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The big object is clearly the remains of a whale and the smaller looks like petunias....
679 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012
The big object is clearly the remains of a whale and the smaller looks like petunias....
hey, at least we could actually put some flying things on our new aircraft carriers. if they just went to maplin and bought 10,000 kids copters it would save us all a forutne, and be fucking awesome. imagine a swarm of them descending on the isis hq.
ow. whats that ow. bloody helicopter just nearly took my eye out. aah. get off....oh my god....LOOOOOK as the grey cloud of toddler raptors envelops them........thats no cloud....RUN! RUUUUUN
needs...big screen, removable battery. sd slot. water proof / resistant would be nice. big battery.
doesnt seem to be much out there.
bloody hell. didnt read hardly any of that, but yes, the note 3 was great, camera was a bit shit in low light though. the 4 isnt much better though and ive had some issues with call quality on it.
yup, i can kill a battery so that it lasts about half the time compared to when it was new in about 9 months.gps, bluettoth, wifi , 4g, all the toys get used all day long. oh, and phone calls obviously. i dont want to have to wander around with a fucking heavy battery pack in my pocket all day. pull back off, new battery for 20 quid or so and im good to go. i was so dissapointed when the note 7 didnt have a removable battery and was looking around for a new phone (its upgrade time now!!) ...im kinda glad it didnt have a removable battery now.
what gets me is that noone makes a waterproof (to like 1m , so it can survive a fall into, say, a sink or a toilet for a small period of time, i dont want to scuba dive with the bloody thing) phone with a removable battery. its not impossible is it? rubber membrane and screws, pig vat, KY, whatever. make the thing 2mm thicker or whatever. my phone is already massive, im not going to worry about it being a bit thicker. and put a bigger battery in it while you are at it.
its not about changing it day to day, its about knackering the thing so it only holds half its charge within 9 months. bung a new battery in, good to go for 9 months again at full capacity.
Yes exactly. All you need are some screws and a rubber strip and maybe some pig fat. Alright you can't go diving with that but it's definately good enough for dropping it in the sink
I get that once every few months too
somewhere i can keep the fanny batter fresh for weeks
surely it should be Nazi? i mean it has an SS (superspeed) usb port as well. what more evidence do we need?
"That works for a while, but the supplier still has to do a real check once a year to ensure you aren't lying."
thats a fair point, i hadnt thought of that.
are we saying though that they will truest the smart meters to report the truth forever without having a man to check? how long till someone hacks them and releases the details on the web....could be fun
just log into a web page and enter the details. no remote bollox necessary. how difficult is it?
"they run the generator is a different company so the supplier can claim it is making nothing out of over charging youl"
there we go...sage borked by win 10 update. not that sage have any great things to shout about, but any more evidence needed for the win 10 "oohh its great it works on my machine and i can do email and everything!" brigade?
all joking aside, i hope your mum is ok mate.
citation? theres not a wikipedia entry for it numb nuts. it happened to my customers, against my advice. do you think i am making this up?
if you have a sample size of 1 pc, and win 10 works, happy fucking days.
if you look after many hundreds of them day in day out, you might have a different opinion, like mine, which is based on what i see from a large number of pc's from individuals to companies with 30 odd machines in them.
you may be right.....fuck knows what im going to do after the midle of 2020. unless windows 9 comes out.
i named my son, Rico,,after a penguin, so maybe theres a hint there
no, they swallow MS's bullshit.
yeah, i got my numbers wrong there. still, ive done 2 more this evening so thats something....
im sitting on the small business coalface and i can tell you win 10 is a disaster. go 10 if you like, its your customers' funeral
on the other hand, its rarely not "time of the month" with sage. fucking sage. i look after several accountancy practices. its many many tentacled applications (one practice runs 8 different sage products) constantly need updating or babysitting.
" it was hard enough replacing my Mom's OS X iBook with a Windows 8 Dell Laptop!!
you should be kinder to your mum in future,
i make my living out of MS. win 10 is a pile of shit
its not going up in popularity. its been force fed to johhny dickhead who has no idea how to stop it from installing, or where to buy a new machine that doesnt have it on.
its crippled several small businesses that i know of who against my advice decided to "upgrade". then they had to pay me lots of money to sort it out. dfor that read "reinstall win 7, redo all the networking and file permissions, reinstall the security that it had removed"
its a festering pile of shit,. the upgrade process is a joke and causes all sorts of headaches, the recent anniversary update also), file permissions, software, drivers... the inability to not have updates ....jesus, network drivers....theres a realtek nic that disconnects every 5 minutes on win 10. they only released a win 10 driver that doesnt fall over every 5 mins 2 months ago.
it might be fine if you go browsing and check your yahoo email and use MSE but if you do anything else, expect trouble.
cold dead hands win 7 middle of 2020 my
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who are the fucktards downvoting this? SHILLS i tell you! SHILLS!
yes exaclty. ive done about 50 so far, so its actually no more than 399,999,950.
businesses may be buying pc;s with win 10 on them, but i bet most of them get sent straight to the imaging machine for a lovely windows 7 repaint.
thats fair, but pay peanuts etc
about free services always make me laugh. how much are you paying? whats that? fuck all? hmmm...guess how much support / reliability you're going to get? yes thats right....it begins with f and ends with uckall
Well that'd be a great place to send him. We'll have to put up with Apple saying that they invented Mars for the rest of eternity though
I met a lady on holiday who works at the ms compensation dept in Thames valley park, Reading. I only got talking to her at the airport on the way home so didn't get much info. I didn't even know the dept existed. She said she had been busy recently...
because, you know, its more fun that way.
exploding phones aside, has anybody actually got one of these that doesnt explode? if so...is it any good?
i wish someone would. i fucking hate that mouse.
As if a billion Samsung print drivers suddenly expanded to 15 times their optimal size
you are getting confused between the standard electrical meter and the pv meter.
i have an old style spinning wheel leccy meter.
my energy company demands reads of this every quarter or whatever as per every other house in the country. i give it to them. they bill me.
when my panels overproduce (i.e they feed back into the grid because we use less leccy then we are currently generating) the wheel on the leccy meter runs backwards, undoing previous leccy we have used.
for the genration and fit - it is a separate digital meter, but it only calculates what we have produced from the array. this meter does not go backwards. i simply supply the number on the pv meter to the energy company,. they pay me 42p or whatever per kw generated (generation payment) plus about 4p per kw generated on 50% of each kw generation read (fit payment)
"Yes, quite possibly "
no,it definitely goes backwards.
"You will still have a new electronic meter installed to satisfy the FiT scheme as the serial number would have had to be registered to make the payments against."
nope, i get FIT and they havent installed a new meter. it may be different now though, this was 5 years ago
"Count yourself lucky as you should be getting the money and reducing the registered import consumption, you will be making a double win "
yes, i know, its great
"with the old meter until your DNO decides to change it."
i dont believe they can force me to change it, not yet anyway.
My old meter goes backwards when the panels produce more than we use.
ok, manually installing kb3138612 makes wsus offline work for me. (in addition to the 2 i mentioned before)
all updates done in 30 mins.
happy days! thanks for your input
"youd best have one beast of a liver"
hahaha! yes, the people you have to deal with....ahh crickeys. i cant even drink normal beer anymore, has to be leffe brun. lovely monk brewed shit at 6.6%.
NEXT WEEK: tennants super no doubt
ok, wsus update is running again and installing stuff after doing the reboot with the win update windows..
ive just noticed something. if you cancel the wsus offline install (by closing the cmd window) when it hangs on kb3138612 , windows immediately pops up a "need to restart and install update" window.
im going to do just that and let you know what happens
hmm...maybe thats why its hanging. its done it many times on kb3138612 in fact i have one im doing now with the problem.
ive just googled it and there are a number of people with the same issue.....manually install is the answer apparently. i'll try it...
as for MS doing it deliberately....yeah, i reckon you might be onto something there.
re: win 7 install from dvd.
might be easier to make an image (including your faviourite programs) then sysprep it. then you can install it on any hardware and it will be up to date (well, the date of the image anyway). its pretty easy to do. there are any number of guides out there. then you can get your drivers from wherever and off you go. my win 7 image takes 7 mins to restore via usb 3 cradle.
for win updates on 7 taking days, ive found something recently that has made a massive difference.
check task manager - run it as an admin / select "show processes for all users"
if svchost has massive memory usage, and when you click "goto services” on svchost it shows wuausrv as being one of the culprits, do the following.
goto services, and stop wuausrv (windows update service)
install these two updates
this will stop the high memory usage of wuausrv from killing the machine (ive seen it eat 4gb ram and upwards recently)
then restart wuauasrv then reboot
then you should get the updates a lot quicker.
you can also then use wsus offline (google it) which is also very fast, although ive had a few issues with it hanging.
"the three body problem" and its sequel "the dark forest"...and the trequel coming out soon....
greg bear's hull 03 also .
honestly, these are books that i wish i could re read for the first time.
read them now....
yeah, niven is a biot light on plot ./ characters, i read ringworld for the first time, and from what i was told to expect i was a bit disapointed.
"I'd like to lick your aunt" for instance
BUT YOU CREATED IT JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO! Grrrr...
i love the way you shouted that at the pc. i bet you did too, reperatedly.
just work you fucking bastard!!
whats that? you cant find the printer? its just fucking over there you stupid fucker! aaaaargh
oh jesus christ i hate it. you get to the stage where you actually dont know if it has formatted some of them, all of them, none of them.
what we need to do is get the US to use a sensible date format. small/bigger/evenbigger
"I recently [installed] the summer Anniversary Update for Windows 10 on both my laptop and my desktop which went without any errors."
"i recently upgraded a previously upgraded operating system. i have shit sat on top of bastardised shit. it installed without any errors, well, any errors like stopping me from opening a browser and checking my email. the deeper, underlying total fuck up nightmare that my installation has now become is invisible to me except when i try and do something other than browse the internet"
this may be only for some value of the total number of "upgraded", but i'll bet its happening on fresh installs too.
stuck between a rock and a hard plaice?
mmmm longpigs....nom nom nom
yes exactly. you get what you pay for. you are paying how much? whats that? , fuck all? well, thats what you get then.
"There is also the issue of the C:\ProgramData, a folder you never get to choose the location of that Visual Studio (and others?) insist on copying what appear to be vast portions of their setup files to ...."
ive never tried this with that folder, but you could probably do it with a junction