Re: Back in my day...
62 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007
No, you don't. You can even use your TV to listen to the radio over Freeview and still not require a license.
Why do people install it?
So because there are rapists and murderers we should stop arresting people who steal cars?
Windows 7 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
Windows 8 : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
There are other links available for office, all direct from Microsoft, just provide them with your legit key and away you go.
To get your Windows 8 key (as they're usually stored in the bios/uefi) you can use pkeyui.
Have they released any information on WHERE they're going to be expanding? Our business is stuck with 8Mbit ADSL and no sign of Infinity making it onto our industrial estate, despite all the residential properties surrounding us having it.
Where's the evidence they're coming from Android? Perhaps they're coming from old feature phones or even completely new to mobile phone ownership.
They don't charge it straight to your card, they invoice you monthly. So a limited credit card would just result in an unpaid bill.
That fixed menu at the top is already starting to get on my nerves, definitely lose that.
Moving my mouse vertically should not automatically pop anything up, if I want a menu, I'll click my left mouse button thanks.
We're stuck with around 8Mbit ADSL2, the industrial estate we're on and the industrial estates near us are surrounded by residential estates that can all get FTTC.
Us? We've got the fastest connection on our industrial estate and BT have no plans to improve things.
Oh, and the government grant thing for covering the installation of a leased line or whatever? Doesn't apply in our postcode.
My Nexus 4 and 7 (2013) are running like greased weasel shit with Lollipop. My 2012 Nexus 7 though, well... Wish I'd not bothered.
I like the ability to do away with the Search and Task View buttons in the latest build, but what I really want is a way to get rid of the Start button.
I use it SO rarely that I'd rather have the space for another application shortcut or open application.
The times I do use it, I have the Windows key or even CTRL+ESC.
I'm not talking a few months, this is going back about 4 years maybe. New cards have been issued during that period and since that first time of setting it up I've never once been asked to enter my password again.
Same with our cards at work, mixture of Visa and Mastercard, never asks for the password.
I never understood that extra verification step. I did it once for each card I have used online and have never been asked for the password again. I don't think I could even tell you what passwords I used now it was so long ago.
When a transaction goes through now, the verification window pops up, whirls around a bit then returns to the merchant and the sale is complete.
Am I missing something?
What the actual fuck?
This has definitely been a feature for quite a while now.
I took the ultimate option a month ago and just shut my account down. Never looked back.
I've got enough tedious drivel in my own life, don't need other peoples too.
CTRL + C works for copying error messages from MOST dialogue boxes in Windows. Just make sure the window has focus, hit CTRL + C then paste into Notepad so you can extract the bit you want.
I emphasise most, because sometimes it doesn't work, which is frustrating.
I verified the business a couple of years ago. Got a postcard in the mail and entered a code into their website.
The verification process was failing when I tried it this time.
Funnily enough, I actually got an email from Jennie at Google today telling me about the account verification. I replied explaining that I had already been through the process.
About an hour ago, I received a call from a number in America which turned out to be Jennie from Google who said she'd verified my account for me and to give it a couple of days for the corrections to filter down to the search results.
Pretty good service in the end!
I've been trying to get Google to correct our business listing for ages now.
Put in our postcode into their business manager thing and it doesn't recognise it. Drag the marker on the map to where we are and it gets the entire address right apart from the postcode.
Type our postcode into Google Maps and it recognises it and our business is pretty much at the centre.
They also have a couple of our opening times wrong, still as yet unresolved.
Sort it out Google.
Where's Mozillas offering of 64bit Firefox then?
Hold volume down and power from anywhere.
I'll add to the linux offering by suggesting gddrescue for proper buggered hard drive data recovery.
Use it daily for recovering customers hard drives. Took 9 months to clone a drive with it once but I got everything back.
This is the same exploit.
With a new name/owner. They started this in Bournemouth and failed, hopefully they can get it together this time.
See the new one here : http://i.imgur.com/NRKuePr.png
What have they done??? Brrr.
Quantum Bigfoot was my first hard drive upgrade, went from an 80MB up to the dizzying heights of 4.3GB.
Was in London with a group of friends over the weekend, had to take the tube a couple of times.
We opted for the automatic machines to get our tickets, it took 4 attempts for it to even recognise where we wanted to go despite going through exactly the same process every time.
We then realised we had bought the wrong tickets and had to deal with an actual person to get it sorted.
If you want to automate something, make sure it's not a complete clusterfuck of information that only a local could possibly decipher.
How do you go about encouraging a sheep to perform a sexual act on you? Dinner, drinks and a movie?
Don't let the chair hit you on the way out!
No sign of the adverts here, I'm using Google Apps though so perhaps that makes a difference?
The biggest problem with Rapport is the horrendous performance hit it brings. I'd go as far as saying it's worse than Norton. 8 out of 10 computers we get in for repair that are running slow have Rapport installed. Remove it and the problem vanishes.
If any of my customers PCs are anything to go by, they're not installing the XP updates anyway! Still see a hell of a lot of XP machines in for repair and I'd say 90% of them are at least a couple of months behind on updates, if not more.
I've had 2 in the last month that didn't even have SP3 installed.
It's the way to go, just set Google+ to automagically upload my photos when on charge and WiFi. Then I don't have to worry if my house burns down and my backups taken via SweetHome to my loft server go up in smoke.
Already sling Google a few dollars a month for 25GB storage.
Spent most of the morning trying to get one, the site failed and failed and failed and then the stock was gone and I was fuming.
20 minutes later I get 2 emails telling me that I've ordered the phone. 2 separate orders had gone through.
Didn't really think to buy both and stick one on ebay, so the 2nd one got cancelled.
I tend to agree from the Feb release...
You can buy it for 63p from Google Play with no adverts...
Jailbreaking it and running XBMC. I've got 2 now and have never used any of the Apple software on them.
Hideous piece of software. Eats up resources like a good dose of spyware. We spend a lot of time removing it from customers machines cos it's doing more harm than good.
Am I the only person who had no idea what YouView was?
The old desire had the volume lowering when picking up the phone, or silence on flip over.
The original is still the best android phone IMO. Get shot of the HTC crap and install a clean Gingerbread ROM like Oxygen and it's an awesome piece of kit.
The magnetic Tazer.
It's being ported to pretty much anything you can plug into the PS3's USB port, including Android phones, PSP's, many USB development sticks and best of all : Sixaxis/Dualshock3 controllers.
Cos they're security software is bloated shit. Gonna be needing that 6 core Intel 980x!
Check www.samknows.com. Use the exchange search.
Do they actually pay per image? Wouldn't they have a contract with Getty and AP that allows them as many photos as they want a year?