* Posts by andypbw

11 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010

Microsoft sharpens its claws to cut Outlook UI excess, snip Ribbon

andypbw

Re: Cruft

The term has been around for years now

http://foldoc.org/cruft

NASA to fire 1Gbps laser 'Wi-Fi' ... into spaaaaace

andypbw

All nouns can be verbed

Scientists provide a measure of uncertainty

andypbw
Joke

Follow up:

"The cop then says 'Sir, you were doing 95mph.'

To which Heisenberg replies 'You bastard! Now I'm lost!'"

O2 3G stops giving punters' mobile numbers to websites

andypbw

Yep..... I've got an old LG, 2.5G, it also had the number added to the headers.

Since I almost never use that to browse with, and use Opera Mini when I do, it won't have been an issue for me.

Can you handle LOHAN's substantial globes?

andypbw

Falling launchpad

I was thinking this approach as well..... have a 2 stage launch process, where the bursting of the balloon (or the altitude release mechanism) allows stage 1 to freefall.

Stage 1 has a simple parachute or wing to make it fall vertically.

A few seconds later, stage 2 (the LOHAN rocket) fires.

By this time, it is well clear of the balloon, and the launch platform is vertical.

News of the World TO CLOSE

andypbw

Sunday Sun

The Sunday Sun is a local north-east England (news)paper.

Published by the same people that do the Chronicle & the Journal (hence the registrant).

I had no idea these were MGN publications though.....

Microsoft warns on support scams

andypbw

Ubuntu FTW

I managed to keep mine on the line for nearly 10 minutes before having to admit that I was sat in front of Ubuntu 11.04. He didn't seem to have heard of it.....

Modern Warfare 3 teaser trailer reveals terror on the tube

andypbw

punching a car

I think its a strange perspective, camera angle thing.....

The car flies toward him, he shields his face, it glances against him, the camera pans quickly round, following the car as it goes past undiverted.

But yes, it does *look* like he manages to palm / punch it aside.....

SHOCK research reveals Wi-Fi not as nippy as Ethernet

andypbw

I have only one thing to say

http://xkcd.com/654/

Mozilla reaches for almost perfect 10 with latest Firefox 4 beta

andypbw

Compatibility

about:config

extensions.checkCompatibility = False

(you may also need extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0 or something similar as well).

I currently run with a couple of "incompatible" extensions, both work perfectly in 3.6.13

DIMENSIONAL PORTAL INCURSION AT THE LHC!

andypbw

BFG9000

You, sir, deserve an internet

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