* Posts by Chris Hexter

11 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008

'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

Chris Hexter

Compression

My first computer came with a doublespace-compressed drive (unknown to me as a naive 15yr old), complete with DOS 6.22 & WFW 3.11 + Office. One day after saving my pocket money, I returned home with a boxed copy of Ultimate Doom, and couldn't wait to play it. I think it needed 15mb or so disk space, and my machine proclaimed that I had 25mb free space on my 250mb drive.

Lo, Doom would not install, complaining about lack of disk space. I set about making a boot disk, and on firing the machine up with it, found a huge file called drvspace.bin or something similar, that was 115mb.

Feeling proud of myself, I deleted the file, installed Doom, and played away.

The next morning, switching on the machine to discover "Non-system disk or disk error" still haunts me to this day :-)

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

Chris Hexter
Headmaster

Ukraine

It is just Ukraine, not The Ukraine :(

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Time crystals really do exist, say physicists*

Chris Hexter
Holmes

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

My universal translator appears to be malfunctioning, I really haven't the slightest idea what all of that means :-(

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Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

Chris Hexter

Service Temporarily Unavailable

oops...

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OK Google, Alexa, why can't I choose my own safe, er, wake word?

Chris Hexter

Until I can use the phrase "soylent green is people" to wake it, I'm simply not interested in this nonsense

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Universe's shock rapidly expanding waistline may squash Einstein flat

Chris Hexter
Coat

Dark Energy

The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural...

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'MySQL of object storage' Minio: Any user, any dev, any scale... really?

Chris Hexter
Gimp

Anyone else reminded of the panasonic 3DO logo when seeing the article header image? :)

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

Chris Hexter

I 'ate you, Butler!

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Toshiba NB200

Chris Hexter
Unhappy

Frustrated

Yet another new netbook that fails to provide a tv-out (S-video/Composite) slot! When will these companies realise how handy a slot like this is?

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Microsoft unveils Windows 7 free upgrades and discounts

Chris Hexter
FAIL

Price fail

When are they going to learn that $199 does NOT equate to €199 and certainly not to £199. Up your shaft, Microsoft, I'll stick with BSD.

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Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

Chris Hexter
Alert

make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

So... who couldn't see this coming? I bet El Reg had this story already typed up!

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