Re: Saw this coming
All that stress for the sake of £140 a year? It's only television....
320 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
All that stress for the sake of £140 a year? It's only television....
£6 per month versus £12 per month? How many times can you watch Breaking Bad?
Netflix gets pretty stale, pretty quickly. It took us about 3 months to watch everything worth watching IMO. Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, OITNB are all well and good but man, there's loads and loads of rubbish, even if you blag it onto Netflix US. And the interface sucks.
The BBC could do fuck all else and I'd still pay it.
Last time we watched a film on C5 there were 16 adverts per break, and breaks 3-4 times per hour...insane.
And with Sky you pay to watch ads! Wish I'd thought of that one!
Watch any other country's TV and you too will value the BBC.
Wouldn't it be awful if someone like that deliberately choked up the system, just to make a point?
I had loads of apps on mine, but didn't pay for any of them. Internet, innit?
...but why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why *snores*
...I mustabin hacked"
Beyond a certain strength water is required to be added so that you get the full effect of the alcohol, otherwise it's too concentrated and some of it will miss your bloodstream entirely, which is a waste.
So---one cube of ice made of water. You hear that America? ONE! Not 20....
...since I bought my Lenovo W700 c/w 17" 1920X1200 IPS panel and Xrite colour calibrator.
Still unable to replace it, Luckily it still goes like stink.
Rocketry isn't science, it's engineering.
As Mad magazine might have put it:
woo anyway to all concerned.
The justification for building a machine to a Quality as opposed to a Price is that it will make money and not cost money. If the PC isn't working as fast as I am then I'm losing money.
Prior to this PC, I'd always built my own machines starting with a Celeron 300a (OC@450) and ending with a water-cooled Q6600 (OC@3000) with a 130W GT8800 consumer video card. Great fun was had over the years building and tweaking and fixing and swearing and not sleeping.
Originally, I was going to self-build once more and had an evolving shopping list for a month or two as I researched every last nut and bolt of it (Trusted Reviews, Hexus, etc.), eventually settling on an air cooled i7 3960x @4.4ghz. A chance phone call to Scan to check some detail or other led to them offering to build the system and charge me less than my day rate to do so. They would also warranty the build and (crucially) the overclocking. I'd used their configurators and the systems I could create there were almost, but not quite, what I was looking for. Once the sales guy had seen what I wanted, he said no problem. It took a few weeks to build and stress-test, and then when it was delivered it was unpacked and turned on before I signed for it. The peace of mind sealed the deal. A bargain.
Scan provide support if they overclock your system. You won't get that from a box of bits.
And how did you manage to buy a Mobo without looking at the specs? Caveat Emptor. Was it a 'budget' board? 'cos I thought they all came with soft-RAID these days.
Downvotes? For not parading my rig to an AC? What am I, a female gamer?
You've just asked me to do the IT equivalent of getting my dick out, I don't know how much your car cost and I prefer Serious Sam. (maxed out, natch...but that's a fringe benefit)
A completely a la carte build, for £150+parts , tested before despatch, with a guaranteed 50% overclock. They are happy to do this if you're buying high-end components. My PSU was £200....
It wasn't magic when Churchill gave them everything the Brits had in terms of tech research into computers, jets, etc. just so that the Yanks would get their asses/arses over the pond in the name of freedom.
Mouse only = one-handed user = slow user = no work
I trained on AutoCAD 10 for DOS. The interface was script-based. Then, as now, you could just type or paste a long series of commands into the Command Line. The few mouse-activated commands were referred to as 'shortcuts'.
When I started work I used AutoCAD 12 for Windows. Suddenly all these Icons appeared but I mostly still used the keyboard.
Then I used AutoCAD 12 LT which used a different Icon set. Keyboard still worked.
Acad 13 - different Icons
Acad 13 LT - different Icons
Acad 14 - ditto
And so on.
And then the Ribbon....
And still I use my keyboard. If I didn't, I reckon my right hand index finger would be capable of cracking hazelnuts by now.
And there's a lot less hand-eye coordination involved in using a keyboard compared to using a mouse or touch. Better for the eyes, better for the hands.
Maybe you should shop at Waitrose....I just threw your items into a basket and spent £37.38 leaving plenty for "other fruit and veg". £15 of it was melons and grapes, BTW.
And do you really eat one cucumber, per day, each?
Indeed the World might be against you (historically it always has been, one way or another), but it's still not The World's fault if you are weak-minded or apathetic about your and your family's health. No-one is putting a gun to your head and forcing you to eat this rubbish. In First World countries, the Stupid don't perish as easily. In the words of Jello Biafra "Give me convenience, or give me death"
4-6 times? How much do Tesco charge for oil? Your maths stinks, and you're comparing oven chips to either from-raw deep fried chips or oven-baked jacket potatoes. You can bake chipped potatoes in the oven using a lot less oil.
And if your time is so valuable and you are so crap at peeling potatoes (half an hour? does that include stopping for a rest?) then DON'T PEEL THEM.
Kung-fu panda is a cartoon. Jamie Oliver is a TV entertainer who likes to sell books.
A healthy shopping bill is not 4-6 times higher than an unhealthy one, unless you're suggesting I could feed a family of 4 for £30-£40 a week, given enough frozen pizza.
Don't eat when you are bored, sad, restless, waiting at a bus-stop, stuck in traffic, on the phone, watching telly, etc.
Do eat when you are hungry. If you stop eating crap your body will soon be able to inform you when it needs food, which should only be a few times a day if you're doing it right.
Stop blaming the world.
Depression is a disease. Go to a doctor, not a baker.
You haven't seen the movie then? I thought it was a spot-on response. Most amusing.
The Bialetti Brikka is like no other. That valve on top is exclusive. The coffee has crema and character, even if all I use is Lavazza Red.
a rule to live one's life by
1. Spec it out at Lenovo.com
2. Find it at a much better price online for any number of 'laptop outlet' type places
Did this 5 years ago with a Thinkpad W700. Prebuilt, rather than custom, so with me in a matter of days.
Wish I could replace it...8gb 17" 1920x1200 RAID 1, hardware colour calibrator that I've never needed but Hey!...and a Wacom Pad & Pen, active anti-shock HDDs, and a 170W PSU that weighs about a kilo.
....and when he gets out, they can ask him again.
@ Nick Ryan,
Get an SSD!
My Win7 box flies like shit off a stick and has done since day 1, about 2 years ago. Registry bloat? AV? updates? GTF....
....mind you, I don't have iTunes on my PC. If so, please disregard the above.
It's distracting you from all the mind-numbing dross, backed by proper money.
If my heart ever raced faster at the mention of Android or IOS then I'd go straight to hospital.
@ Jedit: FAIL you spelt 'your' wrong
*throws money at screen*
No, it's not. Rocketry is Engineering. :p
Don't be glum! The paper clip is an all time engineering design classic. There are more patent applications for an 'improved paper fastening device' than anything else.
Curiously, the Arapaho word for Patent Troll also happens to be tooyo'oenoo'.
It does less than the old one, and takes up more room, and involves more clicks.
but would they listen?
The mark of a good service is not an absence of problems, but rather the company's response to problems. Plusnet (and Force9) have always been very transparent in my experience. I've used their phone support and their support-ticket system, and both have always been very acceptable, to say the least.
I'm possibly one of their oldest customers. Been using them since 14k modem days.
If true, would be a shame. My Nokia 925 is the sweetest phone I've ever owned. The OS is well designed (ie I don't notice it much) and doesn't feel like a scaled down desktop, unlike the current Mrs.CADmonkey's S4.
Irony! Me'n'my nichey Windows phone! éG!
"Any dog less than 50lbs is a cat and cats are pointless"
There is something ritualistic and tactile about vinyl that has yet to be surpassed. It compels one to listen more actively. Even more so if you embark on a 7" binge.
This was quite the revelation to me. I've had years of 'shuffle all' playback. These days I harvest FLACs and have spent some money on speakers etc. so the quality is there, but the listening is primarily passive. There's no anticipation, no sense of occasion.
CDs will ultimately be destroyed by the cloud, IMO. But I bet there will still be 2.4% vinyl sales.
I just thought it was all a bit piss poor and ladz magz. And I'm not at work.
The comments are however even more cringey than the article. I'm almost embaressed
"His Crazy might be prodded awake when she asks him: 'Can we really afford that?' or the old classic, 'Wow, this is the seventh time your mother has called you today'."
Somehow I missed this the first 2 times I dragged my eyes across it all. There's the 'vice-versa' that elevates this above cheap tired jokes about women in the workplace. *ends sarcasm*
What is this, the '70s?
I've had belly-laughs from the BOFH since dial-up. This wasn't at all worthy of the elitist murderous obsessives that I've come to know.
Well, thanks for clearing that up.
What you're saying is, bitches is bitches.
WTF? Is "the crazy lives in us all" intended to take the curse off it?
Shame, I'm usually such a fan.
...hang on...am I early?
Blimey do you ever stop moaning? It's no wonder you're so unpopular.
In your words, you "inherited"..."a few"...."awkward buggers" who are "the worst to manage" and yet you recognize their apparently crucial importance in being able to deploy skills and experience that are obviously unavailable in Mexico or wherever else life is cheap.
These Brits have possibly watched several of their colleagues vanish as a result of the takeover you mention, lost in the name of Offshoring. I bet they think the world of you.
FYI, I'm a Director. And my life isn't tiny tiny, it's just a looong way away...
I would imagine the shit hits the fan a lot. Otherwise you wouldn't need the Pain of the Brits, moaning about their 'above local median' pay, knowing full well that their jobs would be gone in a flash if you could work out how to get it done by all your low grade monkeys . You value them as individuals, but want to see them in cages? Interesting.
Sounds like your Global Kingdom has a very fingers-crossed attitude to quality to me.
so not racist, just cheap
I messaged Steve a few times with concerns, ideas etc. He actually sent me some personal replies!
The f**ker must have been DESPERATE!