...I tell you!
784 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
...I tell you!
Or by Mark Suckallyerdataburg...
Yep, I also believe it may have been one of the reasons Commodore changed the name of their original PET computer (which, they said, stood for Personal Electronic Transactor) to the CBM range. Later on they had to call the VIC-20 the VC-20 in Germany as VIC was apparently a swear word.
Yeah, the Silverlight "updates" are notorious for that. They seem to come along like buses - 3 or 4 at a time, each of which needs hiding/clobbering before the nag goes away.
"KB2952664 has oddly re-enabled itself"
Ah, so MS have now upgraded it from a "plain patch" to "undead zombie patch" that, no doubt, staggers around groaning, "telemetreez, telemetreez!"
Uh oh. They are also offering the above crock of shite yet again. Previously, this has been part of GWX (though they've been stating for a while now that there's no GWX functionality in it any more). However, that patch has been proven to bork computers in the past, see:
Some years ago a friend of a friend showed me a laptop he'd borrowed off someone else. The "someone else" had said he could buy it off them. I looked up the spec: not exactly new and used a Pentium 4 CPU. My advice: "Don't touch it with a bargepole - what he's asking for it is too much and, being a P4, it will probably overheat and die at some point" (as a lot of P4s had a habit of doing).
Of course, he ignored me and a few months later asked me to look at it as it was no longer turning on. As far as I could tell the CPU had died. "Told you so," I said, handing it back.
Ah good, that will save having to do anything about all that GDPR crap!
Very true, on my Commodore PET I only had to make sure no one stole my C15 data cassettes!
... and then noticed the date...
What's all this got to do with Scottish Omnibuses Ltd?
...using a Vic-20
"made no comment about the fate awaiting the 2,000 plus heads employed across the group"
Yeah, but what about the fate of their bodies?
...bet they'll find little more than a pile of well used paper shredders...
Yeah, I know. Total clusterf**k squared!
As someone who started off in 1979 on a CBM PET (original chiclet key version that I managed to upgrade all the way to Basic 4) and at various times owned a C64, C128D, CBM-500 (no, not the Amiga 500 - that came later), CBM-600 (B Series in the US), Amiga 500 and finally a 2000, I watched in horror as CBM crashed and burned in the 90s and was then tossed around like a seal amongst killer whales. I always wonder if it would have turned out any different had Commodore UK managed to buy the whole kit n kaboodle before Escom got hold of it.
"The Atari brand has changed hands so many times, I don't think the brand owners have a clue who owns what now."
Sadly, that's pretty much the same situation with Commodore.
Ah yes, still got a catalogue from the 1970s around somewhere - full of projects, examples and useful information. Now THAT version of Maplins would have been worth saving.
"sell off excess stock at a much more realistic price"
When I worked in IT Support back around 1998 we used to get numerous complaints about mice not working due to the build up of crap on the rollers and balls. I used to remove all the balls and take them to the nearest "gents" and give them a soak in a basin of warm soapy water. Other staff entering the loo would ask, "What are you doing?"
"Washing my balls," I'd reply.
Blimey, I doubt it will even last that long!
I was informed by a Computer Graphics lecturer years ago that it takes more key presses to type COLOR than COLOUR with the following example:
"but apparently something (maybe the observations?) has changed"
Yeah, the rest of the universe has woken up to Trump being President - now it can't get away fast enough!
I hope there's a "sneeze" filter that prevents you from accidentally calling an Uber or donating £££ to a Nigerian prince when you suddenly let off an unexpected and particularly violent one!
I often find that demanding they tell me their company name is enough to make them hang up. Then I Google their phone number and, if I find any complaints from others about that number, I report it to the ICO and/or TPS, and then block that number. I've got caller ID and a phone that can block withheld numbers so those NEVER get picked up.
It's a bit like Trigger's broom - they just remove one bug and patch it with another similar one. And that's probably the complete history of Flash since it started.
My main PC is one of those with a power button on the top of the case, which is fine until the cat jumps up and lands her heel on the power switch before sitting down and turning things off with me in mid-work! A strategically placed book seems to have fixed the "problem" now.
I struggle to see what you did there...
That's generally a good idea - except when it's Microsoft's ideas about "improving" Windows by adding telemetry and all the other crap they shovelled into it after Windows 7.
Damn you, sjsmoto said "mouth"!
But the fines should be higher.
The ability of Reg commentards to make me spit drink over my keyboard is one of the reasons I keep coming back here!
"Its laughable that so many businesses run it everywhere without question, when in many cases there are far more secure cloud based offerings."
I was with you until you mentioned "cloud"...
Erm, exactly what were these "compelling new features"? Buggered if I can find any REAL improvements over Win7 - and I don't think "improved" telemetry really counts.
Oh, I don't know - how about "Microsoft fixed my computer so that it no longer works at all."
Knew a guy who appeared to have the ability to curdle milk. No hot drink made by him was ever drinkable, there would be unidentifiable scum floating on top even when you watched him do everything in the normal fashion.
Another guy I worked with had the abililty to make any screwdriver, pliers, scissors - well, basically, anything metal he came into contact with - start to rust within a couple of days.
You're lucky - I went the other way after Vodafone fucked several things up royally!
So, is there actually a decent mobile phone company in the UK or are they all as crap as each other?
What is this "thing" that's coming? I "think" you should definitely tell us!
Thanks for bringing that up. Didn't something similar happen with iOS a few versions back?
I will hold off updating until 10.13.4.. 5.. or whenever there appear to be no more major nasties.
"Yes, when they discontinue them :)"
+1 Comment of the week!
Excellent - I REALLY like that. Must try it on the next wanker who calls me. I usually go straight for the second option.
Is that the one to which they couldn't even be bothered to afix the standard "Beware of the Leopard" sign?
I don't think you needed to put the Joke icon on your post, unless you were referring to the entire bunch of Westminster twats who continuously make donkey noises in lieu of thinking.
HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! SNORT! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! GUFFAW! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
Maybe he needs a new dictionary (or spell checker) instead!
Yatch -> Yacht
Plenty to choose from here!
...Brainfuck isn't number one!
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