I'd be more more impressed if Assenage had agreed to be interviewed by the Swedish police. Good news about Manning, though.
949 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007
Re: Weigh the coins
IIRC thats a result of the companies like 3M with their company towns & paying in scrip with was only accepted by their stores, which often wouldn't accept US currency.
It's would be interesting to know just how many of the ac's defending the indefensible have russian ip addresses.
Submitted my thoughts about Section 40 several days ago. I doubt it will change anything, but I also doubt that Section 40 will withstand serious legal challenges.
""Can you imagine Windows 95 going at the speed of today's hardware?"
Trinity, you mean. Modern KDE is slightly bloated compared to KDE 3, although slightly more usable IMO.
Re: I keep hoping
Why not just install a different distro with less obnoxious devs and install a desktop or window manager that works, like XFCE, LXDE, KDE, GNOME, Cinnamon, RatPoison, FluxBox, Enlightentment, ROX etc etc etc?
Re: USA Ships
The 45 would work if the MoD & BAE hadn't under-specced the intercoolers for the turbines
Re: "Lukewarm Lemmings and the Lysenko Larceny" at FauxScienceSlayer
Is that you, amanfrommars? haven't heard from you in a while.
The People's Daily Mail
Re: No thanks
My electricity meter is right next to the gas, which gets read at least 3 times a year, usually more. I'm lucky if the electricity gets read yearly. Same company, of course.
To be fair, people have had 30 years to get used to hating Microsoft. Google has only been hateable for 10 or so years, luckily I got an early start.
Re: Their editor numbers have plummetted.
So pretty much as it was, with less vandalism?
Re: VW did nothing wrong
Ah, it was a rogue cell or splinter group then?
Re: 100% secure
Unless the update irrevocably corrupted the HDD's I don't think so
Re: Can't use Linux apparently
You must have been in a bare X session or TWM if you couldn't lock the screen, GNOME, KDE, XFCE, all the major desktops (and many of the window managers) have some obvious way of doing that.
Playing MP3's hasn't been a problem on any distro for years, even Debian does it out the box these day's. All Distros come with a word processor (usually LibreOffice these days) capable of reading Office files (except particularly complex Excel files and some of the weirder Word files that Word often has issues with), and it's usually installed out the box.
I can only assume that your experiences were on a rather bare bones installation of Debian about 2003 and you have assumed that all distros were like that and that Linux hasn't changed.
Re: "We apologize for the inconvenience"
Ask Blizzard? Reallly? did they implement offline single player & LAN multiplayer while no-one was looking?
FYROM is an awesome name. Sounds like it should be a morally ambiguous organisation with a fleet of mechas and not enough government oversight. As Vaclav Haval said, Czechia sounds like a supermarket.
Re: Plus ca change
Not just Telewest, NTHELL remember. 2 remarkably crap companies, even more crap after the rebranding
I was under the impression that NThelL licenced the Virgin brand and the only connection he had was gurning in the ads
Re: How many non-users of ABP?
Well, I'm not in IT any more, but despite the death threats still occasionally get called on to fix relatives computers. The first thing I do is install uBlock Origin. I imagine a lot of techie types do this, whether it's uBlock or Adblock Plus
Re: Cash for Ads
Yup, back when they released 2.0 with the option to disable ads unchecked . there was a massive shitstorm so they backtracked and released 2.0.1 (IIRC) with the option enabled by default and a screen explaining the acceptable ads policy on install (which seems to have disappeared).
Obligatory "Thanks Obama" comment
Re: I'm with the dickheads on this one.
Yeah, he seems like of a more palatable version of Drumpf. I imagine the Republicans will go with him next presidential election, God help us.
Re: Download link
Many people prefer the UI of Skype for Linux precisely because it lacks all Microsoft's "enhancements", I'm going to avoid the new version until they make it mandatory.
Re: Good luck to them
Part of the reason why you get cheaper & better rail service in Germany & France is that British commuters are subsidising it with the franchises that SCNF & BundesBahn own via Keolis and Arriva
Funny how it's OK for the French, Dutch & German government owned companies to run UK franchises, but not our own government.
Re: BA FLY Software
Here's an article about CUPPS: http://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2014/07/future-airport-common-use-will-one-size-fits-solution-ever-feasible/
Reading between the lines, it appears to be a bit of a fustercluck.
No, Apple didn't create CUPS. It was created back in 1997 as a replacement for the creaky and ancient lpd. Apple later adopted it for OSX, funded development and then bought ought the company developing it in 2007
Re: Fact-checking the Norks
The Norks were Chinese trained and partly equipped by them, partly by the USSR. Nork air force squadrons trained and equipped by the USSR and China operated from Chinese airbases. MacArthur gave them the excuse to openly put Chinese combat troops on the ground in Korea, but they were deeply involved before then and don't try to deny it.
Don't the ESA Japanese and Russians get a say in this?
Re: I don't get it.
Remarkably badly animated, but it's just a 404 page
Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell
Re: "On Linux we’re just another shell"
Perhaps you should learn Power shell so you know what the hell the script is actually doing?
Re: Transdimensional Personnel Locator
I imagine The Laundry gained a few new employees
Except the Pratt & Whitney PT6 is a turboprop turbine, so still irrelevant.
Re: Electrical Smoke Event?
Dont forget battery fire on the Boeing 787 = thermal runaway event
Re: PCs to a useful state
Aah yes, I've seen a couple of those, and each of them my reaction has been "But you can do that on a Mac", or "It actually works better on a Mac you daft idiot". I'm tempted to report them to the ASA
Re: It aint just this upgrade
In my case I updated 2 machines running 7 to 10. Both were set to eng-GB for system locale and all related settings. Not only did Win 10 set both to eng-US for keyboard and locale, it didn't even bother to install the eng-GB locale, although it installed Japanese on one machine.
They are all high street banks? Perhaps the slightly non crap one was still a building society until recently?
Ford voice "recognition" (supplied by Microsoft)
Probably the same as in their computers & phones, works adequately with a good microphone close to your face. But even then you find yourself training yourself to the software. I'll bet you anything (5p to be precise) Ford didn't bother to install the various regional voice recognition files.
Re: Earl Grey
> If you'd consider drinking Earl Grey I'm afraid it will be absolutely necessary to have you killed.
Fixed it for you
RE: go out and buy a different OS
Pro WAS a commercial version for Windows. Before MS to remove features, apparently to force SMB's to use EE.
Re: They were Canon right?
And if you are really "lucky" there drivers tucked away in the cavernous depths of their asian website that will only compile on and might even work occasionally on DeadRat 4.
The only government that pays attention to Change.org is the People's Republic of San Serriffe (and possible Portland city council). It's just a way for lazy people on the Internet to pretend they made a difference.
Re: To think that...
I'm actually vaguely surprised systemd doesn't come with a keylogger, considering how many other things it's borged.
That should work, as mentioned above, the only way to reliably play HTML5 video on the Beeb is to spoof your user agent.
Re: Not sure it's an anniversary I would celebrate
I think when you count all the deaths in the US and USSR's various proxy wars the death toll comes close
Re: @collinsl -- @Phil O'Sophical
Not to forget the SADM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Atomic_Demolition_Munition
or the Davy Crockett recoilless rifle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)
Re: They are on Weston-super-Mare beach
Is Weston-Super-Mare infested by idiots or something? The tidal range around here is about a mile and a half but can't I recall the last drowning
Re: Surely, this should have happened?
You have to have signed the ECHR to be in the EU, but that's a totally separate treaty from the EU.
Re: "Beard Level"
Men already get employed at board level regardless of ability. Ever heard of getting kicked upstairs and the Peter Principle?