311 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
30% faster + no connection is still f**k all good to me, out here in the wild wastelands of central Brighton.
I used to hate Windows 7
I skipped Vista and stuck with XP64* before migrating last year. Now, having lived with it for several months, my hatred has transformed into a mild, teeth-grinding annoyance that surfaces several times a day.
Obviously, Windows 7 (x64) is smoother and more stable, but I should be able to take that for granted, so no brownie points there. I've also turned off most of the eye-candy because I suspect A'desk, M'soft, Nvidia and Direct3D are still not 100% happy bedfellows and are more interested in bells and whistles than stabilty.
- finding files is still a mystical art with unpredictable results (i use Agent Ransack for any serious digging)
- autosorting is unavoidable
- explorer tree-lists jump the folder you just expanded to the BOTTOM of the page (so you have to scroll down to see the sub-folders) (this can be fixed with some free app I can't remember the name of)
- explorer doesn't sync the left-hand tree if you start clicking through folders in the right-hand window (fixable as above)
- explorer refuses to open more than 16 files in one go (this is by design, and unchangeable)
- If a measure of efficiency is to count the number of interactions (ie clicks) to perform a task, then win7 (explorer, taskbar, etc) is a lot less efficient than XP
* I don't care what anyone else thinks, AutoCAD+XP64 was an awesome combination. Ran all my hardware, played all my games too.
How very dare you?
We don't want your steenking 'facts' here.
Cruel? check, Unusual? check
We all now know how PFC Manning sleeps at night.
Question is, how do his guards manage it?
"If you turn Motion Plus off entirely, the smudge-ring artefact disappears, but moving resolution drops to around 650 lines. There’s also some slight judder on pans."
£2,600 telly : 0
My 12 year old Philips 26" CRT : 1
And your (non white-supremecist) point is?
So the White yanks are unfairly seen as fatties because of all the coloured fatties? But the population of Canada contains more than enough 'non-whites' (even disproportionate numbers of fat ones) to take your argument behind the cowshed and shoot it.
Unless you've actually been to the U.S......
...then you simply haven't seen 'fat', and have no idea how cheap & nasty 'cheap food' can be.
Great country*, friendly people**, and we always have a good time but the smell of fried donuts seems to be EVERYWHERE*. It comes to something when a Subway seems like the healthy choice for you & the kids. Come to think of it, the option of cheese sauce in restuarants is unnervingly ubiquitous. Best example: Applebees...Ordered steak, jacket potato and salad (and a Guinness - it's not all bad!) and had to decline some form of cheese for each item (but not the beer).
Me? I have to run around in the shower if i want to get wet. :P
* the places I've been to.
** those that I've met
I thought <3 meant "I fart in your general direction'
This explains a lot.
Speaking as a long-time fan of COD, MOH and GTA.....
.....that clip was f**king horrible.
Quite, but would you...
...get on a plane knowing that one of your fellow passengers may have a fake ID? Or even a real ID, and still want to kill you all?
Can you even get a bus or a train, thinking like that?
....that it will suck less than Doom 3.
P.S. Serious Sam FTW!
Something familiar about that logo.....
God help humanity if I'm right!
GTA IV (PC)...
...requires and has always required only ONE unique username to play 'offline'. No accounts, no passwords. Save at safehouses, same as GTA San Andreas. I've had this grossly under-rated game since release, and have played it this way since the install. Same went for the EFLC titles.
I can't believe there are so many numpties out there that can't/won't read installation instructions. They sure can write an amazon review, though!
"The story concerned an on-going attempt to get broadband connectivity to a rural house, culminating in a microwave link of dubious construction and lamentable performance which appears, none the less, go be the best option available."
= "...TO be the best option available."
Flame on! Go Go Lego Geeks FTW!
Oh great...every time there's a Logo story, the usual Meccano fanbois roll in.
Structural strength isn't everything, you know.
Honey's off, love.
(with apologies to P.Sellers)
LOL @ thumbs down!
Looks like his mother has dropped by
That's THE un-American gear-head rag read by no one, IUDM
Am I missing something? How can he claim 'firsties'? Secondsies, surely?
I thought this sort of thing only went on at B3TA...
'everyone hates us and we don 't care'?
Rob Gates is a Millwall fan?
Reminds me of that line in Fight Club
"A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one. "
To one poor man's terrible solution to state persecution, intolerance and despair? I've never thought about the rainbow colours before but even that could be seen as a reference to his homesexuality.
I just dug out an interview with the logo designer, in which he denies this (so I guess I'm not the only one, after all). He did, however, describe the method of suicide as 'really cool'.
Why is this in Bootnotes?
And am I the only person that sees Apple's logo as a sick joke at Turing's expense?
As in, "Williams Arcade Classics" which I have running on Windows 7x64 via DOSbox.
Defender is perfect. Also has JOUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Robotron
...the Final Frontier!
My vision is 20/20...
...plus my Philips 28" CRT was a Which? best buy when we bought it in the mid-90s. I think the digital set top box (BT iPlayer! - really quick) is of similar vintage. The picture, both analogue and digital, is excellent. I'm also very close to a transmitter.
From what you describe, it sounds more like it's your signal or your equipment which is poor. Several times over the years I've browsed shops like Currys to see the latest shiniest TVs on display, and saw very, very few which I would say had an acceptable picture.
And for games i use my rather gorgeous 1920x1200 IPS panel.
"people would reject HD if it had the noise and artifacts that are the accepted norm for SD."
If you've noticed this, then you've already got HD and are hardly likely to 'reject it'.
Personally, I haven't noticed this, but then I've still got a CRT. Crystal clear, SD digital signal, but mostly shit programmes. The occasional opportunity to see the all the hairs up someone's nose was hardly an incentive to 'invest' in this tech. Bigger screen? SFW? A good film or show will immerse you, regardless of your diagonal inches or pixel count.
But now all the sheep are rushing off to buy into the latest embryonic unsupported wild-west technology (3D) so the price of simple HD kit should fall through the floor. In a couple of years, when the kids want something other than Cbeebies, it might be worth considering.
Really, what exactly have I been missing out on? Same goes for Blu-ray
"The ability to use Wi-Fi and cellphones on planes may be curtailed..."
Good luck, 'Amy'
I hope you get every penny.
Oh, and Virginia-based deputy sheriff Arthur Weston Staples III? Can't wait to read about your appeal against the damages, you treacherous piece of crap!
That is all
and what's more...
...thanks to Dosbox, I've just discovered that it now runs on Win7x64!
So much for getting some work done today!
I've got this
It's a total labour of love. Even sound-effect bugs were re-created. Haven't tried it on Win7 but XP32 managed it.
Also comes with 'Joust'!
Oi! Metric Sytem!
Represent a third.....go on! What's that? three point three what? LOL
OK - who stuck 50p in this idiot and pressed the button?
I'll be there...
...to wave you off!
Good riddance, you miserable bollocks!
The long winter evenings....
...must just fly by.
(apologies to E.Blackadder)
re "colloquial expression" determination
They will use http://viz.co.uk/profanisaurus.php as the definitive resource.
And so will we. It will lead to an arms race of filthy punnage.
this, from the rag that gave you, ONLY YESTERDAY:
The HOT news that the latest version of Windows Mobile would at last have a touchscreen, and apps.
Don't go contradicting them, now!
Guardian readers untie! FWT!!!!!
(someone correct me)
"Even more popular than Zork, and equally text-based, was The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, despite (or because) most of us never made it to the pub. That's available in Java form, and Flash, but not yet in the minimalist HTML interface suitable for rendering on an electronic book - even one that happens to have a keyboard"
Your tiny screaming Caribean island sounds idyllic
What I wouldn't give to be sitting offshore in a boat one night listening to the gunshots, crowing and swearing.
Next week will be 'Tits in a bin" maybe followed by a bum, or even a knob
"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"
the mice don't like it
In the words of Spike Milligan
"Money doesn't buy you friends, but you get a better class of enemy"
who the hell is this Dredd loser, like, anyway?
DR and Quinch
"...We've all forked out on new HD TVs,"
LOL not all of us.
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