35 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
Next time, I must remember to put <sarcasm></sarcasm> tags round my post.
Terribly sorry to have wasted your time explaining about OpenJDK...
Will it be pushed on to your device with Java updates...?
Re: Molly Millars Lane
Was your software firm where they've built the new Lidl?
If the link was proved, we could make them all little tin-foil hats....
Irritation isn't what it used to be...
Re: Mosaic changed my life
Oops - costellokids.com seems to be down.
Too many curious Reg readers!
Re: new shapes for computers and ways of interaction
I don't know many normal people who talk to their computer. Curse it under their breath, shout at it, or possibly hit it, yes. But never talk to it...
Re: Power Hungry
> Where precisely?
I'm pleased for your parents, that they can receive DAB well, living out in the sticks as they do.
I live in a heavily populated area round Wokingham & Bracknell. Sadly, the DAB reception here is utterly crap for the multiplex carrying the national BBC stations. The nearest transmitter of said multiplex is at Hemdean, about 20 miles away. We have one DAB radio in the house. It almost works properly if placed in an upstairs room next to the window. Needless to say I have no intention of buying any more, and I will be highly annoyed with any politician who renders useless the various VHF FM radios we posses by turning off the signal.
The Amazon link make the lens useless.
I booted the beta CD. Wanted to see whether cclive (an on-line video ripper available in 12.04) is available in 12.10. So I type 'cclive' in the lens, and immediately get a load ads for stuff from Amazon, largely pertaining to the band '10cc'. Nothing at all about 'cclive' the application....
Only after WWII did the phrase WWI become commonplace...
...and even then, without the use of the definite article.
If I am not mistaken that slide uses Comic Sans....
Yeah - but the colours are nice...!
A-Level Computer Science - happy days...
... in 1974 at the local High Wycombe technical college (now of course a uni).
Punching BASIC to tape, then loading and running the program on a mainframe at the OU in Milton Keynes, via 300baud modems. All on on proper teletypes! Instant results, great fun!
Then off to uni to program in batch processed Fortran via punched cards - what a disappointment!
Language is not that important...
When I did computer science A, we learned Basic using punched tape & teletypes, talking to the OU over flippin' great 4U modems. When I got to uni, the first year programming course for physicists used Fortran on punched cards... how I enjoyed that!
Now, just a few years later, I'm sat here reading El Reg while waiting form some C++ to compile. I got here via all sorts of assembler, scripting, Fortran, Java, C... oh and some hardware too.
It doesn't matter what language you start with, you need to learn to think, problem solve, and structure your solution sensibly.
Gotta love the bEUrocrats!
I'm sure that Sun employees in the various EU states will be delighted at Ms Kroes prevarication while their chances of continued employment spiral down the plughole...
Almost makes me think UKIP is a good idea. No wait, what am I saying.
Clean 9.10 UNR on AAO worked well. Some nice UI improvements over 9.04.
Clean 9.10 Kubuntu on desktop failed to setup display resolution properly. Solved with backed-up xorg.conf from 9.04. kblutooth is crap as per https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192238. New KDE doesn't seem to have crashed as often as the last KDE PoS.
Died around midnight on 29th...
...maybe they are retuning for Freeview.
DAB doesn't work at all for the BBC multiplex round here - Bracknell/Wokingham/Reading. What are we supposed to do?
They could be forced to have a little heating element dipped in a tub of Castrol-R, and a 500W hifi playing a recording of an MV500...
Would that help it be more like a proper TT race?
Oh FFS, couldn't they have found a better acronym?
£20 note anyone...?
That'll be since John Bennett's been banged up for 7 years & banned from owning photocopiers then...
Nothing new here...
Ken Salter's FSAutoStart was doing the single click shutdown/restore of extraneous processes years ago.
And as Steven Knox pointed out, it makes little difference on a top spec machine. But it makes a big difference on a slow, memory limited, PC when running a big game...
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Well, thanks for dredging that up from from somewhere >30 years deep in my memory... shame it didn't had 26,000 tons of iron ore to hold it down!
Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do
What a testament to the possibility of international co-operation...
Pity it only works with thieving gits.
Everyone who actually remembers using this operating system is long gone.
What do you mean 'gone'?
The f*cking arrogance of the youth of today!
Put you baseball cap on (backwards) and p1ss off back to school!
Record for the fastest off-line for a record-breaking download attempt?
Well it was down when I looked... less than an hour after the 'Today you're history, Firefox' email arrived.
Whose chips do you want with that?
"The latter is particularly valuable as SanDisk has long made a song and dance about being the only mp3 player manufacturer to make its own audio chips."
I don't think so - it may use its own flash chips, but it uses AMS audio processor chips (as the frustrated RockBox devs will tell you http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/v2.html).
Show some respect for his complaint...
then force feed the murdering git Big Macs till he explodes.
It might be up in 24 hours, but don't forget that you'll have to take the card, and some id, to the nearest sorting office, between the hours of 7:00am and midday, on a normal working day, and pick it up yourself...
Ah happy days...
as a kid standing in my back garden as a kid watching a Rotodyne flying over for the Farnborough Air Show...
When the future looked bright and full of wonderful technology.
Ashley Pomeroy wrote: "whereas James Blunt is part of the modern wave of pop music that young people listen to"
I have 3 young people in my family (16, 19 & 22), and they all think Mr Blunt is as described on amazon.co.uk too. As do I (50).... None of us would be caught dead listning to him!
Re: It's official
But only if you're already nearly dead...
But it DOES have a measurable effect.
It make ~0.000002% of the population dress in aluminium foil and feel slightly nauseous...
Re: He did it wrong....
He would of course also need to cool the power supply in the bath to get the Darwin Effect. Dunno what comes out of the LT side of an X-Box PSU, but it's probably not enough to do the trick...
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