* Posts by TRT

6290 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?

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Re: I would...

Did you see that programme "Back in time for the factory", where they let a millennial loose on a manual typewriter just for shits and giggles? Utterly lost and nearly kacked herself when she experimentally pressed a lever and the carriage flew to the end of its travel.

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Exactly 12 years to the day after it stopped being an executable.

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by defenestration and decimation...

You mean "chuck them out of Windows 10"?

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Re: Isn't it obvious?

Added bonus if both installer and executable now weigh in at >2GB each.

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Re: Since nothing about them needs changing...

Is that where they teach you the art of sabbotage?

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Re: A/B testing

Surely they need to create an integrated application which combines the best features of the other applications, and thus create a third stream of in-box apps. As well as ensuring that they acquire a popular competitor software house, preferably one that started off quite small and still retains that small and effective core staffing, then tack their Frankencode feature extension onto that product before rewriting it from the ground up in .Net and creating a fourth, D, stream.

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UKIP flogs latex love gloves: Because Brexit means Brexit

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Re: Farage

It has a teat on it.

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Scottish brewery recovers from ransomware attack

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Barry Shteiman...

say what? Before my dyslexia kicks in...

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Still using Skype? Good news! After HOURS of meetings, Microsoft reckons it knows when you're Not Active

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Presence detection...??

You mean something like this? Or more along the lines of Skype's close/quit application stance?

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No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

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So it wasn't an alien after all...

It was the creepy janitor. He used a rubber alien mask to scare away the locals from his child porn smuggling ring!

Zoinks! Well done, Scooby!

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Congrats on keeping out the hackers. Now, you've taken care of rogue insiders, right? Hello?

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And this following...

the report about student hackers / gamers / dossers etc.

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Deliveroo to bike food to hungry fanbois queuing to buy iPhones

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Re: Useful tip

But that queue is part of the experience... the OOBE.

"OOTS, mon" more like. (Out Of Their Skulls).

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Re: And after the food

Tub - er.

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Joke

Given the bleeding size of these new devices...

you could use them as dinner plates.

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Re: Barnum was right ...

You mean “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else” or “Young men starting in life should avoid running into debt.”?

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Re: Idea for a new company :

Indeed, I was thinking to myself, that's the input taken care of...

One poop removal, coming right up.

The Number 2 Removals Company Ltd.

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London tipped to lead European data market. Yes, despite Brexit!

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Re: 33 zettabytes a year?

I'm naming my next two cats Yoni and Lingam.

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33 zettabytes a year?

That's a LOT of cat photos.

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Holy macaroni! After months of number-crunching, behold the strongest material in the universe: Nuclear pasta

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Re: But...

I was thinking more about Utopia, but yes, also the bistromathic drive... pass the pepper grinder, will you?

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Re: making them the densest objects in the known universe.

With an electrostatic charge, going off the effect it has on his hair.

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But...

could it be used to create a star drive? Maybe a gravity footprint drive of some kind. Made out of pasta.

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Flying to Mars will be so rad, dude: Year-long trip may dump 60% lifetime dose of radiation on you

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Quite literally...

a once in a lifetime trip.

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Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

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Re: Naming Schemes

Yeah, could get a bit messy if you use the Swahili word for "lion", though.

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Re: So someone is an old Star Wars fan?

She was fairly young and very hot, actually. As well as being devastatingly intelligent. Bit of a temper, mind you.

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Re: Naming Schemes

Never a server. These were desktops.

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Re: UFO

Shut them down... Radio, communications, computers. Shut them all down. They're probably programmed onto our radio signals, so why make it easy for them?

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Re: Working with a fully male team

I still giggle like an idiot whenever I drive near Brent Cross shopping centre and a certain name floats in massive letters across my navigation console screen... Clitterhouse Lane.

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Re: Naming Schemes

I used to name desktops after the initials of the group leader, the room number and an incremental number. You can imagine one group leader, who was a massive Star Wars fan, thought I'd named her desktop specially, because she got machine TK_42_1.

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Re: Some ensemble or supporting characters sometimes just stand out

Airwolf. Kick-ass theme tune. Oddly inspired by a public park.

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Re: All the servers are called Gandalf...

You should see what they call the servers in the National Elf Service.

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Re: All the servers are called Gandalf...

Sysadmins have some bad hobbits.

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Re: Woodstock!!

Little too much LDS.

But don't forget Linus.

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Re: "Snoopy characters"

Or... consider Sgt Bilko. Sorry - The Phil Silvers Show.

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Leeds hospital launches campaign to 'axe the fax'

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But... but...

How do they expect to transfer clinical data in and out of the trust?

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Re: No offence

DIcks, pussies and assholes.

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Re: What's next?

I think the negative connotations of the word "user" are too firmly rooted to allow the word to be utilised. Users use. Drugs, other people etc.

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Re: re: something closer to 005

Like 007? Will there ever be a black 007?

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Anyone who successfully...

manages to get this terminology banned had better be careful next time they pick their car up from having a brake service.

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The thing-ummy-bob.

She's the girl that makes the thing that drills the hole

that holds the spring that drives the rod that turns the knob

that works the thing-ummy-bob.

She's the girl that makes the thing that holds the oil

that oils the ring that takes the shank that moves the crank

that works the thing-ummy-bob.

It's a ticklish sort of job making a thing for a thing-ummy-bob

Especially when you don't know what it's for

But it's the girl that makes the thing that drills the hole

that holds the spring that works the thing-ummy-bob

that makes the engines roar.

And it's the girl that makes the thing that holds the oil

that oils the ring that works the thing-ummy-bob

that's going to win the war.

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Re: I dont get your argument. are you saying we should still be using the word 'crippled'?

The Guardian recently published a magazine piece entitled 'Actors don't black up, so why do they still crip up?'. So, yes, the word does get used still. Mainly for shock value, I think.

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Re: It's not like disabilities are going to disappear because you call them something different.

They are "accessibility enabling characteristics".

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The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

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I'm wondering...

about those who thought it had a net negative benefit.

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Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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Re: Well that's the end of the .eu domain

Cuckoo cloud-land?

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Do not adjust your set, er, browser: This is our new page-one design

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Yeah, but they're kind of in a unique source position. We're not going to go elsewhere and find the sort of breadth and depth of coverage that they provide whilst also dealing out a healthy dose of irreverence and swearing.

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Responsive design is so powerful that you can actually have two very distinct looks from the same code. It weighs a bit, mind you.

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This. It seems as if the comments in the previous "beta" release were simply ignored. The new layout is an affront to the senses.

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Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

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Re: more then 8 possible candidates to run any form of unix

Really? I found 19, and I'm firmly opposed to smart meters, smart fridges, smart washing machines etc. Plus I'm not sure if you would count WebOS on the LG TVs... but a couple of Chromecasts, a couple of Apple TVs, a handful of PIs, a router, a cloud-managed switch, two cloud-managed APs, a commercial grade firewall, two laptops and a dual-boot desktop, a NAS, two surround amps... the list just seemed to go on and on.

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Re: It's OK; you can set firefox as your default!

I have to concede that the current incarnation of Windows 10 is not too bad. It's familiar enough that the learning curve basically joins up along with a line drawn between "Where's the control panel?", "How do I get rid of these coloured buttons?" and "How do I shut the thing down now?"

If we didn't need it for a fair few applications, we would probably lose it, but hey, everyone else uses it...

HOWEVER, the price for getting to Windows 10, which I'm only just grudgingly allowing to go into our workplaces now, is getting there via Windows 8 and 8.1, which are abominations unto The Lord, and should never have seen the light of day. Does the end justify the means? Microsoft could have saved everyone a lot of grief by just accepting that Windows 7 was actually not that bad, and then built on that instead of tearing up the rule book and trying to write it anew.

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Re: "don't need retrained to use Windows 10"

As someone who has been booked in next week, by a group of staff, in order to run an updater session before the Windows 10 migration roles out to the desktops the week after, I'm afraid I have to disagree.

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Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares via Samba

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Re: I don't know why...

gLinux? Sounds like an oven cleaner. With ingredient 'X' for enhanced, scientific, grease-cutting power.

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