195 posts • joined 16 Jun 2012
Re: Change of plan!
Or a "giant wooden badger"...
Re: There's a safety issue too
"Instead the plan calls for an army of hastily-recruited PFYs with a couple of hours training. "
Or an army of people on the dole with the same amount of training being made to do it or their money is stopped. That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, but any young installer (qualified or not) would be in for quite a shock when they come across the wiring in older houses (ie when black and red were the norm) - and they've only been taught the current standards in their meagre hours of "training".
Had a fire
...in a cooling tower.
Re: "allowing them to illegally slash their energy bills"
"...If they can set limits on consumption during peak periods via these meters..."
They can happily set it the consumption to binary zero by remote so they can do pretty much whatever they like.
Re: Ooo I hope the flaw can be scripted....
And setting the en-co's smart meters to levels equivalent to the energy output of an olympic swimming pool-sized cannabis farm.
From the Collins English Dictionary (that nobody can freely edit):
worser (ˈwɜːsə )
an archaic or nonstandard word for worse
Re: >Bootcamp his mac with windows and give him real office?
With all the upgrades... in case the base configuration is "too slow".
Re: Well done, you'll break the market.
Or bother to have multiple networks in the first place.
Give it time...
You'll need to learn fluent Indian in order to sign on. And may $deity help you if you need to chase them for not bothering to pay you on time.
Re: In my dreams
Or if you're French: Lemoto. (Le'Moto).
If they have current models, which I'm sure they will..
Minimum of just under £550 a pop.
And there's always <CTRL><BREAK>.
Re: Windows 10?
So that would be a good ten thousand or so install floppies - 160k 5 1/4". Oh look there's that 10 again.
Note: it probably isn't 10,000 but I'm sure all five of those digits would be in the actual figure, should someone be bored enough to work it out.
Re: testing procedure.
Pressing the power button on the machine itself?
Re: I wonder what the true version number will be?
Windows 7 only got a .1 jump from the abortion known as Vista, so I doubt it.
Re: Windows 7.9
They've already ruined that... the final build version of ME was 4.9.3000, and we all know how well that went.
Re: QA: Questionable Abbeviations
Windows PoS? I'm sure that doesn't need an explaination.
NT3.1, NT3.5, NT 3.51, NT4 (and all their Server variants)
Until Sky throw a hissy fit again, wherein it will become Microsoft Onelight.
Re: Is there an option to have more than one partition?
I remember installing Redhat 4 many moons ago and it suggested the following as different partitions:
The problem is that newer 'user friendly' distros (ubuntu and derivitives I'm looking at you) seem to default to having the whole tree under one or two partitions to cater for the Linux virgins who need things done the easy way:
Because that's how Windows pretty much installs - one partition, click, click, click, copying files.
Of course the option is there for it to be done properly, if one so desires. Full-fat Debian I think lets you do it the way Dog intended.
Re: Grit on the scanner scope.
Not the same episode but....
"It turned out to be one of Mr Lister's old sneezes that had congealed on the radar screen."
...is how weekends are started.
Works better in <Sarcasm> tags.
No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off
Re: Standards proliferation
My Nokia E7-00 can do it, and that's not an Android...
Re: Behold, the iPad Macbook Pro Retina
iMacbookProPad Retina, surely?
Here OFCOM are praising UK mobile coverage...
The product is called Cortana. Which infers that the voice will be the same as Cortana from Halo, as that's where the idea came from. Any other voice would just be misrepresentation of goods, which in the EU (and the UK especially), has the potential to open many cans of worms. The UK voice over on WP is some (so far) anonymous posh totty, because that's the accent America deems as "British". Ergo, it's not Cortana, so should be called "MS Digital Assistant".
Compare: If they called the product Jarvis, which is more well known due to Ironman, you would expect the correct voice, and not some random person they pulled in off the street, or some celebrity nobody has heard of. The above argument would still apply.
True, the service can be turned off, but why bother in the first place if 80% of the population will turn it off?
Then they deliver a massive kick in the teeth to the global users that might actually use the service and MS put some shitty nobody as the voice "for your region", because "that's the accent you have", and changing the speech settings just breaks Cortana until restored. While the US users (and those willing to use US settings for everything), get the proper experience. If the WP release is anything to go by.
They wanted to get the basics in place before adding all the extra features - primary function I think was their priority when they decided to bring it to WP. The public beta is also a lot more stable than the closed beta (which I was lucky enough to test).
That's how you start the weekend... BOFH style.
Re: Ah well...
More to the point.. if it's effectively bricked, how can you apply the new firmware?
Re: CAPTCHA doesn't work on phones.
Nigh-on impossible to read on a 20 inch screen as well. I end up going through at least 12 iterations before I find one I can actually make out.
MAC address for the WLAN. They're unique.
Re: This could be a smart move...
"BBM's major attraction was that it was reasonably secure. Why then plug it into the NSA-tapped cesspool which is Microsoft?"
They plugged it into Android, which is far worse if you ask me.
Re: Not in the UK store either
It's here, just restricted to who can download it. Those picked will be allowed to download it from the store. Anyone else trying to will just get a message saying they don't have permission.
Re: Next major revision should be the PiMaster...
Don't forget the Master Compact, Turbo, 512, ET and the Domesday machine.
Re: Ungrateful trolls
"Yes, of course Dr Mallard."
Next will be the B+128 then the Master, which will have more goodies and be a little quicker.
Is it me or Apple going back to the old days? Some of their older budget Macs had soldered memory and in some cases they underclocked the processor so it didn't cut into sales of the model above it. Wonder if they'll start doing that too...
And there was much rejoicing.
Re: Nope, Sorry!
See also: St Trinians. Can't remember if it's the first or second one mind.
"Robert Llewellyn, whose only qualification for the task appears to be his time as Kryton on Red Dwarf, was one judge for example."
Kryten is the correct spelling.
Re: Bear in Woods etc.
They made monitors too... In fact they made a cool 20inch monitor that could happily fit the innards of an old G3 iMac in.
Merry BOFH Day.
Re: No boom today
It won't just go boom... it will go BOOM.
Security by obscurity?
The name of the blob..
Is Krang, as I remember correctly. :)
Technically you can upgrade whenever you like... you just have to pay through the nose if you aren't due for an upgrade, to the tune of whatever is left on the contract.
Re: Oh FFS
And even then in the 300 volumes of addendums.
Am I the only one that misread it as "trolls" and not "tolls"?
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