Re: Totally disagree
Yes, and what's wrong with setting off fireworks when wearing them as a hat, anyway?
636 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
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".
No, that would have been C£ or Clb
You sure it wasn't one bloke, one terminal and a large mirror?
...and a tasty snack afterwards!
Just how many are you? Does even your shrink know?
...must buy a new shed.
Sarcasm tags not required - ha ha!
I always thought that music from the mid-1950s onwards roughly seemed to have a 6-8-year cycle in the UK:
1956 - Elvis Presley and rock (ok, Haley and Rock Around The Clock was 2 years earlier)
1963 - Beatles (which morphed into the later hippy stuff)
1971 - Glam - Bowie, Bolan etc.
1977 - Punk
1983 - Synth-based stuff and new romantics
1991 - Hip-hop etc. by which time I had pretty much lost interest in the charts due to old age, senility or getting married (I forget which)
Am I alone in preferring the idea of a single platform-agnostic language that has the ability to target any OS/hardware combination? If such a thing existed then I would also prefer it to come unburdened by a hefty/bloated IDE that does its best to hide things from me. I have always preferred the simple text editor approach.
So far, nothing reaches that ideal, though I am keeping a close eye on Red - well, you never know:
"Chen said if you buy a Windows 8.1 notebook now, he'll give you a free upgrade to 10 later."
Wow! Maybe Microsoft should do this for all Windows 7 and 8.1 users as well!!
El Reg ought to have a "Most Punned Comments Section of the Week"
Thanks for the great Monday morning groans eveyone!
And when the new series of the Clangers starts in a few months time they will reveal that it's never actually been a kids programme but is, in fact, a documentary filmed on location.
"Dwarf planet Ceres has TEN bright spots, astroboffins say"
That's 11 more than most politicians...
I fully agree with the OP's comments as I have seen the indisputable evidence*
I can now play one of my old Move singles without feeling guilty!
Running Spartan through the HTML 5 Test (or HTML 6 test as it says for today!!) at html5test.com shows that there are several improvements over IE11 (375 against 341). However, there's still a long way to catch up with Firefox at 449 and Chrome at 530.
Ah, a politician - brain = optional extra
...will always be snake oil salesmen - it's just the brand of oil that changes every so often.
Where I worked we had one guy brick his desktop twice after installing IE4. We banned it throughout the organisation after that. I think we relented after Netscape got completely bloated and IE had reached version 4.5 and was found to be slightly less of a PC-bricking mess.
Not quite, apparently there is still a Tiffany Aching book in the pipeline that he completed last year.
But that's only a small consolation.
Amazingly, www.tdv.com is still up and running - well, in a preserved sort of way - last updated 2001. A small homage to a great man.
The only (snow)JOKE around here is your moronic post!
Back in the early 1970s I worked for Rediffusion as an apprentice TV engineer and, due to my lowly status, was often used for delivering the rental TVs to new customers. One day we had to deliver a hulking great (well, it was the 70s) 26" Ferguson colour TV to a couple who were renting and living in a single tiny room in someone else's house. There was only space for a "bed" (a double mattress on the floor) and a small chest of drawers. The TV went on the latter. A 12" portable would have been more appropriate.
Please keep such feelings to yourself in future.
"You don't have yo agree with all of them."
...obviously a squiggle with which you decided to disagree!
That top picture with the name "Lester Haines" underneath...
How drunk do you have to be before Lester actually looks like that?
Shouldn't that have been "Bwahahahaha!"?
No, Alistair, that's where the BOFH was nearly 2 months ago. Is he still recovering from the miracle?
...the dustbin lids and music trees?
Had some 5.25" floppies from them when I had a CBM Pet + 2031 disk drive back in the early 80s. They all failed after not very long. In the late 90s, a place I worked for had some Verbatim 3.5" disks. They were well dodgy as well. So, unless their attention to quality has vastly improved recently, I wouldn't place any bets on their 100Gb stuff lasting more than 10 years at best.
It's the buggers with trombones that cause havoc in my neighbourhood!
Yeah, but how do you pronounce it?
Yeah, mine too.
Except I get the impression mine's rather more devious than the "Tim, nice but dim" image. She likes to get her mug in the local papers at every opportunity while doing extremely minor "attendances" at things like openings. However, most of the local constituents don't understand that she is stabbing us in in the back when she votes in parliament (she's pro fracking and was an architect of the gagging law amongst others).
So, you should have had 4 days instead of 2 to select something if only Sony had actually managed to get their arse into gear and send you your email on time. I wonder how many people won't get their emails until the 27th or later...
I wondered where that had gone...
Oh hell, yes, I remember that - I think I'd signed up to mine for more than a year before they even thought about upgrading the local exchange. By the time they got around to announcing that they were finally going to upgrade it (at some point possibly 6 months in the future but, hey, we're BT so we will take as long as we want), NTL (as it was then) had got their cable broadband system up and running so I went for that instead.
Yeah, I agree - the next stage is automate that offsite backup (with an easy to notice visual check if it ever stops working) and make it run at least twice a day!
Indeed, I'm just a one-man, self-employed, work from home, web developer but my backup solution verges on the paranoid as I've been bitten in the past:
1) I have 2 local web/data servers - they have 4 hard disks in each of them. The main OS is on the smallest drive so that, if I need to reinstall or update the OS (Ubuntu Linux Server) from scratch I can do that on a replacement drive so that the original drive can be put back in if problems arise. The other 3 disks hold data only. The backup server can be converted into a main server quite quickly.
2) A daily backup of the OS configuration files is made automatically via a CRON script (this helps if I need to swap which one is the main server).
3) The backup server constantly replicates the main one's files using CRON scripts which run at (half) hourly intervals - the more important ones get the more frequent backups.
4) The database does an almost instant update and the "home" page on all the web browsers I use (which displays links to all the sites on the servers and their live equivalents) displays a large red message if the two databases are not currently in sync.
5) Once a day the entire database is backed up. Four times a day the database tables that contain my rather more important time recording information are backed up.
6) Every hour a script runs which backs up anything changed on all the code in the past 48 hours and zips it up into a file on a different disk within the same server - this means that if I mess up something then versions that existed earlier in the day are still available. These files are also replicated to the backup server.
7) After finishing work each day I run manually scripts which copy any changed files from the "web" working disk to another disk on the main server. A dated full (once a month) or incremental (all other times) zip file is made of the code files for the site. Some of these go back 10 years. Again, these will get copied across to the backup server as soon as it runs the associated backup script.
8) Every 2 or 3 days I upload the latest versions of these files to an externally located server as offsite backup.
Paranoid or what?!