139 posts • joined Monday 9th July 2007 12:51 GMT
BBC Mixing desks
The BBC mixing desk faders were backwards so you had to pull them on. Apparently it was so that if the presenter fell asleep across the desk it wouldn't fade stuff up, but switch off what was live (i.e. the presenter).
How do you input the data then?
You have to start on a device somewhere.
iCloud works perfectly for me across multiple devices.
Re: The ST was 32 bits
The STM did exist, I still have mine in the garage. I bought it second hand for £350 including a single sided floppy drive and high-resolution monitor. It had half a MB of RAM which I later upgraded to 2.5MB using some chips salvaged from old PC expansion cards.
It was Cornwall
Search for Camelford pollution.
Is it even possible to go "round the meter" within 14 days in a normal sized house?
Would it not be better to prevent you from entering a lower figure and then directing you to call?
Gordon Brown had the Beatles on his iPod
but he had to remove them when someone pointed out that there was no legal way that the music could have got there (this being before the Beatles appeared on iTunes.
Thanks for helping to get things into perspective, Lewis. I'm not a particular fan of Nuclear Power but I am fed up with the "we're all going to die" paranoia being touted by most media outlets.
Even worse, they are mixing up information within the articles:
<Paragraph on power station situation>
<Paragraph on power station situation>
<Paragraph on wider impact of power station situation>
<reminder of the number of people killed or missing from the earthquake/tsunami>
<Paragraph on power station situation>
This makes it look like the power stations have cause thousands of casualties.
The way to successful change management
I found the best way to work within a managed IT environment was to submit all change requests retrospectively.
That way I got to do what I wanted to do without the inevitable delays caused by the change management "system".
I'd imagine part of the issue will be that all the manholes, I mean access covers in the area will have been inspected and sealed by the bomb squad. No one will be allowed to open them until after his holiness has boarded the plane home.
No right to delete
Images are one of 2 things, either they have been lawfully created and no offence has been commited, or they are unlawful and constitute evidence. If lawful then the police (or anyone else other than the owner of the images) have no right to delete them and if unlawful the police have a duty to preserve them as evidence of an offence.
Remember also that there is plenty of software available to recover deleted images from memory cards.
Typical Microsoft greed
One of my previous employers is a large charity that, amongst other things, provides IT services to a number of related, but legally separate charities. Several of the services are web based and hosted on Windows.
According to Microsoft, if you run a web site that is available to the public, that's fine, shove it on IIS and away you go. Alternatively, if you run a wabsite that is only available to employees of your organisation (aka an Intranet), that's fine too.
But any service that caters for your related, but separate organisations requires all the servers that provide that particular website to have an additional "interconnect" licence.
Does this special licence provide any additional functionality? What do you think?
12 grand for no discernable benefit to anyone except Microsoft. Of course my ex-employer simply paid up rather than tell Microsoft where to go or switch to a proper web server platform.
More rights for the corporates, less for the independents
Meanwhile Lord Voldemort, I mean Mandleson wants to remove copyright protection for non-commercial use of photographs. The election can't come soon enough.
There's a good reason the Vatican don't want you to read Dan Brown
Because his books are rubbish, they're just trying to save you from them
Getting the right results
@The Dorset Rambler - of course they're waiting until they have the results they want. It's a common tactic. They've taken things a stage further with the Badman review of Home Education, fed up with not getting the result they wanted 4 times in 3 years, they've found a lackey to write what they want him to. Now they've given him extra time to "collect more evidence" for an upcoming Select Committee review of the review because he can't now produce the evidence to back up what he said.
Yes, Minister anyone?
Looks a familiar concept but with less likelihood ofsmashing your screen.
Lancastrian Treacle Mines?
I thought the treacle mines were in Tadley, Hampshire. Close to the Atomic Weapons Establishment, I'm sure Sir Terry will have heard of them thanks to his nuclear connections.
Hope there's no reserve price
Then if the whole thing is sold for a few hundred dollars, SCO will finally have lost everything.
A sad loss
Oliver Postgate was a truely inspired and inspirational man and I am sad to hear that he has died.
I remember watching Ivor, Bagpuss and the Clangers when growing up and now my children are fans as well. They watch (nearly) all the modern shows and enjoy them, and are equally happy to sit down and watch Ivor or the Clangers on DVD. This is a true measure of the genius of Postgate and Firmin.
Should have had charges thrown out
This poor lady has given up any hope of ever being able to teach again (she has surrendered her teaching licence) as a result of something she had no control over. I understand that she is unwell and unlikely to want to return to teaching, but she now has a criminal record thanks to idiot prosecutors.
Well, at least the supermarkets have a better track record of keeping personal data safe than Government agencies or contractors.
I suspect all these unfortunate data losses are delibrately designed to make personal data less valuable as a prelude to the ID card.
When's the election due?
@Ed - 7ft Gauge
Surely a railway is civil engineering? Anyway, Brunel had a lot of influence on the railways and his 7ft gauge was probably the better option - the VHS vs Betamax of its day.
What's the point?
When there are some brilliant free apps out there - Handbrake for the Mac for example.
This was an audio breakthrough in the days of the wind up gramophone, building the horn speaker into the box or cabinet - next thing they will be telling us how to lower the noise output by placing a scarf or hankerchief in the opening.
I've just worked out why the site looks wrong
It's the masthead - has The Register and logo and underneath "Biting the hand that feeds IT." but aligned to the right of the top line. Having this on the left hand side looks strange.
Either left justify the second line or put the whole thing in the middle and I'll be happy.
Increasing the font size in Firefox looks fine.
If it only affects Windows machines...
How can Apple Fans be affected? Surely a real fan would be using a Mac.
Perhaps "Windows using iPhone users" didn't sound quite so sensationalist.
Am I alone?
I liked the film, it was yet another different telling of the story, with most of the "new" plot devices and characters actually written by DNA himself.
I'm not too sure about this book idea though.
Well I could understand it perfectly
No problem at all. Plus the number of times you hear these bloody adverts, it'd only take a couple of listens to get it.
I don't tend to listen to commercial radio any more, but I did catch my local station the other day and heard a radio advert that could have been from twenty years ago. If you remember Radio Active's "Martins of Bond Street Sale" sketch, you will understand. Ghastly.
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