Doing some basic IT training for classes of novice adults at a college I asked folks to point at the Word Perfect icon (yeah it was... a while ago) with the mouse and one feller physically held the mouse to the screen and then glanced around awkwardly with that "Am I doing this right?" look on his face.
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Update: As far as we know
"As far as we know" is not a phrase that carries much value right now, Mr TalkTalk bod.
Just when it looked like they had a chance of sitting at the same table as the rest of the browser makers, they decide to turn up without any pants on.
At the peak of NetWare I had high hopes that the big red "N" would hold off the charge of the Microsofties.
Now a NetWare 5 box acts a riser for one of my monitors. Like NetWare itself was, it's become an immutable, decidedly practical brick that few ever notice, with Windows sitting on top of it.
> the difference between both ends of a CAT5 is...?
Meditate enough upon this 5000 year old IT industry Zen koan and you may achieve enlightenment.
Re: Double the power of existing Intel graphics
Will it have double the driver quality too? That'd be... hmm... that'd be still a pretty crappy driver actually.
By which I mean: I didn't actually sign it, but I told people I did.
Root phone. Install hosts-based ad blocking instead.
Probably less than 8 steps and works for all browsers and all other apps too.
Just moved house after 17 years and skipped so much old technocrap. CRTs, EISA mobos, SCSI cards the size of cricket bats - you know the kind of stuff I'm sure. Of course, I /did/ hang on to my ZX81, several Speccies and a QL... I mean... I /need/ them... or I will sooner or later... probably.
Friends don't let friends use public wi-fi.
I object to this post. It's a blatant rip off of the previous one with only minor cosmetic differences!
Not a poke specifically at MS (for once) since both Apple and Google have borked their own app stores at one point or another: just how does one do this? You'd think (wouldn't you?) there would be /some/ testing involved when planning changes/upgrades/configuration of major client-facing services? Wouldn't you? Even of the most basic kind like, "If we change this setting, will one entire class of users no longer be able to use the service?"
"Google News filters its feed so that critical stories, such as (say) this one, disappear from view within minutes"
Are you saying that Google specifically de-lists stories critical of itself?
Re: What about the Crown Court judge?
A window cleaner that's proud of his work?
Re: Has this become a bankruptcy race between Balmer & Elop?
Not only octal perhaps, but also Visual Studio with monochrome icons and ALLCAPS menus.
MS have zero idea about interface design.
Classic Shell beats Start8 IMHO. Once you log in and get to the desktop you have both a Start Button and a classic style Start Menu. Add Ribbon Disabler and Win8 almost starts to look like Windows again. Third-party hacks are hardly ideal for the Enterprise environment though.
Doing it on a mobile makes it all new again! Yay USPTO - encouraging innovation!
Re: like a puppy dog following you home
puppy dog shouty guy wearing a sandwich board following you home.
And, y'know, that approach always results in a sale!
Re: Think of the lefties!
SteelSeries Sensei. Symmetrical ambidextrous. Seven buttons, two right side, two left side. Crazy high max DPI. Customizable LEDs in various spots. Onboard profile menu and a small LCD screen on the bottom (I kid you not) for switching through the profile menu without needing to rely on software.
Skipping Vista-2 and waiting for XP-3 before I upgrade.
Version numbers are getting a tad high. I propose we call this one "Vista 2" (and hopefully call the next one "XP 3")
"Lets make all the entire interface monochrome!"
Good Lord. If ever there was an interface design move that proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that the /entire/ team responsible don't have a single clue about interface design to share between them, this is it.
Corel did the same with the latest version of their Photoshop competitor, Paint Shop Pro. Fortunately they listened to user uproar and hastily patched colored toolbar icons back in. One would imagine that MS will also reverse their design choice in response to the inevitable furore about this laughable ineptitude.
The damage, in some sense, is done though. Honestly, what confidence can one have in a team that would make such a mind-bogglingly naive mistake?
Nuclear on lawyers.
Nuclear on the causes of lawyers.
It's a very strange sensation to feel that I really /want/ one of these blighters but really can't imagine any time when I'd actually /use/ the thing.
Yes, but that was here - in the really real world. Not in La-La-Land where the USPTO exist and everything is novel if it's written in long-winded over-technicalese.
> Say what you liek about apple..
I would, but I can't think of anything.
302 million Yahoo users last quarter, I believe. Mocking anyone who relies on a different vendor than you do is the #1 sign of fanboi-ism y'know.
Indeed. Better even on Android, since there it /does/ integrate into every keyboard so that you can always dictate in any app, anywhere there's a text field. Its "In-Car" feature is rather spanky too. Vlingo will listen constantly (sucking battery like nobody's business of course, so keep it on charge) for you to say a trigger phrase at any time like, "Oy, mush!". When it hears it, it asks for your commands, listens again, and executes them immediately. 'Tis like having a fancy 1970's era sci-fi computer on your dashboard. All it needs is an option to talk back in a heavily vocoded RP accent.
Jumped the Grooveshark
Been using Android PocketCloud for a while for occasional remote desktop access. Obviously, fitting a multi-monitor Windows desktop onto a smartphone is never going to be a simple proposition but I reckon Wyse's nifty interface makes about as good of a job of it as anyone is likely to make. Turns out to be a very handy little knick-knack when you absolutely have to get something saved/printed/sent from within some bit of software on your home PC while you're out and about.
I'll drink to that!
No, one can use the same two cheeks one would for any other Apple product.
Oh this'll really help, especially since some of the frequent discussion topics in the forum are of the type "Has anyone ever had a reply from an email to Google?", "Is there another any way to get help from Google?" and "Sod this for a game of soldiers... I'm off to IOS"
Neither is the first one: top of the tree trunk shows yellow, red and green pixels all within the same 8x8 attribute square. Not possible on speccy.
Nor the second one: Willy's white-on-black head and the red-on-black ground tile cannot share the same 8x8 square without becoming both white-on-black or both red-on-black.
The button image or JS will undoubtedly be served from Google's servers so even /seeing/ the button feeds information to them about your habits.
I'm so confident of my phraseology, I'm putting it in giant breakout!
Agreed this is crazy talk.
The only sense in which MS ever won over other browsers was in number of installs.
Silent Hill definitely. As far as game->movie transfers go, that's the one that I tend to think of when prompted for any that weren't an unmitigated disaster.
It's green. Now shut up and buy our stuff.
Does it have rounded corners because if not, y'know, it's missing that mind-boggling bit of original thinking there.
If we're including IE10 then why aren't the pre-production / nightly versions of the other browsers on the list?
The ribbon is an abomination.
Give us Clippy instead, please, anything but that!
Dear dear, lets all worry about Windows and IP6 now because if somebody physically broke in and added custom hardware to my Linux and IP4 network, I'd be just fine.
I disagree. I think the FEAR series had some useful bad guys.
Forfty percent of people know that.
"Deny doing evil"
WITH THE CAPITALS?