You get someone else to carry the shopping. ...
193 posts • joined 2 Sep 2009
Re: Great OS
... and how about a mention for Ctrl-Alt-Esc to get the skull and crossbones cursor to instantly kill an app without having to sod about with task managers or consoles.
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to shut down X is also quite a blessing for those 'stuck' apps...
Re: "From the same place that allows a zillion flavours of Linux for free?"
Well, some big companies may be using commercial Linux packages such as Fedora and SuSE, but what about all the other distros? They all require maintenance and I doubt that big companies use obscure distros, most which offer no telephone support etc, yet there are no charges. Many of the small distros ask for donations but that's not charging and it is entirely voluntary.
Having used various shades of Linux for over 10 years, it is clear there are people prepared to maintain systems properly without charge. The world is mostly filled with greedy, grabbing, money slaves but it isn't 100%
Re: So if it knows what the tracking stuff is
From the same place that allows a zillion flavours of Linux for free?
I'm surprised Apple haven't taken the opportunity to flash up a message as well...
"We have had to reduce the speed of your ancient iPhoneN and believe you should really buy a new one. Your friends will also stop laughing at you behind your back when you pull out a brand new iPhone. Avoid the shame. Buy now."
Who'd have though it? A defence contract with our 'special partners' that had a massive overspend.
Bet that's never happened before.....
And water is different again. If I want to change my electricity supplier, privatisation means I can get my supply from a variety of companies. I live in Suffolk but if I want Scottish Power, it is no problem.
If I want to change my water supplier, I can't. Where I am I have the choice of Essex & Suffolk water or no water at all. Drainage is done via Anglian Water and if I want to change, again, I can't. If I lived a couple of miles down the road in Norfolk, my water and drainage would be via Anglian.
No competition, just a monopoly, And the advantages of privatising were....?
By the 70s the railway had already been decimated by Beeching, who was appointed by Marples (Minister of Transport and owner of Tarmac, a road building company) to shut down as much as possible to strengthen the case for road building. Phones were a bit of a mess but then, they are still. Water, gas and electric all seemed to work just fine. Fine enough to make them very saleable in the 80s.
The railways now cost us at least double than it would because of the need to provide huge dividends. Without those, spending on the actual network could provide a vastly better service.
Remember also that Lloyds bank group and BoS had been mostly state owned since the crash of 08. They seem to have thrived enough through to be very saleable which shows that a government can own a company and make it look attractive. Of course, if said government were interested in providing a good service instead of lining the pockets of their buddies, it would be a simple fix.
Many other countries seem to be able to run things like trains quite successfully but then they probably don't have as many billionaires. I bet that really distresses them.
I doubt that our then Prime Minister, Kim Jon-un, would allow that.
Re: If Microsoft did F1....
Ironically, the Mercedes A160 actually uses a Renault engine.
I can think of a billion reasons.
Expenses for lunch with HMRC
I wonder if the lunches with HMRC to discuss what rate of corporation tax Vodafone fancies paying, is allowable on expenses?
I suppose the sky must be gay then, what with it prominently displaying a rainbow at odd times.
Clearly, these people have been watching the latest series of South Park and think of it as a documentary.
Re: Meanwhile, in other news ...
Sounds like that part of the software was designed by a Mercedes driver.
I think we're still waiting for the response from the Iraqis, who had no WMD to hide.
Re: When I was 16
Small boys in the park...
... jumper for goalposts
Miss Marple thinks....
In this episode, Miss Marple investigates stolen data from a big company in Sometown. It is only when the super sleuth asks exactly when the attack took place, that she discovers the ddos started an hour after the data loss was discovered and a huge shitstorm ensues.
Stars Grayson Perry
Should be on BBC3 next week....
"Despite these attempts at remediating the breach" ?????
Do they mean 'remedying' or is this another symptom of the hack?
I think you'll find they're actually Audi now.
Re: "The Wall" was never the best Floyd IMHO
In Tour 72, it wasn't called Dark Side. The entire piece was called Eclipse, which ended up being one track name. And I still have the cassette recording I made at the Rainbow Theatre....
Re: Sky Go
BT Sport also uses Silvershite. If they have to change it'll be another excuse to bump up the price.
Re: F1 lost me when
But they still show some live races.
And you pay a licence so I can listen to the excellent 6Music and Radio 4 with no fucking adverts
BBC live races also seem to be able to manage proper live timing. Free.
Re: They're not bottom of the [boring] food chain by a long way
or there's always the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society
Santa's gift to Redmond...
... was yet another turd polisher
This is being fixed and we expect the revised message "service currently unawesome" to appear shortly.
Did I miss the article about Microsoft purchasing CCS Insight?
The problem comes when the other person thinks it is standard to swerve to starboard.....
What happens to driverless cars in tunnels?
Perhaps they should be integrating things a bit more and knock out a 27in retina screen iPad, or one with an attached keyboard so you can use it while resting on your lap. Now what could they call that? An iLaptop?
Re: Next: Immortality
If they offered the men penis extensions, would that balance things?
Re: Just a drop?
"Unless it's been changed I'm pretty sure earlier articles mentioned that it couldn't be deleted from the iPhone 6.."
Another good reason not to buy one....
I don't want it
I have to use win8.1 very occasionally. Last night I actually managed to get the screen split between desktop and mail app so I could see both at once. Very helpful but how the fuck I got there I have no idea....
...to Microsoft on the birth of your new word.
Must have taken a trained bollocksmith ages to come up with that.
We need hover boots. Been waiting far too long for them
Re: NO WIFI, LTE OR 4G: Not enough Battery!!!!! RTFLOL
.... until you discover they don't allow tethering and you get charged god knows how much per megabyte...
12 inch screen, 800g, keyboard...
Congratulations to MS for inventing...... the laptop!!!
Re: Truisms Spoken Aloud
I've always been puzzled about the word route and the American pronunciation. I recall a Mr Chuck Berry (a gentleman of the American persuasion) singing a popular tune about Route (pron. ROOT) 66 and yet, in conversation it becomes Route (ROUT) 66.
As for Huawei, I would suggest a brand name of Happle or Hamsung
Re: Standards of Service
oh, that's a troll is it? I just thought it was a dick head. Thanks for the clarification
Idiot analyst invents the netbook.
Gosh - no-one thought of that before
Funny old world
What are all these governments complaining about? They keep telling us that it is necessary to keep tabs on our every move and that 'if you have done nothing wrong, you have no need to worry'. None of these governments should worry then if they have done no wrong, but they are worrying quite a lot.
I bet these xp users are still pondering whether to update to the Nokia 3410 or stick with the 3310 as they cruise around in their Rover 75.
Will this be able to control the iHover boots?
Re: Radio Silence in Cars ?
Can you let me know the FM frequency of 6Music and 4extra then please?
That's way too heavy for the frivolously stupid. Their poor little wrists would probably snap.
Re: Obvious Conclusion
When you do, could you please not lay waste to Laos and Cambodia with your illegal chemical weapons again.
It's a brave country that uses napalm against civilian children.
... the psychedelic paint job one, had FUC100C
Re: Wait.... there's still work for Elop to do
You seem to have forgotten where he came from. Wiki tells us "During the 3 years Elop was Nokia CEO, Nokia revenues fell 40%, Nokia profits fell 95%, Nokia market share collapsed in smartphones from 34% to 3.4%, Nokia's credit rating went from A to junk, Nokia's share price dropped 60% in value and Nokia's market capitalization lost 13 Billion dollars in value."
Having completed Part A, the phone business (target of the masterplan) becomes nice and cheap - especially as only one buyer is interested - so M$ save themselves several billion on the purchase.
And now, the Trojan Horse returns to the mothership with a top position, huge salary and quite probably a generous 'welcome package'.
It reads like a Jeffrey Archer story - if it wasn't true you'd never believe it.
Nokia shareholders must be delighted to have seen their investment wiped out by this chicanery.
Obviously never heard of 6music