356 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012
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?
Identifying the false widow
They can be recognised by their shiny bulbous abdomens. The photo accompanying this article looks more like a common house spider to me. Most of the reports of serious reactions to spider bites can probably be attributed to allergic reactions (people can potentially die of wasp/bee sting allergies, but for some reason the press don't seem to get hysterical about those) or bacterial infection which could result from any small puncture wound. I hope this Daily Wail hysteria doesn't lead to lots of innocent deaths.
Re: Most folk are not El Reg readers
The worm propagates by HTTP POSTing to -/cgi-bin/php* - anyone who allows that probably shouldn't be allowed to configure a web server.
Re: Sounds like spreading to me
Is that why "no attacks against these devices have been found in the wild"? I expect you didn't actually bother to read the article - too busy working up a froth.
I wouldn't call it incompetance, I might call it incompetence.
Re: £329, according to HP's site.
Amazingly that's what The Register says too.
Re: "...a potentially lethal set of nunchucks..."
But how you gonna cut it free now they've taken your nail clippers?
Re: up the ante in his favor
"The jury ... awarded $1.2m ... the maximum they could award under US law."
Re: I love the smell of rosin cored solder in the morning.
But solder isn't what it used to be - they've taken the lead out.
Re: a guy who's run Linux on a hard drive motherboard:
He didn't run Linux on the HDD, he used a Linux PC to hack the HDD firmware, creating a persistent back-door by manipulating cache content.
Re: Fixit were able to take it apart
You'll note that their final picture is of a pile of bits, not a reassembled and working tablet.
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