Yeah, I'm really worried about my FriendFace one as well.
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Yeah, I'm really worried about my FriendFace one as well.
They tried this a couple of times but found they couldn't find ladders long enough to get right up to the cloud, and the machines had a habit of falling down if they merely glued them to the ceiling.
Exactly, very well put.
And, it should be added that, absolutely NO program should pop itself to the front and take focus away from whatever the user is currently doing! Over the years I've lost count of the number of times something running in another window has popped itself to the front at the most inconvenient point, whereupon I've accidentally clicked on a button or pressed a key that has caused that program to do something I hadn't intended.
Ooh, first set of roadworks on an established route is going to fun (though not for the guy down the hole who suddenly experiences the pleasure of an AI van landing on his head).
...2027 - when MS finally get around to implementing it years after everyone else (as per bloody normal).
Well, as long as they save the cheerleader - any alternative might be truly disastrous!
Hopefully, they'll reject his bid altogether. We need LESS of Murdoch's vile influence, not more.
Those blue screens with white window borders and text look rather too much like AmigaDOS 1.3!
Another bunch of lying, pestering cunts who have no respect for people's privacy or the TPS list. The directors of these companies should be heavily fined in addition to the companies themselves.
I registered with the TPS years ago and report as many of the unwanted calls I get as I can, even the scum that withhold their numbers.
I remember seeing a TV programme (probably an edition of the Sky at Night) where Patrick Moore and others were viewing an eclipse from a plane. He had a great few moments shouting "Turn off your flashes" to all the idiots onboard!
Yeah, only good for a quick somersault over a Skovox Blitzer and then get run over crossing the road a few days later.. lightweights!
Well, it would have been crossed off had I been stupid enough to put it on there in the first place. I'll stick with upgradeable PCs and a cheap lappy when I need to be portable, thank you very much!
Back in the 1970s I was an apprentice TV engineer for Rediffusion. Once, I forget to connect up the wires to the vertical scan coils after fitting a new B/W CRT. So, upon turning the set on it took less than a couple of seconds to burn a permanent horizontal line across the brand new phosphor! Somewhat chastened, I had to remove the newly buggered CRT and fit yet another one. At least I only did it once!
Health & Safety people please look away now! One of the other engineers there told me a story of when he was an apprentice (probably back in the 60s). One day, not long after he'd started, someone announced that it was time to break up some old CRTs. Everyone grabbed a CRT and he did likewise, following them outside where they lined up facing a brick wall. All the others started swinging the tubes to chuck at the wall and, on a count of three, they all let go. Of course, they'd deliberately omitted to tell him to run like the clappers in the opposite direction as soon as he let go! When those buggers implode they do tend to shower glass everywhere! Obviously, he survived to tell the tale!
Is it too early to start worrying about the Y10K problem?
In my case, I use MailWasher as one of several lines of defence.
Blimey, I'd say - this article is the first I've heard of Jaff!
"Privacy should be the default situation, not something you have to fight to try to retain."
Abso-bloody-utely! But try telling that to Theresa fucking May with her Snoopers Charter bollocks!
Obviously, your superpower is: Impervious to Puns!
"can't elope" - You'll get there if you try...
Apparently, "Seeral" is not an operating system - it's a typo...
Sounds like Flying Binary want to be the Microsoft of the medical world.
I get a nagging "Too many eggs, only one basket" type of feeling about this.
Back in the 1970s, I almost convinced a work colleague that, if you looked very closely into a vinyl's grooves, you could see the lyrics that were being sung.
Google's software knows of no other state!
Its payload was a message saying "Something wonderful has happened Your AMIGA is alive!!!"
Nothing new there, then!
Bloody thing failed to install on my Vic-20 - came up with an out-of-cheese error.
"net neutrality rules are extremely popular with internet users (ie, Americans)"
Then what the hell have the rest of us non-Americans been using for years if it wasn't the internet?
Given the speed at which Virgin Media are rolling out IPv6 (i.e. currently not at all) I probably haven't got to worry about this for several years yet... sigh...
Agree, but you spelt his name wrong - it should be "Denial" ;)
Dunno. Maybe one electrode in the mouth and another where the sun don't shine might do the trick...
At the moment I use both Firefox and Pale Moon but, as Mozilla have deprecated XUL, this means that essential (for me) add-ons such as Classic Theme Restorer, which restore a bit of sanity to the total abortion that is the Australis theme, will no longer work. At that point XUL dies, Pale Moon is likely to become my main browser and Firefox will be relegated to "IE" status - i.e. installed but used only when something doesn't work in Pale Moon.
Unfortunately, Mozilla have become every bit as "good" at listening to their users as Microsoft. Sigh...
Are the macarena, the twist and dad dancing possible options?
Nah, it's called experience...
"senior barristers can struggle to push through £100k a year"
My heart bleeds...
I tried it for a short while. It failed several times so now the only thing I do with OneDrive on any machine, is to remove or disable it.
Which part of the "Joke Alert" icon next to my post did you fail to see?
Maybe a quicker alternative would be to turn off the system you want to move to the cloud and see who (or what) complains!
I see the spec includes the magic words: REMOVABLE BATTERY
Just got my 5MX out to compare the keyboards - they look almost identical.
Muchof El Reg's news content for February 14th 2017 declared fake as the body text didn't mention roses or violets.
"In the 1990s, it was commonplace for the single IT guy to name their servers after planets"
Damn, found out at last!
Well, almost - my WiFi is called Saturn, and many of my servers and computers have named after moons such as Ganymede, Europa, Callisto, Titan (a very big box!) Mimas, Dione, Hyperion, Prometheus, Daphnis, Kari, Pandora, Pallene, Tethys and Enceladus!
Before that some early ones were called Ermintrude (it was a Gateway!) and Zebedee.
Mash up of the week!
Yep, I used to have to do that with my first ever HDD in my Amiga 2000 - the 80MB slab that had originally far too much out of a grand!
Maybe the cotton strung between the baked bean cans is in dire need of upgrading to string.
Several of mine as well.
...but that was mainly because my ISP, Virgin Media, had completely fucked up internet access in my local area for several hours and I could get access to anything!
That reminds me of a story I heard when working with Burroughs/Unisys equipment back in the late 1980s. A customer who had bought a second-hand Burroughs/Unisys B28 system. These came as modular pieces of kit that were clipped together - common modules were CPU, hard disk only and combined hard/floppy. Customer had phoned support because she couldn't get the 5.25" floppy to read after inserting it. Apparently, it was only when the support person asked about whether she'd flipped the floppy drive door shut that it turned out that she couldn't find anything resembling the door catch. It finally dawned on support that she'd been sold a CPU module plus a hard drive only module (no floppy module at all) and had just been slipping the floppy disk in between the CPU and hard drive modules.
There's a pic here of a B28 system (this one DOES include a combined hard/floppy module): https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/comments/4wmksf/my_burroughs_b28_aka_convergent_technologies_ngen/
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