You didn't even ask for a picture of Wil Wheaton collating paper?
289 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
Re: If you want to screw something up, use excel
I remember a temp being told to sort a spreadsheet of names and addresses on the surnames, in Excel 2000. She selected the Surname column, pressed the sort button, saw they were alphabetical and ran the mail-merge.
Alas, Excel 2000 didn't warn that only that column was being sorted. So pensioners all over the borough were sent letters inviting them to come for a flu jab, but addressed to the wrong person.
My old Motorola V3x had no 3.5mm port. It used the micro-usb port. Which was (iirc) a surface mount component and the repeated plugging and unplugging broke it. And again after it was repaired.
I've had no success installing it on my VAX, but it still does a lovely job of cleaning the carpets.
Not the best thought out name
No, boss, I was searching for removable storage, I've no idea where all these limp willies came from!
Re: Stick + Battery Loader
So, 10 o'clock then.
Re: One wonders
Apparently not too long...
I thought it was Rapid Unscheduled *Disassembly*.
The video looked like the Falcon was vertical, but on fire before it cut out. It'll be interesting to see what actually happened.
Re: How do I order a new keyboard online if this one is broken?
The first company I worked for sold my keyboard.
But what was on the shirt?
Re: Well to be honest, it was dealing with photographs
And don't forget that Apple also pinched their GUI from Xerox.
So... A system designed to track down terrorists, is incapable of tracking down a fried chicken thief?
That was money well spent.
Re: How can I tell if the update is applied?
Mine updated, but I'm not entirely sure when. When I received the email I checked to see what version it had, it was up to date.
I plugged my partner's Kindle Keyboard 3 in and switched on the wifi a few nights ago, thinking I'd leave it overnight to pick up the update. About 10 seconds later it was done. No re-starts.
I had removed and hidden KB3035583 on both my Win7 desktop and Win8.1 laptop and have had no problems since then. My partner's Win7 laptop however keeps getting the nag box to upgrade, despite doing the same to it.
It appears that KB2952664 *was* installed on my desktop, so I've nuked that too. I'll have to spend some time going through the laptops to clean them out too.
Re: OK. I have to ask
For me it manifested as the scroll wheel stopping working, every time I switched to my Ubuntu box on my KVM. (Requiring the mouse to be unplugged and replugged.)
Other distros had a few seconds of confusion, where the mouse skittered about the screen sending random button presses, before settling down.
Hopefully this will fix both of these.
Re: All my systems are still using PS/2 mice, at least indirectly
Yup, same here. PS/2 mouse and keyboard, with VGA graphics, because USB/HDMI KVMs are stupid prices.
Hopefully this will fix the issue I have, of having to unplug and re-plug the mouse to get the wheel working again, when I switch to the Linux box.
Re: Possible reason...
Well, I was watching it just before midnight, UTC.
Not new for me
All ads on Three are very effectively blocked for me, together with the rest of the websites, calls and texts. Thanks to the complete lack of service here.
Even their "Three inTouch" app to redirect calls over my wifi doesn't help; it regularly crashes and then has to be re-registered over the mobile network, which doesn't work and not the wifi which does.
Time to drop them and go elsewhere.
Re: Sounds good. But.
According to the specification sheet:
MEMORY Card slot Yes, expandable up to 128GB*
But it needs a replaceable battery.
Won't somebody think of the Leather Goddesses?
Was Jennifer watching the rugby this week?
I presumed that the merger would create a single brand; O3.
Re: Microsoft VBA Error
In Access 2007 VBA I encountered two errors (2626 and 3000) which gave "Reserved error; there is no message for this error."
Re: reminds me of the time...
When LCDs started being included with new computers in the office, one colleague (who was a bit of a hypochondriac) started making noises about the radiation from her CRT making her feel ill.
So the lady who sat opposite her very kindly swapped a nice new LCD for the old CRT.
I offered to explain that the back of the monitor emitted more radiation than the screen, and it was now pointed towards her...
Re: PET 2001
First PET I used had the cassette deck and calculator keyboard and a 40 character wide green screen.
Later, our school had machines with real keyboards, external cassettes and one even had an 80 character wide screen. There was a floppy disk drive for the borough which we got to play with for a little while. Very slightly faster to load programs than the cassette. :)
AFAIR, they were all called PETs.
How do they project the black screen on to a white desk?
Or sitting in front of a really big telly, watching the race, with the timing / track position on a tablet / laptop on the arm of the sofa supplying vital data.
A company I worked for had a leave booking system built in Lotus Notes (iirc). If you booked Friday to Monday off, it would take four days off your available leave.
Reporting the bug didn't make any difference, of course.
We soon discovered that putting Monday as the start date and the previous Friday as the end date gave us four extra days of available leave.
Shortly after that the system was scrapped and we upgraded to drawing on a wall-planner.
Surely there were more appropriate films to use?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
Hmm, that might've been me
I've carried tower computers home on the train and tube before now, hooking a strap through the case.
Always got funny looks. My usual response was to comment "I asked for a portable computer..." with a sigh and a rolling of eyes.
Preventing little presents
Many years ago, there was a homebrew catflap system someone created, which used a diffused disc of light and a webcam to view the silhouette of the cat's face. Then image recognition software decided whether the flap should be unlocked.
It was (iirc) initially designed to keep out the neighbours' cats, but had the positive side effect of preventing the creator's own moggies from bringing in takeaway meals.
If a monkey takes a picture, then it has the copyright.
If a football fan takes a picture, then The Sun has the copyright.
Is that what they're saying? What happens if a monkey takes a picture of a goal?
According to Google Translate, they would be an Eierkopf or a Tüftler.
Have any of these had songs sung about them?
I don't remember any.
A single story?
What about "Nightmare in Silver"?
Re: Not a DR Who Fan
Nail's? Are you a greengrocer in your day job?
BAL0010 and BAL0011? What about BAL0001? Does anyone know where that is?
No Tad Williams fans?
There's a distinct lack of custard in there.
The Christmas Worm
Don't forget the poetry it inspired.
But if it doesn't beam me up to the Liberator, then I'm not interested.
Re: Beware of reapers ...
Curse its sudden but inevitable betrayal!
From the WVEC article:
"Authorities are investigating how it came down in the neighborhood."
Gravity would be my first suggestion.
Get out of hell free card?
I have several of those already:
Re: Teflon eh?
Just line up behind the queue of people who don't know the difference between your and you're.
Re: The online game
How about by going here:
Don't you mean Baroness Lane-Fox?
I bought from them once
And was inundated with spam from third parties.
Scrapped that email address, never used them again.