and the guardian?
which isn't working at the moment
44 posts • joined 15 Nov 2007
... you could actually upgrade from xp to win7 - but you can't unless you go via vista.
Sorry but if it means finding and re-installing all my apps or putting the pile of turds previously known as vista on my machine for even a few seconds then they can sit and spin because I ain't doing it.
How hard can it be for them to design an inplace xp- win7 upgade route?
now I'm against id cards, but the bores at no2id really get up my nose - you might remember their pledge for funds to protect people prosecuted under the id card laws, which they called upon ages ago when they decided they neededto pay themselves from the pledge rather than use it for its stated purpose.
As far as I can see no2id is simply a money-making scheme by the organizers who pop up moaning and whinging all over the place but you can be sure they won't be the ones going to prison when the push comes to the shove and when you need the defense fund you'll find it has all gone on expenses
that we all have the common law right to use force even to the point of lethal force against anyone who obstructs us going about our lawful business and that the police aren't exempt from this right so if so obnoxious plod gets in your way politely inform him that if he continues you'll exercise your common law right to kill him and go on your way.
Until the police remember they are my servant not the government's I'll do all I can to oppose them.
even if your mythical no resouce consuming increase in gdp happens what the f*ck do you imagine the singer git will typically do with their riches .... yep use it to gobble resources.,
Some economists fail consistently because they only look at one aspect of the question.
I don't want to be warned of what the government considers emergencies?
You bet I don't that way there's a fair chance I won't get killed in the stampede of panicked morons wound up to snapping point by the Daily Mail.
Can you imagine how bad the "tanks at Heathrow" stunt would have been if in addition they'd texted every Mail reader inside the M25 about it? The M1 would have been nose to tail 4x4s full of fat children and their mothers fleeing the (non-existent) disaster.
Virgin has plugs even in cattle class - which is fortunate because their prices are so extortionate and the difference in accommodation so insignificant I refuse to pay the premium for first.
Some former GNER trains have plugs in second too - the updated 225s I think, the eurostars don't.
Having both the eee 701 and the advent I have to say that solid state disks are absolutely rubbish - too small and too slow.
The advent is essentially what a laptop should be and I can't really see the point of lugging a desktop replacement round when one of these can do just about everything (and if it can't I can remote desktop to the quad-core with 4gb at the office via my mobile thanks to the bluetooth)
As to the EEE it's little more than a childs toy and utterly useless for anything (the remote desktop software for linux won't for example connect to anything other than the standard 3389 port, well it might but I can't be arsed working out how when it's not as simple as putting :port after the computer name.
As to battery life a cheap external battery from Maplin (£39.99) gives a total of about 6 hours run time on the advent.
they would get paid and not lose business.
Twice this year they've threatened legal action because invoices they have never sent us didn't get paid.
I used to be able to cope with this because they at least sent monthly statements and I could ask for copy invoices from that. Alas they have now economised even further on postage and don't send statements either.
This means they don't get paid - even worse even though their payment terms are 30 days we always pay by return so they are losing out on cash in their bank.
After being threatened twice I've stopped dealing with them.
I've got a copy of
1. the anarchists cookbook
2. the al-Qaeda training manual
3. the Times obituary of a printer
of the three the last is most useful for terrorist purposes because it describes in sufficient detail how to make a diffusion grating for the purposes of concentrating U235 by means of gas diffusion.
I also have a full set of physics undergraduate text books, including those pertaining to radioactive thingies.
Mine the one that says "come and get me you stupid ephing plod"
Having said that anyone daft enough to deal with an "accountant" who want to bank their client's tax refunds in their own bank account deserves all they get. (this refers to the link to the beeb about yesterday's problem)
They should try using a respectable firm that will put the client's bank details on the form and trust them to pay the bill rather than one that banks the refund deducts their massive fee and then passes on the 3p left over.
There is absolutely no delay if the taxpayer's account is used rather than the accountant's and I hope that the revenue never fixes the problem.
Mine the one with "honest accountant" in big red letters on the back.
I take it you work for a competitor's PR agency and are trying to trash the eee.
I've had one (black) since before xmas and no problems, the case doesn't creak even after being dropped a couple of dozen times and spending plenty of time rolling about in a rucksack. No keyboard problems to speak of.
Nothing cheap at all about the build quality - it matches that on the toshiba and sony laptops that are kicking around here.
Then again anyone who can't afford to buy one to try at £199 would probably moan about anything and everything.
they would let you filter out all those sodding comparison sites - eg trustedreviews, dealtime etc by one simple action (how about a exclude moronic shopping sites checkbox?)
They did at one time experiment with a feature that let you exclude entire domains from your results forever but they seem to have dropped it
that my pledge was for defense not provocative actions that may harden government attitudes to ID cards.
Frankly I think the No2id campaigners are considerable less truthful in their claims than the government and routinely exagerate the dangers for their own political purposes.
Until we have proof that the technology works there is absolutely no need to be spending other people's money that was pledged for defense NOT attack.
Is collecting pledges for a defense fund and then calling the pledges in for a pre-emptive campaign less truthful than the goverment saying they don't intend to make ID cards compulsory.
I do think it is.
I won't be coughing up on my pledge until someone needs defending for refusing the ID card and I hope everyone else takes the same attitude - afterall where will we be if we satisfy our pledges to refuse the card and there is no defense fund because a few wannabe politicians have wasted it all on their expenses.
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