Siri, how do I make a phone call?
565 posts • joined 9 May 2007
Another right handed left mouse one here. My dressage trainer made me switch the mouse to the left. Helped my riding and less back pain.
Windows 7 End of Life
Wouldn't having WIndows 9 and WIndows 8.x on sale mean that Windows 7 would be the third oldest OS version and that Microsoft would not have to maintain it anymore. I may be wrong but XP has been shot and Vista is on the naughty step and if a new major revision comes out that will mean Vista will be dead and Windows 7 not recommended anymore?
Wandering around highly populated areas with a rucksack with aerials, it's a wonder you didn't get a couple of bullets to the head.
Agreed, silly string is the best weapon. Short bursts so you can't be traced.
The buggers have sketched my house!
Must get the left hand side checked for subsidence.
Also that vodeo contains a rare sighting of the fast moving superhero: Interlaceman.
Riding around city blocks is too easy, I was expecting him to have ridden around in the desert.
And another thing, he didn't dot the i.
Re: aware of the benefits of 4K
Never heard of anyone doing this but you could use a 4k screen to show 1080p with 30 bit per pixel colour. You have 4 24 bit pixels per source pixel and you can dither to get an extra 2 bits per channel per source pixel.
Re: those ... sofas?
Those are polished turds.
I drive in the middle lane sometimes. If it's very quiet it gives you two lots of cats-eyes to thud across while sleeping before you hit something. Other times the left lane is so deeply rutted by lorries that it's hard to keep a straight line.
Most of the time I stick to the fast lane as it feels safer, no idiots on the right and the speed differences are less than in the other two lanes.
"Something like a wireless light switch might be much easier to install"
I live in a house with no hallway so several rooms have more than one doorway. It's old but funnily enough there are light switches next to each doorway that were put in when it was last rewired (years ago). The exception is the bedrooms which have a IR remote near the bed (no installation required).
I can't see light switches being the must-have feature that drives this.
I've copyrighted the layout of my local plumber merchant
Scratched and dirty lino floor, faded prints on the wall, a big counter with no-one behind it when you walk in. After a five minute delay a customer service representative (in grubby brown overcoat thing) walks in and then walks out. Five minutes after that they come out again and speak to you in Dothrakian.
Re: Silly sod
Are you sure? Sounds like he a least knows how to make a system secure against police investigations.
Screw wireless lets build big Scalextric
Propellers going backwards
Re: Mogpiss Monday Blues
Elephants don't go over walls, they go through them.
Nice attempt by some commentards
to figure out how to do it with cameras and shelf weight sensors. How do you cope with this? I take the 4 pint milk out to pour on my breakfast, close the door, slosh my weetabix and milk my coffee, turn on the microwave and then put the milk back in the fridge. Sometimes I forget to put the milk back until after eating. Have I just ordered another 4 pints of milk?
Looks like fun
Must see if I can get a pair of placoderm suits for the weekend
Re: NHS air ambulances
The government would love to run the air ambulance service but luckily the people involved know what happens when government bureaucrats start to run things and won't play ball. Bit like the coastguards.
The poor is where the money is
Not much per person but there are so many of them
My nearest lamppost is 400m away
Never mind, 2G works OK-ish
Re: Needs sounds effects...
Yes, the lift is airtight. You do not want to be standing next to the doors when it gets to the top floor.
"I live in a solidly built Victorian house"
Only if you've had the bay window underpinned.
Fixing an airborne aircraft
No-one has ever built an aircraft that cannot be landed and maintained. If your IT is in this state you only have yourself to blame. Plenty of other IT services have planned maintenance downtime. If yours does not have this feature you should resign and let someone competent take over.
Interesting that the penguin is centre stage
but the laptops for the other OSes are open. Maybe Tux's lappy is like the Arc of the Covenant, the contents are so spiffy you will burst into flames if you look upon them.
Re: Typical useless Microsoft product
Can't speak for the android or chrome desktops but I've been using remote desktops on Linux for about twenty years, there were occasional glitches in keyboard input but zero problems in the last decade.
Not what I'd call a troll.
Top bars are bollox
Fitts law is OK when it comes to being easy to whiz to the file menu, but it doesn't address the larger distance who have to go to get the pointer back to where it started after you have done the file/thing menu pick.
Sidebars are much better for saving vertical space. WIndows 7 and KDE do the rather well, mate is OK ish, xfce and gnome were rubbish last time I checked.
Window resizing - meh, been in most X window managers for over twenty years.
Unbelievable lack of stregic planning
These organizations should have a plan for what to do when WIndows 8 support ceases.
Maybe now is a good time to commit crime in London (and don't declare the income to the tax man).
Re: Tip toe through the cat crap
I'd like to stand up for the hard working cats of this country and object to the word lazy. But I can't because that's what cats are. Calling a cat lazy is like calling a cloud wet, it just shows that you don't know much about them.
I don't know how slippery it is. I have a cat and it poos next door. If you don't want cat poo, get a cat. Cheap to run and will remove the mice from your house.
Lord Voldermort or Darth Vader for mediator
After the first few bureaucrats go up in smoke the rest should get on nicely.
British engineer here
Fuck you Cameron you disloyal twat.
I see that your computer is infected with the leet virus. Good luck.
Wow this new monitor is the coolest
It doesn't even need a power cable. IT rules yay!!!
No, please don't. We have enough stuff being treated as terrorism already. Terrorism usually ends up with people dying not just inconvenienced.
With that amount of diesel..
they could run a garage, would solve the problem of the diesel going off
thus reading should be noticeably faster than random writing
I think you mean random writing will be noticeably slower than a glacier.
SMR is the technique used by helical scan tape drives (DDS) to pack the tracks closer than the width of the write head. They also suffer from terrible performance if you don't keep them streaming while writing.
Wonder if it can recognize an evil glint in the eye and a box of matches and shut off the petrol pump.
I could get eight on a rack that size.
Probably right verdict
after all how many Efifiom Edem's are there?
Yikes, you've stumbled into...
a terrorist cell. No way of tracking down letters from those typewriters. The bedding and gas mask is a hint as to what they were planning. Please leave the office, lock the door and report to your nearest police station.
Re: Bye ChromeOS
Is it fanless? From the small vents it looks like it's fan cooled.
Keep clear of this in the data center
Looks like that front vertical section goes in and out and would probably go right across the alleyway. And it all goes into one bluray drive, hope that's a ruggedized one that can handle the load cycles.
Re: How about...
We already do that. It's called VAT.
Re: How on earth can this happen ...
Except she has crossed the line and lost credibility. Accusing Google of being evil is ridiculous. Accusing others of immoral behaviour shows she is grandstanding as tax is not a moral issue.
Re: Somehow I don't think so.....
Wessex is an idea, not a place. Just saying.
Fishnapper was right
"Tupac actually died" a few days after being returned. But that's OK, Mozilla got some fish back and they can now replace them. What's the half-life of a Tupac?
Suggest they get an aquarium screensaver.
Re: Its a mess on Intel "et al's" own making...
Like you say, you don't need a more powerful PC and you don't want another five 200W PC's in your home. But you might want twenty 0.1W devices controlling your light, heat and kitchen appliances. Microsoft have dropped the ball on this progress hence the shuttered factory, maybe Google can pick up the baton (Intel have an ARM license)
Re: Excellent news
Cutting the death rate of children tends to suppress the birth rate. This has happened n numerous countries at numerous times so no need to worry about the African population exploding just because Malaria is eradicated.
Re: >> Mr Dabbs, do I spot a little bit of green eyed monster?!
Yikes, I though it was called the one-eyed trouser snake. If yours is a green eyed monster you should see a doctor