787 posts • joined 2 Apr 2010
@ 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"...
Who are Buzz and Zurg?
Inquiring minds, and all that...
Splicing in a new NSA feed?
If we ask nicely...
Do you think they would leave him up there?
Re: More than 100W
So, charge your phone, and stomp all over every wi-fi network in a half mile radius.
I refer the Honourable gentleman to my earlier reply...
And don't call me Dave.
Re: Too late for another?
Balloon / Ballocket
That looks ominously like something that needed help from International Rescue back when I was a nipper.
Thunderbirds are go!
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!
No great surprise...
I think it's good that he has been acquitted of the most serious charge, but the length of the sentence he gets for the other "offences" will hopefully not be anywhere near the maximum permitted.
On a separate note, I don't think that sighting people up from your circling helicopter, then pressing the "kill the terrorists" button, can by any stretch of the imagination be called accidental!
Justice? We've heard of it.
But don't expect us totally apathetic Brits to get off our lazy arses to back you up.
We love being abused by capitalists too much.
What it would take to wake us up. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
P.S. elReg! Put the icons back on the other side! It just looks wrong!
Re: fuck streaming
I refer the honourable gentleman to http://thepiratebay.is
Other Bit-torrent sites are available.
Can't be arsed to check...
But is the bootloader locked on this thing? Could make a nice little XBMC stick.
I'll stick to my Raspberry Pis for now.
Reverse psychology. Works every time! ;o)
I was expecting "The chicken song", so not as bad as it could have been.
I've still got the tune stuck though.
Oh, and well done one and all!
#40,000 in the queue for the demo...
Could be a long wait.
When you've sobered up, read what Mr. Underpants wrote above, then do what he suggests.
My turn. :) >>>>>>>>>>>>
P.S. Can I come off the naughty step now please?
I promise to try not to troll Andrew again! :o)
Happy memories. :o)
Far too dangerous... Encrypted mesh networks...
What's to stop the terror paedo hoodies from using it for nefarious purpoises?
The security services wouldn't be able to listen in unimpeded.
Mrs. May wouldn't sleep for worrying.
I'm stealing that one.
Cheers Trev! ;o)
Re: Nice one all - a very exciting day
She was rushed to hospital to have her finger removed from her left eye! ;o)
Well done all.
Have a pint chaps! And a glass of sauvignon blanc "for the ladies".
Re: Oh the irony
it's best to assume that your every move, action and bodily function will be analysed for the greater glory of the PRC.....
As opposed to the NSA or GCHQ?
Just encrypt everything. Always!
Re: BlackBerry nixes BlackBerry 10 on PlayBooks
I was looking forward to getting BB10 on my Playbook, but as I only paid £100 for a 64 gig model, and it's still a nice piece of kit, I'll give it a "meh".
Re: don't forget to grease the locking pin
A foolproof switch is easily made with two drawing pins pressed into either jaw of a sprung wooden clothes peg. Strip of credit card for insulator / firing pin.
Probably less than 10g total weight. 9v battery for back up power, say another 40g. Sorted.
Mine's a pint. Cheers.
Re: Not work! - Firmware hacks
Looks like if it's not on XDAdevs then you're S.O.L. So roll up your sleeves and dive right on in...
Or buy a new phone! ;o)
Re: Try Co-op 99
I too was raised on Co-Op 99 loose leaf tea, and my dear old Mum still uses it. Yummy stuff.
Nowadays, my personal preference is Tetley, with Taylor's YT a close second. The water down here in the far south east is as hard as diamonds, but I didn't like the taste of their "Hard water" stuff. The YT Gold Rwandan was quite nice, but not often spotted in the wild, at least not round these 'ere parts...
Should I move back to Yorkshire, or Rwanda?
Pinkers all the way for me. :o}
Beer is for wussies.
Go on then.
Milk, no sugar. Ta.
I call Godwyn!
Sorry Daniel B. Go to the back of the class and face the wall.
Closest icon to a pointy hat... No D.
+1 for "nut huggers"
Well played Sir!
Have a thumb.
P.S. I shall be pinching that one. ;o)
In your dreams, son. Only in your dreams.
Sniffing the air...
The usual corporate shenanigans.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap. (Tax free)
@Matt Bryant re: Close miss...
Yeah, those hot air balloonists really pull some amazing high speed stunts don't they? You never know where they're gonna be in ten seconds time.
Grrr... It really makes me mad.
How about they make their own software a little more"standards compliant", and then perhaps we wouldn't have these sort of situations?
What's that you say? Lock in. Never heard of it. Now hand over your cash every month, like a good sheep.
No, that's called backfill.
Mind your backs.
Over 90% of intrusion attempts on my server trace to .ru IP blocks. Mostly "academic" blocks, at that. Do they run hacking courses at Russian Universities?
Re: share a drive app ?
Don't forget that taking passengers for money, in other than work type "car share" arrangements is a whole new insurance nightmare.
Don't even think about it...
Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing?
I ordered one online with B&N, but without registering for an account. Failed after a couple of minutes with a "payment refused" message.
Tried again after registering, with the same card, and I now have a "scheduled to ship" email.
That'll do for me.
Mum will be getting my Kobo.
+1 for Pan Yan pickle
Why can't anyone find the recipe?
Re: Worthwhile charity
Not only that, but that £400+k was divvied up between just seven "employees", two of whom earned over £70k.
And WTF is Social Security payments about? If it's National Insurance payments, call it that.
Does the lowly secretary earn fifty grand a year?
This is not a "proper" charity in my book, and the ten quid I was going to sponsor Lester with will be going to National Coastwatch Institution's local branch. Nobody gets paid there. In fact, it costs them money to help.
Re: Finished with ElReg
Thanks for registering, just to say goodbye. Mr city trader QAZXSW
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
P.S. Great article by the way Al. ;o)
Preferring to see Hawkwind over The Smiths or Mr. Zed is nothing to be ashamed of. I saw them in the late 70s, and they were feckin' excellent. The 50 odd Liberty cap mushrooms may have helped. :o)
What was that noise?
That was the sound of that article going completely over my head.
<<< Me feeling tired and emotional, after trying to decipher that lot...
The leader of Lulzsec?
And I'm the leader of Anonymous.
Plod. See icon.
@ Colin. What's that smell?
Ah yes, protectionism...
Re: PREY ALONE
Cheers for that!
Not a bad use of 15 minutes of my time.
Not sure it would have needed a farm for the CGI. Maybe an allotment, or a small green-house? ;o)