Now there's a blast from the past
58 posts • joined 5 Mar 2010
Now there's a blast from the past
I seem to recall old IBM adverts saying that the future was either Java, or flipping burgers. Neither of which are IBM services AFAIK.
'Also their product suck less'
Be careful there :)
“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Rather than keep this to the realms of commentards, an article from you could enlighten us. You really seem to know your stuff.
Agreed its a POS, but its my POS now. Why is not something to post. But from the inside (of using these puppies) replacing them doesn't save stuff.
I had a smart meter fitted for electric and gas under one supplier, changed to another supplier and they needed to fit a new one. That's a bit daft from a saving the planet perspective.
Plus the new gas one doesn't read anything. Another engineer is now probably coming out to pull out some isolation tab to make it read something.
My Granddad had an 'infected' iThing. Midweek the conversation went roughly as follows:
"Are you sitting in front of the machine?"
"Shut it down, close the lid and Ill look at it at the weekend".
1 day later, I get a call asking where all his files have gone. PCW had hit the reset option on the Airbook
Oh blimey flip. I want the naysayers life. I have more important things to worry about than Who is the next Dr, who won whatever sport etc. Good luck to the next Dr
As a friend of mine once said when looking at a bush - 'Ive seen into the Fuchsia'
EPOC was great, then came symbian from what I recall. Designed by meetings after Psion span it off. It was fighting against PalmOS and windows though. The slowdown in bluetooth improvement happened around the same time.
I think a guy called Martin Tasker (not me I hasten to add) wrote EPOC , so a weekend beer to him, wherever he is.
This was an astounding piece of kit back then. Sadly it still would be now. All it would need is an alternative connection to the proprietary one, so WiFi probably, rather than via IR to a modem. Motorola did bring out a version on the 5mx, with a plug in modem. I always forgot the plug in when travelling.
Id like it back with essentially the same keyboard, add WiFi, same OS and drop the rubbish screen cable.
Im not expecting that to happen though.
I remember as a kid when decimalisation came in, all companies rounded up.
I remember when I lived in mainland Europe, and the Euro was introduced, all companies rounded up
GBP was at a parity exchange rate a while back. Companies didn't discount the UK. The general statement back then was xxx company didnt take into account exchange rates.
Rules change to fit the boss staying in their post. The rest seems nonsense to me.
What happened to the people who had kiddie porn planted on their machines? Or is the justice system missing a trick here.
If we are bouncing up and down through time, why does part two always follow part one?
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, the trees do
How many programmers will it now take to change a light bulb?
Where is Martin Tasker?
Had a Sebo that died after > 10 years. Then tried various ones (including Dyson, Vax). Back with Sebo now. No, I dont work for any of the companies
Observing it means we can tweak it. Just an observation :)
$308,081. In the grand scale of things, isn't that peanuts?
I wasn't interested. Now I want one
Ive used google search for years, but thinking about switching, purely on the principle that they pay no tax in the UK and I do. Any suggestions?
I dont feel a need to upgrade right now. Vista > 7 trashed my red boxed films, and blue boxed are patchy now. That was Cyberlinks problem, but an obvious choice for picking on. Update your OS and it costs!
Windows 7 seems to trundle along quite happily, as did Vista.I dont see the point in paying again.
Heaven forfend that MS could be linked with something that trashes your hardware. There seems to be a Tick/Tock going on.
1/2 the phones in our house currently have more iSolation. iM sure iT will be solved promptly
Ten years ago, I dont think I could have gotten the family to swallow a non windows pill. Mostly the work they did was browser based.
Weened them onto alternate browsers, but smartphones seemed to be the kicker. With a mish mash of Android and iOS, Blackberry (and possibly Bada) browsers on these small devices, the OS seems irrelevant for them.
I cant judge the windows entry into this arena, but I suspect it will be at least as odd as the 2 main ones, less lock in than one, more than the other. But my family now regularly nick my tablet.
I really didnt see that one coming...
Mission successful I guess :)
"The probability of this type of incident is inordinately low."
And happens nine times out of ten. Gotta love Terry Pratchett
Hmm. While I think my post was pretty broad about the 3 main OS's, Im so far getting flak for one. Step it up please :)
You are right. The hardware is really old. The last of the PPC desktops, which is about when I decided to ditch Mac's. It was a personal choice.
Almost begs me to get my last apple out of the attic. A solidly builty bit of kit. I seem to remember the last windows upgrage costing more for me. Of course the jellybean upgrade was also cheaper. Im guessing it will cost me a packet to upgrade my last Mac hardware to this though.
Im confused. What application is there to rewrite? 35m seems a bit steep, but I guess not once you take off 34.5m for management/consultancy charges
I got so bored of waiting, I used GEDify. Worked like a charm, but much like ICS on the G2, It prefers a USB 2 port. The only stumbling block was that I didnt turn USB debugging on. Turned it on and carried on. Perfect. Now Im waiting for JB to auto update it :)
Please remove this article before my wife sees it. If not ill be dragged to a vintage fayre in East Tyrol
Censorship is bad, so in protest Im censored from a site.
Nope. I still dont get it
I thought Id cause a rant there. Thanks for not making it so :)
Welcome back to when you couldnt 'see' music
That explains why I couldnt get access to VM's website. Im happy I didnt phone to complain, just used TIVO instead.
Blocking TPB... On balance I dont have a problem with it as I have never used it. I expect to get payed for my work and so expect to pay someone else for their work. However I understand peoples anger at the excessive pricing the music industry has been responsible for especially in the 80's.
I dont work for any affiliation of VM, but think they are great, and without them im sure Sky wouldnt be as cheap.
Owning a device doesnt make you literate in it. I own a car but am about as literate in fixing it as I am at spitting bricks. I know a guy who knows how to fix it, and thats all I need
A live webcam in their viewing booth might just resolve this
Wasnt the original post about windows?
Like my psion 5 then? But obviously different as its patentable. Next thing will be people calling things netbooks, which my netbook obviously is not.
Use the gas, get better than 20% efficiency during the process, and plough the profit into building nuclear - not give it away as we did with north sea gas.
And sites for the nuclear stations - well if the gas extractions ruin the environment as much as we are told, there are some obvious sites for it.
Sometimes things are too simple for words.
Im a bit confused now. I just checked my Psion 5 and it still has rounded corners. Ditto my netbook (also psion), and my other netbook (Acer). Last time I saw a palm pilot the icons were also very round.
Id prefer it if people just chose the best product to suit their needs. This spat has stopped people in Germany, Australia and possibly Korea from doing so.
From following the links, I couldnt figure out if it was a potato or a potato
When working from home, remote desktop worked for me. I was supplied with a company laptop, but no way could that run the development tools I used.
Something for nothing. Freetards run riot. Bless them
Must be for the Galaxy S III.
Lawsuits will follow.
People a lot more clever that me have commented. But I so want this to exist, so it must be possible
Dont million to one chances happen 9 times out of 10?
Im wondering how this matters to anything.
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