Re: AKA iPhone?
Ah, so Steve Jobs took his inspiration from a 1970's school dinner - spam fritter anyone?
88 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009
Ah, so Steve Jobs took his inspiration from a 1970's school dinner - spam fritter anyone?
Call me cynical, but that choice of name concerns me. Right now we may be in the Linux "embrace" phase, but if "extinguish" does indeed follow then that would be the act of "raising the drawbridge". Suck people into running MSSQL in the cloud then leave them no option but to upgrade to Win10...
But for now it does scratch the itch at my SMB - only Linux servers here, and someone is requesting an application that only supports MSSQL. That might work for us...
Certainly my Uni ran it (Brunel, west London, c1980) and I used to spend hours in the computer centre trying to learn how to program. Now, finding out that I could recreate the experience with a Raspberry Pi seems to illustrate just how far we've advanced in such a relatively small length of time.
I'm just kicking myself for throwing out my original "Multics Pocket Guide" at the last house move ...
It's not that bad - £50 a month gets you 1000GB bandwidth on ADSL - and that includes line rental (or £60 for VDSL) OK, so it's a little more than most other providers, but I'd rather sacrifice an Indian takeaway than be subjected to an Indian call centre!
They really are very good.
That might explain a lot. So are they yet to have a financial year end, or are they still using Excel on a 486 to do their accounts? Or do I detect incompetence in the force ...
I really wouldn't touch that stuff - you never know who's been running amok in it...
Doublespace? Stacker? MSDOS V6.x? All very common back in the day. Not to mention that higher density 1.6MB per floppy format MS used on Win95 distribution floppies ... all 20 of them IIRC.
Also drives were often poorly made meaning that floppies wouldn't read reliably between machines anyway - or at least that's how it seemed back then.
Nurse! Pass my commode ...
Perhaps the volume label was "FAT", so typing DIR in a DOS box would render the message "Volume in Drive C is FAT"
And yes, you did just make me run up a VM to check ...
@CrazyOldCatMan - You need to research "ReplyGain" for your music system. It adds a parameter which has the effect of turning the volume control up or down. In your (our) case it turns newer 'Remastered' discs down, and leaves older original discs alone. No more volume jumps.
It's been a while, but I updated my entire library with one line of command-line voodoo (Linux) and since then used Foobar2000 for everything I've since purchased.
Totally worth the effort.
Many commentators believe that the nails went through the wrists and feet, otherwise they would be unable to hold up the weight of the body without ripping the hands. All pretty brutal.
But I'm surprised that people want to experience the barbariasm of that era - aren't people watching the news anymore? It seems to me that the poor folk in Mosul get to see this most days.
Maybe Ryanair could sink a little lower and offer interested parties an all-inclusive trip for less than £750 ...
Did you not know the menus come back if you press Alt? Works in TB too.
I ditched F1 and Sky when it was 'sold off' to them by the Beeb. Given that it was becoming a fiasco anyway it was no great loss and I regained my weekends!
Those Sun workstations used mice with metal mousepads, requiring a 2-colour printed grid to function correctly. It was really easy to annoy my CAD guys (and any other random PHB) by simply rotating the pad 90 degrees.
It was almost as good fun as the cron job that turned the whole thing into a cuckoo clock.
Oh the fun we used to have...
You can guess how old am I by remembering this one ;)
And you can guess how old I am because I've still got one in use ....
That's about to become BMOD - Blue Mould Of Death
(Mould = Mold for our US cousins)
I think it's more like The Black Knight - 'Tis only a flesh wound etc. etc.
Yes there is AC. How about your name and telephone number?
My very first hard disk plugged into the motherboard ... all of 10M if I recall correctly (Plus Hard Card, anybody?) The world has come full circle, albeit bigger and (arguably) better.
I felt old enough finding out last week that my kids are older than both Sonic the hedgehog and the web as we know it. I feel positively ancient now.
Pass me those carrier bags; I'm off to shout at the passing traffic ...
Of course. They're holding it wrong ...
Have you looked at NoteCase Pro? I've been using it since I ran Linux on my Zaurus (!) and now use it with Debian, Windows & Android. Encrypted, portable & cross platform. OK, so it costs a few beers, but it's under constant development. Worth it, in my view.
Not another- 'OS' X, 10 , 1010 release.
Marketing for the ID 10 T Generation perhaps?
According to the Beeb: ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35255384 )
"The 14-unit limit has been chosen because at that point, your drinking leads to a 1% risk of dying from alcohol-related causes.
This has been deemed to be an acceptable level of risk as it is approximately the same risk that someone has when they do an every day task such as driving a car."
"Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter, an expert in understanding risk from the University of Cambridge, said it was important to put the 1% risk in context. He said an hour of TV watching or a bacon sandwich a couple of time a week was more dangerous."
So, not only can't we get bladdered any more, we can't sober up with a bacon sarnie whilst watching telly.
Please. Won't someone think of the children?
Actually he was referred to as a Cyber-dog ... even more proof?
Either that, or it was hatched by the incumbant overlords at the time John PREScot & TONy Bliar ...
Don't you mean Thomas Edison?
Oh dear; I feel for you. I hope this calms your jangled nerves:
The headline is simply a pun on "Softly, softly, catchee monkey" which has nothing to do with mocking asians, and everything to do with Baden-Powell (of Boy Scouts fame) and possibly even earlier Scottish folk. It simply means "patience and steadiness will accomplish your goal".
And on that bombshell ...
Or was the logo inspired by Alan Turing? Or neither? Discuss ...
Tony H says: Oh do stop moaning and just watch Eastenders, Holby and The Voice...we spend vast amounts of cash on these gems to bring to our loving audience. Just be thankful that Auntie knows what's best for you. The fact that you like motorsport is meaningless when we take your money anyway and spend it how we like. Hic! More Champers, dahling??
FWIW I'm with you and dropped Sky 4 years back and stopped watching F1. After all, it's not like we didn't know the results the 'impartial' marshalls were going to come up with.
Now, if only Mr Farage had got voted in the Licence fee would be a dim distant memory ... (Obligatory beer/Nige icon) Hic! Burrp! Hurrah!
... I thought it was us Poms who were the whingers? Never mind, at least it's sunnier in Oz than it is here in the Northern Hemisphere ... Oh, wait ...
Fair suck of the sav! Have a beer to go with that prawn ....
It's a .dll, so yes. For your OS they have renamed it "systemd" ...
Am I the only one who read it as "so I can go back in time and *excrete* Simon Cowell" ...?
No, as Henry Davenport rightly said, it's the Moron Tax.
"Yes I can tell the difference, depending on what it's connected to."
Me too, but I really can't tell the difference when travelling at speed on Her Majesty's carriageways, despite a posh Bose system...although I expect the V6 engine doesn't help.
Colour me odd, but a CD rip to FLAC to the music server and then a script / batch job / Foobar to convert to MP3 on a handful of USB sticks for the car. That's worked for me for nearly a decade ... and not an Apple in sight, apart from braeburns.
Oh, and I can legally leave the original CDs to the kids in my will ...
OpenDNS fixed that as of last month....
Just block the controller from the internet. If you really want to turn your stuff on from another continent you'll have to use a secure connection to your server* as a gateway to the controller. It's quite simple*.
* you're a Reg reader, right?
I can't do without my rooted Android phone running Fing - it's the first thing I power up when something doesn't work. Add in Wi-Fi Analyer, an OpenVPN client and Terminal Emulator, it's the quickest way for me to check the basics. Oh, and I fully agree about saving the instructions - I convert to PDF and stick them on Dropbox, also running on my phone. I think of it as my Tricorder...
As for email, I have been running a 50 user version of VPOP3 on a (sucession of) windows box(es) for the past 15 years, and it hasn't missed a beat. Local. Cost effective. Straightforward.
Fully agree with the choice of Netgear, but I use a PfSense appliance as my firewall of choice.
BTW - Nice article, thanks.
Are you sure you're not just holding it wrong ...?
Old hand here: I started writing a long reply with all the techie details about how the POTS system works, and why this couldn't be done easily. But then I realised I am far to old and know far too many intricate details about 20th century communications to keep anyone interested long enough for them to understand. So I won't bother.
However, it can be summed up as too expensive to do, and not their problem anyway.
As a smartphone user, I couldn't give a stuff about all of this "my bus is bigger than yours" marketing guff. Just give us more battery life. Please. I don't care if you do it with 64 bits of a bus or fragrant tufts of camel hair, just make the damn phone function for a week between charges like the good old days of Nokia. (Kids: You won't remember)
As I'm also an agnostic, I'm bitching at Apple, Samsung, Google and everyone else. Please just get your act together. Copy each other for all I care. Just do it.
Where's Ballmer when you really need him? "Battery Life, Battery Life, Battery Life ....."
(And if you're wondering, I currently get 2+ days out of my smartphone. It's simply not good enough)
Don't you mean "Massive Phorm"?
I don't normally defend the reporting standards at El Reg, but in this case the previous story / vomit was about the young lass tracking the perp; This regurgitation / story now informs us that he's been charged i.e. there is a bit more new news to report.
If El Reg had published the aforementioned upskirt photos then your criticism would be justified, but in this case there was nothing to cause further distress to the poor lass.
Agreed, it's not much of a story for a tech website, but it's worth it for some of the comments!
Am I the only one who heard Cilla Black's voice in my head saying "Tara Bunch"....?
I hate to sound like an accountant, but even capitalised software should be depreciated over 4 years. Companies can set their own rules in this regard, but the last 3 places I've worked at use this figure. The argument runs along the lines of if you buy a new machine with (say) CAD software, you should capitalise everything: Hardware, software, delivery & installation & training. After 4 years it's probably worthless, so should have been written down to zero by then.
"Upgrading" an existing machine by just putting new software on it doesn't really change the argument - it's still worthless in a few years.
Also, just to be picky, there is a lower threshold before anything is capitalised - usually a few hundred quid. Start8 for a single licence wouldn't be capitalised, but a site licence probably would.
I bow to your superior recollection! Apologies all ...
I think you'll find most squid are damp...(apart from the proxy servers of that name)
You meant "squib"
Eadon? Is that you?
No, Tony says "GRRRRREAT" .... Grr, as in growling. Geddit?
I think he's actually friended Gareth Gates...
Try reading earlier posts ...?
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