48 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012
Re: Anyone read Dominion by C J Sansom?
"Churchill shacking up with Germany would never have happened though. His favorite pastime was mongering for war against the Huns, since before WWI."
Correct. That is why in the book he never becomes PM, and ends up leading the underground movement.
Re: Also ...
I've seen the film. Looked great, shame it was crap. Wouldn't mind reading the book though.
Anyone read Dominion by C J Sansom?
Similar thing, alternative history in 1950s UK where Winston Churchill never becomes PM and we end up being allies with the nazis. Great book. Depressing as hell.
Oh come on
iPlayer has minor issues over a weekend. Worked for me so I didn't really notice (which is a shame as it allowed my three year old to catch up on his Cbeebies). Sure, it's over engineered and more times than most performance is crap, but not sure if that's a reason to "shut the BBC down".
And less of this whole "Privitisation!" nonsense. Virgin leads a fine example of why this is not always the answer.
To all fired employees
"Could you turn the lights out when you leave please?"
"No! No! NO! THATS THE WRONG SWITCH!"
I can see what he is saying
He's putting two things first. Mobile and Cloud.
I can't say I follow his vision, but it's not difficult to understand. At least I don't think it is?
Does anyone else hate them newspapers
You know, the ones who type frantically to get a post up at the earliest opportunity so that when someone clicks on the Google Doodle, one of the top search results is their post. Normally its the independent or the daily mail. Yes, I KNOW that Google Doodle is celebrating xyz, I see that - that's why I clicked on it! Jees.
Can you imagine their SEO meetings - "Right, at midnight, soon as that doodle goes up, go to Wikipedia and copy and paste like you've never copy and pasted before! Let's beat Wikipedia boyz!"
Typical British press tw*ttishness .
I needed no marketing campaign
for me to close my Facebook account.
Re: Deja Vu
So it's not really news then, is it? It has always been vulnerable and the recommendation for a long time has been not to use it.
Wasn't TimThumb exposed not so long ago?
Excuse me, but
What just happened?
As the title says
I am and I am not disappointed with this news
I like the concept, I'm eager to give the controller a go and I like the way Valve are "targeting the living room" (man I hate that phrase).
So I am disappointed that after all the buzz and excitement last year, and the "ooo I hope I'm going to be a tester!" phase (which also turned out to be disappointing for anyone living outside the US), it has now been delayed by at least 7 months, and we all know it's going to be longer than that.
But I'm not so disappointed because Valve work very differently to Sony and Microsoft and that is refreshing. Steam is not tied to any specific hardware, so certainly with the new in home streaming, what's stopping somebody putting together a low powered mini PC together and do 50%* of what the Steam Machine was going to do anyway?
This of course does beg the question, if they can be delayed for so long, are they a waste of time? OR, is it going to be released with a new upcoming game from Valve which they haven't quite finished yet and won't be finished until next year? I think the latter.
Whatever the case, Valve really are not worried about delaying something that is pretty big news by possibly another year. If Microsoft or Sony did this, they would lose a lot of fanboys, but I suspect not in Valves case, which goes to show the loyalty of the users of the platform.
Man this beer is good.
*50% streaming Windows only games to the box, the other 50% running games that can be installed on Linux.
Can somebody tell me...
...that if instead of a windscreen to look out of, we'll just have an advertising board?
Re: Rob me now!
You're wrong - the computer on wheels will recognize the knife in the robbers hands and will activate what is known as the Denver Jock Strap Device.
Technology is a wonderful thing, ain't it?
Re: No longer really useful
For technical information, I tend to use duckduckgo these days
"Xbox On," "Xbox Broadcast," and "Xbox Record That," are the most popular commands, he said."
I would have thought "Xbox Off" would have been pretty high in the list too...
That screenshot, what happens...
if you click "All Apps"?
Re: Just a News Operation
The last time I watched a decent Drama on BBC was Outcasts, and they cancelled that after 8 episodes.
Just a News Operation
"The most radical proposals came from Grade, who said the BBC should be cut back to a news operation and leave the cooking shows and talent shows to the private sector."
It might be the most radical, but in my humblest opinion, is the most sensible.
Alternatively, have you BBC News, BBC One and BBC Two paid by the state, but leave the other stuff to subscription basis (CBeebies, BBC Three, hell, even have BBC Film - everyone else is doing it).
I had problems with Steam Cloud for over 9 months, and they kept on telling me it was my end / my ISP / my router / my AV.
Turned out, it was their end. 5 minute fix and all was well again. Can't say I was impressed with their support.
And don't bother following their twitter account @steam_support. Thats only used to keep you posted on client updates, not the actual support stuff you'd be interested in.
So how many will be left?
We've used AVnet (ex Bell Micro / Ideal) for a number of years now, last time we did a contract review we looked at other distributors and the choice was fairly limited then, so we stuck with them.
Or will we have to start thinking about reselling Office 365? Surely this can't be the case?
Re: Microsoft Partner Downloads
PS this includes the Volume Licensing Center / Centre too.
Microsoft Partner Downloads
I've been trying to download Windows 8.1 all afternoon from the partner portal, cancels after 500MB.
Anyone else having that issue?
Can only access Google
We had a call from a client the other day, and they said they could only access Google and Youtube. Nothing.
We checked EVERYTHING - DNS was fine, names were being resolved, but you just couldn't access any websites except Google. w....t.....f.......
Anyway, at the end of the day, we thought, could it be BT!? No, surely, because we can access Google?
WELLLLL, as it turns out, it WAS BT - they hadn't paid their bill so they "limited" access to the internet. The limit was you can access Google and any of the Google services, but nothing else.
from tasblets, to Google glasses, mobile boredom, back to the desktop?
Re: Microsoft is a Server and OS company
What this man says. Well said @deadlockvictim
I just KNEW you couldn't resist including them.
I can't understand either, and I am British.
Re: And for Server 2012?
I'm happy that I'm not the only on suffering here.
And for Server 2012?
You try clicking on the start icon in a Virtual Machine Console. Its next to impossible.
Is it ultra...
By any chance?
Re: Never understood the original MySpace but recently re-visited and...
That is exactly why I left it.
everyday, friends requests from bands - "Hey! Sorry for contacting you this way, but we think you'll love our shit!".
I drew the line when some rapper guy sent me a friends request "Yo, wassup bro, blah blah blah - check out mah tooons you'll luv em, peace out", when, quite clearly, my favourite artists featured bands such as Dream Theater, Spocks Beard, The Flower Kings, etc.
"...floated the ad firm"
FINALLY - its real description. Its an advertisement board with a social media aspect bolted onto the side.
Re: suspect data?
I think this report is solely based on retailers. Online sales and digital distribution will certainly not be factored into this. So can we say the games market itself isn't doing too badly, and that bricks and mortar retailers like Game are feeling the strain? I guess so.
Re: @AC 12:18
and by the way, it was the same SD card. Model number and everything.
I remember searching for an SD Card for my camera. £25 at Currys (apparently 10% off), £12 at Amazon.
I understand overheads for retailers as I used to work for a retailer (non electrical), but still you don't have to take the p*ss out of your customer. It just offends them.
But if Amazon did oblige to pay taxes, would pay that little more?
Still, the service is good.
Re: Why has no one posted a "Microsoft Tax" joke yet....
A guy from Microsoft walks in to a UK tax office and says "I'm here to pay my tax bill".
The tax guy laughs and says "You know, I had a guy from Amazon come in asking to do that same thing! How funny, you guys never owe us anything, why now? Come on, lets forget about it and go and get ourselves a Starbucks Caramel chocolate amerilattecino double cream coffee with extra sprinkles? I'll buy. After all, it's not my money.".
Re: Forget blogs, how about a new social network...
how about "Binged up"?
My email server
Won't allow inbound emails larger than 2GB.
And this is following news that Surface hasn't really taken off as well as Microsoft wanted it to, and that corporates are not planning a Windows 8 upgrade at all?
Sorry, but I do not buy into this.
Of course, is she is referring to the number of £14.99 upgrades sold on new PCs, and the upgrades available to Volume License customers, then I guess that is almost believable.
But to say more people were eager to upgrade to 8 from a previous OS? Bullshit. I tell you something, I know people who don't know anything about Windows 8, and that is the god honest truth. And to the rest who have only just upgraded to 7? No way, we're only just getting used to this version as I've just upgraded from XP.
I like Microsoft, I work for an MS partner, I don't mind their products, but their corporate bullshit irates me.
Whatever any PS3 owner does this year...
...I highly recommend Okami HD, whether or not you played the original PS2 version. Its brilliant with or without the Move support, it looks awesome and it's one of the best PS2 games that ever came out.
All I ask if for Rockstar to not fuck this up by running all the online play through Windows Live again.
Oh please, please Rockstar, for all that is holy.
I went into a Comet the other day
Only to find that they were only discounting goods by 10% and wouldn't budge on the price.
I can still buy goods cheaper online and from the store down the road, even after their "STOCK CLEARANCE" discount.
I'd hate to be one of their creditors right now.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great