Re: Another MSFT omnishambles
Congratulations on totally missing the point of the article.
649 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Congratulations on totally missing the point of the article.
Obviously another one from the "No keyboard detected. Press F1 to continue" school of
If you had ever attempted to upgrade it to a "B" with 32K of memory, it probably wouldn't have worked anyway as the PSU wasn't good enough to handle the B's extra power requirements. Which is what I discovered when I tried a full A to B upgrade - had to send it back to Acorn who then replaced the PSU free of charge with one of the later beefier versions.
If you're lucky, it won't...
Having experienced both in my time, I'm not sure exactly which one is worse - all I know is that any future interactions with either company will be performed using a hands-off approach whether or not I am in possession of a barge steering implement.
Indeed, I learned my upside down reading skills at school by electing to sit at the front at the desk that butted up against the teacher's desk (of the same height). She always assumed it was the buggers at the back that were cheating!
Reminds me of an idiot customer we had when I was doing TV repair for Rediffusion in the early 1970s. He regularly called in to say his TV had stopped workng - we'd sigh knowingly and go round to his house and put all the valves back into the correct sockets again. The valves, being rather hardier than chips, just tended to work fine again. We never had any idea why he liked to rearrange them in the first place!
Yep, Jon Postel would now need a bigger sheet of paper if he was still with us!
...I finally ditched Flash* yesterday. I've put the Firefox addon/patch into place that forces the BBC news web site to give me HTML5 (hmm, that version lacks the volume control, for some reason). So far, so good!
* Apart from the 'other' flash in my SSD, of course!
...David Cameron with a jetpack!
...I'll have a look down the back of the sofa - there may be one or two behind the cushions...
"£1,000 a DAY. That's more than the prime minister's salary"
Should think so, too! This job will (hopefully) require some actual skills!
The evil one is the one that shags it!
"Indeed, as I recall, around that time, Alaska was in a latitude akin to where New England lies today."
YOU WERE THERE!!!??
I worked for a Training & Enterprise Council in the 1990s at a time when there was a policy to merge the Business Links with us. We had to take over the local BL's systems and discovered that their server room had previously been a men's toilet. The urinals had gone (and, thankfully, the smell) but the cubicles were still there! I can't remember whether or not the water pipes were still in dangerous proximity.
It was somewhat less than ideal though it did, at least, have a lock on the door (but only a keypad).
Grumpy Anonymous Cowards are gonna Grump
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.