450 posts • joined Thursday 9th August 2007 15:51 GMT
Re: At the risk of offending the Apple fanbios...
Why worry about offending them???
Drinking ant poison has never done me any harm (gibber gibber).
AM I the only.....
pedantic old fart who is going to complain that it isnt a Henry in the basement??
Henry is red and black!!!
All in all an enjoyable read though
And now you understand
why Apple are trying so hard to get Samsung phones banned in every country in the world.
(As usual, I will point out that I am a neutral observer, I do own a Samsung phone but it is an extremely dumb B2100)
My phone is a tool used for TALKING to people (so "old fart" icon).
I am waiting for Win9.....
Which I suspect will be Win7 in a frock.
Only joking, I am still sticking with XP.
Re: Good grief!
This excuse is one of the reasons GENUINE standards will not rise quickly or easily, the system is packed with apologists who are always ready with an excuse for the systems failures - witness the BBC story about Kent school children in nappies, the School Health Visitor blamed it on the nappies being too good!!!!
Of course these people will LOVE the BYOD suggestion, every child going into an exam with all the answers on their DDOP (Digital Device of Preference), means everyone should get at least an "C" (some are so dumb they will still get the answers wrong), even if they are unable to grasp a crayon*
I can still remember being frisked for Casio watch calculators before going into the exam hall ("O" Level/CSE Maths exams 1981)
*Note: I am not talking about genuine disabilities here, using a digital device under supervision is the best way for them.
Windows User - I look out of them every day.
99% from AMERICAN testers
Does this mean it can go around corners properly without heeling over like a sailboat in a typhoon???
Oh, OK, I wouldnt mind one, it looks a LOT better than the alternatives (except for this Chinese 3 wheeler that appears to have been inspired by TRON).
Paris - she LOVES big electric toys!!!!!
Naming it after my (blind) Great Grandmother says it all.
Will it also smell of Lavender????
HEY!! The nerds get a date with a REAL LIVE WOMAN, that is PRICELESS as far as they are concerned!!!!
I am taking valuable time away from my clan army to post this!!!
I look forwards to.....
Viktor Orlov dressed in a cat suit and informing people not to get the two websites confused.
Paris of course, she has such a nice pussy.
Green Tax Refund
Does this mean we can all ask the government for our tax money back; I especially look forwards to the removal of the "Green Energy" taxes that have tripled my electricity bills in the last few years.
(Having studied "Future Ecology and Alternative Fuel Sources" at Birmingham U in the late 70's, I am fully aware that ALL of the Global Warming policies are bollocks.)
That's me in newspaper stuffed clothing as I cant afford to heat my house any longer.
I am betting he doesnt have a girlfriend.
That was found on the MOON, not Mars.
I believe the US Airforce explained it as a simple navigation error on the way back from bombing Hamburg - Should have gone to SpecSavers????
Re the Russian lander - any sign of tracks left by the Martian Tripods yet?? We all know they are the reason all the earlier probes failed so mysteriously.
A wild idea
1/ Other than the border troops stopping his subjects from sneaking across the border, all of the DRNK military forces are facing South - correct??
2/ The Chinese dont want a war any more than the rest of us, but equally, they dont want ANY US influence that close to their borders. - correct??
3/ The PLA have a large standing army of their own and the NK's trust them.
So China sends its army into NK, deposes the fat kid from South Park and all the old generals, sets up its own puppet government and feeds the starving masses with Vietnamese rice.
This stabilises the region, gives its own military a bit of a work-out and shows the West it is a force to be reckoned with while also playing at being one of the good guys.
It also gives them a nice new population who will work for nothing - compared to Shenzhen where the wage bills are getting a bit too high.
A new source of cheap undies for Paris.
I am not saying W8 is bad BUT............
...I notice that they are so desperate to up sales figures that the latest ad only tells you one thing...
IT PLAYS ANGRY BIRDS!!!!
WinXP user until AT LEAST Win11
...seeding the planet with alien bacteria designed to create the perfect living environment for the alien hordes following behind in their spaceship; everyone keep an eye out for giant, carnivorous worms covered in pink fur!!!
I didnt see any mention of how long you can expect the battery to last in real life; I am not a smart phone owner, but I understand this is given in minutes rather than hours these days.
Kudos to Samsung for the replaceable battery - how many do they supply with the phone?? 4-5 should probably be enough to keep you going for a full day or two.
(Owner of a "dumb" Samsung phone with 18 DAY battery life)
I stopped buying games when they started insisting on an internet connection, most of my games get recycled onto the childrens computers at work when I am finished with them, but the boss wont allow them to be connected to the internet.
I dont think I have bought an EA game this century.
Will they "age" C3PO and R2D2 by giving them rust streaks??
Picture of Luke Skywalker as he is now.
Qihoo 360 IS malware; and rightly recognised as such by many western AV/malware programs.
IF you can manage to remove it from a system and then do a scan with a REPUTABLE scanner, you will find dozens - if not HUNDREDS of infections.
(Been there - done that).
This means the pizza will be cold when it arrives.
Will NASA get the pizza for free ?? SOP for late pizza delivery.
So that is......
1 year for the technology to mature - after all Samsung have already demonstrated it.
1 year to "borrow" the design from another (probably smaller) firm impatient with the slow development
1 year to construct the ad campaign, convincing fanbois that this is the best thing since sliced iBread, and raising their demands for it to fever-pitch.
Then 1 month for Chinese slave labourers to make it (including 29 days delivery by Chinamail).
I am betting...
on a forum employee upsetting someone.
They have one MOD in particular who is a complete ass, he insinuated my wife was a prostitute, which is why I dont buy from Aria any more.
I await his arrival on this thread, as he has turned up on other forums I subscribe to, trying to trash what I say.
I've found plans to make an EMP gun online, I already have some suitable, heavy duty 20KV capacitors, so can anyone donate the guts of a commercial microwave oven for the construction phase??
Ré speed, the government REALLY dropped the ball by not increasing the motorway speed limit; it is well known mpg drops off dramatically over 50-70mph (depending on the vehicle), so raising it to 100mph would vastly increase the revenues from fuel tax (and VAT on the fuel tax - an unlawful double taxation).
Sent from my fortified bunker (with tinfoil roof).
I am sure that somewhere, someone with too much time on their hands has already got IE10 running on Win3.1.
I have XP and Win7 boxes, I also prefer XP, it lets me do things Win7 refuses to allow, or makes very difficult, like use the full capabilities of my HP printer, which only has XP or Vista drivers (and NO WAY am I installing Vista!!); or my ancient, but excellent Epson GT7000 SCSI scanner - how ancient?? It shipped with a Win95 install disk.
No I am not a tightwad, I have had THREE newer scanners, but none of them is as good as the old GT, either too noisy, too fussy or just too damned LOUD.
The icon depicts me with my first pint mug of "morning" coffee - the extra strong stuff to get me moving. (I wish I really had that much hair left).
Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...
Spit-roasting the pig, THAT would get their backs up!!!!
(If done correctly)
Dirty mac - OBVIOUSLY!!!!!
Re: I wish!
Due to the lack of food, once you no longer have enough hair to conform to the mandated hair styles, you will be taken out, shot, and fed to the pigs - if there are any left.
"Joke Alert" cos some people have too many German genes.
and the government numptys talk about using FB IDs to access government services and benefit payment systems!!!!
Re: Russians - hard as nails, not fazed at all
It is simple, the Russian airlines are so bad, everyone has gotten used to things falling out of the sky in a ball of flames.
As D.A.M. hinted
A bit of a coincidence, it landing on the home of Russias nuclear program and the most radioactive place on earth (thanks to at least 3 Chernobyl or bigger sized accidents).
Until recently, Chelyabinsk's Doctors were not allowed to put cancer as cause of death !!
Russian grils are usually prettier - but Chinese girls make better wives.
International dating is more fun, although a bit more risky as well; I had years of nice (and cheap), holidays before I finally met the woman of my dreams - in CHINA
I just wish I had met her 20 years earlier.
Rules of Internet Dating
1/ DONT SEND THEM MONEY
2/ Dont fall in love with a photo - it may be ancient, fake, or heavily photo-shopped*
3/ DONT SEND THEM MONEY
4 /Google search is your best defence against scammers.
5/ DONT SEND THEM MONEY
I was internet dating for about 6-7 years before I got married; I quickly ditched the UK sites as they were full of weirdos and people lying about their age/weight.
I trawled foreign sites, including FSU sites (Former Soviet Union) , as my last real love was Czech; and eventually ended up on a Chinese website where I met my future wife.
I wouldnt agree with the 10 emails suggestion, unless you live really close to each other and meeting is no big deal; I WOULD suggest video chatting, as you can learn more from a few minutes of that, than you can from weeks or months of emails.
The above rules apply to all internet dating, regardless of age colour or creed; there are plenty of spammers out there targeting every possible age group and social situation.
* I can post a website link with an example if wanted.
I miss the app that turned everything in FireFox into Swedish Chef speak, is it still available??
By adding LOLCATZ, and not Klingon, Twitter proves it is for the cranially challenged and not for us uber endowed nerds.
I have THREE Gigabyte boards (MA78's) with dead ethernet ports when booted with WINDOWS 7, that work perfectly with LINUX (and with old 10/100 boards fitted)
They all worked perfectly BEFORE a windows update a couple of years ago, but even a fresh reinstall wont get them to work now.
Re: GOOGLE are trying to patent Prior Art
There WERE no other comments displayed when I sent my comment in RETARD!!
(Jesh, these Googlefanbois are worse than the Apple ones).
GOOGLE are trying to patent Prior Art
After all, there are PLENTY of scifi stories with these glasses in, Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back being the most obvious to me while still 1/2 asleep.
Qihoo 360 is JUST like Microsofts Browser!!
Qihoo's 360 is just a rip off of Internet Explorer anyway; I came head to head with its malware-like properties in 2011 when I diagnosed my (Chinese) wifes PC as being infected.
360 ACTIVELY BLOCKED attempts to remove the infections, re-installing them when I DID manage to get rid of them and refusing to allow its self to be uninstalled.
The only sure way to get rid of 360 is to format the HDD and start from scratch (JUST like many M$ browser products); no wonder my AV and AntiMalware programs list it as Malware !!!!
Maybe now I can get rid of FBPhotoZoom; an extension I NEVER asked for and that has NO obvious way of removing (only disabling).
I have assumed the FB bit means FaceBook, which is doubly annoying, because I dont HAVE a FB account.
Another multiple payment "error" and another few millions to earn interest on until they get around to returning it ...... a month or so from now.
Ebay & Paypal - I wouldnt touch them with a poo covered barge pole.
Re: Be curious to know what high-end gaming models are using-- either matte or gloss?
You will get MY 32" CRT Panasonic TV when you prise it from my cold, dead hands!!! Although I WILL admit it is a wide screen, not a 4:3.
HDTV is a bit of a con, only the yanks can see a real difference because THEIR SD broadcast definition was out of the Ark.
1080p is slightly better, but as someone pointed out at the time, you either need 40+ inches, or sit 6" from the screen to tell the difference; which is why I laugh at all the "Full HD" 24" TV screens I see advertised.
Bet the official version with have to be iCrippled, so it only works with iSpoons and iChopsticks.
Also, watch for Apple changing the shape of the next iPhones lower case - so that you have to buy a new iBowl.
Never mind, this is the perfect gift for the iDrone in your life.
Since someone accidentally mentioned the 777 instead of the 787, I thought I would take the time to say I hate flying on 777's, I have never been so scared in the air as I was flying back from Beijing on one, you could SEE the whole interior twisting in the turbulence - that CANNOT be good from a metal fatigue point of view.
The same route on a 747 or A380 is as smooth as silk, but every 777 ride has been like the worst parts of the Paris - Dakar rally.
Since most plastics get brittle from UV exposure, how many years before the 787s just crumble away??
Got both - dont care which is supposed to be best.
My theory is that shiny screens look better when switched OFF, or when showing a blank screen with the M$ logo screen saver running.
I own both types and dont really have a preference - but then I am one of the few people who still like watching a CRT TV - again I also own a decent LCD, but even though the CRT is not "Hi Def", I still think the picture is better, so the CRT has pride of place in the living room, and the LCD hangs on the wall in the bedroom for the wife to watch.
PS I own glasses with an anti reflective coating - isnt this basically the same as a matte screen???
PPS, Over 40 and not humming shiny happy people - still humming Dumb Ways to Die :-0
Re: Problem is people don't like not having access to files
1980's Amiga then' but as always, it needs the software producers to play ball; if M$ refused to let badly written software install there would be blood on the streets of Redmond.
2:20 PM GMT
and my install of Foxit updated itself - bug fixed??????
BLOATWARE ??!! Compared to Adobe it suffers from anorexia!!!!