Re: Lucky buggers
Try putting it in the lounge.
631 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Try putting it in the lounge.
EULA: you hit thing with this rock, you no have guarunt... gaurent... me say if it not kill thing, then not my fault. If not agree don't open, send back unchipped and no bloodstains for full refund of pebbles.
As 10 is supposed to be the "last" version, that comment will eventually become true (probably around Christmas).
Can't wait until I see a new one that says "Something wonderful has happened your Amiga is alive!!"
From my experience, BT seem to live on a different planet.
Just watched the video instead of working - brilliant!
More like this please, el Reg!
...do the vocals of any mp3 tracks stored on it sound a bit squeaky?
sarcasm tags needed?
Ah, Microsoft pretending to listen to its customers again.
Also, trusting Microsoft (or any large corporation) with your personal data is a can of worms waiting to be opened. It's never IF it will ever get opened, it's always WHEN.
Until VirtualBox runs properly under W10 I'm definitely not shifting my main PC (currently on W7) onto it - hopefully it won't take Oracle more than 11 months to get it running properly again. I may use a spare hard disk and re-install a clean copy of W7 onto that and see what breaks when it upgrades to W10.
My laptop, which was running 8.1 (yuk!) that came pre-installed, upgraded almost ok - MS shoved the crappy, fail-after-reboot Wifi driver onto it so I had to reload the one that actually works and it now appears to be fine.
Hah - haven't seen that for years - cheers!
I play guitar in a live band and, often when I'm playing, my nose starts itching - an extra arm would certainly come in handy there!
Also, having four extra telescopic arms would be neat for those with arachno(man)phobia.
Wrong! There is at least one setting in W10 that needs a registry hack to turn it completely off.
I wonder how many others there are...
More like "now you can NEARLY change the colors" as there are many apps that ignore the setting!
So, the NSA want to build a "safer" IoT, no doubt with all THEIR backdoors added in and no one else's.
I used to program Burroughs/Unisys B2x series computers (designed by Convergent Technologies) in the 1980s - the B25 used the 80186. More info here:
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Not the worst one I've encountered. Long gone are the days when Ms Bee kept a stern eye on wayward punctuation and spelling. Unfortunately, it also seems that sending El Reg a "tips and corrections" email is often totally ignored so I've stopped doing this now as it's a "waist of thyme".
...for the "You're Holding It Wrong" aria!
...them frickin' lasers that shark isn't using look promising...
...as Android 5.1 turned my Nexus 7 (2012) into something that could be outraced by an injured slug, I suspect I may need to avoid this! Went back to 4.3 (4.4 was pretty dire as well, speedwise).
Do what I do and copy the PROPER ones from Windows XP - they still work ok (the sound on Spider Solitaire is a bit crappy under W10 but I usually turn that off anyway). For Spider you just need to copy across the spider.exe file and for normal Solitaire you need the sol.exe and cards.dll files. Just shove all three in a folder somewhere - I usually chuck them in Program Files (x86)\Games and then add shortcuts (placed on Quick Launch*).
* Yes, that still just about works in Win 10 as well.
I have no problem with Chvrches - oh wait, you mean the version with the "u" - yeah, they're definitely a MAJOR problem!
I love the way the BT twitterspewer person had absolutely no clue about the problems. Pretty much sums up most if not all of BT!
NAS for me. The day I trust the cloud 100% to hold my data is when it's there to show a single photo of my ashes and I am past caring!
Aye ~40-50 years ago - and you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.
Too right - on this side of the pond (UK) it used to be 1,000,000,000,000!
I wish they would put Quick Launch back in fully - it takes up far less room than the "pin to task bar" crap. It's still possible to use it (even on Windows 10) though attempting to get some of the "modern apps" to live in it is a bit fraught - shoving Edge in it will lose the icon on the next reboot.
Go wash your mouth out with soap and hydrochloric acid!
"When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life," said Horowitz.
"When we launched Google+, we set out to rip off Facebook and failed," said Horowitz.
FTFY, Mr Horowitz.
Hadn't come across Everything before!
Yes, DME was my programming editor of choice as well. I wrote a whole bunch of useful macros for it.
"the cars need to sense idiots on the road"
Add that in and they would all be nervous wrecks within a few hours!*
Also, how about adding front and rear mounted indelible paint/ink guns to mark the crashing perp should they decide to try to make a quick getaway after the "attempt to mate" event?
*especially if the software was written by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.
iThink someone's beaten you to it!
Firefox is still my browser of choice due to the multitude of developer add-ons that I've become familiar with and now rely upon over the years. However, if things like Classic Theme Restorer hadn't also been available to reverse many of the completely idiotic things Mozilla have tried to impose then I would have ditched it some time ago.
Please don't feed the troll.
You were lucky - we had to use semaphore...
Yes, and what's wrong with setting off fireworks when wearing them as a hat, anyway?
I'm not currently having problems with Google Maps on Firefox so it's probably one of those "random things that break" when you upgrade and, unfortunately, will be peculiar to your own set up.
A few months ago I had something similar. When zooming in on a Google Map, it would completely flip the entire map on it's head so that the map, all text and even any map markers were upside down (not rotated but mirrored, so even standing on my head to view it wouldn't have been worthwhile). Starting Firefox with add-ons disabled stopped it from happening but disabling the add-ons manually didn't! I couldn't find any reference to other people having the same problem so, in the end, I completely wiped and re-installed Firefox (after saving the passwords and bookmarks files, hoping they weren't the problem - they weren't).
Now, I'm finding that when the latest version Chrome starts up it is refusing to show my home page (even though it is plainly set up properly in the settings). Oh well, another wipe and reinstall will probably cure it, sigh...
...why isn't Brainfuck in the top 20?
"I've had LAN switches delivered to US data centres with European-style plug on the cables, which was a pain in the butt"
Conversely, LAN switches delivered to UK data centres with US-style plugs on the cables are a pain in the arse!
* but for only small, local values of "doom".