I thought this thread would attract a better caliper of comment...
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Re: "Tesla won’t stop until Model 3 has better braking"
Yeah, I just think a car with brakes is retarded.
Re: Annabelle the Sheep
If you want a sheep with personality, it has to be Flossie - just ask Lord Melchett.
Re: Rejoice, rejoice!
@AC - don't be mean to "JJ Carter", who is after all just another AI experiment from Microsoft:
post_reply ("thank you for this two-minutes hate")
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Apparently, we're supposed to see Microsoft as the Emmanuel Goldstein de nos jours.
JJC is less annoying than Cortana, but only just.
Upvoted, although "engaging with PDF as a file format in a disturbingly intimate manner" raises all sorts of very uncomfortable questions. Are French letters involved?
Re: Routers, Routers, Routers
Justin Case >>I recall stories of proposals in the early days of mobile for just that since they had a huge wired commas network for trackside
Imagine if someone hacked that. What an apostrophe!
That would certainly give a period of chaos and would be a dire critical situation.
Re: you mean just like windows 10
@Boothy (Would have been nicer if MS gave the option to use a separate drive for the Windows.old backup).
Wandering off the topic of this thread, and really just thinking aloud... I wonder if you could manually create a C:\Windows.old folder and mount another (empty) NTFS partition into it - thereby tricking Windows Update? i.e. instead of assigning a drive letter to drive D:, just mount it into c:\windows.old?
ROMANES EUNT DOMUS
(Pedantic grammar nazi icon for obvious reasons)
I object to all this sex on the TV.
...I keep falling off.
Re: Don't forget the other two holy words
Re: I assume the seal is not for all markets
Too expensive for Canadians. Still, if they club together...
Re: Only 4?
How much more black could it be?
None. None more black.
...So we've added blue LEDs instead.
Re: Just a coincidence
Is it just me, or does "Milankovich 41K" sound like a really crappy Soviet-bloc 8bit computer?
Never mind. As you were.
Re: "Keep clicking, Windows-lovers! It's bound to come along soon."
AC ”Not only have MS already dog fooded it internally...”
AC, you may or may not be a Microsoft shill, but I’m happy to see that we’re in agreement.
Well, except that I think the other end of the dog is involved.
Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...
Re: No issues here
For what it's worth, no issues here either - happily running 10.13.4 on a mid-2011 iMac (6 years old! Still perfectly useable! can't get my head around that...) and an Intel NUC5i5MYHE Hackintosh. No, I'm not disputing that some people out there are having problems, but let's be clear that it's not affecting everyone.
Re the warning-about-deprecated-32bit-apps thing... amusingly, System Report->Applications reports that half the non-compliant applications on my machines are from Apple themselves. And I don't mean in the sense of ancient-versions-of-Keynote-or-iTunes... it's kernel tasks & background daemons that are still 32-bit.
...I almost mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right.
Re: Looks like the bunch of imbeciles a.k.a Windows Insiders are at it again!
"Service" in the livestock-breeding sense, one assumes.
Oh, bravo, sir/madam. That made me chuckle.
Re: Who's been using one of those funny CPUs?
Yes, I see something very wrong, but I'm not going to send an email because, instead, public chastisement is called for. By your own admission you're in the pub, yet you're still responding to commentards. It is an insult to good beer to neglect it while you fiddle with your phone/laptop. If my wife were there she'd smack your hands and confiscate your phone. Now get on with that pint.
Dan 55 Haven't they changed that message to "Hey there! We're not responding right now, but we'll be responding again right back at ya real soon now!" in the later versions?
Great, just what we need, mail client applications with Genuine People Personalities™...
Re: Not quite correct.
Michael Habel Stick it up your Nose!
And then... “Go Stick Your Head In A Pig”
Not quite correct.
'... in which a race called the "Golgafrinchams" needed to move to another planet. They put their smart and productive people onto two space arks. A third ark, the "B-Ark" was home to " telephone sanitisers,...'
Simon, you hoopy frood, you...
I think it was pretty well implied in the book (and radio show/TV show/souvenir tea-towel, what a shame they never made a movie SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP) that there never were other arks, and it was just a cunning ploy by the Golgafrinchans to get rid of part of their population. As I recall, the Golgafrinchans subsequently perished from an infectious disease spread via dirty telephone handsets.
But that's not important. The really important question is: what colour should this invention "The Wheel" be?
Re: From the department of bleeding obvious
AC "...Question No 2: Is any of these who temporarily qualifies as an enemy of my enemy really our friend."
Grr, I hate hearing this expression. The enemy of my enemy is my ally, at most, and even then only temporarily.
I'm surprised it's that popular we stopped being a pagan country hundreds of years ago.
Yeah, and they didn’t even provide a migration wizard.
Re: That Chrome error message is dangerously misleading.
@Christoph Possibly it's the generic warning they show for all non-valid certificates
I'm sure you're right - that's almost certainly what it is. But my point is that it's misleading. There's a world of difference between "this cert is not valid" and "this cert was considered valid until a week ago, but we no longer trust the issuer because they've been kind of a dick"!
That Chrome error message is dangerously misleading.
The error message shown in the article - “Attackers might be trying to steal your information” is not just wrong, it’s dangerously misleading and I think Google should be ashamed.
A more honest error message would be “This site is being vouched for by someone who’s no longer trustworthy”, or some riff on that theme.
Equating “we no longer trust this cert” with “this cert is a forgery and this site is up to no good” is going to backfire. Users will phone the RAC/Natwest etc, be told “yeah, don’t worry, it’s just Chrome, there’s nothing unsafe about our site” and...next time they see a (genuine) phishing alert, will pooh-pooh it.
Yes, I understand that users don’t read error messages/warnings, and that those messages must be kept simple. But that can be harmful.
Am I the only one who has this concern?
Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos
I was about to suggest Perl or Brainfuck... on the basis that they're equally incomprehensible to English speakers. Or maybe what we need is an Esperanto of programming languages, that takes all the "best" bits from other languages (programming and spoken)...
10 VOID MAIN()
30 ALLEZ AU LIGNE 10
...and so on...
Re: Iran issues
Iran is "so far away", according to A Flock of Seagulls...
"...in several cases, returns are now exceeding sales, a phenomenon we have never seen before..."
"Sir! We've had over 50,000 returns."
"Well, uh, we only sold 30,000 in the first place. And, um, we only made 40,000..."
(cue Twilight Zone music)
Yeah yeah, I know, the quote refers to rate of returns vs. sales, not cumulative quantities, but it was an amusing mental image.
Re: Why not openVPN?
Credas Their Android client is easy to use (unlike their woeful Linux effort),
Out of interest, why do you say that? I have their Linux client on my Mint-running NAS box, and honestly it seems to be pretty good. Right-click the system tray icon, select preferred tunnel, boom, job done & it's connected. I've not had any reliabilty issues and the UI seems perfectly adequate.
Re: Bought laptop from Dell online - pre-configured with Linux
AC Who the fuck shops at PC World?!
Guilty as charged, m'lud, but in mitigation: only when no compelling alternative presents itself. On my increasingly rare visits back to the UK I will occasionally drop in on old friends who live near Portsmouth. I do tech support for them. What alternative is there to PC World when you need to get a new laptop/NAS box/external HDD on a Sunday, and you're only going to be there for 5 hours?
For less urgent stuff, of course, I've been steering them towards Scan or Amazon for years.
Re: Sharp Practice
@Halfmad - thank you, and an upvote, purely for the Proustian rush of reminiscence you've just given me, about the happy times I spent with my succession of Amigas - back when computing was fun. Still remember my A500 with great fondness, and the thrill I felt when I finally was able to get a 4000/030 (a whole 25MHz! if I recall correctly, which I probably don't). Must get my A1200 out of storage soon for old times' sake.
Now, back I go to wrestling with Windows 10 and its incessant insistence on updating me to a version I neither need nor want. Grrrrr.
Re: Much easier to get a robot ...
Very posh - in bog standard comps the circulating mags were the likes of Fiesta, Escort, Knave (better include one that was not a Ford car model) etc
Aaah, that's where I went wrong. As a confused 8-year-old I misunderstood things, and spent my time browsing Ford car brochures.
To this day I'm partial to a good Probe. Haven't got to the stage of going after Kugas yet though.
Re: Darwin Award?
Yeah, in the spectrum of criminality this seems to be on a par with "hand-forging 1p pieces" in terms of effort:risk:reward ratio (as in "I've spent WEEKS on it, but am proud to say I now have a perfect facsimile of a 1penny piece, so good that it'll fool anyone, muhahahaha".)
Any other examples of ill-conceived crime?
Re: Hello Mr Corfield!
Insurance companies give no claims credit, why not rental companies?
Oh sweet, precious child. Treasure your innocence.
Re: Not the Eye of Sauron....
Beat me to it. May you be banished to the wastelands of Penhill.
But have an upvote anyway!
Re: Still only 1080 Vertical
Yep, I read that far and lost interest. 1080 is a lower vertical resolution than the CRT monitor I had 20 years ago.
I'm currently lucky enough to be using an Acer 34" curved QHD monitor - at 3440x1440, it has a FAR more useful resolution than the one reviewed here.
Re: Waste of money.
Which leads to the question, how would you tell if a turd found on a London street was actually from a werewolf*? And who'd be brave enough to confront the culprit?
I'd certainly want lawyers, guns and money...
*well, apart from the bits of little old lady and chinese food in it, of course
Lusty You have to click "later" and then "remind me later" EVERY FUCKING DAY on an Apple device.
As this is Apple, and everything they make is designed to be user-friendly, there is of course a workaround for this - at least on IOS devices. Simply fill up your device with music/video etc to the point where it can't fit the updated OS image file (usually a GB or two) and that will stop the nagging, which only begins once it's successfully downloaded the image.
See? Simple. It Just Works(TM). Isn't that super.
Re: I'm going to name all my USB sticks:
Along the right lines, but insufficiently evil.
Why not $(rm -rf /) ?
Re: The Assagne option
it's going to be harder in the end
Is it really "economically infeasible"?
Sure, mailing out a cheque/check to every one of 129 million people would cost far in excess of 4 cents per person. But that's 19th century thinking (like so much of the legal system, natch)
In this era of online banking how much does it really cost to e-transfer $0.04 to 129 million accounts?
1) build the list of class plaintiffs with their bank account details
2) initiate the transfers
3) ??? e-banking magic happens here, possibly involving underpants gnomes
4) any plaintiffs that don't have bank accounts or care more about the principle than the money, transfer their slice to a charity of their choosing.
I fail to see how that could cost any more than a few tens of thousands at most.
Am I being naïve?
AC Lets face it clippy thought I was writing a letter when I was categorising and listing my mp3 collection so I expect this to be equally useless.
Well, fair enough, it's an understandable mistake if you were cataloguing your Beatles tracks...
I want to tell you,
All you need is love,
And I love her.
Ask me why,
All my loving,
-Johnny B. Goode.
P.S. I love you."
Re: Perfect Solution
That dumb joke is deafinitely tasteless and has sent me into a blind rage!
ectel Sorry Mr. Leggett...
Was that Headingham School?
Those who remember a certain Mr Fisher teaching Physics at the Kings School Chester circa 1990 will be chuckling at this point.
1) Teachers shouldn't fiddle absent-mindedly with large capacitors while teaching,
2) certainly not ones that have been charged from the bench 12v supply,
3) and when the inevitable happens and the fly leads make (loud, sparky, shocky) contact, said teacher should have the presence of mind not to say "FUCK" very loudly in front of 25 wide-eyed, innocent and hitherto uncorrupted boys who had of course NEVER heard such naughty words before or used them.
Re: Hate speech is...
AC Maybe the hieroglyphs were ancient Egyptian social media, that explains all the cats.
What we think were their deities were actually Ancient Egyptian emoji.
To express Disapproval: Tut, Tut
...Approval: Ra! Ra!
...Trolling: How is Babi formed?
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go for Apis.
(I'd like to thank the Wikipedia List of Egyptian Deities for allowing me to spin this joke out way past the point it should have ended.)
Re: I want off this rock...
"Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy micturations are to me,
as plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee..."
Never mind the Vogons, I'd listen to recitations by the Azgoths of Kria (Grunthos the Flatulent, RIP) if it would get me a lift off this planet.
Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings' stuff, on the other hand... *shudder*
Dunno about more recent stuff, but I found that the previous version of WINE ran (Microsoft Studio's, ironically) Age of Mythology game on Linux better than the game runs under Windows 10 on the same hardware. Yeah, one data point, anecdotal, take it as you will.
Maybe it was one of the several in-theater endings of Clue, but got cut from the DVD release?