198 posts • joined Friday 16th July 2010 08:56 GMT
Re: In a light hearted vein
As a friend mentioned to me, would a holed 'Three Wolf Moon' T-shirt and 'Horses Head' mask be much of a problem?
Talk about timing:
Im seriously tempted by:
Haswell based so fantastic battery life. Screen crappy but built in 3G. Linux is fairly easy to get onto one of these puppies bearing in mind that they are running on a *nix based os anyway. Slot in 32gb SD card...
Anyone got a spare Irony meter?
Re: MS is fighting a lost battle...
Except in the case of Linux distros. eg, the uproar regarding the Amazon tie in with Ubuntu.*
*This is not a 'Linux is Great' post, more an example that it isn't always the case depending on the pyscho-socio makeup of the group in question.
"during a crisis"
Or indeed, during Crysis...
Re: Second most feared??
"A real spiderbro, in my opinion."
Does whatever a Spider-Bro can...
Chills your Beer!
Backs you up!
Gets you home
after abusing the hops
Oh yeah, here comes the Spider-Bro yeah
Apologies to Paul Francis Webster
From the looks of things, it isn't the size of his current holding which makes him trouble, it is the manner in which he whips up a sizable 'gang' of other shareholders to also put pressure on. 'Activist' investor sums him up very well. TBH, he is the epitome of capitalism. I think Dell dealt with him pretty well.
I seem to recall
someone hooking up an exercise bike to provide power to his computer so he could power it to allow WOW playing and getting fit at the same time. He lost a lot, apparently.
Tech shake up option: Marissa Meyer.
IT Crowd option: Woz.
Hell has frozen over option: RMS.
Groundhog Day option: Gates.
My office comforts...
Contrary to the 'extra' style of items that are listed here, some basics for me:
1. Decent keyboard. By decent almost anything with Cherry keys. No Chiclet syle here for me thank you very much. Though I think they are great if you are learning to play Jazz chords on the guitar.
2. Trackball. Personal preference but I certainly prefer these now.
3. Extra monitor. Working of two monitors is SO much easier. Things like running a virtual in one screen whilst having the host in the other is *very* useful indeed.
My comfort option: Headphone amp. That allows me to plug into a lead so the controls and ability to remove/plug in to hand far more useful.
Re: Complaining in the wrong place surely?
The Second Life Avatars' Facebook pages are borked too...
Re: CFO says "There won't be one atom of carbon emitted ...."
"...you can't actually DO anything on it..."
Re: Beard second
Never asking you for toast or a sandwich.
Re: Got the same problem in reverse
She is in education, so the tables are reversed in holiday times.
However, if you get cats, it makes no difference anyway because they get to know when the alarm is due and wonder why you are not performing some servile feat for them already and let you know none too subtly.
Another service bought to you by the Marketing Department ®
This is how the Illuminati implement control methods in the real world, via the Marketing Departments. The HR depts are how they give control to the Marketing Depts.
For those who can.
Install dd-wrt on their router. You will be glad you did. Sad you need to though.
...asking a choice few upper management types to stay at home, judging by a few decisions made in the last couple of years by people who are paid to know better.
The guy is one of the few Legends in IT
Love or hate him, he has been a consistent driving force. Without RMS, the software industry would be a lot poorer.
Re: ... their half dozen terminal sessions.
screen ftw. Some of my sessions are now firm family friends.
Re: Suggestions for o2 rebranding...
I can't believe I missed that.
nO2 = N2O
For other mob telcos at any rate.
Suggestions for o2 rebranding...
O2Gaff - geddit?
Three-circa-'02 - I remember those heady days of Space1999 re-enactments
Makes a Lotus 7/Westfield/Morgan* and their ilk look more and more appealing every day.
Time for HRT?
A Home RIpping Tower? cd drives are cheap, a bog standard tower is cheap. WOuld be great to get a tower with room for 5 plus cd drives and a few handy scripts. In fact, a distro like a knoppix setup, with all the tools to setup the source and destination drives then let rip, (ahem):
So we have:
Gracenote Lookup (or whatever database)
Rip into artist/album/track.flac
Sure, some of the rarer discs may have a problem resolving the names, but they can be flagged to be sorted.
Alternately, send me a an external hard drive, the entire collection and pay me a quid a disc and return postage and I will do it for you.
Re: He may down play his actions
As sat-nav shows.....
Re: per cent @ Richard
"Like spelling sulphur with an f."
Actually I don't think it was as flippant as that. Whilst hearing this Radio 4 interview, I had a distinct feeling of Deja vu. This also included talking about elephants having a slower metabolic rate and their perception of time.
Personally I think his comments could be equally applied to the person who dreamed up the use of the title "Human Resources" over "Personnel". The manner in which, with one simple renaming, they remove the implied caring about those who work for you as real people to one which, ironically, removes the humanity.
"Social Mobility" is another....
"Sources told The Register that the company had failed to hit its targets in Europe and the UK and that customer satisfaction with Level 3 was at an all-time low."
...the layoffs will improve service? Who is on your board? Ex- HSBC board members?
My prediction: Level 3 will continue to suffer with service, introduce more layoffs, suffer more, then be bought @ a rock bottom price by someone like, Oh I dunno, Rackspace* who may feel they can't pass it up to add major pipelining to their portfolio , and then the cycle will repeat.
*(Actually, I can see Virgin going for this...)
Imagine the fun hacking the prices on e-ink price tags!
"1 million pounds for Weetabix? I suppose the 1p a bottle of Laphroig *nearly* makes up for it..."
I hope they complied with WEEE regulations
Everyine else does. :)
On the downside,
privacy is pretty much dead, which is how the governments want it. Privacy will be the vanguard of those who value the right to privacy, and those that are deliberately trying to hide their activities. That in itself will be, and is, be the reason we are told we shouldn't have privacy. If we do, then thoughtcrime is coming into play etc etc etc.
Makes me very sad, depressed and wanting to pull the plug out of the wall.
On the upside, it probably means the governments will push IP v6 out to monitor infomation better so that protocol will finally get implemented.
CREST = TARGET
"In the same way that SMEs look for a CORGI-certified gas fitter when they are seeking to install a gas boiler, the idea is that the CREST certifications will keep the cowboys out and help to ensure good standards in the tricky world of computer security incident response."
<pedant>Corgi is no longer the register for certified Gas and Heating engineers, that is now under the Auspices of Gas Safe.</pedant>
This does not indemnify the Engineer from being held responsible should he not notice a leak, (though he should), and s subsequent explosion takes out your dwelling. I wonder if this having this certification will mean anything other than "They look like they know what they are doing". Which is something, I suppose.
Plus, you may as well put a great big sign saying "Please Hack Me" in a suitably animated gif in the corporate website who are either providing the service, or have received the service. Plus I would put money on the service providers in question hiring decent people in the first place, show this is little more than a PR exercise. Plus, the amount of small shops who provider service for other small shops - will this really get taken on board?
My money is on this disappearing into obscurity.
Unless I have completely mis-understood the article.
Re: Gene splicing
But it would enable a flightless bird to fly, finally. Those stubby little wings would also be useful at higher speeds..
I'm not an expert on geo-politics in anyway, but doesn't the US tend to ignore the UN when it suits?
Re: Gene splicing
Who knows, but the manga/anime can't be long in coming now you gave birth to that idea...
I really want one..
..even though they said 'Digitally Empowered'. I bet the techs at that company died a little inside when their marketing bods re-cycled that fsckwittyditty.
This is a lot less scary...
...than the Meercat that was there. It had glowing eyes. When I rode past it at night..... eerie.
Re: In other news-
If politicians could do their job then they wouldn't be proposing things like this, which they do to grab Press exposure to make it look like they are effective. As it stands, they are a wholly, useless, ineffectual lot that think responding to the vagaries of whatever twitter trend is trending means they are more likely to get a vote. Or maybe a lucrative media career launched on HIGNFY. I swear, I thought Boris was an entertainer for years.....not just of women.
...and while we are at it can we come up with an offensive term for 'Citizen Journalism', as opposed to 'People recording stuff'', which is what it really is.
Re: Kevin Bacon the Chuck Norris of Tech ads?
If Oracle were to employ Kevin he would say: "Oracle, you know paying them a fortune is in your best interest! Like paying me to do this ad..."
If Apple were to employ Kevin he would say: "Just holding this device means you can experience what it means to be me!"
If Microsoft were to employ Kevin he would say: "Like me, you too can know the joy to be free of the Start Menu"
If El Reg were to employ Kevin he would say: "Read The Register and be able to see through through ads like this!"
Kevin Bacon the Chuck Norris of Tech ads?
New MEME! YAY!
Re: My hand's not up.
TBF - Talking about windows phone 7.5 when 8 is out is like complaining about Gingerbread when Ice cream Sandwich is out.
As for bloatware, mine came with Nectar and Groupon and a few others. They uninstalled fairly easily. Going through it seems only apps like Calculator, Explorer and the like can't be uninstalled. Whether this is a carrier thing or not, I dunno. I sourced this one from Car Phone Warehouse and it was a PAYG model, which I junked the sim on on a different carrier.
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