Re: That depends where and what part
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Wow - my first reply from a genuine bonafide El-Reg employee!
I think I need to go lie down for a while!!
"Thank Crom it's Friday! At the end of today you can get on with what is best in life,"
I plan to crush the weekend under my sandeled feet with no lamentation! And hopefully no electrical problems!!
Only time will tell!!
That is All
Wonderful, I think DNA has a quote somewhere for every thing (Life, the Universe and Everything, even?)
Agreed a valid point, have an up vote. I have made a comment a little further down about a similar problem I have with "True" and "False" logical values from some exported datasets I have to work with.
I have a similar grumble, I regularly have to export datasets from an online application to use in Excel (in this case they are proper .xls formats at least) and there are a number of tick boxes that export as True or False but rather than being logical values they are exported as plain text. Not a big problem as I now expect it and have a routine worked out but still a PITA having to go through and convert them all.
Another simple solution is to just type an apostrophe ' in front i.e. 'SEP2 this will force Excel to read it as text. This is a hang over from Lotus123 that still works. Some of the data I have to work with has the same problem and this is the solution I use.
Ahh but they really look sharp!
"To this day, I fail to comprehend how anyone could be convinced that wearing sunglasses after dark helps you see better. All it does is make you look cool, as already famously demonstrated by the Blues Brothers a decade earlier."
Actually, Dabbsy, the problem was recorded a few decades earlier in 1958 as evidenced on YouTube here:
My ex-girlfriend always said you cannot beat a good bit of German sausage. Problem was I am British :(
Or as HP Lovecraft would have called it "The Call of Chihuahua"
Maybe they should have left them there to harvest the honey?
If I recall honey was historically used to treat cuts and wounds?
Honeywell/Honey well - see an IT angle
Update - just found this
My main tower is still on Win 7 and staying that way but the last few days I have been looking at laptops and was thinking of getting Win 10 to try it out and get used to the idea of using it. But this has made me think again!
It seems to be be getting more and more intrusive over time and makes me wonder where it will stop, if at all. Think I'll look at Linux or a Chrome Book!
<Image>Evil Kitty picture with the text "All your OS's iz belong to ME!!"</Image>
And yes I get the irony of using a Chrome Book :D
Yes he is!
Just found the link http://www.cs.rug.nl/~michael/qthair.pdf
This is from a mock paper by a guy called Michael H.F. Wilkinson. Sadly the link that I found it on seems to no longer work :(
The famous thought experiment of Erwin Schrödinger describes how according to quantum mechanics a cat may be in an indeterminate state between living and dead, until a conscious observation is made. Likewise, Reitz (6) has shown that the location of a cat inside or outside a garage is unspecified until the creature is observed. This phenomenon explains the curious "tunneling" of electrons and even entire cats (6) through a region of space in which they cannot exist. If we take the case of a homeopathic dilution of a single molecule over N flasks of solvent, quantum mechanics tells us that the molecule is not located in a particular flask until a conscious observation is made. In quantum parlance, the "wave function" of the particle is said to "collapse" into a specific state (or flask) due to the act of observing. Incidentally, this is why cats resent people staring at them: the constant collapse of their wave function is a strain on their delicate senses.
I'm not at home to try it out but I've heard reports that if you change your DNS server to the Google public servers (220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168) this may fix the problem.
Numbers taken from here:
Long may your bollocks be online! err figuratively speaking of course!!!
Well I hope you are keeping your Pokéballs nice and safe you definitely don't want anyone playing with them in a dark ally!
You Sir owe me a new keyboard!!
Unfortunately in eating my apple I'd put away my generic plastic tub with a lid and thus when I read "TUPPERWARE: That thing your arsehole does when you really need a massive shit but can't go and so it keeps popping open randomly and emitting foulness." apple went over my keyboard and screen!!!",
I'm reading this whist eating my lunch out of my Tupperware, sorry generic plastic tubs with lids. Nice to know I am not alone.
Icon? Me eating lunch of course!!
I assume she's never heard of Virtual Private Networks?
So sad to hear this. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
He will be missed.
Very insightful, more please!
At this point in time I was working as a consultant and had developed and maintained a website for a client. Anyway, one day in October the client contacted me about updating the website, basically giving it a major overhaul.
So meeting was arranged and held at which we went through what the client wanted etc. etc. etc. and the main thing was that they wanted the new version live for the New Year, three months away so no problem. At the end of the meeting they asked for sometime to consider things and that they would contact me.
A few weeks pass and no communications from them, so I email, no response. This went on for a week or two and eventually I gave up and assumed they had changed their minds.
Anyway, being self employed (and busy) I did not really take holidays, except I always took off the two weeks over Xmas. But (and I'm sure you can guess what comes next) I got a call from the client sometime in mid December, lets say the 16th, to say they wanted the update to go ahead and reminding me that I had said it could be done for the New Year!
I politely told them that had been back in October and that deadline was now impossible and anyway I was not going to be working over the Xmas holidays as it was my only time off. And I offered to start work in the New Year.
At this point the client got very aggressive and even offered me physical violence if I did not agree to do the work.
Needless to say I choose not work for the client again and they eventually got someone else to do the work although they made a right pigs ear of it and within the year the website went offline and vanished.
To this day I find it incomprehensible that: a) they could be that slow in making up their minds b) actually believing that the deadline would still be applicable c) so extreme in their reaction.
Some people ehh?
As a random person on a random forum my answer would be "yes do it" then stand back with the popcorn and watch the fallout from a safe distance!!!
My wearable attached to my wrist with a band of leather, it has one function which it does perfectly. It was made in 1916 (hallmarked silver) and still works perfectly toady.
As I am sure you can guess is a watch. In this case a Swiss made wristwatch and it does exactly as I want, a quick glance way of knowing the time. Anything more complex than that and I'd use my smartphone.
If you look carefully, the number plate on the Aston is Skyfall is the same as the one he won in Casino Royal so that's where he got the Aston from. But as to how it got all the upgrades (ejector seat etc) is the real question.
But I think that if you over analyse the films you spoil the 'fun' of them. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
All respect to the guys in the front line and the humour expressed whilst still in combat and the response given by the support guys.
Go thou to HP Lovecraft and there read of "Herbert West" and shudder11
Maybe you are not not Spartacus? Go on prove it!!! :)
"In any case I suspect that you are from blighty because the highest court in the cuntry is the high court.."
I assume you mean "country", although High Courts can be cunts at time!!
"There was lots of cuntry in the High Court today as the judge passed his views on on-line privacy"
Ahh maybe thats what you meant?
with a 7% solution?
Not only is he is fully functional he is programmed in many "techniques," a wide variety of pleasuring.
Holy Zarquon's singing fish!!
I would guess he earns a shitload of money that puts him in a high tax bracket and he's not using tax avoidance scams to reduce his liability.
(a) suggest they turn it off and back on again? (and then call you back)
(c) and then go down the pub for the rest of the day?
A lesson learnt from the BOFH!!!
"Russia wasn't actually the destination he was heading for, he was going via there to somewhere else when his passport was cancelled,"
If he has no passport (as above) then how would he get in to Norway anyway? Other than setting a president what would be the point of this case?
I'm a "pre-millenial", an old duffer in my 50's using tec for 30+ years, and its amazing how many times I've lost my monitor and post-it-notes stuck to them from my back pocket when I've been out.
The last TV I brought was from Amazon, its a 39 inch smart TV badged as "Digihome". I was looking for a decent dumb TV with lots of inputs but as this one was only £170 I thought it was worth a punt.
Turns out it was excellent in most respects, built in sound could be better but then I have it connected to my surround sound system. The smart features work but as I have a Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV stick and a Sky Now TV box the smart features in the TV are rather redundant.Seems to be the way to go, decent TV with lots of inputs and then just use external, easy to change disposable 'smart' devices.
Now all we need is an area within that called the Plateau of Leng
You may find this amusing
"Re-runs of Game of Thrones on Netflix" I wish!! Even on Sky they only have series one as a box set!
Thats a bit of a fishy story!!
Sorry, I'll get my coat!
Well Wi-Fi can be something of a dark art and I find Aleister Crowley's "Book of the Law"* useful at time like this.
You have to incant the right formula to make it all work, I find that this one tends to help "The key of the rituals is in the secret word which I have given unto him." - Chapter One, Rule 20
Share and Enjoy!
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!!!!
corruptissima re publica plurimae leges - when the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous -- said by Tacitus
Maybe Alistair needs one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/SMALLEST-THINNEST-J8-Bluetooth-Headphone/dp/B00O586YB2/ref=pd_bxgy_23_img_z then rather than talking bollocks he can talk out of his arse instead?
Just joking, loved the rant!