754 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Cloud vs NAS
NAS for me. The day I trust the cloud 100% to hold my data is when it's there to show a single photo of my ashes and I am past caring!
Re: "A billion ain't what it used to be"
Aye ~40-50 years ago - and you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.
"A billion ain't what it used to be"
Too right - on this side of the pond (UK) it used to be 1,000,000,000,000!
Re: Just one thing left to make it good
I wish they would put Quick Launch back in fully - it takes up far less room than the "pin to task bar" crap. It's still possible to use it (even on Windows 10) though attempting to get some of the "modern apps" to live in it is a bit fraught - shoving Edge in it will lose the icon on the next reboot.
"How about a Raspberry Pi running Windows 10?"
Go wash your mouth out with soap and hydrochloric acid!
"When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life," said Horowitz.
"When we launched Google+, we set out to rip off Facebook and failed," said Horowitz.
FTFY, Mr Horowitz.
Re: All around the world and I, I, I, cant find my . . .
Hadn't come across Everything before!
Re: Ah, the good old days!
Yes, DME was my programming editor of choice as well. I wrote a whole bunch of useful macros for it.
Re: Room for improvement
"the cars need to sense idiots on the road"
Add that in and they would all be nervous wrecks within a few hours!*
Also, how about adding front and rear mounted indelible paint/ink guns to mark the crashing perp should they decide to try to make a quick getaway after the "attempt to mate" event?
*especially if the software was written by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.
iThink someone's beaten you to it!
That is (hopefully) good news
Firefox is still my browser of choice due to the multitude of developer add-ons that I've become familiar with and now rely upon over the years. However, if things like Classic Theme Restorer hadn't also been available to reverse many of the completely idiotic things Mozilla have tried to impose then I would have ditched it some time ago.
Please don't feed the troll.
Re: Can I play Bounty Bob Strikes Back?!?
You were lucky - we had to use semaphore...
Re: Totally disagree
Yes, and what's wrong with setting off fireworks when wearing them as a hat, anyway?
Re: FFS FF
I'm not currently having problems with Google Maps on Firefox so it's probably one of those "random things that break" when you upgrade and, unfortunately, will be peculiar to your own set up.
A few months ago I had something similar. When zooming in on a Google Map, it would completely flip the entire map on it's head so that the map, all text and even any map markers were upside down (not rotated but mirrored, so even standing on my head to view it wouldn't have been worthwhile). Starting Firefox with add-ons disabled stopped it from happening but disabling the add-ons manually didn't! I couldn't find any reference to other people having the same problem so, in the end, I completely wiped and re-installed Firefox (after saving the passwords and bookmarks files, hoping they weren't the problem - they weren't).
Now, I'm finding that when the latest version Chrome starts up it is refusing to show my home page (even though it is plainly set up properly in the settings). Oh well, another wipe and reinstall will probably cure it, sigh...
...why isn't Brainfuck in the top 20?
"I've had LAN switches delivered to US data centres with European-style plug on the cables, which was a pain in the butt"
Conversely, LAN switches delivered to UK data centres with US-style plugs on the cables are a pain in the arse!
* but for only small, local values of "doom".
@ Michael Habel
No, that would have been C£ or Clb
You sure it wasn't one bloke, one terminal and a large mirror?
...and a tasty snack afterwards!
Re: "I'm a cyclists"
Just how many are you? Does even your shrink know?
That picture reminds me...
...must buy a new shed.
Re: Apps? There are apps?
"The future is truly here"
Sarcasm tags not required - ha ha!
7 year cycle
I always thought that music from the mid-1950s onwards roughly seemed to have a 6-8-year cycle in the UK:
1956 - Elvis Presley and rock (ok, Haley and Rock Around The Clock was 2 years earlier)
1963 - Beatles (which morphed into the later hippy stuff)
1971 - Glam - Bowie, Bolan etc.
1977 - Punk
1983 - Synth-based stuff and new romantics
1991 - Hip-hop etc. by which time I had pretty much lost interest in the charts due to old age, senility or getting married (I forget which)
Am I alone in preferring the idea of a single platform-agnostic language that has the ability to target any OS/hardware combination? If such a thing existed then I would also prefer it to come unburdened by a hefty/bloated IDE that does its best to hide things from me. I have always preferred the simple text editor approach.
So far, nothing reaches that ideal, though I am keeping a close eye on Red - well, you never know:
"Chen said if you buy a Windows 8.1 notebook now, he'll give you a free upgrade to 10 later."
Wow! Maybe Microsoft should do this for all Windows 7 and 8.1 users as well!!
El Reg ought to have a "Most Punned Comments Section of the Week"
Thanks for the great Monday morning groans eveyone!
And when the new series of the Clangers starts in a few months time they will reveal that it's never actually been a kids programme but is, in fact, a documentary filmed on location.
"Dwarf planet Ceres has TEN bright spots, astroboffins say"
That's 11 more than most politicians...
Re: Biological accuracy
I fully agree with the OP's comments as I have seen the indisputable evidence*
I can now play one of my old Move singles without feeling guilty!
HTML 5 Test
Running Spartan through the HTML 5 Test (or HTML 6 test as it says for today!!) at html5test.com shows that there are several improvements over IE11 (375 against 341). However, there's still a long way to catch up with Firefox at 449 and Chrome at 530.
Congressman John Carter
Ah, a politician - brain = optional extra
Snake oil salesmen...
...will always be snake oil salesmen - it's just the brand of oil that changes every so often.
Re: IE 4. Oh gods, no...
Where I worked we had one guy brick his desktop twice after installing IE4. We banned it throughout the organisation after that. I think we relented after Netscape got completely bloated and IE had reached version 4.5 and was found to be slightly less of a PC-bricking mess.
Not quite, apparently there is still a Tiffany Aching book in the pipeline that he completed last year.
But that's only a small consolation.
The ICO finally grew a pair - about fucking time!
Amazingly, www.tdv.com is still up and running - well, in a preserved sort of way - last updated 2001. A small homage to a great man.
@ Matt Bryant
The only (snow)JOKE around here is your moronic post!