173 posts • joined Wednesday 21st September 2011 13:21 GMT
Re: So that's one fondleslab
Cool, though the Burroughs I started out on was already obsolete when I was an operator on it. A B3500. Punch cards, head per track drives, and chain-train printer.
IE and background ads
"The most recent post was from an individual who asked Microsoft "how hot is 'hot',” adding that his screen darkened while just surfing the web – in his words, "hardly graphically demanding.”"
And Google and Yahoo, etc, etc.
Re: Can't be right.
Wikipedia says android too. And like another person said, it's bluetooth, so I suppose you can just turn that off and not be bothered.
iOS devices with Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4s and later, iPad 3 and later, iPod touch 5, iPad mini)
Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.3 and later (Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One, Nexus 7 2013 edition, Nexus 4, HTC Butterfly, Droid DNA)"
Re: An alternative
Aside from generating power with it, an ergometer sounds like it might work better than a treadmill, since it is fixed and you aren't bouncing all over the place. I personally can't stand treadmills, so when I go to the gym at work, I ride the ergometer. His issue with sweat would be an issue with me too. I would have a hard time slowing down enough to keep from sweating. I guess I'll just have to get exercise at my desk by wiggling my leg with the music I listen too.
Cell phones are the modern pocket watch. Once I got issued a phone at work, I quit wearing a watch. I think the reason behind lack of sales is that carrying a phone is good enough for most.
Window name is different
I have some scripts I created to automate some tasks at work. They didn't work under IE11. After a small bit of troubleshooting, I found out they renamed the main browser window Internet Explorer when it used to be Windows Internet Explorer.
I wonder if it causing wearers to go cross-eyed?
My employer only does Jesus-phones and Blackberries, depending on network availability. Where I live, the carrier doesn't have Jesus-phones or the 10 Blackberries, so I carry a Curve. There aren't a whole lot of people here still carrying them, so not worth the effort to update the BES. That being said,the 2 year old Torch I carried got lost last week, so I was issued a new Curve. It works fine for me, and I like the fact of how small it is. Smaller than a Jesus-phone, and smaller than the old Torch. 7.1 OS seems ok to me, but all I do is phone, mail, and endomondo.
Grin and a wink.
I am assuming that Microsoft is still promoting Office and Outlook with a grin and a wink. Connecting to work exchange with outlook would go against their licensing guidelines, as would editing a spreadsheet or word document for work, unless you pony up for an additional license. I am guessing 99% of people that have the devices don't do that.
Message at end
"SecureBoot isn’t configured correctly."
Aside from the Secureboot message, that message in the lower right of the screen looks like what happens if the OS isn't activated. For some bizarre reason, my machine needed reactivated after I installed the 8.1 update. That involves calling microsoft and reading in 40 or so digits, and then typing in the 40 or so digits that microsoft spits back.
I started the download this morning. 2.1 GBs worth! I am hoping it is more stable, as I have had more instability with 8 than with Vista that it replaced (I got it for $15). Start button is useless to me, so I will continue to use classic shell. Metro is mostly useless as I have a 4:3 screen and you can only run 1 app at a time in metro that way. Not only that, the email app is useless on a 4:3 screen to as some mails will not fit in the limited space they give you. I'll see if they happened to fix that, and the stability problems.
Re: For those who can.
Those routers don't have dd-wrt support.
Gee Plus Only (for now)
It only applies if you have G+, so no problem for now.
Re: Did you take the GS to a garage?
I had a GS many moons ago. I think it was a '72. and yes, the suspension got stiffer the higher you set it. I think when it was all the way back, there was around a foot of ground clearance.
Dash was a bit different in my car.
Was sitting here listening to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, when I paused to watch the video of Philips' VCR 2000 video. I'll be damned if the background music didn't sound like Daft Punk!
Re: So no more Samsung either?
Yeah, what a turd the Nokia 108 is...
Maximum standby time: 31 days
Maximum talk time (2G): 13.8 h
Maximum music playback time: 40.8 h
A Dutch oven is a slang term for lying in bed with another person and pulling the covers over the person's head while flatulating, thereby creating an unpleasant situation in an enclosed space. This is done as a prank or by accident to one's sleeping partner.
There should be a difference between top and bottom, if there is a chance manual control might be required.
Makes it a lot easier to control at a distance.
Maybe you can use it like the breadmaker. Mix, raise and proof the dough, and then shape and bake as normal. BTW, breadmaker bread is good stuff, except the loaf has a couple of holes in the bottom due to the mixing paddles.
Good British Engineering
Wellington style! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodetic_airframe
I'm a little verklempt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDXEgBh0TF0
I was curious about what Youtube was going to do to get people to sign up on Google+, so I signed in to Youtube. It was pretty aggressive with popups to try to get you to create an account. If I remember correctly, it threw 2 different popups, and I don't think you could close them normally. Signing into gmail did similar, but not quite as aggressively. After you get past them, it appears to leave you alone for a while. I normally use Youtube not logged in, as well as most google services.
Re: Sharing contact lists in this mannor should be against DPA laws
Wouldn't this be somewhat like Yahoo mail and Outlook mail wanting to consolidate you inbox on the site with your other email accounts? Could even be part of setting up an Android device email. Who's to say the account credentials are only stored on the device and not uploaded to Google?
Looking forward to shoving the qualstar tls tape library off the room of the hospital. 6 AIT drives, and stored 360 tapes. When a drive would fail, it would eat the tape. Had a nightmare migrating all the data off it to disk. We mounted a webcam in the case to watch the robotics and drives, so we could see if something failed/got stuck.
I have a cunning plan.
Re: May as well offer us 1TB free
Skydrive, and the other storage sites are blocked at work, so they are useless to me. That being said, I have 25GB of Skydrive space I got through a promo a couple of years ago that I don't use.
Over here in the US, it looks like piracy is still the way to go. The new shows aren't on Netflix.
Our local 2nd run cinema has options for 2d and 3d. Seeing how most people prefer 2d, most of their showing are in 2d.
The explanation by Rajat Roy explained it well, but he seems to think we are philistines because we expect 3d, and not their artistic interpretation. I do hope this is a fad and it goes away.
The Space Children..
I just happened to watch this episode last night.
I don't own the phone I use. It's a work provided Blackberry. I don't think it has had an update in over 2 years. Works well enough for me though. Wife has a prepaid Sanyo Mirro flip phone. Even though it does web and other stuff, she only uses it as a phone.
I have an HTPC I paid half the price of a WiiU for. It has steam on it, in addition to media center and XBMC. With steam, I have tons of great games I can play, What does the WiiU have , maybe 30 games?
Seems to me it is one more way for Google to acquire more user information for advertising, NSA perusal, etc. At least with an HTPC, I am not going through their servers, at least not logged in. I enjoy my ad-free viewing.
Now I wanna sniff some glue
Now I wanna have somethin' to do
All the kids wanna sniff some glue
All the kids want Santa Day
Re: Twinings "Prince of Wales"
Re: My solution
Windows 8 "modern" doesn't support 720p.
I see the need for understanding basic science, but really, what are we going to get out of this or the LHC practically?
They must think it hold the key limitless power or jet packs or something.
Re: Huge Failure
I get the point, but Jimmy Carter was a submariner before he was a politician.
From Wikipedia "Carter served on surface ships and on diesel-electric submarines in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. As a junior officer, he completed qualification for command of a diesel-electric submarine. He applied for the US Navy's fledgling nuclear submarine program run by then Captain Hyman G. Rickover. Rickover's demands on his men and machines were legendary, and Carter later said that, next to his parents, Rickover had the greatest influence on him. Carter has said that he loved the Navy, and had planned to make it his career. His ultimate goal was to become Chief of Naval Operations. Carter felt the best route for promotion was with submarine duty since he felt that nuclear power would be increasingly used in submarines. Carter was based in Schenectady, New York, and worked on developing training materials for the nuclear propulsion system for the prototype of a new submarine."
Be careful what you eat
Wakko: (Spoken) Hey Let's get some ice cream.
Dot: How 'bout this one?
Pistachio Almond Fruit Fudge Buttterscotch Delight
Yakko: Ingredients Zinc Trisodium Aspartate,
Sorbatale, and Bisulfate
Oxide, Beta Caratine
Lactic Acid, Carab Bean
Yakko: Grade A milk emulsified
Lots of sugar,
W+D: Hey, all right!
Yakko: Calcified synthetic salt
Artificial barley malt
Glycerine and aspartate
Wakko: That tastes great!
YW+D: Monosodium glutamate
Soybean oil, butter fat
Wakko: I'll eat that!
YW+D: Hooray for sugar, 'cause we love it
Chocolate chips; we want more of it
Cakes and ice cream; watch us shove it
Down our throats real fast.
Yakko: Here's a candy bar, you tried it?
Wakko: Hey, let's all see what's inside it.
Yakko: Gelatinized triglycerin
Phosphate, soybean, lecithin
Dipped in chocolate,
W+D: Bring it on!
Yakko: Citrus enzymes, BHT
Dot: Sounds good to me!
Yakko: Baking soda, carob gum
W+D: Yummy yum!
YW+D: Monosodium glutamate
Zinc disodium algenate,
Whole grain flour, yeast and fat
Wakko: Time to eat it; I'll do that
YW+D: We like sweets a lot
But they make your insides rot
So remember it's your body
And the only one you've got.
Re: I don't know where...
My guess is that the 38% think that since Win 8 is 1 more than Win 7, it must be better, therefore they are interested. I mean, what kind of person would want last year's model?
Make me wonder with it being a one way trip, if there would be cannibalism of the first to die. Maybe indirect, as in chopping up the corpse and using it as fertilizer.
Iowa Air Guard
Video of the Iowa Air Guard's transition to drones from F-16s.
I updated two Vista machines to 8. I hated it until I installed Classic Shell. It's pretty good now, though I can guarantee a blue screen by plugging in an old camera. Also, my son that had a pirated win 7 went somewhat legit by installing a licensed win 8. All windows 8 licenses were acquired by buying the upgrades with the $15 loophole. At that price it was a good deal. The one windows 7 machine in the house really isn't. It is an HP that came with 7, but had Kubuntu installed immediately. My wife has been using that for years, and really didn't like 7 at all. It's dual boot, but she only uses 7 maybe twice a year for something she wants to run that won't run in linux. Strangely enough , she tried android on her touchpad, didn't like it, and went back to web-os.
It's amazing how many doofuses have been nabbed by posting stuff on social networks. It only reinforces the fact that a lot of criminals are not too bright.
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