I got my hotmail address in 1998 - and its also a real name account. As a curiosity, I also have a netzero.net email account left over from 1999-2000 era when netzero was offering FREE dialup internet. I keep waiting fort the day I can no longer log into my netzero account.
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...but can it play Crysis?
office washroom I ever used was at a headhunter's office. They shared the facilities with 3 or 4 other businesses. Marble everywhere, beautiful fixtures, large stalls, spotless surfaces, soft TP and the paper towels had the texture of real cloth. I used to love going there to fix something just so I could use the washroom.
Note to editor
The hat pictured is a trilby, not a fedora. Fedoras have wider brims.
Back in the late '90s I started playing with linux. I found out you could change your monitor settings by editing xorg.conf. I was pretty pleased when I got my 640x480 vga monitor to display 800x600. Guess what happens when you overdrive an old vga monitor.
I have a client whose office is set up with homegroup - 3 windows 10 machines. Guess I should be expecting a call soon. Maybe I should thank MS for the work.
Mutant 59. Do no scientists read?
Went on a call once where the user was complaining of "stuck key" message at boot. Turned out she had placed a magnetic strip with the company's name on it above the caps lock/num lock/scroll lock leds. Removing the magnet removed the message. It was an older PS/2 keyboard.
Just so you know
There are already people who repair iPhones and Macbooks. They have schematics and do microsoldering/desoldering. I find their videos interesting, though Mr. Rossmann can be a bit grating.
Hope they didn't get their special ""Mormon Underwear" in a knot.
I also use a brand with my logo
I just had an image in my mind of lots of "beeboys" running around with tiny lassos (lassoes?) roping bees and branding their butts with little brands.
Please Screw Virgin Media Too
"Bring them to their knees financially, revoke their licences. Force them to be honest or force them out of business."
You forgot to add "and jail the board members too."
Meanwhile in Texas
An elk jumps into a chopper, bringing it down. Time to ban elks.
One for the new column
This just happened yesterday. My boss asked me to send out 2 different emails to 2 different mailing lists. Both were supposed to have a .pdf attached. He called me today and asked if I'd added the attachment. Oops.
What if you asked it "What country borders California" or "Where is the border of another country in relation to California"?
2 of my email accounts showed as pwned. I already knew about it so had already changed my passwords. Darn you Adobe and Linux Mint! Strangely, my hotmail account is inviolate.
I thought I was reading "The Onion" for a minute there.
Kerbal Space Program
Check yo staging!
That third video is me on Saturday night!
I think the order still stands in Canada. So if Google execs were to travel to Canada they might be liable to arrest.
This is why mummies are afraid of cats - because the cats will unravel them. For evidence see any number of cat and toilet paper pictures/videos on the internet.
Just how, exactly, are they stealing the money? Wouldn't there be some kind of transaction trail?
"Loden said doing so feeds into the backlash against women in tech by those who feel female candidates are getting jobs solely because of gender."
Isn't that exactly what the offer was stating?
Men are from Tau Ceti F and women Are from Tau Ceti E
I'm with ol' Musky on this one (I'll keep calling him this til it catches on).
To quote Dickens
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Something is wrong
I installed Debian 9 XFCE on an old laptop (Aspire 3050) on Saturday night. First boot after install it took 10+ minutes after login to reach the desktop. After selecting the default panel it never again started the panels saying no instance of XFCE was running. I tried xfce4-panel -r & from the terminal and the panels started and then the screen went cyan coloured and the computer froze. Ended up putting Debian 8 back on with no problems. Yes I spent Saturday night dicking around with Linux.
I prefer to go with The Onion's suggestion and refer to him as Ol' Musky.
like a skid mark in space-time?
Basically a script which repeats a few phrases from a befuddled old man - pretty funny.
Unless you can do board level microsoldering on iproducts, the computer repair industry is dead. Windows (yes Windows) has gotten so secure that MS has taken the away the bread and butter of the small repair shop. That was, fixing problems caused by malware. In the late '90s and early 2000s the hardware was already pretty good, so rarely failed. Windows95, Windows98, WindowsME and Windows 2000 were all susceptible to malware. Windows 7 changed all that. The malware repairs dried up, computers became too cheap to fix and I switched to renting copiers to hotels for conventions.
My boss is down in Jamaica for 2 weeks and just phoned me because he can't get into his Microsoft email. Oddly, he's not able to connect to the hotel's wireless either.
So...what do the testers say? How does NASA approach possible testers?
"Put this on and don't take it off for six days. Also, stay away from other people."
17 inch penis!!
A 16 inch duck with a 17 inch penis! Good god. What are the females like?
what would you do with $7m?
I'd spend the bulk of it on booze, women and gambling...then I'd spend the rest foolishly.
Could this also be used for "described video" so blind people can watch porn too?
... like this?
Did they have to...
use real urine in the test?
I run a wifi network in a largish rooming house (90 rooms). We have had problems in the past where a single user would strangle our bandwidth using torrent software. To fix this I installed a "torrent killer". If it detects torrent traffic, it disconnects the offending computer from our wifi network, forcing the user to come to the office and ask to be reconnected. It has proven to be quite a successful deterrent. When Windows 10 started the "optimised" update distribution, it would activate the "torrent killer" and cut people off. I had to issue instructions on how to turn off Delivery Optimisation.
Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
My friends call me a luddite
But I'm actually very happy with my old Nokia feature phone running Symbian 6. Its a great PHONE, but poor at anthing else - including malicious apps.
knock out gas?
Not sure there is anything like weaponized knockout gas. Dosage would be uncontrollable so probably either useless or fatal.
"a 3.5inch socket, for music". Hate to see the headphones.
Lest you think it's OK to taunt chimps, thats because their hair hides their muscular, ripped bodies. Just google "bald chimp" and you'll see what I mean (NSFW - maybe)/
Lester. You will be missed.
Believe it or not, my company still sells and services typewriters (as well as renting them for movie props). Also, a lot of hipster types are gaining an interest in these machines with my boss being asked to speak at a typewriter meet-up in a craft beer bar.
What about jeggings - are they OK? Might be a bit sexist.
stupid windows 10
I upgraded a fresh install of Windows 7 to Windows 10 on the weekend. I made the blatently stupid mistake of having an ethernet cable plugged in whilst doing the upgrade. Apparently the windows installer thinks this means I don't want to use wireless...EVER! That's right, I can no longer turn on my wireless!. The correct driver for the wireless is installed, I've tried most the solutions I found on the internet without luck. The correct solution, it seems, is to roll back to Windows 7, and do the upgrade again but without the ethernet cable attached. Did I mention I bought a brand new SSD to put Windows 10 on?
The first rule...
of Twitter chat bot is, we don't talk about Twitter chat bot.