In my world all Linkedin invites go straight to the spam folder.
1104 posts • joined 18 Feb 2010
In my world all Linkedin invites go straight to the spam folder.
My Moto G cost £99
O2 wanted £5 p/m to insure it, so by not insuring it 20 months later I have saved £100
If I get mugged I will gladly hand it over, I'm not going to put up a fight for that. I can remotely delete all my data.
Last week at work an iPhone owner told me it would cost £150 to mend his phone, if my screen breaks I can just bin it and buy a new phone for that amount. I'm already £100 better off :)
It has a standard micro USB connector, I can plug it in to anything.
It does stuff* and makes phone calls quite nicely.
*diagnose my car with Torque
avoid ships with Marine Traffic
I genuinely feel sorry for iPhone users, even the bumpers have a hole to display the rather lame Apple logo. Just stop thinking that they're somehow cool, it's an illusion.
In all my computing years the only data loss* I've had was from the "Music virus". I got it from a dodgy copy of "The Prince of Persia" which was running on a 286. Sure enough it played a tune while deleting the FAT :(
I've gone all Linux now so apart from Flash I should be safe. When the BBC finally stop using Flash it will be removed immediately.
*AFAIR nothing important was lost
I disabled Hangouts on my phone but it keeps trying to work. Now I repeatedly get "Unfortunately Hangouts has stopped" messages while I'm in the middle of trying to make a call.
I have no idea what it's supposed to be used for, maybe I should Google it :)
Unless your fridge is setting it's clock from the internet.
I knew some folk near Sellafield who had a cat called Fallout. It amused them to call it from the window and freak out the neighbours :)
Due to interruptions, misinformation and other reasons I only just started updating the workstations on a boat. (The charts) I've never done this before and did not realise how slow it would be,. 6 x 20 minutes and it won't finish until 5pm. Whoever wrote this software was mad, it says "updating xxx of yyy" but yyy keeps increasing :(
It's a shame that a mass breakout of peace does not seem to be happening
I have completely stopped elephants from climbing onto my roof by rubbing the walls with lard.
Like these arseholes who think that they own Ubuntu
More women with pipes needed! SFW
You may think that this is far-fetched but bear with me.
1. Get everybody's data
2. The U.K. either gets invaded or capitulates to a superior force or a mad General stages a coup.
3. Stage 2 might have already happened. (search for "Blair Poodle")
4. Imagine if the Stasi or Gestapo had that sort of power.
5. Everybody's fucked.
So where is the big red button that will delete all of this data in an emergency?
(think: big nuke under GCHQ)
The central motif of the pub's sign could be a foot wedged in a door, flanked by rampant crocodiles.
A coded gun would prevent this. Unfortunately the paranoid NRA supporters will no doubt get their way.
I too have no intention to ever visit the USA, too many nutters with guns!
> and Mr. Smooth Criminal loots your house at leisure.
Some years ago a friend returned to her London house just as a man in a suit was climbing down the drainpipe! Mr. Smooth Criminal was a professional cat-burglar who obviously only stole pocketable items. He also avoided the heavily locked front door by not using it. the. The suit was a neat way to blend in, the police are looking for hoodies carrying a TV.
Rather than risk getting attacked she let him walk away, I don't think that he was caught.
Does this mean that there will be no weather today? From where I'm sitting it's just grey in every direction and an unusual lack of wind. Maybe this is the Matrix's default setting.
Happy New Year everyone :)
I need to catchup, the last time I rented a film* was on VHS from Blockbusters in London. Even they had a small foreign film section. I've looked at Netflix and Love Film but they seem to have a load of crappy stuff of no interest to me.
*FWIW it was "The Legend of the Holy Drinker", I would watch it again.
Recommended viewing for laughs, "Black Cat White Cat"
Happy Christmas everyone :)
Many years ago my sister worked as a secretary at Philips light bulb division in London. They received a letter from a woman* who was outraged that her neighbours had fitted a red light in their porch and demanded that Philips withdrew the sale of such bulbs.
*a Mrs Trellis perhaps
In South Africa it already is the year of the Linux Desktop.
>All the local schools here use ubuntu
Over on Ars it seems that the Reader's Digest site is dishing out CryptoWall 3.0
>Great, where am I supposed to buy my "counterfeit" goods now?
Go to theregister.it where upvotes win meds!
I was sent from London to Milan for the day to cable and configure some modems. When I got back to Milan airport the Customs went on strike for a couple of hours. I sat in the bar being paid an hourly rate of £mucho and was very happy :)
P.S. When they resumed working, the custom guys queried the pin hammer and Stanley knife in my carry-on toolbox. I said that it was impossible to do any damage with those. Been proved wrong there.
So it looks like the plot of land on the Moon that I bought will be worth $$$$$$$$$$!
It's time that everyone should be writing to their MPs and explaining in (very) simple terms how this behaviour is unacceptable. Microsoft should not be allowed to have a pre-paid installation on non-Microsoft branded computers. When booting up a new device give a choice of buying Windows for £100 or Linux for £0. It would not be so bad if you could actually get a refund of the Windows Tax. How the hell have they got away with this so long?
In the meantime I'm truly sorry for those of you who will have to support this odious OS.
This is one Cuckoo that you'll have to feed forever!
Here in the far North of Scotland I've been walking various dogs around the same bay for over 20 years. I did the same thing yesterday. Fence posts that were 2mtr. inland are now hanging in the air. This area of land is supposed to be rising do to post-glacial rebound so this erosion is not a good sign.
Join up the databases so that criminals can plan their vacation to another country. You only need a few bent cops with access to make this happen :(
No doubt that the increased cost of phone calls is due to BT's sporting content of which I have no interest in. BT is not my ISP, whichever one I choose still has to pay BT Wholesale.
What a scam!
Same here, no rings either.
I was wondering about that. If you take the oath and are asked directly "Does your system have a backdoor?", then who is the higher authority? Is it God or the government? If you are an earnest believer then maybe being "put to the sword" means being stabbed in the back by the judiciary.
In Ubuntu go to Settings>Security & Privacy, click on the "Search" tab and switch ""Include online search results" to "Off". That's it!
I upgraded my neighbours old dual core laptop with a SSD. Now it boots to the desktop (with no drive activity light showing) in 12 seconds. Of course it's running Ubuntu 14.04! I deleted Windows XP when the machine was new, it was too insecure for clueless users. My neighbours are just about capable of copy/paste but I've had hardly any support calls from them.
Out of interest did anyone buy a Dyson washing machine? I remember seeing the adverts some years ago but I've never seen one in the wild.
Now in Russia if you jump a red light the radar guided laser beams will take you out.
Is it now the case that the documents released by Mr. Snowden are in fact false?
If so he must be innocent of any perceived crime.
There is no way that I will pay a monthly fee but I do have a solution. If the artist is paid $0.0001 per view then I'm willing to pay $0.0003 to watch it. Maybe.
A better hack would be one that gives joggers a large electric shock or teleports them to the Gobi desert. Preferably both! (Annoyed at joggers running three abreast on narrow paths, making me get out of the way)
Was the answer given by doctors. You would all die of disease before inventing anything else if you don't get rid of the human waste that surrounds your village.
To start with I recommend reading "The poor mouth" by Flan O'Brien. It's very funny. Being written in the Gaelic you have to refer to the footnotes for various translations. In the book the children have to speak English but they only know how to say their name. When asked they all say, "James O'Donnell, Sor". What the teacher does not know is that Sor is "louse" in Gaelic. I have used this "mispronunciation" when dealing with obnoxious officials.
Also why can you be disgruntled but not overgruntled?
The best mental image that I heard was in Australia where they say, " He's got Kangaroos in his top paddock".
A friend's three year old had picked up on, "Have you got your rucksack?". When it became time to go to the beach she said, "Let's ruck off!" :)
I'm UK based and use Gmail, Google docs etc. I also have a Moto G which is synced to all your services. Fairly soon I will be migrating away from you and your products. At the moment I don't have anything to hide but perhaps in the future I may want to support someone who the USA government is not happy with. For example, if Donald Trump* ever became president** that would be any organisation that is critical of him.
As we know, technology is not infallible and cases of mistaken identity have occurred. I do not want to be extradited and sentenced to life without parole which seems mandatory for anyone who rocks the boat.
Good luck and thanks for all the handy searches,
* for the first time in my life I would like to say, "cockwomble". Ooh! I feel so much better now :)
** that would probably indicate that the end of the world is nigh.
"Apparently I needed to purchase airport departure tax, something that is actually very common in countries outside of Western civilisation."
You mean Norwich Airport? You have to pay £10 to leave!
My sim only 1st. gen Moto G got an update two days ago. The updater mentioned a fix for stagefright. It's now on Android 5.1. (It was vers. 5.0 before the update) According to the Motorola UK site it will remain on Lolipop. For £99 I do not even bother to insure this phone, next year something better at the same price will come along.
Win 98 SE
XP <======== the best version of Windows!
Kubuntu <===== jumped ship before the abomination that was Vista
Ubuntu + any derivative that works for particular hardware, i.e. Xubuntu on my Toshiba NB100 netbook.
FYI, I just installed Linux Mint 17 on a Samsung NP-N130 netbook (Intel Atom, 1GB RAM) and everything worked immediately. OK it's a bit slow loading applications but it's usable. Most likely it's working at the same speed as XP did.
Bonus FYI :)
My elderly HP laptop's screen and keyboard were dying so I bought an identical model for £60 and just swapped the HDD over and carried on as normal. No activation keys in Linux land. Try doing that on your Windows box!
Did I mention that there are no activation keys? I'm not being overly smug, just relieved to not have that major hassle again.
"The main point is to leave the energy source behind; don't carry it on the ship."
"And you could get up to half the speed of light"
How are you supposed to slow down? "Ooh look a habitable planet ahead!" In space nobody can hear you whoosh by!
The hotel that I stayed at last week issued me with a mag. key card. I was told to swipe it with the arrow pointing upwards as they had all been misprinted. Easy to do when sober......
You are just a bunch of wimps! I've driven from London to Haifa in an open topped 2CV. The biggest bonus is that it's the only car that you can get the tyre off with a motorbike tyre lever. (Many patches on all tubes, time for each repair: about an hour) Try doing that in your fancy
@Aurelian2 You're a little late to the party but welcome anyway. Windows sold out their customers with Vista and it's DRM hobbling. When they catered to Hollywood and not the user/owner of the OS it was time to move on. My last Windows OS was XP and I have not needed to boot it in a VM for a couple of years now.
I'm currently on Ubuntu but I would have no problem switching to Mint, KDE or any of the other flavours if I fancied a change. I love Xubuntu on low powered netbooks, you can buy one second hand for peanuts. Slap in a SSD and it will fly and run almost silently.