465 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
"Now she has reached the age of telling me to shut the fuck up."
Ah right, going by my partner's daughter, that will be 5 years old then!
I look forward...
...to a time when such days are not needed due to gender discrimination becoming something completely relegated to the past. Given the sexist trolling still seen in various places (online or otherwise), I suspect it's still very much an uphill battle.
Shouldn't this article have "Advertisement" splatted right across the top in big letters?
Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells!
I am disgusted by your reviewer's review of Mummy on the Orient Express. Not only did your reviewer totally miss the point of the whole episode (whatever that was), he (or she or it) made inane and inaccurate comments about how a train cannot fly through space, why the first class carriage was going the wrong way and how his mummy never wore bandages like that! I find it utterly preposterous why the Reg even pays a reviewer to say such laughable and un-Dr-Whoey things!! It's almost like they haven't even watched the episode!
What do you mean you haven't even reviewed it yet?
"responsibility not to harm their users"
Well, there goes all the fun!
Re: Christmas time, mistletoe & wine (OCTOBER!!!)
I'm sure they'll BEND over backwards to make your wishes come true!
I'm not worried about spam...
Billy boy said it will be history by 2006. Oh wait...
OMG! I pity you.
Sigh. I wonder what ever happened to usability tests?
Glad I use an Office alternative here.
Re: Do they still...
Having played with it, I think it's fair to say you will be disappointed in the answers to your questions...
Re: What I want to know is...
Of course, it goes without saying, that the registry hacks that would previously allow the border size to be adjusted in Win 7 or 8 no longer work! Sigh...
What I want to know is...
...why the hell have they reduced the window borders down to almost nothing? It makes resizing much more of a chore and it's way too easy to miss where one window starts and another ends! Another design "feature" that hinders more than it helps!
How to use the Facebook Messenger app
My experience on both iPad and Android:
1) Tried the separate messenger once they'd ripped the usable one out of the main app.
2) Looked at the excessive privacy access it wanted.
3) Raised my eyebrows in a correspondly excessive manner.
4) Deleted it.
5) Reverted to using web browser.
CTRL+C will still break into a long directory listing - e.g. do dir /s from the root and hit CTRL+C before the listing finishes on its own - haven't tried a script yet but I suspect it stil works.
Looks like CTRL+C will only do the copy when something is highlighted. If you do dir /s and then click and drag it halts the directory listing. Doing CTRL+C will copy the stuff highlighted and then the listing will continue. Do CTRL+C again and you break into the listing and stop it dead in its tracks.
Sort of like "operator overload", methinks!
Re: Am I the only one here...
You've never heard of Miley Cyrus?
Just checked the glass of water I'm drinking and...
... 23% was sneezed out of the nose of the Great Green Arkleseizure.
Some direct links to it would have been nice!
Re: Is it just me...
Agreed - they should torture test something else instead. How about Iain Duncan Smith?
Flames - well, it's just appropriate!
It was probably only ever an empty office with a big sign on the door anyway!
Steven Sinofsky's already left!
Re: Some continuity required??
"5 or so years ago Sony tellys were the best"
40 years ago, more like!
Half a mil!
Why do I keep reading that as HeathKit? Brings to mind old DIY radios and hifi from the 1970s!
million -> billion
Otherwise, good point!
With your moniker I'm surprised you hadn't suggested that it said "Hello Sweetie!"
Probably the first inkling a player will get that he's been sacked is a chairleg mysteriously appearing in his ear hole.
"we LET IT GO for a SONG"
"If you don’t not want not to not receive no information from our carefully chosen (ha ha) partners, do not add an untick here unless you don’t not want to not to."
Brilliant, made my day!
And, double yuck, you need to jump through several hoops to get the damn thing to display its non-aliased blocky mess! Having done so, I assure you it's not worth the effort!
Maybe you should learn to use the "Tips and Corrections" link under the article, instead! Anyway, that typo is in a quote from another source over which the Register has no control.
Re: Silicon Graphics
They did try to ring them but couldn't get through as, apparently, their phone bill hasn't been paid since 2009.
He did model a cat brain - as soon as it was turned on it did what cats normally do, and went to sleep.
Agreed! It's even worse than the redecoration of a video rental room at a place I once worked. The room was redone in bright red and orange colours - the 2 lads running it had headaches after a couple of hours.
Yeah, but suppose you don't like it and want to change your mind?
Re: Brain Overload
Regarding number 1 - you are Homer Simpson!
Homer: Oh... and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course and I forgot how to drive?
I'm now waiting for Jodrell Bank to come up for offer on Freecycle!
MS crippling IE
Well, they're certainly experts at that - been doing it for years!
Name and shame!
@Robert Long 1
"creating a fucking file"
Er yes, Java - millions of ways of creating and accessing files, not one of which does exactly what you need it to do!
"No one does, in fact, optimise code."
Speak fer yerself!
My personal code library (used on the web sites I build) has been refined many times over the years to cut unnecessary code, and to make it faster and more efficient!
Maybe I'm just weird!
"What is really happening is that the government has identified a "thing" that the general public believe in and that they believe it is a bad thing -- one that should be stopped."
I have identified a "thing". It is called the government and, over recent studies, I have determined that it is definitely a bad thing. Question is - can it be stopped?
Off with the goolies!
Re: RE: Stainless Steel watch backs
Sounds a bit like a guy I once worked with in a piano repair workshop. Any tool (screwdriver, pliers etc.) he used would be covered in something resembling rust within a few days!
So what is the point?
Of Cameron and his cronies?
Not a damn jot!
"We help people get stuff done."
"We hinder people when they're trying to get stuff done."
Re: But these are actually intelligent people ....
At one place I worked we (the programmers) instigated the use of fault sheets where other members of staff could report problems with the programs we were writing. The fault sheets contained boxes to specify which program it was, which screen/page of that program and a large box to describe what the fault was. I remember one coming in with neither of the first 2 filled in and, in the third large box, was written "Funny on screen" - magic!
Anybody remember Soft?
Yes, and I still possess the copies that I managed to buy! Not quite the full run as I'm missing the Feb 1984 edition and anything that appeared after the March 84 edition.
Didn't you write it down on a post-it note? Yeah, it's probably that one stuck to the side of the monitor with your other passwords and bank details. You know, the one in plain sight from the window.
Must buy popcorn and get a good ringside seat for the fight!
Or chuck it through an anagram generator and get:
Ok, so maybe not!
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