37 posts • joined Thursday 14th January 2010 08:51 GMT
Re: Fail assumptions here
Mrs Bert works for an organisation which uses hotmail/outlook .com as it's corporate email system. Sadly this only works with IE. At least I only need one shortcut for IE, which points directly to this site. Arrogant shites.
Re: Reading this page...
I was fine until you pointed it out.
Won't touch 'em
Had a card fail to discover they don't do advance replacement as standard warranty. OK, my fault for not checking, but they refused to budge at any price.
My only options were to purchase another card, or manage without a server for 3 weeks while the broken card shipped to the US and back.
I bought another card, just a different brand :-)
They are NOT enterprise class, and as per the title, I won't touch 'em with a barge pole.
What have hospitals to do with it?
Re: Who would have thought?
"MS had a rethink of the vast cruft and user antogonistic interface that was Windows since the beginning."
Erm - and no again. Metro is a dogs dinner with tiles which only give access to all Microsoft's social crap. (XBox live on a business tablet FFS?) And you've not got a unified sign in - have to sign in to each separately from what I can see :-(
For any "real work" (including browsing) you get thrown back to the same old crufty desktop interface.
Worst of all worlds really.
Re: Oh dear
But its all rendered spectacularly pointless by a browser in privacy mode using an https google image search :-(
It'll even get through your work firewalls without being detectable or leaving a footprint.
And it's even better now you can get proper big sized images up :-)
Re: Parents are the problem
I agree with the sentiment, but Miranda?!
Surely Miranda is only suitable viewing for children. Its certainly not an adult programme. You're kidding yourself if you think they don't already know more swear words than you do.
Inconsistent behaviour will kill it
I'm ambivalent to the Samsung stylus. Just annoyed that it works differently to the finger.
In Tifkam mode the finger swipes the screen across, whereas the stylus selects and then shuffles the tiles.
Numerous other examples - in a browser the finger scrolls and the stylus highlights the selection.
This could be just Windows 8, or it could be just Samsung, but if an interface is this frustrating it's clearly wrong.
Not just the young-uns.
I had a 10 second call from the better half this morning which went (in total)
"It's OK, I've found it!".
And we're both well over 40!
Re: Grey area
Just thought of a name for the practice:
Where would the law stand if I stood on a street corner with a sign saying "all **** are ***** and i wish they would ******" *, and it got photographed by Google and put into Streeview?
*If you want to see the original, I can supply GPS co-ordinates of where I shall be standing with it at some point in the future.
Re: Once bitten...
2 decades AGO. I proof read it (poorly), and everything :-(
I was suckered by a "smart TV" about 2 decades age (there's a reason for the quotes - don't start slagging me off yet.)
It had a VCR built in underneath it, all in the same unit! Very clever and compact. Until the VCR stopped working, and I wanted to replace it with something else shiny. Then I had a TV with an in-built broken VCR, sitting on top of a VCR!
I'm not going to fall for it again, thank you very much.
Re: 'rare and expensive helium'
On Earth, yes!
It's so light, and unreactive that:
1) If there's any loose stuff, it escapes upwards and is gone
2) It doesn't exist as a compound of anything, so the only source is contained in a finite number of quickly depleting reservoirs.
Once it's gone, that's it until we learn how to bottle it somewhere in space.
Useful in museums:
Is Psy short for Psychic then?
Re: A wireless mobile phone? Whatever next.
"I see the patent covers "A wireless mobile phone"; as opposed to the corded mobile phone?"
They've got a got a watertight defense here. Given the amount of time that the iphone must be plugged in to a charger, I'm not sure it could accurately be described as wireless.
Re: Google T's and C's
They all lie about everything. I've drummed it in to Bert1 junior that he should just make stuff up online - ALWAYS.
It was the only way we were going to get him a facebook account.
So, armed with merely a pencil, some sellotape, and an alcoholic beverage, I can distil spirits in a completely safe and undetectable manner?
If I get raided, I can just draw the graphene onto a bit of paper :-)
I Don't use DAB any more
I have a clock radio with DAB. After far too many mornings being (only just) awoken by a quiet click followed by a resounding silence, I've switched it back to the far more reliable FM.
To be honest on a clock radio you can't really notice any difference in quality either, especially when it competes with haird driers, electric razors, electric tooth brushes, etc.
I really wont bother again.
Bet they don't call it the Waterboard.
Could it be...
..because, based on all the Psychology Graduates I've ever met, they're all complete nutters that you'd not touch with a barge pole?
Completely unemployable the lot of 'em.
They take Psychology to understand their own "issues".
I'm not a fan of Zombie fiction, but that's a great book.
(Not a pirate icon - rather chopping off the head of a Zombie with a Lobo)
Thank god this lot didn't make it!
There's a pile of shite with only a couple of gems.
Futile Technical Arms Race
Surely there is absolutely no point in trying to outwit a technically savvy hormonal teenager who is actively searching this stuff out.
The ONLY point of this is to prevent accidental access to inappropriate content.
Anything else should be managed by open discussion and trust.
And yes I do have offspring.
Tabloid opportunity missed...
Can I be the first to mention that she should be described as a "stunner".