424 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Ballmer can exhale
Trouble is, when he does, lots of chairs go flying!
...if any patient's personal data is compromised in any way whatsoever by sloppy security, bad administration or crappy processes then EVERYONE in the chain from the person who released it right back up to David Cameron should be held fully responsible, fined heavily and sacked immediately. And THAT should be written into the document in BIG RED BOLD TEXT as well.
Next time they will need to think about building their fabs on stilts or pontoons!
Fan, Shit, Hit
HTML 5 Test
Interesting to see that the version of IE10 that comes with the Windows 8 Developer preview currently scores 300 points (+ 6 bonus) on www.html5test.com.
The IE10 preview, however, is a vast improvement - it scores a massive, erm, um, 299 (+6)!
So, another step back for MS - actually, the missing 1 is because the preview doesn't provide any custom search providers (no address/search bar in the preview). Still, I was expecting rather more than this... the current stable Chrome is already up to 343 (+13 bonus) points. Of the non-IE browsers, only Opera with 286 + 7 is currently trailing IE10 (IE9 currently scores 141 + 5).
The Atom was also available as a kit. A local shop bought them that way and I assembled a few for them.
The keyboard was a nightmare! Each key had two stiff springy metal wires that had to be located into corresponding holes in the PCB and then soldered in place. The keyboard was one unit and there were over 60 keys so that meant locating 130 or so wires AT THE SAME TIME. I remember discovering one wire had been squashed between the keyboard frame and the PCB after soldering up more than half of the damned things - not a good moment!
I think I assembled about 3 Atoms before giving up as they took far longer than what they were paying was worth.
I also remember upgrading a BBC A to a B for a customer of another local shop. However, it was a very early model with an inadequate power supply, which meant that the computer wouldn't work properly with all the extra chips in. So the whole thing went back to Acorn for a free (possibly?) upgrade.
Maybe GLONASS can give Phobos-Grunt a shove whilst it's up there...
'keep the UK "at the forefront"'
All them other buggers in front of us must be wearing invisibility cloaks then!
And the server version, too
I run a couple of test servers and upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 (or maybe it was 10.04 to 10.10, I forget) on one of them totally screwed it. Now, I only update major revisions now when I build a new server or replace the main hard disk.
However, I detest the RPMs that some non-Debian ones use and am thinking seriously of switching from Ubuntu to Debian for the next update.
do what you want to do?
Steve Jobs? I thought it was Eddie and the Hot Rods who said that.
Well, close enough...
I'm not into shoot-em-up style games but I wouldn't mind seeing revamped versions of the Myst series. I've still got an old PC running Windows 98 just for the originals.
"aimed at slightly dumber devices"
Dumber devices? Ah, they must be talking about Ballmer...
I have a hat.
Nothing can possibly go wrong, says gov
It will cause a slight draft and cause Bruce Forsyth's wig to momentarily flap about.
Wow, I hadn't realised the Docklands Light Railway was a German company who also did space stuff!
"Statistical analysis. It helps you determine trends and extrapolate likely futures."
And still get it 90% wrong.
"Doing the naturist stuff + chemo does seem to work. But don't cut the treatment!!!"
Wow, you mean running around nekkid also helps cure cancer? "No, officer, I wasn't flashing at the kiddies - it's just part of my treatment."
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No payment would be big enough for me to trust those scum again (not that I did in first place).
...but only one. The idiot spouting it in the first place.
Actually, it was 11.10 that was RELEASED.
Well, that makes a change from larger, human sized mammals mistaking fibre-optic for copper...
Sony caught doing something bad?
Your users can fly? Amazing!
Betcha feeling sorry for that comment now...
What do you mean "sometimes"?
Sigh... if only we could lock both Ellison and Ballmer into an escape-proof (and soundproof) room and throw away the key.
Ah, the Opera mobile/mini user
One question. Are you the same person as the Opera (desktop) user that's always getting downvoted on here?
Well, whatever, I'm downvoting you just in case...
If this goes on then I wonder if it will be possible to buy *.co.uk where * is null? Should be fun attempting to type that in!
Oh, you mean "oar". I was trying to figure out what was relevant about being chained to a rock (or even "chaned to a roc").
You bastard! I followed that link and, spotting the title, just managed to close the browser tab down before it played the second note!!
...it supports border-radius.
Coat, get, leave...
Do the sweet natured and loving siblings, the Gallager brothers know about this?
Mine's the one with a wonderwall in the pocket...
You should not see this at all?
First time I've run Acid 3 in months. Funny, but I saw that message on one run using the Comodo browser (Webkit based) - a second run had it appear for a split second and then it disappeared. Other browsers sometimes show it momentarily.
All the browsers I tested* got 100%, including IE9 (and I tested the latest versions of FF, Comodo, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
*except Lynx - :)
It's Friday and we have Playmobile! What more can a commentard ask for! (well, ok, maybe some more BOFH, please)
No, that is probably just to annoy the Opera user that everyone down votes.
Just how powerful is that laser? If I dismantle the drive can I use the laser to knock planes out the sky?
Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
Mines the one with a grump in the pocket.
Wonder if it's going to be worthwhile picking one of these up for the peanuts they are now worth just in case they become collectors items later on!
And, while we're at it, have a similar law apply to politicians and their so called 'promises' with the exception that if they don't keep their promises they don't wear a dunce cap but have their entire head removed instead.
Looking through all that lot I think it would be simpler to forget about any balloons, launchers, toruses (tori?) etc and leave LOHAN where it is and just move the Earth out of the way instead!
A developers' union could be a good thing. Well, it is about time Google became accountable to the rest of the world+dog. They do lots of good stuff but seem to think they can live in an ivory tower ignoring those knocking on the door with legitimate issues.
Go wash your mouth out with soap and water!
I'm just wondering why some idiot downvoted you just for stating that something happened. There are some complete twonks around here, aren't there!
Ok, so imagine one of these is driving along a narrow mountain road with a sheer drop on one side and solid rock on the other. Now stick a jaywalker (or a goat) in the middle of the road around the next corner. Does the car plough into the rock and kill the driver or throw itself down the mountainside and ditto ditto? Or can the driver override the system and just impale the jaywalker/goat on the front grill?
But, surely, that should of bin "Shirley knot?"
How sad, I feel a Nelson Muntz moment coming on.
Don't bother Sarah
Here's one I made earlier:
Scroll down just past half way or Ctrl-F for "bootnotes"
We've got to make our web sites support IE8 until 2020? Oh bugger...
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- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it