794 posts • joined 22 Jan 2007
The gap between SQL 2008 and 2012
SQL Server 2010 was released as 2008 R2 because Microsoft hadn't finished it in time, so your concept of 2 year release cycles is accurate.
Bring back the burnt out husk master (after final regeneration or some such nonsense)
He scared the living crud out of me as a kid. Kids these days are too wrapped in cotton wool, we need more stuff like Davros in Doctor Who, make the buggers have nightmares. And while we're on it, bring back The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water, the kid getting fried getting his frisby from the substation, the kids on the building site, is that a tractor left with the keys in it?
Why are you putting that jacket on me? What sort of a jacket ties up at the back? I'm fine I tell you! What are you doing here doctor? What's that injection for? No, I'm fine, I'm fine I'm...............
I didn't read the entire article
All I want to know is... does it support any decent 3rd party VPN connections? The original Surface Pro only supported MS VPN connections, no 3rd party support at all (from what I read anyway) and most VPN providers wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. Give me a product I can connect to home and work machines from with the added benefit of playing video plus web surfing and I'll buy it.
hmmm, IE, IE, IE???
I know the acronym from somewhere but I just can't quite place it, it must have been quite a while.
Very little is revealed???
I'd say that it gives away quite a lot about John Hurt's Doctor, mainly that he's so hated because of what he did to stop the time war, although quite what that might be isn't even hinted at.
Re: @Lloyd cheap and nasty
I hadn't noticed that it was magnetic but I've just checked and you're right and I'd wager that you're bang on about the accessories, although quite why anyone would lug a zoom around for a camera of that quality (it's not too bad on low light but for action shots it's all blur).
Re: cheap and nasty
No, I said it was cheap and nasty, the case looks and feels like a Storage Options Scroll Essential. The screen is beautiful but that's all, the camera on the back is fugly. So presumably if you're not trolling you have one? And you can tell us all what your likes and dislikes are then? And perhaps you could even stop hiding behind a troll account?
Re: cheap and nasty
I have no idea what a Nokia 2310 even looks like nor do I care. That's the thing about opinions everyone's got one, even if it's just to blatantly troll.
Undecided as yet
KitKat is a mixed bag. I started doing what I normally do and disable all of the Google services I never use, much to my chagrin half of the phone stopped working, the most crippling being that II turned off hangouts and it disabled text messages. Eventually I found ways and means around a lot of this crap simply by trial and error, I hate the fact that the entire desktop now runs off of the Search service, disable search and it'll turn itself back on as soon as you go to your desktop with the added bonus that it resets your desktop. Saying that it's more fluid than JB and there's some improvements to things like the camera app.
The phone itself is cheap and nasty but the hardware is decent for the price, it's roughly the same size as my Galaxy Nexus but with a larger screen area, decent speakers on the bottom and a seemingly longer battery life. I'm withholding judgement but currently it's "okay".
Re: SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and mankind ARE from CLAY
I knew I shouldn't have posted what I perceived to be a smart arsed comment when I'd been down the gym and needed a sugar fix. I take it back and I'm having a Mars bar.
SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and mankind ARE from CLAY
< pedant>I think it's more likely that they're MADE from CLAY. I'm assuming that's a typo. </ pedant>
It's become so easy to mock Apple
That it's now akin to taking the mick out of a "differently abled" kid, it's wrong and I feel dirty doing it.
Re: Still throttling by up to 65%
I set up a new SkyDrive connection to upload a load of photos the other day, I'm not sure if it was Virgin or MS but 20GB took 3.5 days, (by my reckoning that's 0.55mbps), it absolutely killed the connection too.
Here's the thing
Blackberry does what it should do, works well for corporate users, the problem with that is that every single corporate user I've ever encountered wants an iPhone as their company phone. Not because it fulfills all or even some of what they need it for, simply because it's bling. We had a sales department who told us that we needed an iPhone app because our client base was screaming out for a mobile version of our product (on release it was used by 4 people a week out of a base of 250,000). Of course this meant that they would all need an iPhone to show it to potential clients so we migrated everyone off Blackberry to Apple, cue a massive rise in support calls and lots of blame on "well I can't do that on an iPhone when I'm out on the road".
Re: Rip ......
Surely you mean you could theoretically rip it and store it easily. If you actually did such an outrageous thing it would be illegal and you could be prosecuted by CBS for using something you actually owned albeit in a different format?
A bit on the late side for this aren't they?
These tactics have been employed by phone muggers since around 2000, I know, it happened to me outside CPFC in around 2003.
Cyanogen is great when it works but how often do you update to find that your GPS or wireless no longer work properly? I gave up in the end, went back to the stock firmware and now only buy Nexus devices so that I don't have all of the crapware that the manufacturers stick on top.
It almost mirrors my workplace, lots of finger pointing apportioning the blame to others for following the rules whilst patently ignoring that the problem lies with the rules and rule-makers themselves not with those abiding by them.
No great loss
I've never known anyone to say anything pleasant about their returns process. I bought a camera from them for my parents which packed up after 3 months, I duly sent it over to Paris (you have to) which cost £22, where it was examined by Canon, who produced an entire report saying that it wasn't covered under warranty. When I queried what exactly was wrong that it wasn't covered under warranty Pixmania said that they would email me the report but it would cost £20, so I asked for the camera back, that'll be £30 postage please. Eventually I just gave up and bought my parents a new camera, far easier than dealing with that bunch of rip off merchants.
It's almost as though......
The EU based Mobile networks have realised that they're getting shafted by people buying foreign sim cards and are asking mobile manufacturers to stop it, but surely they wouldn't be that unscrupulous would they? Oh hold on, I was talking about mobile network operators wasn't I, ignore that last bit, they're all crunts.
Am I the only one who finds GTA a bit.... well boring to be honest?
Re: 'The likes of .. BioShock Infinite have lifted the bar'
Infinite was a better than the original but still too easy.
I'd love to do it
Unfortunately I've not been able to look favorably on mobiles since the time I slipped in the shower and ended up in the emergency room.
For the 17th time.
Has anyone worked for a company where anyone outside of the boardroom has high concept furniture? Most of the places I've worked you're lucky if you can find a chair that's got the requisite number of legs.
I worked for a subsidiary of a certain Blue Bank and some noob sent an email to the "all Company" group (which covered every UK branch, head office, etc) asking a question (something like "does anyone know where the printer ink is"). Cue much "why is this coming to me?", "please stop emailing me" emails, which was stopped very, very quickly by an email from the CEO's PA, which simply introduced herself and stated that everyone should stop responding, the email was obviously an error and to leave it alone. It was a very clever email, it came across as a school teacher scolding children but with the added backing of "carry on and you'll be dragged in to see the CEO" but managing to leave the threat heavily implied without being threatening. kudos to her the trail stopped dead and everyone got on with their lives.
Is that why I've gone bald?
Have I got the Collins virus?
So what you're saying is
That government bodies at every level are inept? Who knew? Next thing you know we'll have politicians distorting the truth to fit their own agenda (or someone else's if they've been paid enough).
Whilst Myst was visually stunning, I seem to remember becoming very bored, very quickly because it was very slow and clunky, and my machine spec would have been well above average (these were the pre-marriage days when I had such extravagances as disposable income).
“I read an interesting number the other day"
Was it 5318008?
People use real details?
How odd, why would anyone do such a thing?
Re: If they'd sell the entertainment tail, the hardware dog might be more appealing
Not to mention the nice audio DRM watermarks now.
Re: AMD vs Intel
Well said. You've just made me go and google Cyrix, I always wondered what happened to those guys, they made cheap chips which "nearly" outperformed Intel's own.
As I've already said, he wrote the screenplay for the film Hellraiser but that was based on The Hellbound Heart which I don't believe there is commercial novelisation of, therefore whilst he did "write" Hellraiser, it has stage directions in it, if that's what floats your boat and you enjoy that kind of thing then certainly you can read it, I'd wager it's probably a lot more enjoyable to watch though.
Yeah, the basic plot's the same, but Hellraiser itself is obviously much more fleshed out (pun intended), my point really being that the written aspect wasn't called Hellraiser (and obviously that I'm a pedant).
<pedantry="on"> Technically Clive Barker didn't write Hellraiser, he based the screenplay on his short story the Hellbouond Heart which is one of the Books of Blood. So I think you should really be saying "I suppose a copy of our Old MacDonald could have inspired Clive Barker to write the Hellbound Heart which he later rewrote as the screenplay for Hellraiser.<pedantry="off">.
Yes, you're right, I need to get out more.
Re: How about
Well, that's kind of when I got bored and came up with the claustrophobia BS, I thought "if you're going to persist in being stupid then I will be too".
Q. So, let me give you a situation and see how you respond.
Q. It's 3am and you're in the office, you have a 9am deadline and the code you're working on is failing.
Q. What do you do?
A. You mean fix it?
Q. No, everything you've tried has failed you've exhausted all options.
A. So, I'd start looking for answer on the web, starting with a simple search, ending with asking questions in forums.
Q. The internet's down.
A. Okay, so I'd phone someone I knew who'd be awake here or in a different timezone and put the question to them or ask them to post for me.
Q. The phone system's down.
A. Okay, I'd go outside of the building and use the phone or the internet.
Q. The door's are locked.
A. I'd climb out the window.
Q. The windows are all sealed.
A. Okay, so let me get this straight, I'm in a darkened office, alone with no means of external contact and no way of leaving the office and I've exhausted every possibility I'd can think of for fixing the code?
A. Okay, I'm claustrophobic and I'm starting to have a panic attack.
A. Well, you wanted me to relate your scenario, I've done everything I can think of and obviously I'm not going to get anywhere because it appears that every piece of technology in the office has broken. At the end of the day I want to go home, but it appears I'm locked in the building with no means of exit, I'm claustrophobic so I'm very likely to start having a panic attack at this point.
Q. Um, okay, I think we'll call it a close there.
I think the answer they were after was "keep trying different things until it works", but surely this is negated by the "you've exhausted all options"? All in all it was a complete BS interview given by marketing hipsters who seemingly knew nothing about IT.
Does it block adverts
You know like Ad Blocker is supposed to (but falls over constantly)?
They are offering great deals at the moment though
For example my mother was offered Unlimited Fibre, phone line with free calls and tv including free sports for £25 a month. Yesterday their Orangutan turned up to fit it:
- Nah, can't get TV reception
Okay, I'll just take the Fibre and landline then.
- Oh, unfortunately the exchange has somehow now miraculously oversubscribed.
Okay, bye, bye.
- Wait, but we can offer you the same package as you had before at the same price.
Bye bye now.
If it weren't all so true and genuinely depressing, still at least I can take the opportunity to say that inkjet printer manufacturers are all bastards.
Really? You have the most densely populated are in the country to pick a bar from and you come up with a pub in Watford? Maybe they've gone for the places rated with the least NFC phones?
Oh come one now
I don't shop at Amazon precisely because they've rarely turned a "profit" for tax purposes, bizarrely, I've now discovered it's actually generally cheaper to buy my books elsewhere, Sainsbury's Entertainment tend to be pretty cheap plus they pay tax, have free delivery and the same pre-order guarantee as Amazon (lowest price).
Re: Does anyone know
"If you try to obtain a burger while on foot at these restaurants you will be refused - you have to have a motor vehicle in order to obtain a burger!"
Incorrect, I have been served as a pedestrian at the McDonalds drive through window of the McDonalds in Wandsworth after a large number of alcoholic beverages in a nearby drinking establishment (the Ship) when the main restaurant has been closed, I'm not proud of the fact but in fairness I was drunk, as was everyone else in the queue (yes, there's always a queue of drunk people when the pub shuts).
There is an upside
I suppose at least one good thing will come out of this, the IT literacy of teenage boys will increase as they find more ways around the pron blocks. Parents will NEVER be able to stop teenage boys insatiable desire for pron.
That reminds me
I'd best go and check on the missus, she's been in the loo a very long time.
ICANN turned down money?????
Good Lord whatever next? Amazon paying tax? Had they got the domain they would obviously have written the ICANN fee off against tax.
It was dull, despite multiple attempts I could never get into it, compared to things like Quake, Doom, System Shock, etc I was indifferent. Graphics aren't everything.
From the state of it surely there's an R missing is there not?
I'd like to think that my wife would never buy me tech
She knows bugger all about it and would invariably buy the wrong thing, she's also sensible enough to know that. She did however get me a signed photo of Bruce Campbell which has pride of place in the dining room.
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