786 posts • joined 2 Apr 2010
This only works two ways...
1) Lack of "due diligence" on HP's part.
2) Dodgy accountants / accounts.
3) Both of the above.
Ok, three ways.
Re: It's likely to be Apple's first big flop in a long time.
I'll just leave this here...
Re: Once braked into a stable orbit...
So what are they going to use to slow it down?
Pah, I have a screensaver that looks like that!
The video is actually pretty good...
Turn off the computer, then turn it on again...
> I've done that, it still looks exactly the same. (They powered off the monitor...)
Ok, look for a large beige box under your desk. Press the big button marked POWER. Now press it again.
> Oh! It's starting up now. Thanks. Bye. <Click>
Support call received at stupid O'clock one night.
Shoot them all.
Time to call "Time ladies and gentlemen" on the cloud...
I'm afraid I really have had enough of this "cloud" shite. Unless your company has at least a Gigabit bandwidth to the net, and multiple hundreds of distributed workers or sites, just what is the bloody point of internet hosted data? And what about when your internet is "off"?
Locally hosted VM snapshots with local NAS and off site backup I can grok.
VPN (ideally with TPA) in to LAN for off-site workers, all locally hosted.
Reliance on ANY outside provider is just passing the buck...
But hey! Just move to a new job. :o(
Re: It's back... No it isn't... Site update.
25 June 2015. Update:
Via Twitter @cryptomeorg:
NetSol rushed to reactivate Cryptome. No deal. Henceforth only SM will be used to exchange information. To hell with arrogant dirty ISPs.
Cryptome has been dispersed. Files will appear expectedly and unexpectedly at diverse locations online and off.
Besides pastes, drops, torrent, implants, hides, Cryptome has over a dozen sites for dispersed distribution, more coming. Got means-methods?
By sites and outlets is not meant only online, current leader of dirty work posing as clean.
Re: It's back...
Welcome back John.
Nothing will change, except Coulson may soon be suffering from a sore botty.
It is good to see though, that all the other paragons of virtue have been acquitted.
You have to admit, they have a "valid" point...
But any company or individual placing their data in the hands of a U.S. based company is basically handing over their data for rape. For whatever perceived purpose...
But they said it was easy...
to port software between Windows 8.1, Windows phone 8, and Windows RT.
Would they really have lied?
What's even more amazing...
is that if you could hold a half millimetre dot at arm's length, you could hide ALL of them behind it.
Wish I could afford a lens like that. :o)
Re: flight cancelled
Just out of interest, have the told the playmonaut (Colin?) about his brother's untimely watery demise.
Perhaps it's better if he doesn't know...
Dear Mr. Not Spartacus.
You sick bastard.
May you burn in eternal hell, for your heretical deeds.
Bacon is the only true way to Heaven.
End it now...
@Farmer Fred. Re: (or fat)
Go on. You know you want to say it.
Say it LOUD!
@stucs201 Re: bacon cuts
I believe that what you describe as middle cut consists of a complete slice from loin right through the belly.
My best ever came from Shrewsbury market, dry cured, fatty belly, rind on, and smoked. 3 slices, pan fried, belly out, in a savagely hot pan for about a minute a side. served in a brace of freshly carved slices of still warm bread.
Oh, and Hammond's Chop sauce, or, at a push, HP...
Nurse, the screens!
Ooh, and some tissues.
Sorry about that.
And now, back to your usual programmes...
Re: exclusive rights to every colour in the visible spectrum.
I believe they belong to Messrs. Pantone Inc.
YMMV, but I don't fancy your chances much...
@ Michael Wojcik
Oi, I cut my teeth on an ICL 2904 with 64kB of core store the size of a fridge, and 10MB Winchester packs the size of a small planet, and it sounded like lots of fans running in the background...
Re: Overpriced, over-rated and over-valued...
Don't worry Don, my opinions will always be free at the point of use.
The other two, I leave to your discretion.
Overpriced, over-rated and over-valued...
They sound like a perfect match!
That hits the nail squarely on the head.
They have a "legal warrant" to listen to every call? So they have evidence against every caller? Smells like bullshit to me.
If you're not for us, you're against us.
Unfortunately for us, they have a total disrespect for the law if they think can get away with it, and the money to change the law if they can't, on their side.
Wasn't the Chinese Rabbit captured by the soup dragon, and fed to the Clangers?
I'd be chuffed to fuck if I woke up aged 30 years tomorrow morning.
Loving my G...
Except for the shite camera, it does everything I need, speedily.
Nice pared down Android install. Ability to disable (but not remove) pre-installed apps.
4G wouldn't matter round here, as 3G frequently struggles. SD card would be nice.
So, a worthy upgrade to the G.
The Economy model is obviously aiming at the last of the smartphone holdouts. Spend the extra tenner and get a G from Tesco for £99.
Re: may I suggest to the Vulture SPB
Sideburns on the Playmonaut?
Wouldn't add much weight...
Re: If only...
You should have gone for the elReg Gold Subscription option. We see pictures, and get the news before it happens.
Re: Please amend article with a NSFA note
A pair of "treble baggers" if ever I saw one...
Not sure brain bleach is strong enough. Brain sodium hydroxide anybody?
Re: Apple don't have anything in the cloud? Don't think about data?
> It's trash compared to Google Music though, which has better selection of music, cheaper, better streaming options, free storage and scan and match.
And the worst UI ever. I disabled it immediately and installed Poweramp.
Re: I didn't understand what Bing was
And, until a couple of years ago, a brand of fizzy pop manufactured locally.
Sticky backed copper tape patches,(garden centre slug repellent type,) mounted on the fuselage, with springy copper feeds from your battery resting thereon? Virtually zero friction or resistance to sliding, and should easily handle the low current draw.
I can do you a drawing, but I hope you don't need one.
Crack on chaps.
Re: DVD-Audio ?? try VHS-HI FI...
I seem to remember my circa 1990 Aiwa (I think) VHS being able to take an RCA line level input, and record audio only at about 4 > 1 on a tape. eg. 8hrs music on a 2hr tape. Sounded fine into a Quad 33 into Yamaha PA + active speakers... 'Til a burglar took the VCR, TV, camera, cash, and my big rucksack :o(. But left the stereo...
If only he knew.
Re: – DOS 6.22 + 4DOS command processor FTW!
It was DR-DOS 7.04 + Hyperdisk cache for me.
Beat the crap out of MS's lame efforts. Three disk swaps to copy a 1.44 floppy? Yeah right.
Re: What was 2.0 really known for? @AC
No, it was because filenames were limited to 8.3 character format...
Re: Is it a joke??
@jzlondon. For me, sound quality IS the only criteria when evaluating AUDIO equipment.
Price also has a major influence, as, like Mr. Raith, I'm not made of money either. My current system, since my Quad 33 karked it, is a 30 year old NAD amp, driving a pair of 25 year old Linn speakers. Sounds bloody marvellous to my aging lugs, and the pair of them cost me less than a ton. Isn't fleabay great?
Of course, YMMV.
@Numptyscrub. You were lucky...
I paid £120 quid each for four 4MB SIMMs for my 486.
I've got a VHS sized case full of the things in my bits box now. Know anybody who might want them?
Icon? I was robbed.
Re: Piloting a ton of metal...
Do you mean motorcycles, because I'm sure you have to look pretty hard to find a merkin car that only weighs a ton.
Re: xenophobic turf protection
Would they be the US kit providers whose kit is mostly manufactured in Eastasia?
They're all at it...
It just seems that the septics keep getting caught out by their denials and distractions. Whereas us Brits "don't comment on matters of national security", then carry on regardless. Over-sight? Yeah, we've heard of that stuff. Doesn't apply here, old stick. What!
Re: Brings back memories
"Show us yer thrupennies" was a popular saying when I were a lad.
How times change. It would probably get your name on a "Register" nowadays.
Coat please. The grubby one. Ta.
ICO to BT: Hold your hand out.
Don't do it again, or else...
Shall I just send smutty news tips direct to you from now on?
The news-desk have been sitting on this since Friday.
And not a word of thanks.
It does lower the tone somewhat...
Mr. Akerman, please give your full attention to getting that bloody plane launched, before we all die of age related degenerative disorders.
And have a beer to focus your mind.
@ Chris Miller
+1 for the Libretto range.
In a previous life, my colleagues and I installed dozens of those little babies in Out of Hours Doctor's cars all over the country. Came with a docking bay, to which we could attach Paknet Radio Pads for fully mobile data. A printer on the back seat too, if you wanted / needed hard copy.
This was in the late 90s...
Re: Can't afford a French Maid.
Have you thought of a furniture Polish Maid!
I'm here all week.
Re: over eight different materials
I was going to upvote you, but you already had nine, and it seemed wrong to spoil it.
Have an iconic thumb up instead. ;o)
Re: The Zerg are here !
Never mind all that malarkey.
Just announce them as a new national dish, and they'll all be gone in days.
Brown tagliatelli anybody?
Re: a bit of a wallop
More of a squelch in Wales, Shirley?
Now, where's my umbrella.
Something similar for Debian / Ubuntu users, and probably other *nixes is available at
Source is available on github too.
Works fine for me.
Re: He's not doing a very good job of giving money away is he?
I would personally take 100 million for myself and the family, and sign the rest over to "The Foundation".
But it's not mine...
Re: Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and... Volvo?
Volvo has always been a prestige brand.
That's why (mostly) older people buy them new. They have the money.
They build comfortable, safe, practical and strong cars. All in the same model. They also do fast ones, if you want.
I can only put cassettes in mine, because I'm a pleb, and can't afford a new one. But hey, I can get Radio 4 everywhere, even in France.
Nurse. My med's have worn off... He's making sense again.
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