Re: Cheers, Graham, have an ear worm.
"We come in peace. Shot to kill!"
208 posts • joined 7 Oct 2009
"We come in peace. Shot to kill!"
Found its way on to a machine I was looking at a few weeks ago. It was a new machine out of the box, so I was wondering where it came from. Looks like HP have it as part of their default build/install.
I recommend Gimp (http://www.gimp.org) as its multi platform, over paint.net.
Most users never use the full functionality of MS Office/Photoshop so the free alternatives are ideal for them, but from years of being in the game it seems people turn their noses up at them, as they have a "because they are free, they must be crap" attitude.
I got story a few years back where I managed to recover a powerpoint that got corrupt some how. MS Office would not open it but I was able in OpenOffice. I was not a full restore but well over 60% of it was back & I got a six pack as a thanks. Always nice thank you in my eyes ;)
Most IT bods have installed software on a moody licence at some point in their career, purely out of necessity. A company I worked at many moons ago were audited & it turns out two office licences were used twice, not bad for a company of about 400+ users. We were expecting worse. The company that did the audit were more concerned about the font licences than anything else.
Don't think most people know that fonts need to be licensed. Had a company merge with another one & had the magic words :-
"Can we put these fonts on the font server?"
"Yeap, if you show me the licences."
"Err, err, err"
"& don't even think about installing them locally!"
Adobe, Microsoft & Symantec don't go after a company thats missing 1 or 2 licences, so I do wonder how bad it is & who's going to get the chop at Forever 21 once its all over. They will need a sacrificial lamb.
"Bob" will always have a weaker encryption algorithm. I've tried to so hard to crack my "Alice" encryption over the years.... I find it easer just to take the dog for a walk & hope the storm blows over by the time I get back :)
"ACCESS TO THE WEBSITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE HAS BEEN BLOCKED PURSUANT TO ORDERS OF THE HIGH COURT" The many joys of having BT as an ISP..... wonder how you get around that ;) lol
..... one step closer to Total Recall.
.... is it safe to get my popcorn out, or just leave it where it is & move long as there is now nothing to see!
This does not work. Mate of mine tried it a few years back. Lighter fluid & a soft cloth seems to work better.
Still got my 1210's, going strong since 1998 :)
.... supposed to be quaking in our boots, hiding under a bed & generally running around like a headless chicken over this hack?
.... some can be very amusing. Like the person who got Donald Trump re-tweet the picture of the Wests & he threatened to sue.
Anyone who plays any MMO will know that trolling goes on constantly, its relentless on some games. Trade in WoW (on US servers) for example, just mention the current president & his healthcare plan, then watch the comments go!
In my old age you just shake your head & remember what on-line games were like back in the 90's. Oh the same! People trolling, just not as much of it due to the number of players online back then?
I have had the miss fortune of dealing with there support desk once.
"My mobile data is not working"
"Have you tried rebooting the phone"
"Its not the phone because if I go into another town it works fine, I have been to the local 3 store & they are having the same issue"
"Have you tried rebooting your phone"
"Can you pass me on to some one who knows what they are talking about please as you clearly do not"
....... Think you can take an educated guess at what the next person said. Was not until I got a Level 3 (what ever one of them was) that I finally got some one who had a slight clue. It took them over a month to fix what ever the problem was. Apparently there was a faulty tower (Yes, I have a image of John Cleese in my head now) in our area. Once the contract is up in a few months I think its time to bin 3.
Notes..... Shivers down my spine. Notes client was one of the worst bits of bloatware to ever grace a P.C.
"Or that ANY home user would TOLERATE that situation." Most "home" users are not tech savvy as the people that read The Register. So long as their internet works the average Joe would be oblivious if their home router was hackable.
Think the US will leave him well alone to be honest. They got egg on there face over this farce & the only winners in this case are the lawyers. A 10 year case, thank you very much ladies & gentlemen where do we cash in these cheques......
One of the few things Apple do is let you replace hardware if its there fuck-up! Few years back I had a MAC Book Pro that was out of warranty & due to a known fault with that model they replaced it, even tho it was well over 6 months past the 1 year warranty. Only thing I will say was the issue did not manifest until I upgraded from 10.6 to 10.8 if memory serves me right.
Thinking about it HP/Compaq have also done the same thing before for me. Replaced hardware even tho it was out of warranty but it was a known fault.
Double Dragon was one of the few games I could do on one credit! That & Golden Axe, both easy games to clock. :)
... let some one take control of your machine. History repeating? See you in the comments section about this time next year for the next one.
Please do your homework on what Windows 1 was...... it was a file manager for DOS & not a OS.
Unless your just about to rock my world.... so please go ahead, I'm all ears so to speak.
... was so much better than Windows 1.
..... I'm showing my age as I had to Google both of them. Kathy Lloyd & Maria Whitaker when I were a wee lad what now seems like centuries ago!
"No other details are available at this time." Lies…. his last reported words were "I REGRET NOTHING!" ;)
Anyone else hate that term?
I'll go back to sleep now!!!
I've been doing it 20 years & people still store work in the recycle bin. I had an "incident" last week which went to HR. So if you can't educate against people STILL doing this how can you educate them into very basic security?
"An iMac looks very swish and neat on the receptionist's desk - but for the power users I'm not quite sure how they're expected to justify the cost." I have a few power users (doing design, basic video editing & all manor of technical stuff) on IMAC's. So long as you don't have to be mobile, they are quite a good alternative to Mac Pro's with a screen, saves on desk space…. well underneath the desks anyway :)
….. can you play Doom on it?
... never quite got into it, being a big fan of Elite in the 80/90's you would have thought it would have been right up my street.
The new "Elite - Dangerous" (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous) might be too late. Never know!
Like using water as sun cream! Not effective!
"1 I think I can fly - drugs etc" /facepalm…. such a cliché statement.
To quote Bill Hicks " 'Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.' What a dick! Fuck him, he’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off on the ground first?"
Track & Field came before DTD if memory serves me right. Went through a few keyboards with that game.
Both good games :)
* Edit just done my home work, DTD was released on the home computer before Track & Field. There you go, what does this old fart know lol
…. still got another week till I get paid! I'll use the money to test my DDOS/SQL/Flux Capacitor injection technique on the beer pumps in my local. In theory it works, but I need to test it in the wild! ;)
Hitler is alive & well. He can be found at http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com
… who soon. Even Chrome supports remote desktop sessions for free. So many alternatives (been a teamviewer use for years now) wonder if they are going to go the way of Real & end up on the scrap heap of technology/software we used to use.
Not for his lawyers. They must be making a small fortune protecting his name/image. Think I'm in the wrong job some times.
@ Crisp... That amused me no end :) Keep up the good work ;)
... some evil little shite has defaced the website & put "a world leader in mobile communications" on there!
Come in BB your time is up. Palm & Nokia have a place for you in the tech retirement home with them!
"CoinYe West is the da newest bad ass currency on da web, yo hear me dogs!"
Sorry I tried my dam hardest to be down with the youth of today..... My excuse is that I have failed to have my morning cup of tea & bacon sandwich. Mental note, NEVER attempt humor with out bacon!... EVER! :)
I managed to save a 4 player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles machine from the tip back in the late 90's. It's been sat in my sisters garage ever since, gathering dust. I bet it does not even turn on now!
This does mean I can legally play it on M.A.M.E tho ;)
I never understood why they don't do it state side. Back in Blighty I know they do this. Simple solution.... to a problem & people want to over complicate it?
Politicians make promises all the time, they never keep.....
Or any other country that has an extradition treaty with the US.........
LOL now that was funny...
.. for MGK. Do wonder who told him to be a "bad boy gangsta thug". Did he work that out himself, or did the artist management team behind him tell him to do it?
"You will be the most 'biatchin' gansta' ever if you do it"
"But I don't want too"
"Do it or we pull your contract! You need some press coverage"
We need a Bill Hick icon.... for those that know.....
Kit Kat advert from many, many, many moons ago :)
A computer that you can only surf the web on....... They are called Mobile phones & most of us have them now.
......... My gold plated butt-plug business is being sued by Apple.
Apparently they have a patent for overpriced crap for arseholes.
Sorry if this has been posed before.... some one emailed me it today & it amused me no end ;)