268 posts • joined Tuesday 20th March 2012 13:06 GMT
Re: "GET A LIFE!!!"
Do you not think perhaps that some of those tweets were taking the piss?
Re: want the NSA & friends to keep the fuck out
You're assuming that the NSA isn't running a significant proportion of the Tor network?
Re: someone to write a particularly nasty piece of Code
I expect MSFT has that well in hand.
Re: how many home users upgrade their OS?
Well Tesco seemed to be doing a roaring trade in £30(?) upgrades when it was first released.
Re: just sour grapes
But, but ... we're still a world leader in banking ...
Re: No need to stop calling them Nokia Lumia's until they *want* to.
All the signs are that MSFT is still intent on unified MSFT branding for (Nokia) product as soon as it can be achieved.
Re: don't see Google becoming the new Microsoft
It's no secret that users of Google products are the meat for the sausage machine, rather than its valued clients. But Google needs willing victims to sell, a whole different deal than the prisoners that MSFT relies on.
Re: Ok lets be pedantic
SHould prpbably use the specllechecker then. :-)
Re: Why should they change?
Because they've introduced an "economy" model to the range?
Re: expect that software ... will run on all the others
Apple doesn't care about other manufacturers' hardware compatibility - they sell their software on their hardware.
"* AMD's Catalyst graphics drivers for Ubuntu are utter crap" Working just fine here.
"* WIFI never really works properly" "It just works" here.
"* KDE is very buggy" I heard it got better, but I haven't used it lately.
"* Canonical ...half-finished idea" I'm on 12.04, so haven't used some of the latest stuff, but a happy Unity user.
"* There are way too many fucking distros." Just go to Distrowatch and pick one off the top of the list.
"* Installing drivers is way too difficult" Menu>Hardware>Additional Drivers and up pops a list of drivers you can choose to install.
At least try to sound like you're keeping your FUD up to date.
Re: I bet a lot more people would switch if...
 Wubi installs Ubuntu to a Windows filesystem - dual-boots without repartitioning.
 should be quite easy to do, but Linux copes pretty well with finding shares and printers itself as long as the printer manufacturer plays fair with drivers
 PlayOnLinux is doing good work automating installation of some popular Windows software.
 Wubi uninstalls with Windows Add/Remove Software.
Re: the previous version worked out of the box with my 1366x768
You need to specify 1360x768 (actually works out at 1360x765, vertical is calculated from horizontal and the 16:9 ratio). The horizontal pixel count must be divisible by 8 - this is a restriction imposed by the EDID standard rather than something peculiar to Linux or this implementation. Workarounds are possible, but not with all hardware combinations.
Re: it will not sit on an average stair
Mine doesn't need to sit on a stair - put it at the bottom of the stairs and the hose easily reaches to the top. The carpet beater is easy to clean. It fits under radiators, chairs, beds etc. None of the bits has ever dropped off. I enjoy the good design every time I use it (which isn't as often as it should be).
Re: Nowt wrong with Dysons.
My DC03 is still going strong after about 15 years - maybe the newer ones aren't so good?
Re: make the case big enough to take a Pi
Then you'd have to allow access to all the ports and pins, which would probably end up a bit of a mess.
Re: I like to see cables all heading in roughly the same direction.
Indeed, the cable layout would put me off this design, but I think it's nice apart from that. Although maybe they should have put a couple of "keyholes" on the bottom so you could hang it on the wall, side/back of desk etc..
Re: And the purpose for this is.....
To make Raspberry Pi as cool as Dr. Theopolis, of course.
Re: Why are they using signed integers
I though the main point of this exploit was passing -1 (which should never occur) which then gets interpreted as unsigned int ridiculously large number (i.e. 2's complement of -1, to 32 or 64 bits).
Re: This government is bullying you. Into working for a living
Especially those people at the bottom of the pile who are chronically ill or disabled, and realistically unable to fully support themselves - reduce their benefits and make them pay more taxes, because they're not going to be able to fight it. How long before they bring back the workhouse?
login via ebay.com seems fine
It's just ebay.co.uk that's a bit poorly.
Re: they LIED about its sales figures
If they'd come right out and said "everyone thinks it's crap and we can't sell it" what are the chances the investors would have sued them for devaluing the product?
Re: then one click on an unlabelled "open" icon ...
... is all it takes to launch ClamTK.
SmartVideo For YouTube - a plugin that downloads the whole video and doesn't start playing until you tell it to.
Re: this is the kernel and not Linux itself
What do you think Linux is, if it's not the kernel?
Re: Can you even still buy Surface RT?
I get downvoted for being able to find information on a website?
ITYM shortcomings - and I should probably make a joke of that ...
Re: Can you even still buy Surface RT?
"Buy a Surface RT now for only $349" http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-US
I'm using Chromium on Ubuntu.
Re: only £150 less
£220 less - Surface RT costs £279 in the UK, that's near half the price of your £500 laptop.
Re: Just saying
If i never gets used again there's no point setting it.
Re: Virgin media modems also ?
That's a device that belongs to Virgin and is connected directly to their network - of course they want to manage it remotely. If you don't want them snooping around "your" LAN then put a router in the way.
Re: I am a fucking mechanic
So how would you like it if someone came into your workshop, removed the size markings from all the sockets and spanners, and stuck them along a wall out of reach of the bench?
Re: GEM without a mouse?
At uni, when there was high demand for the Windows machines in the computing centre, I could usually find one that had been abandoned by a business student because the mouse was dead or missing. I'd occasionally get incredulous looks when I started using one, having been told "that one's not working"..
re: LiveDrive rhymes nicely.
I expect that's what the people thought when they launched livedrive.com
Re: Microdrive is an Hitachi trademark IIRC.
Inherited from IBM, who made tiny hard drives that masqueraded as compact flash cards - I have a few somewhere.
Re: MS's cloud product isn't in the Broadcasting market
So you've not heard of Sky Broadband, or don't think that an Internet storage provider's product might reasonably be confused with an established Internet service provider of the same name?
The lack of valid travel documents ...
... is an assumption based purely on the invalidity of the published document - this could be a deliberate distraction, or just irrelevant, as Snowden has apparently disappeared and could be pretty much anywhere by now, including Guantanamo.
Re: The Win-NT line OTOH
We know you desperately want us to forget Vista, but we won't.
Re: you will tend to not use your memory, calculating skills
Well my memory has been crap since I can't remember when - I find Google incredibly useful for finding things that I only partly remember. However I was always rather good at mental arithmetic, and now I'm more likely to use Google for calculations than doing them in my head, which is probably a downside.
Re: "hullo clouds, hullo sky"
Hello daisies and ladybirds. Happy days. :-)
Re: I'd think the pitchers throw is more efficient
Depends how you define efficiency - the rules prevent chucking in cricket, so I suspect pitchers dissipate a lot more energy in their elbows than do bowlers. The run-up is more about getting the limbs swinging in the correct coordinated manner, rather than adding a slow jog to the top speed, I think.
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