Re: Caveat Emptor! (In UK and EU at least)
Caveat Venditor then?
245 posts • joined 27 Jul 2009
Caveat Venditor then?
I once got asked to go and take a look at why a certain PC was absolutely hammering one of the MySQL servers. I wandered over to the building where it was located, pondering the possibility of some kind of malware situation on the way, and find there's nobody around when I get there. What I do find is an unlocked PC with a browser open on a web application used for booking time on shared lab equipment that I'd configured coincidentally so I knew it used a MySQL database. I also noticed a pile of journals and folders behind the keyboard have slumped onto some of the keys, including F5...
I shoved the papers clear of the keyboard and reported back to the 3rd line guys. "Cause was...environmental" I said and left them wondering for a bit...
There's a physiological reason for the differing attitude between the sexes with regard to what constitutes a comfortable room temperature. It's something along the lines of women's higher proportion of body fat insulating their skin from the warmth in their core, whereas men tend to have larger muscles which kick out sufficient heat to keep the sensation of temperature at the skin surface at an agreeable level in cooler environments.
However I'm still not sure that fully explains the time when I was in an open plan office and had to ask for something to be done about the 2kW fan heater being used at the row of desks behind me as the flow of warm air was making me feel uncomfortable. The owner of the fan had it positioned pointing directly at her shins at a distance of approximately 12 inches.
See True Image 2017 New Generation
You took the words out of my mouth. When I jumped from 2013 to 2017 I thought to myself have I just turned into an idiot or is it this new interface that's idiotic. I've settled on it being the latter.
There's a web site that'll work with a Chromium-based browser and a Mac and Windows app. The Windows one installs to AppData\Local so shouldn't need admin rights.
Amazing what you can find out within about 1 minute of doing a Google search for T-Mobile Digits.
I suspect they're practising their 90 degree bows already.
I think the reason LaserJet IIIs stuck around for so long was that whenever anyone tried to move one to make room for something newer, they thought better of it for the sake of their health.
Not the biggest printer ever made, but possibly the densest?
Too many. That's why they use REV drives.
Mailing list manager Majordomo has used the term "administrivia" for one of its list configuration options since the 1990s.
In whose home.
all too common
If I'd been on the receiving end of “you must think you are some f**king clever pr*ck for sorting that, eh?”, I'd like to think I could have come up with something along the lines of: "No, not really - this problem you called us to help you with was one of the simplest I've ever had to deal with."
I'm still OK after KB3201845 has gone on. I don't use fast-start up either as I found my portable USB hard drive and I think also mouse were still receiving power after 'shutting down' my self-built PC with that option turned on.
I figured that the time spent working out why would never be repaid by the imperceptibly faster start-up times so I just switched it off.
I'm on Windows 10 using Plusnet though a BT Homehub 4R and things are working fine. There is a restart pending following some updates though...
The only one not for Office is KB3201845
RAID array - what's wrong with that? Everyone where I work (Department of Redundancy Department) calls them that.
I had an A1200 but never used the PCMCIA slot.
I know there were external hard drives available with cases that matched the profile of the computer. My mate at school had one and it sounded like he had no end of Guru Meditation crashes with it. I stuck to internal IDE drives.
There was also a PCMCIA SCSI adapter branded Squirrel I think.
KLM and Air France do 3-4-3 on 777s.
Japan Airlines used to have 747s with economy seats in the upper deck also. Figuring it was likely to be my only opportunity to travel up there I naturally selected an upper deck seat for a hop I did from Seoul to Tokyo in 2010.
I did actually fly in the business class nose section with KLM to Tokyo a couple of years ago but that was still only on an economy ticket (and with economy meals) - they must have only needed the upper deck for business class so decided to sell a few more economy tickets and opened up that section in the seat selection map on the web site. Got in there for the return leg as well!
I haven't been to Tiree but I've been to Mull. One of the reasons I'd like to go back someday is to drive the B8035 alongside Loca na Keal again. In places the single track road is the only thing between the sea and the foot of the cliffs. Magic.
Thanks for the precision there.
Unless things have changed since I last used one, the 7/11 machines only give you ¥10,000 notes (~£63). Having them accepted isn't a problem like I imagine using a £50 would be in UK (not even sure if I've ever possessed one of those) but I've been using Japan Post machines on my recent trips since they do increments of ¥1000 - remembering of course to go there during opening hours since all ATMs in Japan appear to be indoors.
I made it 26 seconds into the video then I had to stop it. Anyone made of sterner stuff than me?
I'd have liked to have had an idea of how long each operation took in real time. Maybe he could have placed a real watch in the frame.
> ... thus necessitating a rather expensive trip to said experts
Or a much cheaper trip to where you keep your backups
If airlines are going to upgrades their IFE kit with this contactless gubbins I hope they take the opportunity to fit screens where the colours don't invert if viewed >5 degrees from the optimum and send the picture to them using something which looks like a digital signal rather than an analogue terrestrial broadcast picked up by a coat-hanger aerial.
I shouldn't complain really...
Japan have been scanning fingerprints of arriving foreigners since 2007.
Sainsbury's appear to stock Suntory's Yamazaki and Hakushu for £45/700ml.
I used up my loose change buying a small (180ml) bottle of The Yamazaki when I flew out of Narita a few months back. It didn't seem anything spectacular to me but I'm no connoisseur.
I thought about that but sometimes the angle the phone is held, where any front camera would be looking at the sky, precludes that possibility.
I'm also curious about the phone infront of the face thing.
Recently I did a bit of searching around online for answers and found one suggestion that it's to prevent transfer of make-up from face to phone. This seems reasonably plausible given that I only recall observing females doing this. They could all have been Chinese from what I remember - is it something that originated there?
Given that when you see them they're in the middle of a conversation it's not the kind of thing you can stop and ask someone about. Maybe I could follow people and wait until they get off the phone then ask them. Too weird? OK, I'll stick to speculating about it on the Internet.
I've just updated. Upon completion, the installer tells me "You may need to rest..."
Bunch of monkeys on the ceiling, sir! Grab your egg and fours and let's get the bacon delivered!
I even resorted to the Text only link on the error 500 page only to be given a message along the lines of "we don't do that any more".
I haven't paid my line rental to BT for many years. I almost never use my landline so most months I 'foolishly' allow New Call Telecom to 'raid' my bank account for £10.09. A year ago, I see from my online banking it was only £8.89. Funny they didn't mention wholesale prices are going down when they put the price up...
With a couple of referral discounts my unlimited ADSL2+ from Plusnet is £7.24/month
"nappy bin sacs"
They're called diapers now.
If every one of the 40 seats was filled in both directions twice a day every day for a 31 day month that would be 4960 passengers.
80% of the time it survives every time.
I see that's one feature carried over from the original model. To be fair they did fix it when mine went in for a service and it's been fine since. Next time it goes in I'll have to ask them if the loose bit on the inside door handle can be secured...
Still, I've been very happy with my original Aygo. The economy is good and the performance is fine for what I need. I prefer the looks over this new one too.
Back pocket is typically how I carry my phone around at work. Since chairs are more often than not situated next to desks and other such level surfaces, I always remove it before sitting down. Seems the obvious thing to to with something not designed to bend and uncomfortable to sit on.
You're right - you'd have to be extremely handy with a soldering iron to make use of one of these on its own.
I read elsewhere that the actual difference between the 5Y10 and 5Y10a is that one can be configured for an even lower TDP if required.
If configured for the same TDP they'll perform identically.
Since I didn't study Latin at school, I once paid for an online Latin course but it was rubbish.
Caveat emptor is all I can say.
*Parental consent for marriage not required in Scotland.
I think I'd value a double-height Enter key over any savings available by purchasing from the US.
a long time ago in our galaxy, far, far away.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017