443 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
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!
Re: Two Jobs films
But eveyone forgets the best one:
Terry Pratchett was right
(from 'The Last Continent')
'Why did he have to go to prison?'
'We put all our politicians in prison as soon as they're elected. Don't you?'
'It saves time.'
Re: Nasties from beyond
Yeah, I never update Ubuntu servers any more. Have been bitten once too many times (i.e. twice). Far safer to install a new version from scratch!
Not quite! Goes upstairs, pulls out 20th Anniversary May 1998 edition of PCW (RIP). Page count (including covers) = 750 - and all for £1.99 (special price, normally £2.95). I've also got a copy of the first edition from 1978, slightly smaller at 68 pages and cost 50p. Those were the days!
But don't buy an iPad 4 to run it until they bring out a model of the foosball with a lightning connector!
Re: "has been observed 420 million years after the Big Bang"
By you and the rest of us looking at the photo?
In the 1980s I worked as a Pascal/C programmer in a company that was using the Burroughs/Unisys B20 series of computers (designed by Convergent Technologies, a company that Unisys eventually bought). The B25 was powered by that rare beast, the 80186. Most PC makers skipped that one completely.
Could you just...
Ah, that brings back memories of when I worked in this small crap-selling shop in the 1980s fixing electronics for a living. One of the salesmen was notorious for coming upstairs to our workshop and asking us if we could 'just' solder this or that (usually headphone plugs or sockets for crap walkman substitutes they and other shops sold at the time) for a customer waiting in the shop downstairs. We didn't have a magic >KZERT< but after a while we learned to put the fire extinguishers to good use on said salesman. The people who serviced the fire extinguishers always seemed to be surprised that it was often the ones in our workshop that needed refilling the most...
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