403 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
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....
I blame Snow White...
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.
Not only that, but this site is (supposedly) being run directly from a C64!
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:
Re: you forgot!
Pic here for those who don't know it:
Case design was based on the ealier 700/B series:
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
And it will need the wireless connection and voice processing to contact Ikea and ask where there missing parts are.
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!
Your wish/wonder has been granted - see right below
Wow, this must be the Heinz special soup edition!
Oracle will never learn
It's OpenOffice all over again.
I'm hoping someone will fork VirtualBox as well soon to get it out of their clutches.
Re: Random Poking
There's some nice killer POKEs here:
The Commdore PET one was the first one I ever heard of that would destroy hardware.
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!
I'm just hoping that...
...someone/thing around 49 light years away is getting ready to set up their video recorders and will post the missing Dr Who episodes back to us at some point.
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!
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