I'm not going to say "work of genius", but I thought it was pretty good; truer to the book, excellent performances.
732 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: Wrong methodology
On the basis that my experience of "deploy and then fix" has been "We've given your issue to the developers, who are in <time zone Y>, and we'll hear back from them the day after tomorrow", I'm not liking the chances of those magnificent men in their allegedly flying machines...
No, defence companies. I think that when push comes to shove defence workers would be treated as disposably as any others.
Re: cauldrons of magic potion that Obelix fell into as a baby
"AHA, BY BELLISSIMA!!!"
Re: I like my Windows phone
I concur; I had two lower end Lumias, a 620 and a 735. They were excellent in use, with a really good UI, excellent battery life, rugged enough and cheap. The only reason I've gone over to an Android handset is the paucity of the app ecosystem around Windows Phone, and in some respects I still miss it. Don't get me wrong, I get on fine with my OnePlus, but I do sometimes miss the WP experience.
It should always be back bacon (dry cured). Sausages should be pork, with a high meat content; I second (or maybe hundred) Cumberland as a good option. Mushrooms should be incinerated and tossed in a bin. Beans are fine, and I don't mind either fried or scrambled eggs. A fried slice would be a good idea (white bread, NOT any brown, mealy crap), although I have a predilection for hashbrowns as well. I have a mild horror of cooked tomatoes (especially the tinned monstrosities). Black pudding isn't my favourite thing, but I probably won't throw it away if it turns up. Sauce-wise - worcestershire. Tea - builder's, and supermarket own brand is fine.
Re: "any automatic technique for removing the patches"
Yeah, but no. I've attempted to circulate an uninstall for at least one of the affected patches via WSUS, and it never completes, just keeps prompting the user every...damn...restart. The June patches have been an epic clusterfuck, not just with regard to attachment handling, they've also broken indexing, killing search in Outlook, which is a pretty big deal. My users are not happy campers, and there has been no effective response from MS.
"Though the British public sector keeps bunging Microsoft ever larger sums of cash to keep up extended XP support"
Wasn't part of our recent problem due to the fact our glorious, strong and stable leader elected not to keep paying for support and patches for XP?
Re: Boeing involvement
On the 737s are you thinking of the uncommanded rudder hard-overs?
Re: Lawyer normal
1. There were no cabbages.
2. If there were cabbages, they were not eaten.
3. If they were eaten, they were not eaten by a goat.
4. If they were eaten by a goat, they were not eaten by MY goat.
5. If they WERE eaten by my goat, my goat was insane.
Re: Make something new
Peter F. Hamilton - Night's Dawn Trilogy. I'd love to see them bring Voidhawks to the screen.
"smells like roses to me..."
...I don't see any difference between this company and the fake "Microsoft Support" guy who talks your Nan into downloading ransomware onto their PC.
Re: This country
Ah, yes - it's the fault of the people that *didn't* pander to and snuggle up to the Tories, rather than those that did... Idiot.
Re: This country
And the Tories would never have got in *at all* except for the Lib Dems enabling them. Plus they did *nothing* to block things like the no-longer creeping privatisation of the NHS - they just nodded through the Health & Social Care Act. Sorry, but they chose to throw in their lot with a bunch of vicious, corrupt, callous scumbags. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uvllh4bQbc
Re: Think for a minute
There is already legislation which would be perfectly satisfactory for prosecuting the perpetrators of that sort of harassment. I have a teenage daughter myself, and were she subjected to that, my first call would be to the police. As noted, one can also block numbers easily enough. Kneejerk demands for magic code that reads minds are stupid enough in business, but stupider and much more dangerous in government.
Re: This country
The Lib-Dems speak sense until someone gives them a sniff of actual power, at which point they throw sense out of the window and fall into line with whoever's wafting it their way - witness the government we have now, which they are *directly* responsible for. Pointless bunch of oxygen thieves.
Does the "care pack" also include a helmet, life jacket, fire extinguisher and "make your own will" kit? 'Cause that might be an idea...
Re: Worried Samsung owner.
Also Crackle! and Pop! ?
We've been using them for a few years, and I'd say ours is pretty good.
Re: "Not my fault..."
IIRC, the P39 was supplied in large numbers to the Rusians, who far from disliking it actually did a huge amount of damage to the Luftwaffe. Maybe it just suited their operational style better.
"Airworthiness Note: F35/September 2016
Electronic Flight Manual no longer to be supplied on Note 7."
OK, I'm obviously swimming against the tide here, but...
I have been with VM since they were Blueyonder, and they went through a very disappointing patch, customer service-wise. Recently, however, we have had speed upgrades with kit delivered when they said they would (not always a given under the previous dispensation), and when they wanted to turn off support for the old V+ boxes, they shipped us a TiVo for free (which again arrived when they said it would). When I've had occasion to contact support recently, they've been much sharper and on the ball. I'm sorry that some (maybe many) of VM's staff are having such a torrid time of it, but from an end user point of view, my experience has significantly improved.
Re: A suggestion
Actor-wise, can we see if the guy who used to do Gerry Adams in a silly high-pitched squeak for the Beeb is still available? Let's see how those keynotes sound then...
He was great in The Night Manager (still hoping for a second series), and he's fun as Loki (the Hulk throwing him around like a dishrag followed by the *Uuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnhhh...." in Assemble is still one of my favourite bits), but he's not Bond.
...the insert disk on a windows phone handset, which occasioned a little head scratching; that said, that was one out of a couple of hundred handsets. Gave the department a giggle though.
Re: We have seen the fiasco with TSA locks
On the TSA side, there's almost an unintended canary effect, since every time my other half travels over the pond, the TSA don't bother using their keys, they just destroy the lock, so if your luggage makes it through with the lock intact, it's almost a racing certainty that it has been opened, but by a nefarious (or more nefarious than the TSA) party...
Re: Its fake?!
They WOULD say that, wouldn't they...
Re: Brrrrr spiders.
Your idea of "cute" indicates an urgent need for an alienist!
You mean you...
...WANT 10 times as much crapware?
We use KMs
...with Papercut, and they work fine. Scan to email, SMB, prints follow you around etc. Thoroughly popular system.
*covers check engine light with tape* - "There you go - fixed it!"
Re: He is not going to be popular in prison
Next to the soap in the shower.
I actually wanted to upgrade to 10...
...but the upgrade crapped out, initially leaving my machine unbootable and taking quite a lot of work to put it right. It's still nagging me though.
Paging Howard Wolowitz...
"Hey Froot Loops - you're up!"
Exchange 2003 -2010; Dell PERC H800 started freezing. Very uncomfortable.
...they're not confidential records any more, are they?
Re: Value and values
"Those kinds of musicians are often the most interesting" - THIS. One of my favourite albums was and is "Drunk With Passion" by The Golden Palominos , who were largely a studio only project, but able to call on artists like Richard Thompson, Bob Mould and Michael Stipe to fantastic effect, in no small part due to the fact that it was a studio-only deal, and they didn't have to take it on tour. Yes, live performance is great, but if that were the only way to finance making music, albums like that would never be made and we'd all be the poorer for it.
IME, it's frequently the case that if it involves technology or has wires in it, other departments are keen to offload it onto IT.
Yes, it's kind of the Blair Effect - "Look, you're right, yes, but PLEASE don't be on my side anymore..."
Re: Oh no ...
State County Municipal Offender Data System... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1aIGqrGqnU
Re: O2 in the UK are on the ball
I'm on GiffGaff, so O2-by-stealth, and 4G pops up a lot for me too.
Altho never thtarting a land war in Athia or going in aagainst a Thithilian when death ith on the line? (Icon for Dread Pirate, obvs.)
That presumes the ICO would exercise them, which they wouldn't. These are the incompetent lackadaisical fucknuggets that did precisely *nothing* about Phorm, remember.
Had to vote for...
...Colin Baker as the worst, but that's largely story/script-related. McCoy had some good moments, but I concur with the general view regarding Scrappy Doo...sorry...Ace. Awful idea for a character.
Because his incarnation was incorporated into the continuity, but Cushing's performance was always a standalone?