I'm at least partially with Microsoft here, since we've only seen one side of the story and there are problems like being unknowingly enrolled in a beta program; even if that were possibly, IIRC all the preview builds had to be installed manually - only the final release could be downloaded automatically through Windows update and as people are well aware, it wasn't exactly quiet about it (although I seem to recall there was a brief period where it installed for some users without intervention? Can't recall if that turned out to be user error)
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I found an old review (can't remember where; we didn't have internet) of the RML 380 and 480 when I was in High School , which was by then fitted out with RM's x86 machines. I was told they had one somewhere and would have loved to mess with it, but I never even saw it.
When this happened to me it wasn't in the relatively safe confines on an office but out on the wild wild web. Must have been 10 years ago I came back from a holiday to find a newsletter I'd subscribed to had suddenly behind a two-way mailing list and exploded...
So.. what I got from this is that you can genetic engineer a hamster to get an erection when you shine a light on it.
He arrives in hospital alive.. so why are they surprised to find it missed anything that would have killed him instantly?
Re: Roadworks on the routes?
It is possible for ping to work while http does not purely due to the packet size. Saw an issue on ADSL years ago when BT starting rolling out Fujitsu MSANs - no new customers on VPs over a certain size could view webpages but could ping using the default packet size. Gradually increase the packet size and you would eventually find a value that would not work (but too small to make changing MTU viable).
Virgin has has DPIMs on the network for years, since it is how traffic shaping functions. They have also had the capability and indeed have already been blocking sites (e.g. those on the IWF blacklist). The only problem I am aware of this causing thus far was the Wikipedia "Virgin Killers" incident, which was caused by all traffic to Wikipedia going through one proxy IP (the only way they could block one page without blocking the whole site)
Surely you mean wafer, not 'waffer'?
what I got from this is that their new policy will tell them on a yearly basis how many have gone missing?
I see what you did there..
I saw a recent review (in PCPro IIRC) of a monitor with a small adjustable secondary "mini-me" panel peeking over it's shoulder for that purpose.
So it can connect to a HDTV (assuming you have a wireless one, and I've not seen any of those around yet anyway), but I thought Atoms weren't all that good at HD decoding? Are they thinking of squeezing some sort of graphics coprocessor in there also?
Thay're not the first..
Retailers have been offering free laptops (although the regular bulky sort) for a while - I was offered one in a T-Mobile store and CPW also have a range of laptops available (none that I took a fancy to last I looked). You can also get a free Eee (not sure of the specs) or Advent's atom-based Wind clone at PC World on a number of networks, or up to £400 off any laptop you choose depending on the length and monthly charge of the contract.
I'd' still prefer a built-in 3G adaptor, something Acer as supposed to be working on for the Aspire (and is already included with some Sony laptops that cost the earth).
I was also thinking you should cover it. or turn it towards the wall when not using it but the bit about laptops having built-in cams hit me - they are often fixed at the top of the screen. They really ought to come with physical on/off switches or sliding lenscovers.