10 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012
Best article ever posted on El Reg.
Me too. It's not really news...
Re: It's alright folks....
"...don't panic; it's from what was once Amstrad. Can anyone name *any* tech from this first rate twat that has *ever* worked or been adopted broadly by the market?" Bernard M. Orwell
Sky boxes. Sky + boxes. Sky + HD boxes.....
Re: disabled workers
maybe you we should wait to judge until thay have started..."
Interesting reading. It sounds like they may be well intentioned, let's just hope things stay that way, rather than the ATOS version.
Capita are also one of the companies (the other being ATOS) who will be assessing claimants for PIP.
They're already facing a lot of hatred, and it's only set to increase...
I wouldn't want to work there either as a disabled person myself but then as an NHS contractor I don't have to, thankfully.
Re: More than half?
"Is there anyone out there who isn't paid to do so singing the virtues of Win 8? Or are people just using what comes with their machines because if they had a choice even those with a small amount of knowledge will be avoiding Win 8?"
Yup, me. I've been using Win8 since the first preview version on my laptop and main desktop at home and love it. Once the final release version was out I upgraded all our machines at home to it and have had no problems other than my Mrs moaning a bit about not knowing how to use it on her laptop.
And to address the point about just using what comes with a machine, none of our machines were Win8 machines previously, I made a conscious decision to install it on them all. Our teenage boys love it as they say it is just like their X boxes.
And as for me, I'm an IT professional of 13 years, as well as a freelance writer on disability and employment issues.
"but when I need to work, all the programs I use run in desktop mode, so the extra step of bouncing out into a full-screen start menu to load up each one is somewhat off-putting and certainle does nothing for the 'flow'."
How about pinning those programs to the task bar....?
Re: Not surprising, but nice to see some stats
Ole Juul wrote: "I also notice that disabled people are often hooked on drugs".
Can you expand on that statement at all? As in what type of drugs and how many disabled people you know who are "hooked"?
Microsoft is still offering Paypal as a payment option for apps and subscriptions via the Windows 8 Store - I bought a 6 month sub to Win 8 magazine yesterday and one of the options was Paypal. I do have a Paypal account but having read this now I am glad I chose the credit card option.
And what of the human rights of the victim(s)?
These kind of perverts are sick individuals preying on innocent children. Let's not forget that. When they do so they lose all "human" rights and are not fit to be classified as human.
So why should they be allowed internet access? Or anything else for that matter?
- 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