G7 would it be boycotted by all anti-capitalists?
My wife has one. It's pretty good - if what you want is a mobile 'phone.
Of course, if you have to have the latest iPhone of Samsung S5 then you won't like it, but only because it doesn't have the right logo on it.
Happy? More like Grumpy...
...every time we get an update through text, email or social media, we experience an elevation of dopamine, which is a neurochemical in the brain that makes us feel happy," Greenfield said.Really. Any time I get one from my wife I'm equally likely to wonder what she's going to be complaining about me having forgetton to do. "happy" is not the feeling...
They can't fight their jones. Any more than alcoholics or heroin addicts can.So we just should let serial killers get on with what they feel compelled to do as well and make it legal for them?
Driving laws should reflect this simple fact.
Perhaps if the telcos didn't insist that you had to take their telephone offering in order to get their superfast broadband there would be more interest?
Re: "view the psychology departments of the world primarily as a source of entertainment"
But statistics is not subjective...It needn't be. Choosing what to measure, how to measure it and then what to actually publish can be very subjective. Ask any political party...
Neither do they demand human rights, democracy, etc etc.
Re: much better light quality?
LED source is simply too long a wavelength to have the decent mix of phosphors.I have one of these:
https://www.any-lamp.com/philips-ledbulb-d-12-60w-b22-2700k-a60-masterin an Anglepoise lamp, and the colour is much better than that from the CFL which I had there previously (and had to remove as my wife complained about it).
Re: It's not "where" it is
The relevant thing is the company that holds it.How long will it be before some enterprising seller comes up with the novel idea of selling disk storage that companies can run themselves, on their own premises?
Re: Legacy system ?
It almost sounds like the IT bod Chap who actually knew what he was doing left years ago.
This patch was for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2It was KB2949927, which seemed to need BitLocker activated to install. So it failed to install for me. Sounds like this failure was a bonus.
Time for coffee?
You're still left with MS WIndows Containers and Linux Containers, and apps can only run in one or the other.
What you really need is a type of app that can run in either container.
When will someone come up with Java containers‽
The Updates don't (all) workm(properly)....
On Win7 x64: KB2952664 only installs at the second attempt; KB2949927 fails to install unless you have BitLocker running.(and hence the system has to reboot - again - to unravel this).
And on Win8.1, \Windows\system32\MRT.exe (i.e. the Malicious Software Removal Tool) gets flagged by the AVG Virus scanner.
Windows is based on a more advanced hybrid microkernel model - meaning that kernel and other modules (not just drivers) can be loaded and unloaded dynamically.
That would be "hybrid microkernel" as in "not a real micro-kernel at all"?
I remember going to a presentation about this back in the mid-90's. The presentation was by DEC - as at that time Windows NT was going to run on multiple CPU architectures and DEC were keen to be involved. That turned out to be a useful and relevant as the "micro-kernel".
The only really useful thing from that day was a cotton bag they handed out, which is still doing sturdy service to handle my Waitrose shopping. Now that is good re-use of "soft"-ware.
One Windows? How does that workProbably like HTML and @media-based style-sheets.
You write the content, and the system libraries have various presentation methods dependent on "mode". It's not rocket science.
Re: I concur
You get the reminder about a week to 10 days in to the month.I think it was earlier than that when you needed to have physical tax disc posted to you.
And there's very little incentive to pay the gov any earlier than you need to, particularly if the whole amount is going on a card.If it's going on a card, and you pay the card off each month, then you might as well pay it the first day of "next month's" bill, rather than wait.
"We will carry forward all that is good in Windows,"
Interesting to put that alongside "we’re not building an incremental product".
So there was nothing good to incrementally build on?
Re: cynical remark
Should've just gone all the way to 11.
Since it's only ever the odd-numbered releases that are any good?
Re: Stupidest bug ever
For example, under what circumstances does Perl's system() function invoke a shell?When it is passed a string containing active shell characters.
Which is why you should always invoke it with an array, as that will always fork()+exec() and, of course, read documentation, which is where this is mentioned.
Re: Oh $!#t.
Running bash scripts to process requests on a web server is 1980-era software designGiven that the ability didn't start until the early 90's it will be 1990-era software design.
Some of us can still remember when CGI handling was first added to the NCSA httpd code (and also when the entire source code first passed 1000 lines!).
Re: This is the other way round
However any mail scanner worth anything is going to actually scan the file to find out what the content is rather than relying on the extension.
Probably, but I remember an attempt to send a file called "example.com", which contained a textual dump of a DNS zone and was sent with a MIME type in the header of application/text, being bounced by Outlook as it was an executable (because of the .com extension).
"spɹɐʍʞɔɐB" isn't backwards. It's rotated through 180°.
Which is why you can read it standing on your head.