55 posts • joined Saturday 16th June 2012 09:51 GMT
Re: Excellent news.
Also, something that lets the email application attach files other than images from your photo album would be a nice touch.
Re: ...until Ballmer & Gates are so old they're drewling on themselves
"Meanwhile the PC industry burns as Ballmer and Gates fiddle on the roof."
While playing Jet Set Willy and humming along to the music.
Extra prawn crackers (or a pint) for those that get the reference I made.
Re: Only the second?
What about Windows ME?
The less said about WinME, the better... now was your mouth out with soap!
Though saying that - the original Win98 release wasn't much better - they had to release it again to get it right.
Better headline possibly?
So long... and thanks for all the phish?
Re: @Ledswinger - This is not rocket science...!
Windows IS a virus.
Wrong - viruses are small and efficient in what they do...
Source: Linux fortune cookie.
Re: It shouldn't be patentable....
I think the Nokia 8110 was the first to do it (aka the original Matrix phone).
Re: …And there was much rejoicing!
"yaay". (in the most unenthusiastic voice possible)
Re: Creepy and SO not necessary
Just wait til the decide to pull the normal app completely and make this new pile of tripe mandatory, lest you settle for the mobile/touch versions of the site - which most end users (ie not El Reg readers) will be happy doing.
So glad I've ditched Android...
Re: Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be a sun-shattering kaboom!
Duck Dodgers in the 24th 1/2 century!
Re: We need a relay
You do realise that we're directly in the firing line if a hyperspace bypass is approved - with "love and kisses" by Zaphod Beeblebrox?
Well that was disappointing... link for article showed Playmobil image but no epic reconstruction :(
...think that this is the sort of stunt our favourite Bastard would pull to extort money from his company to fund his and the PFY's beer fund?
Re: That's OK...
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning, Vietnam!
This reminds me of an article I read where a Beeb tech journalist referred to HTML and CSS as programming languages, whipped up a few pages, and went on to claim he had learned a new progamming language in a day.
It was always my understanding that programming languages and markup languages were two totally separate entities.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17726085 If anyone fancies a gander.
Nuke - for the potential fallout.
I've got a million ideas and they all point to certain death.
Careful.. you'll set Marvin off..
Brain the size of a planet and I have to fetch the prisoners. How depressing" (or words to that effect..)
"* From The Next Generation onwards - before that, Starfleet crew used portable flip-phone-style transceivers."
Not technically correct... the crew of the Enterprise C had the traditional style badge (and uniforms from the 2-6 films), and the functionality of the badges seen from TNG onwards. True that episode is a TNG one (Yesterday's Enterprise), but the timeframe which the Ambassador Class ship was in service was quite a while before the Enterprise D was launched.
Re: With a bit of CGI...copious amounts of coke
There's something about a cute girl with heavy weaponry I find frighteningly irresistable.
Especially when said heavy weaponry includes a bazooka/RPG...
Re: Oh FFS
Perhaps time to seek a different Linux until Canonical figure out what the fuck they are doing.
So they could be seeking for a long time then...
Re: Online for single player is BS
I know on the windows version there's a funky setting in the registry so you can tell it to launch in offline mode - I can't speak for the Mac version though, but I'm sure if one poke around in the settings file (wherever it lives) the same thing could be done.
Our prayers have been answered!
Fridays are good again. Long live the BOFH and PFY.
Gillan, for the good points on her front side... ;-)
"More likely he used a weak password."
Much like Burger King's whopper of a mistake (pardon the pun) of using the classic of 'whopper123' on the Twitter feed...
--Epic fail - for BK's password.
'Anonymous Coward Pedantic Grammar Nazi' - your timidity is frowned upon... The Pedantic Grammar Nazi Party do not hide behind anonymity.
I think you forgot something.. (see avatar).
Re: @Helena Handcart: Stupid little boy
With the new VW Scirrocco... wasn't it Germany to Warsaw in one tank?
Nice try but it sounded a lot more scary when it came from Liam Neeson's mouth.
Even more so if he used is Hannibal persona from The A Team....
Maybe he's gone to KiwiFoo again... or worse, the PFY has successfully bumped him off - but then again it takes more than death to stop our BoFH.
Though I could swear we had one recently posted for this month - or did I hallucinate it as it seems to have gone walkies.
Re: I guess they didn't expect..
NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!
Re: I've got a solution for this...
150bps should be more than sufficient. ;-)
Re: Where are we going to store it?
Why not depost it somewhere with lots of greenery... I mean plants and trees do love CO2... they get more 'food', we get more air to breathe.
That, or just find a way of using CO2 as a reliable power source. Given how much we generate, it could provide a tasty amount of juice.
Re: Mandated? You must be kidding!
"What happens when a hacker or pissed off employee corrupts the SatNag and dumbed down drivers just follow the SatNag's directions slavishly off the eadge of the nearest cliff like Lemmings!!!!!!"
Current SatNavs already have a habit of doing this, and that's without user intervention. Sending 18 wheeler trucks down country farm lanes and getting stuck. Or telling you to take the next left in its journey plan, and sending you straight into a multistorey car park gate, and totalling your motor - as happened to a famous figure I met a few years ago.
Re: If there is life out there, they're keeping quiet
"If so, why haven't they found us and made contact yet?"
The Vulcans aren't due to pass by the solar system until August 2063, so plenty of time for us to wok on a warp capable ship.
/trekkie mode off
Re: What is the problem?
Re: For goodness' sake
COBOL and the various editions of Fortan?
Re: Gut feeling ...
Schools teach these days? Earlier I read an article about the new "core curriculum" they are going to introduce...looks an awful lot like the stuff I did when I started school - in 1987. (such as teaching kids their multiplaction tables at an early age, and the importance of grammar and punctuation etc).
Also, an addition to your deluded 240 workers (which made me giggle) - you forgot to mention the sharing of a crappy inkjet printer between them all. ;-)
He was, that's the sad part of it all.
Re: More to the point...
"And I also had the fold-up (Ordnance Survey style) map of Sodor... Does that make me a geek?"
"Only if you still have it"
And in mint condition, still in packaging.
Re: May I suggest 'TCFKARIM'
Have they fixed the issue where it decides to scroll up and down pages while you are filling forms in using their browser (because certain letter keys function as a shortcut to page up/down), and pressing delete whilst in said text box it decides to go back a page instead? (on those with physical keyboards/pads)
My first BB was the Pearl 8220 (the one with wifi) - wasn't too bad, except for the above problem, and that it decided to reset itself at random - usually during a call. I went through three of them and the all exhibited that problem. Never bothered since.
Re: YouTube would need to offer a better way to find content
80s cartoons is the only reason I actually make any use of Youtube.
I recall one of the early TNG episodes (might even be the pilot) where they do a warp-speed transport, though I think they dropped out of warp for an instant to transport, then jumped back to warp 9. But warp-beaming happened a lot - I vaguely remember the phrase "matching warp speed for transport". Might have been DS9 or Voyager though, but it's definitely in there somewhere. In fact thinking about it... "Best of Both Worlds" springs to mind...
Spot the deliberate mistake here..
"The site was set up by recruitment firm Monster, which is being paid $16.7m for its services."
And I don't mean the use of Monster... bunch of useless m*cking fuppets..
From BOFH 2006, episode 8:
"Well I logged in as root earlier and I was just going to try that ps thing you mentioned, but instead I accidentally typed in 'nohup cd /; rm -rf * > /dev/null 2>&1 &' "
"Okay." he gasps, "Just type in fg."
"fg, ok, oh bugger, I accidentally typed control-d instead."
"I...well, I suppose we could have a lesson on reinstalling a box from scratch," he sniffs.
One would never see 500GB/500GB on a hard disk. Some of that is lost when it's initially low level formatted at the factory, due to sector/layout information etc. In reality a 500GB disk when unpartitioned will only allowed something in the region of 440GB because of this. Much in the same way 3.5inch floppies had an unformatted capacity of 2MB. A chunk of that is taken when it's formatted, leaving you with 1.44MB. I've got 2x 250GB hard disks in my rig, and their unformatted capacity is 232.88GB, due to the above reason.
Flash memory/memory cards are no different in this respect. With this in mind on your nice shiny new 250GB drive (in this case), you'll have 210GB free after Windows (or your OS of choice) is installed.
Re: I'm happily ...
Screw 2003... Office 97 all the way... even less flashy bling! Much smaller footprint as well.
Re: Microsoft Ultimate Dogfood Edition
If you're referring to cheese squares, I call it 'plastic cheese'.
Re: Give me proper menus back...
Opera does this already :-)
Solar flare comments
And not one BoFH Excuse Calendar reference?