441 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
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).
So, a bunch of criminals have the job of (supposedly) moving another bunch of criminals around. Good job we don't have a bunch of criminals for a government who could get up to no good.
And if that doesn't get off the ground...
...then we just need to wait until around the middle of the next century when the daleks will conveniently chuck rocks at us from space.
Off with the cloudy birds.
Andreessen is obviously living happily in cloud cuckoo land. The rest of us have more sense than that.
I assembled a few Atom kits for a local computer shop in the early 80s. Not too hard apart from attaching the keyboard to the PCB. You had to get around 120+ stiff, springy wires protruding from the keyboard into the corresponding 120+ holes in the PCB... simultaneously - it was a real bugger (to put it mildly).
Re: whats it doing now
You forgot the sarcasm tags...
Re: offer says it expires on August 29th
I'm not wholly unexpecting for one to fall out of my Cornflakes packet one morning...
Epson "fave printer vendor"
Hmm, unfortunately, they've not been my "fave" for donkeys.
My first printer was the Epson FX-80 connected to my Commodore PET. It lasted about 18 months and then blew some internal component which a local company managed to fix at hefty expense. In the late 80s I bought an early HP Deskjet - that lasted ages without fault and was passed onto another family member where it did stirling service for several more years. I'd replaced the HP with an Epson 700 Photo (if memory serves) colour inkjet which suffered from the usual ink nozzles drying up problem and died 2 weeks before the year's warranty was up. Epson replaced it with a refurbished 700 which lasted a while but still couldn't clean its ink nozzles if I didn't use it for a few weeks. At least with the HPs they are part of the (bloody expensive) ink cartridges. I vowed never to have another Epson printer again. Currently happy with an el-cheapo Dell-badged laser!
Re: Thanks El Reg
Maybe so, but have you heard of Quatermass?
Title too long...
You could have just stopped at "UK gov still failing" but most people realise that anyway...
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).
Ah, the old "Blue Building of Death" syndrome...
Re: easy to change suppliers?
Clue: see the "uk.gov" bit in the title....
- One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds