1209 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010
I can see this ending up as another Committee for something
Re: Loss of service
Normally the TOS will have some way of basically saying we won't pay you for anything but an act of god.
As far as I am concerned these days whatever provider you use ADSL speed will never improve, the only difference is the Fibre to Cabinet offerings.
I always tell people not to believe adverts and go for a reputable company (Almost no-one ever listens).
Re: Jeremy Clarkson
I didn't see it fitting in with the Clarkson style of needing tyre squealing/smoke whilst shouting "POWER", V8's and requiring something to explode.
Re: Further shopping tips
"Pay Pal on eBay"
You don't really have a choice on eBay of who to use, although you can use another service it requires people to be less lazy.
Nothing worse, people telling you what to do to "improve" which normally involves selling you their services, saying you have security holes when their automated test doesn't check it properly and the person compiling the report doesn't check it properly. Well that and auditors saying this audit entry needs more information (Almost had to raise an accident form for that).
But at Comcast you can almost leave whilst alive, here you have to be dead and provide 4 eye witnesses and a sample of your dead self!
Re: Once again
Happened in Harlow so not just in London
Re: More photos kept back >-(
Hmm maybe they spotted some green rings
"If you think bugs should not occur then I challenge you to write a million lines of code with ZERO bugs in it from day one"
Looking at my code I would struggle with one bug per few thousand lines, however in this case I could just cheat and make one million lines of Commented Out lines :D
Re: @Mark 85
Yep for me my simple password to logon will do me as there are tools which can easily reset it anyway (I'm a Windows User). Anything which I feel I don't want accessible I'll attempt to keep separate, encrypted and password protected with a strong string.
Re: That hoverbike level!
I remember playing Battletoads on that level with another player, that damn level was impossible always either myself or a friend would get a jump wrong >_<
Still trying to get through it with the magic of emulators with internet connectivity with said person and still failing :(
Re: Box clever?
I suspect they were just printed on a standard printer with images off the internet
Last XP machine
I haven't swapped my last XP machine over yet (Its turned off unplugged in a box), I use it to troll anyone who asks how when we will be migrated away from XP. If they really annoy me the ancient Windows 3.1 laptop gets thrown at them (With the help of the PFY, its heavy!).
Re: Why would anyone want one or invest in such a thing?
Come on, you must someone who has to be "different".
This is the perfect device for them and means they don't have to dye their hair a silly colour.
Re: That's what you get for not using
The last time I checked TYPO3 had a big learning curve, drupal and other CMS scripts such as e107 are simple to setup and does what most people need.
Paris because obviously I'm dumb for not using TYPO3
Re: Olé olé olé
Dear lord no, the amount of times someone wants to modify text on an image they have is rather annoying. Almost as bad as people making you have to click something on a slide to make a video play (JUST SET IT TO AUTOPLAY >_<).
Re: AC, XBone is cool
/me enters argument with something about computers being better
In the UK one of the only people in this city to probably have a Q10, still prefer it though compared to my previous phones.
Re: Yeah but...
With 16GB of storage it'll need to be put on a diet to fit in it.
Have to agree ditched my watch after getting my first mobile, as I used to work in a shop my watches would just get scratched or cracked anyway. Now I don't feel I need it, I mean most places have a clock, there is one in my car and on my computer so don't feel the need for one.
Re: Pyramid like?
Oi that's my stash of Ferrero Rocher, now Captain Black will likely be on his way to steal it!
Erm ok why has someone down voted everyone by one giving advice, I am giving advise based on the hardware I have in front of me (As many people know I am have a Q10 anyway so a Windows Phone isn't my choice of handset).
On Windows 7 and with a Nokia Lumia 635's yes although its not assigned a drive letter.
It does nag to install Windows phone software though :(
Re: 2015 will be interesting an interesting year..
The last time I tried to get the company stay on an existing version of office Finance basically slapped me down, they ended up with the latest version of Office as the existing version didn't support enough rows and columns :(
As Finance spread sheets spread like a virus everyone else in the company ended up requiring it as well.
Re: Just in time
Myself I went for a M550 250GB when it came out and will look to either replace it with a larger capacity drive when I come to it or just plonk another one in (Because I feel a tad lazy) and use it as a second drive. For me the right time to do it as I still have 100GB left on my SSD drive and hopefully when I need a larger one they would have fallen in price again.
If I am honest Email was just slapped on in Lotus Notes, items such as sending out of offices immediately instead of when an agent was scheduled. Since version 7 the email side started to get better and I still prefer version 8 over outlook (Apart from the horrendous start times of the full fat client). Since version 5 for basic Notes "programs" I haven't seen the need for the client, where possible forwarded users to the website, almost all features worked and stopped things like if a user opened more than 256 emails at once the tabs would disappear.
Re: Pre-paid credit card only touches the net here
All sounds good but I suffer from this condition called "Being a Lazy Git"
Re: I wish they would give me something anywhere near that...
For me they said it'll come on such and such a date, but then on that date add a year as they have done for the past few years, NTL just told me to go away even though they keep spamming me with their offers I can't get.
*Waves fist with envy that a street away they have both NTL and BT Fibre to Cabinet Options*
Re: Cutting your losses can be applauded sometimes.
I see you learned from Duke Nukem Forever then!
My opinion is I would not want my SAN(s) to shutdown at the same time as my servers, in theory if everything is done writing would you worry about losing power?
If the SAN shuts down at the same time what about that crusty old Windows Server with a hideous program that takes 5 minutes to close that everyone has somewhere hidden from view?
I bet the Utility Companies
Will be driving around ramping up everyone's heating so they can maximise their profits!
Re: Whither Apple?
Except with ARM designs you can do whatever you want with it, add stuff, replace stuff or not include anything not required.
It depends what plugins are crowbarring their way into Lotus Notes, every AV with Lotus Notes monitor I ever saw managed to make it far more unstable and a nightmare when changing AV products (As Notes.ini can't be amended externally when its open).
Without the only issue I ever saw was users not using Ctrl - Break to stop whichever agent had got itself into a mess on the .nsf program (If you can call it that) being used.
Also if you want BSOD's run Windows ME with 128MB of ram
BSOD > Bomb Icon
Always hated the Bomb kernel panic on old Mac OS's (Normally because it would mean having to rekey in stuff into the Filemaker pro DB the company I worked for then used), I think it should have been a troll icon.
Re: Re End User Desktop
hmm did Basic type programming on Windows 3.1 with Lego something or other.
Was fantastic until my brick sorting crane ignored a command and then ripped itself apart in front of the teacher. I do remember it as being a bit of fun which for most children it needs to be to start with.
I estimate around a hundred down votes, lets pull up a chair and watch them roll in.
Re: HP Cables Here In The UK Have A Fault To
I can also confirm UK plugs are affected, I came across one this morning and checked.
In the middle of trying to get everyone to check everything as a precaution.
Re: Really HP? Really! Even the power cables overheat!?
Your HP notebook computer should have an option in the BIOS to leave the fan always on when plugged in.
This doesn't surprise me, recently I got so fed up with keyboards missing key presses I went for a Mechanical one. Build quality on keyboards for me has gone downhill and even the ones at work I tend to replace every few months when they start requiring a hammer to register certain key presses.
Re: Virtual question
They seem to mention being able to try and hide from certain researchers, so they might also lookup the company name its registered to or for certain registration strings as well as looking for the obvious signs of a virtual machine.
Re: The solution
Yes unless they have a horrid payload to try and spite researchers in which it might be a bad thing
Re: Looks like I got my timing bang on....
Just don't cancel early which I have just been forced to do, eye watering cancellation fee
Re: "Sometimes wish I never gone up at all"
Trousers not Pants.
Marvellous that's sorted then, time for a Cuppa.
Re: the latest and greatest
I want nice shiny and smooth visuals so I'll stick to requiring a discrete GPU. However a little machine like this is perfect for office and home office use and general entertainment and makes me wonder why so many set top boxes still are so large and oddly shaped.
"I'm pretty sure that the only reason for trade shows anymore is as an excuse for people to not be at work"
SSSHHHH! The PHB's might be looking at the comments!
It probably is a rebadged Supermicro just with a sub vendor logo slapped on.
Sorry I am lazy :(
Re: Gartner is, as usual, smoking crack.
I complain about everything, its to hot, its to cold, why did no one refill the coffee jar, the copier is telling you to put paper in, but mostly I complain about software.
Take a crappy software package (Which I think is worse than Mac OS9) which appears to be made for Windows 3.1, which can be made to run on Windows 7. Its actually supported but hasn't been updated since the last ice age. Last year the server software (Which needs to be run on the console session and annoys me by randomly stopping every year demanding I click Oui) decided it had no disk space available when it had 40. Turns out a very old bug in their dev software where if you have exactly a multiple of 4GB of space free it decided it was out of space. Every new OS that comes out I ask will it run on so and so and get told, no idea please let us know and how you made it run.
More resale value than what it looks like I'll get for my Q10 once my contract comes up for renewal!
- Leaked screenshots show next Windows kernel to be a perfect 10
- Amazon warming up 'cheapo web video' cannon to SINK Netflix
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!
- Episode 13 BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
- Vulture at the Wheel Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK