2629 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
Dr, Proffessor - those are titles
You know what? I don't care. I was quite keen on the idea of HD, but a glance at 'radio times' says it's not worth bothering with. It's all drivel, ain't it.
If I have absolutely nowt to do I might watch 'top gear' or 'time team', but they are repeated ad nauseum, so I don';t need to record them. 'The News Quiz' is better than HIGNFY. I bought a VHS set of the Olivia Manning 'fortunes of war', and the DVDs of Quatermass, but there's been nothing else I want to hoard. Even the new Dr. Who.
Mrs H watches TV, but I don't. I don't care what they do, because whatever it is won't include decent programmes.
Whack-O, I unforget that.
"take away Windows from them and you either make their job extremely difficult or impossible"
yep. And it is vendor's faulty thinking.
As long as you can't programme an Alan Bradley PLC or a Siemens motor controller with platform-independant software, us engineers are stuck with windows.
Where is autocad for Linux. Please?
OK, fair enough. But...
But what is all this 1970s stuff about mag card swiping? I used to design card-swipe readers (magneto-resistive heads, thanks for asking) in the 1970s.
I've not swiped my card in a shop or hotel for at least 3 years. It is so easy to clone a magnetic stripe. All my cards - although amex were last - have a chip-n-pin interface, and if I don't get to use a pin terminal I don't buy. That does sometimes mean paying cash at german hotels, or using my visa instead of my amex, but I don't trust mag swipe at all.
Let's see if I've got this right...
Microsoft were not really sinister and scheming, they were incompetent and careless.
So that's OK then.
"I've started, so I'll Finnish"
I'll get my knitted sweater with the reindeer pattern on the back
It's been done
It's been done before:
I'll get me blazer. It's got natty stripes.
Oh no. You weren't. And I bet we have been subliminally led, as well.
So, he buys Dell, and when he gets it home discovers that not everything he was expecting was in the box, or the advertised software is a trial version.
He then has to call customer service and try to get his money back.
Good luck with that, Micheal, tell us how you get on.
Paris. just because (TM).
Bra and knickers. Mmmm
Never mind the miserable phones, the industrial world is full of winCE based touch panels that crash on a daily basis, where the poor miserable sods who bet their firms on M$ havn't had an update in years & have to do so much work supporting a broken environment that they might as well have written an OS instead of buying one.
Do you think they will embed windows again? I wouldn't.
I recall using a unix-based word processor called 'Wysiword' the same year wordstar 7 was launched on the 286 based AT. It included a trypeface editor (we hadn't broken the word font back then) and a photo editor & vector graphics tool.
Byte magazine was previewing wysiwyg editors before word 4 appeared.
I had a Superb on hire in Germany a year ago - best hire car I ever had. Bit of a tardis - bigger inside than it had any right to be.
Bargain of the moment is the VW phaeton, they can't shift them for sugar lumps. Taxi firms in Budapest etc. are stocking up for less than the price of a golf. One pointed out to me that the money saved would pay for the extra fuel for 4 years, plus enough trees to offset all the carbon!
The superb is a better car than the Phaeton, and even cheaper. Go buy, before they stop molishing them.
How could you persuade a judge that it is easy to confuse a tap-n-type toy and a vacuum cleaner?
I for one welcome our new employee-owned overlords. Once they've done Sofas and Suits and Tellies and Washing machines, how about a John Lewis car?
Never Knowingly Undersealed?
I'll get my fashionable and surprisingly well-made jacket
'ow much Gggrrranville?
My local radio shop, no longer even a tiger member, has a 26" panasonic 720p TV, , with 360g hard disk, dual freeview HD tuner, and DAB radio for only 5 quid more than that. It's got an ethernet port, but that seems not to do nothing not yet.
Why should I care?
This whole funding model invites fraud. They only just noticed.
Odd how they are keen to take action when it hurts their pockets, but have left every product for the last 30 years open to hijacking my computer,
Someone stiffed M$? Shame.
Where is the yawn icon?
Nah, that's the cooling duct down to the reactor. Don't you know anything about narrative arcs and story imperatives?
That's what submarines have done to dive for the last century.
I had to laugh
$MEGACORP's latest laptop image had autorun turned on, and because they enforce the image settings every time I logged onto the company network it got turned back on again.
Oh how I laughed.
L U E
I'm waiting for 42.42.42
"though we're still working out how one gets an accounts-department-acceptable receipt printed out."
For as long as I've been claiming expenses, in many $MEGACORP, bridge tolls, rail fares and bus fares have been claimable on trust. Even the inland revenue don't expect reciepts for train fares, as long as you can demonstrate to have been at both ends of the journey in some casual way.
Old news, Old nes
uk.rec.sheds discussed this in February, and decided then in was oblox. The thread, if you care to search for it, was uniquely titled "Unique".
Do try to keep up at the back.
I'll get me coat. We use them in the shedde as well. Mine probably smells of creomite.
Stanstead has a proud banner saying that they processed 5.8 million people and identified 120 "threats" to the UK.
I'd issue threats if I was at the back of a queue of 5.8 million people.
Mines the one with "All coppers are ..." in lead foil letters inside the lining
you were lucky!
"PHP has encountered an Access Violation at 01D9E0A6"
Scuse me Egon? You said crossing the synergies was bad!
"because someone can use your product for bad, illegal uses, doesn't inherently make that product bad."
Maybe, although that seems irrelevant here.
What made limewire bad was all the junk it installed on kids computers. I nearly made a living cleaning up after it.
Very very tempted
But I am a bit concerned about investing in a new, tied-in, single-source lens mount. If we could be sure that 3rd party lenses and adaptors were to be available, then I'd be scaring the moths from me wallet now.
The results from your sample shots verge on stunning
I've only Twat twice
A fiend of mine points out that the past participle of 'twit' is probably 'twat'. SInce I was boss-bullied into signing up on Twitter I have preciesely two postings, one of which was to find out what would happen. So I've only twat twice.
How very odd
4 upvotes, 4 downvotes? Will this lead to a sort of matter-antimatter anihilation, and will that power the reg. servers for a million years?
It's good to be even handed. Perhaps I should become a LIberal Democrat.
Hang on a minute
I'd have expected OFCOMM to have a list of premium numbers already. How on earth do people get a number, if no-one is keeping records?
We've had WIMP interfaces since the 1980s. Where is the next big paradigm shift?
Where is my talking computer? When will I be able to thought-link to it? Why can't I log in by holding a power ring up to the green lantern? or by blinking at the camera in morse code?
Random thought waves
All of this makes me realise how clever the Victorians were, when every household had several anti-maccasars
Mine's the one with the Rowland's stains on the collar.
I have a lifetime ipud limit. It will never be exceeded. It can be expressed in terms of fundamental numbers as 1+ e^(pi * i)
Alistair Cook told a WW2story of an old man ignoring all the regulations at an airstrip in the USA. Just striding out, getting into an airplane, and flying off. No log book checks, no flight plan, no pre-checks.
When Cooke commented on it his host said: 'yep. He ain't got no pilots licence neither.'.
Cooke asked why he was flying then.
'That's Orville Wright. Ain't no-one got the cheek to ask him to sit a test'.
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