136 posts • joined 16 Jun 2012
And you need to be lucky with the Infinite Improbability Drive in order to reach the right menu option.
Sounds like they were built by BOFH Industries.
"Like Vista and Windows 8," the PFY says.
"OR, You could make the upgrade so appalling that when you gave their old crap back to them and they'd think THAT was an upgrade!" I say.
"Like Vista and Windows 8," the PFY repeats.
Re: Damned if you do
The app store issue affected, from what I gather, all users - including those still on WP8. Most likely cause being everybody downloading WP8.1 and it updating everyone's apps from the store at the same time. It just fell over.
Store came back up sometime late last night I think - working fine today too.
Re: Queeg 500
Re: Queeg 500
"Well - it has a 6 in it."
And it's not 6000.
Yet there are still many places where carrier pigeons are still faster at transferring data.
Re: China = SpaceBalls?
That's the stupidest combination I've heard in my life! Only an idiot would use that combination.
Re: Beware what you wish for!
"Why am I suddenly feeling nostalgic about TISWAS and The Dying Fly?"
Because it was on channel 5 on saturday night (and sunday on their +24 channel)?
Re: Eastenders Game
"Get me to Manchester"
And star in Coronation Street. Who either end up going abroad or to London...
Re: @ Vladimir Plouzhnikov (was: Xtree.....)
"To be fair, over-the-top Windows (what is plural of windows - windowses? :-) ) "
I think it was DOS 3.3 where you could have a hard disk as big as you like (to a point), but your partitions couldn't be larger than 32MB. DOS 4 removed that restriction and 5 (I think) brought in support for up to 504MB until DOS 6 let you play with 2GB partitions, if you didn't mind having 32K clusters and your BIOS supported said size, or you were stuck with only being able to use a quarter of your disk.
Re: – a trend it finally broke with the sixth version of the operating system.
It's also a major contradiction lol... Vista was NT6.0 and we all know how good that was...
Faster than .gov's minimum broadband speed in some parts of the country.
Reminds me of the last Orange branded Android phone I had - it had an Orange Maps app, Orange Games and I think Orange Store - all needless, useless and unable to be removed without arsing about. Left space for about 3 user installable apps - less if you installed Facebook, which (at the time, as far as I know), doesn't let you move it to the SD card.
Ended up flogging it after I unlocked it, which is when I switched to WP8 and have never looked back.
Best way to start a Friday.
Re: All I want to know is...
I think it will, since Iceweasel is built on Firefox code, but without the branding. To all intents and purposes, it's Firefox with different logos.
But no doubt somebody will do a newer version that doesn't have this "feature".
Re: What's really missing here is a BBC film crew.
Playmobil film crew would be better.
...before the app starts showing you adverts based on the content of your SMS messages? Yet another reason I'm glad I jumped ship to WP8 - I don't even need a facebook app.
Nuke - simply because they're cool.
Streisand Effect, anyone?
"I'm told the Railway engine version was very distinctive sound. Very powerful too."
See also: Paxman Valenta.
Surely it should be Windows 8.11?
That's how you start a Friday off.
Happy BOFH day!
Re: Oh Microsoft
I use FTP (from the command prompt) in Windows to download a real browser... much more satisfying.
Re: Been there, done that.
Good old Nokia 8110.
They spent too long on the daily fail website and it picked up the right hand column.
Re: I used to like KitKats
Herschey stuff is in Asda most likely because Wal-mart own Asda and can stock them with American goodies.
Re: Leaving n-factor authentication aside for a moment...
You could even add a couple of extra commands that will keep the copying running in the background after logging out of the console. Something to do with "nohup" or something like that I think... it's one of the BOFH stories.
"I spent hours trying to get my BBC micro to make the same noise. There's probably an app for that now."
Should write to them.. I mean they used a Beeb for most of the sound effects and graphics for series in that time. Dr Who being a prime example.
Re: Wow they are lucky
It's not a nice thing to happen. I experienced it myself a few years ago and it wasn't pleasant... suddenly my best was no longer good enough after 12 months so they started moving the goalposts, telling me I had to improve or go bye-byes. How does one improve when they keep raising their so called standards?
The fun things that can happen when your team leader and then line manager decide to leave for no real reason and HR take over running your department...
Re: Optional... for now
And add the fact Jellybean users *will* be getting adverts in Google Maps too. Poor sods.
That's the worst thing anyone can do with spam. It just confirms the address is active and automatically gives the ok to send more.
Re: If you run an ad blocker, you're gonna have a bad time, OK?
Have made the necessary changes and it looks like everything's working properly now.
Virtual beer for your patience in dealing with my self created mistake.
Entirely possible that's the cause - I've recently done a rebuild and dangerously neglected to add El Reg to the whitelist. I was curious because I saw the same problem in IE, which has no such feature installed. Checking today it appears to be working normally there.
How odd - anyway it appears problem solved, so the CR pixies can live for another day...
Carriage return pixies invading?
Has anybody else noticed that articles seem to have an unnecessary carriage return in them? I've checked random articles, including one from last year and the problem is there as well. It's not an author issue, and it's not a browser issue. Te only pattern I can see is that it appears to be the 3rd paragraph in every case. Have the CR pixies invaded?
The only other explaination I can think of is articles seem to be running through a BOFH/PFY style service that would easily do this kind of thing by default, to wind up management/beancounters.
only a flash..
A flash that is result of a 50 megaton nuclear explosion per chance? That should do it...
So does this mean...
Sky will pester the MoD to rename Skynet to something else, in case people confuse it with Sky TV?
Re: no legal porn
So... would that make the Venus Demilo statue the world's first paraplegic porn?
Re: I hope he has breasts
They're not breasts! They're Dalek bumps...
...would it be until somebody misinterprets the "charging by microwaves" part and consequently nuke their iFondle-device in a popular meal cooking device?
Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!
Re: I was ready to complain
Don't forget to add reality TV itself to your list.
Happy BOFH day to all!
"Maybe the UK needs to make sex illegal.
Or, better yet, introduce some kind of tax! (The UK LOVES taxes!)
Every time you bonk, £15 towards the governments anti-porn filter."
Sssshhhhh! DOn't give them ideas! You don't know who's reading.....
Re: The ISPs have rewired everything
"That is called IPv6 -- every device has it's own unique address."
Separate address yes, but it still goes through the same router, so no, they don't have a separate connection to the internet, unless they happen to be sat on different wifi stations, or running off mobile data.
Re: The ISPs have rewired everything
"Or is intentionally spouting lies and bullshit."
That's part of the day job of a politician isn't it?
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders