371 posts • joined Wednesday 20th July 2011 15:42 GMT
Re: Windows 8 is OK.
Stardock Sart8 for $4.99 - boots into desktop, nice customizable start button - you hardly know Winows 8 is there lol
just an FYI
Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon?
Sure it is - in your grocery case right next to Old Millswill and Hamms.
<need a puke icon..>
Atlanta is not Southern
Most folks, as they cross the Tennessee/Georgia line, say "We're leaving the country". Georgia sucks verra muchly and Atlanta.... well Atlanta... to quote Angry Viet Nam Vet In Wheelchair: "I've seen some things, I wouldn't recommend it"...
Thanks for the reminder! Needed to uninstall Messenger - done.
ye gods.. GoogleTalk...
Re: Eadon has been saying this since 1999
I agreed with Eadon -> hell has officially frozen over. Might as well format all my machines for Linux now...
It's been my experience that the link between thinking and searching the web is not as common as one might think. From a wide variety of users from different backgrounds that I've helped out, few are pretty good at it, so many others are not. It's really odd from my perspective but it does exist to my surprise.
Perhaps a Federally funded low impact study by El Reg's Special Projects Bureau is in order? The ridiculous amount of revenue received might fund other more nefarious projects - just saying.
Re: Google a "friend of the court"?
Trollbait -> backup account for somebody. Three posts since 2010.
Re: Wrist communications
"Now imagine what speaking into your wrist will look like :-)"
Wearing dark glasses, looking around while you talk, and you're Secret Service Man!
Re: thicker skins
Why? It's their game, nobody has to play.
You also miss the human aspect, most titles are just that, titles. Don't mean anything except to HR for whatever metric they come up with. Titles get hung on you, doesn't change the you.
'They' say I'm a business network security consultant, yet still an asshole at times. Sometimes I spill my beer. Happens.
Re: Here be a FLAME
Pavlov's Dog ->me.
Anytime I see' Eadon', I downvote. Don't even read the posts anymore. Automatic.
What is El Reg's max downvote count anyway? Who owns that title?
Paris: she knows doggy style. High Fashion!
Re: not nice
Somebody doesn't know Lester... he *is* BOFH and very good at hiding bodies, a real bastard. I don't like him (goes back to 1999, a contest, a Reg pin, and Lester's dicketry).
However, I do support slapping a newbie who strolls into your 'home' with muddy boots and kicks the cat. This is not a democracy, there are rules and basic politeness for the most part (Apple/Android/Microsoft pillow fights excepted).
Freedom of Information Act
*Just* read a story somewhere that Federal officials are using a communications loophole by texting rather than email or paper trail.
Double standards and exemptions from the law is getting real old, real fast.
..I'll wait til it's stocked at Walmart at a reasonable price.*
*Remember when everything went flat? Here comes the new fashion... lord...
Re: IE and licence fees?
I was happy to pay Netscape for their browser until Internet Explorer 3 came out. Figured why should I pay for something Microsoft was giving away free? I still have my 'Midnight Madness' MS t-shirt for getting IE3 downloaded over a 28.8 USRobotics external serial modem in record time (<24hrs).
Of course this was Microsoft's .plan all along to drive Netscape into the dirt - had I known back in those exciting days what was happening, I never would have helped them.
I still miss Netscape.
sent via Firefox 20.0.1.... facepalm is for me.
Why wouldn't they just use cellular 3g/4g connections and squirt the data as required and bypass any consumer control?
Re: "Tom Cruise" - Hollywoods permier scientology creepozoid
Well... not really. On paper perhaps.
Movie studios were run by large personalities (read: egos) from the 20's through the 50's, with actors 'discovered' then 'owned' by the studios. In the 50's, McCarthy and his commie allegations alienated Hollywood by ruining one hell of a lot of lives with false accusations. Studios' control continued until the 60's when SAG and unions became more powerful and the large production studios lost their stables of talent. I wonder which was better, studios that controlled their actors behavior, or corporate powerhouses like Disney, who create train wrecks to unleash upon the world after they're done with them.
I think the OP was referring to the bastardization of movie quality, created by committee, somewhat like a corporate boy band. You have to admit, original storylines are far in-between. Just regurgitated crap really.
Right... about... THERE!
" I'd be more worried about stuff like batteries on the new planes"
Pretty sure they have been making batteries for many, many, years now. Settled science you might say..... yet batteries are catching on fire on the new Boeings and they are not sure why.
Extrapolation: They say "Our software is Bulletproof", yet heavily defended gov orgs like, oh say, the Pentagon gets 'hacked' on a daily basis. With who they consider the best experts in the field, yet it_still_happens.
Kinda sets the stage for a massive, deadly, <facepalm> at some point in the future.
Re: Which one is it, reg?
^-^ He has a point.
Re: Still miss the Netscape N
Retrieved - Thank you, sir!
Did look around a bit, hope you don't mind.
..from the very first line.
Please explain what, if any, effects the sequester has on the economy?
And, if that were the case, why would employers hire so many in February if they were worried? Sequester began last month, everyone saw this coming. - the Obama admin predicted death and destruction - and had to do the backstroke when it didn't.
I call bullshit
Rockets? Who needs rockets when any container ship would do?
Just saying there are other methods.
Still miss the Netscape N
Back in 94 I paid for Netscape - yup paid for it - something about the mystique or symbolism of the N, sitting on a planet, w/meteors coming down.
Microsoft is trying to mollify the unwashed due to the April 6 deadline to convert from Winders Messenger to Skype - fuck 'em, ICQ still works (until I can write or find a replacement for the family bidness)
Re: We really are at the mercy of crappy programmers now...
Whew! I ^hate^ those kind of folks!*
*it's ok, I'm EOH ->Equal Opportunity Hater, club motto: 'Arse is not a color, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion... etc'
My 2 cents
I purchased an Acer Iconia A500 back around when they came out in an attempt to replace my Win7 work laptop, didn't quite work out. Passed it on to my wife, who 'upgraded' to a Kindle Fire, who complained about lack of keyboard, who now uses both the Fire and a Win8Pro Gateway laptop AND a Win7 uber desktop for gaming. (sigh, my hair is turning gray over her but my kit has more powerrrrr :). Currently my 10 year old daughter uses it for her games and such, although that's falling by the wayside for her Win7 desktop. It's sitting, fully charged in the front room. They do have an excellent resale value on CL I've noticed.
Where was I going with this? I_don't_know_for_sure, although I'm leaning towards a Win8 tablet if/when the price tag becomes reasonable.
C3PO wouldn't remember - had his memory wiped when Luke and Leia were born. R2D2 did have his memory but did forget how to fly with his little retro rockets in his legs in the 28(+/-2) years since being 'discovered' as an astrodroid on Princess Padme's ship.(1)
I'd say they would look pretty much the same.
(1) You know who the real bastard is in this? Chewbacca. He knew about the whole thing, knew Yoda from the Clone Wars and didn't tell Han a damn thing. Good friend there lol.
Re: quietly started using North American components where he could
That depends on where the factory is located - Right-To-Work states would be fine, union states not so much.
Re: Sense of déjà vu
Not that I know, but I heard of $100 US-type rocket launchers back in the late 80's - would not be surprised at all - too much for a copbot though, more of an entire house item.
#1 Reason to Upgrade From XP
Windows XP only recognizes/uses 3GB RAM
Right there. That's the reason to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro.
Re: Welcome to the state of fear.
heh, remember the 'Peace Dividend' after Persian Gulf War Part 1?
Feds are keeping the money this time.
P.S. I'm sure the DHS expects reciprocal access to your systems too.... Hmm... Ok... We're From The Government and We're Here To Help... scariest words known to free man.
Re: @Eaton -> Just stop it.
@Eadon -> Your Momma.
The entire box was hacked, old unpatched Linux and Apache, operated and maintained by MUPPETS.
The majority of Windows users/admins know how to update, the old-school Unix/Linux credo of fire and forget, only checking servers if they catch fire, has been over for some time.
Re: @Eaton -> Just stop it.
Host and site operator was one in the same - package deal paid quarterly. A 5 man operation that outsourced everything except billing - plenty of them out there. The access Joomla gave did root the server, passwords changed, directories deleted, etc. I have since xferred the domain elsewhere. The host I use and recommend sends email alerts when software used via Fantastico needs an update, has for years.
@Eaton -> Just stop it.
I am dealing right now with a domain that has been hacked three times in the space of a week, on a Linux server running Apache. I have to recreate the site because the fine technical folks at this Linux-based host overwrote the backups with the hacker's new site design. Yeah.
I'm currently going through WayBack to get an idea on the site layout (designer lost original files and the webguy who put it together literally went crazy) and found the vulnerability, a known issue with Joomla 1.5 that the host never updated.
Now, do you really want to discuss this? Damn fools and idiots are everywhere and the use all kinds of software -> the discontinuity lies between keyboard and chair, buddy.
Re: Am I the only person...
Was just commenting to the wife about the clarity of that pic - just like somebody was standing outside the rover and resisted instagram..
Would be a beautiful thing though.
Second thought: send a DRONE to mars and let it take some pics!
And General Electric (zero US taxes)
And Facebook (zero US taxes - getting a refund actually(!))
And and and....
Sigh. Tax everybody at a 10% flat rate if you want to be 'fair' IMO.
Dear Lord I hope not -> I've managed to avoid FB for a long time now.
There has to be something else.
Do. Not. Want.
I happen to like Messenger, have used it since just before AoL bought ICQ out long ago.
Obama's first two years with Democrat House & Senate control barely got Obamacare passed and that was up-voted last minute & at midnight without reading the damn thing. Going on five years now without a Constitutionally mandated budget.
Point is Obama had all the marbles and lost them his first term - time wasted.
I see nothing wrong
with 'shit out lots of radiating' as a technical term for radiation - you're pretty much fscked either way.
Re: Giant, Interstellar Cat
If that cat is anything like my Loki, black pound domestic cat, we'd be better off letting the asteroid hit us. Bastard attacks dogs, printers, toes, xboxen, anything that moves. Not conducive to the survival of the human race, to be sure.
Re: silver/metal holder
Thanks for the search tip!
Infusion Rocks^: meaning the fascination I have with how different teas infuse in hot water - good teas are very rich in color and relatively quick, while cheap teas (tetley, lipton, bigalows) are shite.
^considered being a smartass... but infusion is nothing to be flippant about.
Was going to post a thoughtful response, but to be fair, I shall use language more appropriate to the situation:
Timidly, to be sure, since I'm 'merican and probably do not know of what I speak
However, one option I fail to see here is a clear glass mug for tea... and I like to see my tea brewing in the clear, as it were.
I'd like a set of those clear tea mugs with those silver/metal holders (russian?) eventually.
Hughesnet Satellite... small office package, 2watt HS700S, 550MB download limit per day FAP. On a good night we can play Everquest with 800-1200ms latency.
Been on waiting list for DSL for six years now.
Damn, more down-votes
Perhaps the only reason I'll watch SotU will be to see what Old TedNugent does/says - I've already heard what the other guy has to say - he's been saying it the last four years.
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