424 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Who the hell let proper people talk to MPs? It's just not on! I mean to say, isn't listening to sound-bite merchants the usual way MPs get their information? If this goes on there's the danger the MPs might actually come to a sensible decision for a change!
I worked* for that bunch of idiots about 10 years ago when they were still called Norwich Union. Great people in the team I worked in but as for the management, oh dear... We spent most of our time fighting red tape and stupidity - it was like wading in treacle (and using the inadequate IT systems/networks was a pretty similar experience).
*I'd been made redundant by another company which was going down the swanee and NU offered me a job and I needed the money - honest guv!
"I suffer from the unfortunate affliction of getting solutions for everyone else's problems, but not my own."
You should become a consultant!
Some very true and wise words there! Programming can also be intuitive (for some) - I have often "fixed" problems by going away and doing completely different until the solution pops into my head (I think some sort of agency sends them telepathically).
Re: windows 9?
As long as it's at least as good as Windows RG
Yes, a good article. It ticked all the boxes for me as well. I especially liked the sentence "Novelling their way through the decades until – like Commodore or Atari – only the name remains." And, for some of the other companies mentioned (such as Oracle), it can't happen too soon IMHO!
Change the iPad's name?
Maybe it should be changed to "iPad with WiFi + 4G LTE (only) with 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) that's slightly fatter and heavier than the last one but is still shiny".
I use it, oh, at least once every couple of months! Go Google+!
Re: Unique visitors
Damn, you beat me to it!
Sony through the ages
1970s - Great quality home music centres, far better than anything than anyone else was coming up with for the price. Trinitron CRT TVs.
1980s - Walkmans and then Discmans!
1990s - Playstation
2000s - Rootkit fiasco
2010s - Freakishly bad web security which pissed off a good number of people. Removing second OS support in PS3 thereby pissing off a good number of people
Doesn't look like a promising trend!
Dark matter hits you once a minute
All I can say is OW!
Oooh, a dilemma - I want to vote you up because of the Ford comment but vote you down because of the Opera comment!
Re: But WHO will play Ballmer
I think you will find the correct term here:
I went to google.com to see what Pi-related logo they had put up to celebrate the day, but they hadn't - their logo was for Akira Yoshizawa's 101st Birthday so I have a sneaky feeling you're trying to April Fool us a bit early!
Re: Marvel AR
And, if you can't get it to work, you'll probably need this:
ARrrr! It be the pirate version, me hearties!
Duckduckgo now added to my browser's list of search engines!
Re: I can understand
So they can get the most use out of them before the next one comes out and they have to do the same thing all over again?
Re: Eminently Predictable...
Sony? Rootkits? Hacked web sites? Whistle whistle...
Righthaven's assets bought by...
Not true (I hope), but it wouldn't surprise me if the slimeball did... (with assistance from Andrew Crossley, of course).
Metro user interface removes all their distractions.
I'm more of the opinion that the Metro user interface IS the major distraction!
Just so you know... Starship Troopers and reality are not quite the same thing...
ecxuse any tyops in tihs reply but, for soem reasn, someone truned out the lights...
Re: "...introduced in the House of Commons on behalf of the federal government"
Politicians working on behalf of the people they represent? Now, that would be a first!
I usually just rely on the bloke with the red flag who walks slowly in front of my jalopy.
Well, your email address is probably no longer safe in the security sense if you keep posting it around the net!
IOW? Ha ha. I thought you meant the Isle of Wight for a little while there!
Go for it! Just don't buy 200 cheap ones...
Agreed, but you forgot how to use the "Reply" button :)
Is that all? Hmm, my response is rearrange the words "Off" and "Fuck" into a well known phrase!
Hmm, you must have 2 accounts with them as the limit appears to be 8GB - if it IS on a single account please tell the rest of us how you managed it.
Bucksch and Sivonen are right
If people get it into their heads that Mozilla is collecting more information than they think they should then they will jump browser, and that's something Mozilla can ill afford at the moment. The fact that most people are jumping to Chrome which probably collects more info is "interesting".
@Michael H.F. Wilkinson
Ha ha. Are you running for cover because of the joke or because you used "of" instead of "off"?
Pot, kettle, blah blah
See above, bored now...
Not a good idea!
Apple's small print would probably mean that anything published by said boffins would be wholly owned by Apple from that point onwards!
"I bet very few ipad owners actually have the real version"
Trouble is, going by the pic, the iPad version seems to be a limbless midget! Well, that might appeal to some...
Amazing how many bad apples turn up at Google
And amazing how many bad Googles turn up at Apple as well!
i.e. Eric Schmitt allegedly "stealing" the iPhone idea (as Android) while he was still on Apple's board!
Meh icon because, well... meh...
Yes, that was my experience as well until I made the mistake of rebooting the cable modem, then it wouldn't reconnect at all! So, I went out instead...
"here's the scene of the outrage"
Damn, I clicked that link expecting Playmobil instead of Street View!
Two years suspension?
That's only fair if I can bring the ropes from which he will be suspended and can select the bits he will be suspended by!
Ah, so you used to send unsolicited and probably unwanted emails and got clobbered for it. I, for one, find that a tad amusing.
Go back to reading yer Daily Fail!
I had a C-128 with a cut down 1571 in it. It was a nightmare! It regularaly decided the drive wasn't there when you attempted to use the relative file commands. Also, it lacked RAM buffers and would often screw up data. It only ever really worked in CP/M mode! For a long time Commodore denied that the errors existed but the final ROM that was released did sort of fix most of the bugs.
The C-500 was never officially released (I did own one for a while as several hundred escaped a few years later). It got "re-engineered" into the C-600 using the same case and a cut down version of the 700's innards.
More here: http://www.davidviner.com/cbm.php
Yep, that's because Jack Tramiel was a hardware person (he started by repairing typewriters) and basically didn't understand what software was! The Plus/4 and C128 did rectify those shortcomings to a large degree.
121 colours is correct - there were 16 shades of each of the 16 main colours, but all the shades of black were also black which is why they couldn't say it had 128!
However, the TED chip that replaced the VIC II/SID chips didn't have sprites and the sound wasn't anywhere near as versatile (later on some people built synthesisers out of SID chips).
I used to work for a small company that built a 64K memory upgrade for the C16 to bring it up to almost the same capability as the Plus/4 (but minus the built in office software). Unfortunately, there were a few deluded souls who thought that the 64K upgrade meant the C16 could also run the C64 games/programs.
@Oliver Jones / BASIC into RAM
My nefarious use was to copy the BASIC into RAM in places like Debenhams and add a few POKEs to change the "syntax error" message to something rude. Then I'd sidle off to wait for unsuspecting kiddies to bash the keyboard a few times before asking their mothers what *THAT* meant!
Those were the days...
Well, I believe you! I installed a few of the things when I worked for Rediffusion back in the 1970s.
Which one does the tumble dry?
Will it have a container for the clippings and, if so, then, when the container is full, can you get it to locate the compost bin (even if I have to stick one of Chistoph's QR codes to it), climb up it, remove the lid (optional, I may possibly be capable to remembering to do this before starting the mower) and deposit said clippings in the bin before carrying on where it left off?
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