304 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
Re: Game changer
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.
Re: The curse of a slow metabolism and a fast pie-arm
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?
Re: The curse of a slow metabolism and a fast pie-arm
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"
Re: Flaw in the argument
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.
The curse of a slow metabolism and a fast pie-arm
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.
Re: "Fuck yeah!"
You haven't seen the movie then? I thought it was a spot-on response. Most amusing.
Re: Crema vs. creamer
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.
"Best is cheapest"
a rule to live one's life by
You're holding it wrong...
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.
Re: Ahh, Asperger's
....and when he gets out, they can ask him again.
Re: "windows gets slower"
@ 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.
You there! Stop listening to interesting music!
It's distracting you from all the mind-numbing dross, backed by proper money.
Re: Ditch Windows Phone as a brand, in favour of Lumia
If my heart ever raced faster at the mention of Android or IOS then I'd go straight to hospital.
Re: What's the opposite of a Turing test?
@ Jedit: FAIL you spelt 'your' wrong
*throws money at screen*
Re: Yes, it is rocket science
No, it's not. Rocketry is Engineering. :p
Re: Journalistic Integrity
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'.
Just tried the new version for a few minutes.
It does less than the old one, and takes up more room, and involves more clicks.
Well I told them at the time
but would they listen?
Re: Switched from Talk Talk to Plus Net
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.
Re: It's not a feeder for Windows Phone
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!
In the words of Ron Swanson:
"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.
It's not White Knightery
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.
Re: Did I just read a thinly veiled mysogynistic rant or what?
Well, thanks for clearing that up.
What you're saying is, bitches is bitches.
Did I just read a thinly veiled mysogynistic rant or what?
WTF? Is "the crazy lives in us all" intended to take the curse off it?
Shame, I'm usually such a fan.
Enough with "Linux is better" comments FFS....
...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.
Re: finding skilled peiople in India is a nightmare
so not racist, just cheap
Steve's Engineering Windows Blog
I messaged Steve a few times with concerns, ideas etc. He actually sent me some personal replies!
The f**ker must have been DESPERATE!
Re: I never saw the point of this concept.
English is precise but also playful. Resiliant (very) to mangling, still making sense in any order, almost.
It may have something to do with the fact that whilst the rest of Europe was enjoying the Rennaisance the Brits were in the sway of the Puritans who were taking all the pictures and nudey statues down. So we had Shakespere and Milton playing with words instead of Mick and Leo playing with their paints.
Who cares about a dead cat, now that she's a fat cat?
That's 20 bucks down the shitter after a mere 12 years. What went wrong?
Why didn't they just say "We've finished it, there is nothing more it can do"?
Can anything else play random Albums in FLAC?
"...it gives the privacy of its customers "consideration from the earliest stages of design for all our products and services""
- we considered it...
- fuck 'em!
*edit* there's an edit button!
...but thanks for playing.
I'm currently wearing orthodontic braces. Instead of metal rails passing through posts glued to my teeth, I have 9 pairs of close fitting clear plastic gumshields (they're almost invisible in use). I change the shields every couple of weeks and my teeth are progressively persuaded into position.
One impression was taken from my current teeth, which eventually produced 9 sets of 3d printed sets.
The future is here, and it's given me a slight lisp.
cc. Kirk, Captain James T.
For my entire life all the plastic tat came from China
Now they supply a method for producing our very own plastic tat.
PS anyone need any CAD models?
I prefer Nokia
So screw you all!
And I had a BBC Micro.....so all you Commies and Speccy Twats can GTF also.
I feel like I have a stylish, niche product that sets me apart from the herd.
trouble is, it's a Lumia 925
Oh the irony
"The engineers, they'll find out a way to do it."
Most of my clients have this tattoed on their wrists
Re: WiGig Won't Be Plain Sailing.
You're completely wrong.
The cat will be laying across your touchscreen.
Any comments here from actual, proven, fertile people (ie parents)?
If my kid asks me a serious question I do my utmost to give her an honest response.
Children don't care about 'how things are' or 'have always been'. If something's obviously not right or fair they'll ask why.
I wonder what response the howling commentards above would offer to an unblinking enquiring mind such as this?
Re: One problem...
There may well be several probelms, but certified video drivers aren't really one of them.
I've got a Quadro card and it did indeed have certified drivers right up until Serious Sam 3 refused to work.
Oh, and also as soon as AutoCAD released their next version, like they do every April, there were no Quadro drivers for months and months. And certified drivers have NEVER applied to Autocad verticals.
If someone was paying me to go on site and make sumptuous rendered models rotate on a screen to the oohs and aahs of my client then I'd have nothing to complain about. Sadly that seems to be a bit of a niche market that I am unable to exploit.
It's CAD, Jim...
...but without the keyboard shortcuts or the 5-button mouse it sounds like it would be very tiring to work with, especially one-handed, notebook-and-pen style.
An On-screen keyboard would reduce the useful display size. Adding a KB and mouse (and a pivoting stand) would make the touchscreen redundant.
The hardware specs. seem up to the job, though.
Re: Conspiracy theory time
"you'll be hard pressed to find better hardware in a phone than the Lumias and the OS seems to do everything I want from a phone."
...which is why I got a 925. Don't tell anyone, but it fucking rocks!
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