69 posts • joined Saturday 19th November 2011 18:23 GMT
Someone Else's Nostalgia in my basement
I bought the local access channel's Amiga 4000T when they moved buildings, thinking I would at least play some original Amiga classics (Shadow of the Beast is the only one that actually comes to mind). I never did, and it's still sitting in my basement. I'm sure *somebody* wants it, but I haven't gotten around to finding that someone yet.
"The good news is that despite these notifications of apparent incompletion, you can use the Office apps. I’ve written this whole review on the T100 and have not found myself cursing the keyboard or the device in the process. "
I'm fairly certain the Home and Student version of Office is licensed for non-commercial use only, which would lead me to believe you can use it to write a letter to Grandma but not a paid-for article for publication.
Re: Wait.... there's still work for Elop to do
"if it wasn't true you'd never believe it."
The telephone was ringing
That's when I handed it to Liz
She said "This isn't who it would be
If it wasn't who it is"
Re: good to see
The camera in the 1020 was what caught my attention. It became a "yeah it's Microsoft but that's a really nice camera" rather than the other way around. With a camera that I could get on any other device I bought, the fact that it's Windows RT weighs heavily against buying it.
Windows Phone/RT might be the best mobile OS out there, but *I personally* need some reassurance I'm getting something out of it. I've dealt with MS products for far too long to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Re: Im very interested in this...
It seems to me that by the second or third day of Soylent I'd be begging for chicken and rice again.
If you're on Facebook, you're a whore
And Zuckerberg's your pimp. It's crass, but it's not incorrect.
From my neck of the woods
"You will soon have a new, exciting choice of cable providers in your neighborhood"
Oh, fuck me.
Re: Pitbull photo
Gluttons for punishment. Not only will we confiscate $300 for a Surface, we'll rendition you to Florida and force Pitbull down your ear canals!
Re: I, for one, protest
Running over? Abso-fucking-lutely. "Share the road" means cyclists need to obey traffic laws, too.
CIA's a step down on the ladder of evil
Hey, they helped out Nazi Germany, right? The CIA is somewhat less evil than that.
Re: Waitrose FTW
We have that at a few self-check places here, too. "No, fuck off and call the police if you care to" in response to "may I check your receipt please?" at the door is enough to shut that conversation down.
Re: Shopping Hell... Never
And I thought I had it tough working with an autistic 6 year old. I can only sympathize for you and your 0.4 child.
Unsent messages in my inbox?
What, am I required to forward all mail to the NSA myself now?
Re: Absolutely Ridiculous
Significant enough to get paid by apple to advertise new iOS upgrades, maybe. Do you suppose, if Apple pays them $0.10 per flyer, they claw back $0.03 of that in fees?
Phone theft isn't significant enough for them to actually go track down a stolen phone, for example.
Re: Fandroids, start your engines
It's never the wrong time to hate Apple.
Re: Ad blocking
Not out of the box.
Adblock/Adblock Plus and Ghostery are available as extensions. If this works as well in Linux as Windows I may just switch back there, too.
Hold on, no bookmarks? Maybe not, then. We'll see.
Hold on, crappy selection of search engines? Looking more doubtful.
Re: "Don't build in tornado alley"
To you, it was the most significant blizzard in your life. To me, it was Tuesday.
Do you have any more info on that? I'd take them up on it.
It works just fine for me in Opera 12.15 for Debian 7.0. And this is my "give google as few permissions as possible" browser!
If it was anybody but google, they'd sell me the glasses and keep the fuck out of my brain (maybe; can't be too sure anymore). Because it's google, they're going to charge me somewhere between $100-$500 for the hardware, tie what I'm looking at to the google+ account I'm obliged to have at work, and then pump ads I don't want straight into my eyeballs. No thanks.
Re: Smut alert!
That domain is in use, and totally SFW. I'll leave the contents to someone brave enough to load it up :)
Re: Web fads and video games
My introduction to The Designer's Republic was the cover of Pop Will Eat Itself's "This Is The Day..." album, so when I saw that they also did some work on Wipeout I had to get it.
If something isn't done about the amount of trolling on teh intertubes I'm going to blow this website sky high!
You make it sound like a King's Quest.
Re: Jobs deserved an actor
Adam Sandler as Jobs, Seth Rogan as Wozniak. Brilliant!
Re: The Bridge on the River Kwai
LoA is the wrong aspect ratio for this TV. Although I would hope if you
're stupid enough have refined enough taste to purchase one of these TVs, you would appreciate the letterboxing on such a title.
Damn you, I had forgotten about that program. I bought an ST just to be able to run it. My favorite sequencer ever, and I'm still pretty upset that my basement studio decided to let in all that water the weekend I was out of town :(
Infogrames bought them a number of years ago and took on the name. Nolan Bushnell, on the other hand, has slightly more money than god after starting and selling off both Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. He may not be involved in video games anymore, but he's got a bit more clout than whoever this Pete Foster guy is does.
Re: Why not...
I would pay good money to see Star Wars VII with (current) Carrie Fisher in that metal bikini.
So you're throwing poor Dave under the bus(t), eh?
Re: I'll switch to OSX
And have the Beatles record an album to go along with it.
I'd suggest calling it Revolver Ocelot.
Re: Legalise all drugs for the employed.
Did you all really miss the trollface?
Re: Car crash?
"I firmly believe Microsoft have something that could really shake things up and give us a viable alternative to Android/Apple."
What makes you think that? 0% of the software you've already bought will work on this device, *and* it's as expensive as the tablet that everyone wants anyway -- I mean, I gave up on Apple when they killed the Newton; I don't think I've ever heard anyone expressing an interest in a non-Apple tablet (except you, just now). If you're starting all over buying stuff for it anyway, are you just going with the devil you know?
If you're one of the (let's be generous) 1.5 million people living in one tiny area of the USA, and you ask your wireless provider, they'll let you connect your phone to their network. I don't think that makes *anything* said about their network outdated.
1) Sell headquarters to non-finanacially-linked subsidiary
2) Charge 1 BEELION DOLLARS/mo rent
3) Pay rent in IOUs
Nokia proper ends up paying nothing, subsidiary has ridiculous income rolling in, everyone wins.
An answer to the Jesus Fish
Saw this on a car in town the other day:
I prefer my own car with as few stick-on bits as possible, but I Approve.
You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.
I'd hate to be the backup guy, having to swap out 2cm^2 disks that hold 40MB a piece.
I'm more impressed that you get what you pay for than anything else.
aitch tee tee pee colon slash slash slashdot dot forwardslash ?
"A Megadrive & SNES in the same box with hundreds of Roms available on line means there's already a massive back catalogue albeit of questionable legality."
There's nothing questionable about the legality of most of those ROMs on the internet.
"First, the old entry server configuration – which had only 256MB of virtual memory and 10GB of disk and which cost 1.5 cents per hour – has joined the choir eternal. Engates says that it didn't run Windows and didn't really have enough oomph to run Linux very well, either. The new low point is a 512MB virtual server with 20GB of disk, which has had a price cut from 3 cents per hour down to 2.2 cents per hour (that's a 27 per cent price cut)."
No, that's the entry level server getting a 50% price hike.
Re: Tweets provide better comentary...
"Worst of all is the Australian coverage, with consists of the presenters masturbating furiously when an Australian wins a medal.
If no one is winning a medal, they cut back to past Olympics of the same event, where they did win a medal, and start jacking it all over again"
Are they *cute* presenters?
Remember, my fellow sysadmins, "Non ex transverso sed deorsum"
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