1931 posts • joined Monday 16th November 2009 12:21 GMT
And this is why
Max sued for libel and won. None of that ever happened except in your lurid imagination.
Finally, somebody who's Web2.0 immune and still his bad self.
I might even go see one of their gigs now.
this one rang true
reminds me of accidentally deleting a share containing all of the email for one region of a certain very large US-based communications hardware company, thus meaning nobody in France was getting anything done.
So while I was frantically restoring my co-admin was fielding the phone - "yes, cleaner tripped over a cable, it's ugly in here. We'll have you back very soon as soon but right now we've got electrons everyone - Rich, use the smaller funnel! - and we need to get them all back into this pipe, can I call you back?"
MS - doing it wrong
You want students to buy a PC? Reprise Apple's campaign.
Mac: Hi, I'm a Mac
Mac: Are you busy, PC?
PC: Shut up, I'm gaming.
Mac: Oh, which games have you got?
PC: All of them. Bitch.
I object to that.
If I weighed under 200lb, my doctor would put me on an immediate high-protein diet.
PC World Essentials
£20 for 1m of CAT6.
£22.95 for a 3-pin kettle lead.
rest of the world
hard to say but there's some dirt-cheap Android phones out there even on PAYG. The lower price was always going to be a bigger seller than RIM's "we're very serious" and Apple's "so cool it doesn't even make calls" thing.
is run by newspapers, for newspapers.
sorry for taking so long to cripple the OS as per T'Orange's requirements?
We need Professor Stanley Unwin instead.
I can see Apple releasing an iPlod PIM especially for thicko coppers any day now.
Perhaps you can tell me
Does the OS sit on firmware or HDD?
If, purely for the sake of a theoretical situation, I were to get one of these, nuke the HDD and put linux on it, would that bother it unduly?
Are there any weird and wonderful hardware drivers involved?
"£250 is not "Wii type pricing, it's not even close it's more than even a top of the range PS3."
It was Wii pricing when the Wii was first released. Kinect is on first release and seems to be a Wii beater. Also, you don't need to buy the XBox with it because you might either a) already have one or b) buy a cheaper old-style XBox to reduce the price to £200 or so.
I expect bundle prices will drop, given time.
The main rule still applies though - if you don't want one, don't buy one. If you DO want one, that's what it costs.
are, indeed, great. I wouldn't change.
The only problem is that I can't get Sky bundle deals because I refuse to move from UKOnline to Sky/Easynet with all the incompetence that goes along with such a move.
are we closer?
Yes, you are
in fact, you're being a bit of a dick.
For a start, Windows can run failover clusters as well as anything else, and secondly, if this is a C++ it wouldn't be infeasible to just rewrite for $OS_OF_CHOICE.
But say for the sake of argument that they want a solution which has been proved to work (the Reading trial) and minimal rewriting expense, not to mention retesting expense. If that's the case, then penguin-advocacy beyond the point of common sense just makes you look like an idiot.
DISCLAIMER: My servers run linux because I prefer it. That doesn't mean I get to sleg off every other OS just to try to belong to some sort of ego-propping club.
I think he has a fair point regarding precedent and industry standard.
I noticed that, too
But at the same time, isn't that better than an indirect subsidy on two levels - the first, paying for the advertising and the second, allowing the Grauniad to tax people who would like to apply for a government job?
If your only argument is the Grauniad's funding, then perhaps the correct response would be "sell more newspapers on your own merit because you ain't the BBC".
I'd much rather have UPnP and DNLA built into my telly than 3D.
3D is a gimmick for content-providers. If you've digitised your DvD library and are keeping it on a server, then plug&play connectivity with that library is far more enticing.
And let's be honest here; most TV manufacturers aren't in the content business. They just want to sell more goggleboxes so I'd recommend that they take steps in this direction. Leave the 3D gimmicry to Sky and just let me watch my movies on my TV with a minimum of hassle.
No, no no.
A drummer is somebody who hangs out with a bass player.
In a similar vein:
So the band go backstage before a big gig and they find their bassist beating the crap out of a roadie. They pry him off.
What's with you?" demands the lead guitarist.
"He's a wanker!" replies the bassist.
"Alright," says the vocalist, "but what's he done?"
"He's de-tuned one of the strings on my bass!" yells the bassist. "And he won't fucking tell me which one!"
Standard Disclaimer: I play bass.
Media streamer also
If it's like the last version, you can also stream any content available in Windows Media Player over wifi or ethernet (provided your filestore is online).
It does that very well, and quickly too.