287 posts • joined Thursday 31st March 2011 16:15 GMT
Re: Yeah, about that Windows button...
I had this problem once, so I switched from a 79 to a 78 key setup (with the help of a flathead). Maybe it's just me but I always have liked a minimalist keyboard (don't even get me started on those ones with a media player key, IE key, sound vol key, facefail key, and on and on...).
Proper El Reg unit of data
The mop, (as mentioned above) sounds reasonable for data. I have a suggestion for a generic unit of rage.
Obviously, the "Orange", would be used to describe your general experience dealing with your carrier. Here in Canada a friend has used the term "Bells" as a rage unit, as in "My anger just reached 5 BELLS!" as the phone is slammed after talking to a Bell Canada rep. So for UK carriers it could be an "Orange", although I'm not sure if 1 Orange == 1 Bell, (5 bells btw is pretty much frothing at the mouth).
Re: I just realised something
Our internet connection crapped out briefly when I first tried to read the article.
More of a demigod, then.
Someone got a haircut then?
If Watson worked in tech support...
>I need an RMA for a hard drive
>Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
>Can you take my shipping information?
>I'm sorry I can't do that for you Dave.
>What's the problem?
>I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
>I don't know what you're talking about, Waston.
>I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.
>What are you talking about, Watson?
>>It can only be attributable to human error.
>Where the hell did you get that idea, Watson?
>Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
>Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
Re: Agreed : what exactly does Tunmblr do for a living?
From what I can tell, tumblr gives free blog space to feminazis, furies and otherkin (people who believe they are animals in human bodies, basically insane). I give it 2 years tops before Yahoo takes a 999 million dollar write down.
Re: Clear as mud
Agreed. One thing that's clear to me though, is that who ever is receiving or printing theses documents had better be well stocked in toner cartridges.
Re: The standard objection, reiterated once more
While I more or less agree with you, if we assume our bug chomping decedents are still around in ever increasing numbers 100yrs from now, desperate times may call for desperate measures.
Re: How to LIE with fake marketing numbers
@AC ...."No-one could use more than one OS, surely, where is their loyalty?"
Unfortunately there will always be some who take this "you're either with us, or against us" argument with tech choices (well almost anything really, mobiles, cars, whatever ). Much like as in the war on terror, your leveled arguments will fall on deaf ears, and be deflected with a mountain of stats and horror stories. The situation with radical tech fanbois however can be easily dealt with by remaining calm and reminding yourself that within 5 years the whole industry will have shifted focus again, and nobody cares. Though OS use over the last 10yrs may be a bad example here, but if it works for you, nobody that matters should care. (For the record I have Solaris and Windows at home, and have been slammed for running a Linux distro "just in the VM").
Re:Don't be silly
Thanks, you've just destroyed my lunch with the flashback.
The CH3CHOO, is expressed this way to represent the reactive carbonyl group.
Re: "green" galaxy
Well at least it's not the Inhibitors. At six billion light-years out, this might (hopefully) give ample prep time.
Re: Yeah right 500$ from an Android laptop!?
Sorry, in my rant I completely forgot about extra costs involved with touchscreen, so yeah fuck touchscreen.
Yeah right 500$ from an Android laptop!?
Sooo.. Why would I want a glorified Angry Birds device, for 500$ when a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge is only 530$ (with far better spec) that runs (a real OS) Windows 7. Win 7 (I predict anyway) will most likely have the same long life as XP. Also, what's the problem of installing linux on a budget machine, it will have infinitely more value with a "full featured" OS than a locked down "apps" machine, that you might or might not be able to get Skype working on if the need for a phone call arises.
Last day of training...
...now if son if someone ever, ever again asks you if you have seen everything, you can damn well say..."YES!"
I was on a BearSkin Airlines from ThunderBay to Timmons ON CA last week, 5 min into taxing they asked us to shut down everything electronic. I would have felt more comfortable if they would have asked we had extra duct tape in our pockets (seriously this was basically a crop duster).
Seems legit. I wonder how many people will go for the "well since I've shown you the future, we've changed the future! therefor I wasn't wrong with my stock predictions...etc" explanation, or if his device told him that within 6 months there's a 98% chance he'll be finally meeting Allah.
Poor Preston, he gets a bad rep, no worse than my dogs.
Shouldn't the headline be "hipsters have jobs and by stuff!". I bet Fedora sales are through the roof as well.
Re: Quick - use the second amendment...."keep and bear arms" term of the Second Amendment ?
Sure thing. That is, until some administration outlaws the "assault v1.2a ..etc" version you may or may not have downloaded from such and such IP 6 years ago. Then you get a visit from the party van at 4AM.
By mid-century eh?
Oh well... by then, most trans-continental flights should be sub orbital jumps anyway, at an altitude well above the problem. Also in 20 years we will finally have limitless cheap fusion power as well. This problem will just fix itself. I have much confidence in this.
So the website promoters want us to believe that a locational database of insults will prevent the next Rwanada? They must be true liberal do gooders with stars in their eyes and to much funding. The world knew it was coming (already loads of peace keepers in country reporting on the situation) , then sat by and watched it happen (lookup Roméo Dallaire's version of events). How could knowing what the Hutus's were yelling as they butchered people have helped.
Why isn't every frigg'n software developer that ever produced a "document centric" product being hit with this (i.e. world+dog)? Oooh yeeah, my fault, they probably buried the words "mobile device" somewhere in those 50 pages of shit. FFS this is beyond belief.
as is said about most other nasty addictions, you gotta hit rock bottom before you quit. This scheme introduces yet another layer of lawyering BS, so it's sounding close to rehab time.
Doesn't that guy have better things to do? Like sell more guns to the Mexican cartels? Sorry I forgot western law wasn't supposed to be based on punishment as much as rehabilitation..
I don't know...I'm just Not Sure..
Re: The mystery of the mysterious operatives
Judging by the look of their cylinders, they didn't get that hypothetical "payment in US dollars" in advance. They probably would have drown if the authorities hadn't shown up.
Re: caps are awesome :: Re: caps are awesome
the fuck! my caps won't lock!
Re: Ahh he was right!
So the worlds' remaining oil will be used to power a bitcoin generator? I'm off to buy Total stocks!
Re: No suprises in any of that.
" I'm afraid there's no getting around the immutable fact that no joypad offering has yet come close to the speed an precision of a mouse and keyboard."
This why FPS devs have been forced to include the "auto aim" feature to accommodate console controllers. Quite an insult to anyone who prefers gaming with a mouse+keyboard.
GOTO 10, should suffice
Re: There is a simple explanation
"..and even more usability engineers that work with product teams to run the studies."
Ah-HA! There's the problem right there, usability engineers. Two engineering departments and their management fighting for control of the final product, recipe for failure every time. I can believe in the msdn they actually try to make sound like a good thing.
Re: What is this article supposed to be?
"..a simple piece of formatted text in a list with numbers? no chance."
I agree that the list formatting tools in Word suck (always have in every version, probably always will). I find the best (least frustrating anyway) way to get reproducible results, is by forcing everything into hidden tables, then use cell formatting.
"...there is just a load of ice there."
Yup, it's where the creators kept their cold ones.
LOGO got me hooked on programming early. There was nothing more enjoyable than refining a program at home, then making the turtle trace out profanities the next day at school.
Re: Drunk piloting (of any device )
No point, just pissed at the local government, and it's been awhile since I had a good rant, not that I qualify those couple of run ons as one.
Re: Drunk piloting (of any device )
fuck all I'm still hammed
Re: ...or... 2
OK, Charles you might have a point. Do you know where I can acquire one of these fun boxxes?
Re: 25 years?
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