674 posts • joined Friday 2nd April 2010 18:23 GMT
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Have an upvote for talking sense.
Try not to make a habit of it! ;o)
Re: derives from Stanford.
I presumed it was invented by a bloke called Stan.
P.S. Don Jefe's Pauline made me snigger.
Chips, to us Brits, are what the septics call french fries.
Malt vinegar is the best for these.
Re: How long...?
Or a passing motorcyclist helpfully attaches a magnetic bomb to their car on the way to court.
Re: And a lovely player it was
It was my Windows Media player of choice, until I switched to the dark side, about seven or eight years ago, and I have to admit that Rhythmbox still does it, despite being deprecated by Umbongo since about 10.10 or so.
Some of the visualisations were pretty cool though. Almost as good as Solarwinds screensaver.
Re: Bring back the stocks
I think you are heading in the right direction with this, but can I suggest a stake and a firing squad?
Re: Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
3:30? You were lucky!
Mine used to be open 9:30 to 17:00, but "improved service" by closing at 15:15.
Yes, RBS, I'm looking at you.
Clearance 3M / 11FT. WTF?
Conversion table supplied by NASA?
It really only needs to "fly" for the few seconds while the rocket burns.
After that, it will just be "falling with style."
I do worry about just how fast this thing is going to go in a nose down attitude, and whether the on-board auto-pilot will be able to control it at high speed...
Icon vaguely reminiscent of a rocket exhaust.
They already do.
You just aren't important enough to warrant doing anything about it.
Re: Not easy to 'comment'
Milgram experiment any-one?
It's all a bit too psychopathic for my liking.
I just heard a clank on my shed roof, but it might be next door's cat in his hobnail boots... Again.
Re: I have a Cyntech Pi case
What I would really love is for some bright spark to interface my Pi to my Nook Simple Touch e-ink screen via micro USB.
Go on, you know you want to. I'll buy you a pint. (Or three). :o)
Re: What on earth is going on with the Pi?
I've bought a few of the little beauties, and your pricing is somewhat off.
One of them is a very first batch (lucky bastard) Mk 1 Model B, cost just under 30 squid delivered, with a scavenged 2GB SD card from my DSLR when I upgraded, and a £3 from Amazon 1Amp Samsung PSU plus a £1.18 HDMI cable, velcro attached to the back of my TV. It runs OpenELEC/XBMC which I control from my Android phone or browser. No keyboard or mouse required, so total cost about £34.
Another is in an expensive at the time (£9) Cyntech case, (I bought my step-son a different one for <£3) running Transmission, Postfix/Sendmail and Squid/Privoxy from an external 500GB USB HDD. Boots off a 1GB SD that I had kicking around. Another £3 Samsung PSU. No other connections. Total cost £82, including £40 for the HDD. (Which was also diverted from other duties, so not strictly a new expense).
You might also want to take a peek at what some proper "hackers" have been UP to with a Pi, like elReg's adopted balloon ace Dave Akerman, who has somehow managed to send live pictures from 25 miles high... Let alone what was revealed to the world last week, his tracking/navigation gizmo... Marvellous.
Your whole post reeks of negativity, for something which I feel is a valiant attempt to rekindle the embers of what remains of the "What can I make it do?" attitude of the '80s, of which I am a fully paid up member.
Always look on the bright side of life! :o)
Come on Reg, if you're going to copy and paste entire articles, at least make the effort of proof reading it before you hit the post button...
I have a Cyntech Pi case
Very well made, and fits like a glove. If they can keep the quality up, and the power consumption down, I might well plump for one.
Re: Simple speed boost...
<sarc>Yes Jon, that's why my original offer was a ready to boot ISO.
But thanks for your input.</sarc>
The offer stands.
Simple speed boost...
A 4 or 5 watt Raspberry Pi or PogoPlug type Arm based box (tobacco tin sized) running a caching proxy server (Squid / Privoxy) will greatly speed up access, especially for frequently accessed pages.
I can set you up with a more or less ready to go ISO. In fact, I will donate a Raspberry Pi with ready to go SD card if you want.
Email me via elReg, they've got my address.
Re: Job title
I used to describe myself as a Constantly Under-valued Networking Technologist.
The other guys just used the acronym!
So, in summary...
Nice phone, but the operating system is still a bit shite.
Will the new Nokia Co. still be allowed to make phones / slabs with a different OS?
I live in hope.
Re: Take the test and answer honestly
Holy fuck! How many? I am shocked...
I need to have another chat with the man in a white coat.
Where's my pills?
Perhaps it's those nice "white hat hackers"...
And now they've got the source code, they're going to do the job properly for Adobe.
In my dreams. ;o)
I am by no stretch of the imagination a fan of Apple, or any of their devices or business practices, but this bloke is a boil on the backside of all the companies he has share-holdings in.
Offer him, personally, a dollar a share and tell him to fuck off!
Translated into real English ...
Bend over, and stop squealing.
There is a choice. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Nice to see them...
Rinsing Apple owners for the "iDiot" tax.
Re: only making 250% profit instead of the usual 300%.
But shirley, last years tech is cheaper now. And plastic cases are certainly cheaper to make than machined and poorly anodised aluminium?
Probably gone up to 350%
Re: Ask a woman who has ....
Have to agree with that sentiment. I've spoken to two women who have given birth and had gall stones, and they both said gall stones were far more painful.
Really made my day. :o)
I have numerous health problems, including having three heart attacks, but gall stones wins the "Hurts like fuck" prize by a country mile.
Like being run through with a rusty cutlass. Slowly and repeatedly.
Better luck this time chaps and chapess.
Hope the weather is as good as the other day.
Great video from the chase car, by the way.
I should imagine for supporting devices that didn't exist three years ago...
The built in wi-fi on this PC doesn't work OOTB on Ubuntu 10.04, but is auto detected and works fine on 12.04
Debian 7 support is there, Centos 6.3 works.
Only "problem" I have ever had was a Broadcom WI-fi in an old Dell laptop, but a quick prod with the Hardware Driver tool soon had it working.
Step-son had a few problems with an Alienware laptop with dual graphics cards, but that is now sorted.
Has the windows kernel not been updated in that time?
@Robert Re: Man overboard.
At least you know exactly where to look for the body.
Is this DanPaul.co.uk ???
You're full of shit.
@ Dan Paul Re: Win7 instead of XP??
But Dan, the article is about XP.
And how long did W7 take to update to latest revisions and reboot umpteen times?
Last one I did about a month ago took about three hours of updates, and four or five reboots. And user intervention to agree to some MS license BS. .Net I think...
Mint install to same PC took under an hour including all updates and ONE reboot to load the latest kernel. And it was usable whilst it was doing it.
Re: makes Judge Dred look almost desirable
From my knowledge of Scandinavians, (I am Godfather to a Norwegian), lots of them not only home brew, but home distil as well!
Re: email still works (thankfully)
Try setting up email forwarding to a gmail account, then tell me it works.
I raised this with their support team almost a year ago, and they said it will be fixed "soon"...
If we ask nicely...
Do you think they would leave him up there?
OI! I resemble that remark. :o)
My current Volvo was made in Belgium, much to the amusement of my best mate.
Lovely cars for the more mature commie subversive bastard. :o)
@Charlie re: icons currently disabled.
Reg has hidden them behind the not obvious enough "Add an icon" label, above the Title box.
The new work experience web monkey is probably enamoured with the VS12 grey on grey look.
And FFS Reg, pleeease put the icons back on the left where they belong.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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