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* Posts by K.o.R

28 posts • joined 22 Aug 2009

BOFH: Is WHAT 'running slow'!? GOD

K.o.R

Re: Installers

"wait for the hurried chance to press [F12] again"

You need to change the boot program from startrom.com to startrom.n12 then.

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PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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Happy

Re: "Operated within the law"

Given that the alternative is "or death", I don't think you'd need that much of a campaign.

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Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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Re: Hip?

Nah, definitely StarFox (StarWing here in the UK). Carried big pylons and obelisks around Corneria for some unknown reason.

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K.o.R
Paris Hilton

Re: 3 inch disc

I always think of it as: K is kind of a "square" letter and so it fits with the things that are square in appearance, i.e. hard disks and floppy disks (even though there is still a circular thing inside them, the bit you see is square/rectangular). Conversely, C is a "round" letter and so it fits with the things that are round in appearance, i.e. compact discs, digital versatile discs, blu-ray discs, etc.

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Londoners can bonk their way to work without Oyster cards TODAY

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Go

Re: Sometimes I wonder

The ticket gates do show you how much your journey cost you when you go through an exit barrier.

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Microsoft braces for Surface RT feedback storm

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Pint

Re: maths dont add

In the four weeks after Windows 8 launched, of all devices sold with some form of the Windows OS on them, 58% of them were Windows 8. The rest were Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.

In the four weeks after Windows 7 launched, of all devices sold with some form of the Windows OS on them, 83% of them were Windows 7. The rest were Windows XP etc.

At least I think that's what they're getting at.

Beer, because we should know better than to try and maths on a Friday.

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SUN to GO OUT COMPLETELY: Here's how to watch online

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Go

Re: but it not on the 13th

Nope 13th in the UK, but it looks like it'll be 20:38 rather than 19:38.

I have a different live stream open (19:25 GMT at time of writing) and it has a countdown of about 1h 10 minutes displayed. Stay tuned!

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Sophos antivirus classifies its own update kit as malware

K.o.R
Joke

Re: did you do for steps six through nine?

Originally it was:

5. Wait. Time passes.

6. Wait. Time passes.

7. Wait. Time passes. You are in danger of being eaten by a Grue.

8. Wait. Time passes.

9 Wait. Time passes.

But then they realised they could compress this.

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Virgin Media to push out nimble new broadband speeds

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Boffin

"since that requires putting your existing router into it's DMZ, which won't accept a 192.168.1.x address"

Can't you set your router to use a non-reserved address, such as 192.168.3.x, and have your internal network as say 192.168.4.x?

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Sid Meier's Civilization

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Facepalm

A classic which I no longer possess.

My first PC came with this in the form of CivNET - basically the same game with the graphics tweaked a bit, no copy protection quiz, CD music, and the option for network (on Windows 95? Hah!) play. I foolishly gave it away with said PC.

I would (probably) give a small kingdom if someone put the CD tracks up for download (I seem to recall the English theme was a variation of Mouret's "Rondeau").

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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

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Coat

Does this mean...

...that Apple are going to stop being such Cox to their consumers now?

I'm going, I'm going.

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Sorry, time travelers, you’re still just fiction

K.o.R
Headmaster

letters and/or digits

No, because that's not his name.

It's "The Doctor".

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X-COM UFO: Enemy Unknown

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Not officially patched...

...only in unofficial updates. The bug did have a knock-on effect as it wasn't discovered until after TFTD was released. When developing TFTD, one of the common change requests was "X-COM is too easy," (because of the bug, but they didn't know that) so they made TFTD's LOWEST difficulty setting the equivalent of what was X-COM's HIGHEST difficulty and went UP from there.

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Creationists are infiltrating US geology circles

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Great story, that.

And probably the most literal Deus ex Machina ever.

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Lara Croft returns in next-gen Tomb Raider title

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Coat

Square-Enix and fashion sense?

Having played Final Fantasy games, I can conclude these two items are most assuredly exclusive of one another.

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How to choose the right screen size

K.o.R

letters and/or digits

Not *strictly* true, there were a few CRTs made which did have HDMI inputs. What happened to the signal once inside the box was anyone's guess however.

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Mozilla to shift 12m surfers off 2-year-old Firefox 3.5

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Boffin

eltiT eltiT

Right-click toolbar, "Customise..." The stop and reload buttons amalgamate into the address box if they are directly to its right. Drag them to the left and they become separate buttons again. A lot of the UI changes can be removed, it's just not very obvious that you *can*.

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K.o.R
Boffin

eltiT

Right click on the toolbar, "Tabs on top". Done!

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Crystal Acoustics PicoHD5.1

K.o.R

Frame rates...

So just setting it to output 60p won't work satisfactorily then?

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Mummy, mummy, there's a nuclear monster!

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Boffin

eltiT

Indeed, and the "dai" part stands for "number" in this context. Imaginatively named, aren't they?

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South West Trains puts squeeze on commuters

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Boffin

is required

All four carriages in a 450 are different (front and back might be the same) so you have different arrangements in each case (one has bike space, one has a first class section).

The carriages on a 444 are slightly longer (23m vs 20m) but a 12-car 450 is still longer overall.

They couldn't make the seats any bigger and encroach on the aisle because there wouldn't *be* an aisle (the width of the coach allows six "narrow" (450) seats, five "normal" (444) seats or four "wide (1st class) seats, one or two of which are missing to form the aisle in each case)

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London's Olympic clock claps out

K.o.R
Headmaster

If it's counting down the 500 days...

...then shouldn't it be reading "499 days xx:yy:zz" ?

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NASA's Glory climate-data sat crashes into Pacific on launch

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Pint

With apologies to Mister Adams...

"We demand solid facts!"

"No, you fool, that is precisely what we DON'T demand!"

"Alright... we don't demand solid facts. What we demand is a total ABSENCE of solid facts. We demand RIGIDLY defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

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Sharp Aquos LC-32LE210E 32in LCD TV

K.o.R
Go

SSA?

Seriously? As in, with support for all kinds of gumpf like subtitle positioning, rotation, colours? Different fonts?

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The Reg guide to Linux, part 2: Preparing to dual-boot

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Paris Hilton

A title is required

Question: Why have a separate swap partition? On Windows (at least in my experience), if you put the paging file on another partition of the same disk that your OS is on, you just end up thrashing the disk constantly as it ends up having to constantly switch between reading and writing two separate (and relatively distant) areas of the same disk. Works a lot better if the page file is on another disk on another channel.

But yes, I'm slightly confused there.

Paris, because <insert clever euphemism relating to the topic of the article>.

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Tinfoil Condition Red! LHC 7 TeV mega-blasts today

K.o.R
Alien

Is it me...

...or is Dr Energy channelling amanfromMars here?

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Ofcom sets 60GHz free

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Boffin

Science pedantry ahoy

"Adsorb" refers to particles sticking to a surface. Oxygen can certainly "absorb" radiation however.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

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Thumb Up

Viewfinders on long zoom cameras

Isn't it more the case that there simply isn't enough room to fit lenses into the viewfinder which can match the 12x main zoom? Hence why people might go for an SLR as that has you looking through the actual lens?

I reckon I'm convinced to go for this over the Canon SX200 (though the £40 cashback on that _is_ very tempting)

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