Shut up and take my money!
59 posts • joined 8 Sep 2009
I was just sitting here thinking, "Y'know what? There just isn't enough desktop choices for Linux."
Desktop wallpaper: Fulchester Metropolitan Police - Cybercrimes Division.
Inspector Sidney Smutt. You don't necessarily say what you're inspecting...
I still have and use my 5mx on a regular basis, mainly for the Palmtop Money app to track my finances. I've never found anything yet to replace the app's functionality to my satisfaction. Having a decent proper keyboard doesn't hurt either and runs forever on a pair of AAs.
Oh, and oblig. Psion = Potter's Scientific Instruments Or Nothing that someone usually trots out regarding the company name.
Careful. You may be arrested for wielding an offensive weapon!
Would that be the phone or when he's in the washroom?
You: Have you ever posted anything to Mumsnet?
You: I'm sorry, I will be unable to help you with any IT problem ever.
Simon, is that you?
makes Trek in general uniquely unsuitable for basing an MMO on
Damn, better not tell Cryptic Studios, the current curator of Star Trek Online that. It's only a ST MMO that's been running since 2009 on PC and just only this week launched onto PS4 and XBone.
For those of us who play Star Trek Online, it's already the 25th century.
It's also the 23rd, 29th or 31st centuries if the story arc involves time travel.
you cannot accelerate anything in normal space-time faster than the speed of light.
So, are you saying ye cannae change the laws of physics?
"The only thing to put into a whiskey is another whiskey."
Only if you're Irish or American.
Me, I prefer whisky in my whisky.
C "a language that combines all the elegance and power of assembly language with all the readability and maintainability of assembly language"
What if you have an Apple device?
Any zombie processes would be have the perfect in-game representation.
There is the danger of feature creep(er), which may blow up in your face.
I think you mean The Prisoner, where he drove a Lotus 7.
Sorry, had to be done.
I think the final straw would be if they took his red stapler.
When I were a lad, I used to help out my dad in his business. He and his regular employee had a rather mixed system of measurements.
"It's one metre, six inches and a smidgeon."
"Big smidgeon or little smidgeon?"
I was always surprised that things actually fitted together.
There are control flaps for both air intake and exhaust. These allow you to choose between "wake the neighbours" and "wake the whole street".
So you're saying it's subtle ;)
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
Dabbsy discovers what most people knew ages ago that tablets are for consuming media and laptops/desktops are for creating it.
"The lack of a second SIM slot in phones for the European and US markets is also in part to do with the difficulty of meeting emissions regulations whilst having both SIMs active at the same time."
So, care to explain why one can get the non-4G Moto G with dual SIMs in the UK?
First off, grrr at Newky. Isn't that a seaside town?
Second, Geordie not Geordi. Latter was the engineer on NCC-1701-D.
It's called Dog, because when slipping off down the pub, the excuse would be "Aam taekin' the dug forra wark."
Five minutes later she cottons on, "Ha'ad aan, we divvent heav a dug."
There already is a digital, on-line version of this, it's called snopes.com.
32 comments and not one "Think in Russian" quip?
(Posted from Firefox)
and Sarah Alexander as the assistant.
Start with a cage containing five monkeys.
Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.
After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.
Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done round here.
And that, my friends, is how company policies are made.
What, no mention of Dick Spanner? It used to be shown as part of Network 7 (remember that?) on Channel 4. Very surreal and plenty of sight gags in the background.
How soon people forget.
Hmmm, I wonder where my copy on DVD came from then?
I'm using Linux SoftRAID, just like nearly any LInux-based NAS device uses. You'll find few off-the-shelf NAS devices do hardware RAID. The beauty of using Linux SoftRAID means that if your hardware gives up the ghost you can stick the HDs into another Linux machine.
HP Microserver N36L, now the N40L. The N40L offers AMD Turion Neo II (1.5GHz), 4 drive bays, 6 USB ports, Gigabit ethernet, VGA out and 2 PCI-E slots. You get a 250GB HD and 2GB RAM included. Power consumption is under 45W. Certified for Windows and RHEL.
Ebuyer sell them for £230-240, and HP have been offering £100 cashback on them for months now. Stick something like Open Media Vault or other OS of choice on there. Far more flexible option if you're that way inclined.
A friend of mine did the same as me, using Open Media Vault, and he was complaining that it all just worked. He was expecting hours of tweaking and fiddling.
Martin Freeman in the Bernard role.
For the wordplay of Sir Humph, I was thinking Stephen Fry or Rowan Atkinson. But with Rowan, there would be modern day Blackadder comparisons.
Jim Hacker? Hmmm, need to think that one over.
...an invisible shed is a greenhouse?
Argh! Pet Peeve!
b = Bit
B = Byte
You have effectively reduced the reported capacities of the SSDs to an eighth of their actual size.
Allegedly, the Superhub can be configured to act as modem-only, allowing you to use your router of choice. VM don't supply modems anymore, probably to make life easier for their script monkeys. "Turn off your hub, wait five minutes then turn it back on again." I wish they gave us the choice of hub or modem, with the understanding you may be on your own with some support issues.
Let's hope that none of the women are menstruating while taking part in this experiment.
Then again, if it is that time of the month, I feel sorry for the sharks.
FLAC doesn't have variable quality settings. It does have a variable compression setting, as in how tightly it'll try to pack in the bits not audio compression.
Today marks the 29th anniversary of Channel 4.
If you watch this video (1:00 in) you can see how much clearance is required for the doors to open:
How many of these headsets are hard-wired into the USB bit, use a proprietary connector or use standard 3.5mm jack plugs? I already have a decent soundcard in the shape of the Asus Xonar DG, are any of these headsets available sans USB?
I'm sure I've seen in the BIOS on my Lenovo x100e an option to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys over.
"I have yet to find, use, seen for sale, seen in service, seen on any website - etc., etc., etc., ANYTHING, that runs via SPDIF...."
I have SPDIF ports on the following items at home:
Home cinema amp
Pioneer DVD player
Sony LCD TV
So yeah, nothing mainstream uses SPDIF.
That was going to be my suggestion for the gun salute at his funeral.
...on when the first commentard will bitch about Firefox security updates and how they're off to use IE/Chrome/Opera/Safari.
2ft of snow in Scotland or the north of England and it's a by-line on the news.
2in of snow in London and it's a national emergency.
Fedora does have an LTS release, it's called RHEL. Or there's always CentOS.
Riding a Segway to heaven.
<pedant mode>It's RISC OS not RiscOS.</pedant mode>
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