...a Microsoft for the 2010s!
512 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
...a Microsoft for the 2010s!
You have EAT the batteries now? Jeez!
Though you'd have to be pretty desperate to be a peeping tom here: http://www.interestingengineering.com/2012/03/terrifying-glass-skywalk-on-side-of.html
I'm wating for "Cheezburger"
If you look at the version number that Windows 8 puts in the IE10 User Agent string then you will find that it's 6.2, not 7 or 8! I have never come across Windows 7 with an internal version number of 7 - where did you find that? I suspect Windows 9 will have an internal number of 6.3 - looks like MS are adding the digits together to get the 'public' number!
Duh! Spel chekcer, wheer are yuo wen u are nedeed most?
<-- that's a self fail!!!
Yes, I was! So please explain this in simple measurements I can understand such as standard London double decker bus or bronotosaurus lengths!
Yes, but how often are Moths? Is there a timetable? Do they only come out at night? Are they compatible with Butterflies?
We must be told!
What he (above) said!
Do those fucking idiots in 'power' have ANY idea what they're doing (other than screwing the general populace over and over until we finally cave in)? Don't they realise that SNAFU is NOT supposed the way things should be? AAARGH!
The only person who entered Westminster with the right idea was a certain Guido Fawkes!
More fuckity fucks...
Well, that article certainly rates highly on the ole Rantometer! Not surprised it's getting the thumbs down on the ratings.
Agreed, but let's take it a bit further and ban politicians from the whole planet instead - they can have one of the icy bits of crap out in the Oort cloud.
...the whole country should be cut off from the rest of the internet until they repeal this idiotic law.
By forcing some of the dumber kids to figure out that creating syntactically correct programs enables them to actually work, it might filter into their use of English as well (well, I live in hope).
Hadn't read that before - excellent!
What? Organisations like "organised crime"?
It was released yesterday. I downloaded and installed it in VirtualBox yesterday - for a laugh I went to Windows Update and found 2 updates needed to be installed already!
Agreed, it will be about as popular as the New
Parody Paradigm daleks!
My thoughts exactly!
Ah but that assumes the government/civil service actually knows what it's doing!
Wouldn't it be interesting if we had the choice of deciding where our individual tax goes. So, if we were pro something then more of our tax would go to that and if we were against something then our money wouldn't go there. It would be fascinating to see how that choice would skew the actual breakdown. Probably be an absolute logistical nightmare to administer though!
Don't buy anything from anyone driving a Vauxhall...
...erm, no, wait... scrub that, just realised I also drive one...
Seconded (or thirded as Nick Gisburne beat me to it). Their support is shit, their reliability is shit, they "upgrade" servers without advanced warning and then apply inappropriate settings to them and refuse to fix them when you tell them they've done it wrong (if you manage to get through to them that is). I always warn people away from the idiots. Avoid StreamLine as well as they just seem to be resellers of FastHost server space.
I read a bit of the first para as:
UK's waste of milk crates
...and wondered what the hell was going on. Time to wake up!
You forgot to add "Bwahahahaha!"
Good article! Back in the 1970s I worked for a PCB manufacturer in Norwich and we built a few of the early prototype System One PCBs for Acorn (we didn't assemble the chips, just drilled, etched and screen printed the boards themselves). We didn't get the job for the full production run, though. I kept one of the memory boards with the intention of using it as expansion for my 8K PET - never did get around to doing that though. I seem to remember the board could take 2114 (1K x 4-bit) chips so it needed 16 to make the full 8K-byte.
Slightly later on I built a few Atoms from kits for a local shop that wanted to sell them ready made at cheaper than normal ready-built price of £150 (so he was obviously paying me less than the £30 difference). There weren't that many chips on it and there were sockets for all of them. But the most difficult bit was aligning the 120 stiff wires from the keyboard (2 per key) into the corresponding holes in the PCB all at once!
Yes, come back proof-reading moderatrix before all is lost!
If only he would shut the Sun down retrospectively as well.
Yeah, I upgraded my old ROM Basic 1 PET to Basic 4 using the same method!
Apparently the much missed and long gone Moderatrix, Ms Bee, used to do a lot of the proof reading. El Reg obviously need someone new to whip them into (grammatical) shape!
"Does it faithfully reproduce the hugely irritating click noise I seem to remember the machine producing with each keypress?"
Well, I remember it! I also remember seeing one in Debenhams. I don't think it was ever turned on though.
Except that it was printers running out of toner that was a major problem.
And we all forgot the exploding batteries!
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!
You can hide whole nations inside beer bottles now? Excellent!
Pity it's not the Sun as well as 404's would be an improvement in quality...
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).
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!
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+!
Damn, you beat me to it!
All I can say is OW!