Re: why can't adobe just open-source the thing?
Gnash still seems to play iPlayer fine...
45 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
I thought I'd post the contents of the batch file I've been using to get rid of GWX. It only seems to work until the next update, at which point it needs to be run again, but you could always add it to the startup folder or something (though it needs admin permissions to run).
attrib -H -S GWX
ren GWX GWX%RANDOM%
if not exist "C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.EXE" GOTO :dodir
ren C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.EXE GWX%RANDOM%.EXE
REM Check it's gone
REM Kill the task itself
taskkill /IM gwx*
I hope that this helps someone.
Microsoft don't seem to like Pokki. This morning, Windows Defender took hold of my PC and deleted it. Windows is refusing to allow me to reinstall it. I liked Pokki as it made using my computer much simpler, but even more so I despise Microsoft trying to force me to only use their products. They're trying to win back the crown of "Most Evil Corporation" from Apple and I don't appreciate it. I'd use Linux, but everything I need is on Windows and DOS...
One of the biggest problems I can currently see with DAB is that the frequency used happens to coincide by that generated by LED lighting, ergo: turn on an LED light and all DABs near by lose signal! Great for trolling, of course, but terrible for a technology. Almost as bad as the whole DVB/4G thing...
DAB is great for pirac- I mean recording for later listening, as long as you can get a good enough signal. It's a lot easier than setting your PC up to do it and you get more opportunities than FM. For general listening, though, you can't beat an FM radio with a manual tuner!
There's a far more worrying aspect not mentioned here - the European Parliament started automatically blocking emails from concerned constituents about this issue after MEPs complained that they were receiving lots... So they basically block democracy when it gets in their way and railroad things through while condeming other countries for being "non-democratic". Can't have it both ways guys...
Excel gave Lotus 1-2-3 the kick up the backside it needed - a few years later, 1-2-3 was back to being far superior. However, by then it was the minority... I still have a copy of one of the last versions running on my desktop - it has many features that are even now more advanced than Excel! Just a shame it's missing some of the more basic things that we've come to expect from Office...
The advantage the Pi has is, like its inspiration of old the Beeb and the PC, you can stick any OS you like on it - it's open enough to do what you want, write your own stuff etc. VIA seem to be insisting on the Android thing, which will limit the number of developers to just those who use Android.
"fans of the Widdletons can send their 140-character congrats using the hashtag #rw2011"
Given past "occurrances" of when a live twitter feed was broadcast on telly, do you think they'll be reviewing the tweets by hand before they go up or will it be flooded with spam and trolling within 30 seconds?
Let's watch what happens when every British frequenter of /b/ decides to do the same thing...
I've used Nationwide for years (among others) and I've never really had a single problem relating to their service! Other banks/Building societies refuse to accept my browser, crash all the time, have unnecessarily complicated login procedures (does it really improve security to have to enter your details on multiple pages? I think not), whereas Nationwide have been consistantly perfect throughout my time of using them. The online banking is simple but effective and I like that (hence I'm not a Mac luser).
El Reg is being a bit harsh...
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