317 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012
Re: So what's in it?
I use the Windows key - it opens the Unity dash. :-)
Re:"should have gone Android"
That's "should have gone Android" two or three years ago - you can't expect it will have the same impact now.
Re: NT has zero connection to VMS
Apart from Dave Cutler, who designed them both.
Re: either A will happen or Not-A will happen
Or some miscreants will strike as soon as a vulnerability is uncovered, some may save it until updates are finished in the hope that it won't be fixed before then, and some may wait until support has ended before they even think about developing exploits.
Re: the browser need to conform to lousy coding
Opera needn't conform to lousy coding - just switch to your backup browser for any site that causes problems. No browser deals perfectly with all sites, so you need to keep an alternative or two in reserve.
Re: Does any of that seem constructive
That depends on whether it's true or not.
Re: ChromeOS has already got 20 odd percent of the market
You do realise that 20 percent of recent laptop sales is a lot fewer than 20 percent of PCs currently in use? No?
Re: Rounded corners is a patent
A "design patent" - supposedly applied to an original cosmetic feature like e.g. the shape of the classic Coca Cola bottle.
Re: I sold more PC's than Apple
No you didn't - apart from it not saying "Wintel PCs" Apple's current desktop and laptop hardware will happily run Windows anyway.
So in Missouri the law will affect wearers of bifocal prescription spectacles, because the small display optic at the bottom of the lens displays the dashboard?
Re: hard coded systems
So you make a copy of soffice.exe and rename it as winword.exe. Actually not quite that simple, but you get the idea.
Re: accident waiting to happen
I don't imagine it would do your neck much good coming off a bike - chest mount would seem to make more sense, although broken ribs aren't top of my wanted list either.
Re: joining two dissimilar materials ...
...is as easy as keying them together when you're printing different materials at the same time.
Re: on balance, wearing a helmet is a good idea.
On balance, wearing a helmet is likely to make you more amenable to risk taking, and not protect you as much as you expect it to.
Re: Who in hell is Halley Berry
You mean Halle Berry? She is the only African American woman to have won an Academy Award for a leading role.
Re: First openntpproject URL is wrong
There's a "Send Corrections" link at the top of this page.
Re: Shit yourself slim
"hordes" not "hoards"
Re: But they wanted that App Store Income
It's not about income, it's about mind share - income comes later.
Re: Get over it already.
So is it somehow less bad now than it was back then?
Re: full, nasty, tree of applications
Hey, I like those deeply-nested menus. I agree with the rest though. :-)
Re: The real solution to stop terrorism ...
... is to stop worrying about terrorists, and pay more attention to important issues like obesity and road safety.
Re: not as heavy as the newer Ubuntu releases
I tend to just install minimal Debian (and only as many apps as are needed, preferably lightweight ones) when dealing with low-spec hardware. I've played with various lightweight distros, but they tend to require learning new tools and techniques, while Debian is quite easy to use/configure for anyone who has experience of one of the prettier distros based on it.
Re: "she doesn't like it"
Perhaps it's time to surreptitiously subvert her PC experience by introducing subtle little annoyances (I imagine simply changing some permissions would do for a start) and then roll out the "Sorry, I don't do Windoze" routine when she asks for your assistance.
Re: More exclamation marks I say!!!
ITYM more! exclamation! marks!
OMG it's MSFT Bob back from the dead
Re: "upgrade by April or you'll all die"
I can't help thinking that some of those responsible for (not) funding the migration think it'll be the same as Y2K - lots of hype and a damp squib of an event. Only time will tell if they're right ...
Re: I'm surprised that in 2014...
I imagine that the camera isn't really intended for astronomical observations, and they're just trying it out before they get down to studying the moon's surface.
Re: Now to find a CNC router
It shouldn't be too hard to make that sort of thing with an ordinary plunge router and a couple of templates.
Re: parrallel IO
That's the GPIO pins, not a parallel port.
Re: why Metro had to force itself
To brainwash all the desktop users so they rush out to buy MSFT phones and tablets, that's why.
Re: mistaken assumption
I'm fairly sure he means that any commercially available malware could be dealt with shortly after it's delivered to a paying customer, not that this is a solution to all malware detection.
Re: a man from dark mass
Massachusetts when it's late at night?
Re: A torch
You mean http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Propane-torch2-500.jpg ?
Re: "The X Windows System, which today underpins Linux ..."
Except it doesn't really underpin it, so much as sit on top of it to provide a GUI. You don't need it at all for many server or embedded applications, and there are alternatives if you need a WIMP HCI and don't want X.
Re: Re:though 40 char+ function names don't help
It's a line length issue, not a typing one.
Re: Imagine a wall with 27 of these
It would be a wall with floating sideboards.
Re: Strictly speaking that would mean 'to remove windows'.
It means what it is commonly used to mean, and has been for several hundred years.
Re: "please supply me with this information"
Probably often caused by people making a mistake when submitting their email address, or purposely submitting someone else's address - anyone who asks for an email address should validate its use ("reply from this address to confirm that you want to receive information from us") before using it.
Re: Is this a hardware function
Quite possibly. Mechanical switching for a microphone socket is just like that used for an earpiece - the tip of the plug displaces a contact in the socket to physically disconnect the onboard device. PC motherboards tend to do it with logic though - it's not so easy mechanically switching a 5.1 output using only the front panel jack. :-)
Re: It's actually 40 pounds
Actually shipping is £10 for any quantity, so buy two and they're only £35 each ...
An old study conducted by HP on behalf of Microsoft, which used numbers pulled out of thin air, and was rebutted at the time by the people who knew how much they were spending. Is that the best you can do?
Re: pretty useless, especially so if you lose your internet connection
Office 365 anyone?
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