Re: Lenovo does not sell laptops with Ubuntu
339 posts • joined 9 Nov 2007
A week into a new job and I was shadowing the 'senior' engineer whose response to any Excel error/crash was to uninstall and reinstall MS Office.
He gave me a withering look when I suggested all he was doing was removing and putting back a mostly static set of files and HKLM reg keys and he should be nosing around profile/HKCU instead.
Couldn't stop myself smirking though when 30-40 minutes and one seriously p**sed off user later the exact same error popped up.
"Yes I confess - I just nicked Panodorus of Alexandria's date"
"I have personally transmuted palladium into silver"
See, I've done a few very cool things and tried my hardest to fill my life with varied experiences and achievements (and plenty for the benefit of others too) but none of them come close to sounding as cool as that. Is your first name Zaphod?
..resilience by design
I want that 4.3GHz clock speed of the 7740X with the memory support and PCIe capacity of the other two.
Can someone who knows more than I obviously do about CPU/Chipset architecture please explain why Intel won't let me have my cake and eat it?
...I guess IBM aren't on-board with the whole 'Hire American, Buy American' theme then
Even the best advice in the world can become bad advice if the situation changes. Just because they are wrong now doesn't mean it was wrong then.
Joined-up thinking in a huge multinational company? NEVER!!!! ;-)
Because of the media coverage on Friday our Group CIO ordered ALL servers (regardless of criticality and our internal change process) to be patched by EO the weekend. In the last 2 days literally 100s of people have worked their b***ocks off to get that done - now (so far, fingers crossed, touch wood) we have seen no issues all that effort will be tomorrows chip wrapping. It's the life we've chosen I'm afraid.
The Golden rule of managing tech - if in doubt, don't.
Despite what the the PHBs, Beancounters (and, sometimes, End Users) say whatever it is can wait another week without the sky falling in - they may not thank you for it but don't forget they would all be lining up to throw you under the bus if pushing $whatever out early created issues
Vendors have already lined up 'Skabylake' - 6th Gen Processor in backward compatible 7th Gen chipset for enterprise customers not ready to make the jump from Win7. Offer only lasts until Skylakes are unavailable.
"persuade" publishers to "voluntarily" sign up to this new regulator
'Coercion' was the word I used in my submission to gov.uk
..install Tails and use them to teach kids about online security and safe browsing. Probably the best education you could give them in this day and age.
Well spotted - Merry Christmoose!
...there is a whole fan base for the Prequels that I just don't relate to because I'm too old. For me A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back are Star Wars and Rogue One looks like the world I was in aged 8 with my Kenner AT-AT. I think a lot people who liked Force Awakens are not going to get as much fun out of Rouge One as I did. Great job.
Accurate =/= Precise
Obi-wan noted the marks on the Sandcrawler were precisely 2" away and to the left of where they were aimed for. How's that for pedantic AC?
'There is a red building...in front of a green lawn...mowed recently'
Hey guys - we're getting somewhere...
'There's a fence in front of the house'
Come on, we've all dropped that one massive bollock at some point
..trying to help a v. senior manager reset his domain password. After literally 1/2 a dozen rounds of him calling up, me unlocking the account, resetting the password to his desired choice (you're not allowed to do that any more!) it finally dawned on me what the problem was and I was able to close the ticket with the following comment;
" User cannot spell 'February' "
Like DrXym I've got a couple of Atom Z3735 devices and the Linx 7 isn't much bigger than a Phablet. After the failure of RT and with the new Atom x3/5/7 out I can't help but think Microsoft missed a trick not going with x64/x86 phones. It would have then been a relative doddle to put ARM emulation on top of that.
Not just instructions - pop ups too. It still mystifies me how some people can override the brain's unfaulting habit of automatically turning jumbled shapes into words without any conscious effort - but only when those jumbled shapes are presented in a little rectangle on a screen
"Error message? Yeah something popped up but dunno what it said - I just hit 'Cancel'. So why doesn't it work?"
I only use iCloud for contacts and an .icloud.com mail address but found it quite useful that my recent call history was restored to a replacement after the last one was stolen
Why is it that those most prone to complaining about unwanted emails cluttering up their mailbox inevitably hit 'Reply to All' thus cluttering up everyone else's mailbox! An over developed sense of irony? Tragic lack of self-awareness? Or (as I suspect) is it just an unquenchable need to let other people know how busy and/or important they think they are.
Corporates still running XP will undoubtedly not be using Security Essentials but the number of two-bob Home used by everyone else is a disaster waiting to happen.
...oh the fun we used to have with that in my NT4 days! I really should have updated my username to old-fart dog by now.
As someone who did sit on a mountain recently (Kilimanjaro, last week) I have no problem with 'the sky' not being limited to something above me...
..'the sky' is the bit of the atmosphere that appears blue due to Rayleigh Scattering
wait, wait, wait - you get paid to eat cheezies? Teach me Senpai!
I copped a feel of the
cheap looking Jet Black handset today in O2 and was just glad I had a 6s.
The first proper book I read was The Wizard of Oz so it's a shame I'll never get to read those. Or learn Russian.
Screen and USB aside they are great specs. It's probably cutting corners like those though that's providing the margin. And that processor,in house, looks like a masterstroke.
It's probably to remove confusion with App Store
"The average person who is not a developer who tries to install Linux on an average box usually fails, because there is no working graphics driver, or mouse driver, etc. for some part of their machine."
This was last true 5-10 years ago
This one does have front facing speakers for anyone that's interested
Arnie should drop in wearing the outfit just for a laugh
I remember seeing the hoardings last year saying that, in a taste test, 7/10 people preferred Carlsberg to Stella.That struck me as a bit like saying you think horse p**s tastes better than cat p**s - you're still drinking p**s!
If you don't know how enable/disable any setting applied by GPO then you really shouldn't be using the Pro edition
I'm glad we have a monarch as our Head of State - I much prefer someone who had no more choice than who's womb they sprang from than some grubby schemer who genuinely thinks they're above everyone else and deserves to rule. Leadership is a burden - not a prize.
"Those who seek power are not worthy of that power"
"The desire to be a politician should be enough to ban you from ever becoming one"
As someone who has tried eating fish porridge for lunch I would say - yes, most definitely.
So a friend of over 20 years standing has suddenly become a See You Next Tuesday because they had the nerve to hold a different opinion to you on something? I think I know who is the bigger cunt.
...any normal, healthy, functioning society would establish a supply chain to provide poultry sale for rearing. These are badly run countries in the modern world and for all your brains, money, power and influence chucking a few chickens around isn't going to fix anything.
Got hold of my firms Win10 RC and tried it on a gen 1 Surface Pro some high-band early, early 8.1 adopter had tossed aside. Worked a treat. Does 90% of what I need and runs on an enterprise platform without breaking a sweat. They could sell millions.
Behold - the Archimedes Death Ray!
(shakes fist at the sky) Grrr. Damn you!
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