405 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
You missed these pliers
Learn about Microsoft Cloud OS
I'd rather not!
Nurse, the tablets, QUICKLY!
Yeah, but if it had been £ or $ then el Reg would have spelt it BEEELLION!
Re: Old Neelie is good for a laugh!
There, there Matt
You go and have a nice lie down and leave the rest of us to read the article properly and come to more logical conclusions.
a gadget that doesn’t play music isn’t worth very much
Hmm, many of my gadgets - e.g. printer, screens, electric drill, multimeter, kettle - don't play music. As they are now almost completely worthless, I'd better throw them away. Thanks for the advice, JMJ!
We want as many people as possible to wear it
Yeah, I bet they bloody do!
Indeed, and it's why many programmers like me were shitting themselves in the 1980s when Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" system was proposed. That's the one that was going to require millions of lines of computer code that had to work properly the first time an invading missile was detected coming over the horizon (and not go bananas when a pigeon shat on a detector).
Agreed. I deliberately haven't bought anything Sony-related since then. Yes, they should learn that customers have long memories.
Less often nowadays. I think the WWF has put them on the endangered list.
Re: By Gove! I think he's got it!
Yeah, but, remember, this is Michael Gove you are talking about. Most teachers hate him and the crap he normally spits out. He just got lucky this time around when pulling random ideas out of a hat (though I'm sure he'll find some way of cocking the whole thing up before too long).
They also mislabelled Windows 8 as an operating system...
I knew I'd been right to avoid their crap for years!
See any Road Runner cartoon where Wile E Coyote orders something from the Acme company and has it delivered within 10 seconds.
Are those the ones that hide under hospital beds?
Ah, they'd probably been using Apple's Map app!
Agreed! One can only hope!
I'm still using a Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro (about 13 years old). The hand rest is now almost completely smooth. It usually gets ripped to pieces once every 3 or 4 years to extract the shite* that's accumulated under the keys ;)
* Well, not exactly shite, probably more like bits of sandwich, biscuit crumbs and half a ton of cat fur...
That keyboard was obviously one of the few decent things they ever made (unlike Vista, Win 8, ME and a host of other old truck).
I've still got a Windows 98 PC around just for playing Myst! ;)
Well, I hope that was the mostly decent 1981 BBC TV version and not the awful 1960s film or the dire 2009 TV remake.
Re: Tabs on bottom...
Classic Theme Restorer
It's about time someone took a large mallet and started hitting the Firefox developers around the head with it until they get the message to "STOP FUCKING UP OUR BROWSER!"
However, good news, there's an add-on called Classic Theme Restorer which can restore various "deleted" options including the add-on bar and "Tabs not on top" amongst others.
And, yes, it works fine on Australis!
@ Chris Church
Yes, it's a lie. 50% truth ISN'T the truth! Jeez!
...sorry we lied today. We won't do it again (until tomorrow).
They sent me an email the other day telling me to change my password (hadn't realised I still had an account with them - I think I once downloaded Adobe Air to see what it was all about).
I went to their web site and looked for the option to cancel/delete my account - no such thing, of course! You have to speak (well, chat) to someone online who had to put a case through for deleting the account. When he asked why I wanted to delete my account I reminded them of their crap security + the fact that (apart from the occasional use of Flash on some web site - though its usage is on the way out, thank goodness) I don't actually use any of their junk software. Finally, they reluctantly agreed to delete the account.
Maybe they should name the next one the iPad Water - it will be able to put its own fires out then.
So many truths in that post. Wish I could upvote you more than just the once.
Re: Keep it simple
Know what you mean! However, I am now glad that I am in a very small "company" with a brilliant (ahem) boss - it consists of:
End of list.
"So worried were the Beeb by its viewers’ potential inability to process more than one televisual event they re-broadcast the pilot."
I was always under the impression the BBC had been deluged by requests to repeat it as so many people had missed it.
"Then the BBC ended the Doctor’s run in 1996"
Nope, they ended it in 1989 - 1996 was the "movie" that they hoped would result in a new series.
I can't wait for Jeremy Clarkson to test drive one on Top Gear!
Most informative comment
The "most informative" comment I ever saw was on a non-trivial piece of Perl. Most of the code was undecipherable in the first place, but the most complex part was blessed with a single comment (the only one in the whole script) that simply read:
# This is a skanky hack!
Did their chair throwing abilities get tested?
"unwanted first-edition Surface RT"
That will be all of them, then.
How many did they actually make then? Did it reach as far as double figures?
Blimey, I didn't think an intelligent Republican actually existed! Good for him (though I suspect he accidentally joined the wrong party).
Well, at least the popcorn sellers should do well out of all this!
Re: Not Surprised
Ah, I see what you did there - upvoted - pretty good as the DAB article was the one I'd just read prior to this.
I just wonder...
...if the OS will be stuck at 4.2 forever or if it will actually get updates to 4.3, 4.4 etc.
...if they can be found at 42km above the earth then the boffins would definitely be right.
How sad, my heart bleeds...
All I want is for VirtualBox to get out of their clutches before they have their magical "screw it up" effect on that as well.
Raspberry Pi **badwagon**
BADwagon? Was that deliberate?
Microsoft should take their comedy show to the fringe! Gave me a few laughs anyway!
Java and Flash
The sooner both of them are completely replaced in the browser by HTML 5, the better.
Lovely chap. Met him at a Dr Who event in Holt, Norfolk back in 2006 where the streets swarmed with daleks (along with a couple of dubious cybermen whose costumes were held together mainly by duct tape). I've got photos of him sitting next to Little Nellie and signing autographs for a queue of youngsters.
...read this: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-There,-Their-and-They%27re
I already do
So far, I've only ever come across one advert on FB that I was remotely interested in. I mark all the rest as spam (or some other inappropriate option from those available).
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
- Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
- Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
- AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip