589 posts • joined Wednesday 6th June 2007 15:50 GMT
I used to fly out of Staverton (Staverton Flying School in the old station commanders hut before it became the flying shack) and the Doughnut was a great navigation reference point, you turned right over the top of it to line up on final for runway 27. It was even more useful at night being lit up and visible for miles, unlike the landing lights which are only visible from head on. People were always amazed that we were allowed to fly over such a sensitive location. Oh and I'll admit to doing Vne along the Golden Valley By Pass, but I'm not saying on or above!
Re: The big news here
Some users launched more than one TIKFAM app a day? How can that be?
I my case it was probably true, on the first day I got the new laptop I launched perhaps 8 or 9 apps, found them all to be utterly utterly dismal, and never touched them again. By the end of the week I'd replaced Windows 8 with Linux. So while I was I Windows 8 user, I was launching more than 1 a day.
Re: Money, money, money
Would I like a 3G tablet? No, I'm saving for a Surface Pro
And they didn't spot it was a wind up at that point? You are so cruel!
Re: good news about Microsoft?
An AC wrote:
But why do you care? Are you a stockholder?
Even if he isn't, his pension fund probably is.
I suspect you'll not see much economic benefit from tourists using the route either, given the large amount of the journey which will be in tunnels. One benefit of trains is being able to watch the countryside pass by, being plunged in to the blackness of tunnels and subjected to large pressures changes every few minutes is a pretty awful experience. So I can't see it being used by anyone other than commuters or business travellers with their heads down looking at a laptop.
Re: I'm going
John Smith 19 wrote:
Plus net are now part of BT.
Yes they are, so you get the benefits such as FTTC as for Infinity, and when there are any line problems they don't just blame BT and leave you to fend for yourself.
But also they still operate as separate company, and unlike BT they know how to run an ISP. They offer good, reliable and competitive priced products, and are open and honest about any traffic management and any service outages. I've been with them for over 10 years now, and wholeheartedly recommend them.
When was the last time Hermann Hauser actually contributed to anything relevant? I'm thinking 1978ish.
One could ask the same of the large number of bitter retorts that make up your posting history. You might spend your time more productively looking at the copious information on HH's recent work on the internet.
The phone looks less like a toy than the other hideously coloured plastic Luminas, shame the OS is still the same bright coloured child's blocks.
A truly superbly sycophantic first post astro turf there, I have to say you fooled me completely right up until "My wife".
Re: Parachute - from the article...
A non steerable chute which will at best give you a hard but hopefully survivable landing on empty level ground, but may also crash you in to the side of tall buildings, mountains, trees or lakes depending on which way the wind is blowing.
Re: I really don't like the idea of gesture TV
Two of you will have to sit very close to each other and watch the film with one eye closed.
S200E not an utlrabook
The S200E isn't an ultrabook, it has a shiny metal keyboard deck, it's thin and light with a good battery life, but it leaves out the most important feature that Intel requires for it to be called an ultrabook - being hideously overpriced. I have an S200E and it does everything I want of a small laptop, I wouldn't buy some of the grand plus machines even if you gave me the money.
According to the BBC, half gave it one star and only 1800 Facebois gave it 5 stars, that's not mixed, that's overwhelmingly negative.
Attack one way or another
Call it an attack if you like, but stuxnet is probably the reason why an attack in the real world by Isreali aircraft hasn't yet taken place, with all the ramifications that would entail.
Feature of Bug
At least the toolbars dispersing was a 'feature', using Libra Office Calc last night on a spreadsheet originally from Excel, the cell column labels kept being replaced by the first row and contents of some cells changed randomly between 3 numbers and 3 hashes. I suspect it is due a bug in Calc not handling the cell protection added in Excel, looks like I'm going to have to export just numbers and formulas to a new sheet to get rid of any latent problems.
Re: Unity and TIFKAM
Unity is worse than TIKFAM, because in Windows 8 once you've installed Classic Shell, the deskop becomes just like Windows 7, if not slightly nicer. The only thing you can do with Unity is to completely banish it, by installing a different Window manager, lucky there are quite a few to chose from.
Re: Making Windows 8 look like Windows 7 isn't a climbdown?
Once you do make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 by installing a Start Menu replacement (such as Classic Shell) and banishing TIKFAM apps, then it's actually not bad. Pretty quick and with a nicer Task Manager and and File Manager progress windows than 7. My Vivobook has a touch screen, but I only ever use it for filling out web forms, as its easier to touch lots of tick boxes, no real use for anything on the desktop when you have a large multi-gesture trackpad.
Got agree with Eadon there, I really don't like the way Ubuntu & Gnome seem to be going. I've been trying every window manager under the sun and I've settled on Linux Mint with the Mate interface - it just works.
Re: Shouldn't be needed
Could not stomack Unity, tried kubuntu, lubuntu and xubuntu (in decreasing order of liking), the went the whole hog of switching to Mint+Mate - fast, low resources usage, good default package mix, and works just like I expect it to.
Re: 500 kilotons
500 kilotons is the total energy dissipated during a re-entry taking many seconds, rather than all released in a fraction of a second in a nuclear weapon. Therefore the damage was a lot less than an equivalent tonnage of bomb.
Valentine's Day Break Up
Continental Europeans who can't think of anything to get that special someone for Valentine's Day might condsider a Surface RT fondleslab
Only if they are the sort that is too cowardly to break up by text message, and are hoping on that someone will ditch them once they try out the dismal was-metro only experience.
Opera better on Reg Hardware
I've only fired up Opera once in a long while, and that was to check what was up with new style The Reg Hardware pages where images overlap or underlap the right hand column, when viewd in FireFox and Chrome. Opera, however, rendered them correctly.
I'd still urge The reg to fix the pages, and to get rid of the highest rated comments box which is completely unnecessary.
Re: Bought my ARM shares for £1!
After buying mine at just 42p about 6 years ago (after a ridiculous drop from £1.20 due to a single profit warning), I watched them go back up to £1.50, then sink back down and wobble around the pound mark for several years. I decided to sell at £1.02 in 2009, and thought I'd made a tidy profit, but since that day they haven't stopped going up since. They were £9.33 yesterday, if I hung on I could have been minted.
RISC OS too
I thought I'd be using mine to play with Linux, but after I put RISC OS on an old 2GB SD card I had lying around, its been in the slot ever since. As Chika says RISC OS does look really nice on a good HD monitor via HDMI, and it's fast due use of the on board video acceleration. Next up is finding something interesting to do with the GP I/O - it's just like having a Beeb again!
The Center for Systems on Nanoscale Information Fabrics... wants to move from a deterministic to statistical computing and communications.
No, just NO.
Slower than a broken tube train
"it's presumably going to suffer the same system slow downs that all versions of windows have Ben affected with since the dawn of time"
It's ok it starts off slow and stays that way, well Metro apps (or whatever they are called this week) anyway. On the Win 8 desktop even Libra Office (oft criticised for being bloated) loads in an instant, but the Metro apps such as Weather and Calendar sit there spinning the hourglass for eons - I know they are cloudy, but it's connected to a fast ADSL and no google services take more than a blink of an eye.
" I don’t think ARM will be regarded as a true alternative for HPC until we see 64-bit ARM, which is due sometime in 2014."
The Register says otherwise:-
Re: Very clever, I'm sure
Up votes Vs Down votes says otherwise.
Ah those are the Nokia phones that are still selling in any appreciable numbers, unlike the other range. What were they called again?
Bollocks to your bollocks.
Given that every state and territory in Australia does their own thing with regard to time zones and day light savings time, (including 2 with half hour offsets, and even one town split down the middle between DST and no DST), it's completely understandable any server is set to UTC, or there would be total confusion.
Re: Are all the Norton ads on this page...
I almost wished I wasn't running adblock then - just for a second.
Well done Trevor, the most astute comment I've read on a smart phone story in quite a while. Thumbs up.
In space nobody can hear you...
scream sing - thank fsck!
Re: Great News
Found an SD card, but only a 1GB when it needed 2GB for the image. RISC OS is small though so there is nothing in that 2nd GB, so a quick use of RISC OS on the Iyonix fixed that (F%=OPENUP"image":EXT#F%,1024^3:CLOSE#F%) and I was able to get it up and running.
It didn't have any boot sequence, so it would do a lot, but I was able to tap in a variant of Random Triangles, which was the very first program I typed in from the BBC BASIC User Guid in 1981.
10 MODE 28
30 GCOL 0, RND(255)
40 PLOT 85, RND(1280), RND(960)
50 UNTIL 0
And off it went, the use of the GPU for acceleration was obvious, resulting in a blur of triangles 6x faster than the Iyonix with its old nVidia graphics card.
Re: Nothing to see here
Sinofsky is off now to Elop some other poor company for a couple of years, and will be back to take over the CEO role when the board have finally had enough of Ballmer.
Re: Too much deference.. big waste of money
What the hell as the 1991 USSR coup got to do with the choice of electronic note taker in the early 80s?
Re: Too much deference.. big waste of money
Are you seriously advocating that the Civil Service should have rushed in to getting screwed over by Microsoft, even earlier?
My Money's on...
...Ballmer seeing the writing on the wall and getting rid of Sinofsky before the board moves him in to the CEO role.
Expect Sinofsky to pop back up in a few months to Elop some poor Nokia like fading giant.
Re: The Point?
Why would anyone want the inferior Spectrum BASIC on a Pi when you can have the full BBC BASIC experience via the RISC OS port. Unless its so Speccy owners can cry themselves to sleep all over again, because they parents couldn't afford a BBC Micro.
Re: Could we try the same here?
We aren't that petty, the Argies can call them anything they like, but they aren't getting them as long as the Falklanders want to be British.
I can see the Spanish confiscating any maps which show Gibraltar, as leave it out of all theirs.
Re: Here a Troll, there a Troll, everywhere a Troll Troll
It's time to and anonymous comments on smartphone stories. If people want to post crap about different platforms, they need to stand up and be counted.
Re: oh please
As already mentioned, flying at altitude is in Flight Levels which are nominally 100's of feet, based on the standard sea level pressure of 1013.25mb. When the pressure at sea level is lower the actual is height is also lower, and when the pressure is higher the height is higher.
The only time the height in 1000's of feet is used, is when the crew make announcements to the passengers. If it was thought that the passengers would understand meters or even linguines better, then they are free to use that instead.
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