194 posts • joined 21 Sep 2011
The Atari Portfolio is what young John Connor used in Terminator to hack the ATM.
I wonder how many will be switching to Linux? My dad has an older laptop and he only uses it for email and web. He is sending it to me to back up his data and convert the machine to linux. Probably Kubuntu or some other Ubuntu variant since it is what I am familiar with. Should work fine for his needs, and he won't need to spend a penny.
I was hoping for dear leader to be immortalized this way.
I have a work provided blackberry, and have had for years. A few years ago, a few of us used BBM. However, a couple of years ago the standard cell at work became the iphone. Once that happened, no one used BBM anymore. I am still on blackberry as the cellular company my phone is through never carried the iphone. They do now, and I would guess when my current phone is replaced they will replace it with an iphone. I know they want to get rid of the BES at some point.
Re: Got to admire them ...
Is it safe?
I would assume that Microsoft has Wifi location info, just like Google, as they have their own streetview cars. Microsoft's streetview has pretty decent coverage, considering the head start Google has had. Also, if you have a Windows 8 box, check out the maps preview app. Lots of cool high res 3d models in select areas. (It's still a beta)
As far as I know, https://www.openstreetmap.org doesn't have ads.
Re: cannot get rid of it
Can you post a link of an image of what you are seeing? I don't have anything skydrive on my 8.1 system other than a tile for it in metro apps I can't get rid of. I deleted the directory it created under 8 originally, and nothing exists in desktop anywhere now. It's a shame though, because I liked it. I just won't allow Microsoft to control the credentials to my own machine, and with 8.1, the only way you can use it outside of a browser is to log into your machine with a microsoft account.
Just in case some of you don't know what this is. These are usually done as a fund raiser for a charity. They take thousands of ducks that have a unique number on them and dump them in the river. Some where downstream there is a net to catch them. The first duck to the net is the winner.
People pay a fee to "sponsor" a duck. If your duck is the winner you win a substantial prize, like a new car. To increase your chances you "sponsor" more ducks.
• Lone Duck (1 Duck) $5
• Quack Pack (6 Ducks) $25
• Quacker Dozen (13 Ducks) $50
• V.I.D Very Important Duck
(28 Ducks) $100
2010 Winner's List
Sorry - No Million Dollar Winner
$10,000 Cash Prize -
One-year Carwash Pass ($980 value) from Guppy’s On The Go -
12 x 24 Poster Panel ($850 value) from LAMAR Advertising -
One-year Adult membership ($630 value) from Downtown YMCA -
One-year unlimited Carwash Pass ($595 value) from Sparkling Image Car Wash
Re: The power source IS the problem!
Why do you think the scary Boston Dynamics robots use a noisy, smokey, two stroke engine for power?
Not only that, how about ads for Adblock+, Noscript, Ghostery, etc?
Google must be part of the Syndicate that's in cahoots with the aliens.
I'm running version 28 and no problems that I have noticed. I like tabs, and the whole interface still looks pretty much what I always have used. I know I had to get in and mess with things a bit, a year or two ago, to have it display properly. But those settings have stuck through all those updates.
Re: Potty time dilema
Yep, same here. I am usually 2-3 weeks behind. Have a huge stack of them next to the throne that I need to clear out.
Re: 20 Embassy
Facebookers die younger
Facebooking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes
Facebooking causes fatal lung cancer
Facebooking when pregnant harms your baby
Protect children: don't make them breathe your Facebook
Your doctor or your pharmacist can help you stop Facebooking
Facebooking is highly addictive, don't start
Stopping Facebooking reduces the risk of fatal heart and lung diseases
Facebooking can cause a slow and painful death
Get help to stop Facebooking: [telephone]/[postal address]/[internet address]/consult your doctor/pharmacist
Facebooking may reduce the blood flow and cause impotence
Facebooking causes ageing of the skin
Facebooking can damage the sperm and decreases fertility
Facebook contains benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide
As an American
My first computer was a Timex-Sinclair TS1500. Looked like a spectrum, but was gray, and was really a ZX81 with 16k built in. Paid $100 for it. I love the term, dead flesh keyboard. It describes it perfectly!
Apparently you can't use play credit at the play store for hardware. So people of have gotten credit through promotions or deals are stuck using it on programs.
Just based on income alone (not profit), it would take 26 years to cover the cost of acquiring the company. Obviously the patents and potential data acquisition is worth a lot to google.
I don't get it
I know there are wealthy bastards with huge houses and multi-zone heating and cooling. Something like this may work and pay off for them. I have a single thermostat that is only used in the heating season. Kicks on at 6, turns back at 11 for sleep. I have a couple of times set for turn back in case someone manually turns it up, so it doesn't stay up all day. If we are out of the house for a few days, we turn it back and set the hold button. In the summer, it's window AC, so this would do nothing for me.
Re: Its almost as if Google wants Google+ to fail
Plenty of weasel words, so they can do anything with it. Provide/improve services can mean target advertising at you to make mo money.
3.3. What does Microsoft do with my content? When you upload your content to the services, you agree that it may be used, modified, adapted, saved, reproduced, distributed, and displayed to the extent necessary to protect you and to provide, protect and improve Microsoft products and services. For example, we may occasionally use automated means to isolate information from email, chats, or photos in order to help detect and protect against spam and malware, or to improve the services with new features that makes them easier to use. When processing your content, Microsoft takes steps to help preserve your privacy.
Aside from a mechanical adding machine, our first calc was a Casio mini. It could only show 6 digits at a time on a blue florescent display. If the answer was more than 6 digits, you could hit a button to display the other digits up to 12. I had forgotten about the Casio Fx81 until I saw the picture.
Re: M Blowhard Now this is more like it.
Pipe bombs were a fad at my school 30+ years ago. Several of the farm kids would blow up old outhouses (shitters) with them.
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.
A 2 shot cappuchino at 6am, 4 or 5 teas during work, and another cappuchino after dinner (6pm), and another tea around 9pm.
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
x-ray generator on a roll
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.
That was cool!
Had fun wasting 45 minutes of unproductivity at work. Congratulations on the impressive altitude achieved. Hope the ignition test went well.
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad