You obviously haven't seen Linux Mint. If you can use Windows XP, you won't have any problems using Mint. And a lot of the features in LibreOffice are much easier to find and use than those in Office 2010/2013.
383 posts • joined 30 Jul 2007
Re: "The company has the second-lowest customer satisfaction rating...
Comcast X Time_Warner_Cable = Their_Service_Sucks2
Maps app time estimate
The Maps app looks nice but assured me that a bus from Nottingham to London would take 30 minutes (reality is nearer 4 hours).
That code was written by the same guy who does the time estimate for file copies.
Re: Make that was the chair...
And here I thought the "D" stood for "Dipshit"....
Re: Can we have .com & .gov then please
And while you're at it, the citizens of Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Serbia, Argentina, Ireland, Indonesia, Egypt, India, and many others would like to have a word with U.K. officials....
A "gun nut"?
In my country, he would be referred to as a "patriot".
Re: The answer is still no.
Vociferous: "Run a checkdisk and/or replace the HD. A bad sector in the swapfile will make your windows machine crawl for seemingly no reason."
Exponential algorithm making Windows XP miserable could be fixed
A decade of patches makes svchost.exe a very sad boy indeed
Re: TV show "Mighty Ships", look for Tyco Resolute
Here's the video:
Re: Fire ring
"Interesting that the nation that discovered Mexico and the Americas where chilies originated are not big fans of hot'n' spicy food"
Perhaps the Spaniards just like to be able to taste what they're eating....
Re: Ok, I'll be the one to ask.
Yes, and it isn't good:
HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale Signs
HPV = human papillomavirus, the cause of genital warts.
Pot, this is kettle
I'd like to know how often the Seattle Times' reporters have impersonated someone else to get more information for a story....
Re: "restrictions should be slapped on the numbers of births in the park."
By posting "No Shagging Zone" signs.
Chimps camping in front of Apple stores before new product releases.
I have co-workers with bigger noses than that....
No surprise here
Most knowledgeable people don't consider Microsoft and its products to be particularly trustworthy or secure....
Tie a steak to the soldier's backpack and turn the dogs loose.
Re: So basically...
If my job was to carve the flesh off dead people, I'd require loads of ale, too.
Re: "...from 91 angles."
> Or blind.
> Or totally absorbed in their phone conversation.
Or texting, right before they trip over a low wall and fall into a fountain:
Re: Should have used Budweiser
American Budweiser is labeled "beer", but it is more akin to the liquid output from a horse.
Re: Shit plastic
The cars look like they have a bad case of cataracts.
A species confined to Autralasia is responsible for the Arabian stories about Rocs?
More likely sailors' stories about the elephant birds, which were native to Madagascar.
"P52"? I think you mean the P-51 Mustang.
The original P-51 used an Allison V-1710 engine, which worked well below 15,000 feet but lost power at higher altitude. The Allison-engined planes were the P-51A Mustang and the A-36 Apache (ground attack and dive bombing). They performed very well in their designated roles.
The P-51B was fitted with a Merlin engine. The two-stage supercharger on the Merlin is what allowed it to perform well at high altitude. The Allison V-1710 engine also worked fine at high altitude, when fitted with a proper supercharger (as it was in the P-38 Lightning).
To put it simply . . .
You're all guilty until proven innocent (whatever our definition of "innocent" might be at that time).
Re: Only a lawyer
Trying to blow up innocent people at a tree-lighting ceremony is not my definition of "freedom".
Let this be a lesson to you, boys and girls: off-line, off-site backups were invented for a very good reason.
A more accurate translation
"Microsoft would no longer open its Windows 8 source code to the Chinese government, however the security scheme of the Windows 8 operating system is designed to provide better access for Microsoft to users' database. For China it's a big challenge for our cybersecurity," said Yang Min, a professor at China's Fudan University, through a translator.
Meaning, "It's more difficult for the Chinese government to hack into Windows 8 systems without looking at the source code."
Re: I'm not surprised....
There are a few places where the local city government has installed their own metro-area network that sells TV, Internet, and phone services to its constituents. The cable TV companies are very upset about having direct competition at those locations. But this is by far the exception, not the rule. :-(
I'm not surprised....
Those greedy bastards are raising their rates while providing as little service as possible (and paying their top execs big bonuses). Many of them have local monopolies in the areas that they service, so they have no incentive to provide improvements ("Don't like our service? Then go with another cable TV company for your Internet. What's that you say: there isn't another cable TV company at your location? Gee, that's too bad. Hahahahaha!!!!").
Willowra, such a lovely place
What, no mention of Mad Max or Aunty Entity?
Solution for the Java update nags
Disable SunJavaUpdateSched (jusched.exe). No more nagging about updates, but you'll have to remember to do them yourself from time-to-time.
Make that "there are some things even science can't explain -- yet".
"The banks mainly use Windows because of the excellent remote management offered which isn't/or wasn't until recently available for Linux."
I don't know which rock you've been living under, but Linux has had remote management in various forms for a _long_ time.
Re: "realised the capital cost of paying for the existing ATMs"
And having ATMs cuts down on the number of customers coming into the banks' offices, which reduces the number of tellers needed. This saves the banks a lot of money, but apparently they don't factor that into the equation....
Re: Those eyes! They will give me nightmares...
Clearly a Marty Feldman wanna-be.
Re: Are they blond?
what should happen if a customer totally incapable of doing this for themselves
If someone is "totally incapable" of installing a simple package like Mozilla Firefox, their fingers should be sewn together, and they should be promoted to manager.
£16.25 to install Firefox is outrageous and Dell knows it....
Re: Bozhe moi...
I thought that yottabytes only attacked little green people....
In other words...
The gist of these studies: Don't let your mice use your laptop all day long.
Re: My instant erase procedure
1. Take hard drive to target range.
2. Place drive at 30-meter mark.
3. Blow several holes in drive using high-velocity rifle.
"Gee, there seems to be a few gaps in your data...."
Be careful what you wish for. . .
You might just get it.
Re: Simple advice for Nadella
Windows 7 versus Windows 8 isn't a horse versus car comparison, it's car versus car. In Win 8, Microsoft rearranged the pedals and put the steering wheel in front of the passenger's seat. Not an improvement in my book (and many other peoples', judging from the lackluster sales).
Simple advice for Nadella
Give customers what they want, not what you think they should buy, and your sales will improve. (Yes, I'm talking about Windows 8.)
Re: Define extinction
Those African humans had interbred with other human ancestors, so there really is no such thing as "pure" human.
Re: If found guilty
- Northern jail in the winter, with no heat.
- Southern jail in the summer, with no air conditioning.
The dangers of texting while walking
Because those indoor fountains are so hard to see:
Lack of planets in star clusters
They're trying to figure out if there's something different about planet formation in clusters that would explain why so few worlds have been spotted in them.
Gravitational disturbances from the other relatively near-by stars?
Lack of material due to it being absorbed by the abundance of stars in the cluster?
Just my 2 cents' worth....
Re: re: re: leave Waco
And a steak knife is a bayonet, too....
Re: Desktops aren't dead, they're just resting!
Cue the "bring out your dead" scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
Re: How on earth...
Seriously. I don't know how he managed to last 7 days, let alone 7 weeks....
Re: Will anyone still care?
And sysadmin stress test....