345 posts • joined Tuesday 4th August 2009 12:24 GMT
Re: I really hope...
After being made redundant for the 4th time in my life in 2005 I decided life was trying to tell me something about working for other people. So, I went self-employed and now often have more work than I can handle!
Well, for a start, anything by Commodore from the Vic-20 onwards! They designed the VIC and VIC-II chips themselves. Initially, of course, they bought MOS Technology where Chuck Peddle had designed the 6502 from which all CBM's 8-bit CPUs (like the 6509 and 6510 descended).
Re: easy to change suppliers?
Clue: see the "uk.gov" bit in the title....
You were lucky
I saw the other side of them and it wasn't a pretty sight (or site!). They are going to have to give us more than 2 years of a good track record before I would ever think of using them again.
Someone tried it with a 1987 Mac: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-tqKj7aNtc
Two words that strike fear into me are "Theresa May"
--- shudder ---
Yes, it is
Follow the Reddit link on the original article and they admit it:
Change the law and apply it retrospectively?
At least that could never happen here, could it?
It will only be a "decent file manager" when it manages to stop occasionally crashing for no apparent reason (as it has done since Windows 95) and they give us the option to turn off the stupid "jump down the screen 2 seconds later*" that they added in Windows 7. Classic Shell can sometimes fix the latter but often only after you call up the CS settings and OK them again.
* this is what I mean: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows-explorer-expands-folders-inappropriately/50a81b05-da98-4d55-821d-55ffbbd0e998
Re: Was I the only one...?
Re: two doors between a kitchen and toilet
Hasn't been a requirement in the UK since at least the early 1980s. See item 4.10 here:
Re: Reason for an older couple?
I nominate David Cameron and Nick Clegg... or aren't they old enough yet?
You beat me to it - though I was going to say the first 3 words...
Damn you, you young whippersnappers! So that's why trying to entice sweet young things back with my "do you want to come and play at my abacus and difference engine" is no longer the draw it was in times past! Hrmph!
Re: Considering the mess we've made of this planet...
Yes, we've got to keep trying until we manage not to fuck one up!
It's a bit like alien spaceships always landing in the USA. Oh wait, it was real life and not Hollywood this time around.
50 Fun Raspberry Pi Recipes?
Or even "50 Shades of Pi"
We're all descended from Larry Ellison weaselly lookalikes - the shame!
Wow, this must be the Heinz special soup edition!
Re: 50% Java - This SUCKS!
Wall, head, hit.
Re: My top tip for Microsoft:
We would be able to to laugh again to Bill Gates' 2004 announcement that spam will be dead in 2 years - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3426367.stm - and look forward to them releasing the Zune all over again!
I am getting on and have no intention of kicking the bu----
Don't insult Neanderthals - apparently, they were quite intelligent!
He may not be current but he is certainly adding to the continuous story of how Microsoft has been mismanaged over the years. More tales can be found here:
and in the book Barbarians Led By Bill Gates - another "not current" book, but well worth a read:
No mention of Ballmer? Shock horror!
Yay! Spiky punk versions of "First Men in the Moon" Cavorite sphere!
Re: Stop the Presses! New Research!
Yes, but enquiring minds would like to know which of you was imposing the nekkidness on the dolls, you or your sister?
I got A* in the exam for my Astronomy GCSE evening class - seemed appropriate - can't think of any other reason for it though!
...it's the Medusa Cascade!
Well, at least Doogle is still around!
Re: The Real Story here...
Try Inkscape - price = free!
Seemed to work for what I wanted (but my drawing needs are small so YMMV)
Re: I wrote to him once...
Likewise! I wrote to him after reading his autobiography "80 Not Out" to not only say how much I had enjoyed it but to also point out a bunch of typos and mistakes. He replied saying he knew all about the mistakes and had sent a list of them to the printers who had then lost the corrections and printed it as is anyway! He sounded quite annoyed!
Re: Two Jobs films
But eveyone forgets the best one:
Terry Pratchett was right
(from 'The Last Continent')
'Why did he have to go to prison?'
'We put all our politicians in prison as soon as they're elected. Don't you?'
'It saves time.'
Re: Nasties from beyond
Not quite! Goes upstairs, pulls out 20th Anniversary May 1998 edition of PCW (RIP). Page count (including covers) = 750 - and all for £1.99 (special price, normally £2.95). I've also got a copy of the first edition from 1978, slightly smaller at 68 pages and cost 50p. Those were the days!
But don't buy an iPad 4 to run it until they bring out a model of the foosball with a lightning connector!
Re: "has been observed 420 million years after the Big Bang"
By you and the rest of us looking at the photo?
In the 1980s I worked as a Pascal/C programmer in a company that was using the Burroughs/Unisys B20 series of computers (designed by Convergent Technologies, a company that Unisys eventually bought). The B25 was powered by that rare beast, the 80186. Most PC makers skipped that one completely.