* Posts by Dale

11 posts • joined 5 Dec 2007

Dogs and arson feature in top 10 data recovery disasters


So is this an article or an advertisement?

Its pretty hard to tell from the way its written. Please don't take this the wrong way.......

Stop shilling Reg. We're not as green as we are cabbage looking.

Will Microsoft ever get the web?


Ruby on Rails must suck then...

Since MS seem to be copying their entire design philosophy I must have missed how horrific RoR is for development over the last few years. Or something.

Dell offers 'Windows Vista Bonus' to frightened customers


Not much help for non business customers...

Well much as I hate to say it (long time mactard flamer here) it looks like my next personal laptop will be a mac, I dislike Vista that much.

Microsoft says ‘hasta la vista XP’ - well, kinda


This is the swansong of Windows at my workplace.

That is all. I have convinced the management that linux is now stable and user friendly enough to replace the sub par bloatware that is Vista on new machine roll outs, all our new PC boxes are coming OS free as of this month.

Part of the reason I made such a concerted effort to get this change was that MS seem so wrong-headed in their attitude towards OS architecture and interface design. Everything in Vista is harder to use and configure than in XP. There are no improvements in stability or user friendliness as far as I (and about 90% of our user base) can see. And the system resources used are growing with every release. Its quite frankly pathetic. Business wants a simple, easily manageable and cut down OS, not this bloated, awkward resource hog.

Google are the least of MS worries, as the song goes "You do it to yourself and that's what really hurts"

Ballmer and Gates defend Vista, drop Windows 7 hints


Severe reality dissconnect...

Just goes to show that MS are even further disconnected from reality than people thought.

I guess its no new MS products for me till 2015 then.

Gates teases bankers with Windows 7 dates


OS X for windows anyone?

Isn't right about now the time for apple to start making a killing selling an OS upgrade to PC users?

I for one wont be upgrading anything I own to Vista or Win07 after the debacle I've had with work machines.

DAB: A very British failure

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DAB is great. At least in Reading it is.

I've got 2 DAB radios and I've never had a problem picking up a 98% -100% signal in either room. For me DAB is worth it just for BBC 6 music alone.

Scientists warn on climatic 'tipping points'


Im amazed by the number of neysayers in here...

As someone who works in IT support for atmospheric research I can tell you two things.

1. 90% of research scientists are not very well paid at all. Im mid level IT support and I get paid better than most of the scientists here.

2. This stuff is real. The people doing the research have no vested interested in telling people that we need to cut emissions, they are putting it froward simply because it is the most sensible option.

3. There is a significant chance that we are fucked. Luckily for me my house is on a hill :)

Why is it people seem to be happy to believe in something that suits their prejudices (scientists are all in league, its all a hippie hoax, etc, etc) so easily, but cant just go and look at the real documentation and peer reviewed articles. This would put any rational doubt people have to rest.

eBay: 'We will lower listing fees'


Monumental piss take....

RE: "...they need to go further than reducing some fees. How about they clean up all of the scam artists, con jobs, and excess shipping fee sellers? How many times have you seen a $5 product with a shipping fee of $25+?"

That is not a scam, its actually a way of stopping paying EBay so much money per sale.

Isn't this monumental piss take an ideal opportunity for some alternative sites to undercut ebay?

Western Digital drive is DRM-crippled for your safety

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Returns Numbers?

Id like to see the returns numbers on this box after a couple of month of sales. Something tells me they will be a lot higher than other HDDs of similar type.

When are vendors going to realise that consumers wont stand for this kind of crap?

Counterfeit Vista rate half that of XP


The File browser in vista is rubbish...

Its something not a lot of people on here have commented on, but the file browser on vista quite simply isn't as nice to use as the one on XP. Its basically awkward and hides away a lot of functionality. I also makes it awkward to cut and paste large groups of files (You need to click inside the folder you re going to put the files into before you right click and paste), its really annoying for someone like me who works with lost of small files all the time.

Its the number one reason I went back from Vista to XP on my work machine. The new interface is a drag to work with.


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