45 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Re: Something cultural within Sony
I used MiniDisc in the 90s and really wished it could be used to store data. There was something "cool" about the little cartridges. Sony did eventually bring out MD Data but it was expensive and too late to the market.
Re: Well ...
Just an off-topic anecdote here, but I started using IE over Netscape Communicator (nee Navigator) around 1996/97 because Netscape became so bloated that when loaded into my 4MB of RAM the system ground to a halt. I already had e-mail and Usenet clients that I was happy with and I just wanted a web browser that didn't take three minutes to load.
These days I tend to use whichever browser works best for the purpose I want to use it for, which is very rarely IE. Generally I end up being forced to use it because some web app requires NTLM authentication, or because I have to view some non-standard "html" generated from a Microsoft application.
Re: Well ...
@poopypants, I think that quote is pretty much right, that whole antitrust debacle was around Windows 98 (or maybe an update to Win95)? Internet Explorer hasn't been "tightly integrated" for quite some time, though it's somewhat easier to just not use it rather than remove it. I imagine you'd get worse results removing Safari from iOS, though I expect that's not an easy task.
Re: Accurate user count?
In fact, in Europe, they write the day of the month before the month, and in some parts of Europe they use periods instead of colons to separate hours, minutes and seconds!
(Tenuous link to a quote from "Bart vs. Australia")
Also in some parts of the world they use non-English words and bizarre character sets to communicate with each other. Quelle surprise!
Re: late news
It's been there for years.
Soon you'll be able to buy an abridged version of the Oxford English Dictionary which you can fit into a single tweet.
I expect they'd struggle to mine even a single dogecoin on that hardware.
Re: Head to head
Two posts in and we're already on to a "mine's better than yours" argument. Sigh.
Re: it's a megablast
It's my favourite computer game music of all time.
Re: 20g of "processed meat"
Result of a quick web search: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/seasoningflavoring/a/nitrates.htm
Re: 20g of "processed meat"
>Bacon is FAR more processed than simply "smoking, salting, etc.". Store-bought bacon has nitrates, which currently has a likely link to pancreatic cancer
I guess it depends which store you bought it from.
You heard it here first, bacon gives you cancer!
Re: alf a dozen maintenance coders
>Why aren't your maintenance coders required to update the comments when they change the functionality?
In my (albeit limited) experience, when working at a company with a small development team (often just me), the management tend to prefer immediate results over a properly documented and tested solution. When someone asks me to make a change I usually ask "do you want it done properly or do you want it done now?". No prizes for guessing which answer I get.
Re: Benefit of doubt
I don't understand why some people get so worked up about downvotes. Here, have an upvote, hope it makes you feel better.
Re: General IT
Don't forget buttons & switches!
You can declare that a licence is not required at your address (https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/nln/), then they stop hassling you for a while.
You only need the licence if you watch "live" broadcast TV.
Re: "I'm not going to cultivate again."
Then there's the risk of not knowing what you're smoking. Some unscrupulous growers will spray the stuff with anything that bulks the product without raising suspicion, for example spray adhesive.
Re: Urban Farming
I do what I can with what I have... I don't have a garden and there's a lot less sunshine here than in California. My "not quite a balcony" is packed with planters full of whatever I can manage to grow, which is mostly parsley and some tiny onions. Any suggestions for a place which gets about 2 hours of sun a day during the summer?
Re: I never understood how this can be legal
What got them in trouble with Internet Explorer was abusing their monopoly position to prevent competition.
So why then is it ok to bundle Notepad and Calc without first offering the user the chance to choose an alternative?
Re: Proud to be a Piler
"Re-org announcements, sales announcements, product news for products I'm not involved with, customer appreciation drives, financial results"
I would have deleted all of these shortly after reading them.
Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?
I expect not many people complained about the speed of intercontinental travel before the jet engine was invented, too. Repeat for many other inventions.
Re: My responses:
Yes, it's an intelligence test: either by the employer or for the employer. If they are for real then you really don't want to be working for them.
Re: What to do, what to do?
I may be wrong here, but don't Windows licences allow you to "downgrade" to a previous version anyway?
Re: the bitcoin merchant's fault
Captain hindsight saves the day!
They could have released it as "unsupported". Though I see your point, if it's integral to the OS you could end up breaking part of it.
This would have happened quicker if Microsoft had allowed their newer browsers to be installed on older versions of their operating system.
Whilst I'm against going out and smashing up other peoples' stuff, I do agree that solar panel installations and the feed in tariff are essentially a savings scheme for "rich people", one that once you've paid off the cost of the panels is a nice little earner. This comes at the expense of everyone else who can't afford to put solar panels on their home, and/or don't own their own property with a roof.
I wonder how many of the existing numbers are used solely as an internet connection and are therefore unused... I know mine is, and I can think of several others.
re: syllabub is correct
Following on from my previous post, it seems I'm not using the "sync" provided by the facebook application, rather HTC sense, so my previous comment may be void!
re: syllabub is correct
But it doesn't do that. At least in the case of my android phone, if you "sync" your phone with facebook, it is not sending any data to facebook. It merely takes the data from facebook (which the users have already knowingly and willingly supplied) and puts it into the phone book on your phone. It is not harvesting numbers from your phone for facebook's data swamp.
Because of this:
Up to 30 years
"Up to" 30 years... The penalty for murder can be "up to" the rest of your life.
as a "redhead"..
Get over it, people
One of the games that helped me ruin my A-level results
I thought it was acceptable to use the word "bastard" before the watershed now? They said it on the Simpsons back when they were being shown on BBC2, which was quite a few years ago.
> Someone once dubbed this AVOISION
I'm off to get myself a BBC iPlayer t-shirt and baseball cap...
I'm sure plenty of other pedants before me have already pointed out, it is a list of the richest people in America, not the richest Americans.
Re: Note to support staff
...and if it's raining it'll cool down even quicker
.. leaving us with a pack of very wealthy lawyers in search of their next victim(s)? No thanks!
.. piracy will *still* be killing the industry
What we need is wipe-clean re-usable paper!
It amazes me how much I see being printed out, only to be thrown in the bin without being read.
Or people printing an entire 40 page document when only one page is actually relevant.
Come on, how about something more realistic, like crazy old cat woman?
For the record, I did not once suggest that one OS is more secure than another. Personally most of my computers run Windows and I have a Windows Mobile based phone.
I don't worship at anyone's altar, least of all Steve Jobs'.
Yet again someone tries to turn a reg comments page into a Microsoft vs Apple vs Linux "debate". I'm pretty sure these "Mac fanboys" are referring to the security in Apple's desktop OS product and not the iPhone. I wonder how many Windows Mobile apps have sneaky malware functions built in?
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