1177 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010
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!
Recent years I have been surprised with all the outsourcing, HP for instants use BT for repairs where as before it was I believe a proper HP engineer (Could be wrong).
If any companies have issues such as the service company or the company producing the tech quite often its the customer who gets the run-around.
Ah so he will be taken to court soon and forced to pay a few billion pounds.
I know far to many users who use Password<number>.
They don't seem to get it that its a stupid password, as well as they don't understand why I am very annoyed by the cracked screen on their laptop, which magically appeared but also seems to be the same size as the paperwork they have in their other hand.
They didn't spot the double green rings
Re: Eek. (@Captain Scarlet)
@ThomH "Internet Explorer was the default bundled browser with all Macs from 1998 until 2003 or so"
Which explains why I can't remember their being another browser on the system.
Learn something new everyday
*Shudders* OS9 X_x
Or another release on MAC
/me remembers IE something on MAC OS9 because for some reason the company I worked for used it, exists nearest window
Re: An alternative viewpoint is...
What if I want to go to Lake Side?
Except this years Dilbert desk calendar showed the pointy haired boss telling Mordac to lower the shields, in which he did!
Re: Even skinny spares are a problem...
"I assume by odd size you mean a so-called "space saver" wheel"
Yes for some reason I couldn't recall what they were called, my wheel with tyre actually do fit in the hole, but the width means there is a bump in the floor.
"Not many of us carry a spare vehicle battery."
Good point but I tend to replace batteries on my car as soon as I'm aware they are on the way out, so far I've never had a flat battery (Although I have probably doomed myself to a flat battery now I have said that)
Re: Even skinny spares are a problem...
I still prefer a spare (Full size as current odd size spare makes roundabouts rather more interesting). I've had to grab my car from a car park at around 8 o clock to realise I had a puncture, being 50 miles from home I checked and was unable to find anyone still open. Although my speed was reduced it got me home and I could just drive to a tyre shop the next morning.
Same here except BT also trolls me >_<
I would normally moan about not being extend storage, but 64GB would be more than enough for my needs. So far I have only ever required one 32GB sd card in my phone. However I don't use my phone to view videos on (Screen is to small).
I remember disabling USB storage devices, I had to hide for weeks!
Weeks after several people brought in infected drives and they had to hide from the IT department (Its no wonder they outsourced us and changed our name).
Not Anon because I can't be bothered to click the Anon button
Re: They need to drop the gimmicks.
Have to concur the games had embedded tech from GameSpy which also affects a large amount of PC games when the service was discontinued. Developers who had not gone to another platform as Steam nowadays require to use services provided by volunteer communities. Console users have little hope of online games ever working again (Which is a shame as Mario Kart worked well on the wii)
Re: What would you advise your Grandmother to use?
For myself I've come to the conclusion free AV's just aren't worth it.
I currently have Eset security suite on my parents computers and sisters which I renew yearly and do as part of their Christmas presents. The only issue tends to be renewal costs always cost more than buying from new and for more than 4 devices I am forced to go for a small business edition (Which is £20 more per machine, so at the moment I have a separate license for myself).
Of course you can use whichever AV you like, Eset means the username and password needs to be set and that's it unlike other renewals from other popular AV suites which require a new cd key. I've seen the cloud product from Symantec and although looked interesting is only really for businesses.
Yes it costs money but means less spam (AVG being one which confused family members whenever they released a new version).
Odd in my Natwest the information desk will actually pay in Cheques (Although that was a few years ago), if they aren't busy.
What they meant to say was people in their 40's
I want both
Traffic jams are just a bore and a major annoyance (Looking at you stupid SUV owner who just barged into my lane), I wouldn't mind having a car do the boring journeys for me and when the traffic clears up I'll drive (So that will be one day per year).
I wonder how automated cars will handle ice.
neat additions to her personality
Hopefully the non psychotic kind
and that took 10 mins to remove
Let me guess, you brought a new one
/me runs from flaming Mac Users
Wow ArcServe supports future MSSQL products from 18200 years ahead!!
Cubical Green Carpets here
"average hatchbacks", odd I tend to mostly undertake 4X4, SUV's, taxi's (Excludes black cabs they are mostly in lane 1 doing 50) and people carriers.
Edit: Where I am traveling at the speed limit and using lane 1 because the outer lanes already have BMW's doing 100MPH, where there is nothing else in lane 1.
Re: Captains Log
I guess it was an euphemism since someone has down voted
Facebook can't compete against it, well except the fact they tend to get left crashed on planets.
Re: Support, support, support
The main problem is most people on these programs will want to make money than provide help for free.
Re: Storage cost
Or a house to sell let alone a Flat
Didn't realise that, so you can just replaced the outter bits and basically get a Q10
To the Russian Death Crash Videos
They hold the truth (As well as tonnes of crashes).
Of course other Crash related videos are available on the internet.
Does anyone actually use these?
I always find it annoying when someone uses voice stuff like this, the user also finds it annoying when you then randomly shout words to confuse it.
Reminds me of the Dilbert episode, I wonder if this is where Wally currently resides.
Re: 4TB SSD's
I think for consumer devices SATA is ok, even an SSD cache on my machine with SATA2 saw a huge improvement.
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