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Argos have stock of the Glowlight
but the the £29 version is selling too fast. I got my cheapo from Asda on Tuesday when they were in stock for a matter of hours. The Glowlight is available in most places.
Ofcom planners... what planners???
Those wallys need to sit in a corner and think about what they want to achieve. THEN do it in one intelligent, coordinated, sensible move. This half-baked, disorganized mess is the sort of crap we expect from clowns like the US Patents Office or certain courts.
BT are scrapping their Digital Vault on 31 May 2013
Any data in it has to be retrieved or will be lost forever. Wonderful. Does anyone really think that cloud storage is even slightly dependable?
The 'replacement' for digital vault is only available if you have BT Broadband. And even then "This service will be stopped and your back-up files deleted if you don't use it for 90 days." . WHAT KIND OF CRETINS ARE BT LOOKING FOR?
Too damned ugly to use on a daily basis.
Dongles are intended to be small and unobtrusive...
Modern ones, maybe. I remember using some years ago that plugged into the the 25 pin serial port and were heavy enough to risk causing damage to the socket especially if it became necessary to plug in a serial cable as well.
If the wally wants to tout herself as a nerd she needs to brush-up on her extra-large dongle history. And if she hasn't come across dodgy jokes at a nerd get-together then she has been wearing earplugs all her life.
Gateway kit was good
Fast, reliable, easy to upgrade, not puke coloured beige.
Just buy your own domain name.
Move it where you want, when you want, with any ISP.
cheesed-off users of TalkTalk ??
No shortage of them. No shortage of them AT ALL.
Don't forget Exatron
Exatron invented the "Stringy Floppy" continuous tape in 1979. I used one on a TRS-80. Very nice too. And reliable unlike the Sinclair thing.
three years before the sniffing was "discovered"
Cobblers. Nearly as big a load of cobblers as a $7 million fine.
Re: free copies of Office 2013
The "OEM copies supplied with hardware" is still paid for by the user.
Restoring the system image will lose every change you have made to the system since first delivery. Or are you proposing making a full system image weekly or daily to compensate for dumb MS policies/ In any case hardware still fails outside of warranty and with the OEM version of Office you are screwed.
Re: free copies of Office 2013
You keep up. The copy you get with a new PC is not covered by that revision.
"The license terms for OEM copies of Office that are purchased with a new PC remain unchanged; OEM copies cannot be transferred except with the PC itself."
free copies of Office 2013
that would a free copy of the product that can only EVER be installed on ONE device ONCE and never ever again. Mad, just mad.
Re: It would be nice if Adobe fixed some long-standing bugs
It is as if you go to Youtube (or anywhere else), load a video, and then slide the volume control on the Flash player to maximum. Every time. The most annoying part of this stupid bug is that it suddenly arrives of your PC. One minute everything plays OK then BANG (or other loud noise) every single flash video plays at maximum volume. Adobe have shelved the issue essentially saying it is not their problem and blaming the OS and browsers.
It would be nice if Adobe fixed some long-standing bugs
One that has been around since 2011 and has JUST decided to affect me is a bug where the audio of any flash video is automatically played at 100% which can be damaging to ones hearing. Pick another video and that is automatically played at 100%. There is no way to reduce the volume for subsequent videos without disabling protected mode.
Just in case anyone is wondering about Adobe and if they even intend to fix this bug:
The bug is listed as "Priority = 3-High", "State Closed", "Status Deferred".
Same bug in Firefox, IE, and Chrome.
Handy for use with the Flash volume control bug.
Since Adobe are not planning to fix this long standing (at least June 2011) bug which results in Flash videos on Youtube and other sites automatically playing at full volume and resetting to full volume every time you select a new flash video, it could be handy to have another browser which lets you find the noisy tab quicker.
Note that the so-called workaround is to disable protected mode. On Flash? Are they insane?
copyright alert is then automatically pinged ...
... how do you ping ANYTHING other than with an ICMP packet? Presumably the ISPs will identify the alleged user and email them thus saving them time when the movie police ask for that info.
Amazon, and others, are probably funneling the profits through Bermuda.
That seems to be the usual way to do it in Europe. The USA is next.
LibreOffice will need to upgrade their servers
...to cope with a sudden rush of downloaders. No WAY would I buy something like that. Presumably their will be some devious addon in Microsoft Ugrade to enforce it. I don't know, no Windows 8, no Office, looking at Linux, what is the world coming to.
...terms mere mortals can get their heads round...
Sorry, no. I cannot visualize "863 million tins of baked beans" any more than I can imagine lots of double decker buses balanced on top of a brace of stegosauruses (which according to the BBC were the size of a single decker bus).
Re: Ring was too expensive
I bought some Attachmate Token Ring cards when working at Suna Alliance. Two of those cards had identical MAC codes. You could almost hear the beaconing out in the car park. With two identical MACs the network monitor could not identify where the error was. Chaos.
...someone is going to get a real shocker of an email from Mr Torvalds.
Ring was too expensive
£200+ for one Token Ring card, £800 for a MAU. Geez. I remember rewiring a Token-ring office with ethernet for less than the price of ONE additional Token Ring card.
This is all fairly straightforward, providing you can get online and access these instructions.
Not always so. If Internet access or booting-up fails then standard practice should include disabling your AV product product to see if that makes a difference. Where you really have problems is when the AV destroys or quarantines something essential.
But it DOES sound like a lack of basic testing.
Oracle has been one of the "Do as we say" brigade for years.
This obviously comes under the "We do as we want, humans, so shut up".
...a less reliable version of the DOS version ...
Hm... like Wordstar, dBase, Paradox, most stuff from Borland, SuperCalc, ....
...what about this one on itunes. Not safe for work. (remove spaces)
If Microsoft decided to torpedo their primary product, Windows, and replace it with crap then why would we expect them to pick the best hardware to run it on? I agree that Surface is a nice piece of kit. Very nice. But the Microsoft brains were out-of-gear when they were thinking about the whole package. And don't even MENTION Windows 8 on a 24 inch monitor. Geez, garish, ugly, unusable. OK, I mentioned it. Sorry.
Microsoft Security Essentials isn't SUPPOSED to be wonderful...
...it is only for people who can't be bothered to find and use any of the better free products (ie. Avast) and wouldn't even DREAM of spending cash on software to protect their computers.
(better secured) cloud ??
If I had a pound coin for every time the Reg has been forced to run a story about a chunk of the cloud either going "titsup" or otherwise crapping out, I would have ... several coins. Better secured cloud ?? Not sure about that.
If i was Oracle I would be trawling my stash of patents...
... looking for something to screw SAP.
the LATEST common sense thinking ???
That is the ONLY common sense that we've seen from the US Patent Office. A lot of the current behavior is CAUSED by their cretinous stupidity.
Our databases are so totally crap that any data we put in will get lost. Very sorry.
Four Feather Falls, a puppet Western that didn't catch on
Yes it did. There were more episodes of Four Feather Falls than there were of Thunderbirds.
kept things even between Apple and Samsung ...
er, no. There is a slight pro-Apple tilt caused by the occasional billion dollar award.
Damn, that is brilliant!
Wonder what brand of chocolate it was.
Re: So now the cops give away THEIR OWN secrets
Yes, they do have to give that info in a court but NOT in a news conference!!
So now the cops give away THEIR OWN secrets
That doesn't seem like a very good idea
Don’t Be Evil ?
Surely nobody believes that anymore?
Preview pane ...
... hasn't the standard advice for that last thousand years been to turn OFF the preview pane?
They have been doing this with campfires in Australia since the 1960's...
... covering a period of at least 30,000 years. The idea isn't new but only going back 500 to 700 years might be. Neat.