I think that came after the Vic-20.
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...that the best version, the one that came with XP, can still be run on Windows 10. I was horrified at what they did for the Vista/7 version, along with the equally crappy version of Spider. When upgrading to a later OS/PC, I always popped the XP versions on.
A quick search will show (possibly*) suitable download locations for the XP versions of both Solitaire and Spider.
* Don't blame me if the version you download comes with "unwanted extras"!
Yeah, back in the 1980s I worked for a company called CHIPS which, apparently, stood for Computer Harmony and Information Processing Systems (or something like that - it was a long time ago). Anyway, a few years later there was an in-house competition to come up with a better acronym. For some unknown reason the best suggestion - Company Has Inadequately Paid Staff - was never adopted and the whole idea of a new acronym fizzled out soon afterwards.
They are there to claim expenses and to bolster their own income in any way they can, legal or non-legal - and if the latter, then the law apparently doesn't apply to them or, if it is found to do so, then a sympathetic judge (otherwise known as brother-in-law or similar) will dismiss any cases against them.
Corrupt? No, I definitely didn't say that (whistle, whistle).
No, it shouldn't be "expected" - the exact date should be specified and written in blood, along with clauses that dictate increasing daily penalties for Oracle for every day they fail to deliver a workng system past that date until the amount payable per day bankrupts them.
Back in the 1970s I was working for Rediffusion as a TV engineer. Once, while out repairing TVs in one of the company supplied vans, I stopped off at a petrol station for a fill-up. Then, after driving off, I was flashed and beeped at a couple of times by a car driving behind me. I stopped and so did he in order to point out that, as I'd driven around a roundabout, the van had chucked out rather a lot of fuel over the road. I looked on the roof of the van to find the petrol cap still sitting there! Oops!
And didn't George O Smith do something similar in his Venus Equilateral stories? If you haven't read them then they were written in the late 1940s and, while he had spaceships and space stations, all the electronics was based on valve technology (tubes, for left pondians).
Microsoft licences for:
* cats (who happen to be in the same room as someone using MS software)
* houseflies (because these, like many of Microsoft's bugs, are really 'features')
* doors (because they are like windows, sort of, maybe... oh well, let's try it and see if anyone falls for it)
* breathing (or is that one already in use by Ryanair as an extra option on their flights?)
How about they stop trying to chase Chrome and give users the ability to easily turn off all the annoying crap they keep inflicting upon us?
For example, the "revamped" megabar bollocks - I've got FF set to use a separate search field so I DON'T want search and shonky suggestions added to the address bar when all I'm trying to do is enter an address myself!
I'm already using PaleMoon for more and more regular browsing - Mozilla are beginning to push me fully in that direction.
A few months ago I had a live one wandering around between the layers - very annoying until I noticed that lightly tapping near it made it walk in the opposite direction. It finally disappeared off the visible part of the screen, thank goodness. I have no idea whether or not it's still in there!
They* say you should learn something new every day! Well, LibreOffice having Flash/SWF support was something I'd never realised until reading this article and nor was it anything I'd ever wanted.
* No, I don't know who "they" are, either. Sometimes I wish they'd just shut up!
My local newspaper company (Archant) has almost the same attitude to checking things as the Grauniad has with typos. Their website labours under the strain of far too many 3rd party junk adverts and the search facility seem intent on finding anything OTHER than what you're searching for, even if the news item you're seraching for was from less than a week ago and the keywords you've entered are the most logical.
Even with an ad-blocker running (turning it off means that the site can barely haul itself out of bed to do anything) the site is still an absolutely terrible experience.
Version 75 certainly made a mess of the address bar on my PC! Not sure if that's because I use the Custom CSS fixes from https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx to put Firefox back the way I prefer it or something else.
If you are having the same issues or just prefer the way it used to work then try this which disables the new address bar settings:
Put about:config into the address bar and press return to get at the internal Firefox settings (click past the warning). Then search for the following four settings and double click each one to change it from "true" to "false":
You may need to close and restart FF in order to make it all work.
(Disclosure: I found this on Ars Technica where lots of people were complaining about the "new address bar goodness" - when will they learn - sigh!)
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