* Posts by Andy Lawton

11 posts • joined 14 Aug 2010

2 weeks till Brexit and Defra, at the very least, looks set to be caught with its IT pants down

Andy Lawton

Re: Effects of food import tax

Large tariffs? Where do you get that from. You need to do more reading Here's a start: https://twitter.com/Jim_Cornelius/status/1009929991214305280

Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

Andy Lawton

Re: quantum vacuum is a superfluid,


Microsoft waves goodbye to Small Business Server

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Re: .. point where they can be managed by the clueless click monkeys ..

We have been using ClearOS for three and a half years now. I don't worry about updates. They just happen. I only reboot it when I have to turn the power off for some reason. I just looked - last reboot was last October. No-one misses Exchange. Some of us use Thunderbird, others Outlook. There's only 8 of us, but for a small business it just works.

Scientists investigate 'dark lightning' threat to aircraft passengers

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Radiation Detector

Concorde carried a radiation detector. You can see a pic here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthann/2222758211/lightbox/

Apache devs: 'We'll ship no OpenOffice before its time'

Andy Lawton

We often have to open large CSV files. Typically 50-100 MB. I downloaded the latest version of LibreOffice to see if the spreadsheet had improved since the last time I tried it. I had a 100MB CSV file. Excel took 30 seconds to open it. LibreOffice took 5 minutes. This lack of speed is the single thing stopping us from moving away from MSOffice. It's getting better, but it's just not there yet.

Polar drilling effort hits snag: Boffins' search for life put on ice

Andy Lawton
Big Brother

Surely http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazis_at_the_Center_of_the_Earth is what we need to be worried about?

LASER STRIKES against US planes on the rise

Andy Lawton

See what the pilots think - http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/349414-l-sers-attacks-aircraft.html

BBC gives itself a gold in 700Gbit-a-second Olympic vid sprint

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Thumb Up

Re: Massively supportive of the BBC and the license Fee

I completely agree. I have lived and worked all over the place, and there is nothing to compare with the quality of the BBC. I can't believe all the complaints I read about the license fee. You'll not get anything as good for the price. £12 quid a month for all the TV and radio channels, plus all the on line stuff, plus the global reach of the BBC brand, which gives us worldwide visibility that other countries would love to have. A bargain.

'Call Corporate Of Apple and tell them to stop there persuit!!'

Andy Lawton

What are the last four paragraphs going on about?

Nissan backs off from Goodwood reverse-race car stunt

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It was a Juke that went up on two wheels

The Nissan that went up the whole course on two wheels was a Juke - just in case the impression was gained that it was a Leaf that did it. I watched it - a remarkable piece of driving!

Brian Blessed lends his tongue to TomTom

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Mexborough ....

I was born there - you aren't a relation are you Dave ???

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