47 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd February 2011 10:11 GMT
Re: In or out of stock?
I had the card authorisation problem. Failed to get hold of them via email, chat, etc.. So I submitted another order, and this one has authorised, and is now "scheduled to ship" - within 10 mins of order.
Hopefully I won't get two!
Nice clean design.
Shame half of it doesn't seem to work, or sends you back to the old direct.gov.uk site...
Re: I come to bury Ubuntu, not to praise it.
Distrowatch rankings mean the square root of cock all in the real world though.
"Customers no longer have to worry about botnets; we will take care of that for them."
Taking bets on how long that will take to bite him in the ass. I reckon less than 6 months.
People skipping the tradition ads (the ones in between programmes), will only lead to more "in programme promotion".. I'm thinking especially about the ruddy huge popups on screen (usually advertising the programme after the one you're watching).
Worse still, is the Indian way (I think). Watching cricket there, and the screen shrinks to a 1/4 size, and they thrust adverts into your face. Whilst the play is ongoing. And then break for "proper" ads at the end of the over too...
There must be a better way to fund commercial telly, but buggered if know what it is!
I believe that Virgin is already an "American" Comany, since it's listed on NASDAQ.
"Chrome, when running on Windows, can is designed to allow unseen installs “to allow users to opt-in to adding a useful extension to Chrome as a part of the installation of another application.”
“Unfortunately,” Google now says in a blog post, “this feature has been widely abused by third parties to silently install extensions into Chrome without proper acknowledgement from users.”"
Wow, who'd have thought that would ever happen?
If you look around XDA some more, Chianfire has release an apk, which applies root, then closes this hole
Simply that when you get it out of the box, it connects to google for you - saves you typing in your details / time on set up.
Plus, if you've already got an android, it'll automatically download your apps for you.
Ordered at 1705 (in a bit of a rush, as I was on a train with free wifi, and had to get off at 1708!). Order processed and sorted within 2 minutes, and expected delivery within 3-5 days... We'll see how true that is!
""They signed it! Although I do admit after you've read a contract that's been revised 47 times there's a fair chance you get clause-blind after a while and rely on the other party using tracked changes. When you really shouldn't.""
My boss has a habit of only looking at tracked changes....
Sticking on 12.04 for now.
Yes, the amazon crap can be removed (sudo apt-get remove unity-shopping-lens, or something like that - but it should be opt in, and in it's own scope, rather than the home page), but it's buggy as hell for me. Sound is screwed (on a system that's been fine with Ubuntu sound for the past 4 years), Unity is slow as hell, and well, there's nothing here that makes me want to upgrade.
Maybe I should look into Arch. But I do actually like unity as it is for now...
If the lens was just that, it would be fine (i.e. if I wanted to go shopping, I'd click on the shopping lens and search. Great.).
However, this puts it into the default home "dash". So everything you try to do on your local machine, will also have an advert for something possibly connected to your "search". So open dash, type in "sound" (to maybe open the sound controls?) and you'll get a load of amazon adverts for headphones, soundcards, and lots of other irrelevant (to the task I was trying to do) shite.
That's where the problem is to me.
Youtube Comment Snob
Solves pretty much all comments - I barely see any!
"The Nexus 7 is going to be the only tablet running Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, in the near future"
Apart from the Xoom, which is rolling out over the next week or so
Re: I have no Google+ account, and will never have a Google+ account.
As far as I know, you do have a Google+ account, you just don't use it. Having a Gmail / Play account has automatically created you a + profile. All part of Google's "streamlining" logins policy...
Why does a ticket need to be animated? The paper ones aren't.
Re: While we are on the subject...
Various iterations of:
(for each domain - I suppose I could probably wildcard it, but I was too lazy!).
Firefox add-on "Element Hiding Helper for Adblock" helps work out the correct filters.
Re: While we are on the subject...
I gave up and adblocked the notification message instead...
Yes, I clear all cookies automatically on close, so it probably deletes the "OK" cookie, as well as the nefarious ones...
Sounds just like Tasker...
Oh, and needing a facebook account to use? No ta.
Maybe I'm being thick
But that graph clearly shows "Physical" being far in excess of other income sources.
Pretending that nothing happened...
So they didn't post about it on Tuesday?
Virgin Mobile fail
On a new Virgin Mobile PAYG phone I found this block when trying to find the lottery numbers!
The resulting "you're blocked" page contained an advert for "sexy lady wallpapers", provided by Virgin themselves (or at least branded by them), which wasn't affected by the block. Hmm...
Re: "now I have to walk an hour to work"
Or indeed say hello to that man behind the window at the place where you get on the train. You know, the "ticket office".
I'm guessing it's meant to be "MRPU" - monthly.
Android malware is becoming a bigger and bigger problem," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.
Only to idiots who download apps from random websites, rather than the easier route of one of the app markets available (Google, Amazon, getjar, etc).If Instagram wasn't free, then I could understand why some would want to download from a dodgy source, but a free app?
Re: Highest density of CCTVs in the world
Perfectly legal to record public places. Search for "Section 44" photography.
Re: It's all a scam!
So you'd rather stick with a slower connection (11mbit) all the time, rather than a much faster connection (30mbit) some of the time, and a bit faster (15mbit) the rest of the time?
Makes sense to me.
Re: Re: Not a solution
So just like Android does. And most people ignore.
What the hell is a "Challenge Delivery Manager"?
Didn't take long to be overturned!
Vanilla Android a bad thing?
"Those wouldn’t work on a tablet but I’d have liked some other Orange specials. "
I'd much rather have Vanilla Android than Orange "customisation" on anything, after all the Orange Crap I had on my San Francisco - it slowed it down something rotten.
""Over the next few years you are asking to be paid more than the cost of a Ferrari "
Er? How many people in IT (who actually do the work) are paid more than the cost od a Ferrari?
Well at my current salary that will be nigh on 4 years."
I would have though 4 = a few, give or take...
Can you say "margin of error"?
"Google estimates that it accounts for less than one per cent of the energy consumed across the world's data centers, and Koomey uses this figure to extrapolate Google's worldwide server count. "
So in other words, a figure has been plucked out of the air, and then someone else has plucked another one out, thinking it may be related.
"these trains, when run as 12 cars, provide 142 additional seats per journey compared to a 10-car Class 444 train."
So a train with more "cars" can carry more people? Wow, I never knew that....