79 posts • joined 21 Feb 2007
Surely in rescue mode it hangs at/after a specific point? Otherwise it sounds rather like graphics driver issues. When I've upgraded a machine to 11.04 I usually kill the "xorg.conf" file after I've done so. Especially if I'm running an ATI graphics card, fglrx has been replaced with the Open Source driver.
Unity does suck but the rest is good
Is really couldn't get used to Unity, but you can just add the gnome3 PPA's in and install that on 11.04 so it's pretty much a non-issue for me. That or just run classic gnome 2 if you really can't bear change.
Since alpha, all good
I moved over to 11.04 while it was in early alpha but I can't really deal with Unity.
But fortunately you can just put the gnome3 PPA back in and put gnome-shell on (which is what I do).
It's been pretty rock solid for the last couple of months, both the underline kernel, packages and gnome-shell. The Open Source ATI driver finally does 3D out the box without messing about, which is nice (fgrlx always gave the ugly text based boot - Not the end of the world but not impressive when people look over your shoulder).
"However I don't believe that people will migrate to Mac or Linux on mas"
Oh yes I forgot, Apple are the NICE heartless multi-national! :-)
Microsoft and Apple users are the same. Linux users are the only ones breaking away.
Assuming you have more than one PC or Internet capable device and can reach the advisory web page to fix your machine they bricked in the first place!
When I flew out from Moscow I was patted down by a female security guard. Personally I prefered it!
Ahhhh, the old "over engineer it, make it unnecessarily complex for its purpose and make sure you're the only one who can work it" job protection rouse.
Classic IT tactics, well played.
Re: Dont make me laugh
You should note the heavy sarcastic tones of his post. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously I'll wager! ;o)
Good way to stay safe
Don't use Argos Online!
@WebDav people looking for a client
It's built into Windows BTW, but if you have Office 2003 installed it screws it up - There is, as always, a patch workaround.
Google is your friend.
I use it all the time, it does kick FTP's arse big time
Me too, weird to think it's only just being released to the unwashed masses. I've been running RTM for 6 weeks, then RC before that for months.
I can't even remember what life was like before Windows 7...
Running it on my EEE PC
Works like I charm, mind you I had no issues with the RC either
As the old saying goes...
You can't have your horse and eat it!
"Coming to the UK is a privilege"
Is it bollocks
MP's have been claiming excessive expenses? I wish this was mentioned in the media somewhere, talk about cover-up!
Not entirely sure you know what you're doing from reading your post!
Also it was very nice of you to sell it to the kid rather than give it to him, even though it got hot enough to bend memory sticks and probably untold unseen damage rendering it worthless!
Where were you using it, in a sauna???
Surely piracy is dead now the Pirate Bay founders are in jail!
"Who the hell should need IT skills for a mass market entertainment product??"
Beause perhaps you're ripping media from a source that the film industry does not want you to rip from, and you want to use OpenSource tools to do it (VideoLAN)? It's not exactly complicated though - Just beyond the original comment posters capacity.
"This "IT skills, bitch!" is the line constantly hawked by Anti-Linux MicroShitters. And now they turn it on themselves!"
Well actually I use both Linux and Windows, they aren't mutually exclusive you know.
"Next they'll be hyping the IT skills needed for Windoze and Orifice."
You do realise there are Windows engineers and architects in the world right?
Geez, another tard.
Re: Zune is crap , can't even play AVI files
"Zune is crap , can't even play AVI files
By Anonymous Coward Posted Saturday 11th April 2009 17:09 GMT
without converting , my wife bought it for our son , been sitting in a drawer , he is waithing for a creative or archos player that plays ALL formats , not just DRM crap . Take a hint micodudes"
No offence, but is your son a total 'tard (as well as ungrateful!)? You drag something onto it and it automatically converts the media into WMV3 format - What you really should say is "I don't know how to even play AVI files on it" ;o)
You move MP3’s or AVI’s onto your Zune no DRM is setup on those converted files either. If you really are having problems here, let me give you some advice:
<ANY SOURCE> => Video LAN (VLC) Transcode => Zune
... Although if you really don’t want it because your IT skills aren’t up to this, why don’t you give it to someone who might!
The Zune is class, especially v2 - Unfortunately it suffers from the "Vista effect". All their new products seemed to be getting panned by people who've never used them these days. Having 'Microsoft' stamped on it is the kiss of death, no matter how good it is.
"Odd that there has not been any lawsuits from this?"
They tried to serve them with the papers, but the exam board said they were in the wrong format...
A-thank-you, I'm here all week.
"well, maybe not just yet but it's pretty much there once she learns how to turn the computer on!"
She already knows how to turn me on Rob
Must be done
I am another happy Vista user, but couldn't resist the joke...
[ERROR: The drivers for 'ambulance dispatcher' are not digitally signed]
- "Guys, is that important?"
"If they manage to increase the bitrate further one will soon be able to transmit VCD quality pr0n videos in complete security. Who knows, maybe they will even manage to achieve DVD-quality soon!"
With the new obscene publication laws we'll probably all be using quantum cryptography by next year! Just the boost people needed to take this all underground!
"Playing the Devil's Advocate: given that these supercomputer simulations failed to predict the current mess we're in, why should we trust them to get us out? It seems the model Bernanke created actually works at some level."
What happened was that they finished the program a couple of years back, ran it on the supercomputer and then got their management to take a look at the results, he said...
- "What the hell is this? Economic meltdown, credit crunch, massive forclosures, established banks going under - Go back and redo it, this is total garbage"
The rest is history.
re: re:It strikes me as odd...
"If we could automate the london underground we could have trains 24 hours a day, no strikes, no delayed due to drivers not turning up etc."
Are you mad? If that happens then the tube workers will not have an iron grip on their management's (and the City of London's) collective balls - They might also have to take a pay cut, further reducing their ridiculously low wages and high work hours. Who can afford to live on 40k a year for a couple of hours work a day.
Oh, wait, hang on...
That's nothing. I made my own my following a youtube instructional video. Now my converted lazer pointer pen can set a pile of kidling on fire within 4 minutes. Take that rip-off matchstick makers!*
* Requires 4 x AA batteries to light each fire. You must replace the pointer after every other usage. Needs around 400 quids worth of tools to build it.
Was always going to happen
I think the guy had no alternative but to take it outside the game. He got serious p0wned last time I saw him play.
There's only so much of an online kicking a man can take.
Once more, with uptime
"Seconded! I've used them too and they've never let me down once in 45 years. The CEO wears very tight trousers.
PS. I am also not an employee or owner of this company."!
See you at the AGM next week Joe.
Re: Any recommendations
Yes, you should check out <insert name of hosting company>, they are great. Never any problems and the CEO is hung like a donkey.
No I'm not affiliated with them in any way.
Re: Experts Exchange
Hey, you guys do know that if you just scroll down to the bottom of the page, the Expertexchange article has the answers (not obscured).
Try it! ;o)
But keep it under your hat, don't want them to fix that one!
Dude, stop treating objects like women
"The problem isn't the scallys that nick the bike, the problem is you and the choices you make about how to secure your property."
I beg to differ! They damn well are the problem mate.
"I for example thank the cleaning lady about once a week for keeping my office (and particularly my trash bin) clean."
That really depends on if she's a CLILF or not.
"..I wonder what these gamers are going to do when they find hman enemies are a bit more sophisticated than XBox AI? Surely this is just handing WW3 to the Chinese on a plate?"
Sir, you do the XBox AI a great disservice
"Based on the research I've done every dollar spent on space exploration has returned 3-7 dollars to the world economy"
Well I don't know about everyone else but I'm convinced. Are you by any chance an author on Wikipedia! :op
Here's my thinking out the box idea, now I doubt it would have occurred to anyone reading the article - Certainly nobody would have posted a comment suggesting this - As it requires pretty abstract thought, but...
Why don't we use this on BluRay
tum-te-tum, won't bother reading any of the comments before this.
"its not may it did. So if hired a Hit man to kill princess Diana in the US but he kills her in the UK , you would be content for me to be tried in the US ??"
So Mohammed Alfied was right! Terrible slip up of MI5 to post what they did to theregister comments section.
Re: meh - yahoo isn't worth toss
"meh - yahoo isn't worth toss"
Wouldn't it be interesting if there was a currency called a 'toss'. In which case I could have been literally splurging all my money down the drain all these years*
* Well, into tissues first
"You're absolutely right, if not a bit harsh.
However, I've been running Vista Home Premium for about 5 months now, so I speak from experience when I say that it definitely shipped before its time. In fact, Vista just crashed this morning and refuses to boot at all (even booting to the "recovery partition" won't work). I know this isn't a hardware problem because I can boot Ubuntu just fine and mount (and access every part of) the NTFS Vista partition."
Well in your case I'll allow the criticism! All these other sheep though, they get right on my tits.
"Brimful" is definitely a tosser though, I stand by that.
"I admit that Vista is completely rubbish hence why I haven't installed it even though I have a MSDN license"
I always here this shit. "Vista is completely rubbish" then you ask them "How long you been running it", then they usually say "I'm not running it" or "I installed it, didn't like it, then installed XP again". Oooo, scary change!!!
Do we really have to do this EVERY time something new comes out!
How about some incentives, rather than just tax-smacking.
If they gave you a big discount on alternative fuel cars and also made sure that by 20xx, x% of garages would have to provide this fuel. Might just help.
But of course it has little to do with the environment, and a lot to do with raising tax from the moral high ground.
Also on the subject of public transport I know many a person verbally abused or threatened on the London transport networks (I hear the buses are the worst). Any police about?
I thought security at eBay consisted of them losing your password to a hacker, then emailing you to tell you that you've obviously clicked on a phishing email link and that their system is 100% secure!
"its a very complex piece of machinary, to get everything 100% working all the time is almost impossible, so crashes are bound to happen."
I hope you're not a sales executive at Boeing, no wonder sales are plummeting!
"Vulnerabilities are not dependent on the number of users, and as the source code has been freely available for download since day one you'd think this would be a more efficient method of being "open to scrutiny". Yet still FF remains more secure, quite likely *because* it is open to scrutiny."
Hang on a second, didn't we recently have a report that in fact more vulnerabilities were found in FF over the same period of time than IE.
Of course then all the FF fanbois at our place started saying "Well, that just means they're better at finding exploits" ... Of course they wouldn't recognise such an argument if I made it about Windows!
Like arguing with a brick wall.
"Honestly, you don't fuck with the type of lads and lassie using those sites."
- "Oooh, the Perl guys are mad at me... I'm so scared! Oooooh, the Germans... Uh oh..."
- "'Stop it, Burns"
- "The Perl guys are coming after me... Oh, don't let the Perl guys come after me... Oh, the Perl guys are coming after me... No, they're so big and strong... Protect me from the Perl guys! The Perl guys!"
"paris hilton connection, i danced with her"
Me too, but we were horizontal at the time.
"Sanitation has really changed since the Midieval times"
Can someone please tell that to my neighbour, he insists on coming home drunk and taking a dump on my lawn!
Re: Vodafone suck!!!
"I had a similar experience with Vodafone last month. Not quite as bad as what this gentleman did, but a £346.40 private bill really hurts! Especially just before Christmas!
They (Vodafone) claim I used 108mb in the space of 30 minutes downloading mail from my mail server! I've produced logs proving I did not use that amount of data yet they are not prepared to do anything about it. At the time my phone only had 64mb worth of storage so downloading 108mb is physically impossible! Currently i've got no clue what more I can do! I've cancelled my direct debit, written letters, etc but still sit £280 out of hand because of this.
Yes, they are probably right :o) ... Don't forget that the size of information you received isn't going to be the same as the amount of data transferred (you have to take into account the data being encapsulated, and of course most forms of mail transfer aren't very efficient).
Mail attachments are much bigger than the original file as they're Base64 encoded. Your phone probably compresses this or stores it in a different format once the mail arrives (crazy to keep it in Base64).
Your mobile probably has some hela-stupid ways of getting your mail.
"but the reason I refuse to install the damn things is because they try to install on the drive that has the largest amount of disk space which is one that I don't want it to install from, if MS could sort their s**t out and just install on the Windows drive then I'd do it."
Err, why??? I'd rather it didn't unpack anything onto the Windows drive if another drive is available. Multiple paritions, modest sized C:\ drive, very common! :op
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