270 posts • joined Thursday 13th August 2009 14:01 GMT
"resonable steps must be provided"
i think you mean 'ramp'
YMMV, but I set this up for my septugenerian in-laws when I visited them in upstate New York. They were getting calls at all hours. It took one very pleasant phone-call to the Telco (that I found in their phone-book) and just asked them if such a service existed. About 4 weeks later the calls all but stopped. My in-laws remain delighted to this day and I am #1 son-in-law. (like Alfred E.Newman, #1 in a field of 1)
The last word in luxury..
..is to stay the night at "a hotel airport"
"...We've all forked out on new HD TVs,"
LOL not all of us.
Insulating tape and Apple products
is there no end to their usefulness?
I'm in town right now! Chills!
I might go have a peek...maybe they'll take an offer. Looks like it needs a good coat of paint, though.
The Great Rock ('La Rocca') really is that. Apparently, if Crowley thought any of his minions were getting too big for their boots, he'd make them climb it, so as to make them feel insignificant. It works.
An arrow, even if notched into the string of the bow, isn't an offensive weapon until you draw it.
Don't get your toes wet.
Steve Jobs is now officially King Canute? (or at least a partial anagram of 'Canute'...)
Imagine the Hilarity...
...when a lady being scanned appears to be concealing 3 WW2 hand grenades (2 'english' type, 1 'german') in her lady kex.
From the Spitting Image mid-80s book thing Pop trivia pages
"contrary to popular opinion, in his private life, Prince is a pratt"
I can't hear his name without thinking of that line. That's over 25 years, & counting.
I love my brain.
What kind of f**kery is this?
It's daylight robbery, is what it is. The sliding scale should be from 'bad' to 'awful'. Basically, it's either an Idiot's tax, or a way of gouging anyone who has limited choice in the matter.
Which is why when we travel to Italy (where fortunately we have family and can provide an address) we get a vodafone PAYG tarriff. If I recall it was 20 or 30 euros for a month with a cap of a few gigabytes. Enough not to matter. Upgraded my Nvidia drivers while I was there. The dongle may even have been bundled.
We did the same with Virgin PAYG in the US. That cost more to set up, maybe about $75, but now it just needs top-ups whenever we go, like $20 for a month's whatever.
Something squashy and squeezable around the lower end?
That's not a bumper - that's a BUM!
Advice being the cheapest commodity in the universe, I thank you all for your generosity.
I'm no fanboi of Xp. Nor am I generalising my experience beyond what any self-respecting 'power' user should expect (IMO). I would love 7 to give me what I want. But guess what....I am having problems with all this bleeding-edge tech not playing nicely together.
Lenovo can't help
Autodesk can't help
Nvidia can't help
Microsoft can't help
I admit I didn't try PC World
So I'm left with the Wild West Show that are the Message Boards of these hollowed tubes. See first sentence.
Meanwhile, I have a job to do. But even if Win7 was as stable for me as it is for others, I really struggle to see what I'm missing out on. Aero? USB3? Readyboost? And I haven't even mentioned the fun and games I've had trying to perform filename searches without having to stop for a rest. (fuck that advanced query syntax for a game of soldiers - I don't want a crib sheet stuck up next to my monitor).
Maybe I'm holding it wrong? Who am I to say that I NEED to open 20+ PDFs or JPGs or DWGs in one go? Or track documents by mid-name strings? Or keep 5 or 6 explorer windows open and floating around all day? All of this is either impossible or more complicated in Win7. Was XP so shit it let me develop these crooked workflows?
Clean installs all the way
Clean installation on <1yr old Thinkpad w700.
It came with Vista business 64. Acad crashed and crashed.
On went XP64. It never complained and neither did I. Solid as a rock.
In a moment of Cheap Upgrade-induced weakness, on went Windows 7...oh dear. Less productive, less stable, and a royal pain in the arse in many, many respects. Cerainly no improvement for one who favours the Keyboard over the Mouse whenever possible.
f it was stable, I could live with the rest....Just. Hard to think of any of this as an 'upgrade' though.
Autodesk & Lenovo* could easily be just as much to blame. Or Nvidia's Quadro. The frontline of the battle between Direct3d & OpenGL is currently being waged across my desktop, it seems.
*-Lenovo haven't released an official Nvidia driver since December. Can't install anything else.
Guess I'm waiting for Sp2 then...
...to hopefully turn Windows 7/64 into a workstation-class OS from being a resource hungry unstable consumer's toy. Restrictive workflows, excessive interactions, laughable file management tools, bizarre scattered array of disguised buttons, icons, links, menus, etc..
Today it wouldn't stop crashing the Picture Viewer whilst I was browsing JPEGs I'd just created in MsPaint.
The rest of the time it hangs Autocad about every 20 minutes, 4GB ram notwithstanding. Admittedly, Vista64 was worse.
OTOH, my 'crappy' archaic XP64 desktop eats it all up, day in, day out.
All I can say is WOW!
To think, the world made it to 2010! FINALLY we have 3D in the Living Room* and frakkin' VIDEO CALLS on a MOBILE PHONE!!!
The future is here! Whatever next? Horseless carriages? The sky's the limit!
*old comics/ album covers / movies from the 60's-90's don't count, because you still had to wear those stupid glasses. Wait...what?
Paris, because any perceived depth is an illusion.
You presume a lot
The 'dude' made no mention of attribution, licences,or anything. He sounded more like one college kid asking another for a favour (or a favor)
Had I received such a message, I would have found his request casual & friendly, but also ignorant and disrespectful of the value of someone else's graft.
Going by his second message, I'd guess he couldn't give a fuck one way or the other and won't even waste valuable drinking time wondering what the guys fucking problem was. A flea in his ear is what was due, the cheeky whipper-snapper. I think he got off lightly.
Maybe you should have upgraded and stayed with Plusnet
I did and now the limit is 80Gb a month for £16. I get about 6500kbps up/350 down
I've only ever had one ISP account since 14K dial-up
They've never been broken enough to need fixing.
line of what?
Wordclouds would also hide the fact that you struggle to create coherent sentences, and sound like Mystic Meg.
ALERT: this post also contains pendantry
"You don't steer a motorcycle by leaning off it"
...except you do, most of the time. The centre of gravity of the rider's body is what controls the bike. That, and the tyre profile. Counter steering is an optional, supplemental technique that exagerates the shift in COG by forcing the tyre profile into a sharper lean. So there. :p
"but there’s also room to think outside of the box."
Does anyone else see something a bit cocked about this statement?
25 seconds is for a whole project folder, representing up to 18 months of development. I rarely need such a sledgehammer for these types of nut. And it's not the length of your search that matters, it's what you do with it.
One company sends you 100+ files. Then they send you revisions of some or all of those files sometimes weekly, sometimes daily, sometimes monthly. There are lots of companies on a construction project. Then there is duplication, there is inconsistancy in naming conventions (like seperators) and you still have to be able to find any and all of it without having to wade through 3 pages of crap. I can do this in XP, but not 7
Proper document control software is used extensively, but not by everyone involved. Maybe it should be, but until I wake up to a perfect world one morning, Explorer is essential.
To use Windows 7 productively I had to scour the net for some extra 3rd-party app. although I resented the need to do so. The stuff I trialled was simply NOT AS GOOD AS XP
LUDDITE HOMEMADE PC SPECS:
1. Q6600@3ghz, Dtek water cooling, 8GB ram, 2x300gb Velociraptor, 3x500GB barracuda ES2, HP 24"TFT(IPS), Samsung 22" AND XPpro64
2. Lenovo W700 3ghz 4gb RAM. Came with POS Vista Business. Crashed AutoCAD like a bastard every 30 minutes until I finally got some XP64 drivers from Lenovo and now it's sweet as a nut.
You stop being a luddite
If they changed anything like that for RTM, they sure kept it quiet.
And by 'whole hard drive' I presume you mean the bits that have existed long enough to be on the index at all, and aren't ignored because you haven't manually added a big list of included file types? Last time I tried it, it failed to find ANYTHING on a data CD without going through some tortuous ritual first.
17 PDFs is the limit for WIN7. It's not extreme, at all. I often need to look through dozens and dozens of newly arrived stuff. In Win7, I need to open the Adobe reader, re-navigate to my files, and go from there. Progress? Can I disable it? Can I feck!
Windows 7 workflow is a straitjacket. Flexibility is limited (unless you're talking wallpapers). With a pair of large TFTs, my eyes and my mouse are constantly chasing the screen focus. This was fixed in RTM? Again, I don't think so!
Windows 7 file search, for anyone that has no use for metadata, is broken. The internet says so, and so do I. Everything is buried under layers of menus and ribbons. They dropped full string searches because, hey! Everyone uses metadata now, don't they? Who needs boring old file names?
IMHO, the XP combined explorer/search interface is a good example of concise, efficient design (once that stupid dog went). Win7 is a Dog's Dinner by comparison.
The concept of Hard Drive Indexing is not without issues. It's always sounded like a lot of effort and compromise to me, and for what? 0.5 seconds instead of 25? And from the start menu there is no choice other than to look at the whole drive.
And I can search my NAS without looking under the hood. Do that from your start menu!
I've been waiting for SP1 so I could finally retire XP64.
Enhanced virtual desktop......a million everyday uses, there.
How about fixing the click-fest that is Explorer? How about REDUCING the number of physical interactions required to navigate your hard-drive? How about reintroducing file search behaviour that doesn't suck balls?
XP pro 64 with NO indexing services and NO Search 4.0: Searching 20,000 files (12 gb) for *.dwg, *.pdf returns 16,000+ hits in 25 seconds. Searching *001.* returns 580 hits in 5 seconds. I want to search the same string but somewhere else? I click 'back' to Explorer, navigate to a new folder, click 'search' to turn it off, again to turn it on and bang the enter button.
I can then open up more than 17 PDFs with one command. Something I do a lot of, when 100+ drawing revisions arrive as individual PDFs. Win7 (RC) wouldn't open more than 17 files at once because it reasons that most people only do this by accident. I have no reason to think this has changed in the RTM. (still waiting for my Lenovo Upgrade disk)
What exactly is my incentive to trade 'up'? To do the above operations I hardly look at the screen, hardly touch the mouse. Similar activities in WIN7 require 2-4 times as much mousework and hand-eye coord, (enter search term, wait for windows to search where it thinks it should, scroll to the bottom of the garbage results for the 'custom' search, browse from root for the location, search. Need a similar search? start again) for seemingly random results, or no results at all.
Windows 7 is a toy.
May I be the first....
Crawling around on the underside of a glass ceiling?
One for the ladies there....
(exits at speeds in excess of 17R)
HOW VERY DARE THEY?
Would you calm down if they simply let you tape the telly? That way, 50% of your problems would be solved and you could use the spare time dealing with the police state thing
Which would be nice.
I'm off to watch my garbage propaganda dross BBC, while you watch....what? Dave?
11 MTH OLD F ACCDENTIAL INGESTION CHILD ATE UNKNOWN AMT OF BIKINI ZONE GEL
Presumably, that would be a bleaching gel, as opposed to sculpting.
And a baby ate some? Hilarious.