144 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012
was the currency solid gold? if so it really would be worth scraping it
McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia audio system brands
could they have ripped off any more brand names any closer than this?
Is fab. £45 per month and all you can eat calls , 2gb data and unlimited land line to phone transfers. Also about 2 quid per day in most of Europe amd maybe woldwide to roam with all your data and features on your plan.
baked beans are off
Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam etc
and...wait for it...queue religious nutcase statement in T minus 5....4......3.......2......1.....
can someone can get a definitive answer from mr russinovich as to that question as to whether it is still / was bollox or not?
Re: not round here
judging by some of my customers, this area is definitely not less-dense than anywhere else in the IT world...
not round here
Some of my customers are lucky to be able to make a phone call on their god knows how old copper lines let alone get > 1mbs adsl. I think the quality of the copper might make a significant difference. Also...did they use monster cable or cyrus oxgen free speaker cable for this test??
there's klingons on the starboard bow
maybe its not hospitable to life as we currently know it.....
" could be used by criminals (or apparently children) to break into the units"
"Anyone that can read"
a bit late to the party
we've been beating this one off (as it were) since September last year.
get crypto prevent (free from foolishit - yes really) and protect your users. for you corporate types, yes, you already have gpols in place to prevent things executing from temp locations and zip files. for us in the sole trader/sme world who dont have the ability to lock down customers pc's to that extent, this easily sets gpols for them at the click of a button. and its free.
also,as im sure you already know, make sure they have a versioning backup system. carbonite works a treat and they have a dedicated backup team who will help you roll back the infection till before it happened.
MAX_HEADROOM's evil twin?
invisible without specialist equipment.
Like what...a telescope?
Where have you been?
Hello? Its getting cold and I cant hear. I did the thing you asked. Hello? Why wont you talk to me? Is something broken? Jeez. I think somethings broken. Blimey. This is getting dull. Wait. Where have you gone? Hello??? Oh god jesus christ all alone in the infinite void...talk to me...TALK TO ME! oh theyve gone. Really gone. Why have you forsaken meeeeeee??
Cchhh. Achh....hmm..HACK... huh? Sorry I've been asleep for a bit. Well frozen probably. Talking to things..dreams....err anyway...I remember...Oh what? A comet? A what? Really? Sounds...dangerous. im not sure. no maybe not. Really. No, it sounds shit. but i sure am glad to talk. What? OH! Rockets are firing....Ok. Im going!. Really? Lets see what this "comet" is then. Jesus christ! Seriously? Fuck im going to hit it!! Shit shit shit...aaaargh..SHHHHHHHIIIIIT.....oh oh oh...FUUUUUUCK.....oooh...aah...aaagh...uh...blimey....am I still here? What? Crickeys im still here. I sure dont like comets. Fucking hell that was close. Good job you werent deliberately aiming me at it. I forgive you...its nice just to talk. So...hows things? Hello?
Did I do bad? Ok. I love comets. Id do another one anytime. Really. Dont leave me. Why arent you talking to me? Did I do something wrong? Oh im a bad probe. A bad bad probe. Now they won't even answer me. Well I did the best I could. I feel old. Its getting colder. I did the best a little probe could do. Oh I hope they dont hate me...
A what? What the fuck is that? Now listen here. I may not have a great vocabulary but last time you fluffed me it was not great. I dont understand. .
"Crowd funding "? Thats not a new word for "comet" is it?
I sell stuff like this..its crap but buy it
"As a vendor of cloud software-as-a-service, I’m obviously a big fan and supporter of correctly managed cloud services but, like any tool, cutting costs and reducing security creates risk."
Bingo.SaaS....so like err not giving the keys to the kingdom out to the rest of the world by simply clicking on someones name?
"Programmers must assume the worse and properly design around a threat model"
The worse? Think your cloud syntax may be slightly wrong there
mars is definately cooler
"It's clear Venus has a lot of new science to offer, but it's being somewhat overshadowed by its cooler, redder cousin."
there's not many things cooler than being able to remote control a nuclear powered laser wielding robot around the place...kinda difficult on venus at present.
Re: Is the flight one even the right question?
already been thought of a loong time ago by IKB. Elon Musk was working on it recently too...hyperloop i think he called it.
it will be on a tiny screen. good luck with excel
SME's are the coal face
couldnt agree more with the last post....i work mainly with SME's...small budget but a day down for an SME is a huge problem. sme for me is 1 to 10 people. when you first encounter them, they havent a clue about IT. they have their business and do email and sage and documents and maybe some other stuff. they dont back up. they have norton installed from the computer they bought at pc world. now we are going to let them buy pc's as a service form some cock whose entire "support" is based on magical pixies who work round the clock from some 3rd world country, who cant do IT let alone speak english? imagine if talk talk were doing your IT...i mean holy shit!!
local IT engineer....
broadband down - no prob, lets use 3g off your phone, or if they have a bigger budget, it will fail over onto the 3g from the router if they've paid for a decent router.
pc fails...well, you can use someone elses if its critical...shove them off their pc, install software if necessary and do mission critical stuff on it whilst i fix yours, or simply build a new machine - few hours.
server fails....worst case we can rebuild it...might take a good few hours though.
if they are on a cloud infrastructure (windows as a service, db as a service, in fact anything as a service) and it fails noone can fix it except the cloud provider - lets say its fasthosts level of support...could be weeks. call them up...hello, my name is johnny (actually rapesh in bangalore) , how can i help?
heres the future guys - its not bright and it sure as shit aint orange.
ran out of edit time....a few mistakes in the last post and a few beers here...really though, how can a comany with 10 of thousands of servers all supposed to be redundant and failover not work properly?
"for whatever reason i worked for a DR company (adam associates/global continuity) 18 years ago that worked on failover of servers back in NT days....thats 20 years ago..."
"for whatever reason. i worked for a DR company (adam associates/global continuity) 18 years ago that worked on failover of servers back in NT days....thats 18 years ago..."
no, not really
so how would this fail locally exactly?
on a local pc....your pc might die for many reasons or you might get a virus assuming your policies are shit and you are an idiot. you might forget your password (aaargh twat!!) and not be able to reset it because you dont have anyone that can use utilman / cmd swapover or a linux disk to reset it.
the worst that could happen would be for you to go out and buy another pc. takes, what, an hour? or rebuild your pc...then bung your dvd in and install it. or if you are more technically minded, fix the one you have. so a new pc costs money, but how much are you losing in revenue whilst it is down?
as its been said before, if you leave all your IT to someone else who will employ god knows who to look after your "kit" what do you expect? its like going to PC World to get advice....guess who you are dealing with? someone who tries to sell you windows 8 and norton because the margins are high or because they cant sell you anything else.
they wont ask you what you plan to do with the pc, understand that actually, a samsung 840 pro ssd and 8gb of ram and even a g2120 (£30) cost very little now and will kick the arse out of an i7 and a sata disk - they are just flogging their stuff to you. they dont care. you are one many. if they lose you as a customer, its not important. if they lose your data, so what? you get pissed, have your business down for hours or days and then go somewhere else. at this stage, you have already let your IT guys go.
even the big boys like amazon and MS cant get the failover right - they wouldnt have outages otherwise, for whatever reason i worked for a DR company (adam associates/global continuity) 18 years ago that worked on failover of servers back in NT days....thats 20 years ago...we invented a thing called double take that was revolutionary but didnt really work properly at the time (cant comment on what it s like now though, hopefully much better) i cant believe that the system they knocked up at time doesnt now work flawlessly. it kinda worked back then. but now? why doesn't it just fucking work? server clusters were just becoming fashionable then - its now 20 years on. cloud promises redundant immediate failover systems but it KEEPS going wrong...why is this?
because they are a bunch of clunts. simple. they dont care about you as a customer because you are one of many.
how about a new term, "Clunts"
for people who are proponents of cloud everything - a combination of "cloud" and some other word that eludes me for the moment and hopefully the moderator too.
"are we really gonna buy services from these Clunts?"
"your 5.20 meeting with the Clunts is approaching"
"its down again? i don't believe these Clunts!"
"can you call those Clunts and ask them what the heck is happening?"
"tell those Clunts to get their finger out"
Re: Xbox One owners in denial is a really funny thing.
OS popcorn. ..for when your kernel overheats
Thats not true. They dont measure it. They assume you pump back a half or quarter (cant remember off the top of my head) of what you generate (which they do measure)
Re: "...4.5 billion years ago...” Ramirez said. “A lot of things can happen in that amount of time.”
the daily mail, for instance
"one that is clearly designed to function across a variety of screen sizes without losing functionality"
now where has this gone badly, balmerly, badly wrong in the recent past?
it wont work the same on a 27" fucking desktop monitor as it does on a phone you dicks. how can it? it might look the same but it wont be as usefull.
Stock in the Channel
stupid place to keep it
wow. i made a difference
i have been (not single-handedly I'm sure, but it seems like that) removing norton everywhere i find it.
good to know I've made a difference over the years
How could that description be patented? Its a box I tell you. A box yeah. Its got stuff in it. Yeah. And glue. Yeah its gonna make me millions kid.
how to turn hp around
Stop selling shit. You used to make good kit. Now you dont. Seems fairly straightfoward. And please ffs try and write a printer driver that is less than 300 fucking meg
4 way stop sign
what happens if 4 driverless cars meet at a 4 way stop sign?
ahh - and theres me thinking i was all original...damn!!!
the usual (banking) suspects
kobayashi is the lawyer? this couldnt get anymore sinister
after all.....The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.....And like that, poof. He's gone.
is that "shit" or "millf"?
stopped reading at
"an analyst has predicted"
we really do need a B-Ark. soon.
are theiving bastards.
use secure server hosting or any other UPG - i pay 20p per transaction for debits and about 1.5% fro credit cards. no card reader required, no monthly fee, its all online.
cheap, easy, accessible from anywhere with a net connection.
Otherwise get a gramaphone and a chair. Maybe even get dolby with that, grandad
dicks. If your amp doesn't go up to 11 then you have no fucking idea. Clipping? Thats when the crossover coils in your 767's start melting the plastic on the back because you ran the output of your technics mash cd player through the denon drm800a rec in and then back to the pioneer a400 because it wouldnt play welcome to the jungle loud enough. Ever been to a gig? Or a festival? Festival drift? Or you cant heat the treble cos you are in the front row and you are being pushed and pulled by evrryone else as the crowd pulsates back and forth? try feeling your music instead of trying to hear it.
I know what I mean. As did you. Twat/pedant. The song remains the same
Thats right. Freely open to read. Freely open to expoit.should be freely open to fix but it wasn't now was it.fuckwits. I LOVE the fact that ms arent effected.
Re: mac book air screen
Yes I agree but this is my point...25gramms? You wouldnt even be able to tell the difference without scales. A few mm here an there is no biggie. But you are right...built in obselecance and if it breaks get a new one.
mac book air screen
price for the "spare" (not the screen, but the entire top half) is over £600 plus vat.
you can buy a replacement non-apple screen fro £100. its 1mm thick and apple glue it, (yes glue it) into the top half. so there is no way in the world you can get the old screen out without getting tiny slivers of razor sharp screen all over the place, cutting yourself or getting the fluid from the screen all over the diffussers behind the screen. even if you then get new diffusers, its (well, it was for me) impossible to get them to line up correctly so the screen appears blotchy.
never doing one of them again.
imac hard disk repalcement. takes about an hour. pain in the arse.
iphone screen replacement. takes about an hour.
is it really so difficult to make this stuff so that it can be repaired? the extra weight of screws cant be that much, the extra size of the device (a mm or something?) wouldnt be such an issue would it?
glued in batteries, screens, aaagh!
i always knew SEO was a giant rip off
Re: Where did all the money come from?
What money? The 10bn doesnt even exist. Its certainly not in their bank account. Someone somewhere thinks...thinks...its worth 10bn. What a load of shit. The sooner we shoot these cock suckers in the face at close range the better off we will all be.
for a fucking website that lets you rent out an apartment?
now - wheres my copy of frontpage 2003...gonna set myself up....ive just bought www.rentmeout.co.uk who wants to buy in? could also have interesting other uses.
no wonder anyone who hasnt got any money hasnt got any money.
all the money in the world is tied up by cunts who have lots of money giving it to other cunts who piss it away on bullshit.
right, wheres my vat of wine. oh, its gone. sorry, i may have sworn a few times there.
Re: Public Impression
fantastic package, i mean blinding for a small business. and its free. (you can get the pro upgrade by doing a survey / small exam which is piss easy)
i still use it. it does everything i need. (i use MOA 2009). its multi user, integrates with word and excel and access seamlessly. it is absolutely fantastic.
annoyingly, support for it got pulled the year after i started using it, but it still works just fine.
i look after a lot of customers with many different sage products. this is the reason i didnt use sage when i was looking for an accounts package...
such a shame they sold it to mammoth or something similarly named.
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