We should be told...
Were any El Reg email addresses found on the Lists of Shame?!
435 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
Were any El Reg email addresses found on the Lists of Shame?!
"I'm trying to work out how to get rid of things, like the stupid boxes that are on the right of the start menu."
For each tile, right click, choose Uninstall.
Drag the right-hand vertical line as far to the left as it will go.
> It would have been nice if the speed was in km/h and fuel consumption in litres per 100km, as the normal world is used to.
Can anyone explain why the unit "litres per 100 km" was chosen, rather than the far more logical "kilometres per litre"? There's at least the analogy with "kilometres per hour".
So not just a matter of taking it out of the box, then!
... put an end to all the boyfriend's canoodling!
(Those readers under fifty, look it up!)
> When nobody's around, stick a bag of post-mix concrete in the hole. ...
> Phone the council ...
This would appear to work only for a single pothole, since on attempt #2 some suspicion may be engendered in even the most unintelligent member of the local Highways Department.
"Grip Packs — colourful edge protective bands providing a big jump from 2TB to 3TB max capacity."
Are you seriously saying that these bands provide a disk capacity increase?
Or is this merely coincidental?
"It's terrible value if you don't use it."
Indeed. So is the cost of schools, since I don't have any children...
A rare chance to offend several disparate areas of society in one quotation - religious people, women, dog-owners, Mahler aficionados, and Sinclair Spectrum enthusiasts!
Boswell: I told him I had been that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach.
Johnson: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." [my bolding]
Soon be time to look up whether .en, .sc, .wa and .ni are still available for use...
Just wondering whether you have been involved with extraordinary rendition, water-boarding, and the like in your career? Your breadth of imagination could have have come in very useful...
I think the "128TB SSD" is what we techies call "a typo".
These are often discerned and silently compensated-for by the intelligent mind.
All this talk of "Haskell" made me wonder what on earth The Sweeney had to do with programming languages.
Then I remembered that the name I was ms-thinking of was "Haskins"...
There's the Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24 inch LCD TFT Monitor (16:10, 1920x1200, 300 cd/m2) for a smidgeon less than £200 from Amazon (other fine retailers are undoubtedly available...).
"Art is anything you can get away with" - Marshall McLuhan.
This sounds even more unusual than a monster lobster - and much more difficult to visualise.
Just a BOFH, please!
It seems that the so-called "Agile" methodology was first introduced as long ago as 2001.
The BBC's Digital Media Initiative, scrapped at a cost of nearly £100m, also used Agile.
This seems to be another "solves all possible problems" mechanism which would appear to work well on paper but whose implementation can be quite disastrous.
> "they've [sic]", "They're [sic]", "them [sic]", "them [sic]"
I assume that the attemptedly-pedantic author of the article thinks that the singular form should be used when referring to the Rural Payments Agency, not the plural. I would say that the point is moot. It is quite possible to refer to an organisation as an "it" or a "them".
No doubt this is an absolutely fine organisation, but my blood ran slightly cold when I read the name.
Assuming that the original post is not a wind-up, one might observe that "even more tedious than a Zealot is a Convert".
Let's hope that the justifiably-Anonymous Coward hasn't also given up alcohol and/or smoking, or suddenly got religion, for he would then be even more insufferable...
If Microsoft renamed IE as "Arthritic Sloth" then they would run the risk of people thinking that it was a new, non-alliterative, version of Ubuntu...
> Her company website said: "To log in use Internet Explorer 9 or less"
I hope you pointed out to their web[master|mistress] that the word should have been "fewer"?
I'm doing the free "Introduction to Linux" course with edX. No, I don't need any certificate.
It's interesting just how different are the three distributions about which they provide information.
<irony> Lucky all Windows versions are virtually identical! </irony>
> I understand what you are saying, but there is 1 major problem: nothing on the iWatch is V1. Its all mature technology, its just a different package.
So the comment I heard on t' radio, that "the iWatch is the first piece of new technology that Apple has produced since the iPad" is untrue?
> El Reg - I want a Pedantic Spelling Nazi Icon.
Surely you mean Linguistic Purist icon?
> Microsoft should learn from Samsung and Apple and just rename W10 to Windows XP 2 plus.:)
Or name Windows 10 as "Funky Gibbon" (Ubuntu-type animal alliteration and curved corners avoided to bypass litigation).
So, basically, this is "Don't tell him, Pike" but in a Polish sketch?
Why doesn't he call the new version Capricious Crocodile or something similar?
But probably Ubuntu has the copyright on fatuous names...
Perhaps the criminals were sufficiently sophisticated to use more than one ATM?
Whatever happened to "security by obscurity"?
She probably wasn't expecting that, if she was your ex-wife!
What will happen about Windows 13, eh?
Fingers ain't wot they used ter be...
Initially I thought this was the next version of Ubuntu, but the ASA is beyond even that and could thus be described as Utterly Useless.
I suppose most people know that JOVIAL is an acronym for "Jules' Own Version of the International Algorithmic Language", named in the heady days of the 1960s when such whimsy was quite acceptable.
In these more enlightened tennies, who would ever dream of giving a version of an operating system a ridiculous name such as Flatulent Ferret or Mangy Mongoose? It just couldn't happen, could it...
Too many matters left unresolved, I felt.
Or a too-abrupt ending.
Take your pick!
Business customers don't get the option to run in modem mode! All you can do is a bodge by buying 5 or 6 "fixed" IP addresses and creating a dummy subnet.
Something more complicated than:
1) remove wrapping
2) insert orally
Isn't it ironic that someone should misspell "misspelling" as "miss-spelling"!
If you wish to be marital-status-neutral, perhaps you should have used "ms-spelling"?
> everyone has a sewer connection
Strictly-speaking yes, but you'd be surprised how many go only to the septic tank...
Does Mint still have the 'feature' (common to other Linux distributions?) where if you want to upgrade to a new version (every six months) then it's a complete reinstall from scratch, and thus a complete recustomisation of everything?
"El Reg" and "Regin" - 60% of the letters are the same! Is there a connection? I think we should be told.
Oh, and has anyone seen mention of any scanner which would check for the presence of Regin (rather than plough through the information at the end of the PDF), and remove it? It may be early days, though.
That's where I saw the Approval status: Rejected...
Could someone please explain, for those who may well have thought that The IT Crowd was utter rubbish, whether TNETENNBA has any actual meaning, or is just a in-joke like Mornington Crescent (which may also be considered as a waste of time)?
I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but the Broadway Hotel self-certifies itself (tautology?) as being of a 3-star standard. The fact that this is possible says a lot about the tourist industry.
Also the fact that there are only ten hotels lower down in the ranking than that hotel, since those at the very bottom of the list are those whom nobody has ever rated.
There is a notorious guest-house in Beverley which self-certifies itself as 4-star, and has filched the 4-star logos from Visit England and stuck "Self Certified" at the top of each on its website. On a good day, it might be assessed as 2-star. Rather better than the Broadway Hotel, though!
> Final release is likely to be either spring 2015, or roughly a year from now
I think that what we have here is an example of irony, where the author is rather sceptical of the claimed delivery dates provided by software manufacturers. (If you need to look up "irony", you are not British!)