Re: This is a job for...
Aha, it must be down to the Treens.
512 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007
Aha, it must be down to the Treens.
Having recently had to do a fresh windows 7 install I can assure you that windows update churns away for hours just looking for updates.
After approx 12 hours and still no result I gave up and used WSUS Offline.
Sod windows update.
"But the Express, used to be an OK paper"
That was from the 1970's
That would be the alternate version by Freda Pain. :)
Don't know if this is connected but EE is offline at this time.
"should build up our navy, airforce and army using ONLY British built products"
Built by BAE.
"Government representation on the board, they could have prevent self-serving nonsense like this."
And replaced it with their own self-serving nonsense.
"I want to know what to avoid"
It would appear the simple answer to this is Windows.
"Well, they are called Allen keys for a start..."
That's actually a trademark and its use is discouraged if not made by them.
"How this will pan out after article 50 is invoked is in "God only knows" territory"
I think that applies to just about everything.
Certainly did with expenses.
"clouds of vapour out of vehicles during rush-hours"
Isn't that carbon monoxide?
and have come to the conclusion that just about every crime against the freedoms of the British public will originate from here:
"Not to mention the crap update and 'enhancement' bloatware that comes with them"
Custom install can sort that for you, on nvidia that is.
138,000 devices and one daughter.
I thought the really dangerous ones like the Redback and Funnel-web are quite small?
"Halve the exercise period one whiskey IN one coffee :-)"
"25 years ago everything was incredibly expensive"
There FTFY :)
"What else, did I miss any?"
"Once you've got a decent amount of applications installed, it soon became a mess"
You can manually customise to tidy it up and suit yourself.
Well up until 7, can't speak for any after that.
Don't know who down voted you but have an up vote as I thought it was awful after the birth of my youngest daughter. The 2am breast pump malarkey can be rather amusing.
"A couple of FOI requests can make for very interesting responses."
Denial of request on the grounds of "commercial confidentiality" is probably the only response you will get.
"in the UK there are no 20 amp domestic supplies"
I think you'll find that UK domestic ring circuits are rated up to approx 30 amps.
"but they all go into politics wanting to better the world"
You forgot the joke alert icon.
Now you know what the BOOTNOTES section is all about.
Indeed, makes you laugh when the reg recently advertised for a quality journalist.
Maybe they should have asked for a sensationalist red top journalist instead.
I don't think Volvo have been cars from Sweden for quite some time now.
Chinese owned too, but what isn't these days.
"the majority of English people"
If you actually look at the figures I think you'll find that a majority of the electorate has never voted for any of the governments that we get.
"the biggest problem on OSX are trojans"
I thought the users were the biggest problem on any system.
Let me introduce to the real world.
If UKIP ever get into power, they will be no different.
At least this southerner knows how to spell arsehole.
"If they are not customers, what are they?"
"But that's it though, once you have the sale that's all you're getting, even if the person repeatedly plays it a million times."
Or they could actually get up off their arses and play more concerts. Or is that just a bit too much like hard work?
I think you'll find that it's the government that's fond of PFI, not the NHS.
That a wank a day keeps the cancer at bay?
"How do I get one in the states?!"
and Nellie Budd, you just can't make that up.
"There may have been a time when HP made really good computer equipment"
Was that when Canon made the engines for their printers? :)
"What the heck do you do that uses 30-50GB per month without video? Run your company mailserver?"
Just install two modern games via steam a month.
Bioshock Ifinite + DLC = 43GB
XCOM Enemy Unknown + DLC = 20GB
But nothing on reliability? OCZ's history springs to mind.
And don't forget WordStar.
Well here in the UK it was £20 to £30 an hour and you had to also pay shed-loads of money to British Telecom.
Hardly compares to the cost of always on broadband nowadays.
Nearly forgot, you also had to shell out nearly a grand for a high speed modem.
"Reputable suppliers like, say, Capita, Atos, KPMG, etc, etc"
You forgot the joke icon.
"bend to influence from corporations"
Some reading for you.
Like my birth certificate that states unequivocally the wrong spelling of my middle name?
It's the original hand written job from June 1954.
"20 years ago Windows was a baby OS (3.1)"
IIRC 20 years ago Windows wasn't even an OS, it was a GUI that ran on top of DOS.
Now, where's the "get off my lawn icon" :)
I think you'll find that no government over the last thirty years has a IT track record worth shouting about.