795 posts • joined 24 May 2007
If the local council slapped him with some sort of fine for pressure washing all the muck off his drive onto the street and into the drains. I'm sure the Daily Mail know of some loony law that he's breaking.
From around 2001?
We've had "consultants" in, talking through the BSF changes that will affect my school. Its easy to see where money will be wasted - very expensive PCs which won't be utilised to their full potential when a £300 one will do the job, blanket wireless throughout the school and - get this - iphones for every pupil so they're "fully connected 24-7", not to mention scrapping the entire fully working IT infrastructure - wiring and servers.
If you're going to employ consultants, at least get some from the real world.
To get Windows 7 in my workplace I'd have to replace over 200 machines. I don't want to burden the taxpayer (nor will I get the chance with the slashed budgets) buying new machines when XP runs absolutely fine on our existing systems which are still going strong.
RE you steam powered calculator. Maybe it just has that dodgy Pentium chip in that couldn't do calculations!
As my copy of Great Giana Sisters for the Spectrum.
And as for "floppy" disks around the 3" size, Amstrad didn't help with their really hard cased 3" disks, or the 3" Quikdisks, which were 2.8"!
Didn't Mark Thomas do something about this in one of his programmes years ago?
was rubbish. Barely 1Mb at the best of times and buggy software.
And for the few days the "Creamfields" music festival was on, forget it, I couldn't even connect.
And even more amusing to know his dad is called Stewart Patrick!
But if they did it would look like Vista or Windows 7, need twice as much RAM to run and take 5 times as long to start.
We need it to be FUNCTIONAL and QUICK, not pretty.
as Voyager's doctor's holo-camera
It's actually the home of BAE Systems Warton, where the built and tested the Eurofighter.
And to think, on another forum I had a few people bleating on to me about the merits of Microsoft Security Essentials.
Why anyone would trust Microsoft for security programs when they can't even protect their core system is beyond me.
I'm also in the "I can find it" club. It's great isn't it!!!!
Until Zefram Cochrane is born and develops the warp drive.
Actually, you CAN leave negative feedback.
If there's a problem with your sale, simply report it to Ebay or Paypal and then the NEGATIVE option comes available, even before the matter is resolved.
I don't sell much on Ebay now, due to the prices, but I'll still use it to pick up "as-new" items for a fraction of the new cost or from second hand traders.
Yeah, but how much did they blow on advertising?
IIRC they opened and closed each ad break on all the major commercial channels over Xmas.
"I know what my xxxxx wants this Christmas". Yeah, a fricking slap and told to stop being so materialistic.
Comes at a time when I'm re-reading this classic.
Speaking as someone who avidly watched ITV's "Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" in the 80's, I used to think that a lot too.
A pretty strongly worded "card" to any Johnny foreigners, but the use of "Seasons Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas" at the end just so we don't offend them!
The south facing part of my house backs onto a forest with very tall trees. Even with dish on a pole I have no line of sight to a satellite.
Plus I like the fact there is no unsightly dish on my house.
Is it me or is the PCSO just trying to wind up the photographer so he actually has a valid reason to detain or arrest her?
It's the 21st century of the police stopping you in your car because they don't like the look of you or your vehicle, then put their foot through your back light and do you for having defective lights.
Anyone remember "Innerspace"?
Because I'm not in the habit of carrying mephedrone or any other chemicals on me, I really don't have anything to hide or fear,
So we need to know which captain is the astronaut's favourite. My money in on Picard.
Does anyone really need to know the weight of urine? Surely the capacity in LITRES makes more sense?
Have you ever seen the ACTION REPLAY MAX EVO device for the PS2? It comes with a USB stick and allows you to soft-mod your PS2 to have a different dashboard, or play and install copied games.
It might be a legal product, but the reason people buy it is to mod their PS2 without the need for a modchip.
RE the in-room holographic system. Does anyone remember "Wild Palms"?
"three fifths of women admitted they had been seduced by someone purely because of their accent"
As a Yorkshireman (with Sean Bean accent) living in Lancashire I can confirm this! :-)
I renewed my VB 3 licence in August. From what I could gather, if I buy V4 I'm essentially throwing away the cost and subscription of my V3 licence.
Plus what's to stop them releasing V5 in six months time and I'm still stuck with a dead product.
ALL animated comedy goes downhill after a few years. The Simpsons deserves far more scorn than FG or American Dad for continuing long after it's no longer entertaining, so don't just single out FG.
(With apologies to the wonderful Stephen Lewis) "I 'ate you Nokia"
Finally, a mature response from someone not afraid to put a name to their comments. I tend to ignore anything from an AC because they're either trolling or ashamed to put a name to their comments.
I work in the public sector. The machines I manage are about 4 years old, but do everything they need to on XP. I'm not going to waste taxpayers money replacing them with suites of shiny new PCs just so they can do *exactly the same thing at exactly the same speed* but on a different OS.
Yes, 7 may supposedly be more secure and manageable, but that doesn't justify the cost or environmental hassle of scrapping perfectly good machines and replacing them with something new that can run 7.
The OS is supposed to work for us, not the other way round.
Are you honestly saying there is no need to bother updating XP because its out of support in 3-5 years? You need to get out of your bedroom and into the real world where XP is dominant and will be for some years to come.
My enterprise isn't alone in sticking with XP because the machines and the applications we use don't requite Vista, 7 and the more powerful PC it will require.
This reminds me of that awful publicity stunt that Victoria Beckham did when her single was being beaten by Sohpie Ellis Bextor. That end product was just as shit too.
so scared of their firearms car being identified? Surely they've got enough firearms to board to repeal any invaders!
It's bad enough they wear plain clothes and drive unmarked cars. What next - "sorry we don't carry any ID because we're undercover, but we /are/ the Police, honest"
a flat cap holder or whippet seat though.
Yorkshire and proud of it!
POINT will it BREAK my system?
I hear there's an article on trimming the bushes.
I thought it was short for hello = L - O?
I'm left with the following questions:
1) Why would anyone make such a film? Is there actually a plot or reason to the film? From what I've seen, nope.
2) Why would anyone want to watch it?
What next, a bit of child gang rape and murder? Never mind, "It's only a film".
I'm saddened that humanity has fallen to the level of finding this entertainment.
Windows 95 started by "WIN"? Not on my PC.
And as for Ballmer saying "If you wanted things that never change you probably shouldn't be in the IT business. ". Funny how he won't listen to his customers who *don't* want things to change on the computers in their workplaces.
Maybe someone should tell this to Johnston Press and Guardian Media owned local newspapers, where they've shed of most of the staff and got the remaining talentless lackeys to copy and paste "news" and "interviews" from regional and city internet forums, and stealing pictures from people's web sites.
"Cyclone says that their engine can also run happily on old apple cores, banana peel and other kitchen garbage gleaned from bins."
"Mr Fusion" on the DeLorean at the end of Back To The Future?
Why would you want to upgrade your existing OS with a new one? Surely anyone would do a complete wipe before installing a new OS and have a zippy fresh system.
"Weigman became the target of a federal investigation in 2005 when he was just 15, after sending a police SWAT team to the Colorado house of a girl who refused to participate in phone sex sessions."
Hope he enjoys the sex sessions he'll be getting in clink!
I suppose it all depends on which model you bought and which OS came with it as a big factor if you were satisfied with it.
My first experience was with an Acer Aspire One (1GB ram, 160Gb HDD) running Windows and it was pretty good, although battery life isn't great.
But a recent purchase on an Eee 901 (1GB RAM, Windows, 16Gb SSD) was dire. The machine keeps locking up and is unresponsive.
The one I used recently was on dial-up.
Suckers, I've just sold them this picture for £10,000
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